List of Alternate Universes
Below is a list of alternate universes seen in the story.
In one alternate timeline, Lhikan and his original team were saved from the frostelus by a squad of Toa led by Toa Lesovikk.
In one alternate timeline, Lhikan was killed by Nidhiki during the fight with Tuyet. This resulted in Tuyet taking over the universe and establishing a tyrannical Toa Empire.
Metru Nui was intact and beautiful. Unlike the main universe, Metru Nui had statues of Toa everywhere. There were statues of the Toa Mata in their original forms, as well as statues of Toa unfamiliar to Takanuva. Looming over them all was a massive sculpture of the Mask of Intangibility. Toa were required to carry an identity tablet; to not carry one was considered an act of war against the Toa Empire.
Vahki served the Toa and guarded the Coliseum, where prisoners were kept. The Matoran Takua was imprisoned here after he spent more time wandering than working and punishment by the Vahki did not take. Gali resided in Ga-Metru, where she ran the re-education center with Karzahni.
About 3,500 years before story year 2008, Toa Tuyet tapped into the power of the Nui Stone, which gave her the power of maybe 100 Toa. Toa Lhikan tried to stop her and was killed by her and his traitorous friend, Toa Nidhiki. Tuyet took over Metru Nui and convinced the other Toa that it was their destiny to smash anyone who posed a threat to the Great Spirit, including everyone from the Makuta to the Dark Hunters, to Toa who were not enthusiastic enough or Matoran who did not work quite hard enough.
In this universe, the Archives served as a museum of conquest. Here Takanuva saw a long-dead Visorak mounted on display. He also saw a collection of weaponry, each item labeled with a tablet. Included were the staff of the Shadowed One, the Spear of Fusion, zamor sphere launchers, Rhotuka launchers, and more. Most impressive was the Mask of Shadows formerly worn by Teridax, nailed to the wall like a trophy. Deeper in the Archives was a group of stasis tubes. In one of these tubes was kept Turaga Dume.
When Tuyet took over, Turaga Dume spoke out against her and said that true Toa valued justice and mercy, and she had none. Turaga Dume was hauled away and trapped in a stasis tube kept on display in the Archives.
In this universe, Toa Tuyet was the leader of the Toa Empire, the wielder of the Nui Stone, and the unquestioned ruler of the known universe.
Tuyet kept the Mask of Shadows in the Archives unguarded as a taunt to Teridax, knowing that he longer for it but could not touch it. It was rigged so that if it were so much as touched, Tuyet and her minions would know immediately.
In this world, Makuta were hunted fugitives. Teridax, Krika, and Kojol hid in the depths of the Archives. They needed to shapeshift when venturing outside. Deprived of his Mask of Shadows, Teridax instead wore a scarred and pitted Kanohi Hau.
Weeks before Takanuva's arrival, a Matoran expedition escorted by two Toa was sent to Artakha to retrieve the Mask of Time, one of the few weapons that might be effective against Tuyet. The Matoran leader of this expedition was Jaller [sic], a fanatic servant of the Empire who was willing to die for its cause. The Toa escorts were Bomonga and Kualus.
Kodan kept a record of every Toa in the universe.
In this universe, Bomonga had killed Brutaka. Brutaka tried to prevent the Toa Empire's exploration of Voya Nui, making him an enemy of the Empire. Brutaka fought well, but when he turned to fight Gaaki and Pouks, Bomonga hit him from behind, finishing him off. Brutaka's weapons and mask were taken to the Coliseum, where other treasures were kept for safekeeping.
Kualus remarked cynically that it was difficult having a conscience in the Toa Empire. From his point of view, keeping the Matoran in fear of the Toa was an effective way to make the Matoran respect the Toa as well.
A group of Toa including Bomonga, Kualus, and Naho was sent to Odina to clear out the Dark Hunters. Naho offered to go after the Shadowed One by herself; she secretly intended to help the Shadowed One escape, presumably because she disagreed with the Toa Empire's ruthlessness. Although the Shadowed One got away, Naho was discovered and captured by the Toa. Tuyet turned Naho over to Roodaka, who mutated her. Naho ended up as an exhibit in the Archives.
Tuyet was friends with Roodaka.
Lesovikk was the most wanted enemy of the Toa Empire. Lesovikk desired peace and believed it to be impossible with Tuyet in power. Because of this, Lesovikk kept an eye out for things Tuyet wanted and stole them first.
The Throne of Stone was a huge throne in Po-Metru where Pohatu sat. It was located in the Po-Metru Sculpture Fields. It was a huge throne made of rock mounted atop a base of Rahkshi parts. Po-Matoran bearing torches surrounded it. At a certain time of evening, the Po-Matoran left to return to their homes, and Pohatu descended from the throne. Lesovikk would scrape his foot against a rock three times to send a secret signal to Pohatu to meet.
Items such as Brutaka's mask were kept in the Hall of Masks in the Coliseum.
Tahu, Pohatu, etc. were supposed to remain asleep until they were needed to awaken Mata Nui. Mata Nui never fell asleep in this universe. Tuyet found out where the Toa Mata were from Artakha. She sent some Toa in to find them, but none of them survived the trip. That was when Tuyet discovered a spot in the Coliseum that no one had ever seen before: a place from which she could fake the signal that would launch the Toa Mata's canisters. This is how she awakened and released the Toa Mata. When the Toa Mata were awakened, Tuyet laid out how the Makuta and Dark Hunters were plotting a takeover, and it was their duty as Toa to stop them dead, as it was the only way to make the universe really safe. All of the Toa Mata signed on, but after a while, Pohatu started to have doubts. These turned to fears when Pohatu discovered that Tuyet had sent a squad of Toa led by Toa Nidhiki to wipe out the Nynrah Ghosts, just because they had the potential to make something that might someday be used against Tuyet. This resulted in the deaths of four dozen Matoran, which sickened Pohatu. Pohatu made contact with Lesovikk, and the two secretly worked against Tuyet ever since.
Pohatu had his own cavern in Po-Metru. He could signal members of his resistance group by sending a mild tremor the length of Metru Nui, which would instruct them to come to the cavern through underground tunnels. The members of this group were Nuju; Ahkmou; the three Dark Hunters Guardian, Darkness, and Primal; one Toa, Krakua; and the Po-Matoran Kodan, who was also the Chronicler of the Toa. It was useful to have the Toa's Chronicler on their side, as it kept them informed.
Pohatu had a protosteel axe to wield.
Tuyet believed that she had given the Matoran peace. In her mind, by ruthlessly stifling enemies and terrorizing villagers, she was just doing what had to be done to keep that peace.
Brutaka once opened a portal to what he claimed was a dimension full of beings made of solid light. These beings fed on shadow and would have made a food bank of a Makuta.
Close to 100 different alternate universes which Makuta Tridax visited using a Kanohi Olmak. He kidnapped each universe's version of Takanuva in order to build an army of shadow Toa. See Takanuva Army.
In this reality, Mata Nui had never been needed to be built in the first place.