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One cow-like Rahi in the Bionicle universe, formerly known as the Mukau, had its name changed because the story team head thought it was too silly. (The name was a pun on moo-cow.) Its name became merely the Mata Nui Cow.

 

I think that's silly. We already have Axxon, don't we? :P

 

So what do you think? Would you want the Mata Nui Cow to have its old name restored? Or would you rather not have "moo-cow" as the name of a Bionicle Rahi? Or do you happen to realize that we're talking about an obscure Gali+Pohatu combiner model from a Lego Mania Magazine that was never seen in the story, and don't care either way? (I myself don't really care, though if I had a choice I'd go with Mukau.)


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Mukau. The retconning of that term may have made sense at the time, but given future names (Axonn and Tiribomba come to mind), the silliness that got "Mukau" retconned is minimal.

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I don't really "have" this Rahi in my headcanon at all. :P But if I did, efficient is better... even if silly.

 

Then again, "cow" is even more efficient.

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But 'cow' just doesn't fit in Bionicle. You have Kane-Ra, Gukko, Tarakava, Muaka, Ussal, Mahi, and... cows. I guess later years got closer with things like 'catapult scorpion' and the like, but alongside other 2001 Rahi, cow just feels kinda anticlimactic.

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Definitely Mukau. Unless you're saying it out loud, I think it looks less silly than "Mata Nui Cow".

 


I think that's silly. We already have Axxon, don't we? :P

Aside from the obvious pun with that one, I remember my parents constantly saying "Axxon, ax-off" shortly after I got him. XD

 

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But 'cow' just doesn't fit in Bionicle. You have Kane-Ra, Gukko, Tarakava, Muaka, Ussal, Mahi, and... cows. I guess later years got closer with things like 'catapult scorpion' and the like, but alongside other 2001 Rahi, cow just feels kinda anticlimactic.

I don't think cows are ever climactic, no matter what you call them. :P Hence why I'd rather not have them around at all. :shrugs:

 

But your first point misses that many Rahi aren't given Matoran-language names and even the ones that do are also often called by the closest real-world counterpart. Ussal crab, etc.

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But 'cow' just doesn't fit in Bionicle. You have Kane-Ra, Gukko, Tarakava, Muaka, Ussal, Mahi, and... cows. I guess later years got closer with things like 'catapult scorpion' and the like, but alongside other 2001 Rahi, cow just feels kinda anticlimactic.

I don't think cows are ever climactic, no matter what you call them. :P Hence why I'd rather not have them around at all. :shrugs:

 

But your first point misses that many Rahi aren't given Matoran-language names and even the ones that do are also often called by the closest real-world counterpart. Ussal crab, etc.

 

Mukau cow would be slightly frustrating to say.

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I voted "Mata Nui Cow" just because there was someone named "Morris the Mata Nui Cow" on BS01, and without that name that person's name would not have existed. 

 

"Morris the Mukau" just doesn't sound as cool. 

I wonder if he's reading this thread and is feeling very sad and offended that almost nobody likes his name. :P

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I've been seeing the name 'Mata Nui Cow' pop up a couple times in the forums, and I was wondering what it was. Now I know. :P

 

Anyways, even though Mata Nui Cow is kind of a cool name, my vote went to Mukau.


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Moo Cow forever.

 

Plus yeah, if there's a Mata Nui Cow, what about the Metru Nui Cow, the Voya Nui Cow, the Karda Nui Cow, the Steltian Cow, the Zakazian Cow, etc...?

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But 'cow' just doesn't fit in Bionicle. You have Kane-Ra, Gukko, Tarakava, Muaka, Ussal, Mahi, and... cows. I guess later years got closer with things like 'catapult scorpion' and the like, but alongside other 2001 Rahi, cow just feels kinda anticlimactic.

I don't think cows are ever climactic, no matter what you call them. :P Hence why I'd rather not have them around at all. :shrugs:

 

But your first point misses that many Rahi aren't given Matoran-language names and even the ones that do are also often called by the closest real-world counterpart. Ussal crab, etc.

 

Mukau cow would be slightly frustrating to say.

 

Well, a Mukau-cow already has a Kaukau... :P  :P  :P

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Well, a Mukau-cow already has a Kaukau... :P  :P  :P

...yes...yaaassss...

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....moar...Kaukau...

 

Like all the rest, I say Mukau-cow.

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Oh, the puns one can make with Bionicle names. For example;

 

"Axxon, Axxoff."

 

"But... Hau?"

 

And... Uh... That's it.

 

Gali, is that all you can come up with? :P

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Mukau 2015! It's both a pun and a Bionicle-ish word! Why would I ever want it any different?


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I never even realized it was a pun cause I either read it wrong or just didn't sound it out, just sorta saw the word. Mukau is a brilliant name it shouldn't be touched :P


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Mukau should become it's name again because it's a little odd to have a Rahi being called Mata Nui Cow. Or should I say Spherus Magna Cow now...    becuase it lived on Spherus Magna now...        

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Mukau, cuz laughs


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I ignored the retcon and I always called it Mukau anyway. So, i vote Mukau.

 

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But 'cow' just doesn't fit in Bionicle. You have Kane-Ra, Gukko, Tarakava, Muaka, Ussal, Mahi, and... cows. I guess later years got closer with things like 'catapult scorpion' and the like, but alongside other 2001 Rahi, cow just feels kinda anticlimactic.

I don't think cows are ever climactic, no matter what you call them. :P

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Mukau because why not? They thought it was too silly? Half the islander's names were silly. C'mon, Jaa? I love Jaa. Wonderful name!



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Jaa have the greatest name in the world, he should had been president of bionicle :P

Also I would love to see him in G2, anyways ya there was more silly name then just Mukau in bionicle and I don't get how Mukau is any different from the other silly names.


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I agree Mukau is better, but I'm not following the logic that says "Jaa" is similar? Mukau is a pun on "Moo, cow". How is Jaa comparable to that? It's just a different style from English words.

 

Tiribomba... kinda yeah. Though that's more "cool" than "silly." :P Cool silly. Mukau... eh not really. I see why they did that, problem is their replacement makes zero sense. (Why would you name a cow after the Great Spirit, exactly?)

 

The real solution for Mukau is much simpler:

 

Embrace da silly!!!!1!! :lol:

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Mukau for the win!

 

Also, I've always thought the Kaukau's name sounds rather silly. All the other Toa masks sound cool and stuff- Pakari! Hau! Miru! Kakama! Akaku! Kau kau kau kau! Five cool names and one bird.

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Mukau because why not? They thought it was too silly? Half the islander's names were silly. C'mon, Jaa? I love Jaa. Wonderful name!

 

The second MNOLG has some poor names. I mean, 'Ally'? 

 

I also find 'Nixie' a bit too real name-sounding.

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Mukau because why not? They thought it was too silly? Half the islander's names were silly. C'mon, Jaa? I love Jaa. Wonderful name!

 

The second MNOLG has some poor names. I mean, 'Ally'? 

 

I also find 'Nixie' a bit too real name-sounding.

 

It did give the Matoran some personality, rather than being that mob of Kakama-wearing generic ones in the background. 

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Mukau because why not? They thought it was too silly? Half the islander's names were silly. C'mon, Jaa? I love Jaa. Wonderful name!

 

The second MNOLG has some poor names. I mean, 'Ally'? 

 

I also find 'Nixie' a bit too real name-sounding.

 

It did give the Matoran some personality, rather than being that mob of Kakama-wearing generic ones in the background. 

 

As opposed to the Pakari-wearing generic ones. 

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