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[S.T.O.R.Y. 4/17/02] Blu-aauugh-o-sphere

Postby Chaos Priest on Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:21 pm

http://www.egscomics.com/d/20020417.html

Elliot may be strong, but he fails at strategery. Yes, he is able to think quickly on his feet as has been demonstrated here and later on, but that doesn't mean that he comes up with a good solution. He might have been able to make a deduction on which Nanase was real before she hit, however not only was his deduction incorrect but in the process of doing so completely missed that he probably could have used his Tamashii Gekido to cream all three at once.

As a side note, I like the differnt poof fonts in panel three. I think it's a nice little touch.
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Postby Nightranger on Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:00 pm

Yah, Elliot's definitely one to just make everything up as he goes. Luckily he can rationalize it all later. Sometimes. Tedd's the more strategic one.
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Postby Berpol on Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:57 am

I would guess that he didn't have enough time to use the Tamashii Gekido.
To me his main error was staying put. He should have made a counterattack against Green (for example) that would carry him outside of the attack range of Red and Blue.
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Postby ChibiCarrera on Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:39 pm

Berpol wrote:I would guess that he didn't have enough time to use the Tamashii Gekido.
To me his main error was staying put. He should have made a counterattack against Green (for example) that would carry him outside of the attack range of Red and Blue.


You have a good point.
Also, we have all seen that Elliot is good at thinking on his toes every now and then. I think he could have figured out which one was real if he had a bit more time.

As for me? I would wailed about aimlessly until I hit a solid object. :P
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Postby ChronosCat on Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:01 pm

== Spring, 2006 ==

Chronos: I guess Elliot isn't very good at predicting Nanase in a fight.

== Nov, 2008 ==

ChibiCarrera wrote:As for me? I would wailed about aimlessly until I hit a solid object. :P


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Postby ChibiCarrera on Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:53 pm

I can't really aim for what I don't know, so it would be aimlessly for me.
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Postby ChronosCat on Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:50 pm

I mean, try hitting one of the images to see if it's real; if it isn't, proceed to the next one. (This is what I do in video games when an enemy pulls a "which one is real" trick.)
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Postby Nightranger on Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:25 pm

Or, if possible, use an area-of-effect attack and hit them all.

Come to think of it, why didn't Elliot do that here? Seriously. Tamashi Gekido was practically made for this sort of situation.
MARTIN: What?
DANIEL: Okay. One, that's Star Trek; and two, it's ridiculous.
MARTIN: What's wrong with it?
CARTER: "The singularity is about to explode?"
MARTIN: Yes.
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DANIEL: How exactly is having weapons at maximum going to help the situation?
MARTIN: The audience isn't going to know the difference. They love: "weapons at maximum."
MITCHELL: Never underestimate your audience. They're generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment.
TEAL’C: I do not understand why everything in this script must inevitably explode.
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Postby ChibiCarrera on Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:14 am

Nightranger wrote:Or, if possible, use an area-of-effect attack and hit them all.

Come to think of it, why didn't Elliot do that here? Seriously. Tamashi Gekido was practically made for this sort of situation.


Maybe because he really didn't want to hurt her? Remember his dramatic speech somewhere along the lines?

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Postby Nightranger on Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:06 pm

And yet the comic you linked to followed right after he did use Tamashi Gekido on her.
MARTIN: What?
DANIEL: Okay. One, that's Star Trek; and two, it's ridiculous.
MARTIN: What's wrong with it?
CARTER: "The singularity is about to explode?"
MARTIN: Yes.
CARTER: Everything about that statement is wrong.
DANIEL: How exactly is having weapons at maximum going to help the situation?
MARTIN: The audience isn't going to know the difference. They love: "weapons at maximum."
MITCHELL: Never underestimate your audience. They're generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment.
TEAL’C: I do not understand why everything in this script must inevitably explode.
MARTIN: Look, you guys may all know how things really work out there in the galaxy, but I know the film business. Explosions make great trailers. Simple fact. More explosions, better trailer. Better trailer, more viewers.


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Postby The Old Hack on Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:04 am

A possibility: anime martial arts focus on the dramatic -- or even the melodramatic. Using the Tamashii Gekido on the images would have been effective but not dramatic. Using it just as Nanase seemed to be about to flatten him, on the other hand...
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