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#1 Offline slifer3000

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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 09:01 PM

When did you first start thinking Mata-Nui might be a robot?

 

Mine was in 06 when the Toa had to reawaken the swarms.


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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 09:34 PM

I remember a lot of people started to think so around early 2008, though I didn't really have an opinion. If it counts, I caught on when a massive robot rose out of Aqua Magna, breaking the island of Mata Nui.

 

I'd say about 2008, prior to the actual reveal.


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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 09:46 PM

Not sure exactly... I'd assumed that he wasn't a normal being but was in fact something tied to the world itself, but I'm pretty sure I hadn't thought about it for a while until it became obvious, and then it was sort of like "oh, yep, that's a thing that happened".

 

I caught on when a massive robot rose out of Aqua Magna

Hmm... nope, still didn't notice. ( :P)


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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 10:04 PM

When it was revealed. :shrugs: I wasn't that great of a theorist back then. :P


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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 11:11 PM

I assume you're asking about a giant being containing the domes. :P (I never thought he might be a robot at all really, until that factoid was revealed; the real revelation was about shape and placement, not consistency per se, heh.)
 
And that was when someone (I forget who for sure, have a name in mind but I may be wrong) posted the theory in early 2008 (or was it late 2007? I forget) in S&T. Evidence was the face-symbolism of Mata Nui Island and various similar factoids. I thought it was pretty convincing. Then someone leaked that promo video showing him standing up early, so I was one of the ones deleting the confirmation before it was allowed. :P

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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 11:14 PM

[font="Palatino;"]I never caught on before it actually happened within the context of the storyline, but at the same time the big reveal didn't seriously shock me. I did, of course, think that was awesome, but it didn't strike me as a huge plot twist - that would be Makuta's takeover. Perhaps that plot point overshadowed Mata Nui rising.[/font]
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Posted Apr 02 2013 - 11:20 PM

I really considered it after I read someone's theory on it back in early '08 (probably the same one bonesii spoke of). Prior to that, I believed Mata Nui was something like a giant Toa-like figure trapped underneath the Matoran Universe. The fact that he might actually be a robot that housed the universe didn't fully hit me until it was confirmed by Greg.

 

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 12:25 AM

Late 2008 during the Mistika I thought about it, but was not sure if I was right or not.
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 12:48 AM

I was too busy criticizing every aspect of Bionicle from 2006 onward, so I didn't even pay attention. :P

 

Frankly, when I first saw the Mata Nui rising animation, I was disappointed. I didn't understand that the universe was inside him, I just thought he was a random giant rising from the sea and couldn't believe that was Mata Nui's true form and was dismayed. Then I learned that the universe was inside of him and ever since have regarded Mata Nui's true form as the most brillitant plot ever.


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 01:40 AM

A little after the reveal. I had only started reading the online serials a bit earlier and never actually realized that everything (save mata & voya nui) was underground (inside mata nui).
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 06:02 AM

I never caught on. :P

 

I was pretty shocked. As if the reveal weren't shocking enough, shortly after we were hit with another mind-blowing plot twist (Teridax's takeover).


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 07:34 AM

I knew something was strange when I read somewhere that Mata Nui was on top of Metru Nui.


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 08:17 AM

If I recall correctly, when I was younger, I used to think that Mata Nui LITERALLY "Walked among them", and that he was the guardian of the world(not like he was supposed to be a god or anything, but that he was placed there by the Great Beings).But yeah, I don't think I really caught on till I turned that page in comic #15 and thought "Wow. Just wow."(I didn't see the aforementioned video until far later, as I didn't have much access to the Internet at that time.)
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 08:52 AM

In 2003, when someone said he was a giant robot.

 

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 09:00 AM

I didn't catch on to it until it was revealed in 08. I was surprised by it, since I had no idea it was coming.


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:15 AM

I never really figured it out, but I just kinda said "Oh, that makes sense, I knew that all along." And I probably did, somewhere in the back of my mind.


