Official Greg Dialogue

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#9481
Kaitan Toa of Aether
Mosqueton
Nuhrii the Metruan
<_<. That'd be like saying Tahu is red because his armor is burning.


No, it actually is a plausible idea, considering the Vahi is red because it's rusted.


Exactly my thinking.

That would mean every single Matoran and Toa of Iron is completely covered in rust. And has no personal hygiene skills whatsoever.
#9482
Mosqueton
Nuhrii the Metruan
<_<. That'd be like saying Tahu is red because his armor is burning.


No, it actually is a plausible idea, considering the Vahi is red because it's rusted.


Vahi's orange.
#9483
Dear Greg,

Just one question. What good is a staff to the heat vision rahkshi? the heat vision comes from its eyes.

Thanks.


I think you could probably ask the same question about a lot of the 42 Rahkshi powers, couldn't you?


Oh yeah... but I have a few more questions now,

1. Does the alternative teridax control light?
1a. How is that possible?

2. Teridax left Aqua Magna right after learning to control his new powers. What are they?

3. Have there ever been any toa of sand?

Thank you very much.


1) I don't recall if we have ever shown him doing that, but it would be possible if he learned how to do it, in the same way that Roodaka had shadow powers. If you can connect with the "good" side of your self, then you can learn to manipulate light.
2) No, Teridax left Aqua Magna when he felt confident any internal rebellions were under control
3) No. Sand is not an element in the Matoran universe.
#9484
Cathexis
Kaitan Toa of Aether
Mosqueton
Nuhrii the Metruan
<_<. That'd be like saying Tahu is red because his armor is burning.


No, it actually is a plausible idea, considering the Vahi is red because it's rusted.


Exactly my thinking.

That would mean every single Matoran and Toa of Iron is completely covered in rust. And has no personal hygiene skills whatsoever.


Greg said that M/T/T of Iron weren't orange, I thought...
#9485
Lets get back O.T. ;)
#9486
QUOTE
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Hello, Mr. Farshtey.

I sent you a pm, but I assumed it got eaten by the server.

1.) How are you?

2.) Is Perditus a workaholic, antisocial, or a combination of both?

3.) What sort of weapons do the battera use?
a.) Speaking of which, if the battera do use weapons, why don't they turn on eachother?

4.) How proficient is the average Toa in hand-to-hand combat?

5.) Exactly how long has Gresh been serving as the secondary glatorian of Tesara?

6.) I heard that some of you're favorite characters to write for are Gelu, Kopaka, and Teridax. Why?

7.) I also heard that some of your least favorite characters to write for are the Vahki and characters who use tree-speak. Why?

8.) O.K., we know that Gali Nuva is in Metru Nui, Onua Nuva and Tahu Nuva are heading up an attack on Daxia, Pohatu Nuva and Takanuva are on Destral, and Lewa is imprisoned within Trem Krom's body. But where the heck is Kopaka? Could you please tell us specificly where he is?

9.) You have stated that during the period of time in which the Stars take center stage, the other Toa Nuva will also be there, right? If so, then does this mean that Lewa will somehow get his old body back?

10.) Do you think we will see Artahka, in the flesh? (Or protodermis, come to think of it) In story, that is.

Well, I hope you can answer my questions.

Sincerely, Trimuma the bane of spam.



2) What makes you think he's either one?
3) I believe their weapons are built-in, and since they are machines, they are programmed not to attack each other
4) Varies on how much training they have had in that.
5) I don't have an exact figure on that, since I did not need one for story
6) Well, Kopaka was the first Toa I ever wrote for, Teridax became a much more interesting villain after Time Trap, and Gelu is just fun.
7) Because tree-speak is hard to write and slows me down, and Vahki basically have no personalities, so they are dull to write for
8) I'll get to it
9) I can't discuss future storyline plans
10) I don't plan to do that right now, no, I think he is cooler if you don't see him



2.) You see, his bio clearly states that perditus aparently works so hard at his job that he forgoes almost everything else, including friendships. Well?
3.) Yes, but what TYPES of weapons? Sword, mace, etc.
5.) Care to take a guess?

Trimuma the bane of spam.


2) I see that as being a hard worker, not necessarily antisocial. Let's face it, his work is important -- his village depends on him in matches -- so what he is doing he is doing for the good of his people.
3) Baterra will be appearing in a graphic novel next year, so we will get into that then
5) Nope
#9487
I probably should have just checked BS01 before I asked this question, but I didn't, so here it is. I guess since BS01 is a little shaky on the subject ("a state similar to the original Toa Nuva armor") it might be useful to someone.

I recall seeing a post that claimed that you said the Toa Nuva's adaptive armor's default form looks the same as the Toa Nuva's old armor, indicating that a 2002 set could be used to represent them while wearing the new armor. However, I am not able to find this post and it could just be my imagination. Is this info correct?


