The Ignika was able to create the Golden Armor because the materials used to make it were partly organic.
The lava plain onto which Tahu thought he walking when he exited the Matoran universe was an illusion caused by the Ignika. It was supposed to be a lava plain of the island of Mata Nui, meant to put Tahu in a comfortable setting. The Ignika also never left its place in the prototype robot -- what Tahu saw of the Ingika was also an illusion.
Mata Nui enabled the inhabitants of the Matoran universe to communicate with those of Bara Magna through some special power of his.
Teridax could have survived his blow to the head if he had known it was coming by fleeing the body. He did not, however, know it was coming and was caught possessing a body which then got killed, and he was therefore killed with it.
Greg would assume that some might have been killed when Teridax took the blow to his head.
Matoran universe's impact upon the surface of Bara Magna caused an event like the Great Cataclysm within.
The Matoran universe outside of Metru Nui was able to remain undamaged from Teridax's fall because it took a few seconds for the robot's gravity stabilizers to power down, affording its innards enough protection to survive the fall intact.
On the reason for Mata Nui's withdrawal from society: "Basically, because if you think about what happened on Spherus Magna, everyone was looking to the ELs for leadership. When the ELs said go to war, everyone went, regardless of what a stupid idea it was. Mata Nui does not want the people of SM to be dependent on him for direction. He wants them to be an independent people who can solve their own problems without "big brother" there to do it for them."
Mata Nui is currently restoring his energies and remaining dormant. He is conscious but not active.
If Takanuva were to wear a different Kanohi, its color would turn gold.
On whether Takanuva has changed his coloration back to normal: "For the moment, I am going to have to say no, only because if post-Makuta comics ever get made in the coming year, the artist would be working off the 2008 set or the 2009 set, as he does not have access to the 2003 set."
Greg doubts that Tahu will continue to wear the Golden Armor now that its power has been expended.
Were Tahu to step down, Kopaka would be second in line to lead the Toa Nuva, and probably Gali would be third.
On what the new society on Spherus Magna will do with villains such as the Barraki and the Dark Hunters: "Well, they would have to capture them first. It's a big planet with a lot of places to hide, so odds are the 'villains' will disappear until they want to be found."
It will be easy for Nektann and his Skakdi to claim some part of Spherus Magna to live in, since it is a big place and no one is looking for them.
On Ahkmou's fate: "Oh, this is an easy one -- if you were Ahkmou, what would you do? I would find myself a bunch of Agori who don't know who I am and hang out with them. And I am sure that is what he is doing. Remember, the new society does not mean everyone lives together in the same city -- it's a big planet, people are going to scatter, and Ahkmou can easily get lost someplace where MU inhabitants won't run into him."
Karzahni is still alive.
The Shadowed One is still alive.
As things stand now, the Matoran would need to salvage equipment from the Matoran universe and find a way to make it operational in order to be able to reproduce on Spherus Magna.
Krukua's message to Vakama in the past is currently part of future storyline.
The Bahrag will be able to escape the Matoran universe; they are otherwise in danger of being unable to survive in its dead-state environment. They are not aware that Mata Nui's mission has been completed or even what his mission is.
The Bohrok will remain inside their nests. Their dormant Krana will be able to survive, as always.
The Bahrag will leave the MU and relocate to Spherus Magna, somewhere. The Bohrok are asleep, so the shutdown of the robot will not affect them since they do not require heat, light or air in this state.
Greg would assume that the Dark Hunters and the Order of Mata Nui will continue to exist in some form.
The prisoners of the Pit will need to be relocated from the Matoran universe if they are to survive.
The inhabitants of Xia will most likely stick together and establish their own enclave somewhere.
With no Makuta to control them, all surviving Rahkshi will become wild. Those Rahkshi who have escaped the Matoran universe have all scattered.
On government on the new Spherus Magna: "Right now, I am inclined to think that a global government won't happen. If you think about it, it was the governing body -- the Element Lords -- who were the problem the last time."
On Mata Nui's eventual return: "I see Mata Nui as going the King Arthur route -- someday, he could return at the hour of his people's greatest need."
Although Umbra would be able to survive in the Matoran universe's sterile state, he will probably emigrate to Spherus Magna and seek out wherever the Ignika is being kept.
On why the Great Beings preserved the concept of gender in the Matoran universe: "There is no biological reproduction inside the MU. However, there are psychological differences between men and women, and you see that in the female vs. male characters in the MU. The GBs wanted that balance. Look at Metru Nui -- the males tend to be the crafters and laborers, while most of the scholars and teachers are in Ga-Metru. Gali was traditionally the peacemaker in her team."
"Kra" is the Matoran prefix for the element of Shadow.
The air of the Matoran universe was always the same as that of the Spherus Magna, as evidenced by the fact that its inhabitants are able to breathe on Spherus Magna.
Teridax did not unleash shadow leeches on the Matoran during his reign over the Matoran universe.
Teridax killed the Makuta he had held captive to mass-produce Kraata once he had acquired enough Kraata from them.
After being teleported to the southern island chains, Keetongu decided to go on a crusade of his own separate from Axonn and Brutaka to do deal with Teridax's takeover. This crusade of his has since become irrelevant.
Takanuva's plan to have Nuparu tinker with the teleportation device on Destral in order to evade Teridax's takeover met with no results.
The Turaga were kept in a single cell when Teridax imprisoned them in the Coliseum.
Ahkmou ordered that statues of Teridax be put all over Metru Nui of his own volition. He had any existing statues of Toa removed.
On how Gali was ever able to control water that was not liquid protodermis: "That was actually dealt with in story. We showed a Toa -- I don't recall if it was Gali or Nokama -- having to learn to master non-protodermis water, because there were subtle differences."
Artakha would be able to craft a Kanohi Nuva version of any mask power.
Greg would assume that the Piraka received their primary weapons from the Dark Hunters' armory.
The Dark Hunter Vanisher cannot transport people along with him. There are others of Vanisher's species.
The intelligence of organic Kanohi is more primitive than that of Krana.
A Toa's spirit star is made of energy.
On the distinction between the infection of Kanohi by Kraata and infection by antidermis: "Well, the infection from 2001 was caused by kraata infecting masks and thus putting the wearer under Teridax's control. The 2006 infection, however, made the infected susceptible to ANYONE's control, not just Makuta's, so there was a difference in degree."
