"Every elder, every villager, is like a single stone... and together, you build a wall so mighty no Bohrok could ever hope to bring it down! With Vakama, Jala, and the rest of you guarding Ta-Koro, our village will stand."
— Toa Mata Tahu, To Trap a Tahnok
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Abilities and Traits
The Ta-Matoran are known for their grasp of tactics, leading them to be the first tribe to establish a firm fighting force, the Ta-Koro Guard, on Mata Nui. On Metru Nui, Ta-Matoran were primarily mask makers and worked in foundries or were Protodermis reclamation workers.
The Ta-Matoran of Ta-Koro value Duty the most out of the Three Virtues, from which they derive their Principle of Courage and the Skill of Strength. All Ta-Matoran have been said to be mathematicians at heart, which makes jobs where exact proportions are needed relatively easy.
Identifiable physical attributes of Ta-Matoran include red, orange, yellow, and black Kanohi and armor. They are also one of the many male Matoran types.
- Aft: A Ta-Matoran who studies courage.
- Agni: Part of the Ta-Koro Guard.
- Aodhan: A Lava Farmer on Mata Nui.
- Balta: Best friend of Garan and a skilled inventor in the Voya Nui Resistance Team.
- Brander: A Crafter on Mata Nui and a foundry worker on Metru Nui.
- Dezalk: The first Voya Nui Matoran to be infected by Antidermis.
- Dume (transformed): Became a Toa of Fire, then a Turaga of Metru Nui after completing his destiny about 15,000 years ago.
- Firedracax (transformed): Was attacked by Visorak; mutated by Energized Protodermis into a vengeance-driven Dark Hunter.
- Gaardus (transformed): Captured and mutated by rogue Nynrah Ghosts into a living weapon.
- Lhikan (transformed, revived): Once a Crafter saved by Toa Dume. Became leader of the Toa Mangai; killed as a Turaga by Makuta Teridax, but revived in the Red Star and trapped there.
- Jaller (transformed): Once the Captain of the Ta-Koro/Ta-Metru Guard, as well as Turaga Vakama's right hand. Comrade to Takua in his Search for the Seventh Toa. Later became a Toa Inika and then a Toa Mahri.
- Kapura: A member of the Ta-Koro Guard and former member of the Chronicler's Company, he has perfected the art of traveling great distances by moving very slowly.
- Kalama: A member of the Ta-Koro Guard on Mata Nui and the overseer of a Protodermis Reclamation Center in Metru Nui.
- Keahi: A member of the Ta-Koro Guard.
- Maglya: A professional Lava Surfer.
- Nuhrii: A Mask Maker on Metru Nui and a member of the Guard on Mata Nui.
- Norik (transformed): Became a Toa, comrade to Varian, and later the leader of the Toa Hagah.
- Sarda: Left Mahri Nui to explore the oceans with Lesovikk.
- Tiribomba: A Lava Farmer.
- Vakama (transformed): Once Metru Nui's best mask-maker, later a Toa Metru and a Toa Hordika; now a Turaga of Fire.
- Vohon: Ta-Koro's Trader.
- Vultraz (transformed): A criminal and murderer, now a Shadow Matoran.
- Various members of the Ta-Koro Guard.
- A red Metru Nui Ta-Matoran trader who wears a red Great Kakama.
- A Metru Nui Ta-Matoran murdered by Toa Tuyet via molten Protodermis. (deceased)
- Two Ta-Matoran who searched for Artakha while Mata Nui was being attacked by the Rahkshi.
- A Ta-Matoran of Voya Nui, who was skilled with weather patterns and predicted an incoming hurricane.
- A Mahri Nui Ta-Matoran wearing a Mask of Emulation who died after saving Toa Inika Hahli. (deceased)
- A Mahri Nui Ta-Matoran who spoke at a Mahri Nui Council meeting.
- A Ta-Matoran who became a Toa and joined the Toa Cordak before being killed by Zyglak. (transformed, deceased)
- A Ta-Matoran who became a Toa and was fused to a Toa of Earth, forming Prototype. (transformed, fused)
- Several Ta-Matoran who escaped from Rahkshi during Teridax's reign and headed to the island of Mata Nui. (deceased)
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