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16th Feb '18 10:27:36 PM nombretomado
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** A less {{egregious}}, but still notable example would be Vakama in the third film. In the previous movie, he had constant insecurities with his role as a Toa and the leader, but [[CharacterDevelopment eventually grew more confident and became the hero he was meant to be]]. Apparently in between the third and the second film, he became ''so confident'' that he pulled a brief FaceHeelTurn because [[ConflictBall one of his teammates questioned his leadership]].

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** A less {{egregious}}, {{JustForFun/egregious}}, but still notable example would be Vakama in the third film. In the previous movie, he had constant insecurities with his role as a Toa and the leader, but [[CharacterDevelopment eventually grew more confident and became the hero he was meant to be]]. Apparently in between the third and the second film, he became ''so confident'' that he pulled a brief FaceHeelTurn because [[ConflictBall one of his teammates questioned his leadership]].
11th Feb '18 10:52:10 PM AlataSkick
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* Sentai: The main Toa teams are this trope in spirit.
10th Feb '18 5:24:43 PM PeabodySam
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* BossRemix:
** In ''Matoran Adventures'', the music that plays during the Kuma-Nui boss battle is a remix of the Le-Wahi level music. In an unusual instance of this trope, the Kuma-Nui is the boss of the Ta-Wahi level, not the Le-Wahi level (whose own boss, the Muaka, simply uses the same music as the first half of the Po-Wahi level).
** In the PC/console version of ''The Game'', the Gahlok/Tahnok battle music is a remix of the main Ko-Wahi theme, and the Lerahk battle music is part of the Onu-Wahi level's ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack.
** In the PC/console version of ''BIONICLE Heroes'', Vezok's battle music is a remix of the Vezok's Coastline battle music, Thok's battle music is part of the Thok's Mountain ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack, and Vezon's battle music is a remix of the game's main theme.



* LevelInReverse: ''BIONICLE Heroes'' for the DS has a level which is one of the previous levels, only upside down.



* ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack: No ''BIONICLE'' game has featured this sort of soundtrack from beginning to end (even if they do have recurring main themes), but the Onu-Wahi level of ''The Game'' and the Thok's Mountain levels of ''BIONICLE Heroes'' each feature a unique melody that is remixed throughout the main, battle, and boss music tracks.[[note]]While other levels in these games may feature variations on melodies, these are the only two levels to feature a single theme with variations in every music track. For example, in ''The Game'', Ta-Wahi's main and battle music tracks are variations on the same theme, but the boss theme is a different melody.[[/note]]
30th Jan '18 12:29:44 PM GoldenKeyblade
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30th Jan '18 12:29:43 PM GoldenKeyblade
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** ''Mask of Light'' also has a particularly odd ending, one that became partially explained in the following year but was left mostly unexplained. After defeating Makuta in a game of Kohlii, Takanuva takes off the former's Kanohi Kraahkan, and they both fall into a pool of Energized Protodermis which fuses them into [[YinYangBomb Takutanuva]]. Takutanuva then lifts up a giant door (which, aside from a passing line by Makuta, was never mentioned before) to let the Toa Nuva and Turaga pass through, stopping Hahli along the way to bring Jaller BackFromTheDead. Then, Takutanuva dies as the door's weight crushes him, sending the Kanohi Avohkii spinning across the floor. Turaga Vakama takes the mask and positions Hahli, Jaller, and the mask on the BIONICLE logo on the floor whilst proclaiming, "Let us awaken the Great Spirit! Unity, duty, destiny!", and this somehow revives Takanuva. Then, Takanuva, Jaller, and Hahli are standing on a beach and all have glowing, golden masks which send out a beam of light, revealing some new island which Vakama refers to as "home". Oh, and despite all that constant talk about "Mata Nui will be awakened this day!" for the final act, they don't awaken Mata Nui that day after all.

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** ''Mask of Light'' also has a particularly odd ending, one that became ending; some of it got partially explained in the following year year, but a big chunk of it was left mostly unexplained. After defeating Makuta in a game of Kohlii, Takanuva takes off the former's Kanohi Kraahkan, and they both fall into a pool of Energized Protodermis which fuses them into [[YinYangBomb Takutanuva]]. Takutanuva then lifts up a giant door (which, aside from a passing line by Makuta, Makuta minutes earlier, was never mentioned before) to let the Toa Nuva Nuva, Turaga, and Turaga Matoran pass through, stopping Hahli along the way to bring Jaller BackFromTheDead. Then, Takutanuva dies as the door's weight crushes him, sending the Kanohi Avohkii spinning across the floor. Turaga Vakama takes the mask and positions Hahli, Jaller, and the mask on the BIONICLE logo on the floor whilst proclaiming, "Let us awaken the Great Spirit! Unity, duty, destiny!", and this somehow destiny!" This ritual...''somehow'' revives Takanuva. Then, Takanuva, Jaller, and Hahli are standing on a beach and all have glowing, golden masks which send out a beam of light, revealing some new island which Vakama refers to as "home". Oh, and despite all that constant talk about "Mata Nui will be awakened this day!" for the final act, they don't awaken Mata Nui that day after all.



