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sepublic · 10 minutes ago
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Day 27: Cabin 7
Vee playing as the scary monster in Cabin 7's horror stories. She's pretty got at it. 🤣👍
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sepublic · 9 hours ago
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Velika: “Wanna find out?”
Granted we still don’t know exactly what he did to Tren Krom... But we have a general idea and there IS someone with a tried and tested answer out there. And given how Velika’s targets are threats to his potential rule, and the Element Lords 2: Electric Boogaloo are ambitious enough to usurp god, I bet Takadox is on his hit list; So I’m sure he could ask Velika when the time comes, as a last request.
"Only Takadox paused to look back at the cavern where Carapar had died, wondering for a moment just what it would take to end the life of a being older than the stars."
-Federation of Fear
I never thought the Barraki particularly liked each other, but this gives a different picture.
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sepublic · 14 hours ago
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Shadow Kraata are canonically able to speak, and are as intelligent as Matoran- They’re essentially people, individuals! And they can still operate Rahkshi armor as the strongest of all;
In other words, I think we as a fandom need to do more with this idea and concept. Have Rahkshi OCs with full-fledged personalities and dialogue, little quirks and interactions with non-Rahkshi! Rahkshi who speak and talk and express themselves as people, with dreams and ambitions, maybe Rahkshi who choose to pursue normal lives and can be encountered as a neighbor on Spherus Magna.
Plus, if you go with the fanon idea of Shadow Kraata being able to evolve into Makuta, their acquired sapience and verbal skills at this stage makes a lot of sense! As does the fact that they notably gain the power of Shadow, associated with true Makuta, and can infect Kanohi as well... They really are kind of written like the missing link, the transition stage between Kraata and Makuta respectively.
By this logic, a Stage 8 Kraata might begin to develop additional abilities beyond the one its always had and mastered- As well as the standard and unique Makuta powers of Shadow Hand, telepathy, and even Kraata creation themselves! Additional stages might end with the Kraata actually growing in mass and size until it’s basically a larval Makuta.
Plus, we already have Kraata-Kal as an example of a sapient Rahkshi, and this could open up a lot of fun character interactions... Especially with a respective Makuta of origin, so subsequent Rahkshi all legitimately regard and refer to Miserix as ‘Dad’. Possibly Melding Teridax, though presumably his Kraata never become ‘Shadow’ Kraata at Stage 7, since he’s now aligned with Light- So just able to talk, assuming that isn’t intertwined with their developed power of shadow.
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sepublic · 14 hours ago
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Given the number of times random tags have inexplicably made it to trending for some unknown reason, apparently some quirk of the algorithm aligning like the stars;
Can y’all imagine if Bionicle started Trending on Tumblr? The potential new fans this might attract, because of a brief return to the spotlight?
(Or has this happened before and I just missed/forgot it?)
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sepublic · 15 hours ago
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Alternatively, perhaps G1 Vakama has these future visions because of Prime Vakama? He’s already lived these events out before as PV, so given how Vakama was replicated perfectly by the lower half of the Vahi, it’s basically time shenanigans deja vu for him. It depends on when Vakama’s visions stopped, which I believe is right before he finished the Vahi... So his visions should in theory continue until the end of Time Trap, where he confronts Makuta with his ultimatum.
This could suggest that even without any upper half to transfer his future sight into, he stopped using it anyway because that’s how it was supposed to happen in the Prime timeline, so when the lower half of the Vahi replicated that with G1, this meant the end of Vakama’s visions regardless.
This DOES suggest that this foresight is still present within Vakama, in theory- He just never uses it anymore because of Destiny. So if we apply free will again or something like that, maybe a crossover to reconcile and discuss these origins, G1 Vakama might be able to tap into these abilities again.
Theoretically, this could mean that a hypothetical G2 Vakama could affect the flow of time on his own... As the creator of the Vahi, it’s like he has to compensate for the missing half of each timeline, again going with that philosophy that he is linked to the Vahi literally in its creation, but even in how he imbued it with his own qualities. Vakama made the Vahi, so he can somewhat fill in for it during those missing gaps.
Two Masks of Time, Two Bionicle Timelines?
            A lot of Bionicle fans really struggled to figure out the exact nature of the connection between both halves of the Mask of Time being in G1 and G2 respectively, especially since G2 was forced to end early- So any explanation or resolution to THAT connecting plot point was never resolved, if there was even a plan by the writers. But after years of deliberating upon a fanon explanation, I’ve finally settled upon one that I’m pretty happy with;
         Okay, so remember that pivotal scene at the end of Time Trap, where Vakama threatens to shatter the Vahi unless Makuta makes a deal with him? THIS is the start of it all, because;
         In what we’ll call the original timeline, Vakama created the Vahi… But as a full and intact mask, both halves combined into one Mask of Time! The timeline and destiny went along from that point as intended, up until the moment where Vakama threatened Makuta… Because even though the future was supposed to happen otherwise, as the fans remember it; In this scenario, Makuta chose to fuck around and find out.
