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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.34 They were the Toa's dark, evil parts of themselves given substance by Makuta.5