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     Exploding bunny 
  • Why in the world would a child's game even have the option programmed for one of the characters to explode?
    • Ralph and Vanellope's meddling caused the game's internal counter to overflow. Think level 256 of Pac-man.
    • Not to mention, characters from other games don't abide by the main game's rules, so they can do things characters from the latter can't. Take Sugar Rush from the original film: in there, jawbreakers were indestructible by anything the racers could throw at them, while Ralph managed to split one in half with only moderate effort.
      • But wasn't that scene just to say/demo how strong Ralph is? So it's like the programmers went "Well, this could break, and we programmed it to break, but we made the force required to break it so high it shouldn't ever be broken under normal circumstances."
      • Yeah, that's not how anyone would program it. If you put in an object you don't want to break under any circumstances, you don't program it to break. Ralph is definitely breaking the rules of the game world there, and that is meant to be the implication.
      • Sure about that? Minecraft has "unbreakable" objects such as bedrock, but they still have a value for "how much force would be required to blow up this object". Might be crude, but it saves on having to create a new class in your code (which would take up more memory, and any attempts to shave off memory especially in the 80's = good).
      • Minecraft is a different story — it's a game where the vast majority of objects in the world are meant to be breakable. It's arguably the main aspect of its gameplay. In a racing game like Sugar Rush, a small minority of in-game objects would be coded as breakable. If anything, for Sugar Rush making something breakable would be creating a new class in the code.
    • It's kinda why 'Going Turbo' is so risky and dangerous. It's even established earlier when Ralph makes a new track for Sugar Rush, the game doesn't know what to do with it and the resulting glitch ends up causing the whole problem in the first place.
     I thought glitches couldn't leave their games! 
  • How can Vanellope travel the internet with Ralph? Due to her being a glitch, she can't leave her own game and even when her true identity got restored, she didn't stop glitching.
    • When Vanellope reintegrated into her game properly, she acquired the ability to leave it like all the other characters, it was only when she was independent of the game code she could not leave.
    • In short, there's a difference between glitching and being a glitch. The glitching Vanellope does can happen to any video game character - she's just figured out how to manipulate the code in order to do it on command. But a glitch is something in a game that's not supposed to be there, which is what she was relegated to being when Turbo took over.
  • Why did Vanellope say, "No," when asked if she had been cursed? Isn't being glitched like being cursed?
    • It was "like" a curse, maybe, but she might not see it that way. She's being asked this by fairy-tale princesses, so she's likely defining it as "evil magic spell", which wasn't what happened to her.
    • It also seemed like she never actually found out that Turbo sabotaged her code, judging by dialogue from the original film - Ralph only told her "just cross that finish line, and you'll be a real racer," not that she'd been a real racer before, hinting that he was keeping the intentional sabotage aspect a secret from her. That, and she obviously doesn't think of the glitching as a curse once she learns to master it.
     36 years, no Wi Fi? 
  • A minor one, but how did Litwak run an arcade for thirty-six years without installing Wi-Fi?
    • Maybe he handled all the Wi-Fi-necessary stuff at home.
    • Wi-Fi only refers to wireless internet, not the internet itself. Since he has an early 2000s iMac G3 in his office, his arcade probably had an internet network for a decade or two prior. Also smartphones and public Wi-Fi didn't really become mainstream until the late 2000s so he's only a decade late. It also wouldn't have made sense to have internet in the arcade when it opened in the 80s because internet technology was very limited and expensive back then.
    • Why does he need Wi-Fi or internet? Arcades preceded common and widespread use of the internet. Arcade machines are made to operate standalone, with all of the necessary code installed on one machine. Litwak has someone to call when things break or when games are installed which is all he needs.
      • Indeed, even nowadays, arcade machines are designed to work perfectly fine without wireless Internet. Some can work with it (like Mario Kart Arcade GP DX and its global leaderboards and account system), but they are all designed to be playable without it. Even those with DLC and post-launch updates and patches (like the AC/DC pinball machine, which for years had quarterly balance patches) could be installed by downloading it onto portable memory, like a flash drive, and then plugging that device into a USB socket in the machine. Very few arcades actually have Wi-Fi that aren't attached to a restaurant, bar, or some other business.
      • Mr. Litwak probably got WiFi in hopes of increasing visitor traffic to the arcade. There's even a brief shot of the exterior where the sign marquee reads "Now with WiFi".
    • Some arcades bring in home consoles and internet-connected games to attract people who wouldn't necessarily be interested in the arcade games themselves, and having Wi-Fi also means the arcade could become a general gaming hangout for people with handheld consoles looking to play online while interacting with other gamers in real life.
     Down in the dumps 
  • The second trailer shows Vanellope asleep in the Nicelanders' dump...Assuming this is a scene from the movie itself, it raises questions. 1.) Didn't Ralph and Felix use all those discarded bricks to turn the dump into housing for Ralph and the cameo-characters? 2.) Even if the dump is still there (maybe it piled up again in between films or something), why is Vanellope sleeping in it? She has her own castle back in Sugar Rush, and if she wanted to spend time with Ralph or something, why not sleep in his new house?
    • Ralph is still wrecking things — even more often, now that the game is "retro" and popular. There's always going to be more bricks. And Ralph's new "house" was barely more than a pile of bricks anyway. Probably they're just having a sleepover or something.
    • Also, the plot involves something going wrong with Sugar Rush. Maybe she is just staying in Ralph's game until the issue gets sorted out.
    • The East Niceland housing that Ralph and Felix built for Q*bert and the other previously-homeless characters is still there; it can be seen in the epilogue when Ralph is serving everyone the burnt pie that he made.
    • In the actual movie, Vanellope is just hanging around in the dump because she wants to be alone after her game was unplugged. There’s no mention or scene of her sleeping in it like she was in the trailers.
     Princess criteria 
  • Belle and Rapunzel ask if Vanellope was ever kidnapped or enslaved. She says no. The thing is, she actually has been kidnapped before, when King Candy captured her and imprisoned her in his "Fungeon".
    • Technically, that's being arrested and imprisoned. Vanellope also didn't have a family to be kidnapped from.
     How meta will things get? 
  • Is Wreck-It Ralph (the film itself) still a Disney property in-universe? Could Ralph and Vanellope meet versions of themselves while browsing the Internet?
    • It would be nonsensical for the film to get that meta, as Wreck-It Ralph would be a film based on true events that the human world has absolutely no way of knowing. At most, they might run into stuff based on the Fix-It Felix Jr., Sugar Rush, or Hero's Duty games.
     Quarter alert 
  • It's nice of Ralph to watch Vanellope race on Sugar Rush, but shouldn't he be in his own game? It's daytime in a still-popular arcade, what if someone plays Fix-It Felix Jr. now?
    • Maybe someone (like Sour Bill) gets posted to keep a look out for quarter alerts?
    • Or the addition of the "bonus level" at the end of the first movie means that Ralph doesn't necessarily need to appear every time someone plays. The other characters can wreck the building without him there on occasion, without arousing much suspicion.
     Pulling the plug 
  • Why does unplugging a game cabinet completely destroy the game's world? Some of the cabinets can be seen being moved around in a time lapse at the start of the first movie. Repairs and cleanings are bound to be needed, and coin deposits need emptying, so are we to believe that most games have never ONCE been unplugged?
    • I don't think it does destroy the game's world. The reason characters panic and flee isn't just because they're being unplugged, but because they're being unplugged for good. If a cabinet were unplugged, moved across the arcade, and then plugged back in, things would probably go on as normal inside the game. But when a cabinet unplugged due to being out of order, it means it's probably not going to be plugged back in.
