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« Reply #15 on: Jun 21st, 2005, 6:09pm »

Yes, and where in A Hero's Tail did they mention the Dragon Hoards? Unless that site Spyro Universe is out spreading lies again... wink

Seems kind of greedy to send Spyro out to collect those few 100 Light Gems just for the dragons to put them in a treasury. If the Dragon Elders have some, surely the millions of dragons mentioned can pitch in and help Spyro?

Course, this argument can be used in the other games. Why aren't the Avalarians collecting orbs and such and such.
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xx Re: Light Gems-Where's the Story Tie-In?
« Reply #16 on: Jun 21st, 2005, 6:25pm »

You know, the Elders may have needed those 100 Light Gems to power their TV so that they could watch the credits. XP
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 22nd, 2005, 04:51am »

Oh yeah, I remember that... *ahem* 'Pathetic Ending'. AHT could have had a better ending, otherwise we would be thinking the light gems were for the TV the elders are watching. =)
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 26th, 2005, 7:52pm »

I can imagine the resulting dialogue.

Spyro: Why do I need to collect all of these Light Gems?
The Professor: The Dragon Elders need it to power their television so that they can make unfunny comments about the credits.
Spyro: ...
The Professor: They also power up my gadgets! And they open doors! Isn't that enough?
Spyro:...Just repeat the part about the whole "If I collect all these gems" bit. I think I had something crazy in my ear...
The Professor: ...They power up a television for the Dragon Elders.
Spyro: Okay. *walks off* I liked it better when the gems needed to be collected...
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« Reply #19 on: Jun 27th, 2005, 03:28am »

I'm sure that would work out... with Spyro pretending to need the light gems for himself, to avoid the embarrassment of saying why the Elders need them. =P
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xx Re: Light Gems-Where's the Story Tie-In?
« Reply #20 on: Jun 27th, 2005, 11:07am »

The Mother Turtle says that she'd make Spyro her childrens godfather, but he'd much rather have a Light Gem. Even She knows that Spyro is arrogant. -_-
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« Reply #21 on: Jun 27th, 2005, 1:05pm »

Yeah... greedy dragon indeed. Not the Spyro I knew from the older games. -.-
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xx Re: Light Gems-Where's the Story Tie-In?
« Reply #22 on: Jun 29th, 2005, 10:01am »

I don't think Spyro is greedy. VU just needed somthing else to waist our time with so they threw them in there.
Besides Power Stars, Gold Coins... are all the same as Light gems I think. Spyro was just the one who gave them the name light gems.
Thats my oppinoin.
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« Reply #23 on: Jun 29th, 2005, 3:49pm »

Well, I'm sorry to counter your opinion SpyroTheDragon, but if I remember correctly Spyro never really asked for any rewards in earlier games, but either just got them as a token of apreciation or merely to challenge Spyro, mainly Hunter...

In AH'sT he kind of refuses to be helpfull, unless there's a reward present. Probebly said a bit harshly, yet it did come down to there. However one could argue that they had been nessesary for the activation of the professors' gadgets. I doubt however, Spyro to be greedy to the extent of keeping them all to himself, for simple personal matters, such as an increase in treasury.

Just as Red coins were used to advance in the game, so are light gems. Used to be able to power certain gadgets...

But I agree that, while earlier collectables all had a purpose the light gems indeed seem to have no importance besides just a collectable. Perhaps they were neccesary to counter the damage caused by the dark gems, though that never got mentioned in the games at all. dark and light are opposed to one another It's all I can think of anyway

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Yes, and where in A Hero's Tail did they mention the Dragon Hoards? Unless that site Spyro Universe is out spreading lies again...

Seems kind of greedy to send Spyro out to collect those few 100 Light Gems just for the dragons to put them in a treasury. If the Dragon Elders have some, surely the millions of dragons mentioned can pitch in and help Spyro?

Course, this argument can be used in the other games. Why aren't the Avalarians collecting orbs and such and such.

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The Avalarians did collect the orbs, in fact, most of them were allready within their posession. The Avalarians however didn't really need the orbs though...
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xx Re: Light Gems-Where's the Story Tie-In?
« Reply #24 on: Jun 29th, 2005, 4:24pm »

Being a nerd of Mario, the Red coins are used to collect Power Stars or Shine Sprites, depending on which game you're talking about.

