>earth!>Wind!>ice!>Fire!>water!>light!>by your powers combined, I am toa nui!
>>24334012Now that's what I call cheating.I only ever got the two big ones created from three smaller ones.
Bro-nua masterrace reporting in!
>>24334012This thread is on /tg/ because:>matoran rpg>bionicle wargame>robogirls>chainsaws
>>24334127Still got mostly intact Onua and Tahu in box...
>>24334012>not using the Silver Mask from the soundtrackPsh, fuckin' plebtier giant Toa.I actually bought that soundtrack just for that fucking mask
>>24334247did somebody say Robogirls?
>>24334267What is this?
>>24334012Toa Nui, he's a heroGone take polution down to zero!He's our powers, magnified!And he's fighting on the planet's side!
>>24334127Onua and Kopaka were easily the Gen 1 God Tier. Gen 2, even, but Gen 1 was best toa designs.
>>24334403Stupid sexy... lego?I'm so confused right now.
anyone know where are the easy made MNOG matoran designs?
>>24336186How did everyone come to this conclusion independently?Because it is exactly right.
>>24334313You are not alone, my brother.
>>24336260>>24336186It's because they forget about the toa of air.Also I should hopefully have some time to work on the wargame this weekend.
>>24336430Lewa was damned awesome, but Kopaka and Onua still beat him out. Hell, all Gen 1s were awesome.
>>24336505Yes, yes they were. They were also brightly colored and, while having the same basic body shape, had enough unique additions that they stood out from each other.Just like Takanuva stands out from the toa nuva, though the toa nuva have less unique things about them.>>24336257Oh shit, there's a template around.... I forget where it is but it was posted a few threads ago
>>24337023i saved some
>>24337627Here is the archived post with all the links to the templates for creating MNOLG style characters. https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/24049662/#24058002
>>24338156good. i will probably use it for my matoran quest.
>>2433815628 KB JPG>>24338156 #My first try with this, and here is what I made.The color theme is more bronze-red than the normal ta-matoran yellow-red, because I'm a terrible painter I think it's betterIt will probably will be on my quest, because I'm lazy
>>24334012Pohatu is sad.
>>24341136That's because I can't find my pohatu. Sorry
>>24341066>.jpg>Using paint bucket not eraser colour replacement method>Fuckhuge toa feetjesus son what are you doingHere have more links:The main index for the matoran makershttp://www.bzpower.com/board/index.php?app=blog&blogid=1731&showentry=117849Slightly different set of masks to the one which you can find abovehttp://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Turahaga/MNOG/mask_kit.pngMore extensive set of matoran pieceshttp://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Turahaga/MNOG/mnog_partkit_alttoran.pngMore poses and body typeshttp://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Turahaga/MNOG/body_kit.pngI managed to find a set of palletes at one point but I've lost the link to it
>sitting in archaeology class>start section on Polynesian island>ask the guy next to me why they stole all their names from Bionicle>new best friend
>>24341066Looks like another Hafu original
>>24341275I once met some guy in the hall while waiting for a classroom to empty who had all the 90s cartoons on his laptop and he was watching them. ALL OF THEM.SwatcatsRugratsAh! Real MonstersDougA bunch of othersIt was amazing, you meet the best people in college.>>24341892Hafu should have been a toa. In fact, I was mighty torked off when the inika toa team was Jala, Hali, Huki, etc. They did stuff, yeah. But Hafu, Taipu, Kopeke, Maku, Kapura, and Tamaru all palled around with the toa of light!
>>24341954NOThe chronolicer and the toa if light are not the same person. They cannot be the same one. They might be the same one by the canon, but the chronolicer from mnog and takanuva are not the same. The chronolicer is just too awesome to be the toa of light
>>24341954Same. A theme in Bionicle seems to be the underdog rising up, changing, getting a chance to show off..Then instead of going with the heroic but under-appreciated Chronicler's Company, Lego goes for all the already famous warrior matora who get all the hoes:>Captain of the guard>Head of the air-defence force>The island's top inventor>The island's top kohli playerMatoro was slightly more forgiveable because he wasn't really anything other than Nuju's aid and one of Kopaka's buddies. Same case with Hahli, with the addition of being the protag of MNOG II.If there was no chance at all of Taipu becoming a toa, then atleast Onepu should have. He had the skill, and he seemed like a nice guy. Nuparu, if he had continued to appear in the storyline, would have worked best as a matoran character with loads of gadgets: the guy who's providing the toa teams with all their new weapons, armour, METAL BOXORS, equipment, etc.
>>24341954I didn't think it made sense that they picked Hahli over Macku and Nuparu over Onepu.
I hated Taipu. He was just so autistic. Meanwhile, Onepu was arguably even more of a seasoned general than Jaller
>>24342043>Chronicler from MNOG and earlier games: adventuring bad ass who, while considered odd by most, is good at making friends, shown to be capable in a variety of dangerous situations, always tries his hardest to solve problems>Chronicler in the movie, pre-Takanuva: snivelling childish retard with OCD whos actions are determined by "LOL HURR WUT HAPPENS IF I DO THIS" instead of bad assery. His only friend is CUPTEN OF THEH GURD (who is in turn turned into a childish wimp with a knife rather than a bad ass mother fucker who should have a deep suave voice), who he forces the duty of herald on, while the actual chronicler would gladly embrace the duty
>>24342102I don't get why Hali became the toa because Maku was Nokama's right hand man, so going by the logic of "The first matoran to recieve sets + VIP status" it should have been her.And even worse, those assholes in the guard, the air force, and the cavalry only showed up LATE! We were already there saving the toa's asses because we took the initiative!Jala, I love you, and you do some fuck awesome things, but you're a johnny-come-lately.
>>24342134They just picked the most recognizable matorans of each koro I think.Nuparu was in the Boxor set, Hahli had a speaking role in the movie and so on.That is at least, how I felt.
>>24342194It's odd that out of the 6 matoran in the kohli game in the movie, 4 became toa.
>>24342158My biggest problem with the movies is that they make the matoran out to be children. They're NOT children, they're the Average Joes of the Bionicle world! And they didn't even NEED toa until the point where a stalemate was becoming untenable (Jala's losing guards up in the snowy wastes, Le-Koro being raided repeatedly, Onu-Koro losing light so that the darkness and monsters can close in, Po-Koro and the sickness, etc.)The toa are like.... well, honestly like how a superhero in real life would work. They'd be these larger than life figures who deal with extraordinary problems, but we can manage on our own the rest of the time.
>>24342194>>24342161Ditto. I don't get why Hahli was chosen over Maku or even that astronomer. I suppose as >>24342194 said, they went with the most recognisable matoran, but *why* did Lego choose to make Hahli the most recognisable ga-matoran? They randomly plopped her into the bohrok movies as a ga-matoran general or advisor, but then they suddenly put her in the movie aswell for no apparant reason, and randomly set her up as Jala's love interest.>>24342218Also fuck that kohli scene not having Maku and Hewki awkwardly flirting in the background after the match.
>>24342252Don't you forget that Greg himself retconned romance out of the Bionicle series.The matorans don't love or have romances, just deep friendships at most.
>>24342158Also, he isn't even the chronicler in the movies. Yes, in the movies (and pretty much all the canon after mask of light) MNOG isn't canon
>>24341954I always saw it like this:Primary Matoran:Jaller, Macku, Hewkii, Matoro, Onepu, KonguSecondary Matoran: Takua, Hahli, Hafu, Kopeke, Nuparu, TamaruTertiary Matoran:Kapura, Taipu, other matoran with no toy depiction whatsoever, etc
>>24342161It take time to move an army, you know
>>24342296Marriage (sidorak and roodaka) still existed and matau was always trying to get some toa of water.>>24342320Ahkmou was important enough to be a villain in metru nui, mata nui and again during makuta's reign.
>>24342373That's because Ahkmou is a giant dick.
