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What if Mama Longneck hadn't died?
« on: January 07, 2015, 03:23:36 AM »
Her death is one of the saddest events in all of Land Before Time.  However, if she had lived, how would Land Before Time have gone?

I personally have the following assessment, and it is utterly brutal.  

Land Before Time (original) events

Scenario 1:  Littlefoot does not wander off.  Sharptooth goes after Cera instead of both Littlefoot and Cera.  As Littlefoot does not call for his mother, as he is still asleep, Sharptooth eats Cera for a late

night snack.  Sharptooth continues on his reign of terror afterward, killing and eating more dinosaurs the rest of his.   (Note, the events after this are the same as Scenario 2.)

Scenario 2:  Littlefoot and Cera are chased by Sharptooth.  They are rescued by Littlefoot's mother, who is able to dodge being mortal wounded by Sharptooth.  Sharptooth may or may not have been killed

(if he isn't, he will kill again over and over for the rest of his life.)  The Great Earthshake happens.  Herds are separated.  Littlefoot remains with his alive mother and never meets Cera, Ducky, Petrie, or

Spike.   Cera may have met the others and led them.  They likely would have followed Cera to the Mountains that Burn, where Ducky, Petrie, and Spike would not have been saved by Littlefoot, who never

met them, and hence perished in lava.  Cera, unable to be rescued by the others, would have become a snack for Domeheads.  Littlefoot is the only main character left of the five now and comes to the Great

Valley with his mother.  However, he is dismayed to see that, unlike what his mother thought, there seem to be few longnecks to play with and, having never met Cera, Ducky, Petrie, and Spike, may have

been a believer in herd separation and hence had few friends.

Land Before Time II: Great Valley Adventure events

- As Cera, Ducky, Petrie, and Spike have died, Littlefoot wasn't awoken by them and slept through the night.  Ozzy and Strut meanwhile, unbothered by the kids, most of whom have died, are able to get

eggs without being hampered.  

-  As Littlefoot slept through the night, Chomper's egg wasn't moved.  They never became friends.  Chomper hatches and stays with his parents.  He becomes a regular sharptooth, learning to eat the meat of

other dinosaurs.  

 Land Before Time III: The Time of Great Giving (events)

- With all of the gang dead, except possibly Littlefoot, Hyp wans't rescued and died in the tar pit.

- Members of the Great Valley may have died without the help of Cera, Ducky, Petrie, and Spike, Hyp, and possibly Littlefoot.

-  Littlefoot, Nod, and Mutt might have  died, unable to push the boulder at the Velociraptors without the help of Cera, Ducky, Petrie, Spike, and Hyp.

Land Before Time IV: Journey through the Mists (which may have come before Land Before Time III chronologically) events

-  Littlefoot and Ali set out alone, as they actually did in the regular universe Land Before Time, and try and get the Night Flower to save Grandpa Longneck.  However, without the help of the others, Ali is

unable to break the rocks after the earthshake alone.  Littlefoot and Archie are killed and eaten by Dil and Ichy.

-  Not getting the Nightflower, Grandpa Longneck succumbs to his illness and dies.

-  Ali has some explaining to do to Littlefoot's mother and Grandma Longneck of why Littlefoot will never be coming back.  The two older longneck's mourn the deaths of both Littlefoot and Grandpa


- It is possible that Grandma Longneck and Littlefoot's mother may have left the Great Valley with Ali's herd, as Grandpa Longneck and Littlefoot are dead.   If they did, there will be no more longnecks left

in the Great Valley.  

- Ali spends the rest of her life haunted by the death of Littlefoot, likley beating herself up for agreeing to take him toward the Land of Mists.  The two have no hope of falling in  love now as Littlefoot is


-  Ali may have eventually gotten through the rock wall only to be made a meal by Dil and Ichy herself.  

Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (events)

- with Littlefoot and the gang dead and without Grandpa Longneck, the herds would undoubtably have split up, many may have died of hunger and thirst, and it is unknown how many, if any, would

return to the Great Valley as they wouldn't have found all of the food wihtout the children's efforts.

