Fikou

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Fikou
Set Rahi Orange Fikou.PNG
Rahi
Conservation Status Common[1]
Known Locations Throughout Matoran Universe (formerly), Spherus Magna
Pronunciation fee-KOO

Fikou are dangerous spider-like Rahi.

History

The Fikou species along with a sub-species with pincers and a stinger was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.

A Fikou web in Le-Wahi

On Metru Nui, Fikou live among the cables of Le-Metru and Onu-Metru. The vicious spiders loved to lurk around high branches and tangled cables and wait for their incredibly strong webs to entangle prey. A sub-species of Fikou also lived in the Voya Nui region of the Southern Continent.

When the Great Cataclysm hit, Voya Nui rocketed to the surface of Aqua Magna. Its Fikou population traveled with it and remained on the island for 1,000 years.

Many Metru Nui Fikou migrated to the Le-Wahi region of the newly-formed island of Mata Nui. The Matoran of Le-Koro always had to be on guard when swinging through the trees. Several Fikou were influenced by Teridax using Infected Kanohi, leading them to attack Matoran. During the Bohrok Invasion, the destruction of Fikou webs in Le-Wahi by the Bohrok forced some Fikou to migrate into the jungle canopies. The island's Fikou population returned to the Matoran Universe after the Bohrok swarms were unleashed a second time to cleanse the island.

When the Toa Mahri destroyed the Cord and returned Voya Nui to its former position on the Southern Continent, its Fikou may not have survived the descent.

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, many Fikou emigrated from the Matoran Universe to Spherus Magna. The Fikou are currently looking for a region on Spherus Magna similar to those in which they have lived before; however, many Fikou have died in the process. [2]

Abilities and Traits

The Fikou are dangerous when threatened, no matter their size, due to their bite. There are a variety of known sub-species, ranging in color between black, orange, and blue. A sub-species exists on the Southern Continent that possesses both pincers and a stinger. Fikou are also known to emit a chirping noise.

Set Information

A black Fikou Spider

The black Fikou is a set combiner of Toa Mata sets Onua and Pohatu. It does however only use the extra ball joint in Pohatu's set. Its instructions were available in a 2001 LEGO Mania Magazine (currently known as LEGO Magazine).

In 2002, an orange Fikou was released as part of the BIONICLE Master Builder set. It used 13 of the set's 102 pieces and was later released as its own set as a promotional item in 2003. The 2003 version included a light gray headpiece under the abdomen mask instead of a dark gray one in the Master Builder version.

Trivia

  • A section of maintenance tunnels below the Onu-Metru Archives is known as the Fikou Web. They were named not only after the webs that the Fikou spiders left in the passages, but also because the formations of them are similar in structure to a web.
  • There are several different colors and types of Fikou, each adapted to life in a different region. The orange Fikou have adapted to jungle regions, the black ones have adapted to underground regions, blue Fikou have adapted to water regions, red ones have adapted to fiery regions, brown Fikou have adapted to stone regions, and white Fikou have adapted to frozen, ice type regions.[1]
Many blue Fikou in BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa

Appearances

A Fikou in the Voya Nui Online Game

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chat with Greg Farshtey, 06. August 2014 (archive)
  2. Chat with Greg Farshtey, 7. August 2014

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