>>24342373The marriage are political only. Sorry, no love for ga-matorans
>>24342250I don't consider the movies canon for the simple fact that they were personified to begin with.as a fan, the best bionicle movie would have been a feature-length version of what we got from mnolg. crisp animation, no voice actors, awesome atmosphere and sound effects, etcthings that let the imagination thrive and fill in the gaps, not one person or team's shitty vision that they call canon just because they have the financial backing to make mass produce a movie
>>24342400He managed to be the one evil matoran, you have to give him some credit.>>24342405What about toa? No?
>>24342300In one of the internet storylines, during Teridax's reign of the Matoran Universe, some of the Chronicler's Company are re-united (Maku, Tumaru and Kapuru I think) and they reminisce about their adventures with Takua.I might be wrong, but I think the story was written by Greg, so by 2009 he might have decided that he might aswell just accept one of the most popular bits of Bionicle media as canon
>>24342320Kapura is top-tier, all categories.Also Jala.>>24342373No, the random merchant selling evil rocks is not Ankmou. The merchant is just some random guy.
>>24342490No, it is AhkmouLook it up
they choose hahli over macku because hali was jaller's girlfriend and macku was hewkii's. obviously, jaller gets to take his girlfriend as priority over hewkii because he's the fire element, and the fire tribe is the best, most important, bravest, most popular, most significant, best looking, etc.
>>24342424The mind of the toa and the matoran is the same (it's not like a matoran is a kid and a toa is the adult). They can't feel love, at least to what greg said
pohatu must have a nice ass
>>24342490Except that he totally was selling those infected comet balls.That Dick.http://bionicle.wikia.com/wiki/Ahkmou
>>24342523Not, that because every named toa team is a copy of the toa mata, where the fire is the leader. There was toa team where other elements are the leaders (the first toa team leader was wind element)
>>24342647>Not, that because every named toa team is a copy of the toa mata, where the fire is the leader. There was toa team where other elements are the leaders (the first toa team leader was wind element)it was a joke. I'm pretty sure matoro was the leader of the Ignika anyway
Was there ever an actual set for Ussal Crabs?I only ever had enough parts to make one if I cannibalised Onua. Those claws are hard to come by.
>>24342687maybe not the kind that the tohunga rode on, but takua definitely came in a pewku titan set
Rolled 2>>24342570 I have resisted all the robot girl pics that where posted, but... I have failed against this
>>24342647Jala seemed to spend most of his time being a whiny bitch when he was a toa.What was he whining about? Matoro taking on a leader role because Jala was too busy whining about Matoro taking on a leader role because Jala was too busy whining about Matoro... it was an unending paradox loop of whineThen he spent loads of time whining about being underwater so Hahli had to take on a leader role, while Matoro was too busy contemplating the nature of the universe before his heroic sacrifice.Then in 2008 Lego didn't give any of the Toa Nuva individual actions or characters and they just all acted as hivemind groups, so there wasn't really any obvious leader.
>>24342722Pohatu is a dude
>>24342563So Matau was crazy-weird or something?>>24342570Why is it ALWAYS Pohatu. Why never Gali or roodaka (who's breasts were as big as the rahaga's heads).>>24342687Pewku had a set with Takua.
>>24342612>>24342515Look, I know that's Ankmou, I'd just like to distance myself from that era of Bionicle.
>>24342754because hips and ass
>>24342754they even included those extra pins on gali's hips and chest to make her look more feminine
>>24342737Thats the problem
>>24342736After the metru nui story arch, Lego really dropped the ball on story telling and characterization, especially on the heroes.Toa Metru at least, didn't have carbon copy personalities of the Toa Mata.Vakama for example, wasn't a hotblooded and prideful like Tahu was.
>>24342720There was the Takua set which came with a very large Pewku.However, the ussal crabs as they appeared in MNOG, albeit in orange rather than blue and yellow, could be built with the Bionicle Master Builder set:http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/10023_BIONICLE_Master_Builder_SetIt was a big pot of Bionicle pieces which came with instructions for assorted rahi wild life on Mata Nui, including ussal crabs, little spiders called fikou, call little turtle things, giant lizard bird things, the ostriches which po-matoran farm, kangaroo mice thing and lots of others.
>>24342789I thought is was to have all the parts for the Kaita....I have a question: Vakama taught Kapura the near-teleportation he uses, but where did Vakama learn it from?
>>24342720>>24342754Oh, cool.Yeah, not quite the same as the originals, but that's something at least.
>>24342807Vakama was WAAAY more prideful than tahu, but I guess that was attributed to being part rahibut your point is still valid, the toa mata and toa metru were different from eachother. tahu was always a fierce leader, vakama was insecure about his leadership ability
>>24342828That "I died for your sins" toa, what's his name.... The same guy that jala mask is belongs to.
>>24342807heh. I always thought that 2004 was slightly worse than the mata nui arch, 2005 was way worse, and 2006 was a strong resurgence in overall quality of story and the actual toy designs
>>24342877Lhikan only taught them how to use their mask powers. And even if he did teach it, where did HE learn it from?
>>24342877You mean Lhikan?
>>24342973Maybe he figured it out for himself, like almost every other toaOr maybe Dume taught him while he was still a toa
>>24342973Well, it will go up until the first toa/matoran/turaga, or mata nui
>>24343023>Mata Nui taught him"Hey, you there!""My lord!""Yeah, whatever. Anyway, check out this cool new thing I figured out! Just move your feet like this!"Does it"Holy shit!""I know, right?""Thank you, Great Spirit""Whatever, peace out, alright?"
>>24343058He is a god-tier bro, after all
>>24343058>>24343123Remember his sacrifice everyday, anons.
> That feel when you're used to glorious canister sets> At Wal-Mart the other day> See Hero Factory, the forced successor of Bionicle> See Hero Factory Sets> They're in fucking zip-lock bagsFuck you too, LEGO.
>>24343355Yeah, I saw those. Really underwhelming>>24343058>>24343123>>24343171That feel when you spawned "Mata Nui is a bro"Feels good, man.
>>24342418Agreed. The movies should have been Samurai Jack style or Interstella 5555 style. All atmosphere/music with no or minimal talking.
>>24342300>constantly addressed by everyone as Chronicler in Mask of Light>constantly called Takua the Chronicler>MNOG has Vakama call him Takua at the very endYou're full of shit.
>This threadBrohatu time?Brohatu time.
>>24342736Matoro also had Makuta whispering into his ear the whole time in Mahri Nui after Maxilos got possessed.Matoro was the one that mattered in the Inika-Mahri arc. Jaller was less relevant than he realized. Generally, though, I've forgiven Jaller on the grounds that dying and being resurrected has got to be tough on anyone's psyche.
Drew up this Pohatu sketch.Might color it tomorrow.His other leg looks kinda shitty, and in general, I kinda tried to stay somewhat close to the toy look.It's hard to draw them in that way.Anyways, Pohatu was my first bionicle, and I always preferred him over other toa.Not to mention that he had the most kickass mask power, of going FAST!
You guys remember when they had those Platinum things inside the Bohrok as a special ongoing event?
>>24343699Oh yeah, the special krana.I never got one of those. I always just got regular krana. Pity.
>>24343728I'd pity you, but I never even got any golden masks.
>>24343691Neat skeatch. Can you make some drewing of a matoran adventuring group? It will help the matoran RPG
>>24343778Boy, this is an awkward moment for me. The only Gold mask I have in my possession is the Kanohi Kakama in that Pohatu photo I posted. I thought I was the luckiest damn kid on the Earth to get the one Gold mask I wanted.
>>24343778I once got a golden Hahli mask from the daughter of my mum's friend for my birthday.But the fucker had coloured loads of it in with pen. I think I might get some paint stripper or something and see if I can get it off
>>24343794Maybe tomorrow.It's over 2 am here, and I should be asleep.Here is some my older bionicle stuff however.Kinda based the matoran in the movie look they had, because it was simply easier to figure out how to draw.
>>24343686Oh shit, that happened, didn't it?Fucking movies.
