Happy 10th anniversary, Bionicle 2! Now, I have a question.

mainframe110:

Okay so I rewatched Bionicle 2 a while ago, and I was wondering something. 

Who/why/how/what is Toa Lihkan??????

Like he’s some random Toa without any toa brothers or sisters, and he exists as a Turaga at the same time as Turaga Dume and all of Dume’s brothers and sisters. (Obviously Turaga Dume is Makuta but I mean the other Turagas still exist, right???)

So did Lihkan have any other toa that he was in a group with?

Was he possibly in Dume’s group, but as a seveth toa like how Takenuva is with the Toa Nuva, and he was just a late bloomer??

Can more than six Toa/one group of Toa exist at one time?

DID LIHKAN’S BROTHERS AND SISTERS LIKE DIE??????

Or instead of rebooting the Toa Mata (after they’ve already had like 3 toy lines) can we go into what happened before the Toa Mata and like the rest of Aqua Magna’s history??????

Have fun!

The quick(ish) answers to your questions would be:

Toa Lhikan is the last Toa of his team, who were Metru Nui’s protectors for a long time. There were originally 11 of them, all of them getting slowly picked off by the Dark Hunters, I think, with the exception of Toa Tuyet, who went rogue and power hungry and was eventually defeated, and Toa Nidhiki, who defected to the Dark Hunters and was mutated into that green asshole in the movie. So yes, Lhikan’s teammates all died :/

Dume was a Toa long before Lhikan, I believe, I don’t remember too much about him but you can look him up on the wiki I linked you too (it’s by far the best one out there! It’s the fandom’s go-to reference). 

Yes, definitely more than one group of Toa can and have existed at one time. In 2006 the Toa Nuva and Inika were both on the island of Voya Nui at the same time, for example, and in general the Matoran Universe is inhabited by lots of Toa. Not too many, but they’re out there.

The rest of the Matoran Universe’s history has been fleshed out, and you can find some summaries of that here and the past of the Toa Mata here

Hope that helps! 

tinycatfeet:

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jesuit-space-pirate:

tinycatfeet:

nothing like cold medicine loopiness! I can’t walk straight. 

What kind of cold medicine are all you Americans (?) taking? Because mine is usually some plant-based syrup and herbal tea.

American cough syrups are a controlled substance (no really!) that can be refined into a recreational drug. They taste like cherry-flavored death and I can’t take them because they make me gag so hard I vomit. Cold medication that comes in pill form tastes a bit better but has a similar impact as the cough syrup — the net result on cognition and functionality is, I’d say, comparable to taking a tylenol with codeine, only you’re also impaired by the lack of oxygen that generally comes with congestion.

what do you guys take when you’re sick? what are good natural alternatives to cold medicine?

Honestly? All we do here in Soviet Apartment is strong tea with lemon and honey. Drink nonstop until you are better. It’s magic, and kinda yummy. Cough drops and embroidered handkerchiefs to control symptoms when outdoors but generally when you get sick from anything you are strapped to the bed with eight layers of blankets. Also, garlic helps your immune system kick ass.

frodoshuna:

wait what

WHATSo those four had to be something like Pre-Mask of Life, Mask of Life, Glatorians, Big Final Battle? Maybe Mata Nui and Metru Nui were two separate arcs and Glatorians and Final Battle were one? Although they basically skipped to Final Battle so I always assumed that was it’s own thing. Well, that doesn’t matter too much. Those all made up the four arcs, somehow.
We know there was gonna be a Bota Magna story arc with dinosaurs… what are the other two?? 

frodoshuna:

wait what

WHAT

So those four had to be something like Pre-Mask of Life, Mask of Life, Glatorians, Big Final Battle? Maybe Mata Nui and Metru Nui were two separate arcs and Glatorians and Final Battle were one? Although they basically skipped to Final Battle so I always assumed that was it’s own thing. Well, that doesn’t matter too much. Those all made up the four arcs, somehow.

We know there was gonna be a Bota Magna story arc with dinosaurs… what are the other two??