"Then it must be. Kill me as I am. Kill me so that Ko-Koro can enter a new age... of destiny"
— Nuju at his killer, Brykon

Turaga Nuju
MNOLG Turaga Nuju






Noble Matatu




Ice Pick


Turaga of Ko-Koro (Formerly; now deceased)




LEGO, played by Nuju Metru

Turaga Nuju was the elder of Ko-Koro during Arc 1, until he was assassinated.


Arc 1Edit

  • Nuju translates the tablet of the Second Prophecy to Stannis.[1]
  • Nuju is drawn into shadow by Makuta.[2]
  • The Turaga are kept in Mangaia and attached to Parakuka.[3]
  • During the Battle of the Hive, the Turaga are awakened and, being temporarily high with the power of the Parakuka, are used by Makuta as pawns.[4]
  • They are detained and wake up back in full mental health.[5]
  • Nuju is assassinated upon his return to Ko-Koro.[6]



Little is known of Turaga Nuju, or of any of the original leaders of the six Koros for that matter, before the awakening of the Matoran on the island of Mata-Nui. As the leader of Ko-Koro, Nuju was a wise Turaga who took counsel with all.

Arc 1Edit

During the years of Makuta's reign, Nuju and all the other Turaga were captured and became hosts to Parakuka slugs. After being released during the Rama Hive Attack by the ILF (ILS at that time), the Turaga were kept in Pala-Koro as a safety measure for a time. Finally, Nuju and his fellows were returned to their koro, only to be assassinated one by one by members of Bad Company.

Abilities and TraitsEdit

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Turaga Nuju with his ice pick.

Nuju was a quiet Turaga, but a good listener and interpreter of prophecies. He spoke in a language understood by few, and thus had Matoro by his side to translate his words. Being a Turaga of ice, Nuju had very limited control of ice. His noble Matatu allowed him to move objects with his mind.



  • The Turaga: Fellow leaders of their respective koros and deep friends, closely bonded as if family.
  • Toa Mata: the original heroes of Mata-Nui who failed in their destiny, later to be successfully completed by the Toa Maru.
  • Matoro: Nuju's translator and right-hand Matoran, but also a friend.
  • Followers of Mata-Nui: All who believed in peace and light were allies and friends of Turaga Nuju.


  • Makuta: Harbinger of destruction and shadow, Turaga Nuju stood as a bastion against his power in Ko-Koro.
  • Followers of Shadow and bringers of destruction: Those who would do harm to others or followed the wills of the Master Of Shadows.

Reference postsEdit

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