      • Actually no. In the first film, it's shown that when a game is unplugged, the entire world within it evaporates and disappears, no matter what the purpose is. It's a major part of the climax. So no, nothing would probably go on as normal inside the game during a relocation or a cleaning. Anyone trapped in the arcade game during an unplug would be deleted permanently, no matter how innocent the reason would be.
      • I don't think the previous user meant that during the relocation everything would go on as normal, but that everything would go on as normal once it was plugged back in. The Imagine Spot of all of Sugar Rush disappearing was just to symbolize the machine going off, not a confirmation that the world and everything in it was destroyed forever even if it got plugged in again. Characters saying their game is going to be "unplugged" is shorthand for "our cabinet is going to be thrown out and will never be turned on again," effectively putting the characters inside it to sleep forever.
      • If I recall right, that was only shown when King Candy, AKA Turbo, was explaining to Ralph why Vanellope shouldn't race. Odds are higher that he was just telling Ralph the scariest possible scenario to scare him away from letting Vanellope race.
      • Have you ever unplugged a game cabinet, then turned it back on to discover that all of its assets had disappeared? The issue at the end of the first movie (Vanellope being stuck inside the game) was because she was in danger of being eaten by Cy-Bugs - even if she wasn't, it was bound to be unplugged once the arcade opens the next morning, and probably wouldn't be plugged back in.
      • Putting the pieces together, it definitely seems as though any means of a game forcibly being turned off causes the game and all characters native to it to be put in suspended animation, and when the game turns back on, the world itself goes back to normal and the characters remember everything that happened when the game was on before. When Slaughter Race needs to undergo a reset due to problems from Arthur, every Slaughter Race character still has all of their memories, and nothing seems to have changed except that the game was reset back to before things started getting messed up. That reset is an online game's equivalent of an arcade game getting unplugged and plugged back in a bit later. If Shank and the others are just fine after the reset ends, the arcade game characters should be too. (And even if they aren't, they have the central terminal place to go to until everything smoothes over.)
     Acquiring the wheel 
  • Even if Ralph and Vanellope find a replacement part, how will they get it to the arcade?
    • The same way anyone else who's shopping on the internet gets an item to come to their house.
    • But how do either of them know the address of the arcade? And how is the replacement going to be paid for?
    • I'm reasonably sure it's not hard for them to find out the address of the place they live in. As for paying for it? I presume that's one of the things the movie itself will cover, just like everything else in this question. Seriously, the movie isn't out yet.
    • Actually answered in the movie. They're clueless about the money at first, but end up getting money through BuzzzTube and get it shipped to the arcade just in time.
      • This actually introduces another headscratcher. How is it that the concept of money is completely foreign when an earlier scene involves Tapper asking Ralph to pay his bar tab and then weaseling Felix into paying for everyone's drink? Auctions might be new, but money and paying for goods clearly aren't.
      • Ralph simply didn't know about credit cards or the other means of digital transfer. Plus, there are gameplay videos of Tapper and Root Beer Tapper that show some customers leaving cash on the tables. It's a game power-up, but still.
      • Ralph and Vanellope know what money is - they mention that they "left their wallet at home" when asked to pay up at eBay. The problem was that they thought the auction was just "shout the largest number you can think of".
      • Also answered in the movie is that Ralph and Vanellope do know the address of Litwak's Arcade. Ralph had the steering wheel sent there. Most likely, Litwak saw it as a gift from a Sugar Rush fan. (This is without precedent, as owners of arcades with rare machines like F-Zero AX and Circus Maximus will sometimes receive replacement parts as gifts from fans.)
     Plastic steering wheel 
  • Why does the Sugar Rush steering wheel seem to be made out of plastic? Most arcade titles typically use rubber on metal framework on their wheels, much like real car steering wheels.
    • Maybe the Sugar Rush machines were cheaply built. It is stated in the movie that the company producing Sugar Rush went out of business 'years ago' so Sugar Rush might have been a final ditch effort from the developers to make money by reducing build costs.
     Delivery time 
  • More on the replacement part, how is it going to get to the arcade on time? All packages take at least a day or two to be delivered - unless he's expecting for it to be repaired (in which case the search for the replacement seems pointless, on Ralph and Vanellope's part), won't Litwak have disposed of the Sugar Rush console by the time the part arrives?
    • They explain in the film that Litwak's salvage crew only comes in on Fridays, and so the two actively set off to obtain the part early enough to meet that deadline.
    • Presumably, this Headscratcher was written prior to the film's release, but the movie does address this. Litwak says he'll dispose of the game Friday and the steering wheel will be delivered Wednesday according to eBay.
    • That explanation feels extremely contrived, to be honest. Why would Litwak have a repair/junker crew that can only come in on a certain day of the week? Why not just have them work on an as-needed basis?
    • What makes you think it's Litwak's junker crew? He wouldn't employ them. They're a service, like a plumber or an electrician, that he calls in and they show up when they have room in the schedule.
     Where are all of the Internet characters coming from? 
  • So, there are all these characters running around on the internet... how do they exist? Maybe it's too early to judge, but in the first movie, they made it clear that each character was programmed to be in their respective games, but here, it seems like they just threw in a bunch of popular characters and said "this is the internet!" For some of the Original Generation characters (KnowsMore, the clickbait advertisement people, etc) are logical characters for a cyberspace setting, the existence of the licensed characters (the Disney princesses, stormtroopers, etc.) is baffling. Are they all the avatars of people using the internet? Or is it more like they've become so popular in the real world that they've been immortalized on the internet?
    • They're the versions from the Disney website.
      • Which also explains why they're unusually self-aware.
    • I don't want to sound cynical, but it's really because Disney wanted to use the film to promote the franchises that make them the most money.
     Sizes of different characters 
  • In Oh My Disney, when fleeing the pop-up blocker enforcers, Vanellope has a near collision with Nick Wilde... he's taller than her. Since Nick is modeled the size of an actual fox, was he not modeled properly or Vanellope is just really tiny?
    • The Sugar Rush characters are all supposed to be about 10 years old, but their aesthetic is more of a chibi thing. They just look smaller by default.
    • Vanellope's character model is officially 3 feet 11 inches tall (ponytail not included), whereas Nick Wilde is 4 feet tall, so the two should be almost exactly the same. So Nick is still a little too tall in that scene.
    • To be fair, it's not THE Nick Wilde, but the version of him used on the Disney Website. They might have intentionally scaled him up so he wouldn't look comically tiny next to human characters (both in and out of universe).
    • Perhaps Zootopian feet are different from Imperial feet?
     Something about Star Wars 
  • The soundtrack uses a cue from the Imperial March but the Stormtroopers in the movie are from the First Order. Why?
    • The Imperial March is a well-known Star Wars theme, maybe more than the First Order's theme attached to Kylo Ren. However, they could be staying current by using the First Order Stormtroopers from the newer movies.
     Other means of repair 
  • Another steering wheel issue. Most Japanese arcade cabinets (and even some from other countries) have extensive parts compatibility due to being built to JAMMA standards. Taking this into account, they could have had at least two other options to ensure Sugar Rush can run:
    • Transplant a steering wheel from another more common game and wire that part in (the wheel from Mario Kart Arcade GP comes into mind for this).
    • Worst case scenario: they could transplant the entire board into a different cabinet and wire its controls in. Granted, portraying this in the film's setting could be a difficult task, aside from the need to create graphic overlays for the donor cabinet.
    • Why does Litwak not attempt either of these options?
      • Maybe he doesn't have the technical savvy necessary to make either of these alterations, and/or sees it as too much trouble to repair one arcade game.
