The Kakamora Chief is the tertiary antagonist of Disney's 56th full-length animated feature film, Moana. He is the mute leader of the diminutive yet murderous pirate race known as the Kakamora.
Just like the rest of his tribe, the Kakamora Chief is a miniature-sized creature who uses a coconut shell as armor for his body. However, he is indicated by the spikes on the top of his head and the headwear that he uses to signify his leadership and power over his tribe.
Role in the film
According to legend, the Kakamora were among the thieves and scavengers (alongside Tamatoa) who tried to steal the heart of Te Fiti. However, the legendary demigod Maui has beaten them to it, resulting his exile for thousands of years. Eventually, Maui was enlisted by a girl named Moana to help return the heart back to its original place.
However, being aware that the heart is in Maui and Moana's possession, the Kakamora Chief and his pirate band sail off to confront the two, as the chief orders his posse to claim the heart by pointing his spear at it. Though Maui was able to fend the pirates off, the heart ends up being swallowed by Moana's rooster Heihei, who ends up being captured by one of the Kakamora warriors. The Kakamora then bring Heihei forward to the chief, who plans on extracting the heart from Heihei's body. However, Moana arrives to rescue Heihei by defeating the little pirates, much to the Kakamora chief's anger. As Moana and Heihei return back to their boat, the chief accidentally gets hit with a sleeping dart by one of his warriors, much to the latter's shock as he was trying to aim at Moana. Maui uses his expertise in sailing in order to make the Kakamora ships collide and crash at bay. This leaves the Kakamora chief and his posse defeated as they end up being stranded at sea, never to be seen again.