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** It's never stated. The things that go into space just never come back, so the astronauts fell to the same fate as whatever happens to the rockets nations sent up. One option is that there could just be a force field of sorts like is around Heaven's Gate around the Earth, meaning that the ISS astronauts were just cut off from the world, eventually dying. There could also be some time/dimension warping up there, as the Gates have proven very capable of that. Who knows, maybe the astronauts still exist in a dimension where the Gates never appeared.



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** He realized that Decade was a member of the Syndicate, and therefor that he was in on the plan to kill all contractors, including November 11. He wanted 1) confirmation and 2) to confront him out of anger/disbelief at the betrayal, dealing a blow to M16 that would send a message. The rational thing probably would have been to skip town, but as we see repeatedly, contractors aren't as rational as people assume.



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** From Havoc's star readings, the police and November 11 were under the impression that she was getting her powers back. He was aware of how horrific she was when she had her powers, so he took her out before that could happen. While we as the audience know that Havoc was trying to get away from the Gate so her powers didn't come back, November 11 had no idea; all he knew was that he had to stop her before she regained her abilities, which he assumed she was trying to do. It's also implied he was very scared of her getting her abilities back, with Kirihara commenting that she wouldn't have thought him so scared of a powerlessness contractor who didn't even want to fight.


** I thought that the series handled the interaction well enough to be neither 'fucking' nor 'pedophilia', seeing as all but a handful relationships are developed in a way that practically spells out: "''this is '''not''' healthy''". And then there's Suou's heartbreaking "confession": ("It hurt even more when you hit me. There are so many things I don't understand... but when you called me Suou, I was so happy. Then I found out it was to save [[spoiler:Yin]], I became confused. '''[[spoiler:You killed my dad.]]''' You're a terrible, good-for-nothing, violent drunk. Yet I became so lonely when we were separated.) That's bad enough coming from an abused wife, but this is from a kid, barely in her teens, who's been screwed up by events entirely beyond her control. If her character is being exploited, it's tugging at our heartstrings, not our nether regions. As for Norio, he's a nutjob and never taken seriously. It's interesting to note that Norio and Suou's age gap (~18 and ~13) happens to match that of [[RomeoAndJuliet another famously doomed couple]].

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** I thought that the series handled the interaction well enough to be neither 'fucking' nor 'pedophilia', seeing as all but a handful relationships are developed in a way that practically spells out: "''this is '''not''' healthy''". And then there's Suou's heartbreaking "confession": ("It hurt even more when you hit me. There are so many things I don't understand... but when you called me Suou, I was so happy. Then I found out it was to save [[spoiler:Yin]], I became confused. '''[[spoiler:You killed my dad.]]''' You're a terrible, good-for-nothing, violent drunk. Yet I became so lonely when we were separated.) That's bad enough coming from an abused wife, but this is from a kid, barely in her teens, who's been screwed up by events entirely beyond her control. If her character is being exploited, it's tugging at our heartstrings, not our nether regions. As for Norio, he's a nutjob and never taken seriously. It's interesting to note that Norio and Suou's age gap (~18 and ~13) happens to match that of [[RomeoAndJuliet [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet another famously doomed couple]].


* Since when have cases of "Death by Electrocution" had their causes of death marked as "Unknown", as indicated by the police in the first episode? I mean how is Hei killing people with electricity without damaging any organs, or if he does damage organs, how does the Police Coroner miss it?

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* Since when have cases of "Death by Electrocution" had their causes of death marked as "Unknown", as indicated by the police in the first episode? I mean mean, how is Hei killing people with electricity without damaging any organs, or if he does damage organs, how does the Police Coroner miss it?



** Another explanation can point that Hei can control the electricity flow (he can HACK electronic locks with his powers) efficiently enough to stop human heart or scramble brain without whatsoever collateral damage.

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** Another explanation can point that Hei can control the electricity flow (he can HACK electronic locks with his powers) efficiently enough to stop human heart hearts or scramble the brain without whatsoever causing collateral damage.damage whatsoever.



** I don't really see a problem. The hotel is big, but I douby it hosts giant events like that one every single day. The party is HUGE and they probably hired some extra help for it. Which, I assume, they'll do through some catering company which just provides servers. The staff manager surely works for the hotel, but not all of the servers - he just needs to know their names (which isn't that hard) so he can yell at them, instead of going "Yeah, you, that guy". The hired servers may have been "working" in the hotel prior to the party, though - maybe something like a couple of days - enough to get them familiar with the setting and what is where. And by "working" there, I mean they might have been stocking up the kitchen, cleaning the floors and generally just preparing for the party. A couple of days should be enough for both familiarizing them with the layout, being given instructions how to conduct themselves, and to prepare the hotel for the party. As I said, I really don't see what's the problems of somebody infiltrating the place - especially if they would have documents and references and stuff readily made for them.

