Something's been nagging me for several months. In Time Trap (which I unfortunately do not possess due to budgetary reasons - if any kind forumer wants to type up the relevant text from it that'd be most appreciated), then-Toa Vakama experiences a vision. According to the Bionicle Wiki:
At some point in the future, [Krakua] will defend an unknown fortress. Krakua will then be able to communicate across time with Toa Metru Vakama, who was having a vision of the future. Krakua will tell Vakama that if he failed his mission, Krakua would never exist and that, to succeed, Vakama would have to be willing to destroy the future to stop evil from spreading. He also told him that Vakama would one day have to send a group of heroes into danger and not be able to do anything about it. It is known he was referring to Vakama indirectly, causing Jaller, Kongu, Hahli, Matoro, Hewkii, and Nuparu to become the Toa Inika.
And BS01 has this to say on the scene:
Krakua will eventually become the lone hero of a besieged island fortress. During this time, a vision of Krakua will be given to Vakama through a "Kratana", who receives it during his time as a Toa Metru. Krakua will inform him that he would one day send the Toa Inika on a mission, which he cannot do anything about save for waiting and hoping. Vakama does not receive the remainder of the vision, as the "Kratana" is removed by Makuta Teridax.
So the obvious questions are: what is this fortress, when does this take place, and from whom is he defending it from? (Also: why is he the lone defender? what's happened to the several dozen Toa and ex-Order agents on Spherus Magna?)
When I asked this question to several other fans some months ago, they replied along the lines of "I assumed it was Metru Nui during the events of Destiny War." But there are several problems with this theory:
- Krakua did not defend Metru Nui alone. Far from it; in fact, this was probably the largest battle in the entire history of the Matoran Universe.
- Krakua's personality in Destiny War is...frankly, a little pathetic. He seems to be a recently transformed Toa who is still trying to get used to his powers. Hardly the ideal candidate to defend a fortress by himself and send an absolutely vital message across time to Vakama.
- Perhaps most condemning of all, the two most prominent BIONICLE wikis make it clear that these events have not yet taken place, as of The Powers That Be / The Yesterday Quest. This could be the fault of the editors making unverifiable assumptions from circumstantial evidence, but I'm inclined to trust their word on this one.
So, my questions from earlier are: what is this fortress, when does this take place, and from whom is he defending it from? My theory is that...*drumroll*...he is defending the Gold-Skinned Being's Aqua Magna fortress. BZPower says on Krakua's fortress:
Not much is known about this island. Krakua will one day protect it. The entire island has been converted into a single fortress.
And then on the Gold-Skinned Being's fortress from Bionicle Wiki:
The Gold Being's Fortress was a huge fort created by the Gold Skinned Being on Spherus Magna. It was made on a cliff near a beach on the new planet after a discussion with some Skakdi. The castle had stone walls, and the towers were completely armed. According to Kopaka, the fort could possibly fit Metru Nui and still have leftover space.
Edited by bonesiii, Jul 22 2013 - 08:22 PM.