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The Big Bad
"Re(5):Rave: TMNT-Return to NY pt. 3 (Spoiler" , posted Sat 11 Oct 20:46:
So was this decapitation fully shown or was it in some way hidden like a silloute(sp?). I havn't catched a Ninja Turtles ep in a long time, I need to get myself TiVo
Okay, here's the play by play. Leo grabs the mystical Sword of Tengu. Saki grabs Leo's katanas. The both jump at each other. You see a shot of all the weapons striking each other. You see both combatants land. Leo close to the camera, and Saki opposite him, facing away (I'm not sure if he's in shadow or not, though; I'll confirm tomorrow). After about two seconds, you see his head/helmet fall off, bounce a couple of times, and land a few feet ahead. There's no blood, which can be explained as the Sword of Tengu having cauterized the wound. In fact, it almost looks like the armor is empty if it weren't for the fact that: a) the show would make it clear if that had been the case and not hide his neck after his death; b) you still see the Shredder's eyes in the helmet. Anyways, the body falls. Later, at the end of the show, the body wakes up, walks toward the head/helmet, grabs the helmet, and goes away, into the fire. Also, another interesting thing is that the Shredder is apparently at least 500 years old. That help?
Edit: I checked, and the Shredder is actually semi shadowed when his head falls off (it's not shadowed, but he's too far away to make out any details) .
[this message was edited by The Big Bad on Sat 11 Oct 21:35]