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*** Probably because both of them have egos the size of Mount Everest.
*** Bigger question, why is it that Overlord Mandark used the "send in the other versions of me as reinforcements" strategy when he should already know that won't work?

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*** ** Probably because both of them have egos the size of Mount Everest.
*** ** Bigger question, why is it that Overlord Mandark used the "send in the other versions of me as reinforcements" strategy when he should already know that won't work?



*** If young Mandark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab? It'd prevent Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to. Better yet, why didn't he try to go back and prevent ''Dee Dee'' from using it and causing the loop in the first place?

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*** ** If young Mandark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab? It'd prevent Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to. Better yet, why didn't he try to go back and prevent ''Dee Dee'' from using it and causing the loop in the first place?


For the main Headscratchers page for ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', go [[Headscratchers/DextersLaboratory here]].
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** Dexter's personality changed ''drastically'' across the 4 time periods shown- from confident, brash kid Dexter to cowardly, early twenties nervous wreck Twelve to middle-aged heroic Action Hero to forgetful Old Man- and his voice reflects those major shifts in his character. In contrast, Mandark's personality stayed ''exactly the same'' in every time period, stagnantly remaining the selfish, petulant little boy heís always been- he keeps ''sounding'' like a child because he's still ''acting'' like one!

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** Dexter's personality changed ''drastically'' across the 4 time periods shown- shown -- from confident, brash kid Dexter to cowardly, early twenties nervous wreck Twelve to middle-aged heroic Action Hero to forgetful Old Man- Man -- and his voice reflects those major shifts in his character. In contrast, Mandark's personality stayed ''exactly the same'' in every time period, stagnantly remaining the selfish, petulant little boy heís he's always been- been -- he keeps ''sounding'' like a child because he's still ''acting'' like one!


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** Dexter's personality changed ''drastically'' across the 4 time periods shown- from confident, brash kid Dexter to cowardly, early twenties nervous wreck Twelve to middle-aged heroic Action Hero to forgetful Old Man- and his voice reflects those major shifts accordingly. In contrast, Mandark's personality stayed ''exactly the same'' in every time period, stagnantly remaining the selfish, petulant little boy heís always been- he keeps ''sounding'' like a child because he's still ''acting'' like one!

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** Dexter's personality changed ''drastically'' across the 4 time periods shown- from confident, brash kid Dexter to cowardly, early twenties nervous wreck Twelve to middle-aged heroic Action Hero to forgetful Old Man- and his voice reflects those major shifts accordingly.in his character. In contrast, Mandark's personality stayed ''exactly the same'' in every time period, stagnantly remaining the selfish, petulant little boy heís always been- he keeps ''sounding'' like a child because he's still ''acting'' like one!


*** If Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab? It'd prevent Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to. Better yet, why didn't he try to go back and prevent ''Dee Dee'' from using it and causing the loop in the first place?

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*** If Kid!Dark young Mandark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab? It'd prevent Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to. Better yet, why didn't he try to go back and prevent ''Dee Dee'' from using it and causing the loop in the first place?


*** If Kid Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time, wait until he became Exe, and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab? It'd prevent Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to. Better yet, why didn't he try to go back and prevent ''Dee Dee'' from using it?

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*** If Kid Dark Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time, wait until he became Exe, and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab? It'd prevent Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to. Better yet, why didn't he try to go back and prevent ''Dee Dee'' from using it?it and causing the loop in the first place?


* Mandark and Dexter were there to witness [[spoiler: Dee Dee pushing the button and saving the future]] as kids, young adults, adults, and elders. The kids get the excuse of not knowing because this is the first time theyíre living through it, and the elderly adults get the excuse of being old and not remembering due to their senility. Since kid Dexter and kid Mandark now know they will be led to the future for this same battle as young adults, why even bother going when they both know [[spoiler: itís pointless to do so, since Dee Dee comes in and fixes everything?]]

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* Mandark and Dexter were there to witness [[spoiler: Dee Dee pushing the button and saving the future]] future as kids, young adults, adults, and elders. The kids get the excuse of not knowing because this is the first time theyíre living through it, and the elderly adults get the excuse of being old and not remembering due to their senility. Since kid Dexter and kid Mandark now know they will be led to the future for this same battle as young adults, why even bother going when they both know [[spoiler: itís pointless to do so, since Dee Dee comes in and fixes everything?]]everything?



