Norik contains canon BIONICLE info.
- "Unity, Duty, Destiny... It starts with Unity."
- ―Rahaga Norik to Toa Vakama, Web of Shadows.
|Tools|| • Lava Spear|
• Rhotuka Launching Shield
Similarly to most other Toa of Fire, Norik began his life as a Ta-Matoran on Spherus Magna, where he aided in the construction of the Matoran Universe. Upon its completion, Norik was placed inside the Matoran Universe, which then departed Spherus Magna. The island of his original residence remains unclear. However, it is known that he was chosen to became part of a Toa team at some point in the later history of the Matoran Universe.
Life as a Toa
At one point the team was dispatched to deal with a Protocairn invasion, allying themselves with another Toa Team to deal with the creatures. Successfully repelling the beasts and quickly doing the same to the swarm of Parakrekks that followed, the two teams decided to permanently combine forces. Over time, Norik grew particularly drew close to Varian, a Toa of Psionics from the other team.
They were eventually approached by a Toa of Sonics, the last remaining Toa from that team. He refused to give his name, instead being named "Grey". He led them to his village, where the three Toa were attacked by Dark Hunters, caught in the explosive ordinance of "Lurker's" Plasma Cannon. After a brief confrontation in which Varian was struck by "Gatherer"'s mind scramble Rhotuku, the Dark Hunters managed to incapacitate Norik and Varian. Brought to Odina, The Shadowed One offered Varian a choice: serve as a living trophy for his amusement in exchange for the freedom of Norik or witness his death. Choosing to sacrifice herself for her teammate's liberty, Varian ensured that Norik was released before entering a stasis tube.
Some time after Norik's transformation, the Makuta species evolved. Subsequently, the Brotherhood of Makuta decided that the Makuta needed Toa bodyguards. Norik was selected as a representative Toa of Fire. As such, he was endowed with metallic armor to indicate his status as an Elite Toa. Additionally, he was presented with a new Pehkui, which was sculpted to mimic a Noble Kiril and served as a badge of honor.
Over the course of his career as a Toa Hagah, Norik became affiliated with Gaaki, Bomonga, Pouks, Iruini, and Kualus. Chiefly, this Toa Unit was charged with guarding Makuta Teridax from Rahi attacks.
Roughly 1300 years ago, however, Norik and his company became aware of the Brotherhood of Makuta's ulterior motives and came to recognize Makuta Teridax as an oppressive figure, who had become disenfranchised from the will of the Great Spirit. In an act of rebellion, the Toa Hagah attempted to smuggle the Kanohi Avohkii off of Destral and transfer it into the hands of their fellow Toa. However, only Norik and Iruini were able to escape the initial assault, leaving Gaaki, Bomonga, Pouks, and Kualus behind. Taken prisoner by a Vortixx named Roodaka, the four captive Toa were mutated by the effects of her Rhotuka spinner, transforming into haggard and twisted Rahkshi-Turaga crossbreeds nicknamed Rahaga. Following a failed rescue attempt by Norik and Iruini, all six Toa Hagah were mutated by Roodaka. At the cost of their dignity and with their elemental capabilities severely diminished as a result of their mutation, the Rahaga were able to escape Destral, ultimately successful in their original mission to smuggle the Kanohi Avohkii off the island.
Traveling across the Matoran Universe under Norik's leadership, the Rahaga used their knowledge of the Brotherhood's inner mechanics to sabotage a number of minor components in Teridax's grand scheme, notably trailing the Visorak Horde. Determining that Teridax's endgame hinged upon the occupation of Metru Nui, Norik led his cohorts to the City of Legends, where they witnessed the events of the Great Cataclysm and the imprisonment of Teridax in a Protodermis Seal. With the local Toa Team away investigating the appearance of a new island above Metru Nui's dome in the wake of the Matoran Universe's debilitation, the Rahaga also witnessed the Visorak Inquisition of Metru Nui, with the Horde notably being directed by an ambitious upper-class Steltian named Sidorak, and his Viceroy, Roodaka.
Following the return, subsequent capture, and eventual mutation of Metru Nui's resident Toa Team, the Rahaga were known to have intervened in Sidorak's attempted murder of his adversaries, using their Rhotuku spinners to catch the falling Toa in mid-air whilst free-falling from their damaged cocoons at the top of the Coliseum. Escorting the Toa Hordika to the ground, the six Rahaga explained the nature of their mutation and the hands of the Visorak to the novice Toa, offering them tutelage in the use of their diminished Elemental Powers and unclear Rhotuku capabilities.
Acting as a mentor to Toa Vakama, Norik escorted the Toa of Fire through the ruins of Ta-Metru, scouting the region for metal sheets and welding equipment with which to construct an Airship. With Vakama growing increasingly short-tempered and confrontational, Norik struggled to adequately counsel the Toa Hordika of Fire during this time.
