The mega-village on Bara Magna consists of dwellings that were being sheltered, not housed, by the construct Mata Nui has now usurped. The Agori vacated the robot before Mata Nui took control.
Although the Golden Armor would function on any Toa Mata, it was always designated for Tahu's use.
Tahu's new firesword is still his adaptive weapon.
Nektann is considered a Piraka insofar as that is what other Skakdi now think of him for siding with Makuta.
Takanuva ditched his power lance and Midak skyblaster for his new equipment.
The prototype robot does not run on the same power level as the Matoran universe.
It is doubtful that the Great Beings would have made the third robot larger than the Matoran universe.
No Great Beings died in the Shattering.
Greg postulates that all of the Great Beings are of the same species.
THE LEGEND REBORN
Q: In The Legend Reborn movie, Mata Nui defeats Tuma by striking his back wound multiple times, whereas in the book Mata Nui uses Tuma's bulk against him. Which one is correct? A: Both are. If Mata Nui does not outmaneuver Tuma, he never gets a shot at his back.
The Ignika is no longer cracked.
The fact that the Skrall are the more populous on Bara Magna than all of the other Glatorian tribes simply pertains to how many individuals were incidentally caught on Bara Magna at the time of the Shattering.
Kanohi powers are just as effective on the denizens of Bara Magna as in the Matoran universe.
The Sisters of the Skrall split off from the Skrall tribe prior to the Core War.
Artakha's Mask of Creation does in fact exist, and it is a Legendary Kanohi on par with the Masks of Time and Life. Were the Mask of Creation destroyed, the Matoran universe would lose the capability to create anything new. Like the Ignika and Vahi, the Mask of Creation is vastly more difficult to control than typical Kanohi and requires the same level of expertise in its use. "For example, one has to learn to control the mask so that it does not create things you think about subconsciously, or else things you dream of might get made, and you might not want that." After so much history using the Mask of Creation, Greg doubts that Artakha has much trouble at all in using it.
On the Mask of Creation's power: "It can work one of two ways. If you want to create something, but aren't sure how, it can provide what amounts to instructions. If you know how to make what you want, it can make it for you." It can create things out of thin air in this respect. The mask however cannot create living things.
Artakha is probably 9 or 10 feet tall.
Helryx's teleportation in Reign of Shadows #9 was Artakha's doing.
The events of Reign of Shadows #9 take place before Teridax lands on Bara Magna at the end of the January comic.
The mental shielding of the Order of Mata Nui's agents was designed to withstand intrusion by Makuta.
The dead Ba-Matoran village Mazeka encountered was called Ba-Koro.
The Nui Stone does not drain the latent Toa power in Matoran who are destined to become Toa.
Tahu's adaptive armor is still functional and should innovate some sort of cooling system for use in Bara Magna's desert.
The Ignika devolved Tahu because the Golden Armor was not designed for use by a Toa Nuva.
The three armor pieces on Tahu's Stars model represent what his adaptive armor looks like in neutral form.
Greg's understanding is that Papercutz will be publishing a smaller, hardcover version of Mata Nui's Guide to Bara Magna in 2010.
The control room depicted in Comic 6 is inside the prototype robot, not the one in Mata Nui's original body.
"Click departs when Mata Nui prepares to activate the robot, because MN feels it will be too dangerous for him to stay. The Ignika is not a power source for the robot, but it is inside the robot, since MN was inside when he took it off. The power source is the box MN returns to the city with."
According to Mata Nui's original mission, the Great Beings were to construct a third robot body for Mata Nui to transfer his spirit into upon his return to Bara Magna, leaving Teridax to take the reins of his old body, and the two would cooperatively reunite Spherus Magna.
Energized protodermis stabilizes the power source of the Matoran universe by continuously mutating the energy produced into a more stable form. The source of the Pit mutagen is radiation given off by the engine of the robot.
The two Glatorian-species pilots voluntarily entered the Mata Nui construct.
The inhabitants of the Red Star are aware of Mata Nui and the Matoran universe.
The Red Star is now orbiting Bara Magna.
The two brains of the Spikit work in concert with one another so as to have one mind.
On what would happen if one of a Spikit's heads were chopped off: "I think there would be a period of adjustment for it, but eventually it would be close to normal as the functions of Brain B got taken over by Brain A."
