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Current apocalypseArisen: while the rest 0f the party w0uld absc0nd
CAA: 0ur duplicates w0uld buy us time
CAA: they w0uld all be killed
CAA: again
CAA: all except f0r me
CAA: this is just as well i supp0se
CAA: what w0uld we even d0 with all th0se c0pies anyway

VRISKA: You've got real Eridan, and then pretty much a whole 8unch of pretenders out there.
SOLLUX: they're all real!!! SHIT, i d0n't even LIKE eridan, but here i am sticking up f0r his c0pies.
VRISKA: See? You just called them copies. Even you can't avoid accidentally using a pro8lematic slur which reveals that no matter what you 8elieve a8out your morals, deep down you're always gonna favor the original, while viewing all the others as duplic8tes of lesser value.

"Ours is the only reality of consequence."
Teal'c (immediately after killing his own Alternate Universe counterpart), Stargate SG-1

Morty: What about the reality we left behind, Rick!?
Rick: What about the reality where Hitler cured cancer, Morty? The answer is: Don't think about it.

Picard: Guinan, they will die moments after they return. How can I ask them to sacrifice themselves based solely on your intuition?
Guinan: I don't know. But I do know that this is a mistake. Every fiber in my being says this is a mistake. I can't explain it to myself so I can't explain it to you. I only know that I'm right.
Picard: Who is to say that this history is any less proper than the other?
Guinan: I suppose I am.
Picard: Not good enough, damn it! Not good enough! I will not ask them to die.
Guinan: Forty billion people have already died! This war's not supposed to be happening.\\You've got to send those people back to correct this.
Picard: And what is to guarantee that if they go back they will succeed? Every instinct tells me this is wrong, it is dangerous, it is futile.
Guinan: We've known each other a long time. You have never known me to impose myself on anyone or take a stance based on trivial or whimsical perceptions. This timeline must not be allowed to continue. Now, I've told you what you must do. You have only your trust in me to help you decide to do it.
Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Yesterday's Enterprise"

"Only want one future!
Only want one world!
Only need one answer!
Could this be it?
Throw away everything to bring a dead world back to life!
Sacrifice another self!
Life and death must balance in the end!
Throw away the world that you do not need!
Throw it away, throw it away, throw it all away!
Throw it away, throw it away, throw it all away!"
The Book III Boss Theme neatly summarizing Líf's motivations, Fire Emblem Heroes


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