Let me point you to the original inspiration for the Toa Canisters: his medication, which he imagined contained little warriors going to fight his disease.
Faber himself might be the Matoran Universe... but his pilot could be the Great Spirit, Makuta...
...or the eldritch being Tren Krom.
Why'd I think through this? It's late. I should be in bed.
Less than a month? How was it alive for the past 33 months?