Gresh was torn for an instant. Did he go help his friends, or take advantage of the opening to
get inside the Makuta robot? Then he realized there was really no choice at all. Kiina and Ackar
would put saving the world first. He had an opportunity to do that, and he wasn’t going to
He started for the open hatch, then stopped short. More figures were coming out of it. Gresh
braced for a fight.
The first two beings to step into the sunlight were a red-armored warrior and another in white
and gold. Gresh greeted them with a cyclone that slammed them against the metal. Before he
could follow up, a blast of light blinded him. He staggered, trying to clear his vision before the
attack he knew was coming.
“Who is he?” one voice said. “He doesn’t look like one of Makuta’s creations.”
“Maybe Makuta had agents here already,” another voice replied. “Take him out. We don’t have
time to waste.”
“Wait!” shouted Gresh. “I’m no friend of Makuta’s! I thought you were!”
The glare was starting to fade now and Gresh could make out the shapes of dozens of warriors
streaming from the hatch. One came up and grabbed his arm.
“So those are your pals out there, fighting the Rahkshi?” asked Tahu.
“Yes,” Gresh answered. “But what are Rahkshi?”
“We call them the ‘sons of Makuta,’ where I come from,” said Tahu. “They’re killers … and your
friends are in more trouble than they know.”
He turned back to the warriors, large and small, who stood behind him. “Let’s go. These people
need our help.” Tahu looked over his shoulder at Gresh. “You coming?”
“I’m going inside,” the Glatorian replied. “I have to stop this Makuta.”
The white and gold warrior, Takanuva, laughed. There wasn’t any humor in the sound. “What
do you think we’ve been trying to do for months? You can’t do any good in there – you’ll just
get yourself killed. So stay here, or fight with us.”
“Then I’m with you,” answered Gresh, already racing toward the battle.“Let’s do this.”
Okay, so, two characters meet, nearly fight, snappy banter and then into battle. Its a normal type of passage from a BIONICLE book. Why, then, is this always critical "Kahi" character claiming there to be some sort of discrepancy?
Well, it was hard to miss at first. I missed it the first time, actually, because it's really kind of simple.
The Agori and Matoran languages are different. As we know, at the end of the battle, after Teridax had been defeated, Mata Nui used the Mask of Life to enable the Matoran and Agori to communicate. In fact, there was a little deal about Lewa not being able to talk with the Agori due to him not being there when Mata Nui did that and was sort of floating in space.
But here Tahu and Takanuva are, talking to Gresh like nobody's business, before Mata Nui does anything of the sort. The Mask of Life hasn't come onto the scene yet, as his first interaction with Tahu was to turn him back into Tahu Mata. They talk to each other literally the moment they are able to see each other, so there's no time for anything to happen.
How is this possible? Why can they do this? Is this more bad plot planning?