Originally Posted by pathos
Originally Posted by strangefour
-Wait a minute. Since when are robots so prevelent in this world? The only robots that we have been show in 13 episodes are just kids toys. Advanced well engineered toys, but one of a kind hand made toys none the less. There has been no previous evidence that this is a world with cities full of human sized robots. Where did this shit suddenly come from? The only large robots on the island are grandpa's hand made novelty gimmick toys & the simple almost laughable GunPro-1. There are no other robots in this world as far as we know! But now suddenly there are hundreds of robots rebelling out of no where. This is bad bad plotting guys. This is as if a hoard of dragons suddenly showed up out of thin air.
Well, they have mentioned robotic making companies all show long. And, the "evil plot" has mentioned robots going berserk for several episodes. Shouldn't be that much of a surprise at this point.
Grandpa's robots were hand made, by a mechanic in whats essentially a small, rural town, something like 8-10 years ago, if I had to guess. Doubtful something like that would represent what a robotics corp could make in the shows "present" time.
The news was specifically calling them service robots. Most likely the type of thing that would be used in factories and such. Why on earth would something like that be running around the streets of a small town like what the show takes place in?
They had enough opportunities to show us robots working on the island. When grandpa was in the hospital they could have had a nurse robot. We could have seen a few robots in the multiple visits to JAXA. At the school we could have seen robots moving gym equipment or something in the background.
But no. We just get Sis on tv mentioning robot accidents. That to me sounded like accidents with purely experimental robots. Not something that involved enough robots in a city to clog a four lane highway for as far as the eye could see. The end of episode 13 was the first hint we got that there is what looks like 1 robot for every 10 people in a city.
This was not a shocking surprise twist. This was pulling plot out the show's ass.