Chat with Greg Farshtey

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I am not sure if you are the one I should ask, but you are the best option I have.

 

You see, In the spanish Bionicle Wiki, we call the event of The Shattering "El Destrozamiento". But since that word is not recorded in the spanish dictionary, I'm starting to beleve that "Destrozamiento" is a misinterpretation of the word Shattering, considering there are more appropriate translations, like "La Ruptura".

 

I know you might not be related to the spanish translation team, but you have mentioned that event in more than one of your books, so I guess you might have heard the translation in one of the spnish version of your books (unless the Bara Magna Saga hasn't been translated, I am not aware of that).

 

So, can you confirm that "Destrozamiento" is the official translation of Shattering, or does it have another name?

If you don't know anything about the spanish version of the BM saga and you can't answer, don't worry. But I had to try.

 

Thank you for your attention.

A better option would to re-write your questions in another post so he can see them, instead of making him go backwards.
777stairs wrote:

1.)  Do you still have the photo for the Dark Hunter Phantom?

 

2.) Is there any way for us to obtain what was finished for the Bionicle Graphic Novel 10 like the art already done by Zanier? And what did you have planned for the plot?

Buried alive.

 

3.)Is there any way you could do something similar to what Faber's doing in the Turaga Files, just with unfinished/unpublished material of yours. And could you give us a rough outline of Invasion as it was when you finished it (as far as you can remember)? (Or, if you were to just rewrite it in your free time for us, that would be amazing Happy .)

Can you tell us the Shadow One's real name?

Hi Greg,

 

I want to know,

 

Matoran can turn into Toa through Toa Stones, which are essentially simple stones with Toa Power fused in them.

 

That being the case, can a Toa DIRECTLY turn a Matoran into a Toa by simply touching them and infusing them with elemental eneergy?

More questions (I feel inpired):

 

1) Mata Nui and Makuta Teridax are formally reffered as "Brothers" because both of them create life (Matoran and Rahi). But was their first contact on the Battle of Bara Magna? Or did they talked to each other before? For exmple, in the Matoran Civil War, did Mata Nui asked "Teridax! Stop the Matoran War so they can go back to work and keep my health!"?

 

2) If the essence of a Makuta came into a body of a living being in order to survive (if he could), would that being access to some of his Kraata Powers (such as telepacy, or teleportation)? And could the Makuta influence the ideals of his host?

 

3) Is there a chance that Dekar-Hydraxon could become Dekar again?

 

4) Arround how many Great Beings are there, besides Agonce, Velika, Heremus, the Cursed Great Being, and the other two Great beings whose counterparts were on the council of the Melding AU?

garmagic wrote:

More questions (I feel inpired):

 

1) Mata Nui and Makuta Teridax are formally reffered as "Brothers" because both of them create life (Matoran and Rahi). But was their first contact on the Battle of Bara Magna? Or did they talked to each other before? For exmple, in the Matoran Civil War, did Mata Nui asked "Teridax! Stop the Matoran War so they can go back to work and keep my health!"?

 

2) If the essence of a Makuta came into a body of a living being in order to survive (if he could), would that being access to some of his Kraata Powers (such as telepacy, or teleportation)? And could the Makuta influence the ideals of his host?

 

3) Is there a chance that Dekar-Hydraxon could become Dekar again?

 

4) Arround how many Great Beings are there, besides Agonce, Velika, Heremus, the Cursed Great Being, and the other two Great beings whose counterparts were on the council of the Melding AU?


1) Creating life had nothing to do with it. They are considered brothers because they were both supposed to be looking after the Matoran. But to answer your question, there is no evidence of the Makuta or anyone else in the MU conversing directly with Mata Nui prior to 2009.

2) Two-part answer. Yes, a possessed body would gain some Makuta powers, but not all. And a Makuta cannot possess a body that already has a consciousness in it, so influencing the host would not be an issue.

3) The Ignika could do that, yes.

4) I don't have a count.

 

jakob19991221 wrote:

Hi Greg,

 

I want to know,

 

Matoran can turn into Toa through Toa Stones, which are essentially simple stones with Toa Power fused in them.

 

That being the case, can a Toa DIRECTLY turn a Matoran into a Toa by simply touching them and infusing them with elemental eneergy?


It's a good question. What the rocks are doing is triggering what is already inside the Matoran, which is why they won't work on just any Matoran. I am not sure if a Toa could trigger that himself/herself by direct contact. If they could, I would think we would have seen that at some point.

 

ToaofTime4266 wrote:

Can you tell us the Shadow One's real name?

This has been asked and answered numerous times. No.

777stairs wrote:
777stairs wrote:

1.)  Do you still have the photo for the Dark Hunter Phantom?

 

2.) Is there any way for us to obtain what was finished for the Bionicle Graphic Novel 10 like the art already done by Zanier? And what did you have planned for the plot?

Buried alive.

 

3.)Is there any way you could do something similar to what Faber's doing in the Turaga Files, just with unfinished/unpublished material of yours. And could you give us a rough outline of Invasion as it was when you finished it (as far as you can remember)? (Or, if you were to just rewrite it in your free time for us, that would be amazing Happy .)

