Being excited about G2 and Dragon Ball Super got me thinking again about this idea I had a few years back about a crossover fic. Well, basically it was just putting Bionicle characters into DBZ roles, with a few minor adjustments here and there, but no one’s ever accused me of being super original, now have they?
Still don’t have the motivation to write up the whole story, but dumping AU ideas seems to be a thing, I believe? So, Bionicle DBZ AU goooo!
-Let’s see, the basics: initial setting is Mata Nui, populated by Matoran with human-length lifespans who can reproduce and grow physically as they age because it would be weird for them to stay small the whole time. Our hero is Tahu, who washed up on the island in a strange canister and was found by a Matoran named Jaller. Tahu has a gear on his back, and when he sees a full moon he transforms into Akamai, but reverts when the gear is cut off. I was planning to condense a lot of original Dragon Ball into one arc, so there was stuff with Jaller leaving Tahu with Master Vakama, Balta [Krillin] was there training, and Macku [Bulma] ropes them into a hunt for the six Makoki Stones! Long ago, the guardian Mata Nui created stones imbued with the Elements, get them all together and you summon the magical dragon Cahdok through some gateway to another realm, and she grants your wish. Thinking we might as well bring in Hafu [Yamcha] and Orkahm [Tien]? Anyway, the driving thing is the evil Teridax [Piccolo] competing for the Makoki Stones and ultimately wishing to have his power restored, yadda-yadda, death and Makoki Stone revival, new and less evil Teridax!
-Tahu marries Dalu and they give birth to a son also named Jaller, we find out Tahu’s from the warrior race known as the Toa when his brother Onua [Radditz] arrives and all that. Tahu’s Other World journey becomes a quest to Metru Nui to train with Turaga Dume, not sure if the Spirit Bomb would be a thing but it would definitely be Fire based if it showed up, Kaio-ken would probably be replaced with the Golden Kanohi. Eventually two more Toa show up: Pohatu [Nappa] and Kopaka [Vegeta], and that…goes as well as you’d expect.
-So, Namek. Since Namekians were definitely going to become Makuta, I was thinking Destral at first, but then I thought Voya Nui might be more interesting? Dende is Krika, the Grand Elder is Miserix, Antroz is the guy who eventually becomes the next Grand Elder, and Icarax is Nail. Voya Nui’s Makoki Stones summon Gahdok, by the way. On the villains side, I thought it’d be funny if Freiza and his gang were all Hero Factory characters, such as Stormer [Frieza], Breez [Zarbon], Surge [Dodoria], and the Rocka Force, including Captain Rocka (3.0) and the rest of the 3.0 Heroes. Super Saiyan is obviously Toa Nuva—the idea is that a Toa’s power is tied to their armor, so they can find ways to transform their armor and draw new power from it. Anywho, Tahu Nuva defeats Stormer, Voya Nui blows up, etc etc.
-Stormer gets restored by Von Nebula [King Cold] and attacks Mata Nui, but Tahu hasn’t come back yet. Things look bleak, but Krakua [Trunks] arrives and uses his own Toa Nuva transformation to destroy Stormer and Von Nebula! Time machine gets replaced by the Kanohi Vahi of course
, and GASP, Androids! …Or, Glatorian. But we have three years to train so yaaaay!
-So, here’s where things get…not entirely set. Since I wanted to include a few of the movies, I was thinking that Stormer’s brother Evo [Cooler] would attempt to take revenge during the three year gap, and that one of his plans might involve tricking the heroes into going after the Toa of Light [Legendary Super Saiyan] and nearly getting killed by Takanuva [Broly]. Though, Takanuva would survive, I was thinking I’d bring him back for something else later. The murderous rage comes from a “Light must destroy Shadow, there can be no Shadow if there’s no life” sort of thing. Anyway, Takanuva defeated, Evo defeated, more training.
-On to the Glatorian! Since I wanted Cell to be a creature named Kal, I was thinking the Glatorian (minus Straak  and Metus [20/Gero]) might be powered by Nuva Symbols, meaning we’d need to bring in the Androids from the movie to have enough, so…Certavus , undecided on 14 and 15, Ackar , Gresh , and Kiina  make a full set of Nuva Symbols for Kal to absorb! Not sure exactly what the Nuva Symbols would be in this thing, but eh, details, what’s important is that we get Kal. When Jaller unlocks Toa Nuva it takes the form of Jaller Inika (his main form looks more like a Toa-sized 01 Jaller), the extra buff Super Saiyan used by Trunks and Vegeta would definitely be the Exo-Toa, and I’m going to say we call Toa Nuva 2 “Phantoka” for everyone, since it sounds good. (Jaller Phantoka would look like Jaller Mahri FYI.)
