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El-Man

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« on: 05-09-2013 01:51 »

Hi, all. Need a little info for a fic I'm co-writing...

Is there a complete list anywhere for the various significant injuries or physical alterations that the PE crew have suffered over the years? I know there's a thread for many that Fry has had, but what about everyone else, eg, Leela's sting from the space bee (The Sting), Hermes' accidental decapitation (BBS). Amy having Fry's head on her shoulder from PYHOMS would count.

Something so that I can compile a little list. No, it's not a morbid interest, it relates to an important plot point.

Cheers.
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« Reply #1 on: 05-09-2013 04:26 »

Do you want this list to include Benders injuries/breakdowns?
El-Man

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« Reply #2 on: 05-09-2013 04:56 »

Hmm... yes. Bender's likely to complain if something hurts too. Although it would make more sense for him to have software errors, having a robot whine about something hurting is funnier.
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« Reply #3 on: 05-09-2013 05:12 »
« Last Edit on: 05-09-2013 05:18 »

If one doesn't exist, I'd probably be able to whack one together for you (I've already started). How detailled do you want this list?

so far:
El-Man

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« Reply #4 on: 05-09-2013 06:45 »

Wow, that's really detailed, TLF. For the story purposes, probably only major traumas would be worth noting, eg, loss of limbs, deep punctures.

Oh, and up to and including ITWGY, as the fic takes place immediately after that. Data not needed for the new broadcast seasons. 
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« Reply #5 on: 05-09-2013 07:40 »

Still, seems worth noting if for the infosphere seeing as it's lacking. I shall review my dvds and comprise a list, hopefully by the end of the weekend.
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« Reply #6 on: 07-20-2013 05:32 »

I never realized how much slapstick was involved.  That's only three episodes into the series.
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« Reply #7 on: 08-30-2013 05:36 »

I might be wrong, but didn't Leela break her leg in "A Farewell to Arms"? It's been a while since I last saw that episode.
El-Man

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« Reply #8 on: 08-30-2013 06:09 »

I might be wrong, but didn't Leela break her leg in "A Farewell to Arms"?

I almost forgot about this thread.

She did, but I should have been more specific - everything up until Season 6. The fic is set just after ITWGY.
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« Reply #9 on: 08-30-2013 06:32 »

I might be wrong, but didn't Leela break her leg in "A Farewell to Arms"?

I almost forgot about this thread.

She did, but I should have been more specific - everything up until Season 6. The fic is set just after ITWGY.

Oh, okay. Well, in "Fear of a Bot Planet" Hermes was somehow severely injured when a bird picked up his hologram (although I'm not really sure why that actually hurt him, though).
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« Reply #10 on: 08-31-2013 00:58 »

If the Infosphere can't help, I can think of a few off the cuff :

- Fry has his arm cut off by Zoidberg (Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love?)

- Leela is blinded (forget which episode) and deafened by Bender (TDHAIP). Fry also chops off his hands in the latter, to exchange for the robot devil's. He also had his hands eaten by a T-Rex in the Lucy Liu-bot episode.

- Bender is paralyzed by a giant can-opener in the episode where he tours with Beck.

- Fry has his nose abducted in Spanish Fry.

- Fry almost dies of oxygen deprivation in Love and Rocket, Bender almost has his consciousness subsumed by the PE ship.

- Fry, Zapp and Kif face death by snu-snu in Amazon Women in the Mood.

- Fry is electrocuted early on The Luck of the Fryrish.

- Hacks away at his own brain in Parasites Lost.

- Has the crap beaten out of him by Leela, Amy, Bender and the emperor he drank in My Three Suns.

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« Reply #11 on: 08-31-2013 01:33 »

And let's not forget his vaporization in Rebirth, leaving only a piece of hair, flesh and skin.
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« Reply #12 on: 09-02-2013 09:52 »

- Leela is blinded (forget which episode)

Bender Gets Made.
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« Reply #13 on: 09-06-2013 05:19 »

- Fry splatters into a million pieces from fall......about a thousand times

- Leela's hand is severed by a clam.

my job of updating is done here.
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« Reply #14 on: 09-06-2013 05:43 »

Not the purpose of this thread, but thanks anyway.
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« Reply #15 on: 09-07-2013 00:19 »

- Leela's hand is severed by a clam.
Actually, that never really happened, as Fry hit the Tim Burton Time Button right after her hand was bitten off.
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« Reply #16 on: 09-08-2013 02:15 »

Leela broke her leg in A Farewell To Arms.

