Prior of becoming Takanuva, Takua was the first Matoran ever created by the Great Beings and he and his fellow Av-Matoran colonized in the island of Karda Nui. He grew to be best friends with Tanma, Solek, Photok and Gavla, the other Av-Matoran.
He was later relocated in the island city called Metru Nui by the Order of Mata Nui during the Time Slip, disguised himself as a Ta-Matoran, though due to his lackluster amount of control, his disguise was a poor one.
After sheltering in Metru Nui, Takua worked as the toolmaker an Ta-Metru where he befriended with the another Ta-Matoran named Jaller. He also ran a small business in his place called Takua's Trade Goods, offering souvernirs from other Metru that he had picked up on his travels, which he often did when he was assigned to do work. His action often attracted a lot of attention from the Vahki; there was a running joke in Ta-Metru that the entire squad