-Ah, beyond that things really fall apart. Vezon seems like a good fit for Majin Buu, with Evil Buu/Super Buu/Kid Buu being Vezok because of reasons. As for the person controlling him, my first thought was the Shadowed One, though I’m now wondering if Shadow Leeches should be involved in the Majin thing (as a way of bringing in Twilight Takanuva) so maybe Mutran instead? I was also thinking that, since my explanation for the Makoki Stones involved a doorway to another realm, maybe the villain’s plan would involve releasing the restrictions on the Makoki Stones and forming a stable gateway until they’re defeated? I don’t know. Anyway, Kaita would obviously replace the Fusion Dance, Toa Nuva 3 is the Golden Armor, Tahu’s second son…my first thought was Norik to keep them all Fire, but then I thought I’d go for some variety and use Zaria, and now I’m wondering if he should just be Lewa? The Kai would all be Turaga, and I was considering having Master Vakama also be a Turaga just as a way of making things more connected or something I don’t know. I think that pretty much covers everything here, though…
-Okay, now, don’t be mad, but I do want to adapt one tiny thing from GT: the Shadow Dragons. While the execution certainly left something to be desired, I still feel like the concept was a fantastic idea, so I was thinking that when Tahu and company go to use the Makoki Stones to erase everyone’s memories of Vezon, the Stones are overcome with negativity and each take the form of a Shadow Toa with control over the Element their Stone is tied to. The line up I was thinking of was Vultraz, Shadow Toa of Fire; Ahkmou, Shadow Toa of Stone; Kirop, Shadow Toa of Earth; Kazi, Shadow Toa of Ice, Vican, Shadow Toa of Air; and Gavla, Shadow Toa of Water. I was also thinking this arc might bring Takanuva back as a good guy, and that Kopaka’s daughter (Gali?) might get involved too. Anyway, once five of the Shadow Toa are defeated, one of them (probably Ahkmou because obviously)
absorbs the rest and overpowers the heroes for a time. I never intended to adapt Super Saiyan 4, but now that we have Super and whatnot, I’m thinking that this might be a good place to insert an adaptation of Super Saiyan God as a way of tying in the next arc a little better? Obviously it would be Toa Nui, I was thinking it’d need six Toa of different Elements, they all funnel their power into one and that one transforms. As for what exactly the form would look like, I don’t know, but Tahu Nui would probably resemble Tahu Mata with a few color changes in keeping with the design of Super Saiyan God Goku. Anyway, Tahu Nui defeats Omega Ahkmou (or maybe his form times out and we get Kopaka Nui to finish the job?), peace and all that, yay.
-So, Battle of Gods. If we do have someone in the Vezon Saga messing with the mystical realm the Makoki Stones access, that might be a good reason for the God of Destruction to wake up early, and then he probably hears about Toa Nui and goes to Mata Nui. For the God of Destruction’s identity, Marendar just seems like the best fit (even if we have no idea what they look like), and Whis’s role would without a doubt go to Velika. Moving on to Stormer’s revival, I’m not sure exactly what would equate to Golden Frieza since I hadn’t pinned down all of Stormer’s other forms, but maybe it’s just a Golden Stormer for simplicity.
As for Tahu and Kopaka’s new form…Toa Nuva Nui does still seem a little long, but it’s much shorter than Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, so I might just go with it. Or, Toa Nui Nuva? I don’t know. But it would probably use the Nuva form as a base with a different color palette, for consistency. That’s about caught up, but since we do know about upcoming characters Champa and his attendant I want to include them too. I like the idea of Universe 6 being filled with G2 characters, and in that event, Kulta is really the only option for Champa; as for his attendant, I’m definitely going with Korgot. Hm, I suppose there will also be a new dragon summoned by the Super Makoki Stones…well, no dragons in G2 yet, so I might wait on that one, along with whoever else turns up in Super.