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[[File:Rhotuka Launching Shield.png|thumb|left|100px|The Rhotuka Launching Shield in set form]]
 
[[File:Rhotuka Launching Shield.png|thumb|left|100px|The Rhotuka Launching Shield in set form]]
 
[[File:Rhotuka Launching Shield Set Function.png|thumb|left|100px|The set function of the Rhotuka Launching Shield]]
 
[[File:Rhotuka Launching Shield Set Function.png|thumb|left|100px|The set function of the Rhotuka Launching Shield]]
'''Rhotuka Launching Shields''' are shields wielded by Toa, including the [[Toa Hagah]] previously assigned to guard [[Makuta (Species)|Makuta]] [[Teridax]]. The tools are used both for defense and for launching [[Rhotuka]].{{BookCitation|BA9}}
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'''Rhotuka Launching Shields''' are special weapons wielded by Toa, including the [[Toa Hagah]] previously assigned to guard [[Makuta (Species)|Makuta]] [[Teridax]], used both for defense and for launching [[Rhotuka]]. Unlike the standard [[Rhotuka Launcher]]s, the shields are able to generate two Rhotuka at the same time.{{GregCitation|OGD|page=89|post=3524|lines=13-14}}
  
When the Toa Hagah were transformed into [[Rahaga]], their shields were transformed into mounted [[Rhotuka Launcher]]s.{{BookCitation|BA9}}{{ComicCitation|C25}}{{GregCitation|OGD|Mar 23 2005, 03:16 PM}} The launchers later regained their shield forms when [[Roodaka]] transformed the Rahaga back into {{G|1|Toa}}.{{OnlineCitation|TNB|6}}{{OnlineCitation|DID|1}}
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When the Toa Hagah were transformed into [[Rahaga]], their shields were transformed into mounted Rhotuka Launchers.{{BookCitation|BA9|Appendix: Origin of the Rahaga}}{{ComicCitation|C25}}{{GregCitation|OGD|page=89|post=3552|lines=25,29}} The launchers later regained their shield forms when [[Roodaka]] transformed the Rahaga back into {{G|1|Toa}}.{{OnlineCitation|TNB|6}}{{OnlineCitation|DID|1}}
  
 
== Example Usage ==
 
== Example Usage ==
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== Set Information ==
 
== Set Information ==
 
In the Special Edition Toa Hagah sets, the shields included two places for Rhotuka. The top half of the shield constituted the actual launcher, fitted with an {{G|1|Elements|Elementally}}-colored Spinner. The bottom half held an inactive Rhotuka that matched the shield's metallic color.
 
In the Special Edition Toa Hagah sets, the shields included two places for Rhotuka. The top half of the shield constituted the actual launcher, fitted with an {{G|1|Elements|Elementally}}-colored Spinner. The bottom half held an inactive Rhotuka that matched the shield's metallic color.
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== Trivia ==
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[[File:Toa Hagah Shield Comparison.jpg|250px|thumb|left|The correct mold on the left, the incorrect mold on the right]]
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* Some copies of {{SetLink|8762}} and {{SetLink|8763}} included a mismolded version of the shield in which the center pinhole was surrounded with excess plastic. As a result, the launcher could not operate correctly. These copies later included [[Media:8762 Iruini Correction Note.png|additional]] [[Media:8763 Norik Correction Note.png|notes]] to attach the shield backwards, so the spinners can be launched properly.
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== References ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Latest revision as of 21:04, 17 January 2022

"Rhotuka Launching Shield" is not an official name.
The subject of this article has not been officially named. The term "Rhotuka Launching Shield" either reflects how the subject has been referred to in-story or is an unofficial name popular among fans.
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"Both carried shields that seemed to radiate light, despite the oppressive darkness."
— Narrator, No One Gets Left Behind

Rhotuka Launching Shield
Comic Rhotuka Launching Shield.png
Tool
Users Toa Hagah
Varian
Function Defense
Launching Rhotuka
Status In use
Pronunciation roe-TOO-kah[1]



The Rhotuka Launching Shield in set form
The set function of the Rhotuka Launching Shield

Rhotuka Launching Shields are special weapons wielded by Toa, including the Toa Hagah previously assigned to guard Makuta Teridax, used both for defense and for launching Rhotuka. Unlike the standard Rhotuka Launchers, the shields are able to generate two Rhotuka at the same time.[2]

When the Toa Hagah were transformed into Rahaga, their shields were transformed into mounted Rhotuka Launchers.[3][4][5] The launchers later regained their shield forms when Roodaka transformed the Rahaga back into Toa.[6][7]

Example Usage

In Dwellers In Darkness, Norik used his Rhotuka Launching Shield to fire his slowness spinner at the Kanohi Dragon.

Set Information

In the Special Edition Toa Hagah sets, the shields included two places for Rhotuka. The top half of the shield constituted the actual launcher, fitted with an Elementally-colored Spinner. The bottom half held an inactive Rhotuka that matched the shield's metallic color.

Trivia

The correct mold on the left, the incorrect mold on the right
  • Some copies of 8762 Toa Iruini and 8763 Toa Norik included a mismolded version of the shield in which the center pinhole was surrounded with excess plastic. As a result, the launcher could not operate correctly. These copies later included additional notes to attach the shield backwards, so the spinners can be launched properly.

References

  1. "Rhotuka Launcher." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 121.
  2. "Official Greg Discussion", page 89, post 3524. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  3. Web of Shadows. BIONICLE Adventures 9, p. Appendix: Origin of the Rahaga.
  4. "Birth of the Rahaga". BIONICLE 25.
  5. "Official Greg Discussion", page 89, post 3552. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  6. "Chapter 6." Toa Nuva Blog.
  7. "Chapter 1." Dwellers In Darkness.

See also