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About Alyska

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  1. The physical body is transported and repaired as much as needed, which in some cases may require significant rebuilding, hence the “ new body” phrasing. But they do need a body to work from, beings who have been disintegrated cannot be revived. Presumably they need the brain or CPU ( whatever contains the being’s essential information) more or less intact to be successful.
  2. To be fair, Rex having any kind of friend or crewmate apart from the raptors would alter his arc significantly since he’s obsessed with the idea that he doesn’t need friends. The only way around that would be if he doesn’t actually consider Takanuva a friend or even really a person, just a big cool robot he found, and Taka eventually rebels from being treated that way. But it is delightfully ironic that they were going to have Rex, this guy obsessed with his hardcore macho image, pick up a Toa for his crew, and who does he get? The one with actual literal friendship powers. Who sparkles when he uses them. That alone could have been comedy gold.
  3. On the Island of Mata Nui, the red star resurrections most likely didn’t typically happen (Jaller being the possible exception) since it was designed to teleport beings from within the MU. Therefore, they would have to have some ritual for dealing with the dead, probably involving burial, (and they most likely had forgotten that bodies “normally” disappeared after death.) That said, yes, I know it’s a retcon, but not too much of a stretch to justify their comments in context.
  4. In the book, the Matoran speculate that the Toa’s body may be buried nearby (though we now know this wouldn’t be the case given the Red Star thing). They don’t know that the Toa died, but they do suspect it. And it’s on a path leading out of Metru Nui, so it stands to reason that it was left by a Toa that came from Metru Nui, i.e., a Toa Mangai. We know they probably didn’t come from the other direction given that the path leads to Kharzani. There are other possibilities of course, we don’t even know for sure it came from a Toa, but this is a pretty reasonable deduction and probably the most straightforward one.
  5. It’s not a huge stretch to assume that the matoran-making facilities could be moved or recreated on Sphereus Magna. The question is, who decides to make new Matoran, and why? If a Turaga commissions a new batch of Matoran, is he responsible for them? Do they still have a duty to work for him? Are they allowed some time to “grow up” and explore possibilities before they’re expected to choose a career? Also, the Makuta claimed that Av-Matoran had a higher chance of becoming Toa than other types, so the future of the Toa population is actually looking very... bright. ... I’ll see myself out...
  6. Yes, poor Greg who was definitely not cackling evilly to himself as he typed that response.
  7. This probably goes in the same category as “Can Takanuva turn invisible”. It’s a logical extrapolation of their power, but for whatever reason doesn’t appeal to Greg or could become too overpowered. My headcanon on such things is that they’re both possible but so inefficient they’re not considered practical outside of being a cool party trick. E.g. Takanuva could make himself invisible but it takes about five minutes to set up properly and the illusion breaks if he moves. Good for ambushes but not much else. The Toa of Sonics could amplify and redirect a sound he made with his mouth, but it’s just so much easier to make the exact sound you want from scratch out of elemental power. A Toa of Sonics who had met a Klakk could probably recreate its scream, but wouldn’t use his mouth to do so. That said, Toa tools can be made from all sorts of mundane objects, some of which might use both the mouth and hands to channel power. Say a Matoran musician was holding a flute when he was transformed into a Toa, and the flute grew into a musical staff that can be played to make different sonic effects. Or maybe a Matoran sports coach was holding a megaphone...
  8. It would make a lot of sense for him to have a boxor given that he lived alone and far away from the Koro. He could scout for early signs of Bohrok on Ussalback, but get in a boxor and be ready to fight if he had to. I have to wonder if Onu-Matoran found Pakaris particularly fashionable. Or conversely, if they were the Matoran least concerned about their looks, and Pakaris may have just been the easiest mask to produce on Metru Nui so they just got shipped in bulk to Onu-Metru. I suppose they could also be to honour Onua, or perhaps had some superstition of good luck attached to them.
