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Boggarak
Comic Boggarak.png
Rahi
Creator Makuta Chirox
Powers Paralyzing Rhotuka
Rhotuka of Inflation/Dehydration
Sonic hum
Conservation status Common
Known locations Various throughout Matoran Universe (formerly)
Spherus Magna
Pronunciation BOE-gar-rack
Set number 8743


The Boggarak are a breed of the spider-like Rahi Visorak.

History

Boggarak, like the six other breeds of Visorak, were created by the Makuta Chirox on an island south of Nynrah. This island was soon renamed Visorak, after the spider-like creatures who had ravaged it.

Being part of the Brotherhood of Makuta's armies, the Boggarak were led by Sidorak and Roodaka, king and viceroy of the hordes. The hordes invaded a number of islands, mutating native Rahi beasts and other beings in the process.

Boggarak in Web of Shadows

During the invasion of Metru Nui, these Visorak were fiercely loyal to Roodaka, to the point where they would leap off the side of the Coliseum without hesitation when she ordered them to do so. They were also used as Roodaka's personal bodyguards because of their dual Rhotuka powers. Once, when several Zadakh were heading to the Coliseum in an attempt to eliminate the Visorak hordes (who in their minds were causing great disorder) they encountered several Boggarak and were quickly destroyed. Later, during one battle with the Toa Hordika and Rahaga, many Visorak were trapped in a tower. When the Visorak were released, only about a dozen Boggarak were able to leave it. During the Toa Hordika's search for the Mask of Light, some Boggarak gave chase to Nokama. These were defeated by Nuju. Boggarak were the Visorak who trapped Toa Hordika Vakama when he was attempting to save the Matoran by his own power and accompanied Roodaka as she spoke with him. The Boggarak later participated in the Battle of Metru Nui. After Vakama disbanded the horde, most of the Boggarak left Metru Nui for good.

When Vakama returned to Metru Nui in his search for the Kanohi Vahi, Teridax conjured an illusion to trick him. The Makuta made a Boggarak play Nokama in this illusion. This Boggarak was later used by Teridax to distract Voporak, who merely aged the Visorak into dust.

Vakama surrounded by Boggarak.

Sometime after the disbanding of the horde by Vakama, the Brotherhood managed to partially reform the species together during the Dark Hunter-Brotherhood of Makuta War. At one point, the Brotherhood even used the reformed Visorak army to invade a Brotherhood fortress controlled by the Dark Hunters. Some of the Visorak used included Boggarak, who climbed the walls and used their spinners to reduce several defending Dark Hunters to dust.

During the war for control of the universe, all the Boggarak and the other Visorak specimens went to the island of Artidax, where the Heart of the Visorak was placed by the Toa Mahri in order to lure the horde. The Boggarak were the first type of Visorak to approach the island. Shortly afterwards, they and all the other types of Visorak were killed by a staged eruption, rigged by the Order of Mata Nui.

After taking control of the Matoran Universe, Teridax recreated the Boggarak along with the other species and took command of them.[MGttU, p. 91]

When Teridax was killed in the Battle of Bara Magna, the Boggarak, along with the rest of the Visorak horde, became a wild species and emigrated from the Matoran Universe to Spherus Magna.[OGDi: Apr 4 2010, 12:11 PM][OGDi: Apr 7 2010, 01:19 PM]

Abilities and Traits

Boggarak are the only Visorak to have three powers in their Rhotuka: when used underwater, they could make a target swell up and float to the surface, and when used on land, they could make a target crumble to dust by dehydrating it. They also possess the default paralysis Rhotuka. Their natural ability is to emit sonic waves from their mouths which transmuted enemies into stone or gas. These Rahi, though being poor swimmers, can swiftly "skate" atop water.

Boggarak were the only Visorak breed to sense Sidorak's lack of confidence. Roodaka took advantage of this and instilled a fear of her in the Boggarak to the point where they would thoughtlessly throw themselves off of the Coliseum at her request.

Set Information

Boggarak in set form

Boggarak was released as a canister set in the winter of 2004/2005 in Europe, and in the summer of 2005 for North America. It contained forty-seven pieces, including a Rhotuka and Rhotuka launcher. Pieces from the set could be combined with pieces from Suukorak to make a Kahgarak, with pieces from both Suukorak and Roporak to make a Venom Flyer, and with pieces from the other five Visorak sets to make the Zivon.

A mini Boggarak was included in the Battle of Metru Nui, Visorak Battle Ram, and Tower of Toa playsets of 2005 as well as the non-canon Visorak's Gate playset released the same year. The mini Boggarak was a single piece molded in black and glow-in-the-dark plastic. Between its mandibles (which were distinct from those of the other mini Visorak breeds) was a clip by which it could be attached to "Visorak webbing" pieces included in each of the sets.

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