4/13 Update Discussion Thread - IT'S HERE Jun 27, 2016 14:50:03 GMT
Post by Gab on Jun 27, 2016 14:50:03 GMT
For what it's worth, she does actually break out eyebeams during the battle, apparently screaming in frustration while she does. She also tends to use her psychic powers to just hold them in place helplessly. In the latter half of the battle, she seems to be beating them around with virtually no resistance. It's perhaps a lapse in judgement to not use lethal force right away, but I'm sure she was enjoying making them suffer. This may have something to do with not noticing Roxy at the critical moment.
There's a reason the theory is so popular, the imagery that springs from that moment is too peculiar to ignore. As you say, the normal scepter was shown underwater at one point, yet seems to act like a regular marble. Maybe it was just to make for some cool transition shots and interesting scenery, but the way that it doesn't look like gigantic drops of lava dripping into a tiny scaled-down skaia, but rather like actual to-scale lavafalls, is what throws everything into question for me.
You're probably right that one way or another it didn't really affect Skaia, even if we never got to see proof. But supposing it hypothetically did or that the King could get his hands on it, are you suggesting he wouldn't ignore the clear tactical advantage in favor of playing by the rules? He knows he's going to win anyway, why would he want to bother skipping what is essentially the entire point of his existence. Only Jack really prefers to cheat that way.
Well obviously it's not LITERALLY Skaia, we can see right there in the Incipisphere where it's supposed to be. It's just a perfect scaled-down replica which may or may not be able to affect the real Skaia depending on what happens to it.
I forgot about this but one thought I used to have was that lava was one of the only things powerful enough or having just the right qualities to be able to penetrate a sphere covering the small skaia and fall into it, which is pretty much wild theorizing but there you go. Like, you could whack or smash it all day and it'd never crack, very few things can actually have that effect.
To me this is what makes it such an interesting point to be ambiguous about. I used to assume it was obvious we would see the final battle with Lord English, since so much seemed to be staked on it. And in a way, it still is, because it looks a lot like that "fate of paradox space" angle really did come into play with the collapse of the cracked ring. Plus, the destruction of the green sun, but the possibly permanent addition of the black hole fueled by the remains of the green sun. Too many questions, too many unknowns. Like I said, it's really curious that of all places to be especially vague about, to really not give any clear answers, it's interesting that this scenario was singled out.