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I'll see this city reduced to rubble...with not even two bricks still together...before I let your kind take root here.
Turaga Dume to Vezok, BIONICLE Legends 4: Legacy of Evil

Biographical Information
Species Matoran (Turaga)
Group Turaga of Metru Nui
Mask Noble Kiril
Colors Red and black
Element/Powers Fire (Weakened),
Regeneration (Noble)
Homeland Unknown
Occupation Ruler of Metru Nui (Formerly)
Tools Badge of Office: Staff
Location Spherus Magna (Reformed)
Status Alive
Pronunciation doo-MAH
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Biographical Information
Species Matoran (Toa)
Group Toa
Mask Great Kiril
Colors Red
Element/Powers Fire,
Homeland Unknown
Occupation Toa of Fire
Tools Toa Tools
Location N/A
Status Transformed into a Turaga
Pronunciation doo-MAH
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Biographical Information
Species Matoran
Group Ta-Matoran
Mask Powerless Kiril
Colors Red and black
Element/Powers Fire (Inactive)
Homeland Unknown
Occupation Villager
Tools Unknown
Status Transformed into a Toa
Pronunciation doo-MAH
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Dume was the wise Turaga of Metru Nui and a former Toa of Fire. He led the great city of Metru Nui for roughly sixteen thousand years.



Dume's life as a Matoran is entirely unknown. At some point he was exposed to Toa Power and transformed into a Toa of Fire.


During his time as a hero, Dume served as the leader of his own Toa team for thousands of years. He primarily fought against wild Rahi and the Dark Hunters. 17,000 years before the Toa Inika reached Voya Nui, Dume also saved the life of a Ta-Matoran crafter named Lhikan.


Turaga Dume In Matoran Pod

The real Dume, put to sleep by Makuta.

Some time within the next 2,000 years, Dume became a Turaga, and was then appointed as the Turaga of Metru Nui. The identity of his predecessor is unknown. In the time leading up to the Great Cataclysm, Dume was abducted and secretly replaced by Makuta, who took on Dume's appearance to fulfill his sinister goals. Turaga Dume was imprisoned in a container beneath Po-Metru. He was awakened and freed sometime during the Visorak's conquest of the city. In the thousand years while the Matoran were on Mata Nui, Dume and the Rahaga fixed any damage to the city that they could, and Dume spent his time studying the Stars.

Mask of Life[]

I didn't spend the last thousand years playing with puzzle stones or making a dictionary of chute speak, Lewa. I spent it preparing for your eventual return.
— Turaga Dume to Lewa Nuva, BIONICLE Legends 1: Island of Doom

When the Matoran returned to Metru Nui, Dume told the Toa Nuva what he and Nuju had discovered the stars were saying: Mata Nui was not only sleeping; he was dying. Dume then led the Toa to a chamber containing six Toa Canisters, and sent them to Voya Nui, where they could find the Mask of Life and save Mata Nui, but decided not to tell the Matoran of his discovery to save them from worry. He also decided not to tell Takanuva, despite leading him down into the chamber, as the city would be defenseless without a Toa to guard it.

Takanuva then led Jaller to the chamber, where he asked the Turaga where the Toa Nuva had gone. Dume gave an answer, one which was not good enough for Jaller, and he declared a citywide strike because he was tired of the Turaga keeping secrets and not treating the Matoran with respect.

During a council amongst the Turaga, Dume revealed that one of the Turaga had told the Matoran that Mata Nui was dying and that the Toa Nuva were sent to save him by retrieving the Mask of Life. He also revealed that he knew this because Jaller, Hahli, Kongu, Hewkii, Matoro, and Nuparu had left the city, from what he figured the reason being to save Mata Nui themselves. Dume then overheard that it was Nokama who had revealed the information, and Vakama suggested they send Takanuva, though Dume revealed that he was gone as well.

Reign of Shadows[]

Turaga Dume(Comic)

Dume celebrates Mata Nui's awakening

When Mata Nui was revived from death, Dume celebrated along with the rest of the population of Metru Nui. Later on, the Order of Mata Nui came to Metru Nui to fight against the Brotherhood, Dume and the other Turaga refused to comply with their plans. They were then confined in the Coliseum.

