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While following the current storyline and hearing input from the community, one issue commonly brought up is Umarak's ineptitude at capturing the Creatures, even after thousands of years. This theory, if true, may explain why that is, and why forging a mask of more than one element is so dangerous.

 

Umarak came into being when the Creatures did, to balance the six elements with the darkness, or shadow. The reason he never caught them was because of this balance; in an almost yin yang fashion, neither the creatures nor Umarak could gain the upper hand, because the creatures were united against him, and the island's elements were in harmony. However, when Makuta made the MoUP, he upset the balance, and due to this upset in balance the island degraded, and the Creatures were divided, drawn to the areas where their element was the most prominent, to resume an uneasy game of cat and mouse with Umarak for years afterwards. However, while Ekimu did stop Makuta from further destabilizing the island, that initial destabilization did give Umarak an advantage. Shadow and Destruction, in my opinion in regards to this story, is that combination of elements forcibly wielded by one, while Creation and Life are represented by the individual elements each wielded by one, working together. Therefore, the existence of the MoUP slowly began to change the nature of Okoto, causing the natives to more heavily modify their regions to suit one element, which made the unity of elements on Okoto much weaker against the united forces of darkness. This, in turn, led to the eventual arrival of the Toa, to "balance the elements and shadow" again. But the unforeseen consequence of that was Umarak, the only fully alive user of shadow, gaining more power, to balance the power of the Toa AND Creatures, and this is why it is so important that the Toa and Creatures unite, so they can stand a chance against the shadow. Additionally, the Toa's arrival probably also boosted the abilities of Makuta, who is the only other known being in the Okotoverse that utilizes the shadow, and functions as a counterbalance.

Well, that was a longer post than expected! In short, I think that the shadow element in this universe is a combination of the elements used by one, while the protagonists each wield one element, working together to balance the darkness.

 

 

One quick correction: It is my opinion that Life or Light is represented by numerous beings working together, and this is the only way great power can be wielded for the good; Unity of the users, Duty to those they protect, and their Destiny on the horizon. :)

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It might not have been a priority for him.  He certainly doesn't seem to be the most loyal servant of Makuta and may have just been spending the years hunting for sport and chasing down the Elemental Creatures when he felt like it.

 

There is evidence to support your theory, though.  At the start of Journey to One, Umarak mentions that Makuta told him he would have an Elemental Creature by the end of the day.  Why would Makuta suddenly be so confident in a guy who had failed to do something for thousands of years unless Makuta powered up Umarak somehow?

 

Maybe the future episodes will reveal more or maybe they forgot about Umarak's Lego.com bio when they were writing the script. :P

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I've been working on the assumption that Umarak wasn't hunting the Creatures until recently, when Makuta had him go start hunting them after the failure of the Skull Army. I think he might've been hunting other stuff before? :notsure:


If you wait until the last minute, then it only takes one minute. 

 

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Except that Umarak's Lego.com bio says that he came into being along with the creatures, thousands of years ago, with the sole purpose of hunting the creatures...hmmm...

 

The other thing to take into consideration is that it seems that the creatures hadn't been seen since Ekimu saw them at the Festival of the Masks - again, thousands of years ago. What if the creatures have been in hiding all that time, but, sensing the arrival of the toa, have come back into the spotlight. In turn Umarak (who has somehow been 'one with the shadows'/intangible/dormant all this time) senses the creatures coming out of hiding and materializes again, ready to hunt them down.

 

...or it could just be a story inconsistency :P

 

In regards to your theory, that's another possible explanation. The concept of balance does seem fitting for Bionicle, but I feel like if something like that had been their original intention, it would have been expressed more in JtO or some other media  :shrugs: 

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Just saw Umarak's site bio. Whoopsy!   :dunce: Now I subscribe to The Silent King's theory of Umarak and the Creatures lying dormant.

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