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The LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in the ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' franchise. Since the series lives and breathes by the CastHerd, this page will do the same, arranged in rough order of prominence.

For {{trope}}s about the {{character|sheets}}s of [[Toys/{{Bionicle 2015}} the 2015]] ContinuityReboot, see Characters/{{Bionicle 2015}}

[[folder:The Matoran and Toa races]]
!!! The Matoran
The Matoran are the main race in Mata Nui's realm. A race of workers, one of their most prominent traits is that they're ready and willing to defend themselves no matter how big the threat. Divided into tribes corresponding to natural elements; the main ones are Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Stone, and Ice, and the tribe of Light also makes a prominent appearance.
* AbnormalAmmo: Metru Nui Matoran use [[DeadlyDisc Kanoka Disks]] (superpowered frisbees), while the Mahri Nui Matoran shoot solid bubbles of air (toxic to the waterbreathers assaulting them)
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: At least in the comic books, denizens of Le-Koro (also including Lewa) don't use Treespeak until the Mask of Light arc. When Lewa first speaks in this manner, in issue #13, the comic gives no explanation for him doing so.
* ColorCodedElements: played straight with all tribes except Matoran of Light, who subvert it by being able to change colors and specifically ''avoid'' their native gold-and-white scheme.
* CoolMask: All Matoran wear one, and need it to function, but even if they wear a MaskOfPower they can't use it.
* {{Hobbits}}: Size-wise in comparison to the Toa.
* HufflepuffHouse: Just about any tribe outside the main seven.
* LongLived: As with all denizens of the Matoran Universe; the main groups have been alive for a millennia at the absolute least.
* {{Nanomachines}}: Given that Mata Nui is a HumongousMecha, they would appear really tiny to him.
* [[OneGenderRace One Gender Tribes]]: Again, the tribe of Light subverts this by being composed of both genders.
** And subverted again with Psionics, which is a female-only tribe save for their first member, a male Toa. Turns out he wasn't effective in peacefully dealing with Zyglak, so the rest of the Psionics Matoran are female on the grounds that they would be gentler with their powers. (However, the (female) Toa of Lightning he explains this to doubts that WomenAreWiser.)
* PersonalityPowers: Matoran personalities tend to match the tribe they belong to; fire is HotBlooded, ice is TheStoic, and so on. Occasionally subverted on an individual basis.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: but they only get the primary ones if/when they become Toa.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: averted; they're either pre-trained or willing to get their hands dirty anyway.
* WeaksauceWeakness: A Matoran without its Kanohi mask will soon fall comatose.

!!!The Toa
The heroes; Matoran chosen by Destiny to receive power and transform into benevolent protectors. Tend to work in six-member teams. Once they fulfill their purpose, they may be called upon to give up their power and become '''Turaga''' elders.
* AllYourColorsCombined: six Toa can team up to [[SealedEvilInACan Seal Evil In A Can]] as long as they are all different powers, and that [[YinYangBomb Light and Shadow]] aren't both used.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Elements are all color-coded with one or two colors (see ElementalPowers)
* ComboPlatterPowers: given the ElementalPowers and MaskOfPower, although in some cases, they are compatible (Gali: MakingASplash and ArtificialGill; Lewa: BlowYouAway and NotQuiteFlight)
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: The [[TropeNamer Trope Namers]]; each Toa wears a mask that grants them an ability.
* ElementalBaggage: Usually justified, but the Toa can create their element out of thin air.
* ElementalPowers
** Major Elements:
*** AnIcePerson (Toa of Ice, white and grey)
*** BlowYouAway (Toa of Air, green)
*** DishingOutDirt (split between Toa of Earth and Toa of Stone, black and brown respectively)
*** MakingASplash (Toa of Water, blue)
*** PlayingWithFire (Toa of Fire, red and orange)
*** HolyHandGrenade / LightEmUp (Toa of Light, white and gold)
*** CastingAShadow (Theoretical Toa of Shadow) [[note]]Matoran of Shadow did exist, and there were plans to make a Toa of Shadow, but it was cut due to time constraints[[/note]]
** Minor Elements:
*** ExtraOreDinary (Toa of Iron, metallic grey, bronze, gold and burnt orange)
*** PsychicPowers (Toa of Psionics, gold and blue)
*** ShockAndAwe (Toa of Lightning, blue and white)
*** MakeMeWannaShout (Toa of Sonics, gray)
*** GreenThumb (Toa of Plant Life/The Green/Jungle, green and blue)
*** GravityMaster (Toa of Gravity, purple and black)
*** PlasmaCannon (Toa of Plasma, orange and white)
*** SelectiveMagnetism / MagnetismManipulation: (Toa of Magnetism, gunmetal gray and black)
** ElementalAbsorption
** ElementalPunch: Of a sort; they can charge their Toa Tools with their powers.
* FusionDance: Three Toa can merge into a Toa Kaita.
* MagicKnight: Their ElementalPowers and generally melee-based weaponry give them this image.
* PersonalityPowers: Their ElementalPowers to a degree, though the story began playing with this more as it continued.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Toa can perform Nova Blasts, which explosively releases all of their elemental powers.
** For comparison, only one Nova Blast has been shown in Canon. It's implied to have devastated an entire continent. In ''Legends'', Jaller [[spoiler:prepares one in a HeroicSacrifice to let Matoro save Mata Nui. When they are transported back to Metru Nui, it's treated as a serious possibility that he might sink the island, thereby [[CranialProcessingUnit destroying the whole universe.]]]]
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Matoran into Toa, and again into Turaga.
** RapidAging: When the Toa Metru give up their powers to awaken the Matoran.
* PowerOfTheStorm: Elemental Powers such as [[AnIcePerson Ice]], [[BlowYouAway Air]], and [[MakingASplash Water]] can be used to manipulate the weather in regards to the power.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Which they already had since they were Matoran (except for the Toa Mata, who were created first as Toa rather than Matoran).
* ThouShaltNotKill: Officially part of the "[[CodeOfHonour Toa Code]]" due to PR concerns, as Toa need the trust of the Matoran in order to operate effectively. Said code was probably loosened in wartime, but none of the Toa we meet take killing lightly. One Toa is known to have killed a Makuta under necessary circumstances, and he's still haunted by it.
* TrueCompanions: Toa teams commonly form this dynamic, though it has been subverted on occasion.
* WeaponOfChoice
** TheMagicTouch: Toa often channel their Elemental Powers into their weapons.
** MagicWand: the most common use of the weapons, thanks to ThouShaltNotKill.

!Bionicle Chronicles

[[folder:The Toa Mata / Toa Nuva]]

->Great warriors with great power, drawn from the very elements themselves. Together, they were six heroes with one destiny: to defeat Makuta and save Mata Nui.

The Toa Mata were created to get Mata Nui back on his feet if necessary, and put in stasis until they were needed. After awakening, they eventually gained enhanced Toa Nuva forms, and even later on were given Adaptive Armor that can alter its abilities for any terrain[[note]]The known configurations are the "Phantoka" Sky Form and the "Mistika" Swamp Form used in Karda Nui[[/note]].
* AdaptiveArmor: Given to them by Artakha.
* {{BFG}}[=/=]FrickinLaserBeams: Adaptive Armor weaponry: Midak Skyblasters and Nynrah Ghostblasters
** LaserSight: Kopaka Phantoka's mask and Blizzard Blade, Gali and Onua Mistika's Nynrah Ghost Blasters
* BlingBlingBang[=/=]GoldColoredSuperiority: the Golden Kanohi worn by the Toa Mata
* BifurcatedWeapon: Kopaka Nuva's Ice Blades, which split into ice skates, Tahu Nuva's Magma Blades, which also doubles as a [[CoolBoard lava-surfboard]], and Pohatu Nuva's Climbing Claws, which combine into the Kodan Ball.
* BreakingTheFellowship: After becoming Toa Nuva, they decide that they each have enough power to protect their villages alone (mostly Tahu and Kopaka, with Gali being the major dissenter).
** PuttingTheBandBackTogether: The Bohrok-Kal force this soon afterward.
* CharacterDevelopment: Tahu and Kopaka became more cooperative, Lewa learned to take his job a bit more seriously.
* CoolSword: Tahu, Kopaka, and Lewa have all wielded these in verious forms.
* DualWielding: Gali and Onua Mata, all of the Toa Nuva in their base forms, and Pohatu Phantoka.
* {{Flight}}: Provided to all by Adaptive Armor (at least in the known Phantoka and Mistika forms).
* ForgedByTheGods: The Golden Kanohi and Adaptive Armor were forged by Artakha, and the Golden Armor was forged by the Great Beings.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble:
** The Optimist: Tahu and Pohatu are both HonorBeforeReason types and always believe that they'll be able to win.
** The Realist: Onua, the peacekeeping OnlySaneMan who loves to TakeAThirdOption.
** The Cynic: Kopaka, the VERY logical and anti-social DeadpanSnarker, very much the best or one of the best fighters, and a little rude at times.
** The Apathetic: Lewa, what with his devil-may-care attitude and tendency to get sidetracked (and then brainwashed).
** The Conflicted: Gali, being the more empathic peacemaker of the group.
* HumanPopsicle: Tahu gets frozen by Kopaka in ''Mask of Light''.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Unfortunately, the Laser Guide was off a bit and they forgot too much.
* MorphWeapon: the Adaptive Armor
* {{Retronym}}: "Toa Mata"; they were originally just "the Toa" as they knew of no others
* SealedGoodInACan: they were inside Toa Canisters until those transported them to Mata Nui. And again to Voya Nui.
* SuperEmpowering: the Kanohi Nuva the Toa wear can share their powers with other beings within range.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: In the early story arcs, Tahu and Kopaka never get along, and Gali is always frustrated trying to make them put their differences aside.
* TrainingFromHell: under Hydraxon in their {{Backstory}}.
* TrickedOutShoes: Kopaka Nuva, Gali Nuva, and Onua Nuva, as mentioned, can attach their weapon to their feet for environmental transport. Lewa also has flip-out foot claws in ''Mask of Light''.
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn]]

!! Tahu
[- '''Voiced by:''' Creator/ScottMcneil -]

-->And I pledge to you that as Toa of Fire I will do all I can to keep you and our home safe from harm. Remember -- your bravery, your wisdom, your spirit, make you as mighty as any Toa!"

The leader and Toa of Fire, Tahu is known for being very hot-headed and aggressive, but has since grown more patient. However, he always remains a very loyal and selfless hero. Tahu was last seen reverted back to his Mata form, so that he could use a set of golden armor (though he retains his Adaptive Armor as well).
* BarrierWarrior: His Kanohi Hau, Mask of Shielding; its upgraded form can also protect those near the wearer.
* BlingBlingBang[=/=]GoldColoredSuperiority: His Golden Armor.
* BroughtDownToBadass: The Ignika reverts Tahu back into a Toa Mata, as the Golden Armor could only be used in that form. It makes up for it when he absorbs all the powers of the Rahkshi that he destroys.
* FlamingSword: Tahu's Fire Sword (Mata form) and Magma Blades (Nuva form)
** OddlyShapedSword: Tahu Mata's Fire Sword.
** DoubleWeapon: Tahu Nuva ''can'' do this with his Magma Swords, but he usually [[DualWielding Dual Wields]] instead.
** LavaAddsAwesome: Tahu's Magma Blades.
** EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Tahu Mistika's Rotating Blades
* HotBlooded: With PersonalityPowers to match.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Temperamental he may be, Tahu is still very much devoted to the Toa cause.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Tahu has a shield as part of his Golden Armor.
* SwordAndGun: In his Adaptive Armor.
* RedOniBlueOni: Fittingly, he's the red to Kopaka's blue.
* WonTheSuperpowerLottery: Although all Toa have this to some extent, Tahu more than qualifies for this trope once he acquired the Golden Armor. It has granted him all 40+ Makuta powers, making him the most powerful Toa of all despite having been reverted to his original form.

!! Kopaka
[- '''Voiced by:''' MichaelDobson -]

->If you wish to help me, fine. If you wish to talk... seek out Toa Lewa.

The Toa of Ice, Kopaka is very cold and antisocial, leaving when his job is done, and butting heads with Tahu frequently. A skilled intellectual, his analytical mind has won many battles.
* ChainsawGripBFG: How he holds his adaptive weapon.
* CoolSword: His Ice Blade as a Toa Mata.
* DoubleWeapon: Kopaka Nuva's Ice Blades.
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Kopaka's Akaku's right eye is covered by a device that functions as a scope. If one of the other Toa Mata/Nuva wore the Mask of X-Ray Vision, this would have happened to him/her as well.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's NotSoDifferent with Tahu in this regard.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His Ice Shield.
* TheStoic:
** NotSoStoic: He has his moments, such as in the book "Tales of the Masks" when [[spoiler:Pohatu has a DisneyDeath]].
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Him and Gali received visions of the team combining into Akamai and Wairuha.
* RedOniBlueOni: Fittingly, he's the blue to Tahu's red.
* WingedHumanoid: Kopaka Phantoka has jet wings.
* XRayVision: His Kanohi Akaku, Mask of X-Ray Vision.

!! Gali
[- '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KathleenBarr -]

-->For despite all our interesting elemental powers we may have, I expect that our best weapon is our minds.

The Toa of Water, Gali is as wise, warm, and gentle as the oceans she commands. Thus, she takes it upon herself to be the peacekeeper among the Toa.
* AnAxeToGrind: Gali Nuva's Aqua Axes.
* ArtificialGill: Her Kanohi Kaukau, Mask of Underwater Breathing.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: In ''Dark Destiny'', Dalu temporarily enhances Gali's sight to the point that she can see into other dimensions through her closed lids and hands. Gali utterly loses it as a result until Axonn heals her.
* HooksAndCrooks: Gali Mata uses two.
* NiceGirl: She's easily one of the nicest of the team.
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Her and Kopaka received visions of the team combining into Akamai and Wairuha.
* WomenAreWiser: She's one of the more level-headed of the Toa.

!! Lewa
[- '''Voiced by:''' DaleWilson -]

->Lewa, mystery-king of know-nothingness. That's me!

The Toa of Air, Lewa is wild, free-spirited, and always willing to help. Initially overconfident, his experiences being unwillingly controlled by the Makuta and Bohrok have wisened him up.
* AnAxeToGrind: Lewa Mata's Axe.
* {{BFS}}: Lewa Phantoka's Air Saber.
* DualWielding: His Air Katana.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Lewa Nuva's usual swords are called "Air Katanas"
* FightingFromTheInside: Happens to Lewa twice; once with an Infected Kanohi and the next a Krana.
* GrandTheftMe: Tren Krom suckered Lewa into a FreakyFridayFlip for a while, but thankfully Artakha set things right.
* {{Jetpack}}: Lewa Phantoka (though they're actually on his shoulders).
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Tosses aside his remaining Air Katana and proceeds to beat the stuffing out of Reidak.
* NotQuiteFlight: His Kanohi Miru, Mask of Levitation.
* ShoutOut: A possibly unintentional example with Lewa Phantoka; he only has a single Air Saber. As Lewa Nuva, Reidak snapped one of his Air Katana.
* SwordAndGun: In his Adaptive Armor.
* WingedHumanoid: Lewa Nuva, using his Air Katanas as wings.

!! Pohatu
[- '''Voiced by:''' Creator/TrevorDevall -]

->Why not team up? It might make things easier.

The Toa of Stone, Pohatu is a friendly, easygoing sort. Dependable and brave, he is a reliable ally who boosts morale among the team.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Subverted; if you pay attention in the online animations, you can notice that Pohatu makes heavy steps as he walks. Since he has the Mask of Speed, the weight makes no difference.
* ArmedLegs: Pohatu's large, armored feet.
* BoisterousBruiser: Loud, cheerful, and loves a good fight.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Pohatu Phantoka's Twin Propellers
* ExtremityExtremist: Pohatu's main weapons are his ''feet''.
* LightningBruiser: Thanks to his Mask of Speed paired with his natural strength.
* NiceGuy: Though possibly not the nicest Toa, he's easily the friendliest, and his ''Dark Mirror'' counterpart is the TokenGoodTeammate.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: His first two sets had an upside-down body part to facilitate his kicking function, giving him a narrow torso and wide hips.
* ThisIsADrill: Pohatu Phantoka's Twin Propellers could work like this.
* ShoulderCannon: Pohatu Phantoka's shoulder-mounted Midak Skyblaster
* SuperSpeed: His Kanohi Kamama, Mask of Speed.

!! Onua
[- '''Voiced by:''' Creator/ScottMcneil -]

->I believe I've done what I had to do. I've taken the first step toward the future. No one ever said the trip would be an easy one.

The Toa of Earth, Onua is very wise and patient hero. A Toa of few words, he only speaks if the feels there is something necessary to be said.
* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: In ''Mask of Light'', he's more of a typical BoisterousBruiser who accidentally demolished his own village.
* ChainsawGripBFG: How he holds his adaptive weapon.
* ChainsawGood: Onua Nuva's Quake Breakers; also used as RollerbladeGood.
* CreepyGood: Onua Mata. He's a completely black [[PrimalStance hunchback, with long arms]], [[SicklyGreenGlow Sickly Green]] GlowingEyesOfDoom, WolverineClaws that look like CreepyLongFingers, and his mask makes him look like [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhes]]. And yet, not only is he a good guy, but also arguably the most level-headed and nicest of the team.
** HockeyMaskAndChainsaw: Again subverted, as he gets Quake Breakers when becomes a Toa Nuva, but otherwise has the same personality.
* MadeOfIron: He takes hits from three Piraka and he's still standing, though four proves to be a bit too much.
* NiceGuy: Barring possibly Gali, he's one of the nicest of the team.
* TheQuietOne: Usually only speaks when he has good reason to.
* ShootTheDog: The group discovers they have to [[spoiler:reawaken the Bohrok and let them destroy the island of Mata Nui]] as part of the preparations for Mata Nui's awakening. Onua winds up being the one who does it when the others can't bring themselves to.
* SuperStrength: His Kanohi Pakari, Mask of Strength
* TeamDad: Notably, he also disagreed with the Toa Nuva going their separate ways prior to the Mask of Light arc, but didn't speak against it because he felt the others would be better suited to learn from their own mistakes.
* WolverineClaws: Onua Mata's claws.

!! Akamai and Wairuha
->Three shall become myself, Akamai, and walk the path of the warrior.
->Three shall become Wairuha, and walk the path of wisdom.

The Toa Kaita are the fusion of three Toa. Akamai, the Toa of Valor, was formed from Tahu, Pohatu, and Onua, while Wairuha, the Toa of Wisdom, was formed from Kopaka, Gali, and Lewa. The Toa combined into them once to battle the Manas, and Wairuha was form once again to battle the Bohrok-Kal.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Naturally, they had all the elemental and mask powers of their component Toa.
* BoisterousBruiser: Akamai, being a combination of Tahu and Pohatu even with Onua in the mix.
* FusionDance: Formed through concentrating on Unity.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Wairuha's second appearance. Not only was he deprived of his ElementalPowers, but the Bohrok-Kal could form a Kaita of their own!

!! Takua / Takanuva
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[- '''Voiced by:''' Jason Michas (English), Creator/MamoruMiyano (Japanese) -]

-> You know me -- always different!

Takua was an adventurous and eager Matoran who became Takanuva, the first and so far only Toa of Light. He's still unsure of himself in the role of a hero, but very willing to step up to the cause. WordOfGod says that [[spoiler:he is the very first Matoran built by the Great Beings.]]
* AmplifierArtifact: the Power Lance
* AwesomeBackpack: in the ''Mata Nui Online Game''
** BagOfHolding
* BladeOnAStick: Staff of Light originally, Power Lance in Karda Nui, then ...
** DualWielding: ... by Bara Magna he has ''twin'' Light Staffs.
* CareBearStare: his Mask of Light
* CastingAShadow: Gained Shadow powers briefly while corrupted in Karda Nui.
* CharacterExaggeration: ''Mask of Light'' really played up his dislike of working to the point that he almost seems like a far cry from the GuileHero he had previously built himself up as.
* CoolBike: The Ussanui, a hovering motorcycle-like mount built mostly from the bodies of Makuta's Rahkshi
* TheDreaded: To all Makuta as "The Toa of Light", with them being shadow-based creatures.
* ElementalEyeColors: Takanuva, Toa of Light has yellow eyes, representing his light-based powers. His first toy also came with yellow eyes, though later incarnations changed them to lime green.
* TheExile: in ''Quest for the Toa'' for his poor work ethic, but he's later allowed back.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: At first, he was the PlayerCharacter in the first ''Mata Nui Online Game''.
* {{Flight}}: Temporarily in Karda Nui, thanks to a virus given by Krika in the Toa Empire Pocket Dimension
* FrickinLaserBeams: The Midak Skyblaster he used in Karda Nui
* FusionDance: With Makuta into Takutanuva (Not an inherent ability but via a quick dip in a bath of [[AppliedPhlebotinum Energized Protodermis]])
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: He is basically the Matoran Universe's Jesus and is clad in white and gold armor. It helps that he not only wields the power of light but was also a member of the Av-Matoran, who were the prototypes for all other kinds and had more powers than the usual matoran.
* GuileHero: Scored many victories against the Rahi and Bohrok when he was still a Matoran strictly by using strategy and leadership.
* IHaveManyNames: Protagonist example. He was called Takua, later occasionally called "The Chronicler" during the course of the Mata Nui Online Game, later upgrades to "Takuanuva", the Toa of Light.
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: Takua's journey to find the Toa of Light ended with ''him'' becoming the Toa of Light.
* KidAppealCharacter: Especially as Takua
* LightEmUp / HolyHandGrenade
* MasterOfIllusion: He's learned to manipulate light to create holograms.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: In Karda Nui; the location's unique Light energies made him grow to at least ten feet tall.
* PaintItBlack[=/=]RedRightHand: When corrupted with Shadow, the gold parts of his armor turned black
* SixthRanger: An unofficial one to the Toa Nuva. And a textbook example, even being referred to as "the Seventh Toa" before his identity was revealed.
* TheSlacker: As Takua, he was infamous for doing very little work, to the point that others joked he had an entire squad of Vahki to make sure he did his job. This largely went away when he became Takanuva, most likely due to the greater importance of his duty. (That, and his job is more adventuring and heroism than hard work.)
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: In Karda Nui when he lost part of his light.
* SupportingLeader: Before becoming a Toa, that is.
* SwordAndGun: Staff and Gun, actually, in Karda Nui
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: Three times in a row before actually getting to Karda Nui in his own universe.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Jaller, who was occasionally annoyed by Takua's adventuring antics as a Matoran.
* VocalDissonance: In ''Mask of Light'' he sounds like a young teenager both before and after becoming the Toa of Light.
* YinYangBomb: For a brief period, but it was there when he was a "Toa of Twilight".

[[folder: The Turaga]]
The chieftians of the villages of Mata Nui, who got ADayInTheLimelight for the Bionicle Adventures saga, so go to that section for information on them.

[[folder: Matoran of Mata Nui]]
Note: Jaller, Hahli, Kongu, Hewkii, Nuparu, and Matoro become {{Ascended Extra}}s during the Bionicle Legends saga, so go to that section for information on them.

!! Onepu
->I am Onepu, High Commander of the Ussalry, Veteran of the Makuta Wars, Right Hand of Turaga Whenua, and Champion Kolhii Forward of Onu-Koro. At your service, my Lady.

He's the captain of the Ussalry, the military force of Onu-Koro. Rather haughty and quick to pawn off his labor to Taipu.
%%* {{Pride}}
* PurpleIsPowerful: Well, powerful for a Matoran, anyway.

!! The Chronicler's Company
A group of Matoran whom Takua banded together to defend Kini-Nui from Rahi while the Toa fought Makuta. They've since reunited to[[spoiler: help out the survivors of Teridax's reign, minus Kapura and Hafu, who are lost on Bota Magna.]]
%%* PuttingTheBandBackTogether
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: A gassy slowpoke, a troublesome adventurer, a narcissitic statue maker, a KindheartedSimpleton, an acrophobic chatterbox, and a shy ice carver.

!!! Kapura
->It is as Vakama said. I practiced and became skilled. I now know the secret art of traveling great distances by moving very slowly. It is only a small matter for me to be wherever I am not. It is a useful skill.

The other Matoran never thought much of the slow-to-act Kapura, but Vakama knew how wise he truly was, and taught him the art traveling quickly by moving slowly.
* AmbiguousDisorder: He's very slow and spacey in his mannerisms, but posesses a surprizing level of brilliance that few recognize.
%%* TheFool
* {{Gasshole}}: He let off a few FartsOnFire in the ''Mata Nui Online Game''.
* RiddleForTheAges: How does his practice of traveling quickly by moving slowly work? Not even WordOfGod knows. All we know is he's really good at it.
* OffscreenTeleportation: He just appears wherever you need him, despite the fact that when you're looking at him he's moving at a snail's pace.

!!! Maku / Macku
->It is good to be on an adventure with you again! I thought Nokama would keep me locked up in the village forever.

She's a talented girl with a thirst for adventure, who often snuck out of the village to slate said thirst and cavort with the apple of her eye, Hewkii.
* BeardedLady: Her choice of mask makes her look the part.
* PluckyGirl: Macku is ever helpful, brave, and adventurous.

!!! Hafu
->Another Hafu original!

Hafu is a Matoran of many skills, most prominently carving, as was very proud and boastful of that fact.
%%* ThePrankster
* {{Pride}}: To be fair, he does have the talent to back his boasts up.

!!! Taipu
->A long time ago many rocks fell on my head. That did not hurt much. Neither do these Rahi.

Taipu can be very gullible, but he's nontheless a loyal, hard-working sort with a big heart.
* DumbMuscle: Onepu liked to trick him into doing his work as well as his own.
%%* KindheartedSimpleton.

!!! Tamaru
-> Highbranch home locked and protected. Downtree guard am I, set here because... I fly not.

