I really don’t know if I can express this well.
The Bionicle franchise as it used to be was such an incredibly well thought out and developed universe, arguably one of the best I’ve seen. Very select few people really seem to know about it, it was after all just a Lego power ranger-type toy line with an island theme. But the toys were only a small part of the stuff for me, even as a little kid. The rest was the lore and and the fucking amazing comics. I wouldn’t have cared as much about them without monthly comics tbfh. And the movies, while not following the story to 100% comic book canon, are still such great stories and amazing works of art.
It’s kinda hard to explain to other people though because if you grew up with it but never really delved into the lore, I could probably explain what’s going on and you’d be like “Okay that makes a mite of sense,” but if you never had that experience it would literally just be “wat.”
I honestly hold my lore and storytelling, (and sometimes other people’s too haha,) and even if I were to consider only small parts of Bionicle’s lore, it doesn’t even begin to compare. The universe is so beautifully constructed, the characters follow certain patterns but are all still unique and interesting, and the idea is still so fresh and fun even today.
Holy fucking shit though it’s fucking 15 years old wat