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« Reply #17 on: 09-08-2013 03:17 »

- Leela's hand is severed by a clam.
Actually, that never really happened, as Fry hit the Tim Burton Time Button right after her hand was bitten off.

True, but it was in the episode however.
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« Reply #18 on: 09-08-2013 03:43 »

Both Fry and Leela's arms tore off in AFTA.

MeatablePie

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« Reply #19 on: 09-08-2013 03:45 »

- Professor Farnsworth is vaporized in Meanwhile (though I don't think that would count or even the correct term, eh...screw it)
El-Man

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« Reply #20 on: 09-08-2013 03:52 »

She did, but I should have been more specific - everything up until Season 6. The fic is set just after ITWGY.

I see I need to reiterate... read the first message.
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« Reply #21 on: 09-08-2013 05:59 »

These character injuries have been done to death, El-Man tongue
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« Reply #22 on: 09-08-2013 06:27 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2013 06:29 »

I know you only want injuries up until season 6, El-Man, but a thread about character injuries seems like the appropriate place for this question, so I hope you don't mind me asking this here (if so, please go ahead and have this post deleted).  smile

Why did Fry and Leela act so panicked when Leela's hand was severed in Meanwhile? She's had her arm ripped off before, and Fry's been decapitated, so losing a hand should seem like a minor injury in comparison that could be easily fixed with the future's advanced medical technology.
I know it would be very painful, but I don't think it would have been a major catastrophe for her.

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« Reply #23 on: 09-08-2013 06:38 »

I know you only want injuries up until season 6, El-Man, but a thread about character injuries seems like the appropriate place for this question, so I hope you don't mind me asking this here (if so, please go ahead and have this post deleted).  smile

Why did Fry and Leela act so panicked when Leela's hand was severed in Meanwhile? She's had her arm ripped off before, and Fry's been decapitated, so losing a hand should seem like a minor injury in comparison that could be easily fixed with the future's advanced medical technology.
I know it would be very painful, but I don't think it would have been a major catastrophe for her.



Well, I'm sure it wouldn't have been nearly as painful as having her arm torn off in AFTA. But still, her hand was bitten off by a clam out of the blue, so I imagine she was in major shock at the time.

But I think I'd rather lose a hand than an entire arm, as anyone else would. smile
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« Reply #24 on: 09-08-2013 09:43 »

That's a really good question, Anna. I never thought of that...maybe that's partly why the obnoxious screaming irritated me. Like it would have been plausible had oh I don't know, HER SPINE NOT HAVE BEEN STICKING OUT OF HER BODY BEFORE.

I think we should keep this thread open for character injury discussion, if El-Man is okay with the new proposed direction of it.

In which case, ugh, I was really disgusted at the...splatness of Fry in Meanwhile. Not just once, but repeatedly. I remember when characters dying used to be super serious, like The Sting.
El-Man

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« Reply #25 on: 09-08-2013 11:44 »

I think we should keep this thread open for character injury discussion, if El-Man is okay with the new proposed direction of it.

It's okay - I know that threads tend to take on a life of their own...

But if an injury list does end up being compiled, could the episode be included so we can tell when it happened?
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« Reply #26 on: 09-08-2013 12:16 »

In which case, ugh, I was really disgusted at the...splatness of Fry in Meanwhile. Not just once, but repeatedly. I remember when characters dying used to be super serious, like The Sting.
It was a comedic splash, but it was serious, too, in a way as it seemed impossible way out of the situation.

Why did Fry and Leela act so panicked when Leela's hand was severed in Meanwhile? She's had her arm ripped off before
In AFTA, she was in more stressful situation and needed to concentrate to getting away from Mars. Also, they both did scream in the end.
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« Reply #27 on: 09-08-2013 15:13 »

In which case, ugh, I was really disgusted at the...splatness of Fry in Meanwhile. Not just once, but repeatedly. I remember when characters dying used to be super serious, like The Sting.

