Time has revealed itself to be a setting within the spiraling conflict of gravity. The attraction and the repulsion naturally transpiring has threads of time intertwining its force ever respiring. Time usually serves as a container with its subjects bound to its progression but the fluidity of possibility opens the cover of restraint and allows for acts outside its definition to come about. This is where Shiki’s presence collides with Dark Ziggy’s ambitions. Dark Ziggy presumably has the context of time overarching his view yet Shiki is a denizen that resides outside the perspective of Dark Ziggy which is why the weight of Shiki’s existence exasperates Dark Ziggy so exponentially.Continue reading
One of the most fascinating and creative aspects of Edens Zero are the existence of Chronophages which presents a unique spin on the time-travel mechanic popular in science fiction stories. Rather than tethering space and time into one encapsulating concept where time overarches all space, the Chronophage distort that reality and detaches time from the overall space, restricting it to just the space in their proximity. What this allows for are time-travel instances that don’t drag the whole world setting along with its momentum. It introduces a more manageable mechanic existing outside time paradoxes that is just as fascinating as general time travel if not more. You can have two version of a character present in the same time or a planet saved from the corruption of insatiable greed by turning its present state into a past form. Additionally, another event that is theoretically possible using the nature of the Chronophage is having a fallen character return back into the story i.e. Witch.Continue reading
Rebecca has used her powers and reversed herself back 90 seconds which means the whole world she now exist in is the past present from her perspective. For those 90 seconds, anything else that happened within the world outside the facility will also have taken place in the world she came from. This could mean the explosion Shiki was caught up in may not have taken place yet in the world Rebecca reverted to. If everything plays out as it had, Shiki will fall prey to the explosion once more. But given the connection Shiki and Rebecca share, could Shiki have once again had his gravity attract memories of the future present into his current self? Could the Shiki in the current world now be partially aware of the self-destruct protocol the robot is about to activate? If so, will Shiki be able to adapt to the situation using the knowledge he now possesses? And what about Shura, as a Gravity Gear user, can he also attract memories of his other selves from different timelines when Rebecca uses her powers?Continue reading
I expected something like this to happen, where Ultear wasn’t exactly there but something more abstract that represented an extension of herself was. The fact that Ultear can’t battle in that form against Dimaria suggest to me that while her magic may be present, she does not have a physical form. What I do believe though is the developments occurring now help pave a path for Ultear to return.
2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days. That is the time I have been waiting for Ultear’s return. The time I have continued to believe that she will return. The time since her character had affected me so deeply. The time I have had my hope frozen in time. And with the same tears that seen that hope frozen in time, it now melts it back into life. The hands on the face of its existence now begin to move again. The Miracle of Time, Ultear, has finally returned. Thank you Mashima-sensei. Thank you.
It is said that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can however change form, so what if while the energy used by Ultear (her ‘time’) in performing the Arc of Time spell, Last Ages, served as the price to carry out the spell, it also went beyond the necessary payment of the one minute rewind and the excess energy, which released into the sky upon casting actually exist in some place of space within the world of Fairy Tail. What if this excess energy representing Ultear’s ‘time’ is able to be returned to her?
Flowing from “past”, “present” and “future”, time exists in a seemingly multi-dimensional state, yet at its base it centers around the state known as the “now”, a state existing beyond the perceptions of itself.
Steins;Gate is a story about the flow of time and its ability to expand beyond form into a state of endless paths all leading up to one unknown and unforeseen point. The cause and effect of changes in time ripples throughout the universe creating a separate reality for the “now” to exist and expand beyond. Steins;Gate looks at the possibilities of manipulating time, the effects which results from such actions and the dangers which can potentially come about from such effects. And beyond this, Steins;Gate focuses on the people subject to its effects and how they react and affect time in turn; from their states of curiosity and wonder to states driven by the realisation of what time actually isn’t.