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Nokama
Turaga Nokama

Nokama as a Turaga

Biographical Information
Species Matoran (Toa/Turaga)
Group Ga-Matoran (formerly)
Toa Metru (formerly)
Turaga of Mata Nui
Mask Rau
Colors Light Blue, Blue (Turaga)
Dark Blue, Bright Blue (Toa)
Dark Blue, Very Light Blue, Bright Blue (Matoran)
Element/Powers Water
Homeland {{{Homeland}}}
Occupation Teacher (formerly)
Defender of Metru Nui (formerly)
Leader of Ga-Koro/Ga-Metru
Tools Trident
Location Spherus Magna
Status Alive
Pronunciation Noe-calm-uh
"You are so wise, Gali, yet know so little. You are swimming in my wake, Toa. There is nowhere you can go that I have not traveled before."
—Turaga Nokama to Toa Nuva Gali


Nokama was a Ga-Matoran teacher. She would later become a Toa Metru, and ultimately a Turaga of Ga-Koro and later Ga-Metru.

History

Matoran

Nokama Matoran

Nokama as a Matoran

Before being given a Toa Stone and a map to the Great Temple by Toa Lhikan, Nokama was teaching about the translation of ancient texts. At some point, Toa Tuyet helped her with building a lab. As she came to the Great Temple, the other five future Toa Metru were there as well. They had also been given Toa Stones and maps. There they placed their Toa Stones into the Toa Suva upon becoming Toa Metru.

Toa Metru

Nokama was the Toa Metru of Water and guardian of Ga-Metru. After becoming a Toa, Vakama had a vision that none of the Toa believed, except for Nokama. She was the only Toa that thought that these visions were a message from the Great Spirit Mata Nui.

Toa Metru Nokama

Nokama in Metru Nui

In fact she was the only Toa who believed in Vakama.

Nokama took her responsibilities as a Toa very seriously, and believed they had a duty to the Great Spirit to meet any challenge. She did sometimes miss her old Matoran friends, though, who did not seem to know how to act toward her. Vakama had also seen the names of six Matoran who knew the location of Metru Nui. Nokama went to find one of these Matoran, Vhisola, who was one of her students when she was a Matoran. After some searching, she found Vhisola, and convinced her to help them to find the Great Disks. Then, teamed up with Matau, set off to find their Disks. Nokama found her disk in what she thought was a cave, but when she was leaving, discovered that it was in fact a giant fish. The fish then tried to eat her, but she was able to escape. After finding the Great Disks, they used them to defeat a great threat to the city, the Morbuzakh vine. Before they could travel to the Coliseum to be hailed as Toa, they first had to travel to Onu-Metru to seal a crack in the seawall protecting the Archives. However, they soon found themselves attacked by the shapeshifting Rahi, Krahka. Krahka could mimic not only their appearance, but their elemental powers as well. She captured all of the Toa except for Nokama. Krahka then left her with three Rahkshi, who she almost defeated before slipping away. Nokama was able to find the other Toa Metru, and they all confronted Krahka. Krahka attempted to defeat the Toa, but failed and fled.

Metrunui nokama

Nokama obtaining a Great Disk

After the confrontation with Krahka, the Toa headed to the Coliseum, but they were accused by "Turaga Dume" (really Makuta in disguise) for the disappearance of Toa Lhikan. Nuju, Onewa, and Whenua were captured, but Matau, Nokama, and Vakama were able to escape. They fled to Ga-Metru, where they were attacked by Vahki Bordakh. Nokama was hit by a stun blast from a Bordakh's Staff of Loyalty. She then attacked Vakama, pushing him off a building. Fortunately, Vakama discovered his Disk Launcher could be used as a jet pack and was able to fly to safety. Nokama, still being affected by the Bordakh's staff, tried to attack Matau, but wound up getting knocked over the edge of the building. Fortunately, she was saved by Vakama on his jet pack, and the fall caused the Staff's effect to wear off. The Toa escaped to Ta-Metru inside an airship. After a battle with Vahki Nuurakh and the Dark Hunters Nidhiki and Krekka, the three Toa had to fight the Tahtorak, a huge Rahi that had been awoken during the fight with Krahka. They defeated it by using weakening disks to make the ground beneath it to weak, and the Tahtorak crashed down beneath Metru Nui (this was never shown in the novels or films).

