Why didn’t the Toa Mata’s names change during Naming Day? BioSector01 says that the renaming of Matoran on Naming Day is meant to honor their great deeds. No disrespect to Jaller or Hewkii or anyone, but the Toa did much more heroic things than they did. Does the Naming Day tradition just not apply to Toa or something?
Of course, the real-life reason for Naming Day is the controversy around the usage of Maori terms. But that’s the other part of my question: the Toa’s names were repurposed Maori words, too, right? So why didn’t the Maori push to have Lego change the Toa’s names? I mean, the usage of the word “Toa” was seen as disrespectful just like the word “Tohunga” being trivialized as a random villager. So what set the Toa apart from the Tohunga in the Maori’s view?