Official Greg Discussion Topic

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#9801
Thanks for all those quick answers, guys. The main contention I detect is between your accounts of the Encyclopedia's article and BIONICLEstory.com's Toa Chamber (click any of the Toa and then check out the Cordak Blaster):
Stored in Hydraxon's armory, they [the blasters were stolen by the Barraki, then taken from them by the Toa Mahri.

Of course, this could not have happened if what you guys say is true. (This is not me against you or anything; just revealing a little inconsistency.)

jetslandingboard :silver:
#9802
the cordak blasters were xia made weapons, which is why lesovikk has one, stored in the pit long ago, probably bought by a third party, looks like the DH, but they were in hydraxon's armory.
#9803
Here is my latest PM; it was not that productive than I hoped but still some new info:

1) The Atlas says the Toa Mata had many adventures in TWTFTW
a ) Did something important happen during these adventures? If yes, can you tell?
a) The Mata adventures there probably get detailed in Book 10 next year

b ) How long did they protect the Universe Core?
b )Again, a next year thing

c ) Who succeeded the Mata as protectors of the Av-Matoran? If nobody did, why did n't (most likely) the Order care better for the Universe Core?
c) The Av-Matoran were no longer in the core at this point. They colonized it, doesn't mean they stayed there
That's interesting, so the Av-Matoran left the Core.... where did they go? Did they leave it voluntarily?

d ) Did the Mata enter the canisters in TWTFTW?
d) Can't answer it

e ) Were the canisters launched from TWTFTW?
e) Can't answer it


2) Would you say this paragraph from my "The Puzzle comes together" Topic is correct: Their first task would lead them some way back into the tunnels, where they had to unleash the Bahrag and the Bohrok. By doing so they would "eventually" fall into the energized protodermis and transform to the Toa Nuva. This I guess was a trick set up the the OoMN. The Toa Mate were well-known in the universe. In case they were active to fulfill their destiny, Mata Nui's opponents would know with whom to deal. However making the Toa Nuva more powerful than any other Toa team, the evil forces would be confronted with much more powerful heroes, than they would have expected.Besides any other being who would come close to the Bahrag would have died in the EP-tubes.
a ) Was the Mata falling into the EP planned for this task?
a) Impossible to predict -- the EP may have been a death trap that went wrong. There's no reason to believe the OOMN knew the Mata's destiny.
But the Order trained the Mata, they should have known about their tasks... well maybe not about that upgrade to Toa Nuva

b ) Was the intention of making the Mata more powerful once they began their task, so they would be stringer than their enemies would expect it?
b )Planned for what task?
The Mata's task to awaken Mata Nui and do all things from the preparation scroll:

c ) Were the EP-tubes built by the Order, Great Beings or Matoran?
c) Great Beings


3) How big is the location the Ignika must be used in? I mean is it a whole area or does the user indeed have to stand at a very distinct spot?
3) Big
I had suspected it to be a veyr disticnt spot the user has to stand on.... but good to know it is not that difficult:


4) Had the Order known about the Mata's canister having malfunctioned?
a ) If yes, didn't they send some members to search for them (e.g. the member on Mata Nui)?
b ) If no, what did they thin happened and did they have a substitute plan?
4) The OOMN member on Mata Nui was killed by Makuta, so they had no way of knowing what was happening.
So they just sat there and though.. wow the Mata are lazy we've been waiting 1000 years now since Mata Nui fell asleep, shouldn't we go search for them?
Botar: "No we have all the time in the world: Let's play poker:"



5) Is it a reasonable guess that the Toa Mahri once they have completed their task and are air-breathers again, go back to Metru Nui and become the city's new protectors ?
5) I can't discuss future storyline


6) Has Voya Nui already landed again in the dome?
a ) Was/wil it be a soft landing?
a) I can't discuss future storyline

b ) The Matoran and Axonn are still in the underground caverns; Voyatoran above and Mahritoran under water in the caves right?
b )No reason that the Mahri have to be in different caves -- remember, they are air breathers, not water breathers
Right totally forgot about that:




7) Did Voya Nui returning cause a new water leak into the dome (when passing through the spot where it had rocketed up long ago?
7) No, because they are going back through the same hole they made the first time

a ) How was the hole sealed that Voya Nui left 1001 years ago?
a) It wasn't
So the water just stayed outside the dome for some reason and did not follow gravity? ok:

b ) If you can't tell, then when will we learn about that?
b )See answer to a)



8) Is the analogy I made between TWTFTW and the heart from "Ignite the flame of the heart" (TWTFTW being the heart that supports the Matoran universe with elemental energy) accurate?
8) Can't answer it, deals with future storyline

a ) Is it the job of the Av-Matoran to oversee and guard those processes?
a) Can't discuss this

b ) Do the Av-Matoran possess other special abilities besides colour-changing and probably their job that makes them more important than other Matoran?
b )Yes

c ) The bad thing that would happen if all Av-Matoran died, is it related to the fact that nobody could do their job or something different?
c) Or the fact that it would mean there might only ever be one Toa of Light, and if Takanuva dies, there goes your best weapon against the Makuta
Uhm... so this is the only bad thing that happens when all Av-Matoran are dead or is there something else?

