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Penguins Cannot Fly [CLOSED]
TrueSpyroFAN Yellow Sparx Gems: 1285
#1 Posted: 18:06:02 22/03/2009 | Topic Creator
Ok, penguins cannot fly right? Erm... Sgt. Byrd is a penguin and he can fly. Strange huh? He should be a fat bluebird or something! x3
Shrazer320 Emerald Sparx Gems: 3564
#2 Posted: 19:01:26 22/03/2009
XD It's a video game. It defies science and logic.
cynder21 Gold Sparx Gems: 2214
#3 Posted: 20:42:20 22/03/2009
Quote: Shrazer320
smilie It's a video game. It defies science and logic.


yeah, when i was younger i said that then a slaped myself and said " doesn't matter" smilie i just enjoy the fact that he can fly, oh and by the way the hummingbirds taught him how to fly.
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spyro48 Yellow Sparx Gems: 1143
#4 Posted: 15:53:17 23/03/2009
Quote: TrueSpyroFAN
Ok, penguins cannot fly right? Erm... Sgt. Byrd is a penguin and he can fly. Strange huh? He should be a fat bluebird or something! x3

Fat flying bluebird!
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TrueSpyroFAN Yellow Sparx Gems: 1285
#5 Posted: 16:45:26 23/03/2009 | Topic Creator
Quote: Shrazer320
smilie It's a video game. It defies science and logic.


Lol, you're just too smart for me! xP Still. I don't think he should fly yet. xD

@spyro48: lulz smilie
Eragon25 Gold Sparx Gems: 2019
#6 Posted: 02:17:33 25/03/2009
i thought he had a jetpacksmilie
alicecarp Prismatic Sparx Gems: 12714
#7 Posted: 17:17:12 26/03/2009
How come a strong dragon can't fly properly but a fat blue penguin can?

@Eragon25: He doesn't get the jetpack until AHT.
bionicle2809 Diamond Sparx Gems: 8438
#8 Posted: 19:55:16 26/03/2009
I heard there was a back story that he was trained to fly because he was raised by the humming birds so he like... Had to learn smilie
dingodile555 Gold Sparx Gems: 2674
#9 Posted: 20:36:38 07/04/2009
I didn't know he flew without a jetpack before. o.O

Meh it's a video game that isn't meant to be realistic. Anything can happen. smilie

I guess they made up the hummingbird backstory to answer this question.
DARK CINDER Ripto Gems: 1062
#10 Posted: 11:52:14 08/04/2009
Quote: Shrazer320
smilie It's a video game. It defies science and logic.


first time iv head you say that
Razz Platinum Sparx Gems: 6071
#11 Posted: 09:03:10 09/04/2009
Funny thing about Sgt. Byrd...he has a jet pack on. Penguins equipped with jet packs can fly where ever and whenever they want. smilie
bionicle2809 Diamond Sparx Gems: 8438
#12 Posted: 13:37:47 10/04/2009
Quote: Razz
Funny thing about Sgt. Byrd...he has a jet pack on. Penguins equipped with jet packs can fly where ever and whenever they want. smilie


He only has a jetpack in 'A Hero's Tail'
Razz Platinum Sparx Gems: 6071
#13 Posted: 05:29:05 14/04/2009
He had one in YotD, too. It wasn't as obvious, but he was using it to fly. When I get a chance, I'll dig up his concept art and what his designer said about it.
crashpro Gold Sparx Gems: 2027
#14 Posted: 20:23:00 14/04/2009
You DARE question Video Game logic??? You must di... I mean... be insane!
Razz Platinum Sparx Gems: 6071
#15 Posted: 21:53:07 14/04/2009
"The interesting thing about those early Insomniac days is that there were only about 12 of us and I was the only character designer. I did most of the designs while sitting in meetings discussing the levels (I would draw while everyone else was coming up with gameplay) and I almost never made more than one attempt at a design. We really didn't have time for too many revisions back then.

"The only one I remember doing a lot of revisions on was Sgt. Byrd. I reaaaaally wanted it to be a Pig with a jetpack but Ted was insistent on the penguin.

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"I don't have a sketch of the pig anymore. I tended to only keep the ones that were used. I really only have the main characters and a few of the in-level guys. Here, however, is the original sketch of Sgt. Byrd"

http://img.photobucket.com/alb...pg?t=1239745835

Quotes and image from Oliver Wade, character designer for Ripto's Rage and Year of the Dragon. The full interview will be up on Just for Faun soon.
crashpro Gold Sparx Gems: 2027
#16 Posted: 10:25:30 15/04/2009
I think the only remaining part of the jet-pack was the rocket launchers.
Razz Platinum Sparx Gems: 6071
#17 Posted: 21:43:51 15/04/2009
He's still got it on in the game. You can hear the thing humming when he flies.

Seriously. This is a moot point. Oliver designed the character, I think he would know of all people. Sgt. Byrd is a penguin with a jet pack.
Dark Gaia999 Ripto Gems: 199
#18 Posted: 22:56:22 19/04/2009
Like Shenzi said, laws of physics do not apply in video games.
Dark Cynder_27 Platinum Sparx Gems: 6034
#19 Posted: 02:50:26 20/04/2009
well I could shoot down that little flying penguin but I still agree with Shenzi Sixaxis and Dark Gaia999
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