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Kids and Grown-ups into LEGO tend to enjoy some humor now and again, and the Funny Moments of BIONICLE provide just that.

  • In his introduction video, Pohatu kicks a rock into a stone formation and then moonwalks back out of the frame.
  • Tamaru failing to land properly in the Mata Nui Online Game.
  • When Makuta Teridax first revealed himself. He appeared as a rusted Matoran just to mess with the Toa.
  • Taipu in the ''Bohrok Online Animations." When Nuparu is building his Boxor, Taipu runs back and forth in front of the camera with the Bohrok faceplate over his head.
  • Macku and Hewkii blushing after being interrupted kissing(?) in the Bohrok Online Animations.
  • During the Bohrok attack on Ga-Koro, Turaga Nokama and Onewa avoid getting hit by the Pahnok by... awkwardly falling over.
  • During the Bohrok-Kal Attack, Lewa loses his wind powers and crash-lands right in front of a very startled Tahu, Jaller and Takua. This exchange follows:
    Jaller: (disbelieving) You fell out of a tree?
    Lewa: (offended) Hey buddy, even I fall sometimes!
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  • How Levahk-Kal is defeated: his vacuum powers shoot him into the air, accompanied by the funny side-note to the effect of "and he is rising still"
  • A Running Gag in Legends Of Metru Nui is Matau faceplanting into things, such as a pillar, the surface of a Force Sphere, and a telescreen.
    Vakama (to Nokama): Has [Matau] found his mask power?
    Matau: Look at me! I can—*flies into a screen* AUGH!
    (Nokama and Vakama wince)
    Nokama: Maybe not.
    Matau: Wind... fly...
  • From the beginning of "Legends of Metru Nui" when Lhikan gives a Toa stone to Whenua. Michael Dobson's delivery is what really sells it.
    Lhikan (in a very serious tone): Don't archive it!
  • Matau trying to ask Nokama out on a date, to which she responds that "Vakama isn't the only one with odd visions". It takes Matau a moment to realize he just got insulted.
  • From Web of Shadows:
    Matau: He agrees!
    • When the Toa enter Keetongu's lair Matau expects to find him....but he apparently isn't there.
    Matau: NOT!.
    • Notably enshrined in Christian Humber Reloaded, completely out of context.
    • After Keetongu refuses to change them back into Toa:
    Matau: So we've come all this way JUST TO FIND OUT WE DIDN'T HAVE TO COME ALL THIS WAY??!
    • One poor Visorak has been relegated to janitor duty but is slacking off... until Sidorak walks by and suddenly it's buffing the floor.
      • Even better is the fact it's drooling as it tries to clean, resulting in more mess for it to clean up.
    • When Norik tells the Toa Hordika to guard a temple until morning we have this gem.
    Matau: Hey, wait. You know, I think we should talk about this.
    Everyone else: No!
  • Back when Takua was in Metru-Nui there was a running joke that an entire squad of Vahki (which was at the time Metru Nui's police force) was assigned just to keep watch on Takua.
  • That characters just flip small animals instead of coins to end quarrels. The Piraka also liked to flick each other. It would be such a surreal sight to witness these 7 foot thugs randomly flipping each other over, that it's plain funny.
    • This leads to an incident where Mutran and Chirox are having trouble settling a disagreement due to the nearest Rahi being a creature with two heads, one on each end, and no tail.
  • In The Mutran Chronicles, Mutran taking claim for the creation of the Lohrak, when Chirox already made it. Chirox is not amused.
    Mutran: It's as if I signed my name to your creation.
    Chirox: Signed your name? You can't even spell your name!
    • The entirety of "The Mutran Chronicles" is a crowning moment of funny for those who like a little dark humor.
    • How does Mutran describe the majesty of Karda-Nui, the glamor and glory and awe of being in the very literal heart of the Matoran universe?
      It's a big cave. With a swamp in it.
  • Lewa telling Kopaka and Onua the story of the three Matoran, the Rama swarm, and the basket of Bula berries. The story itself isn't all that funny- it's the fact that Kopaka is getting progressively more and more annoyed and shouting at Lewa because they're in the middle of a battle.
    Onua: At least the Makuta seem to be keeping their distance. They must have heard Lewa tell a story before.
    Kopaka: I'm still waiting for the part where the heroic Toa Lewa saves the day!
  • Lewa tries to tell a story. Kopaka interrupts with the 'short version'.
    Lewa: Some storyteller you are...
  • In The Mask of Light Onua brings down the ceiling on the invading Rakhshi. Pohatu congratulates him on the tactic...then wonders how Onua kept the ceiling from coming down on them as well. Before Pohatu even finishes the sentence his answer came crashing down: Onua didn't.
