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"In his hands, a block of ice can become like anything in imagination, from a delicate crystal flower to a gleaming statue of Kopaka, perfect in every detail."
Turaga Nuju (as translated by Matoro), Mata Nui Online Game
Kopeke
Metru
Diminished
Rebuilt
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Ko-Matoran
Occupation Various
Kanohi Komau[1]
Tools Unknown
Status Diminished
Pronunciation KOH-peek
Kopeke
Metru
Diminished
Rebuilt
MNOLG Matoran Kopeke.PNG
Ko-Matoran
Occupation Ice Carver
Athlete
Kanohi Komau
Tools Bamboo Disk
Status Rebuilt
Pronunciation KOH-peek
Kopeke
Metru
Diminished
Rebuilt
Kopeke.png
Ko-Matoran
Occupation Ice Carver
Athlete
Chronicler
Kanohi Matatu
Tools Bamboo Disk
Kolhii Stick
Chronicler's Staff
Status Alive
Location Spherus Magna
Pronunciation KOH-peek
Set number 8581

Kopeke is a shy Ko-Matoran native to Metru Nui and its current Chronicler.

Biography

Metru Nui

On Metru Nui, he worked a variety of occupations, including being a Messenger and a Chute Station Attendant. Shortly before the Great Cataclysm, he was forced into a Matoran Sphere by the Vahki, as was the rest of the Matoran populace, under the orders of Makuta Teridax, who was disguised as Turaga Dume. He was later rescued by the Toa Metru and reawakened on Naho Bay along with the rest of the Matoran who were saved.

Mata Nui

Kopeke prior to being rebuilt
Kopeke's size and strength both reduced as a result of his confinement in a Matoran Sphere and he lost his memories of Metru Nui as well. He assisted in the construction of Ko-Koro under Turaga Nuju, using materials from Airships used in the Great Rescue.[BW] On Mata Nui, he became a renowned Ice Carver, creating ice bridges and sculptures in honor of Toa Kopaka, whose arrival on Mata Nui had been foretold by prophecy.

During the Great War, Kopeke was tasked with monitoring the North March. During the waning days of the war, the Ta-Koro Guard stationed at the North March's outpost were attacked and taken by infected Rahi. In the struggle, Kopeke was frozen into a wall of ice.

Kopeke trapped in ice
When Takua, sent by the Captain of the Guard Jaller, arrived, he used a Heatstone to thaw Kopeke out. Revived, Kopeke ran away to his observation post. After Takua caught up with him, he asked Kopeke about the Ta-Koro Guard, and Kopeke told him that the Ta-Matoran had been claimed by Teridax.

When Takua came to Ko-Koro seeking a Matoran to join his company to defend Kini-Nui, Nuju told him to take Kopeke. Kopeke agreed, and his Ice carving skills later came in handy when he carved a key to the Gate of Ice out of a nearby icicle. When the Company reached the Kini-Nui, they discovered the Toa Mata already there, preparing to descend into Teridax's lair to confront the Makuta. Tasked with protecting the entrance so that the Toa could return, Kopeke and the rest of the Company valiantly fought off wave after wave of infected Rahi seeking to destroy the temple's entrance. However, Kopeke and Company were eventually outnumbered, and forced to make a last stand. Fortunately, they were saved by the last-minute arrival of the Ta-Koro Guard, Ussalry and Gukko Force, who combined their forces to drive away Makuta's forces. After the battle, Kopeke was seen having a conversation with Matoro.

Kopeke is a champion of Huai Snowball Sling, and was rebuilt after the defeat of the Bohrok-Kal. He was also chosen as goal-keeper for Ko-Koro's team in the Kolhii Tournament, though he and Matoro did not make it to the Championship. He originally wore a powerless blue-grey Noble Kanohi Komau, but it was damaged in Kolhii practice.[citation needed] In honor of Turaga Nuju, Kopeke replaced the mask with a powerless grey Noble Matatu.

Kopeke after The Rebuilding

Kopeke was evacuated from Ko-Koro when the Rahkshi attacked.

Return to Metru Nui

Kopeke later helped in the construction of boats to facilitate his, and the other Matoran's, return to Metru Nui. He also helped rebuild the city which had suffered damage in the past millennium. He temporarily stopped his work of reconstruction on order of Jaller, to force the Turaga to reveal where the Toa Nuva had gone, but he eventually got back to work. After Hahli became a Toa, Kopeke was appointed chronicler of Metru Nui and given the Chronicler's Staff.

After returning from the Pit, Hahli recounted the Toa Mahri's adventures to Kopeke, so that he could record them. Toa Mahri Kongu later approached the Ko-Matoran, and warned him not to write anything unfavorable about the deceased Matoro.

Teridax's Reign

Kopeke was present at the celebration during which Teridax announced his new mastery over the universe. He later left Metru Nui and joined with a group of rebels that was made up of Tahu, Order of Mata Nui agent Johmak, the Shapeshifting Rahi Krahka, and the Dark Hunters Guardian and Lariska. While camping in the ruins of Karzahni, Kopeke witnessed Guardian being killed by Teridax by manipulation of the earth and the group was ambushed by Exo-Toa, via which Teridax informed them that they were to return to Metru Nui with their robot captors, or die. Moments later, Onua destroyed the Exo-Toa in a surprise attack. Kopeke then traveled with Onua, Tahu, Johmak, Krahka, and Lariska to Daxia, where they destroyed Teridax's largest source of Energized Protodermis. Kopeke later returned to Metru Nui.

After Teridax's reign was ended by his death, Kopeke joined other former members of the Chronicler's Company in rescue efforts after the city was devastated by the Makuta's demise. Kopeke eventually left the universe to continue life on Spherus Magna.[2]

Alternate Universes

The Kingdom Alternate Universe

In an alternate timeline, Kopeke retained his job as Chronicler, and made sure that a Wall of History was constructed in every district of the Kingdom of the Great Spirit.

Abilities and Traits

Whereas most Ko-Matoran are antisocial, Kopeke is just shy. However, other Matoran typically regard him as aloof due to his silent nature. Kopeke was also well known in his village as an accomplished Ice Carver, able to shape delicate and detailed sculptures in relatively short amounts of time.

Kopeke has a resistance to cold, a trait he shares with other Ko-Matoran.

Masks and Tools

Kopeke wore a powerless Noble Kanohi Komau until it was damaged in Kolhii practice. He replaced it with a powerless Noble Kanohi Matatu in honor of Turaga Nuju.

On Mata Nui, Kopeke used a Bamboo Disk. After he became a Kolhii player, he used a Kolhii Stick to play the game. When he became the Chronicler of Metru Nui, Kopeke carried the Chronicler's Staff.

Set Information

8581 Kopeke was released in 2003 as one of the six small sets, containing twenty-five pieces. That year was the year the Matoran of Mata Nui had their bodies rebuilt. One could spin a gear on his back to cause the set's upper torso and arms to swing.

Quotes

"..."
— Kopeke, Mata Nui Online Game
"Wisdom is ever the burden of the Turaga, I do not expect it from you."
— Kopeke, Mata Nui Online Game
"Only hardy Matoran can withstand the wind and ice of Ko-Koro. These Rahi will find me tough to overcome."
— Kopeke, Mata Nui Online Game

Trivia

  • The decision to make Kopeke a Chronicler was made by the fanbase in an open vote that was hosted on BZPower to choose the next Chronicler.

Appearances

Books Online Multimedia

Novels

Guides

Story Serials

Short Stories

Animations

Online Games

Video Games

References

  1. Chat with Greg Farshtey, 16 November 2014
  2. BZPower: Farshtey Feed, 11. May 2010 (archive)

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