Am I the only person that loves the way Elias says Sana’s name?? Like..am I weird for going through each clip he’s in just to hear him say ‘Sana’ (with a slight questioning tone)??
I can’t tell if it’s the way he says it or just his voice???? Idk ignore me
The origin of Ardyn’s magic is unclear, whether he was born with it or gifted. Since a gift is never once mentioned on this but is in matters of the Oracle and the Crystal, I assume he was born with it. (But this is certainly debatable, especially since Ardyn was wiped out from history records. He could’ve been a prototype or something for the Oracle’s magic.) But his magic worked differently where he took the Starscourge into himself.
Meanwhile, the Oracle’s magic was gifted by Bahamut, along with his trident, and gives her the ability to purge Starscourge on a small scale. So rather than taking it into herself as with Ardyn, she eliminates it entirely.
((But I’m inclined to believe Ardyn was born with his magic cause the Oracle was gifted BEFORE the Crystal!))
As for how Ardyn is still alive like this… My personal theory based off the info we have, is that within the Crystal live the spirits of the passed Lucian royalty, and Ardyn isn’t able to join them because of how tainted his soul is. Noct has to kill him twice, first in body and then again within the Crystal before he revives again. It’s by killing him within the Crystal that his soul is fully destroyed as well, and he stops getting pushed back into Eos and rejected by the lifestream (lol)
And then with him gone at last, no longer able to keep tainting the planet, the Crystal releases all of the energy it has saved up in order to purge the world completely of the scourge, like a huge burst of Oracle magic.
…Anyways, there was no way Ardyn was ever supposed to be the King of Light like he claims, cause the Crystal didn’t have enough magic to purge Eos without deaths of Lucian royalty to power it. …Which has nothing to do with the original question, really, but honestly, Ardyn was just a glory hound who felt jilted he didn’t get to be a legend and I really had to get that off my chest and it’s at least related XD