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“Looks like a giant sphere – like Lyoko, but much less nice…A kind of Dragon Fruit!” :3
Seek & Replace: Dragon Fruit > Cortex(Using a text editor, of course !)
“Au pôle Sud de cette écorce, un sas d'entrée” > literally, “entrance airlock” Except it's not really an airlock.
“Quand on s'y invite” > lit.: When you come there uninvited. Since the fact that you are uninvited is irrelevant in the rest of the sentence, I thought it would sound strange in English.
“Un grand coup de cor résonne dans tous le Cortex” > Too damn phoque-ing hard for me. A “cor” is a horn (the music instrument, not an animal's horn: that's “corne” ) ; “un coup de cor” is what happens when you blow it. I sticked to the translation from episode 02: “a serious and dark noise”
Sur cette page, “Mégapod” est orthographié “Megapode”…on pourrait peut-être unifier tout ça à l'occas' ?
“puisqu'il s'agit d'une date : 25062003 ; Le 25 juin 2003” > majuscule.
“le Territoire Cortex est atypique, divisé en plusieurs partie” > parties
“Généré par un Supercalculateur identique” > on vient de dire le contraire !
“les héros décident finalement de renoncer (…) et enclenche le virus” > enclenchent
“composé d'un grand nombre de bloques” > blocs
“Un grand coup de cor résonne dans tous le Cortex” > tout
“Sur Terre, il emploie les Mégatanks qui peuvent tenir la distance avec le Skid et le percuter à grande vitesse.” > Terre…ou “Au sol”, plutôt. Puis j'ai remplacé “Skid” par “Mégapod” :3
“A la toute fin du conflit” > À
“que rien ne peut f aire céder”
“Cette salle du cœur est avant tout le repère des Ninjas” > Et moi, comme une andouille, j'allais vérifier que “repère” se traduisait par “lair/den” (plus précisément, j'avais “hideout sur le bout de la langue”) ! Repaire
New mysterious feature of the new series, the Dragon Fruit is the main novelty of the Digital World of the new adventures of our heroes. The main plot and central themes of the 26 episodes revolve around its discovery, its exploration and its new dangers .
This page examines this newcomer in the Digital World.
[Story & general points] [The Ring of the Dragon Fruit] [The Dome and the Heart room] [Appearances of the Sector]
Story & general points
The Dragon Fruit is a virtual world, like Lyoko and XANA's late Replikas. As such, it looks like an island drifting on the waters of the world wide digital network. Therefore, our heroes need their submarine, the Skidbladnir, in order to get there.
The Dragon Fruit consists of the usual elements of a virtual world:
- a bark that protects the inside from the digital pressure of the Network. At the South pole of that bark, there is an entrance. You have to hack your way into the sphere, but the code is pretty obvious since it is a date: 25062003; the 25th of June 2003, when Tyron vanished into thin air.
- Inside of the hollow sphere, first, there is the Digital Sea. That is, the part of the Network that penetrated the virtual world. Since there is no gas on Lyoko, the sky of the Dragon Fruit is made up of the digital void.
- At last, the Sector strictly speaking: the solid part of the virtual world. We will see that the Dragon Fruit Sector is unusual, and can be divided into several parts. It holds the Towers, data banks that link together the virtual world and Earth, which allows interactions between the two worlds.
The Dragon Fruit has been running for quite some time, though it is impossible to know when it started. It certainly existed when the heroes tried to kill XANA with Jeremy's multi-agent program and when Franz Hopper…since XANA survived precisely by hiding itself in the Dragon Fruit. It seems that the multi-agent program was unable to track it down there.
Little question: how comes the heroes did not find the Dragon Fruit sooner? Quite simply, because the world wide Network is infinitely big. As long as they did not know where to look, their chances of coming across the Dragon Fruit were infinitesimal. The only reason why they could localize Tyron's world is that XANA's activity provided them with a signal that they could trace back (episodes 01 and 02).
So, the Dragon Fruit was created by Tyron and his teams of scientists.
It is generated by a Supercomputer similar to that of our heroes since Tyron built it using plans he had stolen from Hopper years ago; Jeremy finds it out in episode 06 “Suspicions” However, between 2003 and 2013, time has flown and the two Supercomputers evolved differently.
