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Axonn was a member of the Order of Mata Nui.1


Brutaka was once Axonn's best friend. Immensely powerful, Axonn was a champion of justice long before the first Toa ever came to be. He watched in sorrow and anger as the Piraka seized control of Voya Nui and vowed to fight their efforts to steal the Mask of Life. Axonn wore the Kanohi Roden [sic, Rode], the Great Mask of Truth. His enormous axe could cleave a mountain in half, as well as fire pure energy from its tip. The true extent and origin of his powers remained a mystery.2

Axonn was at one time a member of the Hand of Artakha. After the Hand was disbanded, Axonn wandered for some time, using his powers for petty conquests. Eventually the Order of Mata Nui recruited him, offering to put his skills to good use. Axonn was assigned to Voya Nui to safeguard the Mask of Life, partnered with Brutaka. Axonn and Brutaka defeated a number of enemies who attempted to claim the Mask of Life.3

Axonn was present when Voya Nui broke off from the southern continent and shot through the roof of the Matoran universe, surfacing in the ocean waters above. When the Piraka arrived on the island, Brutaka betrayed Axonn and aligned with Piraka. Axonn eventually defeated Brutaka in battle, destroying the antidermis vat in the Piraka's stronghold. Axonn later opened a passage into the cord leading to Mahri Nui for the Toa Inika.3

Axonn wore the Kanohi Rode, the Great Mask of Truth. His axe could fire energy blasts and cleave virtually any substance. In addition, Axonn had massive strength and a number of special powers, among them the ability to heal insanity with a touch of his hand.3

Axonn could provide illumination by sending energy through his axe.4

Axonn's mind was well-shielded against mental attack.5

Axonn and Brutaka were members of the Order of Mata Nui and long-time friends. Axonn started out as a member of the Order's predecessor, the Hand of Artakha. He served with the Hand until it broke up. Both Axonn and Brutaka had enormous power. Axonn wore the Kanohi Rode, the Mask of Truth, and carried an axe.6

Axonn was immune to antidermis.7

Axonn wore a Great Mask.8

Axonn was quite a bit taller than a Toa.9

Axonn was probably about nine feet (2 bio) tall.10

Brutaka was more agile than Axonn.11

Axonn would probably have a similar reaction to a Toa if his mask was removed.12, 13

If Axonn lost his mask, he would lose access to its power but would likely not be weakened in the same way a Toa would be.14

Axonn and Brutaka were equally smart.15

Axonn and Brutaka had a greater variety of powers than Umbra or Vezon and Fenrakk.16

Axonn and Brutaka were more powerful than the Shadowed One. The two of them were close to the power level of a Makuta, but slightly less powerful.17

Axonn's immense power was natural, not bestowed upon him by the Order of Mata Nui.18

Axonn held the secret of where the Mask of Life was hidden, so he had enormous willpower to keep that secret from being read in his mind or tortured out of him. This naturally made him more resistant to any form of mind control, such as antidermis.19

As an Order of Mata Nui member, Axonn had a good opinion of Toa. He was a very loyal type, which is why Brutaka's betrayal saddened him so much. He was also capable of great anger.20

Knowing Axonn, he might have had no qualms about killing the Piraka after watching what they did to the Matoran.21

Axonn and Brutaka were the first line of defense for the Kanohi Ignika.22

Axonn was likely a member of a species with a homeland.23

Axonn was a member of a species.24

There were others of Axonn's kind.25

Axonn and Brutaka were of different species and different backgrounds.26

None of Axonn, Brutaka, and Botar were the same species.27

Axonn wasn't from Artakha, Karzahni, Metru Nui, Voya Nui, Daxia, Xia, Odina, Zakaz, or Destral.28

Axonn could still defeat an opponent without a mask.29

Axonn was more powerful than a Toa and not enormously less powerful than a Makuta.30

Axonn's power was not near a Makuta's.31 (see Other Information)

All of Axonn's powers were physical.32

Axonn's ability to wipe maddening memories from Gali Nuva's mind indicated he either had limited mind wiping powers or simply the ability to cure insanity.33

Axonn's endurance was certainly beyond that of a Toa.34


Axonn was not stronger than a Makuta.35

Axonn was stronger than a Manas.36

Axonn was stronger than Keetongu.37, 38

Axonn was physically stronger than the Shadowed One.39

Axonn and Brutaka were about equal in strength.40

Axonn was slightly stronger than Brutaka physically.41

Axonn was likely a bit stronger than Brutaka, but Brutaka had advantages in height and reach.42

Axonn was physically stronger than Brutaka without antidermis enhancement.43

Axonn was physically stronger than Brutaka and Keetongu but weaker than Teridax.44

Axonn was stronger than some Ignika guardians, like Protodax, but closer to equal with others.45

Axonn was stronger than Brutaka, Botar, Reidak, Carapar, and Krekka but weaker than Nocturn and Teridax.46

Axonn and Brutaka were probably physically stronger than Botar because their job was combat and Botar's wasn't47


Axonn's weapon had no name beyond "Giant Axe".48

Axonn's axe could deflect vision powers.49

Axonn's ability to recall his axe was a power of the axe and its special connection with him.50

Axonn had the special ability to have his weapon always return to him after being thrown.51

If Axonn were separated from his axe by a portal and the portal closed, he could not use his power to bring it back to him.52

Axonn's axe was not made from Onu-Metru Kanoka, and in fact it predated the invention of Kanoka.53

Axonn used his axe as a physical weapon as well as a way to channel his power.54

Axonn's power to carve into stone was his own, not his axe's.55

Other Information

  • Bionicle.com stated that Axonn was able to make lava balls with his bare hands, but this was not one of his powers.56, 57
  • Axonn's ability to create lava balls with his hands was outdated information from an older story bible.58
  • Greg Farshtey made Axonn's axe return to him because he was inspired by Thor's hammer.59
  • Greg Farshtey was asked about his apparent contradiction on whether Axonn and Brutaka had powers close to the level of a Makuta or not. He stated that an Order of Mata Nui member could certainly give a Brotherhood of Makuta member a battle, but he had not yet decided how equal in power he wanted the individual members to be.60