So Kamen Rider Ex-Aid might have the biggest time paradox I’ve ever personally seen.
Main character Emu may start the show as a medical intern, but he’s also the “genius gamer” M -- and through a flashback, the audience gets to see what that entailed. Apparently he was an ace at fighting games (at a bare minimum), and took home the grand prize in a major tournament. In what game? My ears perked up at the sights and sounds of Tekken, as they should. But that’s when time sort of collapses on itself.
Emu’s playing Tekken 7, the latest installment in the franchise to date. Fair enough…until you remember that that game came out in March 2015 at the earliest, at least in Japan and in arcades. The flashback in Ex-Aid specifically states that Emu joined that tournament in 2010. And it’s pretty hard to pretend he’s playing any other installment, because A) he’s using Lars’ latest costume, and B) his opponent is using Lucky Chloe, who first made her debut in T7. I mean, jeez. I know Japan got the game a few years before the west, but this is ridiculous.
But I wouldn’t worry about time paradoxes too much. Ex-Aid has bigger problems. Much, much bigger problems.
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