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Makuta Fish

Posted by Bfahome , Apr 15 2017 · 155 views

I feel like there was a badly missed opportunity to call it a "Barrakuta".

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And then at least the riff would have been unforgettable.

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Zarkan: Master of Storms
Apr 15 2017 04:15 PM

The story team probably would think the name was too silly, though. RIP Mukau.

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A quick Google Search reveals that Barrakuta is a World of Warcraft player.  If Lego had used this name, it would have been disrespectful to the culture of native World of Warcraft players and could have resulted in a lot of negative press.  In order to be culturally sensitive to the World of Warcraft players, Lego opted to use the name Makuta Fish.

 

This is definitely what happened and not a case of "oh shoot, I forgot we already used the name 'Makuta' for that other guy.  Ehhh, maybe no one will notice and if they do we'll get Greg to contrive an explanation in about 3 years when everyone's already forgotten."

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A quick Google Search reveals that Barrakuta is a World of Warcraft player.  If Lego had used this name, it would have been disrespectful to the culture of native World of Warcraft players and could have resulted in a lot of negative press.  In order to be culturally sensitive to the World of Warcraft players, Lego opted to use the name Makuta Fish.

 

This is definitely what happened and not a case of "oh shoot, I forgot we already used the name 'Makuta' for that other guy.  Ehhh, maybe no one will notice and if they do we'll get Greg to contrive an explanation in about 3 years when everyone's already forgotten."

I was under the impression that they were named after the villain Makuta both in and out of canon? I'm pretty sure they were first mentioned in Bionicle Chronicles #4, which was written by Greg Farshtey in 2003 when Makuta was very much in the forefront of the story. I can't recall the exact context in which they were introduced, but I thought it was mentioned specifically that they were named after Makuta because of their ugly appearance and vicious nature.

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Oh snap, I also just realized this would provide a great lore reason behind the name "Barraki".

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Zarkan: Master of Storms
Apr 19 2017 06:04 PM

 

A quick Google Search reveals that Barrakuta is a World of Warcraft player.  If Lego had used this name, it would have been disrespectful to the culture of native World of Warcraft players and could have resulted in a lot of negative press.  In order to be culturally sensitive to the World of Warcraft players, Lego opted to use the name Makuta Fish.

 

This is definitely what happened and not a case of "oh shoot, I forgot we already used the name 'Makuta' for that other guy.  Ehhh, maybe no one will notice and if they do we'll get Greg to contrive an explanation in about 3 years when everyone's already forgotten."

I was under the impression that they were named after the villain Makuta both in and out of canon? I'm pretty sure they were first mentioned in Bionicle Chronicles #4, which was written by Greg Farshtey in 2003 when Makuta was very much in the forefront of the story. I can't recall the exact context in which they were introduced, but I thought it was mentioned specifically that they were named after Makuta because of their ugly appearance and vicious nature.

 

Indeed, but he's probably just jesting anyway. And if not,  Mata-Nui fishing bird would like to have a word with you, Spirit.

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