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#1 Offline Dragonstar7

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Posted Feb 21 2013 - 05:52 PM

I've noticed some (minor) errors in the comics/graphic novels and would like to share them. Most of you probably noticed, and could be done on purpose but I'll post them anyway as I found some funny. Just going to put them in spoiler tags if you hadn't seen the pics yet.

 

1. http://www.brickshel...bsdj/img007.jpg

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2. http://www.brickshel...bsdj/img008.jpg

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3. http://www.brickshel...bsdj/img009.jpg

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4. http://www.brickshel...bsdj/img010.jpg

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5. http://www.brickshel...bsdj/img011.jpg

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Posted Feb 21 2013 - 06:04 PM

...Pahahahhah! number two is just too funny. Malums all like "hey guys, I got some cordak blasters that weren't supposed to be invented for a ANOTHER THOUSAND HUNDRED YEARS!!". 


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#3 Offline Aanchir: Rachira of Time

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Posted Feb 21 2013 - 06:15 PM

Some of these I wouldn't class as errors so much as stylistic decisions. #3 is definitely an error, and arguably so is #4 (though there's no reason to automatically assume Bota Magna and Aqua Magna were round when they first split from Bara Magna; they could have changed in shape over time). However, in #1 Vakama's Huna simply appears to be stylized, #5 may have been a deliberate decision since fans who weren't around for the 2004 comics and sets might be more familiar with Dume's movie depiction, and #2 may just be because the artist was asked to use a projectile weapon and liked the Cordak Blaster's design (just looking identical doesn't at all mean it's supposed to be the same weapon; there are dozens of weapons in the BIONICLE sets and story that are identical to other unrelated weapons)."Inaccuracy" would be a better word than "error", since "error" implies something accidental/unintended. There are plenty of other inaccuracies in the comics, such as the Toa Metru not having the same eye colors as their set depictions and lacking chest plates (since they were based on prototypes). But the number of actual errors is much smaller.
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#4 Offline Canis Lycaon

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Posted Feb 21 2013 - 08:35 PM

  • I would say this is just a simple case of artistic license.
  • It just looks like a Cordak- it actually isn't one.
  • This is actually an error.
  • Gravity turns random chunks of mass in space into spheres.
  • Dume looks more recognizable in his movie form.

Those are my explanations for the errors.


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Posted Feb 21 2013 - 08:50 PM

1. I believe it just to stylize, as stated above.

2. I always wondered that when I saw the graphic novel! I always thought that the artist just made a mistake.

3. Maybe just to signify that the figure was Mata Nui?! 

4. I never really noticed that in the novel, nice find! But maybe once again it was a mistake, like stated above.

5. I guess that could also be a mistake.


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Posted Feb 21 2013 - 10:44 PM

Most of them are probably due to the artist not being familiar with some of the figures and concepts of the sets/story. For example, once back in Metru Nui, the Nuva's adaptive armor should have reshaped to look more like their '02 form; Dume looks like that for the same reason--the artist did not have the model on hand to get a clear idea of. Greg already explained the MN thing--the artist was only familiar with the MN set, not the robot form.

 

But on #1, there's something a little more worthy of note than the shape of Vakama's mask--Look at what the Tahnok-Kal wrote on the cave wall. The word "Kal" is written not in Matoran, but in the English Alphabet. Pretty sure they don't use written characters from Earth languages in the MU.

 

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Posted Feb 22 2013 - 12:42 AM

In order:1. This was probably a stylistic decision made by the artist. It's extremely minor anyhow, really.2. ...Malum with a Cordak Blaster? you know what this means gaizmalums a time lord3. The artist probably wanted to make the robot more recognizable to more casual purchasers, who would be familiar with the set but not the robot.4. This was likely to either be an oversight or a stylistic choice to emphasize the "violent explosion" effect.5. As likely as not, the artist was unfamiliar with the Dume set. The more obvious error (an intentional error, since the purpose was still to market the 2009 sets) here, though, is that the Nuva should be in armor resembling their 2002 forms.
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Posted Feb 23 2013 - 08:08 AM

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Posted Mar 18 2013 - 09:55 AM

1. I believe it just to stylize, as stated above.

2. I always wondered that when I saw the graphic novel! I always thought that the artist just made a mistake.

3. Maybe just to signify that the figure was Mata Nui?! 

4. I never really noticed that in the novel, nice find! But maybe once again it was a mistake, like stated above.

5. I guess that could also be a mistake.

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Posted Mar 19 2013 - 02:56 AM

While the other "errors" can be explained away or credited to artistic license, #3 made me lol, not as much at the "giant Mask of Life" bot but at the robot's gravity defying hands and shoulder plates. That must have been some protodermis the Great Beings were using. :P

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Posted Mar 20 2013 - 04:48 PM

Some of these are definitely inaccuraccies but yeah like a lot of users are saying, the likelihood of the Shattering exploding into three perfect spheres is very low: that probably happened over time as a result of gravity.

