Objection, your honor! Mac and Molly were ordinary kats until Hackle turned them into robots. I'm just making the point that in the SWAT Kats
universe, there are ways to resurrect dead characters.
I was referring to their frequent comebacks after
that; the fact they survive being bashed around, exploded, falling and smashing to pieces etc. because they're robots, whereas Turmoil is an ordinary person and would die from a fall that long. If
she hit bottom. My aforementioned "hidden jetpack" idea would prevent this.
Of course, re: the Metallikats, there has
to be a point where they're too damaged to ever be rebuilt right...? I mean, even they
can presumably be permanently destroyed. It seems like it's all in whether their heads survive intact.
marklungo wrote:P.S. As long as we're talking about characters inexplicably surviving incidents that should have killed them: How did any of the villains in "Katastrophe" escape the exploding warehouse? That was never explained, was it?
My own personal take is Dark Kat reversed the way the force field bubble worked to keep those inside of it (especially himself) safe from the explosion at the last second. There were
other buttons on that remote control doohicky he had. This is pure fanon, though, and beyond this, no, we have no idea how those four survived, but there's some precedent for it.
As mentioned, Mac and Molly are robots and (I guess) as long as their heads survive, they can be rebuilt.
And Viper's survived two huge explosions before, likely due to his regenerative mutagen blood, which I admit is both fanon and
would be a retcon even if it wasn't, since it wouldn't be until The Origin of Dr. Viper
that we learn he even has
mutagen-tainted blood. But whatever the reason, he has a knack for coming out of explosions okay.
That just leaves Big Purple. He himself has never been shown surviving anything a normal kat couldn't survive. He was shot down in The Wrath of Dark Kat
, but only the rear portion of the ship was destroyed; he could've safely crashlanded. And he's captured alive in Night of the Dark Kat
, escapes in Razor's Edge
, and we don't know what happened to the alternate universe version of him. So despite his seemingly demonic nature and monstrous appearance, there's never any indication he isn't completely mortal and capable of being killed, so he's the only one of the four villains whose survival in Katastrophe
has no precedent. That said, he may be mortal, but there's still clearly something... off about him, so I file him under "not normal" like the others anyway.