The LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in the ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' franchise. Since the series lives and breathes by the CastHerd, this page will do the same.

!The Great Beings
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.

* 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'' and ''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
* {{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.)

!Matoran Universe
!!Mata Nui
The Great Spirit who looked after the world. Put to sleep a thousand years ago by Makuta. 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. Has had his body taken over and his spirit banished into space by Makuta, only to land on the desert planet Bara Magna. There, he adopted a normal-sized body and won a local war, after which the people of the planet agreed to construct for him another body, which he used to face off against [[spoiler:and eventually kill]] Makuta. His godlike powers then undid the Shattering, reforming Spherus Magna into its original state. Mata Nui's spirit is currently lying dormant inside the Mask of Life.
* 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.]]
* FirstChurchOfMecha
* GeniusLoci
* TheGhost
* 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
* HeavySleeper: justified, as Makuta used a specialized virus to weaken him and eventually lull him into a thousand year slumber.
* HumongousMecha
* LivingShip: With an entire universe full of inhabitants.
* NonindicativeName: the "Great Spirit" actually has a body
* 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
* 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.
* WeWillMeetAgain: Upon his exile, he has vowed "[[IShallReturn I will return]]."


!! Matoran Universe Heroes
[[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.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: 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
* {{Hobbits}}
* HufflepuffHouse: Just about any tribe outside the main seven.
* LongLived
* {{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.
* SuperPrototype: the Matoran of Light, who can actually use their elemental power to shoot lasers and change color (and they have ''both'' genders in their tribe)
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: averted; they're either pre-trained or willing to get their hands dirty anyway.
* WonderTwinPowers: Matoran of Light can access individual powers when touching a Toa

!!!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
* ComboPlatterPowers: given the ElementalPowers and MaskOfPower, although in some cases, they are compatible (Gali: MakingASplash and ArtificialGill; Lewa: BlowYouAway and NotQuiteFlight)
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower
* ElementalBaggage
* ElementalPowers
** Major Elements:
*** AnIcePerson (Toa of Ice)
*** BlowYouAway (Toa of Air)
*** DishingOutDirt (split between Toa of Earth and Toa of Stone)
*** MakingASplash (Toa of Water)
*** PlayingWithFire (Toa of Fire)
*** HolyHandGrenade / LightEmUp (Toa of Light)
*** 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)
*** PsychicPowers (Toa of Psionics)
*** ShockAndAwe (Toa of Lightning)
*** MakeMeWannaShout (Toa of Sonics)
*** GreenThumb (Toa of Plant Life/The Green/Jungle)
*** GravityMaster (Toa of Gravity)
*** PlasmaCannon (Toa of Plasma)
*** SelectiveMagnetism / MagnetismManipulation: (Toa of Magnetism)
** ElementalAbsorption
** ElementalPunch: they can charge their Toa Tools with their powers
* FiveManBand (actually six, usually, but who's counting?)
* FusionDance: three Toa can merge into a Toa Kaita
* MagicKnight
* PersonalityPowers: the Elemental Powers
* 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 and entire continent. In the Comics Jaller [[spoiler: prepares to 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: 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
* WeaponOfChoice
** TheMagicTouch: Toa often channel their Elemental Powers into their weapons.
** MagicWand: the most common use of the weapons, thanks to ThouShaltNotKill.

[[folder:The Toa Mata / Toa Nuva]]
[[caption-width-right:350:The Toa Mata (from left to right) Onua, Lewa,, Pohatu, Tahu, Kopaka, Gali]]
[[caption-width-right:500:The Toa Nuva (clockwise left to right) Pohatu Nuva, Lewa Nuva, Kopaka Nuva, Gali Nuva, Onua Nuva, Tahu Nuva]]
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]]. 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).

The Toa Mata team consists of '''Tahu''', leader and Toa of Fire; '''Kopaka''', Toa of Ice; '''Gali''', Toa of Water; '''Lewa''', Toa of Air; '''Pohatu''', Toa of Stone; and '''Onua''', Toa of Earth.
* {{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.
* AdaptiveArmor: Given to them by Artakha.
* AnAxeToGrind: Lewa Mata's Axe and Gali Nuva's Aqua Axes
* ArmedLegs: Pohatu's large, armored feet.
* {{Badass}}: All of them, but special mention goes to Kopaka in Mask of Light, where he was the only Toa capable of battling the Rahkshi by himself. To elaborate, three Rahkshi curbstomped two Toa. Kopaka curbstomped '''them.''
* {{BFG}}[=/=]FrickinLaserBeams: Adaptive Armor weaponry: Midak Skyblasters and Nynrah Ghostblasters
** ChainsawGripBFG: How Kopaka and Onua hold their respective blasters.
** 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 and Tahu's Golden Armor on Bara Magna.
* 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.
* BoisterousBruiser: Pohatu and Onua are portrayed this way in ''Mask of Light''.
* 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.
* BroughtDownToNormal: the Ignika reverts Tahu back into a Toa Mata. Justified, as the Golden Armor could only be used in that form.
* CoolSword: Tahu, Kopaka, Lewa Nuva
** {{BFS}}: Lewa Phantoka's Air Saber
** DoubleWeapon: Kopaka Nuva's Ice Blades. Tahu Nuva ''can'' do this with his Magma Swords, but he usually [[DualWielding Dual Wields]] instead.
** FlamingSword: Tahu's Fire Sword (Mata form) and Magma Blades (Nuva form)
** KatanasAreJustBetter: Lewa Nuva's usual swords are called "Air Katanas"
** OddlyShapedSword: Tahu's Fire Sword
** 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.
* DualWielding: Gali and Onua Mata, all of the Toa Nuva in their base forms, and Pohatu Phantoka
* LavaAddsAwesome: Tahu's Magma Blades
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Pohatu Phantoka's Twin Propellers and Tahu Mistika's Rotating Blades
* ExtremityExtremist: Pohatu's main weapons are his ''feet''
* EyepatchOfPower: Kopaka's Akaku's right eye is covered by a device that functions as a scope. If one of the other Toa Mata/Nuva ever had to wear the Mask of X-Ray Vision, this would have happened to him/her as well.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Tahu
** TheLancer: Kopaka
** TheBigGuy: Pohatu
** TheSmartGuy: Onua
** TheChick: Gali
** TheHeart: Lewa
* FightingFromTheInside: Happens to Lewa twice; once with an Infected Kanohi and the next a Krana.
* {{Flight}}: Provided to all by Adaptive Armor (at least the known Phantoka and Mistika forms)
** NotQuiteFlight: Prior to that, Lewa combined his Air power with his Mask of Levitation to glide, especially when he used his Nuva weapons as makeshift wings.
* 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
** The Realist: Onua
** The Cynic: Kopaka
** The Apathetic: Lewa
** The Conflicted: Gali
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Kopaka, Gali Mistika
* GrandTheftMe: Tren Krom suckered Lewa into a FreakyFridayFlip for a while
* HeyItsThatVoice: Tahu and Onua are [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Hohenheim of Light]].
** Gali is [[ReBoot Dot Matrix]].
*** For the Japanese version, let's just say [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric got taller...]] [[RomiPark and became a woman]].
** Pohatu is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Mu La Flaga]]
*** (Japanese version) It's pronounced "po-ha-tsu"; [[KingdomHearts Got it]] [[Creator/KeijiFujiwara memorized]]?
** Kopaka is [[VisionofEscaflowne Dryden Fassa]]
** Japanese!Lewa is also voiced by a [[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa certain man]] who plays a [[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren certain "chosen one" who also happens to wield a katana]].
* HumanPopsicle
* HooksAndCrooks: Gali Mata uses two
* HotBlooded: Tahu, with PersonalityPowers to match.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tahu and Kopaka both fit this trope the best.
* {{Jetpack}}: Lewa Phantoka (though they're actually on his shoulders)
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Subverted; the Laser Guide was off a bit and they forgot too much
* LightningBruiser: Pohatu
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Kopaka's Ice Shield. Tahu also has a shield as part of his golden armor.
* MaskOfPower:
** ArtificialGill: Gali's Mask of Underwater Breathing
** BarrierWarrior: Tahu's Mask of Shielding; its upgraded form can also protect those near the wearer.
** NotQuiteFlight: Lewa's Mask of Levitation
** SuperSpeed: Pohatu's Mask of Speed
** SuperStrength: Onua's Mask of Strength
** XRayVision: Kopaka's Mask of X-Ray Vision
* MorphWeapon: the Adaptive Armor
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Gali and Kopaka, once or twice
* TheQuietOne: Onua
* RedOniBlueOni: Tahu and Kopaka
* {{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.
* 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.
* SuperEmpowering: the Kanohi Nuva the Toa wear can share their powers with other beings within range.
* SwordAndGun: Lewa and Tahu in their Karda Nui forms
* TheStoic: Kopaka
** NotSoStoic, such as in the book "Tales of the Masks" when [[spoiler:Pohatu has a DisneyDeath]].
* 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.
* ThisIsADrill: Pohatu Phantoka's Twin Propellers could work like this.
* TrainingFromHell: under Hydraxon
* TrickedOutShoes: Kopaka Nuva, Gali Nuva, and Onua Nuva, as mentioned above. Lewa also has flip-out foot claws in ''Mask of Light''.
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn]]
* ShoulderCannon: Pohatu Phantoka's shoulder-mounted Midak Skyblaster
* WingedHumanoid: Lewa Nuva (using his Air Katanas as wings) and Kopaka Phantoka
* WolverineClaws: Onua Mata's claws
* 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.

