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Old 2009-07-06, 01:39   Link #187
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Originally Posted by Christen View Post
In short, this 18th person X does not exist!! This applies to all games!!!

I don't think they'll violate this red text. If you think of it, no red text has been violated yet.
Just something to point out about the Japanese here...and also the English, although it doesn't translate perfectly.

This '18th person X' doesn't have to be a single, specific person. By the strictest definition, all this line means is that there will never be 18 people on the island at any point in time. In other words, there's no one you could call 'the 18th person on the island' because there are only 17 there.

In other words, if someone has died or left the island, someone else could then enter the island and the red wouldn't be violated, even if the 17 people we know were all on the island to start with (i.e. no Kanon=Shannon theory is needed).
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