Ice Bat

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"You worry too much, brother. You always have. Remember the time the tops of all those Ko-Metru Knowledge Towers were being shattered? You were sure the Kanohi Dragon was back. Turned out to be Ice Bats with attitude."
Toa Nidhiki, Birth of a Dark Hunter

Ice Bat
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Rahi
Conservation status Common
Known locations Ko-Metru (formerly)
Spherus Magna[1]



Ice Bats are obnoxious flying Rahi pests.

History

The Ice Bat species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.[2]

Many Ice Bats made their homes on the tops of Knowledge Towers in Ko-Metru. Here, they were known to fly into observatories and to smash everything on their way out; they also made navigating Ko-Metru by air a hazard, leading most Airships to instead use other routes.[3]

During the Visorak occupation of Metru Nui following the Great Cataclysm, Rahaga Kualus summoned thousands of Ice Bats to fend off several Suukorak menacing him and Toa Hordika Nuju. The Ice Bats swarmed and battled the Suukorak until Kualus and Nuju escaped, and then retreated.[4]

500 years ago, Metru Nui's last Ice Bat flock was summoned by Kualus' Rahaga Staff to distract the Visorak, while the Rahaga and Turaga Dume helped Keetongu.[TDR]

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, many Ice Bats emigrated from the Matoran Universe to Spherus Magna.[1]

Abilities and Traits

Ice Bats are white or translucent white and not especially dangerous to Matoran, but can be destructive, causing them to be labeled as pests.[5] They are considered a delicacy by the Crystal Climbers.[6]

Trivia

  • When Whenua was a Matoran, several dozen Ice Bats escaped from their Stasis Tubes and infested the Archives' administrative offices.[7]

Appearances

Books Online

Novels

Guides

Short Stories

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 BZPower: Farshtey Feed, 11 May 2010 (archive)
  2. "The Makuta." BIONICLE: Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 63.
  3. "Ice Bat." BIONICLE: Encyclopedia Updated, p. 46.
  4. "Chapter 6." BIONICLE Adventures 8: Challenge of the Hordika, p. 67.
  5. BZPower: Farshtey Feed, 28 May 2010
  6. "Crystal Climber." BIONICLE: Encyclopedia Updated, p. 24.
  7. "Chapter 6: Whenua's Tale." BIONICLE Adventures 5: Voyage of Fear, p. 70.