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Gems of the Past is the sixteenth episode of Mysticons. It first aired in the United States on November 19, 2017 at 8:30 am on Nickelodeon.

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Synopsis

The Mysticons race Queen Necrafa to find four extremely powerful yet dangerous gems to achieve her full strength. Gawayne is revealed to possess them, planning to give them to his pixie girlfriend as an anniversary gift. To make matters worse, Nova Terron and the other Astromancers has declared the Mysticons outlaws and are offering a reward for their capture.

Plot Summary

In Victory Heights, Barnabas shows some kids holograms of the final battle between Necrafa and Imani Firewing, the original Dragon Mage, one thousand years ago. It is then that Necrafa herself arrives and creates an earthquake that brings forth purple and green gems, which she affixes to her necklace and heads off to find the remaining two.

On the palace balcony, Princess Arkayna, Emerald, Piper and Zarya are shocked to see on a news story that Nova Terron has declared them outlaws, despite their success in activating the Dragon Disk and uniting the great and powerful Codex book. He then shows the people the "crimes" the Mysticons have done, such as breaking into the Astromancer Academy, to which Arkayna angrily says that they did so to save the realm. Nova Terron then offers a reward for the capture of the Mysticons which infuriates Zarya. Gawayne shows up and asks what they're watching, to which he replies that it is "haliari" and that they there is even a hotline to call if anyone spots the Mysticons, such as Drake City's Most Wanted. He asks for Arkayna's advice, as she is a girl, for what color gem he should give his pixie girlfriend, Lateensia: Blue or orange. She frustratingly suggests dark orange, yet he picks deep blue instead. A call from Malvaron interrupts their step-family squabble, who says that the Mysticons need to "suit up" and meet him at Victory Heights right away.

Once the Mysticons make the scene, Malvaron tells Barnabas to tell the Mysticons what he just told him. Barnabas says that he had seen Necrafa use her evil powers to pull two "thingamajigs" out of the ground. Unable to tell what they were, Malvaron casts a nonverbal hindsight spell that allows the Mysticons to see the Past; in the case, the battle of Victory Heights, one thousand years previously. Arkayna is amazed upon seeing her predecessor, Imani Firewing, the very first Dragon Mage. All five witness Imani's final stand against Dreadbane until Queen Necrafa appeared before her. Malvaron guesses that Necrafa must have lost something very important that day, they just need to find out what. They see Imani release the mighty power of the Star Dragon and blast the Queen of the Undead into oblivion in rays of golden light. Malvaron freezes time, and they see that the four colored gems- green and purple, blue and orange- had broken off from Necrafa's necklace. Now that they know what Necrafa seeks, they return to the present.

Arkayna tries and fails to contact her arrogant stepbrother, who is purposefully ignoring her pleas for him to not give away the gems. Malvaron reminds her and the others of them being wanted fugitives. Piper merely says "We're the Mysticons. The People love us." As they head to Drake City, Mathis uses his glyph to contact the Astromancers, as he wants to report a "Mysticon sighting."

Gawayne is gliding through the city on a hover board pursuing Lateensia who says that having a mini-pedi takes a lot of work. Gawayne is about to give her the orange gem, but is knocked down by bumping into a one-eyed giant, who he gives the gem to and runs off. The giant has little to examine the gem, as it is snatched away from him and falls into the hands of Necrafa. She is about to put in her necklace to rejoin her purple and green gems, but is stopped by the arrival of the Mysticons, whom she considers to be even more annoying than their predecessors, to which Arkayna says that they take it as a compliment. She and Emerald utilize their Dragon and Unicorn bracers against her, but the Queen of the Undead absorbs them both into her gem and purple gems; staying that she possesses powers they cannot begin to imagine.

Trivia

In the Episode

  • The name of the very first Dragon Mage, leader of the original Mysticons, is revealed to be Imani Firewing.
  • Acting King Gawayne is dumped by his pixie girlfriend Lateensia, due to his self-centered arrogance and self-centered attitude.
  • Jalapenos give Gawayne heartburn.
  • Since retiring from Magi Mall, the goblin Barnabas had been working as mini-tar guide.
  • Princess Arkayna toll Nova Terron about Necrafa collecting gems that uses their powers against them. However they use only their mystical animal bracers against them.

