"Many centuries ago, a group of Matoran decided to grasp for greater power. They exposed themselves to Energized Protodermis and became reptilian creatures called Protocairns."
— Makuta Teridax to Toa Metru Vakama, Time Trap
Land creation upon death
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According to legend, Protocairns were once Matoran from an island who exposed themselves to Energized Protodermis in order to become more powerful. However, this was a gamble, and they were instead turned into destructive, amphibious beasts who began to rampage through the Matoran Universe.
Abilities and Traits
Protocairns, while bestial in manner, are sapient and have individual personalities. Their Rhotuka spinners can temporarily block the signals between the mind and the body in a target, causing an opponent to collapse.
Social Structure and Interactions
Every now and then, Protocairns appear on island shores and cause immense destruction, even destroying the shore itself in some cases. Protocairns die soon after this, and their bodies fuse into a landmass. Unwittingly, they help undo their damage by creating more land, which is then built upon. While they live, they are extremely difficult to stop, although the Vahki on Metru Nui have had success at driving them off.
A Protocairn can be built out of parts from Toa Hordika canister sets 8736 Vakama Hordika, 8738 Whenua Hordika, and 8740 Matau Hordika. Its instructions were at one point available on LEGO.com, but have since been removed. A Rhotuka Launcher with a silver Rhotuka spinner is featured on either side of its body.
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