Yes, it is
#9488
Hi Greg

I've got some questions if you don't mind answering them

1- About the powers that the shadow matoran possesed, namely: Sloth, blindness and vertigo induction. Did those powers belong to their respective matoran when they were still Av-matoran or did they gain them when they became shadow matoran?
1b- Do Radiak, Gavla and Kirop still posses those powers?
1c- Are these light powers or shadow powers?
1d- Could a makuta or Toa of light acces them?

2- Did the Iron tribe honor the Skopio before or after their modifications by the Great Beings?
2b- If they already honored the Skopio before their modification, how did they react to the modification?

3- Are you also planning to give prefixes to the remaining kinds of matoran?
3b- Could you maybe confirm the term Vo- matoran (Voltage) for Lightning matoran?

4- Do Agori or Glatorian also have the power to create rhotuka or is that ability limited to mu inhabitants?
4b- The same but for inner light or darkness acces

5- Do Agori or Glatorian keep pets?

That's all for now


1) Got them when they became shadow Matoran
1b) No
1c) Shadow powers
1d) No. Remember, shadow Matoran have no light in them, so they could not access any light-based power anymore.
2) Both before and after
2b) The modification made the Skopio deadlier, so they had no issue with it
3) Only if I need to for story
4) MU inhabitants
4b) Same answer.
5) They probably could and do, but when you are struggling to survive, having yet another mouth you have to feed is not always the most popular course of action
#9489

1) Would a pre-Shattering Bota Magna Agori have some special features? (I heard something about Bota Magnans being half-plants)
2) Would Lein be of the same bent design as Tarduk? (four legged, with claws)


1) No. The whole half-plant thing started over the last 100,000 years, not before the war.
2) Probably, yes


1) So this plant-thing is still canon? I thought that story was cancelled. :huh:


1) If it is canon, that is the story -- it's a reaction to what happened to the planet -- but it's not canon until it actually happens in story.


I asked this because of the potential of a Lein contest. Click the link in my signature for more info.
#9490
Cathexis
Kaitan Toa of Aether
Mosqueton
Nuhrii the Metruan
<_<. That'd be like saying Tahu is red because his armor is burning.


No, it actually is a plausible idea, considering the Vahi is red because it's rusted.


Exactly my thinking.

That would mean every single Matoran and Toa of Iron is completely covered in rust. And has no personal hygiene skills whatsoever.

Yeah, I think rust would be an awkward explanation. Now, if they were orange because rust is orange and thus the color is tied to their element... now that would be a worthwhile explanation. But something in Greg's response makes me think that he's going to have some less obvious explanation, which could be a good or a bad thing. I'd personally be a bit happier if he just said that "Iron has orange armor on Bara Magna; no explanation necessary".
#9491
Cathexis
Kaitan Toa of Aether
Mosqueton
Nuhrii the Metruan
<_<. That'd be like saying Tahu is red because his armor is burning.


No, it actually is a plausible idea, considering the Vahi is red because it's rusted.


Exactly my thinking.

That would mean every single Matoran and Toa of Iron is completely covered in rust. And has no personal hygiene skills whatsoever.


Nobody is talking about Matoran OR Toa.
We're talking about the Agori who have been abandoned in a desert for many years....
When all of your friends are dead and you are rejected by everybody because they're scared of you, I doubt you have much care for personal hygiene.
I think it's an extremely plausible hypothesis.
#9492
rawr.
Cathexis
Kaitan Toa of Aether
Mosqueton
Nuhrii the Metruan
<_<. That'd be like saying Tahu is red because his armor is burning.


No, it actually is a plausible idea, considering the Vahi is red because it's rusted.


Exactly my thinking.

That would mean every single Matoran and Toa of Iron is completely covered in rust. And has no personal hygiene skills whatsoever.


Nobody is talking about Matoran OR Toa.
We're talking about the Agori who have been abandoned in a desert for many years....
When all of your friends are dead and you are rejected by everybody because they're scared of you, I doubt you have much care for personal hygiene.
I think it's an extremely plausible hypothesis.

We'll see what Greg decides, I don't really see why they'd be sooo much rustier than anyone else, the water tribe would probably rust faster, but we should stop speculating and wait until it get's revealed
#9493
Vensai: Twilight Warrior
Dear Greg,

Just one question. What good is a staff to the heat vision rahkshi? the heat vision comes from its eyes.

Thanks.


I think you could probably ask the same question about a lot of the 42 Rahkshi powers, couldn't you?


Oh yeah... but I have a few more questions now,

1. Does the alternative teridax control light?
1a. How is that possible?

2. Teridax left Aqua Magna right after learning to control his new powers. What are they?

3. Have there ever been any toa of sand?

Thank you very much.



1) I don't recall if we have ever shown him doing that, but it would be possible if he learned how to do it, in the same way that Roodaka had shadow powers. If you can connect with the "good" side of your self, then you can learn to manipulate light.
2) No, Teridax left Aqua Magna when he felt confident any internal rebellions were under control
3) No. Sand is not an element in the Matoran universe.



