Subject: Re: Swat Kats World
From: (Edo Andromedo)
Date: 9/17/1996 5:56 AM

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.

Maybe decades ago, they were just regular police, airforce, navy, and army.

BTW, in "The Wrath of Dark Kat", Dark Kat says that he gonna destroy the
new Enforcer building, if that is the new one, where is the old one?

That was about what I was thinking, too- things became more civil once
the city got it together.  I suppose that is one possible explanation
for Feral's attitude problems, he's too used to the days when the
entire city *did* tremble at his voice.

I guess that the reason Feral hate the SWAT Kats is because that they are
doing HIS jobs.

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.

Yeah, such things would generally be kinda blatent.  For that matter, I
can't see Dark Kat working for _anybody_.

But Dark Kat could be working WITH somebody, somebody who has the same
purpose just like him.

 Hmm.  I suppose one could try and use that as an explanation about why
Enforcer equipment and vehicles seem so worthless- they're all top-line
military hardware, from 30 years ago,

Well, the cars in Megakat City look like classic type cars to me. Does this
mean that the kats never changes their cars?

they haven't been able to get
upgraded gear since MKC became sucessfull.

Since mayor Manx was in charge?

The TurboKat, for instance,
is made of junked pieces of much more modern aircraft (plus the standard
assumption that Razor managed to build a plane that was superior to the
sum of it's parts).

Razor may be able to tweaked the fuselage that he found into the TurboKat,
but he is no miracle worker. So I guess that the TurboKat is all of the
technologies that have been dumped to the junkyard with a buch of duct
tapes here and there. Of course with the proper maintance, it probably will
out run almost anything on the planet.

Every so often, somebody pulls off a political
miracle and manages to obtain better gear (The Blue Manx, the Behemoth),
but they have a tendency to be destroyed by supervillians before they
can be used.

The episodes required them to be build..... and destroyed, by those two

 Admittedly, most of that theory falls apart if you consider that the
most advanced weapons-development lab on the planet (i.e., PumaDyne),
is located in MKC.

Well, PumaDyne may not be the most advanced weapons-development lab on the
planet, but hey, at least that they got the capability to make an energy
shield and a machine that can be controlled by the mind.

I got the impression that the Blue Manx was produced
elsewhere and was purchased by the Enforcers,

How does someone build a jet anyway? How does someone (re)build a TurboKat?

but it was definately
stated that the Behemoth and the MacroBots were locally designed and

With the questions in mind, who design them? The Macrobots was designed by
Hackle, but who design Turmoil's jet? who design the Blue Manx? who design
the Enforcer jets?

I wonder if there's some other air force on the planet flying
squadrons of the things under a different name?

Well, I don't think there is any airforces besides the Enforcers, near
MegaKat City anyway, but there could be one that its location is probanly
far from MegaKat City (if there is a city besides MegaKat City). Since that
if there is one, and they are near MegaKat City, they SHOULD come in "When
Strikes Mutilor".

 Hmm... so, why aren't any of these superweapons ever put into production?

There are superweapons in production, but I guess that it supposed to show
up in another episodes. The mega laser beam (or is it mega beam laser? or
is it just mega beam?) satellite that PumaDyne develop was used by Greenbox
in "Unlikely Alloys",

Note: Is it just me or the PumaDyne's scientist really says earthquake?

and the sequel to "Cry Turmoil" (Turmoil II: The Revenge), Turmoil got a
hold of a laser satellite and planning to bake the city, but who knows,
maybe near at the end of the episode, the guys and Turmoil were playing
"catch the remote" (maybe Turmoil needs some security on being able to
control the thing at her paws, so she created the remote), somehow the
remote drop down and started to malfunction, then it send a command to lock
the laser cannon on Turmoil's head.

Theory time... If the Blue Manx really did come from outside MKC, it's
possible that they were unable to reproduce whatever actions lead to the
aquisition of the first one.

Maybe because Manx doesn't want another aircraft named the Blue Manx cause
trouble to the city again, it could be a bad thing for the election.

As for the Behemoth...well, the SWAT Kats
effectively destroyed it in about two minutes.  That looks awfully bad
to the MKC Budget Board- "What?  It costs ten times more than a standard
tank, but they *still* took it out with one missile?  No!  You can't have
another one!"

Well, probably the reason that it was never build again, maybe because it
failed Feral's primary requirement, it can't handle the SWAT Kats.

Or the writers decided that one Behemoth is enough.

The MacroBots proved to be effective, even the SWAT Kats
found that the only way to stop one was with another one.

Although interestingly, it has an automatic attack mode, does Razor
programmed the mode or is it a part of the Macrobots programs?

Maybe Prof. Hackle (however you spell the name)

We definetly going to need that SK encylopedia. AJ! How are you doing on
the encylopedia?

raised enough cain
about the mis-use of his inventions that PumaDyne dosen't dare build
another one for legal reasons.

Maybe because that the Macrobots could be a failed invention, the bots were
design for space exploration, but PumaDyne tweaked them so that it will be
a mobile suit tank. During that modification, some of its original
qualities must have been lost.

Maybe in the original design, it could land of its four feet (to land on
the surface of other planets) and that fall on in "Metal Urgency" could be
easily avoided.