I feel like what you just said should be pinned on the first post. Yes, I guess I didn't much think about the fact that death, in itself, is almost non-existent in Bionicle. Okay, that might be a bit extreme, but like you said, there really aren't that many perminent cases of death at all.
Yes, now I do see the increased potential of new story lines (heres to 2014!).
And we could say, I think, that this actually has made Matoro's sacrifice even more meaningful if we're going to think like that, just to add.
I noticed that too recently. It probably is, but it may just be symbolic of their Toa origin being from the Red Star.
OK, so I finished Dark Destiny for probably the 10th time today, and I might have found something. When the Toa Inika first came out of their canisters, they lifted their weapons to the sky and fired off a bolt of lightning. When they did that, six stars were created and fell into orbit around the Red Star. Could that be relevant somehow?