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|Great Being; Po-Matoran|
Velika was a member of the Great Beings, the ruling class of Spherus Magna, renowned for their inventing prowess. Through their dealings with the newfound substance Energized Protodermis as well as their own creations, the Element Lords, the Great Beings eventually realized that their planet was doomed to experience a catastrophic explosion as a result of a civil war. Though they disagreed on how to deal with the impending disaster, they eventually created a giant mechanoid named Mata Nui, who would repair the damage after observing extraterrestrial cultures and returning with the information. During the creation of the robot, the Great Beings created Tren Krom to sustain the universe before the robot was actually powered. To maintain the robot, the Great Beings created a set of diminutive workers known as Matoran. Velika, curious about the robot, transferred his consciousness into the bodies of one of these Matoran workers, so that he could better observe how Mata Nui would perform his task.
The planet eventually did explode, in what would be known as "the Shattering", and while the majority of the Great Beings sought refuge elsewhere in the universe, Velika remained within the Great Spirit Robot, watching their nanotechnology evolve into a sophisticated culture of artificial intelligence.
Velika was at one point sent to Karzahni, the realm designated for repairing broken workers, in order to have a problem with his body fixed. He was rebuilt, but in a new, weakened form. To compensate for this, Karzahni, the ruler of the realm, bestowed Velika with a pair of Power Carvers. Nevertheless, Karzahni remained disgruntled with his failure to properly repair Matoran, and sent Velika with other similarly "fixed" Matoran to the distant land of Voya Nui, which at the time was a landlocked region of the Southern Continent.
Velika lived for 1,000 years on Voya Nui, enduring the hardships in the struggle for survival, before the arrival of six Toa Canisters bearing the menacing Piraka. He and his five friends on the island were suspicious of these newcomers, who claimed to be Toa. The six Matoran joined together as the Voya Nui Resistance Team when Balta and Garan discovered the Piraka were not Toa, and they successfully remained free after the Piraka ambushed and enslaved the rest of the Matoran population with their Zamor Launchers.
An early mission of the Resistance Team involved the theft of a Zamor Sphere from Vezok. While the group hid, waiting for Balta to return with the Zamor, they noticed the flashes of Ice and Fire, which would soon be revealed as the skirmish between the Toa Nuva and the Piraka. The Resistance team encountered the newcomers after their tools and Kanohi Nuva had been taken, and treated them with hostility, having already been fooled by the Piraka. They battled with the Toa Nuva before Balta arrived, bringing news that the six Toa Nuva were speaking the truth.
The Toa and Matoran then joined forces and headed for the Piraka Stronghold. Outside, Tahu tried to burn the lock on the back door, when Piruk saw Reidak coming. The others remained hidden while Lewa taunted Reidak, inciting the ebon-armored Piraka until he accidentally punched the door down. Reidak ran inside to warn his fellow Piraka of the now unhindered Toa Nuva and Matoran invaders, and the group followed. They were able to recover the Toa Nuva's Kanohi Nuva and Toa Tools before entering the Antidermis chamber to challenge the Piraka once more. However, the Matoran and the Toa Nuva fell at the hands of the Piraka's new ally, Brutaka. The Matoran were taken by the Piraka for questioning while the Toa were taken by Brutaka.
Velika was interrogated with the others in the Chamber of Truth. They managed to escape, and met up with the new Toa Inika. Together, they split up and headed in three teams to cure the infected Matoran of the Antidermis virus, taking Velika's suggestion of using Energized Protodermis and the Zamor launchers he had manufactured to accomplish this feat. Velika went with Garan, Kongu, and Nuparu. Velika helped Nuparu discover the weakness of the Nektann guarding the stronghold, allowing their team to successfully infiltrate it to look for the Toa Nuva. The group found the Toa's mask and tools and, believing them dead, confronted the Piraka.
When the Piraka and Brutaka began fighting with the Toa Inika, the Voya Nui Resistance Team separated from the Toa Inika and began to search for the Toa Nuva. They finally found and freed the Toa Nuva just after the final battle between Vezon and the Inika. The Toa exchanged farewells before both teams finally left for different locations: The Toa Nuva to Metru Nui, where Axonn had told them they would find further instructions, and the Toa Inika down the Cord to find and deliver the Ignika to the place it needed to be used to save the life of Mata Nui.
