how does dr. manhattan perceive time?

Not as we do.

Let's consider a simplified analogy.


You read a novel once.


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.


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.


you cannot


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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