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energized protodermis

Energized protodermis was the rarest form of protodermis, capable of inducing permanent mutations or causing instant destruction. It was silver in color and appeared to be charged with an unknown form of energy. The origin of the substance was unknown to the Matoran. On Metru Nui, Onu-Matoran miners would occasionally stumble across small samples of it beneath the city, and Ga-Matoran scholars would attempt to analyze it, to no avail. Strangely, energized protodermis seemed to be linked to the destinies of those who were exposed to it: one would either be transformed by the substance if one was so destined; otherwise, one would be dissolved by the liquid. It apparently worked on non-living objects as well, having been seen to transform Kanohi masks and give a semblance of life to solid stone.1


The energized protodermis which transformed the Toa [Mata] was gel-like, halfway between liquid and solid. It cushioned them, seeping into every joint, making them feel warm and cold by turns.2

Energized protodermis was the rarest form of protodermis. Its origins were a mystery. Onu-Metru miners stumbled upon small amounts of this substance. It seemed to have the ability to cause radical changes in life-forms immersed in it. Although samples of it were provided to Ga-Metru schools for study, no one ever succeeded in discovering its properties or duplicating it. Like raw liquid protodermis, energized protodermis was silver in color.3

Protodermis labs were science facilities in Ga-Metru schools devoted to finding more efficient ways to use and purify liquid protodermis, as well as to the continuing effort to synthesize energized protodermis.4