Hero Overview
And I pledge to you that as Toa of Fire I will do all I can to keep you and our home safe from harm. Remember -- your bravery, your wisdom, your spirit, make you as mighty as any Toa!
~ Tahu to the Ta-Matoran.

Tahu is the main protagonist and is also one of the major protagonists in the BIONICLE series. He was a hot-tempered and reckless but selfless Toa of Fire and the leader of the Toa Mata team tasked of reawakening the Great Spirit Mata Nui. Due to his transformations of his many forms throughout the story, he eventually become the most powerful Toa to date.

In Mask of Light he was voiced by Scott Mcneil, who also voiced Onua in the same movie.

He was also voiced by Nolan Balzer in the animated series.


This Fire Toa is full of hot air. Will he be prepared for the heat of battle, or will he burn out quickly?
~ Kopaka's thought about Tahu.
Tahu was very strong and brave but was also the fiercest and the most feared. His ideas sometimes clashed with Kopaka's, however they had a mutual respect for each other. His flaming temper could make him hotheaded and irrational at times. Since he had the least patience of the Toa he would jump into a situation without thinking, which could get him, and the other Toa, into a predicament, however this changed as he matured.

However as Tahu also had a tendency to be very lucky, he always managed to come out on the top. He is also very optimistic and was very determined and courageous.

Powers & Abilities

Tahu is a skillful master of fire. He controls the power of fire and flame as he uses them to shoot out fireballs at his enemies.


Greetings! I am Tahu, Toa of Fire. The prophecy has brought us together under my command.
~ Tahu introduced himself to the other Toa Mata for the first time.


  • Tahu was the only Toa Nuva with only one Kanohi Nuva, as the five others that he collected were destroyed during the destruction of Ta-Koro; his Kanohi Nuva has since been returned into the form of an ordinary Kanohi.
  • Tahu is the only Toa to possess the Rahkshi Powers upon defeating Teridax in Bara Magna as his Golden Armors were likely to have consumed Teridax's Rahkshi powers during the confrontation.
  • So far, Tahu have the most forms (which included his Golden Armor form) throughout the series.
  • Tahu is one of the rare characters in the original Bionicle series that appears in Bionicle's rebooted series 2015-2016, alongside Gali, Lewa, Pohatu, Onua and Kopaka.
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