On the Great Beings' feelings about the Element Lords: "Initially, they felt relieved they had someone to handle the day to day. Then they were upset because the ELs were going to war and refusing calls to stop."
On whether another robotic body was supposed to be built for Teridax to help Mata Nui complete his mission: "Yes. But for unknown reasons, the GBs never built it. The mystery of why not is most likely something that will be dealt with in future story."
Mata Nui was constructed standing upright, and there are hatches throughout the body so that workers and the Great Beings and their creations could get in and out.
The Glatorian-species members near Mata Nui's consciousness who died during the Great Cataclysm were intended to be pilots for the system to ensure it functioned properly continuously. "They were there in case something went wrong. If there was damage to Mata Nui's systems, there would need to be a manual takeover. Unfortunately, the damage was so pervasive and so fast that they couldn't stop its progression and they died in the crash." They were kept in suspended animation for most of the trip, which is why they were able to survive off limited supplies.
"MN is a giant robot, and the islands, continents, etc. are his organs. The Matoran and the rest are nanotech there to make him run efficiently. Their AI is such that they developed an emotional life and a programming glitch altered their sense of what they were and where they were, so that they remembered Mata Nui as a Great Spirit to be honored and not a robot they were inside of."
Psionics is an element in the Matoran universe. Matoran, Toa, and Turaga of the element are female.
Element of Psionics: Colors: Blue and gold Gender: Female Prefix: Ce - (pronounced "say") Matoran Ability: Unable to be mind-controlled or read telepathically -- by studying them, Helryx learned how to shield the minds of the OOMN members from telepathy. Powers: A Toa of Psionics has the following powers: * Telepathy * Telekinesis * Ability to do a damage-dealing mind blast (mental damage only, not physical) * Limited mind control (cannot make someone do something that is against their pre-existing moral code) * Creation of illusions -- so lifelike they can be experienced by all five senses, but cannot fool techological systems * Ability to mentally mask her presence from bio-mechanical or organic life, but not from technological systems
There is at least one Toa of Psionics still alive.
The color motif associated with the elemental power of Lightning is blue and white.
None of the Bohrok summoned by Krakua at the end of Destiny War survived Teridax's takeover.
The spirits of Toa Kaita are formed by the joining of the Toa's spirits and so do not exist when the Toa are not joined.
The members of Lesovikk's Toa team did not all originate from the same island.
While Vanisher can travel through inter-dimensional space to transport himself from on place to another within his own universe, he cannot actually travel to another dimension and stay there.
The Av-Matoran who recovered from light drain likely have not had their mutations repaired yet, but they have rid themselves of the masks the Makuta provided them.
The Matoran refugees from Karzahni have been rebuilt and repaired of their injuries or faults. Some have already departed Metru Nui.
The Kanohi Tryna's power only works on beings of the Matoran universe.
A Matoran's occupation on Metru Nui was generally chosen for him or her.
Teridax left Aqua Magna as soon as he felt any internal rebellions were under control.
The title of the 2010 novel is Journey's End. The first two comics of 2010 coincide with this novel plot-wise.
The first comic of 2010 is entitled "Journey's End, Part 1: All That Glitters…" and the second is entitled "Journey's End, Part 2: Rebirth."
The Skrall do not have shadow powers.
The golden armor was created by the Great Beings. It is not adaptive.
All of the pieces of Tahu's golden armor are on Bara Magna, and the armor's power only works when fully assembled.
The main story of 2010 does not go inside of the Mata Nui robot for the first half of the year.
The prototype robot is 27 million feet tall.
Bara Magna has a seasonal climate.
Following the battle at Roxtus, Tuma was imprisoned, but in the confusion afterward, he escaped and is now wandering the desert.
Stronius's band of Skrall is only a few dozen strong. This group includes Rock Agori.
The large tablet bearing the Scarabax symbol seen behind Mata Nui and Ackar in Challenge of Mata Nui was most likely made by Agori.
Previously unemployed Glatorian have probably joined the mega-village.
Kiina acts as Ackar's deputy.
The body of a Glatorian with elemental powers, being mostly organic as opposed to that of a Toa's, would not survive the stress of creating a nova blast.
Gresh won matches in the Great Tournament, but never won the Tournament itself.
Malum's old sword looked like Ackar's.
Greg would say there are less than 100 Glatorian on Bara Magna.
The Mata Nui prototype malfunctioned and blew up on account of its unstable power core, the core which was stabilized in the second Mata Nui construct with energized protodermis.
