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Earth exists in the same cosmology as the Bionicle Universe.
This image shows Mata Nui in space scanning interplanetary life forms and planets. This image is canonical, having been shown in the comic series written by Greg Farshtey. Now, on the left is some strange tentacled alien being, but on the right is a humanoid figure bearing a on a planet that looks exactly like Earth. Mata Nui visited Earth during the development of human kind during the Neolithic Revolution!
  • Well take a look at this! Doesn't it kind of look like Solis Magna?

Spherus Magna is a post-Beast Machines Cybertron.
The energized protodermis being came from the core of Spherus Magna, the homeworld of the Great Beings/Maximals, telling the story of how the planet had been ravaged by war over the precious resource that was the energized Protodermis that made it to the surface. Energized protodermis itself was the substance that caused the whole reformatting, considering a technorganic conversion was part of the planet's destiny as a whole. Some time in the future, energized protodermis made it back up to the surface, sparking the war as a result of further study of its mysterious and powerful properties.

Cybertron being the home planet of the Great Beings would also explain why their creations themselves are essentially technorganic Cybertronians (especially the beings inside Mata Nui, who himself is essentially an attempt by the Great Beings/Cybertronians to build a non-transforming Primus), what with the similarities to sparks and heartlights, the transformation abilities the Makuta and Krahka possess, or combining that occurs within the Matoran race.

-on that note..

Spherus magna is pre-war within Cybertron.
Think about it. The designs of Bionicle look a lot like early protoforms, and ( the prototype Mata Nui uses as a body for fighting Teridax) would seem like the early work of Prima (look it up on the Transformers Wiki). also, many Bionicle characters and factions share similarities to transformer counterparts (order of Mata Nui/children of Primus, brotherhood of Makuta/minions of Unicron, Autobots/Toa, Decepticons/Dark Hunters).
  • Not...not really. Especially not on the Decepticons being comparable to the Dark Hunters. The Dark Hunters don't want to destroy everything and take over the world - they're merely mercenaries, and take jobs from their boss based on their abilities. They do what the job entails, and then return home to count their money. They're more neutralthan evil. A more accurate comparison might be the Brotherhood of Makuta to the Decepticons, but even that is seriously pushing it.

It caused a civil war, and the Shattering, on its own. It was there when Makuta was doing his experiments (who knows what it could have told him?). This is just the logical next step.

The Rahi from Dwellers In Darkness chapter 3 was King Ghidorah.
"It erupted from below ground in a shower of rock and earth. Well over 60 feet high, it scanned the battlefield with its three heads. Muted light from the sunholes reflected off its brown scales as it spread its batlike wings. Its cry of triumph shattered crystal structures as far away as Ko-Metru."
  • Ghidorah is more gold than brown. That fella really needs to take a bath.

"Axonn" isn't a Punny Name, rather, the opposite.
He's so old that he invented the axe and named it after himself.

  • That would be amazing.

Malum and Strakk had a Batman Gambit going with the goal of Screw This, I'm Outta Here.
There's a line in "The Crossing" that mentions that they were friends. So why would Malum try to kill Strakk?

Simple — so he could have an excuse to abandon ship before the Skrall killed everyone.

They figured out that Metus was the traitor. They also figured that nobody would believe them if they incriminated Metus so they decided to escape.

First, they wait for an opportunity. Once they wind up in the same match, whoever won would try to kill the loser, counting on other Glatorian watching (or whatever) to stop him. After that, Strakk waits for a similar opportunity (such as the fight with Ackar in the movie) to get himself fired. Whether Ackar lived or died didn't matter to Strakk because he's a Jerkass.

Malum is dead.
He was killed by Stronius, a turncoat Vorox, or Mata Nui's landing.

Spherus Magna is Earth in the distant future.
In millions of years, after the biological lifeforms have died off, Earth will return to the way it was before we came along and ruined it. The Great Beings will come by in the search for more Energized Protodermis, and the Great War shall begin, eventually resulting in the planet splitting according to the three ecosystems of desert, ocean, and jungle.

