Paired an old pic.
Deeply worried about the Ascension stuff in DSOD recently. It sounds odd but I personally cannot treat the divinised Atem as the one who hadn’t left for afterlife world.
I suck at physics but still can imagine how dramatically different Atem would remember and deal with those relationships (kitsuna might be a better word here) from which he observed and experienced in the 3 dimensional space. In the end where Atem takes away his puzzle, it’s a great shock for me. Because he is sort of subtly trying to wipe out his existence in this world.
There’s another thing. After watching the Blueray several times, I recognised that what saves Joey from vanishing in the dark realm is his own faith with the pharaoh, not Atem himself. You see, in that scene he got gold rings on arms and it symbolises that “it’s only an embodiment of the belief in friendship! Just like Kaiba!” Poor Joey, he doesn’t even realise that at the very end of the movie.
I’m not complaining about anything while it’s just a personal guess after all. But still, I feel my mind so lost here.