Venturing to Le-Metru, Vakama and Norik aided in an effort to recover Matau and Iruini, who had been cornered by a platoon of Visorak Oohnorak. Reinforced by the other Rahaga and Toa Hordika, Norik and his teammates helped the Toa to secure a Visorak Watchtower in the region, which would come to be repurposed as a base of operations, named the Tower of Toa.
Some time after establishing the Tower of Toa, Norik and Gaaki were ambushed by Visorak in Ta-Metru while scouting the region. Saved by the timely intervention of Toa Vakama, the Rahaga informed their savior of the next stage of their mission: acquiring the fragments of the Makoki Stone, a mystical totem composed of six intricately-carved stone tablets. Swiftly locating the Makoki Stones in their respective districts, the Toa Hordika came to unlock a vault in which the Kanohi Avohkii was hidden, retrieving the Kanohi for the Rahaga whilst fending off Visorak.
However, growing confrontational and impulsive on account of his mutation, Vakama's relationship with the Rahaga became increasingly strenuous. Venturing off on his own, the Toa of Fire was captured by Visorak and brought before Roodaka, who swayed him to use his abilities in the service of her cause. Ambushing the Rahaga during their sweep of the Great Temple for inscriptions relating to Keetongu, Vakama assaulted all six of the former Toa, leaving Norik buried beneath a pile of rubble and abducting the others. Brought before Sidorak at his residence in the Coliseum, Norik's teammates all became prisoners of war while the former Toa of Fire remained trapped.
The following morning, Norik was located by the remaining Toa Hordika, who pried him free of the wreckage and listened to his account of the night before. Skeptical at first, Norik soon convinced the Toa that their leader had in fact struck an alliance with Roodaka and that Keetongu was the only being capable of reversing the mutation and curing Vakama of his affliction.
Trekking across the island, Norik led the Toa to a tower in rural Ko-Metru, identified by a frozen waterfall marking the end of their journey. Venturing inside, Norik awoke Keetongu from his hibernation and introduced the Toa Hordika to the mythical Rahi, earnestly entreating him for aid in the coming battle with the Visorak Horde. Although the Toa Hordika proved irresolute at first, Keetongu observed the Toa's arguments and was ultimately won over by their concern for Vakama, agreeing to offer his services and potentially reverse the effects of the Hordika venom if the Toa proved worthy.
Orchestrating an ambush on the Coliseum, the Toa Hordika would later mount an impressive assault upon the Visorak Horde, gaining the attention of Vakama, Sidorak, and Roodaka. Taking advantage of the distraction, Norik eventually freed his fellow Rahaga from the web cocoons they had been trapped in, then eagerly returned to the battle alongside the remaining Toa Hordika. Fending off Visorak, the Toa and Rahaga were soon overwhelmed following the arrival of Roodaka atop a Kahgarak. However, Vakama swiftly came to betray the Viceroy by disbanding the Visorak Horde and joining his fellow Toa in defeating Roodaka. With Keetongu appearing once more, Norik witnessed the restoration of the Toa Metru and the closure of the battle.
Choosing to reside in Metru Nui and repair the damage of the Great Cataclysm and Visorak occupation, Norik and his teammates helped the Toa Metru to load Matoran Spheres aboard six Airships. With the Toa intent on settling on a newly-discovered island beyond the Great Barrier, Norik bid his farewell to Vakama and shared custody of Metru Nui with his allies. Shortly after the departure of the Toa Metru, Turaga Dume was also located when his Matoran Sphere beneath Po-Metru malfunctioned.
Around this time, a Dark Hunter named "Dweller" traveled to Metru Nui on a permanent placement to monitor any regional developments, as the city was a key tactical location to both the Dark Hunters and the Brotherhood of Makuta. During this time, the Dark Hunter spied on them throughout their residence on the island, reporting on their movements. However, after an incident five-hundred years ago involving an isolated group of Visorak, the Rahaga grew privy to the Dark Hunter's presence and began feeding him misinformation. While Pouks, Iruini, and Kualus endeavored to feed the Dark Hunter bluffs about the Toa Metru perishing during the Visorak Invasion and the Matoran being disseminated among the Brotherhood's network, the Rahaga managed to conceal the existence of the island of Mata Nui, ultimately warding off Dark Hunter expansion in the region. Unlike their teammates, Norik and Bomonga both grew deeply conflicted over whether or not the Rahaga should feed actionable intelligence about the Brotherhood of Makuta to the Dark Hunters. Ultimately, however, they decided that doing so would expose their cover and instead decided to have their revenge some other way.