>>24343878>>24343878Well, that mean that we are in the same time zone, so I will see you in the morning
>>24343935Jaller's death was in Mask of Light, yes. The rest of that was in no movie.Most of the movies were okay. The Legend Reborn was AWFUL, though. God. That shit, just...ugh. The first three slowly moved up in quality; my favorite story year was and is 2004 because Metru Nui was such an awesome city and the Toa Metru were so cool.The Legend Reborn, the Bara Magna movie, is just terrible. It's done by a different company with an animation style that's SIMILAR to the other movies, but differs in key ways that ruin the movie: for one, they added TEETH. Individually animated teeth, that actually move almost like they're lips. Just...WHAT. It's so bizarre to look at. There's also the inconsistency of the animation: while characters and small environments are animated with a level of detail not seen in any prior BIONICLE movie, big landscapes look like Baldur's Gate FMV cutscenes. It's incredibly jarring.There's also the fact that the dialogue is pretty much awful, the voice acting is frequently "off", and as much as I love Michael Dorn, he's not a good Mata Nui.My personal grudge against Jim Cummings might also be poisoning my opinion (he plays Ackar, and in his usual "I'm Jim Cummings, because actually doing a voice other than my own is beyond my capacity" way).
>>24344041The only voice work I liked in TLR was Metus, and that was stained by the fact that his motivations for being the traitor were pretty much incomprehensible. It's like, Ahkmou's motivations were petty and stupid, but at least he was being threatened into it by a demi-god. Metus sold out everyone to the Skrall with no threats. It's like approaching Darth Vader with an offer of the Rebel base's location as long as you get to rule the chunks of it left over after the Death Star blows it up, and he doesn't have to coerce you into it at all.
>>24343878>>24343970... I'm also on this timezone. Care you post countries? Must know if there are Bio-bros up in Finland
>>24344194Finland here too.
>>24344211We are the swarm.We cannot be stopped. Only delayed.One day, the island of Mata Nui will be as it was in the before-time.And you will awaken us yourself to do it. We serve Mata Nui.
>>24344332>One day, the island of Mata Nui will be as it was in the before-timeYou mean non-existant?*rimshot*
>>24344211Awesome. Why are we even up at this hour?Now, I want to get caught up with Bionicle lore, where should I start? The wiki is probably good but are there comics or novels that could be read? They're more up my alley.Also a topic for everyone, what was your first touch to Bionicle? For me it was my neighboring boy's collection since I couldn't have any cool toys for myself because my parents thought that girls can't have awesome things. Then I saw the movies and at least I got all of them on DVD.
>>24344522>NovelsNo, do not read them.DO NOT READ THEM.
>>24344521YesThat is what the bohrok mean exactlyTheir purpose is to loosen up the ground of Mata Nui and clear any features from its surface so Mata Nui himself can rise again post-observation
>>24344522My dad's job took us overseas to England. I remember it still; the RX at RAF Mildenhall.Rows and rows of cannisters, fukken beautiful.
>>24344541Give me a reason and I'll skip them. Warnings like this only rise my interest.
>>24344522The chapter books are the main story. Chronicles isn't TOO crucial; mostly it's okay stories featuring the Toa Mata, and expansions of the comic book scenes.Adventures is where they started telling more of their own stories, and where the books became the main way of dealing with the plot. One of them, Maze of Shadows, was even adapted into a pretty decent GBA RPG.After that, you hit the BIONICLE Legends era, where things got more touch-and-go. Legacy of Evil is fantastic, but the ones before that tended to wobble on quality, and the ones after it never quite reached its level. Once everything gets to Mahri Nui, the Legends books become okay, if unexceptional, and they basically stay that way until the end.My introduction to BIONICLE was in December 2000, when LEGO Magazine put a preview on the back cover of their magazine, showing Tahu and Vakama. I looked at that and said "that looks cool". Then the first comic showed up with a LEGO Magazine a few months later and I was hooked.
>>24334259I have a modified Kopaka that uses the original sword, a gold mask of vision, and a newer toa metru body for dem poses
>>24344609Alright, milady I shall endeavor to explain.Did you play the Mata Nui Online Game? If you did, maybe you remember the climatic battle that involved the toa facing the Makuta below while you and your companions were joined by goddamn everybody to defend their exit route?In the books, that doesn't happen. The toa never fight the Makuta, they only fight half-assed shadow clones of themselves. Once the clones are defeated, the toa just leave.That sets the stage for the whole thing, really; disappointing.
>>24344652Also, should mention: Chronicles was written in 2003, when there had already been two years of established story work done by various teams of people. Where Chronicles conflicts with other material, it takes precedent, though anything else can be considered to work.This DOES mean that some of the cooler things, like certain segments of MNOG, are non-canon, which is sad, but the books ramped up in quality after Chronicles, so at least there's that.
>>24344041I think that Dorn just needed a paycheck. And yes, Legend Reborn was just terrible. I can't believe I actually spent the time to watch it.
>>24344665Haven't played the game but definitely will now since I found a site that has it. Also, that's a perfectly good reason to skip the books. Or at least I will leave them last.>>24344652>>24344713Thanks. I'll start spending this night and possibly morning playing and reading Bionicles. And when I wake up, more Bionicles.
>>24343171>>24343171new wallpaper aquired
>>24345253Be aware that MNOG is fantastic, and the fact that Chronicles has overwritten parts of it (some of the best parts of it) is really sad.But rejoice, for Adventures is very solid, and Time Trap is probably the best BIONICLE book.
>>24345253MNOLG was up for legitimate download a few years ago on the Lego site. That's how I have my copy, maybe someone still has a good link.
>>24345253Oh yes, and the Bohrok and Bohrok Kal animations by the same people who made the game, don't forget them.
>>24345328The game seems good so far, until it lagged and I have to start over. Oh well I'll get some sleep and try again.>>24345442I only recently got back into Bionicle and was a kid when I was introduced (thus I have very little knowledge other than the fact that Bohroks' attack gimmick is awesome), what are these animations, canon? Links, or will I find them just googling?
>>24344522go play MNOLG and read the comics. that is the best way to get into the lore. do not go read the wiki, as it is a massive spoilerfest and will confuse the shit out of you
>>24347066the animations from MNOG came out when the original toyline began. The only way that you could learn about the lore was to read the different bios on bionicle.com, read the comics that came with the lego magazine, and play MNOG. There also were a few promo CDs you could install with some cool CG animations and bios. the books, miramax movies, etc didnt come out until lego started making bank and realizing the value of their new IP.
Nobody cared who I was until I put on the mask.Let us not stand on ceremony here, Makuta.We will destroy your plan, and when it is done, and your plan is ashes...then you have my permission to die.
>>24347883>Toa>Implying killingDo you want to be the next Tuyet?
>>24348518who is Tuyet?
>>24347066The animations were canon until the books came along.They're on youtube and on the various Bionicle wikis.Just a quick google, you'll find them.
>>24347883Wait.... so the Makuta is the GOOD guy?!Holy shit.
>>24348518Not killed. Permitted to die.
>>24348925>implying Bane was the bad guy
>>24348906Tuyet was one of the toa on Lhikan's team, back in Metru Nui. Bitch went nuts, sent the rest of their team off to their deaths and tried to gain ultimate power using the toa stones. Then she dies/gets killed, thus making Lhikan the ONLY toa on Metru Nui. This appears to be a common problem, because we are told that there used to be enough toa to make an actual army, but now there's like.... thirty? MAYBE?
>>24343649WHY DOES HE HAVE HANDSBIONICLE DON'T HAVE HANDS THEY ARE AWESOME, BARELY HUMAN ROBOTS SPIRIT THINGS
>>24348909so who exactly got to make the decision to de-canonize the animations? I'm pretty sure bionicle was made by a team of people, or atleast that's the impression i've gotten from faberfiles
>>24344522First time I heard about the Bionicle was back as a kid hearing on the news about how the local Maori tribes were getting pissy over the use of the name Tohunga (they changed it to Matoran because of it). And yes, NZfag here.And then me and my brother got taken to the toystore with our dad, who bought us one each. I got Tahu, he got Onua. Later on, he got Kopaka and I got Pohatu.Shit was awesome man. Especially since, growing up with a Maori culture, we both knew a lot of backstory from Maoro myth and art that we imagine applied to the Bionicle.
