|spacedinosaurblue Wrote:Having watched this episode I find it very interesting. A few spoilered thoughts.
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Abel seems to have no faith that Tron will accomplish anything. He's down to earth, so must have good reason for suspecting Tron. I wonder what past mistakes Tron has made? It would be a dark twist if Beck is not Tron's first mentee, and the previous ones are all dead/derezzed.
The show by its nature has a dark overtone because, ironically enough, we all know how this ends. Tron is rectified, Beck and his friends missing, dead, or deactivated in some way. This episode is the first one in which the show, in-universe, casts doubt on Tron's motives, his competency, and the ultimate outcome of the uprising. It makes me wonder how far the show is willing to go in order to serve quality writing.
I'll see that and answer it. No spoilers:
Beck isn't, not by a longshot. If anything, he's Tron's fourth
apprentice - at least! Think about it:
Anon - Did some amazing things during his short runtime, like stopping the Abraxas virus and getting Quorra to safety, but got himself good and dead...
Jalen - Was the champion of Battle Grids (if I remember how they handled Battle Grids in canon), received training so that he could pretty much be Tron's Iso counterpart, and was turned into Abraxas.
Dyson - Almost forgot this one, but that smug jerk was his Lancer, right hand man, and another likely apprentice. And to call the way this turned out "ugly" is understating things.
And if, in any way, Tron had trained Ram? Yeah. That just makes it much, much worse. Given that, his harshness and Batman-on-a-bad-day behavior towards Beck has an additional justification.