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14th Oct '17 8:54:25 PM MugenKagemaru
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Ergo, the ProphecyTwist will be a coincidence, purely because it's better than an anticlimactic resolution.

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Ergo, the ProphecyTwist that bails Alex out will be a coincidence, but purely because it's better in [=VideoLand's=] eyes than an anticlimactic resolution.
resolution, thus Alex won't complain and call it a win.
14th Oct '17 8:51:44 PM MugenKagemaru
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Ergo, the ProphecyTwist will be a coincidence, purely because it's better in [=VideoLand's=] eyes than the anticlimactic resolution.

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Ergo, the ProphecyTwist will be a coincidence, purely because it's better in [=VideoLand's=] eyes than the an anticlimactic resolution.
14th Oct '17 8:51:25 PM MugenKagemaru
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Ergo, the ProphecyTwist will be a coincidence, but purely because it's better in [=VideoLand's=] eyes than the anticlimactic resolution.

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Ergo, the ProphecyTwist will be a coincidence, but purely because it's better in [=VideoLand's=] eyes than the anticlimactic resolution.
14th Oct '17 8:50:47 PM MugenKagemaru
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Most readers believe that, in the end, Alex will have to accept that either he or Ryan '''HAS'' to die per the Prophecy, and anything less would be anticlimactic, which we know [=VideoLand=] hates, and any '''climactic''' means of ProphecyTwist will be done via coincidence, which [=VideoLand=] also hates.

But that's just it. The only means of causing a ''CLIMACTIC'' ProphecyTwist that allows both Alex and Ryan to walk away alive, and maybe even for Alex to hand over the title as he intended, '''WOULD''' be done via a coincidence.

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Most readers believe that, in the end, Alex will have to accept that either he or Ryan '''HAS'' '''HAS''' to die per the Prophecy, and anything less would be anticlimactic, which we know [=VideoLand=] hates, and any '''climactic''' means of ProphecyTwist will be done via coincidence, which [=VideoLand=] also hates.

But that's just it. The only means of causing a ''CLIMACTIC'' '''CLIMACTIC''' ProphecyTwist that allows both Alex and Ryan to walk away alive, and maybe even for Alex to hand over the title as he intended, '''WOULD''' be done via a coincidence.
14th Oct '17 8:50:16 PM MugenKagemaru
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Most readers believe that, in the end, Alex will have to accept that either he or Ryan '''HAS'' to die per the Prophecy, and anything less would be anticlimactic, which we know [=VideoLand=] hates, and any '''climactic''' means of ProphecyTwist will be done via coincidence, which [=VideoLand=] also hates.

But that's just it. The only means of causing a ''CLIMACTIC'' ProphecyTwist that allows both Alex and Ryan to walk away alive, and maybe even for Alex to hand over the title as he intended, '''WOULD''' be done via a coincidence.






* "''...if there's one thing [=VideoLand=] can abide less than a coincidence, it's an anti-climactic resolution.''"

Ergo, Alex will not complain when a coincidental event causes a ProphecyTwist that prevents either of them from needing to die, because [=VideoLand=] could always have gone with the anti-climactic outcome instead.

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* Alex was willing to hand over the title and would have if Ryan hadn't challenged him for it instead.
* "''...if there's one thing [=VideoLand=] can abide less than a coincidence, it's an anti-climactic anticlimactic resolution.''"

Ergo, Alex will not complain when a coincidental event causes a the ProphecyTwist that prevents either of them from needing to die, will be a coincidence, but purely because [=VideoLand=] could always have gone with it's better in [=VideoLand's=] eyes than the anti-climactic outcome instead.
anticlimactic resolution.
14th Oct '17 8:42:37 PM MugenKagemaru
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[[WMG: When Alex and Ryan finally throw down, they will both survive by mere coincidence.]]
Bear with me here, let me say why that's how it's gonna happen.
* Alex is already looking for ways to subvert the Prophecy that Alex must either kill Ryan or be killed by him.
* The flashbacks, in addition to prevent someone like the Sovereign from rewriting them, are to get Ryan up to speed in case he fails to find [[TakeAThirdOption A Third Option]] that ends with them both surviving, so that Ryan can pick up the slack. His method of storytelling are intentionally to get Ryan thinking so that he can [[FigureItOutYourself figure things out himself]] and be a proper Game Master.
* "''...if there's one thing [=VideoLand=] can abide less than a coincidence, it's an anti-climactic resolution.''"

Ergo, Alex will not complain when a coincidental event causes a ProphecyTwist that prevents either of them from needing to die, because [=VideoLand=] could always have gone with the anti-climactic outcome instead.
27th Sep '17 8:56:18 AM tristan
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** Not actually the case. Since this is Alex we can assume that Cara is level 99. If Cara has the Kaiser Knuckles accessory equipped (which increases the attack power of unarmed attacks) casts Quick (which gets her two turns in an instant) and does a critical hit on all four attacks she will in fact hit the damage cap four times.
14th Jun '17 6:46:47 PM LiteraryCynic
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[[WMG: Alex is using the flashbacks to cover any holes]]
It's implied if not outright stated that Videoland and it's people are influenced by the Game Master and his perception of them. It's why Cecil was leveled to max and had 99 Excaliburs while Edward was named Spoony and had no experience fighting, because that's the way Alex played the game. It's also why Ryan could understand Chrono and Green Megaman, both of whom Alex considered silent protagonists and thus couldn't hear. Alex, as the current Game Master, seems to have the most control currently over establishing how Videoland or the characters work based on his perception of them. But there are a multitude of events that he was not present for and reasonably speaking, there is no way he could have known everything that was said or done when he wasn't there, nor could he even know for sure when exactly these events occurred in time. That's because Alex using these flashbacks to fill in the holes he did not personally witness in order to leave little room for manipulation. Because Ryan is sitting in on the story as Alex is telling it, Alex is setting the framework for anything Ryan could perceive and thus limiting how much Ryan could alter through his ability as a Game Master. It's hardly even questioned that Alex could be lying about any of it, Ryan just seems to be listening and accepting everything as factual accounts of events even to the point of being able to view the flashbacks and understand parts that Alex didn't. Now that Ryan is informed of what events happened and what certain characters are like, they're set and he can't change them. Similarly, it's been shown that the Sovereign of Sorrow can alter past events to an extent and "fill in the blanks" in order to adjust things to her favor. There also seems to be some distortion noted between past, present, and future where something in the present can be glossed over (such as the big Swear-down) or something in the far past may not be established until a point in the future (such as the Sovereign's adjustment of Celes's past that the game pretty much never addressed). Part of the reason Alex is telling all these stories and jumping around so much is to cover as much area as possible. Aside from just telling the story or buying time before Alex and Ryan have to fight it out for the title of Game Master, the flashbacks are meant to cover any periods of time that might offer holes either Ryan or the Sovereign of Sorrow could use to fill in themselves and use to their own ends.

11th Jun '17 8:35:34 AM Piterpicher
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[[WMG: The Sovereign is the ghost of GunpeiYokoi]]

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[[WMG: The Sovereign is the ghost of GunpeiYokoi]]Creator/GunpeiYokoi]]
29th Dec '16 10:42:09 AM DustSnitch
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And those which aren't touched are caricatures of how Alex sees them. Protoman is a {{Badass}} who puts up with no nonsense, Wily is a CardCarryingVillain, and Cecil follows his paladin code even when it's a bad idea.

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And those which aren't touched are caricatures of how Alex sees them. Protoman is a {{Badass}} badass who puts up with no nonsense, Wily is a CardCarryingVillain, and Cecil follows his paladin code even when it's a bad idea.
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