* GoldenSuperMode: the Golden Kanohi worn by the Toa Mata.

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* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:The Bohrok ultimately turn out to be this. Their job is to clear the island of Mata Nui of all debris (vegetation, leftover structures, etc.) so that the Great Spirit could be awakened; Makuta just threw a wrench into things by activating them while the Matoran were still living on the island.]]
* GoldenSuperMode: the The Golden Kanohi worn by the Toa Mata.



* GrapplingHookPistol: the Volo Lutu Launcher from the ''Quest for the Toa'' video game.

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* GrapplingHookPistol: the The Volo Lutu Launcher from the ''Quest for the Toa'' video game.game.
* GroundPunch: Onua does this twice, once in the ''Mata Nui Online Game'' and another in ''[[TheMovie Mask of Light]]''.



* GroundPunch: Onua does this twice, once in the ''Mata Nui Online Game'' and another in ''[[TheMovie Mask of Light]]''.



* HordeOfAlienLocusts: the Bohrok

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* HordeOfAlienLocusts: the The Bohrok



* HumanPopsicle: the Toa Mata prior to ''Chronicles''

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* HumanPopsicle: the The Toa Mata prior to ''Chronicles''



* ImplausibleBoardingSkills: lavasurfing
* InstantRunes: appears when Onua uses the Mask of Shielding in the ''Mata Nui Online Game''.

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* ImplausibleBoardingSkills: lavasurfing
Lavasurfing
* InstantRunes: appears Appears when Onua uses the Mask of Shielding in the ''Mata Nui Online Game''.



* MindControlDevice: infected Kanohi Masks and Krana when worn.
* MixAndMatchCritters: the Rahi Nui, a creature that combines elements from several Rahi species: [[ALoadOfBull the head of a Kane-Ra bull]], the arms of a Tarakava lizard, [[CatsAreMean the body of a Muaka panther]], [[BewareMyStingerTail the stinger of a Nui-Jaga scorpion]], and [[GoodWingsEvilWings enlarged wings from a Nui-Rama wasp]].
* MonumentalDamage: in-universe example: the Pahrak destroying Naho Falls (which gets rebuilt later, and destroyed again).

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* MindControlDevice: infected Infected Kanohi Masks and Krana when worn.
* MixAndMatchCritters: the The Rahi Nui, a creature that combines elements from several Rahi species: [[ALoadOfBull the head of a Kane-Ra bull]], the arms of a Tarakava lizard, [[CatsAreMean the body of a Muaka panther]], [[BewareMyStingerTail the stinger of a Nui-Jaga scorpion]], and [[GoodWingsEvilWings enlarged wings from a Nui-Rama wasp]].
* MonumentalDamage: in-universe In-universe example: the Pahrak destroying Naho Falls (which gets rebuilt later, and destroyed again).



* [[NoAnimalsWereHarmed No Rahi Were Harmed]]: this is mentioned at the end of the credits of ''Mask of Light'' in the [[CypherLanguage Matoran Language]].
* NoisyRobots: in the ''Mata Nui Online Game'', its sequel, and the web animations.

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* [[NoAnimalsWereHarmed No Rahi Were Harmed]]: this This is mentioned [[CreditsGag at the end of the credits credits]] of ''Mask of Light'' in the [[CypherLanguage Matoran Language]].
* NoisyRobots: in In the ''Mata Nui Online Game'', its sequel, and the web animations.



* OpponentSwitch: done by the Toa Mata against the [[PsychoRangers Shadow Toa]].
* PhlebotinumBreakdown: why it took the Toa Mata a thousand years to arrive on the island of Mata Nui

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* OpponentSwitch: done Done by the Toa Mata against the [[PsychoRangers Shadow Toa]].
Toa]], [[ContinuitySnarl at least in one version of the fight]].
* PhlebotinumBreakdown: why Why it took the Toa Mata a thousand years to arrive on the island of Mata Nui



* PraetorianGuard: most notably the Bohrok-Kal.

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* PraetorianGuard: most Most notably the Bohrok-Kal.



* AmphibiousAutomobile: the Vahki Transport used by the Toa Metru to travel between Metru Nui and Mata Nui.

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* AmphibiousAutomobile: the The Vahki Transport used by the Toa Metru to travel between Metru Nui and Mata Nui.



