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The Rahkshi are group of antagonists that appeared in the BIONICLE series. They are the group of armored creatures that served as the soldiers for the Brotherhood of Makuta

The Rahkshi are in reality not living creatures, but an armor suits that were controlled by worm-like creatures called Kraata.

There are also another Rahkshi species who were known as the wild Rahkshi. However unlike the Brotherhood's Rahkshi, these wild Rahkshi were known to live independently on their own and were known to fight against the other Rahkshi as well.

History

Past

Over 100,000 years ago when the Makuta were created by the Great Beings, they formed the Brotherhood of Makuta as the organization came into being. Then, they began to create the army of Rahkshi by placing the Kraata into their bodies and mold them into becoming soldiers along with the Toa Hagah,VisorakExo-Toa and some Rahi.

During the Brotherhood's rule, the Rahkshi serve as both the soldiers and bodyguards as their task was to maintain the balance of the Matoran population.

When the League of Six Kingdoms led by Pridak; the former servant of the Brotherhood attempt to overthrow the Great Spirit by invading Metru Nui, Makuta Miserix ordered Teridax to assemble an alliance army of Toa Mangai, Rahkshi, Visorak, Vahki, Exo-Toa, Toa Hagah, various Rahi and various Toa to stop Pridak and his army. The counterattack was a success as the allied forces finally defeated the League of Six Kingdoms along with the Barraki as well. When Teridax and some Makuta fall to the dark side, the Brotherhood of Makuta eventually became evil and corrupted. To this end, they began to used the Rahkshi, Visorak and the rest of their army to begin to oppress the Matoran.

Reign of Shadows

With Teridax successfully taken over the Great Spirit Robot, he make his first move by sending the surviving Exo-Toa and the Visorak that he created once more across the Matoran Universe. He also have them captured the remaining Makuta and forced them to create the army of the Rahkshi of Heat Vision before eliminating them when they have lived out their usefulness towards him. He then sent the rest of the Rahkshi to invade both the islands of Daxia and Artakha, as the Rahkshi successfully ruined Daxia and killed some of the Order agents there.

List of Rahkshi

  • Known Rahkshi
    • Turahk, the Rahkshi of Fear
    • Kurahk, the Rahkshi of Anger
    • Vorahk, the Rahkshi of Hunger
    • Lerahk, the Rahkshi of Poison
    • Guurahk, the Rahkshi of Disintegration
    • Panrahk, the Rahkshi of Fragmentation
    • Rahkshi of Heat Vision
  • Other Rahkshi
    • Rahkshi of Accurancy
    • Rahkshi of Adaptation
    • Rahkshi of Chain Lightning
    • Rahkshi of Chameleon
    • Rahkshi of Confusion
    • Rahkshi of Cyclone
    • Rahkshi of Darkness
    • Rahkshi of Density Control
    • Rahkshi of Dodge
    • Rahkshi of Elasticity
    • Rahkshi of Lightning
    • Rahkshi of Fire Resistance
    • Rahkshi of Gravity
    • Rahkshi of Ice Resistance
    • Rahkshi of Illusion
    • Rahkshi of Insect Control
    • Rahkshi of Invulnerability
    • Rahkshi of Laser Vision
    • Rahkshi of Magnetism
    • Rahkshi of Mind Reading
    • Rahkshi of Molecular Disruption
    • Rahkshi of Plantlife
    • Rahkshi of Plasma
    • Rahkshi of Power Scream
    • Rahkshi of Quick Healing
    • Rahkshi of Rahi Control
    • Rahkshi of Shapeshifting
    • Rahkshi of Silence
    • Rahkshi of Sleep
    • Rahkshi of Slowness
    • Rahkshi of Sonics
    • Rahkshi of Stasis Field
    • Rahkshi of Teleportation
    • Rahkshi of Vacuum
    • Rahkshi of Weather Control
  • Rahkshi Kaita
  • "Kraata-Kal" (Later joined the Dark Hunters)

Subspecies

Rahkshi of Heat Vision

The Rahkshi of Heat Vision are one of the Rahkshi breeds that appeared in the BIONICLE series. They were first introduced in the 2009 storyline, Reign of Shadows after the previous story ended with Makuta Teridax successfully took over the Matoran Universe after the Great Spirit Mata Nui was reawakened by the Toa Nuva. 

History

Comic Rahkshi Heat Vision In Use

A Rahkshi of Heat Vision shoot out the beam of Heat Vision from its eyes.

In the aftermath of the final battle between the Toa and their allies and the Brotherhood of Makuta, the Toa Nuva successfully reawaken Mata Nui. However, what they never realised that they actually had reawakened Teridax after the latter bound Mata Nui's spirit into the Kanohi Ignika and drove the mask out from the Great Spirit Robot and during the celebration, Teridax eventually took over the universe.

Teridax then ordered the surviving Exo-Toa to capture the last surviving Makuta and he imprisoned them. He then forced them to produce the Kraata to create the army of Rahkshi of Heat Vision whose armors were then modified by Teridax's power. Once the deed is done, he then ordered the Rahkshi of Heat Vision to eliminate the Makuta. Teridax then sent the group of Rahkshi of Heat Vision after the Toa, Turaga and Matoran of Metru Nui, and then sent the others to the island of Daxia as they reduced the island into rubble. They later captured the Turaga in Metru Nui and imprisoned them below the Coliseum and were ordered by Teridax to keep the Matoran in line. 

When Tahu uses the Ignika to restore Spherus Magna with its power, the remaining Rahkshi of Heat Vision in the Matoran Universe were eventually destroyed by the mask's energies.

Powers

Unlike the normal Rahkshi, the Rahkshi of Heat Vision are very powerful and agile. They are also able to cross past terrains with ease as they demonstrated when they climbed over the walls in the island of Artahka during the attack. They also proved to be the most formidable combatants as they easily broke through their enemies's defenses before dispatching them all at once. They are also armed with the Staffs of Heat Vision, which they used both for battles as well as channeling their powers through their staffs. 

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           BIONICLE Villains

Brotherhood of Makuta
Makuta Teridax | Miserix | Antroz | Vamprah | Krika | Gorast | Bitil | Icarax | Tridax

Rahkshi
Turahk | Guurahk | Lerahk | Panrahk | Rahkshi of Heat Vision

Visorak Horde
Sidorak | Roodaka | Kahgarak | Zivon

Dark Hunters
The Shadowed One | Nidhiki | Kraata-Kal

Bohrok
Krana

Piraka
Zaktan | Hakann | Vezok | Avak | Thok | Vezon

Barraki
Pridak | Kalmah | Takadox | Ehlek | Mantax | Nocturn

Shadow Matoran
Gavla | Vultraz

Rock Tribe
Stronius

Skull Army
Kulta

Rahi
Manas | Krahka | Gadunka

Others
Vahki | Elemental Beasts | Vakama | Ahkmou | Kraata | Karzahni | Brutaka | Umbra | Irnakk | Karzahni | Nektann | Annona | Makuta the Mask Hoarder | Umarak | Shadow Traps | Shadow Spawns | Ultrahex