Matoran Universe contains canon BIONICLE info.
|Position||Inside the Mata Nui Robot|
|Size||40 million feet (7,575.75 mi./12,307.7 km)|
|Population||Various Sapient Species and Rahi|
The Matoran Universe was created by the Great Beings on Spherus Magna before The Shattering. It was housed inside the body of the enormous robot known as Mata Nui, and they sent the robot out into the universe to explore. Tren Krom, the being who had watched over the construction of Mata Nui, was imprisoned on an unidentified island.
A few thousand years after the creation of the universe, a number of upstart warlords known as the Barraki formed the League of Six Kingdoms and attempted to conquer the universe. The insurrection was put down by the Brotherhood of Makuta.
Makuta Teridax, inspired by the League's assault, devised a plan to overthrow Mata Nui and become ruler of the universe. His first step involved unleashing a virus into the atmosphere, which affected Mata Nui and put him in a coma, causing the robot to crash on the surface of Aqua Magna in an event known as the Great Cataclysm. After this event, the Brotherhood of Makuta revealed their true nature as ambitious conquerors and began preparing the universe for the climax of their plan through various means, which included manipulation, extermination of unnecessary enemies, and outright conquest.
For a thousand years, Mata Nui's state gradually worsened, until he was near death. The Toa Inika engaged an epic quest for the Mask of Life, which could help save Mata Nui, but Mata Nui died before they were capable of healing him. However, Matoro activated the Mask of Life and sacrificed himself to revive the Great Spirit, if not awaken him. Toa Ignika was then able to awaken him in Karda Nui. However, Teridax took control of Mata Nui's body when it rose and assumed control of the Matoran Universe.
In the main BIONICLE reality, Mata Nui was exiled from the robot body, his spirit captured inside the Mask of Life, and crashed into Bara Magna. There, he gained combat experience from the locals, and used the remains of a prototype for his old body to gain back some of his lost power. Teridax, in full control of the newer robot, arrived on Bara Magna for a final showdown, in which he was defeated by first having the Matoran Universe Robot's gravity power used to draw the parts of Spherus Magna back together, then being driven to Bara Manga's north pole, where Mata Nui shoved Teridax's head into the path of the oncoming Bota Magna. After this, the robot collapsed onto Spherus Magna's surface and began degrading out of existence. Its inhabitants evacuated to avoid being buried in its wreckage and to gain the opportunity to live on the new, improved Spherus Magna.
In Fusionverse, When the Vok caused the geography of cloned earth to dissapear in the year 2007, save for the CN Universe, the geography of the Great Spirit Robot reappeared on Aqua Magna.
Over the year and a half that the main characters are on earth setting the events for Dark of the Moon, The Matoran Universe is partially reinhabited thanks to the Maximals. New Cybertropolis is built atop Metru Nui, Voya Nui and Mahri Nui are re-formed (the first being now connected to the mainland, the second becoming the new-Ga-Koro), and Makuhero City is built atop Artahka. Zakaz also floats up to the surface. It is also revealed that the events of Beast Wars took place mostly above Mata Nui's right arm.
In some realities, Teridax is still in control, in others he never assumed control, and in still other universes several of the above-mentioned events never happened.
In the Broken Order Universe, the universe for most of its history, was occupied by the conflict between the Kritor Alliance and the Brotherhood of Makuta. After war finally broke out, the two powerhouses divided the Matoran Universe between them. After both empires fell, most islands continued as they were before the war, although there has been a large movement throughout the universe for related species to form genus-states, or what qualifies as nation-states in the Matoran Universe.
- Akadian Colonies (Not on Map)
- Crystal Island
- Commpas Island
- Drikan (Not on Map)
- Keetongu Island
- Kerris Archipelago (Not on Map)
- Metric Nui (Not on Map)
- Metru Nui
- Nemiras (Not on Map)
- Northern Continent
- Paxila (Not on Map)
- Rode Nui
- Sacho Nui
- Siona Kierno (Not on Map)
- Southern Continent
- Thvistar Nui (Not on Map)
- Uniran (Not on Map)
- Valmai Nui
- Xa Nui
- Iris Nui (Not on Map)
Known Sapient Species
- Rambiskin (Only on Destral)
- Runask (Varen)
- The various landmasses inside the Matoran universe are all contained inside metallic domes. The inhabitants of the various lands use water-filled tunnels to travel from one dome to the other, usually by boat.