      • It's shown $200 is more than the game makes in a year. $200/365=0.54, and since the game takes quarters, that means that about two people (or one person having two rounds) play it per day. Financially, repairing definitely sounds like a waste of time.
      • And those numbers could be even worse if the game costs more than a quarter to play. Maybe this is contradicted in the movie itself, but I've never seen a racing game that could be played for less than 50 cents. If it costs more, say $1, perhaps, that would mean that there's only one person playing it every other day.
     Dark Net 
  • How was the Dark Net created and how are viruses like Arthur created to mess up the internet?
    • Human criminals or enemy governments in the real world create viruses all the time to ignite cyberwarfare.
    • The Dark Net actually exists, and is indeed where shady people acquire illegal things. Viruses are definitely included in that, especially since they're pure code and therefore most practical to transmit electronically.
     Who's going to rule Sugar Rush now? 
  • Okay, so Vanellope left her game to pursue a life in Slaughter Race. Seems reasonable, except for the fact that she left her kingdom without a ruler. And everyone in Sugar Rush is okay with this?
    • 1.) I doubt that any ruler of Sugar Rush has that many responsibilities to begin with, since all the inhabitants of the game do is race, day or night. 2.) They could just set up elections to select a new ruler, going off the constitutional democracy Vanellope created at the end of the first movie.
    • She actually abdicated in the first movie. She only really uses her title as a joke.
     Coding and Turbo's fate 
  • Towards the end of the movie, Vanellope tells Ralph that Shank added her code into Slaughter Race so that she would respawn if killed. If this is the case, then wouldn't King Candy/Turbo still be alive, considering that his code was in Sugar Rush when he died?
    • Being eaten by a Cy-Bug probably did some strange things to Turbo's code. Sugar Rush might not have been considered his home game once he was assimilated (not to mention fried by the Diet Cola Mountain explosion), and it definitely wouldn't be so once Vanellope crossed the finish line and the game reset.
    • Even if he did respawn, he would most likely have done so inside the volcano, which he couldn't escape due to not being able to glitch through the walls. On top of that, he would know that nobody in the arcade would welcome him with open arms if they knew he had integrated himself into Sugar Rush's code well enough to respawn and was still alive. So, his best bet is to lay low and let everyone think he's gone for good. Perhaps with Vanellope being in an entirely different game, he could start the plot of a third movie by trying to become King Candy again.
    • Being turned into a Cy-Bug likely respawned him as an alien entity unrecognised by the code, therefore he was deleted on reset like the rest of them. It adds an element of danger in retrospect, as that means the Cy-bugs are capable of permanently killing people even inside their own game.
    • Didn't Sugar Rush basically get completely factory reset (save for Vanellope decided to keep her glitch) in the first movie? Turbo/Candy's coding would've been completely erased from the game.
     Vanellope appearing in Slaughter Race 
  • Did the developers of Slaughter Race never notice the candy girl that was added into the game without their knowledge or that the game's NPCs regularly do and say things that they never programmed in?
    • Maybe Vanellope will take another page from Turbo's book and alter the game's code to make herself seem less out-of-place.
  • Adding to that, did the players never question why Vanellope doesn't fit the style of the game? Did they just write it off as something cool the creators added, like the gamers did with Q-Bert and company in the last film?
    • It at least has the advantage that it's an online game, and therefore constantly updated. An arcade machine suddenly getting a new character is weird, a MMORPG getting one is pretty much a regular thing.
  • More in general: how in the world do people not know what's going on in video games and on the Internet? People designed those things, and even if it did just magically start working that way without it being designed that way, it would be obvious.
     Fall damage 
  • Does Ralph take falling damage? In the climax, the Disney princesses had to save him from falling from a great height, but in his own game he gets tossed off a building all the time without going through a death animation.
    • Within your own game, if you get killed you pretty much come right back. Outside of your game, you're dead permanently.
    • The first film sort of implied through one scene that characters are more susceptible to death from things that are fatal to them during regular gameplay. Like how Ralph knocked some of the penthouse's ceiling loose, causing Felix to get hit on the head with the debris, like he does when he's at work, which killed him. Ralph is designed to survive being thrown off the building every day, so he could have greater resistance or outright immunity to fall damage. (Which explains why him falling down toward Diet Cola Mountain didn't kill him, although the eruption certainly would have.)
    • It likely wouldn't have killed him to be honest. But the Princesses didn't know that, and there was always the possibly of landing badly or onto something sharp.
    • Probably. I was thinking either because the princesses were eager to be the ones that "save the man" for once or that Ralph was falling from a height much higher than the apartment building he is used to. He was falling from basically a skyscraper after all.
     Fate of the virus 
  • Also Fridge Horror: Was the virus actually destroyed? The Ralph clones were, but the virus is still out there.
    • For now, but as mentioned under Fridge Brilliance, if a particularly destructive new virus makes its way onto the internet, it doesn't usually take long for security measures and antiviruses to be upgraded to deal with it. Arthur's reign will likely be short-lived in the grand scheme of things.
     Everyone's okay with Vanellope going Turbo? 
  • So by electing to stay in Slaughter Race and leave Sugar Rush, did Vanellope just “go Turbo”? How come nobody in the arcade is freaking out about it?
    • It's said on Fridge Brilliance that Sugar Rush features new racers each day. It also had Vanellope missing for a very long time while King Candy was in charge. Adding to that, unless someone was in Litwak's Arcade every day for the last six years, they wouldn't notice Vanellope not being part of the random roster.
    • Except those two girls.
    • She did technically go Turbo, but the severity of "going Turbo" depends on the character who does it, not the act itself. Games like Fix-It Felix Jr., Hero's Duty, and Turbo Time are all dependent on the presence of a specific character or characters in order to remain operable. But as mentioned, Sugar Rush's lack of a main character and its "new racers daily" feature means Vanellope leaving won't make that much of a difference. Players might be upset about how the resident Game-Breaker Ascended Glitch is no longer playable, but that won't be enough to get the game unplugged.
    • All that, and it's also implied that "going Turbo" refers not just to abandoning your home game, but specifically trying to take over or sabotage a different one.
    • How would an outdated, old game from the '90s with its company dead "feature new characters each day"? Maybe you mean, they exchange existing racers and roster them out, like they do in the first movie?
      • I was quoting what it says on the Sugar Rush cabinet in the first movie. I know it doesn't actually have "new" characters appear each day, just different ones than the options from the day before.
      • Sugar Rush has fifteen racers, but on any given day, only nine will be available to play. Unless someone plays the game every day (unlikely now considering that the game gets so fewer players) they're not going to realize that something is off. Vanellope's absence won't hurt the game directly. But that doesn't mean it's not an issue, as it begs the question, what if the other racers decide they want to leave?
    • Though it isn't stated outright, this is likely part of why Vanellope is so devastated by her glitch causing the game to crash, she thought she had pretty much made exactly the same mistake as Turbo. And subsequently why she was so furious when it turned out it was Ralph's fault. On the balance of it, though I'm sure a lot of people would frown on game jumping, Turbo's villainous status and position as a cautionary tale comes from intentionally sabotaging another game, getting two whole arcade machines shut down, and then going to another game, kicking out the main character and becoming a tyrant. Vanellope on the other hand simply wants to be another NPC.
    • Vanellope's storyline probably would've worked better had they not been able to repair the Sugar Rush console in the end, to be completely honest. At least that would've made her decision less like Turbo jumping into another game and more like the homeless Q-bert characters being assimilated into Ralph's game, and the conflict would've been rooted completely in Ralph's insecurities about letting his friend go. But the console being unplugged was her and Ralph's fault either way, which means they would've been to blame for all of its other characters becoming gameless if they hadn't fixed it.