Nikila, Krakua, Jovan, Dume, Lesovikk, Lhikan, Tuyet, and Nidhiki each had the same masks he or she had worn as Matoran when they were Toa.
The blades which destroyed anything they touched which the Zyglak were seen to be using in the Cord had been stolen from someone else.
Zyglak have their own language.
When the refugees from Karzahni and Karda Nui came to Metru Nui, they scattered throughout the city.
Vican went to Metru Nui with the other refugees from Karda Nui. He has decided not to have his appearance undone, since he wants to remind himself of the mistake he made in choosing to ally with the Makuta. Vican will most likely deal with this guilt by trying to work harder and help others more.
The water drunk on the island of Mata Nui was pumped from underground via wells, meaning it was liquid protodermis. The ocean water was generally not suitable for drinking.
The Avohkah are considered Rahi. They were created as a result of the processes being used to ready Karda Nui for operation.
The Dweller in the Deep was created by a Makuta.
The reason Bara Magna was never seen in the sky on Aqua Magna is because Aqua Magna's rotational spin was such that one side always faced away from Bara Magna, like our moon and the Earth.
The large swooshes flanking Spherus Magna are made of gas and dust.
The swooshes around Spherus Magna were probably disrupted by the passage of the moons.
Spherus Magna is probably not a perfect sphere now, since pieces of its moons fragmented off during their descent.
Glatorian probably number in the thousands taking all of Spherus Magna into account, and the Agori in the tens of thousands.
The name of the sun in Spherus Magna's planetary system is Solis Magna.
On the arrival of Lewa Nuva and company on Bota Magna: "They are in the main universe. Remember, Vezon got time froze and then heard the voice of the GB -- we never said the GB was in the alternate universe. Certainly beings who could invent something like the Olmak (or invent something that could invent that) and something that could basically stop time would be capable of cross-dimensional communication." This Great Being wanted Vezon to retrieve Helryx, Tuyet, Brutaka, etc. because he hopes that they have the power to free him, since Vezon does not.
Greg will probably give a name to the imprisoned Great Being in Reign of Shadows.
Teridax did not want Lewa Nuva to be teleported into space with the others because he is able to create air and could allow them to survive.
Sahmad's Tale extends past Teridax's defeat, since Teridax is not relevant to Sahmad.
Greg hopes to assign a name to the new villain created by the Skakdi from energized protodermis in Reign of Shadows.
The new Toa Team featured in the upcoming serial exists as a team as a result of the aftermath of the Journey's End story. These Toa come from other Toa teams or from working alone.
Months have passed since Teridax took over the Matoran universe by the time he has arrived on Bara Magna.
Tahu and Onua's collaboration in Journey's End Chapter 4 takes place after their mission in Reign of Shadows to destroy the energized protodermis source on Daxia.
The rest of the Toa Nuva safely left the Matoran universe along with Tahu during the battle.
All of the Rahkshi caught outside of the Matoran universe were destroyed by the Golden Armor. Those Rahkshi that remained in the Matoran universe are still alive.
On how Mata Nui was able to drive Teridax back: "A stronger opponent can be felled by a weaker one who is fueled by rage. Mata Nui was fighting FOR something, Makuta basically was not."
On the smallness of the moon that killed Teridax: "It's quite simple, really. When a celestial body moves through space, parts of it fragment off. What hit Teridax was one of those fragments." "[I]t only makes sense that as a celestial body travels through space at the kind of speed it had to move to achieve this, parts would flake off." It seems to have been a chunk from Aqua Magna, based on the blue coloring.
On the manner of Teridax's death: "Actually, wasn't my idea. It came from others on the story team. My idea was that Mata Nui fells him then uses his power to cut the robot body open, freeing all the Matoran, etc. Got rejected as being too violent."
Metru Nui was damaged but not destroyed. The Matoran universe's central processor beneath Metru Nui has been very badly damaged. The rest of the Matoran universe is largely intact. Greg: "Metru Nui does not need to be destroyed for [Teridax] to die. Your brain would not need to be utterly destroyed for you to die, all it would need to do is be damaged in the right places. Makuta was possessing Mata Nui's brain and body, so when brain and body died, so did he."
On why Kiina was not cursed when she held the Ignika: "…[S]he was simply destined to touch it, because what happened to Mata Nui was destined and she cared about him."
Tahu is accurate in saying that Mata Nui is not dead. Greg: "I don't see him as dormant. I see him as very aware of what is going on around him, but choosing not to get involved so that the people of SM can build an independent society that is not dependent on him for every answer."
On what Mata Nui learned on his mission through space: "Mata Nui studied other cultures, and one of the things he learned was that wars were often caused by blind obedience to a being perceived as more powerful (same as what happened with the ELs on Spherus Magna, or in our history, dictators like Hitler). This is why Mata Nui chose to absent himself from the rebuilding of the society -- so that the people of SM won't be dependent on him, or become split between people who follow him and people who don't, etc."
There is still a small desert left in the Bara Magna region. Although it is lush now, the entire region that was once referred to as Bara Magna is still named so.
On whether Tahu will be transformed into a Toa Nuva again soon: "No. The only thing that could do that would be the Ignika, and it is not active right now."
On Tahu's Golden Armor powers: "Actually, as you will see at the end of the online novel, Tahu has a lot of new powers quite apart from the armor."
Nektann more than likely escaped after the battle and is somewhere on Bara Magna.
Ultimately the Golden Armor's function was to send out bolts of energy that incinerated the Kraata of the invading Rahkshi force, thus ending the Rahkshi threat and breaking the back of Makuta's army.
The Golden Armor was specifically designed to kill Rahkshi in the event that they ran amok.
The Great Beings, through instructions embedded in Mata Nui's programming for creating the Makuta, pre-determined that the Makuta would develop the ability to produce Kraata, which is why they knew to develop the Golden Armor with the ability to destroy all Kraata.
The Golden Armor affords its wearer only a one-time use of its power.
When the inhabitants of Spherus Magna resettle into new homes, what may happen is that Agori will drift back to where their tribes originally came from and where others of their kind still live. Greg: "I can't see everyone living in just one city when there is an entire planet to live on."
Any Glatorian who were stranded on Bota Magna will likely join in the new social order on Spherus Magna.
On the fate of the Toa Nuva: "I don't expect the Nuva to stay together as a team. The point of this society is it needs to be integrated, not just everyone staying with everyone they already know. I expect Gali and Lewa to perhaps team up with Kiina and Gelu, etc., as opposed to saying with their fellow Toa."
