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Question Why couldnt Lorne read the Smile Time puppets?

Discussion in 'Season 5' started by OccaQuokka, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. OccaQuokka

    OccaQuokka My arse is not pansy!

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    Lorne was sitting in front of the tv whilst the Smile Time puppets were singing. Why did he not pick up who or what they were through the song?
     
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    Can Lorne read over the airwaves, or does he need to be in the presence of the person? (I notice that when he reads people at W&H that he does it in person, though that is probably inconvenient.)

    If he didn't need their presence then he surely missed out on some leverage (even blackmail material) on many famous (and not so famous) people. But if he couldn't then that's why he couldn't tell about the puppets, because there was a barrier between their singing and his ability to read them. (Or am I forgetting a scene where the puppets sing in front of him rather than over the TV?)
     
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    I just saw Soulless again. Lorne does read Angelus through a camera. So yeah, he should've been able to get something from the puppets.
     
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    Maybe because they were puppets made them immune to Lorne's ability? Kind of like how vampires were immune to being mind read or having their brains sucked by Glory.
     
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    Obviously the puppets themselves were not singing - there was someone doing the voicing and he could not see this person.
     
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    My answer is because they are puppets and just immune.
     
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  7. OccaQuokka

    OccaQuokka My arse is not pansy!

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    Love the replies! It wasnt even my observation - a first time watcher with me picked it up.

    I wonder if the giant egg power thing had something to do with hiding the mystics?
     
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    Spanish Flame It's Not Easy Being Green

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    My opinion is because they were puppets because if Lorne could read through a camera, which is weird to me but that's just me, then it could be because there were magic around in there and wouldnt work for Lorne.....

    I will be getting soon again to this episode as I'm rewatching S5
     
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    I just figured it was because they were puppets....
     
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    OccaQuokka My arse is not pansy!

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    Maybe they did have puppet cancer.
     
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    It was because of the glamour they put on the tv and because they weren't actually singing they were talking to the children
     
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    OccaQuokka My arse is not pansy!

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    The mind, or brain, at least, is an internal organ. Puppets have no internal organs, just cotton stuffing. Whatever animated them obviously had no physical body of its own, so its "mind" isn't actually a part of the puppet, therefore there wasn't really anything there for Lorne to read. (And, believe me, that made a whole lot more sense before I started writing it here)
     
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    Anyanka Bunny Killer "I got these evil hand issues..."

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    Lorne reads people's aura/soul/mind, I believe. Puppets don't possess any of those things.