"While the Shadow Realm is not a region in itself, the dark lord Makuta uses the shadows as spawning pits for his minions.
Anything can be formed from shadow and the evil Mask Maker's creativity knows no limits."
The Capital City in the Shadow Realm
Shadow Traps (Elemental Beasts)
The Shadow Realm, or the Realm of Shadow, is a dark world adjacent to that which is home to the island of Okoto.
When the Mask of Ultimate Power, unable to contain the power of all six of these elements, fractured into several pieces after being knocked from Makuta's face by Ekimu, it created a rift into the Shadow Realm that drew in not only Makuta, but all of Capital City. Makuta became the ruler of the city in the Shadow Realm, which was home to his minions.
Seeking to escape the Shadow Realm, Makuta used the Mask of Control to enslave Umarak. Umarak gathered the pieces of the Mask of Ultimate Power so that they could reopen the rift and enable Makuta's return to Okoto. Gali attempted to steal the fragments of the mask, but her spirit was drawn through the portal into the Shadow Realm, where she witnessed Makuta and his minions preparing for his imminent triumph. However, Gali learned what needed to be done to stop Makuta from the Prophecy of Heroes inscribed in the city. When Makuta completed the portal, her spirit escaped along with him. The Toa then sacrificed their power to seal Makuta in the Shadow Realm.
The Shadow Realm is a dimension where everything is darkness. When a physical object, like the Capital City, comes to the dimension, they glow purple.
The Shadow Realm can be accessed by combining the Elements of Fire, Ice, Jungle, Water, Stone, and Earth, which can open and close a portal to the dimension. The portal came in two different sizes; one as small as Makuta's Shadow Titan form and one as large as the Capital City. When one gets near the portal, the portal sucks the person's soul into the Shadow Realm. However, when the open is opened, the soul can return to his or her body. Makuta could show a ghostly form through the portal to communicate with Umarak. After the portal took the city to the dimension and closed, Umarak, the Destroyer, needed to turn the Black Crater into the Black Volcano, and then use the pieces of the Mask of Ultimate Power and Ekimu and Agil's combined Light attack to do a ritual that can re-open the portal on top of the Volcano. Makuta also needed Umarak's essense to finish opening the portal, which killed Umarak in the process.
- Makuta, the Mask Hoarder
- Several Okotan-like beings
- Several Shadow Traps
- Several Elemental Beasts
- Several members of the Skull Army
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