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Gadunka are small but ferocious marine Rahi.
The Gadunka species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe. Gadunka made their homes in the seas surrounding the Pit and Metru Nui.
When Nocturn placed the Kanohi Ignika on the seabed, a Gadunka scurried under the mask for shelter, unknowingly exposing himself to the Kanohi's energy. The energies caused the Gadunka to grow at a rapid rate until it reached a gigantic size.
Its instincts caused it to think the Ignika, which was then taken away by Nocturn, belonged to it. Upon seeing the Barraki possessing it, it attempted to attack the group, but was stopped and attacked by Toa Mahri Hewkii instead. Due to his sense of fair play, the Toa attempted to defeat the Gadunka through physical combat. He threw boulders at it and used his Aqua Warblade and Electrified Chains against it, but Gadunka countered every move. Hewkii ultimately failed and was about to be devoured by the Rahi when Hahli and Nuparu came to his rescue. Nuparu used his Aqua Blaster Blade and sent shockwaves through the water, which distracted the Rahi long enough for Hahli to summon an underwater tidal wave, washing the Gadunka away.
Later, the enlarged Gadunka reappeared, now having "befriended" the 300-Foot Mutant Venom Eel and the Ancient Sea Behemoth. The trio attacked the Toa Mahri as they were about to bring down the Cord. The latter two were defeated by the Toa. Meanwhile, Nuparu attempted to defeat Gadunka by opening a hole in the sea floor, causing the Rahi to drop into it. Gadunka, however, reappeared and took the Mask of Life from Matoro, who was knocked unconscious during the battle. Angry that the Gadunka had injured Matoro and attempted to remove itself from him, the Ignika granted the creature the ability to restore anything to its original state. As a result, the Gadunka shrunk back down to his former size, and was later devoured by a Takea.
Abilities and Traits
Gadunka are a small species of Rahi, reaching maximum lengths of only an inch or so. Despite their naturally small stature, their jaws and claws are extremely powerful. They are very territorial Rahi, known for attempting to claim small areas, such as a piece of rock or coral.
The enlarged Gadunka used a Squid Launcher which he found on the seafloor. When it shrunk back to its original size, the enlarged Gadunka was unable to use the Squid Launcher and discarded it.
|STRENGTH: 15||AGILITY: 9|
|TOUGHNESS: 15||MIND: 5|
The enlarged Gadunka was released as a large boxed set in the summer of 2007. The set consisted of 176 pieces, including a faceplate made of glow-in-the-dark plastic blended with transparent blue plastic, as well as teeth made of soft, rubbery plastic. His jaw could open or close and his tongue could move. Two Sea Squids included in the set could be stored on a pair of clips on his back, and he wielded a Squid Launcher in his left claw.
- BIONICLE Legends 7: Prisoners of the Pit
- BIONICLE Legends 8: Downfall
- Comic 10: The Death of Mata Nui
- BIONICLE: Toa Mahri
- BIONICLE: Makuta's Guide to the Universe
- BIONICLE: Encyclopedia Updated (Mentioned Only)
- Hydraxon's Hunt Game! (Non-canonical Appearance)
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|Small||Defilak | Dekar | Thulox | Morak|
|Canister||Takadox | Kalmah | Carapar | Mantax | Ehlek | Pridak |
Jaller | Hahli | Nuparu | Hewkii | Kongu | Matoro
|Large||Gadunka | Hydraxon | Karzahni (Sarda, Idris, & Trap) | Lesovikk (Sea Sled) | Maxilos & Spinax | Nocturn|
|Playsets||Barraki Deepsea Patrol | Toa Undersea Attack | Toa Terrain Crawler|
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