"Shocked and grief-stricken, he left the city with the Dark Hunters at the conclusion of the war. Since that time, he has served me and has proved to be a most effective hunter of Toa."
— The Shadowed One, Dark Hunters
Temporary ocular hypnosis
"Subterranean" is a Dark Hunter assassin and saboteur.
During the Toa-Dark Hunter War, an Onu-Matoran was helping to build a new section of the Archives under Ga-Metru when the tunnel ceiling collapsed. Mutagenic chemicals in a Ga-Metru laboratory above the dig site poured all of its contents onto him when it caved in, and mutated him into his current state. When he finally emerged from the rubble, his new form terrified his friends. Shocked and saddened, he left the city with the Dark Hunters.[DH]
After discovering his vulnerability to sound, the Dark Hunters equipped Subterranean with sound-dampening armor to counteract this weakness. For the next 4,000 years, Subterranean served as a Dark Hunter on various missions, some of which involved hunting Toa.[DH]
Shortly before Mata Nui's Reawakening, the Shadowed One dispatched Subterranean on a mission to discuss an alliance with a group of Frostelus, on the theory that he was one of the few beings uglier than them.[DH] These negotiations went poorly.
Abilities and Traits
Subterranean has the power to disassemble anything he touches. He can temporarily hypnotize his opponents with a mere glance.
In addition to these powers, Subterranean's mutation enhanced his hearing to the point that even the slightest sound is painful to him. For this reason, he is equipped with sound-dampening armor, although he still avoids Toa of Sonics whenever possible.[DH]
- Subterranean was created by Paul Fischer for the LEGO Magazine Dark Hunter Building Contest, and was given a storyline role and a place in the book BIONICLE: Dark Hunters, by Greg Farshtey.
- Chat with Greg Farshtey, 7 May 2014
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