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"Every elder, every villager, is like a single stone... and together, you build a wall so mighty no Bohrok could ever hope to bring it down! With Vakama, Jala, and the rest of you guarding Ta-Koro, our village will stand."
Toa Mata Tahu, To Trap a Tahnok

Matoran Type
Element Fire
Preferred regions Hot regions
Transforms into Toa of Fire

Ta-Matoran are the Matoran of Fire.

Abilities and Traits

All Ta-Matoran have inactive Fire powers, to the extent that they can resist extreme heat.[1] These can be activated in the case of transformation into a Toa.

The Ta-Matoran are known for their grasp of tactics, leading them to be the first tribe to establish a firm fighting force, the Ta-Koro Guard, on Mata Nui. On Metru Nui, Ta-Matoran were primarily mask makers and worked in foundries or were Protodermis reclamation workers.[2]

The Ta-Matoran of Ta-Koro value Duty the most out of the Three Virtues, from which they derive their Principle of Courage and the Skill of Strength. All Ta-Matoran have been said to be mathematicians at heart, which makes jobs where exact proportions are needed relatively easy.[3]

Identifiable physical attributes of Ta-Matoran include red, orange, yellow, and black Kanohi and armor. They are also one of the many male Matoran types.

Known Ta-Matoran

  • Various Matoran from Metru Nui who were present during the Great Cataclysm and brought to Mata Nui by the Toa Metru.
    • Aft: A Ta-Matoran who studies courage.
    • Aodhan: A Lava Farmer on Mata Nui.
    • Brander: A Crafter on Mata Nui and a foundry worker on Metru Nui.
    • Maglya: A professional Lava Surfer.
    • Tiribomba: A Lava Farmer.
    • Vohon: Ta-Koro's Trader.
    • Various members of the Ta-Koro Guard.[4]
      • Agni: Part of the Ta-Koro Guard.
      • Jaller (transformed): Once the Captain of the Ta-Koro/Ta-Metru Guard, as well as Turaga Vakama's right hand. Comrade to Takua in his Search for the Seventh Toa. Later became a Toa Inika and then a Toa Mahri.
      • Kapura: A member of the Ta-Koro Guard and former member of the Chronicler's Company, he has perfected the art of traveling great distances by moving very slowly.
      • Kalama: A member of the Ta-Koro Guard on Mata Nui and the overseer of a Protodermis Reclamation Center in Metru Nui.
      • Keahi: A member of the Ta-Koro Guard.
      • Nuhrii: A Mask Maker on Metru Nui and a member of the Guard on Mata Nui.
      • A black Ta-Matoran with red feet and a red Kakama. He attempted to stop the Tahnok-Kal during the theft of Tahu's Nuva Symbol with Takua and Keahi; following the rebuilding he guarded a portion of the Wall of History.[5][6]
      • An orange Ta-Matoran with red feet and a red Kakama who fought in the battle for Kini-Nui.[7]
      • A black Ta-Matoran with red feet and a red Komau who fought in the battle for Kini-Nui.[7]
      • A red Ta-Matoran with an orange Miru who fought in the battle for Kini-Nui.[7]
      • An orange Ta-Matoran with red feet and a red Rau who fought in the battle for Kini-Nui.[7]
      • An orange Ta-Matoran with black feet and an orange Rau who fought in the battle for Kini-Nui.[7]
      • Four Ta-Matoran wearing Kanohi Rau who fought in the battle for Kini-Nui.[7]
      • A red Ta-Matoran with red feet and a red Kakama who guarded the tunnel to Onu-Koro.[4]
      • A red guard with red feet and red Pakari watching a cablecar to Ko-Wahi.[4]
      • Various guards watching the Ta-Koro gate.[8][9]
        • A yellow Ta-Matoran with red feet and a black Great Hau.[10]
        • A black Ta-Matoran with orange feet and an orange Great Hau.[10]
      • An unknown number of the Ta-Koro Guard formerly stationed at the North March.[4]
      • An unknown number of the Ta-Koro Guard who failed defending the Tren Krom redoubt against the Rahi. (deceased)[4]
      • At least thirteen red Ta-Matoran with red feet wearing a red Kakama, who defended Ta-Koro during the Rahkshi attack.[9]
    • A red Ta-Matoran trader with red feet who wears a red Kakama.[11]
    • Red Ta-Matoran lava farmers with yellow feet and red Kakamas.[4]
    • A red Ta-Matoran shrine cleaner with yellow feet and a yellow Hau.[4]
    • Various Takara dancers.[4]
      • Three red Ta-Matoran with yellow feet wearing a red Kakama.[4]
      • A red Ta-Matoran with yellow feet wearing a yellow Hau.[4]
    • Two Ta-Matoran who searched for Artakha while Mata Nui was being attacked by the Rahkshi.[12]
      • A tan Ta-Matoran wearing a Rau.[12]
      • A black Ta-Matoran wearing a Komau.[12]
    • Several Ta-Matoran who escaped from Rahkshi during Teridax's reign and headed to the island of Mata Nui.[13] (deceased)[14]
  • Balta: Best friend of Garan and a skilled inventor in the Matoran Resistance.
  • Dezalk: The first Voya Nui Matoran to be infected by Antidermis.
  • Dume (transformed): Became a Toa of Fire, then a Turaga of Metru Nui after completing his destiny about 15,000 years ago.
  • Firedracax (transformed): Was attacked by Visorak; mutated by Energized Protodermis into a vengeance-driven Dark Hunter.
  • Gaardus[15] (transformed): Captured and mutated by rogue Nynrah Ghosts into a living weapon.[16]
  • Lhikan (transformed, revived): Once a Crafter saved by Toa Dume. Became leader of the Toa Mangai; killed as a Turaga by Makuta Teridax, but revived in the Red Star and trapped there.
  • Norik (transformed): Became a Toa, comrade to Varian, and later the leader of the Toa Hagah.
  • Sarda: Left Mahri Nui to explore the oceans with Lesovikk.
  • Vakama (transformed): Once Metru Nui's best mask-maker, later a Toa Metru and a Toa Hordika; now a Turaga of Fire.
A Ta-Matoran with Toa Inika Jaller
  • Vultraz (transformed): A criminal and murderer, now a Shadow Matoran.
  • A Metru Nui Ta-Matoran murdered by Toa Tuyet via molten Protodermis. (deceased)[17]
  • A Ta-Matoran of Voya Nui, who was skilled with weather patterns and predicted an incoming hurricane.[18]
  • A Mahri Nui Ta-Matoran wearing a Mask of Emulation who died after saving Toa Inika Hahli. (deceased)[19]
  • A Mahri Nui Ta-Matoran who spoke at a Mahri Nui Council meeting.[20]
  • A Ta-Matoran who became a Toa and joined the Toa Cordak before being killed by Zyglak. (transformed, deceased)[21][22]
  • A Ta-Matoran who became a Toa and was fused to a Toa of Earth, forming Prototype. (transformed, fused)[23][24]
  • At least eight of Kapura's coworkers at Ta-Metru, all of whom mysteriously vanished.[25]
  • Many Ta-Matoran who died duirng the Toa Mangai's battle against the Kanohi Dragon in Ta-Metru.[26]