*** If Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time, wait until he became Exe, and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab? It'd prevent Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to. Better yet, why didn't he try to go back and prevent ''Dee Dee'' from using it?

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*** If Kid!Dark Kid Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time, wait until he became Exe, and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab? It'd prevent Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to. Better yet, why didn't he try to go back and prevent ''Dee Dee'' from using it?


** Doesn't only the [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries surprisingly buff]] Dexter have a different voice actor, and the Twenty-Something and Old Man Dexters are the same voice actor just making Dexter sound nerdier and old (respectively)? Either way, I'd say RuleOfFunny. There's no funnier voice that you can have for an evil overlord than that of EddieDeezen.

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** Doesn't only the [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries surprisingly buff]] Dexter have a different voice actor, and the Twenty-Something and Old Man Dexters are the same voice actor just making Dexter sound nerdier and old (respectively)? Either way, I'd say RuleOfFunny. There's no funnier voice that you can have for an evil overlord than that of EddieDeezen.Creator/EddieDeezen.


*** For that matter, it's implied that Overlord Mandark got into contact with his other selves before the final battle -they look prepared and ready to fight (if he'd just plucked them out of their time periods without warning, they'd be confused as to where they were). If this is true, why didn't Braindark- trapped as a BrainInAJar who remembers ''everything'' that transpired- take the opportunity to ''warn Overlord about what was going to happen'' and avoid his fate? If he had, he wouldíve (at the very least) known Dee Dee would appear and distract him, and take steps to stop her from reaching the core and undoing his work!
*** If Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time, wait until he became Exe, and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab, preventing Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to? Better yet, who not try to go back and prevent''Dee Dee'' from using it?

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*** For that matter, it's implied that Overlord Mandark got into contact with his other selves before the final battle -they look prepared and ready to fight (if he'd just plucked them out of their time periods without warning, they'd be confused as to where they were). battle. If this is true, why didn't Braindark- trapped as a BrainInAJar who remembers ''everything'' that transpired- take the opportunity to ''warn warn Overlord about what was going to happen'' and avoid his fate? that he'd be distracted by Dee Dee at a crucial moment? If he had, he wouldíve (at the very least) known Dee Dee would appear and distract him, and take Overlord could've taken steps to stop keep her from reaching the core and undoing his work!
*** If Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time, wait until he became Exe, and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab, preventing lab? It'd prevent Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to? to. Better yet, who not why didn't he try to go back and prevent''Dee prevent ''Dee Dee'' from using it?


*** If Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time, wait until he became Exe, and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab, preventing Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to? Better yet, who not try to go back and destroy it before ''Dee Dee''ever used it?

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*** If Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time, wait until he became Exe, and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab, preventing Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to? Better yet, who not try to go back and destroy it before ''Dee Dee''ever used prevent''Dee Dee'' from using it?


*** If Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time, wait until he became Exe, and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab, preventing him from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to?

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*** If Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time, wait until he became Exe, and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he gained control of Dexterís lab, preventing him Dexter from traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to? Better yet, who not try to go back and destroy it before ''Dee Dee''ever used it?


*** If Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he achieved control of the Corporation, became Exe, and turned Dexterís lab into a rec room? It would prevent him from entering his time period in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to. or-since he ''clearly'' wasn't above ''[[DestinationDefenestration murdering the previous CEO]] [[KlingonPromotion with his bare hands]]'' to rise to the top- and with his future self's knowledge of ''exactly'' where the Core he's long desired's being concealed, Exe could simply head straight for Twelve's cubicle and arrange a [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident little workplace accident once he got what he wanted out of him.]

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*** If Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time time, wait until he became Exe, and have the time machine destroyed the ''second'' he achieved gained control of the Corporation, became Exe, and turned Dexterís lab into a rec room? It would prevent lab, preventing him from entering his time period traveling to the future in the first place, considering the time machine still needs to exist (and be in working condition) in the time period you're going to. or-since to?
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he ''clearly'' wasn't above ''[[DestinationDefenestration murdering the previous CEO]] [[KlingonPromotion with his bare hands]]'' to rise to the top- and with his future self's knowledge of ''exactly'' where the Core he's long desired's being concealed, Exe could simply head straight for Twelve's cubicle and arrange a [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident little workplace accident once he got what he wanted out of him.]]]