1) I don't have any unfinished/unpublished material to share. And I can't write "new" old BIONICLE stuff without LEGO's permission, and since the company is trying to promote new BIONICLE, it's really not in their interest to have new versions of old story material floating around. It would distract from new story.

garmagic wrote:

I am not sure if you are the one I should ask, but you are the best option I have.

 

You see, In the spanish Bionicle Wiki, we call the event of The Shattering "El Destrozamiento". But since that word is not recorded in the spanish dictionary, I'm starting to beleve that "Destrozamiento" is a misinterpretation of the word Shattering, considering there are more appropriate translations, like "La Ruptura".

 

I know you might not be related to the spanish translation team, but you have mentioned that event in more than one of your books, so I guess you might have heard the translation in one of the spnish version of your books (unless the Bara Magna Saga hasn't been translated, I am not aware of that).

 

So, can you confirm that "Destrozamiento" is the official translation of Shattering, or does it have another name?

If you don't know anything about the spanish version of the BM saga and you can't answer, don't worry. But I had to try.

 

Thank you for your attention.


Sorry, I can't help. I have never seen a Spanish language BIONICLE book (only Chinese), and I don't speak Spanish.

 

TeridaxXD001 wrote:

2. I guess I meant "sapience." I've seen multiple definitions of the word "sentience." So how intelligent is Voporak beyond his Vahi mission?

Also:

1. The Bahrag and Bohrok are similar in shape. Did the Great Beings base the appearance of one on the other? If so, which?

2. Did Gaardus in fact break the Red Star?

3. Gaardus knew what the Red Star was for before he was revived. How did he know, and how common is this knowledge?

4. The Jaller & Gukko set is based on a scene in Mask of Light where Jaller and Takua ride Kongu's pet Gukko Ka. Based on this, is it safe to assume the Gukko in the set is supposed to be Ka?

5. Ahkmou's sphere was lost on the first trip to Mata Nui. What did the Turaga think when he suddenly showed up out of nowhere? Did they suspect it was Teridax that rescued him?

6. Did the Zyglak have any method of "reproduction?" New Matoran could come into being given the technology, but since Zyglak were accidents, did they have this capability?

7. Did the residents of the MU know that their universe had physical boundaries? I mean, they had to go through gates in walls to get to other lands most of the time.

 

2) Well, he wouldn't get into Mensa, but he's smarter than, say, the Hulk.

1) Not to my knowledge.

2) No

3) It's not common at all. As for how he knew, not something we ever determined.

4) I think so

5) I am pretty sure they would have suspected something was off, even if they didn't necessarily know for sure it was Teridax.

6) No

7) I think some would have, if they lived near an outer wall.

TeridaxXD001 wrote:

 
8. Did revenge factor into Velika's murder of Karzahni at all? I know he was trying to get rid of a threat, but Karzahni also weakened Velika with his "repairs."

9. Was "Velika" the name of the Great Being, the Matoran the Great Being stole the body from, or did he just completely make it up?

Thanks.

 

Buried


8) Velika would have killed him anyway, but I am sure he took some extra pleasure in it, yes.

9) The Matoran

garmagic wrote:More few questions:
1) Arround how many Toa are in the Melding alternate universe?
2) Can a Matoran of the Melding become a Toa?
3) Do the Matoran have a slight resistence to the pit mutagen? Because their physical changes were not as radical as the Barraki's.
4) How do the Rahi feed? Do they actually eat Matoran?
5) Can the Makuta use their quick healing power to restore a wound of his armor?
6) If a Makuta absorbes someone whoes will cannot conquer (like the Kingdom Teridax and Matoro), would his body explode?
7) Could a Makuta partially control a Toa Hordika with his Rahi Control powers?
8) Did the Zyglak evacuated the Matoran Universe after Spherus Magna's reconstruction, or decided to stay away from them? Would that mean their extintion?
9) Takua is the first Matoran ever created, and because of that, he was a little different from the others (or so i've heard). Then what is the difference between he and the rest of the Matoran?
10) Despite the fact of being in a Matoran body, is Velika stronger than a Toa or other beings? I mean, he was able to take on Tren Krom, Karzahni and Lesovikk on his own and destroy two of them, so unless he's using some kind of weapon...
11) If Velika wanted to, could he transform himself into a Toa (via some kind of device or something)?

1) I don't have this info

2) Yes

3) Not to my knowledge

4) Those Rahi who are carnivores eat other Rahi. There are Rahi who are Matoran-eaters, but as in our world, they are relatively rare.

5) No

6) Why would that make his body explode?

7) Certainly he would have a good shot at influencing him

8) They can't really stay in the robot indefinitely because the robot is being dismantled. I think they will stay there as long as they can and probably have to be subdued at some point.

9) Takua had more sapience from the start than other Matoran did.

10) He is not besting them with physical strength. GBs are not known for that

11) No.

Hello Mr Greg 

 

1.A Toa of the air would be able to float in the air by rotating the wind around him? And move objects with the air as a kind of equivalent to telekinesis? 

 

2.The power of the Golden Skinned Being can be considered as the fourth legendary power of Bionicle?