Oberon wrote:And please, if you even try to claim that cloney would retain all of the abilities of a duplicate king when somehow the rulership has passed to Ansom, just don't. By your own argument, cloney had to have the natural thinkamancy while Slately was alive in order to pass as the king. For cloney to retain rulership only capabilities while Ansom is king would just as obviously identify him as a duplicate.
How? What would reveal him as a dupe?
How do they reveal the duplication? Please explain...You want the "must have rulership abilities to pass for real" at the same time as you want those same abilities, if they continue on past the passing of the rulership to Ansom, to reveal the duplication. And before you say it, no you didn't say the second sentence. It is inherent in your argument that Ansom is now the king.
You start with a flawed assumption, therefore you arrive at a flawed conclusion.
... You do understand how a proof by contradiction works right? You start with a flawed assumption, find an absurd conclusion, and claim the assumption is wrong.