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"Matau pushed his powers to their limit, forcing the air around him to swirl violently. Suddenly, he was in the center of a whirlwind which sucked the breath from his lungs."
— Narrator, Trial by Fire


Lewa controlling a cyclone
Elemental Power
Matoran prefix Le-
Associated colors Primary: Green
Secondary: Lime Green, Teal

Air is an Elemental Power.

Species Wielders

Matoran Universe

In the Matoran Universe, Air is often represented by the Matoran prefix Le- as well as the color green.


  • Le-Matoran represent the Element of Air. Le-Matoran also contain a very minuscule amount of elemental Air energy, to the extent that they are extremely athletic, nimble and stealthy.[1] All Matoran, Toa, and Turaga of Air are male.
  • Toa of Air possess the Elemental Power of Air, allowing them to create, control, and absorb air. Their only real limitation is that when they run out of Elemental Air Energy, they must wait for it to recharge.
  • Turaga of Air possess small traces of Elemental Air power. In comparison to where a Toa could create a whirlwind, a Turaga could create a stiff breeze.[2]



  • Rahkshi and Kraata of Cyclone and Vacuum, along with Makuta, have limited Air powers.


  • Air Gafna can emit pulses of elemental Air energy from their tails.
  • Air Burnak can emit pulses of elemental Air energy.


  • Skakdi of Air can only access their power if they work with another Skakdi, or if they carry a weapon that allows them to focus their Air power individually.


  • Creating air
    • Creating cyclones
  • Controlling air
    • Manipulating wind currents
      • Manipulating wind currents to achieve limited flight[3][4]
    • Sensing/detecting air movement[5]
    • Increasing air pressure[6]
  • Manipulating/absorbing air to create a vacuum
    • Creating implosions[7]
  • Turning one's body into a living cyclone (Rahkshi Kaita Za-exclusive)
  • Setting a timed air blast (Toa Nuva-exclusive)
  • Unleashing an Air Nova Blast (Toa-exclusive)
Water and Air combined to create a storm


  • When combined with the Elemental Power of Water, it can be used to create a storm or a water spout.
  • When combined with the Elemental Power of Fire, it can be used to create a tornado of fire.
  • As long as each of them wields a different Element, providing that Light and Shadow are not included at the same time, any six Toa can create a Protodermis cage.[8] Beings other than Toa and the Krahka cannot combine powers of any sort to create a Protodermis cage.


All of the following beings have/had the Element of Air and/or its subpowers:

Kongu using his Air powers to summon a strong wind

All of the following objects have/had the Element of Air and/or its subpowers:

All of the following locations are/were affiliated with Air:


  • Gresh and Vastus received Air powers from the Ignika rather than the power of their native element of Jungle; this was because Mata Nui associated their tribe's color of green with Air, the corresponding primary element in the Matoran Universe.[10]
  • The air composition found in the Matoran Universe is the same as that on Spherus Magna.[11]
  • Toa Hordika Matau's Air Rhotuka was sometimes called a Wind Rhotuka.[12][13][14]


  1. "Official Greg Discussion", post 3152. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  2. "Official Greg Discussion", post 2424. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  3. "At Last -- Takanuva!". BIONICLE 14, p. 6.
  4. The Darkness Below. BIONICLE Adventures 3, p. 68-71.
  5. "Chapter 4." Maze of Shadows. BIONICLE Adventures 6, p. 55.
  6. "Chapter 6." The Darkness Below. BIONICLE Adventures 3, p. 77-78.
  7. Bohrok-Kal Mini Promo CDs.
  8. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 471. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  9. Encyclopedia Updated, p. 73.
  10. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 8402. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  11. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 11477. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  12. "Toa Hordika Matau (8740)". LEGO Shop. (archived on
  13. "Heroes - Toa Hordika Matau". (archived on
  14. "Monsters in the Dark". BIONICLE 22, centerfold.

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