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Pridak

Pridak was the leader of the Barraki which menaced Mahri Nui.[2]

Notes

Pridak was the undisputed ruler of the Barraki dating back more than 80,000 years. His mind was as sharp as his teeth. He was extremely fast underwater and a perfect killing machine. He was more than willing to use violence to enforce discipline. In addition to blinding Kalmah in one eye, he once bit Nocturn's arm off. He learned from his mistakes and was an expert at holding a grudge. He felt entitled to power and was willing to defy even Makuta to his face. He felt no guilt or regret over anything he did. He was hot-tempered but also practical. He saw no reason to kill Matoran if there was nothing to be gained by it, hence the survival of Mahri Nui all that time. If there was something to be gained by it, he would calmly order the destruction of an entire village and sleep peacefully that night. He commanded an army of Takea sharks. His weapons were a shark tooth blade and a squid launcher. His natural tools were teeth capable of tearing open even Makuta armor. He had no powers.[3]

Brilliant strategist one moment, savage warrior the next, Pridak was the unquestioned leader of the Barraki. He ruled through strength and through the respect that strength commanded. His weapons were a shark tooth blade and squid launcher. His natural tools were his teeth.[1]

During the Barraki's time in the ocean, Pridak at times settled disputes with the other Barraki or their allies.[2]

Pridak's teeth were powerful enough to bite through protosteel. He carried a shark tooth blade and a squid launcher.[2]

After being released from the Pit again, Pridak wore a water-filled helmet. Pridak relished the opportunity to sack, burn, and destroy again. He felt assured that he was back, and back to stay. Pridak had discipline and the infinite patience of a born hunter.[4]

Pridak's favorite hunting grounds were the Pillars of Salt.[5]

Pridak was the former leader of the League of Six Kingdoms and later leader of the Barraki. Pridak's primary weapons were a shark tooth blade and a squid launcher, and his teeth were strong enough to bite through protosteel.[6]

As a leader, Pridak was hard, unsympathetic, and ruthless.[7]

Pridak was always the leader of the Barraki.[8]

Pridak became the leader of the Barraki mostly because he had the most dominant personality.[9]

Pridak would've cared if another Barraki were killed because it would've weakened his force.[10]

Pridak didn't have any special powers beyond his sharklike abilities.[11]

The blood on Pridak's jaws didn't come from biomechanical beings, but from purely organic fish and other sea creatures of the Pit who were not part of the Matoran universe.[12]

The red coloration on Pridak was not blood, but his natural coloration just as Carapar's natural coloration was also a mix of colors. The red wasn't layered on top of the white, but intermixed with it.[13, 14]

Pridak ate sea squid when he was hungry.[15]

Pridak ate with his mouth.[16]

Pridak couldn't bite through protosteel.[17]

Pridak's teeth and shark tooth blade were made from a material close to protosteel.[18]

Pridak didn't have super-speed underwater, his speed was more along the lines of an Olympic swimmer.[19]

Pridak could swim as fast as a shark.[20]

Pridak was probably the fastest Barraki.[21]

Pridak reacted to the death of one of his sharks the same way most generals would react to the death of one of their soldiers.[22]

Pridak would spare the life of a foe if he had a use for them.[23]

Pridak was stronger than Zaktan physically.[24]

Pridak could bite through Carapar's armor with difficulty, but Carapar would probably break him before he got too far.[25, 26]

Pridak's shark tooth blades probably weren't as strong as his teeth.[27]

Pridak was violent, unpredictable, and dangerous.[28]

Quotes

“Do you know who I am?” asked Pridak.

Nocturn nodded. “Pridak. The shark.”

“Then you know what will happen if you don’t do what I ask?”

Nocturn winced. He still bore the scars of an earlier run-in with Pridak, which had cost him one of his arms. Fortunately, it had grown back, though minus its tentacle. “Rip, slash,” he said. “Pain. Hiding.”

“And next time, I won’t stop with your arm,” Pridak said darkly.[3]

Other Information

  • Pridak was similar to a shark.[29]
  • When first asked, Greg Farshtey stated he believed the red markings on Pridak were blood, as he was a shark.[30]
  • Greg Farshtey spoke with a set designer at Comic-Con who said he suggested putting blood around Pridak's mouth, and the set got approved.[31]
  • Greg Farshtey later clarified that his statements on the blood came from a conversation he had with a set designer who had suggested putting something resembling blood around Pridak's mouth. He stated he wasn't yet sure what the LEGO Company would say it was officially. He went on to say that some beings, like Rahi, ate differently from Matoran and the things that the Barraki would eat wouldn't be biomechanical but fully organic fish.[32]
  • Greg Farshtey didn't believe the red coloring on Pridak would be controversial to consumers. He believed most people wouldn't notice, and those who did wouldn't automatically assume it was blood. LEGO's official word on the subject was that red was chosen as a contrasting color for co-injection and it was only blood if that's what the consumer believed it to be; it would not be promoted as blood in the story.[33]
  • An earlier draft of the prologue to BIONICLE Legends #6: City of the Lost put ex-Dark Hunters in Pridak's army. Writer Greg Farshtey mentioned that he had concerns that the Dark Hunters might not have existed at that time and the sentence might be modified. It was changed to a more generic term in the released book.[34, 35]
  • The excerpt from the draft of BIONICLE Legends #6 mentioned Dark Hunters in Pridak's army,[36] but Greg Farshtey had also answered that the Barraki didn't know about the Dark Hunters.[37] He clarified that it was a slip of the tongue on his part and books always take precedence over the answers he gave to fans.[38]
  • Pridak didn't have many powers in part because BZPower members complained about how many powers the Piraka had.[39]