Typical unlcear answer, yeah :c
Personally, I don’t think it makes sense for them to be given different powers from what they already have.
Greg: “why give him a Kanohi he already has?”
Because what’s special about the new masks was not their powers, but the material and honoring shape. And as Jerminator said, if you’re changing your mask power anyways, why not have it match the new shape? Why not straight up use the same power as the hero you’re honoring, like Iruini? But that doesn’t line up with Norik.
There’s no mention of them using secondary Kanohi, and unless they are actually doing that, having another power is no use to them. And point they’re trading powers, not gaining an additional one, which makes the ‘they already have that power’ thing moot. This is not like the Mahri, where the masks are transformed. If they are actually using their Kanohi in addition, then it would maybe make a little bit more sense…
And as TheRedToa mentioned, they’d also know how to use their mask power efficiently, as a compliment to their skills, seeing as they’re elite and veteran. These Toa weren’t picked at random, and changing their mask power may well undermine what has gotten them this far.
Would be great to have Greg reclarify this question as well, lol.