Why is Chief Prowlus in Dawn of the Dragon able to tie up Spyro and Cynder with the... er.. vaguely explained evil magic chain that was forged by Malefor? Ignitus and the moles say they don't recognize the design, so Malefor probably didn't pick it up from someone else. Alternate Character Interpretation, anyone?
He used a crystal that attracted the magic chain. Considering there's a heavy use of magic in their world, it's not unlikely a chain simular to it exists but is less powerful or the like. Along with that, the Hermit, who everyone apparently knows of, has a great deal of knowledge of Malefor, so it's possible he knew how from him.
Having a way to restrain or contain some of Malefor's lesser magical creations would be a prudent survival tactic for anyone not capable of a dragon's raw might. Prowlus (or the Hermit) magics a crystal to restrain the chain, and subsequently also the young dragons attached to the chain.
Dawn of the Dragon in general is chalked-full of Fridge Logic.
90% of which comes from the implementation of free-flying.
I always figured it as being something similar to time displacement. They're not in synch with the current timeline, but as soon as the crystal is broken, they've still aged the appropriate amount,just remained unaffected by the collapse of the Well of Souls
Also, does anyone else think that Cynder was naturally of the Fear element? On top of her coloration, the "icon" for Fear is a silhouette in the shape of Cynder's head.
Since it seems to be that "element = color," I assumed she was naturally Shadow-type, especially given how it also forms her "flame-style" move. The game treats Poison as her default, but maybe that was the fault of the darkness.
The most popular element considered to be her natural one is Wind, as it's the only one without an 'evil' attribute. However, the Chronicler said that her elements were rare and obtained from darkness, not that they were evil in and of themselves. It's also implied Malefor invented all or most of her elements before his fall to evil, so they're likely not evil in and of themselves, so who knows?
I point thee to Sephiroth. All it takes is "sexiness" for someone to consider an evil bastard redeemable.
Also worth noting that, from what we see, he seems to be something of a victim of prophecy. He sees that Purple Dragons are faetd to end one world and build a new one, and he simply goes along with that belief.