Nokama's rau

Nokama discovering her Mask Power

Shortly after, they wound up in Po-Metru, where Nokama discovered her Kanohi mask power of translation when she was able to understand a herd of Kikanalo. Nokama then enlisted the aid of the Kikanalo in locating where they believed Toa Lhikan was being held. The trio of Toa soon discovered a tunnel in a canyon which lead them to the now-escaped other Toa Metru and another person: Lhikan! Lhikan was no longer a Toa, however; he had become a Turaga after sacrificing his Toa power to create the Toa Metru. The Toa escaped after discovering that Makuta had been and still was posing as Turaga Dume. The Toa and Lhikan hurried to the Coliseum, but were too late, as all the Matoran were cast into a comatose state by the Makuta. After a long battle on the Great Barrier, the Toa imprisoned Makuta in a Protodermis prison. They left on their Vahki transport to find a new home for the Matoran. Eventually they found one: The island of Mata Nui.

Toa Hordika

Toa Hordika Nokama

Toa Hordika Nokama

Upon returning to Metru Nui, The Toa Metru found themselves captured by the Visorak hordes. After being ambushed, the Toa were strung up in cocoons and mutated into half Toa, half Rahi monsters known as Toa Hordika. After their mutation, the cords suspending their cocoons were snapped. The cocoons fell to what would have been the Toa's death, but were caught at the last minute by the Rahaga. The Rahaga explained to them that if the Hordika Venom was not neutralized, they would remain Toa Hordika forever. The Rahaga also tells them about Keetongu, a mythical Rahi that could turn them back into Toa Metru again.

When Nokama was transformed into a Hordika she saw positive things about being half-animal, although she had frequent rages. Unlike her friends, Nokama was connected more and more to the rahi around, worrying Rahaga Gaaki. She worried that Nokama might not want want to become a Toa Metru again.

However, the Toa Hordika decided to put rescuing the Matoran before finding Keetongu. Nokama, who was once the most peaceful of the Toa, now found it hard to the control Rahi side. She became the leader of the Toa Hordika after Vakama betrayed them and joined Roodaka and Sidorak, the leaders of the Visorak. After Vakama's betrayal, the Toa Hordika gave in and decided to find Keetongu, believing that he was the only hope for Vakama now. After a very long and hard search, the five Hordika and the Rahaga located Keetongu, enlisting his help in the fight against the hordes. Nokama led an attack on the Coliseum, which had become the Visorak stronghold. The fight was hard for the Hordika, who had to control their Rahi sides while fighting the Visorak. While Keetongu fought Sidorak and Roodaka, Matau left and managed to convince Vakama that they needed to work in unity with each other to succeed. After Keetongu killed Sidorak. Roodaka tricked the Hordika into firing their elemental Rhotuka spinners at her. She carried a piece of Protodermis carved from the seal that had trapped Makuta, thus when the elemental spinners hit her, this undid the seal on Makuta's prison. Shortly afterward, Keetongu turned them back into Toa Metru, and they brought the rest of the Matoran to Mata Nui.

