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Raniza is an Av-Matoran and former Shadow Matoran. He is currently a member of the Society of Guardians.



Raniza was created by the Great Beings and tasked with helping in the construction of the Great Spirit Mata Nui. After laboring in darkness to create the islands and locations of the Matoran Universe, he and the other Av-Matoran were tasked with the preparation of the universe core, Karda Nui for the Great Spirit's awakening. During this time, he developed a close friendship with fellow Av-Matoran Vanak. When the Av-Matoran suffered attacks from the lightning-like Avohkah, the Toa Mata were summoned to protect them. Raniza later returned to his homeland in the caves below the Southern Continent.

During the earthquake caused by the Great Cataclysm, part of the Av-Matoran homeland fell into Karda Nui and formed the Stalactite Villages. Raniza lived in one of these villages and adapted to the harsh new lifestyle brought about by this change, at some point becoming a village scout.

Many years later, he and Vanak were sent to scout for something when they were attacked by Makuta Verahk, who, through the use of Shadow Leeches and his Blade of Mutation, transformed Raniza into a Shadow Matoran.

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Abilities & Traits[]

Raniza is a very brave and reliable Matoran. However, once he was transformed he became very cruel and uncarrying, though these traits have disappeared since being cured of the Shadow Leeche's effects by Orriki.

As an Av-Matoran, Raniza has the ability to change how the color of his armor appears. He has been trained to use this ability reflexively, helping keep his elemental affiliation secret. Raniza can also channel small amounts of Light energy through his hands or tools.

Like other Shadow Matoran, Raniza could release powerful blasts of shadow energy, though this ability has since faded away. Following his acceptance into the Society, Raniza was trained to shield his mind against telepathy.


Strength: 8
Agility: 6
Toughness: 7
Mind: 7

Mask & Tools[]

Raniza wears a powerless Ruru. His weapons are two staff blades, which can focus his shadow energy. He also has sharp claws and wings.


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