A spirited yet clumsy Le-Matoran whose dream of flying is dashed by his fear of heights,
* [[AcrophobicBird Acrophobic Le-Matoran]]: Relatively speaking, anyways. He can run through the treetops just fine, but all Le-Matoran consider the canopy 'ground'-level. Above them? That he can't handle.
%%* {{Keet}}
* IronicFear: A Le-Matoran afraid of heights.
%%* MotorMouth
* TragicDream: His fear of heights dashes his aspirations of joining the Gukko Force.

!!! Kopeke
-> Only hardy Matoran can withstand the wind and ice of Ko-Koro. These Rahi will find me tough to overcome.

Kopeke was merely shy as opposed to the antisocial people of his village, but his talent as an ice carver is second to none. He is the the current Chronicler.
* ShrinkingViolet: In contrast to many other Ko-matoran who are cold and anti-social, Kopeke is just shy.

[[folder: Legends of Mata Nui]]
Mata Nui was the Great Spirit who was sent by the Great Beings to look after the world, until he was put to sleep a thousand years ago by his brother Makuta. Mata Nui and the Great Beings were {{Minor Major Character}}s until their secrets were revealed in the Bara Magna saga, so go to that section for information on them.


[-'''Voiced by:''' Creator/LeeTockar-]

[[caption-width-right:250:"''[[XanatosGambit Even my... setbacks... are planned for, and so I shall win in the end]].''"]]
->I am the shape in the shadows. I am the darkness in the heart of Mata Nui. I live in the dread stories told by the Turaga around the village fires. The dark creatures -- the Manas, the Rahi -- are my servants. I am Makuta.

The BigBad. Executed a daring plan to wrest control of the universe away from Mata Nui [[spoiler:and it worked]]. His real name is '''Teridax''', but he prefers to go by his title of "Makuta" (specified as "the Makuta of Metru Nui" when there's more than one Makuta around) to the point that few outside his brother Makuta know what his real name even is.
* AGodAmI: when he [[GrandTheftMe takes control]] of Mata Nui's body.
* AnimatedArmor: By his Antidermis energy.
* BadassBoast: Many times, but subverted with one of his more famous examples where he simply says "Unacceptable". There's no need for him to boast at this point, because at this point his very existence is a threat.
* BigBad: For all years bar 2009.
* BladeOnAStick: Staff of Darkness
* BodyHorror: in "The Kingdom" pocket dimension, where he [[BodyOfBodies absorbed the mass of his fellow Brotherhood members]], [[GhostMemory in addition to their knowledge]].
** AssimilationBackfire: absorbing Matoro ends up killing them both, as Matoro was able to fight back as his will was greatly weakened after the failure of his plan in that universe.
* CainAndAbel: with Mata Nui, according to the legends.
* TheChessmaster: When he has around 80,000 years to plan, and [[spoiler:even succeed at near the end]], Makuta definitely counts as one of the greatest of these.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his first appearances, he was basically [[VideoGame/EarthBound Giygas]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Zeromus]] if they were a swirling mass of mechanical body parts. Nowadays, he's a much more conventional villain.
* ClassicVillain: Representing Ambition and Envy.
* ColdHam: Very hammy in dialogue, and has a deep voice, but rarely raises his voice.
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: his Mask Of Shadow.
* DeadAlternateCounterpart: Inverted and subverted initially; Mazeka returns to the main dimension with a good version of Teridax from an alternate dimension. In the main dimension, the Teridax here is the BigBad who recently managed to [[GrandTheftMe takeover Mata Nui's body and the entire Matoran Universe]]. Later, in a giant robot fight between Teridax and Mata Nui in the Prototype Robot, Teridax is killed after a ColonyDrop by a planet hits his head.
* DropTheHammer: His good twin from an alternate universe carries a warhammer.
* EldritchAbomination: During the first few years of the Matoran Arc. He's been downgraded to TheChessmaster, but some elements of this still remain.
* ElementalPowers: CastingAShadow, as with all Makuta.
* EnergyBeing: He eventually evolved into Antidermis.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Usually known as "Makuta" or "the Makuta of Metru Nui".
* EvilerThanThou: Provoked the Brotherhood/Dark Hunter War, shattered Karzahni's mind, challenged the Barraki (though he threw that fight), and eliminated the other Makuta.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Courtesy of Lee Tockar.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: For his very first actual appearance at the end of the ''Mata Nui Online Game'', Makuta takes the form of a Matoran to mess with everyone.
--> '''Makuta:''' [[LampshadeHanging You expected something else?]] Something like... [[CombatTentacles THIS]]!?
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}. Once his plan came to fruition, Makuta became so sure of his godly power that he didn't bother to outright smite his enemies, JustToyingWithThem. [[spoiler: As a result, the only casualties of his reign were CListFodder, and Mata Nui was able to turn the tables on him in their FinalBattle.]]
* ForTheEvulz: In the ''Mask of Light'' movie, Makuta decides to toy with Takanuva in "a simple game of Kolhii".
* FusionDance: With Takanuva into Takutanuva
* HijackingCthulhu: Taking over Mata Nui's body.
* IAmTheNoun: "I ''am'' Brotherhood Law!" And later, [[spoiler:"I am the universe!"]]
* KilledOffForReal: Subverted more times than it's funny, most, if not all of which were part of ThePlan [[spoiler:Then played straight. But his benevolent alternate-self still lives.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: Towards the Rahkshi.
* LastOfHisKind (In a SelfMadeOrphan kind of way, though he did leave Miserix merely trapped to have something to gloat over.)
* MadScientist: Though not always successfully.
* ManipulativeBastard: He sometimes succeeds in manipulating some of the protagonists, which in turn compliments his association with the [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] trope.
* MookMaker: He can spawn Kraata to make Rahkshi.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: During the Metru Nui arc.
* NoNameGiven: Up until the Karda Nui arc.
* OneWingedAngel: Does this a few times; with ''Legends of Metru Nui'' being the most noted example.
* PowerGivesYouWings: After fusing Nivawk with himself, he gains its wings.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he takes over Mata Nui's body, the body's eyes turn red.
* SatanicArchetype: A FallenHero from one of [[{{God}} Mata Nui's]] elite soldiers, grew envious of Mata Nui, wants to [[HijackingCthulhu supplant him]] and [[spoiler: rightly]] [[{{Pride}} believes himself capable of doing so]], an [[TheChessmaster absolute]] [[ManipulativeBastard master]] of manipulation... yeah, that sound about right.
* ShapeShifting: One of his Kraata powers.
** ShapeshifterDefaultForm: His "Shadow Titan" form.
* SociopathicHero: Before becoming a villain.
* WingedHumanoid: His "Ultimate Dume" form.
* XanatosGambit: He put the Great Spirit Mata Nui to sleep and on the verge of death while he took over in the power vacuum -- but if some heroes would arise to heal Mata Nui and wake him up again (something which Makuta was clever enough to expect would happen), then he could usurp the revival process and commit GrandTheftMe, essentially becoming the {{God}} of that world. ''Eight years of storyline'' passed before this was revealed.
** A quote from Time Trap says it best.
--> '''Makuta:''' "Little Toa, you have not yet begun to see even the barest outlines of my plans. I have schemes within schemes that would boggle your feeble mind. You may counter one, but there are a thousand more of which you know nothing. Even my... setbacks... are planned for, and so I shall win in the end."
* XanatosSpeedChess: He didn't take the rescue of the Matoran of Metru Nui into account, though managed to get past that. When part of his plan called for leaving his body, he didn't expect it to be destroyed by the end, but he still managed to keep his plan going smoothly, [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe taking over]] [[AGodAmI Mata Nui's body]] and the Matoran World within it at the end of 2008's arc]].
* YouAreTooLate: Probably just about as powerful and as awesome as the former {{Trope Namer}}
* YouCantFightFate: In a more ironic fashion -- he and his species were originally created to help Mata Nui restore the shattered Spherus Magna to its original state, but he rebelled against that to take the universe for himself. During the final battle with Mata Nui, [[spoiler: he ended up pulling the fragments closer together and [[KarmicDeath was killed when one crushed his head]]. But because he brought them so close to the planet, Mata Nui was able to finish the restoration on his own.]]

[[folder: Rahi Beasts]]
!! Tarakava, Tarakava Nui
A strange reptilian Rahi that hunts by lurking beneath the water and ambushing with powerful punches. They are one of many Rahi species that Makuta controlled via Infected Masks to attack the Matoran of Mata Nui. Makuta also bred a stronger mutant specimen called the Tarakava Nui sometime prior to the enactment of his plan.
* BoxingBattler: Their primary form of attack is to punch at things with their arms.
* InformedSpecies: Do they really look like lizards?!
* KingMook / UniqueEnemy: The Tarakava Nui
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: They're they only Bionicle sets to make a significant use of {{LEGO}} System bricks, having a System-built midsection.
* UndergroundMonkey: There exists a smaller, desert-dwelling subspecies known as the Sand Tarakava.

!! Nui-Rama, Nui-Kopen
These irritable insects fly at high speeds attacking with wings, claws, and stingers. The Nui-Rama and Nui-Kopen are bitter enemies due to the fact that they share the same prey, but Makuta's Infected Masks will certainly make them cooperate against the island's do-gooders.
* BewareMyStingerTail: Though it's difficult to tell in the sets.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Specifically, the Nui-Rama are flies, and the Nui-Kopen are wasps.
* GiantFlyer: These are not your normal flying insects. These are big enough to challenge the local birds, who are large enough to serve as ''air cavalry''.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Nui-Rama and Nui-Kopen normally are enemy species, but are forced to work together due to Makuta's control. According to supplementary material, even with the mind control they seem to despise this arrangement.

!! Nui-Jaga
These vicious, hotheaded scorpions posess powerful stingers that can either shoot venom from afar or deliver a deadlier blow up close. Naturally, they were perfect for Makuta to enslave with his Infected Masks.
* BewareMyStingerTail: The first Bionicle creatures to do so, long before the Vorox were even an idea.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: They're larger than the Toa Mata and easily four times the size of the Matoran.
* DumbMuscle: Their main weakness. They can easily be tricked into attacking their own reflection with a sheet of crystal.
* ScaryScorpions: Gigantic scorpions that can blind and poison with their venom.

!! Muaka, Kane-Ra, Kuma-Nui
One might not think of tigers and bulls to be similar animals, but try telling that to these beasts. With lunging necks and powerful bites, Makuta enslaved them in his bought against the island of Mata Nui, often teaming them up despite them not naturally coexisting. Worse still, the rat-like Kuma-Nui is surprisingly larger and packs a similar bite.
* ALoadOfBull: Kane-Ra is a big red angry bull
* AnArmAndALeg: Their set's primary action feature has them attack the mask struts on their arms. Successfully removing these causes their arms to fall off in injury.
* InformedSpecies: Only the Kane-Ra resembles a bull, and just barely at that. All three resemble some kind of crawling (or hunched over) angry dragon. It doesn't help that the Muaka and Kuma-Nui both share the same head, and Kane-Ra and Muaka only differ by what's on the back of their heads (Horns and vaguely feline-shaped ears, respectively) and their feet (claws for the Muaka, and vaguely hoove-shaped feet for the Kane-Ra).
* ManBitesMan: Their primary function is to lunge out with their extendable necks to bite your face off. The sets are designed so you can tear off the mask struts on their shoulders, causing their arms to fall off.
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: The Kuma-Nui is suppose to be a mouse...that is canonically much larger than either the Kane Ra or Muaka. Both of the latter are easily as big as ''vehicles''.
* PantheraAwesome: Muaka are described as tiger-like. They also ''prey on Rahkshi''.

!! Manas, Mana Ko
These savage crab Rahi served as the guardians of Makuta's lair. Smarter than most Rahi and powered by heat, the Toa could only stand a chance against them by combining into the Toa Kaita. The Mana Ko, rumored to be Mukata's ultmate guardian, could fire blasts of disintegrative power on top of all that.
* '''GiantEnemyCrab''': One of the two crab species to appear on the island of Mata Nui, the other being the Ussal Crab.
* DisintegratorRay: The Mana Ko has this power.
* EliteMooks: Easily the most powerful Rahi on the island bar perhaps the Rahi-Nui.
* GeniusBruiser: Compared to most Rahi, at least.
* GoodAllAlong: Supplementary material reveals that the Mana Ko are members of the Order of Mata Nui, specifically so that they can keep tabs on their Makuta masters without suspicion.

!! Gukko, Kahu
This majestic, four-winged hummingbird Rahi are usually docile, yet highly effective defenders. After ages of difficulty, the Le-Matoran eventually managed to train these birds to serve as mounts for their military, the Gukko Force. There are three named subspecies of Gukko: the hawk-like Kahu (whose wings glow in flight), the vulture-like Kewa, and the duck-like Taku.
* GiantFlyer: Large enough to have disc launchers mounted over their wings and be used as air cavalry.
* NobleBirdOfPrey: Kewa and Kahu

!! Ussal crab (Puku / Pewku)
Strong, swift, and friendly, Ussal crabs are Matoran's best friend. They are often employed for cart-hauling, racing, and acting as mounts for Onu-Koro's military, the Ussalry. One Ussal named Pewku has grown a lot older and bigger than most, and has been passed down through many owners, such as Orkham and Takua.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Pewku once glomped Takua and licked his mask like an excited puppy.
* [[GiantEnemyCrab Giant]] [[BigFriendlyDog Friendly]] [[GiantEnemyCrab Crab]]
* HorseOfADifferentColor: The Matoran of Onu-Koro use them like horses, to the point that their army is called the "Ussalry"
* WallCrawl: Pewku has the ability to scale walls. Takua usually needs to strap himself in before she does this.

[[folder:The Bohrok Swarm]]
Bohrok are insectoid drones whose main purpose was to clean all matter from the island of Mata Nui. Unlike the other biomechanical races, they were mechanical drones driven by organic Krana parasites. Initially awakened by [[BigBad Makuta]], the Bohrok swarms were defeated by the Toa Mata when the [[SealedEvilInACan Toa trapped the Bohrok's twin Bahrag queens in a cage of solid Protodermis]].

It was later revealed that [[spoiler: their purpose is to ensure that the camouflage of flora on Mata Nui's face is gone in preparation for him returning to an upright position, and that they were awakened too early. The swarms were thusly reawakened by the Toa Nuva to resume their quest of destruction, and have since gone back to sleep when their mission was completed.]]
* BeTheBall: They curled themselves up into balls for faster travel and hibernation.
* ChainsawGood: the Kohrak's Ice Shield resemble buzzsaws
* ElementalBaggage: THe Bohrok basically just blast their element out of their shields.
* ElementalPowers
** AnIcePerson (Kohrak)
** DishingOutDirt (Nuhvok (Earth), Pahrak (Stone))
** HollywoodAcid (Lehvak)
** MakingASplash (Gahlok)
** PlayingWithFire (Tahnok)
* FaceHugger: Their Krana could latch onto Matoran faces, making them part of the Swarm.
* FusionDance: They ''could'' do this, but only one group of Bohrok-Kal has been known to.
* HiveMind: The Krana they control are all commanded by the Bahrag.
* HumanResources: Nuparu built the Boxor mech out of Bohrok parts. Later made FridgeHorror when it was discovered that Bohrok are [[spoiler: transformed Matoran of Light]].
* InterimVillain: They were released prematurely by Teridax to distract the Toas while he recovered.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: They carried twin shields to focus their powers
* PuppeteerParasite: Their Kranas can do this to whoever's face they're attached to.
* {{Mooks}}: They would be the first canister-level sets to represent the bad guys and canonically came in swarms.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: Subversion in that they aren't evil, just awakened too early. Eventually they are freed to continue their job. Though the Bahrag seem quite quick to use MindRape.]]
* TheSwarm: They're called Bohrok Swarms for a reason.
* UseYourHead: They could snap their heads forward like a jackhammer.
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan: A small percentage of Av-Matoran were destined to transform into Bohrok at some point in their lives.]]
* WetwareCPU: The Bohrok comes in two parts; a purely mechanical body and an organic "brain" called a Krana. [[spoiler: The Body is created from the remains of an elderly Av-Matoran.]]

!! Bohrok Va
The Bohrok Va were robot drones that act as scouts and couriers for the Bohrok, replenishing any lost Krana. Unlike their bigger cousins, the Bohrok Va are not Krana-driven, and thus not as easily incapacitated.

!! Bahrag
->Now Mata Nui will be as it was in the Before-Time! All that does not belong will be removed... beginning with you!

Cahdok and Gahdok, collectively known as the Bahrag, are the twin queens of the Bohrok Swarms, telepathically controlling them through their Krana.
* AllYourPowersCombined: They had all the powers of the six Bohrok breeds.
* HiveQueen: The Bahrag are the queens of the Bohrok Swarm and command their hive mind. Unlike other examples, they are not the same species as the ones they control, but are specifically made for this purpose.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Cahdok is blue and has long, thin antennae, whereas Gahdok is red and has short, flat antennae.
* LargeAndInCharge: They're huge compared to their Bohrok mooks.
* {{Telepathy}}: The way they communicate

!! Bohrok-Kal
They are an elite squad of Bohrok born from an unknown mutagenic substance. Posessing unique ElementalPowers and indepenedently-minded Krana-Kal, their mission is to rescue the Bahrag should anything happen to incapacitate them.
* DeathByIrony: After the Toa Nuva [[spoiler: pump the Bohrok-Kal full of elemental energy through the Nuva symbols they stole]], all of the Bohrok-Kal's powers go crazy and destroy them, though the krana-kal all survive. To wit;
** Tahnok-Kal's electricity causes all of its moving parts to be fused together.
** Gahlok-Kal's magnetism attracts all of the damaged Exo-Toa parts in the room to it, crushing it under their combined weight
** Lehvak-Kal's vacuum absorbs and releases enough air pressure in the area to blast it into orbit around Aqua Magna (along with the Tahnok swarm that Nuhvok-Kal sent up there)
** Nuhvok-Kal's gravity manipulation causes it to collapse into a singularity and vanish from existence.
** Pahrak-Kal's plasma superheats its body and causes it to melt through the chamber floor and keep going until it hits the planet's core [[spoiler:or whatever's down there]].
** Kohrak-Kal's sonics cause it to create a frequency that literally shakes itself apart (also one of the only instances of a character being forcibly disassembled).
* ElementalPowers
** GravityMaster (Nuhvok-Kal)
** MagnetismManipulation (Gahlok-Kal)
** MakeMeWannaShout (Kohrak-Kal)
** PlasmaCannon (Pahrak-Kal)
** ShockAndAwe (Tahnok-Kal)
** WeaponsThatSuck (Lehvak-Kal)
* FillerVillain: Even more so than their generic counterparts, as they were awakened as a byproduct of the Toas defeating the Bahrag (who in turn were awakened by Teridax to be ''his'' Filler Villains) and ultimately accomplished nothing in the grand scheme of things and were quickly forgotten later on.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: They stole the Toa's Nuva Symbols, both to rob the Toa Nuva of their powers and reverse their seal that imprisoned the Bahrag. [[spoiler: This became their undoing, as the Toa were still connected to their symbols, and could overload the Bohrok-Kal's powers.]]
* PaletteSwap: They were physically alike their regular cousins, and thus had the same features (Their shields, rolling, and headbutting abilities).
* PraetorianGuard: To the Bahrag Queens.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Unlike the normal Bohrok, the Kal had much more powerful elemental powers, could absorb the elemental powers of the Toa Nuva through stealing the Nuva symbols, and had enough intelligence to operate on their own rather than with instructions from the Bahrag.
* {{Telepathy}}: Their Krana-Kal communicate this way.

[[folder:The Rahkshi]]
Suits of armor operated by sluglike creatures called Kraata, which are spawned from the Makuta. They are used by the Brotherhood of Makuta as part of their army.

There are 42 types of Rahkshi, each possessing one of a Makuta's many powers. The main ones are the named Rahkshi that Makuta sent after the Mask of Light: '''Turahk''', Rahkshi of Fear, '''Guurahk''', Rahkshi of Disintegration, '''Lerahk''', Rahkshi of Poison, '''Panrahk''', Rahkshi of Fragmentation, '''Vorahk''', Rahkshi of Hunger, and '''Kurahk''', Rahkshi of Anger. Makuta also used '''Rahkshi of Heat Vision''' in his invasion of Bara Magna.
* DisintegratorRay: Guurahk's disintigration abilities.
* DramaticShattering: Panrahk's shattering power.
* EliteMooks: The 6 to be introduced in the Chronicles saga were stated to be particularly powerful Rahkshi, possibly to explain why their later appearances have them being taken out by the dozens when they gave the Toa Nuva such a hard time.
* EnergyAbsorption: Vorahk's hunger powers.
* EmotionBomb: Turahk (fear) and Kurahk ([[HatePlague anger]])
* EyeBeams: Rahkshi of Heat Vision
* FightingYourFriend: Kurahk likes to turn his foes against one another, as shown when he hits Tahu, making the Toa of Fire attack Gali.
* {{Flight}}: All of them can transform into "flight mode" for quicker travel.
* FusionDance: Rahkshi Kaita Vo and Za once.
* HavingABlast: Again, Panrahk with its fragmentation power.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Rahkshi Kaita Vo resembles a tiny Rahkshi riding on a steed version of one.
* ImplacableMan: They spend most of ''Mask of Light'' powering through most of the Toa's powers.
** ConservationOfNinjutsu / MauveShirt: The six named Rahkshi take a story arc's worth of time to kill. But facing them down by the dozen makes them easy CannonFodder. Could have a RealLife [[JustifiedTrope justification]], as LEGO didn't allow the writers to let their characters use swords the traditional way at first. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in-story, as it's known that Kraata come in varying qualities, making it plausible that the six named Rahkshi were made from very high quality Kraata and the others were mass-produced weaker versions.
* {{Mooks}}: Albeit ''very'' powerful ones.
* MultipleHeadCase: Rahkshi Kaita Za has it's component's three heads arranged in a weird triangle array.
* PoisonousPerson: Lerahk
** PoisonIsEvil
* PowerGlows: Panrahk and Lerahk's Kratta and spines glow when using their powers.
* SimpleStaff: every Rahkshi's tool
* ThrowItIn: When Lego ended up making several colors of Kraata instead of just six for the named Rahkshi, writer Greg Farshtey made up a list of powers for them and canonized it.
* UniversalPoison: Lerahk have poison abilities, and they're VERY versatile. It was so poisonous it was able to dispel Tahu's flames.
* UnstoppableRage: Kurahk, and it can make others in this state as well.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Without their staffs, a Rahkshi's powers are either weaker or completely inaccessible.
* WetwareCPU: A Rahkshi is comprised of two parts: a mechanical, non-sentient suit of armor and the Kraata that controls it. The suit of armor itself is a disturbing variant of this trope, as it's created by dipping another kraata in Energized Protodermis.
* ZergRush: Makuta summoned every Rahkshi on Metru Nui to attack Voporak as a distraction. These Rahkshi disintegrated when they reached Voporak's temporal zone that aged them into dust.

!Bionicle Adventures

[[folder:The Toa Metru / Toa Hordika / Turaga]]
Just before Mata Nui fell asleep, the Toa Metru were empowered to protect and rescue the Matoran of Metru Nui from the coming disaster. They spent some of this time mutated into half-beast Toa Hordika, and have since retired to lead the Matoran as Turaga elders.

* AllWebbedUp: Prior to the Toa Metru's transformation into Toa Hordika
* BadassBookworm: Nokama (teacher), Whenua (historian), and Nuju (scholar)
* BeastMan: The Toa Hordika due to the titular Hordika Venom making them half-rahi.
* CapedMecha: In the movies, the Turaga are depicted with robes
* DualWielding: All six in both of their Toa forms, except for Vakama Metru
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Vakama
** TheLancer: Onewa and Matau
** TheBigGuy: Whenua
** TheSmartGuy: Nuju
** TheChick: Nokama
* HowDoIShotWeb: Activating their mask powers, since even mask-maker Vakama doesn't know what they are.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Upon becoming Turaga, they become a lot shorter than their Toa or Matoran forms. However since all Matoran also shrank when they were in the spheres, they ended up just slightly taller than the rest of them (except Whenua, who was the shortest among them).
* MrExposition: As Turaga. Eventually deconstructed as the Toa Nuva start wondering why they have a handy legend to pull out whenever a new enemy emerges.
* StaffOfAuthority: Each of the Turaga gets one when they gave up their Toa Powers. The staffs are transformed versions of their original Toa Tools.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The Hordika mutations, though Vakama took it farther than the others.
* TransformationTrauma: The Hordika mutations took a considerable toll on the Toa.

!! Vakama
[-'''voiced by:''' Christopher Gaze (As a Turaga), Alessandro Juliani (As a Toa))-]

->''And something else... our destinies are not written in stone, set in place. They are something we have to find for ourselves.''

Vakama started life as a simple mask maker before becomming a Toa. He struggled with insecurity and self-doubt in his role, and had strange visions of the future well. Eventually, he overcame his issues, and used the wisdom of his past to become a kind and encouraging Turaga.
* AbnormalAmmo: Vakama has a launcher for the [[DeadlyDisc Kanoka Disks]] that are common in Metru Nui.
* CharacterDevelopment: Probably the most in-depth in the entire storyline. He went from cripplingly self-doubting rookie to bitter loner with hurt pride to wise leader.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Defeated Makuta by ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext throwing rocks]]'' at him.
* FailureKnight: During the Toa Hordika arc.
* InvisibilityCloak: His Kanohi Huna, Mask of Concealment.
* {{Jetpack}}: Vakama Metru's Disk Launcher doubles as one.
* LeeroyJenkins: Vakama when the Hordika arc starts.
** WhatTheHellHero?
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Vakama commonly has visions, and why hasn't really been explained. [[spoiler:Even if they're just a "quirk" of programming, it's still not really planned]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Inverted, Vakama gets green eyes when during his FaceHeelTurn, but gets his original red eyes back in his HeelFaceTurn.
* WhenEldersAttack: Turaga Vakama whacks a Rahkshi on the head with his Firestaff, though it really doesn't do much.

!! Nokama
[-'''Voiced by:''' Lesley Ewen (As a Turaga), Creator/TabithaStGermain (As a Toa)-]

->''Makuta wanted us to turn on each other, fight among ourselves, so that he could succeed. But we stopped him. And we will go on stopping him and others like him. It's who we are -- it's what we do.''

