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After absorbing [[Nivawk]], [[Nidhiki]] and [[Krekka]] into his essence, Teridax confronted the Toa Metru near the Great Barrier as they tried to flee [[Metru Nui]], taking six Matoran with them. The battle began when the Makuta caused pillars of Protodermis to rise out of the [[Silver Sea]] (which happened to be a real variation of their earlier challenge in the [[Coliseum]]) in an attempt to crush the Toa's Vahki Transport. Thanks to [[Matau]]'s skillful piloting and [[Nokama]]'s use of her [[Hydro Blades]], the Toa managed to avoid Teridax's first assault. Under [[Vakama]]'s orders, [[Nuju]] used his [[Matatu]] to lift him up the cliff's sheer wall where he could confront Teridax. Vakama's companions remained below to take a different route.
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After absorbing [[Nivawk]], [[Nidhiki]] and [[Krekka]] into his essence, Teridax confronted the Toa Metru near the Great Barrier as they tried to flee [[Metru Nui]], taking six Matoran with them. The battle began when the Makuta caused pillars of Protodermis to rise out of the [[Silver Sea]] (which happened to be a real variation of their earlier challenge in the [[Coliseum]]) in an attempt to crush the Toa's Vahki Transport. Nokama, using her Hydro Blades as grappling hooks to swing around the rising obstacles.Matau, in turn, swerved skillfully around the pillars. Vakama, ordering [[Nuju]] to use his mask to telekineticly transport him to the top of the rock barrier.
  
 
Atop the Great Barrier, Teridax tried to convince Vakama to join him and [[Brotherhood of Makuta|his brothers]], claiming that he would be a valuable addition. The Toa of Fire refused the offer, and summoned the [[Vahi]]'s power, trying to slow Teridax's [[Shadow]] energies. He was unable to correctly focus it - subjecting himself to slow motion, thus defeating the Vahi's purpose. Teridax's Shadow hand reached out for Vakama, attempting to absorb him. Before Vakama was reached, however, [[Turaga]] [[Lhikan]] threw himself in front of the oncoming shadow hand, which absorbed his [[Fire Greatswords|shield]] and mortally wounded him. The Vahi was sent flying out of Vakama's grasp, and Teridax, seeing an opportunity, dove from the cliff to retrieve it.   
 
Atop the Great Barrier, Teridax tried to convince Vakama to join him and [[Brotherhood of Makuta|his brothers]], claiming that he would be a valuable addition. The Toa of Fire refused the offer, and summoned the [[Vahi]]'s power, trying to slow Teridax's [[Shadow]] energies. He was unable to correctly focus it - subjecting himself to slow motion, thus defeating the Vahi's purpose. Teridax's Shadow hand reached out for Vakama, attempting to absorb him. Before Vakama was reached, however, [[Turaga]] [[Lhikan]] threw himself in front of the oncoming shadow hand, which absorbed his [[Fire Greatswords|shield]] and mortally wounded him. The Vahi was sent flying out of Vakama's grasp, and Teridax, seeing an opportunity, dove from the cliff to retrieve it.   

Revision as of 21:48, 7 August 2010

"If Toa Lhikan could not defeat me alone, how could you?"
Makuta Teridax to Toa Metru Vakama, Legends of Metru Nui

Battle at the Great Barrier
LoMN Toa Metru Vakama Versus Winged Teridax.PNG
Battle/Conflict
Conflict Toa Metru try to escape through the Great Barrier
Combatants *Toa Metru
Location Silver Sea, near the Great Barrier
Result Toa Metru seal Teridax in a Protodermis cage, Vahi drops into the Silver Sea


The Battle at the Great Barrier occurred when the Toa Metru attempted to take six Matoran Spheres to the other side of the Great Barrier with a Vahki Transport from Metru Nui.

Goals

Toa Metru

  • Escape through the Great Barrier with the six saved spheres.

Teridax

  • Prevent the Toa Metru from leaving the dome of Metru Nui.

Summary

After absorbing Nivawk, Nidhiki and Krekka into his essence, Teridax confronted the Toa Metru near the Great Barrier as they tried to flee Metru Nui, taking six Matoran with them. The battle began when the Makuta caused pillars of Protodermis to rise out of the Silver Sea (which happened to be a real variation of their earlier challenge in the Coliseum) in an attempt to crush the Toa's Vahki Transport. Nokama, using her Hydro Blades as grappling hooks to swing around the rising obstacles.Matau, in turn, swerved skillfully around the pillars. Vakama, ordering Nuju to use his mask to telekineticly transport him to the top of the rock barrier.

Atop the Great Barrier, Teridax tried to convince Vakama to join him and his brothers, claiming that he would be a valuable addition. The Toa of Fire refused the offer, and summoned the Vahi's power, trying to slow Teridax's Shadow energies. He was unable to correctly focus it - subjecting himself to slow motion, thus defeating the Vahi's purpose. Teridax's Shadow hand reached out for Vakama, attempting to absorb him. Before Vakama was reached, however, Turaga Lhikan threw himself in front of the oncoming shadow hand, which absorbed his shield and mortally wounded him. The Vahi was sent flying out of Vakama's grasp, and Teridax, seeing an opportunity, dove from the cliff to retrieve it.

Vakama hurried to Lhikan's side and said that the attack was meant for him, and to his sorrow, discovered that Lhikan was dying. The Turaga argued that his destiny was fulfilled, while Vakama's had just begun. Lhikan removed his Noble Hau, and told his saddened comrade, "I am proud to have called you brother, Toa Vakama". They sentimentally bumped their fists, and Vakama saw him breathe his last a few seconds later. Lhikan's heart grew bright once more, and went out. Vakama looked away and stowed the Hau. Then he stood up in grief, and discovered his mask power of concealment.

Teridax had found the Vahi, and was gloating over it. Vakama then approached Teridax while cloaked in the power of his Huna. A Kanoka from Vakama's Disk Launcher knocked the Vahi from Teridax's hand, sending it back into the sea. Enraged, Teridax claimed that "without the Vahi, it would take a lifetime to find both our destinies, only yours...will be brief", and then attacked Vakama.

Vakama used his mask power to dodge Teridax's first Shadow hand. He hid behind pillars and led Teridax into crushing them against himself while trying to grab Vakama with his shadow hand. As Vakama continued to hide behind a pillar, Teridax approached, set to destroy him. Vakama simply threw a stone toward the largest of the stone pillars. The duel ended when Teridax mistakenly drew the pillar towards himself. Forcefully crushed against a wall, Teridax puzzled as to how Vakama was able to defeat him alone, when Lhikan could not. Nokama arrived on the rock face with the other Toa Metru and reproved Teridax in saying that Vakama was not alone. While the others joined her, the six Toa shouted "Unity!", and combined their elemental powers to imprison Teridax in a Toa Seal.

Aftermath

With Teridax safely imprisoned, the Toa Metru took the six Matoran they had brought with them through the Great Barrier to discover the island of Mata Nui. Despite their care, however, one of the six Matoran was lost in the tunnels leading to the surface of the new island. Though bodily held within the seal, Teridax sent out a telepathic signal to the Visorak hordes to invade Metru Nui and capture the remaining Matoran in the city's Coliseum.

Appearances