Hey, everyone! So I have been looking around these message boards and I remember seeing someone (I don’t remember who) saying that they wish that the island of Mata Nui was not destroyed. It is the most fleshed-out location in the franchise, and, as the person earlier described, it feels like a character unto itself. It is sad that the island paradise is gone in almost every way.
This got me thinking, would it be possible for Mata Nui and Artakha to make an almost exact replica of the Island of Mata Nui? Here are a few observations I made while trying to figure this out:
The two of them have at their disposal several powerful tools: the Staff of Artakha, the Mask of Life, and the Mask of Creation.
The Staff of Artakha is able to fix anything as long as a piece of it remains. I’m sure that someone like Hafu still has some chunk of stone from the island that he carved and kept. The staff is also capable of doing a lot of work at once, in a large area. The only hang-up is that we have only seen it work inside of the Matoran Universe. But that doesn’t automatically mean that it can’t work outside of the MU.
The Mask of Life is able to undo the effects of Energized Protodermis (E.G. Tahu changing back from Nuva to Mata). It could be possible that it has the opposite power, to transform something like how EP would have. We know that the plant life on the island was due to a leak in EP, so this could be a way to recreate that. The Mask of Life is also capable of recreating things exactly as they were, the best example being turning Dekar into an exact copy of Hydraxon, right down to his memories.
The Mask of Creation is able to help its user envision and create things. We don’t know a lot about it, but I imagine it could help. Artakha was very familiar with the layout of the island as he was the one who hid the Masks of Power in very specific locations (unless I am mistaken).
All in all, I think that this would be a wonderful way for many fans to be able to keep one of their favorite aspects of the Bionicle franchise! As a side note, there is plenty of room on Spherus Magna for the island, as about half of the planet is ocean.
What do you guys think? Is it possible for the island to be recreated? Would you like it to be recreated? I am a relatively new lore fan, so if I made any mistakes, let me know.