Even so, Tyron's Supercomputer remains similar to that of Franz Hopper, therefore the Dragon Fruit is greatly inspired by Lyoko. Tyron must have based his work upon Hopper's since there are some elements that are common to both worlds. First, we can notice that the sky of the Dragon Fruit has the same colour as that of the Desert Secrot. The appearance of the Towers is strictly identical. But, above all, Aelita has the same powers on the two worlds. Hopper made Lyoko so that Aelita could be its Guardian, which allowed her to govern the virtual world. We see that the Code Lyoko works on the Towers activated by XANA on the Dragon Fruit as well as it does on Lyoko. Also, Aelita is the only one who is able to open the door of the iris to get inside the Dome of the Dragon Fruit (see below).
An interesting question that was not answered by the series, but that would have been interesting to develop, is wether the Code Lyoko would have worked on a Tower of the Dragon Fruit if it had been activated by Tyron. Or is this code effective only if it is used on Towers activated by XANA?
As for the Towers, we can wonder how powerful they are compared to those of Lyoko. Are they equally powerful? We know that the infancy of XANA's attacks in episode 01 “XANA 2.0” were launched from the Dragon Fruit…and they were not that impressive.
What's more, when Tyron activated a Tower in order to get enough power to generate the time loop of episode 24 “Temporal Paradox”, the Tower disappeard entirely in the end. Is it because there was not enough power for such an attack that the Tower was entirely “consumed”?
To sum it up, it is uneasy to ascertain wether Tyron's Supercomputer is as powerful as Hopper's. If it is the case, it seems that the former associate of Aelita's father is unable to use it as efficiently.
In spite of their common points (identical Sky and Towers, special status of Aelita), the Dragon Fruit and Lyoko are very different. First of all, this new Sector is not a copy of those of Lyoko, that's a first. A detailed description is available below. Secondly, unlike a pretty completed Lyoko, the Dragon Fruit is still unstable and constantly evolving.
The reason why the Dragon Fruit comes in our heores' story is that XANA found a shelter there.
To get rid of the Artificial Intelligence, they decide to destroy the Dragon Fruit. So in a certain way, Tyron is a victim. Unaware of the presence of XANA in his system, he suffers incursions from our heroes who threaten all the work he has put into the Dragon Fruit. Initially, Tyron intended to use the Supercomputer for scientific purposes: it is a wonderful work tool for research in quantum mechanics
Our heroes discover the Dragon Fruit and its functioning between episodes 02 and 06. From episode 08 to 18, they develop a virus to destroy the Supercomputer. The activation of the virus is delayed because they see Anthea (episode 18 “Tenacity”) and try to establish contact with Aelita's mother (episode 20 “Espionage”). In front of the increase of XANA's power, our heroes finally resign themselves to give up their only way to communicate with Anthea and they launch the virus (episode 26 “Ultimate Mission”).
To face this emergency, Tyron shuts down his computer, which prevents the virus from activating. T Dragon Fruit issue is in standby. The virtual world has disappeared and sleeps inside the Supercomputer. Unless he finds a way to defend it against the virus, Tyron cannot turn the machine back on.
The Ring of the Dragon Fruit:
When you enter the Dragon Fruit, the first part of the Sector that you see is the Ring; that is also where you land. Appearing as a vast collection of platforms floating above the void and forming a disk around the Dome, the ring is a unique sector about which our heroes do not know anything yet. Its design looks futuristic, its colour is a metallic cyan, and it is a dangerous zone.
Indeed, the Ring is made up of a great number of blocs soldered together. However, periodically, the region is shaken by earthquakes. A serious and dark noise then sounds throughout the whole Dragon Fruit and the Sector begins to move. When it happens, the Ring is entirely reconfigured. Blocks start moving in every direction, platforms dislocate: some rise, others fall right under your nose, others fly away under your feet; some roads get crushed between their walls.
This makes the travel very risky for a virtual avatar. The odds of ending up crushed under a bloc – or worse, falling in the digital sea (episode 12 “Chaos at Kadic”) are huge. Our heroes learn it the hard way from their first visit on the Dragon Fruit (episode 02 “Cortex”). Even the vehicles do not guarantee their survival.
To allow our Lyokowarriors to cross the Ring in one piece, Jeremy develops a new vehicle: the Megapod (episode 04 “Miss Einstein”). Extremely fast and adapting itself automatically to the field moves, it allows our heroes to fulfil their missions. Odd turns out to be the best pilot.
