I have wondered this many-a-times, especially with each new Bionicle story, and lore that is created/thought up by BZP members. We all know that Bionicle is a ridiculously complex Universe (at least, the expanded Universe is, maybe not the main story), and that is what my topic is about.
Imagine if Bionicle, as wonderful as it is now, was NOT based on the set's that were released on an anual yearly-basis. Try to take this with a grain of salt, because I know you might think "Well, that wouldn't work, because they had to sell sets in order to maintain the series." Yes, I know. But just think for a minute how much more detailed, and complex the story could be. Imagine how different...
Ex. 1) I just posted in a topic about the "Nuva vs. Inika", where it was asked if the Nuva were, like we were told, stronger than the Inika, when the Inika seemed to do better? Well, if the story went by however Greg F wanted to write it, I'm pretty certain the Nuva would maintain the "Hero" title, and be the main focus, and the Inika would be a side story/smaller part of the story line.
Ex. 2) The ending. I feel strongly that the ending could have been better. Could have lasted longer. And if not based on sets, might have brought back old characters (I know they did with the Stars.. but come on), to either aid in battle, or be a part of the destruction of Teridax. (Don't have a clearer example on here, just thinking outside the box).
Hopefully I am making sense.
What do you think would have the most drastic change to the story, if Greg F didn't have to mold his story around the yearly sets?
EDIT: If anyone has already posted something similar, I apologize, I have been on a 2-3 year hiatus from BZP.
Edited by Axonn's Fury, Oct 22 2012 - 09:46 AM.