9) Just to check back: Kardas was just the "pet"name Vezon gave to what once was a Fenrakk spider? Or is Kardas a word with a meaning in Matoran (like Vezon=double)? If it has a meaning, what is it?
9) I haven't assigned a meaning to it
Just asked this for a special reason, that I can't discuss here:

#9804
for 8c: darkness is mostly evil. a toa of light is good against shadow/evil. variety is nessecary.
#9805
Toa of Kenn
Here is my latest PM; it was not that productive than I hoped but still some new info:

1) The Atlas says the Toa Mata had many adventures in TWTFTW
a ) Did something important happen during these adventures? If yes, can you tell?
a) The Mata adventures there probably get detailed in Book 10 next year

b ) How long did they protect the Universe Core?
b )Again, a next year thing

c ) Who succeeded the Mata as protectors of the Av-Matoran? If nobody did, why did n't (most likely) the Order care better for the Universe Core?
c) The Av-Matoran were no longer in the core at this point. They colonized it, doesn't mean they stayed there
That's interesting, so the Av-Matoran left the Core.... where did they go? Did they leave it voluntarily?

d ) Did the Mata enter the canisters in TWTFTW?
d) Can't answer it

e ) Were the canisters launched from TWTFTW?
e) Can't answer it


2) Would you say this paragraph from my "The Puzzle comes together" Topic is correct: Their first task would lead them some way back into the tunnels, where they had to unleash the Bahrag and the Bohrok. By doing so they would "eventually" fall into the energized protodermis and transform to the Toa Nuva. This I guess was a trick set up the the OoMN. The Toa Mate were well-known in the universe. In case they were active to fulfill their destiny, Mata Nui's opponents would know with whom to deal. However making the Toa Nuva more powerful than any other Toa team, the evil forces would be confronted with much more powerful heroes, than they would have expected.Besides any other being who would come close to the Bahrag would have died in the EP-tubes.
a ) Was the Mata falling into the EP planned for this task?
a) Impossible to predict -- the EP may have been a death trap that went wrong. There's no reason to believe the OOMN knew the Mata's destiny.
But the Order trained the Mata, they should have known about their tasks... well maybe not about that upgrade to Toa Nuva

b ) Was the intention of making the Mata more powerful once they began their task, so they would be stringer than their enemies would expect it?
b )Planned for what task?
The Mata's task to awaken Mata Nui and do all things from the preparation scroll:

c ) Were the EP-tubes built by the Order, Great Beings or Matoran?
c) Great Beings


3) How big is the location the Ignika must be used in? I mean is it a whole area or does the user indeed have to stand at a very distinct spot?
3) Big
I had suspected it to be a veyr disticnt spot the user has to stand on.... but good to know it is not that difficult:


4) Had the Order known about the Mata's canister having malfunctioned?
a ) If yes, didn't they send some members to search for them (e.g. the member on Mata Nui)?
b ) If no, what did they thin happened and did they have a substitute plan?
4) The OOMN member on Mata Nui was killed by Makuta, so they had no way of knowing what was happening.
So they just sat there and though.. wow the Mata are lazy we've been waiting 1000 years now since Mata Nui fell asleep, shouldn't we go search for them?
Botar: "No we have all the time in the world: Let's play poker:"



5) Is it a reasonable guess that the Toa Mahri once they have completed their task and are air-breathers again, go back to Metru Nui and become the city's new protectors ?
5) I can't discuss future storyline


6) Has Voya Nui already landed again in the dome?
a ) Was/wil it be a soft landing?
a) I can't discuss future storyline

b ) The Matoran and Axonn are still in the underground caverns; Voyatoran above and Mahritoran under water in the caves right?
b )No reason that the Mahri have to be in different caves -- remember, they are air breathers, not water breathers
Right totally forgot about that:




7) Did Voya Nui returning cause a new water leak into the dome (when passing through the spot where it had rocketed up long ago?
7) No, because they are going back through the same hole they made the first time

a ) How was the hole sealed that Voya Nui left 1001 years ago?
a) It wasn't
So the water just stayed outside the dome for some reason and did not follow gravity? ok:

b ) If you can't tell, then when will we learn about that?
b )See answer to a)



8) Is the analogy I made between TWTFTW and the heart from "Ignite the flame of the heart" (TWTFTW being the heart that supports the Matoran universe with elemental energy) accurate?
8) Can't answer it, deals with future storyline

a ) Is it the job of the Av-Matoran to oversee and guard those processes?
a) Can't discuss this

b ) Do the Av-Matoran possess other special abilities besides colour-changing and probably their job that makes them more important than other Matoran?
b )Yes

c ) The bad thing that would happen if all Av-Matoran died, is it related to the fact that nobody could do their job or something different?
c) Or the fact that it would mean there might only ever be one Toa of Light, and if Takanuva dies, there goes your best weapon against the Makuta
Uhm... so this is the only bad thing that happens when all Av-Matoran are dead or is there something else?