>>24349149The man known as Farshtey. He wrote the comics and the novels, and also declared the budding romance of Huki and Maku to be... untenable. As for how steeped he is in the origins of the universe we discuss and remember, I know not.I know only that he has gone from benevolent deity to reviled writer. And I have heard tell that he continues the work. Aye, even unto the ending of the story and beyond, it continues with no plan or script, no rhyme or reason.A horror to behold.
>>24348906Toa Tuyet was a Toa of Water from early in Lhikan's career. She took an artifact called the Nui Stone from its resting place and fled to Metru Nui, joining Lhikan in fighting the Kanohi Dragon.The Nui Stone's theft led its protectors to hire the Dark Hunters to track her down. So she started killing Matoran, leaving their bodies visibly around Metru Nui, and framing the Dark Hunters for the murders. When Lhikan found out, he destroyed the stone, and the fragments embedded themselves in her armor. Botar, jailer of the Pit, took her from Metru Nui and imprisoned her in the Pit, the Order of Mata Nui's distant underwater prison.After the Pit went tits up in the Great Cataclysm, Tuyet managed to fake her own death and escape, leaping from universe to universe with the rebuilt Nui Stone. She eventually wound up back in the prime one, after Makuta took it over, and joined the failed effort to overthrow Makuta. When that fell apart, she managed to be part of group when they were plucked out of space by a complete psychopath reaching through a portal.TL;DR: It's complicated, but she's a fallen Toa.
>>24349240>Knew a lot of backstory from Maori myth and artTell us your tale, traveler. Tell me the meanings and uses of the words I remember. A young boy now a man asks you for this.
This brings back memories, but yet, also some days that I'm not so much proud of...Damn I wish it was still going...
>>24342722>rolled 2oh god
>>24349256He's been on the story team since the comic started up.Bob Thompson, though, is the one who headed the team until 2005.Farshtey never got free reign, but his influence got ramped up, and most of the subplots are his babies, even if the main story was more team-built.
>>24349296Shit man, its been so long. The entire cultural aspects between Bionicle and Maori culture are amazing, though. Like all the differing tribes, the sacred old men (although the Ko-Koro and Nuju are the only ones that pulled it off in comparison), the massive, dangerous spirits that are really powerful but shouldn't trust with your life, the men becoming heroes through fighting the gods, some gods being total bro, others being unending dicks, all that good stuff.
>>24349347Truly, I did not know these things. I thank you for straightening my tangled yarn. >>24349418>sacred old men, dangerous spirits, men becoming heroes through fighting the gods, all the good stuffI hunger for knowledge. If indeed these things are written, I shall find them. Mythology of all kinds interests me. It is a strange thing to be the only one with a decent grasp of greek and norse mythology as well as a surface knowledge of Tolkien's spirited attempt to emulate the former.I shall add the Maori legends to my mystical collection.
>>24349347David slayed Goliath, but he went on to become a corrupt king. I can guarantee that Farshtey's vision of Bionicle evolved and changed over the years, and unfortunately there was no system of checks and balances to prevent that.
>>24349583Thompson left of his own will. This was not a hostile takeover. This was not Gygax vs. Williams.
>>24349529Its just that, after learning all the myths in school, you can look at the bionicle religious beliefs, and see how both of them are so similar.Like the legend of Maui. This guy is literally the Bro of all Maori. To start with, he goes out fishing from the Maori home island that all Maori hail from with his bothers. Together they go fishing and his brother's all fish up some big fish and think that they're hotshit. What Maui does, is fish up the entirety of the North Island. His brothers tell him to stop, and he goes Lolno and pulls the entire thing up to the surface. Then, after pulling of that awesome feat, he says, 'bro, Imma have a nap'. While he sleeps, the Brothers, all jealous as of his catch, chop up the entire back of the fish for meat. Hence, why the island is so mountainous. Then there is the time were the Sun, cunt that it was, wouldn't stop fucking around with the time and heath, burning things or making the day to slow/long. So what Maui does, is go to the underworld, and beg for his grandfathers jawbone. Then, after giving his granddad a mean feed, he goes up, with his brothers, and beats the shit out of the sun, telling it to sort its shit out or else. Such a fucking bro.
>>24349595All I'm saying is Farshtey basically went off into fanfic mode with a quite massive amount of influence. Bionicle ended up dieing with less than a whimper because of it.
>>24349693>Maui, the Bro of all Maori>Fishes up an entire island>Beats up the sunYes. Yes, I think I will definitely be learning more about these legends.
>>24349756Wait till you hear about who he tries to literally rape death out existence, but gets crushed between her giant legs because all the birds of the islands were watching, and one of them couldn't hold it in.
>>24349963>gets pooped on by a bird while trying to rape death to deathAwwwww yeah. I need to expand the mythology section of my personal library.
>>24350004It was laughing at him, hence why every other bird now hates it. Funnily enough, its not even the fucking Kea, but the fantail. Its punishment was something like 'it can't wake up in the morning' or some shit.
>>24350119Laughing? Ah, where I'm from 'couldn't hold it in' can mean a great many things, but toilet humor is the most common. Very droll.
>>24350153/tg/, thank you.I have a cardboard box full of bionicle parts that haven't been touched in years.This thread reminded me of them and how much fun I used to have with them.Thank you for reminding me of my imagination.
>mfw this thread existsthank you for reminding me of my childhood and why i left it behind simultaneously, /tg/
>>24343355How long until lego re-boots Bionicle?
>>24352775Until they start losing money with hero factory (so, never)
>>24353288If Hero Factory is still raking in as much money as Bionicle, they're probably going to ride this horse until it dies, just like they did with Bioncles story.
>>24353347That sad. I really want a reboot for bionicle, where they wil do the story right-less sci fi, more tiki.I guess I will just stay with the fanon
>>24341136>earth!>Wind!>ice!>stone!>Fire!>water!>light!>by your powers combined, I am toa nui!fixed
>>24343355>They're in fucking zip-lock bags>fucking zip-lock bags>zip-lock bagswhat the flying cunt fucketsthey were in cannisters just after bionicle diedwho the fuck sells toys in bagsif they're going to abandon cannisters, why not boxes like every other lego toy
>>24353596We're the the Nui-teersYou can be one too,Cause saving our island is the thing to do!Looting and polluting is not the wayHere's what Toa Nui has to say:"The Power is YOURS!"
>>24334403AT last! My fetishes for shark girls and lego can be satisfied together!
>>24355768But then they can't save money on packaging, anon!
>>24356962its not like the packing is part of the toy, like with the toas or the bohrok. no, its just some shit to cover the toy.
>>24357002But then fat little children have to struggle to get their pudgy around the canisters. We've got to think of the children, anon!
>>24345253I enjoyed the books I read
>>24357002I wish Lego had re-released the Toa Mata and Toa Metru lids in grey/silver, so you could make proper suvas and matoran cannisters.Also I completely forgot about being able to suspend the Bohrok in their cannisters. That was awesome.
>>24357257Yes, there were many missed opportunities. I think we can all agree on that.>>24357152If you enjoyed them, that's fine. I simply found them disappointing. Like with that Rahi Nui fight. Vakama says that the Toa Metru's fight with the thing was this battle worthy of story and song. Then we actually SEE it and it's just... it's just not so cool. They just figure out that the damn thing grows bigger the more energy it eats without gaining any mass, so they feed it until is becomes a gas cloud.Oh, and Nokama gets poisoned out of fucking nowhere.
>>24343794Here you go.The background is kinda half assed, and I apologize for that.I tried to base the matorans on the toys more this time, but again, I kinda failed at it. It's hard to draw them toy models in motion due to their proportions.
