|TRON.dll Wrote:I still don't understand why the laser can't be activated from within The Grid. If the laser is activated from the computer, wouldn't the ability to do so also work from within the computer? The way I've always seen Users in the computer is that they can essentially do anything they could do from a command prompt in the real world, albeit in a metaphorical way from within the computer (for example, forging permissions would be like Flynn disguising himself as the guard program in the original Tron).|
Bugs me, too. In my mind, it would have been more plausible to say Flynn got trapped because Clu either managed to change Flynn's permissions somehow so he COULDN'T activate the portal from the inside, or he destroyed/repurposed whatever program or protocol was in charge of digitization so it wasn't possible (and then rebuilt it later under his control, to anticipate that another user would come in once he sent the page). Same end accomplished, makes more sense IMO. But, okay.
One of the first things I did when writing a post-T:L
fic is to say that when Sam rebuilt the Grid, he added this feature. As well as moving the portal in from the Outlands-- because I never could figure out why Flynn would put it in a remote area rather than just building a secure building to house it that only he had the permissions to access. (Surely that would be more secure, anyway. Just putting it way out in the middle of nowhere wouldn't be enough to discourage a determined program from getting out. Or, if we assume that the reason Clu needed Flynn's disc to exit the Grid was because Flynn did have some sort of special permissions, then he obviously already put security measures in place. I suppose you could consider it a form of multifaceted security, but really, once you've done whatever you need to do to take the disc from "the creator," it's not like you're going to stop at making a little flight out to the portal... that'd be like locking your car door and then saying that the fact that you rolled your window up most of the way is an added level of security because it would make it slightly harder for a bad guy to get in than if you left the window down...)
However, you could argue that creating a way to open the portal from the inside is technically not really canon (it's not exactly non-canon, just in a gray area-- it doesn't go against canon per se, but it's also not explicitly stated in canon, and some people prefer not to write in a gray area...).
|Kat Wrote:Esp. for those of us who write fanfic and may want adventures that last longer than that.)|
*shrugs* I just say that Flynn/Sam/Quorra/whomever left the other person inside over night or something. Or set the portal to open again later.
Still too dangerous for my comfort. What if the person who is supposed to let you out forgets, or something happens to them? What if whatever you set in place to reopen the portal automatically, fails? What if there is some reason you really need to exit before the portal reopens (whether automatically or by someone else's hand)? I wouldn't want to go in there without being able to personally control my exit at whatever time I choose...