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|Occupation||Leader of the Av-Matoran|
Kirop was created by the Great Beings to assist in the construction of the Great Spirit Mata Nui. Kirop became the leader of the Av-Matoran and directed their efforts to labor in darkness to create the islands and locations of the Matoran Universe. After this duty was completed, the Av-Matoran were tasked with the preparation of the universe core, Karda Nui for the Great Spirit's awakening. During this occupation, the Avohkah, Rahi by-products of the Matoran's efforts, threatened the Matoran, but the Toa Mata soon arrived to deal with the threat. Kirop and the Av-Matoran later returned to their homeland in the caves below the Southern Continent.
During the Great Cataclysm, part of the Av-Matoran homeland was damaged by the resulting earthquake and fell into Karda Nui, causing the Stalactite Villages to form. Kirop took up residence in one of the villages and continued his role as leader, helping the Matoran to adapt to the hardships of their new lifestyle.
During the Siege of Karda Nui, Kirop was able to identify the invaders as Makuta. He led a rescue mission on the second day on the invasion, but only succeeded in having his light drained by Makuta Chirox and was turned into a Shadow Matoran. He became Chirox's preferred Shadow Matoran after the Makuta was blinded by Toa Mahri Matoro's usage of the Kanohi Ignika. Having once been the leader of the Av-Matoran, he knew everything about the resistance and used that knowledge against them.
After Kirop was transformed, he kept a part of the Keystone in his possession as one of the duties of being Karda Nui's leader. In an attempt by the Toa Nuva to get a hold of it, Lewa knocked him out of the sky with a gust of wind. Kopaka quickly got to the place where he fell and he was imprisoned by them in a Matoran shelter.
The Toa Nuva then purposely allowed him to overhear a fabricated story about how they had discovered a method of destroying all of the Makuta's Shadow Leeches, hoping he would flee to the Shadow Leech Hive and lead them there. He soon departed and unknowingly led them and their Matoran partners to the hive, where Toa Ignika joined them.
Later, after the hive was destroyed by Toa Ignika, Mutran blamed Kirop for the destruction of the hive and threatened to kill him, but Antroz intervened and told him that, as long as they still fought the war, it was necessary not to get rid of anyone on their side.
Kirop was later cured and transformed back into an Av-Matoran by a Klakk, and has resumed his post as leader of the Av-Matoran.
Under the order of Takanuva, Kirop and the other Av-Matoran fled Karda Nui and traveled to Metru Nui. There, they celebrated the reawakening of Mata Nui, although the occupants of the Coliseum were soon interrupted by Teridax who announced his rule over the universe.
Abilities and Traits
As an Av-Matoran, Kirop had the ability to change how the color of his armor appears. He has been trained to use this ability reflexively, helping keep his elemental affiliation secret. This ability was briefly replaced with shadow powers upon his transformation into a Shadow Matoran, but has since been restored. Kirop can also channel small amounts of Light energy through his hands or tools.
While connected with a Toa or a Makuta, Kirop could access the ability to steal an opponent's sight. He, like the rest of the Shadow Matoran, could also fire bolts of Shadow energy. He disliked Gavla because she was the leader of the Shadow Matoran, a right he believed was his.
Kirop used claw blades and his razor-sharp wings as his main weaponry.
|STRENGTH: 8||AGILITY: 7|
|TOUGHNESS: 8||MIND: 11|
Kirop was released in early 2008 as one of the six Matoran sets and consists of fourteen pieces. He can be attached to Chirox's back. Like all Shadow Matoran, Kirop wears a mask featuring a blend of two colors of plastic-- in his case, black and silver. Kirop is also advertised to attach to Makuta Krika's back via the Matoran connection feature, although it is just to promote the function and is not used in the story.
- BIONICLE Legends 9: Shadows in the Sky (First Appearance)
- Comic 12: Realm of Fear
- Phantoka Mini Movie
- BIONICLE Legends 10: Swamp of Secrets
- Comic 14: Endgame
- Comic 15: Mata Nui Rising
- BIONICLE Legends 11: The Final Battle
- BIONICLE: Makuta's Guide to the Universe
- Battle For Power (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Phantoka Promo Animation (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Phantoka Battle Cards (Non-canonical Appearance)
|Current||Gavla | Kirop | Photok | Radiak | Solek | Tanma | Builder of the Toa Canisters|
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|Transformed||Gavla | Kirop | Radiak | Vican|
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|BIONICLE Sets of 2008|
|Small||Standard||Tanma | Solek | Photok | Radiak | Gavla | Kirop|
|Canister||Kopaka Nuva | Lewa Nuva | Pohatu Nuva | Antroz | Vamprah | Chirox |
Krika | Gorast | Bitil | Gali Nuva | Tahu Nuva | Onua Nuva
|Large||Axalara T9 (Lewa) | Makuta Icarax | Jetrax T6 (Antroz) | Mazeka (Swamp Strider) | Mutran & Vican | Rockoh T3 (Pohatu) | Takanuva | Toa Ignika (Skyboard) | Vultraz (Skyfighter)|
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