* CallForward: several in this arc

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* CallForward: several Several in this arcarc, seeing as it serves to both [[HowWeGotHere set up how the Matoran got to Mata Nui]] and [[{{Foreshadowing}} set the stage for the Mask of Life arc]].



* FakeKing: in the first half

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* FakeKing: [[spoiler:Makuta impersonating Dume in the first halfhalf of the arc.]]



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: the Metru Nui Matoran

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: the The Metru Nui MatoranMatoran, which explains why they don't remember anything from this arc.



* ScheherezadeGambit: Roodaka urges Sidorak to [[ComplexityAddiction make a spectacle of the Toa Metru's deaths rather than just shoot them]]. While she only does this so their dead bodies could be available for use in her own schemes, it does give the Rahaga time to stage a rescue.
* ShatteringTheIllusion: in "Time Trap", Vakama shatters the illusion by stopping to believe it after firing a Kanoka disk at "Nokama", which just phases through "her".

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* ScheherezadeGambit: Roodaka urges Sidorak to [[ComplexityAddiction make a spectacle of the Toa Metru's deaths rather than than]] [[JustShootHim just shoot them]]. While she only does this so their dead bodies could be available for use in her own schemes, it does give the Rahaga time to stage a rescue.
* ShatteringTheIllusion: in In "Time Trap", Vakama shatters the illusion by stopping to believe it after firing a Kanoka disk at "Nokama", which just phases through "her".



* AtlantisIsBoring: Debatable with the Mahri Nui arc; while it featured mutated fishmen, psychotic robots and all manners of sea monsters, the location of Mahri Nui lacked the development and variety of the previous locations.

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* AtlantisIsBoring: Debatable with the Mahri Nui arc; while it featured mutated fishmen, psychotic robots and all manners of sea monsters, the location ''location'' of Mahri Nui lacked the development and variety of the previous locations.



* BeyondTheImpossible: At one point, Jaller sets Mantax [[ManOnFire ablaze]] ''[[WaterIsAir on the ocean floor]]''. It's {{Handwaved}} with the [[AWizardDidIt Wizard Did It]] rule; he has power over fire, and if he wants fire underwater, ''he can do that'' (not easily, but still...). Further [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by Greg on an online Q&A when he pointed out that it's [[RealityIsUnrealistic possible to have fire underwater.]] It just takes either certain chemicals or a lot of energy.
* BigBadWannabe: The Piraka. Yes, they're considered [[ArcVillain the main villains for an arc]], but they got put in their place ''real'' fast.

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* BeyondTheImpossible: At one point, Jaller sets Mantax [[ManOnFire ablaze]] ''[[WaterIsAir on the ocean floor]]''. It's {{Handwaved}} with the [[AWizardDidIt Wizard Did It]] rule; he has power over fire, and if he wants fire underwater, ''he can do that'' (not easily, but still...). Further [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by Greg on an online Q&A when he pointed out that it's [[RealityIsUnrealistic possible to have fire underwater.]] underwater]]. It just takes either certain chemicals or a lot of energy.
* BigBadWannabe: The Piraka. Yes, they're considered [[ArcVillain the main villains for an arc]], but they got put in their place ''real'' fast.



** While most of the Barraki are arguably less intimidating than their backstories had implied (having started a war that Toa couldn't contain and required ''Makuta'' of all people to step in and resolve), Carapar got the worst of it after the Mahri Nui Arc. [[spoiler:He became essentially a prisoner of the Order of Mata Nui and was sent on a suicide mission with his jailer, then gets killed by Tren Krom's eyebeam in an instant.]] This is a far cry from his original position as a ruthless and cunning warlord who commanded a whole kingdom. That said, it is explicitly stated that being hypnotized repeatedly by Takadox did a number on his mental faculties.

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** While most of the Barraki are arguably less intimidating than their backstories had implied (having started a war that Toa couldn't contain and required ''Makuta'' of all people to step in and resolve), Carapar got the worst of it after the Mahri Nui Arc. [[spoiler:He became essentially a prisoner of the Order of Mata Nui and was sent on a suicide mission with his jailer, then gets killed by Tren Krom's eyebeam in an instant.]] This is a far cry from his original position as a ruthless and cunning warlord who commanded a whole kingdom. That said, it is explicitly stated that being hypnotized repeatedly by Takadox [[WorfHadTheFlu did a number on his mental faculties.faculties]].



** The Order of Mata Nui convince the Dark Hunters to war the Brotherhood of Makuta.

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** The Order of Mata Nui [[LetsYouAndHimFight convince the Dark Hunters to war battle the Brotherhood of Makuta.Makuta]].