And so the story begins.

The Great Beings are giant Lego Mini-Figs.
They have a thing for building and creating, and it would be a wonderful twist.

The Great Beings mentioned so often are humans
Sometime in the future, a group of humans is forced out of our dimension by some catastrophe, and escape into a dimension which they created. thus, when they found themselves alone in this universe, they used their control over it to create all the worlds on which the Bionicle cast lives.
  • Jossed. [MULTIPLE TIMES]
    • Did Greg Farshtey ever outright say "The Great Beings are not humans"? If not, what evidence do we have that they're not? I don't necessarily believe they are, but how can we know for sure?
    • On the now-defunct site he said they were not humans.

Mata Nui was actually a Seed of Life, similar to Adam and Lilith in Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The Great Beings would then also be the First Ancestral Race.

The Heroes of Hero Factory are in fact creations of the Great Beings.
They were built before Mata Nui and sent into the galaxy on a terraformed asteroid. The Great Beings forgot about them when Mata Nui was launched, and they built their own society.

The Bionicles are some form of nickel.
Why? Listen to the name. Bionicle. Prounounced. Bi-o-ni-kel. So... they are... biological nickel.
  • Jossed. "Bionicle" means biological chronicle.
    • Well, It's jossed under the theory behind it. But they could be made out of some sort of nickel.
      • They are made of a fictional substance called Protodermis and organic material, Protodermis being a common miracle element in the Bionicle Universe.

The Great Beings are actually the Forerunners.
Think about it. The Forerunners left our galaxy some time ago. Let's say that they moved to Spherus Magna, where they set themselves up as Scientist-Kings. And that planet that Master Chief is floating towards at the end of Halo 3? Spherus Magna. This just screams for a Halo/Bionicle crossover: Maybe, Halo: Bionlogical Chronicle'. Or perhaps, "Bionalo?"
  • The Borohk are a low-resource form of Sentinel, and Mata Nui was built to scout out the rest of the universe for Flood. The reason that Mata Nui has complete control of his internal environment and the ability to jettison materials is so that any flood infestation that gets inside can be contained and the expelled.
  • Slipspace is used as Elemental Baggage for Toa that can create substances, like water, fire, earth, ice and even air, and is also used for the Mask of Speed(Kakama), Mask of Dimensional Gates(Olmak), Mask of Quick-travel(Kualsi) and other teleportation-based powers.

Mata Nui is a relatively small Tengen Toppa Gunman.
Seriously, he's a robot that is several million feet tall and contains a world. What else could he be? The Great Beings, therefore, are the first Spiral Race.
  • Well it would be more like a Cathedral Terra type Gunmen
    • He could just be a prototype - more energy-efficient to build a planet-sized mecha so you know if it works before you go onto a galaxy-sized one. Are there even any Cathedral Terra-types other than Cathedral Terra/Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann?

The Hero Factory series takes place before Bionicle.
The Heroes will fail to prevent some calamity, which will split their world into the Bara, Aqua, and Bona Magma spheres. The robotic populace, upon the failure of their heroes, will put all of their resources together to create Mata Nui and its inhabitants, leaving one of the former Heroes to rule as the Great Spirit/house the land within a more massive body, until the time was right to return.
  • ...FAIL! Early on in the series it's said to take place in the time before time. If the Bionicle universe is the hero factory universe, then Bionicle happened first. Not the other way around.
    • But that was Vakama explaining the Great Cataclysm to amnesiac Matoran. To them, anything before the Great Cataclysm could be considered "time before time."

The Hero Factory series takes place after Bionicle.
With the Mata Nui robot destroyed, any Matoran-creating facilities are out of commission. The Matoran spread out across the galaxy in search of the Great Beings, but their search is unsuccessful. Whether the Great Beings are dead, or hiding in shame, or what, they can't or won't help the Matoran. As the Matoran population wears out, becomes Toa, or dies, they create fully mechanical robots that can more easily replicate to replace themselves; as the Toa population dwindles too, someone (probably Nuparu) gets the bright idea to create the Hero Factory, modelling the Heroes after Toa and using Quaza as a heart-light imitation slash battery. Akiyama Makuro might well have been the last Matoran-made robot, created specifically to head the Factory, and is likely the only robot alive who remembers the robots' Precursors.
  • Jossed multiple times in the end, especially by Vezon switching places with a Great Being.

