Angelic Layer/Headscratchers

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  • The one thing I never could understand about Angelic Layer is that male Deuses are such a rare thing when in Real Life, if something like Angelic Layer actually existed, it would likely be overrun with male Deuses or at the very least 50:50 male/female members.
    • It's especially weird since the given reason for the game is to map out the human neural system for cybernetic design. Wouldn't they want male data too?
      • The explanation is given, indirectly, that girls [are more likely to] love their dolls, so presumably have a greater chance of forming the necessary relationship with the angels to allow them to become proficient players.
      • I've seen a fanfic once that addresses that question. Of course they want male data. Badly. But they're not getting it. So to help out Icchan, Oujirou sets out to make a name for himself in order to make it more fashionable for Deuses to be male.
      • Or perhaps it is simply that the main focus of the story is Misaki, whose friends tend to be female.
        • Nah, that wouldn't explain why nearly every deus in the tournament is female.
      • It is most likely a deconstruction of the male five-man band, and Oujiro is the "prince" meaning that, if the genders of everyone were reversed, he'd be the Chick. My personal take though is the advertising: The ads are feminine in nature, as is the packaging, so it is very likely that Angelic Layer is their version of "Moving Barbie".
      • Still and all, my friends and I always joke that the actual champion of Angelic Layer were it to exist in real life would more likely be a forty-five year old man who lives in his mother's basement.
    • It may be that females are just better at integrating with the dolls. There's a bit of Real Life science to back this up; female brains are more efficient at distributed processing than male brains. Heinlein used this as the reason why starships had female pilots in Starship Troopers. Real life neural integration with humans is close (there have already been successful monkey trials), so we should know if this is true in 20-50 years.
      • I just want to emphasize this again: DARPA (the Pentagon's brain trust) has successfully developed monkey cyborgs. Really.

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