Vamprah was created 100,000 years ago by the Great Spirit Mata Nui[MGttU, p. 1] from a pool of the substance known as Antidermis on one of the Southern Islands of the Matoran Universe.[DW, Ch. 4] He became a member of the Brotherhood of Makuta, an organization tasked with serving the will of Mata Nui and maintaining order in the universe. Vamprah was responsible for the creation of several Rahi breeds to populate the universe.[MGttU, p. 1]
When Teridax demanded a Convocation to reveal his plan and claim leadership, Vamprah eventually sided with Teridax.
Like all other Makuta, Vamprah evolved beyond the need of a physical body, turning into a gaseous virus-like state where he no longer required sleep or felt pain. The Nynrah Ghosts, ordered by Teridax to Destral, modified the Makuta's armor to accommodate this evolution.
Vamprah discovered a side entrance to Karda Nui and informed the Brotherhood of it. He and several other Makuta were then ordered to invade Karda Nui by air in order to control Mata Nui's situation and prevent the creation of any more Toa of Light by turning the Av-Matoran into Shadow Matoran.
Vamprah had just drained the light of Radiak with his Avsa, when Matoro entered Karda Nui to use the Ignika. Like Antroz and Chirox, Vamprah was permanently blinded by the bright light caused when Matoro revived Mata Nui from death. The three Makuta discovered that they could use Shadow Matoran to act as their eyes, and Vamprah chose Gavla to act as his. Vamprah was not as bothered by his blindness as the other Makuta, enjoying the limitations it provided and the challenge in his hunts.
Shortly after, Vamprah and the other Makuta battled with the remaining Av-Matoran. During the conflict, Vamprah launched a Tridax Pod, but the Shadow Leeches in it were destroyed by Tanma. The Toa Nuva then appeared and the Makuta momentarily retreated to their lair, discussing their plans. Antroz sent Vamprah to fetch Mutran, and the silent Makuta attempted to forcefully drag Mutran along, irritating the scientist. Mutran created a ride for his assistant, Vican, who departed to Destral to summon Icarax.
Later, the Makuta battled with the three Toa Nuva, Kopaka, Pohatu and Lewa. During the battle, Vamprah used his Kanohi Avsa and weakened Kopaka. He then faced Lewa with his fellow Makuta, though the Toa escaped. Lewa soon attempted to rescue the Toa and Matoran held in the Makuta's lair, and Vamprah and Chirox came to assist Antroz, though the Toa evaded them again and freed his allies.
Vamprah, along with Antroz and Chirox, arrived at the Shadow Leech Hive just as Kopaka and Solek defeated Mutran, and captured the two, imprisoning Kopaka with Lewa and Pohatu and seperating the Matoran from the Toa.
While Antroz and Mutran interrogated the Toa, Vamprah and Chirox held the Av-Matoran hostage until Pohatu saved them. The Toa destroyed the Shadow Leech vats and then ran through Vamprah and Chirox using Pohatu's Kakama Nuva, causing the two great pain. Afterwards, the hive was destroyed by the Toa Ignika.
Shortly after the hive was destroyed, the Makuta regrouped at Antroz's cavern. Icarax arrived afterwards as backup, and the Makuta ventured to the last remaining Av-Matoran village to destroy it, only to find it deserted. Gavla then found two Shadow Matoran bound by Lightvines. They freed the Matoran, and learned from them that the Toa Nuva had ambushed them then fled towards the Makuta's lair, and Vamprah realized that they were after the third Keystone held there.
While Vamprah and Gavla flew with the other Makuta to the lair, they were ambushed by the Toa Nuva and the Av-Matoran. Vamprah and Gavla engaged in a battle with Lewa and Tanma, and quickly became locked in a stalemate. However, Vican arrived in the midst of the battle and delivered Mutran's message to the Makuta to retreat to the Swamp of Secrets and regroup. Breaking off in his fight with the Toa, Vamprah followed his brothers into the mists below.
Vamprah and the other Phantoka Makuta later rejoined the Makuta in the swamp, who were engaged in a heated battle against the other Toa Nuva. Joining in with them, the seven Makuta closed in on the Toa, pinning them outside the Codrex's field on energy with a hail of Shadow energy. As they were about to kill them, the Phantoka Toa Nuva arrived, having been trailing behind the Phantoka Makuta. The two sides reunited with one another, and both flew into battle.
