Though I personally don't believe in fate, I always find stories involving it fascinating because the chain of events leading to things are always so complicated. One tiny decision sets off a chain reaction that results in the outcome that has been predicted. Plus, stories like this where people just kind of give up because they think that they can't stop anything anymore are interesting character analyses. If you give up, you can't change anything, but if you keep fighting then maybe, just maybe, you can change fate.
While that's interesting, the funny thing about fate stories is that fighting fate often brings about the calamities you try to avoid. Giving up, fighting, telling others... it always works towards the result you try to avoid no matter what. That is the essence of fate and predictions like this. There is no changing them because they take into account the fact the prediction itself affects the predicted outcome.
I completely agree, though there are a few stories where they change the outcome. There was a book I read where this girl could predict deaths and the only way she stopped a death was by killing someone else. An eye for an eye, as they say.
What I'm the most curious about in this particular series is how does he receive his visions? Does he just get a feeling, does he get some kind of message in his head, does he witness anything (though evidence leans more towards the first two). That can make a big difference in how these things play out, I think.
Oh.... so with this kind of backstory, Foresight would make the perfect rival to Doctor Whooves. They both know fully well the events that transpire in the past and the future, and yet, they share their responsibilities in a different manner.
I personally believe that Foresight shouldn't let things happen as they happen, using his foresight ability. By following fate, he lets things slide as he himself becomes a pawn. Doctor Who fan, all the way baby.
Destiny is a pain. There are four ways it can work.
Fate is Immutable Fate can be Changed Accept Destiny It happens It happens Fight Destiny It happens You beat Fate
If fate can't be changed, then it doesn't matter what you do, so fight it because it would've happened one way or another, and you neither hurried nor hindered it. If fate CAN be changed, then you have to try to make things turn out how you wish. That is the lesson of destiny. You fight against it, to hell with thinking that fighting against it could cause it. It can't: it can only prevent it. You try the best you can, and accept the outcome, not the prediction.
at first they were at the edge of a forest then suddenly they were in the middle of one?
why didn't foresight try to save him again? sure it made his head hurt but thats a crappy excuse if you ask me. especially if its some who i have just made up with after terrorizeing them for years.
foresight has had these powers for as long as he can remember and yet he hasn't once tried to understand them or see if he can control them
take the eldar farseer's for example they can see everything up till their death but they can make changes to the streams of time by makeing choices and actively fighting them or doing whats necessary to make certain things come to pass.
foresight can do this to had foresight not taken them for a walk in the woods...that foal wouldn't of died and a new chain of fate would start. this is shown when he saves the foal for the first time and fate changes a bit but then he takes it right back again for no reason that i can see in theory by letting the foal die he changed fate AGAIN which should have caused him even more pain. but it didn't. thats what bugs me
Once again, I will reference the fixed point in time theory. Foresight can see the future, but everything he does is fixed in time and cannot be changed no matter what he does. So, even if he tried to save his friend the timeline would find a way to kill him, and maybe in a way much worse than being smashed by a tree.
The pain he got was because his abilty started to grow. Now he became able to predict deaths. The death of the little foal couldn't be stopped. No matter what Foresight would do the fire would get the foal.
As for the lightning. He only predicted where it would hit. Again, something he couldn't prevent. He could push his friend away, but not stop the spot of where the lightning hits. Which was the tree that caught fire which then couldn't be prevented either.
I'm going to jump in with a Doctor Who quote. Some things are a fixed point in time, they are fixed in stone and can never ever be changed. I think Foresight realized that he could do nothing to save his friend, so he lied to his friend, so that his last moments would be peaceful.