With its consciousness destroyed, within three days the Matoran universe will become devoid of heat and light and will become largely uninhabitable. Anyone to stay in the Matoran universe would have to be able to survive in those conditions. The robot's artificial gravity stabilizers will also degrade, and the Matoran universe will become inverted as the robot is lying on its front.
Although it is not of anyone's immediate concern, the denizens of the new Spherus Magna will likely strip the robot down for parts and technology.
The Turaga are still alive.
With Tren Krom still trapped in the Matoran universe, his fate is unclear and will be dealt with later.
With Makuta defeated, the Visorak will most likely escape into the Desert or Jungle of Spherus Magna and become wildlife.
The Zyglak will continue to shun the rest of society, since they hate anyone who follows Mata Nui.
On the fate of Lehvak-Kal: "Depends. If Aqua Magna moved slowly, they might have been pulled along with it. If it moved quickly, they would have been ripped out of orbit and are now floating in the void."
The dust clouds surrounding Spherus Magna are still out there.
Takua was the first Matoran ever to be created.
Greg would say a Matoran's gender is based on its AI programming.
Like the inhabitants of the Matoran universe, Mata Nui was an AI which exceeded the aims and visions of its creators.
The coloration for the element of Gravity is purple and black.
On the purpose of the southern islands in the Matoran universe: "I see all the land masses as basically being the same as organs in our bodies are."
Greg would say that the Spear of Fusion would be able to meld Kanohi together.
Greg would guess that the Bahrag could possibly create new Bohrok-Kal with different powers.
Like Roodaka's mutation power, the Mask of Mutation can alter a being's powers.
On why the Makuta did not simply use Masks of Mutation to create new Rahi: "Well, for one thing, they don't all have Masks of Mutation. And I sort of see it as the difference between making beef stew from scratch or buying it pre-made and putting it in a microwave. The Makuta are artists and they like putting in the time it takes to do it with viruses as opposed to just zipping things into being with the mask."
The organic birds seen on the island of Mata Nui were birds from Spherus Magna which fed on fish and nested on the water and therefore did not need land to survive.
Pridak was never actually able to reform the League of Six Kingdom's before Makuta's defeat.
Brutaka probably had his Olmak even before he joined the Order of Mata Nui.
All the Toa Hagah teams probably had six members, although the teams were not all made up of Toa of the six classic elements.
The Exo-Toa that the Toa Mata found in the Bohrok nests were placed there by the Brotherhood of Makuta as a failsafe in case the Bohrok were ever released prematurely and the Bahrag needed to be suppressed.
The reason Mata Nui would be able to give elemental powers to a Glatorian but not to an Agori is that Glatorian are physically stronger and more durable as a species than Agori are, and therefore able to handle the increased power where Agori cannot.
On how energized protodermis is related to protodermis: "We don't know that it is, simply that the GBs named the substance energized protodermis. It is possible they detected some similar properties to liquid protodermis."
Energized protodermis is not a necessary element for making protodermis.
The Great Beings named protodermis before they named energized protodermis.
The prototype robot was never designed for Mata Nui's use.
When the Great Beings had no other use for the prototype's power source, they placed it in the protection of the Valley of the Maze to keep the Element Lords from getting their hands on it.
The prototype power source did not feed into the Great Volcano's power plant.
On why the Great Beings did not try to evacuate the people of Spherus Magna before the Shattering: "The Shattering was a very abrupt event, although they knew there was a definite potential for it to happen. But if they could not get the war to stop, how would they convince everyone to board rockets and escape the planet because of a disaster that hadn't happened yet and that they probably would not believe ever would happen? And once it had happened, you more than likely would have had another war as people fought to be the first in the rockets and to keep opposing tribes out. So it wouldn't have ended well."
On why Denmark has still forbidden Greg to discuss the Great Beings: "If I knew, I would tell you [...] All I can say is I wanted to show a GB (at least the hand of one) in the graphic novels and was told no. Who knows, if someone in Denmark wants to keep BIONICLE in their back pocket in case they need it again, maybe they are thinking a future story would be built around the GBs. I really don't know."
Greg has no plans to bring Toa Ignika back.
Greg plans to write one more chapter of Reign of Shadows; it ends this month.
Sahmad's Tale will run longer than Reign of Shadows, and new serials will start in April once the others end.
On how the inhabitants of the Matoran universe survived the impact on Teridax's head: "Same way they survived the impact of crashing into an ocean from outer space 1000 years ago. Plus, we haven't said they all survived."
The Great Beings programmed the Ignika with the knowledge to create the Golden Armor.
Nektann and his troops were beaten and will either be imprisoned or else have to convince the rest they can be productive members of the new society.
Mata Nui still resides in the Ignika, simply dormant.
The Red Star remains in orbit.
The Glatorian and Agori were not injured when Teridax fell.
Metus is indeed sick.
On the possibility of Vorox or Zesk who never regressed: "Not on Bara Magna, no. Possibly on Bota Magna, though there aren't too many there."
Greg believes Stronius might not carry a shield for the reason that he would see it as a sign of weakness.
On the remaining Skrall threat: "There are still a lot of Skrall left, operating in scattered bands. So yes, they are still a threat, but they are not organized and are largely leaderless, which mitigates it somewhat."
On Raanu: "I see Raanu as someone who takes his job very seriously, and who remembers the Core War really well -- he knows he needs Glatorian to fight for his village, but also remembers all the destruction they caused during the war, so he doesn't trust them. He doesn't care how the Glatorian feel about him, the most important thing to him is the health and welfare of his village."
Hydraxon's face piece is a helmet, not based off of any Kanohi mask.
The Kanohi Miru allows the user to gain altitude from standing at rest.
As with Pohatu Nuva, all of the rest of the Toa Nuva are stuck with the colorations they had as Phantoka and Mistika.
On whether the Ignika could transform Agori into something other than snakes: "If they have it somewhere in their evolutionary background, yes. It couldn't turn them into alien monsters that never existed on Spherus Magna, but it could advance them up or down the evolutionary scale." "[This] means that, just like humans, they have switches in their body chemistry that are shut off because they represent abilities they no longer need or never took advantage of. And the Ignika can flip those switches on."
Great Beings do not wear Kanohi nor are able to use them.
Angonce worked on the Ignika project, whereas Heremus did not. Angonce was not one of the two Great Beings who placed the Ignika in the Matoran universe.