Huh? I thought he said Sand did exist as an Element in the MU, we'd just not see it. Am I wrong?

--Tahu
#9494
Yes, you are.
#9495
Foolery
We'll see what Greg decides, I don't really see why they'd be sooo much rustier than anyone else, the water tribe would probably rust faster, but we should stop speculating and wait until it get's revealed


Like any metal, it would depend on the quality and/or composition of the armor. I know that the element is not specific to Iron, and Greg thought it sounded better than 'metal', but in our universe iron rusts like heck, and stainless steel doesn't. Maybe the Iron Agori use a metal exclusive to Bota Magna, that rusts more easily than the metals the Bara Magnans use. Maybe it's just because their armor is in very poor condition because no one will repair it for them. There are many explanations of why their armor would be rusty and others wouldn't. Look at the Vahi. It used to be golden. How many other rusty artifacts have we seen in the MU?

Anyway, Greg will provide an explanation, regardless of what it is.
Hi Greg,

I recently read in your blog that you have picked Iron to be the element associated with the plagued tribe, and you mentioned that it doesn't match their armor color. But is this really a problem? I don't recall you canonizing a color specific to beings of that element, but even if you did want it to be gunmetal gray, for example, couldn't you say that Sahmad's and Tellirus' armor had been rusted and corroded from prolonged exposure in the desert, or that they had at some point picked up new armor, possibly to disguise their plagued Agori appearance?
I mean now that you are not tied to the sets anymore, and these are the only two members of that tribe that have ever been pictured, you could easily come up with a way to make them exceptions to the tribes color selection.

Thanks for your time.


I already have an explanation for the armor color question, it will get covered in the Sahmad story on BIONICLEstory.com

As you can clearly see here, as well as the other multiple times he has said it.
#9496
Nittany Nuva
Foolery
We'll see what Greg decides, I don't really see why they'd be sooo much rustier than anyone else, the water tribe would probably rust faster, but we should stop speculating and wait until it get's revealed


Like any metal, it would depend on the quality and/or composition of the armor. I know that the element is not specific to Iron, and Greg thought it sounded better than 'metal', but in our universe iron rusts like heck, and stainless steel doesn't. Maybe the Iron Agori use a metal exclusive to Bota Magna, that rusts more easily than the metals the Bara Magnans use. Maybe it's just because their armor is in very poor condition because no one will repair it for them. There are many explanations of why their armor would be rusty and others wouldn't. Look at the Vahi. It used to be golden. How many other rusty artifacts have we seen in the MU?

Anyway, Greg will provide an explanation, regardless of what it is.
Hi Greg,

I recently read in your blog that you have picked Iron to be the element associated with the plagued tribe, and you mentioned that it doesn't match their armor color. But is this really a problem? I don't recall you canonizing a color specific to beings of that element, but even if you did want it to be gunmetal gray, for example, couldn't you say that Sahmad's and Tellirus' armor had been rusted and corroded from prolonged exposure in the desert, or that they had at some point picked up new armor, possibly to disguise their plagued Agori appearance?
I mean now that you are not tied to the sets anymore, and these are the only two members of that tribe that have ever been pictured, you could easily come up with a way to make them exceptions to the tribes color selection.

Thanks for your time.


I already have an explanation for the armor color question, it will get covered in the Sahmad story on BIONICLEstory.com

As you can clearly see here, as well as the other multiple times he has said it.

I'd recommend you find or make a relevant topic if you want to get into detail about it, or just wait.
#9497
Dear Greg,
Could it be possible that radiation could be a toa element

A said toa of radiation could control only alpha rays, beta rays, gamma/ X-rays, and neutron rays.

They could
* create radiation
-cause objects to become radioactive
-cause small nuclear blasts
* control radiation
-cange the type of radiation
*absorb radiation
*unleashing a radiation nova blast
*have resistance to radiation

I know you said radiation does not affect the armor of MU citizens, but they are 15% organic and radiation affects organic parts. Radiation sounds destructive to be a toa element, but plasma is a toa element and it is pretty destructive.

Thanks for reading this,
Auto


I'm really not interested in adding a load of new Toa elements into the story at this point, and I don't really think LEGO is going to want a Toa running around causing nuclear explosions.


I guess a toa running around using the power of a nuclear bomb was not a wise idea.
Back to the drawing board.
#9498
Foolery
Nittany Nuva
Foolery
We'll see what Greg decides, I don't really see why they'd be sooo much rustier than anyone else, the water tribe would probably rust faster, but we should stop speculating and wait until it get's revealed


Like any metal, it would depend on the quality and/or composition of the armor. I know that the element is not specific to Iron, and Greg thought it sounded better than 'metal', but in our universe iron rusts like heck, and stainless steel doesn't. Maybe the Iron Agori use a metal exclusive to Bota Magna, that rusts more easily than the metals the Bara Magnans use. Maybe it's just because their armor is in very poor condition because no one will repair it for them. There are many explanations of why their armor would be rusty and others wouldn't. Look at the Vahi. It used to be golden. How many other rusty artifacts have we seen in the MU?