>>24359494Oh my god that's fucking beautiful and adorableI love the Bohrok Va aswell.
Rolled 53>>24359494god that's beautiful. fucking amazingand you kinda guessed one of the enemies i made for the matoran rpg. and some of the plot of the quest.dammit you're good
>>24337023My assessment of them from the movie Mask of Light:Tahu - badass, but a jerlGali - whiny bitchLewa - stonerKopaka - pretty much exactly like the comics, very aloofOnua and Pohatu - FUCKIN' BROS, MY NIGGAS
>>24359494Appropriate theme music:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg
Oh man this thread! I know I have mine somewhere, must search.
>>24360023>Onua and Pohatu - FUCKIN' BROS, MY NIGGASExactly this. I bro-tiered Pohatu the moment he appeared. Even when I was a kid I thought that he was super, especially contrasted to Tahu and Gali. >>24359494Love your drawings. Wouldn't mind to see some more art in these threads.
>>24359599>>24359784>>24360497Thanks.I am still not entirely sure of the style I should go with for the characters. I kinda want to stay close to the actual appearance of the toys, but it makes drawing them kinda hard.Anyways, here is some of my older stuff.If someone wants to suggest something to draw, I might be able to do that.
>>24360871Ok, I will probably get that done by tomorrow.
>>24361011Oops, did I just deleted my post? Stupid iPhone. Anyway, I someone wanted to know, I asked if I could have a drawing of matorans fighting a Rama
>>24360782>Jala versus TahuThat's what I'm talking about! Jala was fucking badass! He attacked a tall guy with a flaming sword knowing that he'd probably lose, but he had to do it anyway because he's the Captain of the goddamn Guard. When the Tahnok Kal steals Tahu's symbol, who is one of the guards frozen in the act of stopping it? Fucking Jala. Who returns the favor to a compatriot of that Kal? Fucking Jala.Fucking toa Inika making Jala fucking useless.
>>24359494Your Bohrak-va kinda reminds me of a Space Pirate.>MAAAAASKSSS!
>>24361704Agreed. Jala, and the matoran in general, were pretty freaking badass.Relatively helpless villagers, making up for their lack of elemental abilities, mask powers and strength with their courage, smarts and co-operation.Also, speaking of that scene you mentioned:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xZH_Idw6dE
>>24361840Fuck yeah! Jala sees one of his men frozen, still tries to attack the thing! And he even shouts for reinforcements! And then he shoves Takua out of the way and takes the hit for him.Captain of the Guard indeed. Where did that strong competence go when he turned into a toa? He should have been the best prepared for the transition, even without knowing how to use his powers.
>>24361840The whole bohrok war miniseries really showcases the badassery of the matorans.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Z6I_3pZG4
>>24363613Yeah, but then the focus became the toa, which isn't bad, but we'd been used to the matoran getting equal or sometimes greater screentime. The matoran also got a downgrade in self-reliance and sometimes competence.
>>24362352Your mask? Bitch, a nigga stole MY WHOLE BODY!
>>24360287>Not having your legos stored together as well as keeping all the boxes and cannisters your Bionicle sets came inGet on my level.
>>24364242But metru nui was supposed to be matoran focused, right?And they can't even make the matoran nui anymore or any other combo
Ok, I need your help /tg/. In the matoran rpg, there are 3 social skills: knowledge, leadership and performance. There is no skill for bluffing. Should I make sneak the skill for bluffing (sneak Is already the skill for lock picking and pickpocketing, so maybe it will make it over powered) or other skill?
>>24363613Hmm, guys? I got some good newshttp://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=relmfu&v=1xZH_Idw6dE
>>24368814i have a giant trunk with all the canisters
>>24370370Little bit more information about the skills: Survival is also healingKnowledge is also used for translating Sneak is also lock-picking and pickpocketingPo-matorans can use unarmed for kohlii balls instead of range strength also increase hp
I can't believe that I only now realized that the Toa Inika were apparently picked from the matorans based on the masks they had.Each of them has the same mask as the toa of their element, Jala has Hau just like Tahu, Hahli has KauKau, Hewkii has Kakama and so on.Seems somewhat cheap to me.
>Download MNOG 2>Play for ages>Spend fucking ages grinding and gathering materials>Nearly ready for first kholii match>Accidentally click something>Entire game resetsFUCKEVERTHING
>>24369977>Metru Nui>Matoran focusedYeah right. The matoran and the discs were both the macguffin of that arc.
>>24376718I never did finish that game because I could never find out how to make or buy nails so that I could make flags to go up onto the tundra.Seems like to much of a bother to try playing it now, especially since you can reset your game by accident.
>>24370370>>24373718Bluffing could be an Air skill, maybe?
>>24376786Maybe I can use performance. Looks like the best option
>>24361077And it's done.I am starting to really grow curious of the drawing programs and techniques the people behind Mata Nui online game used to create the art for the game.
>>24334403Dat ass is so dat ass that it's expression is dat ass.
>>24376934Can you hear the drums?I hear the drums.
>>2437693410/10 would bang
>>24376934fucking awesome. i love your drawing, they look like a combination of MNOG and the movies, which is good.
>>24377197key to ngu?
>>24377197I have that set and I've got to say it looks like he's always wearing heels.
>>24377197You must find Keetongu!
>>24377254The key too Nongu?
I don't get exactly why Vakama joins the dark side while everyone is beastified. What exactly did Roodaka offer him? Inb4 dat ass and dem titties To my best recollection, she offered him power and a kingdom, which is not something he's ever really wanted.
>>24376934Are you the Finnish guy? Nonethless I'm proud of your drawing skills. Do you draw toas or just matorans?
>>24376718>>24376763The biggest problem is the amount of flax you need to do fucking anythingYou need something like 50 flax, crafted into nets, to make a kolhii stick in the first chapter in order to get some money, but the chapter is on a timer so if you don't grind like mother fucking Usain Bolt then you're out of moneyThen in chapter 2 you need loads of flax to make the assorted ship parts, and the only way to make good money in chapter 2 is to get rigging, which requires something like 150 flax total.
>>24377431>on a timerWha-ha? Since when?! Maybe I was just good at grind, so I never had to contend with it...
>>24377459After a certain amount of time the bells start ringing and the horns start blowing, telling you that Nokama has arrived back in town.After the cut scene where Nokama says you're the town's other kolhii player, you lose the option to give Macku the kolhii stick, meaning you miss out on a 100 widgets.It *might* be triggered by a certain event, but I don't think so, because it seems to go off regardless of where I am or what I'm doing when I play
>>24334403thats my fetish
>>24377197His left arm is the most half-assed thing done in Bionicle EVER. I mean, look at it! It wasnt that hard to add some details, so it wouldn't apper cut off!
>>24377522Oh come on, he's only got two fingers! They're right there!
>>24377503Oh, I see. I managed to get her one the last time I played in a serious way, but that's because I was trying to make as much money as possible so I could get air bladders to catch that fucking shark.
>>24377379>google Roodaka to refresh my memory>first auto-complete result is "roodaka hot"sigh
What did the Ko-matorans do in the first gen? Did they just sit on a mountain and be cold? I remembered pretty much everyone else had a purpose, but what did they do?
>>24377657They were philosophers. They looked at the stars, read the Wall of Prophecy, that kind of thing.They didn't really benefit the island in anyway, but they were pretty isolated and didn't use up much resources, so it didn't matter that they weren't giving seeing as they weren't really taking in the first place
>>24377635>sighSighAlso a small wargame update soon (tonight or tommorow).
>>24377657They read the Wall of Prophecy and interpreted things.It's been some time since I played MNOG, but I think you could read some of the closer sections of the wall, and they said things like "What do you get when you multiply six by nine" (from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
>>24377379Her army. He wanted to use them to rescue the matorans
>>24377657They learned to see the future and other cool shit
>>24377921I'd say it wasn't really her army, but they're all loyal to the only competent leader they have.And why did Sidorak never hit Roodaka with his Loyalty Ray? Aside from 'he's just that stupid', I mean.
