Nice pics D-unit!
All of a sudden like… I feel on the verge of reversing something I’ve been emphatic about for a long time. Various options that have been contentedly adrift in my mind for a while are almost, just perhaps, trying to piece together… and I’m very much thinking aloud here so bear with me…
Here are some things I believe, for reasons of my own and I can’t expect everyone to share them, but they again inform this premise:
The Light Wing is probably one of the less reasoned aspects of Azel’s story. I’m sure there is more to it’s rationale than is communicated, but at the same time it is likely that it’s inclusion was motivated primarily by the gameplay concern. And so anything we try to come up with may well be beyond the scope of the god book for PD’s scenario.
The Blue Dragon we meet and fight as Sestren Exsis is literally Sestren’s natural form. I don’t think it would be represented as such if there was any serious chance of ambiguity, in consideration of the fact no cinemas show the Solo Wing form (or even Light Wing). And so it isn’t likely to be “mimicking” your dragon, which isn’t necessarily a Blue Dragon form, and indeed would have mystifyingly skipped over taunting you in a couple of other forms in that case. (no offense Solo, the theory is very entertaining… )
Every Dragon Crest has the image of Old Blue on it for a reason, some reason at least. The simplest explanation is that it’s the logo for the series, and so they obviously wanted to reinforce that. So then I honestly don’t think it necessarily means anything more, and I don’t see it as evidence in the same respect as most other arguments I may make. But by the same token I see no reason it couldn’t have a greater significance as well.
OK, I guess the most important message from those statements is that… none of this necessarily makes sense at all, but it’s just a scenario that could make the whole mess make sense for my own personal standards. So here we go:
One of the biggest questions for me, in trying to take the Solo Wing transformation as a part of the story, has always been why the dragon would need to go through such a script to arrive at something it’s been able to achieve previously by will alone, and in far less time?
The Solo Wing Dragon is not actually the same as the original Blue Dragon form. And in truth it isn’t, even PDO calls the original game’s form simply “Blue Dragon” when selected in the Box Game, and certain aesthetic details of the Solo Wing are seen nowhere else in the entire series.
Or, there was a completely unrelated factor causing the dragon to avoid it’s default profile: as I once speculated in terms of the Light Wing profile being fragile while incomplete, and unable to retain it’s integrity if fused with the - presumably equally dominant - proto-dragon gene code.
The other possibility is some variation on the “it’s not Lagi” scenario, which I don’t accept in general, yet still leaves many problems if severely examined. The only possible way that could make any sense at all, is if the genetic profile was assumed to be not intrinsic to the “Heresy Program”, but only stored with the ‘physical’ entity. Which would then solicit an entire volume of conjecture having little connection to any other evidence, and indeed forcing a sketchy reinterpretation of many things that are otherwise uncomplicated and plainly apparent.
So… there may be a sort of combination of all those: if the proto-dragon form is - in some general sense or another - a manifestation of Sestren, then maybe it carried certain limitations despite it’s relative independence from the system? It was the “destroyer of Towers dragon soul”, but that doesn’t clearly mean it would have been capable of confronting Sestren directly on it’s own, there’s even hints to that effect in the game, playing up the role of the Divine Visitor as one example. And for that matter, there’s no direct indication that the dragon and Azel were ever meant to work together, that may have been sheer serendipity…
Another belief I missed, but it’s a simpler thing: I choose to regard the continuity of the dragon forms in Azel as significant. Since every evolution brings you closer to what the Light Wing ends up looking like, it makes sense to me that the dragon’s evolution is driven (in part at least) by finding the D-Units. Never mind that it happens even if you don’t get any, we can ascribe some technicalities to the game rather than the story at least.
So this would give us a great reason for why the dragon chose to “start over” again, instead of just appearing as the Blue Dragon like it’s previous campaign.
Somehow knowing about the power of the Light Wing, and understanding that it could itself gain even greater power from that data, and perhaps also the key to it’s true independence from Sestren’s power… it found / reverted to a form that would be compatible with the Light Wing profile. But in order to do so it had to completely abandon it’s existing genetic profile, otherwise the proto-dragon would reject and ‘cleanse’ the Light Wing as the threat it clearly is.
But as a just in case - or even simply because it does indeed represent a part of itself - the dragon preserved the aspect of it’s profile that was separated, in the one appropriate system that was also relatively secure, the flying Tower it had defeated and commandeered previously. Now… here’s where it gets a little tricksy…
Why might it then need to take this profile to the Red Ruins in order to fuse with it again? What is it about that place that makes it so special?
Recall that there’s already one Dragon Crest in place there, and the Solo Wing Dragon transformation takes place after placing another crest (visually identical, as are they all) in the remaining pedestal / fixture thing. So maybe this reflects some procedure that would have happened normally in order to effect the return of the dragon at the originally intended time? And if our dragon is indeed the soul of that same dragon intended to herald the new world?
So this system was perhaps created as a conduit for the dragon’s marriage to it’s eventual body, and so now makes it possible for the dragon to merge a (now alien) part of itself with this new unplanned body… or something along those lines.
It’s funny, I never could have anticipated I’d end up trying to explain something I’ve called unexplainable so many other times, when I made this topic… but anyway, how’s it sound, any objections people? Fire away!