  1. "Official Greg Discussion", post 707. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  2. Metru Nui - City of Legends.
  3. Time Trap. BIONICLE Adventures 10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Mata Nui Online Game.
  5. "Episode 8: Theft of Fire." Mata Nui Online Animations.
  6. "Episode 10: Defeat of the Bohrok-Kal." Mata Nui Online Animations.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 "Chapter 9: The Battle of Kini-Nui • Makuta • Takua Returns." Mata Nui Online Game.
  8. "Chapter 2: Ta-Koro & The Lake of Fire • The Charred Forest." Mata Nui Online Game.
  9. 9.0 9.1 BIONICLE: Mask of Light.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Tahu." BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa.
  11. "Chapter 5: The Undercity of Onu-Koro • A Strange Discovery." Mata Nui Online Game.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 The Legend Continues.
  13. Takanuva's Blog.
  14. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 10749007. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  15. "Official Greg Quotes", post 65. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  16. "Chapter 3." The Powers That Be.
  17. "The Many Deaths of Toa Tuyet."
  18. "Hope."
  19. BIONICLE Ignition 6.
  20. City of the Lost. BIONICLE Legends 6.
  21. "Chapter 9." Dreams of Destruction.
  22. "Official Greg Discussion", post 9917. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  23. Dark Hunters.
  24. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 11760491. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  25. Mystery of Metru Nui. BIONICLE Adventures 1, p. 7.
  26. Legacy of Evil. BIONICLE Legends 4.

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