Nokama enjoyed life as a teacher before becomming a Toa. She is peaceful and wise as one would expect, but also rather talkative and rather uncompromising in her beliefs.
* EpicFlail: Nokama's Hydro Blades.
* InformedFlaw: She's been said to [[ControlFreak insist on doing things her way]]. This doesn't come up much.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Turaga Nokama's Trident.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Nokama Metru used her Hydro Blades this way
* TranslatorMicrobes: Her Kanohi Rau, Mask of Translation.
** SpeaksFluentAnimal: It also translates Rahi-speak at Toa level.

!! Matau
[-'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BrianDrummond-]

->''Mata Nui loves ever-brave fools. That's why he made so many of us.''

Matau was just as impulsive and quick-witted as one would expect of someone who worked as a test driver. While glory-seeking and vain as a Toa, he eventually wisened into a respectable Turaga, though his humourous streak certainly never left.
* ChainsawGood: Matau's Kau Kau Staff, which is basically a SimpleStaff [[XOnAStick with a buzzsaw on the head]].
* CharacterDevelopment: Had a high opinion of himself before getting over it. He's come to regret his constant whining when he discovered it drove Vakama to undergo a FaceHeelTurn.
* CoolSword: Matau Metru's Aero Slicers, arguably Matau Hordika's Fang Blades
* GlorySeeker: His main goal as a Toa was to gain recognition.
* {{Pride}}: Had a high opinion of himself until he realized the consequences of his attitude.
* MasterOfIllusion: His Kanohi Mahiki, Mask of Illusion. At Toa level, it resembles ShapeShifting, but [[WordOfGod Greg Farshtey]] says that you only ''look'' like you're shapeshifting, as your physical form doesn't change.
* VoiceChangeling: The Mahiki allows him to change his voice to help with the illusions he creates.
* WatchOutForThatTree: A RunningGag in ''Legends of Metru Nui'' for Matau slamming into solid objects.
* WingedHumanoid: Matau Metru with his Aero Slicers as wings

!! Onewa
[-'''Voiced by:''' Dale Wilson (As a Turaga), Creator/BrianDrummond (As a Toa)-]

->''So we bend the rules. Hey, you can't make a sculpture without shattering some protodermis, right?''

Onewa was one of the best carvers in Metru Nui prior to becoming a Toa. While a courageous wise-cracker, he was also rather impulsive and pessimistic. Thankfully, he mellowed out as a Turaga, and was celebrated for his skill at settling disputes, earning the nickname "the Referee".
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Onewa was this to Ahkmou, leading to the latter's bitterness and resentment.
* CharacterDevelopment: As a Matoran and Toa, Onewa was one of the most grouchy of any BIONICLE characters. Since then, he's mellowed out and has even become a sort of referee when arguments broke out.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DropTheHammer: Turaga Onewa's Stone Hammer..
* EpicFlail: Toa Onewa's Proto Pitons and Claw Clubs.
* MindControl: His Kanohi Komau, Mask of Mind Control (but the control only lasts as long as he keeps his focus).

!! Nuju
[-'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TrevorDevall-]

->''The future will bring the answers to your questions, but only if you stop speaking long enough to notice them.''

Witty and quick to voice his dislike for anything, Nuju, as other scholars, stressed the importance of looking toward the future. As a Turaga, he speaks solely in the tongue of flying Rahi, feeling that only those willing to put forth the effort to understand him are worth his time.
* AnimalTalk: Nuju, learned as a Toa Hordika from Kualus and used as a Turaga. Specifically, it's bird talk.
* CoolSword: Nuju Hordika's Hordika Teeth
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Built into Toa Nuju's mask by Vakama when they were Matoran.
* MindOverMatter: His Kanohi Matatu, Mask of Telekinesis
* PowerfulPick: Turaga Nuju's Ice Pick
* TrickedOutShoes: Nuju Metru's Crystal Spikes could be used as snowshoes.
* TheUnintelligible: Turaga Nuju, by choice, using the bird language as taught by Kualus. He had Matoro be his TranslatorBuddy most of the time.
** ElectiveUnintelligible

!! Whenua
[-'''Voiced by:''' Creator/PaulDobson-]

->''When I was younger, I believed all answers could be found in the past. I still believe the past should be our teacher.''

Before becoming a Toa, Whenua worked in an enormous museum called the Archives. Thus, he greatly believes in the importance of learning from the past, which put him at odds with the future-minded Nuju.
* BifurcatedWeapon: Whenua Metru's Earthshock Drills
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: More so than the other Turaga, as they were at least the size of the diminished Matoran. Whenua, on the other hand, became the shortest member among the entire cast before the Voya Nui saga.
* NightVisionGoggles: His Kanohi Ruru, Mask of Night Vision
** Upgrades to include FantasticLightSource and XRayVision at Toa level
* PileBunker: Whenua Hordika's Thumpers
* ThisIsADrill: Whenua's Earthshock Drills (as a Toa Metru) and "[[XOnAStick Drill of Onua]]" (as a Turaga)

[[folder: Matoran of Metru Nui]]
These six Matoran knew the location of the Great Disks that the Toa Metru needed in their quest. Unfortunately, they had lass than positive relationships with their respective Toa back when they were Matoran, and most of them had their own plans for the disks, and worse still, there was a traitor in their midst...

!! Nuhrii
->I admit it, I've always been jealous of your skill as a mask-maker. I thought that if I turned that special Kanoka disk into a mask, it would outshine anything you had ever done.

Nuhrii was Vakama's mask-making mentor, who grew jealous when the student surpassed the master. He planned to forge the Great Disk he found into a mask unlike any other.
* GreenEyedMonster: To Vakama.
* TookALevelInKindness: Goes from happily fleeing with Ahkmou to sitting on the latter when he tries it again.

!! Vhisola
->Now that Nokama has become a Toa, she has no time for me... But she'll be sorry. Once I find that special Kanoka disk, everyone will forget about her... just like she's forgotten about me!

Vhisola was incredibly possessive of Nokama, and got jealous anytime she hung out with anyone else. Once Nokama became a Toa, her jealousy reached a apex, and she sought the Great Disk to get even with her.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Platonic example.
* {{Yandere}}: A somewhat downplayed and platonic example. Vhisola isn't actively murderous or psychotic, but is still incredibly possessive of Nokama and perfectly willing to allow the Toa Metru to fail as long as she gets her teacher all to herself.
!! Orkahm
->Only you would be foolish enough, reckless enough, to come after me here. You were a danger to everyone on the road as a rider, and you will probably be a danger as a Toa, too. But thank you.

Orkahm was Matau's rival back on Le-Metru. Slow, meticulous, and unimaginative, he had a particular distaste for Matau's recklessness.
* StereotypeFlip: "Slow, meticulous, and unimaginative" are not traits typical of a Le-Matoran

!! Ehrye
->I'm going to show them. If I turn over the Great Kanoka Disk like I said I would, I'll learn a secret that will make them beg me to join a Knowledge Tower!

Ehrye was a mere errand boy for the seers and scholars of the Knowledge Towers, longing to join them, but lacking the patience and quietness to do so. He thought the Great Disk would be his key to joining them for real.
* StereotypeFlip: An impatient loudmouth who doesn't fit in with the rest of the quiet, studious Ko-Matoran.

!! Tehutti
->Tehutti's always here, Toa Whenua. He spends his whole life down with the exhibits.

A hardheaded Archivist who wanted to make his mark in the Archives, above all else.
* TheUnfettered: A negative example.
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's easily the best out of the six Matoran.

!! Ahkmou
->If you five want to risk your lives, go ahead, but count me out. I'm looking out for what's most important: me.

Selfish and amoral, Ahkmou was the traitor who allied with the Dark Hunters in the quest for the Great Disks out of jealousy. He was lost in the mass exodus from Metru Nui to Mata Nui, until Makuta found him and spun a web of lies to sway him on his side. He caused an epidemic in Po-Koro by selling infected Kohlii balls, [[spoiler: and was appointed honorary "Turaga" by Makuta during his reign]].
* DirtyCoward: Each time he's featured he runs away at the first sign of trouble.
* GreenEyedMonster: To Onewa.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Everything Ahkmou does is in his self-interest.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even before being corrupted by Makuta, it's shown that Ahkmou wasn't a very pleasant fellow.
* TokenEvilTeammate: While the other Great Disk Matoran weren't exactly upstanding people, they at least weren't as outright antagonistic as Ahkmou.

[[folder: Metru Nui leadership]]
!! Dume
[-'''Voiced by:''' GerardPlunkett-]

->I'll see this city reduced to rubble... with not even two bricks still together... before I let your kind take root here.

The Turaga of Metru Nui, Dume was stubborn and not as close to the Matoran as other Turaga were, but nonetheless fiercely devoted to his city's protection. Makuta briefly captured and posed as him for his EvilPlan, but the Toa Metru eventually rescued him, and he resumed leadership of his city.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Subverted with the one that Vezok made him. It nearly got him killed, but he refused to allow the Dark Hunters to take root in Metru Nui.
* BadassGrandpa: When a small group of Visorak try to reinvade, Dume is right there in the thick of it with the Rahaga and Keetongu to stop them.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: We don't get to see much of it due to either Dume being usurped or the city being in times of crisis, but there's a reason he's been the leader of Metru Nui for so long.

!! Lhikan
[-'''Voiced by:''' Michael Dobson-]

->Faithful Matoran, Metru Nui needs you. A shadow threatens its heart. Prove yourselves worthy Toa, and fear not. The Great Spirit shall guide you in ways that you could not imagine.

A well-respected veteran Toa of Fire. One of the last protectors of Metru Nui before the Great Cataclysm, and disappeared just before the Toa Metru were created.
* BarrierWarrior: His Mask of Shielding
* TheCaptain: Was the leader of the Toa Mangai. Keyword is "was", as each one was systematically killed or, in the case of Nidhiki, recruited into the Dark Hunters. By the time of the Metru Nui Saga, he was the only one left. He also at one point led a 300 toa army against an invading army of Dark Hunters. However they disbanded soon afterwards.
* CainAndAbel: With Nidhiki
* CoolSword: His Fire Greatswords not only have multiple functions, but acts as a meta call-back to Toa Tahu's Magma Swords.
** BifurcatedWeapon: His Fire Greatswords can be combined into a shield, as well as a board
** FlamingSword (by association)
* DualWielding: Comes with two Fire Greatswords.
* {{Expy}}: Set-wise, he's pretty much Tahu with all of the good bits (His original Golden Kanohi Hau, Nuva-style armor and his Nuva form's swords)
** UpToEleven in the Russian dub, in which they share voice actors (although he puts on a different voice for Lhikan, playing him as more level-headed and wise, while Tahu was played as a boisterous bruiser).
* ILetGwenStacyDie: Was this to Vakama, who Lhikan saved by surrendering himself to the Dark Hunters.
* IronWoobie: After he answered TheCall and became a member of a team of heroic protectors for Metru Nui. This would be [[HeroOfAnotherStory a great gig if he wasn't a part of a different hero team's tragic backstory]], as eight of his teammates were killed (including his [[TheNotLoveInterest Not-Girlfriend]] [[NoHuggingNoKissing Naho]]) and two of them turned traitor. Despite all of this, Lhikan does what needs to be done, helps save Metru Nui by becoming TheMentor to Vakama, and ends up LegendaryInTheSequel.
* LegendaryInTheSequel: Well, from flashback to present
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His swords can combine and form a shield, which doubles as a surf board.
* SimpleStaff: Gains one as a Turaga
* SkySurfing: With his Fire Greatswords
* TakingTheBullet: for Vakama when fighting Teridax

[[folder:The Vahki]]
Robotic enforcers of order in the city of Metru Nui. They unquestioningly followed the orders of the honorable Turaga Dume (and, sadly, not-so-honorable impostors); and with their BlackAndWhiteMorality they couldn't be reasoned with, leaving lawbreakers with the options to [[RunOrDie surrender or run]].

Most Vahki were destroyed in the Great Cataclysm, but those who survived had their programming warped in a power surge, leading them to decide that law could be best kept if there were nobody alive to break it. However, they got wiped out in the Visorak invasion, and after the Matoran returned to the city a thousand years later the Turaga elected not to rebuild them.

There are six main models of Vahki, one for each district: '''Zadakh''', '''Rorzakh''', '''Bordakh''', '''Nuurakh''', '''Vorzakh''', and '''Keerakh'''. There are also two special models for emergencies, the '''Kraahu''' and '''Kranua'''. Also of note were the '''Krahli''', a previous attempt at robotic law enforcers that were a failure, some of which fled dismantlement and became an obstacle against the Toa Metru.
* AIIsACrapshoot: After the Great Cataclysm, an energy surge caused the Vahki's speech processors to slow down and made them think that eliminating anything alive was best in preserving the law.
* BubbleGun / BewareMyStingerTail: The Krahli fought trouble by shooting bubbles from their tails which drained the energy from its targets. The problem was that it left Matoran too drained to work.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: It's often implied, and the Rorzakh and Keerakh explicitly have this as part of their powersets.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Well, they are machines.
* DetachmentCombat: Kraahu; they often detach their legs in six different directions, while the other parts monitored the area.
* DualWielding: Each Vahki wields two staffs.
* ElectiveUnintelligible: They can speak the Matoran language, but high pitched so that others could not hear. At least prior to the Great Cataclysm.
* FlawedPrototype: The Krahli
* {{Flight}}: Prior to the Great Cataclysm
* MechaMooks: They are mass-produced in Ta-Metru and Po-Metru.
** EliteMooks: Kraahu and Kranua
* MindManipulation: All the main models had built-in staffs that messed with lawbreakers' heads.
** CharmPerson: Bordak's Staffs of Loyalty, causes the target to act as an agent for the Bordakh
** CompellingVoice: Nuurakh's Staffs of Command: fills the target's head with a single, overriding command
** HypnoFool: Zadakh's Staff of Suggestion: causes the target to be more susceptible to following suggestions
** PhlebotinumInducedStupidity: Vorzakh's Staffs of Erasing: erases the victim's memory, leaving motor functions intact
** SeeingThroughAnothersEyes: Rorzakh's Staffs of Presence: allows the Rorzakh to track the target's movements and behaviors from a distance
** StandardStatusEffects (Confusion): Keerakh's Staffs of Confusion: scrambles the victim's sense of time and place
* PullingThemselvesTogether: after the Great Cataclysm
* RunOrDie: The tagline for the Vahki was a NeverSayDie version: "Surrender or run".
* ScaryScorpions: The Krahli looked the part, in a FourLeggedInsect kind of way.
* SimpleStaff: Subverted; their staffs have a wide variety of abilities.
* SuperSmoke: Kranua. More like sand than smoke, but same principle.
* TransformingMecha: could switch between humanoid and insectoid configurations.
* ZerothLawRebellion: After the Great Cataclysm and the resulting power surge that fries most of the Vahki, the remaining Vahki decide that there would be no more disorder in Metru Nui if there were nothing left alive.

[[folder:The Dark Hunters]]
A group of mercenaries led by "the Shadowed One", with enough of a power base to give the Makuta a decent fight. Once worked with the Brotherhood, until Makuta provoked a war with them.

* CodeName: Most Dark Hunters go by code names to maintain secrecy.
* EvilerThanThou: The Brotherhood/Dark Hunter War
* FaceHeelTurn / WasOnceAMan: Nidhiki, along with several minor Hunters such as Savage and Spinner were once Toa, and Firedracax, Gatherer, Phantom, and Subterranean were once Matoran.
* KilledOffForReal: Several, such as Ancient and Guardian.
* MurderInc: It's not their only purpose, but yes, they are basically one of these.

!! "The Shadowed One"
->The Dark Hunters -- for thousands of years, that name has brought fear into the hearts of everyone from Toa to members of the Brotherhood of Makuta itself. Gathered from every corner of the universe, these thieves, enforcers, and monstrosities have come together in an organization whose reach extends into every council chamber and every shadowy corner.

As charismatic as he is ruthless and sadistic, the Shadowed One runs the Dark Hunter organization with an iron fist. Arrogant and prideful, anyone who displeases or vies him does so at their own peril.
* BerserkButton: The Shadowed One takes his pride as a leader very seriously. Any Dark Hunter who fails is dead. A Dark Hunter who betrays him will wish for death. Should anyone kill one of his Hunters, he'll make them pay, and if that someone has an army, he'll declare war!
* BladeOnAStick: His Staff of Protodermis.
* EyeBeams: The Shadowed One's eye lasers can disintegrate almost anyone.[[note]]Zaktan is thus far the...[[TheWormThatWalks exception]].[[/note]]
* NoNameGiven: The Shadowed One's true name is lost to time.
* TheStarscream: Deliberately invoked by the Shadowed One,who specifically hired a Dark Hunter codenamed "Darkness" to constantly watch him, and kill him if he ever shows a sign of weakness.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Shadowed One does not tolerate failure, to the point of having a Dark Hunter, conveniently codenamed "Eliminator", with the specific task of eliminating any Hunter that fails their mission, and finishing the mission himself.

!! Sentrakh
The results of experiments to make more obedient Dark Hunters, Sentrakh is the Shadowed One's undead bodyguard, having no existence beyond serving him.
* CastingAShadow: Though not ElementalPowers, he can cloak a target in darkness.
* EldritchAbomination: Even without being undead, his ComboPlatterPowers lean towards this.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: He can both induce this and suffers from it as a result of the experiments done to make him loyal.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: He's said to inhabit a "shadow state between life and death".
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Does this to Vakama, who promptly shrinks him and then indulges in the trope himself.

!! Voporak
Formerly a clan leader on the island of Stelt, Voporak was subject to several mutagenic processes by the Brotherhood of Makuta, making him a being with deadly time powers. He was loaned to the Dark Hunters to learn disipline, where he became their loyal servant, helping them track down the Mask of Time.
* InstantDeathRadius: Anyone who steps into his time field is rapidly aged until they eventually die, all in a matter of seconds.
* TimeMaster: Voporak can willingly give off a temporal force field that drastically ages anything thrown at him, this power becoming extremely potent through touch. His abilities however have no effect on the Mask of Time itself. Voporak is also sensitive to fluctuations in the fabric of time, allowing him to sense the use of and track the Kanohi Vahi. His Rhotuka has the ability to distort an opponent’s sense of time, knocking their perception of time backwards by several seconds.
* WalkingWasteland: The aforementioned time-dilation field makes him able to annihilate entire areas by simply ''walking around in them''.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Only one weakness was ever exploited against Voporak, which was taking away air so he could not breathe. Teridax thought of this approach during his battle with The Shadowed One.
* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: As with many other characters, we never find out what happens to him, and more importantly, the Vahi, which he finally managed to steal.

!! Nidhiki
[-'''Voiced by:''' Creator/PaulDobson-]

->You think you can save Metru Nui, little flame? You are just a Matoran with delusions of adequacy.

Nidhiki was once a Toa of Air alongside Lhikan, until the shadowy Lariska convinced him to betray Metru Nui to the Dark Hunters. Lhikan turned the tables and had Nidhiki banished, where his reputation as a traitor ensured he wasn't trusted for any real missions. His attempts to buy passage and start anew were met with horrible mutation, ensuring he wouldn't be anything but a Dark Hunter.
* AmbitionIsEvil: It certainly is when it invoves selling out the city you're protecting and the rest of the Toa.
* BrainsAndBrawn: The brain to Krekka's brawn.
* CainAndAbel: Nidhiki, with Toa Lhikan
* FaceHeelTurn: Turncloaks after Lariska convinces him that the war is futile.
* FatalFlaw: Ambition and selfishness.
* InvisibilityCloak: Toa Nidhiki's Mask of Stealth had ''near''-invisibility.
* KarmicTransformation: Nidhiki being mutated into a insect-like being, the very thing he feared.
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer: Him and Krekka, to the Toa Metru
* PowerPincers: After his mutation.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: "Well, I'll find a place where they need a Toa, and aren't too particular about that kind. And if Lhikan or one of those Metru Nui heroes tries to take it away from me, I'll make them regret the day they put on a Kanohi. All I need is for Roodaka to help me get what I deserve..." Next thing he knew, Roodaka did just that.
* SinisterScythe: He wielded an Air Scythe as a Toa.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Nidhiki was afraid of insects as a Toa, making his mutation an ironic one.

!! Krekka
[-'''Voiced by:''' Michael Dobson-]

->Shadowed One says everything goes back to him. Nothing gets left.

Krekka's brute strength saw him through many battles, and his monumental stupidity ensured he had no thoguhts of disloyalty. Thus, he was frequently partnered with Nidhiki to keep a lid on the ex-Toa's ambitions.
* BrainsAndBrawn: The brawn to Nidhiki's brain.
* TheBrute: Oh yeah.
* DumbMuscle: Though shockingly, he's ''not'' the dumbest Dark Hunter. That title goes to Airwatcher.
* MightyGlacier: Very slow in both mind and body, but very powerful.
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer: Him and Nidhiki, to the Toa Metru.
* ShoulderCannon: His shoulder-mounted Disk Launcher.

!! Lariska
->If you're scared of the dark... well, you probably should be.

Lariska is the energetic and deadly Dark Hunter who convinced Nidhiki to betray Metry Nui.
* ArtificialLimbs: Her left arm is robotic after a punishment from the Shadowed One.
* BadassNormal: Despite lacking any major powers, her agility, stealth, tracking skills, and accuracy with throwing knifes make her one of the most dangerous Dark Hunters.
* KnifeNut
** PoisonedWeapons
* ToylessToylineCharacter: What we do know about her appearance is that she has blue and green armor and a robotic arm.

[[folder:The Visorak Horde]]
A conquering horde of giant spiders, led by '''Sidorak''' and '''Roodaka''' on behalf of the Brotherhood of Makuta. They ravaged much of the Matoran world, and their most fearsome weapon is their Hordika venom which causes horrible mutations in its victims.

The horde eventually disbanded after Sidorak's death, on the orders of Toa Vakama (who was at that point their general). The Brotherhood was able to bring some Visorak back under their control, but with Makuta's plan coming to fruitition the Order of Mata Nui took the step of eradicating the species. Makuta recreated them soon afterwards, though. With his demise, the fate of the horde remains unknown.

The Visorak breeds are '''Keelerak''', '''Vohtarak''', '''Boggarak''', '''Roporak''', '''Suukorak''', '''Oohnorak''', and elite '''Kahgarak'''.
* [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Always Lawful Evil]]: Treated as such in-story. "Lawful" Evil is used because they are ''very'' disciplined soldiers and will follow orders to the letter -- including to commit suicide.
* BarbarianTribe: As seen in ''Web of Shadows'', they aren't exactly... civilized.
* TheBerserker: Vohtarak can make charges described as this, becoming invulnerable.
* EnergyAbsorption: Roporak's disruptor Rhotuka
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: All Visorak can launch Rhotuka Spinners from their backs; Keelerak can also spin like buzzsaws.
* FourLeggedInsect: With the exception of some Kahgarak, all Visorak have four limbs.
* {{Giant Spider}}s: They're a little larger than the average Toa.
* HollywoodAcid: Keelerak's acid Rhotuka.
* InvisibilityCloak: Roporak can camouflage.
* TheManBehindTheMonsters: Sidorak and Roodaka, later the Brotherhood as a whole.
* {{Mooks}}: The primary enemies of the second half of ''Adventures'', but they're upstaged by the Rahkshi and the Skakdi for the Brotherhood, though still present.
** EliteMooks: Kahgarak, being larger and more powerful than other Visorak.
* {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s: It doesn't come across a lot, but it's there; they believe themselves quite superior to all other Rahi and Toa.
* SpidersAreScary: They are seriously unnerving in ''Web of Shadows''.
* TheSwarm: Their name means "poisonous scourge".
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Kahgarak's Rhotuka can open portals to a pocket dimension of darkness.
* VoiceChangeling: Oohnorak can mimic voices.

!! Sidorak
[-'''Voiced by:''' Creator/PaulDobson-]

->How convenient. You come to us, instead of us having to hunt you down. For that, you have the gratitude of Sidorak, King of the Visorak Horde.

Sidorak was an upperclassman from Stelt. A lousy fighter, he often took credit for other's accomplishments, including Roodaka's capture and mutation of the Toa Hagah. For this, he was named king of the Visorak horde, none the wiser to his viceroy's plans to take what is truly hers...

* ButtMonkey: Post-death. [[spoiler: You'd think with the revelation that the Red Star was a RespawnPoint for dead Matoran Universe inhabitants would give him another chance to prove himself, but nope! Apparently the damage was too severe to revive him.]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Keetongu crushed him so badly, the Red Star couldn't bring him back.]]
* FeetOfClay: He makes himslef out to be a decorated and powerful commander, but is more and more revealed to be a pompous buffoon who takes credit for others' accomplishments to climb the ladder.
* GloryHound: Obsessed with earning power and prestige to the point he'd gladly take credit for other people's accomplishments, like how he did with Roodaka's capture and mutation of the Toa Hagah to become the King of the Visorak Horde with her as his viceroy. One wonders if that played a role in her planned betrayal and his death.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: He was a lousy shot.
* PersonalityPowers: As someone who works best as a commander, his Rhotuka Spinner power makes his targets loyal to him for 24 hours, and his Herding Blade can signal commands to his armies.
* WeCanRuleTogether in UnholyMatrimony: Sidorak to Roodaka. She strings him along until she's set things up so she could say ICanRuleAlone.

!! Roodaka
[-'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KathleenBarr-]

->Always remember this, little hordeling... though I am not a Visorak, I too can weave a web.

First seen acting as second-in-command of the Visorak armies for the Brotherhood of Makuta, though she schemed to be named their queen. After the armies disbanded, she became an agent for both the Brotherhood and the Dark Hunters -- until they each found out about her alliances with the other. The Order caught her soon afterward.

