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Revelations

Posted by ToM Dracone , Jun 28 2010 · 320 views

Bionicle
I came to a realization, a few minutes ago while just thinking about random stuff:

Almost all of the revelations of long-standing Bionicle mysteries that I've hated were revealed for the sake of revealing them, rather than because they had any relevance to the plot at the time. The ones that were relevant to the plot, I did like.

Where the Bohrok came from -> Avotoran? Possibly the single plot development I hate the most of all of Bionicle. Was it revealed through some actual element of 2008's plot? No, the Nuva just randomly came upon some thrashing Avotoran for the sake of revealing where Bohrok came from. Origin of the Exo-Toa -> they're just a commonplace element of Makuta's armies? Boring. Did Exo-Toa have anything to do with 2005, even its backstory? Nope. Just thrown in there. Give me time and I'll probably come up with more of these.

In contrast: What does Mata Nui look like physically -> He's the entire universe? One of the most dramatic, well-executed animations from all of Bionicle, and kind of central to the plot at the moment, which was the awakening of the Great Spirit.

So, moral of the story: if you set something up as a grand mystery, don't reveal the answer in an aside. Unveil it in a way appropriate to how mysterious it was.

I'd append this with something about "in my opinion" but I think this is generally regarded as just common sense in the realm of writing. Your feelings about the revelations named may vary, however.
~ ToM


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The only thing I have to say on this entire entry is this:

CORPSEMOBILE

-Janus
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I think that's what ultimately led to my falling out of interest with Bionicle. Not enough megatons.
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But we need to get some steak, because they kept teasing us with it!

But seriously, right on. The story has suffered because of these random side-revelations. I'm cool with the idea of some of the revelations being given in side-stories, much like the old Tales from Jabba's Palace type of books fleshed out random EU and film characters, because they were side stories. But just casual, off-the-cuff revelations for the sake of revelations?

NO.
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EmperorWhenua
Jun 29 2010 01:16 AM
I agree with all the comments in this entry and the entry itself.

~EW~
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Night Terror
Jun 29 2010 06:22 AM
Err... Exo-Toa had revelance in 2005. If you re read some story and Comics, you'll see that Makuta's armies were composed of Exo-Toa.
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Taka-Tahu-Nuva
Jun 29 2010 09:42 AM
QUOTE
Where the Bohrok came from -> Avotoran? Possibly the single plot development I hate the most of all of Bionicle. Was it revealed through some actual element of 2008's plot? No, the Nuva just randomly came upon some thrashing Avotoran for the sake of revealing where Bohrok came from.

Well...
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I've made the same argument for LOST: Truth of it is, not every mystery that intrigues us is going to have this mind-blowing explanation behind it. I had no problem with the Bohrok being transformed Av-Matoran, although the revelation itself was a little random. Besides, I don't think the Exo-Toa were really even built up to be anything earth-shattering.
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Oh Get Over Yourself
Jun 29 2010 01:53 PM
QUOTE(Janus @ Jun 29 2010, 12:16 AM)
The only thing I have to say on this entire entry is this:

CORPSEMOBILE

-Janus

"QUICK, NUPARU! TO THE CORPSEMOBILE!"

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA HEARSEMAN!

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA HEARSEMAN!

HEARSEMAN!

HEARSEMAN!

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA!

HEARSEMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!
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Queen of Noise
Jun 29 2010 02:33 PM
QUOTE(Janus @ Jun 29 2010, 01:16 AM)
The only thing I have to say on this entire entry is this:

CORPSEMOBILE

-Janus

LET'S BUILD VEHICLES OUT OF OUR DEAD FRIENDS' BODIES


Way to ruin the best Bionicle set ever by making it infinitely revolting, story team.
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Tuan Taureo
Jun 30 2010 05:09 PM
The Dethroning Moment Of Suck and Wall Banger tropes at work. Weep blood, ye who enter. sleep.gif

Dork Age or not - Your Mileage May Vary wether or not Bionicle did well and truly Jump The Shark on some of these "revelations".

I must admit that the Bohrok thing is rather off-putting. plain.gif


... Fanon to the rescue!!
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Oh Get Over Yourself
Jul 01 2010 11:23 PM
QUOTE(Tuan Taureo @ Jun 30 2010, 05:09 PM)
The Dethroning Moment Of Suck and Wall Banger tropes at work. Weep blood, ye who enter. sleep.gif

Dork Age or not - Your Mileage May Vary wether or not Bionicle did well and truly Jump The Shark on some of these "revelations".

I must admit that the Bohrok thing is rather off-putting. plain.gif


... Fanon to the rescue!!

STOP THAT

STOP THAT RIGHT NOW
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