[[folder:Toa Takanuva]]
[[caption-width-right:324:[[labelnote:Click here to see the enlarged, partially light-drained Takanuva]][[/labelnote]]]]
Formerly an adventurous Matoran named Takua; he's still unsure of himself in the role of a hero. The first and so far only Toa of Light. Word of God 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.
* 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 adventurous spirit, 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
* GuileHero: Scored many victories against the Rahi and Bohrok when he was still a Matoran strictly by using strategy and leadership.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese version he's... [[KingdomHearts Riku?]] [[Creator/MamoruMiyano What are you doing here?]]
* 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.
* 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.

[[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.

The Toa Metru are '''Vakama''', leader and Toa of Fire; '''Nokama''', Toa of Water; '''Matau''', Toa of Air; '''Onewa''', Toa of Stone; '''Nuju''', Toa of Ice; and '''Whenua''', Toa of Earth.
* AbnormalAmmo: Vakama Metru has a launcher for the [[DeadlyDisc Kanoka Disks]] that are common in Metru Nui
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Onewa was this to Ahkmou, leading to the latter's bitterness and resentment.
* AllWebbedUp: Prior to the Toa Metru's transformation into Toa Hordika
* AnimalTalk: Nuju, learned as a Toa Hordika from Kualus and used as a Turaga. Specifically, it's bird talk.
* BadassBookworm: Nokama (teacher), Whenua (historian), and Nuju (scholar)
* BadassNormal: At first, Vakama's power basically amounted to a larger version of the standard disk launcher that most Matoran can use. Only later did her find that he can also use it as a jetpack.
* BeastMan: the Toa Hordika
* BifurcatedWeapon: Whenua Metru's Earthshock Drills
* CapedMecha: In the movies, the Turaga are depicted with robes
* ChainsawGood: Matau's Kau Kau Staff, which is basically a SimpleStaff [[XOnAStick with a buzzsaw on the head]].
* CoolSword: Matau Metru's Aero Slicers, arguably Matau Hordika's Fang Blades and Nuju Hordika's Hordika Teeth
* DropTheHammer: Turaga Onewa's Stone Hammer
* DualWielding: All six in both of their Toa forms, except for Vakama Metru
* EpicFlail: Nokama Metru's Hydro Blades and Toa Onewa's Proto Pitons and Claw Clubs
* FailureKnight: Vakama Hordika
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Vakama
** TheLancer: Onewa and Matau
** TheBigGuy: Whenua
** TheSmartGuy: Nuju
** TheChick: Nokama
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Built into Toa Nuju's mask by Vakama when they were Matoran.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Vakama is [[Manga/DeathNote L]] and [[XMenEvolution Gambit]].
** Nokama is [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rarity]].
** Whenua is [[Anime/InuYasha Naraku and Myoga]] and [[TransformersArmada Sideways]].
** Matau and Onewa are [[DragonballZ Vegeta]] and [[Anime/MonsterRancher Tiger of the Wind]].
* HowDoIShotWeb: Activating their mask powers
* {{Jetpack}}: Vakama Metru's Disk Launcher doubles as one.
* LeeroyJenkins: Vakama when the Hordika arc starts.
** WhatTheHellHero?
* MaskOfPower:
** InvisibilityCloak: Vakama's Mask of Concealment
** MasterOfIllusion: Matau's Mask of Illusion
*** ShapeShifting: Upgrades to this at Toa level
**** [[WordOfGod Greg Farshtey]] says that you only ''look'' like you're shapeshifting, as your physical form doesn't change.
** MindControl: Onewa's Mask of Mind Control (but the control only lasts as long as he keeps his focus)
** MindOverMatter: Nuju's Mask of Telekinesis
** NightVisionGoggles: Whenua's Mask of Night Vision
*** Upgrades to include FantasticLightSource and XRayVision at Toa level
** TranslatorMicrobes: Nokama's Mask of Translation
*** SpeaksFluentAnimal: It also translates Rahi-speak at Toa level.
* 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.
* PileBunker: Whenua Hordika's Thumpers
* PowerfulPick: Turaga Nuju's Ice Pick
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Turaga Nokama's Trident
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Vakama
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted, Vakama gets green eyes when during his FaceHeelTurn, but gets his original red eyes back in his HeelFaceTurn.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Nokama Metru used her Hydro Blades this way
* StaffOfAuthority: as Turaga
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The Hordika mutations, though Vakama took it farther than the others.
* ThisIsADrill: Whenua's Earthshock Drills (as a Toa Metru) and "[[XOnAStick Drill of Onua]]" (as a Turaga)
* TransformationTrauma: The Hordika mutations
* 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
* WatchOutForThatTree: A RunningGag in ''Legends of Metru Nui'' for Matau slamming into solid objects.
* WhenEldersAttack: Turaga Vakama whacks a Rahkshi on the head with his Firestaff, though it really doesn't do much.
* WingedHumanoid: Matau Metru with his Aero Slicers as wings

[[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.

