/r/samuraijack

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Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape shifting master of darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil. But a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me.

Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time, and flung him into the future where my evil is law. Now the fool seeks to return to the past and undo the future that is Aku.

/r/samuraijack

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PARADOX - What if Jack went to the past BEFORE Aku sent him to the future?

Would that create 2 Jacks or he would just merge with his past self

If it would create 2 Jacks then the multiverse theory holds water

1 Comment
2024/05/20
03:30 UTC

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Does anyone else prefer Jack’s early design?

I don’t know it just looks more eye catching to me and resembles Edo era portraits.

9 Comments
2024/05/19
12:41 UTC

89

from the library... aw yeah

my weekend plans are right here

4 Comments
2024/05/17
21:39 UTC

54

Pun Intended

0 Comments
2024/05/16
05:03 UTC

54

Had this on the wall in a bar I used to own. Green shit was our special cocktail.

5 Comments
2024/05/14
07:11 UTC

116

Will make a Aku version

18 Comments
2024/05/13
21:49 UTC

42

Samurai Jack Production Drawing of AKU

5 Comments
2024/05/12
15:26 UTC

102

Samurai vs Shinobi by me

5 Comments
2024/05/11
07:11 UTC

23

Cute Emoji Alien Girl art by MrGeloTheSecond!

I truly wish she and her family had more cute fan art and maybe even sweet fan comics, ya know?

0 Comments
2024/05/10
15:42 UTC

38

In your opinion, why haven't SJ enjoyed the same level of success as other cartoons including ATLA?

16 Comments
2024/05/08
23:53 UTC

16

The importance of Battle Through Time in the story is downplayed heavily.

What are the main problems with Season 5 of Samurai Jack?

  1. The romance between Jack and Ashi is rushed
  2. The final battle is very rushed also, and anti climatic
  3. Ashi dies for no reason at their wedding
  4. The guardian’s prediction is retconned
  5. Jack goes back in time without recognizing how he will kill everyone in the future

Now the game does not perfectly fix these issues, and it stinks that it's still just a part of a game which is going to be delisted very soon. Still, I feel that it is crucial to the overall story and plot. So how does the game fix these things?

The romance: Although the game may not completely remedy the situation, it does establish a deeper connection between Ashi and Jack through the challenges they face. Additionally, it grants them additional time to express their love for each other, which in turn strengthening their bond and making the initial pace of their relationship feel more believable. While it may not entirely eliminate the rapid progression, it provides them with more exposure to each other, thus enhancing the realism of their relationship.

The final battle. We get a final battle with Aku in the game, I feel like that was super climatic and awesome. It's not a choreographed fight scene, but it's almost just as awesome.

Ashi dies for no reason. We know that BTT takes place in an area outside of time, therefore cause and effect would not work the same as in a regular timeline. We know Ashi’s powers are based on her emotions, her powers would allow her to stay both in and out of that pocket of time, it's not unreasonable to assume that her emotions only weren't strong enough to stay alive during the wedding. Plus, if that's not good enough for you, you can assume it works like Back to the Future where it takes a little bit for a change in the timeline to be noticed, like how it took so long for Marty to start disappearing.

The guardian. The game demonstrates how the guardian's portal can be utilized in Jack's story later on, the family relics. They hold the ability to enable Ashi's survival, and Jack would stop at nothing to acquire them after she ceases to exist. Consequently, he undertakes a lengthy quest for the Guardians' portal, permitting him to access that particular moment in time from the game to locate the amulets. That is when he appears older and has the appearance that the guardian envisioned, fulfilling the prophecy and the reason for the guardian's initial certainty that Jack was incapable of utilizing the portal in the future. The secret ending, thus, comprises the outcome of the change in Jack's timeline caused by the guardian's portal.

Jack goes back in time, killing everyone. The game emphasizes that the sacrifice everyone makes to kill Aku and make the future better is their choice, with their insistence on helping Jack even to the end, willing to die for Aku’s evil to stop. When Jack accidentally kills Ashi, he talks to himself and even says “You must leave what you see behind if you are to ever move forward.” While there is some context missing from this quote, it still heavily relates to people dying because of him in order to get to the past. He knows that he must leave his friends behind for the greater good, and they are willing to accept this. It was always a sacrifice between the past lives that already died at the expense of the future ones, or vise versa, but ultimately it was better to save the past for a longer time of peace.

4 Comments
2024/05/08
15:19 UTC

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Battle Through Time getting delisted

Does anyone know when this game will be delisted? I read that it was gonna be at the end of April but at least in the PlayStation Store its still up. Waiting for a sale but scared that it will just get delisted.

3 Comments
2024/05/08
03:45 UTC

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Thank you remaining Samurai Jack mods 🫡

EDIT: it became true!! Very grateful!!

Idk if they are actually online or if it’s automated but the worst comments in this sub are deleted SO quickly. You tireless soldiers fighting the good fight 🫡 if it’s the automation then it’s doing a better job than most subs. And if I’m imagining things and it was just the user deleting, well, I’m at least grateful those types don’t stick around here much.

4 Comments
2024/05/07
22:59 UTC

148

"it's like poetry, it rhymes" -George Lucas

18 Comments
2024/05/06
20:07 UTC

6

Samurai Jack Ultra-robots Slaughter and Destroy Innocent Robot City

0 Comments
2024/05/06
06:14 UTC

70

Did they seriously reference Ghost Rider? 💀

11 Comments
2024/05/04
21:43 UTC

4

Samurai music

Just some nice samurai inspired music I found today

At the Gate – Samurai Meditation

1 Comment
2024/05/03
19:23 UTC

198

Why did Scotsman need to save his wife

With her superhuman abilities, she could have easily soloed and save her own fatself 💀

29 Comments
2024/05/03
15:02 UTC

3

[OC] Samurai Jack VS Ashi AMV - Full Circle

0 Comments
2024/05/03
00:31 UTC

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Made two artworks

1 Comment
2024/05/02
16:03 UTC

4

Samurai Jack Aku not sure how to kill Jack

0 Comments
2024/05/02
00:38 UTC

148

What If?....

12 Comments
2024/05/01
15:43 UTC

17

What's with the Guardian?

Everything that occurs in Season 5 is the Guardian's fault. If he just allowed Jack to return to the past, then Aku would have been defeated sooner.

Given how dangerous Aku is, it might be not bad to break his rules a bit.

8 Comments
2024/04/30
08:55 UTC

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