Vamprah quickly found himself pursuing Tahu Nuva, who was unable to escape the Makuta. However, the hunter was caught off guard and temporarily defeated when Tahu lobbed a few fireballs over some rotting shrubbery, causing them to explode violently and knock Vamprah out of the air. Regaining his senses, he then flew off to regroup outside the Codrex.
The Toa, in their attempt to get into the Codrex, suddenly assaulted the Makuta, distracting them long enough to make to the niche in the Codrex's field, inserting the Keystones into it and slip inside. They did not notice Antroz following them in as well, though Vamprah and the rest did. He then went back to circling the Codrex with the remaining Makuta, and settled in to wait.
After Krika abruptly disabled the shield around the Codrex using his intangibility powers, Icarax flew up above it and slowly began to crush it with his magnetic powers. Gorast and Vamprah flew off to confront him, although their attack proved futile until Mutran arrived to aid them. While Mutran filled Icarax's head with nonsense telepathically, Gorast sent mental messages to Vamprah to formulate a plan, and the two approached Icarax. After Gorast taunted Icarax that the Toa were slowly awakening Mata Nui, he began to teleport away to fight them. Gorast grabbed him while he was teleporting and disrupted his atoms, causing them to go wild. Vamprah then threw an energy blast at him, sending his atoms all across the universe, killing him.
Later on, Vamprah attempted to escape from the building Energy Storms, a result of Mata Nui's awakening. Blinded, he was unable to escape in time and perished in the storm without saying a word.[MGttU, p. 67]
In an alternate Spherus Magna, Vamprah and the other Makuta were created by the Great Beings to aid Toa in protecting villagers, create new life forms, and teach those life forms the Three Virtues. Vamprah wore white armor and concentrated for a long interval of time to expel himself of the remnants of Shadow in his body to leave him a being of Light.
Abilities and Traits
Vamprah enjoyed stalking his enemies as opposed to direct combat, even toying with his prey, letting them escape temporarily, just to prolong a hunt. Vamprah disliked speaking as well, for he found it to be unnecessary noise and impeded his hunting ability, instead communicating through Telepathy when necessary.
Mask and Tools
Vamprah wore the Kanohi Avsa, the Mask of Hunger. It allowed him to drain the light, energy, or positive emotions from his target. His preference was always the latter, but he would drain an opponent's energy in combat.
In his Karda Nui form, Vamprah used his knife-sharp wings and his claws as weapons in combat. He also had a Tridax Pod in which Shadow Leeches were stored.
|STRENGTH: 15||AGILITY: 13|
|TOUGHNESS: 15||MIND: 14|
8692 Vamprah was released in winter 2008 as one of the three Makuta Phantoka canister sets and contained 49 pieces. This form of Vamprah is noteworthy for having not arms but rather two massive wings, each featuring a single clawed digit and a blended dark silver/normal silver wing piece representing the razor edge of these wings. Vamprah's mask, as is the case with the masks of most Makuta sets, features a two-color blend, in his case silver and dark blue. Pressing a button on his back deploys a Tridax pod that can hold the set's four Shadow Leeches. Vamprah, along with the rest of the canister Phantoka, can "team-up" with his corresponding Matoran set. His parts can also be combined with those of the Pohatu Nuva Phantoka and Toa Ignika sets to make the Niazesk model, using instructions in the May–June issue of LEGO Brickmaster magazine.
"The fact that his partners could no longer see had not inspired Vamprah to start speaking again. In fact, of all of them, Vamprah was the only one who did not seem fazed by the accident. It just made his hunts a bit more of a challenge."
— Narrator, Shadows in the Sky
"Everyone knew that, to Vamprah, 'Matoran' was another word for 'victim'."
— Narrator, Shadows in the Sky
"The great hunter. Terror of the Matoran. What are you now? Nothing but prey."
— Icarax, The Final Battle
"So the bat has fangs, does it? When I run the Brotherhood, we will have to see about pulling them out."
— Icarax, The Final Battle
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