End Sinister... Trevor dead??greenspun.com : LUSENET : Aeon Flux : One Thread
I have many questions about the episode "End Sinister". Perhaps I am a bit dense, or perhaps the episode is poorly edited (my favorite explaination).
My big question about this episode is (among others) as follows.
Near the end, when Aeon finds out from Trevor that she just "destroyed the entire human race", Aeon punches Trevor so hard in the face that is face seems to "break". I believe this was a fatal blow. For the short remainder of the episode Trevor is at the least "unconscious". Watch this blow to Trevor's face "frame by frame". I say death.
Any thoughts or opinions on this?
-- Robert F. Beck (email@example.com), April 11, 1998
I always wondered why Trevor became so emaciated in the future. I have heard there is a maneuver using an upward punch to the nose that sends it sliding into the brain. Just don't think that was what was going on here though.
-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo9@cs.com), November 10, 2002.
I don't think he died, Beck. I think the end simply implies that their relationship with one another is eternal and that it passes even the boundaries of the conflicts going on in Bregna/Monica. Plus why would Aeon bother taking Trevor's body into the suspended animation machine with her if he was dead? No, I think that he is alive and that Aeon finally has him the only way she can have him. And it leaves the story open to the future....the question is what happens to them after more time has passed? x-phile
-- Gina Holechko (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 1998.
no, he's not dead. Trevor's face is always being distorted in various episodes. ex: "I wouldn't want you any other way!" (there are other examples where he is being punched, but this sprang to mind). He's just unconscious, otherwise, what would be the point?
-- P D (email@example.com), April 14, 1998.
>>Plus why would Aeon bother taking Trevor's body into the suspended >>animation machine with her if he was dead?
Perhaps Aeon's into necrophilia. At last she has Trevor the way she wants him... dead but stiff. I would say that that was "End Sinister".
-- Robert (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 15, 1998.
-- P D (email@example.com), April 16, 1998.
Even if Trevor is dead, it doesn't really matter. How many times has AEon died? Plenty. And she still makes it into another ep.
The significance of whether Trevor dies or not is only relevant within the context of this particular episode. AEon does indeed seem to give him a really smashing blow, and I think that highlights how *fragile* he's become in body, which contrasts nicely with the spiritual strength he's claimed he's found. That's one of the themes of the episode: Darwinism, who survives, and the power of physical strength versus spiritual/mental strength. AEon's bashing him so toughly seems to take away a lot of the power behind a "mental power rules" interpretation of the episode.
-- Steve Rach Mirarchi (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 18, 1998.
Necrophilia aside....i doubt Trevor died.... i just saw it a couple hours ago and i noted(i read this question yesterday) that while it was indeed a impressive blow.....it didn't appear fatal. but thats , like everything, up for debate
-- Tak Loufer (Tak@Loufer.Monkey.land), August 05, 1998.
I don't think Trevor died... after all, the entire ending (in my opinion) is set up so that Aeon and Trevor are left alone (and alive) on the future earth.
-- Mat Rebholz (email@example.com), August 21, 1998.
It'd be interesting to see Trevor reborn (a'la Aeon). He'd get such a rush out of it. Of course, waking up on a different planet, he may think he has.
-- Philip Mills (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 21, 1998.
Now that I've seen End Sinister about 10 times, the entire notion that he'd was dead at the end, seems absurd(to me at least) Does Aeon want Trevor so bad that she would take him dead? Maybe Aeon plans to live happily ever after, with Trevor being quiet and submissive(dead). It does'nt click in for me to think he's dead. Any arguements?
-- Tak Loufer (TakLoufer@aol.com), August 23, 1998.
Nope, I don't think he's dead. I kind of thought she just knocked him out so that when she dragged him into that capsule he wouldn't complain. : ) Not that he would.
-- B.Perry (email@example.com), October 30, 1998.
She hit him out of anger. He'd just said "Congratulations. You've just killed off the ENTIRE human race!" Being the kickass warrior that she is, she knocked him sensless. Laying in the sleep capsule with him seems to be sort of an alternative to suicide. I'd probobly do that too if i'd just killed off all of humanity. I think she plans for the two of them to sleep side by side for all eternity. Pretty cool ending, huh?
-- Frostbite (Foo@bar.com), October 31, 1998.
Trevor is good Aeon is evil
shes selfish he does things to try to better the human race; hes frustrated. she foils his plans and doesnt care
-- Kevin Joseph Maty (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
well robert, i dont think that trevor died in End Sinister. Aeon just hit him really hard man, I mean come on, how many times have you heard of someone dying from being punched in the face. Hes just unconcious bro. AEON FLUX 4 EVA
-- shane shinagel (EndSinister@aol.com), October 26, 1999.
i always saw the ending as an Adam-and-Eve-like begining, after all, Trevor had gained 'spirituality' or some kind of heightened awareness from the alien, which Fon was against; man=righteous, woman=corrupter kind of a thing. my only unanswered question would be did Fon set the hybernation machine for a definite or indefinate amount of time. if it was indefinite, holy shit what an end sinister!
-- neobe the gibbon (email@example.com), November 27, 1999.
Just noticed the alien's name was Emon, (Bowie's wife's name is Imon). Cute.
-- Barb e. (Suesuebeo9@cs.com), January 01, 2002.
Surely its because he was trying to imitate the aliens life style by abstaining from food and what ever else. Perhaps he used drugs to stay alive, or he was being breathairian, or something. Actually as far as physical health goes, Trevor looked screwed, I wouldnt be suprised if Aeons blow knocked out what little life he had left. I wouldve thought any kind of punch wouldve snaped the guys neck, myself.
I think Roberts interpretation is freakin wicked.
-- Sam (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 11, 2002.