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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Many fans think Makuta isn't really evil in this continuity (or at least not the EvilOverlord he seems), believing the [[ArtifactOfDoom Mask of Ultimate Power]] to be [[LivingMacguffin sentient]] and [[DemonicPossession controlling him]], or Umarak being the ManBehindTheMan for Makuta. They also question if his jealousy of Ekimu is justified, wondering if the latter's better craftsmanship is due to real talent or the Mask of Creation's power.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Many fans think Makuta isn't really evil in this continuity (or at least not the EvilOverlord he seems), believing the [[ArtifactOfDoom Mask of Ultimate Power]] to be [[LivingMacguffin sentient]] and [[DemonicPossession controlling him]], or Umarak being the ManBehindTheMan for Makuta.Makuta (at least [[spoiler:before the final ''Journey To One'' episode was released]]). They also question if his jealousy of Ekimu is justified, wondering if the latter's better craftsmanship is due to real talent or the Mask of Creation's power.



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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The small villager from the web minisodes seems to be getting a bit of a following, being possibly the first actual child in the franchise. He's also the center for a lot of EpilepticTrees.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: DracoInLeatherPants: Makuta has a lot of apologists who believe that he is a good person [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity under the influence of the Mask of Ultimate Power]] who might be justified in his jealousy (depending on if you believe that Ekimu relies on talent or the power of the Mask of Creation to create the villager's masks). Note that this all relies on WildMassGuessing as opposed to anything outright stated.
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The small villager from the web minisodes seems to be getting a bit of a following, being possibly the first actual child in the franchise. He's also the center for a lot of EpilepticTrees.



* RonTheDeathEater: According to some fans, Ekimu is a {{Jerkass}} who uses the Mask of Creation to make better masks and Makuta's jealously is completely justified. There's also people who exaggerate his [[GoodIsNotNice somewhat standoffish behavior]] towards the Toa.

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* RonTheDeathEater: According to some fans, Ekimu is a cheating {{Jerkass}} who uses the Mask of Creation to make better masks as opposed to real talent and Makuta's jealously is completely justified.justified. Nothing in canon confirms or denies this. There's also people who exaggerate his [[GoodIsNotNice somewhat standoffish behavior]] towards the Toa.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Some fans weren't too keen on the differences from the original toyline, such as the usage of the Creature & Character Building System over the Technic building system and the change of the green element from [[BlowYouAway Air]] to [[GreenThumb Jungle]].



* UnintentionallySympathetic: as seen on [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation some of]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter the above entries]], not everyone saw Makuta as the straight villain he was played as. It's hard to tell how much of Ekimu's better craftsmanship comes from talent or his [[MaskOfPower Mask of Creation]], so he might be justified in resenting the Islanders' preference of his masks over Makuta's. Also, most of his darker actions happened ''after'' the Mask of Ultimate Power [[BrainwashedAndCrazy corrupted him]]; he had shown some megalomania before [[spoiler: and was willing to sell out the island to the Skull Raiders]], but even Ekimu admitted he wasn't truly evil until the above-mentioned corruption, and the latter event [[AllThereInTheManual didn't even happen in the main story]] and could easily be missed if you didn't read the third chapter book. In the end, the only thing he can really be blamed for was making the Mask of Ultimate Power in the first place.

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* ToughActToFollow: This is the revival of one of {{Toys/LEGO}}'s biggest {{Sacred Cow}}s, so comparisons were inevitable.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: as As seen on [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation some of]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter the above entries]], not everyone saw Makuta as the straight villain he was played as. It's hard to tell how much of Ekimu's better craftsmanship comes from talent or his [[MaskOfPower Mask of Creation]], so he might be justified in resenting the Islanders' preference of his masks over Makuta's. Also, most of his darker actions happened ''after'' the Mask of Ultimate Power [[BrainwashedAndCrazy corrupted him]]; he had shown some megalomania before [[spoiler: and was willing to sell out the island to the Skull Raiders]], but even Ekimu admitted he wasn't truly evil until the above-mentioned corruption, and the latter event [[AllThereInTheManual didn't even happen in the main story]] and could easily be missed if you didn't read the third chapter book. In the end, the only thing he can really be blamed for was making the Mask of Ultimate Power in the first place.