The Toa are '''Jaller''', leader and Toa of Fire; '''Matoro''', Toa of Ice; '''Hahli''', Toa of Water; '''Kongu''', Toa of Air; '''Hewkii''', Toa of Stone; and '''Nuparu''', Toa of Earth.
* {{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.
* AttackAnimal: The Hahnah Crab allied with Jaller Mahri was [[WeaponizedAnimal armed with a Cordak Blaster]].
* AutomaticCrossbows: Kongu Inika's [[EnergyBow Laser Crossbow]]
* AnAxeToGrind: Hewkii Inika's Laser Axe
* BadassBookworm: Nuparu (engineer) and Matoro (translator)
* BladeOnAStick: Hewkii Mahri's Aqua Warblade
* TheCaptain: Jaller, formerly of the Ta-Koro Guard, and Kongu, formerly of the Gukko Force
* TheChosenOne: Matoro
* 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.
* ChainPain: Hewkii's Climbing Chain and later Electrified Chain
* CoolSword: Jaller's Energized Flame Swords and Power Sword, Matoro Inika's Energized Ice Sword, and Nuparu Mahri's Aqua Blade Blaster
** FlamingSword: Jaller can make his swords flare.
** OddlyShapedSword
* DecoyProtagonist: Jaller. He's the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red-armored]] team leader like the last two [[TheHero Heroes]] - but Matoro's TheChosenOne.
* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: The Toa Inika's Zamor Spheres
* DiscardAndDraw
* DualWielding: Jaller Inika, though setwise he only has one Energized Flame Sword
* 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
** TheSmartGuy: Nuparu
** TheChick: Kongu
** TheHeart: Hahli
** TheLoad: What Matoro believed himself to be initially, as all of the others were important 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.
* GadgeteerGenius: Nuparu
* GatlingGood: The Toa Mahri's Cordak Blasters
* GiantEnemyCrab: Subverted with the Hahnah Crab that follows Jaller Mahri around; it's an ally and it's not really big.
* GunsAkimbo: Kongu with his Laser Crossbow and Zamor Launcher as a Toa Inika and dual Cordak Blasters as a Toa Mahri
* HarpoonGun: Hahli Inika's Laser Harpoon
* HeyItsThatVoice: Jaller is [[DragonballZ Dende]] and [[RoninWarriors Kento of Hardrock]], as well as [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Shining Armor]] (another captain of the guard).
* HowDoIShotWeb: Controlling their mask powers
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Matoro, when he gives up his life to keep Mata Nui alive]]
* ItIsNotYourTime: [[spoiler: Matoro in ''Inferno'', so that in 2007 he's ...]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Matoro]]
* LightningCanDoAnything: the Inika powers, as well as Hewki Mahri's Electricified Chain
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Nuparu Mahri's Razor-Edged Protosteel Shield
* MaskOfPower:
** AnimateDead: Matoro Mahri's Mask of Reanimation
*** BadPowersGoodPeople: The Ignika gave Matoro this mask as a test of character.
** AstralProjection: Matoro Inika's Mask of Spirit
** BarrierWarrior: Subverted; Jaller wore Lhikan's Hau, but since he was a Matoran at the time, he couldn't use it.
** EverythingSensor: Hahli Inika's Mask of Detection and Jaller Mahri's Mask of Sonar
** {{Flight}}: Nuparu Inika's Mask of Flight
** GravityMaster: Hewkii's Mask of Gravity
** ImprobableAimingSkills: Hewkii Inika's Mask of Accuracy
** InvisibilityCloak: Nuparu Mahri's Mask of Stealth has ''near''-invisibility
** PowerCopying: Hahli Mahri's Mask of Kindred can mimic a Rahi's power in the general environment the mask is activated.
** SummonBiggerFish: Kongu Mahri's 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 Mask of Telepathy
** WindsOfDestinyChange: Jaller Inika's Mask of Fate (limited to affecting Jaller's physical feats only - in practice it works like SuperReflexes)
* NoFaceUnderTheMask: Played with; the Toa Inika's faces glow brightly when they remove their Kanohi. Setwise, their faces are just blanks.
* OnlyMostlyDead: Matoro at one point, Jaller as a Matoran
* PowerIncontinence: Kongu never had full control over his masks (the first due to inexperience, the second was just unpredictable)
* 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:
** Maku and Hewkii when he's still a normal Matoran.
** Jaller and Hahli had a bit in Mask of Light. This was never brought up again.
* 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)
* TakingTheBullet: Jaller for Takua, when they were both Matoran
* TeamPet: Jaller had a Hahnah Crab tagging along in Mahri Nui
* ThisIsADrill: Nuparu Inika's Laser Drill
* 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.
* TranslatorBuddy: Before becoming a Toa, Matoro was one to Turaga Nuju.
* ShoulderCannon: Nuparu Inika's shoulder-mounted Zamor Launcher
* WingedHumanoid: Hahli Mahri
** WingsDoNothing: They're actually fins; she can't fly with them.
* WolverineClaws: Nuparu Inika's claws, Hahli Mahri's Protosteel Talons, Matoro Mahri's Twin Cutters

[[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.

The Toa are '''Norik''', leader and Toa of Fire; '''Iruini''', Toa of Air; '''Kualus''', Toa of Ice; '''Gaaki''', Toa of Water; '''Pouks''', Toa of Stone; and '''Bomonga''', Toa of Earth.
* AnimalTalk: Used by Kualus, specifically bird talk
* 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.
* LavaAddsAwesome: Norik's Lava Spear
* FiveManBand: Though we don't know everyone's placement.
** TheHero: Norik
** TheLancer: Iruini
* LotusEaterMachine: Makuta stuck them in one for a little while
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: They have Rhotuka Launching Shields in their Toa forms in addition to spears
* MaskOfPower:
** TheBeastmaster: Kualus' Mask of Rahi Control
** PowerCopying: Pouks' Mask of Emulation
** {{Seers}}: Gaaki's Mask of Clairvoyance
** {{Sizeshifter}}: Norik's Mask of Diminishment and Bomonga's Mask of Growth
** TeleportersAndTransporters: Iruini's Mask of Quick Travel
* PraetorianGuard: to Makuta, and there were other Toa Hagah teams that performed similar duties
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Kualus to birds.

