- Fridge Brilliance: Of course the closest thing Flynn has to a weapon is just using a shield to cripple advancing enemies. The Novelization of the film establishes Flynn's training with a disc was barely adequate. Flynn is also, for the most part, a pacifist as shown in TRON: Legacy. He's pants as a warrior, relying on his power to neutralize danger instead of confront it.
- Harsher in Hindsight: Flynn is alone in the system, without allies, trapped and trying to survive and forced to keep doing so until a Recognizer or other hazard does him in for good. A bit bleak in 1982...but nasty accidental Foreshadowing considering what happened in TRON: Legacy
YMMV / TRON Maze-a-Tron