Neither Angonce nor Heremus worked on the Iron Wolves or Skopio projects. These kinds of modifications were like child's play to the Great Beings -- such projects were more labor-intensive than they were thought-intensive to the point that multiple minds would have been needed to work on them.
Heremus helped in the making of the Mask of Creation.
The third robot body would have also had Matoran living inside of it.
The power source that Mata Nui retrieves from the Valley of the Maze for the prototype robot was intended for the prototype robot and not the third robot, since the third robot would have been designed along the same lines as the Mata Nui construct and would not have worked with that kind of power source.
The Great Beings did indeed call Spherus Magna home; they were not space travelers or aliens.
On why the Great Beings built the Matoran to be biomechanical: "Well, they had tried making all organic life, and that didn't work out all that well, so next they tried bio-mechanical. Building robots wasn't any challenge for them, they wanted to create a new form of life." Tren Krom was one such all-organic experiment.
The Vorox and Zesk were not angry with the alterations the Great Beings made on them; they were being given weapons to help them survive in the desert. The Great Beings' alterations are not responsible for the Sand Tribe's devolution.
The Great Beings mutated only a few Vorox and Zesk at first. When the project was a success, they felt compelled to perform the procedures on all the rest of the tribe so the mutants would not end up dominating the tribe or being murdered by the others out of jealousy.
On why the Great Beings isolated and exiled Tren Krom: "I think because they worried about with him what they should have worried about with Makuta -- that he would grow jealous of Mata Nui, the being who had taken his job, and pose some threat. Not an unreasonable thing to think, really."
On the Great Beings' intentions toward giving the inhabitants of the Matoran universe the ability to feel ambition: "They were given artificial intelligence and the ability to learn -- and all sentient means is they can feel sensations, it actually has nothing to do with being able to reason (that's "sapient"). What they did not expect from the bio-mechanical beings was emotion -- but they had made Tren Krom before they made the MU, so they already knew he had emotions, something they thought had something to do with his being organic as opposed to primarily mechanical. It was a problem they thought they had fixed when they made the Matoran."
There is probably some hierarchy to the society of the Sisters of the Skrall, since they do have a leader.
The different hierarchies of the female Skrall have no physiological differences as in the male hierarchy.
On why not everyone on Bara Magna regressed like the Sand Tribe after the Shattering: "Basically, for the same reason that if you take 12 people and put them on a desert island with no supplies, some people will rise to the occasion and others will crack up. The Zesk and the Vorox did not have a social or psychological structure that could stand up to a crisis like this. As for Sahmad and Telluris, Sahmad lived part of the time in Roxtus, and Telluris had his hate and his desire for revenge to hang onto (and still went a bit nuts)."
Lesovikk was friends with Idris and Sarda even before he became a Toa.
The Great Beings based the explosive Madu fruit of the Matoran universe off the Thornax of Bara Magna.
As long as the Matoran universe's artificial gravity stabilizers are working up to capacity, its inhabitants cannot tell when the construct arrives on or departs a planet or otherwise moves around.
A Toa must already be wearing a Kanohi in order to have remote access to a Suva.
The Rahi Nui was created on Destral.
In addition to giving a Makuta energy, a Makuta's mask helps contain his or her antidermis.
Pohatu Nuva will always have an orange coloration now, since the adaptive armor does not change color.
On the purpose of species in the Matoran universe besides Matoran: "They all have their role to play. If you think of Matoran as red blood cells, for example, well, your body can't function with just red blood cells. It needs other things besides that. The Vortixx, for example, make things that other species use. The Skakdi are bestial and warlike, but they also live in an important region, and by being so warlike, they keep outside invaders away from that region." The importance of Zakaz has yet to be revealed.
MATA NUI'S MISSION
Q: "Mata Nui's original mission was to find the knowledge to reunite Spherus Magna and then do so with Makuta, correct?" A: "Wrong. He was not seeking knowledge on how to reunite the planet. He knew that already. He was seeking to learn about other cultures so that what happened on Spherus Magna would not happen again after it was restored."
The Great Beings did not have any plans for Mata Nui for the time after he would complete his original mission, nor for the inhabitants of the Matoran universe.
Mata Nui was fully aware of his mission up until the Great Cataclysm.
Artakha's experience using the Mask of Cretaion would not give any more mastery over the Vahi or Ignika, since each legendary mask is different.
On whether Teridax now knows the destines of all the inhabitants of the Matoran universe: "I am going to say he does not know their destinies, because my guess is those records got damaged in the crash. Otherwise, wouldn't he already know his own?"
In the alternate Spherus Magna universe Vezon was transported into, the Great Beings built the third robot body, and Mata Nui's conscious was transferred over to it as planned.
Greg's word is that the scene in Bionicle Adventures #3 which depicts heat vision Rahkshi as being able to use their power without holding their staffs and becoming blind immediately after using their power is retconned in light of the current information on the Stars Rahkshi.
Takanuva's new weapons are called "twin light staffs."
Upon his devolution, Tahu's Nuva symbol continues to exist, simply becoming inactive.
A heat vision Rahksi's staff needs to remain intact for its power to work.
The Ignika communicated telepathically with Mata Nui to help him master control of the prototype robot.
Just before Mata Nui took over the prototype robot, Click left to stay with the other Glatorian.
No Visorak or Exo-Toa have been deployed on Bara Magna.
Berix's coin is made of exsidian mined from the White Quartz Mountains.
The chamber into which Mata Nui descended in Journey's End Chapter 1 was an antechamber to the Great Volcano.
The underground lab of the Great Beings in Tajun is the site where the Element Lords were given their power.
The snakes molded on Vastus's armor depict the Dune Snakes from which he extracts snake venom.
On why the Great Beings modified the Skopio: "The GBs do stuff like that. They are all about working with the raw material they have."
Angonce may well have worked on the Ignika project.
Heremus was indeed one of the Great Beings to which Mazeka and Vultraz were presented in the Melding universe.
All of the Great Beings worked on the construction of Mata Nui.
On Angonce's personality: "I see Angonce as a very moral person. I think he felt a great deal of responsibility for his creations and any harm they might do. He's the type who would feel he had to make up for things like that, and so was sort of the conscience of the GBs."
