Ionotrox is a powerful and mysterious being, he was once a Toa, trained to be a master of martial arts. But then, something went wrong, he used his power to create an ion blast, attempting to defeat a rakshi, the rakshi used its power to create a shield at the exact moment it got hit. Their contradicting energies cause space to be ripped, creating a portal. The warping of space sucked the rahkshi into the portal, and Ionotrox's energy was still affecting it. All of Ionotrox's energy was sapped out by the portal. Ionotrox barely managed to escape alive as the tunnel in which he was fighting collapsed, trapping the portal forever under tons of rock and stone. Now, with his power gone, Ionotrox is on a grand quest to regain his element, and defeat Makuta.