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"Is that what heroes are, I wonder? Beings who do what they have to do, because they have no other choice?"
Toa Inika Hahli, Power Play

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Hahli
Matoran INIKA MAHRI
Metru Diminished Rebuilt
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Ga-Matoran
Occupation Student
Kanohi Unknown
Tools Unknown
Status Diminished
Pronunciation HAH-lee

Hahli was a shy and diligent Ga-Matoran native to Metru Nui who later became one of the Chroniclers of the island of Mata Nui. She became the Toa Inika of Water and is currently the Toa Mahri of Water.

Biography

Matoran

Metru Nui

Hahli was one of Nokama's Students before she was captured by the Vahki and put into a Matoran Sphere, as ordered by Makuta Teridax, disguised as Turaga Dume. The Toa Metru rescued the Matoran of Metru Nui and transported them to the island of Mata Nui.

Mata Nui

Hahli's size and physical strength reduced as a consequence of her imprisonment in a Matoran Sphere. Instructed by Nokama, she helped in the construction of Ga-Koro from pieces of Airships which had been used to take the Matoran to Mata Nui.

Bohrok Invasion

Hahli worked as an assistant flax maker under Amaya until the Pahrak attack on Ga-Koro in the Bohrok Invasion. Then, she, Kotu and Macku helped dismantle the causeways so that the Pahrak could not get over to the Ga-Koro village. She also developed a close friendship with a Ta-Matoran named Jaller, Captain of the Guard.

When Gali's Nuva Symbol was stolen by the Bohrok-Kal, Hahli saw her summoning a tidal wave, only for her to suddenly lose her powers. Hahli immediately set off to find Nokama and told her what had happened.

After the defeated of the Kal, Hahli, along with the rest of the population of Mata Nui, was rebuilt into a stronger, larger form.

Kolhii Tournament
Hahli in Mask of Light

A storm ravaged Ga-Koro one night, and Hahli had to repair the bridge to the rest of Ga-Koro from her and Amaya's location on the outer edge of the village. Nokama then arrived chose Hahli as Kolhii champion instead of Kotu to play with Macku as her goalie. Hahli talked to Shasa and got a Charm representing Unity, got a Charm of Speed from Kai and a Purity charm from Marka. Pelagia took Hahli into Naho Bay to swim with a Takea to improve her Speed. When Onepu and Taipu came to play the Ga-Matoran, Hahli used her Speed to get the better of the team. The Onu-Matoran invited her to Onu-Koro, where Hahli explored the Marn Tunnels. After diving in the now flooded Great Mine to recover mining equipment, she helped Azibo recover his Sluice, and he gave Hahli Prosperity's charm. Taipu trained Hahli in the Onu-Matoran discipline of Stamina and gave her the Charm for that. Hahli also met Nuparu who would give her fitness check-ups, but Hahli had to go to Ko-Koro. Exploring she met Jaatikko who gave her Destiny's Charm, and Toudo who gave had the Charm of Peace to her. Hahli then went into The Drifts and found Kantai who trained her in Willpower and gave her Willpower's Charm. Using Willpower and Stamina, Hahli defeated Matoro and Kopeke.

Arriving in Le-Koro, Hahli was greeted by Kongu and Matau, and found Faith's Charm. Training in Accuracy with Bamboo Disks, Hahli found Accuracy's Charm. Using her improved Accuracy, Hahli defeated Kongu and Tamaru, and left for Po-Koro. At Po-Koro she learned about Creation from Hewkii and found its Charm, and practiced in Strategy with Golyo by herding Mahi. Finding the Charm of Strategy, she used her new skill to defeat Hafu and Hewkii. Leaving the village, she travelled to Ta-Koro to play Jaller and Takua, and Jaller directed her to Keahi to train in Strength. Also learning about the last Principle of Courage from Kapura, she used her full knowledge to defeat Ta-Koro, going undefeated and securing a spot in the Championship.

