Realized after I posted in the other thread that it makes a lot more sense to make a separate new one. So:
|Kat Wrote:Do we also want deviations between Betrayal and OT, or just T:L?|
Might as well do both and Evolution as well
Well, I've not played Evolution, so I'll have to leave that to someone else.
Betrayal vs. OT:
--Betrayal seems to imply Flynn created the whole Encom Grid, inc. the MCP. Um... highly unlikely.
--"Flynn was a fast learner and soon dominated the Games." Um... he played ONE game. He won, yes, but I wouldn't call that "dominating the Games."
--Nitpicky, but color: in the lightcycle section, they show a yellow cycle trapped between an orange and blue cycle and hitting the wall. Wrong color!
However. I will give a slight pass to this section, because the prologue is supposed to be Dumont doing a narrative to record on Flynn's disc for posterity, and the style of writing makes me think discrepancies could be due to the fact that there may well be a few egotistical embellishments on Flynn's part, so this could be intentional by the authors rather than a mistake.
Betrayal vs. T:L:
--The prologue of Betrayal refers to "Flynn's story begins in the world of the Users, a city of angels and lights." We've debated before that T:L, at least, does NOT take place in Los Angeles but a fictional city (I don't believe the intended city itself is clear in OT, is it?)
--Gridbugs feature prominently in Betrayal; they're not even mentioned in T:L. Now, if they were indeed due to the Isos as Clu conjectures, then yes, there wouldn't be rampant infestations since Clu got rid of the Isos, but to not mention them at all??
--Clu creation: again, this is nitpicky, but dialogue is a bit different, visuals too. Can't say this is a big concern for me, but if you want to get really down and dirty with the differences...
--Method of forming lightcycles seems slightly different. Design of Tron's cycle is different than the cycles we see in T:L as well, but then we never see whatever cycle Tron would have had, so it could be his is just of a slightly different design. I'm not necessarily willing to call it a discrepancy.
--In Betrayal, Alan says to Flynn, "You go off the grid for days at a time; no one can contact you. I can't find you." This sort of seems to imply Flynn's in the Grid for days at a time (if he was just at home, Alan could call him, right?). But in T:L, he tells Sam the portal can only stay open for a millicycle-- about 8 hours on-Grid, or about ten minutes in the real world. Not several real-world days. But Alan's words are sort of ambiguous, so who knows.
--Emergence of the Isos. In Betrayal, Flynn/Clu call Tron and show him a video of the first Iso emerging from the Sea, wearing a regular black Grid suit. In T:L, Flynn and Clu see a whole bunch of them walking from (somewhere), dressed in primitive robes.
--Jordan's parents seem to be caring for Sam in Betrayal; in T:L it seems to be Flynn's parents and Jordan's are never mentioned.
--In Betrayal, Flynn leaves Encom to try to restore some order to his personal life. In T:L, they make it look like he was with the company until he disappeared.
--Tron somehow escapes from Clu in Betrayal. It's been argued that in T:L, Flynn doesn't actually know what happened to Tron. I kind of find it hard to believe he somehow escaped only to be captured again later (and I find it much better for the storyline that he was taken by Clu right then), but I think that's the direction they're taking with the animated series, so I guess that's the way they mean it to be.
--In Betrayal, the batons seem to be used as weapons somehow. At least, Tron's often shown with a disc in one hand and a baton in the other, and in the short part that shows the betrayal by Clu, Clu's guards are attacking with batons, seeming to have one in each hand. We know from T:L that the batons can be formed into swords, staves, etc., so this makes sense, but in Betrayal they're rarely actually shown taking other forms. And most programs in T:L, inc. Tronzler, aren't shown to use them as weapons at all.
--In T:L, it's implied that Clu simply goes bad because he's on a power trip and sees the Isos as imperfection, and he attacks Flynn for little reason. In Betrayal, it seems to be shown that the Isos did indeed bring some sort of instability to the system and Clu is angry because he is the only one trying to fix it, and Flynn's rarely there (and when he is, he actually doesn't do anything). Clu seems far more justified in Betrayal.
I'm probably missing stuff, but it's getting late and I'm tired.
(Betrayal question. In the part where Lora comes to tell Flynn she's moving, he's on the phone with Jordan when she walks in, and all is well. Lora's not there five minutes before Jordan's calling back, and the secretary says, "she says it's urgent." What's so urgent? She just talked to him ten minutes ago and nothing was happening. Right after this it cuts to the Grid, and when we get back to the real world, it's obviously a totally different time. What on earth was so urgent, and why put that in there unless it was something worth telling us about?)