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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 08:01:20 AM »
Also, we found out about Aku.

He's become a recluse. He destroyed all the time portals and decided to wait Jack out, just out live him. But the time displacement has left Jack immortal, and Aku has become depressed that he probably will never be free of Jack. But he is handling it much more positively than Jack as he is giving him self (literally) therapy lessons.


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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 07:00:17 PM »
ALL of the portals? Haven't watched the new stuff yet, but in the old series, there was that one time portal guarded by a guy that Jack couldn't defeat. The guy sent Jack off but saw a future where Jack would be better trained and ready for the portal.

Did Aku get even THAT portal, or is there just a blanket statement that they're all gone?
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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 07:46:13 PM »
ALL of the portals? Haven't watched the new stuff yet, but in the old series, there was that one time portal guarded by a guy that Jack couldn't defeat. The guy sent Jack off but saw a future where Jack would be better trained and ready for the portal.

Did Aku get even THAT portal, or is there just a blanket statement that they're all gone?

They don't explain the "Jack and the Portal Guardian", portal. Of course they didn't look this far ahead. Because Jack hasn't aged as that vision foresaw.

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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 09:20:10 PM »
Hmmm, fair enough. So the portal guardian maybe saw a false/alternate future. Or maybe that vision will come true... somehow.
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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 10:11:16 PM »
That could be a vision of him after already making it back.

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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2017, 12:59:06 PM »
Damn.

Very well done.

How about that sound work? I mean I've never been moved to say that from a show, but it added another layer of beauty to the whole thing.

I'm into this more ongoing format. The theme of Aku/the Future/Jack wanting to get home was there in all previous episodes but each more or less seemed to stand on it's own or reference something that had happened and build a single episode to follow up on it. This though, we have ongoing threads, Jack's nightmares, the 7 daughters and the one that stands out from the other, the wolf. That right there is what looks to be at least another two main characters of interest, at least one of which I suspect will be joining up with Jack. I would have said that about the other sister as well but after Jack killed one of them, I don't see her coming around to his side, at least not anytime soon. Still, Jack riding a dire wolf into battle is something I'm looking forward to.

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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2017, 06:39:45 PM »
Jack and the Wolf being in on analogous journeys through the universe is very, Claremont Wolverine esque to me. Love it. I also like how toothless Aku is now, he appetite is saitied, and he's just as tired of fighting as Jack.

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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2017, 08:44:40 PM »
So...

All the daughters of Aku maybe dead. At least 6 of 7 are, not sure about the chain-flail wielding one.

After the end of the previous episode, they track him through blood patches in the wilderness. He hide in a cave where has another argument with his conscious, revealing he's never killed a human before. And his passing out, a scene earlier was due to the trauma of killing a human, not pulling the knife out of his stomach. This leads to a dream Jack has, remembering a a time as a kid where he saw his dad slaughter some bandits who attacked their family carriage. That's where he got the line, "... leave now, or face your destiny." He stitches himself back together with a thorn bark (Like a hoss). While Jackwas in the cave, he and the Wolf find each other and bond. The Wolf keeps Jack warm during the winter. The daughter of Aku have never seen other life forms before, they run across a doe and are perplexed as to what it is, when they see the buck they associate the horns with Aku and are disturbed when the buck doesn't kill the doe and instead bonds with it.

Shortly thereafter Jack drops his ultimatum and when they chose to fight, he kills two of them instantly. They fight it out unto an overhanging log where Jack re-centers himself and appears to kill the final three daughters hth.

Highlights: The art and coloring when Jack is shown in the cave, outlined in blood veins and the Wolf shows up the same. They have a moment of understanding, both wounded and tired. - The violence, from Jack killing the daughters to his dad cutting up the bandits splattering blood on little kid Jack. The final Daughter cursing Jack as she's hanging on to her chain, wrapped around Jack's hand as he looks both tired and regretful as he unwraps the chain from his arm without saying a word. Wow.

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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2017, 07:16:23 PM »
Finally caught up.

This show continues to be awesome! From Jack's inner torment to Aku blaming the audience for not being able to rid himself of the Samurai. This crew knows the characters, their world, the genre and their fans. Everything feels fully thought out.

My favorite thing is Jack getting a "Robin." Especially how he treats her. Speaking of, am I the only one who knew the Daughters of Aku weren't anywhere near good enough to beat Jack?

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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2017, 10:43:00 PM »
Ashi:

So, daughter figure or romantic interest?

Also this:
http://i.imgur.com/6fYZsnT.jpg
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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2017, 08:47:16 AM »
Definitely "daughter." As I said, she's his Robin
 Plus, she's like, 15.

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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2017, 12:21:45 PM »
Anyway, a fun episode.

"You're going to save her again, aren't you?"
"Yes."

And next week...The Scotsman!


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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2017, 02:42:27 PM »
Who looks to have continued the fight all these years.

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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2017, 10:00:26 PM »
I hope he gets a good showing. I've wanted to see him redeem himself after the end of the Siren episode where...I don't know they ran short, they had him job to Jack unmercifully. Easily the worst episode of Samurai Jack just for that. :)

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Re: Samurai Jack: Spoilers
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2017, 10:04:54 PM »
It'd be cool if he died. Aku killing him reignites Aku's thirst for destruction and Jack's passion for justice.