* BalefulPolymorph: Her Rhotuka Spinner's power produces permanent grotesque transformations in her victims that only reversible by another hit from them. She transformed Nidhiki from a Toa into his insectoid appearance and turned all of the Toa Hagah into the Rahaga [[spoiler:though she was forced to reverse it during the Order-Brotherhood War.]]
* TheBaroness: Softer example, but her portrayal in ''Web of Shadows'' definitely had some of this to it, and in general she's very devoted to Makuta and wears black armour.
* BoxedCrook: When the Dark Hunters and Brotherhood finally catch on to her double-crossing, she's captured by the Order and made to serve in exchange for protection.
* CastingAShadow: Non-elemental shadow powers.
* TheChessmaster: During ''Avdentures'' she arranges the HeelFaceTurn of Vakama and manipulates Sidorak and the horde with ease. After ''Adventures'' however, she loses her touch.
* DarkActionGirl: Despite being a schemer, she's also very capable in a fight, as shown when fighting [[ShapeShifter Krakha]] and physically overpowering her despite her abilities. There's also the fact she defeated four of Toa Hagah by herself and turned them into Rahaga.
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: Sells information on the Dark Hunters and the Brotherhood to each other.
* FemmeFatalons: She's described as having claws, and then there's her weapon, the Catcher Claws.
* LadyMacBeth: Well, not "marriage", but she's easily the more sociopathic and effective between her and Sidorak.
* ManipulativeBitch: The lady double-crossed both the Dark Hunters and the Brotherhood, to say nothing of her manipulations regarding Sidorak and Vakama.
* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: Admittedly, this is mainly due to Sidorak being a complete incompetent, but the female race of the Vortixx is known for being considered much deadlier and cunning than the males of the species.
* PersonalityPowers: Roodaka loves nothing more than to torture and cause misery in others while watching them. Her Rhotuka Spinner, thus, [[BalefulPolymorph induces monstrous, permanent transformations on her victims that leaves them recoiling in horror]].
* PlanetOfCopyhats: Roodaka's a female leader, therefore her home island is a matriarchy. She plays all sides, therefore her people sell weapons to everyone (though at least they're open about their neutrality). Apparently, even the males of her race look like her.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: After Roodaka engineered Sidorak's death, the Visorak were only too happy to follow Vakama's order to abandon her.
* ShootTheMessenger: Roodaka does this to the Visorak [[BearerOfBadNews who tells her of the Toa Hordika's escape]].
* TheStarscream: To Sidorak. He was always a pawn in her long game to being seen as the perfect minion to Makuta.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: She is the only Bionicle character whose set and movie appearances featured a curvy figure, including a claw piece on her hips to suggest a curvacious caboose, and...
** NonMammalMammaries / BoobsOfSteel: Her set in particular features ''rahkshi heads'' as her *ahem* assets. She is also a deadly fighter.
* TheVamp: Her...persuasion of Vakama has this touch to it initially.

[[folder:The Rahaga / Toa Hagah]]
Elite Toa who served as bodyguards to Makuta. Once they realized he was corrupt, they rebelled, but not before being mutated into weak "Rahaga". The Rahaga became master hunter/trappers working to rescue Rahi beasts and eventually served as mentors to the Toa Hordika. The Toa Nuva later arranged for them to be returned to their Toa Hagah forms.

* BladeOnAStick: All are equipped with these in both forms, such as Norik's Lava Spear and Iruini's Cyclone Spear (though the Rahaga versions are closer to {{Simple Staff}}s).
* BlingBlingBang: Their armor is said to be forged from precious metals.
* BodyguardingABadass: Did this for Makuta. There were other Hagah teams that did the same for other Makuta.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Norik
** TheLancer: Iruini
** TheBigGuy: Pouks
** TheSmartGuy: Kualus and Bomonga
** TheChick: Gaaki
* LotusEaterMachine: Makuta stuck them in one for a little while
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: They have Rhotuka Launching Shields in their Toa forms in addition to spears
* PraetorianGuard: to Makuta, and there were other Toa Hagah teams that performed similar duties

!! Norik
[-'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrenchTickner-]

->Unity, Duty, Destiny... It starts with Unity.

Norik is a celebrated hero who prefers to lead by example rather than words. As a Rahaga, he focused on catching reptilian Rahi, using his staff to distract and his Rhotuka to snare.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: His Kanohi Pehkui, Mask of Diminishment
* LavaAddsAwesome: His Lava Spear

!! Iruini
[-'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TrevorDuvall-]

->Wait for what? I spent thousands of years as a Rahaga -- now I'm back in action, and I love it!

Iruini was often at odds with the others for feeling that more time should be spent on smaller dangers. As a Rahaga, he focused on climbing Rahi, using his staff to hypnotize and his Rhotuka to snag.
* ChangedMyMindKid: Iruini defected from the Toa Hagah over a dispute, but returned to rescue them when they were captured for opposing the Makuta, unfortunately, it wasn't enough to stop them from being mutated.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: His Kanohi Kualsi, Mask of Quick Travel

!! Kualus
->You are very wise, Toa, but in this new world, wisdom is not enough.

Kualus is determined and wise, having learned the language of flying Rahi. As a Rahaga, he could play his staff like a flute to commune with flying Rahi, and his Rhotuka could latch onto them and pull them to him.
* AnimalTalk: Used by Kualus, specifically bird talk
* TheBeastmaster: His Mask of Rahi Control
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Kualus to birds.

!! Gaaki
[-'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KathleenBaar-]

->Sometimes the largest creatures are the least dangerous to others.

Gaaki is a feisty hero determined to prove herself. As a Rahaga, she focused on aquatic Rahi, using her staff to bait the waters and her Rhotuka to bring targets to the surface.
* PluckyGirl
* {{Seers}}: Gaaki's Mask of Clairvoyance

!! Pouks
->See? Sometimes you charge like a Kikanalo, and sometimes you sneak like a stone rat. They both work.

Pouks is a straightforward, boisterous fellow who believes in the direct approach. As a Rahaga, he focused on large land Rahi, using his staff to leave an invisible track mark and his Rhotuka to bolo them by the legs.
* BoisterousBruiser
* PowerCopying: His Mask of Emulation

!! Bomonga
[-'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ScottMcNeil-]

->You learn, you survive. You don't...?

Bomonga is known for his silence and incredible patience. As a Rahaga, he focused on insects and nocturnal Rahi, using his staff to read seismic activity and his Rhotuka to silently hold his target in place.
* TheQuietOne: It certainly helped for his Rahi catching.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: His Mask of Growth.

[[folder: Rahi Beasts]]
!! Kikanalo
These large, canyon-dwelling herbivores liked to dig up Protodermis with their horns and tusks. While often brushed off as dumb beasts, they're actually gentle and smart, though they're plently able to defend themselves with stampedes and sonic roars.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Toa could ride them.
* InASingleBound: This is how they stampede.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Their sonic roars are capable of blowing away Vahki squads when used in tandem.

!! Krahka
->You came down to invade my home! Just like all the other top-dwellers, with your scraping tools, and your fires. Now I know that as long as there are dwellers up above, there will be no peace here.

A female ShapeShifting Rahi who lived in Metru Nui. She fought with the Toa Metru on the grounds that they were invading her territory, but later joined forces with them (when they were the Toa Hordika) against the Visorak.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Her best-known form is a ShapeshifterMashUp of all six Toa Metru.
* LastOfHerKind: According to Pouks, the other Krahka were victims of the Visorak.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: her merged Toa Metru form
* PowerCopying: In additional to shapeshifting into her targets, she also gains their powers as well as [[GhostMemory their memories]].
* ShapeShifting
** ShapeshifterMashUp: Again, the Toa Metru form
* TalkingAnimal: Once she gains enough memories from the Toa Metru to fully understand how to talk.

!! Nivawk
A hawk-like Rahi specimen Makuta employed as a spy during his coup on Metru Nui
* FeatheredFiend
* GiantFlyer
* KidnappingBirdOfPrey

!! Tahtorak
->The answer! Tell me the answer!

A giant, ill-tempered lizard prone to rampaging when he appears. Having been constantly teleported across the Matoran World, he keeps asking how the hell he got to whatever place he's found himself in.
* ContestWinnerCameo: Designed by Justin Lamb, it later became suprisingly prominent in ''Adventures''.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: His species were used as mounts by Keetongu's species as well as the Skakdi.
* {{Kaiju}}: He's forty feet tall.
* TalkingAnimal: He can speak Matoran, though all he does is demand the answer of how to get home.
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Tahtorak kept being pit against other giant monsters, such as Zivon, Kardas, and the Kanohi Dragon. Can be seen as a RunningGag.
* ButtMonkey: Keeps getting subdued and transported around the universe, simply for the entertainment of the guy relocating the poor sap. This ultimately results in the UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny with whoever the resident badass happens to be. All the while he demands to know how he hell he got there.

!! Keetongu
A legendary Rahi capable of curing many poisons. The Rahaga and Toa Hordika sought him out to fight the Visorak and reverse the Toas' mutations.
* CatchAndReturn: His Whirling Shields can absorb attacks, his armor can store the energies, and his Rhotuka Spinner can send it right back at 'em.
* ChestBlaster: His Rhotuka Spinner deploys from his chest.
* CurbStompBattle: He did well, but Makuta trashes him.
* CyberCyclops: He looks like one, but his real eyes are hidden.
* DetectEvil: His "eye".
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Whirling Shields
* LastOfHisKind: By the Visorak horde.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Whirling Shields.
* TalkingAnimal: Though he doesn't speak Matoran.

!Bionicle Legends

[[folder:The Toa Inika / Toa Mahri]]
A group of Matoran who followed the Toa Nuva to aid them, only to find them transformed into Toa themselves. Their destiny was to save Mata Nui's life. They began as lightning-powered Toa Inika, then were changed into aquatic Toa Mahri forms.
* {{Ascended Extra}}s: Four of them were originally released as Happy-meal toys and had a token appearance in the tie-in Webgame. Nuparu was released as the pilot for the popular "Boxor" set, while Hahli was first introduced in the sequel online game before being given a toy proper.
* CoolSword: Jaller's Energized Flame Swords and Power Sword, Matoro Inika's Energized Ice Sword, and Nuparu Mahri's Aqua Blade Blaster
* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: The Toa Inika's Zamor Spheres
* DiscardAndDraw: Upon being transformed into Toa Mahri, they lost their Zamor launchers and had their Toa tools transformed.
* EnergyWeapons: the Toa Inika's weapons -- four {{Laser Blade}}s and two FrickinLaserBeams
* FiveManBand
** TheHero and TheLancer: Originally Jaller and Matoro respectively, but they switched as they realized Matoro's importance.
** TheBigGuy: Hewkii. In terms of rank, Jaller considers him to be the NumberTwo.
** TheSmartGuy: Nuparu
** TheChick: Kongu
** TheHeart: Hahli
** TheLoad: What Matoro believed himself to be initially, as all of the others were skilled in combat before turning into Toa, and he was "just a translator". After he passed the Ignika's test, he began to accept his own importance more openly.
* GatlingGood: The Toa Mahri's Cordak Blasters.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Controlling their mask powers.
* LightningCanDoAnything: the Inika powers, as well as Hewki Mahri's Electricified Chain.
* NoFaceUnderTheMask: Played with; the Toa Inika's faces glow brightly when they remove their Kanohi. Setwise, their faces are just blanks.
* RedOniBlueOni: Jaller and Matoro, though a bit inverted in that Jaller has some Blue traits (he's usually calm and professional) while Matoro has some Red (his compassion for others helped make him TheChosenOne).
* ShipTease:
** Macku and Hewkii when he was still a normal Matoran.
** Jaller and Hahli had a bit in the end of the Bohrok animations and in the Mask of Light movie. They still have moments of these in the Legends Novels.
* StarPower: courtesy of the Red Star for the Toa Inika.
* SwordAndGun: Jaller (both forms), Matoro Inika, Hahli Inika, and Hewkii (both forms, though his Inika form is Axe and Gun)
* WolverineClaws: Nuparu Inika's claws, Hahli Mahri's Protosteel Talons, Matoro Mahri's Twin Cutters

!! Jala / Jaller
[- '''Voiced by:''' Creator/AndrewFrancis -]

->Danger is the anvil on which trust is forged.

Jaller was the captain of the Ta-Koro Guard, dutiful and willing to stand up to anyone in the name of justice. As a Toa, he resolved not to make the same mistakes as his predeccesors.
* AttackAnimal: The Hahnah Crab allied with Jaller Mahri was [[WeaponizedAnimal armed with a Cordak Blaster]].
* TheCaptain: Formerly of the Ta-Koro Guard
* FlamingSword: Jaller can make his swords flare.
* DecoyProtagonist: He's the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red-armored]] team leader like the last two [[TheHero Heroes]] - but Matoro's TheChosenOne.
* DualWielding: As a Toa Inika, though set-wise he only has one Energized Flame Sword
* GiantEnemyCrab: Averted with the Hahnah Crab that follows Jaller Mahri around; it's an ally and it's not really big.
* MaskOfPower:
** BarrierWarrior: Subverted; Jaller wore Lhikan's Hau, but since he was a Matoran at the time, he couldn't use it. He notes that he'd prefer it over dodging via his Calix though.
** EverythingSensor: Jaller Mahri's Kanohi Arthron, Mask of Sonar
** WindsOfDestinyChange: Jaller Inika's Kanohi Calix, Mask of Fate (limited to affecting Jaller's physical feats only - in practice it works like SuperReflexes)
* OnlyMostlyDead: As a Matoran.
* TakingTheBullet: Jaller for Takua, when they were both Matoran he grabbed Turakh's fear staff and had pure fear power poured into him, too much for him too handle.
* TeamPet: Jaller had a Hahnah Crab tagging along in Mahri Nui.
* TragicKeepsake: Subverted, Jaller was given Lhikan's Hau after the latter's death, but didn't know of its significance until after the Turaga told their stories of Metru Nui.

!! Hahli
[- '''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChiaraZanni -]

->I am not of the Pit, I am of the sea. I learned the ways of water from Turaga Nokama and Toa Gali Nuva. The ocean shelters me, heals me... and obeys me.

Hahli was initially a shy and unambitious sort, tending to her work and never speaking up. Naturally, becoming a Toa made her very nervous, but she quickly grew into her role and emerged a confident and formidable hero.
* AdaptionalPersonalityChange: In ''Mask of Light'', she's a lot more confident and sassy than she was previously described as.
* ADayInTheLimelight: She was the star of ''Mata Nui Online Game II'' when she was a Matoran.
* HarpoonGun: Hahli Inika's Laser Harpoon.
* LightningBruiser: She became this in ''Mata Nui Online Game II'', where she traveled the six villages and trained in the skills of Strength, Speed, Accuracy, Strategy, Stamina, and Willpower in preperation for the upcoming Kolhii Tournament.
* MaskOfPower:
** EverythingSensor: Hahli Inika's Kanohi Elda, Mask of Detection
** PowerCopying: Hahli Mahri's Kanohi Faxon, Mask of Kindred, which can mimic a Rahi's power in the general environment the mask is activated.
* ShrinkingViolet: At first.
* TookALevelInBadass: Was at first a very shy Matoran, but eventually grew more confident as a Toa Inika, and by the time she's a Toa Mahri, she's a much more aggressive fighter. It certainly helped that they were underwater.
* WingedHumanoid: As a Toa Mahri
** WingsDoNothing: They're actually fins; she can't fly with them.

!! Kongu
[- '''Voiced by:''' Creator/LeeTockar -]

->I was grim and serious a lot of the time running the force -- but Toa Lewa Nuva taught me that sometimes a little humor helps keep things in perspective.

Once the captain of the Le-Koro Gukko Bird Force, Kongu was rather serious in comparison to other heroes of Air. Lewa taught him the appeal of wise-cracking, however, something he greatly appreciates during his time as a Toa.
* AutomaticCrossbows: Kongu Inika's [[EnergyBow Laser Crossbow]]
* TheCaptain: Formerly of the Gukko Force
* CarryABigStick: Kongu's Laser Crossbow transformed into a club-like weapon when he became a Toa Mahri. He discarded it for [[GunsAkimbo carrying two]] Cordak Blasers.
* GunsAkimbo: Kongu with his Laser Crossbow and Zamor Launcher as a Toa Inika and dual Cordak Blasters as a Toa Mahri
* MaskOfPower:
** SummonBiggerFish: Kongu Mahri's Kanohi Zaath, Mask of Summoning...
*** UnpredictableResults: ... But there's no guarantee that said Fish will be Bigger (he can't choose or control what he summons).
** {{Telepathy}}: Kongu Inika's Kanohi Suletu, Mask of Telepathy
* PowerIncontinence: Kongu never had full control over his masks (the first due to inexperience, the second was just unpredictable)
* TookALevelInKindness: Lewa taught him to relax eventually.

!! Huki / Hewkii
[- '''Voiced by:''' Creator/MichaelDobson -]

->Nobody picks a fight using my city, then tells me to stay out of it. Nobody!

Hewkii was the premier Kanoka Disk maker on Metru Nui, and Kohlii champion of Mata Nui. His athletic nature led him to challenge himself and forgo using his mask power.
* AnAxeToGrind: Hewkii Inika's Laser Axe.
* BladeOnAStick: Hewkii Mahri's Aqua Warblade.
* ChainPain: Hewkii's Climbing Chain and later Electrified Chain.
* LovableJock: He gives off this outlook, and he's a noted athlete.
* MaskOfPower:
** GravityMaster: Hewkii's Kanohi Garai, Mask of Gravity
** ImprobableAimingSkills: Hewkii Inika's Kanoji Sanok, Mask of Accuracy
* NumberTwo: To Jaller.

!! Nuparu
->Oh, I've been crazy for years... Ask anyone.

Nuparu is a master engineer, famous for inventing the Boxor mech that helped the Matoran stand against the Bohrok, and during his time on Metru Nui, the Vahki.. His passion for machinery and learning stayed with him as a Toa, giving him the chance to explore new places and tinker with new things.
* BadassBookworm: An engineer by trade.
* GadgeteerGenius: He created the Vahki and the Boxor.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Nuparu Mahri's Razor-Edged Protosteel Shield.
* MaskOfPower:
** {{Flight}}: Nuparu Inika's Kanohi Cadin, Mask of Flight.
** InvisibilityCloak: Nuparu Mahri's Kanohi Volitak, Mask of Stealth has ''near''-invisibility.
* ThisIsADrill: Nuparu Inika's Laser Drill.
* ShoulderCannon: Nuparu Inika's shoulder-mounted Zamor Launcher.

!! Matoro
->And now everything comes down to one mask and one Toa -- me -- and maybe I'm just not up to being a hero.

Known for being very sociable in comparison to others of his tribe, Matoro was Turaga Nuju's interpreter and aide, which unfortunately made him privy to secrets he could not share with his friends. As a Toa, Matoro felt his past as a mere translator made less worthy in comparison to the athletes and guardsmen on his team. Yet, his spirit would soon prove him truer than any other...
* BadassBookworm: He was a Rahi translator, though he felt that skill wasn't as applicable to heroism as others.
* TheChosenOne: By the Kanohi Ignika.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice / KilledOffForReal: When he gives up his life to keep Mata Nui alive]]
* HumbleHero: He's almost as bad as Vakama in this regard.
* ItIsNotYourTime: [[spoiler:In ''Inferno'', {{Foreshadowing}} his role in 2007.]]
* MaskOfPower:
** AnimateDead: Matoro Mahri's Kanohi Tryna, Mask of Reanimation
*** BadPowersGoodPeople: The Ignika gave Matoro this mask as a test of character.
** AstralProjection: Matoro Inika's Kanohi Iden, Mask of Spirit.
* NiceGuy: Part of the reason why the mask chose him.
* OnlyMostlyDead: He's killed off and then immediately resurrected during ''Inferno''.
* TranslatorBuddy: Before becoming a Toa, Matoro was one to Turaga Nuju.

[[folder:The Piraka]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''The gang is on the loose.'']]
A group of Skakdi who abandoned the Dark Hunters to strike out on their own. They competed with the Toa Inika to claim the Mask of Life, but accidentally got mutated into sea snakes and captured by the Order of Mata Nui. [[spoiler: They were later, along with various other beings, dropped into an Energized Protodermis vat, fusing them all into a golden being with God-like powers. It is unknown at this point whether the Piraka can still be considered existing entities or not.]]
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: the entire Skakdi race
* AppropriatedAppellation: the term "Piraka"
* {{Big Bad Wannabe}}s: Despite their impressive run, when the Toa Inika battle Vezon, they realize that the Piraka were no more than someone's pawns.
* CardCarryingVillain: Considering AppropriatedAppellation and PardonMyKlingon...
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: In ''spades''.
** Hakann is easily the worst; he's described as happy to look someone in the eyes and stab them in the back, and he had a role in ''every'' coup against Zaktan.
** Thok made multiple agreements with each of the others in secret... of course, with no intent to keep any of them.
** Avak and Reidak were mostly loyal, but the former was tricked by Thok into attacking Zaktan and both later participated in another coup.
** Zaktan and Vezok {{subvert}} this, if only because Zaktan [[PragmaticVillainy saw betraying the others before getting the Mask as detrimental while outside threats threatened them]] and Vezok was just happy [[PsychoForHire beating the crap out of anyone who got in his way]].
* ComboPlatterPowers: Each Skakdi has three powers, though sometimes the powers do line up (Hakann, for example, has Fire powers and heat EyeBeams):
** ElementalPowers: though [[WonderTwinPowers they have to work with each other to be able to access them]]
** EyeBeams (or some other vision enhancement)
** And a random third one.
* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: Their Zamor Spheres
* FauxAffablyEvil: They can be somewhat friendly even when they aren't trying, but make no mistake; they're all a bunch of {{Jerkass}}es.
* FiveBadBand
** TheBigBad: Zaktan
** SixthRanger / TheDragon: Brutaka.
** TheBrute: Vezok (post-loss of Vezon) and Reidak.
** TheEvilGenius: Avak.
** TheDarkChick: Thok.
** TheStarscream: [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder This applies to]] ''[[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder everybody...]]'' but none moreso than Hakann.
** SixthRangerTraitor: Vezon.
** BiggerBad: [[spoiler:[[HijackedByGanon Makuta]]]]
* ForTheEvulz: They do a lot of this.
* GoldFever: With the Mask of Life as the "gold".
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Zaktan used to be, but the writer later {{Retcon}}ned it. Though it's unclear whether they can even be considered "alive" after their fusion into the Golden Entity.]]
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: Towards the Voya Nui Matoran, until they enslaved them all.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Glow-in-the-dark in their set form, no less.
* PardonMyKlingon: "Piraka" means "thief and murderer"
* {{The Pawn}}s: Except for maybe Zaktan, who had some idea of the bigger picture.
* PlanetOfCopyhats: The Piraka are sadistic, brutal, and backstabby. Their race? Oh, they're all like that.
* PsychoForHire: They used to be Dark Hunters.
* SlasherSmile: Near permanently.
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad: Notably only the third seen in the series, and the first with distinct personalities.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Usually a gun on one end and some kind of melee weapon on the other.
* SwordAndGun: The Piraka each had their own personal tool and a Zamor Launcher.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: For a very loose definition of "[[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder teamwork]]", anyway...
* TheWorfEffect: They easily take down the Toa Nuva, arguably the MOST POWERFUL Toa in the Bionicle universe. They struggle more with the Toa Inika, though it helps that they both underestimated these "newbie" Toa and the Inika received heads-up about their powers from the Matoran Resistance, which the Nuva never had.
* WonderTwinPowers: Skakdi elemental powers.

!! Zaktan
->Toa. You are an anachronism -- pure and noble heroes, still striving for right in a universe of chaos, unwilling to admit that your day is long over.

Intelligent and secretive, Zaktan is the leader due to being the only one who knows the secrets of the Antidermis used to enslave the Matoran of Voya Nui. His unusual body became a mass of microscopic Protodites after being zapped by the Shadowed One's EyeBeams.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The most powerful and feared of the Piraka and the one who keeps the team under [[TeethClenchedTeamwork some level of teamwork]]. He's also put down several rebellions by the others through a combination of his own powers, quick thinking, and luck.
* BadassNormal: Zaktan was an oddity amongst Skadi at one point, due to seemingly having only a vision-based power (which was simple laser vision) and an elemental power over air (which was impossible to use unless in conjecture with another Skadi) with no third power in sight. Despite this, the Shadowed One personally oversaw his training and assigned him to a team of Dark Hunters meant to capture and kill Toa. He lost this trope after he finally unlocked his [[TheWormThatWalks true power]].
* CursedWithAwesome: How he views his [[TheWormThatWalks protodite body]]. It made him easily a hundred times a more powerful and vicious Dark Hunter than ever before, but it came at the cost of everyone, even his own comrades, forever viewing him as a monster and alien. He occasionally talks about waking up from dreams of having a flesh-and-metal body only to remember that now he's pretty much a walking, talking bacteria factory.
* ImAHumanitarian: One of Avak's flashbacks involve describing how Zaktan once dragged off a particularly stubborn Toa prisoner before returning sometime later alone. When Avak went to investigate, all he found were broken pieces of armor, a mask that looked half-''eaten'', and puddles of something he did not stop to identify.
* MasterSwordsman: He dueled Tahu Nuva to a standstill during their first battle before eventually winning.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: Zaktan is the only being known whose wasn't a Makuta that survived a direct hit from the Shadowed One's [[DisintegratorRay disintegration eyebeams]], [[TheWormThatWalks though it would be false to state that he got out unscathed]]. Everyone present at the execution (including the Shadowed One himself) was utterly gobsmacked when he managed to literally pull himself back together, and even in the present the Shadowed One admits that he doesn't know if his beams somehow altered him or if he always had the power but dormant (but also professed a desire to dissect him and find out).
* PragmaticVillainy: While he's not above leaving his allies in situations where their chances of survival are spotty at best, he never outright attempts to betray the other Piraka solely out of spite. He admits it's mostly because he believes he'll need all of them to help get the Mask of Life...and that they'll make good meatshields and distractions while he's escaping with it.
* TheWormThatWalks: His body is composed of billions of protodites.
** GoodThingYouCanHeal: He can quickly divide his protodites if some of them are destroyed to regenerate lost parts, and since [[HiveMind each one contains part of his consciousness]], he only needs to have a [[FromASingleCell few of them]] to survive to eventually fully regenerate.
** OneToMillionToOne: His body divides on instinct to avoid attacks, which makes most physical attacks almost useless in hurting him.
** OrificeInvasion: One of his preferred methods of attack and torture.
** HiveMind: Each one contains a portion of his consciousness, allowing him to control them remotely and experience everything they sense.
** SuperSmoke: One effect of his protodite body.
** VoiceOfTheLegion: When he speaks, it sounds like multiple people speaking at once.

