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Fridge Brilliance

  • Why is it that the only ones who seem to be able to separate Chaotic the game from the war in Perim are Tom and the others? Seems like they're the only exception to the Humans Are Bastards rule...until you realize that most of population in Chaotic are teenagers or kids, who probably don't really consider how serious the war is unless it affects them personally. Most humans that we've seen just go into Perim, get the scans, and get out before something has a chance to code them. Tom and the others are the only humans that we've seen so far that really dive in deep to the world of Perim, and actually make friends with the creatures that they're scanning. It's less Humans Are Bastards and more they haven't spent enough time to really understand Perim.
    • And it's not entirely their fault either. Most creatures are immediately suspicious of humans thanks to the actual bastards like Klay, Krystella, and those other four players destroying locations, giving the rest of humanity a bad name. Most people don't like to hang around people that don't trust them, especially when said people are actually big, scary and intimidating creatures that could easily kill them if they wanted to, and have tried to on multiple occasion.
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    • There is also the fact all of them are introduced to Chaotic as a video game, and even the real thing is accessed virtually through a device, more than likely a lot of them don't even realize it's real and think all of Perim is just a simulation and part of Chaotic and thus don't value the lives of creatures anymore then someone values an npc in a video game.
  • The Phobia Masks in "Dual, Duel" showed us exactly what Chaor fears most is: Maxxor. It really goes a long way into explaining what really drives his character. It shows that Chaor isn't some evil monster out to harm the Overworld. He just does what he does because he's scared of what the Overworlders (espacially Maxxor) will do against his people. After all, we've seen many times that he cares for the sake of others just as much as Maxxor. Heck the guy doesn't even fight all that dirty (unless he's in a really tight spot). And the feeling is completely mutual with Maxxor, who also fears what Chaor and the Underworlders might do to his people. It's not hate but fear that's at the heart of the Chaor/Maxxor rivalry. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it.
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  • Why does Chaor seem to have a soft spot for Kaz? It was established WAY before the show even began that Chaor was none too fond of humans, and would go to great lengths to avoid getting scanned. Yet Kaz seems to be an obvious pet favorite, he's able to get away with stuff that most humans, hell even most CREATURES, wouldn't. At first it was because he was one of the main characters and ergo had invincibility, but then upon realizing something: Kaz is probably one of the only people in Chaotic and Perim who respects Chaor because he likes him, not because he's afraid of him. Remember when they first met and Kaz has a fanboy moment? Chaor actually looks surprised that someone, especially a small human kid, would think so highly of him. Even Agitos looks a bit taken aback, and he's Chaor's advisor for the love of Pete. The reason why Chaor likes Kaz is because Kaz isn't afraid of him.
  • Najarin explains that he doesn't let humans scan him because of the secrets he knows, and that they could put Tom in danger if anybody found out he knew. However, Tom's already proven resourceful and trustworthy, you'd think he'd be a bit more lenient. That is until you realize that he met Tom nearly TWO THOUSAND years before Tom even knew what Chaotic was. It's one thing to tell a secret, it's something completely else trying to explain how you met someone two thousand years before they met you.
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    • When it later revealed that after their first encounter, Afjak, Najarin's apprentice and son, disappeared because learned of Dranikas Threshold and eagerly tried to find out what's on the other side then never returned, it is possible that Najarin didn't allow Tom to scan him during his first trip to Perim is because he is still hadn't completely forgiven him for inadvertently causing his son to disappear almost two thousand years ago.
  • At the end of "Perithon!" Kaz and Peyton have won the race after being swapped out of Yterio’s Komogo and into the winning vehicle due to a Mipedian. But that particular Mipedian happened to be Sobtjek, a very honorable Muge and friend to Najarin. There suspicion that Sobtjek knew that Kaz and Peyton were the ones driving the Komogo. Since we never see Najarin do anything to stop the racers cheating, he just might have conspired with his fellow Muge to make sure that the only ones who won the race would be impartial, like say...two Chaotic players?
  • Why is it that in the Dromes players always call their attacks while in Perium its been seen that creatures can use attacks without calling them. Its most likely so the Drome will let them use the attack they call after checking the creature they are using can use it.
  • Seeing it on rewatch makes several things in "Fighting Friendly" much more clearer as it is pretty obvious the two planned out how the battles would go ahead of time, but it does seem odd that all of the creatures Tom and Kaz pick have battle gear that just happens to fit where the locations are, given that the location is supposed to be random. However, given that the Codemasters can control various aspects of Chaotic, it would not be entirely surprising if Code Master Imthor deliberately made sure the locations the battles were fought could fit into the mold of cheating.
  • This mixes with Fridge Horror but, why is it Hoton ended up destroying his own village alongside the Underworld Raiders with Allmageddon? If you know anything about the attack it’s that it requires all 4 elements to be at its most effective; and Hoton had NO elements! He probably couldn’t control it properly because of that fact. This goes alongside Gameplay and Story Segregation where while in the game it would barely do any damage with Hoton, in the cartoon he learned the attack without properly mastering it! It’s very likely he was so dead set on revenge he just took the attacks knowledge without properly learning how to use it. When Heptadd used it in the final episode it was much more focused and powerful, why? Because he is the ONLY creature the game to naturally have all 4 elements!
  • Why do some Chaotic creatures seem to tolerate or even enjoy the presence of players? Players are incredibly useful to certain creatures, such as spies or scouts.
    • Wamma gets maps and other critical info from Sarah to get him in good with the Battlemasters, enough that when the Battlemasters had to pick a Mandablor to promote to their own ranks, they Pick Wamma.
    • Hearring is a scout, and so besides the rare foods from across Perim that Kaz brings him, even just the rumors and observations that Kaz could tell him would be worth their weight in GOLD to him.
    • Tom is specifically trusted because of how many times he's helped out the Overworld. While he doesn't have a specific contact, his frequent alerting the Overworlders to danger and his work with Bodal makes him a well known figure who can act as messanger to places and distances that Creatures can't normally go, such as during the 'Eye of the Maelstrom' episode.

