Name given to a MATORAN of Light. The dwelling place of these Matoran remains a mystery, as does the number in existence. TAKUA, unknown to himself and all those around him, was an Av-Matoran disguised as a TA-MATORAN. The Av-Matoran tribe includes both males and females. Their affinity with the element of light allows them to subtly alter its frequency so that they can change their color. Av-Matoran were “seeded” on various islands in disguise by the ORDER OF MATA NUI during the TIME SLIP to protect them from possible future actions by the BROTHERHOOD OF MAKUTA.

Source: BIONICLE Encyclopedia Updated