While writing for Bionicle, was Matoro's death a call you got to make, and if so, was it a difficult call, both emotionally and from a production stand point (was Lego opposed/supportive of the idea)?
I chose him for it, but it had to be cleared through the story team. I don't recall getting any pushback about it. By that time we knew what we were doing for '09, so Matoro's team wasn't going to be figuring into the story.
Was there any reason you chose him in particular?
Matoro was always the one who felt he did not deserve to be a hero. And so I thought it would be appropriate for him to turn out to be the greatest hero of them all. Plus, everyone would be expecting it to be Jaller, since the red characters always did everything, so I wanted to switch it up.