Because the crew realized they had the time button.
Whereas Fry wouldn't have to die unless they used it.
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« Reply #28 on: 09-08-2013 17:20 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2013 17:22 »

Yeah that wasn't the point of my post Meatable, but thanks for the explanation anyway... tongue

My point was, they used to not take a character death lightly. Meanwhile, in Meanwhile Fry just jumps the building because oh noes, it's not like he's ever been stood up before or there's been other explanations for things (like TLPJF where he was the one late).
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« Reply #29 on: 09-08-2013 21:47 »

True.
I remember in TTOBH, nobody gave a shit about Calculon's death.
But in Calculon 2.0, everyone went apeshit.
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« Reply #30 on: 09-14-2013 10:54 »

But no one cares about Bender getting mauled at all.
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« Reply #31 on: 09-15-2013 06:11 »

I remember in TTOBH, nobody gave a shit about Calculon's death.

Looks like some people did care about Calculon(I am suprised that I never remarked on it), but I do strongly remember being opposed to them killing off Roberto. Roberto!!!

It's less painful to watch a piece of metal die/get blown apart/power down than it is to watch a flesh and bones cartoon being plummet to his splattery crushing death.
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« Reply #32 on: 09-15-2013 20:32 »
« Last Edit on: 09-15-2013 20:36 »

Also, Calculon's not one of the main characters, so his death doesn't need to be taken as seriously as Fry's should be. As for Bender, he's much more durable than Fry is, so whenever he gets injured/mauled, it really doesn't have to be as dramatic as when one of the non-robot characters is seriously harmed.

I completely agree with Randi, too, that Fry's "death" shouldn't have been treated so cavalierly in "Meanwhile." Things like that and his "death" in "Lrreconcilable Ndndifferences" seem to take some of the poignancy from episodes like "The Sting."  hmpf "The Sting" still gets to me every time I watch it, and it's one of my favorite episodes, but I can't help but be bothered that Fry's "death" as a result of selflessly sacrificing himself for Leela has become a bit meaningless in the newer episodes.
While I did love Meanwhile overall, I didn't like Fry repeatedly dying, especially since it was a result of him trying to kill himself. I mean, he's clearly been late to dates before, and Leela had given him no reason lately to suspect she was just declining his proposal, so his jump off the building irritated me.
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« Reply #33 on: 09-15-2013 22:12 »

I didn't mind Fry dying like 10 times in Meanwhile. I don't see the hate that gets. It was actually pretty funny/entertaining in my opinion.
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« Reply #34 on: 09-15-2013 22:34 »

I didn't hate it, I just didn't appreciate the fact that it was treated so lightly. Yes, I know that since the death was reversible it didn't necessitate the seriousness of The Sting, but still, in my opinion, a main character's death, fixable or not, should have some weight.
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« Reply #35 on: 09-16-2013 03:37 »

I'll say it - I hated it, and treated suicide lightly for its subject matter. They should have rewritten that whole second half, it was terrible.
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« Reply #36 on: 09-16-2013 10:15 »

I didn't have a problem with it, the repeated splats got funnier and funnier to me as it went. Futurama characters find themselves in life-threatening situations all the time, often by their own doing; the show determines how seriously it wants its audience to take something by the way it delivers it.
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« Reply #37 on: 09-16-2013 10:23 »

I didn't have a problem with it either, I found it genuinely suspenseful seeing him constantly splattering. Every time it happened it seemed less likely that he was going to find a way out of the situation (while still being funny).

And when has the show not treated suicide lightly? Yeah, "come on, come on! Kill me already!" is pretty heavy and serious.
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« Reply #38 on: 09-16-2013 11:08 »

I actually loved the constant deaths, and thought they were very fitting for the episode's themes. And as Jezzem said; it became more suspenseful as it went along.

The initial suicide was really stupid though, as I've said numerous times. I might have forgiven it more if Fry thought Leela had died or something, but the way it was done was pretty forced.
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« Reply #39 on: 09-16-2013 14:05 »

The initial suicide was really stupid though, as I've said numerous times. I might have forgiven it more if Fry thought Leela had died or something, but the way it was done was pretty forced.

It's still practically Shakespeare in comparison to Fry's suicide attempt in Overclockwise, though. roll eyes
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