BIONICLE: Dark Hunters is a guidebook from Scholastic's Bionicle series which consists of short biographies of various Dark Hunters, revisiting some old characters while introducing several new ones into the fiction. The book showcases the winning entries of the official Dark Hunter building and essay contest run by LEGO Magazine in 2005, featuring original Lego models and backstory submitted by fans. Set chronologically in the early part of story year 2006, it is framed as a roster of the Dark Hunters being written by the Shadowed One for his own private records, taking account of the current statuses of some of his most notable operatives.
Greg Farshtey himself judged the contest and picked the winning entries to be shown in the guidebook. Although he rewrote entries to sound better when necessary, he did not substantially rewrite the character backstories that were submitted by contest entrants.
The Recorder was excluded because no set form of him existed.
The fanmade Dark Hunters weren't given Matoran language names because it would have been prohibitively expensive to get names legally checked for all of them.
Greg Farshtey found it challenging to name the fanmade Dark Hunters. He tended to use their roles or powers as inspiration and he made sure to make it clear that the names he used were codenames given to them by the Shadowed One, not their true names.
Greg Farshtey liked the idea of writing a bio for Lariska in the Dark Hunter guide style, perhaps as a BZPower exclusive.
- The Shadowed One
- Hordika Dragons
- Krekka & Nidhiki
- Shadow Stealer