"Another body was required, one dedicated solely to the Great Spirit, with no other loyalties or allegiances to get in the way."
— Toa Helryx, World
|Order of Mata Nui|
|Goals||Serve the will of Mata Nui|
Defeat Makuta Teridax (formerly)
Makuta Miserix (formerly)
Dark Hunters (formerly)
|Enemies||Brotherhood of Makuta (formerly)|
The Order of Mata Nui is an organization dedicated to serving the will of Mata Nui.[BW, p. 8] For thousands of years, the Order was extremely secretive; it was unknown to Toa, Turaga, and even the Brotherhood of Makuta. The Order eventually revealed its existence to the Matoran Universe and engaged the Brotherhood of Makuta in war. Now that Mata Nui is dormant in the Kanohi Ignika, the Order acts as peacekeepers on Spherus Magna.
HistoryAlmost 100,000 years ago, the Hand of Artakha aimed to exact justice and pursue Mata Nui's will. In time the Hand disbanded itself because its members lacked discipline and its actions were too destructive.[BEU, p. 43] Some members scattered,[BEU, p. 12; 127] and new Toa teams took up the mantle as public defenders.[BEU, p. 108] One of the Hand's members, Toa Helryx, felt the need for a secretive organization dedicated to Mata Nui's will, so she founded the Order of Mata Nui. She recruited many of the Hand's former members and created the rule that no other Toa could join the Order.
After they were created, the Toa Mata were sent to the Order's headquarters on Daxia. There Helryx awakened the Toa, and Hydraxon trained them. The Order eventually sent the Toa to Karda Nui, where they defended the local Av-Matoran from various threats.[BL10] The Toa then entered stasis in the Codrex, ready to be deployed if the Great Spirit were felled.
The Order secretly maintained the balance of the universe while hiding their existence. Among other things, the Order experimented on Ehlek's species and had Botar send many unredeemable villains to the Pit. It also assisted with the Time Slip, relocating disguised Av-Matoran to various places in the universe.[BEU, p. 17; 109]
1,000 years after the Great Cataclysm, the Order prepared to come out of hiding and wage war against the Brotherhood of Makuta. The organization recalled its members to Daxia and sent a message to its spy in the Dark Hunters telling him to confront the Shadowed One.[DW, Ch. 1] Brutaka and his team of expendables recovered the original leader of the Brotherhood, and Axonn and Brutaka later were sent to Zakaz to make a pact with the Skakdi.[FoF][DW, Ch. 2-3] Helryx herself revealed the Order to the Toa Hagah and sent them in search of Teridax.[DID] The Order then participated in numerous campaigns against the Brotherhood on various islands, culminating in a massive struggle on Metru Nui that resulted in a Brotherhood defeat.[DW, Ch. 9]
After Makuta Teridax took over Mata Nui's body, he used his powers over the universe to destroy the Order's main base, Daxia. Many members of the Order were also killed during Teridax's reign.[RoS, Ch. 2] The Order's surviving agents managed to contact the Toa Nuva and the Toa Mahri and began helping them with their resistance efforts.[RoS]
Noticing suspicious Rahkshi migrations to the Southern Islands, the Order sent a winged member to Tahu and Onua who informed them of the situation. Tahu ordered the agent to find and send reinforcements to the Southern Islands.[JE, p. 21]
After Teridax was killed, Order agents began to exit the Matoran Universe onto Spherus Magna. Several agents went to retrieve Tren Krom; however, they discovered that he had disappeared from his island.
