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Poll: Mask of Creation Poll

Favorite(s) of names that perhaps could be canonized? (Multiple choice)

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Would you want the mask to get a canon name?

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#1 Offline bonesiii

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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 04:01 AM

So, a while ago I posted this topic asking people's opinions about the MoC's lack of name. It was suggested to make a poll out of the main suggestions there. So here goes. :)

 

If there's a clear winner I might feature it in my retelling of all Bionicle history. I have been avoiding including the Matoran-language names in general, but had to include the Ignika's name as "Mask of Life" got tedious to repeat over and over. I did end up mentioning the name of the Vahi too. So, given that Artakha starts to play a more important role near the end it might make sense to have a name for his mask too.

 

And with some of the suggestions, like the Mata Nui Island map words that haven't been taken yet, it's even possible we could ask Greg to canonize them, since they are already cleared by legal. The others could only be a fan thing.


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#2 Offline NuvaTube

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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 04:30 AM

I don't think it should be called the Kanohi Artahka, as it would imply Artahka was always meant to having, making the contest between him and Karzahni pointless. Unless of course it was named afterwards, but i think that's less likely.

 

However, I wouldn't mind if Artahka was always meant to have had a creating-ish role, and so his name had a link to the Mask of Creation, which is why I like the Kanohi Arka.

 

Kanohi Nuvau makes sense canonically, as it's clear it comes from Nuva (new).

 

As for the canon words, I just felt Kanae sounded coolest. I just found that it comes from Lake Kanae in Mata Nui, but any ideas as to what it means?


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 10:38 AM

1. Tiro or Huru.

2. Vuya.

3. Not really. I just don't see the Mask of Creation having any of the listed names. That's just my personal opinion though.


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 12:09 PM

Remember the Temple of Creation from MNOLG II and how the Po-Koronans made such a big deal out of Creation as a principle? Since all that was in the Motara desert, I think it'd actually make a lot of sense for Motara to mean Creation. I'm voting Motara. And Tiro, because the Tiro Canyon was nearby.

 

I don't know about the non-canon names. Do any of them mean anything in Maori or something? I like Nuvau and Arka for their aforementioned connections to Nuva and Artakha, but I'm open to any others I can find rationale behind.


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 12:41 PM

1. Huru, but only cause that's the only one I've never seen featured in actual Bionicle canon. Where has it been mentioned? I don't like the idea of using a Mata Nui name for a mask.

2. Nuvau. Has a nice ring to it and kind of refers to the word "nuva".

3. No. Considering the story is over anyways, fanon information is as good as canon in my opinion. Except for BS01 purposes.


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 01:57 PM

To those of you asking where these things come from, please see the link to the previous topic in the first post. It's all explained there. :)

 

Edit: Wow... we seem to have a strong consensus that we want a canonized name, but there's an exact tie for all the canonizable ones so far! Hrm.


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 02:18 PM

For canon-possible ones, Motara just sounds the most like Kanohi to me. :notsure:
But my overall favorite, canonizable or not, is Arka.


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 02:44 PM

I like Artahka being the Matoran word for Creation itself, so that's how I voted. 


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 02:53 PM

I like the name Huru,because it's sounds like Ruru but with a H not a R.


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 03:14 PM

There is no such thing as a Huru. The river referred to is "Hura-Mafa River".

 

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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 03:18 PM

There is no such thing as a Huru. The river referred to is "Hura-Mafa River".

 

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Whoops. I edited the poll option to fix. That as of this post had eight votes, which were for "Huru". It'll be taken with the appropriate dosage of salt accordingly.

 

Edit: Looking back at the previous topic, it appears this affected my etymological research; I only looked up the typo version. "Hura" gets several results: centipede, discovery (connects to creativity), uncover, unearth, unveil (like, revealing a newly made thing?). Most of those are under "hura(ina)". But it does fit well.


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 04:47 PM

I like the idea of "Artahka", or a part of the word, being Matoran for creation as well, though having a part of Po-Wahi being named after the mask, or more likely being the word for "creation" is equally interesting come to think of it...
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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 05:58 PM

Kanae, Auaha, and Unsure. I think Unsure sums up my whole view quite nicely. (bones could use a name for his retelling, why not? Hmm...a non-canon name would create confusion...but all the canon ones aren't that cool either...but it would be really nice if bones had a name...) This makes for a really cool death spiral, but no great decision making. :P


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 06:23 PM

Hura does sound better than Huru in my opinion... but I still prefer Arka and Motara.

 

I like the name Huru,because it's sounds like Ruru but with a H not a R.

Really? :P


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 09:50 PM

Went with Motara and Makova. Also voted for the winning entry to be canonized. :)


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 10:35 PM

I'd like the winning entry to be canonized, but my favorite entry is listed as unable to be canonized, so I said no for that one. :P


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Posted Feb 03 2014 - 11:04 PM

Remember the Temple of Creation from MNOLG II and how the Po-Koronans made such a big deal out of Creation as a principle? Since all that was in the Motara desert, I think it'd actually make a lot of sense for Motara to mean Creation. I'm voting Motara. And Tiro, because the Tiro Canyon was nearby.
 
I don't know about the non-canon names. Do any of them mean anything in Maori or something? I like Nuvau and Arka for their aforementioned connections to Nuva and Artakha, but I'm open to any others I can find rationale behind.


In the original topic, I submitted "Arka" after talking to Tolkien and he constructed that name using the principles of his Matoran Dictionary. It's supposed to actually mean "Creation" or "the application of creative force" in Matoran.

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Posted Feb 04 2014 - 12:33 AM

Eh, if we can get one of these names canonized, I'd prefer Motara. If not, I'm all for Arka if everyone likes that one better. 


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Posted Feb 04 2014 - 03:45 AM

I voted for Tiro, Nuvau and Unsure. It's really cool that we get to vote on the names of things for your fanfic!


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Posted Feb 04 2014 - 03:50 AM

So, we're voting on which name will go in your fanfic, right?

For S&T purposes, the possibility of going for a canon name is more relevant (otherwise it wouldn't really belong here). But yes, seeing how the poll is turning out, I think the current front-runner in the canon side is really growing on me (there's no dead-even tie anymore there; on the other side things seem more unclear).


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Posted Feb 05 2014 - 11:15 AM

I'm still fond of "Arka". Not complicated, not vowel-heavy, not a "forced" existing name, and it has a short but hard and powerful ring to it. ARKA. As I mentioned in the other topic, is sounds like "arcane", another cool word. Plus, ancient powerful artifacts should have names like this.

Unsure if I want it to be 100% official, but it's better than the other options in my personal opinion.

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Posted Feb 05 2014 - 11:59 AM

Motara and Arka…ah…just listen to that rich molasses.

Those seem to be the popular names, and I agree. Motara just sounds…powerful. It evokes strength and will. But…as was said before, Arka has a melodious ring to it.

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Posted Feb 12 2014 - 12:00 PM

Yeah, I agree with most that Arka sounds nice. I'm not sure why there's a non-canon poll, though.

As for Motara, I just don't like the sound as much, but I can understand the rationale behind the word considering its past usage.

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Posted Feb 17 2014 - 05:59 PM

I prefer Artakha, since it sounds cool and the fact that it is a name that is already canon within Bionicle.


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Posted Feb 18 2014 - 10:43 AM

I voted for Hura on a whim, but after looking over this topic, I'd have to say I favor Motara. I love the tie-in with Po-Koro's principle of Creation.


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Posted Feb 21 2014 - 04:37 PM

I don't really want it to have a name but at the same time I feel that it should have one.


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Posted Feb 22 2014 - 01:45 PM

I don't think it should be called the Kanohi Artahka, as it would imply Artahka was always meant to having, making the contest between him and Karzahni pointless. Unless of course it was named afterwards, but i think that's less likely.
 
However, I wouldn't mind if Artahka was always meant to have had a creating-ish role, and so his name had a link to the Mask of Creation, which is why I like the Kanohi Arka.
 
Kanohi Nuvau makes sense canonically, as it's clear it comes from Nuva (new).
 
As for the canon words, I just felt Kanae sounded coolest. I just found that it comes from Lake Kanae in Mata Nui, but any ideas as to what it means?


Naming the mask Artakha would make it seem as though Artakha was always destined to have the mask, and we have a lot of predestination in the Matoran Universe as is. That said, my pick for canonization was Tiro, because it sounds so different from the name of any other mask which we've seen so far. A special mask deserves a special name which is easily recognizable.

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Posted Feb 22 2014 - 03:49 PM

I voted for Tiro and Motara if for no other reason, other than that they sound the best (IMO).

 

I suppose I wouldn't mind having the winner of this poll canonized.


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Posted Feb 27 2014 - 04:27 PM

Motara, Mask of Creation sound great :D

 

And yeah, I'd love to get a canonized Name for it, it gives me a lil bit hope that Bionicle is still going strong with Projects like this :)


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