“We are no longer fighting a war. We are the resistance” – Pacific Rim
Anyone entering the plot at THIS point would decide we were the villians, futilely trying to return the world to a state only we remember…
It does make things awkward here, yes. How much of the population is unique to this particular timeline shift?
Depends on what you mean by “unique”… I don’t think anyone would blink out of existence, but we saw from the muiltiple versions of the Professor caught between worlds that each iteration was effectively a different person. Reverting the world would be effectivly “killing” the entire population of the world (although at this point they have been “killed” already multiple times to get to this point, and may have their memories from *this* incarnation completely wiped by the next shift).
It’s not clear if the goal is reversal or simply stabilisation at this poit.
According to what I know of Aaron Williams’ comics, I say the next page will be one panel with a single short speech bubble on it.
Remove the above comment, please. Autofill put the wrong email in.
Man, the dragon’s shadow just gets more terrifying in its implications every time we check in.
Crazy Crackpot Theory: Weyland and the Dragon are the parts of the same whole but Weyland is unaware of this; the Dragon isn’t the Death of the Seven Spheres but their metaphorical mulching process, and The Director’s efforts are stalling and souring the world’s rebirth into something once again stable and what the First Sphere would have called “Normal”.
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I will take 3 please (for each voice in my head), a roll of rubber wallpaper and a good cleansing mind enema. That always leaves me spring time fresh.
Whoa, that threw me for about a minute.
Pfui. I was hoping that this update would include the page that seems to be missing. Maybe next time.
The one bright spot in Fleetwood’s day is that the alterations to his wardrobe didn’t take his sunglasses away.
I think they come from the same place Piffany gets her glasses at.
Pardon me for asking, but… is the world actually gettibg worse or improving? ^_^;
Depends who you ask. The natives of the First Sphere remember their universe as being designed to not have any magic at all, so all the energy that is coming in and magic-ifying them is kind of like running power through a breaker switch with the wrong rating. I think. Actually I don’t think I fully understood why it was a Bad Thing, just that it was and Our Heroes needed to set things back on track.
It’s bad because the arrival of magic is connected with the loss of free will.
You wanted to be a doctor? Too bad, you’re fated to be a dragon-slayer.
Looking forward to raising a family? Nope, you’ve been selected to be an Evil Overlord.
First Sphere natives didn’t care for the idea.
It would be interesting if the Seventh Sphere (the dragon’s world, magic) is sending all of its’ energy to the other spheres, ending up at the First Sphere (our world, formerly technology, now becoming as magical as the 5th or 6th Sphere). Thus the Seventh Sphere might be GONE, turned into energy, anti-entropy, magic cascading throughout all the Spheres. And if the 6th Sphere collapses into the 5th Sphere, and so on, the magic building and building until the First Sphere holds all the magical energy from the other six Spheres.
So I imagine our adventuring team getting to the 6th Sphere, only to find it about to short-out, forget about the 7th Sphere, it’s gone already, now it’s time to race back to the 1st Sphere and stop the final destruction.
As for if the changes were bad or not, it can be presumed yes. Remember that in the beginning, Humphery and company were being drafted to fight random monsters that were appearing and rampaging through the world. Dropping ogres and monsters on a world that is used to dealing with the comparatively calm situation of simple human politics would cause quite a bit of chaos. Now, presumably these changes would begin to sort of equal out once more of the First Sphere became inherently magical and they gained the means to deal with ogres and the like.
Also, given that there are many lines of thought that posit that the sum of a person’s experiences and what formulates them stems largely from their memories and interpretations of events, it could be said that the “Magicazation” of the world is rewriting who everyone in existence is. Most people would consider that bad; since you are forcibly changing people to fit in to a particular form of the universe now.
And you know, the idea of the world dissolving back into the primal chaos from which it is formed is not exactly new…
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