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:22 AM

The theory had been going around BZP for some time before the reveal, but I hadn't really expected it to be right.

 

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 01:21 PM

Is it a stretch to say that I suspected that something was up as far back as 2004? :II mean, you cannot tell me that I was the only one who watched LoM right after it's release and didn't think this was odd: http://tinyurl.com/cc7ahn6I'll admit that I never sought to delve very far into the lore and technical aspects of the Bionicle universe until the line came to an end in '09/'10 when it suddenly hit me, "............... OH LAWD, I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THIS FABULOUS STORY I'VE BEEN FOLLOWING FOR ALL OF, WHAT, TEN YEARS NOW?!" ( ꒪Д꒪)ノI never really saw the Mata Nui-is-a-giant-robot thing coming, but the more they added to the process of awakening him and (later) saving his life, the more suspicious I became. Like Chro said, I simply believed him to have been more heavily tied to the MU than we had originally thought. I think what really did it was the whole thing with the Codrex and everyone needing to high-tail it out of Karda Nui while islands shifted back into place or whatever. "WHAT DOES ANY OF THIS HAVE TO DO WITH AWAKENING A SPIRIT?! Oh wait...." was pretty much my thought-process right before the "big reveal", ha ha. 


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 01:49 PM

2008. 'Nuff said.
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 03:34 PM

When we were told that Metru Nui was under the island of Mata Nui, and like ten times smaller, I started to think that Mata Nui was the planet and that something was wrong with the planet.  Never really thought much of it as the story continued to develop, until someone posted about the face pictures, abut never really became concrete on one idea or the other. 


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 04:22 PM

Being some one who never followed the story closely, I didnt find out until 2011 maybe ever 2012 when I got back into the Bionicles. I had always thought Mata Nui had more of a spiritualistic presence in  the MU. Like I didnt think the two moons were actually his eyes, I thought they were just representations. 


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 04:30 PM

Being some one who never followed the story closely, I didnt find out until 2011 maybe ever 2012 when I got back into the Bionicles. I had always thought Mata Nui had more of a spiritualistic presence in  the MU. Like I didnt think the two moons were actually his eyes, I thought they were just representations. 

Exactly like mr Sam, only I saw the rising video, well as first official storyline thing I saw since WoS and in that time I couldn't even read English, well you can imagine I totally didn't undertand.

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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 05:39 PM

I think it was the time when Matoro dived into Karda Nui to resurrect Mata Nui, saying how Karda Nui is the heart of the universe or something.
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 06:56 PM

Well, it was a thing I kinda thought about over time. At first, I had figured that Mata Nui might be a giant robot of some sort, just big enough to dwarf Makuta's 2003 form - mostly, that one 2003 animation ("he's just a big robot!") got me thinking. It wasn't until 2007, though, that I got that something was up with the islands themselves. I started thinking about the caverns we had seen so far, and the arrangement of Voya Nui's descent... I knew something was strange about this, and also knew that Lego wouldn't approve such a strange arrangement of caverns unless there was a very good reason for it.A few months later, I read Legends #9. There I found that the center cavern (which we knew at that point was vital to Mata Nui's health) was called "Karda Nui." It was around that time that I first thought that Mata Nui might literally be part of the Matoran Universe, somehow contained in or physically part of the cavern systems we had seen. Once I had finished Legends #11, this was apparently confirmed by the fact that "Mata Nui's body" was the universe. I assumed that the Mask of Life was flying through extra-dimensional space or some such, since we'd already seen the Olmak perform similar tricks, and sat back on my theorizing haunches for a bit. If I'd thought a bit harder, maybe I would've combined my first idea (giant robot god) with my second idea (universe-maintaining spirit) and reached the answer.Unfortunately, though, I never really pictured Mata Nui as a giant, independent robot until I read that fateful comic, and saw him rising from the sea. That was a pretty big tip-off. :P It made perfect sense to me, though, and I kind of smacked myself for not thinking of it earlier that year.
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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 07:54 PM

I didn't catch on to it until it was revealed in 08. I was surprised by it, since I had no idea it was coming.

