At one point during both physical and psychological tests being carried out on Number 6 during ‘Checkmate,’ results showed that he had apparently showed a negative reaction to pain. The doctor noted that that would take superhuman willpower! Well that’s all fine and dandy, except for one thing. Because it appears that by the time of the next episode ‘Hammer Into Anvil,’ Number 6 has lost the ability not to react to pain! Number 6 undergoes an interview with Number 2, who eventually produces a sword from his shooting stick. He puts the tip to Number 6’s forehead “Ah, you react!” says Number 2. Well who wouldn’t? Formerly Number 6 would have shown a negative reaction to pain. But it would seem that with a change of scriptwriter, comes a change within Number 6, and a loss of continuity!
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