* RonTheDeathEater: Many fans make up theories about Ekimu being evil based on his somewhat standoffish behavior towards the Toa.

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* RonTheDeathEater: Many fans make up theories about According to some fans, Ekimu being evil based on is a {{Jerkass}} who uses the Mask of Creation to make better masks and Makuta's jealously is completely justified. There's also people who exaggerate his [[GoodIsNotNice somewhat standoffish behavior behavior]] towards the Toa.


** The early cancellation, the reasons behind it (and who's to blame for it) and how it was handled have been divisive topics. The only thing anyone seems to agree is that the marketing campaign wasn't strong enough.

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** The early cancellation, the reasons behind it (and who's to blame for it) and how it was handled have been divisive topics. The only thing anyone seems to agree is that the marketing campaign wasn't strong enough.enough, which led to many people, former fans included, to be unaware that the series came back to begin with.


See also the page for the original franchise [[YMMV/{{Bionicle}} here]]. Return to the main page [[Franchise/{{Bionicle2015}} here]].

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See also the page for the original franchise [[YMMV/{{Bionicle}} here]]. Return to the main page [[Franchise/{{Bionicle2015}} [[Toys/{{Bionicle2015}} here]].

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* {{Fanon}}: With the release of the official artbook, [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/9349b74c6d57cdbfc26291ccf14c085d/tumblr_oj13uyMCRY1u3u6i7o3_r2_1280.png this concept art]] of an unused Skull Warrior design has generally been accepted as the physical appearance of Axato, a leader of the [[https://biosector01.com/wiki/Skull_Raiders Skull Raiders]].


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* MyRealDaddy: Ryder Windham got praise from fans for his efforts to expand the reboot's lore, giving the Skull Warriors a backstory, giving the Protectors actual names, and establishing Korgot, Protector of Earth, as female.


** The fact that Lego minorly screws up at almost everything related to Bionicle 2015 is also a sort of meme. Not counting the leaks being out 3 months before the announcement (since this tends to happen), Lego spoils the Twitter announcement that it's coming back by having a countdown with the images including "bionicle" in the name, the thumbnail for the link to its webpage is found early on Lego's database, the website being released with a ton of format errors and typos to then be "fixed" with even more typos and format errors, ''over half of the webisodes being posted on Website/YouTube by Lego themselves in Czech and Italian much earlier than intended, thus revealing the entire winter story before the first month is over'' and now the promotional polybag has the prototype Mask of Creation on the logo.

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** The fact that Lego minorly screws screwed up at almost everything related to Bionicle 2015 the reboot is also a sort of meme. Not counting the leaks being out 3 months before the announcement (since this tends to happen), Lego spoils the Twitter announcement that it's coming back by having a countdown meme, especially among its haters. Beginning with the images including "bionicle" in the name, the thumbnail for the link to its webpage is found early on relaunch being accidentally spoiled by Lego's database, own Twitter account, to the accidental release of webisodes months in advance, the official website being released riddled with a ton of format errors and typos to then be "fixed" with even more typos and format formatting errors, ''over half foreign promos and comics containing confusing story info and OffModel art, the reveal of the webisodes being posted on Website/YouTube by Lego themselves in Czech and Italian much earlier than intended, thus revealing the entire winter story before the first month is over'' and now the promotional polybag has the prototype G2 Mask of Creation on Time being ruined due to the logo.art showing the G1 version, the comic and book author complaining that the story outlines made no sense, all the way to the random pointless website update coming half a year after the line had already been canceled.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: Well, all things considered, Okoto is still pretty much screwed. The remaining Skull Warriors and Skull Spiders are still roaming around the island and Makuta (despite being imprisoned) is still able to command his servants, just like at the beginning of the series.


