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Re: Unanswered Questions

Post by Ty-Chou » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:04 pm

If I may jump back a few months to the screencap of Commander Feral's bedroom again. I really find this brief peek into Feral's personal life intriguing. Kooshmeister suggests that this picture reveals Feral lives a very modest lifestyle in a tiny apartment. I have to disagree.

This bedroom is massive. It has enough room for a queen-sized bed, a reading chair, a coffee table, and a long bookshelf. And the place still feels very roomy. That is a huge bedroom. And I highly doubt that tiny little TV is the only one he owns. That is the bedroom TV. He probably has at least one other in his living room, which would be even larger than this room. Probably a large flatscreen to watch his sports. With that football trophy there, I bet the kat loves his sports.

And look at that long bedroom window with a gorgeous view of the city! If he is not living in a condo in a high-end neighborhood, then this is probably a penthouse suite. And while Enforcer Commander probably makes a good living, I don't think it pays well enough for the life style this screen cap suggests. Thus supporting my theory that the Ferals come from old money. Becoming Commander of the Enforcers was not a financial goal for Ulysses, but a personal one.

I also really like how neat and tidy Feral's room is. Bed is made (as I'm sure it is every morning) and no sign of clutter anywhere. Which suggests to me that not only do the Swat Kats get his hackles up because they bruise his pride at every turn, but also because they are a variable he can't control. Ulysses likes things clean, he likes order. And these two sloppy, chaotic pilots come in and he cannot control anything they do. I'm starting to think that rubs his fur the wrong way far more than the bruised ego. He stays awake at night, grinding his teeth over the fact that he cannot put any order to this situation and he is completely out of control.

On the opposite end of this, Felina, too, then comes from money, but I don't think she lives the lifestyle. She's possibly been cut off from the family fortune or just refused it. She lives on an Enforcer's salary and has a fairly modest, though possibly older, 1-2 bedroom apartment. And she is an absolute slob. She doesn't cook, the place smells like old pizza boxes and there is garbage and clutter everywhere. Her uncle came to visit her once and about had a heart attack. LOL He doesn't go to her place anymore. They watch the games at his and he makes her clean up after herself.
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Re: Unanswered Questions

Post by Kooshmeister » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:05 pm

I just assumed the apartment was small because so much of what you'd expect to be in separate rooms is all crammed into one (not really very large) bedroom.
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Re: Unanswered Questions

Post by Jiesi » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:21 pm

I know why his place looks very plush! Chance and Jake are paying for it cuz of the way they talked back at him that fateful day. They're not paying off the damage to the enforcer building, that's what insurance is for, no they're paying his rent! Lol
Kinda joking but could totally be possible
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Re: Unanswered Questions

Post by Jiesi » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:24 pm

I was just thinking about Mutation City and how Megakat city has all these mutagens. What is really going on in the city? I can just picture them experimenting on kats. Maybe that's what happened to dark Kat. He was an experiment with mutagen x1. I think I heard that theory somewhere
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Re: Unanswered Questions

Post by Jiesi » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:36 am

Kooshmeister wrote:
Jiesi wrote:I mean in bride of the past Master he disappeared with the dragon when "the chosen one"
I just assumed he disappeared with the dragon because he was riding on it at the time it got hit
The dark Swat Kats also did a disappearing act instead of exploding. I wonder if that means they might use them again somehow.
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Re: Unanswered Questions

Post by Kooshmeister » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:10 pm

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Re: Unanswered Questions

Post by Kooshmeister » Sat Dec 30, 2023 11:53 am

MoDaD wrote:
Tue May 03, 2016 4:26 pm

For me, one question I've always had was:

Who was the council the Pastmaster briefly referenced when he was inadvertently unearthed and released in The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice?
A bit late (way late!), but, as explained in my breakdown of the script over in this episode's thread, this is expanded on slightly there, as he specifically calls them "the Council of Elders." That admittedly tells us very little, but does suggest some kind of judgmental council of, well, elders who disapproved of the Pastmaster's nefarious use of magic. It's difficult to say whether they have anything to do with Megalith City, which had not yet been invented at the time Glenn Leopold wrote The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice, and the Council was forgotten about entirely by the time Leopold wrote Bride of the Pastmaster. Which is odd, as according to some recent conversations I've had with Lance Falk, it was Leopold's job to make sure the different episodes were in continuity with one another.... or as much as was possible given the writers' marching orders to avoid having an ongoing story to keep kids from getting confused; Falk has stressed that they were told to ensure the episodes could more or less be watched in any order.

Still, the fact Leopold completely forgot about the Council of Elders by the next Pastmaster episode is weird, but hardly that episode's worst crime against continuity... assuming, of course, that the tower we see in the cemetery and the Pastmaster's tower are meant to be the same one, though the fact that he says his tower was once the tallest clocktower in the land suggests they are supposed to be the same one, unless he for some reason had two different giant evil towers, on of which was a clocktower and the other of which was not. But these are relatively minor issues in the grand scheme of things.

After all, all we really need to know about the Council is that they're the ones who judged, sentenced and imprisoned the Pastmaster, and the differences in the appearance of the towers is an aesthetic issue at best. After all, we see the first one in only one scene and the second one clearly only in two scenes, one near the beginning and one near the end.

But returning to the issue of the Council, there's always two explanations for everything: Doylist (out of story) and Watsonian (in-story). The Doylist explanation is obviously that Leopold either forgot or just didn't care. The Watsonian one is a little more difficult and your interpretation of it may vary, but considering they don't show up in Bride of the Pastmaster, which heavily focuses on Queen Callista and Megalith City, one could argue that whoever they were, they had nothing to do with Callista and had no connection to Megalith City.
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