I think one of the many meaningful messages Dark has successfully managed to convey over the course of its 3 seasons is that at end the end of the day, your worst enemy or obstacle in life is essentially yourself, and I deeply appreciate and respect that.
i was just reading in the tags that it doesn’t make much sense as to why tannhaus would be the origin, but i think it kinda does? tannhaus was always the only piece in the story that didn’t really “fit”. even aleksander did kind of fit….because his crime led the inspector into town, and clausen triggered the apocalypse. but tannhaus only ever existed to either be charlotte’s granddad or to make the time machine, but both of these things are paradoxes! neither of them should exist! but while charlotte’s existence IS explainable (there is the factor of noah existing as an outside influence), tannhaus’ book, which is essentially how time travel is invented AND the base of the entire series, is never explained…..because it is something that comes from neither world. it was created in the third world. it’s the origin point.
and why it affected martha and jonas specifically…i read a theory on reddit that martha and jonas are a fold to tannhaus’ son and his wife. tannhaus’ son is MARek, the male version of MARtha, and marek’s wife is SONJA, which is literally an anagram for…………….jonas. and while jonas and martha’s offspring is a boy, marek and sonja’s is a girl, because in the same way everything in world 2 is a mirror of world 1, everything in the origin is the opposite of the original. so when tannhaus tried to go to a world where his family was still alive, he inadvertently created versions of it where they did, in different forms
is no one talking about how once her father was killed, Elisabeth remembered that Noah was sleeping in the caves (because she kept his piece of paper from their conversation) and managed to not only drag herself there after everything that happened in the caravan, but sit and wAIT for him to get back because she knew she’d be safe with him :((((((