* UnintentionallySympathetic: as seen on [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation some of]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter the above entries]], not everyone saw Makuta as the straight villain he was played as. It's hard to tell how much of Ekimu's better craftsmanship comes from talent or his [[MaskOfPower Mask of Creation]], so he might be justified in resenting the Islanders' preference of his masks over Makuta's. Also, most of his darker actions happened ''after'' the Mask of Ultimate Power [[BrainwashedAndCrazy corrupted him]]; he had shown some megalomania before [[spoiler: and was willing to sell out the island to the Skull Raiders]], but even Ekimu admitted he wasn't truly evil until the above-mentioned corruption, and the latter event [[AllInTheManual didn't even happen in the main story]] and could easily be missed if you didn't read the third chapter book. In the end, the only thing he can really be blamed for was making the Mask of Ultimate Power in the first place.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: as seen on [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation some of]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter the above entries]], not everyone saw Makuta as the straight villain he was played as. It's hard to tell how much of Ekimu's better craftsmanship comes from talent or his [[MaskOfPower Mask of Creation]], so he might be justified in resenting the Islanders' preference of his masks over Makuta's. Also, most of his darker actions happened ''after'' the Mask of Ultimate Power [[BrainwashedAndCrazy corrupted him]]; he had shown some megalomania before [[spoiler: and was willing to sell out the island to the Skull Raiders]], but even Ekimu admitted he wasn't truly evil until the above-mentioned corruption, and the latter event [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual didn't even happen in the main story]] and could easily be missed if you didn't read the third chapter book. In the end, the only thing he can really be blamed for was making the Mask of Ultimate Power in the first place.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Many fans think Makuta isn't really evil in this continuity (or at least not the EvilOverlord he seems), believing the [[ArtifactOfDoom Mask of Ultimate Power]] to be [[LivingMacguffin sentient]] and [[DemonicPossession controlling him]], or Umarak being the ManBehindTheMan for Makuta. They also question if his jealousy of Ekimu is justified, wondering if the latter's better craftsmanship is due to real talent or the Mask of Creation's power.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Many fans think Makuta isn't really evil in this continuity (or at least not the EvilOverlord he seems), believing the [[ArtifactOfDoom Mask of Ultimate Power]] to be [[LivingMacguffin sentient]] and [[DemonicPossession controlling him]], or Umarak being the ManBehindTheMan for Makuta. They also question if his jealousy of Ekimu is justified, wondering if the latter's better craftsmanship is due to real talent or the Mask of Creation's power.


*** ...And speaking of ''Care Bears'', [[spoiler:in the final episode of the series, the Toa defeat Makuta by shooting magic beams from their chests.]].

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*** ...And speaking of ''Care Bears'', [[spoiler:in the final episode of the series, the Toa defeat Makuta by shooting magic beams from their chests.chests at him.]].


** Some people feel that the 'caring doesn't make us weak' line from ''The Jorney to One'' pushes the tone of the show a bit too far into the ''Franchise/CareBears'' territory.
*** ...And speaking of ''Care Bears'', [[spoiler:in the final episode of the series, the Toa defeat Makuta by shooting magic beams from their chests.]].



** Let's just say Skull Scorpio isn't held in a very high regard because of his '''completely fixed legs''', eye-searing color scheme, almost no resemblance to actual scorpions and all-around awkward design.
** Ketar is in a similar boat for similar reasons.

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** Let's just say Skull Scorpio isn't held in a very high regard because of his '''completely fixed legs''', ''completely fixed'' legs, eye-searing color scheme, almost no resemblance to actual scorpions and all-around awkward design.
** *** Ketar is in a similar the same boat for similar reasons.reasons. However, unlike Scorpio, he's got posable legs.


** The Lord of Skull Spiders is also disliked for similar reasons. In addition, his printed-on face is generally considered derpy and anticlimactic. His MemeticLoser status also contributes to this,

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** The Lord of Skull Spiders is also disliked for similar reasons. In addition, his printed-on face is generally considered derpy and anticlimactic. His MemeticLoser status also contributes to this, this.


