Top Ten: The Chicken Joke

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This Top Ten list was originally posted on April 14, 2006 in the old Articles section of theOtaku. Back then, people were raving and ranting about Gundam Seed and its sequel, Rurouni Kenshin was still doing pretty well in terms of popularity, and most people thought of L simply as the 12th letter in the alphabet.

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TOP TEN ANSWERS ANIME CHARACTERS WOULD GIVE TO THE QUESTION, "WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?"

NUMBER 10: "If I had the power to cross the road back then, if only I can get a hold of such power... Any chicken who has cried over his lack of power will think that... Probably... But from the time it gets a hold of that power to cross the road, it becomes the one who makes others cry." - Athrun Zala (Gundam SEED Destiny)

NUMBER 9: "The chicken is simply following the fundamental law of nature. The strong shall live and the weak shall die." - Shishio (Rurouni Kenshin)

NUMBER 8: "It is because the chicken that crossed the road was not an amateur. It was a specialist." - Sousuke Sagara (Full Metal Panic!)

NUMBER 7: "Bansai, bathtoy, wise guy, waterboy, chickens cross the road tonight! Yay!" - Ed (Cowboy Bebop)

NUMBER 6: "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth about why the chicken crossed the road." - Conan Edogawa (Detective Conan/Case Closed)

NUMBER 5: "You know why big chickens cross the road first? To protect the little chicks that come after them." - Ichigo (Bleach)

NUMBER 4: "Crossing the road because another chicken crossed the road... crossing the road because it crossed the road... will peace really come from that in the end?" - Cagalli Yula Athha (Gundam SEED)

NUMBER 3: "I believe that a road is a structure, and a chicken has legs for walking. Ms. Kaoru believes that a chicken cannot cross the road... *smiles* I just love her naive impression of the chicken! I wish that it's the truth, but I'm afraid it isn't." - Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)

NUMBER 2: "If the chicken has the power to make a difference, why not cross the road?" - Kira Yamato (Gundam Seed)

AND THE NUMBER 1 ANSWER ANIME CHARACTERS WOULD GIVE TO THE QUESTION, "WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?":
"It's... actually, It's a super-magical chicken. It has been hiding this fact for a long time. But it has this precious kingdom to go back to. The reason why these super chickens have to cross the road is that their great chicken king Rubalru had a miracle vision when he was about to die. The person who gave him this vision is called Great Kandora! When Kandora used his super magic power, King Rulbaru's Super-Ultra-Magical-Force was freed like a bird and made him cross the road! Just then, what happened was when King Rulbaru was resting, an enemy kingdom suddenly attacked him. He was in such a terrible situation! He then asked Kandora for power! And then-!" - Ayame Sohma (Fruits Basket)

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AUTHOR'S NOTE: Just so you know, if I pushed through with changing the list today, Number 2 would've been Naruto saying "Because the chicken believed in it!" and Number 1 would be Death Note's Light Yagami saying, "Because the chicken whose name is written in this Note shall cross the road."

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