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*** I think you're looking at this the wrong way. Different types of emojis aren't actors with specific roles, they're races with their own place in society determined by a caste system. Everyone has their role and they should stay in that role no matter what. Gene is a meh, so he's expected to act like one. Jailbreak [[spoiler:was a princess]], so she was expected to act like one. So yes, making a different expression than the one you're meant to do wouldn't really affect anything, but doing so would be taboo.

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*** I think you're looking at this the wrong way. Different types of emojis aren't actors with specific roles, they're races with their own place in society determined by a caste system. Everyone has their role and they should stay in that role no matter what. Gene is a meh, so he's expected to act like one. Jailbreak [[spoiler:was was a princess]], princess, so she was expected to act like one. So yes, making a different expression than the one you're meant to do wouldn't really affect anything, but doing so would be taboo.



* If Mel [[spoiler: has the "malfunction" too, why does he still talk in monotone the entire movie]]?

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* If Mel [[spoiler: has the "malfunction" too, why does he still talk in monotone the entire movie]]?movie?




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** He knows it's his job to be a "meh" emoji, so he has no reason to talk differently.



** [[spoiler:Gene's father has the same ability (changing expressions), and it was passed down to Gene]], so maybe it was a mutation in whatever the emoji equivalent of DNA is.

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** [[spoiler:Gene's Gene's father has the same ability (changing expressions), and it was passed down to Gene]], Gene, so maybe it was a mutation in whatever the emoji equivalent of DNA is.



* How can [[spoiler:a total wipe of a phone be canceled and reversed simply by unplugging the phone from the store computer?]]

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* How can [[spoiler:a a total wipe of a phone be canceled and reversed simply by unplugging the phone from the store computer?]]computer?



** Maybe [[spoiler:it isn't even set in our ages, it's subtly implied to be set somewhere / sometime (Centuries, which is the most likely one, due to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law the Moore's law]]) where much more developed technology could've been made, in which the smartphone could've had the power of a current top supercomputer, which would've allowed it to do some nigh impossible procedures for a phone, like uploading a file swiftly through the operator's USB, and then, outright deleting the file in the phone (Not factory resetting), in a very short time, (Something which takes very long with current technology, how it's done now, for comparison, is, that file is just thought not to exist, and then, eventually overwritten by installations, new data...) For swift checking, and then, inserted back in the phone, after through checking at the data on the phone, with emergency procedures in case of failure for avoiding permanent damage (As no warning was shown before starting the procedure, implying these situations were for safety and very common) Why may be this done though? Remember what I said about [[AIIsaCrapshoot very advanced computing in your phone?]]]]

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** Maybe [[spoiler:it it isn't even set in our ages, it's subtly implied to be set somewhere / sometime (Centuries, which is the most likely one, due to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law the Moore's law]]) where much more developed technology could've been made, in which the smartphone could've had the power of a current top supercomputer, which would've allowed it to do some nigh impossible procedures for a phone, like uploading a file swiftly through the operator's USB, and then, outright deleting the file in the phone (Not factory resetting), in a very short time, (Something which takes very long with current technology, how it's done now, for comparison, is, that file is just thought not to exist, and then, eventually overwritten by installations, new data...) For swift checking, and then, inserted back in the phone, after through checking at the data on the phone, with emergency procedures in case of failure for avoiding permanent damage (As no warning was shown before starting the procedure, implying these situations were for safety and very common) Why may be this done though? Remember what I said about [[AIIsaCrapshoot very advanced computing in your phone?]]]]phone?]]



* So Akiko from the Just Dance game who didn't do anything wrong nor was ever mean to anyone, and who was actually very nice, [[spoiler:ends up waiting for her death just because the main characters screw it up and cause her app to be erased?]]. Isn't that kind of cruel?

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* So Akiko from the Just Dance game who didn't do anything wrong nor was ever mean to anyone, and who was actually very nice, [[spoiler:ends ends up waiting for her death just because the main characters screw it up and cause her app to be erased?]].erased?. Isn't that kind of cruel?



* Why does the [[spoiler:"megabot" (the big bot at the end sent by Smiley as last resource) does not kill Gene at once, just captures him and carries him to Textopolis where he would be executed in front of everyone incriminating Smiley?]]

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* Why does the [[spoiler:"megabot" "megabot" (the big bot at the end sent by Smiley as last resource) does not kill Gene at once, just captures him and carries him to Textopolis where he would be executed in front of everyone incriminating Smiley?]]Smiley?



*** Well, considering that Jailbreak [[spoiler: is really a princess emoji, she might not ''have'' a last name, as royals don't often use them; she might just be Princess Linda]].

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*** Well, considering that Jailbreak [[spoiler: is really a princess emoji, she might not ''have'' a last name, as royals don't often use them; she might just be Princess Linda]].Linda.



* Ironic that Jailbreak wants to change what she is: [[spoiler: a princess]], but when Gene mentions he wants to change, she tells him to be what he is.

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* Ironic that Jailbreak wants to change what she is: [[spoiler: a princess]], princess, but when Gene mentions he wants to change, she tells him to be what he is.



** Ok, but why [[spoiler: Did she decide to stay in Textopolis (Or whatever the city is called) and not continue her dream of going to the cloud? She has the password and there's no bots chasing after her, just a stroll down down to the Dropbox app. And it's not because "oh well now she's working in the scanner so that 'makes it all better' because we see other things taking care of it before she was there. And for all her feminist talk, nothing changed in the movie. There's no empowering "female emoji's" created or something, like "Hey *insert female* why don't you try to be the Angry face today?" or something.]]

