Amoebas wrote:He wasn't replaced - he woke up. Wolverine 1 & 2 shared the same memories.
How about this - where was Wolverine 1 when Wolverine 2 was around? Was he dead?
Wolverine 1 being the 616 Wolverine? He was gone. Gone in the way that a movie on an old VHS tape is gone if you tape over it with a different movie.
The physical universe
didn't go anywhere, it just got warped. I'm not denying that. Likewise, the VHS tape didn't go anywhere.
What I'm saying is that if you draw a picture of a duck on a blackboard and then erase it and draw a picture of a cat, the duck is gone. If you erase it again and draw a picture of a duck, the cat is gone. It's the same blackboard but the blackboard is not what we're interested in. What we're interested in is the picture.
Identity is the movie, not the tape. The duck, not the blackboard. The story, not the book. The substrate is irrelevant.
I'm mixing metaphors as well as I can here!
For your theory to work, Wanda had to kill the entire Marvel Universe, create a whole new universe where damn near all of history lines up except for the last few years, then create characters that are merged between the two, then kill a whole universe again and then create the Marvel Universe perfectly from scratch.
No, she doesn't need to have done that. She just needs to change this world, as described above. It's literally equivalent either way in terms of preserving identity because identity is in the way that things are configured, not in the things themselves.
My point was that Wanda can't create life - ergo, your theory falls down.
That was your first point and it hinges on a faulty concept of life and identity.
The quoted comments were addressed to your second point. You conceded my thesis for the sake of argument and then said that even if
what I was saying was true - that people created in a reality warp are still people - then it was OK for Wanda to kill them because she created them in the first place.
But creating life does not entitle you to terminate that life whenever you wish. It's not morally OK for parents to kill their children just because they brought them into the world.