So I was kind of bored today, and suddenly, this crazy idea about the science of the Protodermis Molecule popped into my head. Then I realized it actually made a lot of sense! So I spent a few hours “pondering the Great Thoughts” and little by little formed the basis for my now extensive theory.
This theory is trying to explain the possible science and various characteristics of the extraordinarily advanced Protodermis Molecule and many things about the Matoran Universe.
Please remember that what you are about to read is entirely based on theories and evidence, not canon facts. Also, I will probably be adding to this theory as I think of more things.
The Protodermis Molecule:
-Dynamic Protodermis Molecule Programming
-Programmed Non Dynamic Characteristics and Instruction Sets
-Connections | Mental Link
-Energy | Charged Protodermis Molecules
A molecule containing an advanced computer, likely of the quantum type. The Protodermis Molecule groups together with a massive amount of other Protodermis molecules to form complex systems comparable to computer programs. Each Program represents a different material or element in the Matoran Universe.
The Protodermis molecule’s programming is dynamic. The dynamic programming is able to be altered by outside variables, which allows for true randomness and natural occurrences in the MU, as well as deviation from the rules and instructions of the Great Beings. This is what allows for free will and thought of all MU beings. Destiny can be evaded as well because of the ability of Protodermis molecules to deviate from the GB’s programming.
Materials such as Protosteel have relatively simple programming in comparison to systems such as the Power System. The programming is basically a set of characteristics and instructions that define different materials. The high level programming of the material is fed into the dynamic system created by the union of the Protodermis molecules by a Script to form the different materials such as Protosteel. The programming of the materials reacts to changes and variables such as heat and stress in real time, and is sent to the dynamic system by a Script in order to make the corresponding changes to the material. (i.e. extreme heat will cause metal to melt.)
Certain Programs can work in conjunction with each other to form systems. The brain of MU inhabitants is an example of one of these Systems. The Protodermis molecules of different Programs merge to create the System, which in the case of the MU brain is likely a chemical computer, though this cannot be confirmed nor denied since it is unknown if the brain of a MU being is organic, bio-mechanical, or completely mechanical. It is widely assumed that MU brains are mostly if not entirely organic, however.
This also further explains the bodies of MU beings. The Brain System is able to form a mental link with the body through the Central Nervous System, and so it is able to recognize and detect nearly every Protodermis molecule in the body, forming the basis for sensory perception and bodily awareness. This also makes teleportation of the entire body possible as long as the body is not disintegrated or shattered. The Red Star uses this trait to teleport beings to and from it.
Beings in the MU that possess power of any kind are able to control their powers through their Power Energy Reserve and their brain’s mental link. The brain sends both a signal and energy to the either external Protodermis molecules or Protodermis molecules in the Power Channel Exits. (Usually located in hands.) Protodermis molecules must be charged by the Energy Reserve of the user to, which is transported by the Mental Link. Powers cannot be used without the ability to charge the Protodermis molecules with the user’s energy reserve. There are various different types of power, but we will be focusing on Toa Power here. The specific powers are hard coded in to the Brain System of the Toa, and can be of the Control, Multiply, or Reaction categories, forming the basis for all Elemental powers in the MU universe. The mental link from the brain system is able to interact with a specified Program / Element, and either control or multiply that element as per the users thoughts, or produce reactions that create the basis for both real and pseudo Elements. Light is an example of a combination of a Reactionary, Multiplied, and Controlled, and therefore pseudo Element. Pseudo elements do not exist as Programs in the MU. Elemental Light is in fact very different from the general definition of light. The Protodermis molecule is capable of producing reactions that create elemental light that can then be multiplied and controlled to manifest into different Light based abilities such as lasers and light objects. Light’s sister element, Shadow, is also a pseudo element and functions in much the same way as Light. The Light based abilities of the Mask of Light (one of the few Elemental Kanohi) such as resolving conflicts are sub powers of Elemental Light and are control based abilities; they function by altering the Brain System of other beings in a minor and temporary way. When Elemental Power is exhausted, a Toa will have to wait to draw more energy in from the surroundings to fill the energy reserves. This is done on a subconscious and automatic level by a Script. A Script is a Program within another Program or System that runs in the background, providing fundamental subconscious and automatic functions.
The users thoughts are translated into code in real time by the system and fed to the CNS and Mental Link stream by a Script.. When the user first uses his/her powers, no code has been generated yet, and it takes a while for the code to get into a normal, consistent, and quick flow, therefore creating a learning curve. After a while, the user is easily able to control the amount of power used and is able to apply it very quickly. Advanced users of powers will also be able to subconsciously generate additional sets of code to use sub-elemental abilities. This learning curve applies to mask powers as well, but in a different way.
Edited by Trydeltix, Aug 19 2013 - 02:25 AM.