Eventually, they got into the Kolhii Tournament at the Ta-Koro Kolhii Stadium where Po-Koro and Ta-Koro were playing. Ga-Koro's team beat the other teams, although the Po-Matoran were close. But that was when the Mask of Light slipped out from Jaller's bag, where it had been stowed after discovery. She wanted to speak to Jaller, but he had to leave quickly as herald. Trying to find him, she found Courage's Charm in Jaller's home, and Duty's Charm at the Wall of History. She returned to Ga-Koro and looked at the formula Nixie had showed her, and used seven as the base number other than six, getting her a coordinate in Naho Bay. Pelagia sailed her out there, and Hahli found the Temple of Purity in the ocean, and located the Crystal of Purity deep in the ocean unlocking the Temple with the Charms. After showing Nixie, Hahli went to find the other temples.

In Onu-Koro, Hahli swam again in the Great Mine, diving to the bottom to find the Temple of Prosperity. Unlocking it, she retrieved the Crystal of Prosperity and swam back up to the surface. The Drifts contained the Temple of Peace, a grouping of three statues Hahli unlocked to reveal another Crystal. In Le-Wahi, the highest tree-top contained the Temple of Faith, and using Charms she retrieved the Crystal of Faith. The Temple of Creation was a statue half covered in sand in Po-Wahi, that Hahli entered to retrieve the Crystal of Creation. With five Crystals. Hahli returned to Ta-Koro to look for the final temple, Charm, and Crystal.

Arrival of the Rahkshi
Hahli unlocking the Crystal's secret

Suddenly three Rahkshi arrived in Ta-Koro and attacked it, but Hahli was able to get the bridge lowered so the people in the village could escape. Confronted by Lerahk, she fled Ta-Koro as it was destroyed and ran into Ta-Wahi. Hahli stumbled upon the Temple of Courage and found Courage's Charm. Using it to enter the Temple, she found the last Crystal. Wandering to the Ta-Wahi Beach, Hahli found the Great Telescope and a carving of The Legend of Mata Nui. Noticing slots in the carving, Hahli inserted the Crystals, and was teleported to Kini-Nui where she watched as three more Rahkshi flew overhead.

When Jaller died and Takua transformed into Takanuva, she mourned greatly for him. She was the one who proposed putting his mask upon the Ussanui, as a symbol of leading one to victory and a new light. She even snuck into the Ussanui and went down with Takanuva into Mangaia. There, Takanuva sent her back to get the other Turaga and Toa Nuva and tell them to come. After the battle, with Takutanuva lifting the door, she ran by with Jaller's mask. She was stopped by Takutanuva, however, who gave up part of his life force to bring Jaller back to life.

Hahli was given the position of Chronicler by Nokama, and was one of a handful of Matoran who sat in as the Turaga told the tales of their adventures as Toa Metru and Toa Hordika, recording the legends in her position as Chronicler. Arriving back in Metru Nui by Boat, she was chosen by Jaller to accompany him and some others to Voya Nui to save the Toa Nuva and stop Mata Nui from dying.

Toa

Toa Inika

After being chosen by Jaller, Hahli, along with Kongu, Nuparu, Hewkii, and Matoro began their journey to Voya Nui, along with Takanuva. They traveled through an Underwater Chute and the Tunnel of Darkness, but then encountered an arch that only the Matoran could pass, as it repelled beings of light like Takanuva. After a long farewell, they moved on. They then arrived at Karzahni's realm where the ruler took Hahli's mask and replaced it with another. She was then ordered to tell Karzahni about the outside world, as Karzahni knew nothing beyond of his realm. After hours of story-telling, Karzahni, upon request, told his story. Later, Hahli managed to escape with her friends in Toa Canisters which brought them to Voya Nui. On their arrival to Voya Nui, Hahli was struck by a bolt from the Red Star, transforming into a Toa Inika.