- Chomper continues to eat meat and continues on his path to be a regular Sharptooth

Land Before Time VI: Secrets of Saurus Rock events

- Events here aren't as drastic, though the Great Valley might not be that inhabited after the events of the previous movie in this altered universe.  However, Topps, Grandpa Longneck, and the five main

characters are dead here.  

- Bad luck wouldn't have hit the Great Valley, as Saurus Rock was never broken.  However, given the other events of this altered timeline, this is very small consolation indeed.  

- As Grandpa Longneck is dead and Doc wold never have gone near Saurus Rock, the two sharpteeth seen in the Great Valley might still be alive.

Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire  events

- Without anyone believing that there is good in him and with no chance at redemption, Pterano would almost certainly have remained bad and, over time, become as evil as Rinkus and Sierra.

Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze events

- Without being able to help the children, Mr. Thicknose might not have been able to get redemption and may have fallen out of favor with the grownups and lost his teaching position.

- The Mountain Sharptooth, having never been killed by Thicknose as he'd have no reason to go into the Mysterious Beyond, would have lived and killed more dinosaurs for food.

- Tippy and his herd, having not been rescued by the others, as they are all dead, would have died of hunger in the Mysterious Beyond.

Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water events

- Mo, having not been helped to find his home again, may well have been killed by the Swimming Sharptooth when he got free.

Land Before Time X: Great Longneck Migration events

- Grandma Longneck goes on the journey with Littlefoot's mother.  Grandpa Longneck and Littlefoot have long been dead.

- There they meet Bron, who hears the sad news that his son and father-in-law have died.  Littlefoot's Mother would have lived with her husband upon finding him.  Grandma Longneck, now a widow, may

also have stayed with them.  In this case, there would be no longnecks left in the Great Valley.

Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses events

- Big Daddy and the other Tinysauruses, having never befriended Littlefoot and the others as they are all dead, will remain wary of bigger dinosaurs for the rest of their lives.

Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of Flyers events

- The Great Day of Flyers would never have been altered by Petrie as he died years earlier.

- Tricia would have drowned.

-  Guido may well have fallen to his death while sleep walking as the others wouldn't have been there to rescue him.

Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends events

- It isn't known here how things may have differed, though Loofah and Doofah might have come to a bad end without the other characters being alive.

TV Series events

- The TV Series would, for all intents and purposes, have been about Chomper, a leat-eater killing meat eater, and Ruby.  

- Had Ruby met Chomper's family without them having met the Gang of Five, likely she would have become "dessert".

-  Mama Flyer would have died in the mud, not rescued by Chomper.  Petrie's siblings would now be orphans.  (Maybe they'd live with Pterano, which wouldn't bode well for them.)  

-  Dara would have died as Chomper wouldn't have been there to save her either.

- Without Petrie and Guido being around, Swooper would have stayed at Hanging Rock.

-  Skip would have died in that fire.

-  Belly Draggers might have eaten someone as Cera wouldn't have foiled them the first time.

-  If Ali  is still been around, she'd have kept being lied to by Rhett.

-  Mama Fast Biter's eggs would have hatched near the Great Valley, which would have led to trouble.


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What if Mama Longneck hadn't died?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 06:21:56 AM »
Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? With Littlefoot's mother not dying nothing resembling the events of the later movies would ever occur. Talking about the effects on the rest of the gang and the characters from the later movies is moot. There are innumerably more possibilities than you or anyone of us can think of.


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What if Mama Longneck hadn't died?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 06:38:54 AM »
Haven't you already posted a thread about this "what if Littlefoot's mother hadn't died" idea anyway? Well, at least I feel like having read it in a dozen of threads where you posted and it's slowly getting old...

Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? With Littlefoot's mother not dying nothing resembling the events of the later movies would ever occur. Talking about the effects on the rest of the gang and the characters from the later movies is moot. There are innumerably more possibilities than you or anyone of us can think of.
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