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Plot coherence[edit]

In any fictional work where time travel is involved, it always makes sense from the point of view of the main character. It does not always makes sense from a strictly historical/chronological point of view, though.

This section shows that The 7th Saga makes a solid and coherent time loop from every point of view: from the point of view of the hero (obviously), from the point of view of fictional chronology/history (necessary for coherence) and also from the point of view of Gorsia, the other time traveller.

If it was impossible to coherently put the events in historical/chronological order, then it would be the case of a plot flaw (also known as alteration of the past or time paradox), unless you invoke alternative realities and parallel dimensions (for example, that's the case of the Back from the Future trilogy).

No alteration of the past happens in The 7th Saga, and no plot flaw nor time paradox happen either.

Point of view of the hero[edit]

The legend:

  • Saro and Gorsia (God and Satan in the original) are fighting the battle between Good and Evil.
  • Saro wins, but he actually sends Gorsia in the future.

The present:

  • Gorsia arrives from the past, kills Lemele and takes his place.
  • Gorsia/Lemele gathers seven apprentices, including the hero.
  • After five years of training, the seven apprentices are sent around the world to collect the Seven Runes.
  • Gorsia attacks the successful apprentice (and his/her companion) to get the runes, and all three travel back to the past.

The past:

  • Gorsia comes back from the future and attacks Saro.
  • In the following battle, Saro is heavily wounded, but Gorsia is weakened as well.
  • The hero (with a companion) arrives from the future.
  • The hero meets Saro and receives the seven Runes.
  • The hero defeats Gorsia, but his/her body is destroyed as well.
  • The powers of Gorsia are sealed in the Seven Runes.

The present again:

  • After that, the companion of the hero lives an uneventful life and eventually dies; if the companion is Lux the Tetsujin, he simply loses memory after a couple centuries.
  • The soul of the hero is reincarnated in Lemele.
  • Lemele/Remeer is the star of Brain Lord, Mystic Ark and Mystic Ark: Maboroshi Gekijou.
  • Lemele becomes king and gets old.
  • Gorsia arrives from the past, kills Lemele and takes his place.

Point of view of history[edit]

If the time loop is stable, this must make sense. It actually does: the plot is coherent!

The past:

  • Saro and Gorsia (God and Satan in the original) are fighting the battle between Good and Evil.
  • Saro wins, and he sends Gorsia in the future.
  • Gorsia comes back from the future.
  • In the following battle, Saro is heavily wounded, but Gorsia is weakened as well.
  • The hero (with a companion) arrives from the future.
  • The hero meets Saro and receives the seven Runes.
  • The hero defeats Gorsia, but his/her body is destroyed as well.
  • The powers of Gorsia are sealed in the Seven Runes.

Sometimes between past and present:

  • After that, the companion of the hero lives an uneventful life and eventually dies; if the companion is Lux the Tetsujin, he simply loses memory after a couple centuries.
  • The seven runes are scattered around the world of Ticondera.

The present:

  • The soul of the hero is reincarnated in Lemele.
  • Lemele/Remeer is the star of Brain Lord, Mystic Ark and Mystic Ark: Maboroshi Gekijou.
  • Lemele becomes king and gets old.
  • Gorsia arrives from the past, kills Lemele and takes his place.
  • Gorsia/Lemele gathers seven apprentices.
  • After five years of training, the seven apprentices are sent around the world to collect the seven runes.
  • Gorsia attacks the successful apprentice (and his/her companion) to get the runes, and all three travel back to the past.

After this, the world is free from Gorsia, but the hero/Lemele vanished as well from history.

Point of view of Gorsia[edit]

The past:

  • Saro and Gorsia (God and Satan in the original) are fighting the battle between Good and Evil.
  • Saro wins, and he sends Gorsia in the future.

The present:

  • Gorsia arrives from the past, kills Lemele and takes his place.
  • Gorsia/Lemele gathers seven apprentices.
  • After five years of training, the seven apprentices are sent around the world to collect the seven runes.
  • Gorsia attacks the successful apprentice (and his/her companion) to get the runes, and all three travel back to the past.

The past:

  • Gorsia comes back from the future.
  • In the following battle, Saro is heavily wounded, but Gorsia is weakened as well.
  • The hero (with a companion) arrives from the future.
  • The hero meets Saro and receives the seven Runes.
  • The hero defeats Gorsia, but his/her body is destroyed as well.
  • The powers of Gorsia are sealed in the Seven Runes.