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I admit to not having read a necron codex beyond what 1d4 chan says on the subject, but I do know this.

Orikan the Diviner can predict the future, when he's wrong though he goes back in time to fix it so he's right.

so here's the question: why the hell does he not go back in time with as much evidence as he needs to convince the other Necrons that the C'tan are just goanna screw them over a barrel and keep the necron race from getting robofiyed?
 

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Most likely because he cannot go that far back in time or because the moment was so pivotal to the Necrons history that altering it would be disastrous.

For example, without the aid of the C'tan and biotransference, the Old Ones would have wiped them out/they would have gone extinct due to not having the longevity of the Old Ones and lacking the know how to extend their lives (which never made sense to me given their scientific achievements).
 

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why the hell does he not go back in time with as much evidence as he needs to convince the other Necrons that the C'tan are just goanna screw them over a barrel and keep the necron race from getting robofiyed?
Could also be that he cannot find a path into the past that allows him to gain a favorable outcome. Similar to Aquarius in "Heroic Age," anime when she tries repeatedly to go back in time and stab "Age," but fails every time.
 

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It's actually possible, in a way, that he did.

Orikan was the Astromancer of the Triarch's royal court, and he was the only one who opposed an alliance with the c'tan.

His voice was overruled, and the alliance went ahead, biotransference and all. There's not a great deal of fluff on the matter, but it is possible that Orikan's current influence is due to more than just his own prescience. Like Szeras or any other cryptek really, he's out for himself before any other.

Who's to say he didn't give his past self a list of things to do to make sure the necrons came out on top of the bargain, and helped Szarekh to ensure it played out right?
 

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It's actually possible, in a way, that he did.

Orikan was the Astromancer of the Triarch's royal court, and he was the only one who opposed an alliance with the c'tan.

His voice was overruled, and the alliance went ahead, biotransference and all. There's not a great deal of fluff on the matter, but it is possible that Orikan's current influence is due to more than just his own prescience. Like Szeras or any other cryptek really, he's out for himself before any other.

Who's to say he didn't give his past self a list of things to do to make sure the necrons came out on top of the bargain, and helped Szarekh to ensure it played out right?
Hmmmmmm... so we now have a viable in-universe justification for any retcons, you just have to tie the retcon to Orikan somehow and voila! It'll be better than the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game.:laugh:
 
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