Anyway, Greg will provide an explanation, regardless of what it is.
Hi Greg,

I recently read in your blog that you have picked Iron to be the element associated with the plagued tribe, and you mentioned that it doesn't match their armor color. But is this really a problem? I don't recall you canonizing a color specific to beings of that element, but even if you did want it to be gunmetal gray, for example, couldn't you say that Sahmad's and Tellirus' armor had been rusted and corroded from prolonged exposure in the desert, or that they had at some point picked up new armor, possibly to disguise their plagued Agori appearance?
I mean now that you are not tied to the sets anymore, and these are the only two members of that tribe that have ever been pictured, you could easily come up with a way to make them exceptions to the tribes color selection.

Thanks for your time.


I already have an explanation for the armor color question, it will get covered in the Sahmad story on BIONICLEstory.com

As you can clearly see here, as well as the other multiple times he has said it.

I'd recommend you find or make a relevant topic if you want to get into detail about it, or just wait.


I am starting to think that maybe it was an effect from the Plague, is what had changed their color.
#9499
Maybe people should stop discussing the color of the Iron tribe in this topic
It is starting to become more like spam than discussion
#9501
TheShadowedOne1
Foolery
Nittany Nuva
Foolery
We'll see what Greg decides, I don't really see why they'd be sooo much rustier than anyone else, the water tribe would probably rust faster, but we should stop speculating and wait until it get's revealed


Like any metal, it would depend on the quality and/or composition of the armor. I know that the element is not specific to Iron, and Greg thought it sounded better than 'metal', but in our universe iron rusts like heck, and stainless steel doesn't. Maybe the Iron Agori use a metal exclusive to Bota Magna, that rusts more easily than the metals the Bara Magnans use. Maybe it's just because their armor is in very poor condition because no one will repair it for them. There are many explanations of why their armor would be rusty and others wouldn't. Look at the Vahi. It used to be golden. How many other rusty artifacts have we seen in the MU?

Anyway, Greg will provide an explanation, regardless of what it is.
Hi Greg,

I recently read in your blog that you have picked Iron to be the element associated with the plagued tribe, and you mentioned that it doesn't match their armor color. But is this really a problem? I don't recall you canonizing a color specific to beings of that element, but even if you did want it to be gunmetal gray, for example, couldn't you say that Sahmad's and Tellirus' armor had been rusted and corroded from prolonged exposure in the desert, or that they had at some point picked up new armor, possibly to disguise their plagued Agori appearance?
I mean now that you are not tied to the sets anymore, and these are the only two members of that tribe that have ever been pictured, you could easily come up with a way to make them exceptions to the tribes color selection.

Thanks for your time.


I already have an explanation for the armor color question, it will get covered in the Sahmad story on BIONICLEstory.com

As you can clearly see here, as well as the other multiple times he has said it.

I'd recommend you find or make a relevant topic if you want to get into detail about it, or just wait.


I am starting to think that maybe it was an effect from the Plague, is what had changed their color.


I think orenge and yellow work wall for iron in reminds me of molten metal even thoe it would have worked beter for plasma
#9502
:smilekopakanu: Hey, Greg. Lately I've been wondering about the Bohrok's role (if any) that they have during the Reign of Shadows. This has led me to the following questions:

1a) Near the end of the Destiny War, Krakua awakened the Bohrok under Metru Nui. Are these Bohrok still active?

1b) If they are active, are they fighting for Teridax, the resistance, or have they managed to find some way to be "neutral"?

2) Also, are the Bahrag active right now? If so, are they on Teridax's side, the side of Mata Nui/the resistance, or have they managed some way to be "neutral"?


1) None survived
2) Bahrag are neutral. They tend to be very isolated where they are

#9503
Topic closed. Too much off topic discussion. It'll be open again within a day. There we go. Play nice now.
#9504
1. Any chance you would wright a serial about what went on at Bota Magna after the shattering?

2. Could the Spirit's Wish teleport someone off of Bara Magna if they desired it?

1) It's possible
2) I would say no, I think you would run into a range issue. I think it could have teleported someone from that chunk of the planet to elsewhere on the planet back when it was whole, but teleporting through space might be a bit much.
#9505
Brinx
2. Could the Spirit's Wish teleport someone off of Bara Magna if they desired it?

Sorry to be off topic, but what's the Spirit's Wish?

inikarule888 :tohu: B)
#9506
inikarule888
Brinx
2. Could the Spirit's Wish teleport someone off of Bara Magna if they desired it?