Scroll of Preparation
Immediately proceeding the defeat of Makuta Teridax and the appearance of Toa Takanuva on Mata Nui, Turaga Vakama returned to Metru Nui with the Matoran populace, intent on settling the villagers back into their original homeland. In the weeks prior to their arrival, however, the Rahaga and Turaga Dume began studying unusual constellations appearing in the Wall of Stars, coming to the horrifying conclusion that Mata Nui's health was continuing to degrade despite the defeat of Makuta and presence of a Toa of Light in the Matoran Universe. With the Toa Metru now transformed into Turaga, the Rahaga left Metru Nui in the custody of their former students and traveled to Xia.
Following the re-ignition of the Matoran Universe, the Rahaga were summoned by the Toa Nuva and tasked with aiding the Order of Mata Nui in restoring the Matoran Universe to the state it had previously been in prior to the Great Cataclysm. Having captured Roodaka, the Toa Nuva forced the Vortixx to reverse the mutation she had subjected Norik and his cohorts to, transforming them back into Toa Hagah. Eternally grateful, the newly-restored Toa pledged their allegiance to the Order of Mata Nui where possible and wished the Toa Nuva luck on the next stage of their quest.
Several days later, the Toa Hagah intervened to contain a battle between a Tahtorak and the Kanohi Dragon off the Xian coast, keeping the damage to a minimum and ensuring as few civilian casualties as possible. During this battle, Norik was known to have used his Rhotuka Launching Shield to rapidly slow down the Kanohi Dragon. Enjoying considerable success, Norik was within earshot when Gaaki's Mask of Clairvoyance revealed a Dark Hunter fleet converging around Xian waters, intent on raiding the island in this moment of weakness. With Iruini scouting ahead to confront The Shadowed One directly, Norik and the other Toa Hagah were teleported aboard the flagship by Toa Helryx. Pulling rank and ordering The Shadowed One to cease his attack if he wished to continue upholding an alliance between the Order of Mata Nui and the Dark Hunters, Helryx negotiated a ceasefire and secured the island, tasking the Toa Hagah with hunting down Teridax with the help of a severely mutated Skakdi named Zaktan. With a vague vision manifesting in her mind, Gaaki's Mask of Clairvoyance predicted that one member of their party would die on the quest, prompting the Toa Hagah to undertake their latest mission solemnly.
Acting on Zaktan's instruction, the Toa Hagah then traveled to Metru Nui, where they encountered the Toa Mahri and declared their intention to destroy the Coliseum and access the Core Processor hidden in the tunnels beneath, believing this to be Teridax's hiding place. Unwilling to cooperate, the Toa Mahri engaged the newcomers in a brief skirmish, which escalated considerably when Kualus lost concentration over his Mask of Rahi Control and accidentally summoned a dangerous Rahi into a residential district. Putting their differences aside, the two Toa teams worked together to subdue the beast before finding another entrance beneath the Coliseum. Parting ways, the Toa Hagah continued on their journey beneath the island, noting the irony that they had once again returned to the island they had spent the last 1000 years are the custodians of.
Venturing into the underbelly of the city, the Toa Hagah soon happened upon an inscription written in the Agori language, which they were unable to translate. Walking into an ancient trap, however, Norik and his teammates were suddenly magnetized to one of the cavern's walls with molten Protodermis gradually creeping towards them. Rescued by the timely arrival of Makuta Miserix, the Toa Hagah and their Skakdi companion were teleported to a conjoining chamber and allowed to continue on their quest, eventually reaching the Core Processor deep beneath Metru Nui. Happening upon the bodies of two Glatorian pilots, the Toa surmised that they were deep within the complex machinery that composed of Mata Nui and sustained the Matoran Universe. With Toa Helryx, Axonn, Brutaka, and Keetongu emerging from a dimensional gate, Teridax then revealed himself to be within the machinery of the Core Processor, damaging Brutaka's Kanohi Olmak and preventing their escape. Using his vast array of Rahkshi Powers, the Makuta of Metru Nui dispatched each of the combatants, transforming Miserix into a decorative painting to adorn the chamber, shattering Zaktan's container and appearing to kill the mutated Skakdi, and teleporting Keetongu, Axonn, and Brutaka into the hardier regions of the Southern Island Chain. Rallying behind Norik, the Toa Hagah prepared themselves to battle Teridax, having defeated him once before and intent on seeking retribution on the Makuta they had formerly been charged with protecting. Cautious of the threat that any united Toa team posed, Teridax struck all six of the Toa Hagah with a hypnotic mental wave, convincing the warriors that they had successfully bested him in combat and encouraging them to go about their business in an augmented reality of his design. Returning to the surface, the Toa Hagah celebrated their victory.