In this alternate universe, the Order of Mata Nui revealed their existence after Mata Nui died. They then assisted in evacuating many of the Matoran Universe's beings to the island of Mata Nui. They also helped Toa Takanuva force the Makuta back underground when they attempted to make their way to the surface world. Soon after, the Order's leader, Helryx, became a member of Turaga Takanuva's ruling council.[TK]
- Awakened the newly created Toa Mata and informed them of their mission.[MGttU, p. 20][BL10]
- Assigned Hydraxon to train the Toa Mata.[BL10]
- Sent the Toa Mata to Karda Nui to help the Av-Matoran colonize it, and to wait in the Codrex until they were further needed.[BL10]
- Made Hydraxon the jailer of the Pit and made Maxilos robots the guards.[BL10][BL7]
- Sent Axonn and Brutaka to guard the Mask of Life.[BL2]
- Took various Av-Matoran from their homeland and scattered them across the Matoran Universe.[BEU, p. 109]
- Had Botar take all those who were judged irredeemable to The Pit.[BL5] This action ceased briefly when Botar died, but the Order found a replacement for him.[DW, Ch. 1]
- Experimented on Ehlek's species, hoping to create beings who could combat Makuta. The experiments were unsuccessful.[FoF, Ch. 4] The Order did this in secrecy, and its targets never learned the identities of their benefactors.
- Had Tobduk track down and kill all who knew the location of Artakha, including the Makuta who was stationed there.[BW][BIA, Ch. 5]
- Recruited Ancient and used him as a spy amongst the Dark Hunters.[DW, Ch. 6]
- Held Toa Tuyet captive in a pocket dimension to gather information on the Nui Stone from her so they could replicate it, and planted evidence suggesting she was still in the Pit.[RoS, Ch. 4]
- After Mata Nui changed the stars to fool Teridax about who the destined Toa Metru were, planted evidence around Metru Nui to support Mata Nui's deception.[BA10]
- Sent Jerbraz to the Tren Krom Peninsula to hire the Ko-Matoran Mazeka.[BIA, Ch. 2]
- Sent Mazeka to find and protect the Matoran Krakua.[BIA, Ch. 2-3]
- Turned Krakua into a Toa so he could act as a liaison between them and Toa.[BL10]
- Asked Krakua to seek out Lesovikk and inform him that Karzahni was going to the Pit and that Botar would come to take the tyrant away if he were defeated.[DroD, Ch. 10]
- Used the Staff of Artakha to heal the damages done by the Great Cataclysm.[TNB, Ch. 9]
- Placed Karzahni under heavy guard on Daxia while hoping to obtain useful information.[DroD, Ch. 10][DW, Ch. 1]
- Captured the Piraka and held them for interrogation.[DW, Ch. 1]
- Freed Vezon from the Zyglak to take part of a team made of Brutaka, Spiriah, Roodaka, Lariska, Takadox, and Carapar and then sent them on a mission to find Miserix, the former leader of the Brotherhood of Makuta.[FoF, Ch. 1]
- Sent Botar and Trinuma with a cache of weapons to equip Brutaka's team.[FoF, Ch. 5]
- Armed Takanuva with information about Karda Nui and had Brutaka try to send him to there.[BL10]
- Planted various agents around the universe to monitor and report events.[BW]
- Imprisoned Dweller.[BL10]
- Brought Axonn from Voya Nui to Daxia to prepare for the war against the Brotherhood of Makuta.[DW, Ch. 1]
- Sent a message to Ancient informing him to persuade the Shadowed One to join their cause or kill him.[DW, Ch. 1]
- Sent the Shadowed One to blockade or invade Xia to prevent the Vortixx from selling weapons to the Brotherhood of Makuta.[DID, Ch. 1]
- Sent Axonn and Brutaka to Zakaz to convince the Skakdi to assist in the war.[DW, Ch. 2]
- Sent Miserix in search of Teridax.[DW, Ch. 2]
- Sent Trinuma and Vezon to find Destral, the Brotherhood's base.[DW, Ch. 1]
- Prevented the Shadowed One from carrying out his plans to destroy Xia rather than capture it.[DID, Ch. 2]
- Sent Vezon on a suicide mission to discover the means used to teleport Destral.[DW, Ch. 2]
- Sent the Toa Hagah in search of Teridax, with Zaktan acting as a guide.[DID, Ch. 2]
- Sent the Skakdi to destroy the Rahkshi invasion force on the Southern Island chains.[DW, Ch. 4]
- Sent Axonn and Brutaka to destroy the place where Makuta are created.[DW, Ch. 4]
- Had Hydraxon's replica release the four Barraki against the Brotherhood of Makuta.[DW, Ch. 4]
- Installed a device to trigger eruption on Artidax to destroy the Visorak horde.[DID, Ch. 4]
- Delivered the Heart of the Visorak to the Toa Mahri, who then brought it to Artidax.[DID, Ch. 4]
- Captured or destroyed the Brotherhood's sources of Energized Protodermis.
