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'''Octavius''', also known as The Oracle, or his full name, '''Octavius Cloptimus''', is the oracle of [[Skylands]] in [[Skylanders: Giants]]. He is the mystical being the [[Molekin]] in [[Molekin Mountain]] are closely connected to.
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'''Octavius Cloptimus''', also known as '''The Oracle of [[Skylands]]''', is a mysterious character that first appeared in ''[[Skylanders: Giants]]''. He is the mystical being the [[Molekin]] in [[Molekin Mountain]] are closely connected to.
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==Personality==
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Octavius is helpful despite his unknown goals, speaking in vague terms frequently. [[Ermit]] mentions that he's heard the Oracle is obsessed with his studies, and this is noticeable at the final Trial, as he doesn't care about the [[Skylander]]'s honesty or lack thereof as long as it gives him data. Octavius believes that if he can watch enough people make enough choices, he will be able to know what choice anyone will make before they actually make it. So far, he has been able to do this for some things, but not everything.<ref name=Octavius>Skylanders: Giants Strategy Guide: Burning Questions!, page 203</ref>
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==Abilities==
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The range of Octavius' abilities is unknown, though he has complete control over the appearance of his lair and where his test subjects go in it, as well as the ability to alter the real world to unknown extent. His knowledge of the past and the present is great, but as he cannot predict the future, he conducts research on it.
   
 
==Story==
 
==Story==
Octavius was visited by the [[Skylanders|Skylander]], [[Flynn]], [[Cali]], and [[Ermit]], and knew what they were seeking. He helped the group reach the [[Lost City of Arkus]], provided that the Skylander pass a series of trials for Octavius for his research that he wished to study about the choices the Skylander makes in the challenges.
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Octavius was visited by the [[Skylanders|Skylander]], [[Flynn]], [[Cali]], and [[Ermit]], and knew what they were seeking. He helped the group reach the [[Lost City of Arkus]], provided that the Skylander pass a series of trials for Octavius for his research about the choices people make in the challenges.
   
When the Skylander passed his trials, Octavius gave them the coordinates for a shortcut to the Lost City of Arkus, as well as an Arkeyan Copter, as his magical way of saying thanks. He then offered the Skylander to return to his lair at any time, with his many doors always open for them.
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When the Skylander passed his trials, Octavius gave them the coordinates of a shortcut to the Lost City of Arkus, as well as an [[Autogyro]], as his magical way of saying thanks. He then offered the Skylander to return to his lair at any time, with his many doors always open for them.
   
 
==Existence==
 
==Existence==
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*Octavius bears a slight resemblance to Marvel comics' ''[http://marvel.wikia.com/Shuma-Gorath_(Earth-616) Shuma Gorath]''.
 
*Octavius bears a slight resemblance to Marvel comics' ''[http://marvel.wikia.com/Shuma-Gorath_(Earth-616) Shuma Gorath]''.
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**He also bears similarity to the character Flex from the Xbox 360 game, ''[http://rare.wikia.com/wiki/Kameo:_Elements_of_Power Kameo: Elements of Power]''.
 
*His trials may seem to vary and change each time the level is played, however, they do follow a set pattern. They change depending on which doors are chosen.
 
*His trials may seem to vary and change each time the level is played, however, they do follow a set pattern. They change depending on which doors are chosen.
 
*When first met, depending on which Skylander is used, he says his/her specific name.
 
*When first met, depending on which Skylander is used, he says his/her specific name.
**He is the first NPC character to call the Skylanders by their names.
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**He is the first NPC character to call all of the Skylanders by their names, as at the beginning of ''Spyro's Adventure'', Hugo will call [[Spyro]], [[Gill Grunt]], and [[Trigger Happy]] by their names.
 
*An oracle is a person who is considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinions.
 