         And, he found out- Vakama kept true to his word and smashed the Vahi, splitting it neatly into a lower and upper half respectively. Attuned to the force of Time itself and basically a physical incarnation for it, the Vahi’s split caused the timeline itself to split in two; Two replicas of the exact same Bionicle timeline, the only difference being that one had its Vahi incarnate as only the lower half, the other timeline had the Vahi take the form of its upper half.
         Splitting the Vahi didn’t just split the timelines, either; It caused Time itself to implode and collapse, folding in on itself into chaos. Variables and paradoxes twisted around, trying to reorient and reorganize themselves, and it was utter chaos as Vakama predicted. But the transformative power of life and Time itself ultimately prevailed;
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sepublic · 17 hours ago
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Two Masks of Time, Two Bionicle Timelines?
            A lot of Bionicle fans really struggled to figure out the exact nature of the connection between both halves of the Mask of Time being in G1 and G2 respectively, especially since G2 was forced to end early- So any explanation or resolution to THAT connecting plot point was never resolved, if there was even a plan by the writers. But after years of deliberating upon a fanon explanation, I’ve finally settled upon one that I’m pretty happy with;
         Okay, so remember that pivotal scene at the end of Time Trap, where Vakama threatens to shatter the Vahi unless Makuta makes a deal with him? THIS is the start of it all, because;
         In what we’ll call the original timeline, Vakama created the Vahi… But as a full and intact mask, both halves combined into one Mask of Time! The timeline and destiny went along from that point as intended, up until the moment where Vakama threatened Makuta… Because even though the future was supposed to happen otherwise, as the fans remember it; In this scenario, Makuta chose to fuck around and find out.
         And, he found out- Vakama kept true to his word and smashed the Vahi, splitting it neatly into a lower and upper half respectively. Attuned to the force of Time itself and basically a physical incarnation for it, the Vahi’s split caused the timeline itself to split in two; Two replicas of the exact same Bionicle timeline, the only difference being that one had its Vahi incarnate as only the lower half, the other timeline had the Vahi take the form of its upper half.
         Splitting the Vahi didn’t just split the timelines, either; It caused Time itself to implode and collapse, folding in on itself into chaos. Variables and paradoxes twisted around, trying to reorient and reorganize themselves, and it was utter chaos as Vakama predicted. But the transformative power of life and Time itself ultimately prevailed;
         Amidst the two whirling balls of chaos, the timeline holding the upper half of the Vahi began to transform. It took the same variables and constants from before, these identical concepts and characters, events and places- And managed to reorganize itself into a new timeline, a universe so alike and yet so different… It was the same fragments of the original story, put back together but into a new legend altogether; And this is the G2 timeline.
         Hence, the universal constants of various characters and locations, certain story parallels… Etc. But rearranged into a new configuration, as part of the Upper Half timeline’s attempt to reorganize itself, and bring back order. Thus a new configuration of these timeless concepts was born, and as for the Lower Half timeline?
         It succeeded in recreating the Original Timeline, but without the moment of Makuta risking it all to attack Vakama and seize the Vahi; Instead, he obliged by Vakama’s terms, surrendering to them, and thus the future and Destiny went on as it was meant to. Vakama returned to Mata Nui and his comrades became Turaga; The Toa Mata were summoned by a re-awakened Takua, becoming the Toa Nuva and saving the universe, Spherus Magna is remade, etc.
         But just as the Vahi’s state reflects that of Time itself… The Lower Half of the Vahi was unable to truly replicate the Original Timeline as it was meant to happen, no shattering of the timeline or anything- Because it was only half of that original Time. So aside from Makuta never risking it, the other main difference between the Original Timeline and Lower Half Timeline, is that the Lower Half Timeline –what we call G1- has the Vahi represented by only its lower half, incomplete.
         Because its upper half is present, intertwined with a new, reorganized timeline- The G2 timeline… To rejoin both halves of the Vahi would mean merging the timelines, and would more than likely spell the destruction of one –probably the G2 timeline- if not both… The two timelines can’t merge properly because the G2 timeline is now different, and thus they are no longer compatible.