Reign of Shadows
For some time after the Toa Nuva's reactivation of the Great Spirit Robot and Teridax's usurpation of Mata Nui within the mechanics of the Core Processor, the Toa Hagah remained under the same vision of a distorted reality. Mistaking the Rahkshi squadrons occupying the island for reactivated Vahki and unable to perceive the enslaved Matoran around him, Norik continued his business optimistically patrolling Ta-Metru for several weeks.
Entranced by Teridax's illusion for almost his entire usurpation of the Matoran Universe, Toa Norik sparingly patrolled the coasts of Metru Nui and continued to take inventory of the various Rahi species residing in the area, oblivious to the Rahkshi squadrons and labors of captured Matoran.
Towards the end of Teridax's Reign of Shadows, Norik and his fellow Toa Hagah were collectively broken from their trances by Tren Krom. Joining the resistance forces, the Toa Hagah would later regroup with the Toa Nuva and journeyed south of Metru Nui, where they united with the disgruntled masses to fend off the Rahkshi army amassing in the Southern Island Chain.
Once the Matoran Universe successfully landed on Bara Magna, Norik and his Toa compatriots emerged onto the surface of the planet, where they allied with the Glatorian and Agori to fend off Makuta's Rahkshi, Skakdi, and Skrall forces. Fighting alongside his fellow Toa Hagah for the duration of the conflict, Norik was relieved from battle with the Rahkshi with aid from Toa Tahu, who used the Golden Armor to vaporize the Rahkshi army. Mata Nui was then able to complete his mission of reforming Spherus Magna from Bara Magna, Bota Magna and Aqua Magna.
Following The Reformation, Mata Nui used his final vestiges of energy to revitalize the Spherus Magna ecosystem, enabling the planet to accommodate the denizens of both Bara Magna and the destroyed Matoran Universe.
With Spherus Magna restored, Norik led several of his Toa Hagah compatriots back inside the Great Spirit Robot to rescue any stranded Matoran. During this expedition, Norik was reunited once more with Toa Varian, who had escaped her stasis tube on Odina during the destruction of the Matoran Universe. Norik was deeply moved by the reunion and, with so few Toa left in the universe, he notably offered the Toa of Psionics a position as an honorary member of the Toa Hagah.
When Norik and his cohorts returned to Spherus Magna with the final cluster of refugees, he was approached by Gaaki, who had led several Toa of Water on a similar mission to safely transfer the remaining aquatic Rahi to the oceans of Aqua Magna. Relaying a message from Toa Kopaka, Gaaki reported that the Toa Mahri were under the sway of a mysterious Skakdi Fusion. Having spent months in a similar trance at the whim of Makuta Teridax, the Toa Hagah prepared themselves for one final recovery mission. Led by Norik and accompanied by Varian, the Toa Hagah set off to free their allies from the mental sway of the Skakdi Fusion. It is assumed that Norik and his compatriots were successful in this endeavor, though details of the encounter remain scarce.
However, once peace had been secured and a stable system of government had been established, Norik and his teammates were widely believed to have retired, transferring their Toa Power to create a new generation of Toa. As a Turaga, Norik went on to continue studying the new creatures of Spherus Magna.
Abilities and Traits
To Be Written
As a Toa of Fire, Norik could create, control, and absorb heat. This also gave him the ability to manipulate most forms of Molten Protodermis, alter the temperature of a target area, trigger volcanic eruptions, and conjure fiery constructs. Norik was also able to withstand considerably warmer conditions.
Mask and Tools
Norik wore a Great Kanohi Pehkui, Mask of Diminishment, which enabled him to shrink himself to a size of six inches whilst retaining the proportionate physical strength of a full-sized Toa. This particular Mask of Diminishment was crafted in the shape of a noble Kiril.
During his time spent as a Rahaga, Norik lost access to his Mask of Diminishment. Wielding an unnamed Rahaga Staff, Norik was able to distract Rahi for a limited period of time, enabling him to successfully restrain it. Additionally, his Rhotuka Launcher was capable of snaring a target in energy constructs.
As a Toa Hagah, Norik was equipped with a Rhotuka Launching Shield capable of launching Rhotuka that decelerate the movement a target. Also wielding a Toa Hagah combat staff infused with elemental properties, Norik's Lava Spear possessed limited powers of its own. The weapon itself had the ability to release a concentrated blast of Water. It could also remove all of the heat from an object or burn a target from a distance.
|Norik's Toa Hagah form in the BNG project.|
|Norik's form as a Rahaga.|
|Rahaga Norik as designed by BobTheDoctor27.|
|Toa Hagah Norik STARs as designed by BobTheDoctor27.|
- The digitally rendered image of Toa Norik used in this article was produced by User:Takatahu for the canceled BIONICLE: Next Generation Project.
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|Toa Hagah (v|e)|
|Members||Gaaki • Bomonga • Pouks • Iruini • Kualus '|