Taipu . "I am not Hafu! I am Taipu! Why does everyone think I am Hafu, and he is me? We are not even from the same village!" . When a dark time came over the land of Mata Nui, seven valiant Matoran gathered to defend their kin. Hailing from Onu-Koro, a miner, his strength unrivaled, is Taipu.
As he was one of the best miners due to his strength, Taipu helped with various digs quite often. One notable instance was when the miners dug a passageway from the region of Onu-Wahi all the way to Le-Wahi. After this he went with to Le-Koro with his friend Takua, but unfortunately Taipu was attacked and captured captured by a vicious Nui-Rama. Later he was able to get away and escaped with a group of Le-Matoran, after Lewa fought Onua while under control of a Krana.
Then Taipu joined the Chronicler's Company, Takua's Matoran team. Of course, Taipu proved to be quite helpful throughout their journey; for example, he helped them reach the ice gate of Ko-Koro by moving some large rocks. With the rest of the Company, Taipu protected the Kini-Nui temple from the corrupted Rahi.
Later the Bohrok were awakened, and the Gahlok attacked Onu-Koro, flooding it. Taipu and Nuparu were trapped in a cave with a broken Bohrok, leading to Nuparu's creation of the Boxor.
Taipu was also known to be extremely loyal, but quite gullible. In his spare time he was a Kolhii player, although his team was not very successful. Taipu was also known to be adventurous, as we wanted to travel to places such as Le-Koro, which is one of the reasons he joined the Company.
For the 2012 Game of Riddles first round.
Apparently I was the only person to figure it out, but the riddle obviously references one team of characters...
The first was strong, though not the way you think
The second gave the questions, thought right out of the brink
They were a small team, some would say
These little ones were the loompas in there own way.
How 'bout the Chronicler's Company, eh?
So. The first member of the team was strong in a 'different' way: Takua had the willpower to finish their quest. As for the second, I'm not certain if the riddle is referring to Kapura, or one of the other members of the team. The Company was, indeed, a small team; though there were seven members, the members themselves were small, as are oompa loompas (which I detest due to several factors, including their general creepiness, and the fact that they are terrible racist stereotypes. But that's another story).
All in all I feel that the riddle itself possibly could've been a little better- no offense Mills & crew- but certain things bugged me, e.g. the reference to CATCF... although really, I'm fine with it for the most part.
Some people have complained that I did not fit the riddle at all. These claims confuse me. However, just for fun, I am considering building more of the Company. If I do, then let it be known that Taipu is only the first part of my entry.
Anyway, good luck to the other competitors, hope to see you next round. ;)