The Great Bellace is a crazy inventor, and all it would take is one misplaced wire…

The Tatorahk knows The Question.
This is why it continuallu asks for The Answer
  • Looooooooong since jossed, the answer he wanted was how he got transported to Metru Nui from his home island.

Vezon is obfuscating his insanity.
He acts like a Cloud Cuckoo Lander, but that's because he'll be taken less seriously and viewed as less of a threat. He's really still just as creepy-insane as he was back on Voya Nui, he's just smart enough to hide it.

Spherus Magna will become Planet U.
After some enormous calamity that wipes out the majority of the surface population, what little remained of Spherus Magna's life-forms were forced to migrate underground, into the caverns that had been hollowed out by the exttraction of Energized Protodermis. All that remained of the mutagenic substance were energized crystals. Naturally, the Skrall were the most suited for this kind of life, and with the artificial acceleration of the Energy Crystals they split into three distinct tribes suited for life in different parts of the crust, forgetting about their origins.

The Great Beings are the Xel'Naga of the StarCraft universe.
Really throwing things around here. Actually, all prehistoric celestial beings are of the same species. They just split and created different things - The Great Beings created various robotic creations (i.e. Matoran), while the Xel'Naga focused on the survival of their species.

The Energized Protodermis Entity created humans.
In the serial "Destiny War" there are certain creatures described in Chapter 7: "short, pale bipeds with large eyes and spindly arms and legs." Sound like anything we know?
  • The chapter says "large yellow eyes'', quite uncommon among humans, 'FAIK. Since when are large eyes of any color indicative of us anyway?
    • They might be Slizers, actually.

Turaga are based on the Great Beings, like Matoran and Toa are based on the other peoples of Spherus Magna.
They're wise leader-types, right? Like Toa/Glatorian are protector types. It fits that the three major 'types' of people on Spherus Magna would also align to the three major 'types' of people in the Matoran Universe. Also it's entertaining to think of the Great Beings being shorter than Glatorian.

Hero Factory, Slizers, and Roboriders are all during Bionicle.
They were separate, purely robotic creations of the great beings, blissfully unaware of one another.

The Great Beings are Alicorns.
They created the Bionicle world, two of them split off and went as far away as they could and created another world (Equestria) with much more success.

Spherus Magna is an alternate Azeroth.
The "Shattering"? The "Great Cataclysm"? This is one big coincidence.
  • It should be noted that Greg Farshtey plays WoW, even going so far as to name Makuta Teridax after one of his WoW characters.

Onewa is the Big Bad.
The limitations on the mask were fabricated by him; the moment he became a Toa, he started using his mask to mind control nearly every being in existence, painted actual Big Good Teridax as a force of evil, and manipulated the entire storyline from Metru Nui onwards. When the Toa finally succeeded to reunite Spherus Manga, he turned the entire world into his empire. The Bad Guy Wins.

All of the alternate universes are not actually in different dimensions, but other Mata Nuis that were built and sent out.
The great beings built more than one Mata Nui, and each had it's own identical set of inhabitants. If the Matoran are considered specialized cells within Mata Nui's body and that the Red Star would reincarnate them rather than make a whole new replacement, this means that their individuality is important to the workings of Mata Nui, rather than being formed as a side effect of their creation. This also explains why we casually see so many universes go down the wrong path and in the end only our Mata Nui and Teridax face off; the others all failed in their task and died or wasn't fast enough because there was no conflict in them to speed things up. As for the one universe where Mata Nui was never built? They're the original Toas/Matoran/Turaga/Makutas that are the basic templates for all of the Mata Nuis, and are kept on hand in case they all failed and newer ones need to be made.

