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futurIMAfan

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« on: 09-07-2012 05:32 »

Hey guys,

Why didn't Nibbler attempt to send Fry's brother, Yancy, into the future to fight the Brainspawn and the Infosphere?  Surely it couldn't have been just Fry who was born without the Delta Brain Wave.  If that was indeed hereditary, then Fry's brother, and perhaps even his father, would have been born without said brain wave.

Perhaps this question has already been answered (if so I apologize), or maybe I'm just missing something that absolutely required Fry to go to the future.

Any thoughts?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #1 on: 09-07-2012 05:51 »

This is a good question.

Philip's brain waves are completely screwed up because of him fathering his own father, so I'd imagine it'd have similar effects on Yancy. I'm not going to pretend I understand this crazy stuff, so I'll just say that the disappearance of the Delta Brainwave is an effect of Phil totally screwing around with his family tree.

Yancy's brain is probably messed up as well, but not on the same level as Philip's.

I'm probably wrong, but that's what I think.
Jezzem

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« Reply #2 on: 09-07-2012 06:34 »

It's possible that Fry is the only one in his family who's missing the Delta Brain Wave because he's the only one who's actually his own grandfather. Also, I'd imagine it would have to be Fry who goes to the future, since he can't go back in time and become his own grandfather (and therefore be born at all) if he's not there to be sent back in the first place.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #3 on: 09-07-2012 17:23 »

But that makes you think, he wouldn't have needed to go back if he never went forward. tongue
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #4 on: 09-07-2012 19:34 »

But that makes you think, he wouldn't have needed to go back if he never went forward. tongue

Magic..got it...
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #5 on: 09-08-2012 01:50 »

Fry's dad is also his own grandfather, no? But it's true that Fry's the one who actively screwed with the family tree, so his brainwave is probably more messed up than his relatives'.
Deely

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« Reply #6 on: 09-08-2012 14:35 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2012 16:59 »

It's because Fry is also his own grandfather on the maternal side; he comes in from both sides of the family tree.
This was deliberately done, so that after iterating through timeless time-loops , Fry's exact genetic makeup as himself would always appear due to genetic convergence. That's also why Fry's mom has his hair -- or the other way around.

The one designing this scheme where there would be a Philip J Fry --without the Delta wave -- at the right time, is Fry's son -- the most intelligent human in the known universe. Like a young crackpot scientist (seems to run in the family) he concocts this scheme wherein his dad meddles with his family tree, until Philip J Fry emerges in the exact genetic makeup as planned and saves the universe (as he already did). Unfortunately, because of the cycles of inbreeding he becomes practically an idiot, and as he becomes so, his son --as a young genius crackpot scientist-- poofs out of existence.
So once more, Fry is the tragic stupid hero stuck in a world not his own. The universe is sound and saved, but once again at great personal cost to himself.

If only ... but yeah, a generic sitcom romance and butterfly derbies are cool too.
spira

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« Reply #7 on: 09-08-2012 17:53 »

Wait, how is he his own grandfather on the maternal side?

If only ... but yeah, a generic sitcom romance and butterfly derbies are cool too.

Aww... that makes me feel sad.

Love the idea with his son, that fits in so well with the established arc and would be similarly terribly depressing.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #8 on: 09-09-2012 09:47 »

Somewhere, someone has just whipped up a fabulously depressing and awesome tale based on that post, Deely... Possibly me. Or possibly not me.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #9 on: 09-09-2012 14:11 »

But that makes you think, he wouldn't have needed to go back if he never went forward. tongue
He wouldn't exist if he didn't go forward to go back.
Roberto98

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« Reply #10 on: 09-22-2012 00:47 »

Fry is his own grandfather removing 1 of four brain waves the delta brain waves the others he posses are beta alpha and theta, delta being the dreamless sleep brain wave so I don't know how he got those dreams with ads in them
My Manwich

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« Reply #11 on: 10-09-2012 04:17 »

Fry is his own grandfather removing 1 of four brain waves the delta brain waves the others he posses are beta alpha and theta, delta being the dreamless sleep brain wave so I don't know how he got those dreams with ads in them

If its the dreamless brain wave then wouldn't that mean while sleeping Fry would have non-stop dreams.
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