  9. Ears are present and implied to be in the same place as a human’s, but I don’t think they have anything resembling ear lobes. Ears are sometimes called “audio receptors”, the two terms are more or less interchangeable. They do seem to have some sort of ear canal, since Lewa complained once about getting water in his ears. It’s canon that De-Matoran have sensitive hearing, so I like to think other elements have variations in senses as well. Maybe Av-Matoran can see UV and infrared parts of the spectrum, and Bo-Matoran have extremely sensitive senses of smell and taste. Actually the latter is probably true of Po-Matoran as well given that geologists sometimes lick rocks to identify them.
  10. As memey as it is these days, Bring Me To Life by Evanescence for the 2008 era. “Alive” by Sia describes 2006 pretty well. “What the Water Gave Me” by Florence and the Machine for 2007 as a whole and “Last Day on Earth” by Kate Miller-Heidke for Matoro’s sacrifice. ”Earth Intruders” by Bjork for the Bohrok... or should that be Bjohrok? “King and Lionheart” by Of Monsters and Men for the plot of Mask of Light.
  11. Teridax probably only ever saw Mata Nui’s body as his “true” form, and in a sense he was right, since it really was his destiny to control it, and it was his “ultimate” form.
  12. Alternatively, masks that activate a power once, but can’t be deactivated ( perhaps with some magnetic or fusion based enhancement so they can’t be pulled off by the wearer) Mask of underwater breathing? Welcome to your new life in the ocean. Mask of Levitation? Ever wanted to visit outer space? Mask of Mind control? Good luck controlling your own body ever again when every movement you try to make gets sent to someone else. Also, everyone hates you now. Mask of Concealment... just ask Jerbraz.
  13. I would imagine that in story, a Kaita’s mask would be much larger than your standard Kanohi. The size might be what allows it to exist as a mask with three separate powers, rather than the masks combining to form a new power like what happens when you combine Kanoka. Perhaps Artakha builds the golden masks on an even bigger scale. Maybe they take dozens of Kanoka to create and they take up an entire room when they are first crafted. Perhaps they are six ultra thin shells of masks that are layered carefully inside one another before being fused. The whole thing then has to be very precisely shrunk to fit a standard Toa’s face. ...Artakha must have been absolutely livid when they fell in the energised protodermis.
  14. When Vezon threatened to use in on the Inika, he claimed it could separate their Matoran selves from their Toa ones, which sounds quite similar to this scenario. We don’t know if this would actually happen though, given that he’s nuts. The other thing to consider, and there’s no real evidence for or against this theory, but what if the spear of fusion doesn’t have entirely randomised effects, and can be controlled somewhat by the wielder’s intention? Vezok wound up with an unstable copy because he was shot by someone who didn’t know what they were doing, but perhaps an experienced wielder could focus on two distinct aspects of a person that they wanted to isolate. Vezon did that to the bat because that’s just the sort of thing he finds funny. Likewise, fusion effects could range from two beings or objects stuck permanently together side by side, or merged entirely into a new entity, possibly depending on what the holder wanted to do. That prescision would make the spear of fusion a truly powerful and coveted tool, rather than just another way to seriously mess somebody up (which, let’s face it, there are plenty of in Bionicle already.). I find your theory plausible, but it would need to be a deliberate act rather than a random accident. Would they then try to fuse the two Hydraxons back together?
  15. Let's be real here, Teridax would just start fights between all those other villains so that they'd take each other down, or he's assist them only until they achieved their goal and then destroy them, seizing power for himself.. Teridax doesn't have friends, just pawns that haven't outlived their usefulness... yet. But I actually really like a lot of these, especially the ones who don't seem so similar at first but would still have a bit of an understanding, like Pohatu with Garnet. I think Gresh would get along well with Carrot Ironfoundersson from Discworld, they're both naive idealistic types with too many compulsive heroic tendencies for their own good (though this may just be my headcanon that Gresh was raised in an Agori family showing through, similar to Carrot being raised by dwarves). And if non-fictional characters are llowed Nuparu needs to hang out with the Mythbusters. So. Many. Explosions.
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