After a brief discussion in a cave, the Toa Inika began their quest to find the missing Toa Nuva. They encountered the Piraka Vezok, and battled against the rogue Dark Hunter. After winning, the Toa Inika met with the Voya Nui Resistance Team, where they split up into 3 groups, with Hahli, Jaller, Dalu and Piruk as one team. The four beings departed to an enslaved Matoran group, and using Zamor Spheres filled with Energized Protodermis, they started freeing the Matoran. Hahli later reunited with the other Toa Inika, and battled against the other Piraka.

Toa Inika Hahli

During the battle, Piraka Hakann and Thok used a special Zamor Sphere to absorb the powers of Brutaka, gifting them with immense power, while knocking Brutaka out. The two Piraka quickly defeated the Toa and the other Piraka and began their search for the Ignika, Mask of Life. The Piraka and the Toa Inika, after reviving, followed the two and another battle took place, during which the Toa Inika returned the powers back to Brutaka using another special Zamor Sphere, but were knocked unconscious in the process.

By the time they revived, the Piraka had already begun to journey down the 777 Stairs. The Toa Inika decided that they had to follow, and on their trip, they came across challenges such as Umbra and the Chamber of Death. Eventually, they reached the Chamber of Life, where they fought against Vezon and Fenrakk. The Toa Inika managed to push the pair into a pool of lava, but the couple re-emerged, unharmed, with Fenrakk transformed into the Kardas Dragon. The Toa fought against the duo once more, but were being defeated by Kardas' powers. However, the Toa managed to freeze the couple in time using a Zamor Sphere created by Axonn.

After Vezon's defeat, Matoro pried the Mask of Life from his head, only to have it fly from his hands and plunge into the ocean. Hahli attempted to retrieve it, but failed and would have drowned had she not been rescued by a Matoran from Mahri Nui, who then subsequently died. The Toa Inika later talked with the Toa Nuva, and it was agreed that they would continue the search for the Ignika, while the Nuva depart to prepare the universe for Mata Nui's awakening.

Hahli, along with the rest of the Toa Inika, journeyed down the Cord. During their way, they battled against a group of Zyglak, and escaped into the seas of the Pit when the 300 Foot Mutant Venom Eel began to squeeze it. The Toa Inika then started battling against the eel. During the fight, the Kanohi Ignika unleashed a cry of help, transforming the Toa Inika into the Toa Mahri.

Toa Mahri

Hahli as a Toa Mahri

The Toa Mahri managed to defeat the Venom Eel, and proceeded towards Mahri Nui.

Upon arrival, they were attacked by the Matoran there, believing the Toa to be enemies. Hahli managed to convince the Matoran that they were Toa, and that they would not harm the Matoran there. While Matoro stayed behind, the other Toa Mahri proceeded to the Fields of Air, where they were asked to clear it of the Keras Crabs. When they reached the fields, the Toa confronted the Barraki, who escorted them into several sea caves. Hahli later used her Kanohi Faxon to hypnotize the squid guarding her cave, and began to explore the sea floor for the Mask of Life, teamed with Nuparu and Hewkii.

During their exploration, Hahli, Hewkii and Nuparu came across a stash of Cordak Blasters. They showed them to the other Toa Mahri, arming themselves with them. They returned to the city, only to be attacked by the Matoran again, as they believed them to be allies to the Barraki, having seen them with the Barraki. Hahli convinced Defilak that they were not their enemies, having Kongu push the Le-Matoran into the sea and then swimming around him quickly to pull away his personal air bubble. She threw him back into Mahri Nui, demonstrating that if she wanted to harm him, he would already be dead. Defilak then named the team the Toa Mahri. Matoro soon arrived and introduced Maxilos as an ally. The Toa departed from the city again to continue their search.

While exploring, Hahli was attacked by Mantax. Using her Cordak Blaster, she fired at the Barraki and wounded him with her Protosteel Talons. While Mantax made preparations to attack Hahli once more, she used her mask to turn chameleon, then, seeing Mantax's head, she fired, only to find that she had shot at a decoy. Mantax used his venom to paralyze her, but Hahli used her Faxon once more to utilize the ability to counter-act poison, and she confronted Mantax, causing the Barraki to believe that his fellow Barraki had betrayed him. The two came to a compromise, and Hahli was named the lieutenant of Mantax's army.

