Matoran and Metruan
Mata Nui Matoran
The Matoran are the islanders of Mata Nui. However one of the most well-known is Takua The Chronicler.
Takua is the Chronicler of Mata Nui. His duty was to record the history of Mata Nui. Little did he know his destiny was different from everyone. And that he would discover it after finding the Mask of Light. After a Rahkshi called Turahk killed Jaller with his Fear power. Takua put on the Mask of Light... and became the Toa of Light, Takanuva... who would banish the darkness of the Makuta from the island of Mata Nui forever.... and in doing so he rediscovered their island home of Metru Nui.
Takua has led a singularly adventurous life for a Matoran. It was he who gathered the stones that summoned the Toa to Mata Nui, and he was present at both Makuta’s defeat and the awakening of the Bohrok. Due to his knack - some would say ill luck - for being present at most of the island’s major triumphs and catastrophes, he has been appointed the official Chronicler of Mata Nui, charged with the task of recording significant events as they unfold. Takua is brave and loyal to his friends, but he can be reckless and even irresponsible in his pursuit of new adventures.
Jala's athletic ability and no-nonsense manner make him the obvious choice to stand on Vakama's right side. He longs to explore all of Mata Nui, but he understands that his fellow Ta-Koronan do not like to travel. The leader of Jala's clan, Lhii, is the greatest surfer Mata Nui has known since Tahu. Jala has a lot to live up to, but he is dedicated, studies well, and works hard to protect his village.
Kapura is considered by some in Ta-Koro to be slightly slow, but Vakama has great confidence in the odd little Matoran and has appointed him to stand at his left side. Through the Turaga’s wisdom and lots of practice, Kapura has learned the secret art of covering large distances very quickly by walking very slowly. His slow and deliberate way always remains true to his purpose and he is surprisingly thoughtful, contributing simple but profound wisdom from time to time.
Huki, who stands on Onewa's right side, lives in the desert village of Po-Koro. He is the greatest goal scorer of all time at Kohlii and one of the few Po-Koronan able to crush boulders with both his feet and his head. It is said that he learned this skill after Maku soaked his mask during a practical joke. (Maku must have known that the Po-Matoran cannot swim and hate water.)
Hafu is a master stone-carver. Some villagers – not the least of which is Hafu himself – call him the greatest craftsman that Mata Nui has ever known. He is a talented storyteller, but his favored topics tend to be his own genius and great achievements. The other Po-Koro Matoran do their best to ignore his arrogance because they are so fond of their master carver.
Kongu is one of the most talented residents of his treetop village of Le-Koro. Kongu loves birds and naturally handles them with such ease that he has become one of Le-Koro's great bird wranglers. This makes him an exceptionally good pilot, navigator and mapmaker. It's no wonder Matau has made him captain of the Le-Koro Kahu-force!
Tamaru speaks so quickly that he often bewilders even his fellow Le-Koro Matoran, yet somehow he remembers almost everything that he hears. The only thing faster than his speech is his speed at vine-swinging through the tall trees of his jungle home, a skill that helps to make up for his lack of ability as a pilot or navigator. His greatest dream is to fly a Kahu, but unfortunately he is quite afraid of heights.
Maku lives in the village of Ga-Koro. Her skill at Canoe racing is legendary and her sense of direction is flawless--she can navigate through the waters surrounding Mata Nui even in the worst conditions. Her skills in swimming and disk throwing are remarkable, making her a favorite in local competitions. Before the Bohrok Swarms, Maku often got in trouble for sneaking away from the village in her canoe to spy on Huki, the Kohlii champion. Now she patrols Lake Naho from Ta-Wahi to Po-Wahi.
Hahli spends most of her time tending to her many chores in Ga-Koro. She sees herself as only a simple fish-catcher and net-mender, never daring to dream of adventure beyond the shores of her village. Although full of ideas, Hahli is too shy to speak them out loud, and she is often forgotten or overlooked by her fellow Ga-Matoran. Little does Hahli know, but Nokama has glimpsed her true potential and has great plans for the simple net-mender.
Kotu has a sharp mind and a quick, witty sense of humor. Her skills at practical jokes are unequaled in Ga-Koro, where almost everyone has fallen victim to one of her pranks. She helps her best friend Maku play jokes on Huki and is a skilled Kohlii player. Kotu has the important job of tending to Rahi that have been freed from Makuta’s control.
Matoro is the sole interpreter of Nuju's mystical stories, following the meaning of the storyteller's movements and tones. He always stands motionless on Nuju's right during storytelling. He strikes a narrator's pose with his legs apart, head back and he uses his deep and booming voice to relay Nuju's wisdom. Matoro stays close to Nuju since the Bohrok have awoken, so he's close at hand whenever the Turaga hold their councils.
Kopeke rarely speaks and is often considered aloof, but his courage and loyalty are unquestioned. The bridge shrines that he carves from ice are some of the most beautifully crafted tributes to Kopaka ever created. He knows the icy slopes of Mount Ihu better than any Matoran and is always on the lookout for suspicious strangers. He is famed as one of the greatest Huai Snowball Sling skaters of all time and has recently begun to train in the new form of Koli.
Onepu stands to the right of Turaga Whenua. He has been entrusted with grave responsibility as Captain of the Onu-Koronan Ussalry because his skill with battle crabs is legendary. He is an agile rider and a master of speed, balance and strategy. He has been crowned champion of the Great Ussal Race for the past 5 seasons in a row!
Taipu may appear small, but his compact body holds incredible strength and he can lift many times his own weight. He is enthralled by tales of other lands and yearns to explore all of Mata Nui. He may be a little clumsy, but he is always eager to help. If his friends need protection, Taipu can invariably be found at the front, usually tripping over his own feet to get there.
Nuparu is unique among the Matoran of Onu-koro. While others toiled away, digging through stone and earth and mining protodermis, Nuparu observed and devised new and more efficient ways for the Matoran to work. Desperate to find new ways to protect his village and the inhabitants of Mata Nui, Nuparu applied his talents to converting the Bohrok parts into a defense vehicle that could be used by his fellow Matoran. The result was the Boxor, a fast, powerful machine which has proven highly effective against Bohrok Va. In large enough numbers, Boxor vehicles can even stall a Bohrok swarm for a short time!
Metru Nui Matoran (a.k.a. Metruan)
We know about
six Matoran, who are the only creatures on Metru Nui who know the locations of
the Great Kanoka. They have all disappeared, but one is intending to betray
Metru Nui. In other words, the six of them are missing, but five are more
missing than one. It is now known who the traitor is: Ahkmou.