Species Information
Tools and AbilitiesWeakened Elemental Powers and Kanohi powers, Badge of Office

Turaga were typically former Toa who had fulfilled their destiny and given up their Toa Power. Unlike Matoran, Turaga could access the powers of Kanohi, but only those of Noble Kanohi. They also had weak Elemental Powers.


A Turaga once ruled over the village where Sarda originally lived. However, he eventually went insane and shipped all of the Matoran to Karzahni. This Turaga was one of the first Turaga, and so was never a Toa or Matoran.

On the Southern Continent, Jovan led the area known as Voya Nui after he transformed into a Turaga. He ruled over this area for roughly 87,000 years. He was killed during the Great Cataclysm, when Voya Nui was separated from the rest of the Southern Continent and flung to the surface of Aqua Magna.

Metru Nui was ruled for many thousands of years by Turaga Dume. His predecessor is unknown. He continued to rule Metru Nui, but had to share power with the other Turaga from Mata Nui.

Lhikan became a Turaga after he gave up his powers after infusing it into Toa Stones for the next generation. Sadly the legendary hero lived a short life after becoming a Turaga. After teaching the Toa Metru, he was killed by Makuta Teridax as he saved Vakama, leaping into the path of a shadow energy bolt.

The six Turaga on Mata Nui were the former Toa Metru. They were wise leaders of the Matoran of and the Toa. Each village on Mata Nui had its own Turaga as its leader. On Metru Nui, the Turaga were originally Matoran who were transformed into Toa by Lhikan. After leaving Metru Nui, the Toa Metru sacrificed their Toa Power to revive the sleeping Matoran and became Turaga. During their time on Mata Nui, they acted as the wise leaders of the Matoran and advisors to the Toa Mata. After the defeat of Teridax by Takanuva, the six Turaga returned to Metru Nui and presided over the districts they lived had in as Matoran, sharing power with Turaga Dume.

Turaga Takanuva was the ruler of The Kingdom in an altenate universe. Ironically Takanuva met himself as a Toa.

Turaga Promotional Image

A promotional image featuring the six Turaga of Mata Nui

Abilities and General Traits[]

Most of the powers that a Turaga possessed while they were a Toa disappears when they give up their Toa Power, but some abilities remain. Turaga can access the abilities of Noble Kanohi and are slightly stronger than Matoran, being roughly the same size or slightly taller. The exact level of elemental powers that Turaga possess has never been clarified. They don't have the same level of mastery of their element that they had as Toa, but they possess the basic elemental resistance of Matoran, but beyond that it is a mystery.

Turaga are generally the rulers of Matoran settlements, having almost absolute authority over the Matoran and Toa of their realm. As a rule they have been shown to be wise, benevolent, and mature, guiding the Matoran with the wisdom gained from their experiences as heroes. However Turaga have been capable of lying, distrust, and even madness in the past.

Known Turaga[]


Mata Nui: VakamaOnewaWhenuaMatauNokamaNuju
Metru Nui: LhikanDume
Voya Nui: Jovan
Others: Other TuragaTuraga KaitaTuraga Nui