*** For that matter, it's implied that Overlord Mandark got into contact with his other selves before the final battle -they look prepared and ready to fight (and if he'd just plucked them out of their time periods without warning, they'd be confused as to where they were). If this is true (and even taking into account the possibility that Overlord contacted them individually), why didn't Braindark- trapped as a BrainInAJar who remembers ''everything'' that transpired- take that opportunity to ''warn himself about what was going to happen'' and avoid his fate? If he had, Executive!Mandark could've had the time machine in his period destroyed the ''second'' he achieved control of the Corporation and got a hold of Dexter's lab as a rec room, preventing him from entering his time period in the first place (the time machine still needs to exist and be in working condition in the time period you're going to), or-since he ''clearly'' wasn't above ''[[DestinationDefenestration murdering the previous CEO]] [[KlingonPromotion with his bare hands]]'' to rise to the top- and with his future self's knowledge of ''exactly'' where the Core he's long desired's being concealed, Exe could simply head straight for Twelve's cubicle and arrange a [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident little workplace accident once he got what he wanted out of him.]]

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*** For that matter, it's implied that Overlord Mandark got into contact with his other selves before the final battle -they look prepared and ready to fight (and if (if he'd just plucked them out of their time periods without warning, they'd be confused as to where they were). If this is true (and even taking into account the possibility that Overlord contacted them individually), true, why didn't Braindark- trapped as a BrainInAJar who remembers ''everything'' that transpired- take that the opportunity to ''warn himself Overlord about what was going to happen'' and avoid his fate? If he had, Executive!Mandark could've had he wouldíve (at the very least) known Dee Dee would appear and distract him, and take steps to stop her from reaching the core and undoing his work!
***If Kid!Dark presumably remembered the events of the final battle after being returned to the present, why didnít he bide his time and have
the time machine in his period destroyed the ''second'' he achieved control of the Corporation Corporation, became Exe, and got a hold of Dexter's turned Dexterís lab as into a rec room, preventing room? It would prevent him from entering his time period in the first place (the place, considering the time machine still needs to exist and (and be in working condition condition) in the time period you're going to), to. or-since he ''clearly'' wasn't above ''[[DestinationDefenestration murdering the previous CEO]] [[KlingonPromotion with his bare hands]]'' to rise to the top- and with his future self's knowledge of ''exactly'' where the Core he's long desired's being concealed, Exe could simply head straight for Twelve's cubicle and arrange a [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident little workplace accident once he got what he wanted out of him.]] ]


*** For that matter, it's implied that Overlord Mandark got into contact with his other selves before the final battle -they look prepared and ready to fight (and if he'd just plucked them out of their time periods without warning, they'd be confused as to where they were). If this is true (and even taking into account the possibility that Overlord contacted them individually), why didn't Braindark- trapped as a BrainInAJar who remembers ''everything'' that transpired- take that opportunity to ''warn himself about what was going to happen'' and avoid his fate? If he had, Executive!Mandark could've had the time machine in his period destroyed the ''second'' he achieved control of the corporation and got a hold of Dexter's lab as a rec room, preventing him from entering his time period in the first place (the time machine still needs to exist and be in working condition in the time period you're going to), or-since he clearly wasn't above ''[[DestinationDefenestration murdering the previous CEO]] [[KlingonPromotion with his bare hands]]'' to rise to the top- and with the knowledge of ''exactly'' where the Core he's long desired's being concealed, simply head straight for Twelve's cubicle and arrange a [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident little workplace accident once he got what he wanted out of him.]]

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*** For that matter, it's implied that Overlord Mandark got into contact with his other selves before the final battle -they look prepared and ready to fight (and if he'd just plucked them out of their time periods without warning, they'd be confused as to where they were). If this is true (and even taking into account the possibility that Overlord contacted them individually), why didn't Braindark- trapped as a BrainInAJar who remembers ''everything'' that transpired- take that opportunity to ''warn himself about what was going to happen'' and avoid his fate? If he had, Executive!Mandark could've had the time machine in his period destroyed the ''second'' he achieved control of the corporation Corporation and got a hold of Dexter's lab as a rec room, preventing him from entering his time period in the first place (the time machine still needs to exist and be in working condition in the time period you're going to), or-since he clearly ''clearly'' wasn't above ''[[DestinationDefenestration murdering the previous CEO]] [[KlingonPromotion with his bare hands]]'' to rise to the top- and with the his future self's knowledge of ''exactly'' where the Core he's long desired's being concealed, Exe could simply head straight for Twelve's cubicle and arrange a [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident little workplace accident once he got what he wanted out of him.]]

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