But what about Sans as a Knight of Time?
ive already discounted Knight a few times for him before lol he’s a Mage for sure, he has none of the frantic knightly energy to better himself at something nor that desire to appear competent to others despite a perceived self failure with their aspects, he does hide parts of himself that would be hard to explain, but that goes under Void moreso than “Knight” for him
and positive things towards Mage is that he does Know things a lot, but doesn’t do much do directly guide anybody and most of his knowledge is kept to himself for his own use and watch, he’s very content to sit and observe from the shadows until the last possible moment, even when Papyrus is already dead (if you kill papyrus and then do the shyren concert for instance, instead of “you see sans selling tickets” its “you see a shadowy figure watching from behind”) but once he has all the info he needs, nothing can stop him from action, heck even his job title of “Sleeping Sentry” fits into that lol
and I did consider Time for his aspect, but when looking at the inversions I noticed much more solid Void and Light interplay than Time/Space
so i figure why not explain why i see his aspect as Void in this post lol
the most obvious one is how he seems to sleep a lot, Sleep is associated with Void as much as Light is wakefulness. The other which suggests the interplay of Light and Void is his eyes, which can either be completely blank at times when he gets serious, or flashing bright colors when Desperate and using more magical powers
the level of pure Perception he has for your actions as well, its confirmed he isn’t aware metawise of the timelines, he doesnt hold memories from one to the next, but his knowledge comes directly from his perception of people. He knows whats up because he can see it plain as day on your face, even if he himself doesn’t directly remember it. He definitely Knows things he Shouldn’t though (Mage of Void) but not until he’s seen the look on your face give it away, and the ability of that pure Perceptive understanding can either be a high tier Mage power, or a nod to the integration of his Light subrole, as Perception is a very associated Light power, but I’m leaning more towards it being a Mage thing. His awareness of battle mechanics also isn’t a meta or time related thing as other characters are aware of them too, The Mad dummy and his dummies attacking him for instance, napstablook crying a tears hat, undyne mentioning giving you a spear to protect yourself with, alphys directly commenting on the yellow mechanic through her phone etc it just seems something more inherent to monsterkind in general. But what Sans does is he knows a lot about it and that helps him fight without actually breaking any rules.
But what is interplay between Light and Void is importance versus unimportance, sans is very good at staying back, staying behind, making himself look unimportant….until the very end where he ultimately judges the content of your soul (or becomes the surprise super hard mode final boss at the end) while you and him are both draped in shadow and he begins to look very important. The also shadowy connections between him WD Gaster and Alphys and the true lab and how outwardly or to the other characters hes not very connected at all, and yet we get hints of just how important sans is to those events, or how important they are to him. Dude is trying to build/fix a time machine in his basement :P pretty sure an actual time player wouldn’t need one of those lol
which leads me to his teleportation powers, those aren’t time either, he doesn’t hop between timelines to go places, he goes offscreen and only moves where you can’t see him, and Voidy shadowy teleportation is already a thing in Homestuck so its not hard to see the association
He’s aware of the timeline shenanigans through his machines and work and knowledge in the lab, not through his own inherent knowledge as a time player actually would, even in geno he only connects whats been happening to you during the end boss fight and confirms it based on what he percieves by looking at you. and I know ive compared the archtypal Mage to a Scientist before lol
all of these things scream Light and Void interplay, and while he does have some things you could interpret as Time or Void, he has nothing to suggest a Space subrole underneath all of that
so yeah Sans is a Mage of Void hands down lol