Garan

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"We may be doomed to fall, but before we do, we'll give our enemies reason to regret the day they set foot here. Let's show them you don't have to be a Toa to be a hero!"
— Garan, Island of Doom

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Garan is an Onu-Matoran of Voya Nui. Known to be brave and smart by his fellow Matoran, Garan led the Voya Nui Resistance Team in their fight against the invading Piraka. Garan was the first to discover that the Piraka were not actually Toa as they claimed.

Biography

Early Life

Many centuries before the Voya Nui residents arrived on Voya Nui, they were sent to the island Karzahni. There, Karzahni in an attempt to reform them, accidentally inhibited Garan and many others of their physical strength.

As compensation, Karzahni gave the Matoran weapons, Garan receiving Pulse Bolt Generators. Garan and the other Matoran were sent to Voya Nui which broke off of the Southern Continent during the Great Cataclysm. This massive earthquake caused the portion of the island to resurface on Aqua Magna and float away, killing Turaga Jovan and many Matoran in the process.

Voya Nui

Promotional art of Garan

When a large hurricane struck Voya Nui, Garan and Kazi proposed going east to ride out the storm, gathering the Matoran and warning them of the disaster. They succeeded in reaching safer areas and waited there until the storm ended. They then returned and rebuilt the broken parts of the village.

Garan was one of the first Matoran to see the Piraka arrive on Voya Nui when he saw Thok's canister float ashore. He claimed to be a Toa, and Garan believed him. Thok and the other "Toa" soon began taking control and ordered the Matoran to do laborious tasks such as draining the Lake of Lava. Later, Hakann and Avak, who had noticed that the Matoran were growing suspicious of Piraka, created an animated creature composed of Lava and Stone which began to attack inhabitance. They then "defended" the Matoran from the threat and reaffirmed their shaky loyalty with the villagers. Not believing in the Piraka and their new found heroism, Garan and Balta and followed them as they left the village, overhearing them discuss their plan to gain the Matoran population's trust. Garan fully resisted the "Toa" at that moment and gathered together a group of comrades to spy on the invaders.

Garan directing the Voya Nui resistance

They learned that the Piraka had come to steal a powerful mask for unknown reasons. Before they could put this information to use, the Piraka attacked the Matoran Cliff Village using their newly constructed Zamor Spheres and quickly taking control of every Matoran but the Resistance Team. They discovered the Piraka were using the Matoran to drain the lava from Mount Valmai, in an attempt to find the Kanohi Ignika.

The Matoran decided to strike back against the Piraka, gaining a small victory when Balta was able to steal one of the Zamor Spheres. However, Thok and Vezok had followed him and Balta strayed elsewhere to keep them distracted while Garan and the others fled with the Sphere. While waiting for Balta to return, they encountered the Toa Nuva, whose masks and tools had been stolen by the Piraka. The Matoran, thinking the Toa Nuva might be new allies of the Piraka, attacked them.

After Balta intervened with their battle and explained the Toa Nuva were innocent, Garan believed his friend and accepted them as allies. The Toa Nuva and the Resistance Team planned to attack the Piraka Stronghold and recover the Toa's lost masks and tools. They managed to get inside, but were defeated by Brutaka.

Garan, along with the other members of the Resistance Team, was held for interrogation by Vezok in the Chamber of Truth. They, however, all escaped. Later, they met the Toa Inika and accompanied them when they stormed the Stronghold. As the Inika battled the Piraka, the Matoran searched for the Toa Nuva. Garan found a set of tablets that told him that Mahri Nui, a part of Voya Nui that broke off long ago and sank beneath the waves, still existed at the bottom of the ocean. The Matoran found the Toa Nuva in another chamber, imprisoned underneath the Stronghold and freed them.

The Matoran then began to rebuild their homes after the Piraka incident. During this time, Garan became anxious to search underwater for Mahri Nui and his old friends, but was convinced by Axonn to remain on Voya Nui. Later, the Matoran of both Voya Nui and Mahri Nui were led into the Nui Caves below Voya Nui by Axonn. This served as protection after the Toa Mahri cut the Cord keeping Voya Nui afloat and the Matoran population returned to the Southern Continent.

After the defeat of Makuta Teridax, Garan, along with the rest of the universe's people, emigrated from the Matoran Universe onto Spherus Magna.

Abilities and Traits

Garan is a very tactical thinker. He believed that the Voya Nui Resistance could defeat the Piraka, because they worked together while the Piraka did not. He is also shown to be very determined, proven when he risked his life in the Chamber of Truth to stop the Piraka. His best friend is Balta.

Like all Onu-Matoran, Garan has decent night vision, allowing him to see fairly well in the dark.

Tools

Garan carries a pair of Pulse Bolt Generators that, when crossed, fire a pulse bolt that grows more powerful the farther it travels.

Set Information

Garan was released in early 2006 as one of the six small sets, consisting of twenty-one pieces. He can be combined with Kazi and Dalu to make a Dagger Spider.

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