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I love that Stump Stump’s “stealth mode” is just him getting like, 1 mm lower to the ground. Ya know, kinda like when ur flying and they tell u to put ur seat back in the upright position (ie, move it 1mm forward). #HesLookingThisWay #ActivateStealthMode #LoweringBreadLoaf1mm* #Yes #IAmInvisible / #Sigh* #UDidntDisappearClown!! #QuitClowninAround!! / #WhoRUTalkingTo?! #TheWind?! / #DeepSigh* #WhyDogeGod #Why

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Levias from Skyward Sword, the Wind Fish from Link’s Awakening, and the Ocean King from Phantom Hourglass are all the same person/whale. The nightmare in like Awakening is residue from the parasite in Skyward Sword, and the world of Phantom Hourglass is actually another one of his dreams. (This also means that Linebeck’s wish caused him to become real).

Headcanon sent by anonymous.

To expand upon the headcanon about the Guardian’s gills, as I have been inspired.

These gills also give interesting effects to their associated Flight, although all Flights have the ability to close off their trachea to allow better oxygen flow in circumstances where esophageal breathing (I think that’s the term?) would be unhelpful.

This also holds true for those that are severely sick (even in Plagueborn’s case) and they are unable to breathe through their mouth/nose. Their gills supply just enough oxygen on their own that they are able to recover, if this is possible.

Guardians associated with the

  • Wind Flight find that their gills allow them to find oxygen easier when at incredibly high altitudes (for their species). Their gills allow them the ability to better dissolve what oxygen they find and distribute it through the blood, allowing them to remain fly higher for longer periods of time, and this also allows them to stay in the air longer than non Wind-affiliated Guardians. (Also, helps to prevent those pesky stitches as it allows them to breathe even better when performing endurance flights. [Stitches are caused when you are not breathing correctly. Take a few deeper breaths when you’re jogging and you’ll notice it.])

  • Fire Flight find that their gills are mutated to allow them to safely pass magma, flame, and smog when assisting other Flights that are having a flame-associated crisis when their lungs would normally give out. Their gills are better adapted to filtering out the oxygen from the smog and smoke so they can breathe properly, and for flame and magma, it has the opposite effect that fire has with oxygen: Fire Flight Guardians find that their gills are able to actually pick the oxygen from the fire that it gets it’s heat from.

  • Plague Flight have the hardest time with their gills in anything other than liquid. No matter the liquid, their diseased gills are given a more-or-less blessing from… someone. Be it Tidecaller or Plaguemom, they are able to pull oxygen and other life-sustaining particles from the putrid petri dishes that dot their home.

  • Water Flight find their gills have evolved for diving. They are able to reach surprisingly deep areas of the ocean with little problem whatsoever. Of course, they’re given additional privilege due to their heritage and, sometimes, breeding. Their blood dissolves the oxygen slower in addition to a larger lung capacity and they are able to stay down longer, though this usually leads to a bad case of hubris with depth competitions - some overestimate their abilities. The ocean floor has taken it’s share of Guardians, though some find Exaltation in this method - a display of their courage and strength. Those that reach the farthest before panicking are typically taken to serve for the Tidecaller.

  • Lightning Flight has long since discovered that, like the Wind Flight, they can reach and maintain higher altitudes than some flights, but not quite as long as their breezy rivals and cousins. What their surprising discovery is, however, that they can actually use sparks, thunder, and lightning itself, to bring them oxygen if it passes through them and dances upon their gills. Thunder brings them oxygen from the molecules being shaken, their bodies acting as a magnet for the particles to be pulled toward.

  • Earth Flight has noticed that they are able to resist heat and pressure, thanks to their gills, when they are deep within their caves where there is little oxygen. Most other dragons within this Flight have evolved a larger lung capacity for this, but theirs hasn’t drastically changed like some. They are able to pull additional oxygen with little effort by fanning their gills, instead of relying breathing practices - expending only a little energy to get the most air.

  • Shadow Flight have found through trial and error, presumably lots of cautious error, that when they melt into shadow, go Between, and Blink, and their lungs do not work, that their gills are able to supply them with enough oxygen they can remain in position longer without having to reveal any portion of themselves. This is especially helpful for the Guardians that have some claustrophobia: They can shut out everything but sound and focus on their gills until they need to leave the Shade.

  • Ice Flight and their tendency toward the cold air have actually a somewhat smaller lung capacity and instead rely on their gills possibly the most out of all the Flights, especially those that live in the high mountain peaks where air is especially hard to breathe.

  • Arcane Flight have found that their gills are useful during experiments where they are unable to breathe normally with their lungs.

Those that leave a Flight and go to another one typically find themselves at a disadvantage because these abilities are actually bredand not a Blessing bestowed upon them. When they mate, their offspring typically has some combination of the abilities, though in a smaller manner, and certain combination of Flights are actually detrimental to the draclings’ health if they’re unlucky.

(Erm. Sorry, I was unable to figure out anything for Light and Nature Flights. I simply wasn’t able to see how their gills would be beneficial for their exact region, beyond the natural ability to breathe underwater. Being Nature Flight myself, I would love to hear someone else’s idea of how it benefits them, but… They live with trees and plants. They already have more than enough oxygen unless they’re severely sick.)

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This track’s about the Sacrifice Arcadia Bay ending.

(Lyrics)

Come what may we’ve lived a lifetime
What matters to me?
Forget the future I’ve made my mind
You’re all that i see
Waves come crashing down and the
Winds scream round and round but
I’ll wait out this storm
I’ll wait out this storm with you

I’m not leaving any more
I’ve found its you I’m fighting for
And even if this is the end
I swear I’ll never leave your side again

Come what will I’ve had enough now
Whats left to decide?
Faced with this there is no question
I’d choose you every
Time comes crashing down
And our world burns to the ground
But I’ll wait out this storm
I’ll wait out this storm for you

I’m not leaving any more
I’ve found its you I’m fighting for
And even if this is the end
I swear I’ll never leave your side again

I’m not leaving any more
I’ve found its you I’m fighting for
And if this really is the end
I swear I’ll never leave your side again

Another great song by Koethe.