On what Toa of Magnetism can do that Toa of Iron cannot: "Quite a bit. For example, a Toa of Magnetism could use his power to allow himself to fly. A Toa of Iron cannot. A Toa of Magnetism can form a magnetic force barrier around himself that can repel physical attack, yet he can see through it and still move. A Toa of Iron could form a metal wall around himself to do the same thing, but he can't see through it, can't move with it up, and it can be melted. Etc., etc. Magnetism affects metal, but it is way different than a power of metal."
Ancient, Jerbraz, Tobduk, Johmak, and Trinuma were none of them Hand of Artakha members.
Greg would say there are easily 100,000 or more Matoran living in the Matoran universe.
Krekka's and Sidorak's species have female members.
The purpose behind the Great Beings' programming the Blade Burrowers to dig tunnels in the shape of the Three Virtues symbol was to remind Mata Nui of his mission.
Makuta have greater willpower than Toa and so their elemental power is probably stronger.
Keetongu is currently battling the resurgent Visorak.
Voporak has not yet devlivered the Vahi to the Shadowed One.
The Toa Hagah are currently with the resistance.
Alternate Teridax cannot use a shadow hand ability nor a light hand ability. His Kraata also do not reach their seventh stage.
The shield Berix found in Tesara in The Legend Reborn is the ceremonial shield of Tesara.
There are probably less than a thousand Agori living in the mega-village and 300-400 Rock Agori living outside it.
Teridax released more than 50 Rahkshi on Bara Magna.
There is no more energized protodermis on Bara Magna, Aqua Magna, or Bota Magna.
Nektann's weapon is called a "crescent scythe."
Nektann's crescent scythe can access his water ability.
Given that Nektann is shown fighting with the Toa Mahri in Metru Nui in the artwork for the Mata Nui Saga, it can be assumed Teridax sent him to Metru Nui to harry his enemies but was repulsed and withdrew elsewhere.
Use of Midak and Cordak blasters is not common in the Matoran universe.
One would have to assume that the interior of the Matoran universe is lined with the same impassible layer of rock the Matoran on Mata Nui encountered when they tried to tunnel through.
The gate that once sealed Mangaia from Metru Nui was made of the same material as the Makuta's armor.
Noble masks of elemental powers give users Turaga-level control over an element.
Toa of Psionics are not enormously rare in the Matoran universe, though Toa of Gravity are pretty rare. Gravity is a pretty small tribe of Matoran to begin with, so their percentage of Toa is small. Greg does not see any of the other Matoran tribes as being particularly small.
The Dark Hunter Savage was originally a Toa of Earth.
Hardly any of the Makuta sided with Miserix when Teridax took command of the Brotherhood of Makuta -- exactly five sided with him.
It is a good possibility that someone using a Kanohi Rode could see Jerbraz.
Artakha most likely arranged for the Toa on Jovan's team who received one of the two Kanohi Olmak to get it as opposed to giving it to him personally.
The adaptive armor possesses an onboard artificial intelligence that determines how it changes.
On Av-Matoran's evolution into Bohrok: "I see the transformation as being akin to a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. We have never said the Matoran's spirit leaves the Bohrok, simply that the Bohrok loses its identity as a Matoran because it no longer needs it. It is effectively repressed. So if you devolve the Bohrok, the identity is no longer repressed."
Greg does not see the Great Beings as having any one leader, resembling more of a meeting of minds or council of equals.
Angonce is inside the Great Beings' fortress in the Valley of the Maze in the Prologue of Journey's End.
Tobduk always had his rage ability.
Keetongu went his own way separately from Axonn and Brutaka.
The fact that Mazeka noted in Reign of Shadows #9 that the Ba-Matoran village had succumbed to the Visorak fighting implied that there were dead Visorak visible.
During the battle near the Matoran universe's consciousness in Reign of Shadows #9, Hafu and Kapura stayed well out of the way of the fighting.
Tren Krom's attempt to send a message to the Ignika was successful.
All of the characters immersed in energized protodermis at the end of Reign of Shadows #10 are destined to be transformed in it.
The adaptive armor should work in space.
It is possible that the adaptive armor could have a form suited to the environment of outer space.
Artakha's warhammer is really a crafting tool which can also be repurposed as a weapon.
A Thornax would hurt a Toa as long as it exploded or its spikes managed to get through a seam in the armor.
A Thornax could damage Rahkshi armor but would need to strike near the head in order to threaten the Kraata.
If the Ignika were to enter the Matoran universe again, it would most likely turn black, since Teridax is in control.
The Kahohi Kakama in Bionicle Chronicles #1 that Tahu burned a tree down to retrieve belonged to Tahu himself.
Only artificially created biomechanical beings are able to form fusions like the Toa Kaita.
Mata Nui did not kill Tuma because he follows the Toa code.
Chirox's reference to using Toa on Destral as raw material for Rahi experiments refers to the fate of some the Makuta's Toa Hagah.
Only Makuta have worn the Mask of Mutation.
The two islands located north of Odina are the pieces of Nocturn's broken homeland.
On whether energized protodermis could transform a destined Matoran into a Toa: "I would say no. It seems that what unlocks your inner Toa power is something that is invested with some kind of Toa power, like a Toa stone. I don't think EP could do it."
Greg has no plans to do a second story serial set in the Matoran universe.
Since the pieces of the Golden Armor are scattered around Bara Magna, Tahu and company will have to search for them.
It is safe to assume that the Glatorian will suffer casualties at the hands of the Rahkshi, Skakdi, and Skrall attacks.
The Golden Armor does not even get created until Tahu and Takanuva arrive on Bara Magna.
The chest armor on Tahu's BIONICLE Stars form represents the Toa Mata version of his adaptive armor in default form. The default Toa Nuva version looks like his normal Toa Nuva armor.
During the fight between Mata Nui and Teridax, all of the Rahkshi and Skakdi were unleashed at about the same time.
The Skrall are only attacking the Glatorian, not fighting the Rahkshi or Skakdi.
Tahu is transformed back into a Toa Mata when he is on Bara Magna.
As a Toa Mata, Tahu's elemental powers no longer depend on his Nuva symbol.
The reason that the Great Beings did not create the third robot is not that they did not have the energized protodermis to do it, since one would have to assume that they could just synthesize their own.
On why a leader Skrall was chosen to be Element Lord of Rock: "Wouldn't it make sense to choose someone who already had experience as a leader for that job? Skrall have a very rigid caste system -- choosing a non-leader for the job would probably have provoked rebellion."
