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Aleister Crowley's plan: does it make sense? Edit
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Aleister Crowley is a magician. Since he can still use magic without suffering any damage, as shown when he attacks fiamma with the magic staff, even though he is the chairman of academy city, he is not an esper. However, I thought that Aleister Crowley's goal (conjecturally) is to strip all magicians of their power via an artificial heaven that will encompass the entire world and hurt magicians while stripping away all of their powers. (Anyway, Kamachi alludes to a plan like this in the light novels)
I see a problem: if Aleister does this, he will be hurting himself. He is a magician after all. Doesn't this mean that he would suffer too if he negated every magicians' magical powers by loss of power and by receiving injuries? It seems to me like there is something wrong with what we understand his final plan to be. He already has magical powers himself.
My only possible answer to my question is that he entered the age of the new aeon. When accelerator came to understand magic at the highest level he was able to just sweat profusely when casting magic instead of suffering injuries like the first time he used magic. When he mastered both magic and science, he entered the new aeon.
So let's suppose Aleister is an esper who has used his scientific powers as well as his magical powers to enter the age of the new aeon. However, isn't it true that he won't be able to continue being in the aeon if he loses his ability to use magic? This doesn't make sense to me. Does anyone have an answer to this question?