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** I don't really see a problem. The hotel is big, but I douby doubt it hosts giant events like that one every single day. The party is HUGE and they probably hired some extra help for it. Which, I assume, they'll do through some catering company which just provides servers. The staff manager surely works for the hotel, but not all of the servers - he just needs to know their names (which isn't that hard) so he can yell at them, instead of going "Yeah, you, that guy". The hired servers may have been "working" in the hotel prior to the party, though - maybe something like a couple of days - enough to get them familiar with the setting and what is where. And by "working" there, I mean they might have been stocking up the kitchen, cleaning the floors and generally just preparing for the party. A couple of days should be enough for both familiarizing them with the layout, being given instructions how to conduct themselves, and to prepare the hotel for the party. As I said, I really don't see what's the problems of somebody infiltrating the place - especially if they would have documents and references and stuff readily made for them.



** Wei's RequiredSecondaryPowers are weird. But he has "elven" ears and survives electrocution without police noticing he's [[NotQuiteDead not exactly corpse]], so his entire physiology seems to be deeply messed up by the powers of Gate, so this weirdness is sort of justified.
** Plus if you actually watch the ''finale'' your discover that Hei did not in fact win the SuperpowerLottery.

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** Wei's RequiredSecondaryPowers are weird. But he has "elven" ears and survives electrocution without police noticing he's [[NotQuiteDead not exactly a corpse]], so his entire physiology seems to be deeply messed up by the powers of Gate, so this weirdness is sort of justified.
** Plus if you actually watch the ''finale'' your you'll discover that Hei did not in fact win the SuperpowerLottery.



** ...or advanced Truth Detector and countermeasures for it, or glass flowers, or those seeds. Whoever stole stuff got from it whatever they could. After all, people we see are handful of operatives and handful of technicians with already working systems. They know which button to press, but it's all they can do about "xeno"-tech. That is, everyone save MadScientist (who's not quite sane to begin with) and some of his comrades (who never said anything on screen). {{Handwave}} is simply out of scope. That, and none of "Roadside Picnic" derivatives ever unambiguously handwaved anything. UncannyValley incarnate is ''supposed to be'' weird.

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** ...or advanced Truth Detector and countermeasures for it, or glass flowers, or those seeds. Whoever stole stuff got from it whatever they could. After all, the people we see are handful handfuls of operatives and handful handfuls of technicians with already working systems. They know which button to press, but it's all they can do about "xeno"-tech. That is, everyone save the MadScientist (who's not quite sane to begin with) and some of his comrades (who never said anything on screen). {{Handwave}} is simply out of scope. That, and none of "Roadside Picnic" derivatives ever unambiguously handwaved anything. UncannyValley incarnate is ''supposed to be'' weird.



** It was not stated that anyone with sky map and eyes can do this. As long as agency they work against has access to observation-analytics-library facilities like the one we saw, they aren't too "covert", yeah. And that's what happened on-screen, especially if Contractor doesn't leave the scene immediately. Lois was cornered, and then cornered ''again''. Berta and her partner were pinpointed after first use of her power and would be caught if guy could not deal with so many observers so quickly. "Gate-sama" was an enigma only for {{Muggles}}. Primrose's hideaways were visited by police at least twice. Hei got away repeatedly only on pure ninjutsu. On the other hand, we see too many Contractors already knowing each other anyway, whether personally or from briefing.

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** It was not stated that anyone with a sky map and eyes can do this. As long as the agency they work against has access to observation-analytics-library facilities like the one we saw, they aren't too "covert", yeah. And that's what happened on-screen, especially if the Contractor doesn't leave the scene immediately. Lois Louis was cornered, and then cornered ''again''. Berta and her partner were pinpointed after the first use of her power and would be caught if guy could not deal with so many observers so quickly. "Gate-sama" was an enigma only for {{Muggles}}. Primrose's hideaways were visited by police at least twice. Hei got away repeatedly only on pure ninjutsu. On the other hand, we see too many Contractors already knowing each other anyway, whether personally or from briefing.


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* Why did November 11 murder Havoc?

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November 11 and Havoc]]

* Why did November 11 murder Havoc?
Havoc in episode 6?


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* Why did November 11 confront Decade in episode 22?

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* Why did November 11 murder Havoc?

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* Those random Scandinavians (which I ''think'' are supposed to be Finns, based on the names, but I could be wrong here, as the guy's name is kinda odd, as far as I've observed) were an interesting addition and all... but c'mon, is it too much to ask to get the {{VA}}s to learn how to ''pronounce their characters' names right''? Eelis' VA did get close with Eelis' name, yeah, but considering that Eelis should be of the same nationality as Yin/Kirsi, not to mention having been closely acquaintaced with her, he really should be capable of getting Kirsi's name right.
** This is a failing of the Japanese language, not the VAs. They don't actually have a "si" sound, so the closest approximation is "shi". Unless you're talking about the dub? In which case, just ignore me.

