karda nui

Imagine Gali, Tahu, and Onua’s feelings when they see bohrok again after Karda Nui. 

Imagine Lewa remembering the krana not only when he sees the bohrok, but now also av-matoran.

Imagine Whenua’s conflict between his scientific curiosity and horror once he learns about the bohrok’s origin.

Imagine Nuparu silent thanks to the people that used to be, and whose remnants helped him protect his home.

Imagine Jaller and Hahli’s feelings when they learn that the things that destroyed their home were the mutated remnants of the matoran Takua belonged to.

Imagine Takanuva as he wonders if any of the bohrok he faced used to be friends from Karda Nui he has forgotten.

Imagine any of them, any other people close to him, realizing that it could have been little Takua’s fate.

Imagine Takanuva and some bohrok being in the same place, and nobody wants to think about it, but the What Ifs won’t stay silent in their minds, and talking about it is hard if not impossible for while.

gamerphobic  asked:

snopp give me your knowledge what is bionicles about

in the time before time, there were two dudes: mata nui, and the makuta. they were brothers, and makuta was the shithead one. mata nui was really nice and shit, so he made life and all of the matoran (regular people) and the toa (superheroes) to live in peace. makuta was like “fuck that shit” and knocked mata nui in to a coma and turned all of the animals evil.

then six heroes with amnesia showed up. these were the toa. they had all of the elements from avatar, plus one dude that specialized in rocks and one dude that specialized in ice. they had magic masks that gave them extra powers n shit. they arrived on the island of mata nui (named after the sleeping god) and collected more magic masks so they could defeat the makuta and save all of the matoran.

then they did that, and after that happened some evil bugs showed up called the bohrok and they started burning everything on the island. like, imagine if bulldozers were robot bugs and they were all just kinda bulldozing the earth clean. the toa stopped the bohrok by piloting sick-ass mecha and beating up the bohrok’s queens, who were two godzillas. 

after they beat up the two godzillas the toa got dunked in this funky shit called energized protodermis. that mutated them and gave them sick-ass silver armor and made their elemental powers stronger. once that happened, some fuckers called the Bohrok-Kal showed up and tried to revive the bohrok queens. the bohrok kal were basically generals in the bohrok army and they managed to steal the toa’s (now called Toa Nuva because of their sweet armor) elemental powers. the toa had to go on a quest to find the legendary mask of time which lets the wearer have Dio powers. they found it, used the time stop powers to cheat and beat the bohrok kal, and got their elemental powers back

knock knock, who’s there, it’s makuta, turns out he’s not dead and he made six horrible lizard sons called the rahkshi. the rahkshi have the ability to turn good guys evil, and that happened for a while, but then he got better. meanwhile, this matoran named takua who basically Sucked Dick and was extremely shitty and his mask always fell off (masks are kinda a thing in bionicle) went on an adventure to find a way to beat the rahkshi since the toa kept getting their asses kicked by them. takua found the Legendary Mask of Light, put it on, and became the seventh toa, Takanuva, the Toa of Light. takanuva went down on his sick flying motorcycle and fused with Makuta, becoming Takutanuva, and stopped the rahkshi an opened the Thousand-Year Door that was nestled under the island of Mata Nui.

oh, also, takanuva’s best friend jaller died. takutanuva used makuta’s life force to bring jaller back and they unfused. happy ending. 

behind the thousand-year door was another island under the island of mata nui: Metru Nui. the Turaga (the matoran’s village elders) showed up and said “ok so… we may have been lying about a lot of stuff because we never figured you guys would open that door. bombshell time, dudes: you seven aren’t the first toa. not by a long shot”

mind fucking blown

the next story arc is a flashback telling the tale of the Turaga, and how the Turaga used to be Toa. turns out, back in the past, Makuta tried to take over the super-advanced city of Metru Nui by impersonating the island’s mayor. the toa that would become the Turaga beat him up, but Makuta managed to wipe the memories of every Matoran and he severely weakened all of them. 