Sorry to be off topic, but what's the Spirit's Wish?

inikarule888 :tohu: B)

read the final chapter of Riddle of the Great Beings :psychotwitch:
#9507
1.- In chapter 4 of The Crossing, where Gresh and Strakk try free to Tarduk and Kirbold, Gresh found a strange stones with a mineral that emits light. My question is: what is the name of this mineral?
1.b - Do these stones are linked to the Lightstone from the Matoran Universe?
2 .- Click is a male or female?
3 .- Recently you confirmed that the Venom Flyers and the Colony Drones have returned to join the Visorak Horde. Is it possible that the Gate Guardians have also done the same?
4.- I have a question regarding an image on "The Challenge of Mata Nui". On one hand, there is a stone with the image of a Scarabax in it. Who was it that made this: the Agori or the Great Beings?
5.- The Scarabax Beetles are indirectly related with the Great Beings?
6.- There is a reason for Malum continuing attack to Strakk, after the latter has surrendered? Will this be revealed in the GN # 8?
7.- In the beginning of TLR, Mata Nui said: "Captured and preserved inside a mask worn by the Toa warrior..." The Toa warrior who Mata Nui referred is Matoro?
8.- What happened with Psionic powers who you promised to reveal today?

Bye .


1) If I had a name for it, it would have been mentioned in story
1b) No
2) Click is male
3) Possible, yes
4) Agori, most likely
5) No
6) Yes, he was enraged.
7) I haven't seen the movie yet, so I can't comment on this.
8) Sorry for the delay -- every December, LEGO employees work for a few days at Toys R Us stores in the northeast, and the beginning of this week is my shift, meaning I wasn't near my computer yesterday. But I will do it this week.
#9508
Spartan_Tails
1.- In chapter 4 of The Crossing, where Gresh and Strakk try free to Tarduk and Kirbold, Gresh found a strange stones with a mineral that emits light. My question is: what is the name of this mineral?
1.b - Do these stones are linked to the Lightstone from the Matoran Universe?
2 .- Click is a male or female?
3 .- Recently you confirmed that the Venom Flyers and the Colony Drones have returned to join the Visorak Horde. Is it possible that the Gate Guardians have also done the same?
4.- I have a question regarding an image on "The Challenge of Mata Nui". On one hand, there is a stone with the image of a Scarabax in it. Who was it that made this: the Agori or the Great Beings?
5.- The Scarabax Beetles are indirectly related with the Great Beings?
6.- There is a reason for Malum continuing attack to Strakk, after the latter has surrendered? Will this be revealed in the GN # 8?
7.- In the beginning of TLR, Mata Nui said: "Captured and preserved inside a mask worn by the Toa warrior..." The Toa warrior who Mata Nui referred is Matoro?
8.- What happened with Psionic powers who you promised to reveal today?

Bye .


1) If I had a name for it, it would have been mentioned in story
1b) No
2) Click is male
3) Possible, yes
4) Agori, most likely
5) No
6) Yes, he was enraged.
7) I haven't seen the movie yet, so I can't comment on this.
8) Sorry for the delay -- every December, LEGO employees work for a few days at Toys R Us stores in the northeast, and the beginning of this week is my shift, meaning I wasn't near my computer yesterday. But I will do it this week.


7) I believe that was a reference to Toa Ignika, who was the last one to wear the mask before he sacrificed his body to awaken Mata Nui.
#9509
Nuhrii the Metruan
Spartan_Tails
1.- In chapter 4 of The Crossing, where Gresh and Strakk try free to Tarduk and Kirbold, Gresh found a strange stones with a mineral that emits light. My question is: what is the name of this mineral?
1.b - Do these stones are linked to the Lightstone from the Matoran Universe?
2 .- Click is a male or female?
3 .- Recently you confirmed that the Venom Flyers and the Colony Drones have returned to join the Visorak Horde. Is it possible that the Gate Guardians have also done the same?
4.- I have a question regarding an image on "The Challenge of Mata Nui". On one hand, there is a stone with the image of a Scarabax in it. Who was it that made this: the Agori or the Great Beings?
5.- The Scarabax Beetles are indirectly related with the Great Beings?
6.- There is a reason for Malum continuing attack to Strakk, after the latter has surrendered? Will this be revealed in the GN # 8?
7.- In the beginning of TLR, Mata Nui said: "Captured and preserved inside a mask worn by the Toa warrior..." The Toa warrior who Mata Nui referred is Matoro?
8.- What happened with Psionic powers who you promised to reveal today?

Bye .


1) If I had a name for it, it would have been mentioned in story
1b) No
2) Click is male
3) Possible, yes
4) Agori, most likely
5) No
6) Yes, he was enraged.
7) I haven't seen the movie yet, so I can't comment on this.
8) Sorry for the delay -- every December, LEGO employees work for a few days at Toys R Us stores in the northeast, and the beginning of this week is my shift, meaning I wasn't near my computer yesterday. But I will do it this week.


7) I believe that was a reference to Toa Ignika, who was the last one to wear the mask before he sacrificed his body to awaken Mata Nui.


