Aeon's Phrase in "The Demiurge" : LUSENET : Aeon Flux : One Thread

Aeon says something in "The Demiurge", to Trevor in the scene after the Demiurge disappears, after Trevor questions Aeon's morality. She says something to the effect of: "I won't argue of the color of skeletons before they were horses." What could this mean? Maybe it ties together the three phrases "If wishes were horses", "a horse of a different color", "skeletons in the closet". Although, I couldn't begin to decipher what she means by this. Any thoughts? Or, is she saying something else entirely? Are my ears working?

-- Mat Rebholz (, December 25, 1998


She says "I won't argue about the color of skeletons when they were horses." I always assumed it was an old saying dating from a time when people didn't know what color a skeleton was when it was still inside the horse. So argueing over it would be piontless. What Aeon's saying is "I won't argue over things nobody can prove" (reffering to the "transgressions she never even knew about")

-- Frostbite (, December 25, 1998.

I think she's bringing up that she doesn't want to determine if a horse's skeleton was an appaloosa/bronco/mustang/whatever, and she's saying that she's not going to argue with Trevor about something that's already been done.

-- Telemental (, March 23, 1999.

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It sounds like something you'd hear in an old Western, maybe it's referring to corpses on a battlefield and how you could never tell the white man's horses from the indian ones. Maybe Aeon is comparing the people she killed to those horses, saying that, since there's no way of knowing whether she had to kill every time or not, trying to justify those deaths would be like counting horses on a battlefield, pointless. Well, that's my theory anyway, hope u like it.

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (, April 10, 2000.

I agree with what some people are saying. i think what aeon means is it is water under the bridge..i mean it happend blah blah why argure with past mistakes....well in my opinion.

-- Lady Morgan (, April 10, 2000.

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In other words, I don't think she cares whether she is killing Breens, Monicans, Libertarians, or whatever.

"Which side are you on?" "I take no sides"

Aeon would kill anyone who got in the way of her ideals, even herself (as we have seen).

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (, April 12, 2000.

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Frostbite's answer is still the best, though. Respect!

-- Paul D. Gilbreath (, April 12, 2000.

*takes off hat and bows*

-- Frostbite (, April 12, 2000.

hummmmm.....yes i would have to agree....hummmmm :o)

-- Lady Morgan (, April 12, 2000.

When Aeon says "I wont argue over the colour skeletons when they were horses" I think she means she isnt going to waste her time debating over something that isnt even relevent (her fear of the Demiurge) Trevor is still caught on arguing over the color of skeletons(why Aeon's fear exists), but Aeon thinks she has moved ahead to recognize them as horses and disscussing the colour of something that isnt even there (her fear) to her is just wasting her time.

-- N. D. Smith (, February 24, 2001.

Isn't that just paraphrasing Frostbites response? but ok. :O)

-- Lady Morgan (, February 25, 2001.

ok, this is painfully obvious, and the people before have covered the meaning, but i think the syntax reflects :

i wont argue over what the characteristics of [beings/people/issues] were before they [died/expired/were extinguished]

also, the "horse" seems to imply that Aeon seems others as merely vehicles, or as beasts of burden.

tis "Illuminati"-kinda Trevor vs "James Bond"-recloned as a woman (complete with genes from male triplets)

--Day of Brahma

p.s.- the grapevine says that the platypus has 10 sex chromasomes

-- Day of Brahma (, October 26, 2004.

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