The surviving Iron Agori did not assume the colors of some other known tribe because they knew no one would ever buy it, since the Agori of each of the Tribes tend to know their own members well. Moreover, the Iron Agori would probably not blend in with other tribes' particular customs.
There are still some Skrall and female Skrall on Bota Magna.
Greg estimates there are about 1500 Agori on Bara Magna, counting Zesk and Rock Agori.
Baterra do not shapeshift to look like specific individuals. Had baterra been designed to be spies, that would have been a useful power to give them, but they weren't there to get information -- just ambush and destroy.
With Matoran, the effect of removing one's Kanohi is not instantaneous; there is a time delay before the Matoran starts slipping into a coma, otherwise Matoran could never swap masks to replace damaged ones. If a Matoran's mask is so damaged it no longer functions at all, the Matoran would need to change it within a matter of hours.
When the Bohrok cleansed Mata Nui, they most likely retrieved the Krana trapped in the pit near Ga-Koro and returned them to the Bahrag.
The Ignika is made of protodermis.
In the event of the Vahi's destruction in the Matoran universe, the effect of time losing control would not persist for anyone who could escape the Matoran universe, but logistically this would be impossible for anyone already caught inside.
Ancient and The Shadowed One are of the same species. Greg: "Well, you and I are the same species, but probably look very different and may have totally different skills. Every member of a species does not look alike or have exactly the same powers all the time."
Gladiator represents a normal specimen of his species.
In the case of the Toa Metru's transformation, the Toa Suva activated the Toa stones' ability to unleash the power already inside the Matoran.
Prior to the Great Cataclysm, the Toa Mata were known of everywhere, as legends, and especially in Metru Nui, since in the event of a catastrophe, that is where they would show up.
It is possible that there are Skakdi of elements other than the original six, barring light and shadow.
On Metru Nui, Takua would have worn a different mask, since his mask on Mata Nui was a replacement that never fit right.
Greg pictures Lariska's coloration to be blue-green.
A nova blast of Psionics would probably consist of a massive mental shock.
Hakann's mental blasts are an ability of Psionics.
It would be most appropriate for a Toa of Psionics to channel a mental blast through a Toa tool.
A Toa of Psionic's telepathy is of limited range.
Of the original 100 Makuta, exactly 15 were female. The other 14 besides Gorast were more likely killed in service than to have sided against Teridax and been eliminated.
Makuta cannot preserve a portion of their antidermis in a container as a failsafe for whenever the rest of their substance may become dispersed.
The Makuta manufactured their viruses in laboratories.
A Makuta cannot posses more than two bodies at a time.
When a Makuta shapeshifts, its Kanohi remains part of its form, and its power is still accessible.
Miserix's mask is the Mask of Mutation.
The Mask of Mutation would be able to mutate someone affected by Roodaka's mutation power a second time in an effort to undo the mutation, but without knowledge of exactly what Roodaka did, it might not necessarily undo all of it.
The Makuta from the Melding universe were created in the same manner as those in the main universe. They all had shadow powers at first but expulsed it and became able to tap into their inner elemental light power.
The Shadow Takanuva that alternate Teridax and Mazeka have encountered are the same that Tobduk saw on Destral.
The Toa Mahri are currently participating in the resistance against Teridax. All Toa are currently participating in this.
Lesovikk and Hydraxon are inside the Matoran universe.
All of the Shadow Takanuva presumably have a black and gray coloration and basically look alike.
Part of the message that Tren Krom transmitted to the Ignika was the need for Tahu to be devolved into a Toa Mata.
Sending the message to the Ignika was the only reason for Tren Krom's freedom.
Teridax is aware of the events taking place near his consciousness.
The green haze which entered the energized protodermis tank in Reign of Shadows #10 was not antidermis.
On the end of Reign of Shadows #10: "Note what it said in the story -- that the only way they could KNOW these beings would not die in the EP would be if Teridax told them, which evidently he did. So no, they did not die."
On Zaktan's survival: "Lots of things are possible. What's probable may be another matter."
The green cloud in Reign of Shadows #10 may in fact be Zaktan...
Lewa Nuva was transported into space along with the others at the end of Reign of Shadows #10 (his name was mistakenly omitted).
The Toa Mahri are not carrying their Cordak launchers on their current mission, since they are too bulky and make too much noise for a spy mission.
Artakha carries a warhammer.
Not all of the Toa Mata's colorations were based on those of Glatorian like Ackar, given Pohatu is brown and Vorox are not.
The Ignika would not be able to return the Vorox and Zesk back to normal, since their devolution was a psychological one which resulted from environmental stress.
Mata Nui could not give an Agori elemental powers.
Mata Nui would hypothetically be able to give a Vorox elemental power.
The Spear of Fusion is not powerful enough to reunite Spherus Magna.
On story plans after Winter 2010: "Right now, I plan to focus on post-MN saga as opposed to doing a lot of flashback work." This story will likely bring us to Bota Magna.
It is possible that the story will continue beyond 2011.
Greg plans to create a serial about a new Toa team as long as he can get a list of approved names to do it.
Greg doubts the Toa in the new story serial will all be from the same homeland.
Chapter one of Journey's End will be posted mid-February.
The other Toa Nuva besides Tahu do not really appear in Journey's End.
Journey's End will have something like 12 chapters.
Sahmad's Tale will probably run through the end of March, just as Reign of Shadows.
We will see more of the Toa Mahri in future stories, but there are no plans for Matoro to be replaced.
The revelation of the nature of the Great Beings depends on the word of LEGO HQ in Denmark.
A heat vision Rahkshi loses its power if it does not have its staff in hand.
Same as the Rahkshi in 2003, the heat vision Rahkshi's tools aid its flight.
Tahu will feel some frustration over his devolution back into a Toa Mata.
Tahu's mask is still adaptive.
The Golden Armor does not make Tahu invincible. What it actually does is to be revealed in March.
Greg plans to continue the side-plot of the Shadowed One's alliance with Pridak which was made in Destiny War.
Teridax did not simply kill his alternate version outright because he does not perceive him as a threat.
On the chances of Vezon showing up in the latest scene of Reign of Shadows: "Oh, Vezon always pops up somewhere …"
Spherus Magna had possibly other, smaller volcanic regions besides Vulcanus and the Great Volcano which would have been home to other Fire Agori. Vulcanus was merely an outpost and not the main center of population for the Fire Tribe. After the Shattering, just about all the Fire Agori who came to live in Vulcanus came from elsewhere, since none of them were native to the area.
