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#1 Offline NatureDruid

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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 05:46 PM

I am suspecting that the great beings had something to do with setting up the first toa. If so, why did they equip them with melee weapons? I am sure a longer range weapon, like a gun, would be more useful. Even the Vorox on Bota Magna had long range firearms!
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 06:02 PM

...Probably because the Great Beings did not see the need for ranged weapons. Remember that the original Toa's weapons were actually tools (nevermind that Helryx had a flail), thus the origin of the name "Toa Tools." Ranged weapons would not be necessary, especially since the Toa were just more specialized nanotech to the GBs.This is further supported by the fact that every ranged weapon I can think of, Toa Tool or no, was invented in the MU, not by the Great Beings.

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There's no reason not to put lasers in the palms of planet-sized robots. In fact, if I had my own planet-sized robot, palm lasers would be one of my first upgrades. It's good for self-defense if you're attacked by something big.

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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 06:02 PM

Simple: They have elemental powers. That is their ranged weapon.
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 06:12 PM

Yeah, a Toa Tool in the hands of a Toa with full elemental energy is both a ranged weapon and a melee weapon. Superior to just a ranged weapon. :)But more to the point, the Great Beings weren't giving them weapons, but tools to be used as needed in the maintenance. They hold something as a Tool mainly because it helps them focus their elemental power. Which could be used for making land, repairing metal, shining light, using magnetics to manipulate machinery, etc. (those examples being Stone, Iron, Light, Magnetics; the list can go on).
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 07:13 PM

Well, the GBs didn't really see the Toa as protectors of the Matoran, just as a specialized version of the Matoran, which were just technology to them. Their role as protectors didn't come about until they started becoming self-aware. So, when designing their equipment, the GBs were going for tools rather than weapons.
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 08:30 PM

I'm pretty sure they were made with some defense in mind, either in case the robot was invaded or things went wrong inside (which they did). After all, they invented Rahi and probably intended for those to be wild.
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 08:39 PM

Actually, the Makuta created the Rahi.But yeah, Toa Tools have ranged capabilities. They channel the powers through and tada!
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Posted Oct 10 2012 - 11:08 PM

Actually, the Makuta created the Rahi.

I think he's referring to the idea of Rahi, which I'm pretty sure the GBs did invent. Remember those "first Rahi" that Mavrah had? BS01 says the GBs made those.Anywho...

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