So, when G2 happened, Lewa became a Toa of Jungle on the grounds that focus groups thought that made more sense for “the green one.” While I think everyone just accepted it with ease that green = Air in G1, Lego seems to hold focus groups to a higher standard these days. Therefore, I have a proposition with which I aim to gauge what this community values about its characters.
Let’s assume G3 happens and uses the original Toa. This, of course, means Lewa is among the characters employed. Of these 2 scenarios, which do you prefer?
A. Lewa continues to be the Toa of Air, but gets a new color scheme (say, cyan and white) in place of his traditional green and lime to fit the element. This would also change the colors used to represent Air among the Matoran, and Bo-Matoran and their respective Toa get to be green now.
B. Lewa’s element, along with that of the Le-Matoran, changes to Plantlife, and the Matoran of Air get new colors.
You may only choose one of these. While it’s not inconceivable that Lego wouldn’t let us have our green cake and eat air too, it’s also plausible that this won’t be the case if G3 occurs. The goal here is to learn what you value when you only get to choose one of these things: do you prefer to keep the integrity of the character’s visual design, or do you think his in-universe powers and fighting style are more important?
- Option A
- Option B
I have my own opinion, but I shall spoiler it in the hopes that you’ll only vote based on your own opinion rather than being swayed by what I have to say. If you change your mind, I think you can recast your vote by refreshing the page; though I may be wrong about that.
I believe it is more important that a character should keep the powers he has rather than keeping a rather arbitrary paint job, as this is partly a defining aspect of that character. I’m only in favor of changing any of the original Toa’s elements if the existence of that element creates serious logical headaches, i.e. Stone.
Bonus question: say G3 revolves around an entirely new cast of characters, with the OGs being background/long-dead heroes if they’re even mentioned at all. Does your stance on changing the color used to represent Air versus replacing Air as an element change at all, or is your vote still the same?