  • For some reason, the Phantoka Makuta literally getting their eyes burned out by the intense light that burst from Matoro's Heroic Sacrifice was pretty funny. From their perspective, they just saw a random Toa fall from the roof of the cavern, and then suddenly they were blind. Mutran, on the other hand, casually notes in his last blog/diary/chronicles before the Toa arrive:
    Mutran: Hmmmm... what’s that? I could have sworn there was a flash of light outside. It must have been pretty powerful for me to see it all the way in here. Well, I suppose if it was anything important, I will find out about it in time...
    • Also, the fact that all three blind Makuta have names that come from bats is just wonderful.
  • When Vezon, after having a Mask of Dimensional Gates fused to his face, ends up in an alternate timeline where Toa and Glatorian work together on Spherus Magna, he gets into this conversation with Tarduk:
    Tarduk: So who are you, exactly?
    Vezon: *loud enough for everyone to hear* My name is... ah... Toa Vezon. I'm the Toa of... of... Anarchy.
    • The best part? Tarduk doesn't even question him. Which might imply that somewhere in that universe, there are Toa of Anarchy (or that Tarduk just isn't familiar with Elemental Powers, but still).
  • In Maze of Shadows, when Matau asks why doesn't the Karzahni plant get the vial of energized protodermis itself, the plant replies back that it wasn't created with mobility.
  • The Credits Gag at the end of Legends of Metru Nui, which includes fake positions written in Matoran script:
    Best Matoran
    Location Scouts
    Asst to Mr Makuta
    Set Doctor
    Nivawk Handler
    Vahki Transport Captain
    Security for Metru Nui
    Master Builders
    Stunt Riders
    Stunt Doubles for Matau
    Kikanalo Wranglers
    • It comes back in Web of Shadows.
    Sleeping Matoran
    Matoran Translator
    Set Doctor
    Horde Steward
    Wardrobe Mistress
    The Gaffer
    Location Safety
    Location Security
    Virtual Presence
    Visorak Wranglers
    High Wire Stunts
  • In one of the books about the Toa Metru, Onewa is attempting to find Ahkmou and get the location of the Great Disk of Stone from him. He finds him sitting on top of a very large structure, and while Onewa is running and busting his tail to get to Ahkmou before Nidhiki can, Ahkmou very casually yells down to him, "Hey, Onewa, what gets harder to catch the faster you run?" Onewa, who is very much not amused, immediately roars back, "MY BREATH!"
  • Nidhiki was wonderfully snarky during his appearances. Notable examples include:
    • "You take all the fun out of constant violence, Lhikan."
    • "Hi, honey, I'm home!" (said to Tuyet after she becomes a monster and is about to kill Lhikan)
    • "I always knew she looked down on us, but this is ridiculous!" (After [[Spoiler: Tuyet]] creates a siphon of water to tower over them)
    • "A friendly place we have here. Heavily defended, home to several hundred killers, and unfailingly lethal to trespassers, but friendly."
    • "I see you have spirit, little Toa. I hate spirit."
  • Much of what Vezon has to say is hilarious. Then again, he was apparently inspired by Deadpool, so...
    • In a group of villains recruited for a suicide mission, Vezon gets brought along, and irritates everyone else, prompting Roodaka to ask the inevitable:
      Roodaka: Why did we bring him?
      Brutaka: He breaks up the monotony.
  • When Trinuma tells Vezon that the Order of Mata Nui needed someone who could die without being missed and had naturally thought of him, Vezon has to take a minute to think about it, and then decides that it's a compliment.
    • "Well, naturally! Lead on, and let me show you all how dying's done!"
  • When being told that he has to help Roodaka and several other villains who are being forced to find Miserix, Vezon's only reply is that, OK, they can take him home but they'd better not expect Vezon to clean up after him.
  • Turaga Vakama beating Lerahk over the head with his staff in Mask of Light to little effect was hilarious, especially since the obviously confused Lerahk was just standing there and letting him do it.
    Vakama: Back, you foul creature! One more step and I'll-!
    Tahu: (jumps in front of Vakama) I'll take it from here, wise one!
  • This exchange:
    Hahli: You're insane!
    Karzahni: I prefer the term "creative". Though I suppose there is not much difference between the two in the end, is there?
  • Mutran and Chirox's bickering has a certain comedic element to it. Mutran at one point muses that usually he disposes of failed experiments, but in the case of "this hissing, biting, and incredibly toxic creation", he'll make an exception and present it to Chirox as a gift.
    • He also once had a pet rock that he accidentally left behind on a certain island during a mission there. Though disappointed at losing his project, he shrugs it off and forgets about it. Fast forward a few thousand years, and the thing has somehow grown into a carnivorous mountain.
  • Antroz makes his own rhymes in the middle of battle with Pohatu.
  • All of the Brotherhood of Makuta were quite well-versed in the ways of the Deadpan Snarker.
  • Nuju would rather die than spend time with Matau.
