Matoran Civil War
"There is nothing quite so... amusing... as Matoran at war with each other. There they are, with their powerless masks and their little weapons, trying to look formidable as they march into battle."
— Makuta Mutran, The Mutran Chronicles
|Matoran Civil War|
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|Witnesses||Matoran on Metru Nui, Brotherhood of Makuta|
|Occurrences||79,500 years ago|
|Actions||Matoran war against each other, Mata Nui falls ill temporarily|
Minor disputes between the Po-Matoran and the Ta-Matoran evolved into a full scale war after the Po-Matoran sank some transport barges and the Ta-Matoran melted a Po-Metru Warehouse using Molten Protodermis. The Onu-Matoran then allied with the Ta-Matoran while the Le-Matoran allied with the Po-Matoran. The Ko-Matoran attempted to intervene, but due to being ignored, later joined the Po-Matoran. The Ga-Matoran attempted to stay neutral, but failed and allied with the Ta-Matoran.
Arguments between Matoran escalated into combat, and the denizens of Metru Nui began fighting in the streets. Work was eventually abandoned by most Matoran, and large sections of the city were destroyed during the war. The Turaga at the time was ineffective, and could not prevent the fighting.
Makuta Mutran unleashed several destructive Rahi into the city, under the cover of the mayhem.
Miserix eventually ordered his trusted lieutenant, Teridax, to halt the fighting. Teridax took a large number of the Matoran fighters and locked them in the Archives. He then released the various exhibits on the Matoran, killing a large number of them. The battle would later be known as the Archives Massacre, and put an end to the fighting. However, it gave the Makuta a very bad reputation in Metru Nui.
In order to prevent similar problems, the Makuta were each assigned various regions of the Matoran universe to watch over. Teridax was assigned Metru Nui, as a prize for stopping the war. The Matoran of Metru Nui came to view the Makuta with distrust and fearful respect. The Order of Mata Nui banished the war leaders to the Pit, and placed an agent in the city to head off future problems, as there were no Toa based on Metru Nui at the time.
- The Mutran Chronicles (Mentioned Only)
- BIONICLE Legends 8: Downfall (Mentioned Only)
- BIONICLE Legends 11: The Final Battle (Mentioned Only)
- BIONICLE: World (Mentioned Only)
- BIONICLE: Encyclopedia Updated (Mentioned Only)
- BIONICLE: Makuta's Guide to the Universe (Mentioned Only)
|Spherus Magna||Core War|
|Bara Magna||Skrall War|
|Matoran Universe|| Matoran Civil War | Zakaz Civil War | Toa/Dark Hunter War | Dark Hunter/Brotherhood of Makuta War|
Great War | Order of Mata Nui/Brotherhood of Makuta War
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