>>115877736>gained omniscience and proceeded to do what the universe told him to do. He never made a decision in his entire life.
Its less that he never made a decision again and more that he discovered he was living in a deterministic universe.
For any chemical reaction, if you know the ingredients you know the outcome. Baking soda can't decide not to react with vinegar because it "isn't feeling it today". All living things are walking piles of chemical reactions. Every decision you make is made with a machine called a brain that is built out of chemical reactions. The only reason we can't predict the outcome with 100% perfect clarity for any situation is because we lack a complete knowledge of all of the variables.
Manhattan has that knowledge. From your perspective you are stuck between two choices and you don't know which one to pick. From Jon's perspective, the outcome you are going to pick is as inevitable as baking soda and vinegar. Even his own decisions are not immune to this.
"We're all puppets, I just can see the strings."