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  • Weekly Question: After learning of Valdor's destruction, why doesn't Ezra interfere?

    In our encounter with First Mage Ezra, he mysteriously knows we are from the future. And Ash, whether intentionally or not, let Ezra know of Valdor's destruction. Now knowing that the kingdom he built will be reduced to rubble, why does Ezra just sit back and let this happen? As with every weekly question, the first place theory gets 300 Time Crystals, if we have 5 theories we have a second prize of 100 Time Crystals, and with 8 theories we will have a random prize of 50 Time Crystals. And now, without further ado, fire away!

  • #2
    Is could be that he knew that the course of time itself would shift so far, that it could end up creating some sort of paradox. Since Ash told him, and if he were to step in and change time, then there would be no way for Ash to even go back in time and tell him. I mean, sure, this is going under the assumption that Ash went back in the time of the same time stream, rather than jumping into another one. If I were to go under the assumption that Ash jumped time streams, it could be that Ezra knew that it would eventually happen, and that there is no point in delaying the inevitable.

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    • ChristineMoon
      ChristineMoon commented
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      I always love when new people add theories. Welcome to the board, and you made some great points!

  • #3
    In a nutshell, because it was never the kingdom he wanted. If Ezra desired worship or companionship, he would not live alone on an inhospitable mountain. He finds people to be jealous and selfish, and says that he doesn't understand them. The one person (oracles) he allowed himself to become close to is long gone, and he can't bring himself to love or trust again. As a result, he does not care about the rest of the world.

    We know this because not only did he accept that Valdor would be destroyed, he was willing to do it himself with meteors. He wasn't just looking to target Chronos, or even all of Valdor, he was destroying all of Alyncia.

    But why go to such extremes? Because he knew he had to correct past mistakes at any cost. In chapter 8/9, depending on your path, you learn that on top of turning back time or speeding it up (gems), you are capable of freezing it. Ezra points out that a human should not be able to have that power.

    But this is not the first time that humans or their technology have affected Alyncia. We find out in chapter 3 that Chronos destroyed Valdor by means of human technology. When he hears that Ash is hiding his human connection, he realizes that humans or their artifacts are the reason for future destruction in his world. He sees the mistake in allowing humans and their technology to exist in his world, and knows that he must correct that mistake. He even admits that he chose the survival of the planet over everything be cared about.

    But this is not without regret. To this day, he lives in a replica of the Valdor palace that was destroyed (as opposed to the one when he was king) as a reminder. His punishment is to be constantly reminded of what happens when you allow exceptions to the rules- a mistake he will never allow to happen again.

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    • AngelRen
      AngelRen commented
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      As an add on to your theory, Erza also is known for not feeling attached to anyone. Riley tells Ash that although she is related to Erza, she is sure that Erza doesn't consider her family.

      Although I don't think Erza was against human technology nessicarily, but... maybe Erza foresaw the potential in exploiting human technology to make exceptions to the rules of Alyncia? Thus the willingness to destroy the possibility of that exploitation and the regrets left of failing to stop an exception?

      Your theory was amazing by the way! ^-^

    • ChristineMoon
      ChristineMoon commented
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      Thank you, AngelRen. If you unlock Ezra's memory oracles (you have to beat the game a few times), there are more answers about the person he cares about, and how human objects were brought to Alyncia. It's a bit hard to answer theories without bringing the oracle history into it.

  • #4
    Congrats to this week's winner ChristineMoon! I will be PMing you with your code on how to receive your time crystals. See you all for the next theory!

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    • #5
      Thanks again, Ben

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