"Toa of Fire, Tahu is destined to wear the powerful golden armor and strike a blow for the freedom of two worlds."
— Narrator, All That Glitters centerfold
|Function||Destroying solid Antidermis|
The Golden Armor is a set of six mysterious and powerful pieces of armor.
From inside the Matoran Universe, Tren Krom sent a message from the Core Processor to the Ignika on Bara Magna, which included information about the Golden Armor[RoS, Ch. 8] and the need to devolve Tahu back into a Toa Mata.
When Tahu emerged from the Great Spirit Robot, the Ignika transformed Toa Nuva Tahu back into his original Toa Mata form and created the Golden Armor partially from organic materials for him to use, as per the instructions. However, a blast from Teridax scattered the six pieces of armor, which were recovered by various forces around the battlefield on Bara Magna. Tahu defeated the Skakdi warlord Nektann to obtain the shield piece, and his allies Takanuva and Gresh recovered the other pieces from Rahkshi of Heat Vision and Skrall.
After Tahu donned the armor, energy was unleashed from it, striking and incinerating the Kraata within all of the Rahkshi on Bara Magna. This distraction momentarily shocked Teridax and allowed Mata Nui to defeat him. The energy released by the Golden Armor returned to Tahu, charging his body, and gave him the powers of all the Kraata killed.[JE]
The Golden Armor was designed to destroy all solid Antidermis within the area. The Makuta species was originally composed of solid Antidermis, but eventually evolved into a gaseous state, rendering them immune to the effects of the Golden Armor. The Kraata they create were still made of solid Antidermis, and the Golden Armor was able to obliterate them. The armor's primary function was only able to be used once.[JE, p. 42]
The Golden Armor was also able to bestow upon Tahu all of the Kraata powers that belonged to Kraata destroyed by the armor.
The mask of the Golden Armor, a Kanohi Hau, could function like a regular Hau, creating a shield for its user.
|Function||Kanohi Hau||Chest Armor||Shoulder Armor||Shoulder Armor||Sword Pommel||Shield|
A single piece of the Golden Armor was included with each of the six 2010 BIONICLE sets of the Stars line. The Tahu set includes the golden Kanohi Hau, the Rahkshi of Heat Vision contains the shield, a Skrall contains the pommel, and the "Piraka", Gresh, and Takanuva sets each include pieces that can be utilized either for chest or shoulder armor.
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Kanoka (Toa Disks) (Great Disks) | Rhotuka | Zamor | Sea Squid | Golden Armor
|Generation 2||Masks of Power|
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