Fridge Horror

  • The attack Sleep Sting. In the episode 'Fallen Hero' Van-Bloot basically drugs Intress to use her as bait for Maxxor. After he seemingly offs Maxxor, she gets back up and then he threatens her with a double dose of Sleep Sting. It doesn't hit you until later but...doesn't that mean he technically threatened to overdose her?! On a kids show?!
  • The concept of the M'arrillians is pretty scary too. They can take over your mind and force you to do whatever they want and you can't do anything about it. They've even turned creatures on their own best friends, H'earring on Kaz then Kaz on Tom and then Tom, Sarah, and Peyton on Kaz. And it seems for the most part you don't have any memories of what you did while you were being controlled. That means that they could make you kill your own best friend and you wouldn't even know it until someone rescued you.
    • Not only that, but you literally couldn't trust anyone not to be secretly taken over by the M'arrillians, including yourself.
  • In some ways, the prospect of being infected with a Danian parasite is worse than M'arrillian mind control. When controlled by a M'arrillian the victim is still the same and can be freed relatively easily. But a Danian parasite actually transforms creatures, inside and out. And the transformation is not painless, if Tom's reaction in "Dangers of Diplomacy" was anything to go by.
    • There's also the fact that not only is it a horribly painful transformation, it's also like brain washing at its finest. As seen with Raznus, the creature that gets infected becomes a Danian in both mind and body. Their old life matters no more, everyone they held dear matters no more, now their only loyalty is to the Danians and their only goal in life is to serve Queen Illexia.
      • The worst part of it is the Danians managed to get at least one of each of the rival tribes. Overworlder Raznus, Underworlder Hammerdoom Chantcaller, Mipedian Kolmo and even the M’arillian Nunk’worn. Think about that: Even THE M’ARILLIANS aren’t immune to a Danian Parasite!
  • Maxxor's Sadistic Choice in Son of the Spiritlands. Either destroy the Sword of Khy'at, essentially killing Tangath Toborn, his best friend, or let Bat'ogg destroy everything and everyone he holds dear. Ouch.
  • Cromaxx is Maxxor's cousin, a wild, vicious, and primal one to say the least. And its said he tried to kill The Codemaster who scanned him. Which makes you wonder, what if he has managed to kill any other people who tried to scan him? No wonder Crellan is the only one who has a scan of him...
  • Also the fact that in "Chasm Quest" Proboscar fell off a cliff means that quite possibly now Crellan has the only scan of him now. (Though it's likely that Proboscar survived given that we see the wolf creature that went off the cliff with him again in Blight Fight.)
  • The fact players need there scanners to return to Chaotic and by extension the real world, while all the examples we see are resolved shortly after being introduced, not everyone would be so lucky, the fact we dont see or hear about any players trapped in Perum despite this also deosent bode well for the survival rates of these stranded players

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