Matoran Resistance

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"Only six Matoran were left free to oppose them."
— Narrator, If a Universe Ends

Matoran Resistance
Headquarters Matoran Stronghold
Mountain Hideaway
Leader Garan
Axonn (briefly)
Goals Defeat the Piraka
Aid the Toa Nuva and Toa Inika
Allies Toa Nuva
Toa Inika
Enemies Piraka
Status Disbanded

The Matoran Resistance,[1][2][3][4][5] also known as the Voya Nui Resistance,[6][7] or simply the Resistance,[8][9][10][11][12][13] was a group of five Matoran and a disguised Great Being on Voya Nui who dedicated themselves to defeating the Piraka.


The Matoran Resistance was composed of six Matoran, who were the first to see the Piraka arriving on Voya Nui's shores, and as such, were the only Matoran who realized that the Piraka were not the Toa they claimed to be. The Matoran met to discuss their misgivings about the "Toa" and later, the team was formed after the Onu-Matoran Garan and Ta-Matoran Balta overheard a revealing conversation between two of the Piraka and began to investigate the intentions of the Piraka. Due to them having gathered for a meeting when the Matoran were lured into a trap by the Piraka, the team members were also the only six Matoran to avoid being enslaved by the Piraka's Zamor Spheres. While they could not defeat the Piraka alone, they made useful spies and thieves.

The Matoran Resistance formed an alliance with the Toa Nuva, following a brief misunderstanding wherein the Matoran mistook them for more Piraka and attacked them. The group traveled to the Piraka Stronghold, and broke into it during the conflict of the Piraka. Though the Toa Nuva took on the Piraka and were winning, the intervention of Brutaka resulted in sudden defeat. The Resistance was trapped with Reidak, while Brutaka took custody of the Toa.

The Matoran Resistance as sets

Brutaka later saved Balta, Piruk, Velika, and Kazi from a Doom Viper out of habit. Dalu managed to run away from the Piraka, was later caught, and then escaped again. Garan, on the other hand, was interrogated by Vezok in the Chamber of Truth. As his answers were not to Vezok's liking, Garan ended up suspended above a magma pit, but was saved by the other four Matoran. Garan and the rest of the Resistance met up with the Toa Inika. Velika made new Zamor Launchers which were filled with Energized Protodermis to reverse the effects of Antidermis. Along with the Inika, they went into the Piraka Stronghold, meeting Zaktan, Brutaka, and then the rest of the Piraka. A fight then broke out between the Toa Inika and the Piraka, but the Matoran did not take part in this battle. During the fight, the Matoran left in order to find the Toa Nuva and freed them.

They later hid in the Nui Caves of Voya Nui with the other Matoran of Voya Nui and Mahri Nui, as the Toa Mahri had to destroy the Cord, which would threaten the lives of the Matoran. The Matoran Resistance and the other Matoran of Voya Nui and Mahri Nui have returned to the Southern Continent safely. Since then, the Matoran Resistance has been disbanded.


The Matoran Resistance in Matoran Escape


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  10. "Garan." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 38.
  11. "Kazi." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 56.
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  13. "Velika." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 150.