There are currently two Breaking Bad questions about Walt picking up character traits from his enemies, which are clearly exact duplicates of each other:
But I am a bit undecided as to which one to close as duplicate of the other. Normally I'd go with keeping the older one, which also has quite an exhaustive answer, more votes and also includes Jesse in addition to Walt. But I have some reservations to this.
- Age is not really supposed to be a deciding factor in chosing a duplicate.
While including Jesse makes the question more general and the other one a sub-question of it, in this particular case I'm not sure Jesse is so relevant (as the answer agrees with), since
He doesn't kill many people at all, let alone acquire any traits from them.
Also the actual question doesn't even mention Jesse either, apart from the title alone.
- The newer question just seems worded much much better.
- JohnSmithOptional's answer to the newer question is absolutely great (and has also been accepted), providing a slightly different viewpoint on the problem.
I see that the last two points, which are the main reasons that keep me from just closing the newer question, are largely subjective. So I just wanted to ask the community what should be the best way to handle this situation?
As a side question, is there any way (for moderators) to merge those two questions into one, so that all the answers get taken over to the one left open, other than asking the respective answerers to copy them over? As otherwise we would lose one of the answers nevertheless and they're both good, albeit from rather different viewpoints.