9) Just to check back: Kardas was just the "pet"name Vezon gave to what once was a Fenrakk spider? Or is Kardas a word with a meaning in Matoran (like Vezon=double)? If it has a meaning, what is it?
9) I haven't assigned a meaning to it
Just asked this for a special reason, that I can't discuss here:



So does that mean more Av-Matoran are destined to be a Toa of Light?
#9806
Red star stuff'd

Hey Greg. Been a while since I asked a question, and was thinking about this recently.

Since it seems the plan is to wrap everything up by the end of '08, is it likely we will be finding out about the red star at some point soon, or is that still gonna be a mystery throughout the entirity of the story?


The red star will still matter even after 2008. Although we are planning a new direction for 2009, the previous events will still be of importance in terms of having led up to where we are. So while we are trying to resolve the fate of some story threads, like the Piraka and the Bohrok, we don't feel we have to finish off everything if there are things we will potentially have use for post-2009.

#9807
i don't know if this is how you post (i'm having trouble figuring it out) but here goes

QUOTE
hi greg. i have a lot of questions for you

1. Will we ever find out what masks gakki, pouks kualus and bomonga wore as toa?
2. in mask of light right before takanuva was restored to life vakama had said "let us awaken the great spirit". did that proclomation really mean anything?
3. why did the mask of life turn gray when mata nui died
4. could any toa create a nova blast of their element, (ie gali creating a nova blast of water)?
5. which style of toa armour is most normal?
6. could the tryna work on mata nui?
7. will we see the mahri in future years and would the fact of no more major transformations for them mean they will not become turaga?
8. will the toa nuva ever become turaga?
9. do turaga die of old age?
10. were the BOM given the mask of shadows or did they steal it?
11. does the makuta of metru nui know the location of artahka?
12. what did vhisola and ehrye do on mata nui?
13. why in the movies was a maskless face never seen clearly?
14. if the makuta of metru nui stole dume's kiril, why was he wearing it when the toa metru found him?
15. will we see krakua as a toa or a matoran
16. is lariska a vortixx
17. is lesovikks destiny to defeat karzanhi
18. whats the record number of questions a person has asked you in one PM?
19. is the shadowed ones staff the staff of artahka?
20. how did zaktan kill the toa of plasma?
sorry about the amount of questions but there are lots of things im trying to figure out


1) Doubt it at the moment. They aren't going to be sets or play much of a part in main story.
2) It meant that Vakama basically has no idea how to awaken the Great Spirit if he thought they were going to be able to do it then.
3) It's symbolic of his death
4) Yes
5) I don't think there is a most normal -- it's like saying what style of clothing is most normal. It depends on where you live.
6) All the Tryna can do is reanimate the body, it can't bring the spirit back, so it wouldn't help any.
7) By no more major transformations, we mean we aren't turning them into different kinds of Toa sets, not that they will never, ever become Turaga.
8) Depends. First they would have to fulfill their destiny and then they would have to choose to give up their Toa power.
9) Yes, that's possible
10) Given
11) No. If he did, the Order would have killed him by now.
12) No idea.
13) Because animating one would have been more work and more money and wouldn't have added anything to the story.
14) You're assuming that Makuta stole his Kiril. There are plenty of other Noble Kiril in the world that Makuta could have been wearing.
15) Toa
16) No
17) I can't discuss future storyline
18) Don't know
19) No
20) We don't know that he did. We know his armor and mask were on the floor, but a Toa can live without mask and armor, so there is no proof he's dead

and heres my feedback
1 rats, i was hoping to find out :( and this also probably means they won't be the returning heros
2 i was sort of hoping it meant they were wrong about mata nui dying
3 hmm
4 interesting
5 hmm considering how similer the toa hagahs' armour was toa metrus and lhikans i'd think that type would be the normal
6 but he'd technicly be alive so wouldn't that buy the universe some time
7 so that seems to also mean that they could breathe air again
8 well it was a long shot
9 well it must be a pretty long life, look at dume
10 oh i thought they stole it.
11 QUOTE
"sorry to bother you again

im not meaning to argue with your answer about makuta not knowing the location of artahka seeing as you come up with the story but the new bionicle encylopedia does seem to say that makuta was the mastermind behind the raid in which the avohkii was stolen. how exactly could makuta have planned a raid if he didn't know the location and if he had advisor(s) who knew the location couldn't he just read their mind(s). it seems more like he knows it but he's keping quiet.


