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Title covers my main question: are the characters in G2 - Toa, Protectors, Okotan villagers, Mask Makers, Skull Raiders, Elemental Creatures, etc. - biomechanical? Or perhaps fully organic but wearing armor? They have to at the very least be somewhat organic as they can reproduce biologically.

 

I can't seem to find an official answer anywhere and so wanted to pose the question here.

 

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I was always under the impression that they were biomechanical but mostly organic (maybe 85%/15% like the Agori and Glatorian?). I remember that there's at least one mention of a biomechanical animal in the G2 books, so at least some life there is biomechanical.

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I don't think there ever was official mention either way, but I doubt they'd change such a core, underlying element of what makes Bionicle, well... Bionicle. It's kinda the base premise. I think it's safe to assume they were biomechanical, but as said above, maybe at a different ratio than G1.

 

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Thanks guys, that does make sense that they'd maintain it as a core element, though I do agree that it's probably not the same ratio as in G1.

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Maybe Ekimu and Makuta and the first Okotans were once purely organic, but through the mask makers' tinkering, figured out how to implant biomechanics into beings and implemented the feature into every villager once they were old enough? :)

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Yes, its just that their metallic plates are smoother than their G1 counterparts, mostly because of the CCBS. 

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I would say that the Okotans and their island’s animals are mostly organic because they can reproduce. I think Ekimu, Makuta, the Toa, the Elemental Creatures, and others are mostly robotic because they don’t seem to reproduce. That’s all I could say.


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Tbh, I don't know if we can even assume that biological reproduction tells us anything about the characters' organic/mechanical ratios. Just because creatures can't be "born" with pistons or gears or metal plating in our world doesn't mean it would have to be the same way in a fantasy world.

 

That said, I do think that we can pretty safely assume that a lot of the G2 characters' exterior details are "clothing" and not a part of their bodies, just based on the fact that the Toa changed most of their armor between years one and two, and it didn't happen by way of a supernatural transformation like most armor redesigns in G1 Bionicle. Instead, Ekimu just crafted them new armor.

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I didn't really follow the G2 story much, but I assume they didn't go into a lot of detail about most things in order to avoid being overly complicated (which, ironically, is exactly what gave G1 much of its charm).

 

Edit: Revenge of the Skull Spiders, page 22:

“The clouds cleared briefly, allowing the Protectors to glimpse a pair of biomechanical cliff vultures that soared through the chasm, looking for food.”

 

So, yes, I guess, or at least cliff vultures are.

 

Edit 2: the books also described Ekimu, the Toa and the Okotans as biomechanical. I guess that means just about eveybody is. Since they reproduce biologically, I’d say they’re probably somewhere between Matoran Universe beings and mechanically-enhanced Spherus Magnans on the organic scale.

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