Toa Kaita

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"The Toa will unite and find more power in the joining. They shall merge their skills, their knowledge, their wills to become Wisdom and Valor, named in prophecy Wairuha and Akamai, in these forms they are the Toa Kaita."
Turaga Nuju (as translated by Matoro), Mata Nui Online Game

Toa Kaita
Formed by Three Toa
Powers Multiple elemental powers, enhanced strength
Kanohi Depends on the fused Toa
Tools Varies
Pronunciation TOE-AH KIGH-ee-TAH[1]

A Toa Kaita is a being formed by the melding of the bodies and minds of three Toa.[note 1]

Abilities and Traits

All Toa have the capacity to form into Kaita. The combination of three Toa also results in a new Kanohi, which contains the powers of all three Kanohi used in the formation. Each Toa Kaita is a separate entity from the next, and each is bestowed a unique name and title.[7]

A Toa Kaita combines and amplifies all attributes of the three component Toa, from physical characteristics such as speed and strength to attributes like personality and knowledge. Therefore, a Toa Kaita is inherently faster, stronger, and smarter than its components simply working together.[citation needed] A Toa Kaita possesses the elemental powers of its three component Toa and can wield them in combination.[8][9]

Toa Kaita remain whole as long as they maintain the focus of the fusion; when the concentration is broken, the Toa Kaita reverts to the three Toa.[10] Makuta also possess the ability to dissolve these fusions.[11]

The only Toa known to have formed a Kaita are the Toa Mata, who joined to form Akamai and Wairuha. The Kaita journeyed to Makuta Teridax's lair, using their enhanced powers to defeat the Manas. Upon arriving at his chamber, they were transformed back into their individual selves by Teridax's power.[11]

Toa Nuva Kaita

A Toa Nuva Kaita is the result of the merging of three Toa Nuva. Like normal Toa Kaita, Toa Nuva Kaita possess the combined mask and Elemental powers of the Toa Nuva who created it, and can use them in combination. The difference is that Toa Nuva Kaita have stronger elemental abilities, and that they can share their Kanohi powers with others. They also have extra armor. The only known Toa Nuva Kaita are Akamai Nuva (formed by Tahu, Onua, and Pohatu, but never created) and Wairuha Nuva (formed by Lewa, Kopaka, and Gali). The Toa Nuva can still form Kaita even when wearing their Adaptive Armor, and the armor of the Kaita would be adaptive.[12]


  • If the Toa Inika had formed their own Kaita, its Kanohi would have been organic, and its Elemental Powers would have been combined with Lightning.[13]
  • The Toa Hordika lacked the mental discipline necessary to form Toa Kaita.[14]
  • In spite of the fact that both Matoran and Turaga can form Nui fusions with six components, Toa are unable to do this,[15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24] even using the Spear of Fusion.[25] According to myths and legends, a Toa Nui would be as powerful as Mata Nui.[26] The Great Beings deliberately chose to not make Toa Nui a possibility.[27] Additionally, the bodies of Toa would not be able to sustain possessing six elemental powers at once.[28]
    • According to the 2000 story bible, after being formed, the Toa Kaita were intended to seek out eight masks each with would combine into two masks known as the Makoki, which would in turn combine to form the "Makoki Nui." After defeating Makuta, the Toa Kaita would merge to form the Toa Nui.[29]
  • The names of Wairuha and Akamai, the Kanohi Rua and Aki, and the accompanying titles of Wisdom and Valor, have been assigned differently throughout varying media.
    • Akamai is the Māori word for "smart", which can be more roughly translated to wisdom. Wairuha (or Wairua) means "spirit" in Māori, which was an early title for valor.
    • In the 2000 story bible, Akamai is the Toa Kaita of Wisdom, who wears a golden mask and is formed by Tahu, Pohatu, and Onua. Meanwhile, Wairuha is the Toa Kaita of Valor (also referred to as Spirit), wears a silver mask, and is formed by Lewa, Gali, and Kopaka.[29]
    • On, the chrome silver Hau included in the accompanying set 8546 PowerPack was initially referred to as the Kanohi Rua,[30] the Silver Mask of Valor worn by Wairuha, said to be formed from Tahu, Pohatu and Onua.[31] This was later edited to say that Wairuha was formed by Lewa, Gali, and Kopaka, while maintaining the same title for the mask.[32]
    • In BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui (alongside the glossary provided in the October 23 build), Akamai is formed by Tahu, Pohatu, and Onua, and wears the Aki, Golden Mask of Valor (shaped like a Hau), while Wairuha is formed by Lewa, Gali, and Kopaka and wears the Rua, Silver Mask of Wisdom (misspelled as Ruha).
    • In the Mata Nui Online Game, Akamai, formed by Tahu, Pohatu, and Onua, is initially introduced as the Spirit of Valor and wears a golden Hau, while Wairuha, formed by Lewa, Gali, and Kopaka, is introduced as the Spirit of Wisdom and wears a silver Miru. In later cutscenes, their demeanors appear to be switched.
      • In unfinished scenes from the game, the names of Akamai and Wairuha are switched, and both wear golden masks.[33]
    • The collection set K8534, released in 2001, is titled Toa Kaita Akamai, and contains Tahu, Pohatu, and Onua.
    • "Triumph of the Toa" depicts the Toa Kaita identical to the combiner models, with Wairuha wearing a green Miru and being attributed the "path of Wisdom", and Akamai wearing a red Hau and being attributed the "path of the Warrior."
    • "The Bohrok Awake" depicts the Toa Kaita identical to their appearances in the Mata Nui Online Game and BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui.
    • On the 2003 website and in the BIONICLE: Collector's Sticker Book, all of the Silver Masks from 8559 BIONICLE Krana are said to have the power of Wisdom, while all of the Golden Masks have the power of Valor.[34][35]
    • In the Lexicon on the 2003 website, Akamai is said to be formed by Tahu, Pohatu, and Onua, and wears the Golden Mask of Valor, while Wairuha is formed by Lewa, Gali, and Kopaka and wears the Silver Mask of Wisdom.[36][37]
    • In BIONICLE Heroes, the Kanohi Rua uses its PowerPack representation as a Hau, and is said to be the Silver Mask of Valor, containing the powers of Levitation, Water Breathing, and X-Ray Vision. The Kanohi Aki is also said to the Mask of Valor and shaped as a Hau, though instead said to contain the powers of Shielding, Strength, and Speed.


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  1. Greg Farshtey has offered differing answers as to whether the three Toa have to be of different elements or not.[2][3][4][5][6]

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