Outside the Episode

  • The four magical gems affixed to Queen Necrafa's spectral necklace appear to make her immune to the attacks of each of the Mysticons' mystical animal bracers- Dark Green for Princess Arkayna's light green Dragon Bracer, deep blue for Zarya's light blue Wolf Bracer, dark purple for Emerald's bright pink/magenta-colored Unicorn Bracer, and dark orange for Piper's light yellow Phoenix bracer. If a gem is not added to her spectral necklace, she is easily overpowered by its opposing bracer.

Characters

Imani Firewing The epic tale of her final battle against Queen Necrafa at Victory Heights, one thousand years prior, is told to a disinterested Mathis, and several other human children, by Barnabas. She sounded slightly different than her debut appearance in "The Astromancer Job" via flashback.

She is later shown again, from a hindsight spell cast by Malvaron. Her name is revealed to us by Princess Arkayna, her successor, and her final heroic actions that had ultimately imprisoned the evil lich queen by unleashing her stronger mystical Dragon Bracer.

Dreadbane His former human self, as the corrupted General Bane, is seen by Malvaron and the Mysticons via the hindsight spell. They witness his temporary triumph over the very first Mysticon Dragon Mage- Imani Firewing.
Princess Arkayna Uses her mystical Dragon Bracer in conjunction with Emerald's Unicorn Bracer, but both are absorbed by the green and purple gems.
Emerald Goldenbraid Uses her mystical Unicorn Bracer in conjunction with Arkayna Dragon Bracer, but both are absorbed by the green and purple gems.
Zarya Moonwolf Beats Necrafa with her Wolf Bracer and reclaims her necklace and gems.
Piper Willowbrook Ends up unleashing her almighty Phoenix attack on Queen Necrafa, but it, too, gets absorbed by the orange gem.
Malvaron Shows the Mysticons the time when Necrafa was defeated by Imani, the original Dragon Mage, one thousand years ago at Victory Heights.
Queen Necrafa Goes through Drake City to reclaim her four lost gems, but eventually loses them all to the Mysticons when Zarya blasts her with her mystical Wolf Bracer.
Nova Terron Declares the Mysticons outlaws and offers a reward for their capture.
Proxima Starfall Is shown to have a star-shaped scar on her right cheek, as a result of Emerald knocking her unconscious with her own magic.
Gawayne Reluctantly asks Arkayna's advice in which mystical gem he should give to Lateensia, which he gives blue.
Lateensia Gawayne's pixie girlfriend who is presented with the blue gem belonging to Queen Necrafa. She then dumps him, as their romance is not working due to his self-centered attitude.
Mathis Contacts the Astromancers to report "a Mysticon sighting" for gold, but ends up getting humiliated by Nova Terron.
Barnabus Dingleknot Shows the final showdown between Imani Firewing and Necrafa at Victory Heights, one thousand years previously.

Quotes

  • Imani Firewing (as a hologram): "Stand down, Necrafa!! The realm will be free of your tyranny once and for all. Release the Star Dragon!!"
  • Barnabas: "That's when everything went key-blooy and Necrafa was no more."
  • Mathis: "Story-telling is so lame."
  • Barnabas: "Kids today. So busy looking at himself that he can't see the wonder of adventure around him."
  • Mathis: "I wonder how bored I look. Yup, pretty bored."

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  • Serena Snakecharmer: "The Mysticons may have to call it quitsi-cons, as the Astromancers decide whether or not Drake City's heroes need to hang up their capes."
  • Piper: "Hey! I can't hang up my cape. I don't have a cape."
  • Zarya: "Quiet, Pipes. Kind of an important moment here."
  • Piper: "Sorry. Nervous talker."
  • Nova Terron (on Hex-Box): "The Mysticons have performed many noble deeds, from activating the Dragon Disk to unifying the Codex. But these are overshadowed by their crimes- Like breaking to the Astromancer Academy."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Hey, we did that to save the realm."
  • Nova Terron: "Willfully attacking us, unleashing a scourge of monsters..."
  • Piper: "More like a scourge of cutie pies."
  • Nova Terron: "And calling the release of Necrafa."
  • Emerald: "Yeah, that one was totally on us."
  • Nova Terron: "We have no choice but to declare the Mysticons outlaws, and offer a reward for their capture."
  • Zarya: "What?"

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  • Malvaron: "Tell 'em what you told me, Barney."
  • Barnabas: "Well, after retiring, I took a job as a Minotaur guide."
  • Zarya: "Uh, pretty sure you can skip this part."
  • Barnabas: "Right. I saw Necrafa. She used her powers to pull two thingamajigs out of the ground."
  • Princess Arkayna: "What were they?"
  • Barnabas: "I didn't get a good look."
  • Malavaron: "Which is why we'll have to."
  • Piper: Yes! Road trip. Where are we going?"
  • Malavaron: "It's not exactly where."

