Been a while since we had a SPUF of Legend video that came with a Daily SPUF article! We were supposed to make these transcripts for every episode, or write a tie-in article that incorporates the latest episode, but we kinda never do so we’re looking for any suggestions on better ways to integrate The SPUF of Legend with the blog proper. Got any suggestions? Let us know in the comments!
This week we’re doing something a little different because my recording software has been a finnicky little twit for about two weeks now, and I can’t figure out why so I can’t really record any of my video games. Phovos picked up the slack last week, but this week we’re going completely out of left field and covering a little fan-theory of mine concerning Samurai Jack, a great show that maybe you remember watching as a kid on Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network. Well, there’s a Season 5 now, and if you haven’t seen it, you need to go watch it right now because it’s super short and also amazing. Seriously, if you haven’t checked it out already, turn this off and go watch it because the rest of this video contains a massive spoiler that from here on out is unmarked:
In episode 3, Jack fights the Daughters of Aku, a crazy septet of ninja girls who were bred from birth to defeat him. In their second fight he almost immediately kills all but three of them, and this trio eventually corners him on a giant log overlooking a precipice. Now, here’s my theory, I think this first girl that bumrushes him survives. Watch it, Jack simply grabs her, and throws her off the edge. That’s a pretty sharp contrast to the bloody and very clear-cut kills he scores against every other daughter. This show has been very deliberate and detailed in their animation choices, and I don’t think they’d choose to dispose of just one of the daughters in this ambiguous way if they weren’t planning on bringing her back. Not to mention, Ashi and Jack also end up falling off this very same trunk in the very same place, and both are later revealed to have survived. At the beginning of the next episode, Jack wakes up at the bottom of the cliff and wanders over to Ashi’s body, and there are no other bodies in sight. If Ashi could survive the fall, considering the daughters all have the exact same training, I think that other one could handle herself. They are ninjas after all.
Am I right, am I wrong? If you want to find out, the Season (and series) finale is tomorrow on Adult Swim. Make sure to go check it out! We’ll return to your regularly-scheduled gaming videos after this one, though I might be using more archived footage than usual. This is aabicus with the SPUF of Legend, have a great day!