Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (2GIG) is the second TV season for Ghost in the Shell, following Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (SAC). In 2GIG Gos and Motoko are given Full Cyborg Bodies after being the sole survivors of an airplanc crash. (Images on this page are from DVDs of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG.)
After Gos becomes adapted to an adult Full Cyborg body, he joined the Army, served in a 21st Century Korea War, became disillusioned with post-war suffering, worked with refugee groups in Åsia, and was recruited by Japanese Internal Affairs Officer Goda to organize the refugees in Japan. Goda told Gos to fulfill an assassination threat against the Japanese Premier. Gos attacked the Premier in a Shinto Temple, but Motoko and Bateau intervened and Gos jumped through the ceiling and escaped. ( Note that the hole in the ceiling made by Gos's escape is the opposite focus of the Jewel pursued by the Dragon in the ellipse of the ceiling painting, and that the geometry of an ellpsoid with two foci is the goometry of a thermonuclear bomb. )
Goda was a Taiwanese who suffered major injury in Asian Wars. His head was reconstructed with a heavily cyborgized brain. He came to Japan when China failed to give him a position of power. Goda was not loyal to Japan, but used his Internal Affairs position, and covert ties to the Imperial Americana CIA, to further his own agenda.
Goda plotted to have Gos become the Puppet Master leader of the Japan refugees and to lead them in revolt, thus provoking Japanese military attacks on the Japan refugees.
Goda planned to use a stolen Russian nuclear weapon to either destroy Nagasaki (blaming the refugees) or destroy the refugee community (blaming the Japanese military), so that the cyborgs of Japan would be so appalled by such destruction being wrought by humans that they would revolt against human rule and seize control of Japan. Then the cyborgs of Japan could take control of China, and all the rest of Asia.
Section 9 thwarted that plan by seizing the nuclear weapon. During that operation, Motoko realized that the refugee Puppet Master leader was her chilhood friend Gos.
Motoko encountered Gos in the Japan refugee area during the attack
by the Japan military ( which was similar to any other attack by a force having far superior technology to its enemy, whose only available opposing tactics are guerilla attacks and suicide
protests and attacks, reminscent of successful VietNamese opposition to the USA in the 1960-70s and resistance ( outcome unknown in January 2005 ) to the USA in the Middle East in the 2000s ).
As the Laughing Man said
and Gos asked Motoko
( Note the holes in Gos's hand, like the Stigmata of Jesus, Gos being a good spiritual being. )
Meanwhile, Goda, having lost control of the stolen Russian nuclear weapon, had made a deal with the Imperial Americana CIA
for an Imperial Americana nuclear submarine to launch a nuclear missile at the Japan refugee area, and to blame the nuclear explosion on either a mass suicide by the Japan refugees or an attack by the Japan military (either way, the cyborgs of Japan would be appalled and revolt against human rule).
The American nuclear missile was launched. Neither the Japan military or the refugees were able to stop it, so Motoko agreed with Gos's proposal and ordered the Section 9 Tachikomas to prepare computer memory space in the Tachikoma Quantum Computer AI satellite for the spirits/souls of her and Gos and as many of the refugees as Bateau could contact, hoping that their spirits/souls might survive even though the Imperial Americana nuclear missile would kill their bodies.
However, the Section 9 Tachikomas decided to do something else:
( Note the Cross born by Bateau, like the Cross of Jesus, Bateau being a good physical being. )
The Tachikoma kamikaze satellite interception of the missile proved that their synthetic Quantum Computer AI had free will Ghost souls.
Having been saved by the Tachikomas, the Premier, backed by Section 9, ordered the destruction of the Imperial Americana nuclear submarine and set the government of Japan on an independent policy of cooperation with China.
Goda, his plan for a cyborg-ruled Japan having failed,
attempted to defect to Imperial Americana through his Imperial Americana CIA contacts, but Section 9 intercepted him.
However, the Imperial Americana CIA captured Gos
and killed his Full Cyborg body.
Gos's spirit/soul, like the White Crow Branwen goddess of Regeneration,
went to live on the net.
Motoko saw the ascension of Gos's spirit/soul in a falling cherry blossom petal
whereupon she went to the vast net/city to search for him.
On the net, Gos, the Puppet Master of the Japan refugees, became part of Puppet Master 2501.
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