!! Hakann
->Somewhere, there are Toa fighting and dying right now, and when they're gone, no one will even remember their names. How many Matoran do you think recall the names of the Toa who fought in the war against the Dark Hunters? But they remember Makuta and Nidhiki and Roodaka. Good gets forgotten, evil never does.

The egotistical and spiteful Hakann has no real ambitions for being at the top, preferring to enjoy himself in his own casually cruel way. He has the powers of heat vision and powerful bolts of mental energy.
* AGodAmI: Him and Thok after robbing Brutaka's power. It doesn't last.
* MagmaMan: Thanks to his Lava Launcher.
* MindRape: His mental blasts attack the mind rather than the body.
* TheStarscream: Even amongst this group of self-professed traitors, Hakann stands out for having a part in ''every'' attempted betrayal of Zaktan. He's only alive because Zaktan decides he can't afford to lose a powerful ally or circumstances delay the execution when he decides that it's not worth keeping him around.
* TheUnfavorite: The other Piraka distrust Hakann the most, especially Vezok, mainly because of Hakann's multiple attempts to get rid of him. It was Hakann who initially created Vezon, and later Vezok's Toa canister was sealed shut and rigged by Hakann to sink on the way to Voya Nui.

!! Vezok
->The others fear your anger, but you should not. If they are too weak to stand up to you, then that means you are meant to command them.

Vezok was once a cold and clever tactician, but he lost that when Vezon split off, leaving him little more than a bubbling cauldron of rage. He has powerful impact vision and the ability to temporarily absorb and replicate the powers of those in close proximity.
* HairTriggerTemper: After Vezon split off of him, to quote {{The Wiki|Rule}}, "He was still able to present a cool exterior, but kept his rage and paranoia bottled up inside him."
* ChainsawGood: His Water Harpoon has a buzzsaw on one end.
* HarpoonGun: His Water Harpoon.
* PowerParasite: Vezok can temporarily absorb the powers of individuals in close proximity to him.
* PsychoForHire: Vezok in particular stands out among this group of thugs, often being one of the first to suggest just killing people and being done with it. Hilariously, he's also the only one who ''didn't'' try to betray Zaktan at one point.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Losing Vezon cost him the intelligence that made him a GeniusBruiser in the past, forcing him to rely more on brute force and anger to get ahead. Like Reidak, he's still no simple brute, but even he admits he's lost his intellectual edge and has made it his goal to someday reabsorb Vezon to get it back.

!! Thok
->Words. You Toa are always so good with words, when it's actions that matter.

Thok is even more antisocial than most beings of ice, hating the presence of others yet skilled at manipulating them to his advantage. He can disorient foes with his spellbinder vision and bring inanimate objects to life to serve him.
* AGodAmI: Him and Hakann after stealing Brutaka's power. It doesn't last.
* FreezeRay: His Ice Weapon.
* InformedLoner: Noted to be somewhat antisocial compared to the others. Though we don't really get to see much of this...
* ThePowerOfCreation: His ability to bring inanimate objects to life.
* TheStoic: Being associated with ice and all.

!! Avak
->Once this is done, you won't have to worry about water, or anything else, anymore.

An irritable yet skilled engineer, Avak loves building weapons and hates being told what to do. He has X-ray and telescopic vision, and the ability to conjure a prison designed to counter its captive's powers out of thin air.
* BadassBiker: Avak made and used a CoolBike, but it was stolen by the Brotherhood of Makuta.
* ButtMonkey: He tends to get the crap beat out of him the most of the Piraka, usually because that's the best way to dispel [[TailorMadePrison the prisons he makes]].
* GadgeteerGenius: Avak is skilled at building machinery from scratch. He made the Destral Cycle and recreated the Zamor Sphere launchers from old blueprints stolen by the Dark Hunters.
* PowerfulPick: His Seismic Pickaxe.
* SquishyWizard: He's no good in a fight without a weapon of some sort - Onua takes him out in two hits.
* TailorMadePrison: He has the power to create these as long as he stays focused.
* XRayVision: His vision power.

!! Reidak
->That was a long fall down the mountain. Long climb back up, too. It's an experience you shouldn't miss. How about I throw you over the side, Thok, and see how many times you bounce? Won't that be fun?

One of the strongest of the Piraka, and surprisingly smart, Reidak loves nothing more than destroying everything and killing anyone. He's a skilled tracker, boosted by his infrared and thermal imaging vision, and could adapt to counter the powers of anyone he fought.
* AdaptiveAbility: Similar to the Borg, Reidak adapts after every defeat.
* BadassBoast: "[[EliteMooks Rahkshi]]? [[WreckedWeapon *snap*]] I pick my teeth with Rahkshi."
* ChainsawGood: His Buzz Saw.
* DumbMuscle: Subverted. Despite having many traits that fit such a character, he's ''not'' stupid.
** This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by The Shadowed One in ''Dark Hunters''.
* MadeOfIron: Reidak is ''absurdly'' tough -- he adapts to every defeat. Once he's knocked down, he gets back up again, stronger than before. This aspect is what made the Toa Nuva struggle against him.
* ThisIsADrill: On the end of his Buzz Saw is a drill that can create quicksand.

!! Vezon
->A vezon? Oh, yes, the Matoran word for 'double'. Yes, that does make sense. I will go by that name, then. Of course, first I will have to eliminate all of you so no one else knows I am only half a being. You don't mind, do you?

A fusion mishap caused a second being to be split off from Vezok. Where Vezon got Vezok's calm and tactical thinking, Vezok kept everything else, like powers and, you know, what little sanity he had. The Mask of Life soon roped Vezon into being one of its guardians, though he has since been released from the duty.

Vezon, through a series of complicated events, got permanently fused to a Mask of Dimensional Gates, gaining the power to travel across universes, and literally be able to pop up anywhere.
* BladeOnAStick: his [[FusionDance Spear of Fusion]], later a powerless spear
* BoxedCrook: Twice by the Order of Mata Nui.
* CapedMecha: Wears a cape for whatever reason.
* CloudCuckoolander: Being insane and all.
** {{Flanderization}}: Vezon, in his first appearance, was a disturbing and genuine threat to both the Toa Inika and the Piraka. With his rise in popularity, his insane quirks were brought to the forefront and completely took over whatever other character traits he had.
* DiscardAndDraw: Mostly "discard", when he lost the Mask of Life and his spear. He has gotten a Mask of Dimensional Gates since.
* EnemyWithout: He's Vezok's, but since they were both one being, it didn't really work out well for either of them. See GeniusDitz.
* FusionDance: He was stuck to the back of a Fenrakk spider and the Mask of Life stuck to the back of his head.
* GeniusDitz: From above: "Where Vezon got Vezok's calm and tactical thinking, Vezok kept everything else, like powers and, you know, sanity."
* MeaningfulName: Not to us, but "Vezon" means "Double" in Matoran.
* MergingMachine: his Spear of Fusion can fuse and defuse beings, which is also used in his creation.
* MaskOfPower: the Mask of Life, then a Mask of Dimensional Gates
* ProphetEyes: Of a sort. All Skakdi have innate vision powers; Vezon ''doesn't'' naturally but the Mask of Life granted him future sight.
* SixthRangerTraitor: To the Piraka; he betrayed them shortly after being split from Vezok.
* SlasherSmile: As per all Skakdi.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: His Mask of Dimensional Gates.
** PowerIncontinence: He can't control it.
* WreckedWeapon: the Spear of Fusion was broken in half by Reidak, but Vezon managed to use the Spear's powers to repair itself. Unfortunately it got burned to a crisp by Jaller on Vezon's next encounter with the Toa Inika.

!! Irnakk
->Alive, you can fill the air with the music of your screams. Dead, you are just silent meat.

Whereas Matoran mythology was meant to inspire hope, Skakdi mythology was made to inspire fear. Irnakk was one such myth; his essence could bring one's worst fears to reality, and his vision could turn a being into a thought in the twisted madness that is his mind, where they would cease to exist if he thought of something else. Thanks to one of the trials on the way to the Mask of Life, the Piraka would have to face the nightmare for real...
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: {{Averted}}; Irnakk's golden head and spine are his most recognizable features, but he's essentially the Devil of Skadi myth.
* InvincibleVillain: Thok, when he realizes that Irnakk is actually standing right in front of the Piraka very much alive and not a myth, quickly wracks his brain for all the Skadi folklores about him in an effort to remember how Irnakk was defeated then...and remembers every story with Irnakk ends with his victims dead and him leaving unharmed. True to form, he easily defeats the Piraka and is only stopped by Zaktan threatening to kill himself and the others in order to deprive Irnakk of the fear it needs to live (since this version will only survive as long as the Piraka live to sustain its existence with fear).
* PrimalFear: His powers and very existence in the Skadi myths were meant to invoke this, bringing the darkest fears of his victims to life and killing them with it.
* YourMindMakesItReal: Or rather, your fears do. Zaktan realizes the only way to defeat him is to erase that fear from the equation, [[TakingYouWithMe by killing himself and his comrades to make him disappear]]. Irnakk, impressed by his resolve, lets them pass alive.
* YourWorstNightmare: He was brought to life from a chamber that did this, and had the power to do this himself.

!! Nektann
->So. You did learn something from your enemies, Toa. Maybe we won in the end, then -- we made you like us.

A brutal and experienced warlord who allied himself with Makuta Teridax [[spoiler: after he succeeded in taking over the Matoran Universe]]. While he's never been a member of the Piraka, he's lumped here for simplicity's sake.
* NonindicativeName: Nektann's toy is labeled a "Piraka" even though he has nothing to do with the group, as "Piraka" has more brand recognition. Justified as he did something nasty to deserve the insulting name.
* PerpetualFrowner: Has a large scowl in comparison to the Piraka's {{Slasher Smile}}s.
* TheQuisling: Siding with Makuta is what earned him his status as a slimy no-good [[PardonMyKlingon Piraka]].
* SinisterScythe: His Cresent Scythe.

[[folder: Voya Nui Resistance Team]]
A squad of Matoran who escaped the Piraka's enslavement, and aided any heroes in liberating Voya Nui.
* DualWielding: All of them.
* FiveManBand
** TheLeader: Garan, though Axonn took over for a while.
** TheLancer: Balta
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Gal]]: Dalu
** TheSmartGuy: Balta, Velika, and Kazi all fit for different reasons.
** TheChick: Piruk
* HandicappedBadass / WeakButSkilled: They're among several Matoran who were subject to Kahrzahni's shoddy repairs, leaving them weaker than others, but they had unique weapons to make up for it,

!! Garan
->We may be doomed to fall, but before we do, we'll give our enemies reason to regret the day they set foot here. Let's show them you don't have to be a Toa to be a hero!

Garan was {{the leader}} of the team, a tactical thinker and determined fighter. His Pulse Bolt Generators fire energy blasts that grow in strength the farther they travel.

!! Balta
->Sometimes you can't do what your heart tells you to... sometimes you have a duty to something greater than yourself.

The team inventor, Balta was brave and skilled, able to easily make a device out of whatever is at hand.
* AttackReflector: His Repellers can deflect anything back at their attacker.

!! Dalu
->Right, I'm sure where you came from, Ga-Matoran are all gentle peacemakers who never raise their voices. That's what they... we... were like where I came from too. But I have news for you, sister -- this isn’t Metru Nui. We don’t have time to be polite. It's fight, or end up like them.

Dalu was once as docile as most Ga-Matoran, but the rough worlds she knows turned her into a valiant, yet temperamental warrior. Her Chargers could amplify a target's physical attributes far beyond what their body or mind could handle.
* HadToBeSharp: Claims this about her attitude.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She means well, despite her terrible temper.
* MadeOfIron: Casually mentions that she once accidentally smashed a rock with her head. She's also the first Matoran awake after Brutaka curbstomps them.

!! Velika
->The bird soars through the sky. But if I were a colossus, and the sky was beneath my feet, could it truly be said the bird flew underground?

The craftsman of the team, Velika is a creative sort who spoke in riddles. His Power Carvers cut anything and carve it into whatever he needed. [[spoiler:He's actually a Great Being who entered the Matoran Universe an took the form of a Matoran, and is responsible for its inhabitants gaining sapience. Now that Mata Nui has done his destiny and the people of the Matoran Universe are migrating into Spherus Magna, he's enacting a plan to TakeOverTheWorld that involves the murder of its most powerful inhabitants.]]
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito: A Great Being disguised as a Matoran.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Who knew that supporting character was actually a KingIncognito with plans to TakeOverTheWorld?]]

!! Piruk
->You're my friends, and this is my home. If those things are not worth fighting and dying for, what is?

The team's spy, Piruk is nervous and fearful, but he always comes through for his friends. His hands have built-in Shredder Claws that could rip through solid metal.
* CowardlyLion: Very nervous since he often ends up being the spy of the group, but very willing to fight for his home.
* WolverineClaws: Unlike the weapons of the other members of the Resistance, Piruk's Shredder Claws are stuck to his hands. He scrapes them together when he's nervous.

!! Kazi
->Good old Velika. Never use two words when 127 will do.

Kazi was as cold and realistically-minded as other Ko-Matoran, particularly annoyed by Velika's constant riddles. His Echo Forks created a deafening soundwave when struck together.
* MakeMeWannaShout: His Echo Forks
* NonStandardCharactersDesign: He's built a lot differently than his comerades.

[[folder:The Order of Mata Nui]]
An secret organization that formed to do jobs that Toa cannot, because either they would conflict with Toa codes of honor or they would be hindered by the Toa's reputation as "good guys". The Order has recently gone public to declare all-out war on the Makuta.

* AncientTradition: They stay in the background, but don't really take an active role until the Destiny War.
* CainAndAbel: Axonn and Brutaka (during the latter's brief FaceHeelTurn)
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: As standard with Kanohi. Helryx, Krakua, Axonn, Brutaka, and Trinuma. Averted with Botar, as WordofGod has it that he could use a Kanohi if he wanted to, but doesn't need one.
* DestructiveSavior: A large number of Order of Mata Nui members were members of a previous organization formed near the beginning of the universe, the Hand of Artakha, which was a not-secret group dedicated to protecting everything. The Hand was disbanded ''very quickly'' (well, after two hundred years, but to these people that's no time at all) in favor of the Toa because they had a habit of causing more destruction than the things they were saving people from.
* HeroSecretService: On occasion after going public, and also at some points before to varying degrees of success.
* KilledOffForReal: In addition to the first Hydraxon, [[spoiler: Botar and their double agent, Ancient.]]
** SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: [[spoiler: Botar has since been replaced with another member of his species]]
* KnifeNut: Hydraxon's Wrist Blades and Back Blades. Brutaka and Mazeka also have knives.
* MosesInTheBulrushes: the Order spread Matoran of Light throughout the world to protect them
* OrderReborn: The Order started as a public group called the Hand of Artakha in a time before Toa existed. It reformed as the Order in secret.
* PsychicBlockDefense: Due to the sensitive information they carry, all members are trained to have their minds shielded against telepathy and mental attack.
* ShootTheDog: Some of their actions unfortunately. Their transformation of Metru Nui into an armed fortress is likely the worst.
* TheyHaveTheScent: The Order uses Energy Hounds that track their prey like this, even with only a mote of dust.

!! Helryx
->Haven't you figured it out yet? You have to be insane to be a Toa at all. It's the first requirement for the job.

The very first Toa created, Helryx is a skilled and unyielding warrior. Her ages of experience leading the Order has made her incredibly fierce, temperamental, and willing to sacrifice anything for her vision of the greater good.
* EpicFlail: Helryx wields a flail as her Toa Tool.
* GadgeteerGenius: She designed and built Mazeka's Swamp Strider.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Helryx carries a shield.
* MakingASplash: Helryx, Toa of Water
* NeverMessWithGranny: She was the first Toa and has been active a full hundred thousand years. There's a good reason she's still alive after all that time.
* PsychicPowers: Helryx wears a Mask of {{Psychometry}} in addition to her PsychicBlockDefense.
* SupportingLeader: She leads the Order of Mata Nui, but is rarely given focus.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Averted with Helryx. She doesn't follow the Toa Code because she was created before it even existed. It's also why she made the Order.

!! Axonn
->For more than 100 centuries, I have looked into the face of evil again and again. It sickens me.

Axonn, along with Brutaka, was assigned by the Order of Mata Nui to guard the Mask of Life. He is a mighty and seasoned warrior, firmly dedicated to the Order's cause.
* AnAxeToGrind: His Giant Axe, [[MeaningfulName of course]]
* LieDetector: His Kanohi Rode, Mask of Truth
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: With his Toa-sized torso and huge FourFingeredHands, he stands out among other titan sets.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Axonn can do this with his axe
* RedOniBlueOni: Although their respective color schemes would imply Axonn is the red and Brutaka is the blue, this is not in fact the case. In reality, they're ''both'' Blue Oni, but Axonn is moreso.
* UnstoppableRage: Twice in his entire life, he becomes so pissed that he becomes TheJuggernaut.

!! Brutaka
->I have uprooted mountains, Toa. I have ridden the tornado and filled the earthquake with fear. When you were still toiling at your mundane Matoran chores, I and others like me were holding your universe together. Do you really believe your puny powers can threaten a member of the Order of Mata Nui?

Brutaka is strong enough to take out an entire Toa team in one swing, and an intelligent scholar to boot. However, his insight led him to doubt the Great Spirit and turn on the order. Thankfully, he has since seen the error of his ways and worked his way back on the side of good.
* BadassBoast: Re-read his quote above.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has plenty of these moments, particularly during his brief battle with Teridax in the Pit.
* DoubleWeapon: His Rotating Blades.
* FaithHeelTurn: He got better, though.
* GeniusBruiser: He's a lot smarter than he looks.
* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: After falling into an Antidermis pool from which ''all'' Makuta were created, Brutaka's body became host to their collective spirits. Luckily for him, these Makuta are still on the side of good.
* PhlebotinumOverdose: This happened when he fell into a [[ToxicPhlebotinum pool of Antidermis]]. His body beefed up and warped to the point his armor cracked in several places, he obtained the powers of the Makuta, and his mind is apparently sharing space with the spirits of the unborn Makuta within.
* PowersViaPossession: After his exposure to the pool of Antidermis, the Makuta spirits within granted him access to the powers of the species.
* RoyalWe: After his PhlebotinumOverdose.
* SingleStrokeBattle: He takes out the Toa Nuva and the Voya Nui Resistance team with a single blow.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Kanohi Olmak, Mask of Dimensional Gates
* {{Troll}}: Brutaka has an... ''interesting'' sense of humor, having sent the Tahtorak towards populated Metru Nui. Needless to say, the Tathorak and the Matoran were not amused with being away from its kind and the impending destruction of the former respectively.
* RedOniBlueOni: See Axonn's entry.

!! Botar
->What is the law? The law is the will of Mata Nui. Break that law and only the pit will welcome you.

Known for his strong sense of justice, single-minded viewpoint, and fearsome visage, Botar is the jailer of the Order, using his powerful teleportation ability to send lawbreakers to the Pit.
* CallOnMe: Can be called upon at any time to take criminals to the Pit.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Crushed by his own armor, thanks to Icarax's magnetic powers.
* TheJailer: Botar was in charge of prisoner apprehension and transport.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: His mouth is filled with razor-sharp teeth.
* SanitySlippage: Suggested to be the reason why he hasn't just [[spoiler:teleported out of the Red Star.]]
* TeleportersAndTransporters: His main power, and main MO.
* {{Troll}}: He took the Tahtorak out of Metru Nui... and into Xia. Likewise, neither the Tahtorak nor the Vortixx were pleased.

!! Hydraxon
->You don't get it. It doesn't matter who I was before. What counts is who I am now -- Hydraxon. Your enemy. Your jailer... Your nightmare for 90 millennia, and for every day that's left to you.

Hydraxon is the stern and devoted Order member who guards the Pit and apprehends any escapees. He was killed in the Great Cataclysm, but the Ignika transformed the Matoran Dekar into an exact replica, complete with memories.
* ArmCannon: Hydraxon has a Cordak Blaster mounted on his right wrist.
* BadassNormal: He has no extreme powers, merely several armaments and razor-sharp skill.
* BattleBoomerang: Hydraxon's Exploding Boomerangs.
* GatlingGood: Hydraxon's Cordak Blaster. In fact, he designed the Cordaks in the first place.
* TheJailer: It's in his job description.
* MadeOfExplodium: Hydraxon's Exploding Boomerangs
* PrettySpryForADeadGuy: Albeit an unusual case because the true Hydraxon is dead[[note]]except not really, he's on the Red Star[[/note]], but a Matoran named Dekar was transformed by the Ignika into a copy of Hydraxon with all the original's memories and personality. He eventually learned the truth, but didn't let it get to him.
* WolverineClaws: His Wrist Blades were mounted like these.

!! Krakua
->Find the truth, no matter what barrier blocks your way. Deception can strike you down, as surely as any blow from an enemy. You are a Toa without armor in a chamber of swords, Vakama, and only the truth can protect you.

Krakua is a Toa of Sonics involved with the Order of Mata Nui, acting as a liason between the Order and Toa.
* ContestWinnerCameo: Krakua was designed for a Brickmaster contest to determine a Toa who would appear in the book Time Trap.
* CoolSword: His Sonic Vibration Sword
* MakeMeWannaShout: Krakua, Toa of Sonics
** BrownNote: During the Brotherhood of Makuta's siege of Metru Nui, Krakua was convinced by Hahli to cycle through mutliple frequencies until he manages to find one that would awaken the Bohrok from their hibernation.
* {{Telepathy}}: His Kanohi Suletu, Mask of Telepathy, which notably is shaped like a Hau.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Unlike Helryx, he still follows the Toa Code, despite being a member. He's usually assigned missions that don't require killing.

!! Mazeka
->I want to learn how to fight. I want to learn how to win clean... and win dirty. When I'm done, I want to be a master with a blade, with my fists, with any kind of weapon -- and then I want you to get out of my way.

Mazeka was once a kind and gentle Matoran, but his history with the Order of Mata Nui and the criminal Vultraz turned him into a ruthless fighter. He acts as a spy using a custom-built vehicle called the Swamp Strider.
* BadassNormal: He a Matoran able to take down two brutes of Krekka's species empty-handedly.
* {{BFG}}: The heavily armed Midak Skyblaster on the Swamp Strider
* SpiderTank: His Swamp Strider.
* TeachMeHowToFight: How Mazeka got involved in the Order.

!! Umbra
->My name is Umbra. I guard the Mask of Life. {{You shall not pass}}.

A being of Light created by the Great Beings to guard the Mask of Life, Umbra will battle anyone, good or evil, to the end if they quest for the Mask.
* DoubleWeapon: His Laser Lance.
* FrickinLaserBeams: As a being of light.
* LightEmUp: While he lacks the raw power that Takanuva has, his power is more versatile. He can turn into a living beam of light, for example.
* NonIndicativeName: {{Justified}}, he was named for the darkest part of a shadow to confuse enemies.
* RollerbladeGood: His wheeled feet.

!! Maxilos
The Maxilos robots were built by the Order to police the Pit. With black fire energies, heightened reflexes, and massive strength, they cannot be bribed or deceived. Unfortunately, Teridax was able to posess one to further his plans.
* FlamingSword: Maxilos robots' Twin-Bladed Black Fire Swords
* GatlingGood: Maxilos robots use Cordak Blasters as well.
* NoWaterProofingInTheFuture: Averted, Maxilos robots are waterproofed
* ShoulderCannon: Maxilos robots have shoulder-mounted Cordak Blasters.

[[folder:The Barraki]]
[[caption-width-right:250:''Creeps From the Deep'']]
An alliance of warlords, imprisoned in the ancient past by the Order of Mata Nui for challenging Mata Nui's rule. However, when the prison flooded they changed into sea mutant forms. They tried to claim the Mask of Life when the Toa Mahri stumbled across them. Since then, the Order has recruited them for various missions against the Makuta.
* AbnormalAmmo: the Barraki had launchers that shot vampiric squid.
* AnimalMotifs: Each of the Barraki's mutated forms resembles a sea creature:
** EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Kalmah
** GiantEnemyCrab: Carapar
** PsychoElectricEel: Ehlek
** ThreateningShark / SharkMan: Pridak
** SlayingMantis: Takadox
** And Mantax is a manta ray.
* TheBadGuyWins: By a technicality. [[spoiler:Their overall goal was to obtain the Mask of Life and use its energies to cure their mutations, escape the Pit, and once more walk about on land to rebuild their empires. While the Mask did elude their grasp, the Order of Mata Nui eventually paroled them to aid in fighting the Brotherhood, and they escaped to Spherus Magna where Mata Nui used the Ignika's energies to restore the planet. This in turn restored the surviving Barraki back to their original forms, with the added bonus of becoming amphibious, so in the end, they got everything they wanted, sans [[KilledOffForReal Caparar]]]]. At the very least, they were the only villains to actually end up better off than they began.
* TheBeastmaster: During their time in the Pit, they led armies of sea creatures.
* BigEater: All of them.
* BoxedCrook: Carapar and Takadox get conscripted into the Federation of Fear. [[spoiler:Later, the others are recruited by the Order to fight the Brotherhood]].
* DualWielding: Takadox, Ehlek, and Pridak. Carapar used to have two claws, but removed one to wield his Squid Launcher.
* EnemyCivilWar: The Mahri instigate one, and then Mantax furthers it with his suspicions.
* FiveBadBand
** TheBigBad: Pridak
** TheDragon / TheEvilGenius: Kalmah
** TheBrute: Carapar
** TheDarkChick: Mantax and Takadox
** SixthRanger: Nocturn
** SixthRangerTraitor: When banished to the Pit, Brutaka briefly joins forces with the Barraki with the hopes of getting his hands on the Mask of Life. It ends badly when he sells them out.
* AGodAmI: Attempted, but stopped by Makuta. Unfortunately, that inspired Makuta to do it himself.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Carapar and Nocturn]]
* LeanAndMean: Pridak, Ehlek, and Takadox have slimmer builds than usual.
* MobileFishbowl: Ehlek has used one in the past, as he was originally a water-breather prior to mutation, as well as Takadox and Carapar when they were recruited by the Order of Mata Nui, [[spoiler: then the rest of them.]]
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad: The fourth, and the second with distinct personalities.
* ZergRush: Their solution to dealing with Teridax in the Pit: Him alone vs. them and their armies, roughly 100,000 to 1 at ''least''. [[spoiler:And it ''works''...though Teridax was just buying time for the Mahri]].

