So, I have ENTIRELY renovated my story for bringing back Bionicle.  It is now quite a read.

Enjoy my many hours of work.  Why many hours?  Because I wrote it on paper (which takes a while), wrote it on the computer, the computer crashed and I lost it all (it was a Windows computer), and had to do it all again.

Oh, and ignore the MAJOR mistakes in it. (E.G. The Dark Hunters taking the Spirit Robot into itself (what?!?!)) I recently read a bunch of stuff about Bionicle on BS01, and understand the stuff at the end of Bionicle a lot better now. But my story here remains basically the same. I am currently in the process of editing it so that it is correct.

It is important to read the footnotes as you go!

In the time before time, before any islands were raised in Mata Nui’s dormant body, before any planets were in the universe, before Toa and Turaga alike, there were the Great Beings.  They had always been there, and always would be there.  And they looked upon some of their newest creations, the Staff1 of Division2, the Staff of Energy, and the Staff of Weather3.  Seprately these staves wielded great power, but when brought together by the Toa wearing the Kanohi Elras, the mask of energy, it would bring such power as had never been seen before.  An (at the time) unforseen problem was the fact that any being could use the staff4 once it was bound.  This was a disastrous mistake, though, not entirely a mistake.  Even in this pre-history evil lurked.  During the forging of the spears it, though not having a physical body, bent it just slightly to its will, just enough for it to create this weakness.  But having done this, its energy was sapped, and could do no more for many millenia.  But it would return.

But not tens of thousands of years have passed since then.  Mata Nui killed the makuta, or so he thought.  But there was peace.  After slaying Teridax and undoing the shattering, all the Toa, Turaga, and Matoran celebrated Mata Nui5 for many months.  But after that, not much was seen or heard of him6.  Makuta’s robotic shell sunk deep into the planet Spherus Magna.  But the shell still held a spark of Makuta’s life force.  And the shell was full of energy.  He could stay alive until someone would come get him7.  And someone would.

“My brother was fool to believe a rock would kill me.”

Yes, he would survive until someone came for him8.  And it was only a matter of time before someone did.  The Dark Hunters had heard of what had happened, and, knowing what a powerful ally Teridax could be, wanted him on theirs side.  They9 stole the Mask of Life from its place in the Great Temple.  They brought it to Sphereus Magna and used some of its power to bring the shell out of the planet.  The excessive strain this put on the planet, however, caused it to blow apart in the Second Shattering10.  They brought Teridax, barely alive, to their stronghold, and before the Shadowed One.  He used a combination of the power still bound-up in the suit, and energy from the Ignika to fan the spark of life into a flame.  And he did.  But it used up so much energy to do so that the shell shrunk considerably.  And to bring it into an at least somewhat usable state,  They had to patch it up with armor and body parts from fallen foes.  But he was alive again, and a side effect of the process was that the Mask of Life was now tainted by the evil it helped bring about.  Which also meant that Mata Nui was now corrupted as well.  The Toa weren’t aware of this, but there was an overall feeling of unrest.  The Toa tried to soothe this, and they did.  They assured the Matoran that nothing was wrong, that Mata Nui must have just found something to do on another planet.  They couldn’t be farther from the truth.  Makuta had regained most of his former energy, but kept hidden.  He double-crossed the Dark Hunters, and imprisoned the Shadowed One in his own dungeon.  Things kept going on in the islands and planets, but all was not well.  Makuta had again spread dis-ease, this time stronger.  The Toa couldn’t stop it, and several matora went insane, causing destruction and dischord.  The Toa hadn’t seen Mata Nui for a long time, and were concerned that something had, indeed happened to him.  At this time, as it had been in Makuta’s plan to happen, the Toa sent out a signal summoning a seven Toa team.  One of the Toa wore the Kanohi Elras.  He was the only one of the seven to make it at the time.  He searched all over the islands for the spears, and, having found them, bound them into the Great Spear.  But not sooner had he done that that Makuta captured him and stole the Great Spear11 from him.  And so begun the Days of Darkness.  When, after a month, Mata Nui returned, the Toa, Turaga, and Matoran were horrified to see him team up with Makuta, becoming his 2nd in command.  After a year of the Days of Darkness, the other six Toa arrived.  They freed the seventh Toa, and, in doing so, accidentally freed the Shadowed One as well.  He rallied most of the Dark Hunters to him again, and the Toa went together to fight the Makuta and cleanse the Mask of Life and free Mata Nui…

Footnotes!

1.  Duh!  Spear and Spears, not Staff and Staves.

2.  Yes, the same one Vezon had.

3.  Whether or not, I ask myself.  Perhaps it should be light?  Or sound?  No, it should be knowledge.

4.  But there should be a staff.

5.  After killing Makuta, he laid down in that protodermis again, and went exploring around on the planets and islands in spirit or Toa-sized form.

6.  Oh yeah, he also gave them the Ignika, which they put in the Great Temple.

7.  BTW!  I didn’t say it, but the Toa Mata (or rather, Nuva) were now Turaga when this happened.

8.  Lol narrated by Turaga Tahu, not Vakama.

9.  This section would actually be very long, providing several sets (of the Dark Hunters and the Toa guarding the Ignika), several comics, etc.  I just didn’t feel like writing an in depth story about it.

10. So we can use the Bionicle Symbol again!

11. There really should be a staff.  Really.

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