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Toa Inika

The Toa Inika were a team of heroes which came into being when lightning from the Red Star struck six Toa canisters on the shores of Voya Nui, transforming the Matoran inside into Toa. The Toa Inika were Jaller, Hewkii, Nuparu, Kongu, Matoro, and Hahli. The Toa Inika all had organic Kanohi and elemental powers which were mixed with lightning. Their faces gave off a blinding glow when unmasked. They were later transformed by the Kanohi Ignika into the Toa Mahri.[1]


When the Matoran Jaller, etc. arrived on Voya Nui, bolts of lightning from a mysterious red star transformed them. Now they were Toa Inika and unlike any heroes ever known before. Their Toa weapons were charged with incredible energies that made them light up when in use. Toa Inika were quite different from any seen before, designed to contain the energy that coursed through their forms. The masks they wore were very different from any Toa masks they had seen before, with awesome new abilities. Their Matoran allies on Voya Nui crafted zamor sphere launchers for them. They hurled spheres that could free the villagers of Voya Nui from enslavement. Now filled with the energies of lightning, even the features of their heads glowed brightly. Even the colors of their armor were changed by the lightning. Hewkii was the first Toa of Stone in memory to be a shade other than brown.[2]

The Toa Inika used Zamor spheres loaded with energized protodermis to destroy the antidermis virus.[3]

The Toa Inika had Zamor spheres of their own.[4]

Each Toa Inika had energy interlaced with their Toa tools. This improved their potential for damage.[5]

The Inika's weapons had pure energy that could be used in attacks.[6]

The Inika's weapons were used for more than just channeling powers.[7]

The Inika were all smart in different ways. There was no member distinctly more intelligent than the others.[8]

Jaller and Hahli likely had the closest friendship out of the Toa Inika.[9]

Jaller was the leader of the Toa Inika.[10]


The nature of the Inika's Kanohi had a lot to do with where they were found.[11]

The Inika's masks were organic because of where they were from and how the Inika were transformed into Toa.[12]

The Inika's masks were not organic when they were given to the group as Matoran.[13]

The Kanohi given to the Inika by Karzahni did not look unusual until they became organic as a result of the Red Star's lightning.[14]

The Inika's masks were made of organic protodermis.[15]

The Inika's masks worked slightly differently from other Great Masks. The Inika didn't need to spend as much time and effort figuring out how to make them work as the Toa Metru.[16]

The Inika's masks couldn't speak, but they could communicate with their wearers.[17]

The Inika found it easier to activate their mask powers than other Toa such as the Metru because their masks were organic and "alive".[18]

The Inika's masks were alive.[19]

The Inika's masks seemed to be sentient.[20]

Inika masks looked different from those of regular Toa.[21]

The Toa Inika were capable of wearing inorganic Kanohi if they had any.[22]

The Inika's masks were charged with the power of lightning.[23]

Lightning Powers

Lightning was wrapped up in the Inika's elemental powers.[24]

The Inika's lightning powers could only be used in combination with their standard elemental powers.[25]

The Toa Inika could not use their elemental powers with no lightning.[26]

The Inika's lightning powers were not combined with their elemental powers, but they were interlaced. If Hewkii sent a rain of stones on a target, lightning would be interlaced with them - not part of the stones, but traveling with them.[27]

The lightning the Toa Inika were charged with counteracted the antidermis within the Piraka's Zamor spheres.[28]

The Toa Inika were different than most Toa, but not necessarily better.[29]

Other Information

  • In November 2005, Greg Farshtey incorrectly stated the Toa Inika were originally Matoran from Voya Nui.[30, 31]