!! Pridak
->You have a choice, Makuta -- cooperation, or conquest. I trust you will choose wisely.

A powerful and vicious leader, Pridak views himself as the perfect being, entitled to rule. Practically-minded, he will stop at nothing to achieve the power that he views as his.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The official leader of the Barraki, both before and after they were sent to the Pit, and he's not afraid to personally discipline any of the others if he feels they're getting too far out of hand.
* AxCrazy: Thankfully, his practicality keeps it in check, given that Mahri Nui was left mostly untouched for 1000 years. He could -- and would -- have wiped the city out in a single night had he decided he would benefit from it.
* BadBoss: [[AxCrazy OH MY]] [[TheSociopath GOD.]]
* BeautyIsBad: [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer As a matter of fact, yes]]. Back before his mutations, he was apparently a {{Bishounen}} by ''Bionicle'' standards, and he [[{{Narcissist}} took great pride in said appearance]] to the point he saw it as one of the worst parts of his mutation. He was also still the evil asshole he is now, though a bit calmer.
* CoolSword: His Shark Tooth Blades, fused from the teeth of 10,000 Takea Sharks and [[AbsurdlySharpBlade among the few weapons actually able to damage Protosteel]].
* LightningBruiser: Thanks to his shark mutations, he is described as physically one of both the strongest and fastest members of the Barraki.
* ManBitesMan: His shark teeth aren't for show; he bit off Nocturn's arm with them.
* {{Narcissist}}: To the extreme. He took incredible pride in his appearance before his mutation.
* SatanicArchetype: Pridak's story resembles that of Lucifer. He is described as a "perfect physical specimen" before rebelling against his creator and subsequently being cast into a hellish prison. Perhaps fitting enough, he was the one to inspire [[SatanicArchetype Makuta]], who was essentially Archangel Michael at this point, to try his hands at topping God. Bonus points in that his name seems to incorporate the word {{Pride}}, which was Lucifer's main flaw.
* SwordAndGun: He's {{Dual Wield|ing}}s his swords as well.
* UnstoppableRage: What the Ignika cursed him with after touching it. It stopped after he finally let go of it, but before that Takadox had to use his hypnosis to calm him down and it was only partially successful.
* VillainousValor: When confronted by Teridax getting ready to execute him and his his fellow warlords after their initial rebellion failed, he doesn't flinch and even takes the time to get a few passive-aggressive shots in. During their battle in the Pit, he never loses his nerve and keeps fighting even when the other Barraki are either unconscious or being {{Mind Rape}}d, [[spoiler:though in the former case they were just waiting for their armies to show up so they could ZergRush him]].

!! Takadox
->Sometimes, the most effective first blow in a battle comes wrapped as a gift.

The plotter of the Barraki, Takadox treated life like a board game, and him the best player. Despite not being very strong, his powerful hypnosis more than made up for that.
* HypnoticEyes: Takadox's hypnosis. Sufficient willpower can resist it however, [[spoiler:as proved by Makuta]].
* KnifeNut: His Twin Knives, later a Protosteel knife and then a stone dagger. [[spoiler:He's a good throw too, as Mantax can attest]].
* ManipulativeBastard: All the way. [[spoiler:He went so far as to double-cross his fellow warlords during their original rebellion, just on the off chance they lost so that he would at least escape with his life while the others were executed]].
* MindRape: [[spoiler: In a bit of [[LaserGuidedKarma Karmic Retribution]], Takadox is on the receiving end of a MindRape from Makuta.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler: For the Brotherhood of Makuta.]]
* MusclesAreMeaningless: While he rarely gets physical, [[spoiler:he was strong enough to restrain Mantax by himself after the latter ousted him as the traitor to the Brotherhood]].
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:Takadox's second attempt at bargaining his way out of being attacked by Makuta resulted in him being MindRaped.]]
* SwordAndGun: He's {{Dual Wield|ing}}s his swords as well.
* WeakButSkilled: Takadox is physically the weakest of the Barraki, but he relies on his intelligence and hypnosis to compensate.

!! Ehlek
->Yes. Lives. Breath. Futures. All of which I am going to take from...

Ehlek was the only member of the Barraki who was a sea-dweller before his mutation. Cautious and bitter to the point of paranoia, Ehlek needs little reason to electrify anyone in his sights.
* AxCrazy: Unfortunately, he isn't as hinged as Pridak.
* CowardlyLion: Downplayed. He's nervous as hell, since he depended on water-breathing equipment in the past. Even then, he stared down Makuta without flinching.
* ShockAndAwe: Being an electric eel and all.
* WolverineClaws: His Tri-Talons, which were actually additions before his mutation by the Order of Mata Nui.

!! Kalmah
->We shared our victories and our punishment... so we will share the power of this mask as well.

Incredibly ruthless, Kalmah shows no emotion beyond his desire for victory. He's the breeder of the Sea Squids the team attacks with, his cruelty towards them being a testament to his nature.
* CombatTentacles: His right arm is a tentacle and he will not hesitate to use it in combat.
* HealingFactor: To a limited extent, though it didn't help when Pridak stabbed him in the eye.
* TheSociopath: Intentionally breeds and "raises" the squids under his care to always be hungry and ready to suck the life out of others, and most of his care towards them is due to the fact being their sole caretaker gives him a high level of influence amongst the group.
* SpiderSense: The tentacles on the back of his head serve as sensors, allowing him to detect movement from behind and directly above him. They're necessary due to the loss of his third eye and he admits he would have been prey long ago if they didn't make up for its loss.
* ThirdEye: Pridak [[EyeScream stabbed it to the point of not working anymore]] in a dispute over territory.

!! Carapar
->Despite your bad nerves, you always did have guts. Don't make me spill them out into the sea, okay?

Carapar is without a doubt the tank of the Barraki, thanks to his near indestructible carapace. He used to be rather sharp-minded until ages of hypnotism by Takadox eroded his mind.
* DumbMuscle: Though not to the extent of Nocturn.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Was disintegrated by Tren Krom's EyeBeams in an ambush attempt.]]
* ImplacableMan: [[spoiler:[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath At least]] [[TooDumbToLive until he tried to kill]] Tren Krom.]]
* MindRape: Carapar used to be sharper than he is now. Years of being controlled by Takadox have worn his mental capacity down considerably.
* PowerPincers: Two of them, which gives him an edge over Mantax.
** TheRightHandOfDoom: Carapar's toy set (in canon, his claws are detachable and he can have them on both arms)
* TookALevelInDumbass: An in-universe example. See MindRape above.

!! Mantax
->The first time I followed Pridak, I got condemned to the Pit. The second time, my dwelling got crushed by a Matoran city. How will he destroy my life now, I wonder?

Mantax is a secretive loner. He trusts no-one, and no-one trusts him, but his pincer, venomous spikes, and ambush tactics made him an effective, and thus tolerable, hunter.
* LonersAreFreaks: Mantax is isolated from the others, partly because of his rather unsettling habits and secretive nature, partly because of his mutual distrust of the others. He was like that even in the past, though it only got worse after they ended up in the Pit. [[spoiler:After all, he knew that one of them was responsible for their imprisonment in the first place]].
* PowerParasite: The Ignika cursed him with this while he had it, meaning no one could get within a certain radius while he was touching it or be drained of their stamina. [[spoiler:It was part of the reason why he finally revealed the truth about the internal betrayal of the Barraki; he finally had a means of keeping them from trying to kill him outright]]. However, this only applies to living beings. [[spoiler:As Takadox proved, a well-aimed thrown dagger can solve the "no touching" problem]].
* PowerPincers: Only one, thus putting him at a disadvantage to Carapar.
** TheRightHandOfDoom
* TheQuietOne: Mantax spends most of his time alone and isolated from the others, and even when he does interact with them he rarely says more than necessary.
* SecretSecretKeeper: [[spoiler:He knew that one of the Barraki betrayed them on that day thousands of years ago when the Brotherhood attacked and defeated them, as he found a Brotherhood tablet of transit in the ruins of the prison. He didn't tell anyone because a. he didn't know which one it was (Takadox) and b. even if he did, he lacked an effective means of keeping them from trying to kill him while he revealed the truth]].

!! Nocturn
->No one insults me and lives!

Brutally strong, amphibious, immune to Pit mutagen, and able to regrow lost limbs, Nocturn serves as Ehlek's lieutenant.
* CombatTentacles: Though missing one, after pridak bit the arm off.
* DumbMuscle: Even moreso than Carapar.
* HealingFactor: Though it didn't help when Pridak cut off one of his tentacles.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Four arms total.
* TouchOfDeath: The Ignika's curse on Nocturn gave him this. It was amusing to him at first, but got really boring fast.
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed: Nocturn, who destroyed his home by to hitting its weak point. Needless to say, he ended up in the Pit for massive loss of life it caused.
-->'''Takadox:''' He was exiled from his home island after he broke something.
-->'''Mantax:''' What did he break?
-->'''Takadox:''' The island.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Nocturn isn't particularly smart; he even has difficulty with grammar.

[[folder: Matoran of Mahri Nui]]

!! Dekar
->It could just as easily be our doom as our salvation. This mask must be destroyed... and I have to do it.

A solitary Po-Matoran who works as an Aqua Hunter
* ShootTheDog: He was willing to destroy the Ignika to keep Mahri Nui safe. Ignika responded by turning Dekar into a duplicate of Hydraxon.

!! Defilak
->Perhaps living so long in this night-black water has made us see only darkness in others.

A heroic Le-Matoran whose inventions led him to be named leader of Mahri Nui.
* TheLeader: He always does what's best for Mahri Nui.

!! Sarda
->I remember Lesovikk defending our home from Rahi beasts and anything else that threatened us... I remember when he and his team left, never to return... at least not while I was still there. He's not a failure -- he never was -- he's a hero!

A courageous and noble Ta-Matoran who is close friends with Lesovikk from long ago.
* TrapMaster: He and Idris built an Undersea Trap to capture Kharzahni.

!! Idris
->You take it, Toa. The world needs you. Two Matoran more or less won’t matter.

A caring and selfless Ga-Matoran who was best friends with Lesovikk and Sarda.
* TrapMaster: She and Sarda built and Undersea Trap to catch Kharzahni.


[[folder:Legendary figures]]
!! Artakha
->Does the sun know its light? You have come here to find arms and armor for your fight. I tell you that the weapon you seek is not here -- that must be sought in the world that feeds the world.

Old Matoran myths say that good workers would be sent to the Great Refuge of Artakha where they could work on vital and advanced projects. In truth, the land actually exists and is ruled by a being of the same name. Artakha passed into legend after the Brotherhood assaulted the island and he had the Order eliminate all knowledge of his kingdom's location.
* AllMythsAreTrue: By the point this is revealed, the Matoran have started to lampshade it.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Karzahni's Cain.
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: [[ThePowerOfCreation The Mask of Creation]], which helps him design his projects.
%%* FisherKing
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Very much so. Teleportation, reversing Lewa's body swap...
* TheProfessor: His creations are the most advanced in the Matoran world.
* ReclusiveArtist: InUniverse.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: This is one of his primary ablities, but Makuta can block it.
* UltimateBlacksmith: Easily the most skilled craftsman in the Matoran Universe. Vakama may have made the Mask of Time, but he made the raw materials.
* {{Unperson}}: The Order only eliminated his location, the rest of the knowledge of his existence merely faded with time; but in any case the result is the same.
* TheVoice [[spoiler:Until his appearance in ''Reign of Shadows''.]]
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: He actually just took a hammer from his forge when he decided to put on a physical appearance.

!! Karzahni
->Long ago... perhaps 100,000 years, perhaps more, I lose track... Matoran came here by the score. Some were damaged, others simply possessed a lack of dedication to their work. A small number found a new life here... and the rest found only what they had expected, which was nothing at all.

The other half of the Artakha myth; bad workers were said to be sent to the kingdom of the tyrant Karzahni for punishment. However, Karzahni was supposed to ''heal'' poor-performing Matoran; he just wasn't good at it so he never sent anyone home, thereby earning the realm a reputation as a land of the dead. Karzahni has since learned of the world outside his realm and started to make plans to take over -- until he ran afoul of Makuta and made the mistake of [[MindRape Mind Raping]] him, prompting Makuta to tear the despot's mind apart. Upon arriving on Spherus Magna he escaped in the confusion, [[spoiler:only to be found killed under suspicious circumstances]].
* AllMythsAreTrue (well, a grain of truth anyway)
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Artakha's Abel.
* CapedMecha: After his mutation.
* ChainPain: Flaming Chains
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: the Mask of Alternate Futures
* EvilerThanThou: Karzahni vs. Makuta; Makuta wins.
* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance: until the Matoran that became the Toa Inika showed up, as his realm had become a SmallSecludedWorld
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Toa Lesovikk is implied to have done the deed.]] It turned out that [[spoiler:it was Great Being-disguised-as-Matoran Velika.]]
* HornedHumanoid: His mask in all variants, and likely his head when he was mutated.
* WhatIf: Karzahni's Mask of Alternate Futures
** MindRape: the intended effect of the WhatIf scenarios.

!! Tren Krom
->You think me an alien... an "other"... But I am of the substance of this universe, and I walked here long before you or even Mata Nui himself.

An ancient being who looked after the universe while Mata Nui was still being prepared for the job. When no longer needed; the Great Beings sealed him away on a deserted island. After the Matoran arrived on Spherus Magna he found his way out onto the planet, [[spoiler:but was mysteriously killed shortly after Karzahni]].
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Subverted, Barraki Carapar tried and was vaporized. (Artakha, on the other hand, is powerful enough to give him a metaphorical DopeSlap.)
* EldritchAbomination: Subverted, while he certainly looks otherworldly Tren Krom is a native of the Matoran universe.
* FreakyFridayFlip: he forced one on Toa Lewa through a DealWithTheDevil
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Causes this in others
%%* KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LovecraftLite: He's directly inspired by Lovecroft.
* MindRape: Comes close to doing this just by having people look at him.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Admittedly, having them is a little justified, being the former fuel of the universe and all.
* ShoutOut: to Lovecraft and the Franchise/CthulhuMythos

!!The Zyglak
This race of reptilian creatures was created accidentally by the Great Beings during their attempts to create the Krana. Shunned by their creators and hated by most others, they grew to despise all thing associated with the Great Beings and Mata Nui.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: A rare example with a FreudianExcuse.
* FreudianExcuse: They were regarded as a mistake and shunned by their creators, and feared and hated by everyone else. You almost feel sorry for them.
* FromBadToWorse: The Great Beings created Orde, the first Toa of Psionics, to calm them down. Unfortunately, he ended up making them angrier. All subsequent Matoran and Toa of Psionics were female, under the Great Beings' assumption that WomenAreWiser.
* ReptilianHumanoids: Matoran think that they are Rahi.
* TheResenter: An entire race of them.
* VillainTeamUp: They'll work with anyone else considered an outcast, such as Spiriah.


[[folder:Other Toa]]
!! Lesovikk
->I failed once. By the spirits of my fallen teammates, I will not fail now.

Toa of Air and leader of the first Toa team until a moment's hesitation cost the rest of the team their lives. Over the years he completely lost his self confidence, believing he wasn't worthy of being a Toa. Faced Karzahni in the Pit around the same time the Toa Mahri were fighting the Barraki there; afterward he assisted Hydraxon in tracking down escaped prisoners. On Spherus Magna he confronted other Toa about Karzahni roaming free and left to track him... suspiciously before [[spoiler:Karzahni turned up dead]].
* CoolSword: Wields an Air Sword.
* FailureKnight: Blamed himself for the massacre of his teammates.
* GatlingGood: The Cordak Blaster mounted on his Sea Sled.
* HeroicBSOD: His hesitation caused the death of his teammates. Because of this, he felt guilty and unworthy of being a Toa.
* LotusEaterMachine: Put into one by Karzahni where his team survived. He got out of it when he remembered the accident.
* ThouShaltNotKill: According to WordOfGod, he's an aversion -- his self-imposed status as a FailureKnight gives him reason to think he's exempt from this rule. [[spoiler:Considering the mysterious circumstances of Karzahni's death, we might have just seen in-story proof... [[RedHerring except ''Velika'' did it]].]]
* WalkingTheEarth: He condemns himself to this fate eventually.

!! Tuyet
->That's your problem, Lhikan, always following the rules. Always worrying about others. Did you ever think we could do more good if we stopped worrying so much about who might get hurt in the process?

Once protected Metru Nui as a Toa of Water alongside Lhikan and Nidhiki. Secretly owned a relic called the Nui Stone, but crossed the line by murdering Matoran to cover it up. Her teammates defeated her and the Order made her disappear; she eventually escaped and made her way back with the Nui Stone.

In a parallel universe, Nidhiki took Tuyet's side and she led the Toa into becoming the Toa Empire, until "our" Takanuva arrived and helped the rebellion overthrow her.
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: the Nui Stone
* CoolSword: Her Barbed Broadsword.
* FirstLawOfResurrection: Originally thought to have died in the Pit (the Order's prison). She was eventually brought back, explaining that she had been imprisoned in another dimension, hidden even from some of the Order; the Tuyet in the Pit was an alternate-universe version.
* IntangibleMan: Her Mask of Intangibility.
* KnightTemplar: See her quote. This is effectively her entire goal.
* PortalCut: Cause of death for the "Empress" Tuyet.

!! Ignika
->I will do what must be done. Then I will be like [[spoiler:Matoro]]. I will be a hero.

The Mask of Life was forged by the Great Beings to act as a fail-safe for the Great Spirit, designed save its life if necessary or KillEmAll if it was beyond saving. The mask also curses whoever touches it, save only those destined to carry it. Handling life energies meant the Ignika was a sentient being itself, observing the world with childlike wonder.

Eventually, the Ignika was inspired by [[spoiler:Toa Matoro's]] sacrifice, and decided to create a body for itself and try to live as an independent being, becoming a "Toa of Life". He aimed to help the Toa Nuva in Karda Nui.
* ArtifactOfDeath: Ironically, despite being called the Mask of Life, it has been known to kill their bearers to give their life energy to Mata Nui.
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: It's literally the mask.
** FloatingMask
* CoolSword: His Lifeblade.
* CurseEscapeClause: Most of the time, the curse only lasts as long as the victim is touching the mask. Unfortunately, there are cases where the curse is permanent even when someone lets go of it.
* CursedWithAwesome: Some of the mask's curses...
** BlessedWithSuck: ...but this is usually the inevitable result when the mask tries to ''help'' someone.
* EmergentHuman: During the Karda Nui arc, it takes on the form of a Toa to try to be a hero.
* EmpathicWeapon: It's alive, and very, very dangerous.
* ForgedByTheGods: And even they're afraid of it.
* FrickinLaserBeams: His Midak Skyblaster.
* GooGooGodLike: Although not an infant but a Toa created instantly, Toa Ignika initially acted on emotion.
* HeroicSacrifice: Toa Ignika sacrificed his body to fully revive the Great Spirit.
* MurderousMask: Heck, ''touching'' it is dangerous enough if one is not destined to wear it. While none affected have directly died from the curses, they either suffer FateWorseThanDeath or get CursedWithAwesome or BlessedWithSuck.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: Otherwise you'll be cursed.
* SelfGuardingPhlebotinum: Curses those unworthy who hold it.
* SkySurfing: His Skyboard.
* SomeoneHasToDie: To use the mask to heal Mata Nui.
* SwordAndGun: Wields a Lifeblade and Midak Skyblaster in tandem.

[[folder: The Av Matoran / Shadow Matoran]]
The first type of Matoran created; unlike other types, they have a small degree of ElementalPowers, and can connect with a Toa to access unique light-based powers. All of them were hidden across the Matoran Universe by the Order of Mata Nui, but some relocated to Karda Hui after the Great Catacalysm. A number of them were turned into Shadow Matoran by the Makuta's Shadow Leeches, and as such gain powers of Shadow and connected to Makuta. The remaining Av-Matoran teamed up with the Toa Nuva to help in the FinalBattle. After the battle for Karda Nui, the Shadow Matoran were cured and turned back to normal.
* {{Jetpack}}: Av-Matoran wear these.
* PunnyName: Av-Matoran tend to have names ralated to light and energy (Solek, Photok, Galva, Radiak...)
* SuperPrototype: the Matoran of Light can actually use their elemental power to shoot lasers and change color, and they have ''both'' genders in their tribe.
* WonderTwinPowers: Matoran of Light or Shadow can access individual powers when touching a Toa or Makuta.

!! Tanma
->We're on our own here -- like we've always been -- and we'll stand or fall on our own.

Tanma became leader of the Av-Matoran after the Makuta's attack, swiftly becoming a bold yet sencible one. When he teamed up with a Toa, such as Lewa, he could power his Midak Skyblaster so that it won't drain the light from its surroundings.
* BoringButPractical: His team up ability might not be as cool as HardLight or SuperSpeed, but not worrying about plunging the area in darkness is very useful when battling creatures of Shadow.
* TheLeader: Led the Av-Matoran until Kirop was restored.

!! Solek
->Toa wouldn't run. Great heroes like Tahu and Kopaka would stand and fight!

Solek was a huge {{fanboy}} of the Toa Mata, particularly Kopaka. When he got the chance to team up with him, his excitable nature got on the Toa's nerves. His team up ability allowed him to create objects of solid light.
* {{Fanboy}}: Of Kopaka.
* HardLight: His power when linked with Kopaka.

!! Photok
->No idea. But it was sure fun! I just thought about us going faster, and zing!

Photok was Pohatu's partner, and a risk-taking stuntman. When united with a Toa, he could move at the speed of light.
* SuperSpeed: An impressive example since Pohatu is already damn fast.

!! Gavla
->The light is drained from you, and what's left is... sharper, clearer. You know what you have to do... and you know you won't let anyone stop you.

Gavla never got along with the other Av-Matoran, due to her sense of superiority to the others. She felt as though she belonged among Shadow Matoran serving the Makuta. When united with a Makuta, she could disrupt a target's sense of balance.
* SmugSnake: One of the reasons she preferred being a Shadow Matoran.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female Matoran of the 2008 saga.

!! Kirop

He was the leader of the Av-Matoran until his transformation into a Shadow Matoran, and was jealous that Gavla was appointed leader of the Shadow Matoran. What teamed up with a Makuta, he could rob a foe of their sight.
* GreenEyedMonster: As a Shadow Matoran.

!! Radiak

Radiak was a courageous warrior as an Av-Matoran, a trait that unfortunately transferred well into his becoming a Shadow Matoran. His team up ability allowed him to slow opponents.
* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: Mutran made him quadropedal when he was moody. He had the mutation reversed shortly after he was cured of Shadow.

!! Vican
->All I cared about was darkness and destruction... the things I helped Mutran do and create...

Vican was a Le-Matoran who, looking for a more adventurous life, willingly became the first Shadow Matoran and Mutran's partner, loyal yet wary of his master
* TheAtoner: After being cured, Vican was deeply guilt-ridden of his choice to become a Shadow Matoran.
* TheIgor: Being the sidekick to MadScientist
* MarkOfShame: His mutated appearance. He hoped that Mutran would reverse it. Ironically, after being cured of Shadow, he elected to keep his freakish visage as a reminder of his past mistakes.

!! Vultraz
->How many times do we have to do this? When are you going to realize that you're not a Toa... just some crazy villager who thinks he has to risk his neck fighting the bad guys? Go home, Mazeka. Go back to your little life, before you force me to end it.

Formerly a Ta-Matoran, Vultraz was selfish and evil even before becoming a Shadow Matoran. Mazeka was his ArchEnemy, determined to bring him to justice.
* CruelMercy: Vultraz once spared Mazeka's life so he would have to endure the shame of his life having been in his enemy's hands.
* {{Jerkass}}: This guy was ''worse'' than Ahkmou.
* LastOfHisKind: He's the only Shadow Matoran left uncured, [[spoiler:due to being imprisoned in an AlternateUniverse.]]

