This is awesome! Even one person appreciating the story made it worth writing, so you made my day by posting that response
Now, as for the speculation:
[spoiler] you have fantastic ideas here, and most of it is in line with my ideas about how the current situation came to be. I’d also like to say that I actually don’t have the entire backstory in mind… I left it open, with references such as the Turaga and Rahi’s deaths, Ihu being very much alive, and of course Makuta’s disappearance. Do I know what circumstances caused Ihu to survive, or why the Matoran are evil? In fact, I don’t, because I had hoped that people would do exactly as you did, and speculate and think, not only about Kapura’s speech, but how things came to be as they are on the Island of Mata Nui. So you have made me very happy
On another note, your points regarding Makuta and his nature as a being that cannot be destroyed are spot on. Even though perhaps he cannot think or act, the Matoran in this story seem to be influenced by his ideals, and Kapura believes that Makuta’s evil itself lives inside them. Evil cannot, as you quoted, be eliminated “…more than you can destroy the sea, or the wind, or the void”. Keep in mind though, that although Makuta may have used Rahi against the Matoran as he did in 2001, no Matoran mention that he actually influenced them. Kotu mentions that the sea-wall keeps them safe from Tarakava and Takea, but they are natural predators who would likely menace the Matoran whether they wear infected masks or not. This doesn’t mean that they don’t wear infected masks, though, because nobody in the story mentions that they don’t.
I also like the ideas in your last paragraph, where the Brotherhood fixes the Matoran and Teridax’s dream is actually achieved. It’s an interesting thought.[/spoiler]
Finally, I’d like to say that I can’t actually say that anybody’s speculation is wrong because it doesn’t line up with what I thought. This was supposed to be a little bit interpretative, and so long as the story doesn’t contradict it, all speculations are completely valid.
To anybody else who read it, please leave even a short comment or criticism! I would love nothing more than to hear your guys’ thoughts!