The Kanohi masks act as a sort of save file for the wearer
If you remember in the Mask of Life film, Takutanuva resurrects Jaller from just his mask. The same mask was once worn by Lhikan. So why wasn't Lhikaan resurrected instead? Because he took the mask off before he died. Jaller was wearing the mask when he died, so he was essentially "saved" to the mask, allowing him to be resurrected. Whether this is affected by the wearer's destiny as a Toa (former or future) is anyone's guess.
  • That would explain the Deus ex Machina of reviving Takanuva in the same movie.
    • According to Word of God, wearing a Kanohi Mask long enough will leave an imprint. Infusing Life energy into a dead person's Mask soon enough will bring them back.

The events of BIONICLE Heroes are Canon in the form of an Alternate Universe
If you notice the cutscenes and gameplay, in all versions of Bionicle Heroes, you're not actually playing as the Toa Inika, but a Shapeshifter taking the form of the Toa Inika.

In this timeline, Jaller, Hahli, Kongu, Hewkii, Nuparu, and Matoro are the Toa Mata, transformed from Matoran instead of created as Toa long ago. Like the Toa Mata of the Prime Universe, they were ambushed and unmasked by the Piraka. As for who fills the role of the Toa Inika...

In enters "Silver", a Matoran who, for some odd reason, has no Elemental Energies, resulting in his grayish-silver color scheme for which he is named. He's an outsider, unable to get any work due to his lack of Required Secondary Powers. Perhaps it is because of Karzahni's shoddy repairs, perhaps he was simply born that way. No-one knows, his past (and true name) are lost to time. His only friend is Balta, and in his spare time, they worked together on an experimental tool called the Koro-Nui Launcher.

Silver witnessed the capture of the Toa Mata, and fled, discovering a pool of Energized Protodermis. Silver was reluctant at first; there was no telling if was destined to transform or die by the substance, and if he were to transform, there was no telling if it would be a favorable form. But he knew he had no other purpose, he had to take that risk. Indeed, the risk paid off, as he had emerged a Toa, one that could gain a charge of Elemental Energy simply by touching a trace amount of it, even from the energy imprint left by the Toa Mata's masks. His Koro-Nui became a transforming tool that took a form best suited to the Element has was commanding at the time. This new-found power finally gave Silver a purpose as he rescued and joined the Toa.

This being an Alternate Universe also explains Nidhiki, Krekka, and Sidorak being alive and Axonn's Adaptational Villainy somehow.

  • I'm not sure, but I think this might actually be perfect. Kudos, awesome explanation. Seriously, this would make a perfect comic series taking place in an alternate universe, but I digress...

When the series comes back in 2015, there will be a TV series a la Ninjago, and Legends of Chima
Given the success of those shows, the proven success of the Bionicle franchise and an attempt to make the story more accessible to smaller children (One of the reasons for the hiatus is that the plot became too complicated), it only makes sense. Bonus points if it has a large adult Periphery Demographic (more so than the other two) and become LEGO's Darker and Edgier TV series.

The 2015 series is revealed to in fact not be a mass reboot, but a stealthily hidden continuation
The story of the Toa aside from them crashing from asteroids seems pretty vague, as revealed in introductory material so far. Judging from this, it seems somewhat possible that Mata Nui sent them to help other planets aside from Bara Magna, as they came from space. They also seem pretty powerful already, as if they were battle hardened, compare the chunkiness of sets of now to way back when, in which they would most accurately be the "titans" of the present toyline. There are also a good fair share of dark beings who took the mantle of "Makuta", maybe this is just another, and Akumu is a being of similar stature to Mata Nui who met a more unfortunate fate. You can't rule out any major twists, especially when they kept the "Mata Nui being the entire world" thing under wraps the entire run of the previous line.
  • Or just another one of the Great Beings' experiments. They're uncreative, so they name all the "In Case of Emergency" Toa the same six names.
    • Word of God suggests this was intended to be the case, but ended up as an Aborted Arc instead after franchise co-creator Christian Faber left Advanced following disputes over the proposed direction of the G2 reboot. LEGO has since allowed Faber to share his pitch ideas of "what might have been" to the public on his YouTube channel; where Faber has shown of concepts for time-travel ideas that could have linked both generations of Bionicle, Hero Factory ... possibly Slizer and Robo Riders as well into a shared universe.

