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Alex Power | “Gee” ([personal profile] weightoftheworld) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowl2012-07-15 11:37 pm

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[ there's a pair of thumbs clumsily blocking the camera for a moment, and then a boy's face appears. the kid's barely a teenager, and he looks a little nervous, but he smiles politely for the camera. ]

Looks like it's working. Good. Uhm– [he takes a deep breath, then launches into a clearly-rehearsed speech] –Hi, everyone. My name's Alex Power. Obviously I'm new to this place, but I've already read all those pamphlets they gave us and done some research, so I think I'm mostly caught up on the City and how it works.

[ he smiles wider, though it's a bit forced. ]

It's pretty weird and all, but, my family lives in Manhattan, so I'm kinda used to weird. Superheroes really aren't anything new, ya know? [ he sighs, then catches himself and laughs a bit, awkwardly. ] If my parents were here they'd tell me to try and make the best of it, and that's what I'm going to do. I guess I'm headed to the MAC Building, so...if any of you are living there now, lemme me know if you want to meet up? I don't know anyone here yet.

[ ohgod. being abducted is nothing new, but alex hates being in a weird place without his family. MUST ACT MATURE. ]
professorlionface: (How very interesting...)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-20 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Alex Power, is it? Been a while since I heard that name.
professorlionface: (If you'll direct your attention here...)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-20 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
[He raises an eyebrow and looks over the other end of the comm.]

Funny you should mention it, because you don't look like you've aged a day! All the regular signs of a time discrepancy.
professorlionface: (Might I just add...)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-20 07:56 am (UTC)(link)
That would seem to be the case, yes. There are temporal inconsistencies between many of us, some just a few days, as Rachel and I, other months or years. It happens, though I think you may be the first I've encountered from so far in the past!
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-22 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
It's an unpleasant situation, sure, but we'll try to keep it spoiler-free, if that'll make it easier!
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-22 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
That we do. The Porter enforces causality so that we don't have to ourselves, if we don't want to.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-26 08:41 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, but time can be fickle. That's the thing about causality! Introduce a new element, such as someone informed of the future in ways they hadn't been before, and the entire timeline will veer off in another direction, becoming its own separate branch!

You would eventually reach the future to find it was an entirely different result from our experiences, and where would that leave us?
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-26 09:06 am (UTC)(link)
[Ah, but he won't realize which Dr. Richards he's referring to. It could've been the one at home!]

That is precisely my point, yes. It may be a better future, but it would ultimately be a separate one. It's usually just this sort of divergence that creates such an offshoot, to maintain the internal consistency of time itself.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-27 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
Depends on whether you would consider it a failure! The conditions for yourself and your branched timeline could indeed be much more pleasant. For the one the rest of us reside on, however, they would remain unchanged.

So, you could prevent a version of the events from coming to pass, but not the events themselves. Altering a timeline in a way to prevent branching is a very delicate procedure, and can really only effect minor details within the known outcome rather than that overall outcome itself.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-27 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm a scientist, it's my job to think about the probability of improbable things! Besides, you're a much more receptive audience than Black Widow.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-28 07:17 am (UTC)(link)
Are. Same team, actually. But don't tell, it's a Secret.

[He gives Alex a wide smile as he snickers to himself. Oh puns.]
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-29 08:28 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I was talking about home, but we aren't without the team here, either! Along with Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Quicksilver, Ms. Marvel, the Sentry... We've got quite a group!
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-08-06 07:00 am (UTC)(link)
I'm sure you'll keep yourself occupied collecting all the autographs!
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-08-07 07:16 am (UTC)(link)
So, who'll it be first, then?

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