So....their power is to send someone back in time and feed on the difference in time energy between their current time and the time they're going to, right? But then, how does that work with parenting? If you're sent back 70 years, how can your parents give birth to you if you are already alive long before them? Does it just create an alternate timeline? That wouldn't make sense because Cathy clearly communicates with Sally in 'Blink' through a letter....
Dr Who: Weeping Angels
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don't think about it too hard the writers don't either
A person living in a time before they're born doesn't make sense IRL but it does if you can travel back in time. There's no inherent contradiction there.
No, but even then it doesn't make sense because it's not like they're travelling back in time for a brief moment. If you're sent back to 1907, how can your parents give birth to you in the 1980s? And if they don't give birth to you, do they just disappear from the timeline too? You'd essentially have to erase like three generations of your own family in a time paradox for this to make sense.
>If you're sent back to 1907, how can your parents give birth to you in the 1980s?
Presumably by fucking each other in the 1980s.
Now if you're talking about preventing your own birth, that does create a paradox, but I don't see a reason that simply travelling back in time would mean that you can't be born.
there's one timeline - your own as a person and the other, let's call it the general one. You continue to move forward through your own BUT you moved back in the general one. As for the paradoxes like killing your parents before you are born - we are in a fixed timeline. You can't do that because you didn't do that.
You're confused. You going back in time doesn't change the timeline of your family. Your parents still fucked in 1980. You still lived in 1980 - present. Then you got sent back to 1907 as if you took a cab there.
You don't get unborn and reborn by going back. You get sent back as you are at that moment to the past
They're weeping angels
Just think of it as travelling from place to place except it's from one time to another. They don't make it so that your entire life is moved backwards in time, only you at that precise current moment they touched you. Your life still continues on normally and you age normally, but you were moved to another time. It's way less complex than what you're probably assuming it is.
I honestly don't understand how you're confused about this.
Because it doesn't make sense without creating a paradox. How can I live and have kids *before* my parents have even conceived me? Or before my parents are even born?
You were alive 2003 to 2022. You are 19 years old. You, as a 19 year old, are then sent back to 1903. It doesnt undo your birth in 2003.
>If you're sent back 70 years, how can your parents give birth to you if you are already alive long before them?
Because like 50 years later your parents would hump, have you, and then you'd get your ass sent back 70 years when you were an adult.
So at some point along that timeline there's two versions of you? If you're 80 in 1980 and your parents fuck and a year later have you, then at some point there's two versions of you existing at the same time.
What's wrong with that?
He probably thinks encountering himself will result in a paradox like D4C
this is only a problem if you do something stupid like go and kill baby you
you can't. It's like prisoner of azkaban. You can only do things you already did.
Mid tier bait, you'll get someone.
Prove me wrong whenever you're ready.
Well, how does that not create a paradox?
It would only create a paradox if you did something to prevent yourself from getting weeping angeled in the future.
A paradox is a logical contradiction. If there's a paradox, you should be able to explain it.
Why would it? You living in some shitty countryside while the younger you lives in some completely different place without ever interacting does not break the world or anything. You being sent to the past does not change absolutely anything about the way you were brought up, as long as your two selves don't interact.This is such a weird hill to die on.
Well actually if you do anything which affects your ancestors it'll affect you.
If you kill a bee that would've got in your grandpas face later, and his pause wouldve resulted in seeing your grandma and consequently their relationship. You never exist.
>Well actually if you do anything which affects your ancestors it'll affect you.
that's a bullshit rule. I mean, we shouldn't restrict ourselves only to stuff that affects (you). If you go back in time, then just being there changes the past. The only reasonable solution to that is prisoner of azkaban and implied lack of "free will" that goes with it.
Even that could affect the timeline
Broseph...you watch Doctor Who. A show about a time traveler who lives for thousands of years, has multiple incarnations, and routinely goes to times that he was already alive in. Not to mention he occasionally interacts with his past selves. Yet you're confused about a personal, linear timeline?
play Time Hollow.
tfw no weeping angel to send me back to a better time
>considered the most terrifying monster
>normally doesn't even kill you, just causes a mild inconvience.
I'm not forgetting something am I? Sure dealing with birth certificates and stuff would be a problem but plenty of worse things could happen. If they were real you would have people deliberately letting themselves get caught just so they could back and not have to deal with current year.
Well, I wouldn't exactly be happy if a stone angle touched me and suddenly I'm eating shit because a knight on horseback in 1508 knocks me into the mud.
You only go back far enough that you are dying the day you were touched
It doesn't help that for everyone they show going back in time, they live a Happy, full life with loved ones and grandkids a plenty. In some cases it's Literally better then what they were currently living through.
It's pretty funny, actually. Even the very first victim of the first Angel in the show writes a letter to her friend from the past like "Damn, this life is kinda based tbh". Imagine the power you'd have as someone sent back in time. You have knowledge of the future, you could literally change the course of history if you aren't lazy.
Even people who watched season 5 of LOST weren't filtered this hard
Funny thing is Lost went out of its way to explain its time travel rules, they even dedicated a B-plot of Hurley and Miles having a fan discussion about the concept, yet people were still confused.
what happens if an angel touches someone who was already sent back in time by an angel previously?
You get air miles
Maybe they go back again but for the angel it's like a meal that's already been eaten so it has no calorific value
What kind of braindead take it this? Unless you go out of your way to stop your parents from hooking up it doesn't matter
They're weeping angels
Time paradoxes aside, it violates thermodynamics. There should be less time energy in a future point than a past point. Sending someone to the past should be an energy-negative act, so I don't see where the excess energy would come from for them to feed on.
Which one of Newton's laws mentions "time energy"?
That past is the person's future so theres no contradiction.
Scariest monsters but nicest effect
Are people trying to apply time travel logic to the show that got looser rules OP's birth hole?
Hell the episode the angels originated from even referred to time travel as "wibbley-wobbley-timey-wimeystuff"