The raid on Artakha was carried out by the Makuta assigned to that region, not by the Makuta that you have seen in the story since 2001, and that Makuta is now dead, killed by the Order of Mata Nui."
the only thing is that the encyclopedia seemed to be talking about makuta of metru nui.
12 just wondered
13 well i probably wasn't the only one who wondered
14 makuta did say "dume's mask has been helpful"
15 glad to have that cleared up
16 i always thought she was [img]http://www.bzpower.com/forum/style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif[/img]
17 well correct me if im wrong but it sounds like so
18 i was thinking i may be asking too many questions at once
19 well some things made me think it was
20 interesting i was sure he was dead
#9808
Toa of Kenn
c ) The bad thing that would happen if all Av-Matoran died, is it related to the fact that nobody could do their job or something different?
c) Or the fact that it would mean there might only ever be one Toa of Light, and if Takanuva dies, there goes your best weapon against the Makuta
Uhm... so this is the only bad thing that happens when all Av-Matoran are dead or is there something else?


Yes Greg's answer would imply that there are/could be more than one Toa of Light: But is that really something entirely new? We ust know there is one Avohkii:
#9809
I was wondering, could a Toa lose thier elemental power by using it too much? For instance, if a Toa of Fire must constantly absorb and release the heat in a volcano, could he become a Turaga of sorts? Or is it only possible to lose elemental power by putting it into an object e.g.: a Toa stone?

Thanks:


You are talking about two different things. Elemental power is like fire or ice or water power -- and that can be exhausted if you use it too much and have to recharge. Toa power is the energy that makes you a Toa, and that is different. If you check out the end of the second movie, it is Toa power the Toa Metru are using to wake the Matoran up, not fire and ice, etc. Toa power can be given up by a Toa, but it is not something they are using in combat, etc., so it is not something you generally lose by using it too much.


Good to know.

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#9810
Toa of Kenn
Toa of Kenn
c ) The bad thing that would happen if all Av-Matoran died, is it related to the fact that nobody could do their job or something different?
c) Or the fact that it would mean there might only ever be one Toa of Light, and if Takanuva dies, there goes your best weapon against the Makuta
Uhm... so this is the only bad thing that happens when all Av-Matoran are dead or is there something else?


Yes Greg's answer would imply that there are/could be more than one Toa of Light: But is that really something entirely new? We ust know there is one Avohkii:


Takanuva can make Toa stones you know ;)

#9811
Adventuress
Toa of Kenn
Toa of Kenn
c ) The bad thing that would happen if all Av-Matoran died, is it related to the fact that nobody could do their job or something different?
c) Or the fact that it would mean there might only ever be one Toa of Light, and if Takanuva dies, there goes your best weapon against the Makuta
Uhm... so this is the only bad thing that happens when all Av-Matoran are dead or is there something else?


Yes Greg's answer would imply that there are/could be more than one Toa of Light: But is that really something entirely new? We ust know there is one Avohkii:


Takanuva can make Toa stones you know ;)


And because the element of any Toa is determined by what kind of Matoran they are, that fact matters not at all. The point is that another Av-Matoran must be destined to transform, and due to certain facts about Av-Matoran physiology, that's not very likely.
#9812
InnerRayg
Adventuress
Toa of Kenn
Toa of Kenn
c ) The bad thing that would happen if all Av-Matoran died, is it related to the fact that nobody could do their job or something different?
c) Or the fact that it would mean there might only ever be one Toa of Light, and if Takanuva dies, there goes your best weapon against the Makuta
Uhm... so this is the only bad thing that happens when all Av-Matoran are dead or is there something else?


Yes Greg's answer would imply that there are/could be more than one Toa of Light: But is that really something entirely new? We ust know there is one Avohkii:


Takanuva can make Toa stones you know ;)


And because the element of any Toa is determined by what kind of Matoran they are, that fact matters not at all. The point is that another Av-Matoran must be destined to transform, and due to certain facts about Av-Matoran physiology, that's not very likely.


Who said Takanuva won't go to the Av-Matoran's home next year when he is back, the 08 location ;)
#9813
How would you compare Makuta to Hitler?
I wouldn't. I think it would be demeaning to the memory of Hitler's victims and the men and women who died fighting the Nazis to compare him to a fictional character in a toy line.

#9814
falconer501
1. Will we ever find out what masks gakki, pouks kualus and bomonga wore as toa?
1) Doubt it at the moment. They aren't going to be sets or play much of a part in main story.

Would that confirm that the Hagah are the returning heroes? Not much of a part, but a part nonetheless?
Khote
#9815
I don't see who else it could be anyway.

:m: :e: :c: :a:
#9816
Adventuress
InnerRayg
Adventuress
Toa of Kenn
Toa of Kenn
c ) The bad thing that would happen if all Av-Matoran died, is it related to the fact that nobody could do their job or something different?
c) Or the fact that it would mean there might only ever be one Toa of Light, and if Takanuva dies, there goes your best weapon against the Makuta
Uhm... so this is the only bad thing that happens when all Av-Matoran are dead or is there something else?


Yes Greg's answer would imply that there are/could be more than one Toa of Light: But is that really something entirely new? We ust know there is one Avohkii:


Takanuva can make Toa stones you know ;)


And because the element of any Toa is determined by what kind of Matoran they are, that fact matters not at all. The point is that another Av-Matoran must be destined to transform, and due to certain facts about Av-Matoran physiology, that's not very likely.