However, when they are deprived of the vehicle, our heroes find themselves resourceless. It should be noted that only William is not bothered by the seismic activity of the Dragon Fruit: his Supersmoke enables him to cross the Ring without trouble.
The earthquakes are also a problem for XANA's monsters. The Artificial Intelligence adapted itself to its new environment and only uses special monsters to fight our heroes when they cross the Ring. First, Mantas (episode 26 “Ultimate Mission”). Since they fly, they do not have much to fear. On the ground, it uses Megatanks that can chase the Megapod and strike it at high speed. Or Tarentulas, that run fast behind the speedster and can, most importantly, cling on it, or climb on vertical surfaces.
What happens to the Towers during the earthquakes is unknown. Once they are near a Tower of in front of the iris door, the situation is more stable for out heroes, and for the monsters as well. Then, they can have a fair fight…or clean up the place by throwing the Megapod healong on the enemies (episode 18 “Tenacity”).
At the end of the battle against Tyon, the scientists manage to modify the Dragon Fruit so that the quakes stop, which leaves us with a stabler and less dangerous Sector.
The Dome and the Heart Room
The centre of Tyron's virtual world is, like Sector Five of Lyoko, a big, hollow sphere.
The entrance is a big metallic door that nothing can force open, not even William's sword. It is only open during the earthquakes of the Ring…or when Aelita uses her special abilities on it. Behind the iris, a platform leads you to a teleporter that sends you to the Core, the Heart room.
There are several elements in this room. At the centre, the heart of the Dragon Fruit.
All around, semi-circular platforms floating above the void. On one of them is the interface of the Dragon Fruit. This interface is the access to Tyron's Supercomputer…and foremost to the whole IT system of his facilities.
Jeremy creates DMA peripheral cards. Wen our heroes insert it in the interface, it grants them access to all of it. So they can steal data (episodes 06 “Suspicions” and 14 “Instrusion”), spy Tyron's laboratory using webcams (episode 18 “Tenacity”) and communicate with it (episode 20 “Espionage”). Most of all, they can install their own software to disable securities or even infect the whole Supercomputer with a virus (episode 26 “Ultimate Mission”).
Tyron can also watch what is going on inside that room. He can plan a videoconference with anyone inside, which allows him to communicate with our heroes (episode 16 “Confusion”).
Finally, this Heart room is the den of the Ninjas, the virtual avatars that Tyron sends to defend himself against intruders (episodes 08, 10, 14, 16, 18, 20). Our heroes learn to fight them with difficulty in order to get to the interface.
The room is not exactly safe from the quakes of the Dragon Fruit. When these happen, the great columns that make up the walls of the room come off and brutally fall on the floating platform, which jeopardize our heroes' avatars that may be devirtualized immediately (episode 06 “Suspicions”).
The state of this room reflects that of the whole Dragon Fruit. When Tyron shuts down his Supercomputer (episode 26 “Ultimate Mission”), the light of the Heart flickers. The Ring is the first part to crumble, and the Dome is the last one to disappear.
Appearances of the Sector (yeah, it's pointless but I also translated it):
Episodes of appearance
#02 Dragon Fruit
#04 Miss Einstein
#10 The Warrior Awakens
#12 Chaos at Kadic
#17 A Professional Career Guaranteed
#24 Temporal Paradox
#26 Ultimate mission
In episode 02 « Dragon Fruit », our heroes discover the Dragon Fruit and, inside, a picture of Franz Hopper.
In episode 04 « Miss Einstein », first appearance of the Megapod.
In episode 08 « Virus », first appearance of the Ninjas.
In episode 10 « The Warrior Awakens », first appearance of Yumi's staff.
In episode 16 « Confusion », XANA, blocked by one of Tyron's updates, attacks him in the Dome.
In episode 18 « Tenacity », Aelita finds out that her mother, Anthea Hopper, is still alive.
In episode 20 « Espionage », Aelita contacts her mother and let her know that she is still alive.
In episode 22 « Mutiny », William gets caught by the Scyphozoa.
In episode 24 « Temporal Paradox », Tyron imprisons Aelita, Odd and Ulrich in a time loop.
In episode 26 « Ultimate mission », viral infection and dislocation of the Dragon Fruit.
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