[[folder:Other Toa]]
!!! Lhikan
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
* CainAndAbel: With Nidhiki
* CoolSword
** BifurcatedWeapon: His Fire Greatswords can be combined into a shield, as well as a board
** FlamingSword (by association)
* DualWielding
* {{Expy}}: Set-wise, he's pretty much Tahu (in his original form, but with 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
* LegendaryInTheSequel: Well, from flashback to present
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
* TheObiWan: to the Toa Metru
** MentorOccupationalHazard
* SimpleStaff: Gains one as a Turaga
* SkySurfing: With his Fire Greatswords
* TakingTheBullet: for Vakama

!!! Ignika
The sentient Mask of Life, inspired by Toa Matoro's sacrifice, 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. The mask also curses whoever touches it, save only those destined to carry it.
* ArtifactOfDeath
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower
** FloatingMask
* CoolSword: 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: The inevitable result when the mask tries to ''help'' someone
* EmergentHuman
* EmpathicWeapon
* ForgedByTheGods
* FrickinLaserBeams: His Midak Skyblaster
* GooGooGodLike: Although not an infant but a Toa created instantly, Toa Ignika had initially acted on emotion
* HeroicSacrifice
* 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
* SelfGuardingPhlebotinum: Curses those unworthy who hold it.
* SkySurfing: Skyboard
* SomeoneHasToDie: To use the mask to heal Mata Nui
* SwordAndGun

!!! Lesovikk
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
* FailureKnight
* GatlingGood: the Cordak Blaster mounted on his Sea Sled
* HeroicBSOD
* 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... except ''Velika'' did it.]]
* WalkingTheEarth

!!! Tuyet
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
* 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
* PortalCut: Cause of death for the "Empress" Tuyet

[[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.

The order's members and agents include '''Toa Helryx''' (leader), '''Axonn''', '''Brutaka''', '''Botar''' (transport, primarily of prisoners), '''Hydraxon''' (jailer), '''Mazeka''' (Matoran spy), and '''Toa Krakua''' (liason to Toa). They also make use of '''Maxilos''' robots.

* AnAxeToGrind: Axonn's Giant Axe, [[MeaningfulName of course]]
* AncientTradition
* ArmCannon: Hydraxon has a Cordak Blaster mounted on his right wrist.
* BadassNormal: Hydraxon and Mazeka
* BattleBoomerang: Hydraxon's Exploding Boomerangs
* {{BFG}}: The heavily armed Midak Skyblaster on Mazeka's Swamp Strider
* CallOnMe: Botar
* CainAndAbel: Axonn and Brutaka (during the latter's brief FaceHeelTurn)
* ContestWinnerCameo: Krakua
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: The two Toa, Axonn, and Brutaka
* CoolSword: Krakua's Sonic Vibration Sword
** FlamingSword: Maxilos robots' Twin-Bladed Black Fire Swords
* 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.
* DoubleWeapon: Brutaka's Rotating Blades
* EpicFlail: Helryx
* FaithHeelTurn: Brutaka (he got better)
* HeroSecretService
* GadgeteerGenius: Helryx, who designed and built Mazeka's Swamp Strider.
* GatlingGood: Hydraxon's Cordak Blaster. Actually, he designed the Cordaks in the first place. Maxilos robots use them as well.
* TheJailer: Hydraxon (it's in his job description), and Botar was in charge of prisoner apprehension and transport.
* KilledOffForReal: Botar, the first Hydraxon, and Ancient.
** SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Botar's unnamed replacement, though that may change if he's ever allowed to get a personality.
* KnifeNut: Hydraxon's Wrist Blades and Back Blades. Brutaka and Mazeka also have knives.
* LieDetector: Axonn's Mask of Truth
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Helryx
* MadeOfExplodium: Hydraxon's Exploding Boomerangs
* 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.
* MakingASplash: Helryx, Toa of Water
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Botar
* MosesInTheBullrushes: the Order spread Matoran of Light throughout the world to protect them
* NeverMessWithGranny: Helryx, who 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.
* NoWaterProofingInTheFuture: averted, Maxilos robots are waterproofed
* 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.
* PhlebotinumOverdose: occurs to Brutaka when he fell into a [[ToxicPhlebotinum pool of Antidermis]]
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Axonn can do this with his axe
* PrettySpryForADeadGuy: Hydraxon, albeit an unusual case because the true Hydraxon is dead, but a Matoran named Dekar was transformed by the Ignika into a copy of Hydraxon with all the original's memories and personality. He still hasn't learned the truth.
* PsychicBlockDefense: Due to the sensitive information they carry, all members are trained to have their minds shielded against telepathy and mental attack.
* PsychicPowers: Helryx's Mask of Psychometry.
** All Order members have their minds shielded from telepathy and mental attacks.
* 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.
* RoyalWe: Brutaka, after being exposed to Antidermis in Zakaz.
* ShootTheDog
* ShoulderCannon: Maxilos robots have shoulder-mounted Cordak Blasters.
* SpiderTank: Mazeka's Swamp Strider.
* SupportingLeader: Helryx
* TeachMeHowToFight: How Mazeka got involved in the Order.
* {{Telepathy}}: Krakua's Mask of Telepathy.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Brutaka's Mask of Dimensional Gates; Botar naturally.
* TheyHaveTheScent: The Order uses Energy Hounds that track their prey like this, even with only a mote of dust.
* 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.
** Played straight with Krakua, who still follows the Toa Code, despite being a member. He's usually assigned missions that don't require killing.
* {{Troll}}: Brutaka has an... ''interesting'' sense of humor. As does Botar. They both have teleportation powers and have both sent the Tahtorak towards populated islands (Metru Nui and Xia respectively). Needless to say, the Tathorak and the inhabitants were not amused with being away from its kind and the impending destruction of the former respectively.
* WolverineClaws: Hydraxon's Wrist Blades were mounted like these.

!!Matoran Universe Villains
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
* BigBad
* 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
* 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
* EnergyBeing
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* 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
* 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]]!?
* 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 Rahkshi.
* LastOfHisKind (In a SelfMadeOrphan kind of way, though he did leave Miserix merely trapped to have something to gloat over.)
* MadScientist
* 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.
* 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
** ShapeshifterDefaultForm
* 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 GenreSavvy 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:The Brotherhood Of Makuta]]
The rest of Makuta's species; 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 (dissenters were executed).