No big, the Toa Metru (thats what the turaga called themselves when they were toa) thought. we’ll just wake them up OH WAIT. Makuta called his evil buddies, Roodaka and Sidorak, to come take over the island and let them breed their giant spiders all over it. Roodaka, who was a gigantic lizard dominatrix, and Sidorak, who was basically a Baron of Hell except also a gigantic pussy, were like “uh naw dudes this shit is ours” and mutated the Toa Metru in to quasi-modo lookin motherfuckers called the Toa Hordika. the Toa Horidka were half animal, half dude, and not in the sexy way either. some stuff happened, angst took place, they beat the Dominatrix and the Hell Baron, regained their original forms, and loaded all of the Matoran on to a boat to go find a new place to live that wasn’t covered in spiders.

turns out, they found the island of Mata Nui, conveniently located directly above Metru Nui. they were like “wait what we were underground the whole time” but this didn’t bother them that much. the toa metru sacrificed their elemental powers to fix the matoran, which turned them in to scrawny old people, and they started up a civilization on this weird tropical island with a bunch of amnesiacs. 

so now with the flashback over, all of the matoran and the toa nuva and takanuva all move back in to metru nui. uh oh, bad news, shit here’s broken. you wanna know why shit’s broken? mata nui, the god, is dying. uh oh. god’s dying. that’s not good. 

fortunately they find a solution: go find the mask of life, stupid. the turaga assemble a team of matoran (who were all relatively important characters that i neglected to mention) and shoot them out of a cannon to the place where the mask of life is.

whoops though. this dude, Karzahni, who’s an absolutely insane butcher who runs the bionicle equivalent of hell, catches the cannonball they were all riding on and decided to fuck with them a little bit. he gives them all new masks (which was a really awkward allegory for stripping them of their identity) and forces them to be his slaves. they escape though, hop back in to their cannonball, and go off to find the mask of life.

they make it to the island of voya nui, which is on the “real surface,” which is inhabited by these weird emaciated matoran that live pretty shitty lives. they’re being subjugated by a group of lizard gangster rappers called the Piraka. the matoran get struck by a bolt of red lightning and are transformed in to toa. they defeat the piraka, and free the matoran of voya nui. one of the piraka had the mask of life, but he dropped it, so the toa ignika (the toa from the last sentence, try to keep up), have to go down to the bottom of the ocean to get it.

down there they find a city called Mahri Nui, inhabited by fucked up fish matoran. turns out mahri nui used to be a coastal city on voya nui, but it broke off and sank. the matoran survived somehow and became weird atlantis people. down there there’s also these shitburgers called the baraki who were evil warlords before they got shipped off to the Bionicle Illuminati’s secret underwater prison. Mahri Nui crashed in to the prison, everyone got out, and now the barraki are terrorzing mahri nui. The Toa Ignika turn in to weird fish people too by a process that I completely forgot, they beat up the Barraki, and they find the mask of life. 

uh oh. Mata Nui died. they were too late. unless one of them sacrifices themselves to revive mata nui, everyone’s fucked. Matoro, the toa of ice, sacrifices his life to bring back God. Mata Nui’s alive, dudes! he’s still in a coma, though

the toa nuva decide that it’s time to wake up Mata Nui, so they all hop in to the cannon and get fired off to this place called Artakha. at Artakha, they get outfitted with some guns and armor and they all fuck off to the center of the universe, Karda Nui, to go jump-start Mata Nui. at Karda Nui, they meat a team of dudes that are Makuta. Not THE Makuta, but just Makuta. Turns out “Makuta” is a species name and the guy we’ve been calling Makuta the whole time was just their leader. His real name is Teridax and we all wish we never learned what his real name was. 

The Toa Nuva use their guns to shoot the Makuta for a bit, they all ride around on flying motorcycles, some shit happens that didn’t really make sense. Takanuva went on an adventure through parallel universes that didn’t really accomplish anything, and then the Toa Nuva manage to awaken Mata Nui. 

Mata Nui, who is actually a giant planet-sized robot made by these guys called the Great Beings who is designed to explore the universe, stands up. Turns out everyone was living inside of Mata Nui’s body which is weird. 

Uh oh, it’s Makuta again. Makuta Teridax. I’m just gonna call him Makuta. Makuta takes over the giant Mata Nui robot, revealing that this was all part of his grand keikaku. he ejects Mata Nui’s consciousness in to space and is like “see you later fucker!” 

Mata Nui lands on a different planet, called Bara Magna. Here on Bara Magna, everyone is a fucked up mad max gladiator. Turns out Bara Magna was a dumping ground for the Great Beings who just kinda threw their trash there. Mata Nui teams up with the planets natives (who are all suspiciously similar to the inhabitants of the Matoran Universe) to find a prototype giant planet sized robot. Mata Nui hops in its cockpit, punches Makuta’s giant robot dick, and uses his magic god powers to bring Bara Magna back to life and make it all green and beautiful. All of the peoples of the Matoran Universe climb out of the giant robot and decide to live on the Paradise Planet. Everything comes to a sudden and unsatisfying end, because Bionicle toys weren’t selling well. 

THE END. 

or is it???

