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Shadow Toa

The Shadow Toa were the dark essences of the Toa Mata given independent life by Makuta.[1]


Tahu's opponent wore a blackened, pitted mask and wielded a sword which billowed black smoke. It spoke in a sizzling, crackling voice.[2]

Gali's opponent mirrored her own form, but its body was the muted, sickly brownish-black of an oil slick rather than blue.[2]

Pohatu's opponent spoke in a gravelly voice.[2]

Lewa's opponent looked like him, but its mask was pitted and blackened as if by a creeping forest mold. Its skin beneath was the washed-out green of a diseased leaf.[2]

The strength of Onua's opponent matched his own.[2]

The shadow Toa were basically black-colored versions of the Toa Mata. They had the same Kanohi and powers as their counterparts.[3, 4] They were the Toa's dark, evil parts of themselves given substance by Makuta.[5]

Shadow Toa were an offshoot of Teridax's mental abilities, they were not an experiment because he didn't experiment on the Toa Mata.[6]