Besides the one known best as just "Makuta" noted above, the most prominent Makuta are those sent to invade Karda Nui: '''Antroz''', '''Chirox''', '''Vamprah''', '''Krika''', '''Bitil''', '''Gorast''', '''Mutran''', and '''Icarax''' (of these, the first three are known as the "Phantoka", while the second three are called the "Mistika"). Others include former leader '''Miserix''', scheming scientist '''Tridax''' and renegade '''Spiriah'''.
* AnimatedArmor: Icarax was devolved so he's no longer this.
* TheAssimilator: 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
* BladeOnAStick: Mutran's Shadow Spear and Tridax's Acid Spear
* 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.
* ContestWinnerCameo: Miserix
* CoolSword: Icarax's Rotating Shadow Sword, Mutran's Shadow Blade, Bitil's Longswords
* CursedWithAwesome/BlessedWithSuck: Bitil, who 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.
* DoubleWeapon: Icarax's Twin Sword
* 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).
* DualWielding: Chirox and Bitil
* DudeWheresMyRespect: part of the reason for the Brotherhood's FaceHeelTurn.
* ElectiveMute: Vamprah, who instead prefers to communicate by telepathy.
* ElementalPowers: CastingAShadow
** TheDarkSide: their Shadow powers ended up corrupting them ...
* EnergyBeing: the energy is called "Antidermis"
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Icarax's Rotating Shadow Sword
* 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.
* 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). Also all Makuta's Laser Vision ability mentioned below.
* HooksAndCrooks: Chirox's Hook Blades
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Save for Miserix, every each one. Unless you count the spirits of the unborn Makuta swirling in an Antidermis pool as living]].
* [[spoiler: LastOfHisKind]]: Miserix.
* LeeroyJenkins: Icarax, who doesn't like Teridax's {{plan}} and would rather just go with brute force.
-->''If you want power, and another has it, you get it not by outwitting him you get it by stepping over his corpse.''
** Thankfully, or unfortunately, Teridax's supporters kill him before Icarax does anything to ruin the plan.
* MadScientist: Chirox and Mutran, though the entire organization used to be this, responsible for creating Rahi
* MaskOfPower
** DoppelgangerAttack: Bitil's Mask of Duplication
*** TimeyWimeyBall: how Bitil gets the dupes.
** AdaptiveAbility: Miserix' Mask of Mutation can mutate any living thing to the user's needs.
** MakeThemRot: Antroz's Mask of Corruption, Jutlin. Allows its user to make inanimate objects rust or decompose.
** PowerIncontinence: can be caused by Gorast's Mask of Disruption
** NoSell: Krika's Mask of Repulsion can repel anything for offense or defense, but works on one thing at a time.
** TheVoiceless: Chirox and Mutran's Masks of Silence combines this with making a target deaf.
*** BadPowersBadPeople: Inverted. The powers are considered bad because the people who chose those masks are.
* MeaningfulName: Several examples, most notably the Phantoka.
* MookMaker: They can spawn Kraata to make Rahkshi.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Gorast
* NamesTheSame: Tridax (Makuta of Nynrah and a bit character) and T'''e'''ridax (Makuta of Metru Nui and the BigBad)
* 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.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Miserix's current form.
* ShapeShifting
** ShapeshifterDefaultForm
** ShapeShifterModeLock: The Makuta Mistika are stuck in their insectoid forms, thanks to the mutating properties of Karda Nui's swamp.
* SilentBob: Vamprah
* TheSleepless: thanks to their evolution into Antidermis
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad
* SuperpowerLottery: Makuta are what happen when [[AlwaysChaoticEvil an inherently evil species]] wins the jackpot.
* WingedHumanoid: Antroz, Chirox, Mutran, Icarax, Bitil, Gorast, and Spiriah
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

The field leader in Karda Nui. Arguably the most balanced of the group. Has a weakness for awesome vehicles.
* AcePilot: When you can outfly a Toa of Air, you are this trope.
* BadassBiker: No, really. He stole the [[CoolBike Destral Cycle]] from Avak.
* StandardizedLeader
* UniversalDriversLicense: Good with bikes or super-advanced jets.

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
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He feels that he gets this from the other Makuta.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Whenever he starts with the duplicates, this trope is a safe bet.
* SwordAndGun


* TheEvilGenius
* {{Jerkass}}: Comes off as an insecure, abrasive dick, even compared to the other Makuta.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Shares this dynamic with his former friend Mutran.

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
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:She killed ''Icarax''.]] Granted, this one was shared with Vamprah, but it was her plan.
* BloodKnight
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:''Krika was right. Krika was right."]]
* 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

The second-in-command in Karda Nui. Unlike the others, he's actually got a moral compass and severe doubts in the plan.

* AntiVillain
* BodyHorror: His mutation is by far the worst of the Mistika Makuta.
* DarkIsNotEvil: In personality, at least. [[spoiler:He later makes a HeelFaceTrurn 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.]]
* Foil: To Gorast.
* [[KickTheSonOfABitch Kick the Bitch]][=/=]PokeThePoodle: About the pettiest, most dickish thing he's ever done is repel Gorast into a tree.
* 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.]]
* 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]].

A brutish, ambitious Makuta and their best warrior. He's contemptuous of teridax and his Plan, which he views as cowardly and unnecessarily devious.

* AxCrazy: Infamous for this.
* BloodKnight: His main point of contention with Teridax? His plan isn't savage enough.
* TheStarscream

* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Not exactly a good guy, but at least sees value in not causing trouble.
* PhantomZonePicture: Forced into an illusion of this bent for a period of time by 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


A former member of the Brotherhood, cast out to save face after his experiments on Zakaz caused the Skakdi Civil War.
* ButtMonkey
* EpicFail: Hoooooo boy. Considering the effect his endeavors on Zakaz had, it's a small wonder the Brotherhood threw him out.
* SmallNameBigEgo: And after his betrayal fails miserably, the only time the other members of the [=FoF=] don't rub it in is when they're exploiting it.
* YouHaveFailedMe: He ran rather than face this.


A Makuta renowned for his hunting abilities and habit of never speaking.

* [[IncrediblyLamePun Bat]][[{{Badass}} ass]]: He fought Icarax to a draw. [[spoiler:Ultimately it's Gorast came up with the plan to defeat him, but Vamprah still gets credit as the one who delivered the final blow.]]
* BatOutOfHell: The other Makuta merely have Bat-like elements in their designs. Vamprah ''is'' a bat.
* The Dreaded: He creeps even other Makuta out.
* EmotionEater and EnergyAbsorption: His Mask of Hunger.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Sort of. He yells in pain after a successful attack by Pohatu, but that's all we ever hear out of him.


[[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
* DramaticShattering: Panrahk
* EliteMooks
* EnergyAbsorption: Vorahk
* EmotionBomb: Turahk (fear) and Kurahk ([[HatePlague anger]])
* EyeBeams: Rahkshi of Heat Vision
* {{Flight}}
* FusionDance: Rahkshi Kaita Vo and Za once
* HavingABlast: Panrahk
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Rahkshi Kaita Vo
* 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}}
* PoisonousPerson: Lerahk
** PoisonIsEvil
* 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
* 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 inaccessable.
* WetwareCPU
* 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.

[[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.

