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BS01 has the following to say about the Mask of Creation: Arthaka has created many things with this mask, including such wonders as the Toa Nuva's Kanohi and the symbols that host their elemental energy. They have also been given Adaptive Armor, and Arthaka created the Avohkii plus numerous other powerful items, including the universe-fixing Staff of Arthaka. So what are the limits to this power? Can [Product] be anything, provided that protodermis can power it? We know that Arthaka is not very skilled at creating living things, or at least he does not want to do so after his lethal Crystal Serpents failed to be tamed. This suggests that he can create things involving Life, though, which opens the door to all kinds of magic stuff. Could Arthaka in theory create a second Mask of Life? Could he make a few more staffs of apocalyptic power? Could he make a super-duper insta-heal device? I am asking this because I was recently re-reading a webcomic I like, in which the characters come across an ancient "datasphere" from a lost civilization -- a storage device containing vast amounts of data "in a 612-dimensional matrix". One of them looks into it and mentions that it "seems to contain detailed plans for every possible way to build every possible device to destroy every possible thing in all of creation." Of course this was immediately commented upon: "Huh, I can't imagine how their civilization managed to annihilate itself." The point is, it made me think about how this is pretty much what the Mask of Creation does: It presumably allows you to realize a way to build any thing that you could want, provided that the thing is actually possible to build. So Arthaka, the master craftsman, could potentially invent a new device to resurrect beings; because we know there is tech on the Red Star which can accomplish the same. He could invent a "kill Mata Nui" button, because we have seen a virus take him down. He could presumably special-build a robot which could teleport directly to a target and assassinate it. Arthaka himself doesn't do this, either because he's not a fan of destruction or because it would break the story, but in theory he could do this, right? Note that I am disregarding the need for raw materials here. I am certain that giant builds couldn't be materialized out of nowhere, even if the mask can create actual objects to an extent. Still a powerful ability to have, if you would essentially have the ability to think "I want a giant bomb" and then soon after have the plans to create the BIONICLE-equivalent of nukes.
There are two sides to every fight. The winning side, and the losing side. After a fateful clash of the titans for the control of Creation itself, two beings draw the conflict to a close once and for all. ₪҉₪ An anguished howl splits through the air like lightning. Curses rumble from the heart of a battle-torn titan like thunder. The great lord Karzahni lies immobilized and broken on the rugged field of battle. He is paralyzed by pain, betrayed by the weakness of his own flesh and armor. He can only watch. Watch as his prize is taken by the very being he had once considered his only friend. Even more than that, his brother. But no more. He no longer knows Arthaka. This revelation is solidified when that same traitor turns to face Karzahni. More curses are spat from Karzahni’s mouth as he almost literally does not recognize his brother. Arthaka now wears the Great Mask of Creation. Karzahni sees red. He does not know if this is his own imagining or the blood red sun setting over their barren battleground. Arthaka regards his fallen brother with something akin to pity. The last thing in the universe that Karzahni wants is pity. And least of all from Arthaka. With one last effort, a cry of absolute rage fills his lungs. Even though releasing that primal cry of fury sends agonizing lances of fiery pain through Karzahni’s very soul, it gives him some satisfaction that he has been heard. Finally, the wounds of the two-titan war catch up to Karzahni, and pull him sympathetically into oblivion. ₪҉₪ When Karzahni emerges from that merciful slumber, he is still lying on the same field. But now he can move, although not without pain. Beside him, a Great Kanohi Mask is resting. Instinctively, with a vitality almost reminiscent of the animal-like baying of his earlier defeat, Karzahni slams the mask on his face. His entire being drinks up the power seeping from the Kanohi. Karzahni revels in that power. Especially after his near fatal combat of so recently, he loves the sense of control the mask gives him. He is almost completely given to this newfound strength when he notices a stone tablet, almost the same color as the earth, that was lying beneath the mask. Groping for the tablet, Karzahni reads: If your fantasies came true Clashed with your reality Would you fall to fiction’s whims? Or be pawn to what is real? After you’ve traveled your chosen path Could you harvest no regrets of the past? Who knows how many forks we will face? Who knows our minds, now versus then? Would a simple change cause us to look Back on our lives with one different wish? Kanohi Olisi ₪҉₪