Matatu

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"Now the Toa of Ice's mask was glowing as well. Suddenly, great stones tore lose from one wall of the prison cell. The rocks flew rapidly across the room to form a wall between Onewa and Whenua."
— Narrator, Legends of Metru Nui

Matatu
Kanohi Matatu.png
Kanohi
Title Mask of Telekinesis
Powers Telekinesis
Component disks Teleport
Shrink
Bearers Nuju
Pronunciation MAH-tat-too[1]


The Kanohi Matatu is the Mask of Telekinesis. It allows its user to move targets within their range of view by utilizing the power of thought.[2] The user cannot telekinetically move themselves to fly.[3][4] The only differences between the Great and Noble versions are the power's duration and the maximum weight able to be moved,[5][6] but both can move more than one target at once.[7][8][9][10]

Kanohi Matatu were made from Teleport and Shrink Kanoka on Metru Nui.[11]

Example Usages

A Great Kanohi Matatu in action

Bearers

Great

Matoran
  • Nuju - Formerly; became Great when he transformed into a Toa Metru
  • Kazi

Noble

  • Turaga Vakama - Former secondary mask; destroyed during the sinking of Ta-Koro
  • Turaga Nokama - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Matau - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Onewa - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Whenua - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Nuju - Primary mask
  • The Toa Mata - Former secondary masks; lost when they became Toa Nuva; now with the Turaga
Onua's Noble Kanohi Matatu in action

Matoran

Forms

A Great Kanohi Matatu in BIONICLE Heroes
Concept art of a Hordika-mutated Great Matatu
Picture Description
Matoran Nuju Kanohi.PNG A Matoran Kanohi Matatu in Great form with a telescopic lens, as seen in Legends of Metru Nui
Set Great Kanohi Matatu.png A Great Kanohi Matatu with a telescopic lens
Set Matatu Hordika.png A Great Kanohi Matatu with a telescopic lens mutated by Hordika Venom
MatatuNoble.png A Noble Kanohi Matatu

Set Information

The noble Matatu was first released in 2001 as part of 8544 Nuju in light gray. It was one of the masks possible to be received in 8525 BIONICLE Masks, in orange, lime green, tan, light blue, light gray, and dark gray. Due to production errors, European releases of the mask pack also included the mask in red, blue, green, brown, black, and white. It was later released again in dark gray as part of set 8581 Kopeke in 2003. In 2004, it was released as part of 8611 Orkham in dark green dual-injected with silver. The mask bears the code X-77 on the inside.

The Great Kanohi Matatu was released in white in 2004, as part of set 8606 Toa Nuju, and in sets 8722 Kazi and 7716 "QUICK Good Guy White" in 2006.

A Hordika-version of the mask was released in white as part of 8741 Toa Hordika Nuju in 2005.

Trivia

  • Nuju's mask had a telescopic and heat-sensing eyepiece installed in it by Vakama.[12] It continued to function even while Nuju was a Toa Hordika. The eyepiece, however, disappeared when Nuju became a Turaga. It was most likely lost due to damage to the mask.[13]

References

  1. "Matatu." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 87.
  2. "Official Greg Discussion", page 309, post 12332. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  3. "Official Greg Discussion", page 20, post 791. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  4. "Official Greg Discussion", page 30, post 1167. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  5. "Official Greg Discussion", page 205, post 8171. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  6. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 73, post 2891. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  7. "Chapter 6." Legends of Metru Nui. BIONICLE Adventures 4, p. 74.
  8. "Chapter 2." Maze of Shadows. BIONICLE Adventures 6, pp. 33-34.
  9. BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui, 39:56-40:13.
  10. "Official Greg Discussion", page 144, post 5741. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  11. "Kanoka Disk - Mask of Power Chart." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 53.
  12. Time Trap. BIONICLE Adventures 10, p. 35.
  13. "Official Greg Discussion", page 43, post 1705. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)

See also