Actually, no. The answer we were looking for is: That intro spat in the face of the canon, and "worn by a Toa warrior" was just a way to describe that the mask is meant to be worn. I am fairly certain that it was merely for that purpose.

It can (thankfully) be interpreted to be canon, however, and you two both have good suggestions. The reason why is purely superficial, though.
#9510
Hi Greg, Thanks very much in advance for taking the time to answer these questions for me.

1) What would you say is your personal favorite moment in the bionicle saga so far?
2) Are there any characters or events that you have regretted creating or causing?
3) How much say do you have in the design of the sets?
4) Back in 2000, when you first started writing the story, how far did you imagine the story would go for?
5) If you could change one thing in the whole story so far, what would it be?
6) Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believed that the Toa Nuva's destiny was to awaken the great spirit. As they have now done that, and in turn completed their destinies, should they turn into Turaga or something like that?
7) Are there many things that you've wanted to do with the story, but couldn't?
7a) Is it possible you could bring some into alternate universes?
8) Continuing with Vezon, i read on BS01 that "Vezon was considered an unofficial Dark Hunter by the Shadowed One. His entry in the book of Dark Hunters was torn out and burned because the Shadowed One expected Vezon to hand over the Ignika when he got it, and that didn't happen." At what point was Vezon recruited by the Dark Hunters?
9) One thing has been bugging me for a while. Artakha transported the Toa Nuva into Karda Nui after Voya Nui rejoined with the Southern Continent (i think that's right), as the entrance to Karda Nui was sealed, so...how did they get out afterwards?
10) When the Toa Nuva entered Karda Nui, their adaptive armor kicked in. Did the Mistika/Phantoka, while they were in Karda Nui, have different forms to the ones they had in the Swamp of Secrets, or are their forms universal.
11) Do you have any advice to help young writers?

Thanks very much in advance.

Toa_Vezon


1) I don't think I have one.
2) Nope.
3) None.
4) I wasn't writing the story in 2000 -- I didn't come to work for LEGO until the end of that year. And for most of the next several years, the overall direction of the story was being decided by Bob Thompson, not me.
5) Probably Vakama going bad in 2005
6) To become a Turaga, you must fulfill your destiny AND choose to sacrfice your Toa power. The Nuva have not as yet chosen to do the latter.
7) No, not really, and no on 7a -- had there been things I wasn't allowed by LEGO to do, they wouldn't allow them in alts either
8) I don't have an exact timeline on this.
9) That got dealt with in the comics -- they used the Karda Nui vehicles that were hidden in the Codrex.
10) I don't understand your question
11) Read, a lot, particularly writers who are better than you are. That is the best way to learn.


9) I know that they used the vehicles in the Cordex, but the entrance, and therefore the exit, to Karda Nui was blocked, so how did the vehicles escape?

10) Yeah, reading back I didn't phrase it as well as I thought. What i meant was: When the Toa Nuva came into Karda Nui, the adaptive armour activated, and gave Kopaka, Pohatu and Lewa the Phantoka forms. When Tahu, Gali and Onua entered, did they have different forms to the Mistika armour, or is their adaptive armour for Karda Nui the same wherever they are, and it didn't change for when they entered the Swamp.
I think that makes more sense.

Toa_Vezon


9) The upper entrance was, yes, but there was a side entrance, the one Icarax used to get in.
10) They did have different forms from the Mistika armor, but we did not show this in comic


Aha, that makes sense about Karda Nui. Thanks

10) is it then logical to assume that the Phantoka had different armor when they went into the Swamp?

Again, many thanks
Toa_Vezon


10) I'd have to say no, because I believe they were shown in the swamp scenes in their old armor.


10) so would it be logical to assume, again, that the Mistika have a different kind of Adaptive Armor to the Phantoka?

also a few new Questions:
1) When/If the Nuva transform into Turaga, taking Kopaka as an example, would his mask look like the one that Solek has?
2) As Kiina is the only female character we've seen in the 2009 story so far, excluding the Sisters of the Skrall, and she and Tarix were part of the same tribe, do all the tribes on Bara Magna have Glatrorian of both genders?
3) on the final page of Comic 15: Secrets and Shadows, there is a moon in the back of the picture. Is this possibly Bota/Spherius Magna?
4) As it was Vakama and the Metru's destinies to awaken the Matoran after Teridax's plan in Metru Nui, so, now they are Turaga, what are they supposed to do? Haven't they completed their destinies?
5) When Tahu and the gang arrive from the Matoran Universe, surely they're going to have some problems/stubbornness in accepting this Glatorian/Toa as the great spirit that has protected them for so many years, so how is Mata Nui going to convince the Toa that he is who he says he is?

Toa_Vezon


10) Why?
1) Yes
2) Not necessarily, no. There is no Glatorian quota system. If a female trainee is good enough, then she gets to fight for her village. If not, she doesn't. Same with males. In some villages, it is possible none of the females have made the cut.
3) From what year?
4) Their destinies as Toa, yes. Not necessarily their destiny for their entire life.
5) Not going to be an issue, as they will never see Mata Nui in his Glatorian form. He is already in the prototype robot when they arrive.