  • Tahu would like to know Onua's thoughts on how to proceed into battle. More importantly, are there any explosions?
  • In Time Trap from 2005, the Shadowed One was asked if someone's hand should be cut off for insubordination. He replied that enough hands had been removed that year, referencing the amount of hand-chopping in the Star Wars movie that had been released a few months prior.
  • The cutscenes and the Piraka Playground in BIONICLE Heroes. The slapstick can get tiresome, but the Playground's animations mostly hit home, especially if you imagine the Piraka with their canonical personalities doing all the goofups.
  • In Reign of Shadows, when an alternate version of Tarduk introduces himself to Vezon, Vezon quickly ducks down, only to look around and realize there was no tar flying through the air in his direction.
    Narrator: It took him a moment to realize that it wasn't “Tar, duck!" he had heard.
  • Turaga Takanuva (of The Kingdom alternate universe) leads his main-universe counterpart to the Nynrah Ghosts, who prove their reputation for secrecy is well-founded.
    Nynrah Ghost: What's the password?
    Turaga Takanuva: This is Turaga Takanuva. Open up.
    Ghost: Wrong password. Not even close.
    Takanuva: I have a troop of Bohrok with nothing to do. If you'd like, I can tell them to tear down this building and turn it into a park.
    Ghost: [Beat] Close enough.
  • Lewa's Deadpan Snarker nature can help relieve even the most difficult of situations. At one point, he comes up with a plan to get into the Piraka fortress. How to do that? Stand in front of the door, let Reidak swing a punch at him, and slip aside at the last moment, knocking the door in.
    Lewa: Very deep-impressive. You will be remembered in legends as Reidak, defeater of doors.
    • When watching metal pods rise from the depths of the Codrex:
    "Now what will come out of this? A new mask of power? Some tooth-claw creature? A Matoran marching band?"
  • The official BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui soundtrack includes a track titled "Bad Things Happen in the Desert." It's an actual quote from the movie itself... but when taken out of context and used as a music track title, it sounds like Nathan Furst gave up trying to come up with a creative title and instead just resorted to describing the relevant scene with Buffy Speak.
  • Axonn and Brutaka's snarking at each other as they crouch behind a rock to avoid the Skakdi attacking them, affirming that they've moved back into Vitriolic Best Buds territory:
    Axonn: Just like the good old days. Now I remember why I hated them so much.
  • Axonn's...unique arithmetic.
    Axonn: You have five seconds to put down that rock and end this battle in one piece, Piraka. One...two...FIVE! (throws his axe and sends Reidak flying)
  • According to Word of God, the writing team giving the Kanohi Kadin, Mask of Flight, to Nuparu rather than Kongu basically just because Rule of Funny.
  • In a rather meta way, Maxilos/Teridax has been frozen by Matoro, with the very real possibility of ending the Master of Shadow's reign forever. And what gets him out? One of his many Combo Platter Powers? An ally? A cunning backup plan? Nope—it's the fact that Jaller made a wall of flame just a bit too close to his ice prison. If he'd been just a few feet to one side, Teridax's plan would never have succeeded. Very possibly the ultimate case in this entire franchise of Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!.
  • Onua Nuva, of all people, being a Deadpan Snarker.
    "You did not defeat the Toa Nuva. We simply found your company so boring that we chose to take a nap."
  • Although Kongu tries hard to be the team's Plucky Comic Relief, it's Hewkii who really masters the art of the Deadpan Snarker, especially being Vitriolic Best Buds with Nuparu. Examples include:
    • Upon Nuparu running to his friends with an amazed discovery, Hewkii sarcastically asks if he's found a new, exciting kind of tool.
    • When Nuparu takes off his mask, revealing a blinding glow, he naturally asks what it was.
    Hewkii: That was your face.
    Nuparu: Very funny. You're no vision of beauty yourself, Hewkii.
    • Nuparu notes that the Toa Metru took ages to master their mask powers. It's not as if their masks will simply activate on thought. No sooner do the words leave his mouth than his Kadin activates. He shoots straight into the air, bashes his head on the ceiling, and collapses.
    Hewkii: On the other hand, maybe they will.
  • Kongu does get a few good moments in, though. For example, he notes to the other Inika that he could tell the "Toa Nuva" the Inika "killed" in the Zone of Nightmares were just illusions, because his Suletu wasn't picking up any thoughts.
    Kongu: No thoughts mean no minds. And no minds means they weren't there. Or else they were all Po-Matoran.
  • Lewa's plan to defeat the Lehvok-Kal in "Tales of the Masks." It involves Tahu vine-swinging. His reaction is Let Us Never Speak of This Again, while the Turaga find it pretty hilarious.
  • During the Turaga's conference in the above book, Nuju says something. Matoro, his translator, dutifully repeats:


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