    • I posted under Fridge Brilliance that it has to do with something called "The Bus Factor"; oversimplifying it, how many employees can get hit by a bus before the workplace falls apart? Ralph is vital to his game so him Going Turbo crippled it beyond repair until he returned. Sugar Rush can, and has, survived without Vanellope, so her leaving is less consequential.
    • I'm not disagreeing with you, but I think it is a little more complicated than you're making it out to be. For one, the game survived its first several years without Vanellope because no one even knew about her — Turbo went in and sabotaged her code before anyone had a chance to play. Once she rejoined the roster, she became the game's most popular character and probably earned it a lot of attention in the arcade. And by the time of this film, the game's popularity has waned so much that Litwak unplugs it immediately once something goes wrong and seems dead-set on not even trying to fix it unless someone else pays for the new part. Someone even calculated it out that Sugar Rush only makes about 50¢ a day, by what Litwak says, and that's only going to get lower once the players realize Vanellope isn't showing up anymore.
    • Turbo invaded a game and crashed it out of jealousy. He could care less that his code was incompatible with Roadblasters. He was simply angry that people weren't playing his game. He was not even a playable character in the Roadblasters, because he was side scroller and the other was first person.
    • For what it's worth, just because Vanellope claims that no one will notice she isn't in Sugar Rush doesn't necessarily mean that indeed no one will notice. Also, unless I'm wrong at no point does anyone even say that Vanellope is going Turbo, so maybe the writers forgot? Not trying to make the writers look incompetent or anything, but it's possible...
    • I think the point of this was that the writers were being incompetent. Ralph is the only one who calls Vanellope's choice into question, and it's not because he thinks it's wrong for her to abandon her responsibilities, but because she's one of his only friends and he doesn't want her to leave the arcade. Within the film, he is portrayed as the one in the wrong, not her. No one uses the words "going Turbo" because the theme of the movie is that Vanellope should get to move on to a different game, and connecting it to the villain of the last movie would place it in a negative context.
    • From Vanellope's perspective, her actions don't resemble Turbo's that much. Turbo invaded her game and took over, screwing with everyone's memories and dumping the legitimate ruler in the garbage. Vanellope entered Slaughter Race to steal a specific object for a goal she felt was worthwhile, with no intent to harm anyone; when she returned and moved in it was with the permission and cooperation of the indigenous sprites. Turbo enjoyed abusing and manipulating his subjects, while Vanellope isn't even in a position of power in Slaughter Race, she's a welcome guest.
    • True, but the same could be said of Ralph in the first movie, as noted in the exchange below. Game-jumping isn't a bad thing just because Turbo did it. It's bad because whoever does it is abandoning the role in a game that they were coded into and infiltrating another one, potentially putting both worlds at risk if someone on the outside notices that something's amiss.
      Ralph: Turbo?! No, I'm not goin' Turbo, c'mon! Is it Turbo to want a friend? Or a medal? Or a piece o' pie every once in a while? Is it Turbo to want more outta life?!
      Zombie: Yesssss!
    • It's technically true, but it's also a false equivalency to say it makes her the same as Turbo since, as others have pointed out, her motives, the nature of her game (her being one of many playable choices in a game that's implied to not see much play anymore), and the way it happens are completely different from the way it went with Turbo. So it's only true if you look at it on the most superficial level. And as others have also pointed out, it's not the same as Ralph's actions in the first film since Ralph's presence is vital for his game to function while Vanellope's presence isn't vital for her's to function (and as was also stated earlier, the game had previously functioned for a long time without her as an official part of it). Again, technically true, but a very superficial interpretation that requires you to look at things on a strictly surface level.
    • Again, the only proof we've got that no one will notice Vanellope isn't in Sugar Rush anymore is Vanellope's claiming it - that doesn't necessarily mean that indeed no one will notice. And as somebody else pointed out, if Sugar Rush isn't very popular anymore and Vanellope is the most popular character in the game, the popularity's likely gonna go down even further when Vanellope isn't showing up as a playable character, so there's still a very good chance of the game being unplugged again.
    • And again (again), the question isn’t “Vanellope did something that’s vaguely like what the villain in the first movie did, how come no one’s upset about that?” The issue is, “Vanellope did something that could put herself, her old game, and the new one she’s joined in danger, and no one seems to care.” As mentioned, “going Turbo” is just slang for the act of game-jumping; it doesn’t mean that if you do it differently enough from Turbo, you’re okay. Vanellope had obligations in Sugar Rush as the game's President, so she's basically dooming them to be unplugged as she has to be one of the most popular characters in the game.
     Who's covering for Ralph? 
  • All right, riddle me this: as Vanellope points out herself, Sugar Rush can manage without her just about indefinitely, since it's got an ever-shifting roster with extra characters to spare. As established in the first movie (and as others have pointed out here), however, Ralph's a vital character to Fixit Felix Jr. If he's not there to wreck the building, the game's out of order and will soon be out of the arcade. While Q*Bert's antagonists are there to serve as wreckers in the bonus levels, it's highly unlikely they could carry the whole game on their own with their bonus levels... Ralph mentions offhand that he can get someone to cover for him while he's gone, but never says who, or how; that's just kinda glossed over. So, if anyone happens to plug a quarter into his game, who's filling in for Ralph while he's off on that day-long quest to get a new steering wheel to save Vanellope's game?
     The Sugar Rush cabinet 
  • I recall the Sugar Rush console having two seats for players in the first movie. If only one of the steering wheels needed to be replaced in the sequel, isn't it a bit odd that Litwak would decide to scrap the entire cabinet? Seems like one half of it still would've been completely functional.
    • From Mr. Litwak's statement that Sugar Rush doesn't make as much as it used to, it may be that the second cabinet did get sold for parts over the six years.
    • Could he have done that? I thought the two seats were part of a conjoined cabinet. If they were separate, wouldn't that mean that there were two separate versions of Sugar Rush in the arcade, and therefore two Vanellopes?
    • Despite the fact that only one cabinet is present in the sequel, the original film modeled the cab(s) such that they shared a common coin slot in between them, which theoretically means that the cabinets are permanently articulated.note  This raises an entirely different headscratcher: if the cabinets are permanently articulated, how did Litwak sever one half?
    • OP here: Maybe I didn't articulate it well, but that's actually what I was asking already.
    • Maybe six years ago he did have the twin cabinet but after the game died down in popularity he might have swapped it out for a single one. The characters could have waited in Game Central Station, and went over to the new one when it was plugged in. For the person who bought the other cabinet they could have just given the game a hard reset to restore characters or were using it for other purposes.
     How do smartphones work inside the Internet? 
  • Felony has an iPhone within Slaughter Race and can upload videos to BuzzzTube from it. That raises so many questions. Why and how does she have an iPhone? How can she access the Internet from within the Internet? When she does, does it generate a net user? Am I overthinking this?
    • Many current-gen games feature in-world gadgets and photographic/cinematic modes, which are often directly integrated with streaming services like YouTube and Twitch.
     The "big strong man" line 
  • Vanellope relating to the other princesses through the "big strong man" thing is really funny when looked at out of universe...But what is the context of the line and her response in-universe? She's a character straight out of an actual arcade game, and it's not like any of the players know what Ralph did for her in the first movie. So who is she getting flak from about all her problems being solved by Ralph?
    • Vanellope has already started to become a little annoyed by Ralph's clinginess and need to 'protect' her by this point. This conversation actually starts of a train of thought where she starts to question the solution he chose for her, and what she actually wants (though it's worth noting in fairness that she doesn't really handle it very well by intentionally keeping her feelings from him).
