Akaku Nuva

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"Pohatu lost track of how far they walked. He was beginning to wonder if they would be able to find their way out again, then reminded himself that Kopaka's Mask of X-Ray Vision would show them the way."
— Narrator, Tales of the Masks

Akaku Nuva
Akaku Nuva Kopaka.png
Title Kanohi Nuva of X-Ray Vision
Powers Enhanced x-ray vision
Component disks None
Bearers The Toa Nuva
Pronunciation ah-KAH-koo NOO-vah[1]

The view through an Akaku Nuva's eyepiece as shown in Mask of Light.

The Akaku Nuva is the Kanohi Nuva Mask of X-Ray Vision, created when a destined Kanohi Akaku is dipped in Energized Protodermis. It allows its user and those nearby to see through objects and illusions.[C8, p. 19] They are fitted with a telescopic lens to give the user(s) enhanced viewing. This mask's power cannot pierce certain materials such as Karda Nui's mist and the Metru Nui dome. Only Toa Nuva can use this mask.

Example Usage

Kopaka used his Akaku Nuva to give himself, Tahu, and Gali X-ray vision to examine their surroundings for traps during one of their quests for the Kanohi Nuva in Tales of the Masks.


  • Toa Nuva Tahu - Former secondary mask; destroyed during the sinking of Ta-Koro
  • Toa Nuva Gali - Secondary mask
  • Toa Nuva Lewa - Secondary mask
  • Toa Nuva Pohatu - Secondary mask
  • Toa Nuva Onua - Secondary mask
  • Toa Nuva Kopaka - Primary mask


Picture Description
Akaku Nuva Kopaka.png A normal Akaku Nuva
Aerial Kanohi Akaku Nuva Small.PNG An Akaku Nuva, adjusted for an aerial environment via the Adaptive Armor.


  • The Toa Nuva's original Akaku Nuva all had their telescopic lenses on the wearer's right side. However, Kopaka's Adaptive Armor mask had its lens on the wearer's left.

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