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|Headquarters||City of the Mask Makers|
|Goals||Create Masks of Power|
|Enemies||Skull Raiders (Skull Army)|
Makuta (all formerly)
The Mask Makers were a part of Okoto's golden age, creating many Masks of Power for the inhabitants, as well as their tribal leaders, the Protectors. The two worked in the Forge, in the eponymous City of the Mask Makers, and would travel around the island in Airships built for that express purpose.
Knowing the dangers of tampering with the island's Elements, the two brothers agreed in a sacred pact that they would never create a mask with more than one element, lest it become too dangerous for them to control.
Over time, Ekimu's masks grew to be more favored by the Okotans, and Makuta became envious of his brother's popularity. Breaking their agreement, Makuta attempted to make the most powerful mask of all time by channeling all six elements into one creation. The resulting mask, the Mask of Ultimate Power, overcame him when he put it on, turning him evil.
Ekimu attempted to stop his brother, succeeding in using his Hammer of Power to knock off the Mask of Ultimate Power from his brother's face. However, doing so caused a shockwave that altered the very formation of the island and knocked Ekimu into an endless sleep. The mask exploded and opened a rift that pulled Makuta into the Shadow Realm.
Centuries later, Makuta's spirit influenced the Skull Army to obtain Masks of Power, and the Protectors summoned the Toa as prophesied. Ekimu was resurrected by the Toa using the Golden Masks of Power, and together they defeated the Skull Army. Ekimu then directed the Toa to find Makuta's Mask of Control, but it was stolen by Makuta's pawn, Umarak. Makuta directed Umarak to collect the shards of the Mask of Ultimate Power and open a portal to the Shadow Realm. Ekimu accompanied the Toa to close the portal, and allowed Gali to learn the full Prophecy of Heroes. Just as Makuta emerged from the portal, the Toa pooled their elements and sealed Makuta in the Shadow Realm.
Ekimu was released as part of the 70795 Mask Maker vs. Skull Grinder set. Later Ekimu was released in 2016 as 71312 Ekimu the Mask Maker. Though Makuta was never released as an official set, models for both his original Mask Maker and transformed Shadow Titan forms were created by the BIONICLE design team.
|Ekimu | Makuta|
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