Template talk:Toa

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For those Toa who began as Matoran, it would be good to have subtabs in the the first tab. Hahli, for example, had the same 3 forms that Macku did as a Matoran (Metru, diminished, rebuilt), yet only Hahli's final Matoran form (rebuilt) is available in the Toa infobox. Toa Magnemite (talk) 21:38, 11 March 2014 (CET)

I'm thinking I'll add that in after all the articles strictly about Matoran have been fixed (Po, Onu, and Ko-Matoran still need to be done). Unfortunately, it'll take a bit more work than Template:Matoran because the tab JS currently only handles subtabs in tab 3 and this'll require subtabs in tab 1. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 03:14, 12 March 2014 (CET)


What would you guys think about a "destiny" parameter in Template:Toa and maybe some other ones as well (like Template:Organization)? It'd just be a brief description of the character's ultimate destiny, like "reawaken Mata Nui" for Tahu or "recreate Spherus Magna" for Teridax (and Mata Nui, too--or does he technically not have a destiny?). Or is the concept of destiny just too complex to sum up like that? -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 00:35, 12 June 2014 (CEST)

Mata Nui's destiny was to Recreate Spherus Magna. Lots of the characters do have very quick & dirty destiny statements, but I'm not entirely confident about adding that sorta thing to the templates. ζω·τωμαναExternal Image
Ooh, now that's an interesting idea. Since destiny plays such a huge role in BIONICLE, I'd say full steam ahead. A "Destiny" line would say a lot about a character's purpose in the story, and it could really be interesting to compile all the known destinies. Also, it'd give us somewhere to put that interesting bit of info about Takanuva's intended destiny (to play a role in a civil war between the Great Beings), as confirmed in the LMB topic. --Angel Bob (talk) 05:36, 12 June 2014 (CEST)
I support this idea, too. In the worst case, I feel like this should be clearly mentioned somewhere. maxim21 07:14, 12 June 2014 (CEST)
So, which templates would need this... Toa teams, obviously, plus Takanuva and Teridax... not sure if we have anyone else with a notable destiny, though. --Angel Bob (talk) 15:03, 12 June 2014 (CEST)
I am not sure if the fact that the destiny of some Av-Matoran is to transform into Bohrok would be notable? maxim21 18:53, 12 June 2014 (CEST)
Well, that's already covered in the "Transforms Into" line on the Matoran template. Also, I would like to add to my previous comment that Jovan and Lhikan also had specific destinies (to recover the Ignika and end the Great Disruption; and to save the Matoran of Metru Nui from Teridax's original plan, respectively). --Angel Bob (talk) 19:08, 12 June 2014 (CEST)

I've added in the parameter to Template:Toa, and I filled it in on Tahu's page as a test. Any thoughts? One thing I'm thinking is changing it to "primary destiny" because in the case of characters like Tahu, things happened to them that weren't directly part of their primary mission (like being transformed by EP). -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 17:49, 14 June 2014 (CEST)

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You know how Wikipedia articles covering subjects with English and non-English names include both in their infobox (e.g. wikipedia:Greece)? What would you all think about doing something similar for Matoran names? For example, Tahu's infobox would have "Tahu" in the English alphabet and then "Tahu" in the Matoran alphabet underneath it. Obviously this would only apply to pages with Matoran names--so no "Dark Hunters" for example. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 23:31, 21 March 2015 (CET)

Haha, it's cute, but I dunno if it's super useful with the way we have templates designed... could you mock it up, so I can see what it looks like? -- Dorek Talk External Image 23:34, 21 March 2015 (CET)
Here's a quick demo. Thoughts? -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 05:11, 30 March 2015 (CEST)
Interesting... I kinda like it now that I can see it, but I'd like to hear some other opinions. I'll put it to the rest of the losers.
(the staff) 05:41, 30 March 2015 (CEST)