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* Those random Scandinavians (which I ''think'' are supposed to be Finns, based on the names, but I could be wrong here, as the guy's name is kinda odd, as far as I've observed) were an interesting addition and all... but c'mon, is it too much to ask to get the {{VA}}s [=VAs=] to learn how to ''pronounce their characters' names right''? Eelis' VA did get close with Eelis' name, yeah, but considering that Eelis should be of the same nationality as Yin/Kirsi, not to mention having been closely acquaintaced with her, he really should be capable of getting Kirsi's name right.
** This is a failing of the Japanese language, not the VAs.[=VAs=]. They don't actually have a "si" sound, so the closest approximation is "shi". Unless you're talking about the dub? In which case, just ignore me.



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** Yin's backstory explicitly states that the moon, which has not been visible since the gates appeared, was shining that night. This puts that flashback at least ten years before the events of the first season.



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** The age gap being significant but not extreme is probably why his friends call him out on it, but are not greatly disturbed.



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** Havoc actually managed to "disappear" and somehow reverted from contractor tu muggle. Do you remember what did they do to her when the agencies took her? Take that as an example.


** I am also offput by all of the lolicon- they better not hook up Hei and Suou. On the other hand, I did get the vibe that with the crossdresser father, they might have been going for the gay = mutant idea of the Franchise/{{X-Men}}. On the other hand, it's kind of surprising, but besides TheSyndicate, average people so far don't really seem to hate Contractors, which is weird given how mutants are treated in most series, and Contractors are a lot more dangerous. Like that mother in the latest episode telling her child not to look at Hei fighting Genma, because if Contractors see you, they will "take your bellybutton". Sure, that's making them bogeymen, but she seemed pretty calm.

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** I am also offput by all of the lolicon- they better not hook up Hei and Suou. On the other hand, I did get the vibe that with the crossdresser father, they might have been going for the gay = mutant idea of the Franchise/{{X-Men}}.Franchise/XMen. On the other hand, it's kind of surprising, but besides TheSyndicate, average people so far don't really seem to hate Contractors, which is weird given how mutants are treated in most series, and Contractors are a lot more dangerous. Like that mother in the latest episode telling her child not to look at Hei fighting Genma, because if Contractors see you, they will "take your bellybutton". Sure, that's making them bogeymen, but she seemed pretty calm.



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** Probably a case of WritersCannotDoMath and he's meant to be older than sixteen. This troper got the impression that he was in his early 20's, which is a bit more loli.

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[[folder:Age Gap between Norio and Suou]]

* Suou is technically 2 years old (because that's when Shion created her). However, physically, she is a clone of Shion. When Mao and Shion's mother first meet, we see that Shion's mother is fairly late into the pregnancy that led to the birth of Shion and the original Suou. The conversation between her and Mao and Mao's commentary make it clear the gate hasn't opened yet, although it's not long before it does. When Shion is born, he is already a contractor, which means the gate has opened at that point. The gate is stated to have opened approximately 13 years before the second season and the above points mean that Shion would be very close to 13 years old, and therefore so would Suou (at least physically, and nobody but her father, her brother, her mother, and Madame Oreille and her dolls know about her being a copy when Norio is relevant). Norio is stated to have been 3 years old when his mother became a contractor, which would have been either when or after the gate opened, 13 years ago, meaning Norio is no more than 16. So Norio is 16 or less and Suou is almost exactly 13. This makes me somewhat confused at Norio's friends calling him a lolicon for liking Suou. He's definitely a creepy stalker, sure, but is a 16 year old liking a 13 year old really lolicon? It's not exactly a trivial gap, but they are still both teenagers, not exactly a trait associated with lolicon. He's not exactly Sojiro Izumi.

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* Why does everybody say that Genma was a pedophile? I never once got that vibe from him. The only things I can think of that even come close are the two instances in which he calls Suou a "cute little kid," and even then, he sounded more as if he were mocking her for seeming unthreatening. In fact, he's been labeled as a CompleteMonster several times on this site, but the most evil I ever saw him commit was killing Yoko and nearly killing Suou, and while those are certainly evil actions, I don't see how they transform him from "villain" to "complete monster."

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* Why does everybody say that Genma was a pedophile? I never once got that vibe from him. The only things I can think of that even come close are the two instances in which he calls Suou a "cute little kid," and even then, he sounded more as if he were mocking her for seeming unthreatening. In fact, he's been labeled as a CompleteMonster Complete Monster several times on this site, but the most evil I ever saw him commit was killing Yoko and nearly killing Suou, and while those are certainly evil actions, I don't see how they transform him from "villain" to "complete monster."

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