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Group Order of Mata Nui, Hand of Artakha (fomerly)
Occupation Toa
Element Water
Kanohi Mask of Psychometry
Tools Spiked Mace
Status Alive
Location Spherus Magna
Pronunciation HEHL-ricks

The first Toa brought into existence, a Toa of Water, and the founder and leader of the Order of Mata Nui, formerly the Hand of Artahka.


Early life

Created by the Great Beings in Artakha, Helryx came into being immediately as a Toa, rather than by a transformation from a Matoran. She then oversaw the construction of the Great Spirit Robot, boarding it and going with it into outer space. Later, she oversaw the construction of Metru Nui and the Toa Mata. She was one of the leaders of an organization known as the Hand of Artakha, but Velika's introduction of sentience to the universe caused it to grow irrelevant and the techniques it used outdated. Helryx's passion for the existence of such a group still lingered, and she would use inspiration from the Hand to found the Order of Mata Nui, which included former members of the Hand.

Order of Mata Nui

During the founding of the Order, Helryx established a rule that Toa, Turaga, and Matoran were restricted from joining, understanding that their belief in the Toa Code would interfere with potential missions. Despite that, Helryx reluctantly allowed for the first Toa of Fire, Kalaryx, to join as a leader as well as Ko-Matoran Mazeka as a spy. Studying the natural telepathic abilities of Ce-Matoran, Helryx trained herself to resist telepathy-based attacks and shield her throughts from mind-readers. She then ordered it mandatory for all members to recieve similar training, desiring for the Order's existence to be kept in complete secrecy.

The Toa Mata were soon transported to Daxia for training, with Helryx heading it. As the team trained, Helryx had the Order spread legends about the Toa Mata across the Matoran Universe, intending for them to be seen as the principal guardians of the universe and for the Matoran populace to trust them immediately should they encounter the team. Helryx assigned Hydraxon to be the Toa Mata's primary trainer. Later, in her chambers, she was confronted by Toa Tahu and Kopaka, who demanded information from their leader after many frustrating unanswered questions. Helryx merely told them about the purpose of the Codrex and the dangers of Karda Nui, where they are scheduled to be transported to after their training was complete.

Later, Helryx discovered that the Av-Matoran were in danger from being attacked by the Brotherhood of Makuta. Unsure of what their ultimate goal was, Helryx and the Order still worked with Mata Nui to relocate and wipe the memories of the the Matoran of Light, who were then scattered across the Matoran Universe. Despite this, the Makuta still succeeded in their plan to send Mata Nui into a comatose slumber. Luckily, the Brotherhood's leader, Teridax, was defeated by a team of Toa before their plans could go any further.

For the next thousand years, the Order and Helryx continued to work in secrecy until it was decided to wage war against the Brotherhood of Makuta. Helryx also decided it was time for the Toa Mata, now Toa Nuva, to reawaken Mata Nui. 

At some point during this era of aminosity towards the Brotherhood, Helryx discovered an experiment Order scientists were conducting on Kraata in order to have spies within their enemy organization. When it resulted in the Kraata going mad, Helryx ordered them all terminated, save one, who managed to gain intelligence from the procedures. Helryx educated this Kraata personally and gave it its own custom battlesuit.

Helryx, her identity kept in the dark, later instructed the Toa Nuva (who had lost all memory of their association with the Order) to complete the required tasks listed in the Scroll of Preparations.

Helryx later met with Takanuva, revealing the Toa Mata's history using a Kratana. After giving Takanuva all the equipment he required, Helryx sent the Toa of Light to Karda Nui to warn the Toa Nuva about the Energy Storms that would come from awakening Mata Nui. With the wheels to undo all the damage the Brotherhood of Makuta had done set in motion, Helryx officially declared war on them, dubbing the conflict the "Destiny War."

Destiny War

During the war, the Order began recruiting Matoran and Toa out of necessity. One of these Toa, Pyros, partook in an experiment that Helryx oversaw. While the experiment was successful in transforming the Toa of Fire into a Toa of Fire, Earth, and Air, a brief but violent scuffle with Pyros' evil split personality convinced Helryx that one such Toa was enough.

The conflict was soon interrupted by the awakening of Mata Nui by the Toa Nuva. However, it was revealed that Teridax had taken over the Great Spirit Robot, imprisoning Helryx as a "confidante" to share his dark thoughts with. Helryx swore to stop Teridax, even if it meant the loss of every life in the Matoran Universe. Before she could weaken the Robot by unleashing a Nova Blast near precious machinery, intruders broke into her prison with the intention of sending a message to Mata Nui. However, Teridax detected them and teleported them, including Helryx, into space outside of the Robot and the moon it was on.

Helryx and the others were later saved by Vezon, who teleported them to Bota Magna, where they met an insane Great Being. Helryx's ultimate fate after the reformation of Spherus Magna is unknown, as the fortress she and the others were in was rigged by the Great Being Velika to explode.