 

I remember there being a lot of pretty egregious errors in coloring between 2003-2005 though. Nothing you could really consider a continuity error, but lots of characters in the wrong color, colors spilling out into the wrong section of armor, etc. Does anyone remember this at all or am I just inflating these occurrances in my head?


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Posted Apr 05 2013 - 07:27 AM

That's pretty funny.

Though which comic is #3 in? I think I must be missing it (somehow).

 

Although some of them (#5 for example) are, as said before, just stylization, but #4 seems like a rather big mistake.


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Posted Apr 05 2013 - 01:49 PM

That's pretty funny.Though which comic is #3 in? I think I must be missing it (somehow).

It's from "All Our Sins Remembered", a comic which exclusively appeared in Graphic Novel #8, Legends of Bara Magna. It was never published as a single-issue comic.

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Posted Apr 12 2013 - 06:47 PM

[color=#008000;]Most of these aren't mistakes but more stylistic choices and/or reference items used because the artist could not find a source to illustrate off of. So in the case of Malum - Stuart, the artist, probably was told to have Malum roam the wastelands with a separate weapon, and he thought the Cordak Blaster design could work. Also, maybe he had not seen an image of Robo-Mata Nui. All inconsistencies, but it doesn't really have to do with mistakes. [/color]

 

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Posted Apr 14 2013 - 07:27 PM

I find number two and three funny, but i think you'll find their mostly just the artist decisions when making the comic as said above.  :) 


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Posted Apr 20 2013 - 01:56 PM

haha #3. The guys over at The Three Virtues were cracking up at that one in their podcast. It's like they didn't even try.


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Posted Apr 25 2013 - 03:39 PM

I just find the second one down right funny. I mean really, why on earth does he have that.But the rest i'll just let slide, i mean animatoin errors happen. Its not that big of a deal. Its just fun to see.


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Posted Apr 25 2013 - 07:52 PM

The third comic up in the first post, is showing how Mata Nui will look like in his form on Bara Magna. That cannot be the Mata Nui robot, since it has no face and is much taller than that.

 

EDIT: I stand corrected. It is an error.


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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 06:03 AM

The more obvious error (an intentional error, since the purpose was still to market the 2009 sets) here, though, is that the Nuva should be in armor resembling their 2002 forms.

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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 09:19 AM

I never noticed those.

 

 I noticed the errors where the speech bubbles were pointing at the wrong person. That annoyed me to no end.


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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 02:36 PM

The more obvious error (an intentional error, since the purpose was still to market the 2009 sets) here, though, is that the Nuva should be in armor resembling their 2002 forms.

I knew I wasn't the only one!

Well, not really. They should actually be in a form that has never been seen before, one adapted to a city. Not only that, they pretty much just arrived in Metru Nui. They haven't had time to adapt.


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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 04:56 PM

 

The more obvious error (an intentional error, since the purpose was still to market the 2009 sets) here, though, is that the Nuva should be in armor resembling their 2002 forms.

I knew I wasn't the only one!

Well, not really. They should actually be in a form that has never been seen before, one adapted to a city. Not only that, they pretty much just arrived in Metru Nui. They haven't had time to adapt.

but remember, when Artahka teleported them to Karda Nui, they adapted nearly instantly.


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Posted Apr 26 2013 - 06:00 PM

The more obvious error (an intentional error, since the purpose was still to market the 2009 sets) here, though, is that the Nuva should be in armor resembling their 2002 forms.

I knew I wasn't the only one!

Well, not really. They should actually be in a form that has never been seen before, one adapted to a city. Not only that, they pretty much just arrived in Metru Nui. They haven't had time to adapt.

Greg confirmed years ago that their Adaptive Armor forms on Metru Nui are identical to their classic Nuva armor. Though of course that was really just a "sure, why not" on behalf of the fans.

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