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"The saying on Bara Magna is, 'If you don't hate Atakus, you must never have met him.'"
— Narrator, Mata Nui's Guide to Bara Magna
Atakus
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Agori
Tribe Rock
Occupation Assistant to competing Skrall (formerly)
Gate guard (formerly)
Agent of Velika[1]
Tools Skrall Tribal Design Blades
Status Alive
Location Wastelands
Pronunciation UH-TACK-us
Set number 8972


Atakus is an Agori of the Rock Tribe who acts as an assistant to the Skrall. He is also a secret agent loyal to Velika.[1]

Biography

Early life

Atakus lived on Spherus Magna under the governance of the Element Lord of Rock. Before the end of the Core War, Atakus came to serve a Great Being with a plan to rule Spherus Magna once it was reformed by Mata Nui.[1] This Great Being gave Atakus communication technology so that Atakus could supply him with information while the Great Being, taking the name "Velika", hid himself in the Matoran Universe.[2]

Bara Magna

Northern Region

At the time of the Shattering, Atakus was in the region of the Great Barren, which formed a separate planet. Atakus was separated from his home region and settled with his fellow tribe members north of the Black Spike Mountains. Over a period of 100,000 years, he used his communication technology to report information to Velika.[2]

During the baterra attacks, Atakus worked in a Skrall Fortress ruled by Tuma in the northern Black Spike Mountains. He was a gate guard, and allowed the admittance of a supply wagon with tree trunks to be used for fire wood; however, the wood was actually a number of disguised baterra, which attacked and overran the fortress. After the subsequent battle, Atakus took charge of the surviving Rock Agori and led them south in the wake of the retreating Skrall army.

Skrall Tribal Design Blades made with an unknown technology (secretly prototypes made by the Great Beings) were found in what the Skrall believed to be a baterra weapons cache.[3] Due to his communication with Velika, Atakus obtained these blades.[4]

Roxtus

Once the tribe had settled in Roxtus, Atakus took on several jobs. Firstly, he acted as an assistant to Skrall competing in Arena Matches. He also continued to his old job of gate guard, and became a spokesman for Tuma to Agori from other tribes. Atakus once made contact with an Agori captive of theirs, Metus, who offered his assistance in the Rock Tribe's struggles. Tuma was initially doubtful, and Atakus was assigned to test the Agori's loyalty.

Atakus was assigned to accompany a Skrall to an arena match in Vulcanus. After winning the match, the Skrall left to meet with Metus, while Atakus returned to Roxtus.

While in Roxtus, he was approached by an Agori sent by Raanu to gain the Skrall's assistance in fighting against the Bone Hunters. Atakus openly mocked the Agori's attempts to gain the trust of the other villages and told him that the Skrall's loyalty was temporary and for sale. After paying with a large amount of Thornax, the Agori received Atakus' Mark, allowing him to find a Skrall and purchase its seal, proof of their new contract to fight for Vulcanus.

Atakus allowed a caravan containing food and water into Roxtus, not knowing Strakk and Gresh were hiding in the cart. After some Spikit were released in Roxtus by the two, Atakus decided to stay at the village's entrance to stop the creatures from escaping, but was left unconscious when Strakk fell on him.

Atakus participated in the Battle of Roxtus, after which the Rock Tribe was exiled to the wastelands.

Spherus Magna

With the use of the Prototype Robot, Mata Nui succeeded in his mission, and reformed Spherus Magna. Atakus now resides on the planet once again.

Abilities and Traits

Atakus is a fierce and strong warrior, and is skilled in parrying with one sword and striking with the other. However, he is overly self-confident, and weak against more crafty opponents.

Atakus idolizes Stronius, and spent most of his free time with the elite warrior, hoping to pick up combat techniques. Stronius tolerated his presence, and sometimes had Atakus torture captive Vorox.

Tools

Atakus wields two glowing Skrall Tribal Design Blades made with prototype technology by the Great Beings. Atakus wields them with great pride.

BIONICLE.com Stats

STRENGTH: 9 AGILITY: 9
TOUGHNESS: 9 MIND: 8

Set Information

Atakus in set form

8972 Atakus was released as a small set in early 2009, containing thirteen pieces. The set included two swords with glow-in-the-dark centers.

Quotes

"No one rides into Roxtus without getting past me. And those that do, heh, never leave."
— Atakus, BIONICLE.com

Appearances

Books Comics Multimedia

Guides

Activity

Glatorian

Promotional

Online Games

Card Games

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chat with Greg Farshtey, 23 October 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chat with Greg Farshtey, 25 August 2014
  3. Chat with Greg Farshtey, 28 October 2014
  4. Chat with Greg Farshtey, 27 October 2014

See also

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