At 10:55 PM 9/12/96 -0400, Daniel Pawtowski wrote:
Say, MKC was something like a nightmare cyberpunk version of New York-
run-down, crime-ridden, etc. Under such conditions, the parent country
might be glad to get rid of the drain on Federal aid money. Once
free of a country with a Bill of Rights and so fourth, the police force
goes hyper-military. Rob a bank, they run down your getaway car with a
tank. Shoot a cop, they come after you with attack choppers. High speed
chases get strafed by jets. Drug dealers get shot with gatling lasers
Kats in MKC seem to have a lot more civil rights than this would lead us to
believe. Maybe the Enforcers are a lot softer than they were decades ago.
(No, DUH, if they need the SWAT Kats to do everything for them.)
Once the criminal element is dealt with, the economy picks back up,
the city gets rebuilt, and it can afford to keep all the hardware.
Plus, the parent country will start trying to get it's "orphan"
back. Hmm. So, maybe some of the "supervillians" we've seen are
actually being sponsored by somebody who'd *like* to see MKC run
into temporary economic difficulties and have to merge back.
If this theory is true, Dark Kat and Turmoil might be the only ones that
would fit into it. But if MKC is at cold war with another country, it must
be pretty subtle.
Okay folks, it's a theory. Go ahead and tear holes in it!
Your theories seem to be pretty stable. ^_^
Noah Sproat "Hard Drive" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Nihongo o no mane o suranaide kudasai." -- Watashi