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"Most Onu-Matoran start out as miners, digging for lightstones. You get used to the dark pretty quickly. If you're lucky, you get the opportunity to become an archivist, but even then you are indoors and underground much of the time. These tunnels might be a little extreme, but nothing an Onu-Matoran can't handle."
Toa Metru Whenua, The Darkness Below

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Matoran Type
Element Earth
Preferred regions Subterranean regions
Transforms into Toa of Earth

The Onu-Matoran are the Matoran of Earth.

Abilities and Traits

The Onu-Matoran have inactive Earth powers. Onu-Matoran prefer to look to history for the answers to their questions; on Metru Nui, this placed them in direct conflict with the future-oriented Ko-Matoran, leading to various incidents between the two Metru, including Onu-Matoran undermining Knowledge Towers in their expansion of the Archives, causing the Towers to collapse. On Mata Nui, the Onu-Matoran used the term "surfacers" to refer to anyone from outside their village.

Onu-Matoran normally prefer to stay underground; they are uniquely adept at seeing in darkness, but averse to sunlight, which can easily blind them.[1] They are also among the strongest types of Matoran, and tend to spend much of their time mining. The Onu-Matoran living in Mata Nui and Metru Nui value Duty and Destiny most out of the Three Virtues, from which they derive their Principle of Prosperity, and the Skill of Stamina.

Identifiable physical attributes of Onu-Matoran include primarily black armor, with dark gray, purple, tan, or orange Kanohi and accents, as well as deep green eyes. Onu-Matoran are one of many male Matoran types.

Known Onu-Matoran


  1. Bohrok Swarms Promo CD.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 11760491. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "Chapter 5: The Undercity of Onu-Koro • A Strange Discovery." Mata Nui Online Game.
  4. Voyage of Fear. BIONICLE Adventures 5.
  5. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 11876. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "MNOLG: The Fire Scorpions." TEMPLAR GAMES INC. tumblr, 29 June 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Chapter 9: The Battle of Kini-Nui • Makuta • Takua Returns." Mata Nui Online Game.
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  9. Dark Hunters.
  10. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 11675461. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  11. "Chapter 4." Time Trap. BIONICLE Adventures 10, p. 46.
  12. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 10879071. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  13. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 11712353. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  14. "Beware the Infected Kanohi." Collector's Sticker Book.

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