In the thread titled "What would happen if....?", a question popped up asking "what would happen if we met our evil selves?". The response that was given was that the two uses would fight, and that the evil us would win, because they would have no qualms about using weapons like the Blade of Awe. I would like to contest this.
My opinion is that the fight would end in either a draw, or us standing victorious over our evil self. My reasoning behind this?
For starters, the Blade of Awe isn't quite as big a deal anymore, as there are more powerful weapons that we personally have access to and wield, like the Ultimate Destiny weapons(a destiny weapon that is infused with the power of the ultimate orb? Not sure if there are many weapons that can top that, and the Blade of Awe is definitely not in that list, even if it was infused with something like the Earth Orb, like Trey did). Secondly, we've defeated someone who wielded the Blade of Awe before, and have gotten stronger since then, and also defeated enemies with weapons that are arguably more powerful, like Theano and his Ultimate Sword. Point to good us.
Now, my next thing goes into some serious sci-fi confusion territory, as it deals with the consequences of a universe that runs on multiverse theory, as dragonfable does. Multiverse theory dictates that whenever a choice can be made, the universe splits into branching paths, one of each possible choice that can be made, including making no choice, and each of these paths is a real universe. Normally, the differences between these universes isn't that large. At first. The more radically different the choices made, and the more often these radically different choices are made, the more different the universe ends up being, and the more different choices you are offered along the path. In all honesty, it's very likely that the evil us made choices so radically different to us, that they completely sealed off any chance they could have had to find the Blade of Awe, as they only heard of it from Trey. It's very likely, in fact, more expected than anything, that they wouldn't have let Trey get the Earth Orb completed before them, taken the orb, and kept it for themselves, thus never even learning of the Blade of Awe's existence in the first place. Furthermore, the Earth Orb would have gotten stolen by Sepulchure anyways(unless of course we decided to work for Seppy in that timeline, which is also likely, in which case we would have willingly given it to him), thus wouldn't have access to it. In other words, because of all of the evil choices they made, evil us would actually have their growth of power hampered in comparison to the us we play as. Point goes to us again.
Now for my final point that is in our favor(and I will give at least one point to the evil us after this, just to play devil's advocate). We have access to the Inn at the Edge of Time. Evil us doesn't. Which means we get special training to make us even stronger that evil us can never experience. We've faced opponents that Evil us could never hope to defeat, and won, most specifically Leorilla, and Sir Bearginion, as they will more or less one-shot anybody who doesn't fight fairly(and why the heck would evil us fight fairly? they were described to have cruelty that rivaled the MS). So, while among the timelines, we are one of the weaker versions of us, I would argue that the evil versions of us are the weakest, even in comparison to us, as they are denied access to the Inn.
This actually segues into my one point in evil us' favor. They wouldn't fight fairly. They would take any underhanded measure possible in the fight to try and gain an advantage over us, and take advantage of the fact that we are honorable, hence the possibility of a draw. We would be far too powerful to defeat outright, but they could at best take us out with them.
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