One of the greatest unsolved mysteries from the early years of Bionicle has always been Kapura’s teleportation power; it was never explained back then, and Greg’s always avoided it because it was “before his time”.
But now, with ten additional years of story to contextualize different powers, I’ve come up with a little theory that might explain it. I also figure that this topic could serve as a general Kapura-theory topic, since there doesn’t seem to be one right now.
Put simply, my theory is that Kapura’s armour (or at least his feet) has the power of a Teleport Kanoka, probably as the result of some workplace accident on Metru Nui.
First, there’s precedent for such powers; Ancient wore Levitation-powered boots/foot armour that allowed him to hover by stomping on the ground to activate the power. This method of activation leads me to my next piece of evidence:
We are shown in MNOG that Kapura’s training involves taking large, heavy steps. If he were trying to activate powered boots, that would certainly be the way to do it. (Of course, he wouldn’t know that that’s what he’s trying to do, but Vakama might, and he’s the one who told Kapura to do it)
The fact that Kanoka lose their powers over time would also explain why his powers don’t work every time.
Of course, there’s one thing that this theory doesn’t explain: how does Kapura control where he teleports to? There are many possible explanations, none of which have any explicit canon backing.
My favourite option is that he’s just built different; maybe the same accident that gave him his powers (the one that I am assuming happened as part of my theory) also did something to his mind. Or maybe he was repaired with unique hardware.
Or maybe he actually doesn’t control where he goes, and just does a series of random teleports until he’s close enough.
Either way, what does everyone else think? Any other theories?