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How come Jack never just went back?

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    SmonDeriku

    [1]Feb 20, 2007
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    It was always:
    Option 1:Save us but stay trapped in the future
    Option 2:Go back and make everything better so we never need to be saved in the first place

    Why did he always pick option 1?
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    ashman2

    [2]Feb 22, 2007
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    Well I may be very wrong, but I was brought up to believe that there is an easy way, and a right way. Perhaps Jack chose as he did because he did not want to run the risk of going back in time and still not being able to prevent hardship from falling on these people/things. I may be very wrong. But perhaps he believed that in time, the right way for him to return home would occur.
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    MonopolyMoney

    [3]Feb 22, 2007
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    He wouldn't just go back. He didn't want to let them die, instead he wanted to save them now, at the risk of that being his only chance of getting back. He took chances. What if he did something wrong and they still died because of his decision? He wouldn't be able to live with that guilt.
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    TAMKFan

    [4]Feb 25, 2007
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    But if he went back in time, those people were going to die wouldn't have even existed yet. It's a stupid decision if you think about it.
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    Credence09876

    [5]Mar 4, 2007
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    No, Jack took deep consideration in his actions, and he was right. As well as fighting skills, Jack practices knowledge. He is a man of knowledge and even with his ignorance of time travel, he realizes that alternate realities exsist. Always. Even if he took the time portal, rather than save the characters, (like in Jack, the Monks, and the Ancient Master's Son.) go back in time, and stop Aku's future from occuring, there would always be a dimension where those monks die. Jack is noble, and will do anything to stop any suffering.
    That's my take on it anyways. Those other explanations are likely to. Either that, or it's just a severe plot error...
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    Credence09876

    [6]Mar 26, 2007
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    What, no one wants to post? Huh? Huh?!? HUH!?!?!?
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    Metal_Meatwad

    [7]Apr 16, 2007
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    wat happened to Jack in the last episode ?
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    MasterKnight75

    [8]Jun 7, 2007
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    Credence09876 wrote:
    No, Jack took deep consideration in his actions, and he was right. As well as fighting skills, Jack practices knowledge. He is a man of knowledge and even with his ignorance of time travel, he realizes that alternate realities exist. Always. Even if he took the time portal, rather than save the characters, (like in Jack, the Monks, and the Ancient Master's Son.) go back in time, and stop Aku's future from occuring, there would always be a dimension where those monks die. Jack is noble, and will do anything to stop any suffering.
    That's my take on it anyways. Those other explanations are likely to. Either that, or it's just a severe plot error...

     

    That's an interesting explanation. Any ideas of showing it around effectively?

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    _Falstaff

    [9]Dec 29, 2007
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    I like to think Jack knew his destiny. He knew that he couldn't leave people in harms way and be able to rationalize it. It would have made him feel guilty, I'm sure.

    Plus, if you watched Episode 32, I think it was, you would see that he eventually did get access to a time portal.
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    cfirmalovani13

    [10]Jan 15, 2008
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    The one with the creatures? he did get access to a time portal, only that he gets it after the series ends. A LONG time after the series ends, jseeing as he grows a beard and all (it should have been cool if he started to grow the beard as the series progressed, and than get to the portal).
    He gets to another portal in the end of episode 14 (Jack Learns To Jump Good), but he doesn't pass through for some reason.
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    TheShankman

    [11]Feb 22, 2008
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    He did it so we would have a show, brotha.
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    MsRockstar

    [12]Feb 24, 2008
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    TheShankman wrote:
    He did it so we would have a show, brotha.


    Yeah! That's the best answer i've seen for this question...heheh..
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    needtogetalife

    [13]Jun 1, 2008
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    Plus, like many Japanese shows/characters, Jack is honorable. During his fight with the guardian, he is right in front of the portal, he could easily have walked in, but he will always do the right/honorable thing in any situation.
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    tallcoolguy700

    [14]Jun 26, 2008
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    366aragorn

    [15]Jul 14, 2008
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    ok give me the goods where did u find such info ive been lookin off and on for the last year with nothin but a 20 million $ tidbit about the final movie. grrrrrrrrrrrrrr make the movie already i would pay to see it in a theater and drag my wife with me to hehehehehe.
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    366aragorn

    [16]Jul 14, 2008
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    ok here is something interesting i just got an email from FRED SEIBERT of FREDERATOR studios he says that GENNDY is workin on the new film as we speek but it wont be out for 3 years yet oh man that sucks but i will wait.i hope he was pullin my leg
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    Fireofnature

    [17]Apr 7, 2011
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    366aragorn wrote:
    ok here is something interesting i just got an email from FRED SEIBERT of FREDERATOR studios he says that GENNDY is workin on the new film as we speek but it wont be out for 3 years yet oh man that sucks but i will wait.i hope he was pullin my leg


    Well. It's been three years. Blast from the past, huh...Got anything? XD
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    Fireofnature

    [18]Apr 7, 2011
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    366aragorn wrote:
    ok here is something interesting i just got an email from FRED SEIBERT of FREDERATOR studios he says that GENNDY is workin on the new film as we speek but it wont be out for 3 years yet oh man that sucks but i will wait.i hope he was pullin my leg


    Well. It's been three years. Blast from the past, huh...Got anything? XD
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