Alternate Universes

The Kingdom

In this universe, Matoro hesitated with the Kanohi Ignika and the Great Spirit Mata Nui died. In response, Helryx revealed the Order's existence to assist the migration to Mata Nui and assisted the Toa in barring the Makuta from making it to the island. When Takanuva from the Bionicle universe arrived 10,000 years later, she helped him to talk to the Turaga.

The Melding

In this universe, the Great Beings never created Mata Nui, so the Matoran lived on Spherus Magna among the Great Beings. The Great Beings also made their creations differently so that the Matoran had the powers of a Toa and the Toa were little more than villagers. The Makuta were never evil in this universe; instead, they were beings of light.

When Vultraz and Mazeka came to the alternate Spherus Magna from a portal in Karda Nui, they briefly met Helryx, a simple Toa-sized Ga-Matoran in this universe, and a Matoran-sized Toa Macku was accompanying her. She was not seen after this first appearance.

In this universe, Helryx lived in the Spherus Magna version of Ga-Koro.

Long War Alternate Universe

In the Long War Alternate Universe, Helryx was one of the members chosen to be in the Great Spirit's Legion's council. Her beliefs constantly clashed with those of the rest of the council, save for The Shadowed One, who usually supported her extreme suggestions.

During the use of Hybrid-Toa forces by the Brotherhood of Makuta, Helryx founded the Spectre Program, an intensive training program where Matoran were abducted and trained to be ruthless soldiers.

The Broken Order Universe

Main Page: Helryx (Broken Order)

When Helryx, the three other Archcommanders, and the rest of the former Hand of Artakha leadership met to determine how to best reform the Hand of Artakha and enforce Mata Nui's will, Archcommander Kragator's idea of building a centrally-governed, highly-prominent kingdom to police the universe and protect Mata Nui's interests rapidly grew in greater popularity than Helryx's idea of a small, invisible organization. Sides were taken and the conflict between Kragator's and Helryx's proponents rapidly escalated until the determined Kragator struck at Helryx's base, killing her followers and sending her into hiding. The Hand of Artakha was then reformed as the Kritor Alliance and resulting in the universe's greatest point of divergence.

The Kritor Alliance rose in strength, eventually taking a place with the Brotherhood of Makuta as the universe's two great powerhouses. Realizing both were self-serving and stood in the way of Mata Nui's interests, Helryx formed a small, secret organization known as the Alignment with the sole purpose of ending both; however, when the Kritor Empire destroyed the Makuta League, the universe's fate was sealed...

Powers and Equipment

Early in her career and because of her position as Archcommander, Helryx bore one of four distinctive shield/swords; however, not long after the creation of the Order of Mata Nui, this was abandoned for a spiked mace and a shield, as mentioned in Dwellers in Darkness. As a Toa of Water, she could create tidal waves and water blasts. She had honed her control over water to exceed that of an ordinary Toa of Water. She also wore a Mask of Psychometry, which allowed her to learn the past of an object by touching it.


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BobTheDoctor27's BIONICLE Stars version of Helryx.

"She was not Makuta, but she was indescribably ancient and disturbingly frail in appearance. Her mask and armor were pitted and scarred from a thousand battles. She looked like a Toa, but her armor and mask design didn't resemble anything Takanuva had ever seen before."

Takanuva's thoughts on Helryx, Swamp of Secrets

Haven't you figured it out yet? You have to be insane to be a Toa at all. It's the first requirement for the job.

-Helryx to Takanuva, Swamp of Secrets

"You wanna know how I got these scars?

A Toa of Water I know was an idiot. And one night she is going crazier than usual. Brutaka gets the blade to protect himself. She doesn't like that. Not... one... bit. So, me watching she takes a knife to him, laughing while she does it. Then she looks at me and she says "Why so serious?!". She comes to me with the knife. "Why so serious?!" She sticks the blade in my mouth. "Lets put a smile on that face". And... Why so serious?!"

-Helryx to Grefo in Battle for Leadership

"All you care about is power. This army deserve a better and classic leader, and I'm gonna give it to them. Tell your Rahkshi they work for me now. These are my creatures."

-Helryx to the Makuta of Gamulu

"I've always been interested by elements like yours. Join us and it's done"

-Helryx to Eritko in The Eritko Chronicles

"Alright?! Does it look like I feel alright to you?! Do you think you can just take Mata Nui's place and then rule the universe?! I will tell you something. I don't feel alright. Actually, I'm insane because of you.

-Helryx to Teridax in Battle for Leadership


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121545~1 Toa Hydros's version.
HelryxToaGush958 Gush958's version.
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Helryx 1 Ihu's version.
100 1832 ToaVion's version.
Picture 003 Raidus07162's version.
C1Helryx1 Chalk33's version.
I39 Helryx2 Invader39's version.


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