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I'd rather Jack had stayed in the future. It's what I've been anticipating this whole series. The lives he saved, the friends he made. Especially now that he's [SPOILER - highlight to read]: got a girlfriend he should've known killing Aku in the past would grimly affect her. GEE I WONDER WHY!
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Last edited by Nemesis X on May 21st, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Killing Aku simply prevented the events of Samurai Jack from happening. A new timeline is created when he just kills Aku in the past. And in a way, that's a blessing for almost everyone, as they will all exist, but never go through the hardship of Aku's reign. Blind Archers never become slaves to the well. 300 never have to fight the Minotaurs. Woolies never get enslaved, etc, etc...
A new timeline isn't created. The old one is simply changed. Which is why Ashi disappeared as she never existed. And no, it wouldn't be a blessing for nearly everyone as the people Jack met in the future would no longer exist either. Quite disturbing really.
There aren't 2 Jack's. It's all the same Jack. He was sent forward in time in Episode 1 of Season 1. Ashi went back with him to the same instant he left, and he killed Aku. Meaning he never went forward in time in the first place.
And how does Aku being dead mean the future doesn't happen? Just because he's not in it doesn't mean everyone else will never exist. Jack will just never see it.
Everyone that came to help Jack knew exactly what he wanted to do. They chose to help him despite the negative consequences to themselves. Defeating Aku and saving all those countless lives he ruined was the morally correct thing to do and the citizens of the future unilaterally agreed it seems.
They were just there for Aku in the present. I don't think they knew he was going back in time and changing history. Those that did probably figured if he couldn't do it in 50 years, he wasn't doing it.
From a storytelling standpoint, it's pretty lame to not give any of those characters any closure. At very least, have them acknowledge everything you're saying. Since they haven't, everything you've said is headcanon at best. No different than your suppositions about Aku realizing the folly of his ways in not taking the opportunity to kill Jack during the last 50 years..