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  • Princess Arkayna: "By the stars! It's Imani Firewing, the first Dragon Mage."
  • Zarya: "Look out!!"
  • Emerald: "This is the battle of Victory Heights, a thousand years ago."
  • Piper: "We went back in time?"
  • Malvaron: "Actually, it's a hindsight spell."
  • Princes Arkayna: "It allows to see the past."
  • Malvaron: "Exactly. I'm guessing Necrafa lost something here that day. Just need to find out what. And freeze!!"
  • Piper: "Ooh, fab-tabular!! I been waiting a long to do this. Nah."
  • Emerald: "Check that out."
  • Princess Arkayna: "When she got blasted by Imani, the four gems from her necklace scattered."
  • Malvaron: "That must be what she came back here looking for."
  • Zarya: "Questionable fashion choice, but okay."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Malvaron, send us back. I got a call to make."

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  • Queen Necrafa: "The Mysticons. You are even more annoying than your predecessors."
  • Princess Arkayna: "We'll take that as a compliment."
  • Queen Necrafa: "Is that all you got?"
  • Princess Arkayna: "How about a taste of this!!? Unleash the Dragon!!"
  • Emerald: "Battle Unicorn, Charge! Whoa. Can she do that?"
  • Queen Necrafa: "I have powers you couldn't begin to imagine."

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  • Zarya: "Hey, what gives?"
  • Nova Terron: "Got you."
  • Zarya: "The Astromancers."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Let us out!! Necrafa's getting away!!"
  • Piper: "Hey, where'd she go?"
  • Proxima: "I don't see anyone, Nova Terron."
  • Nova Terron: "Spare us your lies, Mysticons. The only threat to Drake City is you.

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  • Quasarla: "Fear not, Citizens. The Mysticons will trouble you no further."
  • Zarya: "These citizens have zero respect."
  • Princess Arkayna: "Nova Terron, I know you don't trust us, but Necrafa is collecting gems that use our powers against us and-"
  • Nova Terron: "Necrafa wouldn't even be here if it weren't for you!! Such insubordination. You had your chance, Mysticons, but your time is over. Huh?'
  • Princess Arkayna: "Just a little insubordination. Bad Mysticons."

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  • Nova Terron: "Fool. Dispel the force-dome."
  • Quasarla: "Just try shifting it a bit. Now wiggle it."
  • Gandobi: "I am wiggling it."
  • Quasarla: "Where are you going?"
  • Proxima: "If we move quickly we can catch them coming out of the sewers."

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  • Princess Arkayna: "I won't be forgetting that smell."
  • Zarya: "Get over it, Princess. Think of it as the smell of freedom."
  • Nova Terron: "Come back here!!"
  • Piper: "Any chance we can stop for a slush gulpie?"
  • Zarya: "I would say zero chance."
  • Piper: "Aw, you're no fun."
  • Proxima: "I will have justice!! For this!!"
  • Emerald: "Oh my goblin, I am so sorry."

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  • Princess Arkayna: "Come girls. It's-"
  • Piper: "Whoa, whoa, whoa. Aren't we still outlaws?"
  • Emerald: "No matter what they call us, we'll always be Mysticons."
  • Mysticons: MYSTICONS!!"

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  • Gawayne: "What? Kings can have bad days, too."
  • Queen Necrafa: "Oh yes. Terrible ones. Now give me my gem."

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  • Princess Arkayna: "When we're through, you're gonna wish the original Mysticons had destroyed you!!"
  • Queen Necrafa: "Empty threats, Dragon Mage."

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  • Princess Arkayna: "Did you get the gem?"
  • Queen Necrafa: "The gem's back with its rightful owner. Silence!!"
  • Piper: "Fly, Phoenix, Fly!! Oh, yeah. I forgot."
  • Queen Necrafa: "Your powers are useless against me. What!!?"
  • Zarya: "Ooh. Should've put that gem in your necklace. Major fashion faux-pax. Time to Howl!!"
  • Queen Necrafa: "NOOOO!!"
  • Princess Arkayna: "Oh yeah, this one's gonna hurt."

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  • Piper: "So I guess Nova Terron has forgiven us?"
  • Zarya: "Not a chance."
  • Princess Arkayna: "The important thing is that the people are behind us, and we'll always be their Mysticons."

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