I will have to admit that I began to suspect something nefarious when the majority ended up turning the Superlumina-6c website an eye-gouging pink.
But seriously, it’s one of those things that in any endeavor involving other human beings, the possibility of underhanded manipulations is always there. And it might fit right in with black British humor…
This also harmonizes ominously with one of the messages we got on Cobra TV’s tape 9/16:
One day your voice will speak to you telling you of something, some signal that needs answering. It will tell you of some secret at the heart of reality, some puzzle that needs to be solved lest all life falls into decay and oblivion. Do not listen to it. If all the world is a lie, then nothing is true, not even that explanation. Abandon it. Abandon me. It is inevitable.
It could be a common factor to consider. And Atlas doesn’t really seem all that friendly or benevolent.
On the other hand, the simplest, most direct answer is usually true. We have evidence that more-clever-than-wise eggheads let their scientific ambitions get the better of them, and one of their arcane quantum experiments got out of hand. Somehow, either a recursive time loop or whatever, they believe they’re in a trap as a result, and are calling for help in the only way they know how, by sending messages to their past outside the bounds of the events that spawned the calamity. The humane tendency is to want to help.
Also, there are extraneous things that conflict with the creepybad theory. There are the messages, like the one from the Crusaders From Beyond, their message at the lower part of Superlumina-6c. Extraneous matters that don’t contribute to some nefarious scheme only serve to muddle things and harm the chances of desired outcomes. There are the issues which are the basis of the websites. I would think that we would be encouraged to contribute to furthering things, like signing up for their services or solving problems for them. Casting the whole thing as something that blows up in a seriously bad way, including ways that could affect the very universe somehow, seem like the kinds of things you wouldn’t do to further the aims of these guys.
Or maybe you’re right, and helping them will free them to continue their research, which ends up giving birth to Atlas and quite possibly the Sentinels. After all, Atlas and the Sentinels are destined to exist in our space faring alternate reality.
Hmm… gonna help anyway, and sort it out later.