>>24378255I think that, despite Greg's anti-love ramblings, Sidorak was meant to have actually developed feelings for Roodaka.Obviously politics, serivng the Brotherhood and commanding the Visorak came first, but I think Sidorak did start to feel for Roodaka, so maybe he would have felt guilty if he just rhotuka'd her.And Sidorak was a competent leader. He was a smart guy, just not as smart as Roodaka.
>>24378333Competent? Hmm, that's not the impression I got from the movie and other materials. He seemed more like a loud fool than anything, but that's what I get for paying too much attention to the books and movies. They tended to paint Roodaka as the pants-wearer in the relationship; smart, confident, confident and ruthless. Then Keetongu crushes him like a tin can.
>>24377379She was playing on his insecurities as leader of the Toa Metru. Vakama felt like he'd led his team into a trap and gotten them changed into the Hordika. He felt like the team resented him for it. And in return, he resented them.So Roodaka offered him the chance to lead an army of essentially disposable, interchangeable spiders that would gladly march off the top of a tower for him. MUCH easier. They'll never complain, never disobey, and you can afford to lose them.
>>24370370What is lying but a believable performance?
>>24360023Lewa's not a stoner. He's far too energetic for that.He does seem very flighty/flaky though.Gali mostly just doesn't get along with Tahu. They clash over leadership stuff. Other than that, she's pretty chill to everyone.But Pohatu and Onua were by far the best toa in the movie, god yes. Bro tier all the way.
>>24378333>Sidorak was a competent leaderNo he wasn't. Even in the books and the comics, he wasn't. He was a pretentious coward who only won battles through overwhelming force with the Visorak.He was still POWERFUL, but no, he wasn't that bright.Roodaka's whole schtick was that she was cozying up to him promises of marriage (which would ally his Visorak army with her own forces from Odina, substantially increasing his power, so there are plenty of incentives beyond tapping that) in order to take command herself. If Sidorak was feeling something for Roodaka, that's exactly what Roodaka wanted. Makes him that much easier to manipulate.
>>24378394Roodaka was the true power of the relationship; the only reason Sidorak was true leader and she was viceroy was because Sidorak took credit for a few of her ideas.However, that's how Sidorak got almost anywhere. He always took credit for underling's and allies' victories. While most of his power came from lying and cheating, Sidorak was still a skilled fighter, tactician and leader nevertheless.His bluff skill was also high as hell, seeing as he managed to trick Teridax and the rest of the Makuta into believing that he was a millitary genius of the highest degree.So, he was competent, just horribly egotastical and really only capable of living in the moment rather than planning ahead.
>>24377410Yeah, I am the Finnish guy.I have not yet entirely decided on how I would draw the Toa, which is why my depictions of Tahu and Pohatu are not entirely in the same style. Most differences are in the appearances of their legs and arms.
>>24378564Didn't much care for Onua in that movie. He was supposed to be the 'wise one', slow and purposeful. In the movie he just seemed like some meatheaded construction overseer.
>>24378689>Sidorak>Skilled fighter>tactician>leaderWe're not buying it, Sidorak, just go home and stop embarrassing yourself.
>>24378793Don't you know that children can't connect with wisdom? And especially not with slow and purposeful! Children are sugar-fueled and need a whiny helpless self-insert to relate to, that's why we have tweedledee and tweedledum palling around with a dangerous artifact and a giant crab!
>>24378924But the Mask of Light isn't dangerous. Powerful, yes, but a force for good.And in everything post-MNOG (and pre, if you played the first GBA BIONICLE game) Takua was the kind of guy who just happens to slip into the most important shit going down by accident, not the guy who actively seeks it out. His bio on the old website as early as 2002 described him as a guy who had either the best timing ever or the worst timing ever, nobody was quite sure which.He trips into important events. Always has. And the only time he did any fighting of his own was slinging disks on the bird in MNOG.The fight at the island's center was Takua directing the others Matoran because they were all better fighters and needed someone to lead them. Gali defeated the Tarakava at Ga-Koro. Lewa was saved from his infected mask by Onua. Kopaka fought off a Muaka in Ko-Wahi on his own.All Takua really did in MNOG was witness other people doing awesome shit, not do it himself. He's always been helpless but lucky.
>>24378564>Gali mostly just doesn't get along with Tahu. They clash over leadership stuffIsn't that Kopaka's job?
>>24379637The mask itself isn't dangerous, but having it IS. Especially since one of the two people charged with looking after it died (how do you even die from 'fear', seriously? And if Jala could be made to die from fear, he'd have been dead a long time ago). And yes, Takua tends to accidentally stumble into things and thus makes an excellent audience avatar, because we too are going around with no idea what we're doing. But he's not a coward, and he's certainly not the person who's in the movie.The Takua we know and love would have found the mask and gone "oh shit, we need to tell somebody about this".>omstanf Lives!But who is Omstanf, captcha? WHO!?
>>24379637He didn't mean to stumble into all the crazy shit, but when he did stumble into it, he did his best to stick around. He never pussied out or said "welp, I didn't mean to be here, why should I stick around?"He'd get involved, even if he wasn't there on purpose, hence why he got to be Chronicler.The movie turned him into a whiny shit who, despite beiong the chronicler, never wanted to stick around for any of the stuff he saw. He just wanted to fuck off and dump everything on Jala. The movie writers butchered his personality (not the 'bad luck' part, the 'embracing bad luck' part) just so they could force in a spiritual/emotional enlightment moment towards the end.
>>24379743>"oh shit, we need to tell somebody about this"and not hide it like an idiot
>>24379637That was only really in MNOG because he was the player character.In the bohrok short animations, he puts himself in direct danger by flinging himself to the island where the other matoran are trapped, and goes face to face against the bohroks.He was prepared to fight them, and again in the bohrok kal animations, not he also faces against Tahnok Kal. He doesn't get to do any direct fighting, because his foes in the animations at least either just ignore him (tahnok kal) or are defeated due to the actions of the Toa like in the case of the bohrok.What his actions however do show that he is not cowardly at all. Also, he willingly joins the Toa Nuva on their hunt for the Bohrok kal, along with Jala.
>>24379760>embracing bad luck"Or as I like to call it; Unexpected Adventures," said Takua.
>>24379780Well, obviously. Takua went and told somebody about the bohrok, even if Vakama already knew about it. >Running for his life>Tells first person he encounters about what just happenedDuty like a BOSS
>>24379743A skakdi warrior who gained the power to come back from the dead about Spiria experimented on the skakdi species.The first time he came back from the dead, many witnessing the revival yelled "Omstanf lives!" in shock, leading to many skakdi yelling this or a similar phrase when taken by surprise.
You are now realizing Jaller actually was the Herald of the 7th Toa.Heralds go before the person they are herald of and make way for him. Jaller made way for Takua to become Takanuva.Takua can't be the Herald, because he IS the 7th Toa, and you can't be your own Herald, because once you're there, there's nothing to Herald.
>>24379921I'm in the middle of a Pokemon FireRed run.I picked the Helix Fossil.Omstanf the Omanyte will live!
>>24379924Fuck you, I could herald myself if I wanted to!
>>24379960Out of curiosity, what theme do you choose for naming your pokemon?
>>24380271Varies by game. My actual FireRed theme is historical figures.I named my Squirtle Churchill, for instance. My female Spearow is Earhart.HeartGold, Greek gods. Hephaestos the Quilava currently leads the party, backed up by, among others, Atlas the Golem and Tethys the Staryu.And my Black version has sort of general nerdy names, Galadriel the Serperior, Samurott Jack, LadyOfPain the Sigilyph, stuff like that. When I could think of a good name. I think my Excadrill is still just Excadrill, and my Zweilous is just Zweilous. For now.
>>24375885The Inika masks are not just different looking version's of the toa mata's kanohi.
>>24376934they probably used adobe illustrator to create the images as vectors.