** As appropriate for a toy-line (especially one from a connecting-brick system), the major complaints aren't about changes to the plot or characterization, but the design of the toys. Specifically, Franchise/{{Lego}}'s decision to continue using the Creature & Character Building System (based on ball-and-socket skeleton-and-armor connections) that began with the ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' line rather than returning to the more Technic-based pieces from the original ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. Many others stand by the CCBS builds, as not only is it a versatile system in it's own right, the re-integration and improvement of gear-driven action features makes it a great, if not perfect way to bring back Bionicle.

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** As appropriate for a toy-line (especially one from a connecting-brick system), the major complaints aren't about changes to the plot or characterization, but the design of the toys. Specifically, Franchise/{{Lego}}'s decision to continue using the Creature & Character Building System (based on ball-and-socket skeleton-and-armor connections) that began with the ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' ''Toys/HeroFactory'' line rather than returning to the more Technic-based pieces from the original ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. Many others stand by the CCBS builds, as not only is it a versatile system in it's own right, the re-integration and improvement of gear-driven action features makes it a great, if not perfect way to bring back Bionicle.


* TheScrappy: Let's just say Skull Scorpio isn't held in a very high regard because of his '''completely fixed legs''', eye-searing color scheme, almost no resemblance to actual scorpions and all-around awkward design.
** The Lord of Skull Spiders is also disliked for similar reasons. In addition, his printed-on face is generally considered derpy and anticlimactic.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[spoiler: As a result of Lego's cancellation of Bionicle G2, Makuta was not given much screentime and very few lines of dialogue, with the Toa defeating him in mere minutes by sacrificing themselves. This was despite the wealth of theories being made abotu Makuta's role in the story and his relationship with Ekimu, as well as theories that Ekimu may end up being the big bad by way of plot twist or Makuta may actually be an AntiVillain this time around under the negative influence of the Mask of Ultimate Power or even Umarak being the main villain the whole time. Even worse, Makuta dosen't get a model, with Lego only giving instructions on how to create Makuta from pre-existing models as a result of the cancellation]].
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Due to Lego's cancellation, one of the main criticisms of Journey to One was that [[spoiler: it wrapped things up too quickly. There were fans who wanted to see more characterization from the heroes and the villains and feel that it should have continued on for one more year, with the final year being set in the Shadow Realm]].

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* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
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Let's just say Skull Scorpio isn't held in a very high regard because of his '''completely fixed legs''', eye-searing color scheme, almost no resemblance to actual scorpions and all-around awkward design.
** Ketar is in a similar boat for similar reasons.
** The Lord of Skull Spiders is also disliked for similar reasons. In addition, his printed-on face is generally considered derpy and anticlimactic.
anticlimactic. His MemeticLoser status also contributes to this,
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As a result of Lego's cancellation of Bionicle G2, Makuta was not given much screentime and very few lines of dialogue, with the Toa defeating him in mere minutes by sacrificing themselves. This was despite the wealth of theories being made abotu about Makuta's role in the story and his relationship with Ekimu, as well as theories that Ekimu may end up being the big bad by way of plot twist or Makuta may actually be an AntiVillain this time around under the negative influence of the Mask of Ultimate Power or even Umarak being the main villain the whole time. Even worse, Makuta dosen't didn't get a model, with Lego only giving instructions on how to create Makuta from pre-existing models as a result of the cancellation]].
cancellation and holding a contest]].
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Due to Lego's cancellation, one of the main criticisms of Journey to One was that [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it wrapped things up too quickly. There were fans who wanted to see more characterization from the heroes and the villains and feel that it should have continued on for one more year, with the final year being set in the Shadow Realm]].


* TheyJustDidntCare: The DVD coverart and menus for ''Journey To One'' [[https://65.media.tumblr.com/049838e0768905f1ba73d996dc11fd84/tumblr_odsi9094DD1vu2ypmo1_540.jpg uses]] [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/bae3f81bade86e06c39eb13c359aeeb6/tumblr_odsi9094DD1vu2ypmo2_400.jpg imagery]] [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/bf15db0081124c07872b2a0f212ab482/tumblr_odsi9094DD1vu2ypmo4_400.jpg from]] ''The Legend Reborn''. You know, from the '''previous incarnation of the toyline'''?

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