[[folder:The Brotherhood Of Makuta]]
The rest of Makuta's species, born a pool of Antidermis within the Matoran Universe to create the world's Rahi. They also were disgruntled with Mata Nui getting all the praise instead of them. When Makuta proposed his plan to usurp Mata Nui, most rallied behind it, and dissenters were executed.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. The Makuta had a natural inclination towards arrogance and evil anyways, and the few that did not want to go along with Teridax's plan were promptly killed, with the exception of [[TokenGoodTeammate Krika]]. It should be noted that the unborn Makuta within the Antidermis pool are ''still'' good, but only presumably because they never had an opportunity to let their arrogance and evil start up, as well as the fact [[spoiler:they still remember their original purpose as given by the Great Beings]].
* AnimatedArmor: A while ago, the Makuta species evolved from MechanicalLifeforms of solid Antidermis into gaseous beings contained in thick Protosteel suits.
* TheAssimilator: The Shadow Hand allows them to assimilate other beings to add to their mass and power.
* BatOutOfHell: The Phantoka. All three have names that come from bats.
* {{BFG}}: Spiriah was given a Midak Skyblaster, and the Mistika used Nynrah Ghostblasters
* BodyguardingABadass: Some Makuta, including Teridax, had Toa Hagah as bodyguards so they wouldn't have to deal with every little annoyance.
* BrotherhoodOfEvil: Subverted under Miserix's rule, played straight under Teridax's.
* ComboPlatterPowers: And ''nearly '''FIFTY''''' of them, to boot!
* ContagiousAI: In their EnergyBeing forms, Makuta can possess machinery, although they lose some of their ComboPlatterPowers.
* CoolSword: Icarax's Rotating Shadow Sword, Mutran's Shadow Blade, Bitil's Longswords
* DarkIsEvil: The Makuta are beings of Shadow, and the vast majority of them are evil.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Most Makuta are malevolent in nature, however, a few chose not to go along with Teridax's EvilPlan (though they were executed in the end, creating an AlwaysChaoticEvil species). There's also the occassional TragicVillain like Krika.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Blindness for the Phantoka, ShapeShifterModeLock for the Mistika, and Icarax's devolution (though this turns into an advantage when Gorast tries to breach his armour and release his energy).
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Part of the reason for the Brotherhood's FaceHeelTurn.
* ElementalPowers: CastingAShadow
** TheDarkSide: Their Shadow powers ended up corrupting them...
* EnergyBeing: The energy being called "Antidermis"
* FiveBadBand: The eight Makuta in Karda Nui
** TheBigBad: Antroz
** TheDragon: Krika
** TheBrute: Bitil and Gorast
** TheEvilGenius: Chirox and Mutran
** TheDarkChick: Vamprah
** SixthRangerTraitor: Icarax
* TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne: Makuta are able to sense the presence of each other.
* GeniusBruiser: Some gravitate towards [[MadScientist one end]] more than [[BloodKnight the other]], but all Makuta are extremely powerful ''and'' extremely intelligent.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Save for Miserix, every each one. Unless you count the spirits of the unborn Makuta swirling in an Antidermis pool as living]].
* MadScientist: The entire organization used to be this, responsible for creating Rahi
* BadPowersBadPeople: Toa were already uneasy about their choice in mask powers, but them going villianous sealed the deal.
* MeaningfulName: Several examples, most notably the Phantoka.
* MookMaker: They can spawn Kraata to make Rahkshi.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: The list of Makuta powers was formalized when the Rahkshi were introduced, but for those not familiar with it the powers can seem like {{Ass Pull}}s.
** AdaptiveAbility: Adaptation
** TheBeastmaster: Rahi Control
** PestController: Insect Control
** BlowYouAway: Cyclone
** ChainLightning
** DisintegratorRay: Molecular Disruption and Disintegration
** EyeBeams: Heat Vision and [[FrickinLaserBeams Laser Vision]]
** GoodThingYouCanHeal: Quick Healing
** GravityMaster
** GreenThumb: Plant Control
** ImprobableAimingSkills: Accuracy
** InvisibilityCloak: Chameleon
** MakeMeWannaShout: Sonics and Power Scream
** MindControl: Rahi Control, Insect Control, and Mind Reading
** MasterOfIllusion
** NighInvulnerability: Limited Invulnerability
** NoSell: Fire Resistance and Ice Resistance
** RubberMan: Elasticity
** SelectiveMagnetism: Magnetism
** StandardStatusEffects: specifically the Sleep, Slow, Silence, and Confusion abilities
** {{Telepathy}}: Mind Reading
** TimeStandsStill: Stasis Control
** VillainTeleportation
** WeaponsThatSuck: Vacuum
** WeatherControlMachine
* NoConservationOfEnergy: Makuta can absorb and convert other beings into mass for their armor.
* ShapeShifting
** ShapeshifterDefaultForm
** ShapeShifterModeLock: The Makuta Mistika are stuck in their insectoid forms, thanks to the mutating properties of Karda Nui's swamp.
* TheNeedless: thanks to their evolution into Antidermis
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad: In 2008.
* SuperpowerLottery: Makuta are what happen when [[AlwaysChaoticEvil an inherently evil species]] wins the jackpot.
* WingedHumanoid: With the exception of the distinctly non-humanoid Vamprah, Krika, and Miserix.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:What Teridax's plan for sending his elite to Karda Nui was about, to get them all in one place and let them all die in the energy storms created upon Mata Nui's reawakening. With the exception of Krika and Icarax, who were killed by their fellow Makuta when they tried to sabotage the plan, it went off without a hitch]].

!! Antroz
->One thing I've learned is that you underestimate Toa -- any Toa -- at your own peril.

The field leader in Karda Nui. A skilled tactician, he was arguably the most balanced of the group, possessing a sense of honor and knowing better than to underestimate his foes.
* AcePilot: When you can outfly a Toa of Air, you are this trope.
* BadassBiker: No, really. He stole the [[CoolBike Destral Cycle]] from Avak.
* DraconicHumanoid: Unlike the other Phantoka Makuta, his form is distinctly draconic in appearance. He is also the only one that resembles a humanoid at all.
* MakeThemRot: His Kanohi Jutlin, Mask of Corruption, allows him to make inanimate objects rust or decompose.
* StandardizedLeader: He comes across as this in comparison to the more nightmarish Zaktan and the AxCrazy yet composed Pridak. It didn't help that the next VillainLeader was AntiVillain Krika.
* UniversalDriversLicense: Good with bikes or super-advanced jets.

!! Chirox
->This is a first -- someone expecting a being born of the shadows to look on the bright side.

Back when the Makuta created the world's Rahi, Chirox focused on making vicious monsters rather than anything useful to the ecosystem. Not much of a fighter, he likes to play dirty.
* DualWielding: Wields a Hook Blade in each hand.
* TheEvilGenius: One of the more notable examples, behind only Mutran and Teridax.
* HooksAndCrooks: His Hook Blades
* {{Jerkass}}: Comes off as an insecure, abrasive dick, even compared to the other Makuta.
* MadScientist: Not a very good one, though. The only creation of his that we know was successful was the Visorak.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Shares this dynamic with his former friend Mutran.
* TheVoiceless: His Kanohi Shelek, Mask of Silence combines this with making a target deaf.

!! Vamprah
A Makuta renowned for his hunting abilities and habit of never speaking.
* BatOutOfHell: The other Makuta merely have Bat-like elements in their designs; Vamprah ''is'' a bat.
* TheDreaded: He creeps even other Makuta out.
* ElectiveMute: He instead prefers to communicate by telepathy, as he feels that speech is unnecessary noise that impedes in hunting.
* EmotionEater and EnergyAbsorption: His Kanohi Avsa, Mask of Hunger.
* SilentBob: It's unknown even to his fellow Makuta if he actually ''can't'' talk or he just ''prefers'' not to.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Sort of. He yells in pain after a successful attack by Pohatu, but that's all we ever hear out of him.

!! Krika
->Do you know why we Makuta hate Toa so much? It's because you are what we could only pretend to be, once upon a time -- heroes who do good for no reward. And so we call you fools, and even slay you... because we could not be you.

The second-in-command in Karda Nui. Unlike the others, he's actually got a moral compass and severe doubts in the plan. He only follows it because he feels he has no other choice, and often stealthilly rebelled against it when he could.
* AntiVillain: Though he's allied with the Makuta, he questions Teridax's plan and even spares Miserix.
* BodyHorror: His mutation is by far the worst of the Mistika Makuta, to the point where Takanuva wasn't sure what he was upon first seeing him.
* CoveredInMud: How he appears whenever he shows up in the comics.
* DarkIsNotEvil: In personality, at least. [[spoiler:He later makes a HeelFaceTurn shortly before his death, becoming a straight example of the trope.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He seems to detest Gorast and Icarax in particular. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from trying to derail the Plan with Icarax or save Gorast and the rest from being set up to die, but she kills him for his perceived betrayal.]]
* EvilAlbino: His appearance (white armor with faint red markings and red eyes) gives this effect, though compared to the other Makuta in personality he's more of a HeroicAlbino.
* FangsAreEvil: Has two pairs, one on his mask and one in his actual mouth.
* {{Foil}}: To Gorast, in both appearance and personality.
* HissBeforeFleeing: When Takanuva appears during his conversation with Gali, Krika hisses at him and disappears into the mud.
* [[KickTheSonOfABitch Kick the Bitch]] / PokeThePoodle: About the pettiest, most dickish thing he's ever done is repel Gorast into a tree.
* LeanAndMean: He's very thin and his armor looks like vertebrae.
* LoopholeAbuse: How he got out of murdering his old leader Miserix. He just locked him up on a volcanic island down south.
-->'''Gali''': So you disobeyed. I didn't think Makuta had the spines to do that.
-->'''Krika''': Perhaps we do not. Should the volcanoes erupt with enough force and for enough time, Miserix will have no hope of survival. I gave him a chance, that's all.
* NobleDemon: [[spoiler:To the point that he offers mercy to Gali, and upon hearing the Makuta will be killed upon Mata Nui's awakening, immediately tries to warn his comrades, despite knowing, correctly, they would likely see him as a traitor and kill him.]]
* NoSell: His Kanohi Crast, Mask of Repulsion can repel anything for offense or defense, but works on one thing at a time.
* NotQuiteFlight: Out of all the Makuta on Karda Nui, Krika doesn't have wings. However, he uses his MaskPower to repel himself from the ground, thus achieving this.
* ShoulderCannon: Seems to have a third arm to hold his Nynrah Ghostblaster.
* UnfortunateName: "Krika" certainly sounds awesome. It's also Puerto Rican and Cuban [[UnusualEuphemism slang]] for [[ICallHimMisterHappy a certain area on the female body]].
* VampiricDraining: The Pit Mutagen affected his Intangibility power, making it so that he must absorb heat from living things to prevent fading away to nothing.

!! Bitil
->"Come back" indeed... what do I have to gain by saving them? When I make it out of here, Teridax will see that I am his most trusted lieutenant!

A minor Brotherhood member who believes he's been sidelined due to [[DoppelgangerAttack his power]]. He's not too bright and mostly serves as an army whenever the Makuta need one.
* AmbitionIsEvil: His defining character trait. It's made very clear that his ambition far outstrips his actual ability.
* ButtMonkey: Yes, a Makuta has become a ButtMonkey.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Whenever he starts with the duplicates, this trope is a safe bet.
* CursedWithAwesome / BlessedWithSuck: Bitil has often ended up with injuries and has no idea how he got them, since his future self can summon him from the past with his Kanohi.
* DoppelgangerAttack: His Kanohi Mohtrek, Mask of Duplication
** TimeyWimeyBall: How Bitil gets the dupes.
* DualWielding / SwordAndGun: Yes, he can somehow hold one of his Longswords and his Nynrah Ghostblaster in one hand.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He feels that he gets this from the other Makuta.

!! Gorast
->Makuta never surrender, for the same reason Toa do not kill. It is not in our nature.

A female Makuta and one of the Brotherhood's toughest warriors. She's fanatically devoted to Teridax, and Mata Nui protect you if she has reason to suspect your own loyalty.
* AxCrazy: So much so that only her UndyingLoyalty keeps her stable. Mutran admits that her favorite pastimes include torturing and killing.
* BloodKnight: Loves fighting and killing, to the point she even admits that it's a flaw both she and Icarax share.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:''Krika was right. Krika was right."]]
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Four clawed arms in Mistika form.
* PowerIncontinence: can be caused by her Kanohi Felnas, Mask of Disruption
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female Makuta depicted in-story. There were others amongst the Brotherhood at one point, but she's the only one still alive in the present.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Teridax and the Plan. [[spoiler:Her inability to reconcile this with his betrayal drives her mad in her final moments.]]
* VampiricDraining: After exposure to Pit Mutagen, she grows a stinger with this ability on her mask. Not surprisingly, given her mosquito-like appearance.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Goes insane when she realizes her loyalty was to a leader who plotted her demise.]]
* WolverineClaws: On her top set of arms.

!! Mutran
->I was bringing fabulous creatures into being. True, some of them did not live very long... and yes, one died quite an explosive death... but I had my successes as well. The shadow leech, for example -- a mutated kraata that could drain the light out of any living being. Who couldn't love that?

Mutran is a skilled scientist, responsible for several sucessful breeds of Rahi, who grew eccentric and unhinged as the ages passed. While he craves mayhem and destruction, he at least had a sense of skill and finesse with his experiments, unlike Chirox.
* BladeOnAStick: His Shadow Spear
* CloudCuckooLander: He's... odd, though it's only really apparent when reading his chronicles. [[spoiler:Then again, looking into the mind of an EldritchAbomination doesn't come without a few scars]].
* MadScientist: While all Makuta fit to some extent, Mutran is by far the one who best resembles the classic stylings.
* TheVoiceless: His Kanohi Shelek, Mask of Silence combines this with making a target deaf.

!! Icarax
->I believe in certainties. The strength of my limbs, the power of my mask, the sharp edges of my blades -- that is what I build my plans around. Trickery, deception, complex strategies, they are for the weak! If you want power, and another has it, you get it not by outwitting him -- you get it by stepping over his corpse.

A brutish, ambitious Makuta and their best warrior. He's contemptuous of Teridax and his Plan, which he views as cowardly and unnecessarily devious, preferring straight-up destructive action.
* AnimatedArmor: Icarax was devolved by the Ignika, so he's no longer this.
* AxCrazy: Infamous for this, though of all the Makuta he's one of two who actually doesn't like Teridax's plan ([[BloodKnight though not exactly for stellar reasons]]) and tries to stop it, [[spoiler:and considering what Teridax [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness intended for all of them]], he had a point]].
* BloodKnight: His main point of contention with Teridax? His plan isn't savage enough and relies too much on gambles.
* CurbStompBattle: He fought the Toa Nuva in the land of Karzahni during their quest to prepare for Mata Nui's awakening before they arrived in Karda Nui and defeated all save Gali Nuva with a single strike each. The only reason Gali didn't join them was because she unleashed a Nova Blast that swept him away and destroyed Karzahni in the process.
* DoubleWeapon: His Twin Sword.
* DumbMuscle: {{Subverted}} actually. His temper and BloodKnight tendencies make him look like a simple brute, but he is intelligent and capable of coming up with strategies both in combat and out of it. He's still got nothing on [[TheChessmaster Teridax]] in the planning department.
* TheDreaded: The most powerful fighter amongst the Brotherhood for a reason. Even when devolved he held his own and was winning against Vamprah and Gorast, and the only ones who've ever beaten him in a straight-up fight were Teridax and the Ignika with the former having to wear him out over the course of ''several hours''. None of the Brotherhood were willing to argue with him when he decided not to originally go to Karda Nui despite direct orders because he was just that powerful and unpredictable.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His Rotating Shadow Sword
* JerkassHasAPoint: While he was more angry about the fact it wasn't ''[[BloodKnight his]]'' plan the Brotherhood was using, he had a point about Teridax's schemes not at all being the best for everyone. [[spoiler:And considering [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness what Teridax did]], he was absolutely right]].
* LeeroyJenkins: Icarax, who doesn't like Teridax's {{plan}} and would rather just go with brute force. Krika himself describes Icarax's own plans as about as subtle as an axe to the face and half as interesting, as well as being daring, bold and incredibly risky for anyone that's not Icarax himself. [[spoiler:Thankfully, or unfortunately, Teridax's supporters kill him before Icarax does anything to ruin the plan.]]
* TheStarscream: From the beginning it's clear he's not on board with ThePlan, and unlike Krika he's not afraid to admit it.

!! Miserix
->I don't have time for this. I have places to be, and bodies to break. I want you to send out a message to all your friends, to everyone who sails in and out of this island. Tell them Miserix is back, and when I find him, Teridax is dead!

The former leader of the Brotherhood, Miserix was an intelligent and cautious leader who new better than to dignify Teridax's ambitions. However, Teridax got the upper hand, and Krika, who also disargeed with Terdiax, imprisoned rather than executed him. He was recently freed by Brutaka, and will stop at nothing to get his revenge.
* AdaptiveAbility: His Mask of Mutation can mutate any living thing to the user's needs.
* AxCrazy: See the revenge-related tropes.
* ContestWinnerCameo: Like Krakua, his appearence came from a Brickmaster contest, though unlike Krakua, he was an established character before.
* [[spoiler:LastOfHisKind]]
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Not exactly a good guy, but at least sees value in not causing trouble.
* NoSell: Miserix eventually absorbed so many Klakk that he became immune to their sonic screams through sheer size.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Miserix prefers reptilian forms.
* PhantomZonePicture: Forced into an illusion of this bent for a period of time by Teridax.
* RevengeBeforeReason: He'll doom the entire universe, himself included, if it means destroying Teridax.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He cuts a swath across the Matoran Universe once free, destroying any Brotherhood members or forces he comes across in pursuit of Teridax.
* SealedBadassInACan: On Artidax.

!! Spiriah
->They are outcasts. And so am I. Now, Brutaka, I am taking command of this ship. We will be setting a new course, for the island of Zakaz. It was there that I met defeat and disgrace -- there that my grand experiment failed, because the inhabitants were too savage to know what to do with my gifts. It is their fault I was cast out of the Brotherhood -- and now they are going to pay!

An unskilled former member of the Brotherhood, cast out to save face after his experiments on Zakaz caused the Skakdi Civil War.
* BoxedCrook: A member of the Frederation of Fear.
* ButtMonkey: He's even worse than Bitil.
* EpicFail: Hoooooo boy. Considering the effect his endeavors on Zakaz had, it's a small wonder the Brotherhood threw him out.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Ironically, Spiriah with his Midak Skyblaster, as a being of shadow using a light weapon. Though it was given to him (with a warning not to point it at himself to boot).
* SmallNameBigEgo: And after his betrayal fails miserably, the only time the other members of the Federation of Fear don't rub it in is when they're exploiting it.
* YouHaveFailedMe: He ran rather than face this.

!! Tridax
->You want to learn the most powerful secret of Destral? You want the satisfaction of knowing what hides here before you die? Look around.

The scheming scientist who invented the Tridax Pod used in the siege of Karda Nui.
* BladeOnAStick: His Acid Spear
* NamesTheSame: Tridax (Makuta of Nynrah and a bit character) and T'''e'''ridax (Makuta of Metru Nui and the BigBad)
* ToylessToylineCharacter: Never had a model released, nor an image.

[[folder: Rahi Beasts]]
!! Fenrakk Spider / Kardas Dragon
A ferocious spider Rahi with acid saliva. One was made giant-sized by the Mask of Life to serve as Vezon's steed, and later turned into a dragon after being defeated.
* BreathWeapon: Kardas constantly forms concussive energy in itself and releases it in a breath
* ChainedHeat: The enlarged Fenrakk initially fought Vezon until the Ignika fused them together.
* FourLeggedInsect: Fenrakk
* FusionDance: Vezon was chained to Fenrakk's back.
* GiantFlyer: Kardas
* GiantSpider: Ordinary Fenrakk are several times larger than Toa. An individual Fenrakk got enlarged by the Ignika to serve as a guardian alongside Vezon.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Ridden by Toa and a Piraka.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Fenrakk and Kardas have a similar-shaped head.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent Kardas.
* PentUpPowerPeril: Should the Kardas Dragon not use his BreathWeapon constantly, the resulting buildup would cause him to explode and kill himself.
* ScaledUp: After falling into lava, the enlarged Fenrakk transformed into Kardas.

!! Hydruka
These aquatic Rahi are the key to harvesting Airweed for air essential to the survival of the Matoran of Mahri Nui. Theit temperamental and stubborn nature makes it unwise to rush them.
* BewareMyStingerTail: Their tails have launchers that fire Solidified Air Bubbles.

!! Energy Hounds (Spinax)
Some of the earliest Rahi to exist, Energy Hounds are renowned for tracking ability potent enough to track anything, anywhere in the world. Spinax was one such hound, owned by Hydraxon and later loaned to to a Maxilos robot to assist in guarding the Pit.
* AngryGuardDog: The Hand of Artakha and the Order of Mata Nui made good use of them.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Makuta possessed the Maxilos unit that Spinax was serving, but Hydraxon was able to regain control of him with a single command.
* TheyHaveTheScent: Can track a mote of dust across a planet.
* ToylessToylineCharacter: Technically, Spinax has been mutated by the Pit waters, so we don't know what atypical Energy Hound looks like.

!! Gadunka
They are small Rahi with a powerful bite. One was enlarged by the Mask of Life, and instinctually seeks it for himself.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: One was enlarged by the Ignika, but has since reverted to its normal size.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Their mouths are filled with sharp teeth.

!! Toa Terrain Crawler
An aquatic Rahi captured and heavily modified by Axonn and used by the Toa Mahri. More machine than beast, it sported thick armor hatches, several weapons, and a healing system.
* AnimalMecha: Modified by Axonn to transport the Toa Mahri and their equipment underwater.
* {{Cyborg}}: Notably, Hahli isn't happy about it, even if it is useful.
* HealingFactor: For both itself and its occupants.
* SignatureTeamTransport: It was promoted as such for the Toa Mahri, though in story they used it for one trip through the Cord before releasing it.

!! Klakk
This strange creature boasts a powerful sonic scream that can counteract the draining effects of Shadow Leeches
* DeusExMachina: They more-or-less exist to give the heroes a way to cure the Shadow Matoran.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: These Rahi were bred by Mutran, the same Makuta reponsible for the Shadow Leeches.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Powerful enough to quell a Makuta.

!Bara Magna

[[folder:Bara Magnans in General]]
* AbnormalAmmo: Thornax, a type of spiked, potentially explosive fruit.
** EdibleAmmunition: But only to the Bone Hunters. Nobody else can stomach it.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Just like the Toa, the Bara Magnans wear armour denoting their tribe with subtle variations: red for Fire, blue for Water, white for Ice, green for Jungle, black for Rock, and tan for Sand. The now-defunct Iron Tribe are currently orange, but used to be grey and dark blue, and the [[spoiler:Earth Tribe were brown and black]].
* CoolHelmet: Instead of a MaskOfPower: It even attaches via the head, and many Bara Magnans have exposed faces.
* HollywoodCyborg: Unlike the Toa and Matoran who are robots with organic parts, the Spherus Mangans are primarily organic but have some cybernetics and wear TwentyFourHourArmor.
* SiliconBasedLife: They have a metallic bone-structure, allowing the Mask of Life to effect them.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: They might look like {{Cyborg}}s, but in reality it's this.

[[folder:The Agori]]
Bara Magna's villagers, trying to eke out an existence on a harsh world. Like Matoran, they are divided into tribes, though only location sets them apart from each other instead of any physical differences. The main tribes to interact with each other are the fire, water, jungle, and ice tribes; and these four eventually united their villages into a large city.
* BadassBiker: Agori can take part in GladiatorGames through vehicle combat matches.
* {{Expy}}: Of Matoran (the other way around in-universe).
* {{Hobbits}} / LittlePeople: Half the size of a Glatorian.
* {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s: Towards the Glatorian, who are viewed as useful hired muscle but otherwise unwanted.

!! Raanu
[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/ArminShimerman -]

->For a long time I have accepted that life for me and my people must be the way of toil and trial. But I dream of a better world...

Raanu is one of the oldest and wisest Agori, and as such is leader of the Fire Tribe. He is a fierce leader motivated by the welfare of his village.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: His opposition is usually StrawmanHasAPoint.
* SupportingLeader: He isn't often involved in the story beyond being the local leader, though this changes somewhat with the reveal of his history in Journey's End.

!! Berix
[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor -]

->I'm sometimes known as a scavenger and I have been looking for and finding ancient items all my life. I fix the things I understand, and the other things I take apart and use the various parts for all kinds of things. Such is the life of a scavenger.

Berix is a scavenger from the Water Tribe, an expert at finding and fixing abandoned tools. Unfortunately for him, others tend to conflate his collecting with thievery.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He has this dynamic with Kiina.
* GenkiGuy: He' easily excitable.
* {{Keet}}: James Arnold Taylor reprises [[Videogame/FinalFantasyX Tidus]].
* TheMedic: He picked up a few healing techniques from the Jungle Tribe, which came in handy when Gresh was wounded trying to defend Tajun.
* TheSmartGuy: Of Mata Nui's team.
** ShorterMeansSmarter: ...And the only Agori.

!! Tarduk
->They call them ruins... but they're full of treasure, if you know where to look.

Hailing from the Jungle Tribe, Tarduk is an avid treasure hunter, willing to brave anything in pursuit of the secrets to the past.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: He's gone off wandering looking for artifacts on occasion.
* PrimalStance: All Jungle Tribe Agori have ape-like stances and clawed hands and feet.
** RunningOnAllFours

!! Atakus
->The Rock Tribe is clearly superior. Have you fought against this Skrall yet? He's going to win everything, you know. I do not concern myself with the other tribes. They are losers.

An Agori of the Rock Tribe who no-one likes, Atakus is an overconfident fighter and a total suck-up to the Skrall, particularly Stronius. [[spoiler: He also a secret agent working for Velika.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Like most, but he's a jackass even by his tribe's standards.
* ProfessionalButtkisser: He talks a big talk about the Skrall's superiority.

!! Metus
[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/DavidLeisure -]

->I could always pick a winner.

Possessing a persuasive way with words, this Agori of the Ice Tribe puts his talents to use bartering with villages and recruiting Glatorian. [[spoiler:His self-serving ambition led him to work with the Skrall, leaking them valuable information.]]
* AnAxeToGrind: Carries an ice axe.
* CatchPhrase: "That's a joke" in ''The Legend Reborn''.
* DarkReprise: His CatchPhrase of "That's a joke" turns up again after he [[spoiler:reveals himself as TheMole and orders Mata Nui to drop his weapons, before coldly stating "That's ''not a joke''.]]
* DirtyCoward: Similar to Ahkmou, his only interest is self-preservation, though unlike Ahkmou, he's more ambitious.
* KarmicTransformation: [[spoiler: Mata Nui transformed him into a snake for his duplicitous crimes. The transformation has since worn off.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk What he masquerades as.]]]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole: For the Skrall]].
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: [[spoiler: Skedaddles as soon as things start going poorly.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: He seemed like just another villager until [[spoiler: he was revealed to be in cahoots with the Skrall.]]