Who said Takanuva won't go to the Av-Matoran's home next year when he is back, the 08 location ;)

Even if he did, it wouldn't matter because:
c ) Who succeeded the Mata as protectors of the Av-Matoran? If nobody did, why did n't (most likely) the Order care better for the Universe Core?
c) The Av-Matoran were no longer in the core at this point. They colonized it, doesn't mean they stayed there

#9817
Although just because they left doesn't mean they didn't go back. ;)

:m: :e: :c: :a:
#9818
That is true, they could have come back, but I really don't see Takanuva going to the UC to give up his power to make 6 other ToL. A team of ToL would be pretty redundant, but I guess it could be pulled off because of the fact that they can change their colors by bending light.
#9819
1. When you said something about Av-Matoran in a previous post, it sparked some intrest. In short: Is there more then one mask of Light?

2. The way the crazy little matoran in Karzahni talked about the seventh canister, it appears that Av-Matoran were lacking logic. Were all the matoran who worked on the canisters that crazy? Or was the one in Karzahni just special?

3. In the comic before Into the Darkness saga, when Matoro removes the Ignika rom the back o Vezons head, the next time we see his picture, its Vezok's. Is the natural coloring o Vezon blue?

4. the last time I asked, you most likely didn't understand. When one of Roodaka's mutations is hit with her spinner, dose she have a choice in the matter o her mutations reverting?

Thank you.


1) No, not in existence<-hm...
2) Well we know Matoran have a rich mythology and probably their share of superstition too. I know plenty of humans who won't walk under ladders or cross black cats' paths, so why should Matoran be any different?
3) Next time you see whose picture? (Me: VEZON:)
4) Yes. She can mutate them into something worse if she wants to. She doesn't have to reverse what she's done. (Me: There gose the Roodaka/Hagah theory.)
#9820
I had to dig a little bit deeper when it comes to this question I asked Greg last time:

4)Had the Order known about the Mata's canister having malfunctioned?
a ) If yes, didn't they send some members to search for them (e.g. the member on Mata Nui)?
b ) If no, what did they thin happened and did they have a substitute plan?
4) The OOMN member on Mata Nui was killed by Makuta, so they had no way of knowing what was happening.


1) So the Order had no idea what was going on on Mata Nui for 1000 years?
1) Correct. If I send you someplace and say, "Call me if anything bad happens," and you never call, I am going to assume things are okay.
Makes sense:

2) Didn't they get suspicious when they never heard anything from their agent assigned to Mata Nui?
2) See answer to #1. The world outside the domes was not a major concern of theirs at that point.
Ok but the Order knew the Mata would come down to Metru Nui from outside the domes:

3) And wasn't the Vahi worth to send at least another member to Mata Nui and look for it? Basically Makuta COULD (although he did not want to, but how would the Order know?) have just grabbed the Vahi or someone else.
3) They knew what happened to the Vahi and they knew why. Once the Matoran were off Metru Nui and awake, Makuta's need for the Vahi was far less, and if he was going to jeopardize the universe to get it, he would have done it there.

4) The Order also had no idea what happened to the Toa Mata?
4) No

5) They did not undertake some efforts to search for them?
5) They had sent someone to wait for their arrival. He got killed.
Jup, but 1000 years waiting for the arrival... when Mata Nui got severly attacked?


6) Had they just thought the Mata had failed somehow?
6) Matoran were never meant to be on Mata Nui, it was an unprecedented situation, so I assume they figured the Toa had other issues to deal with before they made it to Metru Nui.
Again, other issues that took 1000 years before starting their task to reawaken Mata Nui?

7) Did they take action to fulfill he task of the Toa Mata on their own or something like that?
7) No, because the Order would not be able to complete the Mata's task. It was the Mata's destiny. Someone else can't do it for them.


8) On amazon.de there is a book listed that contains he german version of the placeholder information from scholastic.com about the new encyclopedia (LINK). Do you know anything about a German version of the Encyclopedia (It is not listed on the page of the publisher of the German books though)? It is listed as being available from October and it is not yet ready for shipping.
8) It is entirely possible that the German publisher of the books is doing a translated version of the Encyclopedia, in the same way the Chinese publisher is doing versions of the 2004 books.
Have to keep my eyes open for a German Encyclopedia this month... I wonder about the quality of the translation:
#9821
Rovan-Toa of Crystals
4) Yes. She can mutate them into something worse if she wants to. She doesn't have to reverse what she's done.

(Me: There gose the Roodaka/Hagah theory.)
Why's that? Just because she doesn't want to doesn't mean she won't. I doubt the Nuva will politely ask her to change them back.
#9822
Meca One
Rovan-Toa of Crystals
4) Yes. She can mutate them into something worse if she wants to. She doesn't have to reverse what she's done.