Dume and the other Turaga helped in the Siege. After that, the Turaga declared a city-wide celebration. Dume gave a victory speech when the Toa Nuva came back. Then he was interrupted by Makuta Teridax, who informed the gathering that he had taken over Mata Nui's body. He then sent Rahkshi to Metru Nui. Dume, with Metru Nui's population, went into the Archives and hid. The Turaga then found Krahka, who led the Toa Nuva through underground tunnels to the shoreline. Some time later, all the Turaga of Metru Nui were imprisoned in the Coliseum, and Ahkmou took their place as the new "Turaga".

After the death of Makuta Teridax, Dume, along with the Matoran and Toa, evacuated the Matoran Universe. He is now living peacefully on Spherus Magna.

Dark Mirror[]

In a parallel universe, Turaga Dume was one of the few beings who stood up to Tuyet, saying that true Toa valued justice and mercy, and that she had neither in her heart. He was taken away by the corrupt Toa and imprisoned in a stasis tube in the Archives. Years later, he was rescued by the Toa Takanuva from the main universe, and they, along with a parallel Takua, met and joined forces with several parallel Makuta.

The Kingdom[]

In this universe, Dume became part of Turaga Takanuva's ruling council.

Abilities and Traits[]


As a Turaga, Dume was both wise and experienced, serving as a mentor to Toa Lhikan. However, Dume tended to be distant from the Matoran he governed, lacking the paternal familiarity with them that other Turaga enjoyed. He was firm but also fair and courageous.

Mask and Tools[]

Powers & Tools[]

As a Ta-Matoran, Dume possessed a miniscule amount of Elemental Fire Energy. While this energy was inaccessible to him, it still manifested in the form of a natural resistance to heat and fire. Upon his transformation, this Energy increased exponentially, enabling Dume to actively command the Element of Fire. As a Toa, he possessed the power to generate, manipulate, and even absorb heat and flame, as symbolized by his red armor. After his transformation into a Turaga, Dume's Elemental Energy deserted him, leaving him with only a residual amount of this Energy.

As a Matoran, Dume wore a powerless mask, shaped in the form of a Kanohi Kiril. While the mask granted him no special powers, it kept him alive and aware. Should he ever lose the mask, his Matoran body would quickly lose power and become comatose. As a Toa, Dume wore a Great Mask of Regeneration. This Kanohi allowed him to repair inanimate objects and buildings, but not heal living beings. As a Turaga, Dume's Kiril transformed into its Noble form. It still enabled him to fix damage, but could not undo as much as its Great version.

It is unknown what sort of tools Dume used while as a Matoran, as well as the type of weapon he wielded during his time as a Toa. As a Turaga, Dume carried with him a Firestaff as his Badge of Office, symbolizing his wisdom and authority as a leader.

Set Information[]

Dume Nivawk

Dume and Nivawk in set form

  • Dume and Nivawk were released in 2004.
  • Dume and Nivawk's set number is 8621.
  • Dume and Nivawk have 221 pieces.


  • The set of Toa Norik was originally designed to be Toa Dume, which explains why they have the same mask (although Norik's mask was recolored and assigned a different power)
  • The poster of Turaga Dume that Matau flew into in Ko-Metru had writing on it that translates to "Play Ball", though it is meant to say "Trust Dume".
  • Dume was the only BIONICLE character to be depicted with his movie visual appearance in the comics.


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Transformed: Dume (Turaga) • Gaardus (Mutated) • Firedracax (Mutated) • Jaller (Toa) • Lhikan (Turaga; revived) • Norik (Toa) • Vakama (Turaga) • Vultraz
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Toa of Water GaakiGaliHahliHelryxNahoNokamaTuyet
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Toa Inika/Toa Mahri JallerHewkiiNuparuKonguHahliMatoro
Toa Hagah/Rahaga NorikPouksBomongaIruiniGaakiKualus
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