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"What is the law? The law is the will of Mata Nui. Break that law and only the pit will welcome you."
— Botar, Inferno

Order of Mata Nui
Kanohi None
Powers Teleportation
Energy binding
Mental shielding
Tools Arm blades, Axe
Status Revived
Location Red Star
Pronunciation BOH-tarr[1]

Botar is a ruthless entity, and a member of the Order of Mata Nui. Devoted to the will of the Great Spirit, Botar took the criminals of the Matoran Universe and placed them in the Pit.


Order of Mata Nui records identify Botar as part of a savage race from the Southern Islands.[2] After his recruitment into the organization, his primary duty was to capture those who had committed acts the Order had deemed unforgivable and banish them to the Pit. He was also known to act as a courier, transporting items and beings to the locations they were needed.

After the defeat of the League of Six Kingdoms by the Brotherhood of Makuta, Botar appeared before Makuta Teridax and halted his execution of the Barraki, instead taking them to the Pit against Teridax's will.[3]

Botar interrupting Axonn and Brutaka's conflict

Roughly 3,500 years ago, a Toa of Water named Tuyet was found guilty of the murders of three Matoran in the city of Metru Nui. While Toa Lhikan and Turaga Dume attempted to determine a fitting punishment for the rogue Toa, Botar used a Kanohi Olmak to transport her to a pocket dimension and obtain a decoy Tuyet from an alternate universe, whom he placed within the Pit.[4][5][6]

When Brutaka was defeated by Axonn on Voya Nui and knocked unconscious, Botar was dispatched to banish him to the Pit. Despite Axonn's pleas and protests, Botar took Brutaka away, and threatened Axonn with the same fate, should Axonn attempt to hinder him. Axonn and Botar then met with the Toa Nuva, who had just been freed, where they revealed the Toa's new mission of preparing the universe for Mata Nui's awakening.[7] Soon after, when a Tahtorak that had appeared on the island began to threaten the safety of the Matoran, Axonn summoned Botar to teleport it away. Botar complied, and transported it to the island of Xia as his version of a joke.[8]

Brutaka, having stolen the Staff of Artakha from Teridax in the waters around Mahri Nui, called upon Botar to take the Staff away. Botar arrived and claimed the staff, staying long enough to nod his thanks to his former teammate before disappearing.[9] He left the staff in the Daxia Fortress for later use.

Botar was later dispatched to retrieve Brutaka from the Pit. Botar transported Brutaka to Daxia, where he was fitted with a breathing apparatus and given the potentially suicidal mission to lead a team of villains to rescue Makuta Miserix.

After the Toa Nuva completed their list of tasks needed to awaken Mata Nui, Botar retrieved them all and brought them to Daxia, where they witnessed the use of the Staff of Artakha that restored the Matoran Universe to its former state.[10]

When Karzahni was defeated and trapped by Lesovikk, Sarda, and Idris in the Pit, Botar arrived, and teleported the mad being to Daxia as well, for confinement under the watchful eye of the Order.[11]

Botar's final mission was in support of Brutaka's team. He and fellow Order member Trinuma were dispatched to deliver a weapons cache to Brutaka's team. The two members purchased the weapons on Xia, then took them to a small, wooded island near the Southern Continent for Brutaka and his team to retrieve. However, Makuta Icarax noted the purchases, followed the pair, and attacked them. During the ensuing battle, Botar was crushed by Icarax's magnetic power and killed.[12]

As with other deceased beings, Botar was revived in the Red Star, but remains trapped there due to the return function of the Star not working.[13]

Since his apparent death, Botar has been replaced by another member of his species.[14]

Abilities and Traits

Botar had great confidence in the justice of the Order of Mata Nui's work and equated it with the will of Mata Nui. Occasionally, he would show a sense of humor, such as teleporting a Tahtorak to Xia.

One of Botar's greatest assets is his hideous physical appearance, able to instill great fear into any that opposed him. Besides his frightening looks, Botar is known for his pure black and white view of the world, his single-minded devotion to his job, and his long list of successes, having never failed to deliver his captives to the Pit.

Botar can teleport himself and his captives almost anywhere within the Matoran Universe, including places where he had not been before, a power shared by all members of his race. Botar also knows where he is needed, and when. If someone or something that needed to be teleported elsewhere was in the hands of an ally, Botar would appear there without fail. Botar can bind his opponents with tendrils of energy, which he did to the six Barraki when he took them to the Pit.

Botar's weapon

Botar is not, however, immune to the Pit Mutagen; he simply never stayed long enough to be mutated when depositing criminals. He also has the ability to use Kanohi, though he does not need to wear one.

As is required by all Order members, Botar's mind is shielded from probing and mental attacks.


Botar has large blades on both arms and was also seen carrying a double bladed axe weapon, all made of Protosteel.[15]

The set combiner of Botar

Set Information

Botar was released in set form as the combiner model of Axonn and Brutaka. His instructions were included online at He wielded his enigmatic axe-like weapon in this set.


"I am Botar. The Pit calls, and I have come."
— Botar, City of the Lost

"What business do you have here?"
"The business of punishment ... although calling it an art would not be far wrong."
Teridax and Botar, City of the Lost


Books Online



Story Serials

Short Stories


  1. Encyclopedia Updated, p. 17.
  2. World, p. 52.
  3. City of the Lost. BIONICLE Legends 6.
  4. "The Many Deaths of Toa Tuyet."
  5. "Chapter 4." Reign of Shadows.
  6. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 7062. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  7. Inferno. BIONICLE Legends 5.
  8. BZPower: Bionicle News Update, 8 June 2007 (archive)
  9. "Chapter 6." Into the Darkness.
  10. "Chapter 9." Toa Nuva Blog.
  11. "Chapter 10." Dreams of Destruction.
  12. "Chapter 5." Federation of Fear.
  13. BZPower: GregF Answers, 13 November 2012 (archive)
  14. "Chapter 1." Destiny War.
  15. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 1029. BZPower Forums. (archived on

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