You know what? I think I should make some [acronym=or maybe worsen]improvements[/acroynm] to the story of BIONICLE. These are the improvements of my friend, Freg Garshtey:
2001 stays as normal, only that the elements are no longer confined to one gender and that there is an equal gender ratio.
The majority of the Toa end up falling to the krana, leaving the remaining two to try and save them. There are three Bohrok queens: Cahdok, Gahdok, and Kahdok. The Exo-Toa have their own personalities, as they are no longer robots, but living creatures mutated for use, and feel immense pain when being used. Rather than hinder the Toa's elemental powers, the Toa have a moral dilemma about using them - initially, most of the Toa want to use them, while the others don't due to the harm it would bring to a living creature. Most of the Toa eventually decide not to use them, but at least one does anyway, forming a rift in the team. After trapping the three Bahrag, the Toa are transformed into Toa Nuva, and they decide to go their own ways, none of them wanting to work with each other, but especially not whichever Toa decided to use the Exo Toa.
The Bohrok-Kal thing still happened, but looked incredibly different to Bohrok and rather than being destroyed by their own enhanced powers, some were reasoned with, some were destroyed with no other option, and at least one was reasoned with but destroyed anyway. The Rahkshi destroy most of the villages, and kill one of the Turaga and at least five Matoran, almost succeeding in killing one of the Toa Nuva. The Mask of Light is found by Takua and Jaller, and at least three Matoran plot to steal it from them, planning to use it for their own gain. At least two Matoran start serving the Makuta, doubtful of the Turaga and Toa, and they are not Ahkmou. Makuta also sends out more than six Rahkshi. Upon Takua becoming Takanuva, he sends out a few more, which destroy the only remaining villages, forcing the Toa, Turaga, and Matoran to the Kini-Nui, where Takanuva decides to go and face Makuta, alone. It goes as it did in the movie from here, only that there is no Kolhii match, but the discovery that Makuta is not there - rather, he is diving towards Takanuva from the ceiling. Takanuva falls into the energized protodermis, and takes Makuta down with him, helped by the Toa Nuva, in his seemingly dying moments. Takutanuva is created, things happen as they normally did from here.
2004: Vakama is even more reluctant to be a Toa. Not once does Vakama try to be the leadership, leaving the matter to Nokama. The Toa Metru learn to deal with that, as a team not led by a Toa of Fire is, shockingly, possible, and come to accept the fact that Vakama doesn't want to be leader. But Vakama's reluctance ends up leading to the death of Turaga Lhikan, rather than being saved by her, and Lhikan's final words condemn Vakama instead, which causes Vakama to doubt himself instead, despite any surge of self confidence Vakama may have had. This also causes half of the Toa Metru to shun Vakama. Earlier in the year, Ahkmou is killed by two of the Toa, which is used as propaganda by 'Dume' against them. Makuta is sealed in a Toa Seal.
2005: Rather than Vakama joining Roodaka, three of the Toa Hordika do, not just Vakama - Vakama is simply the first to do so, being shunned by the Toa Metru and condemned by Lhikan's last words. The Rahaga help the remaining three search for Keetongu. Sidorak plots against Roodaka as Roodaka plots against Sidorak, both using the Visorak to attempt to betray each other. Both fall relatively quickly, killed by the Toa Hordika who joined Roodaka, claiming the Visorak for themself. Around this time, the Rahaga note the Visorak seem both more and less intelligent at times, and that they specifically seem to be hunting them and the three remaining Toa Hordika. The three remaining Hordika also learn that Keetongu can transform them back to their Metru forms, but only if he is allowed to use the life force of a living being.Eventually, one of the three 'beast' Hordika gets into a heated argument with the other two, and leaves, wondering if they made the right choice, eventually rejoining the others. Of the other two, one has to be forcibly transformed by Keetongu, and the other comes back after a long battle with one of the other Toa. Vakama is also forced to go back to retrieve the Vahi, as to atone for letting Lhikan die. Things go as normal.
2006: The Piraka don't just enslave most of Voya Nui, they kill about 15% of its residents, living up to their names. They also manage to kill Garan. Axonn decides to help the Voya Nui resistance at this point, while Brutaka allies with the Piraka, but not before killing one of them as a display of power and a warning not to mess with him. The would-be Toa Inika arrive in Karzahni, who severely weakens them as Matoran and almost kills one of them. The Inika arrive at Voya Nui, becoming Toa due to the Red Star. At least on of the Inika attempts to do battle with the Piraka almost immediately, but is killed, leaving the Toa Inika with five members. The Piraka and Inika face the guardians of the Mask of Life. Vezon is killed in the battle against him, ensuring that he does not become overused in later serials. Kardas is let loose to wreck havoc upon Voya- Nui.
2007: Mahri-Nui is under the rule of the Barraki, having fallen to them long ago. The Matoran dislike them, but serve them as they have no other choice. Dekar finds the Mask of Life, and is transformed into Hydraxon, but is overcome with the need to jail any living being, including a quest to jail the Great Spirit. The Inika become the Mahri, and the Barraki launch a surprise attack on the Mahri, killing yet another of the team, but not without one Barraki being killed, either. Gadunk- still happens, but is given the memories and intelligence of Jovan, causing it to be very, very confused. Makuta never inhabits a Maxilos robot. Matoro sacrifices himself. Jaller unleashes a Nova Blast... in Metru-Nui, unintentionally. Into the Darkness:
Doesn't happen.Dreams of Destruction:
Happens, but Lesovikk is the only survivor. The last sentence is Lesovikk realising that Karzahni had been dreamt up, and that Lesovikk had been responsible for everything the 'dream' had done. Gali Nuva Blog:
Happens as normal.
