Whit's Replacement

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Who should Replace Whit If He Happens To Die Or Leave?

Connie
3
20%
Eugene
0
No votes
Tom
2
13%
Jack (Allen)
2
13%
Bernard
0
No votes
Wooton
0
No votes
Penny
0
No votes
Jason
4
27%
Bart
0
No votes
Regis
1
7%
Someone Else (Other Than Emily)
3
20%
 
Total votes: 15

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ArnoldtheRubberDucky
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Whit's Replacement

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If Whit somehow died or left the show for some reason, who should replace him as the central character of the show? You'll notice I've put characters who are currently defunct in the poll. This is so you can have a wider variety of options. Personally, I think that, out of all major characters past and present, Tom might be the best choice. He has a lot of Whit's qualities, and he has a specific relationship with every one of the major characters except for Wooton, and Penny, of course.
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I think that Connie and Eugene in conjuction could fill in the role of Whit quite well. They've grown spiritually in the past few albums and could replace Whit if needed.
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Like you said Arnold, I think Tom would fill Whit's place well. But I like the idea of it staying in the family. So, either Tom or Jason. Jason, I think, would bring a different light to AiO.
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I know it's annoying when some newbie bumps a topic from years ago, but I got an idea. It's a little bit off topic, because he wouldn't be an immediate Whit stand in like Jack and Jason kinda were, but maybe eventually in the Odyssey timeline.

What if Matthew Parker would fill Whit's role in the future? I hate the idea of Whit ever dying (let's just face it, Whit's immortal and will probably move back to the Middle East eventually) but perhaps Matthew would be like Whit in the Odyssey future we're shown in The Present Long Ago. Matthew loves technology, is an incredibly patient human being (you'd have to be if you were Emily's best friend), and according to AiOwiki, Matthew even collects encyclopedias.

In the episode For Three dollars More, in the Room of Consequence, we get to see a possible future for Matthew. It's the ROC, so just a program not necessarily the future, but it seems in character for Matthew. In the program, adult Matthew wants to build a community center for homeless kids to play at, reminding me some of the scene with Whit and a little girl named Jenny in Recollections. Later in that episode once the center is built, Matthew is seen being great with kids and helping lead them to Christ. If Matthew's actual future is similar to what happened in the ROC program, I could easily see him being like Whit when he's older.

The best evidence of all is Matthew's hair. While I'm not a fan of Gary Locke's character designs post album 50, Matthew's hair has an arched part straight down the middle kinda like how Whit’s hair does. If he styled it a little, it could look like Whit's hair! It would look weird for a kid, but when Matthew’s an old man it might work pretty well.
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Clearly Matthew's hair is a key component in determining his future. Or am I insane?
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I really vibe with adult Matthew in For Three Dollars More, so you have my vote!

Never noticed the hair thing before. Hah!
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