An old post has been recently brought back up. It is a post on the third arc of the story and thought poped up due to it. We need a clearly defined pantheon.
One thing I liked was the Chronos like story for Mata Nui. The betrayed by his sons and being in a semi-dead state after said betrayal. His body sealed away. This gave me an idea on the pantheon.
From what we know, Mata Nui is the origin of everything. He created three brothers. This leaves us with little to no explanation on characters like Annona and similar characters. So I came up with the idea that other possible pantheon entities could emerge from the “death” of Mata Nui. Having them be formed as normal entities would be normal, like Uranus castration. However, i think that we can get creative and instead of actual beings we can go with sentient masks.
We know masks have tiers and levels in this generation. I propose that the Legendary Masks were born from the scattered power of Mata Nui. As proposed in this post, the difference is that masks of power also have some of Mata Nui’s personality imprinted with the power they have.
What I had in mind was that Mata Nui was the entirety of creation. The original one and only being. He created three brothers, (don’t ask where the sisters are) and was betrayed by them. Upon death, Mata Nui fractured into different masks, like Nemesis fractured into the Infinity Stones. Now being honest I am pulling heavy influence from The Endless from DC comics.
I am not sure if Mata Nui should separate into seven masks that fracture into fragments themselves or if he should break into seven groups. Either way here are the seven:
Destiny: The mask of everything that is, was and will be. Pretty hard to conceptualize, but basically it is the beginning, the end and the middle of everything. A story, a game, a life. It is not only time, but also the beginning of time, and its end. It is where you will end up, where you came. Destiny is always moving forward taking you towards the end, unable to stop. The mask of time is but a mere fragment of this mask.
End/Death: The mask of all ends. Death is but a fragment of End, death is for the living, however everything ends. End was the part that greeted the three brothers when they first came to existence, and the part that will accompany them when they leave reality. The mask of Light was born as fragment was rejected from the mask of End.
Dream: The mask of reality, and the mask of fantasy. Every dream exists because of this mask, and everything this mask excludes becomes reality. Mata Nui once dreamed the entirety of existence before it became reality.
Destruction: The mask the builds and destroys. It rarely focuses on what it does, haphazardly bringing itself into everywhere. One day it brought the brothers their masks, the next a war.
Desire: The mask of want. What you want, this mask is. It used to be the part of Mata Nui that the brothers wanted. However, you can have this mask, as you can only desire something you do not have.
Despair: Twin mask to Desire. This aspect was only known to the brothers after they killed their father. It patiently waited to introduce itself. Born when the realization that what you desire cannot be obtained, it send the brothers into a search for other ways of obtaining what they wanted from their father.
Delirium: Incoherent, the mask of delirium rejects all logic and sanity. If logic is excluding information to reach a conclusion, then the mask of delirium shows everything. The endless possibilities as well as the ever-changing landscape of existence. If I had to say, then the Mask of Insight is a fragment of delirium, as it only shows the reality you are in.
Any thoughts? These are basically conceptual masks. Masks that deal with powers beyond normal comprehension. The Great Masks were forged from their fragments.
I plan to move towards the Great masks. Not sure if I will give them personalities. These masks are linked more to ideas that are easier to understand. Instead of their personalities completely taking over the wearer, they influence them.