Lhikan did not give up all his power to charge up the Toa Stones. He put a tiny fraction of his power into each one, and it was only later when they put the stones in the Suva that the rest of his energy was channeled through the Suva (its teleportation ability presumably) to turn him into a Turaga (while turning Vakama and company into Toa).
As for Altakanuva, I'm not sure. (Was it actually specified?)
With the Toa Metru, they also put tiny fractions of their power in, but before anybody tried to use the stones, they used up all the rest awakening the Matoran. They became Turaga at that point. And thus, when Takua much later found the stones and put them in a Suva, they were already Turaga so they had no more energy to be transferred in the same way Lhikan's was. So the stones didn't transform Takua (although it's been theorized that six stones together might have been enough, but it wasn't his time yet -- not sure if we know that, but regardless, we do know that what happened with Lhikan was impossible at that point).
And Lhikan made six stones, while Vakama (and so forth) made one stone each -- why would that be hard to understand? If I pour out an entire jug of milk into six large cups, does that imply I can't take another jug of milk and pour out only a little into just one cup? Surely not.
If you're asking (although you didn't seem to bring it up directly) how one Toa can make six Toa, it's been long theorized there's a multiplication power at work in the transformations; the protodermis could sense a transformation going on and convert other forms of energy into Toa Energy to add to the amount already being used.
To replies -- I suppose it's possible a Toa Nuva might make more Toa than six, but it would probably require that the EP that transformed them actually added to their Toa Energy. We don't know that it did. If not, then probably they could only make six each. They have increased abilities, but we don't know that that comes from having more TE. It could be a matter of their brains' programming to have more capacity to control more, or more capacity for storing elemental energy instead.
I agree that most likely a Toa Nuva's Toa Stone would just make a normal Toa. I wonder though if Greg was ever asked about this? It's the sort of thing people ask him often.
Yes, I too recall the Turaga Nuva thing being confirmed. Ninja'd by fishers lol
Edited by bonesiii, Jun 06 2014 - 02:50 PM.