Major Dark Hunters are '''"the Shadowed One"''' (leader), '''Sentrakh''' (his bodyguard), '''Voporak''', '''Lariska''', '''Nidhiki''', and '''Krekka'''
* BladeOnAStick: the Shadowed One's Staff of Protodermis
* BrainsAndBrawn: Nidhiki and Krekka
* CainAndAbel: Nidhiki, with Toa Lhikan
* CodeName: most Dark Hunters; the ones listed above are pretty much the only exceptions
* DumbMuscle: Krekka
* EvilerThanThou: the Brotherhood/Dark Hunter War
* EyeBeams: The Shadowed One, with sometimes odd results.
* FaceHeelTurn: Ex-Toa Nidhiki.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Nidhiki was voiced by Creator/PaulDobson, who also voices [[Anime/InuYasha Naraku and Myoga]] and [[Anime/DragonBallZ Zarbon]].
* InvisibilityCloak: Toa Nidhiki's Mask of Stealth had ''near''-invisibility
* KarmicTransformation: Nidhiki being mutated into a insect-like being, the very thing he feared.
* KilledOffForReal: Several, such as Ancient and Guardian.
* KnifeNut: Lariska
** PoisonedWeapons
* MurderInc
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer: Nidhiki and Krekka, to the Toa Metru
* NoNameGiven: "the Shadowed One"
* PowerPincers: Nidhiki
* SinisterScythe: Nidhiki's Toa weapon
* ShoulderCannon: Krekka's shoulder-mounted Disk Launcher
* TheStarscream: Deliberately invoked by the Shadowed One, who encourages his minions to constantly watch him, and kill him if he ever shows a sign of weakness.
* WalkingWasteland: Voporak gives off a temporal force field that ages anything thrown at him and can more quickly age objects through touch.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Nidhiki was afraid of insects as a Toa, making his mutation an ironic one.
* YouHaveFailedMe: One of the minor Hunters has the specific task of eliminating any Hunter that fails their mission, and finishing the mission himself.

[[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.
* BarbarianTribe
* TheBerserker: Vohtarak
* EnergyAbsorption: Roporak's disruptor Rhotuka
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: All Visorak can launch Rhotuka Spinners from their backs; Keelerak can also spin like buzzsaws.
* FourLeggedInsect
* {{Giant Spider}}s
* HollywoodAcid: Keelerak's acid Rhotuka
* InvisibilityCloak: Roporak
* TheManBehindTheMonsters: Sidorak and Roodaka
* {{Mooks}}
** EliteMooks: Kahgarak
* {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s
* SpidersAreScary
* TheSwarm
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Kahgarak's Rhotuka can open portals to a pocket dimension of darkness.
* VoiceChangeling: Oohnorak
* WeCanRuleTogether in UnholyMatrimony: Sidorak to Roodaka. She strings him along until she's set things up so she could say ICanRuleAlone.
** Maybe justified as Sidorak took credit for one of Roodaka's plans which would have made her into the King.

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.
* TheBaroness
* BoobsOfSteel: She is the only Bionicle character whose set and movie appearances featured a curvy figure. Her set in particular feature ''rahkshi heads'' as her *ahem* assets. She is also a deadly fighter.
* BoxedCrook
* TheChessmaster
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent
* FemmeFatalons
* LadyMacBeth
* ManipulativeBitch
* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale
* 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.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: the only female in the franchise to have 'em, including...
** NonMammalMammaries
* TheVamp

[[folder:The Piraka]]
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. 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.

The Piraka are '''Zaktan''' (leader), '''Hakann''', '''Vezok''', '''Thok''', '''Avak''', and '''Reidak'''. Also included here is '''Nektann''', a Skakdi warlord, who is also insultingly called a "Piraka" but is not part of Zaktan's group.
* AGodAmI: Hakann and Thok. It doesn't last.
* AdaptiveAbility: Reidak
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: the entire Skakdi race
* AppropriatedAppellation: the term "Piraka"
* BadassBiker: Avak made and used a CoolBike, but it was stolen by the Brotherhood of Makuta.
* BadassBoast: Reidak. "[[EliteMooks Rahkshi]]? [[WreckedWeapon * snap* ]] I pick my teeth with Rahkshi."
* {{Big Bad Wannabe}}s
* BerserkButton: Vezok, after split from Vezon. "He was still able to present a cool exterior, but kept his rage and paranoia bottled up inside him."
* CardCarryingVillain: Considering AppropriatedAppellation and PardonMyKlingon...
* ChainsawGood: Reidak's Buzz Saw, Vezok's Water Harpoon has a buzzsaw on one end.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: in ''spades''
* ComboPlatterPowers: Each Skakdi has three powers:
** 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, though sometimes the powers do line up (Hakann, for example, has Fire powers and heat EyeBeams).
* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: their Zamor Spheres
* EnemyWithout: Vezon is one to Vezok
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FiveBadBand
** TheBigBad: Zaktan
** SixthRanger[=/=]TheDragon: Brutaka
** TheBrute: Vezok 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
* FreezeRay: Thok's Ice Gun
* GadgeteerGenius: Avak
* GoldFever: with the Mask of Life as the "gold"
* HarpoonGun: Vezok's Water Harpoon
* KilledOffForReal: 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.
* MagmaMan: Hakann's Lava Launcher
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: towards the Voya Nui Matoran, until they enslaved them all.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* 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.
* OrificeInvasion: One of Zaktan's preferred methods of attack and torture.
* 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.
* PowerParasite: Vezok
* PowerfulPick: Avak's Seismic Pickaxe
* PsychoForHire: Vezok
* TheQuisling: Nektann. Siding with Makuta after his takeover is what earned him his status as a slimy no-good [[PardonMyKlingon Piraka]].
* SinisterScythe: Nektann's weapon
* SlasherSmile
** Nektann has the same big mouth, but is a PerpetualFrowner instead.
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad
* SuperSmoke: Zaktan can disperse himself into Protodites.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Usually a gun on one end and some kind of melee weapon on the other
* SwordAndGun: The Piraka had their own personal tool and a Zamor Launcher.
* TailorMadePrison: Avak has the power to create these as long as he keeps focused
* 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.
* TheWormThatWalks: Zaktan
* ThisIsADrill: one end of Reidak's Buzz Saw
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Zaktan
* WonderTwinPowers: Skakdi elemental powers
* XRayVision: Avak

A fusion mishap caused a second being to be split off from Piraka 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
* CapedMecha
* CloudCuckoolander
** {{Flanderization}}
* DiscardAndDraw: Mostly "discard", when he lost the Mask of Life and his spear. He has gotten a Mask of Dimensional Gates since.
* EnemyWithout: to Vezok
* 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
* 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.

[[folder:The Barraki]]
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.

