May 6 2003, 07:35 AM
Well, answering some threads in the Storyline and Theories forum, I thought of something:
"Mata-Nui came dowm from paradise to care for all living things.
The Islanders worshipped him and named the island in his honour.
Mata-Nui's spirit brother Makuta followed him, and seeing how the Islanders worshipped him, became jealous.
He cast a dark spell on Mata-Nui, forcing him into a deep slumber.
The Islanders, no longer under his protection, grew weak, but would not worship Makuta.
Makuta became enraged, and cast death, infection and fear across the island"
Now that's entry-level knowledge for Bionicle fans.
But I was wondering...
In the MNOLG, behind the telescope, there's what looks like a rock, half representing Mata-Nui, half representing Makuta.
Click on it, and you're treated to a representation of what I typed above.
Now, when Mata-Nui lands, the stones around him gather up into large piles, and when Makuta casts his spell, they reform, but smaller.
Now to the actual theory: Perhaps, when Makuta cast his spell, the Tohunga lost their memory and their original forms, being remade into the form we've become accustomed to? The Turaga, having some sort of special quality, were not affected, and could help the Tohunga remember Mata-Nui, but chose not to tell them of their previous form.
We know that after the Bohrok and Bohrok-Kal, the Turaga teach the Matoran how to "bulk themselves up", but perhaps this is just a return to their previous, forgotten forms.
Oh, and I know the 'real-life' reason for the change in Matoran bosy, so don't try and debunk my theory with that.
Anyway, this will probably be proved to be completely wrong when we know more about the 2004 storyline, but until them, tell us what you think of my theory.
And be gentle, it's my first theory based on actual proof, as far as I can remember.
May 6 2003, 07:45 AM
Really good theroy, that is what I have been thinking of too. Since gregf said we wouldnt know why the turaga knew about this untill 2004.
May 6 2003, 07:47 AM
Yeh nice teroy.Wait.......this may explain why takua didn't know who he was.You know in the MNOLG.
May 6 2003, 08:03 AM
No, that part has been explained already - The recoil from the Toa stones he used (at the end of the GBA game, I can't remember the name), knocked him out, and gave him amnesia.
May 6 2003, 08:07 AM
Yes, you missed the fact that the 2004 storyline tells us about the Turaga's past.
And where did he confirm it? We know they teach them the technique, and it's long-forgotten, but has he said that these particular Matoran used to be this way?
May 6 2003, 08:23 AM
I don't want anything, I'm just speculating...
TakaNuva Vahi Master
May 6 2003, 05:00 PM
Good Thinking! I would have never have thought like that. We all know the 2004 storyline will tell us of the origins of the Matoran and Turaga. This may tell us more about how the toa came into being. Keep up the good detective work!
May 7 2003, 07:01 AM
It's a nice, and a GOOD theory,
and it COULD be right, it is not impossible.
So this was also when the Matoran forgot how to use their masks? Loosing their "powers"?
Since I know, the Turaga haven't lost their powers, because if you go to Bionicle.com and read about the Turaga, it says that "Matau can create illusions to protect his villagers" or something like that. Maybe they were more "powerful" in the past, because I never have seen the Turaga really USING their masks.
And why do the Matoran actually wear masks? Only a few of them can really use it, since I know. ?
Cross Wired Freak
May 7 2003, 10:54 AM
This is a REALLY good therorey.I toatally belive it.