|Matoran of Metru Nui
|Toa Metru Vakama (formerly)
Channeling his Fire powers
Serving as a jetpack
The Kanoka Launcher is a tool that was commonly used by the Matoran of Metru Nui to launch Kanoka Disks. Almost all the Matoran in Metru Nui carried a Kanoka Launcher and a Kanoka with them either for protection or use in sports (such as Akilini). The robotic enforcers of Metru Nui, the Vahki, also had Kanoka Launchers, which were built into their headpiece. When the Toa Metru left Metru Nui, the launchers were left behind.
Vakama's Kanoka Launcher
As a Toa Metru, Vakama carried a specialized Kanoka Launcher as his Toa Tool. He selected it because the familiar weapon gave him a sense of comfort in his new body. Some of the other Toa, particularly Matau, ridiculed him for choosing an oversized Matoran weapon, but it proved its worth in its versatility.
The Kanoka Launcher was mutated into a pair of Blazer Claws when Vakama became a Toa Hordika, but was transformed back into its original form when Vakama was cured by Keetongu. It was later damaged beyond repair by the Shadowed One during the Battle for the Kanohi Vahi, and was replaced with the Firestaff Vakama brought with him from Metru Nui.
Vakama used his Kanoka Launcher to launch Freeze Kanoka at the Morbuzakh. He also used its jetpack function to escape from a squad of Vahki.
- Matoran of Metru Nui
- Turaga Dume
- Vahki (formerly)
- Toa Metru Vakama (formerly)
- Dark Hunters
- Boats of Stelt
Silver Kanoka Launchers could be found in the six Matoran, six Vahki, Toa Vakama, Krekka, Nidhiki and promotional Ultimate Dume sets of 2004. In these sets, the Kanoka Launchers are plastic pieces with a bendable plastic extension at the back edge of two forks that hold the disk. In order to launch the Kanoka disk, the launcher is squeezed on its sides. One Kanoka Launcher is included in every Kanoka pack, in one of the six colors of the Toa Metru. The Vahki and Nidhiki sets featured Kanoka Launchers specially designed as a component of their heads. The Toa Vakama set featured a Kanoka Launcher with flame decorations on either side. It could attach to pins on his back either for storage or as a jetpack. The left mandible of the Kanoka Launchers featured a small dent that, when aligned with one of the indents on the Kanoka disks, allowed them to spin launched.
- Gallery:Tools § Kanoka Launcher
- Gallery:Toa Tools § Kanoka Launcher
- Blazer Claws - The mutated forms of Vakama's Kanoka Launcher
- Firestaff - The Badge of Office chosen by Turaga Vakama after his Kanoka Launcher was beyond repair
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