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Occupation Foundry Worker
Kanohi Kakama
Tools Kanoka Launcher
Status Diminished
Occupation Crafter[1]
Kanohi Unknown
Status Rebuilt
Occupation Crafter
Kanohi Huna
Status Alive
Location Spherus Magna

Brander is a Ta-Matoran native to Metru Nui.


Metru Nui

On Metru Nui, Brander worked in one of the Ta-Metru Foundries. During the attack of the Morbuzakh, Toa Metru Vakama asked him about Nuhrii while he was searching for him. Brander did not believe that the tall Toa was Vakama, so he gave Vakama a test. Vakama had to identify the mask with a flaw. He passed the test, gaining Brander's trust, and receiving information on Nuhrii.[2][3]

Brander was captured by the Vahki under the command of Makuta Teridax, disguised as Turaga Dume. He was then forced into a Matoran Sphere but was later rescued by the Toa Metru and awakened on the shores of Naho Bay on the island of Mata Nui.[4][5]

Mata Nui

Brander lost memories of his life prior to their arrival on Mata Nui and he was diminished in size and strength due to the effects of the Matoran Sphere. He helped in the construction of Ta-Koro, guided by Turaga Vakama and making use of parts of the disassembled Airships used by the Toa to transport the Matoran to Mata Nui.[6]

Brander wore a Kakama on Metru Nui, but it was later damaged and replaced with a Huna on Mata Nui.[7] Brander later became a Crafter on Mata Nui.[8]

Following the defeat of the Bohrok-Kal, Brander was rebuilt into a form resembling the one he had held before being confined in a Matoran Sphere. [9] During the Rahkshi attack on Mata Nui, Brander was evacuated from Ta-Koro with the other Matoran when they destroyed the village.[10][11]

Return to Metru Nui

Brander aided in the construction of Boats to return to Metru Nui.[2] Following the arrival of the Matoran, Brander participated in the mass effort to restore the city to its original state. He temporarily stopped his work of reconstruction on order of Jaller, to force the Turaga to reveal where the Toa Nuva had gone, but he eventually got back to work.[12]

Brander's life under Teridax's rule was stopped when the Makuta was killed as a result of damage to the Great Spirit Robot during the Battle of Bara Magna. All the surviving Matoran of Metru Nui, including Brander, then relocated to Spherus Magna.[13][14]


  • Brander is an Old Swedish word meaning "fire."


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  1. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 11697376. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mystery of Metru Nui. BIONICLE Adventures 1.
  3. Vakama's Toa Metru Mini Promo CD.
  4. Legends of Metru Nui. BIONICLE Adventures 4.
  5. BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui.
  6. "Chapter 5: Mata Nui." "History." World, pp. 41-42.
  7. "Official Greg Discussion", post 2577. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  8. "Chapter 7: Ta-Koro." Mata Nui Online Game II: The Final Chronicle.
  9. "Episode 10: Defeat of the Bohrok-Kal." Mata Nui Online Animations.
  10. Mask of Light.
  11. BIONICLE: Mask of Light.
  12. Island of Doom. BIONICLE Legends 1.
  13. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 11800. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  14. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 11859. BZPower Forums. (archived on