Why are the breens dead?

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In the first season we see hundreds of Breens in a blood bath. Who has actually killed them?

Does anyone know the significance of the scene between the two dying Breens?

-- Richard Cutler (rigler@ndirect.co.uk), May 16, 1998


This is an easy one.

The dying Breens scene is to show that they are 'real' people not just faceless minions. We are supposed feel sorry for them and in doing so, question Aeon's actions.

Try reading Chung's original proposal.

As for who killed them...okay, I've only just thought about this...Aeon kills all the Breens, but Trevor pretends that the plague was responsible, making it seem a more serious problem and Aeon less of one.

Is that right?

-- Philip Mills (philip.mills@cableinet.co.uk), May 16, 1998.

From what I understand, this is true. Aeon killed them all.

-- Mat Rebholz (mer5@dana.ucc.nau.edu), May 16, 1998.

To elaborate: I read an interview with Chung, can't remember where, in which he discusses the plot of season one. He said something to the effect that the fact that Trevor's virus, which was not wholly responsible for all those deaths (most were due to Aeon's gunfire), was still taking all of the blame for the deaths in the eyes of the news media, and thus in the eyes of everyone else. This rendered Aeon's actions completely void, and this was apparently Chung's remark on the futility of war.

-- Mat Rebholz (mer5@dana.ucc.nau.edu), May 16, 1998.

To elaborate on the question about the two dying Breens, I agree with the previous comment, and I also think that Chung was trying to make a point that "there are heroes on all sides, and we choose to focus on Aeon, perhaps arbitrarily." (I got that quote from an article, but it sums up my point) I think Chung expanded on this idea in "War."

-- TGoochild (Wierd97@aol.com), May 17, 1998.

The main thrust of the first season was that violence is futile. Aeon(who represents the seductive qualities of violence) kills hundreds of Breen gaurds. But they would have died anyway from the virus. She set out to kill Muraud-Ben Jaffar(sp?) but Trevor already killed him. In essence, everything Aeon did was for nothing. Then she dies, and they destroy her body and apartment and the only thing left of her at all is the picture in the foot fetishist magazine, the only non-violent aspect of her life(up to that point) Then she gets her feet licked for all eternity. It might just be me, but it seems this makes the violence even more irrelevent. Where are the causes she fought for, what good are all her efforts to her now? They are but a dim memory.

>>>What killed the breens in the second short? I think the virus killed them. They were all dead(except for those two) when Aeon got there. She just keeps firing her guns for no particular reason while those freaky janitors just stare at her. This shows an example of how deadly the virus is. That one bug Trevor has killed all those people

-- Frostbite (foo@bar.com), May 20, 1998.

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