Cowboy Bebop Spike Theory (Spoilers)
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1. Spike Alludes to a story he hears about a cat who consistently dies and resurrects until his love dies (the white cat)
(The Following story refers to Spike not being allowed to die officially until Julia is dead. Funny thing is though at the end of the story...Spike announces that he hates the story of the cat and wishes it not be true.)

2. Spike says "bang" again much like he did in the episode "Sympathy for the Devil." This is crucial because it shows he not only killed someone, but someone who could not die "Vicious: So you are finally awake. I told you before, Spike... that I am the only one who can kill you." Spike then goes on to say in return "Spike Spiegel: I'll return those words back to you, Vicious." Therefore it is a similar situation because only the chosen person can kill vicious much like the so called "devil" from "Sympathy for the Devil," but in this case...Spike is the one to live and he kills someone no one else is able to kill. Who's to say that Spike was destined to kill vicious but not die himself like with the "devil."

3. Jet's visit to the fortune teller: Jet visits a fortune teller who tells him not to fear death. This is also important because it makes a question of "does Jet really have to worry about Spike dying?" Funny thing is Spike has "died already once" so who is to say that in the anime...Spike is death in itself. Also the fortune teller goes on to tell jet "Death will always be by your side." This possibly means that maybe Spike is death in itself and Jet has been traveling with death the entire time.

4. Spike is not hit in a vital organ at all unlike vicious: Vicious and Spike exchange weapons rapidly in a duel and are both met with a immense blow. Or so it seems.... If you look closer to the are of impact from a forward perspective, you can see that Spike is clearly hit in the stomach organ. This is humorous because the stomach is not a vital organ at all. Especially since there is such thing as "Special Tissue surgery" mentioned by Faye when her and Jet discuss Jets arm. This is crucial because it is also mentioned "not that expensive" so it clearly could have been carried out on Spike's stomach tissue. Also the fact that Spike walks down the stairs clearly shows that his body is still in tact and not split in complete two by the blow.



5. Watanabe the developer of the anime goes on to say not only is spike his all time favorite character from anything he has made, he also goes on to state that not only does Spike like Faye secretly (sort of), but also he refers to Spike as if he is still alive by using present tense verbs like "likes"

Editor: " 'What does Spike think of Faye?'
"I think that he likes her quite a bit. But he's not a very straightforward person and makes sure not to show it."
(Source: http://cowboybebop.wikia.com/wiki/Spike_Spiegel)

It also states through: http://cowboybebop.wikia.com/wiki/Spike_Spiegel.....Spikes status is "Unknown" therefore there is no proof that he is certainly dead. If anything there is too much information to back up he is alive.
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corresponds with point 4
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can't believe this is still going around, this is an old cartoon and it was debunked long ago, fans want him to live, whereas the creator left it up to the fans to decide. as many times he lived and died... however he died inside long ago, so, he was just another vessel floating in space.

scientifically any massive blood loss could be death, and yes, there are SEVERAL vital organs in the stomach area, once upon the triggering of striking a rib, hard enough, it can send said rib into another other vial organs. the creator tried to keep it as close to actual physics as possible, thus, injuries would have been no different.

regarding Special Tissue surgery, yes, that's possible, but why would Spike have it before battle, it would be useless, he could have used a metal plate as a breast plate as he did in previous times, but that would have slowed him down and/or taken enough hits that it would be useless.

I'm sorry to the diehard fans out there obsessed over a cartoon which hailed from the 90s, a true tribute to mostly hand drawn until later years of development, but it's time to move on, at least from the life or death thing. from what I've seen, he's dead, that's that. fanfic fans have thought of otherwise, but I'm a dark, morbid, realist, there's no such thing as happy endings in most of Japanese anything... let alone Asian things...
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Hey, I would appreciate it if you could changed the thread title (something like Cowboy Bepop Spike Theory)... It's a little spoilery. Believe it or not, some people have actually not seen Cowboy Bepop and wonder why this "still alive" statement is being said. I didn't see it myself until late 2016.
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Austershalin wrote:

Hey, I would appreciate it if you could changed the thread title (something like Cowboy Bepop Spike Theory)... It's a little spoilery. Believe it or not, some people have actually not seen Cowboy Bepop and wonder why this "still alive" statement is being said. I didn't see it myself until late 2016.


I agree. Putting "spoiler" in the title doesn't help when the title itself is so suggestive as to be a spoiler. I'd just changed the title, but I like your suggestion better so I've changed it again.

BTW, users can't change their own thread titles, so when you see stuff like this, feel free to report the thread to moderators and request to have the title changed, since we might not notice otherwise.
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admin changed this thread title no point in having it anymore thanks Lorreen
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Posted 1/7/18 , edited 1/7/18

dreamdeath99 wrote:

admin changed this thread title no point in having it anymore thanks Lorreen


I don't understand why there's no point anymore; it didn't sound like you intended to give too much away in the title and did so inadvertently. The title change just means people have to actually click into the thread and read your post to get a more clear idea what the main point of the thread is.

People who have watched the show or heard about it will still be interested in clicking into the thread to see what the "theory" is, and discuss it and others who don't mind spoilers about shows they haven't seen (like me) can also enjoy the thread and seeing what folks have to say.

Please consider keeping it open, but if you still feel that for some reason it's not worth it, report it again and we'll close it if that's what you really want.

It's okay to have threads that are spoiler threads as long as they are clearly marked as such and don't give away what the spoiler is in the title; so this one is in the clear.
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