This brainchild of a Finnish Bionicle forum originated as a text based role playing game, but quickly cascaded into a massive multi-author fanfiction epic with a complex plot, an enormous cast of characters and a tight update schedule. The story is unfortunately only currently available in Finnish. It can be read on the Finnish Bionicle forum Bio-Klaani.Klaanon tells the story of an organization called Bio-Clan, a group of war refugees, retired adventurers and all sorts of outcasts. Led by Toa Tawa, the members of Bio-Clan seek to live in peace, but their island is attacked by the evil Alliance. Once so beautiful forests are turning into battle zone, as the Alliance, a coalition of united enemies of Bio-Clan start conquering the island. But the plot thickens as mysterious Avde enters the playing field, and the chase for the fragments of an ancient artifact and a powerful weapon called Nimda begins.
This work of fiction provides examples of:
Action Duo: Most obviously Same and Bladis, with Same handling the close quarters and Bladis the cover fire. To an extent, also Matoro and Umbra.
Affably Evil: ZMA may be vile and despicable, but unmannered he certainly isn't.
Also Avde, of course. He is manipulative and devilish, but hasn't spoken a single lie, probably.
Affectionate Parody: The story never gives up an opportunity to poke fun of some of the more weirder aspects of Bionicle, although sometimes occational Take Thats are thrown around.
Ancient Tomb: Many of Nimda shards have been hidden into ancient tombs.
Arc Number: The repeating appearances of 6 were initially parodic in nature, as every group in the Bionicle universe seems to automatically have six members. However, recent events considered there might be something more sinister behind this.
Arc Words: "The mind is the most powerful weapon."
Author Avatar: Given how it is a text-RPG originally, it's kind of inevitable to have these. However, most of the self-inserts seem to be limited to the creator's username and a few similiar characteristics.
Badass: Comes in all flavours thanks to the massive cast of characters.
Also, what appeared to be scientific research by ZMA on Makuta Nui turns swiftly into this.
Combat Medic: Kupe, a Toa-warrior who is also a surgeon. And a magic healer.
Cool Boat: SS Ironwing, the flagship of the Nazorak Empire is a floating fortress.
Cool Plane: Bio-Clan's very own Fleet consists of steampunk planes and zeppelins armed with machineguns.
Cool Old Guy: So much that almost every Turaga in the story is one. Turaga Niddi and Turaga Bakmei are very straight examples, and The Oracle is by description quite old for a Matoran, but still an effective warrior monk.
Cliff Hanger: The story is told with separately published chapters. Cliffhangers ensue.
Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Goddamn everyone. You'd be hard-pressed to find even one character that doesn't have an outlandish quirk.
Darker and Edgier: Bionicle had the restriction of being a children's series. Klaanon doesn't. The violence is much more brutal, the universe is portrayed in darker, more realistic ways and veterans of the Zakazian Civil War can be seen drinking to their misery. Luckily the story doesn't go all the way into grimdark and still manages to retain a sense of humor and lightheartedness.
Specific examples; The story examines how Skakdis' genetic alterations to bloodthirsty warriors and centuries spanning conflict would do to it's society, the after effects of Toa-Dark Hunter war, how something as evil and eldritch as the Makuta would effect on people and why Zyglaks' hate Matorans (and pretty much everyone else) as much as they do. All of this tend to paint Skakdis and Zyglaks a more sympathetic light, in contrast to how the canon potrays them as Always Chaotic Evil.
Doesn't Like Guns: Considering the high level of technology, this seems to be the only reason why so many of the characters fight with swords and spears instead of firearms.
Eldritch Abomination: The writers love this. Avde's true form is very much portrayed as one. The Makuta are this under all of their charming chessmaster facade, and there's even a rare heroic example in the form of Makuta Nui.
And to drive this really, really home, some of the Zyglak worship Rhak'elakk, which is basically a tentacled Elder God with a single truth-seeing eye.
I Call It Vera: Old Turaga Niddi has a shotgun with nickname. It's Verak.
Incredibly Lame Pun: The Christmas episode was a cascade of these, but even it trembles in front of the unending arm and hand puns of the battle against the Blue Hands.
Bladis: A hand as a gun will never beat... A ''HAND''GUN!
Jigsaw Puzzle Plot: There are always three to six, often completely unrelated plotlines unfolding in front of the reader at the exact same time. Any plot may influence any other plot without much warning, and the timeline isn't completely linear. And a lot of times the significance of a long-running side-plot is only revealed in its finale. When combined with the fact that the story is absurdly huge, keeping up with the plot can be a bit challenging at times.
Mexican Standoff: When a bunch of Bio-Clan members are taken to the Nazorak's flagship SS Ironwing, everybody starts pointing guns at everybody. The Bar Brawl in the Dead Ruki also starts as one of these.
Name's the Same: No, Matoro and Kapura in this story have nothing to do with the ones in the canon. And neither does Keetongu or Guardian.
Neck Snap: Moderator Same does this to a pilot of a crashlanded Nazorak bomber.
Snowie's flashbacks with torture and Guardian, argument and Domek, and evil Skakdi and a cigar do leave some questions to be answered.
Turaga Niddi is a living and breathing Noodle Incident.
Obviously Evil: The Nazorak Empire. Fascist roaches are not the good guys.
Which part of "The Crimson Man" or "Deep Laughter" sounds exceptionally trustworthy?
Older than They Look: Or whatever is the case with half-robot lego warriors. But you can't really tell how old somebody is by just looking at then, or that is the case with most of the characters, at least.
Our Angels Are Different: The story takes the already-sort of-present angelic symbolism of the Makuta race and runs with it. More than once they are described as "Mata Nui's fallen angels". Makuta Abzumo's terrifying airship of doom is even called "The Archangel".
Plot Irrelevant Villain: Multiple examples. Some Nazorak officers, namely Colonel 437, are there just for the action sequences, and then there are the personal nemeses of some characters. But considering that the whole purpose of Klaanon was to create something huge from separate fanfics, it is only natural. Considering that, it is rather marvelous how the many, many characters, including villains, have been incorporated into the main plot, and you can never know which character will go from irrelevant to very, very important.
Putting on the Reich: The Nazorak Empire is humanoid cockroaches following Nazi creed. Let's put that on the table right now.
Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: Multiple examples, most obviously Guardian, who can be rather rough around the edges, and extremely polite Zorak von Maxitrillian Arstein VIII.
The Reveal: What is Nimda, after all? Answer: A Kanohi mask.
We Have Reserves: Pretty much the ultimate example with the Nazorak Empire. Many of their battle strategies are really suicidal. This quickly turns pretty sickening, when you realize that the backbone of their army consist of children, even if they are quickly matured.
Wham Episode: The Night Horror arc is widely regarded to be the moment when everything took a turn to hell. Later, The Zyglak's revolution in red, the reveal of Nimda's true form, Ämkoo's Face-Heel Turn.
Wham Line: Again, numerous, but probably the first one came from Makuta Abzumo.
Didn't little Manu tell you, that we are old buddies? Didn't little Manu tell you, that we created the Nazork? Didn't he tell you... anything?
What Measure Is A Nonhuman: A very central theme, with multiple characters representing anomalies and freaks in the Matoran Universe.