Talk:Darkroot

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Nettles and darkroots

They do seem a nettle redesign for Rayman Origins. I would suggest to aglutinate this article with the main one about nettles, and the RO kind having its own section. --Sparkle.gifHarukaSparkle.gif 12:55, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

The things we call nettles are obviously not nettles at all, so I think it was probably a bad translation. 'Darkroot' is a much better description of the thorny brown roots we find in Rayman 2 and Rayman 3. —Spiraldoor IconSpiralDoor.png 13:57, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
I saw this article before, and I wondered if the name was correct because both plants do look different. I always believed that the "nettles" were giant roots. --Sparkle.gifHarukaSparkle.gif 14:37, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
With the influx of renamed 'Dark' things, such as Darktoons, previously called Antitoons, I think the Darkroot might be a rename of the nettle. It's either that or they are two different species. --iHeckler9Life.gif 16:25, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm not sure if we should relate nettles with Darkroots. They have several phisical differences like the eyes and colour, and their behaviours are completely different in-game: the nettles move constantly like the tentacles of an octopus, and dissappear for a while when rayman attacks them, while the Darkroots can't be defeated and grow until they find a place to stay. Also, Darkroots seem to have a major role in Rayman Origins (they appear during the opening sequence). However, mentioning the "nettles" article is not a bad idea ^^ --Sergiomonty 17:31, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
I was about to suggest that we merge the articles as I could not see any difference between 'nettles' and darkroots but I guess Sergio has a point when it comes to their different behaviour. Though that's really the only difference, and we might still want to merge them. What do you guys think? —RRRGBAIcon8.pngRRRGBAIcon0.gifRRRGBAIcon1.png 16:22, 26 March 2014 (CET)

After our talk about the spiky balls some days ago, I wanted to get back on that one. Don't you think the nettles and the roots could be the same plants? There are a lot of similarities between then:

- They are invasive plants
- They have different sizes (cf. the nettle patches in the Menhir Hills)
- There are many variants (cf. the nettles in Rayman M and R3 GBA)
- They are able to destroy walls
- Some move, some don't (cf. the nettle patches in the Menhir Hills)
- Rayman can't destroy them (with his fists or his magic fist) -- Boomboleros7 02:26, 1 September 2014 (CEST)
Darkroots retreat on their own, and nettles can't do that. The darkroots also have eyes. They're different species and deserve different pages. --iHeckler9Life.gif 14:28, 1 September 2014 (CEST)
I think 'nettle' only refers to the moving ones that retract when hit, which makes Sergio's point rather valid though. Any other opinions? —RRRGBAIcon8.pngRRRGBAIcon0.gifRRRGBAIcon1.png 15:28, 1 September 2014 (CEST)
After a discussion with Hunch, we decide to create an article dedicated to the spiky plants of the Rayman games on the French wiki.
To do this, we fuse the "Nettle" and "Darkroot" articles. We also create a new article for the skeletal and metallic nettles of RM, called "Tentacle (Rayman M)" (as they aren't plants, but things with the same pattern as the Nettles).
In French, the R2 plants have been identified as "(giant) brambles" and "(giant) roots" by the official strategy guide. The R3 ones are incorrectly called "nettles" in-game, but called "roots" in the official guide. The RO/RL ones are called "roots" in the title of some RJR levels.
The French article has been called "Giant bramble", by using the RayWiki's policy (this is the most used term in the R2 guide from 2000).
The same changes could be applied on the English wiki, but then, we should change the title of the spiky plants article, because we can't keep the incorrect "nettle" term.
By using the RayWiki's policy, it could be called "Thorn vines", a term used in the Prima's official strategy guide from 2000.
By doing so, the first line of the article will be: "Thorn vines, also known as nettles, roots, darkroots and spiky roots".--Boomboleros7 17:23, 31 July 2016 (UTC)