The plague tribe's element is Iron. Telluris and Sahmad are orange because they are not wearing their original armor.
Mata Nui has not yet reunited Spherus Magna; his current body does not have the sufficient power alone to accomplish it.
The "two that must make them one" refers to Mata Nui and Teridax.
Yeah... sometimes it's easier when I save this for Saturday.
After pursuing Stronius after the battle at Roxtus, Gelu failed to capture him and is now with the rest of the Glatorian.
The Skrall River has been undammed.
Tarduk, Crotesius, and Kirbold had an encounter with the baterra after meeting the Element Lord of Rock while walking for hours along the banks of the River Dormus.
Since the Matoran universe robot was constructed near the Great Being's fortress at the Valley of the Maze, it would follow that that fortress is where the Ignika was forged.
On Tarduk's second trip up north made during the events of The Legend Reborn, he is already at the Valley of the Maze when Mata Nui meets him there.
There is valley called Lein's Drift is on Bota Magna, at a drift (ford) in one of the rivers. Lein was a jungle Agori who first opened a trading post there. Lein is long dead and will not appear in story.
The Spherus Magna Field of Mist is located in northern Bota Magna.
The Great Beings used energized protodermis to stabilize the Matoran universe's preexisting power source; the energized protodermis did not replace it. This original power source is of the same type which the Element Lords seek in the Valley of the Maze.
Lewa Nuva is not in possession of all of Tren Krom's powers while trapped in his body, since Tren Krom's powers are mostly mental and not physical.
On Matoran healing capabilities: "They have no need to do so, for the most part, because their organic parts are shielded so well from outside forces. But just as the tissue spontaneously regenerates when you attach new parts, it can to a limited degree regenerate itself the same way ours can."
The Red Star also contains energized protodermis and a power source similar to what the Matoran universe contains.
When the Ignika devolves Tahu into his Toa Mata form, the effect is achieved over a long distance.
Nektann allies with Teridax because he respects power.
"[T]he Skrall are still active on Bara Magna, and when they spot Glatorian under attack by invaders, they join in because they hate Glatorian. They aren't working for Makuta, they are simply taking advantage of their enemies being vulnerable."
The Skrall did not hold any Zesk in captivity.
Zesk do not have their own pack leaders as the Vorox do.
On village relations before the Element Lords: "There were always arguments and clashes, just not wars. If everything had been peachy and there were no problems ever, then the GBs wouldn't have wanted surrogates to rule for them, because ruling would be a breeze."
On whether an Agori could disguise his armor as that of another tribe: "He could, yes. But remember, these are relatively small tribes. You're not talking millions of Agori. It's like coming into a mid-sized town. If you're a stranger, people know it. Agori do not come into being like Matoran do, where new ones just appear and everyone accepts it."
Tarduk left for Riddle of the Great Beings after talking to Gresh the night before, the day before the start of the Tournament.
The mask that Vultraz wears is called the Mask of Scavenging, "Vulture" being a nickname given to the mask as well.
On the Makuta's villainy: "I see it as there being a fundamental flaw in their design. My thesis all along has been that the GBs are imperfect, so what they made was imperfect too."
On the communications gear within Mata Nui's consciousness: "It wasn't designed specifically for communication with the Ignika. It is communications gear, period. Tren Krom knows how to use it to contact the Ignika."
The two Glatorian species members in Mata Nui's consciousness died when he crashed into Aqua Magna.
After finding Tuyet in the Archives, Macku returned to the surface of Metru Nui, since the Rahkshi would have noticed her absence faster than the absence of Hafu or Kapura.
Mata Nui's mission did not involve reporting information back to the Great Beings.
On the Rahi Nui: "All it had to do was free its horns sometime between the 2002 story and the 2008 story, and it would be fine, so my guess is it is still alive."
THE LEGEND REBORN
During The Legend Reborn, Gelu was helping to fortify Iconox and then particpated in the final battle in Roxtus.
After the events of The Legend Reborn, Stronius winds up leading the first organized band of Skrall warriors.
On whether the Glatorian's elemental powers will run out: "No, why would they? Toa power can run out, it's true, but then it regenerates itself, and it only runs out if you use ridiculous amounts at once. So same rules would apply here."
"For the most part, outside of Stronius's band, there are no real "leaders" active. Most of the Skrall are in groups of three or four scattered all over the desert and not really large enough to need leaders."
