As we all know Bionicle is a two fold allegory
One for Christian Faber’s fight against a brain tumor in 1999-2000 and Greg Farshtey’s struggle with Type 2 Diabetes
So naturally Bionicle is very much a statement to take care of your body but more I think about it the more I realized that it wasn’t just these basic elements that formed the allegory for the story. It seems there’s more I found to it
Mata Nui leaving Spherus Magna to explore the world: Leaving the hectic life of home and college to explore the world and its wonders to learn from its benefits and mistakes to build a better life for you and your loved ones.
Makuta: a combination of a virus and/or type 2 diabetes or any form of ailment from not taking care of yourself properly
The Great Cataclysm and the quest of the Toa Mata: Falling into a coma and/or needing to take a pill to root out the infection or ailment
Mata Nui’s death and Matoro’s Sacrifice: Performing CPR after you briefly ‘died’
Toa reawakening Mata Nui: waking from coma
Getting exiled from his body and exploring Bara Magna: Trying to adjust to a new body and see how much the world has changed after one has been in a long coma
Defeating Makuta: Beating cancer or any ailment or disease plaguing you for so long
Toa/other lifeforms: Anti Bodies in various stages of life.
Like realizing this now makes me have a greater appreciation for this fledgling line as we near its 20th anniversary