>>24380389Oh, I am perfectly aware of that.What I meant was that each of the matorans who became toa Inika had the same mask as the toa mata of their element had.
>>24378924I was like 8 years old when I immediately connected with Onua. He had both intelligence and strength, that's like cheating.
>>24379729Kopaka didn't get along with anyone.
>>24380438I kinda think that was due to the fact that when all those matoran came out, lego didnt have the budget yet to create 6 different masks just for mcdonalds promotions
>>24380587And therein lies the problem with marketing; your target audience ends up liking different characters than you intended.>>24380612He had a bromance with Pohatu.
>>24379729Gali didn't like HOW Tahu led. Kopaka didn't like THAT Tahu led.Honestly, though, the best teams are the ones that argue, because it forces everyone to critically examine their own positions and each other's.
>>24380438>>24380700Hahli didn't even EXIST when Bionicle first came out. The Ga-matoran at that time was Maku!
>>24380587My favorite as a kid was always Tahu, but after I matured a bit, it became Bro-hatu all the way.But after the Toa Metru hit, it was Vakama until we got introduced to Lhikan. And now it's Lhikan forever.He died for your sins, you know.
>>24380612Yeah. Pohatu said it best:Kopaka:"I work alone."Pohatu:"Because you prefer it that way, or because no one else can stand you?"In general, the personalities I recall the Toa Mata having were these:Tahu: Prideful, hotblooded and slightly arrogant.Kopaka: Cold, calculating but very competent.Lewa: Carefree, kind of an prankster.Gali: Cautious, co-operative and wise. Was most concerned about maintaining the unity of the Toa.Onua: Wise, somewhat stoic, but in general perhaps the most reliable of the Toas.Pohatu: Fun loving and competitive, but also very protective of his people.
>>24380700That's not really my point. It was just the general observation that each matoran who became toa inika had the same mask as the toa mata of their element.And besides, not all mc donalds toy matorans became Toa. Hahli and Nuparu were introduced later.
>>24380700But every mask of every matoran in the Mata Nui era was a recolor of either the Toa masks or the Turaga masks.Maku was actually the only McMatoran to not get a recolor of her Toa's mask. I guess they didn't want to put a clear plastic mask into the toys? Is clear plastic difficult to work with or something? I honestly don't know.What I DO know is that Metru Nui had the best-designed toys. Those gearbox Toa bodies and the tall Matoran, hell yes.
>>24380815I'm kind of partial to Iruni, myself. The design makes him look much more athletic than the other toa, I don't even know how, but that's how it strikes me.Three favorite toa have to be Iruni, Takanuva and Onua.Maybe someday I'll get Lhikan to add to my collection.
>>24380839What are the main differences between Pohatu and Lewa? They seem to be kind of the same character type.Also, how did Kopaka and Lewa get along?
>>24380968>Iruni>Not NorikWhat are you doing, anon?
>>24380891Am the only one who was sad that Onepu completely ceased to have any relevance to anything ever after the Bohrok Wars? I mean, at least Macku got to be a star kolhii player.
>>24381008My favorites tend to be limited to sets I actually have. And I just don't have Norik. I'd have also loved to see the rest of the Hagah team get sets.
>>24380999"Hey there, Toa-brother, I've got a present for you!""What is it now, Lewa?""It's a can of those delicious goko nuts you so love from the forest.""I highly doubt that. That can is more than likely going to shoot out some spring loaded contraption or something.""Your blame-talk hurt my man-feelings, brother. Do you honestly think I would do such a thing?""Okay, fine. Let me see that."Kopaka opens the can, and sure enough, several spring loaded snake things shoot out of it."I got you good, Toa-Brother.""I hate you so much Lewa."
>>24380999Lewa was way more hot blooded. Always act before thinking, rushing the fastest he can on the enemy. He also changed objectives like the wind, and didnt tell jokes
>>24380999Lewa comes across as pretty flaky. I would imagine Kopaka would hate him, but I can't remember the two of them interacting in any context outside of times when all six Toa were together at once. I don't think they every did much together.Pohatu is more boisterous and gives off a more "solid" impression, as if nothing can wreck his good attitude or scare him. Lewa, on the other hand, was the designated "get his shit wrecked" Toa for the first few years, and Le-Koro was the designated "get its shit wrecked" village. Le-Koro was raided by Nui-Rama, and Lewa got hit with an infected mask. Then, Le-Koro was fucked over by Bohrok, and Lewa got slapped with a krana.In this respect -- and no other -- he's like Cyclops from X-Men: if something bad has to happen to somebody, it's going to happen to him.I like to think that Lewa's upbeat energy in Mask of Light stems from his desperate attempts to compensate for the shit he's had to put up with.His impression of flakiness may stem from his own feelings of powerlessness over this. He might actually think he is unreliable, even though he clearly isn't.
>>24381147So you would say that Lewa is a bit ...floaty?
>>24381147It's annoying that Lewa is MIA (much like the toa mahri) due to being captured.
>>24381147Actually, come to think of it, Lewa is STILL the designated "get his shit wrecked" Toa after all these years. In the 2009 subplots, he runs into BIONICthulhu, a being named Tren Krom who was banished to and rooted into a cavern after the Great Beings decided to put Mata Nui in charge of the universe instead.Tren Krom tricks him into a body swap that lasts for a long-ass time, and almost loses Lewa's body in an attempt to overthrow Makuta. Lewa got back to his body because Artakha was like "I know what you did, Tren Krom, and FUCK YOU."
>>24380999>>24381127>>24381147Lewa is sort of a bad ass air head, in my opinion.He just kind of runs around and does stuff without thinking, but he still amnages to kick ass.However, as others have said, he often gets his shit wrecked because he hasn't thought things through.Pohatu is similarly friendly and care free. However, Pohatu's actions seem to be driven more out of things he think would be fun or what would benefit others, rather than just "hey man I wonder what happens if I.."
>>24381195Then, after Artahka kicked Tren Krom back out of Lewa, Lewa and all the others he was with got teleported into space, then teleported by Vezon into the cell of a crazy Great Being who touched the Mask of Life.Things went well for Lewa in the rahkshi attacks, then no other time ever.
>>24381195I liked how Tren Krom found out about Makuta's plan in Federation of Fear and then went "oh FUCK."When Cthulhu is like "shit, I'm out", you know you're screwed.
>>24381147>>24381235Yeah, Lewa is actually really good at what he does when he isn't designated damsel in distress. He even has enough willpower to take the krana off himself when given the opportunity. His only real problem is that he's a planner.Pohatu is a funloving guy, but he's also rock-solid dependable. He also tends to make really good split-second plans. He even notes when he makes BAD plans, like during the Bohrok animations where he saves Hafu but ends up being trapped himself. Of course, them he has the brilliant idea to catapult himself via levitation, stone-power, and telepathy.
>>24381080>>24381127>>24381147>>24381235Thanks everybody. It's somehow nice to learn about characters through someone else's viewpoint. Refreshing when compared to the supposed neutrality of wikis.
I've been trying to build the Kanohi Akaku (Kopaka Mata's Mask) and I can't find a good 3D model to base the thing off of. Anyone know where I could find something to give me the right proportions, or do I have to wing it?
>>24381618have you tried using the actual piece as a reference?
Matoran rpgfag here. I just finished the level 4 abilities for all skills, and that means I can finally open the matoran quest! I will add the rest of the abilities later. Do you want me to post the abilities, or wait until I will put all the stuff I wrote in one .pdf?
Dumping some comics and images.
>>24381709Maybe a full pdf would be better, then everyone can have a handy-dandy reference.
>>24381709You've got some much more done than I have for the wargame.>>24381710>>24381713>>24381722Is there a source/site for these.
I'm seriously considering making the kini-nui the centerpiece of terrain for my next gaming board
>>24381658It's a bitch to get things right when it is so small, and I suck at measuring. I'm trying to 3d print a life size mask, hence the search for measurements.
