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The five remaining Toa - Gali, Lewa, Onua, Pohatu, and Kopaka - unite at the Ancient City, where they encounter Tahu, who introduces himself as their leader. Lewa is amused by this prospect, while Kopaka challenges his claim. The Masters of Ice and Fire begin fighting; when Gali is unable to stop them, Onua steps in and physically separates the two. Lewa jokingly claims Onua would be a better leader in their situation. Pohatu quickly quiets the group, having sensed the approach of the Lord of Skull Spiders.
 
The five remaining Toa - Gali, Lewa, Onua, Pohatu, and Kopaka - unite at the Ancient City, where they encounter Tahu, who introduces himself as their leader. Lewa is amused by this prospect, while Kopaka challenges his claim. The Masters of Ice and Fire begin fighting; when Gali is unable to stop them, Onua steps in and physically separates the two. Lewa jokingly claims Onua would be a better leader in their situation. Pohatu quickly quiets the group, having sensed the approach of the Lord of Skull Spiders.
 
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[[File:Episode 08 Title Card.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Lord of Skull Spiders]]

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2015 Online Animations
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Title card
Media
Type Animation
Years released 2015


The 2015 Online Animations are a series of animations detailing the events of 2015's BIONICLE reboot. The animations are done in a two-dimensional format, and posted to the BIONICLE.com website periodically. Prior to their release, a prologue animation was added, providing context and background history.

The animations were created by Dum!Dum!, a Copenhagen-based design and animation studio, and written by screenwriter Merlin Mann.[1]

Episodes

Masks Of Power Trailer

Released: November 28, 2014 (online), December 15, 2014 (broadcast)
Runtime: 30 seconds

The evil Skull Spiders and the Lord of Skull Spiders are rising, craving the legendary Mask of Creation. Six elemental heroes known as the Toa descend from the stars and crash land onto Okoto. Tahu lands in the Region of Fire on Okoto and is greeted by the Protector of Fire and villagers. The other Toa are Gali, Pohatu, Kopaka, Onua, and Lewa. Their destiny is to collect the golden Masks of Power, battle the evil on Okoto, and save the island.

The Legend

The Legend

Released: October 9, 2014
Runtime: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Long ago, on the beautiful island of Okoto, the inhabitants lived in a time of peace under the rule of two Mask Makers, Makuta and his brother Ekimu, who created Masks of Power for them. The brothers themselves wore special masks: Makuta used the Mask of Control, while Ekimu used the Mask of Creation.

Eventually, the great craftsmanship and renown of Ekimu caused Makuta to become jealous, and he disobeyed sacred laws to forge the Mask of Ultimate Power. As soon as Makuta donned the mask, he was consumed by its power, and the island started to break apart. Realizing this, Ekimu attacked Makuta, knocking the mask from Makuta's face. This caused a shockwave, which cast both brothers into an endless slumber.

All three masks were scattered across the island, where they remain until they can be found again.

Prophecy of Heroes

Episode 1: Prophecy Of Heroes

Released: December 16, 2014
Runtime: 1 minute 30 seconds

A new darkness is rising; the Skull Spiders have overrun Okoto, searching for the legendary Masks of Power. In desperation, the Protectors retreat to the Temple of Time, and recite the Prophecy of Heroes, learned in ancient times from the lifeless body of Ekimu. Six elemental Masters then rain down upon Okoto. It is their destiny to save the island from evil.

The Arrival

Episode 2: The Arrival

Released: December 16, 2014
Runtime: 1 minute 30 seconds

Fallen from the stars, Tahu encounters the Protector of Fire and his villagers. Unsure of who he is, Tahu is explained his destiny: to retrieve the Golden Mask of Power and save the island from evil with his fellow Toa. Still confused, Tahu single-handedly defeats a group of Skull Spiders, confirming the Protector of Fire's beliefs and earning the villagers awe and respect.

