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BlackCoke

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« on: 12-20-2001 09:21 »
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In "S03E13 - Bendin' In The Wind" Bender gets hurt so he can't move his body, but in "S04E01 - Roswell That Ends Well" he is crushed to pieces. And he moves his leg and arm! I had a theory about Bender's head and his body.. "In S01E03 - I, Roomate" it's mentioned that his thoughts are transmitted via the antenna, so I thought maybe he controls his body with those thoughts, but that can't be right, because the antenna was cut off and he still could move his body. I do belive that Benders consciousness is in his head. Wich makes it wrong to count Benders bodys age like they do in Benders bio on CGEF. Because Benders consciousness's age is his real age. Wich would make him 1057 years old.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #1 on: 12-20-2001 10:07 »

Perhaps the neural networks inside his body were damaged in "Bendin'..." causing paralysis.  Bender also miraculously recovered from his paralysis without explanation.  Could this be a self-healing neural system, or a backup system coming on-line?  Frankly, I think it would make sense to have more than one way of controlling one's body (if one is a robot, of course).

You'll also recall "I Second That Emotion" where Bender's limbs acted autonomously.  Perhaps he can issue orders to his limbs when detached, or control them with transmitted thought.
BlackCoke

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« Reply #2 on: 12-20-2001 10:30 »
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I don't think it's a self-healing neural system or a back up system, because the doctor said: "You will never move again". But he could have been wrong. Or maybe Bender just faked the whole thing to get attention, but i don't think so because the doctor would have noticed that, but Bender might have bribed him.  wink

Bender is probably controlling his body by sending his thoughts to it. That must be the reason he can controll his body without being attached to it.

And how hard could it be to get a new body when the other one breaks? And why do Beck use a doll for body? Can't he get a robot body? We saw Nixon do it.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #3 on: 12-21-2001 23:12 »

Bender also lost he head opening the safe in "Luck of the Fryish"...Guess the "Structual Resonance Frequency" caused it.
Chump

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« Reply #4 on: 12-22-2001 10:09 »

Bender lost control of his body because "his hydraulics were shot". Perhaps it was the can opener's cuts that disabled him. And his thoughts might control his body thru his antenna or his body (two paths in case of an emergancy) but the antenna thing only works when the limb is separated from his body.

I'll clarify that a little:
His individual limbs have recepters that respond to Bender's thoughts, but it is a system intended only when the limb is not connected to his body, otherwise it just uses internal mechanisms.
BlackCoke

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« Reply #5 on: 12-22-2001 17:52 »

Or maybe the creators just goofed it up, witch is the explanation to almost all weird scenes..
FishyJoe

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« Reply #6 on: 12-22-2001 19:49 »

 
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Originally posted by BlackCoke:
Or maybe the creators just goofed it up

No offense man, but that is pretty farfetched.

meisterPOOP

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« Reply #7 on: 12-22-2001 23:04 »

"Sound Body/Sound Mind" applies to robots too.
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« Reply #8 on: 12-23-2001 06:51 »

"Bender's conciousness" can't be equal to his age, because he will be young again every thime he reboots (this happened twice in bird-bot of ice-catraz).
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #9 on: 12-23-2001 11:38 »

Bender couldn't move his body in Bendin' because the parts themselves were damaged.  If the parts are just detached. he can move them. Simple. Like a remote control car. If the motors inside are broken, it doesn't work.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #10 on: 12-23-2001 11:42 »
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But his pieces were all smashed up internally in "Roswell". 

I'm going with the theory of "It changes when the writers and animators think it's funny and it works with the plot".   big grin
BlackCoke

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« Reply #11 on: 12-23-2001 12:10 »
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I agree, the writers and the animators could make Bender pink for the rest of the episodes for no reason. We don't have to try explaining everything. But it's fun to read everybody's strange theories.   smile
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #12 on: 12-23-2001 13:24 »

Oh, I agree.  The nitpicking is part of the fun.  I've been an avid nitpicker of The Simpsons for years. (Read:Comic Book Guy  wink)  I just don't take these things to seriously, and also, I don't have a good theory for this one.
BlackCoke

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« Reply #13 on: 12-24-2001 06:08 »
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Happy Ex-Mas everybody!
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #14 on: 12-24-2001 16:46 »

 
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Originally posted by B.Frankendorfer:
But his pieces were all smashed up internally in "Roswell". 

  big grin

I'm gonna say they weren't broken. Bender just flew apart as he hit and rolled on the ground. I mean, his head and chassis weren't even dented.



TMC never says anything nice if he can find a reason to say something which will hurt as badly as taking a beehive to the testes.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #15 on: 12-24-2001 20:23 »

Wasn't his bottom half severed from his upper half torso-wise though?  Plus all those chips were strewn across the desert too...
futuramacenter

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« Reply #16 on: 12-27-2001 17:03 »
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Ok this topic is titled I Bet You have already discussed this. Sorry but who would have already discussed this, its probably just me who only watches the show cause its funny.
heheh

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« Reply #17 on: 12-27-2001 17:47 »

 
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Originally posted by BlackCoke:
I agree, the writers and the animators could make Bender pink for the rest of the episodes for no reason. We don't have to try explaining everything. But it's fun to read everybody's strange theories.    smile
I guess none of us will know the Post WWII Generation (but I suspect they are like those NEO-MTV types!!
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #18 on: 12-27-2001 22:16 »

Guh?
futuramacenter

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« Reply #19 on: 12-28-2001 03:56 »

I think  there are lots of loopholes like this even in life
Just Chris

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« Reply #20 on: 01-02-2002 02:00 »

 
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Originally posted by TheMadCapper:
 I'm gonna say they weren't broken. Bender just flew apart as he hit and rolled on the ground. I mean, his head and chassis weren't even dented.


Where would Bender's chassis be?  confused
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