My theory is Agent Coyle caused a "calamity" of his own.
Just to make it more readable, I'm going to call Aleta's calamity the "Calamity", and the calamity I think Coyle created the "Coylelamity".
To make things more readable as well, I'm going to call Alpha One Coyle "Alpha Coyle" and I'm going to call original Coyle "Omega Coyle" (why not). To fill in people on the existing Lore, Alpha One time jumped into Avarannch, never witnessed the calamity, was given power by Omega One Coyle is currently Agent Coyle Hellbringer. Omega One survives the Calamity, goes around the various factions to learn their powers and eventually gives his powers to Alpha One. Omega is currently Agent Coyle Soulseller.
I have some evidence for this which is what I'm going to go through first:Exhibit A
After the Calamity not a single mortal human was left alive in the Old World.
The Calamity sundered the very reality of the world, splitting it into infinite alternated dimensions.
Evidence 1: The Calamity rips the world into infinite dimensions - therefore, Before the Calamity, there were not an infinite number of dimensionsExhibit B
Her mind erased from the power of the Calamity, Aleta never knew the face of another human until the rifts appeared.
Throughout millennia, Aleta has cared for the beasts, believing she was the only human in her world. There was, however, one other.
We know that the Old World aka the Warpath world, is the origin of the Calamity. From this text we know that both Omega Coyle and Aleta survived the Calamity, Aleta having her memory wiped.
Evidence 2: Omega Coyle and Warpath/Original Calamity Aleta both survive and are in the Old World immediately post calamity.Exhibit C
The discovery of parallel versions of myself, while logical, was nevertheless unsettling.
We also know that Omega Coyle becomes Agent Coyle, Primal Hunter, then at some point leaves, and goes on to become Agent Coyles, Immovable and Firestarter...
In other words:
Evidence 3: There are multiple copies of Aleta, one in each human world
Evidence 4: However there are not Coyles for each human world
, EVEN THOUGH HE IS IMMORTAL!
Let's review: Before the Calamity, there were not infinite worlds. The Calamity was caused by Aleta, and "split" Aleta across infinite worlds. Coyle was not split by the Calamity...SO HOW CAN IT BE POSSIBLE FOR THERE TO BE TWO COYLES?
At some point, prior to the Calamity, there was a Coylelamity.
This was much smaller than the Calamity, but nevertheless created several alternate worlds. Imagine Aleta's crazy power, which destroys most of the life on a planet, and sundering the universe into countless dimensions.
This Calamity is a way of the universe balancing out Aleta's power, by splitting it up and dividing it among multiple, weaker Aletas (also refer to Verore Aleta's flavour text, where she is becoming closer to once again destroying the world before Vasir heroically stops her!).
Now what if Coyle at some point reached a point where his power was too great, but not to the extent of Aleta. Instead of blowing up the universe like a giant explosion, it happens like a cell splitting in two, with two identical or near identical universes created, with Coyle's power split between them.
Then when the Calamity occurs, Alpha Coyle's Old World is insulated from the effect. Meanwhile Omega Coyle is on the same world as Calamity Aleta and the whole thing blows up - possibly another reason they have different outlooks.Timeline:Implications
In the Calamity, Coyle was not "mirrored". In the Coylelamity, Aleta may not be mirrored either i.e., the key difference between Alpha and Omega Coyle's worlds could be that Omega Coyle's has Aleta, while Alpha Coyle's doesn't. This is why there is no "second Calamity" occurring on Alpha Old World.Mirror Aleta Sub-Theory
However if Aleta was mirrored, what happens to Alpha Old World? It becomes Avarannch
(I called it Kyrallic in the timeline, oops!). Alpha One leaps through a time portal. What if it isn't to another world, just the same world, forward in time
. Imagine if Single Old World was also technologically advanced, possibly near nanotechnology or a "technological singularity". Calamity/Omega Aleta destroys it, preventing the Sleepers... but on Alpha World there is no calamity.. so instead the virus happens and destroys the world.
This would explain the similarity in art between Ruins of an Ancient Civilization and Undisturbed Necropolis as well. It would also mean...
ALPHA COYLE WAS ZOMBORG ALL ALONG!!!!!!
Edit: To explain this theory more
Alpha One encountered this time’s twisted infested version of himself. Though it had grown so much stronger from its previous infiltrations, IT needed to be faced.
We know from Alpha One's card text that the Zomborg he encounters has "previous infiltrations". From the PoV of both Coyles, it could be either post-powerup Alpha One or Omega One. After all, would Alpha or Omega Coyle really be able to tell which one of them really was Zomborg?
In fact Alpha One could assume Zomborg is "Omega One gone bad" once he meets Omega - he sees Zomborg has power from "previous infiltrations". Then he meets Omega, who is powered up from his previous infiltrations (meanwhile, Alpha has none - how could he be Zomborg?). Presumably Omega will infiltrate again with the Sleepers.
So Alpha says he needs the powerup from Omega in order to defeat future, bad Omega. In Omega's mind, giving Alpha his power not only lets him beat Zomborg.. but by weakening himself (giving Alpha his power) he is also weakening his future, Zomborg self.
Alpha could really be doing the right thing.... That is, until the power goes to his head and he decides to become Zomborg himself!!!
That's right! When Alpha One fought Zomborg the first time, that was actually Alpha One post-powerup, post-virus all along!
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