First, Abnaxus explains why he couldn't tell Zoe how to get to Lux. Had to do with communicating through dreams. If I remember right, he basically said it was like a bad connection. Had to keep the message simple and to the point, in fear that too much would be lost.
Also, he clearly knows more than he's said about events.
Well we all know how Abnaxus can be obscure... even when he's outside dreams ;-D
When playing the parts with him I got the usual vague hints at stuff that will happen. He does point out he doesn't see everything. But I agree: he clearly know more than he says (that's also very Yoda-like ;-) ).
Hey...one question comes to mind...I forgot...why is Abnaxus not in Marcuria anymore? Was it solely for the purpose of attending to Lux? I honestly forgot.
And Saga doesn't exactly know everything. Especially in the scene where she's holding open the shift (which is unlike any shift we've ever seen I might add), she clearly doesn't know exactly how things are supposed to unfold. Only that the people have to talk to each other in order for things to turn out right. She doesn't give them the solution because the doesn't know it.
I'm sure Saga doesn't know every minutia, but she looks as sure as a zealot.
1. she prepares a potion to cure Kian well before he's even stabbed
2. she has the tools to solve the engine puzzle (even points out how she came prepared)
3. she tells Kian she's running short on time and opens the shift (she has a tight schedule to follow, ergo she knows what will happen)
4. she introduces the characters of Kian and Zoe to each other -> she knows them and the fact they're supposed to talk.
5. when Zoe asks her how she knows stuff she replies it's how the story has been written ...and that it can't be changed
6. and we know how she will explain to Kian his and her role in the future
True: she doesn't say or know the specifics of the moment (I was wrong in my previous post) but she still knows how the story goes and all the major events. She knows exactly where to be and what to do.
Anyway, my take on prophecy is that it's not fixed in stone. People always have a choice. But the prophecy depicts people who would naturally choose to do those things, because of who they are and the circumstances they are in. There's that chance they might do something different, but they probably won't. Knowing about the prophecy might change things, but probably not in this case.
There's also an idea that a prophecy is nothing more than wishful thinking. It simply gives the conditions of what must happen in order to have a given outcome. There are plenty of other possible outcomes, each equally likely, but depending on what people choose to do. This way you can actually have more than one prophecy about a given event. The good guys would have theirs, and the bad guys would have another. In this case knowing the prophecy in the first place is almost required for it to come true.
I like your thoughts on this matter.
Prophecies are tricky. when I saw the Star Wars prequels I knew how Anakin would turn to the dark side, at some point (SPOILEEEERS! )... so some of the "magic" was already gone.
The less of you know the better, because when you know too much...everything becomes mechanical, artificial, pointless.