    • I think it's a Rule of Funny thing. The Disney Princess scene uses a lot of easy jokes that a lot of other people have made - Rapunzel's line is a reflection of the complaint that the princesses always need to be saved by men (which is false, only Snow White and Aurora [to my knowledge] did). The writers just thought it'd be funny having that be what convinces the princesses that Vanellope is one of them.
      • Nitpicking, but Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, and Rapunzel also technically had their problems solved by men — Prince Charming's interest in Cinderella helped her escape from her stepmother's abuse, Eric is the one who killed Ursula, Aladdin tricked Jafar into turning himself into a genie, and Eugene is the one who freed Rapunzel from Gothel by cutting her hair. Even Moana couldn't have solved her problem without Maui's help distracting Te Ka.
     Why not code every character into every game? 
  • If video game characters can just edit code so others can become a permanent character in another game so they never die... why don't ALL characters do this? Are we seeing the dawn of a new trend they'll do in the future for safety reasons? How can an arcade character from the '90s, with vastly different coding language, be easily recoded to exist in a digital online game!? And if that happens, wouldn't programmers freak out about how their games aren't being controlled the way they want them to, you know ... like the real danger King Candy warned Ralph about?
    • It would undoubtedly be a lot harder to pull off in simpler games with more hard coded limitations. Modern games on the other hand are built for modding and have robust physics and graphical engines that can handle this sort of thing. It helps that Vanellope and King Candy both transferred themselves to games within the same general genre, and so the engine had an easier time adapting to them and they didn't break the game too hard. And honestly... programmers tell tales of the downright spookily unexpected things AI and procedural generation pops out all the time.
      • To add to this, Slaughter Racing appears to be some kind of Grand Theft Auto-ish MMO. It likely has a large corporate team who are constantly tinkering and patching the game. Venellope's appearance, if it was noticed at all, would almost certainly be assumed to be the work of some other programmer on the team. She's essentially DLC, and what's more, if players notice her at all they may just assume that her character design is an easter egg put in by a programmer who played Sugar Rush as a kid.
     Effectiveness of the Surge Protector 
  • Surge Protector shuts off access to the Wi-Fi entrance ... with tape. An electrically charged being used tape to shut off characters in an electrical series of circuits. Can't he be able to do it in a more effective way??
    • As established in the first movie, he's not very good at his job. Why would he be, he's just a function of a rather ratty, decades old piece of bargain basement electronics after all. I imagine the firewall Litwak will hopefully get running at some point will stop anyone in future, but Litwak had literally only just turned the router on when they escaped.
     Internet users 
  • Ralph and Vanellope go into the internet essentially because the router automatically recognizes them as users. Except they aren't controlled by a real human. Wouldn't them getting the new wheel make humans question how the insane price was paid by Nobody? And whose return address it came from?
    • Well it's the internet. Who knows if anyone out there is a real person or not? They're basically all names, addresses and credit card numbers. They registered their address and identity as the arcade and likely placed their funds in some online banking system.
      • When they're first learning they have to pay real money for the steering wheel, "Buzzybucks" is listed as a payment option, meaning Ralph was able to just transfer the funds directly from his BuzzzTube account. Since they gave the address as Litwak's Arcade, presumably they also put that as the billing address (if necessary), and Litwak himself as the buyer (or maybe something generic like "John Doe" to keep up the illusion that it was simply an anonymous donation).
     Escaping TRON 
  • How did Ralph and Vanellope get out of the frozen glitch in the TRON game?
    • Surge Protector, or Tron, eventually stopped by to let them out. Likely the third time this week that someone's decided to test whether the game is fixed yet and gotten themselves stuck.
    • That brings to mind an image of Tron walking in on Ralph and Vanellope while embarrassingly frozen, and giving them the kind of scolding Beck would be all too familiar with while dragging them back to the surge protector. Thanks for the laugh!
     How does Ralph appear to them? 
  • A sort of "paper man in a paper house" situation: since for us both video game characters and people are CGI, when in universe people watch Ralph's viral videos do they see CGI Ralph or a person dressed as Ralph?
    • Maybe the videos look like really advanced CGI in-universe? The humans in Wreck-It Ralph have more humanlike proportions, asymmetries, and imperfections than the very polished-looking human video game characters (compare Moppet Girl to Vanellope, or the adults in the arcade to Ralph, Felix, and Calhoun).
    • As far as anyone on BuzzzTube is aware, Ralph's videos are just SFM or MikuMikuDance videos with a funky looking 3D Ralph model. Who knows, maybe the "creator" got the model from one of those games Ralph cameoed in.
     Being in two games at once 
  • Couldn't Vanellope exist in two different games at the same time? She can be both a playable character in Sugar Rush and an NPC in Slaughter Race. Shank just writes her code into the game so Vanellope can stay there, but that doesn't mean her code in Sugar Rush is gone. She could be back in her old game and visit Ralph in the arcade any time she likes, switching her jobs between Sugar Rush and Slaughter Race at will (characters in the arcade do game-jumping all the time, after all). She could be working in the arcades by day, then go enjoy Slaughter Race by night or during days that she is not a part of the playable roster. And if Ralph misses her, he's just one Wi-Fi router away from the Internet, yet the movie treats it like Vanellope is going somewhere so far away that Ralph couldn't follow, or that there will be serious repercussions for Vanellope "going Turbo" since she's the main character of her own game.
    • Well, there's nothing to suggest that she can't or won't come back to the arcade to visit, but I don't think it's possible for her to be coded into two games at once. If that were possible, characters could just code themselves into every game in the arcade, making dying outside their home game a non-issue.
      • Coding someone into a game might only be possible in an online game that's made to be updated constantly, as opposed to an arcade game that's not supposed to change once it leaves the factory.
      • Not quite. Turbo was able to assimilate his code into Sugar Rush in the first movie, remember?
      • We don't know to what extent. Sugar Rush doesn't seem like a game that threatens actual death ever, so we don't know if he was able to respawn. He certainly didn't when the game reset.
      • True, but that could've been because the game reset. As in, it did away with everything that wasn't supposed to be there, and repaired everything that was. We see racers facing such perils as giant gumballs and driving off cliffs and such during their races, which would mean King Candy is taking a pretty huge risk each day if he doesn't respawn. Even if he thinks he's the greatest racer in the world, no one is going to be that arrogant.
      • Why wouldn't a new version of Vanellope be created when Sugar Rush is rebooted, just like in the Season 3 finale of Reboot? Her code is still in the game, but she's not present. Why wouldn't a reboot recreate her?
      • I think the way these movies work is that when characters leave their home game and visit another, their code actually goes with them. That would explain how Shank was able to code Vanellope into Slaughter Race, and how Turbo did the same when he took over Sugar Rush.
    • Slaughter Race is always on as well, and regularly skipping out on work is not going to go down too well. Just as there's always going to be players looking for Shank, so too is Vanellope going to be someone players are actively going to miss when she's not there. Even her downtime would be something I'm sure she'd rather take close to home. It's akin to taking a demanding job in another city, it's not quite as convenient as it sounds to regularly visit your old friends.
      • That's another thing that bugs me. Putting aside the fact that Slaughter Race's developers wouldn't notice that somehow Vanellope became a part of their game, Vanellope as a character was created in a totally different art style than Shank and her crew. It would be kinda weird to see the adorable Moe Vanellope be a part of the hardcore, Fast & Furious style Shank's crew, so she probably won't show herself to the players often outside of her car lest the developers notice this and decide to reset the game. Plus, Shank is the main character of Slaughter Race, and getting her car is one of the main objectives of the game, so it makes sense that players would go look for her. On the other hand, Vanellope is just another member of Shank's crew who only shows up to crash the players' cars in-game: unless Shank decides to rewrite the game's codes to make Vanellope an important character in the game, I don't think players are going to realize that it was Vanellope inside the game. I can buy that she'd probably be hanging out on the internet more often than going back to the arcade, but I don't really think that she's so important to the Slaughter Race that she needs to be there every day.
