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That link that was put there for reference about the Organic Protodermis is not good. It links to a post of a user and not an answer from Greg. --Boidoh (talk) 00:43, 8 August 2014 (CEST)

I've put in the correct link, but is this really needed? Organic doesn't have to mean "natural." Organic in the sense of lacking artificial influence from chemicals is an even more recent definition than "containing carbon" (which isn't a full definition anyway because not all carbon compounds are organic). In the sense that organic protodermis is organic, it is organic in that it makes up the organs. It is protodermis relating to the organs: organic protodermis. ζoxHistories External Image
But, you know, real life physics don't apply in BIONICLE, as per usual. --Boidoh (talk) 17:07, 8 August 2014 (CEST)


Greg said it was "up to you" regarding whether or not we "can" call the protodermis DNA equivalent PNA. (Source) His response just doesn't seem definitive to me--I'm getting more of the feeling he meant "yes, you, the poster, can call it PNA if you want to" instead of "yes, it's definitively called PNA." I've removed the info for now per our somewhat-unwritten rules on the matter. Thoughts? -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 06:51, 21 November 2014 (CET)

Unlike the Turaga Lhikan thing (mrgrgr) this is most definitely a "you can call it that if you want", not "this is what it is". Nucleic acid has no presence in BIONICLE, and it's a Pandora's Box I don't think anybody wants to open. -- Dorek Talk External Image 08:57, 21 November 2014 (CET)
Well, obviously someone wants to open it, otherwise they wouldn't have asked. :P But I agree -- this is one of those details that the majority of the fanbase doesn't consider interesting or relevant, and it's on such a (literally) microscopic scale that it doesn't affect the story one whit. --Angel Bob (talk) 15:27, 21 November 2014 (CET)
People have been trying to compare Matoran and Toa to white and red blood cells (an interesting analogy that Greg refuted quite often) for the past six years, but that doesn't mean blood is in the story =P. -- Dorek Talk External Image 16:58, 21 November 2014 (CET)
I'm gonna fall on the 'no' side of things. I always personally thought they had nanomachines that repair organic damage instead of any traditional healing processes; nothing in the story contradicts that, and if it was this or traditional healing aided by 'PNA' it would change nothing. Since it has no impact on the story, since it opens up far, far too many possibly contradictory questions about biology, and since Greg was mostly noncommittal, I think it should stay off the page. --Master of the Rahkshi Ask, and ye shall receive. Eventually. 19:12, 21 November 2014 (CET)
Since we all agree on this, is this discussion necessary any longer? :P --Angel Bob (talk) 21:58, 21 November 2014 (CET)

Protodermis purification process

How come the page does not have any specifics of the purification process, as outlined in the BIONICLE Encyclopedia? Also, there is no information on the protodermis separation tank on BS01. --Lukas Exemplar (talk) 12:11, 20 September 2019 (UTC)