But unlike Light Gems, the Power Stars/Shine Sprites always have a specific purpose. In Super Mario 64, using them helped great the spell on the castle to save Princess Peach from Bowser. In Super Mario Sunshine, the sprites helped restore Delfino Island back to its normal state.

Note that Mario has not once said anything about "What's in it for me?". He would save first, get a reward for his good deed. He would help reunite children with their parents, defeat monsters that have a stronghold on a level, and clean up a bunch of polluting goo just to be helpful. The Sprites and Power Stars, while he desired them, came as an afterthought after he's done saving others.

Also, he never said "First I have to figure out your weakness and then defeat you three times!". Not once. I hated that line.

So yeah, back on topic. They never mention a thing about the Light Gems in the story. Not once. And knowing VU, they're probably going to be collectable in the next game.
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xx Re: Light Gems-Where's the Story Tie-In?
« Reply #25 on: Jul 12th, 2005, 09:23am »

on Jun 29th, 2005, 4:24pm, Turquoisephoenix wrote:
"First I have to figure out your weakness and then defeat you three times!".


Dude, that quote just sent shivers up my spine for some reason. It just sounds...off, for some reason. I mean, with the whole "What's in it for me?" thing...how can someone be so heartless?

Back on topic, yeah, I think I'll go with CharlesFrost's idea. Maybe they were used to counter energy from Dark Gems...guess we'll never know.
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xx Re: Light Gems-Where's the Story Tie-In?
« Reply #26 on: Jul 12th, 2005, 3:53pm »

In my fan-fic, Roads to Destruction, Light Gems are used to make weapons to fight the dark dragons Dark Gem weapons. The neutral side has a choice of which weapons to use.
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« Reply #27 on: Aug 6th, 2005, 09:14am »

About the Light Gems...Spyro was being sarcastic. And the Professor didn't realise he was.
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« Reply #28 on: Aug 7th, 2005, 04:34am »

Hey, I have an idea that I am currently using in my series. What if the the light gems are needed to power the portal system that has somehow been damaged since VU took over Spyro. It makes a strange bit of sense.

Spyro: Hey man who the hell are you?

VU guy: I am you new master.... heh heh.

Spryo: *looks at this guy and turns to the audience and rolls his eyes* Okay.... I'll be leaving now. It was nice meeting you. *tries to open a portal and finds out it is broken* Hey, what's going on here?!

VU guy: I have disable the portal systems all over the Dragon Realms.

Spyro: WHAT!! Why did you do that?

VU Guy: Because I own you and your friends now and I have no intention of letting any of you escape.

Spyro and Company: *looking at each other with wide eyes* NOOOOoooo! Dear god, noooo!

Well, we now return all of you back to the previous statement which is still in progress. Thank you.

Also, the question needs to be asked: Where did the dark gems come from originally? A Hero's Tale doesn't explain this mystery at all. So do the light and dark gems really matter is rather silly because neither of them really get explained away. At least the dark gems served a purpose in the game.

Hey, I am also going to address why I think Spyro has become arrogant lately in my series. The way I see it is that he has spent so much time winning and being a hero that it has made him this way. Translation: "I am a badass and no one can defeat me!" Okay... we'll see about that hot shot. I really believe that he now thinks he is unbeat -able and that is why he has changed in such a negative way. All he needs is to get handed a defeat or two to humble him aka kick his scaly hide back into the loveable personality we are all familiar with. I definitely have a lot of that humbling planned for him.

Heh heh heh.

*Spyro does an anime style face fall before getting up and running away* "Your insane! Stay away from me!"
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xx Re: Light Gems-Where's the Story Tie-In?
« Reply #29 on: Aug 7th, 2005, 6:01pm »

on Aug 7th, 2005, 04:34am, jamieque wrote:
Where did the dark gems come from originally?


In one of the realms (I think it was Coastal Remains) Red mentions that if they brought bad news to him once more, he would make them work in the mines (Dark Mine realm?) to mine Dark Gems. So, the Dark Gems come from the mines below the volcano.

Back on topic...

As a couple of other members said, those light gems are just like the Avalar orbs: They help to power stuff and open doors. I think that that is the tie-in to the story.
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