[[folder:The Glatorian]]
Professional warriors hired by Bara Magna's tribes to represent them in the arena. Unlike Toa, their yet-unnamed race is completely separate from the Agori and they have no special powers. With the tribes uniting, the Glatorian have become the city's defense.
* CombatPragmatist: Zig-zagged: Within the Arena is a controlled environment that maintains civility among the tribes, so they have a standard of honor to uphold. Outside the Arena is a merciless DeathWorld where the populace can and will use every trick that they know to stay alive and ahead.
* [[spoiler:ElementalPowers: Mata Nui's allies (so everyone except Malum, Strakk, and Gelu) as of ''Legend Reborn'']]
* {{Expy}}: of Toa (again, the Glatorian's race came first in-universe, [[spoiler:though a few getting ElementalPowers have made them sort of Recursive Expies]])
* SwordAndGun: All Glatorian carry a Thornax Launcher but it's a single round Cartraid so they can't rely on it.

!! Gresh
[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MarkFamiglietti-]

->I'm bigger, stronger, and faster than the Agori. I've got a shield and a launcher, and I know how to use them. I'm a Glatorian. Doesn't that mean I have to protect people who aren't as strong as I am?

A rookie serving as the Second Glatorian of the Jungle Tribe, Gresh is still young, yet very noble and posessing great potential. While Gresh prefers to practice in secret, he has an unfortunate habit of relying on tried-and-true techniques rather than trying new ones.
* TheBigGuy: Of Mata Nui's team.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Gresh has a mild case, at least compared to the more profit-driven Glatorian.
* DualWielding / DualTonfas
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His Jungle Shield
** BifurcatedWeapon: It splits into DualTonfas.
* SignatureMove: A backflip followed by a Thornax shot.

!! Vastus
[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor -]

->We both saw Atero crumble. Well, not again, not to my village.

Vastus is the Prime Glatorian of the Jungle Tribe, though he considers it more important to defend his village rather than serve in Arena Matches. This is because of a mistake he made long ago in the Core War, which cost the lives of thousands of innocent villagers, something he's been desperate to atone for ever since.
* TheAtoner: After the Core War.
* BoomStick: His Venom Talon has a Thornax Launcher on one end.
* SinisterScythe: His Venom Talon, though the "Sinister" part is subverted; he's one of the good guys.
** PoisonedWeapons: Though he has drained the venom for Arena Matches.
* SuperSenses: He's learned meditation techniques to improve his senses.

!! Malum
->If I become Prime Glatorian I will retain my ferocity... and the other villages can go to blazes.

Malum was the Second Glatorian of the Fire Tribe, until his dishonorable and violent temper got the better of him in a Match, and he was subsequently banished. He has since become the leader of a pack of Vorox, understanding and caring about them more than any other Glatorian.
* TheExile: He was certainly warned enough times.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a violent, spiteful man, but he does care for his pack.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: [[KickTheSonOfABitch Malum tried this on Strakk.]] [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor He got fired for it.]]
* NatureHero: Well, more like Nature AntiHero.
* TokenEvilTeammate: He's "off the team" before the story starts, but has allied against the Skrall at least once.
* ShoulderCannon: Malum has a shoulder-mounted Thornax Launcher.
* WolverineClaws: His Flame Claws.

!! Ackar
[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/JimCummings -]

->Patience is the first lesson in becoming a great Glatorian.

Ackar is the Prime Glatorian of the Fire Tribe, strengthened and wisened by age. However, his experiences are starting to take their toll on him, hampering his confidence and making him believe he's slipping in his old age. Thankfully, his friendship with Mata Nui has begun to restore his spirit.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Ackar teaches and encourages this.
* BadassGrandpa: Tarix and Vastus probably count too, but Ackar's the one dealing with a midlife crisis.
* FlamingSword: Ackar's Flame Sword.
** OddlyShapedSword
* TheLancer: He's Mata Nui's mentor, and the first being to call him "friend".
* MagicFeather: Inverted -- he thinks he's losing his edge due to age, but it's just a confidence problem.

!! Tarix
[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/JeffBennett -]

->The secret to being a winner is already knowing the mistakes losers make... and not making them yourself.

Tarix is the Prime Glatorian of the Water Tribe, a veteran of numerous battles. Wise and fierce, yet noble and fair, Tarix is respected all throughout Bara Magna.
* CoolSword: His Water Blades, though their long handles border on BladeOnAStick

!! Kiina
[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MariaSokoloff -]

->Finally, someone to convince the Agori there's a better place than this miserable wasteland.

Kiina is the Second Glatorian of the Water Tribe, known for being aggresive, haugty, and contsantly speaking of a better world than Bara Magna. She's not very well liked for these traits, but her skills are second to none, and she's considered a reliable ally. The recent arrival of Mata Nui my prove her dreams of another world true...
* AllAmazonsWantHercules: She develops a bit of a crush on Mata Nui. Unfortunately for her...
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Mata Nui, being designed for a rather specific purpose, doesn't have much capacity for romance.
* BoisterousBruiser: A female example.
* TheChick: Of Mata Nui's team.
* DoubleWeapon: Her Vapor Trident.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She can definitely be a bit abrasive (unless you happen to basically be the personification of her dreams).
* TheLadette: Loves a fight as much as the next Glatorian, and tends to be abrasive.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Her Vapor Trident.

!! Strakk
[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/JeffBennett -]

->It's them or me. It's that simple. I will do anything I can to win -- do you think my opponents see it any differently? Don't be foolish.

Strakk was the Prime Glatorian of the Ice Tribe prior to his banishment, a self-centered sort who fights dirty and only works for what he considers a decent pay.
* AnAxeToGrind: His Ice Axe.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: "Evil" is a bit strong, but he honestly can't understand [[ChronicHerosyndrome Gresh]].
* TheExile: Kicked out for ironically trying what Malum tried on him on Ackar, though they kept him around for the battle of Roxtus.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even in normal conversation he can be a bit of a dick.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Strakk, however, [[InvertedTrope Tries it on Ackar after losing a match to him.]] [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor He got fired, too.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: And it's very often used to manipulate him.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Before he gets banished, at least.
* WorthyOpponent: They may not get along, but he does respect most other Glatorian.

!! Gelu
->Agori, you've been in danger since before Bara Magna had moons. Now do as I say.

Gelu was a Glatorian in service of the Ice Tribe until he retired and found being a caravan escort more rewarding. He's an aloof (and very insistent on upfront pay) but dedicated guardian whose heart is in the right place.
* AloofAlly: He's an ice Glatorian after all.
* DoubleWeapon: His Ice Slicer.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: A little.

!! The Skrall
[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker -]

->We fight. We win. We take. We are Skrall! [[CurbStompBattle The match is over!]]

The Skrall are a separate species that is better trained and/or physically superior to the Glatorian. There are at least three breeds of Skrall: soldiers, stronger elite forces, and leaders. They form the warriors of the Rock Tribe, a previously isolated tribe that recently moved south to join the others, and started taking resources left and right from the other tribes through arena victories before moving to open warfare. The Skrall typically don't go by individual names, though ones who do acts of renown earn names of their own, such as the soldier-class Branar and the elite-class Stronius. After [[spoiler:Tuma's humiliating defeat, the tribe has fractured into several splinter groups.]]
* BugCasteSystem: The bulk of the Skrall are nameless warriors, while Tuma is the sole survivor of the leading "royal" caste of warlords.
* CarryABigStick: Elite-Skrall's Thorned Clubs.
* ChainsawGood: Saw Blade Shields (actually Buzzsaw Good, but whatever)
* CoolSword: Skrall Tribal Design Blades.
** BlackSwordsAreBetter
** OddlyShapedSword: They curve at the hilt rather than being a straight line.
* GrimUpNorth: They originated in the north [[spoiler: before the Baterra drove them south.]]
* HeManWomanHater: And the feeling is mutual, to the point that they live in separate NoWomansLand and LadyLand (though rock Agori of both genders live with the men).
* [[spoiler:InvadingRefugees: Retreating from the Baterra.]]
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Saw Blade Shields, standard equipment for soldier-Skrall, along with Cool Swords. Tuma also has one in the movie.
** ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks
* {{Mooks}}: Soldier-Skrall
** EliteMooks: Elite-Skrall
* NoNeedForNames: Mostly; Skrall have to earn the right to have a name.
* OpposingSportsTeam: While they still bothered with the arena.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: Leader-Skrall, notably some of the only larger entities on Bara Magna.
* {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s: Very.
* SwissArmyWeapon / {{Gunblade}}: Normal Skralls' swords have a Thornax Launcher attached to them.
* SwordAndGun: Tuma; Elite-Skrall are club-and-gun.
* TronLines: The rock tribal markings.
* VerticalMechaFins: Soldier-Skrall

!!! Tuma
[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/FredTatasciore -]

->Push too far, and you may find I forget what is in the best interests of my people in favor of what would be most... satisfying... to myself.

Tuma is the last surviving leader-class Skrall, and thus the tribe's leader. He views himself as a natural-born conqueror, and his success as a fighter and military strategist may back that up.
* {{BFS}}: Wields an enormous cleaver-esque blade.
* EvilOverlord: Leader of the Skrall and the main antagonist on Bara Magna.
* ItsPersonal: After ata Nui calls him a coward, he promptly icy suggests that he'll enjoy tearing his mask off.
* LargeAndInCharge: Something that was a trait of all leader-class Skrall.
* LastOfHisKind: The last of the ruling caste of the Skrall.
* MightyGlacier: He's incredibly strong and tough, but very slow, which Mata Nui uses to take him down.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: A villianous example, he puts the benefit of his tribe above all else.
* WorfHadTheFlu: The baterra gave him a severe injury when they ambushed him, and it's still giving him problems when he fights Mata Nui. Unfortunately for him, Mata Nui had just gone through a corse of AwesomenessByAnalysis.

!!! The Sisters of the Skrall
->[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You came here out of fear, just as you abandoned us out of fear... just as your kind banished us millennia ago, out of fear. You stink of it, Tuma, despite your mighty legions, despite your conquests. You are a warrior made of straw.]]

Long ago, all female Skrall were given psychic abilities by an EldritchAbomination named Annona (though they attribute this to a Great Being known as Angonce). This drove enmity between the men and women, eventually leading them to split off to become their own faction. Now completely enslaved to the monster's will, anyone who crosses them will find them a greater threat than the most seasoned and well-armed warrior.
* GenderRestrictedAbility: The Sisters have mental abilities, as opposed to the physically-focused males.
* PsychicPowers: They can use telepathy, paralyze with their mind, and inflict gruesome visions.
* SquishyWizard: They wear cloaks instead of armor, and wield no weapons beyond a SimpleStaff, but their powers can bring a Skrall to his knees far more effeciently and painfully than any sword.


[[folder:Mata Nui]]
!! Mata Nui
[[caption-width-right:332: The machine...]]
[[caption-width-right:340: ...and the man.]]

[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MichaelDorn -]

->It is said that all endings are merely beginnings waiting to be born. My beginning was much the same. Once I was a towering giant, ruler of my own universe. Fearless. Beholden to none. Protector of my people. Until I was betrayed. All that I had been, all that I had known, was stolen from me by an ever-present evil. My power stripped away, my people enslaved. I was left powerless to save them. And yet, a part of me survived. My spirit. Captured and preserved inside a mask worn by a Toa warrior, its name echoed my rebirth. The Mask of Life!

The Great Spirit who looked after the world, until he was put to sleep a thousand years ago by Makuta. He actually was a forty-million-foot living robot who housed the Matoran world within his body, built a hundred thousand years ago by the Great Beings and sent to wander space studying other planets and cultures, before returning to help restore the planet.

His body was taken over and his spirit exiled into space by Makuta, only to land on the desert planet Bara Magna. There, he adopted a normal-sized body in the form and title of his world's heroes. His mission was to get back to his realm and rescue his people from the evil that has claimed them. While he didn't have any special powers like real Toa would, the Mask of Life he wore could transform any organic material. Mata Nui only used this form temporarily, and eventually transferred his essence into the repaired prototype of his original body to face off against [[spoiler:and eventually kill Makuta. His godlike powers then undid the Shattering, restoring Spherus Magna into its original state. Mata Nui's spirit is currently lying dormant inside the Mask of Life.]]
* AllLovingHero / NiceGuy: There's nothing to hate about Mata Nui. Even in exile, he always puts everyone's needs before his own.
* AGodIAmNot: Mata Nui seems to view himself more as a leader to the races inside his body than as a deity. In fact, at the very end of the main Bionicle story arc, [[spoiler: he chooses not to create himself a new body because he doesn't want the new Matoran-Agori society to become too dependent on him.]]
* AscendedExtra: Mata Nui's went from being the omnipotent but incapacitated BigGood to TheHero of the Bara Manga saga.
* TheAtoner: He blames himself for putting the Matoran universe beneath his notice and allowing Makuta to take over.
* BadassBaritone: Comes with being voiced by Creator/MichaelDorn.
* BroughtDownToBadass: After being exiled by Makuta, he is no longer a giant robot. However, he still has his fighting skills as a Glatorian and the power of the Mask of Life, and he uses both to maximum effect.
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo / WeWillMeetAgain: In the conclusion of ''Journey's End'']]
* CainAndAbel: The Legend of Mata Nui portrayed him as Abel, with Makuta as Cain. However, the legend was eventually RetConned into a bogus tale of the Turaga. [[spoiler:Doubly subverted, as the two were ''truly'' meant to be brothers in that they were supposed to work together to rebuild Spherus Magna, and Makuta refused all of Mata Nui's requests to work together.]]
* CoolButInefficient: There is one AlternateUniverse where the Great Beings created the Matoran, Toa, and others directly and had them repair the damage caused by the Core War, preventing the Shattering. Comparatively, building a giant robot half the size of {{Europe}}, having it study the cosmos, and repair the broken planet 100,000 years hence seems like a huge case of ComplexityAddiction.
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: The Mask of Life
* CoolSword: Mata Nui used a Vorox stinger as a sword after reforging it with the Mask of Life.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: After the OpeningNarration of ''The Legend Reborn'' sets him up as once being the mighty ruler of a universe, it says a lot that his first onscreen act is to stop himself from squashing a bug, and try to befriend the lowly creature.
* FirstChurchOfMecha: Inhabitants all over the Matoran Universe praise Mata Nui for his goodness. He himself is not truly a God, however.
* GeniusLoci: He is the mind that controls an entire artificial environment housed within a giant robot.
* TheGhost
* GodIsGood: One of the very few characters that can be considered a deity in the setting, and his benevolence goes without saying. He's not actually a deity, but is certainly a benevolent and powerful entity.
* GodsHandsAreTied: Mata Nui showing more interest in other worlds is what caused the world inside him to suffer a cataclysm event at the hands of Makuta Teridax, who injected Mata Nui with a virus of sorts that eventually put him to sleep causing him to crash land onto the water planet Aqua Magna.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Or rather, caught up in his science homework.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Not so much prayer, as it is steady work from the Matoran. Without proper maintenance, his body would malfunction.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: His Glatorian body is golden.
* HeavySleeper: justified, as Makuta used a specialized virus to weaken him and eventually lull him into a thousand year slumber.
* TheHero: Of the franchise as a whole, actually. Once the Toa awakened him, it was Mata Nui's job to stop Makuta once and for a all.
* HonorBeforeReason: With the fate of the universe at stake, Mata Nui, barely used to his new body and armed with a shield and a broken stinger, jumps into arena combat to save a Glatorian he didn't know.
* HumbleHero: See EstablishingCharacterMoment.
* HumongousMecha: First, his original robot body. Then, he acquires a second body, which is actually a prototype to his original body. [[spoiler:He uses it to kill Makuta.]]
* LivingShip: With an entire universe full of inhabitants.
* NaiveNewcomer: After arriving on Bara Magna, even discouting the unfamiliar environment.
* NonindicativeName: the "Great Spirit" actually has a body
* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: Mata Nui inhabits a prototype robot to fight Makuta, who is controlling his current, more advanced body. [[spoiler:Mata Nui wins]].
* PlanetSpaceship: Mata Nui was designed to observe other universes while having beings inside him functioning as NanoMachines in a sense. His HumongousMecha body is roughly forty million feet (7,575 mi or 12,192 km) tall and had a camouflage system that created an island on his face. Mata Nui was able to control specific things like gravity and light within his body.
* PresentAbsence: He was always there, it's just that he was sleeping.
* ShouldersOfDoom: In his "Toa" form.
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse: with a twist; his falling asleep plummets him into Aqua Magna, in turn causing the apocalypse inside his body during his unconsciousness. He does eventually wake up, but only for Makuta to steal his body.
* SuperEmpowering: He's able to use the Mask of Life to [[spoiler: charge Glatorian Weapons with elemental powers,]] giving them an edge over the Skrall.
* SwordAndGun (his larger toy; his smaller toy is shield-and-gun and he uses sword and shield in the movie).
* UnexpectedCharacter: Seriously, who expected him to become a regular character, let alone TheHero?
* WeWillMeetAgain: Upon his exile, he has vowed "[[IShallReturn I will return]]."

!!! Click
A Scarabax beetle that acts as Mata Nui's pet and sidekick. Thanks to the mask, it can turn into a shield for Mata Nui to use.
* EquippableAlly: Can transform into a shield and switch back to beetle form.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: A shield is his secondary form.
* TeamPet: Almost dubbed this word-for-word by Kiina.

[[folder: The Great Beings]]
!!The Great Beings
->He, his brothers and sisters were scholars. Their theories, discoveries and inventions had transformed this world and changed the lives of the inhabitants, the Agori, in many ways. In gratitude, they had long ago been proclaimed rulers of Spherus Magna. The Agori called them the “Great Beings.” But the business of running a world -- settling disputes, managing economies, dealing with defense issues, worrying about food and equipment supplies -- all of this the Great Beings found a distraction. They wanted to build, study, invent, not oversee, adjudicate, and set policy.

A race of creators, they made Mata Nui, the Matoran world, and everything in it. Their home planet of Spherus Magna was devastated in "the Shattering" a hundred thousand years ago; becoming the triplet planets of Bara Magna, Aqua Magna, and Bota Magna. In response, Mata Nui was built and sent into space, to return and help reunite Spherus Magna once the pieces had stabilized. Other creations of theirs now walk the lands of Bara Magna. The Great Beings' current status is unknown.

Known Great Beings include '''Angonce'''; one of the moral moral Great Beings who was curious about the Agori, '''Heremus'''; who invented the Baterra, an as of yet unnamed Great Being who was cursed by the Mask of Life, and one who is enacting a plan to take control of Spherus Magna that involves [[spoiler: becoming a Matoran under the assumed name of Velika.]]

* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: There was an EldritchAbomination that fed on dreams, but when it tried this on the Great Beings, they unknowingly started feeding on ''its'' dreams, which fueled their desire to create. Eventually, just by virtue of ''existing'', the Great Beings forced Annona into hiding to avoid them.
** TooSpicyForYogSothoth: A big part of the problem was that Annona simply couldn't [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm comprehend]] their minds.
* {{Emperor Scientist}}s: Ex-rulers of Spherus Magna. 'Ex' because they felt that ruling the planet was taking too much time away from their experiments.
* TheFaceless: Their physical appearance has never been described. They're humanoid, but that's about all we know.
* ForScience: The reason for basically everything they ever did. For what other purpose would they give the resident giant scorpion monsters ''guns on their tails'', ''built-in targeting systems'', and ''treads on their feet''?
* [[spoiler:KingIncognito: A Great Being transferred his/her consciousness to a new body to secretly live among the Matoran. Over a year after the story otherwise stalled out, this was revealed as Velika, a Po-Matoran inventor on Voya Nui who always spoke in riddles.]]
* MinorMajorCharacter: You can count the number of times they appear on your hands [[spoiler:barring Velika]]. They also happen to be responsible for the entire series.
* {{Precursors}}: to the Matoran and their world (Tried as NeglectfulPrecursors; cleared of charges on the grounds that any potential neglect was not toward their creation but toward other Spherus Magnans. However, post-toyline web serials are beginning to show hints of AbusivePrecursors.)

[[folder:Other Factions]]
!! The Sand Tribe

[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker -]

A tribe that was altered by the Great Beings into scorpion-like subspecies; the Agori became the '''Zesk''' and the Glatorian are now the '''Vorox'''. Since the Shattering, the tribe members on Bara Magna have regressed to a primal state and they now roam the wastelands as little more than beasts (those in the forests of Bota Magna to the north were spared this fate). '''Kabrua''' leads the intelligent northern tribe, while ex-Glatorian '''Malum''' has earned a place as leader of a wild Vorox pack since his exile.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Subverted, they're more bestial than evil and not without redeeming qualities.
* BewareMyStingerTail: The TropeNamer; they all have bladed scorpion-like tails protruding from their backs.
* CoolSword and BladeOnAStick: The southern Vorox's primitive weapons.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Especially the Bota Magnan Vorox.
* ScaryScorpions: This is mainly due to their helmets, tails, clawed feet (and hands for the Zesk) and body language; they were Glatorian after all.

!! The Bone Hunters

[- '''Voiced By:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker -]

->Let the Agori plan and prepare. Let them look for signs of our approach. They will never see us coming. No one ever does.

A distant offshoot of the rock Agori, living as nomadic raiders.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Unlike the Vorox, they largely play this trope straight.
* BarbarianTribe: Fero once killed a member for having doubts about an attack plan.
* CoolSword: Fero, one of the Bone Hunters, uses a Skrall Tribal Design Blade.
* DesertBandits: They function as raiders on caravan sorties.
* DualWielding: In ''The Legend Reborn'', they dual wield Skrall Tribal Design Blades.
* {{Mooks}}: To the Rock Tribe when they joined forces.
* SwordAndGun: Fero uses a Skrall sword and Thornax Launcher.

!! The Iron Tribe
A tribe of miners wiped out by plague prior to the Shattering; they somehow lost their ability to dream, which led to madness and death. (It's later discovered that they were victims of an EldritchAbomination.) The few Agori and Glatorian-race that remain are shunned as possible disease carriers and live scattered in the wastes.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: At least, that's how it appears, given the example that Sahmad and Telluris set.
** TragicVillain: They were relatively {{nice guy}}s before what became of the tribe.
* CannotDream: They were some of the first victims of Anonna.
* DreamStealer: The actual cause of the "plague".
* TheImmune: Anyone who's left is assumed to be this, but with the reveal of the "plague's" origin, it could be the Abomination just got full.
* PaperThinDisguise: Subverted, the remaining memvers of the tribe tried to use minerals to change their main color from metallic blue to orange, but it didn't fool the other tribes.

!!! Sahmad
->What did it matter if our sleep was just that: sleep, unmarred by illusions and fantasies? And if you can't dream, then you don't have to worry about nightmares, right? Wrong. If you can't dream, your waking life becomes the nightmare.

One of the survivors of the Dreaming Plague, Sahmad deeply resents the other tribes that shunned his tribe in their time of need. He makes a living capturing other Agori to be sold into slavery for the Skrall, and often deals with baggage from what happened to his tribe.
* {{Byronic|Hero}} AntiVillain
* DualWielding: Wields a sword augmented with a Thornaxx launcher and a whip.
* TheLostLenore: He had a lover who died from the plague.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Sahmad has a CoolSword and Thornax Launcher combination
* WhipItGood: His second weapon.

!!! Telluris
->You know what will happen if you shoot? There will be a big boom and we’ll all die. You, me and your friends down below. You will die, you know that right?

Known for being a talented engineer of the Glatorian race, the aftermath of the Plague left Telluris a deranged madman. His pride and joy is the Skopio XV-1, a massive war machine designed and named after the Skopio beasts that the Iron Tribe revered.
* AxeCrazy: He's well known for being unstable at best.
* BloodKnight: He jumped at a chance to pit his machine against the Skrall.
* GadgeteerGenius: He built the Skopio in a [[Film/IronMan DESERT, WITH A PILE OF SCRAPS!]]
* InsaneEqualsViolent: Built the Skopio to rage at the world after the loss of his tribe.
* TheParanoiac: What caused him to alienate and turn against other Glatorian and Agori.
* SpiderTank: The Skopio XV-1 made and used by Telluris
** AwesomeButImpractical: Sahmad comments how ineffective the vehicle is for Telluris' conquest, especially the size.
-->'''Sahmad:''' I always thought the Skopio was a gaudy waste of time and materials. No matter how big your weapon, someone else can always build a bigger one. You don't conquer your enemies with something they can see coming ten miles away. You do it by working your way inside like the larva of a spiked worm, making yourself a part of their society, and then blotting them out from the inside. The Skopio was Telluris' crutch, his way of throwing an armed and armored tantrum at the world.
** BewareMyStingerTail: It has a Thornax Launcher and twin force blasters on its tail
** ThePreciousPreciousCar: When the Glatorian sabotaged it, Telluris mourned the machine as if it were a living being.
** ScaryScorpions

!! The Baterra
Mechanical shapeshifters created by the Great Beings as a doomsday weapon, programmed to kill all armed combatants. They've driven the rock tribe south, and the Skrall are hoarding resources to prepare for war with them.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Averted. They seem like this, but they run on very strict programming.
* GrimUpNorth: This was where they originated from.
* {{Invisibility}}: Subverted. They can just shapeshift ''really'' well.
* OverrideCommand: The Great Beings tried to shut them down. It didn't take.
* ShapeShifting: This is their main ability, and they're very good with it.
* SheatheYourSword: Baterra kill all armed combatants, but "armed" is the key word here.

!! The Element Lords
Once the same race as the Glatorian (save the Lord of Rock, who was a Skrall), they were transformed by the Great Beings to take over leadership of the Agori tribes, but led the tribes into war over Energized Protodermis. Lost and presumed dead in the Shattering, but they were only trapped; they've recently gotten free (but have not yet interacted with the tribes).
* {{Elemental Embodiment}}s: They were so merged with their elements that they began to take on their personality traits.
* NatureIsNotNice: quoth the Lord of Jungle:
-->We became nature itself, as benevolent, giving, ruthless and indifferent as that can mean.
* NoBloodForPhlebotinum: They fought over Energized Protodermis.
* SealedEvilInACan: They were sealed in the Valley of the Maze until recently.
* {{Toyless Toyline Character}}s: Due to the line's cancellation.

!! Annona
->Dreams are my meat and drink. With them, I am power. Without them, I am nothing.

* EldritchAbomination: Second only to Tren Krom, she's described as no less than a tentacled energy sphere.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Remember the Great Beings? Annona ''inspired'' them rather than fed off them.