A few real-life years later, Bionicle gets a hard reboot. All of the original Toa get new toys, the story takes place in a completely new universe, and a new story unfolds. The toa must find their masks of power again on the island of Okoto. They have to fight Makuta (a different one)’s evil Skull Spiders and save all of the Okotans. The story is significantly simplified, so there’s not much to talk about here. They get the masks, beat Makuta, they bring this guy called Ekimu the Mask Maker back to life, and then things get fuzzy after that.

Some skeletons show up, the Toa get new armor, and then…

the story ends.

Again.

The Bionicle Reboot toys didn’t sell well, so lego pulled the plug on them. 

AND THAT IS THE LEGEND… OF BIONICLE.

Headcanon on the Nuva Symbols

[[OOC: So I’ve been thinking: One thing about 2003 that always irked me was the fact that the Toa’s powers were now wholly dependent their on their Nuva symbols remaining in the right place - the fact that they can now be rendered almost completely powerless just by moving one little stone tile is not only HUGELY limiting (making their supposed “upgrade” into Nuva more of a downgrade in that respect), but also entirely pointless, as it was never again addressed. All the more baffling is that their creation was attributed to Artakha, despite being more hindrance than help. So how come they were never addressed again, and seemingly regarded as unimportant?

Here’s my headcanon: It’s already canon that the Toa Nuva couldn’t access their extra Kanohi Nuva while in Karda Nui, because the surrounding dome prevented anything else from passing through, via teleportation or otherwise. Theoretically, this isolation should also apply to whatever link they have to their respective Symbols…. and yet they are all shown using their elemental powers while within the dome.

How is this possible? Simple: Artakha originally created the Nuva symbols as a safeguard for anyone who underwent the Nuva transformation - after all, as the most powerful Toa alive, there was a high risk if they ended up using their powers irresponsibly (and considering the Toa Mata/Nuva’s proclivity toward immature infighting at this time, that was very possible - especially with Tahu).

HOWEVER, by the time that the Toa Nuva finally met Artakha in person, and received their Adaptive Armor, they had already more than proved themselves to be responsible, mature heroes, and thus it was during this time that Artakha somehow negated their dependence on the Symbols, having deemed them no longer necessary to keep the Nuva in line.

What do you all think?]]

Like Talking to a Brick Wall

It’s canon prior to the awakening that only a handful of beings had much in the way of sapience, including the Toa and Takua due to his unique programming. This pre-awareness period included the construction of Karda Nui, when the Toa Mata guarded the Av-Matoran.

And it must have been the most depressing time ever.

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So the Ignika’s consciousness was suppressed by Mata Nui’s, right

Imagine that big dramatic scene at the end of the comics/Journey’s End where Mata Nui announces his plans to leave them to forge their own destinies and then bidding them farewell, fading into slumber inside the mask

Imagine seconds later Ignika jumping up, super excited to finally have a body again and make friends with all Mata Nui’s friends and go talk with his Karda Nui friends and cram burgers in his mouth and all the cool things Mata Nui’s friends showed Mata Nui how to do, with Ignika watching and thinking how awesome and fun everything looks

Imagine everyone awkwardly standing by as he excitedly shakes hands with and hugs everyone in the crowd

Hopefully someone explains the situation to the Bara Magnans otherwise that’s going to be super confusing. Heck, it’s probably going to be super confusing with the explanation

SpeedPaint: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jfH_X…

More Bionicle art! Here we have the Mask of Life itself; the Ignika, in its Toa form while flying across Karda Nui, after Matoro’s sacrifice.
I had to finish off this piece quickly since I’m moving to a new home in about a week or two, so I’ll be a little busy.
But don’t worry! I still plan to upload lots of stuff during this season, so expect more of these pieces as soon as I get to be on my new house.
Even more now, with my graphic tablet (With this being my second full piece drawn with it!)

Next one might be Tuyet or Nidhiki. Still tell me what you’d like to see!

It’s honestly astounding how many times the Matoran have been faced to abandon their homes, their villages, everything their lives were. Abandoning Voya Nui, Karda Nui, Mahri Nui, Mata Nui, the whole damn universe. And yet they kept on going, rebuilding and starting new lives every time. That’s impressive as hell. Indomitable, that’s what the Matoran are. Honestly, that’s kinda inspiring.

Solek headcanon

@do-do-do-do-pirakabus wanted sad Matoran headcanons.

Be careful what you wish for…

Imagine Solek the Av-Matoran going to visit his best friend Takua one day, and finding his hut empty. This is hardly unusual- Takua often wanders off on his own little adventures. But something about the abandoned hut feels… off. He asks the neighbours whether they’ve seen him, none have. Furthermore, they’re all preoccupied because some of their friends are missing too.