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** Ok, but why [[spoiler: Did did she decide to stay in Textopolis (Or whatever the city is called) and not continue her dream of going to the cloud? She has the password and there's no bots chasing after her, just a stroll down down to the Dropbox app. And it's not because "oh well now she's working in the scanner so that 'makes it all better' because we see other things taking care of it before she was there. And for all her feminist talk, nothing changed in the movie. There's no empowering "female emoji's" created or something, like "Hey *insert female* why don't you try to be the Angry face today?" or something.]]



* How come the first time Gene makes multiple expressions while being scanned, the image sent is one of a still image, [[spoiler: but when he does it again in the climax, the image changes expressions?]]
** I'd chalk that up to the fact that at the beginning, his face is smashed against the scanner and that's what it picks up; [[spoiler:in the climax, he changes expressions whilst being scanned, so it gets all of them at once.]]

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* How come the first time Gene makes multiple expressions while being scanned, the image sent is one of a still image, [[spoiler: but when he does it again in the climax, the image changes expressions?]]
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** I'd chalk that up to the fact that at the beginning, his face is smashed against the scanner and that's what it picks up; [[spoiler:in in the climax, he changes expressions whilst being scanned, so it gets all of them at once.]]
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** Could be that's where [[spoiler: Mel got ''his'' multiple-expression abilities.]]

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** Could be that's where [[spoiler: Mel got ''his'' multiple-expression abilities.]]
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** I'd chalk that up to the fact that at the beginning, his face is smashed against the scanner and that's what it picks up; [[spoiler:in the climax, he changes expressions whilst being scanned, so it gets all of them at once.]]


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* Why is the factory reset a big deal at all? Aren't emojis something that come with the phone by default? Like, yeah, Alex is resetting his data, but all the emojis are absolutely still gonna be there. Is it a situation where they're all gonna die and be replaced with emojis that have the same function but different personalities or something?


*** Could just be that Hi-5 is comfortable being addressed on a last name basis (embarrassing or hard to pronounce first name perhaps), and Jailbreak prefers, well, Jailbreak as what people call her as opposed to whatever her name as a princess before actually was.




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** Given the only plausible explanation was that his new friend died in front of his eyes, likely he was just in denial.

















** Maybe they are. But since Alex seldom texts actual words, they could all be hanging out at the retirement center with the emoticons.






*** OR, Alex could transfer his data when he gets a new phone. This creates an exact copy of the world, and the emojis can continue on as if nothing had happened. Because of this, the emojis need to make sure they grow, as they are like people in the smartphone world.

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*** OR, Or, Alex could transfer his data when he gets a new phone. This creates an exact copy of the world, and the emojis can continue on as if nothing had happened. Because of this, the emojis need to make sure they grow, as they are like people in the smartphone world.world.


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** Probably because the devil-face is a popular emoji, whereas Jailbreak's "hacker" emoji was invented for the movie. Steven had pop-culture face recognition on his side.


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** Probably it's just a prolonged "nighttime".


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** Or maybe "First" is a ''title'' rather than a literal description: one that Smiler inherited from her however-many-greats-grandparent. That ancestor, of course, would be the Smiley ''emoticon'', which really '''is''' the first of its kind.


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** Or maybe Mel should have believed that Gene could have succeeded perfectly well ''as a multi-expression emoji'', rather than as a Meh. Certainly Addie and her friend thought Gene was cool once they actually got a look at him.


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** Could be that's where [[spoiler: Mel got ''his'' multiple-expression abilities.]]


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** They may have gone into the stall so Poop Sr could give Poop Jr a last pep-talk in private, not just to use the facilities.

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** Why would he? i an app suddenly freaks out on you, would you want to bring it back without knowing what caused the freak out?


*** The fistbump emoji refers to Hi-5 as "Mike", so it could be that Hi-5 is his last name

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*** The fistbump emoji refers to Hi-5 as "Mike", so it could be that Hi-5 is his last name

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*** Well, considering that Jailbreak [[spoiler: is really a princess emoji, she might not ''have'' a last name, as royals don't often use them; she might just be Princess Linda]].

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* So, Gene is the son of two Meh emojis, right? But what if two emojis of different types have a child together? Will the child just randomly take after one parent or be a combo of both or what?
* A minor one, but does anyone find it weird that Poop and Poop Jr were in the same stall at the start of the movie? Junior is supposed to be ten, so shouldn't he be able to use the bathroom on his own?


** Mayhaps the trolls we see are anthropomorphic representations of the accounts of real trolls that Alex has blocked in his phone’s YouTube app or something.

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** Mayhaps the trolls we see are anthropomorphic representations of the accounts of real trolls that Alex has blocked in his phone’s YouTube [=YouTube=] app or something.

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** Mayhaps the trolls we see are anthropomorphic representations of the accounts of real trolls that Alex has blocked in his phone’s YouTube app or something.

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** The only possible explanation I can think of is the possibility that the baggage and pressure of the fact that his father didn't trust him in this role contributed to Gene's breakdown, and if Mel had had more faith in his son from the start, things would have gone a lot smoother. That said, if this was the reason, it could have been portrayed ''far'' better.

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** Out of all the flaws present in this movie, I don't find this one to be that egregious. Just the other day, I tried wiping all the data on my iPad, unplugged it halfway through, turned it back on, and found that everything was still there. So it's not impossible.

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*** Yeah all jokes aside about Smiler being the "true hero" of the story, Gene just wants to ''live''. Smiler wants to ''kill him''. The fact that other options (repressing his emotions like his dad did, getting reprogrammed, or just plain ''not being allowed to have a box'') exist and yet she immediately goes for the murderous one are villainous enough.

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