|Known locations||Metru Nui, Le-Wahi, Karda Nui (all formerly), Spherus Magna|
The Nui-Kopen are huge wasp-like Rahi.
During the the Dark Time on Mata Nui, Nui-Kopen were possessed by Makuta Teridax with his Infected Kanohi, and he often forced them and the Nui-Rama to work together, even living in the same nests. Teridax used one of his possessed Nui-Kopen to ambush Toa Mata Lewa and then fit him with an Infected Mask. The Nui-Kopen saw the arrival of Takua, who had entered the hive in order to rescue the Matoran, and then sent the infected Lewa to attack him. However, thanks to the efforts of Onua, Lewa was freed and reclaimed his mask. Lewa quickly used his Kanohi Komau to exert mind control on the Nui-Kopen and use it as transport to return the kidnapped Matoran residents of Le-Koro.
In Karda Nui, a Nui-Kopen attacked Onua, who retaliated by bashing it into the waters of the Swamp. Because of the water's mutagenic properties, the Nui-Kopen transformed into a creature with a longer wingspan, a sharp and barbed stinger and tentacles sprouting from its sides. It was later killed when the Energy Storms struck.
Abilities and Traits
Nui-Kopen are enemies of the smaller Nui-Rama, and they will willingly attack each other on sight. Their extreme hatred of each other is because of the fact that they hunt the same prey, leading to fierce competition.
Like the Nui-Rama, they can fly high above the treetops at incredible speeds.
The Nui-Kopen can be built out of parts from two Nui-Rama in the Nui-Rama set. Pressing a button on its back caused its four wings to flap.
- In the Matoran language, Nui-Kopen translates literally as Great Wasp.
- Nui-Kopen Building Instructions on LEGO.com (Instructions Begin on Page 24)
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