Turaga

After all the Matoran spheres were on the shores of Mata Nui's Naho Bay, Nokama and the other Toa Metru sacrificed their powers to awaken the Matoran within, becoming Turaga as a result. While the other Turaga and their respective Matoran would travel to other regions of the island to build their village homes, Nokama and the Ga-Matoran built their own not far from their initial landing site, right on the waters of Naho Bay. She promised not to share any information about their life on Metru Nui. She, out of all the Turaga, was the most uncomfortable of this decision. Nokama helped her people build the floating village of Ga-Koro from durable local plantlife, and they would spend the following year in peace and harmony, worrying about nothing but fishing and boat-building. However, the era of peace soon expired after the first year ended and Makuta attacked the island with an army of Rahi he had enslaved with infected Kanohi. In the following millennium, Nokama and the Ga-Matoran were plunged into an era of darkness and desperation. In the absence of a Toa to protect them, Turaga Nokama did her best to help defend her people against the constant Rahi attacks, but toward the end of the Dark Time, she was kidnapped herself by a Makika. Fortunately, a wandering Matoran named Takua happened to venture into Ga-Koro, and after hearing of her plight went to rescue Nokama from the Makika's cave.

MNOG Trapped

Nokama and the residents of Ga-Koro having been trapped underwater.

Nokama was always telling people what the Turaga say they should keep secret, such as telling Jaller where the Toa Nuva went. On Mata Nui, she had the responsibility of supervising Ga-Koro. About at the time when the Toa Mata did arrive, Nokama and her villagers were trapped into a Matoran hut by a Tarakava. The hut sank beneath the waves and they were saved by Takua and Gali, who defeated the Tarakava.

Later Nokama sent Macku with Takua into the Chronicler's Company. She also helped her village against the Rahi.

During the Bohrok War, Nokama welcomed Jaller, Takua and Nuparu's Boxor Company to Ga-Koro. Soon after that, Po-Koro came to Ga-Koro, looking for a place to live because of the Bohrok. Nokama took them to the village. She also got into a dangerous situation in the next morning, for Pahrak attacked Ga-Koro. When the Ga-Suva began to glow, Nokama realized that the Toa had won their underground battle with the Bahrag. The Pahrak fell, and Nokama ordered their Krana to be thrown into special wells made for them.

When Gali Nuva searched for Kanohi Nuva, Nokama could not stand keeping Metru Nui a secret. She instructed her to swim in a special cave. There, Gali saw the carving made by Nokama long ago, about the six Toa Metru. Gali didn't understand this, but Nokama didn't tell.

Nokama

Nokama as she appeared in BIONICLE: Mask of Light.

Nokama's Kolhii Team got to the Kolhii Championship. Nokama followed the game and was almost hit by a Kolhii Ball that Takua threw. Later, she, as did the other Turaga, noticed that Takua and Jaller had found the Mask of Light. Nokama translated the text behind it and sent Takua and Jaller to look for the Seventh Toa.

Nokama was later evacuated from Ta-Koro because of the Rahkshi attack. She presumably went to Ga-Koro.

Nokama was also at the Kini-Nui when Takanuva left in Mangaia. She descended there herself with the other Turaga, Toa Nuva and Matoran, where she witnessed the battle of Takanuva and Makuta, their transformation into Takutanuva and the enormous being's sacrifice. Takanuva was healed with his mask and Nokama discovered Metru Nui again with the others. She told tales about Metru Nui to the Toa Nuva with the other Turaga and later moved there.

Nokama Movie

Nokama as she appeared in BIONICLE: Mask of Light.

After arriving, she and the other Turaga learned from Dume that Mata Nui was actually dying. They then gathered the Toa Nuva, led them to a chamber with six canisters, told them of their quest to retrieve the Kanohi Ignika and save the Great Spirit, and sent them off. Afterward, Jaller and Takanuva arrived at the site of the canisters, and Jaller asked Dume where the Toa were. Jaller easily realized that Dume wasn't telling him everything after he gave an answer, and declared a strike until the Turaga told him what was going on. Some time after, Nokama told Jaller what was going on, which made him get a team of Matoran to find the Toa Nuva who were on Voya Nui. Dume later discovered what she had done after she accidentally revealed it at a meeting of the Turaga.

When the Order of Mata Nui came to Metru Nui to fight the Brotherhood, Nokama and the other Turaga refused to comply with their plans. Therefore, they were confined in the Coliseum.

