Greetings From Earth C: Post-canon content discussion! Oct 6, 2017 21:03:28 GMT
Post by obsidalicious on Oct 6, 2017 21:03:28 GMT
He's talking about this John here, not the one that died on LoWaS. Note that this (John) even says "i do hope i get to still be relevant", which is pretty baity foreshadowing if Hussie never had any intention of doing anything with him.
When John did the major timeline changing, he replaced the old timelines with the new post-retcon one. Any John from any intermediary state will have been erased from existance. And the duplicate John he did ultimately create we know exploded with his planet.
Plus, by merely possessing the Retcon power, I'm pretty sure John is immune to such erasures. After all, Prime!John is still around even though he's wiped out his own origins at least three times now.
As for the wider discussion here, I think the kids motivation for partaking in the Masterpiece is indeed the biggest hole that the Epilogue will have to address. Even if they address the 'why' another important question is 'why there'. Why did the kids chose that particular point in time to attack Caliborn. It's obviously a terrible idea to fight him after he's obtained his JuJu and invincibility. So either they did no research and are genuine morons, or they are willingly sacrificing themselves because temporal causality demands it, which firmly puts us in the "English Wins" scenario.
Unless of course, it was their master plan to get sucked into the JuJu, so they could fight Lord English in Vriska's timeframe in Act 7's scene. But Lord English is even stronger there, so no idea what their logic behind that is.
Also, lets not forget the B2 kids in all of this. Left alone in Caliborn's Dead Session. Travel between Sessions is difficult at the best of times, so what is their escape plan? Ordinarily, I'd say time travel could get them back no problem, but if this comic has established anything, it's that the vast majority of characters are either mortally afraid of time travel and/or keep forgetting that it's even an option.