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What position does Trevor hold, anyway? What does Aeon do, is she a secret agent? I've only seen two episodes, but I like the show already...and why does Aeon mess up Trevor's plans?

-- Hannah J. Wald (bannanaJ@aol.com), May 11, 1998


Trevor Goodchild is the chairman of the Breen government. He also seems to be a medical doctor and military general as well. A good all-rounder, really. Ooooo, just remebered: in one episode, some senior looking guy says to Trevor: 'You're getting soft Goodchild, the boys at the club have noticed...', or something like that. Maybe he's taking orders from someone else? I don't know.

What does Aeon do? Anything she likes, it seems.

And she doesn't always mess up Trevor's plans. On the first episode she actually helps him set up Guildamere to take the fall for Clavius' death. But mainly, I think she just screws around with him (in more ways than one) because, |A| He stands for everything she doesn't (most things anyway...) and |B| because she enjoys it.

-- Joey Tarlton (szy@antisocial.com), May 13, 1998.

Technically Aeon is a Monican Enforcer, a sort of volunteer police force in Monica. However, she is also a mercenary and, as noted, does whatever she wants. She has only herself to answer to (although enforcer HQ have no qualms about incinerating her body if it falls in to enemy hands).

Trevor rose ruthlessly to power in place of Mourad Ben-Jaffar and later, Clavius. He holds many positions, but is not officially the supreme leader of Bregna. In 'Thanatophobia' he mentions that "circumstances" won't allow him to do some things. Maybe this can be taken at face value, but perhaps he is referring to some higher power. Notice how he didn't want to listen to the Advisor, whom he addressed as "Your Honour", but was compelled to. Why would he do that if he was in charge?

Trevor is a megalomanical autocrat who enjoys rich luxuries, but primarily he is a scientist, and unfortunately for Bregna, one who experiments on the population.

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-- Philip Mills (philip.mills@cableinet.co.uk), May 13, 1998.

As I see it, each episode is semi- self contained. Trevor holds different positions in each show. At least that's how I prefer to see it. Trying to draw continuity between the episodes defeats the purpose of what Peter Chung was trying to do. Nonlinearity, and a zen-like acceptance of what you are seeing is a good way to approach "Aeon Flux".

-- Robert (rfbeck@deltanet.com), May 15, 1998.

This is exactly my view, as well. I also like to think of each story as "how things might have been", like, what if you had a million duplicates of yourself? How would each one turn out? Chung supports this by saying that Aeon's motivations are being decided on a case-by-case, story-by-story basis, rather then being put under a catch-all philosophy like duty to country or to god.

-- Mat Rebholz (mer5@dana.ucc.nau.edu), May 15, 1998.

Trevor is kind of a dictator, but he has limited power. Aeon works for what passes as a monican government, is a mercenary, and does some modeling on the side. In the first liquid tv season. she appeared in a foot fetishist magazine called foozwak

-- Frostbite (foo@bar.com), May 19, 1998.

A ha! No she didn't! She appeared in the magazine _behind_ Foozwak. :-) A common mistake.

-- Philip Mills (philip.mills@cableinet.co.uk), May 19, 1998.


I noticed that too. but it says she was in foozwak in the herodotus file so that's what i'm going with

-- Frostbite (foo@bar.com), May 19, 1998.

Bugger again!

-- Philip Mills (philip.mills@cableinet.co.uk), May 20, 1998.

The Monican foot fetish magazine that Aeon appeared in in the first season was called "ER-12", whatever it means. However, according to the Herodotus File, Aeon was a "sought-after model and dominatrix", therefore allowing her flexibility to appear in several magazines, and not just Foozwak, however Foozwak is the most famous of them all.

-- TGoodchild (Wierd97@aol.com), May 20, 1998.

Well, it could be EIF-2 (with a backwards F), i.e. some other language - perhaps a translation of Foozwak for our Pseudo-Slavic speaking chums. It's right next to it so they must have something in common. I'm not gonna worry over this one.

-- Philip Mills (philip.mills@cableinet.co.uk), May 21, 1998.

Responding to the confusion over Aeon's modeling career: In the first season, Aeon was on the cover of EIF-2(the F being backwards). Underneath the magazine title, there's a small caption that says, "tickle fetish specialists". A little headline at the bottom of the cover says "FEET", like this issue specifically focuses on foot tickling fetishes. On the cover, Aeon is tickling her foot with a feather. The issue of Foozwak right in front of the EIF-2 issue shows someone standing next to a hamburger that has splattered onto the pavement, but the shot shows only the person's feet. In the Herodotus File, We see fan mail sent to Aeon through Foozwak, and some photo spreads of Aeon from this magazine. Just like her military/espionage career, as a foot fetish model she answers to no one in particular, only the magazines that offer her what she wants (so I assume...)

-- Mat Rebholz (mer5@dana.ucc.nau.edu), July 09, 1998.

Btw, notice the pricing? $2.50, so the kid must hand over two $1 notes and a couple of quarters. This is exactly the kind of information that allows you to begin deceiphering the language on the money.

-- Philip Mills (philip.mills@cableinet.co.uk), July 09, 1998.

And, referring to the original question, not just anyone gets their face on the nation's currency.

-- Philip Mills (philip.mills@cableinet.co.uk), July 09, 1998.

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