Alternate Universe Concepts

We all know about alternate universes, due to Takanuva’s (mis)adventures with Brutaka’s damaged Olmak. Despite the fact that we do have canon alternate universes for Bionicle G1, what would be one that you would want to see?

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I always wanted to see one where Karzahni defeated Artahka in the ancient battle for the Mask of Creation and created all sorts of stuff with it, becoming a sort of tyrannical monarch over the matoran (we know he was a flawed creator - imagine what the MU would have looked like if he had that mask…)

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I’d like to see:

  1. An alternate universe where the Toa Mangai are tipped-off to Makuta Teridax’s plan to take over Metru Nui, and thus don’t get slowly picked-off.
    But then, in a twist of plot, it’s revealed that the tip(s) came from their version of Velika, and the Mangai stopping Teridax in this universe has somehow spurred the master plans of its Velika into overdrive, putting this world’s inhabitants in more danger than the ones of the main timeline.

  2. One where the Toa Mata’s canisters didn’t malfunction, and they all showed up on Mata Nui with their memories intact, and then either beat Teridax quickly and restored order without Mata Nui ever dying, or (depending on how much Teridax was just toying with them, and if they actually could have defeated him and returned to Metru Nui centuries before he would have wanted them to) got totally owned (at least for quite a while, anyway).

  3. A universe that one of the Shadow Takanuvas came from, where we would see what the repercussions for that universe would be for having their Toa of Light yanked from them, be turned evil, and probably never return.

  4. An alternate universe where at least some of the unused ideas for Bionicle would’ve been implemented, which might’ve resulted in looking something like a world where Makuta would not actually be the titan set who was Mata-Nui’s brother and fought Takanuva, but was actually the virus that put Mata-Nui to sleep, which would have just been controlling Mata-Nui’s brother with the Mask of Shadows much the same way it controlled rahi with the infected masks. Also, in this world, Takanuva’s destiny would involve him not defeating Makuta through force, so much as instead, partway through the fight, realizing the truth about Makuta’s nature, and choosing to make himself vulnerable in order to get close enough to Mata Nui’s brother and slap the Mask of Light on his face, thus curing him of the virus (I thought that the 2003 videogame got the “Makuta as a corrupting influence rather than a person” concept across much better than the whole “Takutanuva” thing*). As a side note, playing out Makuta’s identity this way would would also make a lot more sense of the “Dume-imposter talking to ‘the great shadow’” scene in the Legends of Metru Nui film.

*I do still like what the official timeline did with Makuta being the actual character, though. :+1:

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Hmm… interesting.:+1:
Are you saying that you think that in this scenario, he would’ve discovered the rest of MU before the Ignition Trilogy, and tried (with at least some success, anyway) to conquer it and/or remake it in his own image?

Also, which mask (if you had to guess) would you say that Artakha would have taken for himself in this universe? Maybe the Mask of Alternate Futures? Or something different entirely?

Assuming Karzahni let Artakha live, I think it would be cool having him wear that mask but use it to give visions of hope and a brighter future to the matoran, instead of fear.

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Assuming Karzahni let Artakha live, I think it would be cool having him wear that mask but use it to give visions of hope and a brighter future to the matoran, instead of fear.
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It hadn’t really occurred to me before your post that the mask wasn’t inherently evil, and could possibly be used mainly for good…:thinking:
Great insight!:+1:

Do you think that the Mask of Alternate Futures would have the same appearance in this world as it did in the main timeline, or instead be “not-so-evil-looking”? (And if it did look different from the one in the main timeline, then do you think that the same could be said for this Karzahni’s Mask of Creation?)

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I would guess the Mask of Creation would look the same - it existed prior to the point where this timeline would “split” from the main one, and it cannot have been damaged/repaired by Karzahni because Legendary masks leak power when damaged.

As for the Olisi, it’s hard to say - we don’t know where that mask originated, so we don’t know why it looks the way it does or if it would be reasonable to give it a different appearance.

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Good point. :+1: