BIONICLE 16: Toa Metru!
"Othersss have hurt usssssss... ssstruck at ussssss... but they cannot ssstop usssssss! We will ssslip through the cracksss and then vanish like ghostssss. The Matoran will be driven to the center of the city, as we have been commanded. Then Metru Nui will belong to the Morbuzakh!"
— King Root of the Morbuzakh
|BIONICLE 16: Toa Metru!|
|Outside/alternate title||Toa Metru!|
"Toa Metru!" is issue #16 of the BIONICLE series of comics and the first issue in its "Metru Nui" story arc. It was released with the LEGO Magazine of January/February 2004.
Turaga Vakama begins to tell the tales of Metru Nui to the assembled Toa, who are startled by the revelation that they were not the first Toa among the Matoran.
Six Matoran meet at the Temple of the Great Spirit and are transformed into Toa Metru: Vakama, Nokama, Matau, Whenua, Nuju and Onewa.
Vakama has a vision that the city was destroyed, then restored, by the power of the Great Disks, so the Toa each set out to find the Matoran who know the locations of each Great Disk, despite the skepticism of some like Onewa, who asserts that the Great Disks are only legends.
While searching for Nuhrii, Vakama is nearly killed by Molten Protodermis - Morbuzakh vines were able to tip a vat of it because a four-legged creature had sabotaged the vat controls and caused them to move more slowly. Vakama learns that the Morbuzakh dislike cold and freezes the vines with a Kanoka. Vakama then rescues Nuhrii from a nearly collapsed building and is grabbed by a Morbuzakh vine. Nuhrii is able to fire an enlarging disk at the vine, forcing it to let go of Vakama, who escapes with Nuhrii.
Finding the Matoran has proved very hard for the Toa: Matau is trapped in an out of control Le-Metru Chute. Nokama is forced to swim to escape a squad of Vahki. Whenua is stalked by Rahkshi in the Archives. Nuju has to use his inexperienced Ice powers and Crystal Spikes to stop himself from falling, and Onewa falls due to a Po-Metru statue crumbling.
Having found all six of the missing Matoran, the Toa meet at the Great Temple. Nokama suspects that one of the Matoran set the others up, as does Vakama. Whenua proposes they split up into three teams to find the Disks, an idea to which the others agree. Vakama suggests that there is more to the Morbuzakh than seen.
Away from the group of heroes, the Morbuzakh ominously states its plans for the future.
- BIONICLE Adventures 1: Mystery of Metru Nui
- Toa Metru Mini Promo CDs
- Saga Guide - Legends of Metru Nui
- Timeline - Legends of Metru Nui
- View it on BIONICLE.com (archive)
|BIONICLE (2001-2005)||2001||"The Coming of the Toa" | "Deep into Darkness" | "Triumph of the Toa"|
|"The Bohrok Saga" (2002)||"The Bohrok Awake" | "To Trap a Tahnok" | "Into The Nest" | "What Lurks Below" | "The End of the Toa?" | "Divided We Fall"|
|2003||"Powerless!" (The Origin of the Bohrok-Kal) | "A Matter of Time..." | "Absolute Power"|
"Rise of the Rahkshi!" | "At Last -- Takanuva!" | "Secrets and Shadows"
|"Metru Nui" (2004-2005)||"Toa Metru!" | "Disks of Danger" | "Seeds of Doom" | "Enemies of Metru Nui" | "Struggle in the Sky" | "Dreams of Darkness"|
"Monsters in the Dark" | "Vengeance of the Visorak" | "Shadow Play" | "Birth of the Rahaga" | "Hanging by a Thread" | "Fractures"
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