2008: One of the Toa falls to the Shadow Leeches. Another is killed by Icarax. The Toa begin to wonder if they can awaken Mata Nui with two less Toa. The Av-Matoran plot against the Nuva, being resentful of them - to the Av-Matoran, it seemed as if the Nuva had abandoned them, and so the Av-Matoran want revenge. One group of Shadow Matoran plots against the Makuta, and escapes Karda Nui, with their location unknown. Takanuva arrives and claims to be Takanuva, but none of the Nuva believe it, as Takanuva is much taller than a normal Toa due to being in Karda Nui. This causes mutual distrust. Takanuva ends up outright killing the shadow Nuva, just before discovering the Klakk. Year ends as normal, and Makuta decides to kill Artahka to prove a point.Federation of Fear:
100% better without Vezon. The Mutran Chronicles:
Mutran chronicles. Dark Mirror:
Rather than being completely pointlessly thrown into an alternate universe, Brutaka's mask is a mask of random teleportation. Takanuva ends up all over the MU, which ends up being far more interesting than what Takanuva already did. The serial is instead about who Takanuva is as the onjly Toa of Light, and who Takanuva could become, as well as delivering some exposition on parts of the MU we know little about.Destiny War:
The OoMN declares war on the BoM, with the help of the DH. But what do the Matoran think? The Matoran populace of the MU begins to learn about the OoMN, and the Turaga of the MU condemn both sides - the OoMN claims to be an order of Mata Nui, but serves its own interests, and the Brotherhood of Makuta, well, we already know. The OoMN, as a result, declares war on the Matoran. Dwellers in Darkness:
The Rahaga are reverted into Toa Hagah, not by Roodaka (who is dead), but by something else. When Gaaki says that one of them will not return, it is not Zaktan that 'dies', it refers to an entire Toa Team, since the serial follows both the Mahri and Hagah. It is the Hagah that do not return. Brothers in Arms:
Mazeka and Vultraz have things happen to them. It takes place entirely in the Northern Continent, and expands on the less-prominent elements, such as Sonics, Magnetism, and Plasma. Vultraz eventually becomes a Toa of Shadow using a Toa stone meant for Mazeka. Mazeka is almost killed, and vows to kill Vultraz.
2009: Happens as it already did. Only difference is that Mata Nui finds some Fresh Bula Berries and A Car. Riddle of the Great Beings:
Tarduk and friends go an adventure, leaving them stranded on Bota Magna.Empire of the Skrall:
Tuma reminisces about the past and the future, plotting to turn Bara Magna into an empire.Reign of Shadows:
Follows the plot threads FregG forgot to close. Many will be forgotten about, and at several points even more are introduced, including: SHADOW TAKANUVA! TUYET! SHADOW TUYET! A COMPLETELY POINTLESS BATTLE! RAHKSHI! SHADOW TAKUA! JALLER BECOMING A GUKKO BIRD! PEWKU REVEALED AS THE MASTERMIND BEHIND MAKUTA! BATMATORAN! AND THE ANSWER TO THE LONG ASKED QUESTION: HOW DOES BRUTAKA TRANSFORM INTO A COMPLETELY POINTLESS PLOT DEVICE?
2010: Mata Nui and friends battle the Element Lords on their way to the Valley of the Maze. Mata Nui learns the importance of dancing along the way.
New Serials:The Core WarRiddle of the Element Lords: What is their Favourite Dessert?Reign of Shadows, Part Two: More Pointless Twists
2011: Mata Nui and friends find their way to Bota Magna and meet its locals, including a tribe of Earth and the benevolent Element Lord of Earth, the original inhabitants of Roxtus. Mata Nui's car is eaten by the local Biodinosaurs.Invasion of the BiodinosaursThe History of Bota MagnaReign of Shadows, Part Three: Makuta Loves Planning
2012: Happens as the 2010 we know did, only over the entire year. Mata Nui gets back to learn that there is an Agori civil war, but gets inside the prototype robot anyway and defeats Makuta, causing IMMENSE damage to the Sahmad's Tale:
Happens as it normally did.The Powers That Be:
The Red Star ends up hurtling towards Spherus Magna, with no known way of stopping it, and with Velika almost completing his plans, only to find out... Velika was Makuta the entire time, somehow. Because it would have happened, come on. We all know that the story was like: MAKUTA DEFEATED actually it was part of the plan haha you foolsThe Yesterday Quest:
Gelu and the three toa search for the Great Beings, only to find out that they've been wrong all along: the Great Beings are actually sentient Cheese Graters, and thus called the 'Grate Beings'. Orde reveals he is also Makuta instead of that whole controversial thing that happened. Yes, Makuta is both Velika and Orde.
The former inhabitants of the MU begin to shun Mata Nui for damaging their universe and not apologising, eventually going on a quest to destroy the Mask of Life which houses Mata Nui, as Mata Nui is unworthy of the title of Great Spirit after this disgrace. Turaga Vakama calls it 'the disgrace of the legend of Mata Nui', calling Mata Nui lazy for wanting another nap. The Turaga change their names to Turgida, as well as their names, wanting to be as separate from the Great Spirit as possible.
The Red Star crashing into SM is averted, but is teleported into another universe, where it is found by a scientist, and used as the energy source for a factory... a hero factory...
Now tell me... how did Freg do?