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*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'' and ''The Arrival'', carvings can be seen in the shape of the legendary mask at 0:28 and 0:14, respectively. In ''Quest for the Golden Masks'', an outline of the Vahi is formed by flowing lava at 0:55.
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*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'' and ''The Arrival'', carvings can be seen in the shape of the legendary mask at 0:28 and 0:14, respectively. 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 [[2015 Character Animations|Character animation]].
 
**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.
 
**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.
  

Revision as of 04:05, 14 January 2015

2015 Online Animations
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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,[1] and written by screenwriter Merlin Mann.[2]

Episodes

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.

Masks of Power

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.

Episode 1: Prophecy of Heroes

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

Six elemental heroes rain down upon Okoto. It is their destiny to save the island from evil.

Episode 2: The Arrival

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

Fallen from the stars, Tahu hears the Prophecy of Heroes and sets out to face his destiny.

Episode 3: Quest for the Golden Masks

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

Journeying through Okoto’s tough regions, the heroes and the Protectors struggle to reach the shrines of the golden masks.

Episode 4: The Protectors Fight Back

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

The Toa brave the elements 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 Rapid Shooter to fend them off, Tahu lava-surfs down to reach the Golden Mask of Fire.

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 and The Arrival, carvings can be seen in the shape of the legendary mask at 0:28 and 0:14, respectively. 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.
    • 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.

References

  1. Steffen Lyhne's Twitter, 4. December 2014
  2. Merlin Mann's Twitter, 10. December 2014