And this is not our fate
By using fate here, the thief gives an ominous feeling about what will happen to the people that don’t change their way of thinking. It seems like they will be forced to change.
Also, it shows that the joker and thief have shared experiences leading into this conversation. We know they have “been through that”, and now the thief is confident enough to predict he and the joker’s fate.
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