Disk Launcher (Vakama)

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"Nice choice — for playing Matoran games, mask maker."
Toa Metru Matau to Vakama, Mystery of Metru Nui

Disk Launcher
Comic Vakama's Disk Launcher.PNG
Tool
Users Toa Metru Vakama
Function Launching Kanoka Disks
Channeling his Fire powers (using it as a jetpack)
Status Destroyed


Vakama using his launcher as a jetpack
Vakama's Disk Launcher in set form

As a Toa Metru, Vakama carried a Disk Launcher as his Toa Tool. He selected it because the familiar weapon gave him a sense of comfort in his new body.[1] Some of the other Toa, particularly Matau, ridiculed him for choosing an oversized Matoran weapon, but it proved its worth in its versatility.

Vakama could mentally trigger the Kanoka launcher to be used as a flight pack by channeling his fire powers through it.[2][3][4] Since it relied on Vakama's elemental energy to function, the jetpack could only be used for a limited time.[5]

The Disk 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 Battle for the Kanohi Vahi, and was replaced with the Firestaff Vakama brought with him from Metru Nui.

Example Usage

Vakama used his Disk Launcher to launch Freeze Kanoka at the Morbuzakh. He also channeled his fire power to use it as a jetpack to escape from a squad of Vahki.

Set Information

The launcher was introduced in set form in the 2004 Toa Vakama set. It could attach to pins on his back either for storage or as a jetpack.

References

  1. "Official Greg Discussion", page 16, post 601. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  2. "Chapter 8." Time Trap. BIONICLE Adventures 10, p. 107.
  3. "Official Greg Discussion", page 48, post 1895. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  4. "Official Greg Discussion", page 204, post 8156. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  5. "Official Greg Discussion", page 225, post 8977. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)

See also