"Well, no one ever said Makuta were observant. How could you be so sure? Suppose I sabotaged it myself using my incredible powers of the mind.
You have no powers. You have no mind. And you are about to have no head."
— Vezon and Tridax, Destiny War
"Krekka! You just woke up every Toa for kios around. A Toa of Fire has spotted your team and you're about to be the guest of honor at a Dark Hunter bake. What are you going to do?
— Nidhiki training Krekka, Birth of a Dark Hunter
"Karda Nui – how to describe its glory, its wonder, its sheer beauty? How to capture the feeling one gets at the first sight of it? It isn't easy, but let me try.nIt's a big cave. With a swamp in it."
— Mutran, The Mutran Chronicles
"Three little Toa, soaring through the blue – one choked on shadows, and then there were two.
Show yourself, Makuta!
They are masters of illusion. One could be standing right close‐near and we wouldn’t know it.
Two little Toa, their time almost done – one met a shadow leech, and then there was one.
On the other hand … they really stink as poets."
— Antroz, Tanma and Lewa, Comic 12.5
"An instant army, all of them completly loyal, and as many as I need for as long as I need them [..] You see? You have no chance! Unfortunately, none of them will remember what they have seen here when I send them back, so they won't recall the moment of your death. Shame."
— Bitil talking about the Mohtrek's powers, Comic 13: Swamp of Shadows
"I work alone."
— Kopaka, Comic 1: The Coming of the Toa
"Do you know what this is? A Kanohi mask—one of the most valuable possessions of a Toa. It no doubt belonged to some brave hero who ventured here from Metru Nui, looking to close this gate, thinking he was doing what was best for his city. He succeeded, but only after a great battle, and finally succumbed to his injuries. Only his mask was left behind.
Did he find a hero's grave in these waters, do you think? Or just a final resting place in the mud for a fool?"
— The Shadowed One, Time Trap
"Horror is looking into the eyes of the Shadowed One, knowing you are about to die ... and then being forced to live. Horror is waking each day to see every part of your body moving on its own, a shifting mass of Protodites where once was solid metal and living tissue. Horror is what is in the eyes of your partners when they look at you ... and in the cries of your enemies when your swarm engulfs them. Don't talk to me about fear, creature — I am fear!"
— Zaktan standing up to Irnakk, Inferno