Very few are aware that the mega-city on Bara Magna is a giant robot. Some of those who do, like Raanu, are in denial about it.
Tahu will still be wearing his adaptive armor in his new form.
The original plan for 2010 story had been to expand greatly on Mata Nui's quest and the Valley of the Maze.
The current plan is for the story of what Mata Nui finds up north to be told in another graphic novel by Papercutz.
Having blue armor, Nektann's elemental power is water.
As seen in Bionicle Legends#5: Inferno and again in Brothers in Arms, the Great Beings can make themselves become unseen by their creations at will.
Angonce was one of the Great Beings who spoke to Mazeka in the alternate dimension he visited.
Atakus's blades are technilogy alien not only to the Bara Magna region, but to the entire planet of Spherus Magna.
"Forgive the delay, Turaga." So yeah, I don't have a Halloween costume, and I have lots of cereal in my dorm room. Looks like I'm gonna be a cereal killer this year. Yup.
Teridax will be arriving on Bara Magna in order to kill Mata Nui.
In the Stars lineup, Tahu, Takanuva, and Gresh are the good characters, and the Rahkshi, Skakdi, and Skrall are the bad characters.
Tahu is reverted to Toa Mata form by the Ignika.
The Great Beings are related to Tahu's golden armor set.
The Stars Skrall character does not have a name.
The Stars Piraka is Nektann (he survived the battle with the Rahkshi).
Q: Is Bota Magna going to appear in the story at all? A: "Well, the answer is maybe. We originally planned with Bota Magna to be that the residents had decided that technology and machines had destroyed Spherus Magna, so they had abandoned and destroyed every piece of technology and machinery on the planet, so they had went from being part organic, part biomechanical, to part organic, part biomechanical, and part plant."
Greg: "I asked to show a Great Being in one of the graphic novels and got told no, Denmark does not want them revealed yet. So that is still a bit of a taboo subject, at least for now."
THE LEGEND REBORN
Q: All the BIONICLE names so far have been Maori or Latin. So why is Click so named? A: "Well, I actually didn't name him. What the original script had was Mata Nui arrives on Bara Magna, and gets attacked by a monster with a scorpion tail (Not a Vorox). What was supposed to happen was, well, the stinger tail breaking off still happened, but a group of the Scarabax were to come along and devour the monster. The director came to me and said: 'If we're going to animate these things, then they've gotta appear more.' And that's how Click came around."
Q: Did the script for The Legend Reborn call for Metus to be turned into a snake? A: "No. We went through all sorts of ideas. Him getting killed, banished, imprisoned, etc. So finally the director came up with the idea for him turning into a snake."
Q: How did you decide on the traitor? A: "Well, we figured that whoever the traitor was, he or she had to travel around Bara Magna quite a bit, so much that no one really cared what he was doing, because he travelled a lot. So that's how we decided on Metus."
Mata Nui was not able to read the writing on the walls of the secret lab near Tajun because it was a dialect of Matoran he did not know.
Metus is not venomous.
Stronius is alive and now leading some contingent of the Rock tribe.
Tarduk goes on two journeys north; the second is during the Legend Reborn.
Mata Nui leaves the desert immediately after the events of the movie.
While their homeland was on Bota Magna, the Skrall had outposts in other places, such as the Black Spikes. It was these outposts that were destroyed by the baterra, which led the surviving Skrall on Bara Magna to go to Roxtus.
Gelu's encounter with the Skrall in Comic #3 takes place in the Dunes of Treason.
The name of the bird with the five-foot wingspan and claws that can penetrate armor mentioned in "The Crossing" is Striker.
It would seem very likely that the Great Cataclysm caused the deaths of the two Glatorian species members found near Mata Nui's consciousness.
Trinuma can shoot kinetic blasts from the same weapons that enable him to fly while in combat.
The Makuta of Stelt is the same one whom Conjurer tried to absorb the powers of and the one whose armor was breached during the Great Cataclysm.
Sidorak met with the Makuta of Stelt in order to arrange for the Brotherhood to select Voporak for experimentation. The Makuta of Stelt conducted them himself on Stelt before lending him to the Dark Hunters.
Q: What kind of energy did the Coliseum in Metru Nui produce? Was it straight-up electricity or something more exotic? A: "I prefer to think it was something more exotic."
