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Toa Mata
Toa Nuva
Master of Earth
Uniter of Earth


Kanohi Pakari
Kanohi Pakari Nuva
Quake Breakers
Multi-Resistant Shield
Nynrah Ghostblaster
War hammer
Crystal drill hammer/Crystal six shooter


2001, 2002, 2008, 2015, 2016

[List of appearances]

Onua is one of the six main characters in BIONICLE. He was released as a set in 2001, 2002, 2008, and 2015.


Originally, Onua was as lanky as the other Toa, but differentiated by his hunchback. He used black for his mask, torso, claws, and feet, while his limbs were dark grey. His eyes were transparent green. He wore a Kanohi Pakari, a smooth mask which is almost ovular in shape and has ventilation on the cheeks and forehead.

As a Toa Nuva, Onua is made stockier with wider hips and new arms and legs. He wears a silver chest plate and shoulder pads, while his hunch and colours remain intact. The new Pakari Nuva is larger and more organic with a flared forehead and eyebrows and a large chin. He carries a pair of "quake breakers" which resemble chainsaws as weapons.

Mistika Onua is tall and slim, in contrast to his previous depiction. Though he still uses black and the replacement for the defunct dark grey (dark stone grey), his lower limbs and stomach are silver. He has red jets behind his legs, and red wings on his shoulders. The adapted Pakari Nuva has an almost beak-like appearance, with a ridged forehead, a large space between the eyes, wings on the side. Onua has a shield covering his left arm, and holds a Nynrah Ghostblaster as a weapon with both of his hands.

The redesigned 2015 CCBS based Onua returns to a beefier depiction with a large chest and wide shoulders. Black remains his primary colour, being used for his mask, hands, upper legs and arms, and feet, while medium lilac appears on his shins and lower arms. Gold and silver armour are also used prominently, silver for his waist and shoulder pads, while golden machinery covers his shins and forearms. Onua's mask appears to retain a similar shape to the original Pakari, but other details are difficult to distinguish. He carries a large silver war hammer as a weapon. He seems to have transparent yellow eyes, and a wheel on his back suggests that he will have a function.



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Toa Mata

Onua is at home below ground. With his huge hands he scrapes out tunnels in the rocky cliffs over Papu Niho Reef. His low, squat body and head allow him to move quickly in tunnels and his infrared eyes give him amazing night vision.

In daylight his eyesight is poor, although he compensates with amazingly powerful hearing. He is slower on open land than underground, but has incredible strength and surprising dexterity.

Onua is at one with the land. He can hear trouble coming from miles away, and on occasion can even persuade the landscape to do his bidding-which is very useful when under attack.

Toa Nuva

Mata Nui will need the wisdom and strength of Onua Nuva more than ever in the months to come. Now no place on the island is too far or too dangerous for him to reach, for his quake breakers can be used as high-speed, all-terrain tracks. They can also be used to carve new passages in the earth. Onua Nuva wears the Pakari Nuva, which increases his raw strength to amazing levels.


Onua is the Toa Nuva of Earth. He can erect walls of earth, cause the soil to strike like a battering ram, or even make the dirt shift so an enemy falls into the ground. He has excellent night vision, but his eyes are sensitive to light.

Master of Earth

Onua is grounded and wise. He likes to spend his time alone meditating under the stars. Like an underground cave, receptive and silent. And… snoring! Though Onua rarely says a word, the other heroes have come to respect this sleepy giant. They know that when he speaks, his crude voice caries guidance and wisdom.

  • Primary Color: Black
  • Element: Earth
  • Favorite environment: Underground caves
  • Masks: Mask of Earth and Golden Mask of Earth
  • Powers: Night vision and the ability to create earthquakes.
  • Primary weapon: Earthquake Hammer that can split to become a set of powerful Turbo Shovelers.
  • Secondary weapon: None
  • Signature moves: Thunder Clap & Earthquake
  • Key traits: Wise, sleepy and afraid of heights.

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Toa Metru / Toa Hordika: Matau (1418 | 8541 | 8605 | 8740) | Nokama (1419 | 8543 | 8602 | 8737) | Nuju (1420 | 8544 | 8606 | 8741) | Onewa (8542 | 8604 | 8739) | Vakama (1417 | 8540 | 8601 | 8736) | Whenua (8545 | 8603 | 8738)
Toa Inika / Toa Mahri: Hahli (8583 | 8728 | 8914) | Hewkii (1388 | 8584 | 8730 | 8912 ) | Jaller (1391 | 8594 | 8727 | 8911) | Kongu (1392 | 8731 | 8910) | Matoro (1393 | 8582 | 8732 | 8915) | Nuparu (8566 | 8729 | 8913)
Mutated, honorary, and freelance Toa: Bomonga | Dume | Gaaki | Ignika | Iruini (4879 | 8762) | Jovan | Kualus | Lesovikk | Lhikan | Mata Nui (8989 | 8998) | Nidhiki | Norik (4877 | 8763) | Pouks | Takanuva (8595 | 8596 | 8699 | 7135)