Later, with the Toa Nuva's return from Karda Nui, she joined in the celebration of Mata Nui's awakening.

Teridax's Reign

When Teridax took over the Universe, he sent Rahkshi into Metru Nui. Nokama went into hiding in the Archives with the other Turaga and the Matoran of Metru Nui in an effort to escape from them. She and the rest of the Turaga then found Krahka, who led the Toa Nuva through underground tunnels to the shoreline. Sometime later, she was imprisoned in the Coliseum along with the other Turaga, Ahkmou then took their place as the new "Turaga".

After Teridax died, she evacuated the Matoran Universe onto Spherus Magna.

Personality and Traits

Nokama was extremely wise and very resourceful, having once managed to defeat three Rahkshi single-handedly. She was very good at seeing the big picture, making connections between seemingly unrelated events and always managed to cool down the tempers of the other Turaga. She always listened to every side of an argument before giving a ruling, and was extremely logical, as she knew the dangers of unchecked emotion. Keeping secrets did not sit well with Nokama; she had been known to defy the other Turaga and tell things the others agreed to keep secret. Along with Onewa and Vakama, she was the best tactician among their team. She also had a fairly close friendship with Vakama.

Powers and Abilities

As a Toa of Water, Nokama had the ability to create or absorb water and manipulate it into almost any shape or form using elemental energy. After she became a Turaga, she, like all Turaga, still had a tiny amount of that energy. As a Toa she carried two Hydro Blades, which could pull her through the Protodermis canals at high speed. They were also strong enough to shatter solid rock, and could channel her power to control water. As a Toa Hordika these became twin Fin Barbs, which could dig through most substances and charge up her Water Rhotuka spinner. As a Turaga, she carried a trident made from the bones of a Makuta Fish and wore the Kanohi Rau, the Noble Mask of Translation, a weaker version of the Great Rau she carried as a Toa. The Great Rau allowed her to read ancient Matoran dialects and understand spoken languages, including those spoken by Rahi beasts.

Set Information

Turaga Nokama

  • She was released in 2001 as a Turaga.
  • The set number is 8543.
  • The set contains 28 pieces.

Toa Nokama

  • The set number was 8602.
  • The set contains 46 pieces.
  • The Toa Metru were the first sets to include bendable elbows. This continued with the other sets until 2010.
  • In the instruction manual comic, it falsely switches Nokama's and Nuju's names.

Toa Hordika Nokama

  • She was released in 2005 as a Toa Hordika.
  • The set number is 8737.
  • The set contains 48 pieces, like all the Toa Hordika.

Concept Art

  • Nokama Cover Art concept
  • Nokama concept 1 (by Dave Max)
  • Nokama concept 2 (by Dave Max)
  • Nokama concept 3 (by Dave Max)
  • Hordika Nokama concept 1 (by Eric Hilleary)
  • Hordika Nokama concept 2 (by Eric Hilleary)
  • Hordika Nokama concept 3 (by Dave Max)
  • Toa Nokama (Legends of Metru Nui)
  • Nokama with Matau and Vakama

External Links

Ga-Matoran(v|e)
Current: AmayaDaluIdrisKaiKailaniKotuKyrehxMacku  • MarkaNiretaNixie
OkothPelagiaShasaVhisola
Transformed: GaakiHahliNahoNokamaTuyet
Toa of Water (v|e)
Helryx  • Unnamed Toa of Water  • Naho  • Tuyet  • Gaaki  • Nokama (formerly)  • Gali  • Hahli
Toa Metru/Toa Hordika (v|e)
Vakama  • Nokama  • Matau  • Onewa  • Whenua  • Nuju
Turaga (v|e)
Mata Nui: Vakama  • NokamaMatauOnewaWhenuaNuju
Metru Nui: LhikanDume
Voya Nui: Jovan
Others: Other TuragaTuraga KaitaTuraga Nui

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