Strangely_Scott wrote:After all wouldn't this episode have been much more boring if Aelita had said "Oh, this is a trap, I'll go to the factory instead." I'm okay with Aelita acting a bit uncharacteristically so long as it's an interesting plot.
About Aelita going to see her mother and not realising it was a Spectre. I honestly do not see how her not realising it would have invalidated the Plot of the Episode one bit. It is stillo taking on the form of her mother and therefore would need to somehow provide proof to her which would mean that Xana would actually have to know information about her to make sure Aelita could be completely tricked, information that Aelita may want to know. They could have easily had the meeting with Aelita going because she wants to try and figure out what was going on and being aware that it might be a Spectre. There was really absolutely no reason for the writing to make her so unforgivably dense. Then again, Evolution loves doing that to the point of absurdity to make its plots and character emotions work. It is just absolutely terrible when the only way they can make anything happen is characters not thinking. It does not really make the Plot interesting it makes it boring because the only reason things are happening really is because of an idiot ball.
That is the upsetting fact, the Plot becomes far more interesting if it is just given like five more seconds thought.
Strangely_Scott wrote:The fact is if Moonscoop isn't going to give us any traditional XANA attacks like killer bee's or natural disasters than we just have to learn to live with specter attacks that only work when characters forget to put their brain in.
Now there's something that generally baffles me about this whole Series actually. Season 4 made a point of really, really, escalating the scales to the point where missions basically became about them being able to use their powers in the real world, it honestly seems backwards that they have literally depowered everybody. I honestly think there should be more classic Xana attacks and more monsters hitting the real world and I hope we eventually get there because it feels like where the Series should actually be. It should be literally making the Lyoko Warriors job really, really difficult an almost impossible to hide.