Kanohi Dragon

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"The great beast swam free for the first time in thousands of years. It only had dim memories of the past, but what had gone before didn't matter to it at the moment. The only thing the Kanohi Dragon cared about was that it was very, very hungry."
— Narrator, Legacy of Evil

Kanohi Dragon
Rahi Specimen
Powers Fire breath
Status Alive
Location Spherus Magna[1]
Pronunciation kah-NO-hee[2]

The Kanohi Dragon is a powerful Rahi with a history of destruction and conflict.


The Kanohi Dragon was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.[3][4]

The first known appearance of the Kanohi Dragon was early in Metru Nui's history, when there were much fewer buildings. The creature dwelt near Ta-Metru and would fly around Metru Nui, causing the skies to blacken and soot to fall from its body as it snaked through the sky. Between 95,000 and 80,000 years ago, the Kanohi Dragon attacked Metru Nui, but was defeated by a team of Toa that was visiting Metru Nui, which Takadox witnessed.[5] They trapped it in an undersea cave inside the Great Barrier,[6] where it was then frozen behind a one-hundred foot layer of ice.[7]

Around 3,000 years before the Great Cataclysm, Vezok, Reidak, and Avak were sent to Metru Nui by the Shadowed One to release the Kanohi Dragon.[8] The Dragon then proceeded to renew its attack once more, rampaging through the Archives towards Ta-Metru, where it began absorbing heat from the Great Furnace. Soon, the Toa Mangai were summoned to Metru Nui to help contain the beast.[9] After a month-long battle, the Toa were victorious and the Kanohi Dragon was defeated, mostly by four Toa of Ice. After they defeated it, part of the team took the Kanohi Dragon to Xia, where Roodaka took it.[10] Later, the Kanohi Dragon was said to have disappeared from the island. However, the Order of Mata Nui believed that the Vortixx were keeping it for study and to create a machine similar to it.[11]

After Botar moved the Tahtorak to Xia, the Kanohi Dragon was freed to fight against it. The battle between the two massive Rahi caused massive destruction to the city, even tearing large chunks out of The Mountain, but the battle was disrupted by the newly recreated Toa Hagah. After the Tahtorak had weakened the Kanohi Dragon enough, Toa Norik used his slowness Rhotuka and Kualus used his Ice powers to subdue the Rahi. Toa Iruini then took care to prevent it from being consumed by The Mountain by moving its leg away from the landmark on the advice of a nearby Vortixx.[12] The Vortixx then re-imprisoned it on their island.[13]

After the Battle of Bara Magna, the Kanohi Dragon was released from its prison onto Spherus Magna.[1]

Abilities and Traits

The Kanohi Dragon is an immense Rahi, possessing mammoth strength. Its body is decorated by glittering scales shaped like Kanohi, which often lure unsuspecting victims into a trap. The dragon is highly susceptible to cold temperatures, with frigid enough temperatures rendering it comatose. The Vortixx employed this weakness to keep the Dragon contained. It also possesses the ability to fly, slithering like an oily snake across the sky. Hot cinders and ash often fall from the dragon as it flies. It can also breathe fire, and has smoldering tail blades.[9]


"In your city, this is a monster. On my island, it is ... an ill-tempered pet."
Roodaka to Toa Mangai Lhikan, Legacy of Evil


  • The Kanohi Dragon was an entry sent in to LEGO as part of the LEGO Magazine Rahi Building Challenge. It was created by Tyler Herbst and given a name and story role by Greg Farshtey in the book BIONICLE: Rahi Beasts.
  • It is possible that there was more than one Kanohi Dragon.[14]
  • A Kanohi Dragon is not quite as big as a Tahtorak, but many times larger than a Toa.[15][16]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Official Greg Quotes", post 168. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  2. "Kanohi Dragon." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 53.
  3. "The Makuta." Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 63.
  4. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 8340. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  5. "Prologue." City of the Lost. BIONICLE Legends 6, p. 6.
  6. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 6188. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  7. "Chapter 4." Legacy of Evil. BIONICLE Legends 4, p. 49.
  8. "Chapter 4." Legacy of Evil. BIONICLE Legends 4, pp. 52-53.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Kanohi Dragon." Rahi Beasts, p. 42.
  10. "Chapter 4." Legacy of Evil. BIONICLE Legends 4, pp. 61-62.
  11. "Chapter 7: Xia." "History." World, pp. 56-58.
  12. "Chapter 1." Dwellers In Darkness.
  13. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 4819. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  14. "Official Greg Discussion", post 7669. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  15. "Official Greg Discussion", post 2953. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  16. "Official Greg Discussion", post 2912. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)