*An oracle is a person who is considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinions.
*Although Octavius is all-knowing, and can see into the past, and in some degree, the present, but he has yet to see into the future, which is the nature of his current research.
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*Despite the fact he is not an enemy, [[Sprocket]]'s turrets will fire at him if assembled near him. This is because nobody knows what Octavius really is despite being an ally, but his intentions are never evil. Sprocket however, is not one to take chances. When she designed her turrents, she designed them so that if they could not detect a foreign entity's evilness or goodness, the turrets defaults to evilness, just in case. While this could end with some unfortunate accidents, Sprocket takes her job as Tech defender of the Skylands seriously.<ref name=Octavius/>
*Despite the fact he is not an enemy, Sprocket's turrets will fire at him if assembled near him. This is because nobody knows what Octavius really is despite being an ally, but his intentions are never evil. Sprocket however, is not one to take chances. When she designed her turrents, she designed them so that if they could not detect a foreign entity's evilness or goodness, the turrets defaults to evilness, just in case. While this could end with some unfortunate accidents, Sprocket takes her job as Tech defender of the Skylands seriously.<ref>Skylanders: Giants Strategy Guide: Burning Questions!, page 203</ref>
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*A hat in ''[[Skylanders: Trap Team]]'' is based on Octavius.
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**In ''[[Skylanders: Imaginators]]'', the Cyglobe head is based on his, awarded by the [[Evil Sea Monster]] who he slightly resembles.
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*Octavius is a Latin ''praenomen'', or personal name, used in Ancient Rome. It derives from the word ''octavus'', meaning ''eighth'', and may have been given to the character as a reference to his eight tentacles.
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*His voice has a reverb that matches his level's main theme. However, when speaking to his holograms, the reverb only matches his voice.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 22:07, October 10, 2019

“I know everyone and everything. I am the Oracle of Skylands.”
    —Octavius Cloptimus


Octavius Cloptimus, also known as The Oracle of Skylands, is a mysterious character that first appeared in Skylanders: Giants. He is the mystical being the Molekin in Molekin Mountain are closely connected to.

PersonalityEdit

Octavius is helpful despite his unknown goals, speaking in vague terms frequently. Ermit mentions that he's heard the Oracle is obsessed with his studies, and this is noticeable at the final Trial, as he doesn't care about the Skylander's honesty or lack thereof as long as it gives him data. Octavius believes that if he can watch enough people make enough choices, he will be able to know what choice anyone will make before they actually make it. So far, he has been able to do this for some things, but not everything.[1]

AbilitiesEdit

The range of Octavius' abilities is unknown, though he has complete control over the appearance of his lair and where his test subjects go in it, as well as the ability to alter the real world to unknown extent. His knowledge of the past and the present is great, but as he cannot predict the future, he conducts research on it.

StoryEdit

Octavius was visited by the Skylander, Flynn, Cali, and Ermit, and knew what they were seeking. He helped the group reach the Lost City of Arkus, provided that the Skylander pass a series of trials for Octavius for his research about the choices people make in the challenges.

When the Skylander passed his trials, Octavius gave them the coordinates of a shortcut to the Lost City of Arkus, as well as an Autogyro, as his magical way of saying thanks. He then offered the Skylander to return to his lair at any time, with his many doors always open for them.

ExistenceEdit

Octavius isn't a normal being. In fact, he's not from Skylands, or from anywhere, necessarily. To meet with The Oracle himself, players have to believe in him. But most people don't; although they have heard about an Oracle, they never see him since they don't believe in him. The Molekin, however, can't see anything, so to them, it's quite normal to believe in things they can't see. So by believing in the Oracle, they were the first to meet him. The Molekin have had a special relationship with the Oracle ever since.[2]

TriviaEdit

  • Octavius bears a slight resemblance to Marvel comics' Shuma Gorath.
  • His trials may seem to vary and change each time the level is played, however, they do follow a set pattern. They change depending on which doors are chosen.
  • When first met, depending on which Skylander is used, he says his/her specific name.
    • He is the first NPC character to call all of the Skylanders by their names, as at the beginning of Spyro's Adventure, Hugo will call Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Trigger Happy by their names.
  • An oracle is a person who is considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinions.
  • Despite the fact he is not an enemy, Sprocket's turrets will fire at him if assembled near him. This is because nobody knows what Octavius really is despite being an ally, but his intentions are never evil. Sprocket however, is not one to take chances. When she designed her turrents, she designed them so that if they could not detect a foreign entity's evilness or goodness, the turrets defaults to evilness, just in case. While this could end with some unfortunate accidents, Sprocket takes her job as Tech defender of the Skylands seriously.[1]
  • A hat in Skylanders: Trap Team is based on Octavius.
  • Octavius is a Latin praenomen, or personal name, used in Ancient Rome. It derives from the word octavus, meaning eighth, and may have been given to the character as a reference to his eight tentacles.
  • His voice has a reverb that matches his level's main theme. However, when speaking to his holograms, the reverb only matches his voice.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Skylanders: Giants Strategy Guide: Burning Questions!, page 203
  2. Skylanders: Giants Official Strategy Guide Q&A, page 197
Non Playable Characters
Giants

Console
Ermit - Brock - Seraphina - Wilikins - Machine Ghost
Octavius - Freebots - Norticus - Gigantus - Rizzopolus
3DS
Information - Giant Tiki - Hatterson

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