(Me: There gose the Roodaka/Hagah theory.)
Why's that? Just because she doesn't want to doesn't mean she won't. I doubt the Nuva will politely ask her to change them back.


What do you mean? The Toa Nuva need Roodaka's help to get the Staff of Artakha, not to re-mutate the Toa Hagah.
#9823
Mutated_Brutaka
Meca One
Rovan-Toa of Crystals
4) Yes. She can mutate them into something worse if she wants to. She doesn't have to reverse what she's done.

(Me: There gose the Roodaka/Hagah theory.)
Why's that? Just because she doesn't want to doesn't mean she won't. I doubt the Nuva will politely ask her to change them back.


What do you mean? The Toa Nuva need Roodaka's help to get the Staff of Artakha, not to re-mutate the Toa Hagah.


I made a counter to this earlier in this topic... They don't need her help to retreive the Staff because Onua's already digging for it. TSO already told them where it was. WHy would Lewa go back if he wasn't getting the Rahaga or something else?
#9824
Yo, can anyone tell me how to PM Greg? :tohu:
#9825
Click on the link in the first post.

55555
#9826
Hi, I have a few questions about the tragic 07 ending :)
1) Does it involve death? (just making sure :P)

2) The death of one being, or many?

3) Will this ending involve the Av Matoran?

4) Will this ending be the result of Mata Nui's death?

5) Will the ending involve characters in the Pit/Mahri Nui?


Not going to answer any of these. I have no interest in giving away hints on what the ending is.

#9827
Well, the Metru mantis was on mata nui for a time, BUT what was it called? The Turaga wanted to keep Metru nui a secret from the Matoran, and the Turaga know it as Metru mantis. So what did they use to make sure the Matoran didn't know?

Lewajohnson


Probably just "mantis" -- there was no law requiring them to name its place of origin.



Lewajohnson
#9828
Toa Blade:Toa of Lightning
Mutated_Brutaka
Meca One
Rovan-Toa of Crystals
4) Yes. She can mutate them into something worse if she wants to. She doesn't have to reverse what she's done.

(Me: There gose the Roodaka/Hagah theory.)
Why's that? Just because she doesn't want to doesn't mean she won't. I doubt the Nuva will politely ask her to change them back.


What do you mean? The Toa Nuva need Roodaka's help to get the Staff of Artakha, not to re-mutate the Toa Hagah.


I made a counter to this earlier in this topic... They don't need her help to retreive the Staff because Onua's already digging for it. TSO already told them where it was. WHy would Lewa go back if he wasn't getting the Rahaga or something else?


The Rahaga are NOT on Metru Nui, so he is getting something else, don't you think?
#9829
Mutated_Brutaka
Toa Blade:Toa of Lightning
Mutated_Brutaka
Meca One
Rovan-Toa of Crystals
4) Yes. She can mutate them into something worse if she wants to. She doesn't have to reverse what she's done.

(Me: There gose the Roodaka/Hagah theory.)
Why's that? Just because she doesn't want to doesn't mean she won't. I doubt the Nuva will politely ask her to change them back.


What do you mean? The Toa Nuva need Roodaka's help to get the Staff of Artakha, not to re-mutate the Toa Hagah.


I made a counter to this earlier in this topic... They don't need her help to retreive the Staff because Onua's already digging for it. TSO already told them where it was. WHy would Lewa go back if he wasn't getting the Rahaga or something else?


The Rahaga are NOT on Metru Nui, so he is getting something else, don't you think?

They use Metru Nui as their home base though, so they probably stop in once in a while. And I'm sure Nuju could send a bird or something to go and deliver a message to Kualus, seeing as they both speak the bird language.
#9830
I need some confirmation on a few things :P

1) The Staff of Artakha repairs and rebuilds objects, right?

2) Can the Staff of Artakha do anything else?

3) Will it be used outside the web serials?


1) If it has a fragment of something to work with, yes
2) Such as?
3) No plan for that at the moment

#9831
Okey i have heard enough if this. The Hagah aint comming back They arnt importent anny more, Greg Have said it several times already, end of story. What ever the Nuva need Roodaka for its not to remutate six mini Rahkshi back to toas.
#9832
Just talked with Greg aout a 2008 set...its name's already in another book series...who knew they're not protected by law.

Greg, please let me discuss this. I was looking through the 2008 set list when I noticed a name. The set ____. The name was already taken by (a book series). Did you notice this, that's why the name is ____ in the leaked pic?


Hey Vezon,

Good opportunity for me to discuss how we pick names. First off, we have not changed the name, it is still _____.

When we submit a name to Legal for clearance, they do three things. One, make sure it doesn't mean anything in Maori 2) Make sure it doesn't mean something offensive in another language or in ours (we once had a name rejected because it sounded too much like a presciption anti-psychotic medication that was on the market :) ) 3) Make sure it is not trademarked or registered in our category -- in other words, in toys. If it clears all three, then we can usually use it.

