11b was the manifestation of truth in young Theo, whose home was sabotaged by the decisive Jack Slash. Browbeaten by the fearsome person who had just fought someone earlier in the same apartment, Theo was forced to reveal that he wished to become a superhero when he grows up, in order to protect the world from villains like his present captor. However, Jack, who had been on the verge of killing Theo when his mother, Purity, returned, retracted his earlier threat. Instead, he would give him two years to prepare and develop his powers, and after two years elapse the two of them would engage in a final duel fitting for the circumstances. Purity’s eventual return serves only to shock her and provide a witness to the morbid deal sealing Theo’s fate.
The concept of the butterfly effect was mentioned repeatedly. If the flap of a butterfly’s wings can cause an earthquake a continent away, surely the development of Theo would also redound significantly on the world. Theo’s fateful deal thus testifies to the fact that purpose in life is motivated by one’s effect on the surrounding society, whether for better or for worse. Jack merely expedited the process of Theo’s discovery–of his purpose in life, and of the soul within him.