- Attacked and destroyed the Destral Fortress.[DW, Ch. 5-6][BIA, Ch. 6]
- Attacked and captured numerous Makuta-controlled islands.[DW]
- Planted information on Stelt that they were turning the Great Furnace in Metru Nui into a virus works.[DID, Ch. 8]
- Transformed Metru Nui into a giant fortress, with high walls along the coasts and huge weapons on top of the walls and buildings.[DID, Ch. 8]
- Engaged a massive Brotherhood of Makuta force that attacked Metru Nui and defeated it with help from the Toa Nuva and Toa Mahri, a swarm of Bohrok, and the residents of the city.[DW, Ch. 9]
- Assisted in resistance efforts during Teridax's reign.[JE][RoS]
- Informed Tahu and Onua of suspicious Rahkshi movements.[JE]
- Evacuated the Matoran Universe onto Spherus Magna.
There were hundreds[BEU, p. 109] of agents of the Order of Mata Nui throughout its history. They do not usually include Matoran, Toa, or Turaga, as they have their own destinies to fulfill.[BW, p. 50] Below is a list of those members who are known:
- Helryx - Leader
- Axonn - A member once in charge of guarding the Kanohi Ignika
- Brutaka - Former guardian of the Ignika. Once a probationary member, but redeemed himself on a mission.
- Hydraxon's replica - A duplicate of Hydraxon created by the Ignika. The Order assumes that he is the original Hydraxon as they do not know of the first Hydraxon's death.
- Jerbraz - An invisible member who provided information for the Atlas
- Johmak - An ebon-armored female member who can shatter into crystals
- Krakua - A Toa of Sonics. Formerly a servant who acted as a liaison between the Order and Toa, Krakua was recruited as a full member due to the war with the Brotherhood of Makuta.
- Mazeka - A Ko-Matoran who acts as a spy
- Tobduk - A ten-foot tall member who normally performs the more horrid assignments
- Trinuma - A nine-foot tall warrior
- Botar's replacement in the Order of Mata Nui, a member of Botar's species. Like his predecessor, he is responsible for taking beings to the Pit.
- A member who met a dying Tahtorak who revealed that the Tahtorak on Zakaz plan to wipe out the Skakdi.[BW]
- An agent who was assigned to Metru Nui following the Matoran Civil War.[BW]
- Two unnamed members who planted an explosive device on Artidax.[DID, Ch. 4]
- An unspecified number of members who were patrolling the streets of Metru Nui and participated in its defense when the Brotherhood of Makuta launched their final assault.[DID, Ch. 8]
- A member who guarded Tuyet in another dimension, until this member was convinced Tuyet was noble, and helped her escape.[RoS, Ch. 4]
- A winged female member who informed Tahu and Onua of the Rahkshi's movements after Teridax's takeover.[JE, p. 21]
- Hydraxon - The Pit jailer; injured by an earthquake caused by the Great Cataclysm and killed by Takadox, now on the Red Star (revived)
- Botar - A member who took defeated criminals to the Pit; crushed by Icarax, now on the Red Star (revived)
- Ancient - A spy in the Dark Hunters native to the Shadowed One's island; killed by the Shadowed One (deceased)
- An agent who was assigned to Metru Nui following the Matoran Civil War[BW] and later was tortured into revealing the Order's existence and the Toa Metru's true collective destiny to the Karzahni (deceased)[BA10, p. 120][BEU, p. 109]
- A member that was sent to Mata Nui in a Toa Canister, but was killed by Teridax[BEU, p. 109] (deceased)
- An operative at Mahri Nui with whom the Order lost contact (deceased)[BW]
- An unspecified number of members who were killed for knowing the location of Artakha[BW]
- A four-armed agent who carried a multi-bladed axe; killed by accelerated aging from Voporak's time field (revived)[DW, Ch. 8]
These beings are not actual Order of Mata Nui members, but serve and work with them:
- Umbra - A being created by the Great Beings to guard the Kanohi Ignika.
