A Flare Crystal is a magical tool used to permanently flash-blind a foe's eyes.
In "KanjigAAARRRGGHH!!!", before entering the Darklands to rescue Jim, Kanjigar entrusts Blinky with a flare crystal, saying that, "Its blinding light will save his life". However, Blinky accidentally drops it into an abyss when he trips. He and AAARRRGGHH!!! then travel downwards to find it, only to be ambushed by Blinky's so-called "deceased" brother, Dictatious, and his Gumm-Gumms.
In "Homecoming", while Blinky and AAARRRGGHH!!! are held captive by Dictatious, Blinky spots his flare crystal just right below him. Thinking quickly, just as Dictatious is about to kill his brother, Blinky moves out of the way to set himself free. He then proceeds to use the flare on his traitorous brother, permanently blinding him in all six eyes, thus saving his own life and fulfilling Kanjigar's task he bestowed upon him.
A flare crystal is a purple gem-like stick with a black handgrip and a purple gemstone sticking out on top.
When in use, it glows bright purple.
Despite being a simple tool, the flare crystal's light is powerful enough to permanently blind someone's eyes, leaving them virtually defenseless (as well as relatively useless).
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