>>24381722>>24381750No idea. I don't think they are the same artist either.
>>24381796Oh look, a much better design for the return of the Toa Nuva than what we got.
>>24381796Takanuva: bitch, I don't NEED a jetpack!
>>24381796>filenameGravity Hurts was such an awesome song.
>>24381739ok then. i didnt really had the time to spell check or to edit at all, so tomorow i will post a better one
>>24381823Yeah, but remember that the comic is for advertising the toys as well as telling the story. So the writers probably thought, "Oh the kids won't know what happened if they suddenly show up in their old forms. We need them to know that these are the toys that they can buy at the nearest Walmart! Nobody from five years ago still plays with Bionicles!"Or, if we want an in-universe explanation, then perhaps the Toa Nuva can control when their armor adapts. I guess.Also, today I discovered that brickshelf has terrible image quality.
>>24381722Why does he think Kiina is a guy?
>>24382111The joke is that he's just met two blue people who are like "nope, I'm a dude", so he applies the pattern.Wrongly.>foolishly rtyuionVery foolishly indeed.
Might as well release this now, I doubt I'll get anymore work done on it tonight. A small update, ranged weapons rules, fixed costings and added matoran. I have the bones of the system, I need the meat now.>>24382062This is looking good. Are you going to write it into something more formal?
>>24382062Mata Nui does have coins.Widgets. Did you play MNOG2?Barter is still used in a lot of places, though.
>>24382087I wish that they'd tried to make them look more like the Toa Nuva in armour rather than completely new characters though. Their masks look like space men helmets rather than adapted kanohi nuva, their weapons are completely different, and they're just generally unrecogniseable.Also what's up with Lego giving loads of water toa manly masks? Gali Nuva gets one with big square cheeks, Hali Inika gets one with a moustache, Gali Mistika gets a really jagged one with a big ol' eye piece..
>>24382137Ooh right okay
>>24382145Is this supposed to be played with the actual toys, or with miniatures, or what?
>>24381722Were there any female characters in 2009 other than Kiina?
>>24382167Because robots aren't supposed to be feminine, obviously.We've replaced his serious comment with a joke, let's see if he notices.
>>24382219I...don't think so, actually. Hmm.BIONICLE's always been kind of a sausage fest. I never noticed.
>>24382245More opportunities for gangbangs. 1/6th of the population are ladies.
>>24382159i know. but it mad more sense to me that the coins are used only in the koros, so the adventurers will not be using them much. but i will add it (im just too lazy to make prices to weapons and armor)>>24382145game makers high five!and when im done with the skills, yes, i will
>>24382391The koros are the only settlements, so I don't know where else you expected to do any trading.I think Po-Koro still finds itself doing a lot of barter because I'm pretty sure they have a bunch of farmers (yeah, farmers in the desert, inorite), but otherwise, widgets.
>>24382391>to lazy to to do game stuffI know that feel.
>>24382483Was that game any good?I only have the bullshit Bionicle The Game.
>>24382513It was simple fun, for a while.
>>24382513It was fun, but not very Bionicle-y.It was a shooter with nice levels and a Bionicle theme, but entirely non-canon and there was pretty much no story or anything.Also I really really really liked Bionicle the Game. Yes, it fucked over the story, but I found it really fun and the levels were nice.
FUCK YOU ONEPU STOP STEALING THE KOLHII BALL FROM ME YOU RAGING FAGGOTALSO FUCK YOU TAKEA SHARK I KEEP CATCHING YOU AND IT KEEPS SAYING +1 SPEED BUT I'M NOT GOING ANY FASTER FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
>>24382513BIONICLE Heroes was okay. I heard the DS version was the highest-rated version.On the GBA, it's pretty bullshit. On anything else, you have an over-the-shoulder shooter with the most aggressively helpful auto-aim the world has ever seen and no ammo system, plus the fact that collecting enough bricks puts you in "Hero Mode", where you are invincible until you activate Hero Mode stuff.Because of Hero Mode, you will hear the Hero Mode music and be invincible for about 2/3-3/4 of the game. Most of the other 1/4 of the game is boss battles.It's as easy as pissing, but at least it's pretty, and giving each Toa their own interactions with the environment and their own weapons was cool (you can switch between Toa at absolutely any time, if you've already picked up their mask for the level, and they function as a combination of extra lives and new guns; Jaller's weapon is basically a submachine gun, Hahli's is a beam, Hewkii's is a rocket launcher, Nuparu's got a grenade launcher, Kongu has a shotgun, and Matoro fires a sniper rifle)The DS version apparently is the console version but as an FPS with better level design. Reviewers compared the DS version to a kids' version of Metroid Prime: Hunters.
>>24382656Well, the DS version is SIMILAR to the console version, anyway, but with better level design and less "HURR DURR I'M INVINCIBLE".
>>24382586I really didn't like how Pohatu's level was a minecart and nothing else. And I can't even remember if Onua got a level at all. Tahu got two levels and the second one was fucking BULLSHIT, I remember that.
>>24382707The Minecart was surprisingly fun, though.Onua's level was right after Pohatu's, and was the most "normal" level in the game after the starting Tahu level. No swimming shit like Gali, no flying shit like Lewa, just run around, fire elemental energy at stuff, push heavy statues occasionally, and then fight a Rahkshi by breaking the machine it's inside of.Tahu Nuva's surfing level was pretty bad, mostly because of how he responded to accidentally bumping into anything ever and how many things there were to bump into.
>>24382638>tfw I can relate to this stage of rage, I think, having to re-start MNOG for 6 times alreadyThen I gave up on the version up on internet and just loaded the damn game.
There is ONE canon BIONICLE vidya, btw.The very first GBA game, where you play as Takua going around and collecting the different toa stones, then bringing them together at the Kini Nui to summon the Toa Mata.Doing so unleashes a huge beam of energy that acts as a beacon, but also carries Takua up into the air, then drops him, causing his MNOG amnesia.The MNOG begins. MOST of MNOG is canon; where it conflicts with the books, though (like, say, the ending), the books take precedent.
>>24382872>the books take precedent where it conflicts with AWESOMELike HELL they do.>>24382791Oh, I guess he did get a level. I haven't played that game in years. It was such a mediocre game that most of it is just gone from my memory.
>>24382707>>24382791Tahu and Onua's levels are the best because they're the least gimmicky.Lewa and Gali's follow up close behind, because they were fun, but the flying and swimming mechanics were a bit annoying.Kopaka's level was fun in my opinion, but a bit annoying at times.Pohatu's level was fun, but not very good. He's got the mask of speed, there was loads of potential for dashing along at high speeds and kicking stuff, but instead you get the minecart.Tahu Nuva's level was shit-tier. It could have been a fun version of Kopaka's level. Instead it was an extremely erratic, buggy version which often killed you unfairly.Takanuva's level was.. alright, but it was really just a boss fight with annoying falling floors. It would have been nice if there was a bit where you rode the Ussa Nui or got to play as Takanuva through a regular level version of Mangaia.I really liked the scenery, because it showed off how big Mata nui was and how the matoran have built it. Little outpost villages, statues dotted about, etc.They should have incorporated mask powers though. Tahu had a crappy shield, if I recall, but I think all toa got that. Kopaka could zoom in, but it served no purpose. Gali's mask power was only present in that she was the only toa who didn't die on contact with water. Pohatu was in the minecart, so no speed. Onua's mask power was just ignored other than the statue pushing. Lewa had flight, but it was only used a few times and the mechanics were crappy; it would have been better if you could activate it at any time in order to slow down falling.
>>24383172I was always kinda upset with the lack of melee combat in any of the Bionicle games.Despite all the characters having swords, claws, axes and other melee weaponry, they all just fought with beams of elemental energy.
>>24383782But we can't have violence in a Lego game, anon! The children will try to emulate it!
Make a new one, please.
>>24383886Lego Star Wars called, they said you were full of 1x1 bricks.
>>24384312A new thread?Well, anon, how do you feel about sequels?>>24384484