         To sum it all up; Vakama originally went through with breaking the Vahi, splitting it in half, and thus the timeline itself. One half of the timeline, and its associated part of the Vahi, managed to reorganize itself into what Destiny originally intended, with Spherus Magna being remade and all that, the storyline us G1 fans remember. But the other half ended up transforming and reconfiguring into something entirely new, in an attempt to stabilize itself- Which is what led to G2, hence the repeating factors and variables, yet the many differences as well.
         It’s why the Mask of Time is split across two separate halves, respective to two separate versions of the Bionicle story; It’s why both Bionicle generations share many of the same concepts, but done in different ways. In-universe, I imagine those Vahi cameos don’t actually exist in G2, solely placed there by the animators to build up that connection.
         I’m honestly pretty happy with myself and satisfied at this explanation, plus I think it’s fun to mess around with this concept of alternate universes and timelines, and the idea of this powerful force that mess with the intended future and destiny itself, the Vahi- What we see already IS the result of Vakama following through on that threat! And I imagine free will still exists, mostly- Otherwise how else could Vakama break away from the original timeline’s path to shatter the original, complete Vahi? It also helps that he’s in the presence of such a Time-breaking and altering presence…
        But ultimately, it feels like I’ve finally laid this long question to rest with my own answer that I’m happy with! And for those select few who remember or are still interested, yes, I imagine this explanation for the two halves of the Vahi, respective to the separate G1 and G2 timelines, will be included in Bionicle: RaE as the official explanation for all that. I should probably finish the Bionicle: RaE summaries, by the way… In fact, it’s why I really worked so hard on this explanation, because I was planning for the two halves of the Vahi to factor into Bionicle: RaE, which was meant to live up to that failed potential and set-up plot threads! I’m pretty content with this writing decision, and I wonder how anyone else explained it as part of their fanon?
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sepublic · 20 hours ago
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Honestly, Makuta’s blue and red eyes from his Shadow Titan set need more emphasis, both in media and fan works, and amongst his various forms as a uniting, distinctly Teridax motif. They’re a unique and fun color combination and look very sleek within the eye-holes of the Kraahkan.
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sepublic · 21 hours ago
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WAIT WHAT HOW IS-
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...I’m not complaining.
Maybe it’s because #Witch is also trending, and that’s a tag frequently paired with #The Owl House? Or it’s the other way around...?
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sepublic · 21 hours ago
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I hate that Eclipse Lake truly endeared me to Lil Rascal after Hunting Palismen laid those foundations, because I’m going to be truly inconsolable if something happens to that birb, which it probably will. Especially if Hunter succeeds in finding a home in the other protagonists, meaning Lil Rascal is no longer his sole friend/moral compass and has thus ‘outlived their purpose’ in prompting Hunter’s arc of finding better people, no longer irreplaceable and whatnot.
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sepublic · 22 hours ago
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This also makes me wonder if the mural from the intro is meant to be like... A demonized depiction of the Plantar ancestor or whatever frog/toad is bestowing these Calamity powers, made by Andrias, his subjects, and/or some other pawn of the Night.
I was going through this recurring background elements post when I realized something.
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It’s very likely that these are depictions, or at least stylizations, of the same event: a frog presenting three humans with an ancient power.
We, or at least I, have been assuming that the mural in the opening and in the First Temple was the girls fighting the Night, but with last episode’s revelation that the Night is most likely an olm, that no longer makes sense to me. First of all, because the creature depicted on the mural is clearly a frog, or at the very least a toad; secondly, because olms are creatures of darkness, yet this creature seems to be giving out the fire (aka the calamity power) instead of shielding itself from it -
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- like the creature on the right (also looking more like an olm) is doing here.
I’m also associating the calamity power with fire, and more broadly with light, because the colors of the three gems (red, green and blue) are the primary components of light, and because light is quite obviously the only thing that can defeat the Night (the prophecy even refers to the three humans as “three stars burning bright”).
As an aside, light also works on the weird creatures in the basement, though I’m not sure if and how they are connected to the Night:
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The only difference between the picture on the vase and the mural in the intro is in the humans. The three people the pink frog encountered were obviously Vikings, whereas the people on the mural look a lot like Anne, Sasha and Marcy, and might or might not be them. Even assuming that the people in the intro are our girls, we know there have been other humans in Amphibia before them but after Viking times, because of the walkman in Wax Museum.
So my question is: is it possible that the girls aren’t the end-all-be-all of this prophecy, that their arrival wasn’t special and foreseen, that they’re just three among many who’ve tried?
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Think about it. If three humans, and only three (those being Anne, Sasha and Marcy specifically), were ever meant to come to Amphibia and defeat the Night, Valeriana would have known for sure here that Anne was one of them. Instead, she only seems to realize after Anne passes her temple challenge and proves herself worthy.