Hahli attacks Dekar-Hydraxon

Later, Hahli attacked Dekar-Hydraxon as the Pit guardian tried to destroy the Mask of Life. However, during the attack, the mask was lost to Mantax, who demanded for the other Barraki to meet with him. Meanwhile, Hahli and the others convinced the Matoran of Mahri Nui to journey up the Cord and return to Voya Nui. On the way, the Toa were ambushed by the now-mutated Piraka. During an attempt by Avak to choke the Toa using his prison powers, Axonn sent out a blast, stunning and knocking out both the Piraka and Toa. After reviving, the Toa talked with Axonn, who took them to a cave holding the Toa Terrain Crawler. The Toa Mahri then entered the creature, who took them down to the waters of the Pit.

Hahli, Matoro, and Kongu in the Toa Terrain Crawler

Once in the Pit, the Toa Mahri split up, with Hahli and Nuparu attempting to keep the Barraki out of the trouble involving Gadunka. Unfortunately, this proved to be a failure, as the Barraki were departing from all sides. Later, the two Toa Mahri rescued Hewkii from the jaws of Gadunka.

The three Toa then reunited with their comrades, and prepared to destroy the Cord when Gadunka, along with the 300 Feet Mutant Venom Eel and the Ancient Sea Behemoth appeared. The Toa Mahri then began to battle the three Rahi, during which Hahli used her Faxon to become bio-luminescent, luring the Ancient Sea Behemoth into a trap made by Kongu. The Toa Mahri then destroyed the Cord, and followed Matoro, who now had the Kanohi Ignika once more, with the Barraki and their armies right behind them.

During their chase, the Toa Mahri all felt the impact of Mata Nui's death, and they decided that while Matoro made a final attempt to revive Mata Nui, the other Toa would battle against the Barraki and their armies. After an brief but emotional farewell, the five Toa turned and faced the Barraki, preparing to give up their lives for Mata Nui's life.

The Toa fought a desperate battle, with about 1,000 troops against each of the five Toa. Very soon, it became clear to the Toa that they would lose, and Jaller decided to launch a Nova Blast, sacrificing the Toa and killing all their enemies so that Matoro could revive Mata Nui. However, while Jaller began channeling his powers, Matoro was using the Kanohi Ignika to revive Mata Nui. Knowing that he must die, the Toa of Ice teleported the Toa Mahri back to Metru Nui in his last moments of life, turning them back to air-breathers once more.

In Metru Nui, Hahli and the others learned of Matoro's fate from Vakama. Hahli later recounted their adventures to Kopeke, the new Chronicler, and later departed for a memorial of Matoro in the Coliseum. Since then, she and the other Toa Mahri have taken over the defense of Metru Nui. In doing so, they defeated and captured the Kardas Dragon. She later went to search for the mysteriously missing Takanuva with the other Toa Mahri (except Jaller), and when she returned, they encountered the Toa Hagah, who told them that they had come to destroy the Coliseum. Both teams of Toa were soon locked in a ferocious battle, one that Hahli unintentionally ended when she blasted Toa Kualus after he summoned a giant Rahi, disrupting his control and setting the beast on a rampage. Once the beast had been stopped, Hahli worked together with Gaaki to put out the resulting fires, and then cooled the walls of a tunnel formed beneath the Coliseum by the combined efforts of the Toa of Fire and Stone of each team. Hahli, like Jaller, wished to accompany the Hagah into the depths, but remained behind at the Hagah's insistence, checking on Hewkii after he passed out from the effort of holding the Coliseum aloft and then lowering it back into place.

