jah77 wrote:But right now, I just think that Jack is the only possible explanation for the bracer weirdness. It's much more likely that we're being tricked somehow about Jack's death, than that fate is acting to change the bracer.
... YES, BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE AN IDEA I'M GOING TO PRETEND IT DOESN'T EXIST DESPITE ALL EVIDENCE OTHERWISE. MY THEORY WAS JUST DEBUNKED BUT I WON'T LET THAT STOP ME.
MAYBE IF I WISH HARD ENOUGH THE PLOT FAIRIES WILL MAKE JACK ALIVE AND THIS WILL ALL BE A BAD DREAM, FATE EXISTING AS AN ACTIVE FORCE AND STANLEY BEING ABLE TO TELL WHEN HIS OWN CASTER BIT IT. FIE, I SAY. YOUR FEEBLE LOGIC HOLDS NO SWAY OVER ME.
Well no, it's not because I don't like the idea, it's because of how the bracer changed numbers. As I said, the bracer first showed one number and then showed another number. This implies that the bracer works, without considering "fate," and then fate somehow "sees" this, decides that fate does not like this, and changes this. But wouldn't something as powerful as fate be able to simply influence the bracer's results from the get-go? Why would fate have to wait until Parson is about to perceive the numbers on the bracers, and then make a decision to change those numbers? That kind of activity is much more suggestive of an actual person, Jack or otherwise, than something as powerful as fate.
Further, none of the descriptions of fate we've seen already provides support for the kind of bracer activity we saw. Fate is described essentially as the outcome of all possible paths that a unit can take. Fate is never described as a force in itself that actually influences that outcome.