Celebrations ripple through the great city of Metru Nui. The Toa Nuva, Takanuva, and rescued Av-Matoran escaped from Karda Nui just before the cave flooded with intense energy. The Makuta trapped in Karda Nui were not so lucky, and were obliterated.
Just as Turaga Dume begins to congratulate the city's protectors, a chill wind spreads over the spectators and a voice rumbles over everywhere and nowhere. It was a voice no one had ever thought to hear again - the voice of Makuta Teridax, leader of the Brotherhood of Makuta.
"I am everywhere. I am everything you see."
Toa Matoro had heroically brought back the physical form of Mata Nui back from death. But before the Great Spirit's consciousness had returned, Makuta Teridax replaced it with his own version. Then he only had to wait for the Toa Nuva to achieve their destiny and resurrect the great form of Mata Nui. Makuta will now rule the body of the Great Spirit, the entire universe of the Toa and Matoran. Evil laughter shakes every surface in Metru Nui.
A tremor runs through the ground. Trapped in the golden Mask of Life, the mind and spirit of Mata Nui is flung through space on a journey whose destination no one can know...