As the Toa Mahri left the Coliseum, Hahli discovered a golden crystal that floated in mid-air. As she tried to grab it, it moved out of the way. A stranger appeared telling her and the others about the Heart of the Visorak and that the Visorak horde would travel to wherever the crystal was. Hahli and Nuparu were chosen by Jaller to venture to Artidax with him and place the crystal there. Once they arrived at Artidax, they discovered that Takadox was there, having somehow escaped from the Pit. He used his power of hypnosis on the three Toa and escaped with their boat, leaving them on the island with the Visorak.

Hahli was soon woken up from her trance by a fireball sent from Jaller. Briefly coming to the conclusion that they would dive into the water and avoid the explosion with her two companions, they fought their way back to the sea, just as the explosion was triggered, wiping the Visorak species out. Hahli and her two comrades then began to swim back to Metru Nui.

Upon arrival, they found Metru Nui being invaded by the Brotherhood of Makuta. Quickly, the three Toa stormed through a group of Rahkshi and entered city through a large hole made in one of the city's walls. There, they found Turaga Vakama, and Vakama told the Toa about his plan to drive of the invaders which involved the Toa finding Krakua and asking him to awaken a group of Bohrok residing in the Archives. Hahli found Krakua, and told him the plan, which the Toa of Sonics carried out and succeeded in. Hahli then began to rouse the sea in attempt to wreck the Brotherhood's fleet, but a storm suddenly started beyond the city walls, and tossed the fleet around.

Three vehicles then arrived above the city, which happened to be the Toa Nuva and Takanuva riding on the Rockoh T3, Jetrax T6, and Axalara T9. With the Toa Nuva's help, the Toa Mahri and the Order of Mata Nui drove the invaders back. Before the surviving invaders could depart, the great storm that was in the Silver Sea wrecked the Brotherhood ships encircling Metru Nui, and the Toa Nuva confirmed that the Great Spirit Mata Nui had been awakened. Turaga Dume and Vakama both declared the following day to be one of grand celebration inside the Coliseum.

However, Hahli felt uneasy at the results of the battle, and felt that they should not have won. Brushing her worries aside, Hahli departed to Ga-Metru, humming a song along the way. The next day, Hahli joined the Matoran and Toa in the celebrations. The event was interrupted by the presence of Teridax, who announced that he had taken over the body of the Great Spirit and had exiled Mata Nui into outer space.

Teridax's Reign

Hahli aiding in the defense of Metru Nui

Hahli aided in the defense of the city by fighting off the invading Rahkshi of Heat Vision, which were under the supervision of the Skakdi warlord Nektann.

The five Toa Mahri broke into a base on Zakaz, after being sent on a mission to determine whether other Skakdi warlords were going to ally with Teridax as Nektann had. Hahli led them to an underwater river, at the end of which was a large chamber full of Skakdi. Spying on them, the Toa watched as they fused a Vortixx, a Zyglak, a Stelt laborer, and the five previously missing Piraka in a tank of Energized Protodermis. The fusion emerged, and demanded a meal. The Skakdi eagerly mobbed around it, and the Toa Mahri were soon entranced by its power, and dropped their weapons, heading towards it to offer their servitude. After Teridax was defeated, Hahli left the Matoran Universe with the Skakdi and the gold-skinned creature onto Spherus Magna.

Abilities and Traits

As a Matoran on Mata Nui, Hahli spent most of her time tending to her many village chores like fish-catching and net-mending, without ambition to travel or go on adventures. Her shyness kept her from speaking up, despite being full of ideas, and her fellow Ga-Matoran would often forget or overlook her. Nevertheless, Nokama could see true potential in her, selecting her to play for Ga-Koro in the Kolhii Tournament.

When she became a Toa, Hahli was initially nervous about her new role, and the power she possessed. She eventually warmed up to it, however, and became more confident to the point of choosing to go on solo missions without fear.

As a Toa Inika, she had Lightning powers along with her Water powers. The lightning constantly crackled inside her, making her immune to the effects of Antidermis, and she could not create water without it having electricity laced in, though she could manipulate existing water without this problem.