Quest for the Golden Masks

Episode 3: Quest For The Golden Masks

Released: December 16, 2014
Runtime: 1 minute 30 seconds

The Toa journey through Okoto’s toughest regions in order to reach the shrines of the golden masks. Lewa cuts through the dense jungle, Pohatu treks through blistering deserts, Kopaka fights against the raging blizzard, Gali swims through currents, and Onua drills his way through solid rock, all in order to claim the Golden Masks of Power. However, the elements are not the only obstacles in their path, as the Skull Spiders are following closely behind.

The Protectors Fight Back

Episode 4: The Protectors Fight Back

Released: January 13, 2015
Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds

The Toa brave the wilds of Okoto with their Protectors guiding them, in order to retrieve the Golden Masks of Power. Tahu and the Protector of Fire ascend a temple in the Fire Region, closely followed by a horde of Skull Spiders. While the Protector of Fire uses his Elemental Blaster to fend them off, Tahu surfs into the caldera to reach the Golden Mask of Fire.

The Power of the Golden Masks

Episode 5: The Power Of The Golden Masks

Released: February 6, 2015
Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds

The Protectors fight against the Skull Spiders to provide the Toa time to get their Golden Masks. After Tahu gets his Golden Mask of Fire, the Protector of Fire orders him to escape and leave him behind, but Tahu saves him and defeat the Skull Spiders using his Fire powers, while the other Toa also defeat their enemies, saving the other Protectors in the process.

Quest of the Mask Maker

Episode 6: Quest Of The Mask Maker

Released: March 5, 2015
Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds

The six Toa, having claimed their individual golden masks, fend off hordes Skull Spiders. Tahu, contemplating the new powers afforded to him by the Golden Mask of Fire, is informed by the Protector of Fire that Ekimu is contacting him through the mask, and that he must travel to the ancient city in order to awaken the Mask Maker. Tahu, having assumed his quest was finished, asks if he must do the task alone; the Protector of Fire tells him of the other five Toa heroes, and that they must follow the visions from the masks quickly before the darkness rises.

Team of Heroes

Episode 7: Team Of Heroes

Released: March 20, 2015
Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds

The five remaining Toa - Gali, Lewa, Onua, Pohatu, and Kopaka - unite at the Ancient City, where they encounter Tahu, who introduces himself as their leader. Lewa is amused by this prospect, while Kopaka challenges his claim. The Masters of Ice and Fire begin fighting; when Gali is unable to stop them, Onua steps in and physically separates the two. Lewa jokingly claims Onua would be a better leader in their situation. Pohatu quickly quiets the group, having sensed the approach of the Lord of Skull Spiders.

Lord of Skull Spiders

Episode 8: Lord of Skull Spiders

Released: Unknown
Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Video Gallery

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Trivia

  • The Kanohi Vahi from the first generation of BIONICLE has made cameo appearances in all episodes so far, excluding the "Masks of Power" teaser.
    • In The Legend at 0:52, a cloud can be seen in the shape of the Mask of Time.
    • In Prophecy of Heroes, a carving can be seen in the shape of the legendary mask at 0:28
    • In The Arrival, a carving can be seen at 0:14
      • The scene in Episode 2: The Arrival where the Vahi is hidden also appears at 0:12 in the Masks of Power trailer, but the mask is not present.
    • In Quest for the Golden Masks, an outline of the Vahi is formed by flowing lava at 0:55.
    • In The Protectors Fight Back, an outline of the Vahi is formed in the lava, just like Tahu's Character animation.
    • In The Power of the Golden Masks, a carving of the Vahi can be seen behind Tahu at 0:50.
    • In Quest of the Mask Maker, a soilform of the Vahi can be seen in front of Onua at 1:20.
    • In Team of Heroes, the Vahi can be seen on the mountains behind the Ancient City of the Mask Makers at 0:05
  • When Episode 6 first debuted, Pohatu mistakenly appeared when the narrator first mentioned Earth, while Onua appeared when Stone is mentioned. This was later corrected.

References

  1. Merlin Mann's Twitter, 10. December 2014