The Barraki are '''Pridak''' (leader), '''Takadox''', '''Ehlek''', '''Kalmah''', '''Carapar''', and '''Mantax'''. Ehlek also had a lieutenant named '''Nocturn'''.
* 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
** And Mantax is a manta ray. Takadox is odd, resembling a mantis more than anything else. He's apparently supposed to lead underwater insects.
* AxCrazy: Pridak and Ehlek. Though apparently, Pridak subverts this, 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: Pridak. [[AxCrazy OH MY]] [[TheSociopath GOD.]]
* TheBeastmaster: During their time in the Pit, they led armies of sea creatures.
* BigEater: All of them.
* BoxedCrook
* CombatTentacles: Kalmah and Nocturn
* CoolSword: Pridak's Shark Tooth Blade, fused from the teeth of 10,000 Takea Sharks.
* DualWielding: Takadox, Ehlek, and Pridak. Carapar also has two claws, but only one in-set.
* DumbMuscle: Nocturn. Carapar as well, though not to the extent of Nocturn.
* EnemyCivilWar
* ExtraEyes: Kalmah has a third eye in the middle of his forehead. Pridak [[EyeScream stabbed it to the point of not working anymore]] in a dispute.
* FiveBadBand
** TheBigBad: Pridak
** TheDragon: Kalmah (pulling double duty as TheEvilGenius)
** TheBrute: Carapar
** TheEvilGenius: Kalmah
** TheDarkChick: Mantax/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.
* HealingFactor: Kalmah and Nocturn, to a limited extent, though it didn't help either of them when Pridak stabbed Kalmah in the eye and cut off one of Nocturn's tentacles.
* HypnoticEyes: Takadox's hypnosis.
* ImplacableMan: Carapar. [[spoiler: [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath At least]] [[TooDumbToLive until he tried to kill]] Tren Krom.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Carapar and Nocturn]]
* KnifeNut: Takadox's Twin Knives, later a Protosteel knife and then a stone dagger.
* LeanAndMean: Ehlek and Takadox.
* 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.
* ManipulativeBastard: Takadox all the way.
* 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.]]
* MindRape: Carapar used to be sharper than he is now. Years of being controlled by Takadox have worn his mental capacity down considerably.
** [[spoiler: In a bit of [[LaserGuidedKarma Karmic Retribution]], Takadox is on the receiving end of a MindRape from Makuta.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Takadox, for the Brotherhood of Makuta.]]
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Nocturn
* PowerPincers: Carapar. Mantax only has one.
* ShockAndAwe: Ehlek, being an eel.
* SlayingMantis: Takadox
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:Takadox's second attempt at bargaining his way out of being attacked by Makuta resulted in him being MindRaped.]]
* TheRightHandOfDoom: Carapar's toy set (in canon, his claws are detachable and he can have them on both arms), and Mantax.
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad
* SwordAndGun: Pridak and Takadox. Both Dual Wield swords as well.
* TookALevelInDumbass: An in-universe example. See MindRape above.
* 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.
* WolverineClaws: Ehlek's Tri-Talons.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Nocturn isn't particularly smart; he even has difficulty with grammar.

!! Other Matoran Universe Characters
[[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. This mission's 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. They are controlled by the '''Bahrag''' and assisted by the robotic '''Bohrok Va'''. In addition, there are the elite '''Bohrok-Kal''' created as a failsafe should the Bahrag be defeated.

Initially awakened early 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]]. The swarms were reawakened by the Toa Nuva to resume their quest of destruction, and have since gone back to sleep when their mission was completed.
* BeTheBall: Bohrok and Bohrok-Kal tuck themselves in to become balls.
* ChainsawGood: the Kohrak's Ice Shield resemble buzzsaws
* ElementalBaggage
* ElementalPowers
** AnIcePerson (Kohrak and the Bahrag)
** DishingOutDirt (Nuhvok (Earth), Pahrak (Stone), and the Bahrag (both))
** GravityMaster (Nuhvok-Kal)
** HollywoodAcid (Lehvak and the Bahrag)
** MakeMeWannaShout (Kohrak-Kal)
** MakingASplash (Gahlok and the Bahrag)
** PlayingWithFire (Tahnok and the Bahrag)
** SelectiveMagnetism (Gahlok-Kal)
** ShockAndAwe (Tahnok-Kal)
** WeaponsThatSuck (Lehvak-Kal)
* FaceHugger: Krana and Krana-Kal
* FillerVillain: The Bohrok-Kal
* FusionDance: They ''could'' do this, but only one group of Bohrok-Kal has been known to.
* HiveMind: All except the Bohrok-Kal
* HiveQueen: 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: The Bohrok Swarm
* LargeAndInCharge: the Bahrag
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: The regular breeds and Bohrok-Kal
* PraetorianGuard: the Bohrok-Kal
* PuppeteerParasite: Krana and Krana-Kal
* {{Mooks}}: the regular Bohrok breeds
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: the Bohrok-Kal
* SealedEvilInACan: 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:
* {{Telepathy}}: The only way the Bahrag and Bohrok-Kal can communicate, although for the latter, it's their Krana-Kal.
* [[spoiler:[[WasOnceAMan Were Once Matoran]]]]
* WetwareCPU

[[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'''.
* AIIsACrapshoot
* BigBrotherIsWatching
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Well, they are machines.
* DetachmentCombat: Kraahu
* DualWielding
* ElectiveUnintelligible: they can speak the Matoran language, but high pitched so that others could not hear. At least prior to the Great Cataclysm.
* {{Flight}}: prior to the Great Cataclysm
* MechaMooks
** EliteMooks: Kraahu and Kranua
* MindManipulation: All the main models had built-in staffs that messed with lawbreakers' heads.
** CharmPerson: Bordak's Staffs of Loyalty
** CompellingVoice: Nuurakh's Staffs of Command
** HypnoFool: Zadakh's Staff of Suggestion
** PhlebotinumInducedStupidity: Vorzakh's Staffs of Erasing
** SeeingThroughAnothersEyes: Rorzakh's Staffs of Presence
** StandardStatusEffects (Confusion): Keerakh's Staffs of Confusion
* PullingThemselvesTogether: after the Great Cataclysm
* RunOrDie: The tagline for the Vahki was a NeverSayDie version: "Surrender or run".
* SimpleStaff
* SuperSmoke: Kranua. More like sand than smoke, but same principle.
* TransformingMecha: could switch between humanoid and insectoid configurations
* ZerothLawRebellion

!!! Artakha
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
* CainAndAbel: with Karzahni
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: [[ThePowerOfCreation the Mask of Creation]], which helps him design his projects
* FisherKing
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands
* TheProfessor: his creations are the most advanced in the Matoran world
* ReclusiveArtist
* TeleportersAndTransporters
* UltimateBlacksmith
* {{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''.]]

!!! Karzahni
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
* CapedMecha
* ChainPain: Flaming Chains
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: the Mask of Alternate Futures
* EvilerThanThou: Karzahni vs. Makuta
* 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
* WhatIf: Karzahni's Mask of Alternate Futures
** MindRape: the intended effect of the What If scenarios.

!!! Tren Krom
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
* MindRape
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands
* ShoutOut: to Lovecraft and the CthulhuMythos

[[folder:Rahi Beasts]]
A female ShapeShifting Rahi who lived in Metru Nui. 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.
* 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.

!!! '''Tahtorak'''
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
* HorseOfADifferentColor: His species were used as mounts by Keetongu's species as well as the Skakdi.
* {{Kaiju}}
* TalkingAnimal
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Tahtorak kept being pit against other giant monsters, such as Zivon, Kardas, and the Kanohi Dragon.

