Light can do a lot of things. It can illuminate. It can welcome. It can warm. As it turns out, it can also make laser beams that slice through protosteel.
Toa Takanuva, Takanuva's Blog
Takanuva channeling his Light powers
Element Information
Matoran Prefix Av-
Associated Color(s) Primary: Gold
Secondary: White
Associated Location(s) Karda Nui

Light was a radiant Elemental Power involving the essence of truth and understanding in the Matoran Universe. This was one of the rarest elements of all, with only a select few Av-Matoran becoming Toa of Light. The only known Matoran to do so, was Takua, through the donning of the Avohkii.

Toa of Light, such as Takanuva, had near-perfect command of the element, while an Av-Matoran could channel small amounts of it through tools, or with the aid of any Toa. Additionally, they could change the color of their armor, in order to disguise themselves as another type of Matoran. Turaga would have powers somewhere in the middle, though none have shown up in the main story.


  • Creating light.
    • Generating lasers.
    • Creating solid or non-solid illusions.
    • Acting as a source of light.
  • Controlling light.
  • Moving as fast as light.
  • Absorbing light.
  • Unleashing a Light Nova Blast. (Toa-exclusive)
  • The ability to change how others see your body color. (Matoran species-exclusive)
  • Bending light to become invisible.


With all wielding different elements, six Toa could combine their powers to create a Protodermis Cage, capable of sealing away powerful beings, such as the likes of Makuta Teridax and the Bahrag Queens. Freeing trapped entities required a shard of the prison to be charged with the same elemental powers used to construct it. 

Beings other than Toa could not combine their powers at all, making them the only ones able to do so.


These beings were wielders of the Element of Light:


These locations were affiliated with the Element of Light:


  • The element of Light was first introduced in 2003's BIONICLE: Mask of Light.
  • Light was very powerful against Shadow and vice versa.
  • Matoran, Toa and Turaga of Light could be male or female. This makes Light the only natural Element in the Matoran Universe to contain both genders.
  • To show the difference in the power levels of a Toa, Matoran, and Turaga of Light, Greg Farshtey said that if a Toa of Light were a sun, a Turaga would be a 100 watt bulb, and a Matoran would be a lantern.
Elemental Powers
Elements Primary FireWaterAirStoneEarthIce
Secondary LightShadowLightningMagnetismPlantlifePlasma
Legendary Powers LifeTimeCreation
Powers AcidVacuum