Great Temple Squid

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Great Temple Squid
Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Waters near the Great Temple (formerly)
Aqua Magna (surrounding Mata Nui)
Spherus Magna[1]

The Great Temple Squid are squid-like Rahi.


The Great Temple Squid species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.[2]

Great Temple Squids used to infest the waters around the Great Temple of Metru Nui. They were a menace to Matoran divers, and the Dweller in the Deep was their only natural enemy, as it was the only creature they feared.[3]

At least one Great Temple Squid made its way to Mata Nui, where it made its lair in a deep Ga-Wahi cave leading to the tunnels through the Great Barrier.[4] 500 years ago, the Squid attacked a Ga-Matoran canoe and thereafter Ga-Koro, but was driven off when Amaya tangled it in a fishing line.[5]

When Turaga Nokama abandoned Toa Nuva Gali in this cave to find her Kakama Nuva, the Squid attacked, but Gali used the Kakama Nuva to escape from the cave.[4][6]

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, many Great Temple Squids emigrated from the Matoran Universe to Spherus Magna.[1]

Abilities and Traits

The Great Temple Squid had twelve huge tentacles, each with a small beak at the end, and another, larger beak that could be seen at the center of the creature's body. Their strength rivals that of a Toa.[4]


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Short Stories


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", post 11964. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  2. "The Makuta." Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 63.
  3. "Great Temple Squid." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 40.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Chapter 4: Nokama's Tale: Beneath the Surface." Tales of the Masks. BIONICLE Chronicles 4.
  5. "Tentacles."
  6. "Gali/Gali Nuva." Encyclopedia Updated, pp. 36-38.