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Av-Matoran were Matoran of Light. They had a long and rich history. They were the first tribe created by the Great Beings, and as such, they were larger, stronger, and more powerful than standard Matoran. Of all villagers, only Av-Matoran were able to harness and use their elemental power in combat. Av-Matoran were designed by the Great Beings so that at a certain stage, many of them would go dormant and evolve into the mechanical Bohrok. The Av-Matoran briefly lived in Karda Nui, prior to the coming of Mata Nui. Av-Matoran were capable of hurling light bursts from their hands. They were also able to change how the eye perceived light, so they could appear to be other colors beside their native white and gold.2


Av-Matoran were Matoran of Light. The dwelling place of these Matoran remained a mystery, as did the number in existence. The Av-Matoran tribe included both males and females. Their affinity with the element of light allowed them to subtly alter its frequency so that they could change their color. Av-Matoran were "seeded" on various islands in disguise by the Order of Mata Nui during the Time Slip to protect them from possible future actions by the Brotherhood of Makuta.3

Regular Toa could link with Av-Matoran, not just Toa Nuva.4

It was possible there was more than one Matoran of Light but only one who was destined to become a Toa.5

There were likely more Matoran of Light than just Takua.6

Matoran of Light weren't exactly superior to other Matoran types, but they had an important role to play.7

The Matoran of Light had vital jobs to perform, so if they were killed it would impact the rest of the universe because those jobs wouldn't get done.8

Matoran of Light were not from Artakha.9

White and gold were the primary colors of Matoran of Light.10

There were probably fewer than 100 uncorrupted Av-Matoran in Karda Nui when the Toa Nuva arrived.11

Takanuva had the potential to use Av-Matoran abilities, but not the training.12

The Av-Matoran made their jetpacks and weapons.13, 14

Before the Great Cataclysm, Av-Matoran lived in the underground of the southern continent.15, 16

Av-Matoran ran the core because they were the only Matoran with powers, and so the only ones who could survive some of the natural perils of Karda Nui.17

Other Information

  • Matoran of Light were confirmed to have a prefix in October 2006, but Greg Farshtey hadn't decided what it was yet.18

List of Av-Matoran