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*** It's basically spelled out in nearly every version that Tenma gave Astro/Atom all the power he has so he'd never face the same fate as Toby/Tobio.



* What was Pluto doing in the finale? [[spoiler:He fell into a Volcano! He died performing a heroic sacrifice. The other robots, Atlas, Hercules, etc I can understanding coming back easily, they had something to rebuild but Pluto melted, or was in such a state where he wouldn't be easily accessible. The only explanation is that Shadow retrieved him but why!? Shadow deedmed in a failure and had a more powerful version of him sitting right there in that Volcano too. Alternatively Shadow built a new Pluto and gave him the original's memories which wouldn't make sense either since he would lack the final step of character development he got and would have still wanted to destroy Astro yet the one single thing he does in terms of Plot is save Astro, something that would have had the same effect if Atlas did so alone.]]

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* What was Pluto doing in the finale? [[spoiler:He fell into a Volcano! He died performing a heroic sacrifice. The other robots, Atlas, Hercules, etc I can understanding coming back easily, they had something to rebuild but Pluto melted, or was in such a state where he wouldn't be easily accessible. The only explanation is that Shadow retrieved him but why!? Shadow deedmed deemed in a failure and had a more powerful version of him sitting right there in that Volcano too. Alternatively Shadow built a new Pluto and gave him the original's memories which wouldn't make sense either since he would lack the final step of character development he got and would have still wanted to destroy Astro yet the one single thing he does in terms of Plot is save Astro, something that would have had the same effect if Atlas did so alone.]]



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**My guess is because with all these powers, Astro would be basically indestructible and Tenma wouldn't lose his son again. The 80's series is slightly different, in that version, Tenma was already building a superpowered robot (Toby even suggested making it a robot boy), but then Toby got into the car accident and Temna ended up making the already in production robot child look like his son (going against orders from the higher ups who were planning to scrap the project).

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!!All Versions
*Why is Astro so phenomenally powerful? He was built to replace Tenma's dead son...there was no need to give him super powers too...


** Typical parental self-blame. Done all the time, in fiction and real life.



** It was in the original show. They probably were trying to be loyal.

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** It was in the original show. They probably were trying to be loyal.[[SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification loyal]].


*** Most likely.



* I have a few problems with this film. One, how did Toby's hat survive when he was vaporized by the robot? Is the hat indestructible? I wanna know! Two, I felt like a lot of scenes were rushed, particularly at the end where Cora meets up with her parents. That went by too fast, what was the deal with that? Three, I was annoyed at about how quickly Cora told Astro about her past. She just met him and she blurts out her biggest secret, a secret she hasn't told the people she's been hanging out with for years. Unless you interpret it as her subconciously wanting someone to know, it doesn't make sense.

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* I have a few problems with this film. One, how did Toby's hat survive when he was vaporized by the robot? Is the hat indestructible? I wanna know! Two, I felt like a lot of scenes were rushed, particularly at the end where Cora meets up with her parents. That went by too fast, what was the deal with that? Three, I was annoyed at about how quickly Cora told Astro about her past. She just met him and she blurts out her biggest secret, a secret she hasn't told the people she's been hanging out with for years. Unless you interpret it as her subconciously subconsciously wanting someone to know, it doesn't make sense.



** We know that the vaporization didn't destroy the walls of the building, so the hat may have survived by falling behind part of the building structure (like a pillar) before the resonance of the vaporization happened. As for the rushed scene at the end, it seems to be a SequelHook.



* Pretty much all the movie in general. While it wasn't terrible, it felt rushed and didn't take advantage of some possible plot elements. Namely, Astro doesn't even have a bit of a existential crisis when he realizes he's a robot. Him and Elefun just suddenly talking about destiny like it's a casual subject, ''after'' Tenma disowns his robot son! The RRF felt tacked on, as did most of the ''robots are people too'' subject, and seemed to be just a plotdevice for the JerkAss villains. This goes into another complaint, Astro clearly says he won't fight the robots, then proceeds to massacre all but ZOG like generic Mooks without even being the least be bothered that he ''killed'' several robots. Finally, as some have pointed out, the ending seemed terribly rushed, nothing explains how Stone is suddenly fused with PeaceKeeper (which at first seemed only able to merge with other non-organic things) and the alien at the end just seemed too sudden, like some toss up between that or a cheesy ''wave to the screen and fly off'' ending.

