That's because those stories don't generally go back in time a THOUSAND years. Way too many variables in such a large amount of time. There's no way those exact same people would be there with such an extensive lenght to a butterfly effect; chances are none of them would.Quote from Vorthospike »Quote from Tolsiimir »I seriously don't understand how this time traveling is supposed to make any sense. I can accept that Sarkhan gets back to the present. What I can't accept is that the timeframe gets just perfectly altered so that we will have different versions of past characters.
I can't think of any story involving time travel where it doesn't work like that.
And yes, I understand they're playing to expectations; people naturally want to see how characters changed in response to the altered events of the past. For me, however, the required suspension of disbelief is so massive ends up ruining any natural expectations I might have had about that. It's basically a saturday morning cartoon plot, but presented with a straight face.
EDIT: And the way Sarkhan not only expected those same people to be there, a thousand years later, but also expected them to recognize him, going so far as to enthusiastically hold a goblin that was in fact attacking him... it's too much, man. Can't take that stuff seriously. That's a comedy scene right there.