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Was watching this episode today and I wondered if anyone has any explanation for the fact that Scafandra has her face 'nailed on' so to speak. Always wondered, that's all.
-- Barb e. (Suesuebeo9@cs.com), August 30, 2001
Yes, that is odd isn't it. But I don't think anything is that strange after the tongue projectile. Maybe it is another nifty gadget? In any case it just adds to her mystique. Who is she really?
-- William (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 30, 2001.
I noticed that too, Barb, and I always loved it. Maybe it suggests that she's always wearing a mask, never revealing her true intentions?
-- Mat Rebholz (email@example.com), August 30, 2001.
and if S is a double agent, who is she working for on the Monican side? or is there more than 2 sides? or is everyone just out for themselves (more likely)
-- William (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 31, 2001.
What were her (Scafandra's) true intentions? I was always surprised Trevor would have an interest in her to the point of copying her. Unless we are supposed to believe that was done to attract Aeon, in which case he is a genius. Here was the start of Aeon's plan. When she decided to die for the principle of the sacredness of her own identity. Why did Scafandra originally believe Aeon was in on the plan to copy her, (meaning Scafandra). Trevor laughed and said; "She knows you're not". Did he laugh at the notion of Aeon, (being so 'pure' about her personal ethics) taking part in such a plan to rob another individual of exclusiveness of identity? Or did he laugh because he knew Scafandra wasn't really a friend of Aeon's after all, obviously not knowing her, to even think to accuse her of that.
-- Barb e. (Suesuebeo9@cs.com), September 01, 2001.
I think the nails in Scafandra's face are just one of her many body augmentations. Since she is spy, maybe she can change faces at will; like putting on a mask. Another interesting point is the scar on her forehead. When Trevor gives her the spinal tap and we get an X-ray view of Scafandra you can see that the scar is on her skull. I think she is just a brainwashed puppet and even she doesn't know who she is working for. She also has a pinhole over each eye which you can also see in the X-ray view. I don't know what these could be for. As for Barb e's comment about Aeon dying for the "sacredness of her own identity" I always found this kind of ironic. Trevor commits the ultimate crime against nature by copying people ad infinitum and totally commidifying the human individual. But is Aeon really any better. She uses Trevor's cloning device, the very thing she is rebelling against, to copy herself only to sacrifice herself for the sole purpose of messing with Trevor's head. She is commodifying her copies just like Trevor did with other people's copies. Once the job is done she becomes disposable. I don't see much of a difference between she and Trevor. Incidentally, I don't think it is much trouble for Trevor to copy Scafandra. In a way it emphasizes how little importance he places on life and individuality. He just copies people if the mood strikes him, and we can only assume he disposes of them with the same disregard for who they are.
-- Logo (Vosepherus@aol.com), September 01, 2001.
Barb, I think Trevor was laughing because he knew Aeon was so strong- willed, dare I say incorruptible, that she would never be part of the scheme he was executing. Also, S could have been unsure about how many sides Aeon was working for, but I think her shooting the henchmen gave it away.
My take on S is that she is very much like Aeon (an autonomous mercenary) and was working for Trevor. That was his car she jumps into at the start right? But what is her mission objective? Was she just attempting to prevent Trevor for cloning her as well (she is one of my fav. characters BTW)
-- William (email@example.com), September 01, 2001.
Aw shit anybody I haven't even notice what friggin' page I ought to be on here. I mean, I KNOW ALL THIS STUFF and on - you know, like credible authority (or at leezt a copple hidzuh som sheet). But seriously, you guys know how to even post links or who the fok knows what - I'm here trying to hip to what GAWDDAMN PAGE I'M ON I HATE MY PICKLED WETWARE, GOD, OKAY. NOW WILLYUH LEMME PUT INNA RE-ORDER OR WHUD - look, um I'll get back to this page in a day, you know no problem
-- dangerboy (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 2001.
TG chortles and says, "She knows you're not!" In that dialog, TG was saying this to AEon in attempt to parry Scaphandra's shrewd obfuscation of, "AEon--! You're IN on this!!" Scaphandra was bluffing, falsely recriminating AEon so as to maybe save herself face and to guilt AEon into saving Scaphandra's ass all at once.
I bet TG was probably into running tests on copies of Scaphandra in pursuit of generating some kind of Ultimate Duplicitor to eventually bring to bear against AEon. Plus during the scene in question, on another level the wits of S's 3 interrogators could be simultaneously honed to further degrees of sophistication as well, so Copies-development could be upgraded on at least two fronts at once.
-- dangerboy (email@example.com), November 11, 2001.