      • I'll be basically answering some questions above but you have to remember a couple of things. One: Vanellope genuinely grew bored of Sugar Rush. It's not like she hated her game. It's more of she's tired in being in the environment where not much action happens (especially thanks to her Game-Breaking Bug that allows her to win races each time). Vanellope made it clear she isn't like any princesses or girls that are only found of fashion, sweets, etc. She's a tomboy who prefers more action over anything. And two, I don't think she'll even be allowed to exist in both games. Remember she and Ralph weren't allowed to go into the internet in the first place and once they went into it, they were there until the end of the movie where only Ralph came back. And I'm sure it'll look pretty bad if the same character was seen in two games at once. And, like I said, even if Vanellope COULD do that, she DIDN'T want to be in Sugar Rush anymore. She grew bored of it and found an environment that suits her needs. The tearjerker page describes this as her being bored of her old home and found a new home with friends that like her. It was still pretty clear that despite after the events of the first game, the other Sugar Rush characters do still seem not to treat Vanellope right. Hell, Shank pretty much became Vanellope's adoptive older sister by the end of the film. Sure, it's probably be a bad thing for someone to leave the game they originated in but at least A. Vanellope didn't do it for any ill or selfish intentions and B. There are plently of other racers where not many people would notice. Even Wreck-It Ralph (the game I mean of course) got away with Qbert and his friends being added to Ralph's game at the end of the first movie.
     Ebay doesn't work that way. 
  • You need to register an account with Ebay (and likely the fictional BuzzzTube) to use their services, yet Ralph and Vanellope never do that. There's no Registration Desk at the front entrance of the auction center. So how the hell were they able to not only outbid another user to get the wheel, and then open a 24-hour hold on it so they can get the money, with no account?
    • Perhaps this fictional version of Ebay allows you to bid on items, and then you have to make an account when you actually go to check out. Like, maybe that was part of the process they were going through right before they find out they need real money, and it just wasn't shown? Not 100% realistic, but theoretically possible, and rule of drama and all that. As for BuzzzTube, Shank and her crew do mention setting up an account for Ralph immediately after recording the first video.
    • Or, the simpler explanation: Law of Conservation of Detail. Ralph/Vanellope set up the account off-screen.
    • While it's been a long time since I used Ebay, doesn't it allow you to set up a temporary guest account on the spot for some kinds of purchases? I recall acquiring a used laptop that way. (Granted, that was for a relatively cheap item, which that replacement steering wheel wasn't by the time Ralph and Vanellope got done bidding for it...)
     The new Sugar Rush route 
  • Ralph builds a new route inside Sugar Rush in order to keep Vanellope entertained. Problem is, the new route is on the final straight before the finish line and it actually leads away from the finish line. Why would Ralph design the new route like that?
    • Because he was concerned with it being new and interesting and fun, not with it being a way to win.
    • Ralph spent 30 years in a game with a format/structure that is totally different from Sugar Rush. Of course he was aware the goal of a race is to be the first to cross the finish line in any number of laps, but his experience and feelings were stronger and he didn't make the connection.
    • Even if we assume that the ramifications of it had occurred to him, he might’ve not realized that Vanellope was being controlled by the player at the time, or he assumed she would wait until she wasn’t being played as before trying the new course.
     Multiple tabs 
  • How would having multiple tabs open work? Does a user's avatar clone itself, or just teleport really fast between sites?
    • There are too many user avatars to count. I'm sure some of them are duplicates of the same user who has multiple tabs open. Would've been cool to catch an avatar extra split in half!
    • Even if you have multiple tabs open, you can still only view one at a time. It could be as simple as your avatar is at the site you're currently browsing, and clicking to another tab moves them to that tab, with less "travel time" within the same site. Using this site for example, if someone was reading TV Tropes, was on the main page for Ralph Breaks the Internet, and had the YMMV and Funny tabs open, clicking between YMMV and Funny is probably just the avatar walking around TV Tropes. But if the user clicked on a tab for eBay or Amazon, that's when they go into the little car, because it's a completely different website.
      • What about when you're viewing two different sites in multiple windows? It's not uncommon for someone to be watching YouTube or Netflix in one window while reading an article or playing a webgame in another.
     Taking in the Sugar Rush racers 
  • Why would the Arcade residents be so unwilling to take in some of the Sugar Rush racers to their own games?
    • There are a ton of them (note that this includes all the individual spectators) and, as Felix and Calhoun learn, they're not all very nice.
     Presence of the TRON virus 
  • How did a virus get into an offline game before the characters even have access to the Internet?
    • If this is in reference to Sugar Rush, the game was unplugged because the steering wheel was broken. They never had a virus unless you count the cy-bugs in the first film.
    • It's in reference to the TRON game in the arcade that glitches up with them in it.
    • It's not uncommon for older copies of games to deteriorate over time, producing bugs. This would not be called a "virus", so they probably used the term to make a Tron reference.
     Jasmine's cat allergy 
  • Jasmine mentions being allergic to cats. If that's the case, why is she hugging Rajah the tiger in that very scene?
    • That line is not in the movie.
    • If she does have a cat allergy, it could be a very minor one. My dad has cat allergies, but they're minor enough for us to still have a house cat without it bothering him. (Though I'm not sure how well this explanation holds up against a tiger. Can't say I've ever seen my dad live with one of those.)
    • In the since-removed scene, she has an inhaler to keep it under control. As Jasmine's virtual representation at Oh My Disney, after all, she has to appear with Rajah.
    • Also, provided the allergy is merely annoying and not life-threatening, she could simply not care enough to keep Rajah away when she's not in the public eye. Some pet owners are allergic, but they love their pets too much to get rid of them over a sniffly nose.
    • Rajah is a tiger. Not a normal house cat. That is a difference. Many people with cat allergies may have either no reaction or a mild one around big cats like lions and tigers. Also, some people are only allergic to certain domestic cat breeds while they may be fine around others. I think it depends on how severe the allergy is.
    • Also, they are in the Internet. Not the real world, obviously.
     Fictional You Tube stand-in 
  • If they already had Google in the movie, why did they have to use a fictional website like BuzzzTube? Why not just use YouTube?
    • Google is only used for minor purposes - the "goggles" pun in the beginning and the setting of the Climbing Climax. BuzzzTube, meanwhile, plays a crucial part in the plot. Plus, converting the number of likes to actual currency on YouTube is not as easy as it is on this fictional website - perhaps the creators did not want to mislead people into thinking that's how making money on YouTube works.
    • The bigger question is why they bothered with a brief glimpse of YouTube earlier in the movie if they were just gonna use their own version anyway?
    • Most likely, Google gave Disney strict rules about how they could use the YouTube name and logo that couldn't be worked into the story itself, and it was decided after the BuzzzTube story elements had largely finalized. The result is a universe where YouTube has a significant competitor in BuzzzTube.
     Unofficial Disney Princesses 
  • Why are Anna, Elsa and Moana in with the other Disney Princesses anyhow? I thought the "official word" was that the three of them belonged to their own franchises and henceforth were never inducted into the Princesses' line.
    • The in-universe explanation: the "Which Princess Are You" quiz on Oh My Disney includes them as possible solutions. Since they are Animated Actors whose primary job seems to be showing up after completing the quiz, it doesn't matter whether they are included in the official Princess line.
