-N13OS-, on 30 August 2012 - 05:02 AM, said:
Um... Political implication in Bionicle? Lol what?
The only two better things that kept me with Bionicle all ten years are characters and storyline. I wasn't paying attention on building styles since I was making MOCs by myself.
And now I lost my interest in Bionicle storyline because I ended it by my own fan fiction, and I am pretty satisfied by this end. Also me and my girlfriend are playing our own forum RPG about alternative Bionicle storyline that grew from another of my fictions.
I am watching over HF's storyline, but I am not buying any sets (though I want Core Hunter and Evo 4.0 so badly) since 2.0 series.
And still it's pretty nice to discover some little facts like Velika's real personality.
I'd like to hear your ending, though I imagine it's dependent on other factors besides the official storyline.
Also, the politics are pretty blunt in Bionicle, the matoran universe is socialist with a deity, and 2004 spends time showing how these beliefs can manipulated into "1984"-esque evil, through Makuta disguised as Turaga Dume and the Vahki police force (see this Soviet style Vahki propaganda from that year: Nuurakh- The feeling of working for the greater good is compensation enough
, Rorzakh- No free thought
and Bordakh- Trust those in power
). That's one of the reasons I've grown to love 04, it takes the dedication that the Toa and Matoran had in the first three years and twists it against them. It explains why the Turaga kept the past hidden, their inability to see the political corruption in 2004 led to the full dictatorship that destroyed the city in 05 and turned Vakama against his people. Even though Greg thought him being evil was illogical, in the context of the overarching story it makes sense, Vakama believed Roodaka because everything he had known had been turned onto itself and destroyed. The Makuta, trusted followers of Mata Nui, revolted, and the matoran were shown to be ignorant. Only Matau's words reminded him that he was there to protect the people, not control them.
Edited by the last chronicler, 30 August 2012 - 06:31 AM.