Why is Unit 02's blood purple?

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Why is Unit 02's blood purple?

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Postby VUX » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:46 pm

That always confused me, is it supposed to symbolize that Asuka is a blue blooded snot?
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Re: Why is Unit 02's blood purple?

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Postby Reichu » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:26 pm

There's no canonical answer. Didn't stop me from making shit up for fanfic purposes, regardless.

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Postby Blockio » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:46 pm

My personal theory is that they at some point planned to have something of an antithesis going on:
Unit 01: Red blood, purple armor
Unit 02: Purple blood, red armor

Or maybe so they can reuse the shot from the Zeruel fight at some point, although this seems like a bit of a stretch to me, even if the color shade is pretty much the same
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:34 pm

It's more likely that the "blood red" wouldn't show up on the red armor, so they changed the color so that we could see Unit-02 bleeding.
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Postby Blockio » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:53 pm

View Original PostDarkBluePhoenix wrote:It's more likely that the "blood red" wouldn't show up on the red armor, so they changed the color so that we could see Unit-02 bleeding.

I actually havent even thought of that one :facepalm: :deskbang:
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:03 pm

View Original PostDarkBluePhoenix wrote:It's more likely that the "blood red" wouldn't show up on the red armor, so they changed the color so that we could see Unit-02 bleeding.

If you want to apply Occam's razor to something like this, this would be the simplest and most likely explanation. A blood-red robot bleeding red blood would have looked bad.

It reminds me of how Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation (as third officer) should probably have worn a red command uniform, but after screen and makeup tests, they chose to put him in yellow because it just looked better with the white makeup and yellow contact lenses. There's some weird technical in-universe explanations for why it does make sense for him to be in yellow, but the tldr is that "it just looked better".
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:21 pm

View Original PostThe Eva Monkey wrote:If you want to apply Occam's razor to something like this, this would be the simplest and most likely explanation. A blood-red robot bleeding red blood would have looked bad.

I'm glad someone picked up on that. Also, that's a pretty cool story about TNG, I never knew they screen tested Data in "command red" though it would make sense considering his overall rank. Yet, he was also an operations and science officer, so I never really thought to question it in the first place. But, in the grand scheme, the yellow did look better than the red or blue would have.

Anyway, more on point, Occam' razor is a good tool to use in any fandom, it makes things less confounding by coming up with an explanation that doesn't reinvent the wheel.
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