After becoming a Toa Mahri, she lost the lightning powers and was only capable of breathing water. When Matoro teleported his team back to Metru Nui, he gave them the ability to breathe both water and air, making them amphibious.

Mask and Tools

A Kolhii player, Hahli used a Kolhii stick as a Matoran, acquiring it after being selected for the team. She was also presented with the Chronicler's Staff after she was named Chronicler.

As a Toa Inika, Hahli wore the Kanohi Elda, the Mask of Detection, which allowed her to find the Mask of Life, as well as to spot hidden beings, such as an Iden user's astral form.

Hahli's tools in her Inika form were a Laser Harpoon, which could fire energy harpoons, as well as a Zamor Launcher loaded with Energized Protodermis.

As a Toa Mahri, Hahli wields a pair of Protosteel Talons and a Cordak Blaster, and possesses wing-like fins on her back. Her mask is now a Kanohi Faxon, the Mask of Kindred. Her Zamor Launcher was lost when she transformed into a Toa Mahri, however.

BIONICLE.com Stats

STRENGTH: 11 AGILITY: 13
TOUGHNESS: 11 MIND: 11

Set Information

The 2003 Matoran set of Hahli
Toa Inika Hahli as a set

Hahli has been released three times as a set. She was first released in 2003 as one of the six small sets, which that year were the Matoran of Mata Nui in their rebuilt bodies. The set contained twenty-five pieces. The Hahli set had a gear on her back which could be used to move her from side to side. The set came with a Kolhii Stick and Kolhii ball.

In summer 2006, Hahli was released as a Toa Inika, containing forty-six pieces. The set included a new rubber Kanohi, a Zamor Launcher, and a Laser Harpoon. The Laser Harpoon contained a battery-powered strobe light that could be turned on and flash for several seconds. Hahli could also be combined with Nuparu and Hewkii Inika in order to create the Toa Jovan model.

In August 2007, she was released as a Toa Mahri consisting of fifty-nine pieces. As a Toa Mahri, she was the first Toa of any element other than Air to have lime green in her color scheme.

Minifigure versions of Toa Inika and Toa Mahri Hahli were released in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Toa Inika Hahli's minifigure form was featured in the Lava Chamber Gate, Piraka Stronghold, and Race for the Mask of Life playsets, the last of which is non-canon, and Toa Mahri Hahli's minifigure form appeared in the Toa Terrain Crawler playset.

Hahli was also part of McDonald's BIONICLE "Happy Meal" promotion in 2006 and 2007. The Laser Harpoon of the 2006 Toa Inika Hahli toy would glow red when a button on the side was pressed. The 2007 Toa Mahri Hahli toy featured poseable wing-like fins and talon claw.

Quotes

"You shall unite Duty and Destiny. You are the bringer. You are the Snowflake on the Mountain."
Jaatikko, Mata Nui Online Game II: The Final Chronicle

"I'd tell you where you can go, except I think we're already there."
— Hahli to Karzahni, Dark Destiny

"Insanity. How can a mere Kanohi mask be worth so many lives?"
"If you do not know its worth, then why are you here?
"
— Hahli and Umbra, Inferno

"I need that mask — the universe needs it — try anything, and I will personally show you the meaning of ‘dead in the water.'"
— Hahli to Dekar-Hydraxon, Downfall

"When did you become 'Hahli the Barbarian'?"
— Jaller, Prisoners of the Pit

"I am not of the Pit, I am of the sea. I learned the ways of water from Turaga Nokama and Toa Gali Nuva. The ocean shelters me, heals me ... and obeys me."
— Hahli, Prisoners of the Pit

"You know, Jaller always used to say that Toa were invincible, because the things they stand for — unity, duty, and destiny — are invincible. Oh, we had seen them injured, even defeated temporarily, but somehow they — we — always stood to fight again. Even in the worst moments, I thought surely we would win out and return home again. That's what Toa do, isn't it? That's what heroes do."
— Hahli to Kopeke, Downfall

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