What if Matoro came back?
How would you want it?
What would he come back for?
Why do you want Matoro back?
These are a few of the questions we have to consider before we decide if we want him back.
But before you answer, I’d like to give my thoughts on the matter, if you wish to read.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who wanted him back. I even made a MOC that I called Matoro/Mata Nui.
(look I even made his hand guards Shredder Claws!!!)
My whole idea was that:
When Matoro died his spirit was also preserved by the mask. After Mata Nui went to ‘sleep’, Matoro would have been remade for some task or rather…
Well I’m pretty sure that this idea has also been made by many other people, but still…
I remember reading somewhere that Greg did not want, intend or plan for Matoro to return.
And after reading that I realized that…
That I totally agreed with him. If Matoro returned it would ruin his legacy.
So I was sad, until I came up with a different idea! (Granted it’s not that original.)
How many of you have ever seen the fourth Star Trek: The Next Generation film, Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)?
Well, if you haven’t, the following will be filled with spoilers.
In this film we find that Data has a brother, later in the film Data died, but his brother is like an exact copy of Data. So, without bringing back Data, they sort of brought back Data.
So, before I explain this, let’s come to an idea of what a spirit is. And, to explain what a spirit is, I will use Metru Nui as an example.
Metru Nui is a coliseum surrounded by Metru’s, Ga-, Ta-, Le-, etc. each Metru is built after the Coliseum to show how it grows as a city.
In the same way, a spirit is a coliseum built up by experiences aka Metrus.
Now every sentient being has a coliseum, but each one is different. So, what makes each person even more different is their Metrus.
Let’s take Tahu for example. When he made it to Mata Nui his coliseum was very arrogant and impatient. But, he was also very courages and brave.
What made Tahu, Tahu, was his Metrus. The Tahu we know and love was given a Metru of humiliation.
Another Tahu from the Dark Mirror was given Metrus of Pride.
They are both the same but they have different life experiences.
So, that’s my idea of a Spirit. Now, my idea of how Matoro could come back is built off this notion.
When Mata Nui was near death his Metrus were being destroyed.
Matoro knew this, so he decided to give up his Metrus for him and Mata Nui was restored, but Matoro lost everything he ever had, except for his Coliseum.
His Coliseum was saved by the Ignika and is still there to this day…
So, in conclusion, if Matoro were to return, he would not remember who he was, but he would still be who he truly was, Matoro…
Well those are my thoughts, but I would love to know what you have to say over the matter