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Heh. Anyways, in 07 when the Toa Nuva had to wake up the swarms kinda showed a little bit of the idea... like why would the island need to be destroyed to let the being awaken? 


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 08:00 PM

I never realized until it actually happened because I was gaping when I found out. Never saw it coming. I was like "Whaaaaat?"  :dazed:


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Posted Apr 03 2013 - 10:16 PM

Same. I don't remember my reaction when I found out; I only know that I never guessed it before. I also remember that I was annoyed with one friend because I told him everything as soon as I found out about it. He was like "yeah, whatever", ignored me, and started talking about something else. Two days later, he comes up to me, "Whoa, Mata Nui's a giant robot!"
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Posted Apr 04 2013 - 08:09 AM

I did think Mata Nui's being above Metru Nui was quite odd, but I just wrote that off as Acceptable Break From Reality. If I had seen that animation of the suns going out I just might have guessed something in 2005, but it wasn't until years later that I was aware of any story beyond the books and comics.
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Posted Apr 04 2013 - 06:12 PM

The eyes in  LOMN kinda hinted too.


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Posted Apr 04 2013 - 10:52 PM

Hmm. Not having watched the movies in their entirety, I'd missed the sun/moon eye connection. That's a bit odd, even though we know he's the universe. I mean, I'd think there'd be machinery and sensors behind the eyes, not just holes into a dome. XD


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Posted Apr 04 2013 - 11:27 PM

Hmm. Not having watched the movies in their entirety, I'd missed the sun/moon eye connection. That's a bit odd, even though we know he's the universe. I mean, I'd think there'd be machinery and sensors behind the eyes, not just holes into a dome. XD

Did you see my post about this in another current topic? I theorized, based on the math of the sizes, that the holes are actually basically the "tear glands" in terms of placement, while the main eyes themselves (the big glowing, elongated things) are machinery and sensors etc. The holes would each be between the "eye proper" and the nose, under that theory. :)


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Posted Apr 05 2013 - 05:44 AM

I hadn't seen that theory, but it does make sense. Thanks bones. :)


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Posted Apr 05 2013 - 12:02 PM

When the theory came out in 2007-2008, I thought it seemed pretty likely.  Wasn't smart enough to spot any hints myself though.


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Posted Apr 06 2013 - 06:19 PM

I assume you're asking about a giant being containing the domes. :P (I never thought he might be a robot at all really, until that factoid was revealed; the real revelation was about shape and placement, not consistency per se, heh.)

 

And that was when someone (I forget who for sure, have a name in mind but I may be wrong) posted the theory in early 2008 (or was it late 2007? I forget) in S&T. Evidence was the face-symbolism of Mata Nui Island and various similar factoids. I thought it was pretty convincing. Then someone leaked that promo video showing him standing up early, so I was one of the ones deleting the confirmation before it was allowed. :P

Is this that topic titled "Mata Nui is Mata Nui!" or something like that? It kind of convinced me.

 

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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 10:13 PM

Yeeeeah, it took me until 2008 to figure this out. Kinda slow.

 

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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 10:17 PM

Probably when in '06 to '07. It was clear that he was a robot in the time. I think?


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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 10:34 PM

I honestly didn't know Mata Nui was a robot till the big reveal in 2008. I may have had my suspicions (I don't remember very clearly), but the reveal was definitely a pleasant surprise for me.
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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 11:08 PM

I took a break from Bionicle for 2008 and the first two thirds of 2009, so I found out in a wiki when I was getting back into it. Really blew my mind. Previously, I always thought Mata Nui was kind of like God - an omnipresent force who was never physically seen. I was confused while reading the books though, when it mentioned that Mata Nui was on top of Metru Nui
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