Warning, this walks the line between shitpost and lore, so I’m gonna leave it uncategorized so I dont get in trouble with the Mods.
So, I was looking back at the sword World-Line Zero, and began thinking about how we don’t really know how or if the Vex can travel, or how Elsie could pretty much phase out of existence right in front of us, and it just clicked in my brain like the Ritual of Negation.
Why bother with building up the energy and calculate actual time travel when you can just use the same amount of energy to try and shift the reality you are in? To my knowledge, the Vex network is in a different dimension(probably wrong), and it would be helluva lot easier to just make a sort of gate to a different reality then trying to calculate time-travel without causing any paradoxes which could end up just destroying our entire existence.
This is where the World Line theory comes in. Basically, every action you take has billions, maybe trillions of different variations of a outcome. With World-Lines, it essentially becomes a giant web of outcomes that are different in either small ways like a simple mouse not running through a ally somewhere in the City or in massive ways like Shaxx becoming our new god instead of the Traveler(Maybe he already is…).
Cause. and effect.
“But Guardians are paracausal, and can act outside the realm of causality” I have a feeling someone might comment, and I would answer “Yes, but…” and try and explain how it seems to work at some times and not in others.
For example, it is clearly scene when we usurp the Taken King, using his own Sword Logic to win against him, willing ourselves to not be cut down by his thralls to end us with the firepower we have plus our reality bending powers of the light.
Times where this falls apart though are like during the Vault of Glass, where we encounter Vex from the past and the future. But know what? They can bite my shiny Exo ass, especially the Templar and all the times I’ve to do the challenge with a team of randoms.
Sorry for losing my train of thought as I ended this, but feel free to leave your thoughts down below and I hope you have a good day or night where you are.