Eventually, the others calm down, and quietly accept that their friends have “gone off to be Mata Nui’s helpers, in the lands above the sky”- their term for the fate that befalls so many Av-Matoran, that nobody really wants to talk about. But Solek refuses to take this calmly.

He does the unthinkable- he goes off to the place at the base of the waterfall where the change happens. The Av-Matoran consider it taboo to visit this place before one’s time has come. But perhaps Takua hasn’t gone yet. Perhaps there’s still time. Maybe he can at least say goodbye, or hold his hand- maybe he could even talk him out of it! Was that possible? Anything seemed possible with Takua.

But nobody is there. He missed it. And Solek, overcome with grief, lies down on the cold, wet stone and resigns himself to his fate. It wasn’t supposed to like this. They were going to be Toa one day, heroes like Gali and Kopaka, protecting Matoran and fighting in the name of Mata Nui! Not… this…

But if they were not going to be Toa together, then they might as well try and stay together as Bohrok. And if it was going to happen, he might as well get it over with.

Solek waits for the change. And waits. And waits. Three days pass. He never moves, he doesn’t eat, and barely sleeps. Dreadful thoughts cloud his mind. Thoughts he can never speak aloud to anyone, lest they throw him right out of Karda Nui. His faith in the Great Spirit begins to crumble. It was always understood that Matoran worked to help Mata Nui, and in return Mata Nui would love and protect them. Why would the Great Spirit do this to his children? To take a being so full of life and joy as Takua, and transform him into a soulless  machine? Was it a punishment? Did the Great Spirit not like it when Takua took a day off work to go exploring? No- that couldn’t be it. Many an upstanding and hardworking Matoran had met the same fate.

No, it was becoming clear to him now: Mata Nui cared not for the individual lives of the little beings that sustained him.

On the third day, some other Matoran come. He doesn’t know them. The don’t look sad, or scared, just… indifferent, as their emotions had already shut off. They say nothing to him, though some glance at him as if they know he’s doing something wrong.

And he sees them change- organic tissue disintegrating before his eyes, the chests opening up and hollowing out, fusing into the heads, hands twisting and contorting into claws or flippers. It’s horrific.

And he gets up runs all the way back to his hut, never once looking back, and he throws himself into bed and cries until he falls asleep.  He stays there for several more days. Neighbours sometimes stop by to check on him, having heard the screams as he wakes in fits from the nightmares, before exhaustedly dropping back to sleep . They see the haunted look in his eyes, and wonder, but can’t bring themselves to ask. Some of them bring him food, but he barely touches it. After a while they stop coming.

And then one day, he gets up. He’s tired, and confused, and ravenously hungry. He eats a huge breakfast and then goes to work. The others seem surprised to see him. He’s not sure why that is… he was there yesterday, wasn’t he? And the day before, right? No, he’d had a day off… not quite feeling himself… that was it… yes, he was still feeling a bit under the weather, but, you have to keep soldiering on, don’t you?

He never mentions Takua, and the others don’t dare, just in case it triggers something in him. Whatever had happened to Solek, his mind had simply… deleted it. Or at least buried it so deep that it wouldn’t trouble him. And gradually, his natural exuberance returns, but Solek still feels something missing- though he can’t quite place what it is…

One day, someone mentions the Toa. The Toa left a long time ago, but Solek still likes to remember them, and hear stories of them, especially the ones about Kopaka- that’s funny, he hasn’t thought about them in a while, why is that? But then he hears a voice in his mind- a breathless, excited voice of a Matoran rambling ecstatically about how he had met Toa Gali, and told her he was going to be a Toa, and she’d smiled at him, and it was the most amazing thing that had happened in all his life…

…Takua?

How could he have forgotten Takua? He’s shocked at himself, and ashamed. But he resolves it will never happen again. And so he takes up chronicling- everything he remembers about the past gets carved out on tablets and filed away for safekeeping. Sometimes, stories come to him, and he’s not sure  they’re real or if he made them up, but they get carved out too.

He often gets teased by the other Matoran about his “imaginary friends”, but he doesn’t pay them any attention. Takua was a better friend than they could ever hope to be.

Even if he was only imaginary…

Treason. Worse than treason — stupidity. Succeed in your grand design and you risk the death of the universe itself. And what will you use to attack the Great Spirit? Your shadow hand? A troop of Rahkshi? You are an insect in the eyes of Mata Nui… and in mine.
—  Makuta Miserix, BIONICLE: The Mutran Chronicles (2008)