Would you say that, before discovering this, he was “existing in a certain manner”? Are “all the elements of what [he] wants to be...present in [himself]” prior to this discovery?
Or does he “achieve an identity with something”? Does he have to “give up” something to make this discovery or to make this change complete?
Another way to ask might be, when he discovers who he really is, is he discovering how to actually use the elements already within (for example, going from fumbling around with Pursuit to being a master of Pursuit) or does he get rid of any elements (maybe he gets rid of the Oppose element that’s been holding him back)?