Adam says he’s an older version of Jonas, and he’s trying to ‘create a new world’ outside the confines of time
While the first season of “Dark” left us believing Noah and Claudia were fighting for control of time travel, the second season shows us the much larger picture. Apparently Jonas and Claudia are waging a war against his older self “Adam.”
This Adam person has a face covered in scar tissue, making him unrecognizable as any character we had already met. But he says he’s Jonas, simply older and with a physical body that has been changed after time traveling many times.
The younger Jonas wishes to keep the people of Winden alive and break the cycle of awfulness plaguing their families. Adam says he wants to create a new world, one in which time — and therefore God — does not exist. Part of this plan for creating a new world, which he also refers to as “paradise” and seems to be touting as part of a prophecy to the Sic Mundus group, involves making sure all of the 33-year-cycle events from 1954 to 2019 happen.
“In the future there’s a prophecy about a new world. That Sic Mundus will lead people into paradise. Is this that? A religion?” Jonas asks on the fifth episode of season two.
“We are the exact opposite of that,” Adam says. “We’ve declared war on time. Declared war on God. We’re creating a new world, without time, without God.”