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* Pretty much all the movie in general. While it wasn't terrible, it felt rushed and didn't take advantage of some possible plot elements. Namely, Astro doesn't even have a bit of a existential crisis when he realizes he's a robot. Him and Elefun just suddenly talking about destiny like it's a casual subject, ''after'' Tenma disowns his robot son! The RRF felt tacked on, as did most of the ''robots are people too'' subject, and seemed to be just a plotdevice plot device for the JerkAss villains. This goes into another complaint, Astro clearly says he won't fight the robots, then proceeds to massacre all but ZOG like generic Mooks {{Mooks}} without even being the least be bothered that he ''killed'' several robots. Finally, as some have pointed out, the ending seemed terribly rushed, nothing explains how Stone is suddenly fused with PeaceKeeper (which at first seemed only able to merge with other non-organic things) and the alien at the end just seemed too sudden, like some toss up between that or a cheesy ''wave to the screen and fly off'' ending.



*** Well, it is the future. . .



** It was in the original show. Guess they were trying to be loyal.
** In case someone tried to attack from behind (no pun intended)

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** It was in the original show. Guess they They probably were trying to be loyal.
** In case someone tried to attack from behind (no pun intended)intended).


** Considering Zog's earlier attitude towards him...

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** Considering Zog's earlier attitude towards him...You actually see him near the climax. Astro's friends took his car so they could get to Metro City. Hamegg tries to convince them to stay, but to no avail.

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**** I know, right? To me, a cooler ending would have been the reveal that Toby fused with the Peacekeeper instead of dying, and Astro has to fight his alternate self.

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* So, okay...Toby sneaks out of his super safe location away from the testing room (Toby's fault, maybe the guard's fault) and into the room where the Peacemaker is being tested. He is able to get very close to the incredibly dangerous machine (totally the guards' fault). The President, against the consultation of literally everyone, puts the highly dangerous red core into the very dangerous robot, necessitating the use of the shield that traps Toby in the room (President's fault). The robot's escape attempt is [[spoiler: what eventually vaporizes and kills Toby]], and there was nothing anyone could do to stop it. So tell me, how can Doctor Tenma sit there and cry "It's all my fault," when he had literally nothing to do with Toby being trapped in that room?

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*What was Pluto doing in the finale? [[spoiler:He fell into a Volcano! He died performing a heroic sacrifice. The other robots, Atlas, Hercules, etc I can understanding coming back easily, they had something to rebuild but Pluto melted, or was in such a state where he wouldn't be easily accessible. The only explanation is that Shadow retrieved him but why!? Shadow deedmed in a failure and had a more powerful version of him sitting right there in that Volcano too. Alternatively Shadow built a new Pluto and gave him the original's memories which wouldn't make sense either since he would lack the final step of character development he got and would have still wanted to destroy Astro yet the one single thing he does in terms of Plot is save Astro, something that would have had the same effect if Atlas did so alone.]]

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** Considering Zog's earlier attitude towards him...

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*** Well said, my thoughts exactly. I also am befuddled by the fact that Toby dies, but President Stone gets to live. Who thought that was a good idea?!


** It was in the original show. Guess they were trying to be loyal.

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** It was in the original show. Guess they were trying to be loyal.loyal.
** In case someone tried to attack from behind (no pun intended)

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** 1: Astro, at his core, is a ''kid'', robot or not. Any kind of crisis got lost in the sheer exuberance of discovering his new powers. 2: Astro doesn't quite ''fight'' the robots, preferring instead to hoist them by their own petards.

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*** It might be that memory didn't have the time to register before his death, so his memories probably come to a sudden stop. He may not even remember the pop quiz from earlier, or it could be the last thing he remembers. We may never know...


* Why ''does'' he have machine guns in his butt anyway?

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* Why ''does'' he have machine guns in his butt anyway?anyway?
** It was in the original show. Guess they were trying to be loyal.

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