The reason Ekimu and Makuta are so short
The reason Ekimu and Makuta are the size of the Protectors is because they were benevolent rulers who wanted to be seen as equals to their subjects.

Energized Protodermis is energized with a very specific energy: Getter energy.
This just makes sense. It causes things to either evolve or die and has its own will that wants to see things grow better and better.

In the Bionicle multiverse, there is a universe where certain characters or species are known as "Invincibility Robots".
The protodermis of this universe breaks much more easily, and the Bohrok are not as uniformly colored as those in the core universe.

The Melding Alternate Universe, the Reboot and the Prototype Robot are linked.
The Great Beings originally created the Prototype Robot and called it Okoto. Before it could leave Bara Magna's atmosphere, it malfunctioned and shot all of its denizen robots and its equivalent of Metru Nui into Aqua Magna. The "Toa" of Okoto got stuck in orbit. The reboot universe happens and some unseen catastrophe happens, leaving Aqua Magna barren once more. The Great Beings, using their god-tier technology, observed all this happening and, without context, only saw Makuta's success over Ekimu, so they made a race of Makuta for their next project, Mata Nui. In an alternate universe, Ekimu was successful over Makuta, so the great beings made a race of Ekimu, explaining the light-based Makuta of the Melding Alternate Universe. Since these robots successfully managed to meld Spherus Magna back together, there was no need for Mata Nui.

What other characters' Rhotuka powers would be
We know that pretty much everyone would have a different Rhotuka power, but only a few have been demonstrated. What would the Rhotuka powers of other characters be?
  • Tahu: Traps the target in a constant energy shield.
  • Gali: Causes a miniature raincloud to appear over the target and rain on them before striking them with lightning. If used underwater, it instead causes a whirlpool that sucks targets in.
  • Lewa: Makes the target forget what they were doing.
  • Onua: Works like a flash grenade, making the target temporarily half-blind and vulnerable to bright light.
  • Kopaka: Makes the target feel such an intense cold that they can't concentrate.
  • Pohatu: Flies around the target, then grabs onto them, lifts them into the air, then slams them into the ground.
  • Takua/Takanuva: Forcibly increases the amount of light in a target. If used on a Makuta or another being of pure shadow, it forces a small amount of inner light into them and creates a barrier to prevent them from becoming fully shadow again.
  • Vakama (Toa Metru/Turaga): Temporarily alters the target's perception of reality so they are easier to convince to aid Vakama.
  • Nokama (Toa Metru/Turaga): Hypnotises the target for a period of time.
  • Matau (Toa Metru/Turaga):
  • Onewa (Toa Metru/Turaga):
  • Whenua (Toa Metru/Turaga):
  • Nuju (Toa Metru/Turaga): Strikes the target and emits a ultrasonic sound that summons flying Rahi to attack or guard the target.
  • Gaaki (Toa Hagah):
  • Bomonga (Toa Hagah):
  • Kualus (Toa Hagah):
  • Pouks (Toa Hagah): Temporarily paralyses the target's legs.
  • Jaller: Temporarily grants the target immense courage, which can be used to help a ally overcome their fears or make someone into a Fearless Fool.
  • Hahli: Cures the target of any poison or mutation affecting it.
  • Matoro: Temporarily makes a target lose all feelings of anger and hostility.
  • Kongu: like a temporary Kanohi Kadin, making the target fly.
  • Nuparu: Causes a target's biomechanical components to temporarily act of their own accord.
  • Hewkii: Covers the target from the neck down in a thick coating of stone.
  • Axonn: A combined blast of fire, earth, water and air.
  • Brutaka: A similar combined blast of ice, stone, lightning and iron.

The events of Bionicle take place somewhere in the DC Multiverse

They used to publish the comics, after all.