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"You may be as skilled as I am, one day. But you must beware. Fear and doubt can poison your mind, and your skill."
— Kotu to Hahli, The Final Chronicle

Occupation Student
Kanohi Rau[1]
Tools Unknown
Status Diminished
Pronunciation KO-too[2]
Occupation Rahi Tender[2]
Kanohi Rau
Status Rebuilt
Pronunciation KO-too[2]
Occupation Rahi Tender[2]
Kanohi Rau
Status Alive
Location Spherus Magna
Pronunciation KO-too[2]

Kotu is a self-assured Ga-Matoran native to Metru Nui.


Metru Nui

On Metru Nui, Kotu was a student, and lived in Ga-Metru.[3] Before the events of the Great Cataclysm, she was coerced into going to the Coliseum by Vahki under the command of Makuta Teridax (disguised as Turaga Dume), where she was placed into a Matoran Sphere. She entered stasis, but was rescued by the Toa Metru and transported to the island of Mata Nui, where she was awakened on the shores of Naho Bay.[4][5]

Mata Nui

Kotu's appearance after being forced into a Matoran Sphere

Kotu's size and power had been reduced by prolonged exposure to the energy-sapping effects of the Matoran Sphere. Despite this, she participated in the construction of Ga-Koro, supervised by Turaga Nokama, using pieces of the disassembled Airships that had been used to transport the Matoran to the island.[6]

In Ga-Koro, Kotu had the job of tending to Rahi that had been freed from Makuta Teridax's control.[7][8][2] Kotu was also chosen by Turaga Nokama to act as her left hand.[9]

After a thousand years on Mata Nui, Kotu was imprisoned in the sunken hut with most of the other Ga-Matoran, during one of the Rahi attacks on Ga-Koro. She was later freed by Takua, and witnessed the fight between Toa Mata Gali and the Tarakava that imprisoned them.[10] She later started taking care of the beast while it was recovering from the control that Teridax had had over it.[10][8] Prior to the Toa Mata's confrontation with Teridax, Kotu was chosen by Turaga Nokama to stay in the village and supervise the defense of Ga-Koro from the onslaught of infected Rahi.[11]

Near the end of the Bohrok Invasion, during the attack of the Bohrok, Kotu alerted Nokama of the arrival of the Po-Matoran who were evacuating from Po-Koro, consequent to the Attack on Po-Koro.[12] She also helped to dismantle the causeway leading from the beach to the aquatic village to keep a Pahrak swarm from destroying Ga-Koro. When the Bohrok cornered the two Turaga and gathered Matoran, Kotu took a final stand with her comrades before the Toa Mata defeated the Bahrag. In the aftermath of the battle, she became one of the first Matoran to play the new form of kolhii inspired by Huki's maneuver with a fishing pole during the battle.[13][14]

After the defeat of the Bohrok-Kal, Kotu was rebuilt into a stronger form to compensate for the power and size diminishment she had undergone as a result of the Matoran Sphere.[15] When Turaga Nokama announced her choices for the kolhii tournament, Kotu was surprised that Hahli was picked instead of her, but she helped her by constructing Bamboo poles to create kolhii sticks, and teaching her about kolhii.[8]

Return to Metru Nui

Kotu later helped in the construction of Boats to carry the Matoran to Metru Nui.[16] She also helped her fellow Matoran in their efforts to repair the damaged city. She temporarily stopped her work of reconstruction on order of Jaller, to force the Turaga to reveal where the Toa Nuva had gone, but she eventually got back to work.[17]

As a result of Teridax's defeat, Kotu and other surviving Matoran living in Metru Nui left the city and migrated to Spherus Magna.[18][19]

Abilities and Traits

Kotu is considered by most to have a sharp mind and a quick, witty sense of humor. Kotu is also a skilled kolhii player,[7] and was so confident in her prowess that she considered it a foregone conclusion that Nokama would choose her for an island-wide kolhii tournament.[9] Her skills at practical jokes are unequaled amongst Ga-Matoran, and almost everyone has fallen victim to one of her pranks. She also helped her best friend Macku play jokes on Hewkii.[7]

Kotu can hold her breath longer and is a better swimmer than Matoran of other elemental affiliations.[20][21]



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