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#1 Offline ZOMBI3S

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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 02:24 AM

I realize that Bionicle has many stories within it with many different main characters, but if you had to pick one from 2001 to 2010, who would it be?Personally, I'd go with Takua/Takanuva.
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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 02:38 AM

Tahu for 01, 02, 03,08,10.
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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 03:32 AM

I'd say that too many characters had an equal share of the spotlight for me to give a solid answer. But if I had to give name to any one character, it would be Teridax. Despite the fact that he was the ultimate evil, he was always there, pulling strings and guiding the way to the success of his Plan. No one ever said the main character had to be the hero, so Teridax is my answer.Posted Image
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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 03:55 AM

Mata Nui. We didn't know that he was until the end, but he was IMO.
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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 04:41 AM

Well, I suppose there were several main characters, each having their arcs.2001-2003 was Takua/Takanuva.2004-2005 was Vakama.2006-2007 was Matoro.2008 had no real main character.2009-2010 was Mata Nui.
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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 07:04 AM

Main characters for Bionicle are very vague, but here's my take:2001: Takua/the Toa Mata2002: The Nuva/Takua2003: Takua/Takanuva2004: Vakama2005: Vakama2006: Matoro2007: Matoro/Dekar/Hydraxon2008: Ignika/Takanuva2009: Mata Nui2010: Mata Nui, TahuIn some cases, I've listed several "protagonists" for a year. The one listed second is the less prominent one, usually featured in media besides the books (with the exception of Takua/Takanuva, who are the same character, and Takua in 2001, as the MNOLG prominently featured Takua over any of the Mata).
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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 08:12 AM

This seems to depend (partly) on which media was dominant in which year.2001 was Takua largely due to the MNOLG; had the PC game (in which the Toa would've starred) not been cancelled it might have been different.2002 featured the Toa equally; Takua only actually appeared in the Le-Wahi and Ga-Koro Bohrok animations.2003 was Takua entirely due to the Mask of Light movie.2004-5 was obviously Vakama, no question there.2006-8 is hard to decide, because the activities of the Nuva and Inika overlap.2009-10 is undoubtedly Mata Nui.

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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 08:38 AM

I always pictured Tahu as the main character of Bionicle. He's always the first to come to mind whenever I think of something Bionicle-related.
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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 09:51 AM

Mata Nui.We didn't know that he was until the end, but he was IMO.

I have to agree with Fishers on this one.(also, I'm surprised no one has tried to say Podu yet)- Vorex

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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 10:14 AM

What's so special about Podu?Anyways:

Mata Nui. We didn't know that he was until the end, but he was IMO.

Pretty much this. Mata Nui was always there, even in the beginning. He also kept getting mentioned many times.

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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 11:09 AM

Its a tricky one between Mata-Nui and Takanuva, but you'd have to say that actually MAta-Nui was present and 100% relevant to every bit of storyline, whereas Takanuva wasn't.
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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 11:34 AM

If I had to choose one, I'd take Tahu Nuva, given that he was seen more often than any other.
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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 11:47 AM

Mata Nui.We didn't know that he was until the end, but he was IMO.

I have to agree with Fishers on this one.(also, I'm surprised no one has tried to say Podu yet)- Vorex

*cough*Podu*cough* I am actually gonna go with Vakama on this one. He has the most appearance I think (at least a minor appearance throughtout 2001-2008)

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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 12:17 PM

I'd say Mata Nui, insofar as Bionicle even has a main character. Mata Nui is the main thing unifying every year of the story, even if in some years we were less aware of it, and he only actually got developed as a character later in the story.Although frankly, Bionicle's story structure made it so that not every year even had a main character. In 2006, for example, pretty much all of the Toa Inika got equal focus. In 2007 Matoro got thrust into the role of hero, but arguably even then the story focused equally on him and on Jaller. 2001 and 2002 also focused on pretty much all of the Toa Mata equally, with Takua (who would later become the main character of Mask of Light) serving primarily as a lens through which we could view their exploits.To some extent this lack of a main character was one of the things that I liked about Bionicle. Focusing on groups rather than single characters allowed for all the characters to be well-developed, and for the plot to explore the characters' interactions with one another. Contrast that with stories which develop only the main character at the expense of the others, or stories which do develop other characters but only insofar as they relate to the main character (glossing over how these side characters relate to one another).
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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 04:56 PM

I'd say that too many characters had an equal share of the spotlight for me to give a solid answer. But if I had to give name to any one character, it would be Teridax. Despite the fact that he was the ultimate evil, he was always there, pulling strings and guiding the way to the success of his Plan. No one ever said the main character had to be the hero, so Teridax is my answer.Posted Image

That is a good one. I hadn't thought of that.

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Posted Nov 02 2012 - 08:29 PM

Either Tahu, Vakama, or Jaller. Or Takanuva.
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Posted Nov 03 2012 - 01:31 AM

I agree with The 1st Shadow, Teridax was closest thing to a main character you can get in Bionicle.


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Posted Nov 04 2012 - 02:07 AM

Teridax. Nah just kidding.Maybe in the entire saga, it's Mata Nui.
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Posted Nov 07 2012 - 11:30 PM

When I first read the title, the name Tahu immediately popped into my head. But honestly, the closest thing to a main character (if we're speaking about Bionicle as a whole, not specific story years) that the line has is Mata Nui, considering all of what happens is related to him (and a few years of the storyline took place inside of him).
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Posted Nov 08 2012 - 08:32 AM

What's so special about Podu?

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Posted Nov 10 2012 - 09:42 PM

I think Mata Nui was the main character.

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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 09:51 PM

I'd say that too many characters had an equal share of the spotlight for me to give a solid answer. But if I had to give name to any one character, it would be Teridax. Despite the fact that he was the ultimate evil, he was always there, pulling strings and guiding the way to the success of his Plan. No one ever said the main character had to be the hero, so Teridax is my answer.

My thoughts exactly. Like how Vader is the real main character of Star Wars. My second choice would be Mata Nui, for almost the same reasons. Even though he's asleep for most of the story.

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Posted Nov 14 2012 - 07:27 AM

I agree with The 1st Shadow, Teridax was closest thing to a main character you can get in Bionicle.

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Posted Nov 25 2012 - 12:19 PM

If you mean what it would most likely be, then I'd pick Tahu. He did possess the ultimate weapon of Mata Nui or whatever.(The Golden Armor) If you mean my personal opinion, then I'd pick Takanuva or Jaller. Both had a pretty prominent presence through the series.

I'd say that too many characters had an equal share of the spotlight for me to give a solid answer. But if I had to give name to any one character, it would be Teridax. Despite the fact that he was the ultimate evil, he was always there, pulling strings and guiding the way to the success of his Plan. No one ever said the main character had to be the hero, so Teridax is my answer.Posted Image

I hadn't thought about that. I agree.

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