I do apologize if things seem repetative and all over the place. I've got a lot going on and I keep adding things into this.
Birdofterror wrote: Why does he HAVE to be here?
Its the exact same question of a situation from different angles and a few more letters. Asking "Why he is here" and "why does he have to be here" gives the same answer.
Its like having the ability to solve for m in the equation y=mx+2 when I give you y or x. Smae thing, different angle. Drop this so we can move on to better things.
Birdofterror wrote: I doubt he would stay here on a whim. He needed, or at least thought he needed to stay here. In defense of my theory, it turns out what he does apparently drastically effects the time line, so there's that.
Unless he was forced to remain in this period. If he knew he needed to stay to fight a particular situation, why here and not at that time? Why would he put himself in a situation where he is a PE teacher of a middle school? Even if that reason is to train and prepare future warriors to combat an unknown threat, why there and not as the master of a martial arts academy?
Did he know the girls where going to be there and wanted to personally train them or at least Buttercup? that could explain why exactly he was so nice and forgiving to them in the beginning of the comic. I don't buy the whole "you're new here, I'll go way easy on you" thing. It seemed really flimsy, which you can argue that it is because of Bleedman's early development skills.
Another idea is the that Jack could possibly not survive another time jump to go where he needs to go and was instead placed to an easier place to be. This is going off the idea that there are many different ways to travel through time, some safer then others.
Another cause going off of that is that Jack realized that he had changed too much to fit in with his past and instead decided to go to a place where he could do some good and picked here. What would help with that is if he had the assistance to have foresight into where he wanted or needed to go.
It could even be as simple as standing as a guard in case he didn't fully succeed in his mission with PpGD being the success and GT being a perceived success but ultimately a failure as his target returned and somehow gave Him a victory.
Regardless, the purpose of why he is there or needs to be there isn't as important as what caused the split, and as I point out later on in this, him being here is a result of whatever he did in the past.
Birdofterror wrote:That is a valid argument and one I still ponder, but it doesn't contradict my theory yet.
Then allow me to do so. Jack staying in this part of PpGD has nothing to do with the time split, and at best is an effect of the split. Let me explain before anyone jumps at me for Jack being in PpGd and GT.
BR said the time split occurred a long time ago and has something to do with the Samurai. Thus the reason of effect happened then and not now, possibly not even within this century. Thus the reason why he needs to be here, doesn't matter in the term of the split since being here occurs in both realms with no yet obvious effect.
This event that caused the two lines to split resulted in the same effect of Jack being present in both realities. What ever that is, it allowed Him to be victorious and could have been anything from Jack killing someone or destroying something to not killing them or not destroying something that triggered Him to being the victor. That could have been an magical artifact, or Him himself that Jack didn't kill when he had the chance.
There might be some differences in the two worlds, some noticeable some extreme, but for now and without proper insight we can assume that the two worlds mirror each other very, very closely in reference to the current time of the girls entering the school.
Birdofterror wrote:All we know for certain is Jack is important.
What he did was important, not him since he is present in both worlds. If he was that important, he would be absent from one of them.
Birdofterror wrote:It was a Rhetorical question.
then stop asking them. Its distracting.
Birdofterror wrote:Why does BR, or at least the Story 'NEED' Jack to be important?
We're discussing this right now. Jack is important to the story because whatever he did caused a split between PpGD and GT. Which is needed because some bloke decided to make it look as if the stories were tied together and now they need a way to convey to the "average" (by average, I mean those who are dumber then a rocker) reader that the two are separate lines.
Jack is the one time traveling character that has no explained past how he got there from the Aku dominated future to this time. His missing back-story is an excellent way to include both how he got there and how two timelines where created. I think that Aku has something to do with it.
Havoc751 wrote:I'm guessing jack got to Megaville in the 21st century by traveling back in time from the future he was trapped in, but how and why is yet to be explained.
Which is very possible. but I wonder if he went back from the future, then up to this time zone.