Maybe someone has pointed this already but while watching the opening of Ergo Proxy, I found something familiar- an image of the Ebola virus.
Ebola virus is highly virulent in humans and nonhuman primates, with infections usually ending in death. The disease is characterized by fever, headache, sore throat, and muscle pain, followed by abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash, with both internal and external bleeding, often leading to shock and death.
I wonder if the ebola virus in the opening is meant to represent Cogito. If so, why did they choose such a terrifying virus to be it. your thoughts?
It may have been mentioned somewhere, but if it has I’ve forgotten about it - excellent observation!
I think that there’s a strong possibility then that including it in the opening could indeed be meant to represent Cogito. They’re certainly alike in impact - neither Ebola nor Cogito actually kills, but it’s the symptoms that come along with the virus that actually kills the host. (Although in Cogito’s case, “gets the host killed” may technically be more accurate…)
(Source: datda, via domecoming)
It’s funny when fandom calls Re-l a bitch because she’s everything but.
She lives in a society where every errant thought is called a sin. You cannot think for yourself, lest you burden yourself or others. You cannot question. You must listen, be silent, and obey. Romdeau is a city of sheep with a dying and selfish shepherd leading the flock.
Do you expect her to keep quiet, to live like a walking corpse?
Re-l speaks. She thinks. She learns. She loves and she laughs and she hates and she breaks apart like a true human should be allowed to. She is flawed and perfect in tandem, torn between a world of gods and a world of humans, both imperfect.
She wants to be loved. She does not want to be adored or put on a pedestal like Daedalus does. She wants the love that is promised to her, because an old man calls her family and treats her like a commodity, like bait, because that’s all she is to him. She wants to be heard, so she speaks out and questions, and yells. She investigates because she wants to know. She wants to be. She is no less important than Vincent and goes through the same story as him, just evolving in different ways.
Re-l strikes against the grain. She is caustic, angry, demanding, and outwardly LOUD in everything she does. She wears black and makeup to draw attention to herself, to make a statement. She refuses to back down. She will not falter.
And she will not be silent.
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So I watched Ergo Proxy and
I’m watching Ergo Proxy and this episode was a filler episode.
IT WAS THE WEIRDEST FILLER EPISODE EVER
IT HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE STORY!
AND THEY WERE ALL ON A GAME SHOW!
IN FUCKING SPACE
Wrong, brave and courageous first time Ergo Proxy viewer! Thanks for making it this far. Your tour of bizzare narrative styles in this series has not yet ended!
But to answer your ‘what gives’ … Who Wants To Be In Jeopardy! (Aka: The gameshow mindfuck episode) actually has everything to do with the story and is absolutely not filler. It explains the backstory of the series… er. Creatively.
seconded… it’s definitely one to pay more attention to the second time through the series!
Very Important Question
Re-l can reproduce right?
If I’m not mistaken, she’s not like the others, she’s a clone or something?
Question is, she can get pregnant, right?
Truth is, for her and everyone else living in the dome cities, pregnancy just isn’t a thing. Everyone’s grown in the wombsys and given children if they are prestigious enough and after petitioning for one, so when she saw those cave-dwelling creatures in that one episode and saw the pregnant one, and the drawings on the wall, it was a subject of fascination and surprise to her.
But considering she was created by using part of Monad Proxy’s DNA, she might be able to, though it’s never really elaborated in the series. And it wouldn’t make sense that her grandfather would create her with that in mind. Besides, since everyone else was sterile in Romdeau, there wouldn’t be anyone she’d have children with if she was the exception to the rule.
Vincent, on the other hand, being a proxy, might very well be that exception to the rule, but to think she was intentionally made non-sterile to, what, lure Vincent, feels like such a cheap move on her grandfather’s part.
TLDRL: we can’t know for sure whether she can or not. It may be likely given she was created from Monad, but it’s also very likely she can’t because if the proxies couldn’t make fertile humans, then how can humans themselves surpass that?