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Does the sun know its light? You have come here to find arms and armor for your fight. I tell you that the weapon you seek is not here — that must be sought in the world that feeds the world.
~ Artakha to the Toa Nuva.
None of us choose our destiny. And none of us can defy it.
~ Artakha to Tren Krom.

Artakha is the major hero that appeared in the BIONICLE franchise. He is an ancient ruler of the island which was named after him and is also an inventor who created various objects and weapons for anyone who asked. He is also a younger brother of Karzahni, though they became enemies due to him obtained the Mask of Creation while Karzahni lost the battle against him in the first place.

He was voiced by Christopher Gaze, who also voices Turaga Vakama in the animated show.

Appearance

Artakha is a towering humanoid being which was fitted with the green and black armor and also wore the Mask of Creation. He also wore the black trench coat with green linings which was located onto his waist.

History

Artakha and his older brother, Karzahni were created by the Great Beings prior of the creation of Mata Nui and were given their own realms to rule as Artakha named the chosen island after himself. Soon after that, he and Karzahni fought against each other for the possession of the Mask of Creation and the battle ends with Artakha won and obtained the mask. While Karzahni lived in the place where the Matoran were sent to be repaired, Artakha chose to rule his island where the Matoran came and worked in peace and comfort. He also became an inventor as he creates various objects for anyone who asked, which included the weapons for the Order of Mata Nui and was also responsible for creating Axalara T9, Jetrax T6 and Rockoh T3 which were then placed in the island of Karda Nui.

Later, he believed that he was capable of creating his own Rahi, he eventually created four Crystal Serpents. However, the creatures were proved to be wild and instead of destroying them, he decided to release them into the wild before focusing them back to his work of creating the masks and tools such as the Staff of Artakha.

Thousands of years later, his island was attacked by the Brotherhood of Makuta who sought to steal the Kanohi Avohkii, which he created. Despite both his efforts and the assistance from the Order of Mata Nui, the Brotherhood breached into his fortress and stole the mask with the help of Kojol.

Following the incident, Artakha requested the Order to destroy the maps and charts of his island and even eliminate anyone with the knowledge of his island's location. Soon after that, Artakha and his island were forgotten and faded into legend, though he continued to make more supplies that were needed across the Matoran Universe.

When the Toa Mata traveled to visit his island, Artakha appeared and spoke to them

Personality

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Toa Mata
Tahu | Gali | Lewa | Pohatu | Onua | Kopaka | Takanuva | Toa Ignika

Toa Metru
Vakama | Nokama | Matau | Onewa | Whenua | Nuju

Toa Inika
Jaller | Hahli | Kongu | Nuparu | Hewkii | Matoro

Turaga
Vakama | Nokama | Matau | Onewa | Whenua | Nuju | Dume | Lhikan

Matoran
Jaller | Hahli | Kongu | Nuparu | Hewkii | Matoro | Kapura | Macku | Hafu | Onepu | Taipu | Kopeke | Nuhrii | Vhisola | Orkahm | Tehutii | Ehrye | Sarda | Idris | Defilak

Order of Mata Nui
Mata Nui | Helryx | Axonn | Brutaka | Hydraxon | Johmak | Krakua | Mazeka | Tobduk | Trinuma | Botar | Ancient | Maxilos | Spinax | Umbra

Toa Hagah
Norik | Bomonga | Gaaki | Iruini | Pouks | Kualas

Voya Nui Resistance Team
Garan | Balta | Dalu | Piruk | Kazi

Skyforce
Luna Llena | Cielo Llena | Bran | Aero

Rahi
Ussal (Pewku) | Gukko (Ka) | Graalok | Krahka | Tahtorak | Keetongu | Toa Terrain Crawler | Klakk

Other
Great Beings | Artakha | Makuta Teridax

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