Toa of Light
Toa of Light
Toa of Light Information
Species AffliationMatoran (Toa)
AlliesMatoran, Turaga
EnemiesRahi, Brotherhood of Makuta (Formerly), Dark Hunters
HomelandMetru Nui
GoalProtect the Matoran, defeat the Makuta
StatusOnly one in existence

Toa of Light was the title given to a Toa who wielded the Element of Light. Toa of Light were typically transformed from a Av-Matoran. Should a Toa of Light fulfill his or her destiny, they were given the option of sacrificing their Toa Power, becoming a Turaga of Light.

If a Toa of any element were to lose their Kanohi, their Elemental Power would be halved, and their overall strength greatly weakened.


A Toa of Light's Elemental power gave them near-perfect command over light energy. As such, at a basic level, they could create, control, and absorb light. Examples of this included creating illusions, firing laser beams, illuminating dark areas, and absorbing the light in an area to create darkness. Additionally, Toa of Light could change the percieved color of their armor. Toa of Light posed a serious threat to all Makuta, and other wielders of Elemental Shadow. However, users of Shadow were just as much of a threat to them in turn. They possessed all these abilities on a vastly greater level than a Turaga of Light, or an Av-Matoran.

Personality and Traits[]

As only one Toa of Light has been seen in the main story, it is unknown what their personalities were generally like. When Takanuva first became a Toa, he was uncomfortable with being one, feeling unworthy of the title and responsibility, but he quickly settled into the role.

The natural colors of a Toa of Light's armor were white and gold, but they could bend light to change what color(s) others perceived their armor. They always possessed bright yellow eyes.

Toa of Light could be male or female.


Although no Toa of Light existed for much of Matoran history, legends of such a hero existed for thousands of years. It was said that the Toa of Light would appear to the Matoran in their most desperate hour to fight a great darkness. The superstitious Matoran who built the Toa Canisters believed that if they didn't build seven canisters then there would not be a seventh Toa and therefore no darkness. It was said that the arrival of this Toa would be heralded by the discovery of the Kanohi Avohkii, which had been forged by Artakha.

In fear of such a Toa arriving and turning against them, the Brotherhood of Makuta raided Artakha's island and stole the mask. After the discovery of the Brotherhood's betrayal, the Toa Hagah stole the mask back and took it to Metru Nui where it was put in the care of the Toa Hordika. Later, they brought it to Mata Nui where it was cover in a stone totem and hidden by the Turaga in a place that only a true Toa could find. After 1,000 years it was found by an Av-Matoran (posing as a Ta-Matoran), named Takua, who then went on a journey across the island in search of the Seventh Toa.

After the death of his friend Jaller at the hands of the Rahkshi Turahk, Takua realized the Seventh Toa was within him all along. By donning the Mask of Light, he was transformed into the first Toa of Light, and renamed himself Takanuva. After instantly destroying the Rahkshi, he went on to confront Makuta Teridax in his lair, seemingly defeating him, and thus allowing the Matoran to return to Metru Nui. He then guarded Metru Nui until he was attacked by a Shadow Leech, and transformed into a Toa of Twilight, half Toa of Light, half Toa of Shadow. He was then called away by the Order of Mata Nui to deliver a warning to the Toa Nuva in Karda Nui.

In Karda Nui, he was cured of the Shadow Leech's effects by a Klakk and returned to Metru Nui. He later joined the resistance against Teridax after his takeover of the Great Spirit's body, and fought alongside the Glatorian in the final battle on Bara Magna.

The Kingdom[]

In this reality, Matoro failed to save Mata Nui in time, and all the inhabitants of the Matoran Universe were forced to evacuate to the island of Mata Nui. Takanuva prevented the Makuta from escaping and gave up his Toa power to create six new Toa, including a new Toa of Light, Tanma.

10,000 years later, Takanuva of the main dimension arrived, and together the two Toa of Light and the disgraced Matoro, fought off the attempted return of Teridax. However, during the fight Tanma was killed by Teridax's fragmentation power.

Known Toa of Light[]

Toa of Fire DumeJallerLhikanNorikTahuVakama
Toa of Stone HewkiiOnewaPohatuPouks
Toa of Earth BomongaNuparuOnua"Savage"Whenua
Toa of Air IruiniKonguLesovikkLewaMatauNidhiki"Spinner"
Toa of Water GaakiGaliHahliHelryxNahoNokamaTuyet
Toa of Ice KopakaKualusMatoroNuju
Toa of Light Takanuva
Toa of Shadow Shadow Takanuva
Toa of Lightning ChiaraNikila
Toa of Magnetism JovanOther Toa
Toa of Plasma Other Toa
Toa of Gravity Other Toa
Toa of Sonics KrakuaOther Toa
Toa of Iron ZariaOther Toa
Toa of Plantlife Other Toa
Toa of Psionics OrdeVarian
Others: AkamaiToa Ignika"Prototype"Wairuha