Talk:Rahkshi of Heat Vision

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Staff Required For Power?

I’m not sure if this has already been discussed somewhere (if so, I wasn’t able to find it), but there is a major discrepancy on whether Rahkshi of Heat Vision can use their powers without their staff. In BA1, a Rahkshi of Heat Vision seems to use its power without a staff. Although BA1 does not say whether or not it had its staff, the comic depicts the Rahkshi of Heat Vision without it, and Greg confirmed that Rahkshi in the Archives do not have their staffs.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] However, in BA3, other Rahkshi in the Archives had their staffs, implying that the Rahkshi of Heat Vision could have as well. Perhaps Rahkshi aren’t archived with their staffs, but when they escaped, they found where their staffs were being kept?

At first, Greg was consistent that Rahkshi in general only use their staffs to focus their power, but they do not require them.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] This was until 2010, when Greg stated that Rahkshi of Heat Vision do require their staff, or else they lose their power.[17][18][19][20][21][22] Then, when asked again in 2017, Greg reverted to his initial answer.[23]

Although Greg was open to the idea that BA1 was retconned,[24] it’s not necessary. If it does require the staff, then it could have had it like the other Rahkshi in BA3 did. It’s just a matter of which answer we should go with. Dag (talk) 21:11, 8 May 2022 (UTC)