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{{Quote|[[Nivawk]] circled the vortex, careful not to come too close. His caution was wasted, as a black tendril of pure energy reached out and dragged him into the swirling mass of [[Shadow|darkness]].|Narrator, ''[[BIONICLE Adventures 4: Legends of Metru Nui|Legends of Metru Nui]]''|center}}
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{{Quote|[[Nivawk]] circled the vortex, careful not to come too close. His caution was wasted, as a black tendril of pure energy reached out and dragged him into the swirling mass of {{G|1|Shadow|darkness}}.|Narrator, ''[[BIONICLE Adventures 4: Legends of Metru Nui|Legends of Metru Nui]]''|center}}
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A '''Shadow Hand''' is an ability possessed exclusively by the [[Makuta]]. The skill allows them to create a physical hand of [[Shadow]] that can either be channeled through a wielded tool or their own body. This extension can grip objects or beings, instantly pulling them back towards the Makuta, who can then absorb the bound item. The absorption gives them added energy, which can also fuel transformations.
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A '''Shadow Hand''' is an ability possessed exclusively by the [[Makuta (Species)|Makuta]]. The skill allows them to create a physical hand of {{G|1|Shadow}} that can either be channeled through a wielded tool or their own body. This extension can grip objects or beings, instantly pulling them back towards the Makuta, who can then absorb the bound item. The absorption gives them added energy, which can also fuel transformations.{{CN}}
  
If a live being is absorbed, the Makuta must quickly dominate their will, or risk being overpowered. During his [[Battle at the Great Barrier|battle]] with the [[Toa Metru]], Makuta [[Teridax]] struggled with the consequences of absorbing three different beings, [[Nidhiki]], [[Krekka]], and [[Nivawk]], slightly diverting his attention.
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If a living being is absorbed, the Makuta must quickly dominate their will, or risk being overpowered. During his [[Battle at the Great Barrier|battle]] with the [[Toa Metru]], Makuta [[Teridax]] struggled with the consequences of absorbing three different beings, [[Nidhiki]], [[Krekka]], and [[Nivawk]], slightly diverting his attention.{{BookCitation|BA10}}
  
A Makuta normally has little control over this power, and any object restrained will be automatically recoiled towards the user. Makuta [[Chirox]], however, frequently used the Shadow Hand in his experiments, and had better control over it than most Makuta, enabling him to manipulate it. He was able to grab, drop objects and avert the automatic pull altogether.
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A Makuta normally has little control over this power, and any object restrained will be automatically recoiled towards the user. Makuta [[Chirox]], however, frequently used the Shadow Hand in his experiments, and had better control over it than most Makuta. In particular, he was able to avert the automatic pullback altogether.{{ComicCitation|IC12}}
  
==Example Usage==
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== Example Usage ==
 
[[File:LoMN Teridax's Shadow Hand.PNG|thumb|left|150px|Makuta Teridax unleashing a Shadow Hand in ''BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui'']]
 
[[File:LoMN Teridax's Shadow Hand.PNG|thumb|left|150px|Makuta Teridax unleashing a Shadow Hand in ''BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui'']]
In ''[[BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui]]'', Teridax used a shadow hand to try and absorb Toa Metru [[Vakama]]. However, the hand was interrupted by [[Turaga]] [[Lhikan]], who blocked it with his shield. The dark energy transferred to Lhikan's body eventually killed him, while Teridax absorbed the shield.
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In ''[[BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui]]'', Teridax successfully used the Shadow Hand to absorb Nivawk, adding the Rahi's mass to his own and also gaining wings. Later, he tried to use the hand on Toa Metru [[Vakama]], but [[Turaga]] [[Lhikan]] moved in the way and blocked it with his shield. The shield was absorbed while Lhikan died as a result.
  
 
Teridax later tried to use the hand again on Vakama, but inadvertently grabbed hold of the [[Great Barrier]] and pulled himself into it.
 
Teridax later tried to use the hand again on Vakama, but inadvertently grabbed hold of the [[Great Barrier]] and pulled himself into it.
  
==Trivia==
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== Trivia ==
*The Makuta of [[the Melding Alternate Universe]], being devoid of all moral darkness, are incapable of using a Shadow Hand.
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* The Makuta of [[the Melding Alternate Universe]], being devoid of all moral darkness, are incapable of using a Shadow Hand.{{CN}}
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* After his light was drained by a [[Shadow Leech]], [[Takanuva]] could produce a sort of Shadow Hand from his chest. However, it was not a Shadow Hand in the traditional sense because it could not be used to absorb beings.{{GregCitation|OGDi|page=112|post=4451}}
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"Nivawk circled the vortex, careful not to come too close. His caution was wasted, as a black tendril of pure energy reached out and dragged him into the swirling mass of darkness."
— Narrator, Legends of Metru Nui

Shadow Hand
Comic Shadow Hand.PNG
Chirox creating a Shadow Hand through his Hook Blades
Ability
Users Makuta
Expression Makuta use their Shadow powers to absorb beings


A Shadow Hand is an ability possessed exclusively by the Makuta. The skill allows them to create a physical hand of Shadow that can either be channeled through a wielded tool or their own body. This extension can grip objects or beings, instantly pulling them back towards the Makuta, who can then absorb the bound item. The absorption gives them added energy, which can also fuel transformations.[citation needed]

If a living being is absorbed, the Makuta must quickly dominate their will, or risk being overpowered. During his battle with the Toa Metru, Makuta Teridax struggled with the consequences of absorbing three different beings, Nidhiki, Krekka, and Nivawk, slightly diverting his attention.[1]

A Makuta normally has little control over this power, and any object restrained will be automatically recoiled towards the user. Makuta Chirox, however, frequently used the Shadow Hand in his experiments, and had better control over it than most Makuta. In particular, he was able to avert the automatic pullback altogether.[IC12]

Example Usage

Makuta Teridax unleashing a Shadow Hand in BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui

In BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui, Teridax successfully used the Shadow Hand to absorb Nivawk, adding the Rahi's mass to his own and also gaining wings. Later, he tried to use the hand on Toa Metru Vakama, but Turaga Lhikan moved in the way and blocked it with his shield. The shield was absorbed while Lhikan died as a result.

Teridax later tried to use the hand again on Vakama, but inadvertently grabbed hold of the Great Barrier and pulled himself into it.

Trivia

  • The Makuta of the Melding Alternate Universe, being devoid of all moral darkness, are incapable of using a Shadow Hand.[citation needed]
  • After his light was drained by a Shadow Leech, Takanuva could produce a sort of Shadow Hand from his chest. However, it was not a Shadow Hand in the traditional sense because it could not be used to absorb beings.[OGDi]