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- Oct 18, 2012
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A couple Dialgas existing simultaneously doesn’t suddenly make everything meaningless - that’s a huge leap. That’s not really the aspect of comics (the “Status Quo is God” element) that I was referring to anyway - I meant more like, they have multiple pantheons based on real gods, which should come with loads of contradictions, but they manage to coexist, because it’s fiction. You can bend it however necessary.I mean... that type of territory makes literally everything meaningless. No deaths matter, no personalities matter, no actions matter, anything can be reversed (no offence to comic fans, but such stuff in Pokémon... isn’t really a good supplement to it’s already mediocre story writing).
If Dialga are just powerful animals then it’s definitely not an issue, but even if you do take the view of them being closer to actual deities, there’s no reason there couldn’t be more than one. Dialga was created by Arceus, so you could infer an intention or an intelligent design behind it. Time is an extremely vast continuum - maybe Arceus felt that there should be multiple Dialga and Palkia in order to keep things running smoothly (never put all your eggs in one basket) or in case something happened to one of them. I mean, it’s clear from the Sinjoh Ruins event that Arceus can create more of them if it sees fit anyway.
Even more so if you think that Arceus created the entire multiverse - maybe it needed to create a spacetime trio for every universe in the multiverse.