As stated in the Wiki, the Steins;Gate world line is in

the Beta attractor field. In the Beta attractor field, the final convergent point is World War 3.

However, they prevent

WW3 by making sure the thesis will be destroyed.

The question is, if Steins Gate is in

the Beta attractor field, wouldn't it lead to WW3? If WW3 doesn't happen, shouldn't Steins;Gate be in another attractor field?

  • Fixed your spoilers. Anyway: I thought the entire point of the Steins;Gate worldline was that it wasn't part of either the alpha or beta attractor fields. Sure, the divergence number in S;G is a "beta number", but I don't think the divergence number is the only thing that matters. (I haven't read the VN, though, so don't take my word for it.) – senshin Jan 13 '14 at 7:43
  • An Attractor Field is a cluster of world lines that lead to a single converging point. If the Steins Gate world line doesn't converge (lead to WW3), then by the definition of an attractor field, it can't exist in one that converges to WW3. – atripathi Jan 13 '14 at 9:02

While the final result of the Beta Attractor Field (World Lines 1% to 1.99%) convergence is WW3, which is fought over Makise Kurisu's time travel thesis. Steins;Gate (1.048596%) is the only exception, because the thesis is destroyed (and thus time travel doesn't exist in that World Line).

  • If that is the case, why is it in the Beta attractor field? Why isn't it in another attractor field in which there is no WW3? – atripathi Jan 13 '14 at 8:37
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    It's not. The Steins;Gate World Line is not in the Beta Attractor Field. Suzuha herself had told Okabe that the Steins;Gate World Line is not bounded by any attractor field. – кяαzєя Jan 13 '14 at 9:57
  • That answers my question. I must have missed that. Could you provide a source? – atripathi Jan 13 '14 at 10:04
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    In the VN, she explains it here, In the anime, it's early in episode 23. – кяαzєя Jan 13 '14 at 10:17

They used thread as an example for world lines, all are slightly different.

Attractor Field Example: http://steins-gate.wikia.com/wiki/Attractor_Field

But when thread frays and unravels strands can get separated, thus creating a divergent would line.

fraying example


Although the Steinsgate world line has a divergence number 1.048596, the Steinsgate world line is between the 2 attractor fields - the alpha and the beta. This allows it to not converge to either of the converging points of the alpha and beta attractor fields, in this case, Mayuri dying/SERN dystopia or WW3, and therefore the Steinsgate world line can have a different future that either of them, i.e, a peaceful one.


It isn't in the Beta Attractor Field. It's being separated from any attractor field(maybe has its own, since there are few world lines too close to the Steins Gate and repeating its events, for example, 1.048599, the alternate story of Robotics;Notes from manga Legacy Revival, or the "R" line from the movie).

According to the official documentation for the world lines in Amadeus' Script, released after Steins;Gate 0, 1.048596 is in "Steins Gate" section. An interesting thing, that there is 1.049326 world line, which belongs to mysterious X Attractor Field.

Source: http://imgur.com/gallery/R9MXNod (actually a translated official documentation to all Steins;Gate VNs)

  • If possible, cite relevant sources in your answer. – W. Are Mar 12 at 8:28
  • @W. Are here you are: m.imgur.com/gallery/R9MXNod – Encritary Mar 13 at 9:04
  • You can edit and include it in your answer and cite as to where it was found (chapter/volume/episode etc.). I'm not familiar with the terms used so I might change the meaning of your post :) – W. Are Mar 13 at 9:08

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