|“||Speak, fool! And let only truth and clarity come from your mouth if you wish to continue having one.||”|
–Tridax to Vezon, Destiny War
|Group||Brotherhood of Makuta|
|Mask||Unknown, Olmak (Occasionally)|
|Occupation||Was in command of Destral|
|Tools||Acid-tipping spear, armored gauntlet, a sharp blade|
Tridax was created 100,000 years ago on an island in the Southern Islands. His body was molded by Mata Nui, using the Makuta Pool, into the living bodies of the Makuta species. His mission, like the rest of his species, was to create bio-mechanical Rahi and plant life to populate the Matoran Universe. During 75,000 to 70,000 years ago, Tridax was assigned a Toa Hagah squadron, which was either corrupted or killed following the Brotherhood's corruption.
During sometime between Tridax's creation and 30,000 years ago, Tridax and the Makuta species expelled the remnants of Light within themselves, making themselves beings of only Shadow. During this time, the species also evolved from a physical body to energy, and their armor was modified by the Nynrah Ghosts.
Creating the Shadow Leeches
Sometime between 1,001 and 1 year ago, Tridax and two fellow Makuta, Chirox and Mutran, began experimenting on Kraata. They ultimately engineered the Shadow Leech, a creature that could sap the light from its victim and transform him or her into a being of shadow. These Shadow Leeches were held in Tridax Pods, which were named after him.
Soon after the creation of the leeches, Tridax formulated an idea. He took into possession a Kanohi Olmak, which he realized could transport himself to not only within the Matoran Universe, but alternate realities of the universe. Therefore, he captured and brought back the Toa Takanuva of each reality, capturing them in stasis tubes in a sub-basement of Destral's fortress. He then unleashed a Shadow Leech to devour the light of each Takanuva to create an army of Shadow Toa. He believed that this would also make him the most powerful member of the Makuta after Teridax completed The Plan. However, this was a rather lengthy process.
Soon after putting this plan to action, eight Makuta left to invade Karda Nui. During their absence, Tridax was put in command of Destral with orders that, if Destral was attacked, he must teleport the island to Metru Nui and seize the city.
Tridax interrogated Vezon, who had arrived during the Order of Mata Nui/Brotherhood War. Tridax was about to execute Vezon when Destral began to shake. He then ignored Vezon to carry out his orders of teleporting Destral near Metru Nui, since the island was in danger, although the battle had torn a hole in the wall and caused Vezon to become free of his chains.
Yet instead of carrying out his orders, Tridax went underground to the basement where he held his Shadow Toa army of Toa Takanuva. There, he turned on Vezon and pinned him to the wall with a Shadow blast, revealing his plans to him--unleash the transformed Toa of Shadow on the attacking Order members, and finish the transformation of the rest. Tridax did not have time to finish his monologuing when he noticed his hands had begun disintegrating as the work of two Order members, Mazeka and Tobduk using an armor-disintegrating Virus. The Virus destroyed Tridax's armor leaving him as Antidermis. He attempted to use his mental powers in some way, but was then incinerated by Tobduk's staff.
Personality and Traits
Like the other Makuta, Tridax was sadistic, vicious, and narcissistic.
Powers and Equipment
Tridax possessed the standard Makuta powers. These included the ability to create Kraata, and Rahkshi, as well as the 42 Kraata powers, the element of Shadow, the ability to create a Shadow Hand, and shape-shifting.
In the form he used when interrogating Vezon, Tridax wore purple and crimson armor, carried a spear laced with Acid, and wore armored gauntlets. He also used a "wickedly sharp blade" when he was about to execute Vezon, but was unable to. Since he teleported to other realities for the Toa Takanuva of that universe, he wore at some times a Great Olmak, allowing him to teleport to anywhere in the Matoran Universe or alternate realities.
|Brotherhood of Makuta (v|e)|
|Former Leaders: Miserix • Teridax (deceased)|