Whenever I read about them, it seems that they are not listed as a part of the bean family, even though they are legumes. I guess it doesn't matter much since they are still nutritious and healthy, but I like to learn about biological classification.
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So, a recent screen of the Juggernaut made me wonder a thing... Do legendary weapons have any lorewise background or are they just randomly chosen cool looking weapons that don't have any link to the history/lore of Tyria ?
Juggernaut: It has a man-holding-a-globe statue on top of it. Of course it makes us think of Atlas. But, what the hell has Atlas to do with Guild Wars ? I thought there might be some link between this statue and the Colossus we free in Fractals of the Mists, but again, we barely get to know anything about him, except that he's not "a bad guy". By the way it's kind of sad we dont get to know anything about those fractal encounters, actually we don't even know why we're risking our lives in Fractals of the Mists since it just seems to be random encounters which don't represent any danger or threat to Tyria since there are no "evil parasits" who want to alter the course of history like for example in WoW's Caverns of Time.
Bifrost: I think I read somewhere that The Bifrost is a sort of a rainbow bridge from the Scandinavian Mythology. Again, why pick up ideas from already existing myths from other universes ? GW lore is rich enough to pick ideas for legendaries that have actual lore links with the Guild Wars universe, rather than digging for it in other, already existing myths.
The Dreamer: It has a unicorn statue on it. We never saw a living horse or a poney in GW, let alone a Unicorn. Where does it come from ? As far as I know, the only horses we ever saw in GW universe are the skeletal horses ridden by some undead mobs in Guild Wars 1. So, where does a unicorn statue come from ?
Kudzu: As found on wikipedia: Kudzu is a plant in the genus Pueraria in the pea family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It is a climbing, coiling, and trailing vine native to southern Japan and south east China. Its name comes from the Japanese name for the plant, kuzu. Maybe it has its roots somewhere in Cantha ? But again, we don't know anything about this bow.
Twilight/Sunrise/Eternity: I think these at least can't be associated to any already existant myths, and are quite innovative ideas ( at least for me ). I never saw a weapon that reflects the sky in any other games/stories/myths and are therefore my favourites.
Incinerator: Well... if you ask me, I don't think this weapon even deserves a legendary status, mainly for its look. Of course, tastes and colours differ for everyone, but, you know, when I first saw the Incinerator, it made me th