So even if a name has been used somewhere in a book or movie, as long as it has not been registered or trademarked for use in toys, there's no legal reason we can't use it. Books and stories are protected by copyright law, which we have to respect -- but here is an actual quote from the copyright law website:

"Names, titles, and short phrases or expressions are not subject to copyright protection. Even if a name, title, or short phrase is novel or distinctive or if it lends itself to a play on words, it cannot be protected by copyright."

Now that does NOT mean we go through books looking for names -- I can guarantee you no one knew _____ had been used before by (writer of the book series). But it does mean that if, by coincidence, we use a name someone else has already used in a novel, that by itself does not mean we aren't allowed to use it too. There actually is no way for Legal to even know if that's the case, because there is no registry of character names.

(BTW, that provision of copyright law means it is legal for you to write a book called "Gone with the Wind" or "The Da Vinci Code" or "Hamlet" or "A Christmas Carol" -- because book names are not legally protected.)

Now, there are exceptions to this. Batman, for example, is a name, but you can't use it, it's trademarked. So are The Joker, The Riddler, etc. Star Wars is a movie title, but it's also protected by trademark. And BIONICLE is registered, so no one else can use it. But unless someone goes out and spends the money to register or trademark their name or title, it is not protected and fair game for anyone's use.

Greg

The book series mention, it's Dune. I don't read it, but I noticed when I was bored and searched a 2008 name in Wikipedia.
#9833
hi, thanks in advance.

1. I wanna see if I have this right: in order of intellgance (like an IQ test) the toa nuva go(in least to greatest):
Lewa,Tahu,Pohatu,Kopaka,Onua,Gali, Right?

2. I heard that eventualy you gave umbra`s rhatouka a power, that power is?

3.Does Deker still know he was dekar, or does he not remeber that, being hydraxon now?

4. so pridaks curs was 6 toa who could stop them and hydraxon`s revival, correct?

5. when did the makuta get the MOMN`s mask, which book?

6.do you like Deadpool, or are you one of those people who hate `90`s comics.

again, thanks.


1) They have never taken an IQ test, so can't speak to this. Onua and Gali are generally considered to be the wisest, but I don't see Lewa as being dumb. Just enthusiastic.
2) Ability to create hard light projections
3) No, his consciousness is completely overlaid by Hydraxon's. He has no memory of being Dekar.
4) No. Pridak's curse was that he became more of what he already was -- more angry, more insane, etc. Remember, the curse only lasts for as long as you have the mask in your physical possession. Once he gave it to Nocturn, it was not longer in his physical possession.
5) Doesn't happen in a book, happened in an update topic on BZP.
6) My only familiarity with him is from the Marvel Ultimate Alliance game. I never read his comic. I have nothing against '90s comics, except probably the Spider-Man Clone Saga, which was terrible.


Some Questions I asked him yesterday.

-W-

#9834
Raka the metalizer
Okey i have heard enough if this. The Hagah aint comming back They arnt importent anny more, Greg Have said it several times already, end of story. What ever the Nuva need Roodaka for its not to remutate six mini Rahkshi back to toas.


... Why did Lewa go back to Metru Nui then? We all know that the Rahaga go there sometimes. Maybe it's possible they're there? Plus the nuva have no other need than that. They know where the staff is and I don't know of anything else they'd need her for.
#9835
Hi,
I just recieved some stuff from GregF:
Hi GregF, me again,
hope you can answer these:

1. Are the Piraka still on Voya Nui while it's going back to its Dome?

2. How does Sarda stay on Voya Nui now that he's mutated? Or isn't he on Voya Nui?

3. wich forms of the characters of Bionicle are the most correct: the movie-form or the set-form?

Thanks for your time:

LtoF


1) Fate of the Piraka gets revealed in Book 8
2) Follow the story and find out
3) Set form is always #1.


It's just some stuff B-)

LtoF
#9836
Okay, I asked Greg some stuff about the Vahi.
Hi Greg, some more questions for you, about the Vahi:
1. Being a Mask of Time, does the Vahi exsist in all timelines or just the one it exsists in?
2. Was the creation of the Vahi enough to cause a time paradox?
3a. I don't know the exact source, but someone said that a Toa (from the future) was causing Vakama's visions. Is this true?
3b. If the above is correct, how is he doing this without causing a time paradox?
4. I know the Vahi is currently in Tahu's posestion (Unless he gave it back to Vakama). Would the Vahi have to be hidden away from the world, like the Mask of Life was?
5. Will the DHs sent to Mata Nui (To retreave the Vahi) come into contact with the Bahrag?


1) Just the one it exists in. We have established that Karzahni can show alternate futures, but we have not established that alternate timelines actually exist in this universe.
2) No
3) He was not responsible for Vakama's visions. That is a natural ability Vakama has.
4) Vakama has it, not Tahu. And he makes an effort to keep it safe, but it is not something that affects you if you just touch it the way the Ignika does.
5) It's not unlikely, since it was near the Bahrag lair that it was used last time.