    • Just because they aren't part of the Official lineup doesn't meant that they will not be able to be part of it eventually. Just like Rapunzel wasn't officially a member at the beginning. Eventually they will join the lineup, this is just a sneak peek.
    • Let's be honest here, the Oh My Disney scene is only there because Disney wanted to use the sequel to promote the franchises that are making them the most money. Frozen is their biggest non-Marvel or Star Wars franchise yet, and Moana did decently at the box office. That's why Anna, Elsa, and Moana are there.
      • Film Theory actually made a good argument for this guess regarding why some older princesses are excluded: The ones we see are the ones who made the big bucks at the box office, the estimated minimums being $100 million domestically and $250 million globally, adjusted for inflation. The question they were trying to answer was whether Vanellope would qualify, and the answer was yes—Wreck It Ralph grossed almost $190 million domestically, and over $470 million globally, both well past the estimated minimums.
     What makes Vanellope so different? 
  • This may just be a question for which there is no real answer, but why was Vanellope the only racer from Sugar Rush who had grown tired of the game she was used to? She spent roughly fifteen years pining to be added to her game's roster, to the point where she said racing was "in her code." But six years later, she decides it's not what she really wanted all along? Okay, that's certainly something that could happen, but it seems odd that there are more than a dozen other characters who have been racing far longer than she has, who aren't mentioned as yearning for another role.
    • There's Ralph too. That was the whole point of the first film. Honestly the vast majority of people spend their entire lives in the same place they grew up, very few people have the balls to totally uproot themselves out of the sheer desire for new experiences. Vanellope is also one of the few game characters who's experienced different ways of life, and is even able to consider change is possible.
    • Who says that they didn't? The other racers don't have much screentime in this film, it's entirely possible that they ARE also bored and the movie just doesn't show it.
    • Maybe they're closer to one another in skill so it's more of a toss-up who beats who during the Random Roster Race, as well as having more balanced powers for players to use. Vanellope's power and skill are so game-breaking that she could be starting to fall victim to Victory Is Boring.
     Where are the lawyers cracking down on Ralph's viral videos? 
  • In the universe of the film, Fix-It Felix Jr. is a 1982 arcade game created by TobiKomi, the same company that made Sugar Rush and eventually went out of business. In real life, intellectual property rights don't just disappear, they get sold. Presumably some person or company bought the rights to Fix-It Felix Jr. and its characters when TobiKomi dissolved. One day, out of the blue, Wreck-It Ralph starts appearing in viral videos. Nobody knows who's making them or where they came from, but they are being heavily monetized. Where are all the lawyers catching wind of this and filing copyright claims? Or worse, tracing the eBay purchase of the steering wheel and busting down Mr. Litwak's door?
    • The plot takes place over the course of a single day. Any of those copyright claims are going to take longer than that to file. And that's presuming someone did indeed buy the rights, and who owns them is clear. This is not necessarily the case. There's instances of things like this being lost in the cracks and it being hugely unclear just who owns what. It's the reason some popular shows, movies or music aren't rereleased.
      • This might be the same reason copyright isn't brought up as a potential issue with letting Vanellope join Slaughter Race—no-one really owns the Sugar Rush IP anymore either.
    • Assuming Ralph 2 takes place in 2018 (the same year as the movie's release) that means 36 years have passed since the game was released. While it's certainly not at all long enough for it to enter public domain, it's plenty long enough for a company to decide since they're not going to make any more money out of the game, there's no point enforcing the copyright. Heck, there are even a few instances of companies themselves allowing you to download the entire game free of charge after 15/20/25 years have passed.
     Barely breakable cookie. 
  • When Vanellope threw the cookie down from several feet up, how did it only split in two pieces, and not be completely destroyed?
    • Maybe it's harder than it looks, but landed on some sort of edge that focused the force of the landing onto the center, causing it to crack down the middle, before ending up on the ground. Vanellope did make it as a Friendship Trinket, so odds are she'd want to make it out of something sturdier than a typical cookie, considering Ralph's job is being tossed around a lot.
     What were the apple slices for? 
  • Maybe I missed it because the scene was going kinda fast, but when all the princesses are rallying to save Ralph, Mulan(I think it was) cuts up Snow White's poisoned apple and the slices land on the dresses being used as parachutes. There's a close up shot of the poison dissolving the apple, but what exactly did that accomplish with the overall plan?
    • They land on the stakes holding the golden strings in place, melting them and allowing the dresses to fall with precision timing... or something.
      • OP here. Having found the scene on YouTube and watched that moment several times, it looks like you were in the ballpark; my assumption once it clicked that the stakes were melting was that it was to ensure they'd break away once Ralph landed in the dress, allowing the other dresses to slow his fall instead of stopping him more suddenly and potentially injuring him. Part of me questioned why they bothered when Ralph is a big enough dude that they probably would have broken anyway, but it probably ensured that the stakes were the weakest link, not the strings tying Ralph to the dress-parachutes—if those broke, he'd still be in trouble. (Plus it gave Snow White and Mulan a reason to participate).
     Translating Scots 
  • In one trailer, Merida recaps her movie with her thick accent and some Scottish slang peppered in. But in the movie proper, she speaks Scots (an actual language descended from Scots Gaelic), and is not talking about her movie. Does ANYONE have the translation? I suspect she's saying something critical about the other princesses each having an "I Want" Song (or similar), since her movie isn't a musical and she's the only princess who doesn't have her own song.
    • The Funny Moments page has that moment recorded, with the translation in a note. I'm not certain if it's accurate since that's my only source, but it reads "May you have a long and healthy life, full of resources and easy goings! I hope to see you again soon, my friend!" In an attempt to be sure, I ran Merida's original line through Google Translate, translating from Scottish Gaelic since Scots wasn't an option, only for the majority of the line to be spat out unaltered, and it even asked if I wanted to translate it from English instead, so I can't be certain.
    • Scots (used by Merida in this line) and Scottish Gaelic are completely different languages, only related insofar as they are both in the Indo-European language family. Scots is closely related to English, and historically was spoken by Lowlanders. Gaelic is a Celtic language, related to Welsh, Manx and Irish Gaelic, and was spoken in the Highlands. Today, it survives as a spoken language in the Western Isles, and has about 90,000 speakers. It's definitely Scots that Merida speaks in the movie, not Gaelic.
     Why were the princesses at Google? 
  • I love how the princesses saved Ralph, but why were they at the bottom of the Google tower of all places? Why were they even outside Oh My Disney during the attack? Did they somehow know Vanellope was there and came to her aid?
    • Because the plot demanded it.
    • Perhaps someone searched them on Google, and they showed up in person for that?
    • I like to think that they were actively trying to fight off the Ralph clones (which would explain why some of them were armed to some degree), and once they saw their friend Vanellope get captured by the Kaiju Ralph, they followed with the intent to rescue her before Ralph talked it down.
    Just what is Double Dan? 
  • Most denizens of the Internet are the personifications of some kind of software: Yesss is an algorithm that identifies popular videos, Spamley is a pop-up advertisement, KnowsMore is a search engine, Arthur is a virus. Where does Double Dan fit in this? He is most certainly some kind of software as well, but he's not identified as a virus himself. And does him "little brother" represent any part of his software, or is it just meant to be a gross-out gag?
    • In the Blu-ray bonus features, there was a point in production where Double Dan himself replicated things rather than Arthur, so it seems he was the virus. The clones came out of Little Dan’s mouth. I guess after they changed it, he just stuck with no real explanation of what he is.
    • The corrupted avatar of the programmer who created the viruses he sells? No idea about his little brother, though.

