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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - *SPOILERS*
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:06:13 PM »
Why did Kylo kill Snoke? Feel free to spoil,I won’t see it until it’s out on DVD.

Snoke was demeaning him the whole movie.  At one point he calls him a silly child playing with a mask which incites Kylo to move towards him in anger and Snoke hits him with force lightning (done in a different way than we've seen, not from Snoke's fingers).  Ultimately, though, I think he just saw his shot at being the leader and took it, he was never going to beat Snoke head on. 

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - *SPOILERS*
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:59:31 AM »
Did Kylo Ren and Rey have a rematch?

No, there is no lightsaber duel in this movie.  Snoke links their minds together so that Rey and Kylo can speak to each other across the galaxy.  Unlike what Ditto said, I don't recall Snoke taking credit for the visions in TFA or anything else regarding Rey's journey.   Rey thinks she sees redemption in Kylo and goes to him.  Kylo brings her to Snoke, who taunts her that Kylo is fully his creature.  Kylo sneak attacks Snoke with Rey's lightsaber, which was on the table at Snoke's side, activating it and slicing Snoke in half.  Rey and Kylo then fight as a team against Snoke's red guards (they wield partial-energy weapons).  Rey thinks this means that Kylo is good and throws him her lightsaber to save him.  When it becomes clear that they are not actually on the same side, there is a force tug of war over her lightsaber that neither wins (the lightsaber is pulled apart).

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - *SPOILERS*
« on: December 14, 2017, 10:49:36 PM »
I need some time to let it settle, I'm sure, but my overall feeling right after seeing this is "wtf" in a negative way. 

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: What, at core, is wrong with the DCEU?
« on: December 14, 2017, 02:38:44 PM »
The mainstream currently likes superhero films funnier, or at the very least less serious.  Comic fans want things like an inspirational Superman and a Batman who doesn’t wantonly kill, something closer to the essences of the characters they like.

ICT / Re: Scorpion VS Scorpion
« on: December 12, 2017, 01:43:51 AM »
Gargan is NOT fighting Raiden. Start with that.

Now hopefully that has set in.

OK that being said Gargan has not fought a fighter like scorpion I believe. *Has anyone said otherwise here?* You keep repeating this like everyone is disagreeing with that. Weird.

So what are Scorpions powers exactly since you have all the info on him. You act like this is a huge mismatch. He's what a street level Martial Artist with teleporting and fire. Teleporting would be the main thing going for him. I don't know if Fire or his spear would really affect Gargan that much. He is slower and weaken than Gargan by a good margain. Gargan has armor and a tail as a weapon on top of claws. That seem like a good close fight.

He's a spectre raised from the Netherrealm.  He has enhanced physical attributes, can teleport, go intangible, command hellfire and summon various weapons like his spear. 

ICT / Re: Scorpion VS Scorpion
« on: December 12, 2017, 12:50:08 AM »
Not himself but he wanted to kill Hanzo. Do note that the blood-code ENHANCED those affected. Scorpion at this point was at MK mode as he thought Raiden killed Takeda, his "son"/apprentice.

It enhances lesser beings, but it corrupts Raiden and interferes with his ability to heal.  We see this in his discussions with Fujin. This is because the Blood Code's origin is tied to Raiden.  The Kamidogu were used by the Elder Gods to seal away Shinnok's amulet using the blood of a god (Raiden's).  The chaos priests corrupted the process.

It's still a massive showing for Scorpion, but the circumstances are there for a reason because Scorpion can't normally beat Raiden.
Let's see those posts for Gargan, shall we? Or is there NONE?

MK Scorpion definitely wins.

ICT / Re: Scorpion VS Scorpion
« on: December 12, 2017, 12:08:15 AM »
Has Scorpion beaten Raiden?

Raiden's not in control of himself, as you can see from the scan dialogue and his possessed eyes.  It's still pretty shocking Scorpion was able to do that, but it's not proof that Scorpion is on Raiden's level IMO.

ICT / Re: Scorpion VS Scorpion
« on: December 11, 2017, 09:41:36 PM »
Is human Raiden even close to his God form? He would be just another human level combatant.

It's inconsistent and might be a gameplay mechanic thing to explain why you can play as him in the game.  All the canon stuff I've read depicts Raiden as not directly fighting in the actual tournaments.  He does step down from his elder god status from the 5th game (Deadly Alliance) forward, but not as a fighter in the tournaments and it's presented more as a power limiter than a transformation to mortal form. 

ICT / Re: Scorpion VS Scorpion
« on: December 11, 2017, 08:56:33 PM »
Shuruku doesn't think Cap is strong enough to maim a human body

Well that's just silly.

ICT / Re: Scorpion VS Scorpion
« on: December 11, 2017, 08:44:23 PM »
Are people arguing Cap couldn’t rip out a spine if he wanted? Is that what I just skimmed through? That’s insane.

I was going to say "Ditto", but then... yeah.

That said, I wholeheartedly agree. I was like, "What am I reading here?"

I can't even tell what's being argued regarding the Cap thing. 

ICT / Re: Scorpion VS Scorpion
« on: December 11, 2017, 08:41:44 PM »
Sub-Zero's fatality is a signature move, because its a gameplay mechanic. Its no more signature than
the jumping sound effect Mario makes, or the voice of Pikachu.

To start, I agree with most of what you're saying, but this is tricky.  Could you clarify your point here?  Fatalities are shown in canon, hell I skimmed the MKX comic just now for an example and Scorpion uses his original fatality in issue 2. 

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - *SPOILERS*
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:03:06 PM »
I think it’s refreshing for her not to be a Skywalker but I still think the movie will be by-the-numbers.

It's subjective, of course, so I'm not saying you're wrong, but here's my take on it:

Whether these kind of twists work depends on the setting for me.  Teasing significance and then revealing the mundane can absolutely work and be humorous or poignant commentary on the nature of life, belief or even just keep a story from becoming cliche.

Star Wars, however, is the hero's journey writ large via space fantasy.  It's all about destiny, chosen ones and spiritual forces guiding the universe.  With Star Wars I want big picture, I want things connected and epic.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - *SPOILERS*
« on: December 10, 2017, 07:42:33 PM »
Rey not being a Skywalker (or Solo, at least) would be disappointing for me.

I agree.  I've noticed, though, that on sites like iO9 and the AV Club over the past two years, the opposite view was expressed more frequently in comments.  On dedicated Star Wars boards, however, the vast majority wanted her parents to be significant.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - *SPOILERS*
« on: December 10, 2017, 06:32:23 PM »
Hopefully this makes it harder to see spoilers.

I've edited some space into my original post.  I thought the tag in the title would do it, sorry.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Star Wars: The Last Jedi - *SPOILERS*
« on: December 10, 2017, 05:01:20 PM »
The spoilers coming in after the world premiere yesterday are sparse but major., DO NOT continue unless you want to know things about the new movie before it opens this week.  There is some doubt the spoilers are real, so the following is not certain.

Edited to add some space for the following spoilers.

-Rey parent's are apparently revealed to be random space junkers.  The twist is that her parents are unimportant nobodies.

-Rey and Kylo apparently join together briefly at the end to kill Snoke.  Luke Skywalker is somehow involved in this from afar and dies in the conflict.  Trying to stitch a sequence of events together suggests that Snoke has Rey hostage -> Kylo "aids" Rey and they take out Snoke -> Luke sends a force projection of himself to stop Kylo from killing Rey and somehow dies in the process via "force draining."

You guys think these are real?  Do you like them if they are?  Feel free to put anything you've found as the day will likely continue to trickle out new spoilers and confirm or debunk the existing ones.

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