Shortly afterwards, Axonn gathered the Matoran of Voya Nui in the Nui Caves to survive Voya Nui's descent once the Toa Mahri destroyed the Cord holding it up. They were also joined by the Matoran of Mahri Nui, who had been gathered by the Toa Mahri and taken up the Cord. Velika and his friends were able to survive the return to the Southern Continent safely.
Though Teridax usurped control over the robot from Mata Nui, in a deviation from the Great Being's original plan, Mata Nui was able to recover in the Prototype Robot and restore the planet to its original state, in a battle with Teridax that ended with his death.
After Teridax's death, the Matoran Universe was rendered uninhabitable, and Velika and the rest of the Matoran Universe population migrated to the reformed planet of Spherus Magna.
Soon after, however, Velika began enacting a plan he had developed during his time as a Matoran, and murdered Karzahni as well as Tren Krom. He also made contact with a group of intelligent Vorox, a primal subspecies of the Glatorian (who were the main combatants in the civil war that previously tore his planet apart), and directed them to capture and kill a group of Toa and Glatorian, who were in the process of tracking down the Great Beings in the hopes of informing them about the recent renewal of their planet.
As his plan involved the death of some of the most powerful beings in the Matoran Universe, Velika took the opportunity to take Axonn, Brutaka, Miserix, Tuyet, Helryx, Vezon, and Artakha out in one fell swoop, as they had all gathered in one place at the behest of an insane Great Being.
In an alternate universe, Velika was one of the Matoran transformed into a Toa by Takanuva.
Abilities and Traits
Velika, like the rest of his species, is enigmatic, and within the Matoran Universe he had a habit of speaking in riddles. His insight in these riddles and fables helped many times in the liberation of Voya Nui, but fellow resistance member Kazi found the habit highly irritating.
Another trait of his true species, Velika had a passion for creating and inventing which translated into the job of a crafter and engineer in the Matoran Universe. He was skilled with technology, and invented multiple-shot Zamor Launchers for the Toa Inika, based on the design of a regular Zamor Launcher stolen from the Piraka.
Because Velika possesses the body of a Po-Matoran, he is naturally stronger than other types of Matoran, though he has been weakened by poor repair work done by Karzahni.
Velika has a pair of Power Carvers, which he uses to make tools and weapons from rock or other materials.
- Velika is Greg Farshtey's favorite Matoran.
- After the reveal that a known Matoran Universe resident was actually a Great Being in disguise, a contest was held to determine the identity of this Great Being. Though the contest was abandoned after the story ended, the identity had already been chosen, and was later revealed to have been Velika.
- BIONICLE Legends 1: Island of Doom
- Comic 1: If a Universe Ends
- BIONICLE Legends 2: Dark Destiny
- BIONICLE Legends 3: Power Play
- BIONICLE Legends 5: Inferno
- The Kingdom (Mentioned Only)
- The Powers That Be
- The Yesterday Quest (Mentioned Only)
- BIONICLE: Encyclopedia Updated (Mentioned Only)
- Matoran Escape (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Voya Nui Online Game (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Piraka Online Animations (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Inika Island Assault (Non-canonical Appearance)
|Current||Ahkmou | Ally | Bour | Epena | Gadjati | Golyo | Hafu | Kamen | Kivi | Pekka | Piatra | Podu | Velika|
|Transformed||Dekar | Hewkii | Onewa | Pouks|
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|Voya Nui Resistance Team|
|Former Leaders||Axonn (briefly) | Garan|
|Former Members||Balta | Dalu | Piruk | Velika | Kazi|
|BIONICLE Sets of 2006|
|Small||Velika | Kazi | Piruk | Garan | Balta | Dalu|
|Canister||Reidak | Hakann | Vezok | Zaktan | Avak | Thok |
Toa Jaller | Toa Hahli | Toa Nuparu | Toa Hewkii | Toa Kongu | Toa Matoro
|Large||Axonn | Brutaka | Irnakk | Vezon & Fenrakk | Vezon & Kardas | Umbra|
|Playsets||Standard||Piraka Outpost | Lava Chamber Gate | Piraka Stronghold|
|Special||Race for the Mask of Life|
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