"Skull Basher is a towering brute of pure evil. Skull Grinder’s dark power courses forcefully through his bones making him the strongest of the Skull Army’s lieutenants."
|Mask||Bull Skull Mask|
Golden Mask of Earth (both formerly)
|Tools||Hook Axes (formerly)|
|Location||City of the Mask Makers|
Skull Basher is a former lieutenant in the Skull Army.
Skull Basher was one of the Skull Raiders, a band of pirates led by Kulta who were defeated by the Protectors and Mask Makers centuries ago. After their defeat, they were approached by Makuta, who offered them an alliance in exchange for their services.[EftU]
Skull Basher accompanied Kulta to the City of the Mask Makers and was placed as a sentry at the entrance to the Mask Maker's forge. When the six Toa and Ekimu approached the gate, they were challenged by Basher, who knocked a quarreling Kopaka and Tahu down the stairs. Onua, the Master of Earth, attempted to charge Basher, but was also defeated by the Skull Creature. Basher then claimed Onua's Golden Mask of Earth, and began draining energy from it.
At Ekimu's instruction, the remaining five Toa combined their elemental powers, and charged at Basher, blasting past him and entering the forge. Basher was defeated, and Onua's Golden Mask was recovered.
The Protectors came across his inert body after they found their way into forge. As a precaution, Ekimu had separated him from his mask, and he and Kulta were soon imprisoned in separate cells within the city.[RotSS]
Kulta later awakened in his cell and noticed Skull Basher in a neighboring enclosure, and was disappointed by his inability to punish Skull Basher's failure. Later, a Skull Spider came to deliver Kulta's mask, but left Skull Basher's in Ekimu's vault. Kulta himself left Skull Basher in his cell as he departed the city.[EftU]
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Mask and Tools
|Skull Basher Set|
70793 Skull Basher was released as one of the sets in the August 2015 product wave.
- Concept artwork for the Skull Army featured the Skull Crusher, who resembled a bulkier version of Skull Basher and who wielded hammers with faces carved into their heads rather than axes.
|Skull Raiders||Axato | Kulta | Skull Basher|
|Skull Army||Skull Grinder | Skull Basher | Skull Slicer | Lord of Skull Spiders |
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