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Note what she says, too: “We have been waiting for someone like you”, not “We have been waiting for you”. There was no telling it would be Anne, because she wasn’t the first human to try; but Valeriana seems convinced she’ll be the one to succeed.
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This also explains why the temples felt so ill-fitted to the girls: because they weren’t made with them in mind. They couldn’t take into account their individual strengths and weaknesses, or the lessons they needed to hear at that point in their character arcs, because they weren’t built to guide them specifically.
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In The First Temple, Andrias mentions that the prophecy is being “undone”. I wondered why it was worded like that - how does one even undo a prophecy? Shouldn’t he want to prevent it, instead? And then I realized - the word choice only makes sense if the prophecy is already ongoing. You can’t prevent something that’s been happening for a thousand years, but you can put a stop to it - in Andrias’s case, by taking the calamity powers out of the equation and making sure they’re not used against him.
But then, you say, what happened to the previous humans who’ve tried fighting the Night? Did they die? Did they reincarnate?
Not exactly.
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It’s already been pointed out that the Vikings on the vase look like mossmen, and there are theories connecting Anne to the mossmen - perhaps, as a glimpse into what she will become if she can’t control her powers, or if she allows them to overwhelm her. We also know the mossmen are, for some reason, connected to bellflowers (and is that an olm statue, too?), which Anne was wearing in The Dinner.
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So ultimately, while we’re dealing with a cycle, it’s most likely not a reincarnation cycle. I figured I should mention it, because I did look into a few key concepts of Theravada Buddhism which Matt Braly could’ve been inspired by - but I advise you to take this with a grain of salt. Matt’s Thai heritage and culture is undeniably at the heart of this story, but not being Thai/Buddhist/Asian myself, I don’t want to misconstrue things and will ask if anyone with a deeper knowledge on the subject would like to pitch in or correct me on anything.
What I was able to figure out is that some Asian cultures believe in a cycle of continuous birth, death, and rebirth called samsara, which involves all matter and all living creatures.
Existence in samsara is painful and unsatisfactory, ever-changing but ever the same, and the only way out of the cycle is by achieving nirvana through the extinction of the three fires/three poisons/three unwholesome roots (these are described as ignorance, attachment, and aversion, and while they don’t quite seem to line up with wit, heart and strength or even stand in opposition to them specifically, I found the recurrence of the number three and of the fire imagery noteworthy all the same). With nirvana comes, among other things, full acceptance of the impermanence of reality.
Similar concepts and beliefs in cyclical patterns are sometimes represented, especially in Western culture, through the ouroboros -
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- which looks awfully like this guy right here, on Andrias’s belt.
We know Amphibia is, at its core, a story about change. Even though I don’t think literal reincarnation is involved, one could argue that a set of three people being taken from their homeworld, trying to defeat a threat, and ultimately being consumed by the powers they were supposed to wield against it, leaving a whole new set of people to replace them, could fulfill the same metaphorical purpose.
Why and how this happens in the first place isn’t clear to me, and again I’m not sure if Matt has been inspired by Buddhism at all - but it sure would be fitting if this show about accepting change ended with our characters finally breaking out of a painful, seemingly endless thousand-year-old cycle. 
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sepublic · a day ago
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WTF AM I LOOKING AT IT’S SOMEHOW EVEN WORSE THAN THE LOKI LOGO-
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Without any previous knowledge of what the title is meant to be, can anyone actually guess what this says?!!???! By Talos this can’t be real It’s like the name of Elon Musk’s kid and the number 666 had an unholy baby-
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I can no longer read now...
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sepublic · a day ago
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well I’d like to see you look better after having your balls stolen Tatsu
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sepublic · a day ago
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Self-recognition through the other (Derogatory)
Alternatively Sprig is the superior Pink Best Friend (possibly even descended from a previous Strength hero) and Sasha is unhappy about this.
Im so slow Sasha hates "little pink frogs who steal best friends" because she's the pink best friend. Bruhhh
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sepublic · a day ago
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Since I see people worried about whether or not Kris’s friendship with Susie will survive the whole “ghostly possession” issue, or if their friendship is even real at all when Kris is being possessed…
Here’s a list of things that show Kris wants to be friends with her outside of our influence:
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sepublic · a day ago
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When you open the door for someone and they thank you, before immediately opening the next set of doors in return as you thank them:
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sepublic · a day ago
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What if Valeriana is the Mother of Olms, in disguise, weakened, and/or with a mutually symbiotic host (in contrast to the Night and its forced possession of Marcy)?
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