Ghost In The Shell 1995 spoilers ahead
In one of the final scenes of "Ghost In The Shell" (1995) Major Motoko Kusanagi's shell is destroyed by section 6 snipers.
Right before this happens Batou sacrifices his arm to protect The Major's head. When The Major wakes up she is in a different shell, one of a child. (a black-market shell)
Batou mentions that Section 9 showed up and cleaned everything up. Including the 2 cybernetic bodies and his arm.
Why didn't section 9 repair The Major's shell if they repaired Batou's arm?
I'm not sure what section 9 backup did when they arrived and found The Major's head. Why are they in a safe house instead of at section 9 headquarters? The way I see it there are a couple explanations, although I feel like these aren't the best, as they each leave out a thing or two:
- The Major is still an expendable asset, and they can just buy another cyborg from a company. Or rebuild The Major back in section 9.
- The Major was actually repaired and is in section 9. The Major we see at the end of the movie is considered separate due to the Puppet Master merge. Batou saved this forked version of The Major and hid her away. There are now 2 versions of The Major.
Is there anything I missed in the movie to explain this point?
I just started watching all the "Ghost In The Shell" movies & series. I would appreciate it if the conversation was scoped just to the original 1995 movie to avoid spoilers