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by excalibur2008
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Replies: 167
Views: 29503

Re: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ward might not have been armed, but we all know how dangerous he is. Skye's gotten better, but I doubt she'd be able to take him down via knockout. Also note she didn't go for a headshot, nor did she finish him off when she had the chance. She took out a dangerous element, simple as that. He may ha...
by excalibur2008
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III
Replies: 240
Views: 26434

Re: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III

And yet they still die like regular old soldiers in fire fights. And I've never really seen many physical feats ordinary people couldn't do. Of course, the point is that they're still humans. Aside from being resistant to diseases, everything else they do could've been done by a natural. It just co...
by excalibur2008
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?
Replies: 43
Views: 10537

Re: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?

I tend to lump Tomino in with the likes of Rodenberry and Lucas. People who had a good idea but certainly not one they could develop/pull off alone and certainly not the magic sages marketting would like us to see them as. I think Tomino is opinionated but inconsistent and this is echoed in his wor...
by excalibur2008
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III
Replies: 240
Views: 26434

Re: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III

Though, other than the OS stuff I don't see anything that makes Coordinators look better than Naturals. On average, their bodies are more resistant to diseases and some harmful environments (see Strike's atmospheric entry) and have increased physical and mental potentials. And yet they still die li...
by excalibur2008
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III
Replies: 240
Views: 26434

Re: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III

Quiddity wrote: wish Athrun could have instead taken the role that Kira ended up having. \
What and have the old cast get slaughtered becuase of his twitishness?
by excalibur2008
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III
Replies: 240
Views: 26434

Re: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III

I dislike the whole OS thing because it really plays into the badly fumbled anti-racism message they attempted in CE. "Everybody is equal, we're all human! ...Except for those designer babies, they're better than you stupid Muggles in every way." Though, other than the OS stuff I don't see anything...
by excalibur2008
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Replies: 167
Views: 29503

Re: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

If he was evil, of course. I would think the whole "I'm willing to forgive you abusive older brother, not! [proceeds to murder]" thing kind of implys that yeah he might be evil. Yeah, becuase kidnapping her was such a heroic thing to do. And how else was this supposed to happen? I don't see her com...
by excalibur2008
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Replies: 167
Views: 29503

Re: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

But really, Skye? Really ? Whitefall makes it clear to your face that Ward didn't want to shoot down the bus, where a bunch of people who want him dead are? Didn't try to stop HYDRA from trying either when it would have been pretty noticeable. He keeps his promise to you, Yeah, becuase kidnapping h...
by excalibur2008
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III
Replies: 240
Views: 26434

Re: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III

but it's a lot better in a visual, narrative and thematical way to have a older/deficient machine. The best example I can think of is when people went insane for "TerminExia"'s appearance in the second season of 00 . Whereas I consider it ridiculous how it would be outdated in just 2 years. That se...
by excalibur2008
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III
Replies: 240
Views: 26434

Re: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III

The Freedom's NJC and its Reactor are grandfathered into the treaty thanks to it being made before the treaty was written. That is if I remember right. Nothing was grandfathered into the treaty. The treaty specifically and clearly forbade the use of NJC in the military, regardless if it is used on ...
by excalibur2008
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III
Replies: 240
Views: 26434

Re: The Gundam SEED DESTINY Remaster Thread Mk III

I'm talking from the point of view of the writing. The Freedom is repaired and is still able to obliterate anything on sight. When has an "old" machine in Gundam be so powerful before or after? The one thing that astounds me about some Gundam shows is how unlike with more realistic space militaries...
by excalibur2008
Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Wars Episode VII
Replies: 59
Views: 12215

Re: Star Wars Episode VII

azrael wrote:
battletech wrote:Counter point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsRVcmEG3VY
A metal crossguard isn't the same as a crossguard made of freakin' energy that could you could cut yourself with.
Since when have Star Wars fans become as anal about crap no one cares about as hardcore Star Trek fans?
by excalibur2008
Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Wars Episode VII
Replies: 59
Views: 12215

Re: Star Wars Episode VII

Meh, if Maul got away with a double edged one, the new guy getting a claymore doesn't really bother me. Don't just take my word on it. Master bladesmith: New lightsaber design is a terrible idea (Washington Post) Its a franchise that does stuff like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdEO76klfrs ...
by excalibur2008
Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Wars Episode VII
Replies: 59
Views: 12215

Re: Star Wars Episode VII

But of course, since this is the internet, the fanboys have latched onto everything they can complain about including that crossguard lightsaber. That's because a crossguard is designed to protect the hand of the user, not cut it off at the same time. One bad flick or movement of that wrist and the...
by excalibur2008
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Build Fighters Try or Reconguista In G- Which do you prefer?
Replies: 92
Views: 8370

Re: Build Fighters Try or Reconguista In G- Which do you pre

SEED, SEED Destiny Are you honestly trying to say the original gundam is slower than Seed? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Seriously its like Seed is taking Mobile Suit Gundam and adding more filler to it. I mean really it took twice as long in Seed to get to Earth as it did in MSG....
by excalibur2008
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Racism and Discrimination in Anime
Replies: 25
Views: 4606

Re: Racism and Discrimination in Anime

ShadowCell wrote:it's an effort to make the Empire that much more evil, by making them racists on top of everything else
I would have thought destroying inhabited planets and murdering children would have handled that though.
by excalibur2008
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Racism and Discrimination in Anime
Replies: 25
Views: 4606

Re: Racism and Discrimination in Anime

The Galactic Empire in Star Wars is more disposable when it is made clear it runs on very real chauvinism and white supremacy - it is easy to see all the officers are human men, then you realize they are mostly white. You can explain it as casting logistics, but the best handwaver tunes up their ev...
by excalibur2008
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk II
Replies: 585
Views: 77793

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk II

I just keep wondering what Banagher would have said. "In the end humanity and the universe itself will die" "Even so, I feel-" "And before that they resort to mass cannibalism" "...Even so-" "Seriously, just think how many of your descendants go on to become dinner. Same for the grandkids of people...
by excalibur2008
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Char's speech at Dakar
Replies: 21
Views: 3278

Re: Char's speech at Dakar

True, but how are they all to know that? I imagine the public doesn't know all the details we get to know as viewers. WE know that Char is really selfish and self centered, and that the whole being responsible for Garma/Kycillia's death thing was just to forward his revenge, but I don't know if the...
by excalibur2008
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Char's speech at Dakar
Replies: 21
Views: 3278

Re: Char's speech at Dakar

As for the point about the superiors, they were generally hated people by the Earth I imagine. Not to do the obvious, but I'm sure if one of Hitler's subordinates killed him, the subordinate wouldn't be distrusted because of that. After what the Zabis had done, who cares if Char 'betrayed' them, if...