Quantum Ranger's Survival Makes Sense!
Sometimes it does feel stupid that Eric Myers/Quantum Ranger survived but let's take a bit of common sense. Aside from the main difference that Mr. Collins goes into the city and Wataru Asami does not (which Judd Lynn shows he's not copy/pasting all the time from Kobayashi's scripts)... we have Eric Myers being severely injured.
Now here's a bit of analysis. First we have that lone Cyclobot armed. Now why did the Zenitto kill Naoto and the Cyclobot DID NOT killl Eric Myers? A big of common sense can help. I was thinking Judd Lynn may have wanted to kill Eric Myers as well but was meddled into sparing him.
The area where Eric Myers is hit out of suit doesn't look like a vital organ. Again whether he died or not is not much of an issue. Surviving and dying could have been two possible outcomes for him. Whether he lived or died didn't matter. On Naoto's case, him dying was the only practical way to write the scene after being shot by a Zenitto bullet.
Now for Naoto, there are LOT of good reasons why he would die and Eric Myers would survive. Here are reasons you can see:
- Naoto was SHOT at a vital organ. Remember the bullet PASSED through him. It didn't do that to Eric.
- If you think of it, Naoto had a VERY violent fall. Eric's fall wasn't even that much impact on him.
- Naoto also had SEVERE blood less. Well Eric could have died if he wasn't tended but it was obvious he was tended to. So Eric's survival obviously is NOT an error.