    Ralph's admission of the virus attack 
  • Why didn't Ralph wait until after they'd gotten back to the arcade to admit the truth about the glitch to Vanellope? Waiting until then would allow Vanellope to blame herself for the Slaughter Race crash long enough that she might not be as inclined to want to go back there.
    • 1.) Why would she still be less inclined to go back once she found out she hadn't done anything wrong? 2.) From what I recall (and I might be wrong), Ralph didn't expect that the virus would completely crash the game; he thought it would just slow it down or something. He barely managed to get Vanellope out before it crashed and was just relieved that she was okay, and also probably didn't want her to think she was responsible.
      • You're absolutely correct; the intent was to slow the game down and make it boring so Vanellope would find it less appealing and leave it behind on her own. It was just unlucky (or otherwise stellar programming on the part of the game devs) that the first insecurity it found was Vanellope's glitch. To answer the original question: Because that would be one heck of a jerk move and Ralph wouldn't have the heart to let Vanellope feel like trash for that long. Extreme as his actions might have been, he still loved her and wouldn't be nearly enough of a Manipulative Bastard to try that stunt with her, on top of the fact that he himself is probably feeling like trash for having almost gotten her killed. (If the game reset with her inside of it, it's implied that the end result would have been the same as if she died outside of her game.) He's just not that kind of guy.
      • On the other hand, it's entirely possible that Ralph could easily have forgotten to tell her in the heat of the moment and ended up not saying anything until they were back in the arcade. If that happened, it's hard to say how Vanellope would've reacted, but perhaps it would've culminated in Vanellope getting cloned by the insecurity virus instead of Ralph.
      • How would he "forget to tell her?" The game had just crashed right in front of him, he knew it was his fault, and Vanellope was actively blaming herself for it.
      • Not telling her the truth until the replacement steering wheel had arrived would've deincentivized her out of going back to Slaughter Race, as she'd likely have minimal reason to leave Sugar Rush.
    • I believe the question is, 'would it be a more effective climax if Vanellope's insecurities were as relevant to the climax as Ralph's'?"
      • That doesn't sound like much of a case of Fridge Logic, but does Vanellope have that many insecurities anyway? She seems dead-set on leaving Sugar Rush and the arcade behind her and apparently doesn't care enough about Ralph's say in it to bother listening to him...Plus, the virus scanned Vanellope for insecurities, and the only one it found was her glitch, right? That was the reason for the Slaughter Race crash.
      • Uh, there's Vanellope's hidden pain/insecurities of what King Candy / Turbo had done to her, and of course manipulated Rancis and the other Sugar Rush racers to do to Vanellope. Her unhappiness and discontent with her life in Sugar Rush would also count (the first movie made such a big deal about her glitch not being a disadvantage, quite the opposite). That's a big deal. Just because the game reset doesn't mean that all 15 years of Vanellope being a glitch and her being bullied magically disappeared overnight. The racers clearly remember everything they did, and even though it was all caused by Turbo's manipulation, they still did it. It's easy to imagine that in their brief moments with Vanellope in the sequel, that after making an attempt to be nice, they and Vanellope just stayed separate because there was too much bad blood between them, hence why she hung out with Ralph after work most of the time.
        Point is, Vanellope had a very different experience compared to everyone else. Fifteen years of no arcade hours to follow, no players to obey, and a lot of bad memories should allow her to be given a pass. Sugar Rush was set up differently too, so unlike Ralph or Felix or Calhoun, she's a little less integral to the game's function, but still very much essential given how big her code box is shown to be. She had to grow up a bit while neglected, and admittedly Slaughter Race fits her mental age while also being an NPC would allow her to do her own thing like before.
      • Okay, but that's an awful lot of guesswork. Vanellope's feelings about her glitching would most plausibly differ between when she thought it was something she was created with that everyone hated her for, and when it was an advantage she deliberately gave herself that made everyone love her.
    • If Vanellope was the one with a virus clone army running around the Internet, Slaughter Race, which was out of focus for the last third of the movie, would be back in focus. The ending also would've ended on a slightly less bitter note, as Vanellope would basically have two options: either A) she returns to Sugar Rush and visits Slaughter Race after hours to fill her desire for unpredictability, or B) the same as the movie, but she gets the chance to say goodbye to Felix, Calhoun and the others.
    How did 16 hours go by so quickly? 
  • The clerk at eBay tells Ralph and Vanellope that they have 24 hours to come up with the money before their bid expires. After spending some time at Loot Findr and Slaughter Race, the eBoy pops up and tells them they only have 8 hours. How did 16 hours go by after only spending a short amount of time in just two websites?
    • A full day must've passed while Ralph was making all those viral videos at BuzzzTube. To get trending to point that TV shows are taking notice of him, he'd have to have worked round the clock there.
    • But this was before BuzzzTube. By the time they got there, they only had about 8 hours to raise the money.

    Jacking Shank's car 
  • What is a normal gamer supposed to do in order to actually obtain the car?
    • Probably fight an absolutely flawless boss-fight. Shank is essentially a boss character. Presumably there is some avatar control mechanics for the players to fight her and her goons, but either the boss is overtuned, or the players were simply too nooby to do anything but stand there and get one-shot.
      • They should've really fought and not first taunted Shank and crew.
    • My impression is that defeating Shank in a race, fair and square, would get her to hand over her car as per the game's rules. Defeat Means Friendship. That being said, the conditions don't appear to be clear even to the players, considering two people playing attempted to take it right from the garage. More likely, there is a set of conditions to meet that no player has figured out yet. Ultimately though, it's not important to the plot, only that someone somewhere will pay a lot of money for Shank's car. It's unknown if it's even possible.

     Game reboots 
  • Spamley and Shank both say that if any foreign code is inside Slaughter Race when the game resets, it will be deleted and won’t come back with everything else. However, in the first movie, Ralph, Felix, and Calhoun were all inside Sugar Rush when Vanellope crossed the finish line and that game reset, and they all appeared to be fine. Why exactly would things be different for Slaughter Race?
    • Slaughter Race got a forced shut down because a virus was destroying it — essentially, it was unplugged and then plugged back in. Sugar Rush got a soft reset, effectively rewinding to a base state without actually being turned off.

     Time discrepancy 
  • The first movie took place during the 30-year anniversary of Fix-It Felix, Jr., and Ralph does state that he’s been doing his job for 30 years. In this film, while hanging out with Vanellope, he says he spent only 27 years without any friends before he met her. Does this imply that it took three years for the Nicelanders to start ostracizing him, or that he had another friend earlier on who disappeared for some reason...or is it just a small goof between the two films?

  • How do those little avatars we see throughout the Internet resemble their real-world users so well? Are they all using a special browser that lets them create an avatar themselves? If not, how would the Internet know the appearance of every person who uses it? Mr. Litwak even has one, even though he just finished setting up the Wi Fi connection before his avatar appeared.

     Why didn't she glitch? 
  • When Vanellope and Ralph get cornered by Shank's gang while trying to steal her car, why didn't Vanellope just use her glitch to teleport them away like she did to get them pass the wall of fire a few moments ago?
    • Probably didn't think about it due to being surrounded by strangers that looked like they were going to hurt them. Until they explained themselves better, Shank and her gang did look extremely threatening especially after Ralph and Vanellope just witnessed one of her gang members roasting two players. Once they had some distance and started to drive, Vanellope remembered her glitching powers and used them.

     Ralph leaving the internet 
  • After saying goodbye to Vanellope, the next scene shows Ralph is back at the arcade. How did Ralph leave the internet?
    • The same way he got in, presumably.


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