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cosmic J

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« on: 07-02-2005 09:40 »

Is it possible for Fry to be killed?
Obviously the writers wouldn't kill him off, but as in episodes like "The Sting" and "Put Your Head On My Shoulders" he suffers injuries that would kill people of today, and people in the Futurama have died.
Just looking for some interesting theories.
Obviously the Why of Fry is one theory.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #1 on: 07-02-2005 10:24 »

He Is his own grand father so he cannot die there will always be Fry. Watch season 7 or 8 of Red Dawrf because the theory is explained well in an episode of that
CombienReaction

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« Reply #2 on: 07-02-2005 12:05 »

Linking Fry's invincibility with him doing "the nasty in the pasty" is pretty stupid.
Jonny Wobbs

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« Reply #3 on: 07-02-2005 15:22 »

Naaa, I think its a great idea. I mean what else could you use to explain his invincibility? Radio active waste spilled on him, and he mutated inside into an invincible man? Then it would sound to much like a super hero movie.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #4 on: 07-02-2005 17:07 »

Well, Fry is seemingly invincible.  And the Nibblonians need him for a 'savior'.  Maybe it's because Fry lacks the 'delta brain wave' that makes him immune to deathly situations.  Those, and the thing about the 'nasty in the pasty' probably have a lot to do with it, too. 

My guess is, and to re-quote Leonardo DiCapprio from Titanic, Fry's going to die an old man in a warm bed. 
Jonny Wobbs

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« Reply #5 on: 07-02-2005 17:32 »

The Nibblonians do mention to Leela that because of the "nasty pasty" Fry has the delta wave in The Day The Earth Stood Stupid, or maybe its a coincidence.
Teral

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« Reply #6 on: 07-02-2005 17:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Jonny Wobbs:
The Nibblonians do mention to Leela that because of the "nasty pasty" Fry has the delta wave in The Day The Earth Stood Stupid

Nope, they mention he lacks the Delta brainwave. And they never mention the "nasty pasty" to Leela at all.


 
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or maybe its a coincidence.

Coincidence.

They do however mention the "nasty pasty" to Fry in TWOF.

 
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By cosmic J:
Obviously the writers wouldn't kill him off, but as in episodes like "The Sting" and "Put Your Head On My Shoulders" he suffers injuries that would kill people of today

Not really. While a ruptured spleen is a serious injury, it's not exactly an insta-kill type of thing. Fry surviving is  not particularly notworthy.

Neither is the car-crash in PYHOMS. If Zoidberg is able to save Fry by attaching his head to Amy, it must be a very triviel operation. Amy doesn't seem that alarmed either, so it must be a pretty common thing in car-accidents.

 
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Is it possible for Fry to be killed?

Yes, he is every bit as mortal as Leela, Zoidberg or Bender (but as a main character he wont be killed off). There is no basis in the show to call him "invincible".
doomtousall

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« Reply #7 on: 07-02-2005 21:37 »

One word... Wizards.

Why give people headaches?
Teral

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« Reply #8 on: 07-03-2005 00:06 »

Because we're sick and tired of the wizard "joke". It was funny the first 300 million times.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #9 on: 07-05-2005 03:29 »

I think Fry's superhuman survivability might be connected the whole Day the Earth Stood Stupid/Why of Fry/Fry save the universe storyline.

I'm sure that if the theory was correct, the Nibblonians would have something to do with it...
Frybot 5000

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« Reply #10 on: 07-05-2005 03:38 »

Maybe it's just blind luck? After all, he did grow up with that lucky seven-leaf clover.
wildeggplant

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« Reply #11 on: 07-06-2005 01:05 »

Fry is too dumb to die, that's sort of the joke, right? Anyone else would be dead by now, but Fry's incredible lack of common sense somehow always works out. It's hope for the rest of us.
Venus

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« Reply #12 on: 07-06-2005 01:12 »

I agree with Wildeggplant. It also doesn't hurt that he has someone like Leela to drag his ass out of trouble.
majorica
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« Reply #13 on: 07-06-2005 12:44 »

Fry does work with the "so stupid but just so lucky". But of course there are the situations where there needs to be someone to save them to avoid plotholes. But then again they seem to avoid them cleverly. I think Fry's very mortal, it could be easy for him to die.
doomtousall

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« Reply #14 on: 07-06-2005 16:59 »

Maybe there's more than one Fry? Or he has parasites and doesn't know it? Maybe he's God? Maybe I'm rambling. Maybe I'm insane. Which would explain the men in white coats all around me.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #15 on: 07-06-2005 19:41 »

The main character(s) always somehow managing to avoid death is just a typical cliche of sci-fi, cartoons, etc.  In this case the writers do horrible things to Fry that are both funny, and can easily be reversed in a crazy sci-fi world where you can actually buy new hands at some corner store.  That's all there is to it really; it's just comedy.  I don't know people would read so much into it.
Gorky

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« Reply #16 on: 07-06-2005 22:28 »

 
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I don't know people would read so much into it.

