Sakurai the Cursed
@rater - Actually, the first word he ever used on the matter was "devour"; the post of his that started all of this was:
If you'd have to devour Aegis in order to be able to unlock the Fleshweaver class, would you do it?
This is a serious question.
I can make a Fleshweaver class in the future, but you'd have to absorb your only one soulally to unlock it.
Then, in the tweet I linked he specifically says:
Once you eat Aegis and become a FleshWeaver, he'll cease to exist. So... you WILL be consuming him. So eating = consuming.
Ceasing to exist as an individual isn't quite the same as ceasing to exist as a distinct personality
I would say those are the same thing, as I think the two are mutually inclusive. A distinct personality is required to be an individual, and individuality is required to be a distinct personality. Ceasing to exist implies much more than just losing one's physical body. There is still some wiggle-room in that statement for something like Secundus where two beings ceased to exist and merged into one new being, but I think we can all agree that's not going to happen here. Honestly, the most I could see happening is us obtaining Aegis' memories, as we saw with Vaal and Roirr gaining access to each others' minds, and perhaps that could be seen as a way of living on in us. But I really don't think Aegis will live on as a personality/individual in any way.