10) Well, the Mistika changed their form when they went into the Swamp, but the Phantoka didn't (And I'm not counting the forms they used while piloting the Vehicles).
3) It was the last comic of 2003, Just before Vakama started telling the Nuva about Metru Nui. It probably isn't, as you hadn't thought of it at the time, but it would make some sense if it was.
4) So every being has a set of Destinies, E.G: Matoran destiny, Toa Destiny, Turaga Destiny and Overall Destiny?
4a) Do the Glatorian have destinys the same as the inhabitants of the MU?

Toa_Vezon


10) That was purely a set thing, though, it's not related to story. They didn't change their form because the artist has to draw existing sets.
3) It's possible, but I am not an expert on the cosmology of the BIONICLE universe -- the whole AM is a moon of Bara Magna thing came from Denmark, not from me
4) Everything that exists has a destiny
4a) Yes.


Possibly some new things in there somewhere
#9511
1. Was Gresh's predecessor one of those mentioned who was killed in an arena match with a Skrall?
2. Have any previously unemployed Glatorian joined the mega-village?
3. Does Ackar have a deputy?
4. Is Branar leading any fragment of the Rock Tribe?
5. Is Atakus with Stronius' party.

Thank you.


1) No. Where was it said that Skrall have killed opponents in the arena?
2) Probably, yes
3) Kiina
4) No
5) No


1. In RoV, it says that many Glatorian went to Roxtus to fight and didn't return, and that the Skrall blamed it on accidents.


1) Ah, so it actually does not say they were killed in the arena -- just that they did not return. And no, he did not die in Roxtus.


1. I thought it was implied. My misunderstanding.
2. Okay.
3. Interesting.
4. Oh well.
5. Oh well.
#9512
Hey GregF, just few questions.
1. You never specified what a Toa of Psionics would absorb, as all Toa absorb something. What would a Toa of Psionics absorb?
2. Would a Nova Blast be a more severe and widespread mind-damaging blast?
Thanks.


1) Hmmm. Do we know that ALL Toa absorb something, or only that the Toa we have seen in story so far absorb something?
2) Yes

1. Very interesting answer. Touché.
#9513
Well, that slightly changes the definition of "Elemental Power" I suppose.
#9514
Yaaay we can all MOC Turaga Nuva of Kopaka, Pohatu, and Lewa now .
#9515
GlatorianJaller
Yaaay we can all MOC Turaga Nuva of Kopaka, Pohatu, and Lewa now .



We always could. Accurately, now, there's a different story.
#9516
Triggy
Hi Greg,

So excited for Sahmad's Tale, can't wait. Also, the Mata Nui's Guide to Bara Magna is a masterpiece, thank you very much.

I just had two quick question about the Great Volcano, located at the center of the Valley of the Maze.

1) Is the tower from Comic 5 Valley of Fear (http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Comic_Mata_Nui_in_Valley_of_the_Maze.png) where the Great Volcano is located? Does this tower serve almost as a smokestack for it? Because both the tower and the volcano have been referred to as keeping secrets of the Great Beings, I figure they are one and the same location. I just wanted confirmation of that, if possible.

2) Are the forges of the fortress in the Valley of the Maze, where you told me the Kanohi Ignika was forged, fuelled by the heat and power of the Great Volcano? Or was the Great Volcano the forge itself, kind of like Mount Doom with the One Ring?

Thanks for your kind attention.

Triggy
BS01 Staff


1) I'd rather not go into this, as it comes up in 2010 story
2) The question you have to ask yourself first is, is the volcano really a volcano?


So I guess we'll just have to wait on this one.



Volcano ain't Volcano?

I know, the Great Volcano is actually the GB fortress where part of the Golden Armor is :D. And that smoke that was seen comming from it was the forge?

BTW, why Greg doent's answer all my questions D:?
#9517
Hey Greg,
Been about a year since I've asked you any questions so though i'd spin you a line.

Firstly, many thanks for canonizing a 16th Toa element, been looking forward to having 16 for quite a while, though pity you didn't canonize the pink color idea we were throwing around in the OED Topic ;P.

1)In Regards to the Ce-Matoran and Toa of Psionics, We have not seen any in the Storyline on account of their non-existance, though is there an lore/story based reason as to why we haven't?
We're they hunted down by Makuta along with the Iron/Magnetism/etc Matoran as they were a Threat?
Did Helryx Take them into protection/ hide them/ draft many into the OoMN/ or even possibly eliminate them after researching them?

