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3) I doubt he cared
4) Probably not, no
5) We know that Kanoka were used to make masks in Metru Nui, but we do not have reason to believe they were used everywhere. It is entirely possible other methods were being used even during the time of the story, in other geographic locations.
6) It was pretty much just scrap. You can always find scrap.
7) He had philosophical disagreements with them, but I don't see him as Sinestro or something like that. I think it was an honest difference of opinion.
8) How much of what?
9) We know he escaped, how we do not know.
10) Don't know, but I can't see them ever being published. One, they were not written for public view, so there are mentions of other movies and such (as points of reference) that LEGO Company does not hold rights to. There are also things in there that we later opted not to include as part of canon. So I can't see why the company, which owns them, would want to publish them.
2016-01-22 14:29 UTC–5Permalink
1) It was designed to be a mask, not a superhero, number one. And as we saw, Matoro's energy was needed to bring Mata Nui back -- just the mask would not have done it.
2) It couldn't have saved Mata Nui on its own, so the point is moot.
3) If it wasn't in Karda Nui, there would be no point to anyone sacrificing themselves. Somebody dying in the Pit wasn't going to to help Mata Nui any. And I think for the sacrifice to work, it had to be done freely, because it was essentially a merging with the mask, if only temporarily.
2016-01-22 14:32 UTC–5Permalink
Or, to put it another way ... that great TV show you watch each week might be fun and entertaining, but it's still on because it gets good ratings and therefore the station can charge a lot for commercials and the people watching go buy the products advertised. Content creation is expensive and for all that money to go out there has to be some hope of money coming back in.
2016-01-22 17:58 UTC–5Permalink
Hey Greg, is it still possible for a Toa stone to work on Spherus Magna?
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Welcome to the MBs BrickyLEGOGuy!
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Welcome to the MBs Swampdiver!
2016-01-22 22:57 UTC–5Permalink
So there is a certain range within which the Ignika can use sacrifices to save other beings?
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I have a theory on why Karzahni went insane. My reasons are below, but will probably need to be covered in two posts. It would be much appreciated if you could look over the theory, and give your thoughts on them. Cheers.
1. The Olisi is one of a kind, and very powerful. Only the great beings know how to make another. Who truly understands it, and knows how it works. It would also make sense to entrust it to a being considered benevolent, wise and of vital importance.
2. To be able to get all of it's visions, it would need to constantly be on scanning the future. Somewhat similar to the Suletu it would always be active at a low level. After a while you would stop noticing this, but that doesn't mean the your unconscious mind isn't recieving the information.
3. Karzahni wouldn't always have been terrible at his job. He's one of the oldest beings in the MU, and performed what would have been considered a vital function. If he started malfunctioning straight away the GB's would have had plenty of time to replace him or fix him up before th GSR left Spherus Magna. They didn't which means the issue probably occurred after lift-off, or a very short time before, in the final rush to finish the project. He is also able to rebuild himself, proving he is not as great a failure as he sees himself to be.
4. Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey things are always dangerous. Other beings who had visions of the future were always somewhat negatively affected by the mental strain of seeing these visions.
5. The matoran he botched and sent to Voya Nui were sent the same year that the GSR took off, and was having much construction done on it overseen by the GB's. As Velika was one of that number, they were obviously sent late in that year, just before or soon after the MU left SM, meaning Karzahni's problem would have occured late.
To be continued...
2016-01-23 02:36 UTC–5Permalink
Karzahni Insanity theory Part 2.
6. Construction of the GSR would have had to have taken multiple years, even with thousands of machies constantly working on it. We know the matoran did most of the construction, and Karzahni is older than them. He also would have had to be there to repair them as long as they had been working. This would give the Olisi at least 3 years (estimated) to work its magic.
* on an earlier note Biosector1 states the matoran of Karzahni were sent to Voya Nui over 100, 000 years ago, however despite this being canon, I would dispute it for the sake of my theory. It was the very beginning of the universe, so dates would be muddled, and as stated earlier, I fell the GB's would have corrected these mistakes unless it was too close to launch day and they'd run out of time.
7. As Tren Krom had sapience prior to Velika's tinkering, Artakha and Karzahni may also have had some level, nescessary in order to correctly perform their duties, which would require some level of culture and imagination. Full scale Sapience may have come with the rest of the MU, however it makes sense they had some level prior. I f so the full effects of Karzahni's insanity may have only come to fruition with his greater ability to feel emotions.
8. A loss as great as karzahni's to his brother would stick in your head. If the Olisi was always on, with these thoughts of failure underlying Karzahni's mind, then the Olisi would have fed him visions of futures, ones in which he had one, of how great it could have been, what he could have achieved. These thoughts corrupt you after a time, leading to bitterness, depression and anger. Enough to try and conquer the MU. Who care that Karzahni was brilliant in his own right (proved by his tactical and military ability, his ability to craft weapons, and repair himself, and the defenses he built into his domain). The mask is always brighter on the other face.
9. If your'e busy sulking, you tend not to look after things or focus properly. TBC.
2016-01-23 02:56 UTC–5Permalink
Karzahni Theory Part 3
9. (cont.) You start to make mistakes, and feeling a miserable old sod you feel even worse about yourself, and start thinking you're terrible at what you do, so you try less and less. If the big K made a few mistakes repairing matoran, he'd continue a downwards spiral believing himself a failure, and thusly stop trying to repair his underlings. It would also explain why his territory is a wreck and he tries to make everybody else miserable. When you're feeling terrible, you want everybody else to feel terrible as well.
Summed up, I believe Karzahni went insane, because the Olisi fed him visions of 'better' futures, and he was unable to work because he was a bit of a cry-baby, and let these things get the better of him. I believe this would add more depth to his character, so please tell me what you think. I'm sorry it took so long, but I felt I needed to try articulating things properly.
By the way, 777Stairs posted about the poll on the TSO/ Conjurer and Ancient/ Tyrant species consolidation, on around page 799, and I think you should have a look at it, as I believe it would be benficial to overall Universe to confirm.
On a personal note, thanks for your time Greg, it means a lot to all of your fans (me included) that you're willing to take the time to interact with us and show your love for the story you created. Bionicle, and the story you formed for it was my childhood, and played a large role in my life, in part moulding me into who I am today, and inspiring me to be who I am. I know I will never forget what Bionicle has done for me, and it will continue to be part of who I am forever. So thank-you. Have a good year.
To the other fans of the franchise out there, if Greig is unsure about my theory, I would appreciate it if one you would be able to do a poll on whether people think it should be confirmed, like the aforementioned one on species consolidation. (I would set up the poll myself, however I'd have no idea how). Thank-you very much.
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As the story is frozen where it was left off and I know you may not be able to answer this but, Were the Toa Mahri ever going to escape the control the gold skinned being had over them?
2016-01-24 00:33 UTC–5Permalink
Any and all MU beings that survived up till Teridax's destruction moved there.