Essentially, a Turaga is what a Toa warrior becomes when he/she gives away all his or her power. Two examples are the Turaga of Mata Nui island, who gave away their power to wake up the Matoran on the island of Metru Nui. Another example is when another Toa, Lhikan, gave all his power into 6 Toa Stones. Toa can give their power into six Toa Stones; however, they will only become a Turaga when that power is used up.
Turaga rule Matoran villages, and are looked upon as wise and venerable. They lead village celebrations and ceremonies, and are looked to for advice and help. In addition to helping Matoran, Turaga will also assist Toa on their journeys. According to the BIONICLE Encyclopedia, the Turaga might be able to form a Turaga Nui by merging their bodies and minds, though this is not definitively known.
- Lhikan (died saving Vakama)
- Jovan (died when Mahri Nui sank)
Turaga of Mata Nui
|Turaga of Mata Nui|
|Vakama, Turaga of Fire,||Huna, the Noble Mask of Invisibility||Firestaff|
|Nokama, Turaga of Water,||Rau, the Noble Mask of Translation||Trident|
|Whenua, Turaga of Earth,||Ruru, the Noble Mask of Night Vision||Drill of Onua|
|Onewa, Turaga of Stone,||Koamu, the Noble Mask of Mind Control||Stone Hammer|
|Matau, Turaga of Air,||Mahiki, the Noble Mask of Ilusion||Kau Kau Staff|
|Nuju, Turaga of Ice,||Matatu, the Noble Mask of Telekinesis||Ice Pick|
Turaga of Mata Nui were Matoran that became Toa after Toa Lhikan gave them Toa Stones. After they defeated Visorak hords, they moved Matoran Spheres to Mata Nui, where they used their Toa powers to free the Matoran.
Other known Turaga
|Lhikan, Turaga of Fire,||Hau, the Noble Mask of Shielding||Staff|
|Dume, Turaga of Fire,||Kiril, the Noble Mask of Regeneration||Staff|
|Jovan, Turaga of Magnetism,||Kadin, the Noble Mask of Flight||Unknow|
Toa Lhikan became turaga after he gave six Toa Stones to Matoran, who later became Toa Metru. He was imprisoned by two Dark Hunters: his old friend Nidhiki and his partner, Krekka. Later, half of Toa Metru team (Onewa, Whenua and Nuju) joined his cell, where he told them to practice their Toa powers. When the team united, he was helping Toa fighting Makuta. He has died when Makuta tried to kill Vakama. Lhikan took the hit and saved the young Toa.
He was released as a promotional set named "Gold Good Guy" added to Duracell Batteries.