The Iron Tribe mined iron mines in the forested mountains of Bota Magna. In some cases, they shared territory with the Skrall, in others, they did not, since not all mountains have iron veins in them.
Capital cities for tribes existed on Spherus Magna.
If the Great Beings had built the third robot, they would have designed it similarly to the Matoran universe, not the prototype.
The fact that all the energized protodermis in Spherus Magna drifted out into space after the Shattering might have had some bearing on why the Great Beings never created another robot, depending on whether they had some left from the sample they had originally.
The Mask of Mutation was worn by a Makuta. Greg intends to assign this mask to Miserix. Toa would not know of this mask in an immoral context since Miserix was not part of the rebellion.
The Mask of Mutation's changes are permanent unless undone. The user does not need to be in contact with the target for the power to work.
Greg would say it is likely that Artakha used the Mask of Creation to create the protosteel adaptive armor and masks.
On the Mask of Creation's offensive uses: "…[I]t is hard to use in combat because you have to pause to conceive the design, during which time someone kills you."
The Mask of Creation could not be used to create precious materials, since those are not things that are designed and built.
The Suva on Mata Nui were not taken to Metru Nui, only the Kanohi Nuva were. There were already other Suva on Metru Nui, since Toa had already lived there before.
Gelu never received elemental powers from Mata Nui, since the two never met.
On how Mata Nui made it possible for the inhabitants of the Matoran universe and Bara Magna to speak to each other: "Simple. Mata Nui had to be able to understand the languages of the planets he visited, which means he had to have something akin to a universal translator built in. Which also makes it logical that the prototype would have that as well." "[It's t]he equivalent of a universal translator. After all, MN had to be able to understand the languages of the people on the planets he visited."
There were other types of Rahkshi that fought with the Glatorian that were not shown in the comic.
Although the Golden Armor is intended for use by a Toa Mata, other beings could wear it.
Sahmad has no idea who is responsible for his tribe's plague. He does not have the Great Beings in mind, since if he suspected it was the Great Beings, he probably would not be embarking on his quest, since he has no reason to believe there are any Great Beings on Bara Magna.
The Iron Tribe's original coloration was gray and dark blue.
The leader of the Iron Tribe was affected by the plague, but not until after a while.
Greg plans to wrap up the mini-serial Sahmad's Tale probably by the end of February or early March.
The plague that struck the Iron Tribe is called the dreaming plague.
No Iron Tribe Agori who became symptomatic are known to have survived the dreaming plague.
Only Agori of the Iron Tribe contracted the dreaming plague. Greg would not agree that this is because the pathogen affected only Iron Tribe Agori. It is possible for Glatorian or other species to contract the virus.
REIGN OF SHADOWS
The Makuta of alternate Teridax's universe all have a telekinesis power, as illustrated when alternate Gorast used it on Vultraz.
Powers like darkness, fear, anger, etc. are powers that the alternate Makuta would not have.
Alternate Teridax has evolved into antidermis.
Tren Krom can summon Lewa Nuva's other Kanohi from his Suva.
After the Turaga met up with Krahka in the Archives in Reign of Shadows, Teridax's Rahkshi eventually found them and imprisoned them in the Coliseum.
The sundial that Lewa Nuva retrieved from Mata Nui is probably now lying in the rubble of Daxia.
On the possibility of evacuating the Matoran of Metru Nui to shut Teridax's mind down: "And Makuta is just going to stand around while you evacuate 1000 Matoran? He's not going to, like, teleport them all back again and again, or kill anyone trying to get them off the island in some agonizingly painful way? Also, it was the virus that put him to sleep. If all it took was getting rid of the MN Matoran, Makuta would not have needed the virus."
Prior to the Shattering Bota Magna was largely agrarian, not very high tech.
"Telluris is insane the way someone who has had to wander the desert for years is apt to be. He's not a criminal psychopath or an anarchist so much as he is just touched in the head."
The Sisters of the Skrall were still part of the Rock Tribe by the time of the Iron Tribe plague 103,000 years ago.
When the Great Beings first created Turaga, they created only one since only one was needed initially. They created more later.
Mata Nui's camouflage system always creates what resembles a barren rock island over his face, similar to how the island of Mata Nui looked after the Bohrok scoured it, under normal circumstances.
A user of a Mask of Mutation would have control over the mutations the mask power effected.
The universe in which the main story takes place is considered a sort of parent universe for all other parallel realities.
A being can have a destiny which involves traveling to an alternate dimension.
Balta, Dalu, Defilak, Kapura, Tanma, and Velika, who were transformed into Toa in the Kingdom of the Great Spirit's universe, do not necessarily have Toa power in the main universe. Greg certainly has no plans to make them Toa.
The sixth Bionicle movie would have taken place on Bota Magna and then culminated in a return to Bara Magna for the fight with Makuta.
Greg will possibly write more than two sets of serials this year.
Reign of Shadows will end in the Spring, at least until March. It is uncertain how many additional chapters there will be.
On the structure of future story years: "I don't plan to build it around one big event, because if people don't like the big event, they won't want to read any of them. And I don't see it as a stall, because I don't expect BIONICLE back as a set line anytime soon, I see it as something we are doing for the fans." "Moving forward, yes, but not necessarily building toward one big epic climax. It's a different kind of story now."
The 2010 novel will not end until April.
Greg plans to use Graphic Novel #10, if it gets published, to elaborate on the power source Mata Nui retrieved from the Valley of the Maze.
Despite the scroll's explication that the volcanic chain of Artidax be quelled by the Toa Nuva, the Order of Mata Nui caused the volcano on the island to erupt and kill the Visorak hordes because the Order deemed the Visorak a clear and present danger.
Tren Krom can use Lewa Nuva's mask power.
Teridax has no intention of destroying the Great Temple because it poses no threat to him, and may be needed for the efficient operation of Metru Nui, which is after all his brain now.
Helryx would probably have something close to a Toa Mata build in terms of appearance.
Alternate Teridax does not have all the same Rahkshi powers as Makuta in the Matoran universe. Greg says that most likely some of his powers would be similar and some would be different. He still possesses shapeshifting and telepathy.
Any Kraata that alternate Teridax would create would be quite different from the ones in the Matoran universe, since they would not be corrupt.
Alternate Teridax carries a warhammer.
