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  • If Vash can heal from damn near any injury, why does his torso look all chewed up like he's been fed through a wood chipper?
    • Damn near any. He may very well have gotten eviscerated a few times.
    • In the manga, it turns out that while Vash can heal from his wounds, it uses his life force. Whenever a plant uses their energy, their hair slowly turns black, and whenever it becomes completely black, they die. Thus, Vash doesn't heal because he'd rather live with his scars than outright die.
      • Except that he never knew about the black hair thing until decades after he got the scars. It's likely he didn't even know he could heal; or if he did, simply chose to keep the scars as a reminder of the price of not taking a life.
      • Note that Knives was able to recover from an Angel-Arm blast to the face without his hair going black, but it took him at least twenty years and he had to be screwed into a Plant's casing. Conceivably, Vash could have done the same thing to regrow his arm and stuff, but doing that would be out of character for him.
  • If seeing Monev kill people drove Vash into Berserk mode, then why didn't seeing that Brilliant Dynamites Neon had killed the one Sandsteamer operator do the same?
    • Might be because Brilliant Dynamites Neon was acting like a terrorist with a cause. He had a reason to kill the Sandsteamer operator, as messed up as it might be. Monev just killed a bunch of people for no goddamn reason, which is something Vash literally can't comprehend.
  • After Wolfwood dies in the manga, what exactly did Vash shoot with his Angel Arm? It looked to me like he just shot it into the sky, at nothing.
    • He shot Knives's Ark, and was probably aiming at Knives himself.
  • In "Badlands Rumble", Cain is trying to lay low because Gasback wants to murder him, right? So why the hell does he think it's a good idea to create a 700 foot bronze statue with his goddamn face on it? It doesn't exactly scream subtlety.
    • I think when he first built it he didn't know Gasback was still alive or had given up the chase. Gasback had not attacked any of his former robbers yet. By the time he got it built it was too late. Either that or he figured there was no way Gasback could take out all of the bounty hunters.

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