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Old December 12 2013, 07:06 PM   #2206
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Re: Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

Ward just sucks at picking a sniper perch. He knew the location of the exchange and from what directions both sides would be coming from and he chooses a spot where the view is blocked. Brilliant.
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Old December 12 2013, 07:11 PM   #2207
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Although, in his defense, the bad guys parked those things there in order to block snipers (and to rig them with explosives from what I could tell).
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Old December 12 2013, 08:42 PM   #2208
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Before he chose his location, so yeah, still on him.
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Old December 12 2013, 08:52 PM   #2209
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Mike has extremis in his blood and "died" in a fiery explosion and then wasn't seen again.
Isn't this pretty much how Pepper Potts "died" as well?
I thought the explosion was the bad guys covering the tracks as they made for the helicopter.
Yeah, I think they set the explosion not Extremis. I thought Timelord Victorious was saying the same thing. Although, admittedly, my memory of Iron Man 3 is a bit fuzzy since I haven't seen it since theaters.
Yeah, it was obviously not Mike exploding but the explosion catching him while running past the blast area.
Essentielly like Pepper falling to her "death" into a fire/explosion.
So if they want to bring him back, they can, by simply saying his Extremis power protected him against it, since Extremis is a fire-based power in comic book terms.
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Old December 12 2013, 09:01 PM   #2210
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Before he chose his location, so yeah, still on him.
Maybe there wasn't any place better?
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Old December 12 2013, 09:37 PM   #2211
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Maybe there wasn't any place better?
That was the impression I got, that it was supposed to be an open area without a lot of viable sniper vantage points nearby. However, modern snipers with the right equipment and training can take a shot from a few miles away, I think, so they fudged it a little there. (Though I'm not one to judge, since I made a similar mistake in Only Superhuman).
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Old December 12 2013, 10:47 PM   #2212
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If - as some suspect - Peterson told Coulson the whole story beforehand and they thought through the staging for the benefit of Coulson's team and the non-benefit of "Centipede", then I could see Coulson working out a "here's how to track me in case things go to Hell" regimen.

I do wonder if Raina and Po picked the exchange site to cut the chances of sniper intervention and contain the damage that could be done by sniper fire. Probably.
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Old December 12 2013, 11:49 PM   #2213
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I do wonder if Raina and Po picked the exchange site to cut the chances of sniper intervention and contain the damage that could be done by sniper fire. Probably.
Unquestionably. Those trucks weren't there by accident. Centipede chose to stage the exchange on a bridge between two large trucks specifically in order to block any snipers or cameras, so that they could pull the double cross. And of course they rigged the trucks to blow afterward to cover their getaway.
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Old December 12 2013, 11:59 PM   #2214
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They knew exactly where Tweedledum was. When they left, they shot exactly at him. Not near him, not at every possible sniper position, but right at him.
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Old December 13 2013, 12:26 AM   #2215
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Any chance some of the tracking scent rubbed off on lady in the flower dress when he grabbed her by the neck?

(sorry, can't be bothered to remember their names)
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Old December 13 2013, 12:43 AM   #2216
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That would be a nice detail if it did....
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Old December 13 2013, 01:23 AM   #2217
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I can't be the only one who thinks that Po IS the Clairvoyant? In sort of a Gollum/ Sméagol type relationship? Or maybe like Kuato in Total Recall?
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Old December 13 2013, 01:34 AM   #2218
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Well, I don't. I just think that's a bit too convoluted. But I guess anything is possible.

I think he spoke with the Clairvoyant by speaking into a mirror and having the lip reading software in his eyeball send the message (which was then sent back via text).
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Old December 13 2013, 01:38 AM   #2219
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I can't be the only one who thinks that Po IS the Clairvoyant?
No you can't.

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Anyone getting the impression that maybe Po is the clairvoyant and there's a multiple personality/compartmentalization thing going on?
But then I brought up the eyeball tech since that's also a likely possibility.
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Old December 13 2013, 01:59 AM   #2220
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Out of curiosity, what's the reasoning for each of you why you think split personality is the explanation?
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