"Don't you ever wonder what's out there?
— The male Rainbow Face
|Rainbow Faces (The Stone of Cold Fire)|
Male and female
Green with blue stripes
A pair of "Rainbow Faces" (Gallimimus) appear as prominent characters in The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire. They are implied to be of extraterrestrial origin, meaning that they are implied to be aliens.
Both rainbow faces believe in mysterious cryptic objects and events. They often talk in riddles and ask questions, as said by one of the Spiketails in the same Far Walker herd they are in. Because of this, he says they are a bit strange. This is true indeed, but whether or not they are truly aliens, they come in peace. An example of this would be helping out the children on their quest to stop Pterano from claiming the powers of the Stone of Cold Fire.
The identity of the two Rainbow Faces remains ambiguous; because of their knowledge and means of departure, the most commonly accepted explanation for their existence is that they were extraterrestrials who had taken on saurian form in order to interact with the natives. It is also unknown what relation the pair have, with some possibilities being that they are a mated pair, friends, siblings, cousins, mother/son, father/daughter, workmates, or that they have a more distant relationship.
These two Rainbow Faces plant the rumor of the "Stone of Cold Fire's" magical powers, which are proven a fabrication. They appear with the Far Walker herd the morning after Littlefoot claims he sees the stone. Both of them enter talking about how they only see what [the herds] eyes can see. They question if Littlefoot really did see a Stone of Cold Fire, however Topps interrupts. The female rainbow face approaches Topps and asks him if he has really seen everything to see, and if there are no more mysteries left for him. Topps hesitantly says no, and then the male rainbow face walks up to him and asks Topps as to why they call the Mysterious Beyond "mysterious", then. During the song Beyond the Mysterious Beyond, they say that there may be more out there than thought.
They often talk about the mystery of life, however they try not to reveal too much, as seen when the male occasionally almost reveals more than he should but is stopped by the female. Their motive seems to have been the broadening of saurian minds, with whose narrowness they had grown frustrated. At the end of the film, after they talk to Littlefoot, they disappear when they are suddenly surrounded by a shimmering pillar of light. When the light fades away, they are gone, whereupon Littlefoot looks into the sky and watches a bright light in the sky fly upward towards the stars.
- The calls made by the male rainbow face in the scene where the kids are in the cave at the bottom of Threehorn Peak are those of a bull elk bugling.
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