Gali Nuva was required to note the position of the Red Star because Mata Nui needs the Red Star to leave the planet, and it is important to make sure its orbit has not decayed.
Miserix's essential motives prior to his deposition was to accumulate power in a way that would not attract Mata Nui's attention.
There were more Order of Mata Nui members than Brotherhood of Makuta members at the time of Miserix's reign.
The Pit mutagen does not necessarily mutate all members of a species in similar ways.
REIGN OF SHADOWS
The fact that the Order of Mata Nui was unable to discern anything from its studies of the Nui Stone is because their research had been unsuccessful, not that they were unable to remove the shards embedded in Tuyet's armor in the first place.
The crystal that Tuyet produced in the Archives was the Nui Stone the Order of Mata Nui had reconstructed form the shards in her armor.
Keetongu is an ally of the Order of Mata Nui and not an official member.
Tren Krom was utilizing communications gear to send a transmission to the Ignika.
Axonn and Brutaka returned to the chamber near Mata Nui's consciousness by Brutaka's Makuta power of teleportation.
The Bionicle Stars will be a part of the storyline, although their smaller size is non-canon, as Toa Mata Nui's larger scale was.
Teridax will be coming to Bara Magna, which is how the Bionicle Stars characters will factor in to the story.
On the Bionicle Stars: "Well, two are Toa, one is a Rahkshi, one is a Skakdi, one is a Glatorian, and one is a Skrall."
The Bionicle Stars are named such because they represent some of the most popular characters from the series.
The blue Skakdi is labeled as a Piraka because of its familiarity as a brand name.
The yellow Rahkshi possesses the heat vision power.
Takanuva will not be treated in story as if he is still in twilight form.
While Tahu appears in Toa Mata for as part of the Stars line, the other Toa will appear in story as well, though they will not be featured in the same way and will not be reverted back into Toa Mata form.
Tahu's gold-armored form will be canon. He is not wearing one of the gold Kanohi from 2001 story. His mask only has the power of shielding, but it is part of a larger power tied to the full set of armor. He no longer has his abilities as a Toa Nuva.
The green Skrall in the Stars lineup is of the warrior class.
THE LEGEND REBORN
A combination of gravity wells and impacts redirected the Ignika back toward Bara Magna on its escape path from Aqua Magna.
The elemental powers bestowed on the Glatorian were not already dormant inside of them; rather, they were generated by the Mask of Life. Their abilities are roughly equivalent to those of Toa, although they do not possess the same level of control.
The fight between Tarix and Vastus in the Legend Reborn was for rights over the Hot Springs as a water source in light of the attacks on Tajun's caravans.
The prototype robot was never controlled by an artificial intelligence like Mata Nui.
The prototype robot is about two-thirds the size of the Mata Nui robot.
All captured Agori and Vorox were freed when Roxtus was abandoned.
The Glatorian now serve as a defense force for the united village. Ackar has become the leader of the united village's defense force, and Raanu acts as leader of the mega-city.
Strakk has been banished.
"Strakk does not get banished until after the events of the movie. Think about what happened after the fight with Ackar -- the attack on Tajun, and Tesara, the whole world is at war, Iconox did not have time to worry about disciplining Glatorian when the village was in danger of being overrun. Strakk got banished after the defeat of the Skrall."
Mata Nui has no involvement in the mega-city now; he is busy with a quest of his own and is not hanging around.
By the end of the Legend Reborn, Mata Nui is able to control the Ignika consciously.
The Element Lord of Rock is a leader class Skrall.
All leader class Skrall automatically rank a name.
The Shattering was caused by the Element Lords' attempts to use the EP Spring, which lead to the explosion of the planet's core.
"Dormus" is the Agori word for "peaceful."
The Element Lords have better control over their elements than the Toa Nuva do.
Mata Nui's mission was to traverse the universe, observing societies so that a massive war such as the Core War would not break out again, and then to pull Spherus Magna back together.
Teridax's destiny may or may not have been to take over Mata Nui's body; Greg states that the real question is whether or not one robot alone would be able to pull three planets together.
Legends of the Toa Mata had existed on Metru Nui prior to the Matoran's migration to Mata Nui, though there had not been particular reason to talk about it much.
On the original process to reawaken Mata Nui: "Basically, it's a long process that involves each Toa giving a small part of their energy in sequence to do slowly what the Ignika did all at once. Could easily take 12 hours or more to finish."