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"You and I have been friends for thousands of years. We've traveled together, fought together, and once almost died together."
Lhikan to Tuyet, The Many Deaths of Toa Tuyet

Toa Mangai
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Lhikan, leader of the Toa Mangai
Toa team
Headquarters Metru Nui
Leader Lhikan
Goals Protect Metru Nui
Allies Matoran
Turaga Dume
Toa Metru
Enemies Brotherhood of Makuta (indirectly)
Dark Hunters
Status Disbanded
Lhikan: revived
Tuyet: rogue, alive
Others: deceased[1]
Pronunciation TOE-ah MAHN-gigh[2][3]

The Toa Mangai were a group of Toa led by Toa Lhikan that protected Metru Nui from danger.



The Toa Mangai were first assembled when Turaga Dume was threatened by the Dark Hunters, who wanted to build a base in Metru Nui. These eleven Toa came from many different islands, and while some had been members of Lhikan's team in the past, the rest were summoned by Lhikan to answer Dume's call and fight against the Kanohi Dragon, which the Dark Hunters had unleashed on Metru Nui.[4][5][6] After a month-long battle which destroyed half of Ta-Metru, four Toa of Ice members of the Mangai managed to freeze the Kanohi Dragon, rendering it comatose. The dragon was later shipped to the island of Xia, where it remained until its battle with the Tahtorak beast. Despite being given the option to return to their homelands, the recruited Toa remained to protect Metru Nui.

Tuyet's Betrayal

At some point in time, while all but three of the Toa Mangai were away on missions, Dark Hunters slipped into Metru Nui searching for a fabled artifact, the Nui Stone.[7] One of the Toa, a Toa of Water named Tuyet, learned of the Hunters' entrance into Metru Nui and discovered that they were after the stone - which she possessed. Unwilling to relinquish the stone, she murdered a Ta-Matoran, and placed a tablet with her own name on his corpse. When confronted by Lhikan and Nidhiki, she denied any knowledge of the incident, and left the other two to continue their investigation. Later, she killed yet another Matoran, a Le-Matoran, and once again placed the signature tablet on the corpse. Confronted again by Lhikan, Tuyet revealed the existence of the stone, though she denied possession of it. She informed Lhikan that the Dark Hunters were searching for the stone, and told him that the deaths of the Matoran were a sort of countdown meant to throw Lhikan off of the Hunter's scent. Lhikan and Nidhiki later confronted these Hunters, although they themselves seemed to have no knowledge of any of the Matoran murders. However, Tuyet, being unaware of the Hunter's defeat, murdered a Ga-Matoran to continue her ruse. Lhikan and Nidhiki soon realized that Tuyet must have been behind the murders and confronted her in her home. Cornered, Tuyet desperately tapped into the power of the Nui Stone in an attempt to kill the duo, but she was ultimately defeated and locked in the Coliseum dungeon. Not long afterward, Botar arrived to transfer Tuyet to another dimension.[8][9]

Toa-Dark Hunter War

After being denied a base in Metru Nui, the Shadowed One launched several operations in an attempt to gain control of the city. When all failed, he ordered a full scale invasion of the island. While the Toa Mangai attempted to defeat the enemies, they were quickly outnumbered, and the Dark Hunters neared victory. However, Toa Naho was able to sneak past the Dark Hunter lines and off of Metru Nui, and quickly gathered more than one hundred different Toa from other lands. During the war, Lariska approached Nidhiki, asking him to betray the Toa. Nidhiki accepted and later led the Toa into an ambush in the Canyon of Unending Whispers as instructed by Lariska. Meanwhile, over two hundred more Toa were arriving to assist the Toa already on Metru Nui to defeat the Dark Hunters.

When over 300 Toa under Lhikan's command appeared in a counter-ambush, due to Lhikan having discovered Nidhiki's defection, Nidhiki and the Dark Hunters found themselves outnumbered. Lhikan, in hopes of recovering the Makoki Stone as promised by Hakann, let the Dark Hunters live, under the condition that they would take Nidhiki with them. Reluctantly, Nidhiki left with them and worked for them, training recruits into the Dark Hunters. After the war, several Toa left the city for other islands, in order to have new adventures of their own.[10]

Teridax's Plan

After many years of peace on Metru Nui, Turaga Dume was silently captured, and the leader of the Brotherhood of Makuta, Teridax, impersonated him. The false Dume sent the remaining Toa Mangai on various missions, supposedly for the city's safety. However, none of them returned, having been killed by Dark Hunters Teridax had hired: Eliminator, Krekka and the now-mutated Nidhiki. For one mission, Makuta sent two Toa and the Chronicler Kodan to seal one of Metru Nui's Sea Gates, only to have them killed by Eliminator upon the mission's completion. Due to the nature of Eliminator's attacks, the Toa Mangai and Kodan were not revived in the Red Star.[1]

Lhikan faces Nidhiki in Vakama's forge

Eventually, only Lhikan remained. Realizing the graveness of the situation, he stole the Toa Stones from the Great Temple and brought about six new Toa, the Toa Metru. Shortly afterward, however, he was captured by Nidhiki and Krekka, and later transformed into a Turaga. Nidhiki, after failing to capture the new Toa Metru, was absorbed by Teridax along with Krekka, expanding the Makuta's power and allowing him to assume a new, more powerful form. Lhikan was rescued by the Toa Metru, but eventually killed by Teridax while saving Vakama's life, leaving behind the legacy of the Toa Mangai. Various memoirs of the Toa Mangai were eventually placed inside the Coliseum for safekeeping.

