Mr C. vs Dale Cooper
There has been some discussion lately about whether Mr. C has the same info as Dale or ability that Cooper would not have.
I'm starting to think that the 2 are not the light and dark side of the same coin.
Toward the beginning of 13 we see Mr. C teaching nursery school to the Thugs who are presumably at "the farm." Mr. C toys with his arm wrestling opponent for a while without breaking a sweat. He eventually tires of the match, wins with ease, and smashes the front of the opponents face to death (with one punch).
I have serious doubts that Dale Cooper would be capable (mentally OR physically) of doing this. I think that Doppel-Coop has abilities and information that Dale Coop does not. This may be a symptom of BOB still being with him or perhaps being a lodge-born entity or maybe just a side effect of being a colossal asshole. I don't know.
That whole series at the farm just struck me as quintessential Bob. The only hint of the original Cooper I saw there was how he lured them all in with his passiveness, letting that one bloke smack him without reprisal, then during the match he completely destroyed him. Bob can be clever when it suits him.
I just think it's possible evidence that the body of Mr. C is capable of actions and knowledge that Dale Cooper is not........................................ like how to make a Tulpa?
Don't want to get to far into that in this particular thread since there may be others out there who haven't seen the whole thing upon reading this. Would be real spoiler. 🙂
I would agree, I totally saw Mr. C as far more Bob than Cooper, by a long shot. I think it was only Cooper in the extent that it let Mr. C basically hide in plain sight.
His construction of his criminal empire is what likely took him off the radar for a while as well. He might have been way too busy making connections and trying to raise money to murder as often as he'd like, although I bet he did some of that on the side ((.