how does dr. manhattan perceive time?

Not as we do.

Let's consider a simplified analogy.

...

You read a novel once.

Now,

you've read the novel multiple times and know the story from start to finish.

...

You flip to a single page and can describe with exact detail what happened previous to that moment and what will happen next.

Now,

imagine you are a character in said novel.

...

You are aware of every minute aspect of the plot and each character's meticulously designed backstory.

But,

you cannot

change

the narrative.

A self-rearranged being with unearthly abilities, even of human descent, does not perceive time in a linear manner.

For Jon, the past, present and future occur simultaneously.

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