Lhikan was later sent to the Red Star to be resurrected, but was trapped within it due to the star's damaged teleportation system.

Over a thousand years later, when Teridax's Plan had finally been completed, Macku found Tuyet in an unsafe area of the Archives with a shard of the Nui Stone, claiming that she was a perfect ally for the rebellion, as she had been believed dead for so long. Still harboring intentions of enforcing her own justice, Tuyet traveled with the Matoran through the Archives, encountering Tren Krom in the body of Lewa Nuva. They eventually broke into the Core Processor, and were drawn into a fight between Helryx, Miserix, Axonn, and Brutaka. The whole group of combatants, as well as the Matoran, were then teleported into outer space by Teridax and barred reentry into the Matoran Universe. However, Vezon appeared and transported them to Bota Magna.


Of the eleven Toa, only four are known by name.

Toa Mangai
Toa Kanohi Tool(s)
Lhikan, Toa of Fire (leader) (transformed; revived) Hau, Great Mask of Shielding Fire Greatswords
Nidhiki, Toa of Air (rogue; mutated; deceased) Volitak, Great Mask of Stealth Air Scythe
Tuyet, Toa of Water (rogue) Great Mask of Intangibility Barbed Broadsword
Naho, Toa of Water (deceased) Unknown[note 1] Unknown
A Toa of Ice (deceased) Calix, Great Mask of Fate[15][16] Unknown
A Toa of Ice (deceased) Great Mask of Conjuring[15][16] Unknown
A Toa of Ice (deceased) Rode, Great Mask of Truth[17][16] Unknown
A Toa of Ice (deceased) Kaukau, Great Mask of Water Breathing[15][16] Unknown
A Toa of Stone[18] (deceased) Unknown Unknown
A Toa of Earth[19] (deceased) Kakama, Great Mask of Speed[15][20] Unknown
A Toa of the Green[note 2] (deceased) Great Mask of Healing[25][26] Unknown[note 3]


  • The word "Mangai" is a Matoran word for "protector".
  • Some locations on the island of Mata Nui were named after Toa Mangai, such as Naho Bay. The volcano dominating Mata Nui itself was named the Mangai by Turaga Vakama, both in honor of the Toa Mangai and in acknowledgment of the volcano's protective nature.[citation needed]
  • BZPower and BIONICLESector01 member Nuhrii the Metruan created a theory that gave the Toa Mangai their name, which Greg Farshtey accepted into the official canon,[29][citation needed: Nuhrii?] although he has also said it would be safe to assume they were called Toa Metru.[30]
  • While most Toa Mangai lived in the metru of their respective element, the Toa Mangai of the Green resided in Ga-Metru, due to the fact that it was a place close to nature for a city.[31]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chat with Greg Farshtey", page 421, post 10850907. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on The Great Archives)
  2. "Toa." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 141.
  3. "Mangai." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 85.
  4. "Official Greg Discussion", page 74, post 2922. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  5. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 134, post 5340. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  6. "Official Greg Discussion", page 76, post 3021. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  7. "Toa Lhikan." Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 4.
  8. "The Many Deaths of Toa Tuyet."
  9. "Chapter 4." Dwellers In Darkness.
  10. "Lhikan." Encyclopedia Updated, pp. 77-78.
  11. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 289, post 11544. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  12. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 291, post 11627. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  13. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 293, post 11703. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  14. Der Chronist, 16 March 2011
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 "Chat with Greg Farshtey", page 609, post 11956674. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on The Great Archives)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 BZPower: Toa Mangai of Ice Kanohi Poll, 6 December 2014
  17. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", page 632, post 12087258. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on The Great Archives)
  18. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 323, post 12906. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  19. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", page 550, post 11675461. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on The Great Archives)
  20. BZPower: Which Toa Mangai wore the Kakama?, 8 December 2014
  21. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", page 553, post 11684820. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on The Great Archives)
  22. BZPower: Final Toa Mangai, 16 November 2014
  23. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", page 565, post 11755049. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on The Great Archives)
  24. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 64, post 2536. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  25. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", page 572, post 11776782. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on The Great Archives)
  26. BZPower: Toa Mangai of the Green's Kanohi Poll, 29 November 2014
  27. BZPower: Toa Mangai of the Green's Weapon Poll, 4 December 2014
  28. BZPower: Should we determine the weapons of the Toa Mangai?, 10 December 2014
  29. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 134, post 5332. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  30. "Official Greg Discussion", page 192, post 7654. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  31. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", page 567, post 11758535. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on The Great Archives)


  1. BZPower user Lewa Krom asked Greg Farshtey to give Naho a Kanohi Huna, which he accepted.[11] However, Lewa Krom asked Farshtey to rescind the canonization due to backlash he received from the community.[12][13] Later, a poll was held where the final options were the Mask of Healing, Kakama, and Huna.[14]
  2. At Greg Farshtey's suggestion,[21] a poll was conducted on BZPower to determine the element of the final Toa Mangai.[22] The winning element was the Green, which was then accepted into the official canon.[23] However, Farshtey had earlier said that all of the Toa Mangai are of the six primary elements.[24]
  3. A poll was started to determine the Toa Mangai of the Green's tool,[27] but another poll had determined to not canonize the Toa Mangai's tools.[28]