Because we're looking for something to latch onto and form some semblance of a life with (obviously we're all a bit confused on what the definition of a life actually is).  tongue

Seriously though, I guess it's just fun to speculate, especially when it comes to a show like Futurama.

Anyway, I agree with wildeggplant and Venus. Part of the joke is that Fry's so stupid, and yet, in spite of his idiocy, he always comes out of a dangerous situation unscathed. It's funny. And, I wouldn't be suprised if Fry's being kept alive had something to do with the fact that he's integral to the survival of the human race (and all other races, for that matter). Sure, it's probably a long-shot, but...stranger things have happened in the Futurama-verse.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #17 on: 07-06-2005 23:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Gorky:
  And, I wouldn't be suprised if Fry's being kept alive had something to do with the fact that he's integral to the survival of the human race (and all other races, for that matter). Sure, it's probably a long-shot, but...stranger things have happened in the Futurama-verse.

I think if they did that, it would probably be like the "Nasty in the pasty" in "Roswell that Ends Well" being brought up in "The Why of Fry"; not part of the plan from the beginning, but something that was convenient to use because it sort of fit.  But yeah, it is possible.  It might be a funny twist in the movie(s).

 
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Because we're looking for something to latch onto and form some semblance of a life with (obviously we're all a bit confused on what the definition of a life actually is).

Tell me about it....

*steps outside* *flesh starts to burn*

Ah! Natural sunlight!
Nightlord

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« Reply #18 on: 07-09-2005 06:18 »

Well i cant remember which episode it but in the one where zoidberg fights fry and cuts of his arm at the end you hear a choping sound and then silence which sugests fry's head being cut off!
Fry Bum

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« Reply #19 on: 07-09-2005 11:55 »
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Originally posted by Nightlord:
Well i cant remember which episode it but in the one where zoidberg fights fry and cuts of his arm at the end you hear a choping sound and then silence which sugests fry's head being cut off!

Oh no! Fry did die!!    roll eyes
Arpgme

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« Reply #20 on: 07-09-2005 13:56 »

No because he apoligises then Dr.Z fix him up.
Bezelbot

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« Reply #21 on: 07-14-2005 08:58 »

I think theres multiple aspects to the whole thing of Fry not dying. First of all, he is one of the main characters. Killing him off just wouldn't make sense.
Second, like wildeggplanet, Venus and Gorky have said, he is so stupid that a) he doesn't know how to die (unlikely but it makes its slightly more funny) and b) his attention will be pulled away out of the line of danger at the last minute as his concentration span is almost none existant.
Third it is possible that the Nibblonians are are ensuring Fry's safety and survival.

There is another thing I have noticed in relation to the whole Fry not dieing in situations where he should. In 'The Why of Fry' he breathes the vacum of space. Inside the infosphere he rides in to the side of that brain through a huge gaping crack all around the  shell doesn't he? He then takes off the helmet. Why on Earth didn't he die just there? That brings me on to my fourth idea. Perhaps because Fry has a different brain setup it allows him to do things that no one else can, or something along those lines.

Well thats my 2 cents. Probably not much sense in all of that, but its how I like to think of Fry's apparent immortality.
Shiny

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« Reply #22 on: 07-14-2005 19:48 »

My retcon for that was, the brain sphere had an atmostphere inside, kept in during the opening by the obligatory minimal force field.  I thought perhaps the Huge Brain wasn't as able to resist vacuum as the regular brains.
Bezelbot

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« Reply #23 on: 07-15-2005 03:08 »

I suppose thats possible. Actually i never even thought of that :P
notorious

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« Reply #24 on: 07-16-2005 07:46 »

Or maybe the brain sphere closed, trapping in oxygen and such. Or maybe I dont know what the hell im on about
[Bender6]

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« Reply #25 on: 07-17-2005 05:44 »

It could of been possible that fry was killed but however " fox" cancelled the show and therefore there shall be knoe futurama " Never more"
tyraniak

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« Reply #26 on: 08-08-2005 03:37 »

This could be hypothetically based on the fact that it's a F#@$ing cartoon.  I mean, how many times should've Homer Simpson or Hans Moleman been killed?
Dan1248

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« Reply #27 on: 08-16-2005 12:51 »

He should've died in the suicide booth.
Either killed by the saws and knives, or disintergrated like the other dead bodies.
Fry1077

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« Reply #28 on: 08-17-2005 00:30 »
« Last Edit on: 08-17-2005 00:30 »

You guys are missing the whole point. You guys think he could have died a long time after the first episode, I think that instead of getting frozen he should of missed and died, just like in Anthology of Interest 1, but since he didn't die then and he got frozen he became invincible. 
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