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 Samurai Jack: Final Chapters

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TheHunter, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. TheHunter

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    How a Samurai Rambo looks like

    THE HYPE US REEEEAAALLL!!!!
     
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    OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!! The Jack is back baby:D

    But if its been 50 years, it means my favorite character, the Scotsman, is dead:(
     
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    Nope.

    He'll be back ;)
     
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    Yep. in the wikipedia article on Season 5 Tartakovsky, at a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, confirmed that the Scotsman will return to the series.
     
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    As of last night, the final season has started. Here's my overview of the first episode.


    The episode has as dual focus, half of the episode is focused on Jack, who wears full armor, rides around on a motorcycle, and uses guns and a lance type weapon. As the episode goes on, we get a look at Jack's current mental state, which is to say... He's kind of going crazy. He constantly sees hallucinations of his father, mother, and his people from the past, asking why he's "forsaken them" and he's "forgotten them", and "abandoned his purpose". These hallucinations get quite disturbing, and always end with a dark warrior on horseback. It even gets to the point where he begins to talk to his hallucinations DURING BATTLE, meaning that they seem very real to him.

    As for Jack's sword, one of Aku's robot assassins asks him what happened to it, and we see a brief flashback to him loosing it in a chasm. This suggests that one of the later story arcs will focus on him reclaiming his sword. As for this robot assassin, he dose feel like something from the original series, constantly talking smack to Jack, despite having just killed a whole village just to bring Jack out. After taking him down, Jack takes the assassin's weapon for his own. Suggesting that most of the weapons he uses now were trophies from combat.

    The other half is a focus on the assassins called the "Daughters of Aku". We see them literally being born from a single mother (possibly suggesting that the name has a literal meaning), as we see their harsh upbringing, constantly being drilled and trained to be hardened assassins. One of them, called Ashi (I think that's her name), seems to keep getting singled out in the sequences, suggesting she's not only their leader, but might have some impact on the plot of the final season.

    All in all, it seems like this is shaping up to be an epic conclusion to the series. Epecially since the previews for next week's episode suggests he thinks the Daughter of Aku are robots as well. Being that in interviews, they're saying that Jack will have to deal with killing an actual person, and with Jack's clearly delicate mental state, this is going to be a darker story than we've seen before.
     
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    First episode in 10 years I think and it left me desiring for more, still, my brothers and I enjoyed every minute of it - but then again since S5 is the shows final season, so the episodes will be more organized as saga rather than a individualistic plot (i.e. different people with their own problems) and Jack stumbling upon them by chance and provides help.

    I think the name of the Robot assassin was called Scaramouch(e)?. He and the 7 Sister Assassins were the highlight of the episode - and it let me desiring to know more on Jack's state of mind in the last 50 years.
     
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    Second episode recently ended, and we got a first look at Aku. It seems he's not at the "I don't really care anymore" point. He has confirmed all the time portals have been destroyed, and he originally was just going to wait out Jack, hoping he die of old age. Of course, he wasn't counting on the time magic making Jack not age (confirming the source of his immortality).

    We also see Jack arguing with himself (or rather a hallucination of his self doubt). It tells him he has no hope, and the only honorable thing to do is end it all. Of course, he says there is always a way, and heads out to face his new threat.

    The rest of the episode is a fight between him and the Daughters of Aku (which I won't go into detail, since it has to be seen for yourself), as well as an aside with an old wolf fighting alien beasts, which parallels Jack's struggles. The ending of the episode dose end with Jack killing one of them, but having no time to dwell on what he's done yet. I suspect the next episode will have him trying to come to grips with killing another human (as the creator has mentioned before as being one of the major plot developments in the final season).
     
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    Watch it before it ends guys...
     
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    By rights he shouldn't have much of an issue with it. He was trained at a time when robots hadn't even been imagined. They'd have had to at least try to psychologically prepare him for taking a life. And even after coming to the future he had fought and killed foes that easily passed as living creatures. Take Jack's fight against the metal eaters as a case in point. He sliced off one of their faces and was surprised to see the robotic shell underneath.
     
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    Quick warning. This episode is rather graphic.

    Jack has taken a stand againts the Daughters of Aku. The wolf survived and helped Jack.
    And Jack has a memory of the past when his father killed a few assassins.
     
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    I've been watching the Samurai Jack series for quite some time now and must say that I've rather enjoyed the dark twist they applied to Jack here as it makes him rather edgy.
     
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    Best western animation on the planet.

    Might even be best period.
     
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    The episode this week was canceled so that Cartoon Network can troll us by playing the same episode of Rick & Morty in an endless loop. I don't care if it's April 1st. You do NOT punk your audience like this, or they will bring fire and pitchforks on your ass.
     
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    Seems so - they done fucked up. And I don't think the fan will forgive them for this one.
     
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    And for anyone who was hoping they were pushing it back an hour... let that hope die. Here's an official twitter update on the matter.
    [​IMG]
     
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    And let the backlash begin.
     
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    Check this theory video.
     
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    Give 12 celestial blast of the bag pipes and 1000 foul mouth scots for the Scotsman T.T

    P.S.: DAMN, he and the Mrs were busy (O.o)

    Oh, and reference of today, Herculoids:)
     
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    "It is time..."

    "...Yes..."

    I think I was right about Jack becoming the thing that haunts him.
     
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    Best Samurai Jack episode by far. Glad to see some of the people Jack helped are still around and wish there were more.

    Treat - References: Hanna Barbera Dogs. And they used words I never thought would see here, expected from Adult Swim, but not here: Penis and SOB:D
     
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    Interesting to find out that Ashi's body suit... wasn't a body suit. It was soot and burnt skin. So they were naked this whole time.

    The fact they were thrown into a pit of hot coals was kind of fucked up.
    --- Double Post Merged, Apr 22, 2017, Original Post Date: Apr 22, 2017 ---
     
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    This episode was awesome.

    Nostalgia the episode.
     
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    Alright,it took a while for the youtuber who posts the episodes to work around the copyright stuff but I can finally share my thoughts.

    Alright so:
    Ashi has a stunning new design,simbolic of her transformation.

    A lot of cameos,the woolies,the 3 "blind" archers,the rave kids,the sam-o-raih,Demongo (who's cameo was overdid) and Scaramoush has returned to be a thorn in Jack's side. We also saw the boat the Scotsman took to find Jack's lost memories and battle the sirens.

    What's Dark about this is Ashi and her sisters being thrown into a pit of hot coal at an early age.
    So they were naked all this time?...this is even darker when you think back when that sadistic torturer tortured Ashi.

    And The Horseman was just another fallen Samurai,bound to carry out the Hara Kiri to failed Samurais.
     
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    Yes! Samurai Jack is back in full (and shaved) and Ashi reached level 50 in just under 10 minutes lol ... and of course, OF COURSE, certain trio would be holding on to the sword after all this time.
    --- Double Post Merged, May 6, 2017, Original Post Date: Apr 29, 2017 ---
    So ... yeah! Samurai Jack and Ashi .... OH, MY:3
     

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