2) Do you have the Ability to 'Ret-con' Certain past things form the BIONICLE universe as a result of The discontinuation of sets and freeing up of room for expansion?
3) Is there anything you/you'd wish to Ret-con if you can/would? Such as the Green Matoran being male as a result of a Typo.
4) Any plans to canonize other prefix's / official colors for the remaining elements to finialize all of the debating going on in OED Topic?
5) Perchance do you stop by the Official Elements Topic at all? Theres some quite interesting discussion going on about Bionicle/Elemental Physics going on.

Once again, thanks a lot for your time :)
-Roki


1) No, there is no story reason for it, other than that most of the story has focused on Mata Nui and Metru Nui and there are no Ce-Matoran there.
2) Such as what?
3) I don't understand what you are asking -- green Matoran were always meant to be male, as far as I know.
4) Not at the moment, no
5) No, I don't.


2) I read in OGD recently that you only continued the mental link with Takua and Gali in recent years otherwise you'd be going against The things established in MNOG. That and other things that were established before you had complete control over the bionicle universe are the things i am talking about :).
3) I mean as in Matoran of Plantlife, i read somewhere that you were intending to have the Toa of the Green on the fortress being a female but Typo'ed or something?

-Roki


2) No, I see no point in retconning things out of story. That would just cause confusion, and why do that at this point?
3) I really don't recall, that was years ago


-Roki
#9518
Hi Greg - thanks for the great stuff about Psionics.

1) Do you anticipate it making an appearance in story? Or was this just an epic fleshing out of an expanded universe element? Either way, I'm thrilled.

I had a couple other questions for you, if you don't mind.

2) BS01 currently has the galactic universe of BIONICLE (where the Magnas are) entitled "Wall of Stars," which is based on a term used once or twice in the Mata Nui Online Game II. It describes the astrological constellations the Ga-Matoran consulted while on the island of Mata Nui, in the same way that the Ta-Matoran used the Wall of History and the Ko-Matoran, the Wall of Prophecy.

This seems to me to be a bit of a misnomer, comparable to calling an article on Spherus Magna "Paradise" because that's what the Matoran call it in the Legend of Mata Nui. "BIONICLE Universe" would be more appropriate - Wall of Stars connotes astrology as opposed to astronomy. Would you support me in this?

3) The Krana and Kraata have suffixes like Bo, Cu, Xi, and Ye - presumably these are Matoran (language) suffixes which identify their powers, yes? There is only repetition that I know of - there's a Krana Za (telepathy) and Kraata Za (fear) - this hopefully can be explained by the noun which accompanies by the suffix, kind of like context in English?

4) When do you anticipate Sahmad's Tale going live? Sometime in the new year, or earlier?

Thanks for your time.

Triggy
BS01 Staff


1) Both
2) Sure
3) Yes
4) Hopefully, before the end of this year, though I have to get the new ROS chapter done first
#9519
Hey GregF, just two questions.
1. You recently revealed the colors for a Toa of Psionics: blue and gold. Tarix has blue and gold armor. You mentioned that Mata Nui affiliates green with Air, even though technically Gresh should have gotten Jungle powers. By this logic, Mata Nui should affiliate blue and gold with Psionics. Now, in the TLR movie AND book, Tarix did not show his elemental powers. So this should probably be enough evidence to say that Tarix got Psionics powers instead of Water powers even though he's from a Water Tribe because Mata Nui affiliates colors with elements. Am I right?
2. Can Krana control Glatorian/Agori/Skrall?
Thanks.

1) Sorry, no. We have never stated how many Toa of Psionics there are or have been, so there may not have been enough for Mata Nui to associate the colors with anything. Besides, Tarix does come from a water village and was wearing primarily blue, so it would make sense he would have water powers. Plus remember that Mata Nui was doing this in such a way that the Glatorian would think their weapons had the power, not them -- kind of hard to do that with Psionics.
2) No

1. This was a joke, so don't go all "hay u cant do dat" on me. :P
#9520
Hi Greg, just thought I would ask you a few questions.
1. The red star has reconnected to teridax, Right? So what has happened to the toa inika's spirit stars? They were orbiting the red star.
2. Will the strange beings in the red star ever be reveiled?
3. Matoran can't make matoran, but can two glatorian or agori make more ? Yes or No.
4. could a toa of water control water vapor to make a breeze?
5. Do you think that Kiina's trident peices seperated would make good whepons for nokama?
6. Do you hope to do story line beyond 2011?
7. Can one of the elemental glatorian do a nova blast, or can only toa do that?
8. in 2010 will necktan's muaka make any apperance? (story wise, not set wise)

Thank you for your time.


1) Nothing has happened to them, they are not connected to the red star.
2) Yes
3) I am not going to get into the whole reproduction question, unless you are writing a "Glatorian Babies" story it's not relevant.
4) We know they can draw moisture from the air, but creating breezes would be a Toa of Air power, not water
5) No idea
6) If people are still interested. I am sure that web traffic on BIONICLEstory.com is going to be looked at when it's time to make that decision
7) They could, but they would die in the process.
8) No


I wonder why a nova blast would kill them?