* EvilTwin: inverted - [[spoiler:the good "Anti-Makuta" from the BizarroUniverse has been recruited to help fight the main universe's evil one]]

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* EvilTwin: inverted Inverted - [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:The good "Anti-Makuta" from the BizarroUniverse has been recruited to help fight the main universe's evil one]]one]].



* FinalBattle: basically the 2008 storyline was called this, and it was part of the title of a comic and a book.

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* FinalBattle: basically Basically the 2008 storyline was called this, and it was part of the title of a comic and a book.



* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: ''twice'' in a single book to a corrupted Toa Takanuva in ''Legends''

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: ''twice'' ''Twice'' in a single book to a corrupted Toa Takanuva in ''Legends''''Legends''.



* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: the first Toa of Psionics, Orde, was created by the Great Beings to do something like this to the Zyglak. Unfortunately, due to Orde's violent temper, he made them in an UnstoppableRage. Thus, the Great Beings made the rest of the Toa of Psionics female from then on.

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* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: the The first Toa of Psionics, Orde, was created by the Great Beings to do something like this to the Zyglak. Unfortunately, due to Orde's violent temper, he made them in an UnstoppableRage. Thus, the Great Beings made the rest of the Toa of Psionics female from then on.



* MissedTheCall: [[spoiler:WordOfGod suggests Makuta was destined to replace the Great Spirit at some point, but he did it at the wrong time for the wrong reasons.]]

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* MissedTheCall: [[spoiler:WordOfGod suggests Makuta was ''was'' destined to replace the Great Spirit at some point, but he did it at the wrong time time, for the wrong reasons.]]
29th Jan '18 2:28:06 PM Discar
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* TheKingdom: The AlternateUniverse in "The Kingdom", ruled by Turaga Takanuva.
18th Jan '18 6:24:57 PM Zuxtron
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* {{Psychometry}}: The [[MaskPower Mask of Psychometry]], which allows its user to learn details about the past of an object by making physical contact with it. While the user can see something of an object's past, they have no real control over how much information they actually receive. This power cannot be used on more than one object at a time, nor does it work on living beings.

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* {{Psychometry}}: The [[MaskPower Mask of Psychometry]], Psychometry, which allows its user to learn details about the past of an object by making physical contact with it. While the user can see something of an object's past, they have no real control over how much information they actually receive. This power cannot be used on more than one object at a time, nor does it work on living beings.
6th Jan '18 11:41:13 AM crazysamaritan
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* TwistEnding / WhamEpisode: two in the Matoran saga's conclusion: the books and comics first show that [[spoiler:Makuta wins]], then the web content adds the revelation that [[spoiler:the Matoran world is inside Mata Nui]].

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* TwistEnding / WhamEpisode: two in TwistEnding:
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the Matoran saga's conclusion: conclusion, the books and comics first show that [[spoiler:Makuta wins]], then wins]].
** In the Matoran saga's conclusion,
the web content adds the revelation that [[spoiler:the Matoran world is inside Mata Nui]].



* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: the Toa Nuva in ''Legends'']]

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* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: the UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:the Toa Nuva in ''Legends'']]



** Makuta was originally going to get pissy over his defeat in ''Mask of Light'' and throw a SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum, but Farshtey successfully invoked TheVillainMakesThePlot and made him TheChessmaster instead, whose EvilPlan required the world to come to the ''brink'' of death in order to work.

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** Makuta was originally going to get pissy over his defeat in ''Mask of Light'' and throw a SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum, but Farshtey successfully invoked TheVillainMakesThePlot and made him TheChessmaster instead, whose EvilPlan required the world to come to the ''brink'' of death in order to work.
26th Dec '17 4:57:55 PM philipnova798
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* {{Engrish}}: A very odd example in ''Legends of Metru Nui'' when the Toa release the Matoran from their capsules. Despite being written out in the Matoran Language, the lettering on one of the capsules roughly translates out to ''capsue'' in English.
26th Dec '17 12:11:29 PM Trogdor
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: In "Dark Destiny", a member of the Matoran resistance of Voya Nui tells the story of a Rahi who believed the stars were food belonging to a larger creature and tried to climb a high mountain to snatch a piece for himself. After inevitable failure, he eventually accepted that the stars were beyond his reach - until one night he saw a great red star and tried to run up the mountain and jump high enough to snatch it.... only to accidentally jump off a cliff on the side of the mountain. Initially this story simply annoys the other resistance members, until the leader explains that the moral of the story is about not making the same mistake twice.



* SomeoneHasToDie: used regarding the Mask of Life, though subverted in one instance.

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* SomeoneHasToDie: used Used regarding the Mask of Life, though subverted in one instance.
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