Do Matoran have DNA?

I know that Matoran are 85% part mechanical protodermis and 15% part organic protodermis. But do they possess a DNA code in their structure?

2 Likes

“We don’t deal with DNA in BIONICLE, simply because DNA becomes important in terms of genetics and genetic inheritance. Since there is no biological reproduction, there is no genetic inheritance.”

https://greg.thegreatarchives.com/search?query=DNA

9 Likes

That’s wierd, in the book, Metru Nui - City of Legends, it says along the lines of, “As protodermis itself is an artificial substance; organic protodermis is not truly organic. It mimics the qualities of true organic tissue, such as a cellular structure and a protodermic equivalent to DNA.”

2 Likes

Bionicle just isn’t that deeply thought out. It doesn’t matter if the matoran had DNA or not.

4 Likes

the real question is if they have RNA or not

1 Like

I’d assume it’d be mRNA, since they’re Matoran. I guess the Toa and Rahi might have it slightly different. :stuck_out_tongue:

2 Likes

If they have no DNA then whatsa Makuta virus gonna do? :face_with_monocle:

1 Like

you have to edit the original post of the three to contain all of them. Posting multiple times in a row without responses in between is against the rules. To respond to multiple people, highlight their post and click “quote”. Once all of the posts are compiled, just delete the extra ones.

It says “protodermic equivalent” so maybe not necessarily DNA in the sense we know (i.e. nitrogen base, phosphate, deoxyribose sugar, etc). Alternatively, and more likely, it’s just one of the many contradictions greg has made.

You mean like this?

If I am doing the posting wrong, please let me know.

1 Like

These quotes can be reconciled.

DNA is certainly important in genetic lineage, but that isn’t its only purpose. DNA is also necessary for cellular reproduction, which, in turn, is necessary for healing organic tissue. And we know that the organic tissue of Bionicle characters can heal, and even completely regenerate.

However, that’s all that we can conclude about protodermic DNA given current sources.

2 Likes

We simply know that organic protodermis has a cellular structure and possesses something similar in function to DNA - that’s it.

1 Like

The real question is whether it can be put in the codon stream in the Omnitrix or not. If it does, then there would be one heck of a crossover between Bionicle and Ben 10. Lol. Imagine if Ben could take different Toa form variants. He would be OP. I mean there were Gourmand variants so why not variants of different Toa but there could be weaknesses too.

Do you know what page this is on? I’ve been looking through the guide, but I can’t seem to find this.

3 Likes