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|Powered By||Toa pilots, unknown|
|Function||Enhance wearers powers, serve Makuta (formerly)|
|Tools||Boxing Claw, Electro-Rocket|
The Exo-Toa were designed by the Nynrah Ghosts for the Brotherhood of Makuta, and manufactured by the Vortixx on the island of Xia. The Brotherhood used them to guard the fortresses of the Brotherhood, and additionally placed six in the Bohrok Nests to defend against a possible premature release of the Bohrok,.
Several Exo-Toa were used in the raid on Artakha by Makuta Kojol. The island's inhabitants were defenseless against them, and Kojol was able to invade the island and take the Kanohi Avohkii from Artakha's fortress. Those particular Exo-Toa were destroyed by the Order of Mata Nui soon afterward, along with Kojol and the Visorak and Rahkshi who took part in the raid, as part of the purge of all who knew of the island's location.
The Toa Mata encountered the six guard machines deep in the caverns of Mata Nui during the attack of the Bohrok swarms. They placed the forty-eight Krana that they had gathered in the slots in the floor of a circular room in the nest, which activated the doors around the room's walls. The Toa entered to discover the Exo-Toa, which they then used in an attempt to defeat the two Bahrag. Tahu fired an Electro-Rocket at the Bahrag, but it was stopped by the Bahrag's barrier. Tahu realized that the Exo-Toa hindered their Elemental Powers and the Toa shed their armored suits.
When the Toa Nuva later went back to stop the Bohrok-Kal from freeing the Bahrag from their Toa Seal, they found the Exo-Toa on autopilot, fighting the Bohrok-Kal. The six elite Bohrok eventually destroyed the Exo-Toa, and continued their mission. When the powers of the Bohrok-Kal were later overloaded, parts of the broken Exo-Toa were magnetized to Gahlok-Kal, crushing it.
After Turaga Vakama told the Toa Nuva about the city of Metru Nui, the Onu-Matoran inventor Nuparu secretly salvaged pieces of the Exo-Toa and brought these pieces to Metru Nui; he had planned to study them, but was unable to get a chance to do so before leaving Metru Nui on Jaller's quest to save the Toa Nuva.
Exo-Toa were utilized by the Brotherhood of Makuta to defend against the Order of Mata Nui's surprise attacks on their strongholds during the Order of Mata Nui/Brotherhood of Makuta War. After Teridax's takeover of the universe, he used Exo-Toa to round up inhabitants and send them to Metru Nui for work. A group of twelve Exo-Toa found Tahu, Johmak, Lariska, Kopeke and Krahka in Karzahni and attempted to direct them back to Metru Nui. However, the team was able to escape being captured with help from the arrival of Onua, who dropped them in a chasm using his Earth powers.
Abilities and Traits
The Exo-Toa possess an autopilot mode and artificial intelligence, enabling them to function without a pilot Toa. However, they are not capable of speech functions. As armor, the Exo-Toa greatly enhances the physical endurance and strength of the wearer. However, they severely restrict the use of a Toa's elemental powers, although they do not limit Kanohi. They have various sensors they use to interact with their surroundings, such as locating targets using heat sensors.
The machinery are also complex enough to be manipulated by Makuta; Makuta Teridax, after taking control of the entire Matoran Universe, was able to command legions of Exo-Toa, and even speak directly through them.
The Exo-Toa have two weapons: a boxing claw on one arm that can extend and deal a powerful blow and an Electro-Rocket on the other hand, which fires a powerful missile.
The Exo-Toa was released as a set in summer of 2002, containing 360 pieces. Squeezing the right arm made the claw shoot forward, while its left arm was fitted with a blunt shooter. A gear on its back retracted the robotic head so a Toa Mata could enter through the front, which opened with a small lever. The Exo-Toa set was advertised specifically to be combined by Toa Tahu's set forms, both Toa Mata and original Toa Nuva incarnations; as a result the Gali, Lewa, and Kopaka sets could also combine without problems (Pohatu and Onua, with altered designs, could not fit properly). The Exo-Toa set also included instructions for an alternate model of a robotic steed.
- The Mutran Chronicles (In a Flashback)
- BIONICLE Legends 6: City of the Lost (In a Flashback)
- Comic 25: Birth of the Rahaga (In a Flashback)
- BIONICLE Chronicles 2: Beware the Bohrok
- McDonald's Comic 4: Into the Nest
- Comic 6: Into the Nest (Not Mentioned by Name)
- Comic 7: What Lurks Below
- Comic 8: The End of the Toa?
- BIONICLE Chronicles 3: Makuta's Revenge
- Wall of History (BIONICLE.com) (Mentioned Only)
- Comic 11: A Matter of Time...
- Dark Mirror (In an Alternate Universe)
- BIONICLE Legends 9: Shadows in the Sky
- Destiny War (Mentioned Only)
- Reign of Shadows
- BIONICLE: Encyclopedia (Mentioned Only)
- BIONICLE: Encyclopedia Updated (Mentioned Only)
- BIONICLE: Makuta's Guide to the Universe
- Bohrok-Kal Online Animations
|Brotherhood of Makuta|
|Former Leaders||Miserix | Teridax (deceased)|
|Former Members||Antroz | Bitil | Chirox | Gorast | Icarax | Kojol | Krika | Mutran | Spiriah | Tridax | Vamprah | Makuta of Stelt (all deceased)|
|Former Minions||Ahkmou | Brutaka | Exo-Toa | Fohrok (destroyed) | Karzahni (deceased) | Kraata (Shadow Leeches) | Kraata-Kal | Mana Ko | Manas | A Maxilos (destroyed) | Minion | Morbuzakh (deceased) | Nivawk (deceased) | Pridak | Rahi Nui | Rahkshi | Roodaka | Seeker | Shadow Matoran | Shadow Toa | Sidorak (deceased) | Takadox | Toa Hagah | Visorak | Voporak|
|BIONICLE Sets of 2002|
|Small||Gahlok Va | Kohrak Va | Lehvak Va | Pahrak Va | Tahnok Va | Nuhvok Va|
|Canister|| Onua Nuva | Lewa Nuva | Pohatu Nuva | Gali Nuva | Kopaka Nuva | Tahu Nuva |
Pahrak | Nuhvok | Gahlok | Tahnok | Lehvak | Kohrak
|Large||Standard||Boxor (Nuparu) | Cahdok & Gahdok | Exo-Toa|
|Special||Master Builder Set|
|Collectible||Krana Pack | Kanohi Nuva & Krana Pack|
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