#9837
Hi GregF,

Some questions:

1a. Was Brutaka recruited by the OoMN BEFORE or AFTER the BoM defeated the League of Six Kingdoms?
1b. If he was after, would it be possible he fought the armies of the Barraki?

2. You told us you have no room for Brutaka in 2008 and the "reboot" will start in 2009, does that mean we'll never see Brutaka again?

3a. Who created the OoMN?
3b. Was the leader of the OoMN chosen because of his intelligence or because of his combat skills, or both?
3c. Is the leader of the OoMN the same person as the leader of the HoA?

4. Can you tell me anything about the 2009 "reboot"?

5a. Why did Tahu sent Lewa back to Metru Nui?
5b. Why do the Toa Nuva need Roodaka's help?
5c. Is the person that Makuta (MoMN) will meet in Mahri Nui the same BoM member that dove up Makuta's (MoMN) Kraakhan?
5c. Is it the Makuta of Zakaz?

Thank you.


1) Oh, well before
2) It is possible I may be able to work him into a web story in 2008. I hope to.
3) Its leader
3a) Both
3c) Yes
4) No, I can't
5a) Follow the blog and find out
5c) Think about it, it will come to you. What can she do that no one else can?
5c) Yes
5d) No. He is in hiding. If he showed his face, Makuta of MN would kill him, most likely.


Hi GregF,

Some replies and some more questions:

2) So do I.
5c) Re-mutate the Rahaga back into the Toa Hagah? And Lewa is getting the Rahaga?

Thank you.


5c) Seems logical, doesn't it?


Looks like the Toa Hagah are coming back after all:
#9838
This might be interesting:

Good day Greg, I've got only one question this time.

When we submit a name to Legal for clearance, they do three things. One, make sure it doesn't mean anything in Maori


I heard some people saying that Lego had a trial with some people from New Zeland for using Maori words in Bionicle series. Why? I mean, some lego sets, for example "Model Town House", are named in real, currently existing languages, like english, and no one bothers to make a trial with Lego for that. I might even understand it if words such as "Tohunga" meant something terribly bad in Maori, but from what I know, it means "villager". What's wrong with them, or the law itself?


There was no trial. The Maori either talked about or did file a suit (I don't remember which) about the use of words in their language (including the word Turaga, which means "priest" in Maori). LEGO settled the matter and agreed to change those names we could without damaging the franchise. We also set up a system to make sure we would not use their terms in future, by accident or on purpose. (Fact is, all the terms should have been made up to start with -- legally, it's just safer and it's how we do it now.)

The Maori have filed similar complaints with other companies about other things, including the use of their ritual dances by Austalian rugby teams. They are simply very protective of their culture. Many indigenous cultures have basically had their languages and customs wiped out over time and I would assume the Maori are fighting to prevent that from happening. You or I might question being so protective of words, etc., but neither of us is from a culture that has been through colonization, so we can't really speak to what they have experienced. At any rate, they made their feelings known and LEGO Company respects them, so that was the end of the matter.


Mutated_Brutaka
Hi GregF,

Some questions:

1a. Was Brutaka recruited by the OoMN BEFORE or AFTER the BoM defeated the League of Six Kingdoms?
1b. If he was after, would it be possible he fought the armies of the Barraki?

2. You told us you have no room for Brutaka in 2008 and the "reboot" will start in 2009, does that mean we'll never see Brutaka again?

3a. Who created the OoMN?
3b. Was the leader of the OoMN chosen because of his intelligence or because of his combat skills, or both?
3c. Is the leader of the OoMN the same person as the leader of the HoA?

4. Can you tell me anything about the 2009 "reboot"?

5a. Why did Tahu sent Lewa back to Metru Nui?
5b. Why do the Toa Nuva need Roodaka's help?
5c. Is the person that Makuta (MoMN) will meet in Mahri Nui the same BoM member that dove up Makuta's (MoMN) Kraakhan?
5c. Is it the Makuta of Zakaz?

Thank you.


1) Oh, well before
2) It is possible I may be able to work him into a web story in 2008. I hope to.
3) Its leader
3a) Both
3c) Yes
4) No, I can't
5a) Follow the blog and find out
5c) Think about it, it will come to you. What can she do that no one else can?
5c) Yes
5d) No. He is in hiding. If he showed his face, Makuta of MN would kill him, most likely.


Hi GregF,

Some replies and some more questions:

2) So do I.
5c) Re-mutate the Rahaga back into the Toa Hagah? And Lewa is getting the Rahaga?

Thank you.


5c) Seems logical, doesn't it?


Looks like the Toa Hagah are coming back after all:

Most likely, only to become Turaga. Their destiny was fullfilled, And none of those Toa we know about chose not to give up their powers...
#9839
Toa of Protodermis
Most likely, only to become Turaga. Their destiny was fullfilled, And none of those Toa we know about chose not to give up their powers...

Yes but what reason would they have for giving up their power?
#9840
Thank you for finally providing proof about the Hagah returning to the non-believers. :D