ARTAKHA & KARZAHNI
Artakha's purpose in the Matoran universe was to create and invent; Karzahni's was to repair things that were broken.
The contest between Artakha and Karzahni over the Mask of Creation was also over the right to the occupation Artakha took as creator and inventor.
On why the Great Beings made only one Mask of Creation for Artakha and Karzahni to compete for: "Maybe they didn't feel that two were needed. You know, any artist will tell you it is easier to work on your own than to have to collaborate with someone and deal with their creative instincts which might not be the same as your own."
On whether Artakha used the Mask of Creation to create Kanohi masks of power: "I tend to think not. You certainly wouldn't need a schematic to make a mask, and while you possibly could make a powered mask out of thin air with the Mask of Creation, if I were Artakha, I wouldn't do that. I think, especially with powered masks, it's something you want to do with your own hands to make sure it comes out right."
It is unknown what method the Matoran of Artakha use to make Kanohi.
Greg tends to doubt that the Matoran of Karzahni made Kanohi masks.
Greg does not necessarily see the Ta-Matoran of Metru Nui as better mask-makers than the Matoran of Artakha.
The Nuva symbols were most likely created by Artakha.
Examples of the elemental power of Creation include creating inorganic objects out of thin air and providing (mentally) detailed schematics of a desired creation.
Greg is sure that the Mask of Creation was made before the Mask of Life, given how late in the process of Mata Nui's construction the Ignika was created.
On whether the Mask of Creation changes shape like the Ignika: "That actually is logical, but I have a different spin on it than what we did with Ignika."
Creation is not a Toa element.
Time, Life, and Creation are properly considered Legendary mask powers rather than elements.
The Great Beings are the only ones with the knowhow to create a Kanohi Olisi.
The Toa Hagah's Kanohi turn gray when removed, like normal Kanohi.
It would be a redundancy for a Makuta to use a Kanohi Iden, since a Makuta is already able to leave its physical shell.
The Kanohi Mahiki's illusions are optical in nature rather than mental like the Makuta's.
If a Toa Kaita's multi-powered Kanohi were removed from its face, it would remain a single mask only as long as the Toa Kaita remained merged.
On Vakama's tendency to receive visions: "Personally, I think it is a glitch in his AI."
It is possible that there are other teams of Turaga still working together like Vakama and his group.
When the Toa Metru discovered the island of Mata Nui, they were aware by the sky and the sunlight that they had journeyed outside of the Matoran universe.
When the Toa Mata combined their elemental powers against Makuta in 2001, they did not create a protodermis cage because they did not do so all at the same exact time. Timing must be precise for the creation of a protodermis cage.
On the state of the Toa Mahri's destiny: "It was to save his life, and although Matoro died doing it, they all contributed. Without them, he never gets the mask. And you only become a Turaga if you both fulfill your destiny AND choose to give up your Toa power. In the current situation, choosing to become Turaga would be foolish of them."
Toa power can only be deposited in inanimate objects like a Toa stone, not living beings.
MATA NUI ROBOT
It is possible for Mata Nui's camouflage system to form islands of different shapes.
Mata Nui's camouflage is on his head only, since the rest of his body is submerged when he is landed.
One would have to assume that the Kraawa on Metru Nui was recaptured at some point in the last thousand years.
The Makuta were meant to evolve into antidermis so that Teridax would be able to assume control of the Matoran universe robot body.
A version of a character in an alternate universe cannot travel into another one where their character is dead or otherwise incapable and take over its destiny in that universe.
A mind remains constant in terms of willpower regardless of which body it is in.
In terms of mental powers, Makuta has strong mental powers, but Mata Nui has stronger willpower, so Makuta would not be able to break his mind easily. Same with Tren Krom; he has very strong willpower, so Makuta would be taking a risk getting into a mental battle with him.
On whether Teridax has properly achieved his destiny by possessing Mata Nui's body: "No. Teridax's destiny was to use the MU while Mata Nui used the third robot the GBs were supposed to build. The prototype was a failed experiment that did not enter into the GB's plan. And the essence of destiny is that it is, as the word implies, a destination -- often, how you get there may vary, but what matters is that you get there."
The incapacity to create new things on Bara Magna is not the result of an artificial process like the destruction of the Mask of Creation in the Matoran universe; it is the result of the historical challenges Bara Magna's society has faced.
The sun-rock referenced in the name of the sun-rock dragon simply refers to a rock that gets bleached by the fact that the sun beats down on it all day.
The female Rock Agori are still living with the Rock tribe, since they do not have the powers of female Skrall and present no need for them to be exiled.
Greg supposes that the opinion of the Sisters of the Skrall toward non-Rock Tribe members with contempt same as those within the main tribe do.
Leader class Skrall led warriors in the field during the Core War.
The Ignika is inside the robot that Mata Nui is inhabiting, so it is not going to be making another body for itself.
The Toa Nuva can access their Suva while on Bara Magna.
Tahu, devolved into a Toa Mata, would no longer be able to form a Toa Kaita with the other Toa Nuva.
The Ignika will be able to evolve Tahu back into a Toa Nuva.
The golden armor has a very specific use, though this use is not specific to any particular situation or purpose. It does not enhance Tahu's fire ability.
Mata Nui enables the inhabitants of Bara Magna and the Matoran universe to communicate with each other.
Greg will likely describe Artakha's appearance in the next chapter of Reign of Shadows.
There are future chapters planned for Reign of Shadows, at least until the end of March.
Greg believes the first chapter of Journey's End will be released in mid-April.
On the new serial featuring a new Toa team: "What is holding that up is I cannot write a serial about six new Toa without six new names, so until I have an approved name list, I can't work on this."
Story serials are the only medium through which Greg plans to write for this year.
Greg thinks there may be a far-off, bird's eye view of the Great Beings to be shown later this year.
Voporak and the Vahi still have importance in the story.
Greg does not think that Takanuva's destiny will be fulfilled by the time the comics are over.
On whether Greg will be attending Comic-Con 2010: "No one has talked to me one way or the other yet. In prior years, BIONICLE always paid my travel and expenses for the con, which they would obviously have no reason to do in 2010. Club might want me to go, but my attitude is that I have been there six years in a row and someone else should get the chance to go who hasn't been yet. It's not going to "hurt my feelings" if I don't get to go this year, and frankly, since I am so associated with BIONICLE, it might confuse some kids if I am there and BIONICLE is not."