- Maxilos - A model of guardian robots stationed in the Pit.
- Energy Hounds - A species of canine Rahi that could track down any being by sensing its energy.
- Spinax - A mutated Energy Hound that used to belong to Hydraxon and later helped a Maxilos guard The Pit.
- The Federation of Fear - A ragtag group of prisoners lead by then-probationary member Brutaka. The group's mission was to free former Brotherhood leader Miserix from imprisonment on Artidax, anticipating he would cause trouble for the Brotherhood.
- Vezon - Insane half-Skakdi known for his eccentric, joking personality.
- Roodaka - Deposed Viceroy of the Visorak Horde, evading death sentences from the Brotherhood of Makuta and Dark Hunters for selling information on both to each other.
- Spiriah - Former Makuta of Zakaz, responsible for a failed experiment to convert the Skakdi into a Brotherhood army, killed by Miserix after the mission's completion.
- Takadox - Former Barraki warlord, betrayed the group after reaching Artidax.
- Carapar - Former Barraki warlord, killed by Tren Krom midway through the mission.
- Lariska - Dark Hunter temporarily contracted to help Brutaka maintain control over the group.
- Mana Ko - Large crab-like Rahi that guard certain Brotherhood of Makuta locations.
- "Kratana" - A breed of creatures that can cause their wearers to see visions of the past and future.
- A number of servants on the island of Stelt, through which the Order leaked word that they were turning the Great Furnace on Metru Nui into a virus works.[DID, Ch. 8]
The Order was entirely devoted to secrecy, hiding their presence from the entire universe. They served the will of Mata Nui, acting in his interests. Due to their secrecy, they have no need to consider the morals of other beings in their quest to carry out the will of the Great Spirit, and as such can act with impunity. Because they carry sensitive information, all members are trained to have their minds shielded against telepathy and mental attack. However, they are still vulnerable to tricks such as illusions. Most members carry weapons made from Protosteel, and some of their equipment is provided by Artakha.
It was initially decreed that no Toa or Matoran (save Helryx herself, who set the rule) could join the Order. However, in the wartime, this rule was bent to allow Krakua and Mazeka to become full members.
Depending on the role members will have, they can receive a power upgrade through experiments when they join the Order. Axonn and Brutaka chose to get additional powers, while Hydraxon and Botar did not. The experiments have been known to go wrong, however, such as when the experiment Jerbraz took part in rendered him permanently invisible.
"I have uprooted mountains, Toa. I have ridden the tornado and filled the earthquake with fear. When you were still toiling at your mundane Matoran chores, I and others like me were holding your universe together. Do you really believe your puny powers can threaten a member of the Order of Mata Nui?"
— Brutaka, Power Play
"Try to run, at any time, and friends of mine will hunt you down – friends who make me look like a big, cuddly Ussal crab."
— Brutaka, Federation of Fear
"My name is Helryx. I run an organization you never heard of called the Order of Mata Nui. We are at war – and you've just been drafted."
— Helryx to the Toa Hagah, Dwellers In Darkness
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|Former||Ancient (deceased) | Botar (revived) | Hydraxon (revived)|
|Servants||Energy Hounds (Spinax) | Kratana | Mana Ko | Maxilos Robots | Umbra|
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