!!! '''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.
* CyberCyclops (he looks like one, but his real eyes are hidden)
* DetectEvil
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Whirling Shields
* LastOfHisKind: By the Visorak horde.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Whirling Shields
* TalkingAnimal

!!! '''Fenrakk Spider / Kardas Dragon'''
A spider made giant-sized to serve as Vezon's steed; was later turned into a dragon after being defeated.
* BreathWeapon: Kardas
* ChainedHeat: To Vezon.
* FourLeggedInsect: Fenrakk
* FusionDance: Vezon was stuck to Fenrakk's back.
* GiantFlyer: Kardas
* GiantSpider: Fenrakk
* HorseOfADifferentColor
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* OurDragonsAreDifferent (Kardas)
* PentUpPowerPeril: Should the Kardas Dragon not use his BreathWeapon constantly, the resulting buildup would cause him to explode and kill himself.
* ScaledUp

!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
* CoolHelmet
* HollywoodCyborg: Unlike the Toa and Matoran who are robots with organic parts, the Bara Mangans are primarily organic but have some cybernatics and wear 24 hour armour.
* TwentyFourHourArmor

[[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. (Other known tribes are listed in their own sections.)
* BadassBiker: Agori can take part in GladiatorGames through vehicle combat matches.
* {{Expy}}: Of Matoran (the other way around in-universe).
* {{Hobbits}}
* LittlePeople
* {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s: Towards the Glatorian, who are viewed as useful hired muscle but otherwise unwanted.

[[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.

Each major tribe has two Glatorian as their main fighters: originally, the fire tribe had '''Ackar''' and '''Malum''', '''Tarix''' and '''Kiina''' represented the water tribe; '''Vastus''' and '''Gresh''' championed the jungle tribe; and the ice tribe had '''Strakk''' and '''Gelu'''. However, Malum and Strakk have each been exiled for assaulting an opponent after a match ended.
* TheAtoner: Vastus
* AnAxeToGrind: Strakk's Ice Axe
* BadassGrandpa: Ackar. Tarix and Vastus probably count, too, but Ackar's the one dealing with a midlife crisis.
* BoomStick: Vastus' Venom Talon has a Thornax Launcher on one end.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Gresh has a mild case, at least compared to the more profit-driven Glatorian.
* CoolSword: Tarix's Water Blades, though their long handles border on BladeOnAStick
** FlamingSword: Ackar's Flame Sword
** OddlyShapedSword
* DoubleWeapon: Gelu's Ice Slicer and Kiina's Vapor Trident
* DualWielding: Tarix, Gresh
** DualTonfas: Gresh
* [[spoiler:ElementalPowers: Mata Nui's allies (so everyone except Malum, Strakk, and Gelu) as of ''Legend Reborn'']]
* TheExile: Malum, later Strakk
* {{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]])
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Creator/JeffBennett: Strakk and Tarix
** Creator/JimCummings: Ackar
*** So that means [[ChalkZone Skrawl]] fights Skrall!
** Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor: Vastus
* JerkAss: Strakk
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: [[KickTheSonOfABitch Malum tried this on Strakk.]] [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor He got fired for it.]]
** Strakk, however, [[InvertedTrope Tries it on Ackar after losing a match to him.]] [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor He got fired, too.]]
* TheLadette: Kiina
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Gresh, plus Strakk and Ackar use shields in the movie.
** BifurcatedWeapon: Gresh's splits into DualTonfas.
* MagicFeather: Inverted with Ackar - he thinks he's losing his edge due to age, but it's just a confidence problem.
* NatureHero: Malum - well, more like Nature AntiHero.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Gelu a little, Strakk a lot
** OnlyInItForTheMoney: Strakk again
* ProngsOfPoseidon: Kiina's Vapor Trident
* SinisterScythe: Vastus' Venom Talon (though the "Sinister" part is subverted; he's one of the good guys).
* SwordAndGun: All Glatorian carry a Thornax Launcher but it's a single round Cartraid so they can't rely on it.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Strakk, before he gets banished in ''Legend Reborn''. Malum also counts (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: Malum's Flame Claws

[[folder: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. Their Glatorian are '''Skrall''', a separate species that is better trained and/or physically superior the other fighters. There are at least three breeds of Skrall: soldiers, stronger elite forces, and leaders. The only remaining leader-Skrall is named '''Tuma''', and one of their elite fighters has earned the name '''Stronius'''. The females have also split off to become their own faction, the '''Sisters of the Skrall''', after being given psychic abilities by an EldritchAbomination, and are now completely enslaved to the monster's will. After [[spoiler:Tuma's humiliating defeat, the tribe has fractured into several splinter groups.]]
* {{BFS}}: Tuma's sword
* 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 bent at the hilt rather than being a straight line.
* EvilOverlord: Tuma
* GenderRestrictedAbility: The Sisters have mental abilities, as opposed to the physically-focused males.
* GrimUpNorth
* 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.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: Leader-Skrall
* LastOfHisKind: Tuma
* 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
* {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s
* SwissArmyWeapon: 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

[[folder:Toa Mata Nui]]
An exile from another world, taking the form and title of that 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. He eventually transferred his essence into the repaired prototype of his original body to fight Makuta.
* 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.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Toyed with. He was stripped of his colossal body and the omnipotent control of it's internal universe and his new body has no Toa powers. But his soul was bound to the Mask of Life, one of the most powerful artifacts in the series, giving the ability to manipulate organic matter
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo / WeWillMeetAgain: In the conclusion of ''Journey's End'']]
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: The Mask of Life
* CoolSword: Transformed from a Vorox stinger.
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Commander Worf]]
* 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.
* NaiveNewcomer
* SuperEmpowering: He's able to use the Mask of Life to 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)

!!! 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
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
* TeamPet

[[folder:Other Factions]]
!!! The Sand Tribe
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
* BewareMyStingerTail: The TropeNamer.
* CoolSword and BladeOnAStick: The southern Vorox's primitive weapons.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* ScaryScorpions

!!! The Bone Hunters
A distant offshoot of the rock Agori, living as nomadic raiders.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil
* BarbarianTribe
* CoolSword: Fero, one of the Bone Hunters, uses a Skrall Tribal Design Blade.
* DesertBandits
* {{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. The two members we know of are the Agori slaver '''Sahmad''' and mad Glatorian '''Telluris'''.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: At least, that's how it appears, given the example that Sahmad and Telluris set.
* ByronicHero: Sahmad
* CannotDream
* DreamStealer: The actual cause of the "plague".
* DualWielding: Sahmad
* GadgeteerGenius: Telluris
* 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.
* SpiderTank: The Skopio XV-1 made and used by Telluris
** AwesomeButImpractical: Sahmad comments how ineffective the vehicle is for Telluris' conquest, especially the size.
** BewareMyStingerTail: It has a Thornax Launcher on its tail
** ScaryScorpions
* SwissArmyWeapon: Sahmad has a CoolSword and Thornax Launcher combination
* WhipItGood: Sahmad

!!! 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
* GrimUpNorth
* {{Invisibility}}
* OverrideCommand: The Great Beings tried to shut them down. It didn't take.
* ShapeShifting
* 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
* NatureIsNotNice: quoth the Lord of Jungle:
-->We became nature itself, as benevolent, giving, ruthless and indifferent as that can mean.
* NoBloodForPhlebotinum
* SealedEvilInACan