The Barraki were the 2007 Bionicle line of Villains. The Barraki were ex Warlords who were Banished to the pit for their crimes. They escaped the pit, but were mutated in horrific forms. They battled the Toa Mahri for possesion of the Mask of life, Now they are on Racta Magna, fighting the Makuta for power!! The six Barraki consist of Kalmah, Ehlek, Pridak, Takadox, Mantax and Carapar.
About this creation
"Barraki don't have friends, just people they use."
In the early days of the universe, the Great Spirit Mata Nui created the Barraki to help him bring order. However, their order came in the form of oppressive dictatorships, and each oppressively presided over their kingdoms. They eventually banded together as the League of Six Kingdoms, and between them very few places remained unconquered. During this time the League relied on the Brotherhood of Makuta for war beasts, claiming divine right as Mata Nui's appointed rulers; the Brotherhood complied but kept a close watch on the Barraki's arrogance. Eventually, the Barraki grew so ambitious they planned to overthrow Mata Nui. However, one of their number, Takadox, was selling information to the Brotherhood, and leaked their plan. A joint force of the Brotherhood and Toa made a quick strike, led by Makuta Teridax, against the League. The six Barraki were soon captured and were about to be executed, when a menacing figure named Botar arrived, spirited them away to a prison known as the Pit, where they remained under the careful watch of Hydraxon and his robots. After eighty thousand years, when the Great Cataclysm struck the universe, the Pit began to collapse and water flooded in. The Barraki were able to escape with many other prisoners, and Takadox killed the injured Hydraxon. However, they soon discovered that the Pit had become part of an ocean and was filled with mutagen, which changed the Barraki into mutant water-breathers. Despite this, the Barraki began their return to power, gaining the Rahi of the Pit as their minions; with their new appearances, the animals recognized them as alpha males, and submitted to them. They constructed their own fortress, but it was eventually destroyed when a city from the island above came crashing down on their fortress. They soon began to raid the city, taking Matoran one by one, never allowing a victim to see them and live. A thousand years after the Cataclysm, the Mask of Life floated down to the Pit and became a symbol of hope which the Barraki believed could restore them to their original forms. However, they were not the only ones to desire the mask: a team of Toa had followed the mask to the Pit from Voya Nui, and had allied themselves with the local Matoran. During their quest for the mask, the Barraki cornered Dekar, a Matoran who had found the mask. Pridak grabbed the mask, getting cursed in the process, and the Barraki went to meet the newly-arrived Toa Mahri. The Toa were imprisoned in caves guarded by sea creatures, though the Barraki insisted they were merely guests. Meanwhile, the Barraki decided to give the Ignika to Nocturn for safe-keeping as they did not trust each other. When the Toa escaped from the caves, they and the Barraki fought several times. The Barraki and their armies charge the Toa Mahri. By then, Mantax had discovered evidence of betrayal within the group. When he eventually retrieved the Mask of Life, he used it as a bargaining chip to force the traitor to reveal himself. Takadox gave himself away by trying to kill Mantax at the first opportunity, but the Toa Mahri had reclaimed the mask and the other Barraki allowed Takadox to live until they were dealt with. A Maxilos robot revealed itself to be Teridax, their ancient enemy. The Barraki attacked him and reduced the robot's body to a wreck. They then continued on to face the Toa so that they could take the mask. Before they succeeded in this task, Toa Mahri Matoro got away with the mask and the other five simply vanished, leaving the Barraki again trapped without hope. Recently, Takadox and Carapar disappeared from the Pit. The other four presumed them dead, but they had actually been forced into a suicide mission by Brutaka. In the course of the mission, the strike team encountered the legendary Tren Krom and Carapar was seemingly killed, but returned some time later. Soon afterward, Takadox betrayed the group and abandoned the mission, but was stranded on Artidax. He later escaped by commandeering another boat used by part of the Toa Mahri. In the Pit, the rest of the Barraki were recaptured by Hydraxon. Hydraxon later received a message from Toa Helryx, ordering him to draft the Barraki in the Order of Mata Nui's war against the Makuta. The Barraki accepted this deal, forming armies out of the dregs of the universe to attack Brotherhood fortresses. One of these fortresses contained a record of the Brotherhood's plan for universal domination, which caused the four cohesive Barraki to approach the Dark Hunters to discuss an alliance. The Shadowed One, leader of that group, had found several Makuta viruses amongst the ruins of Xia, including a copy of the virus used to render the Great Spirit Mata Nui unconscious by the Brotherhood. After being approached by Kalmah, Ehlek, and Mantax, he agreed to meet with Pridak in Karzahni to discuss terms. Pridak had struck a deal with the leader of the Dark Hunters, who would unleash the viruses at his disposal against Teridax, and afterward the new armies of the Barraki would strike against the Makuta. However, it seemed to Pridak that the Shadowed One had failed, so he decided to march to Metru Nui anyway. Before the Barraki's armies could reach Metru Nui, Teridax was defeated. The Barraki began to lead their armies outside of the Matoran Universe to the Spherus Magna planet. They were led off course to Racta Magna, The Twin planet to the former Bara Magna. They were trapped underneath the sea underneath Makuta Aroxion's fortress.
Phew! that was a lot! It's the Same text on BioSector01, but slightly edited (For instance, in the story, Carapar died and the other five were transformed into their origional forms. That would hinder my plans for Hunt for "God".... MUAHAHA!
"We shared our victories and our punishment ... so we will share the power of this mask as well."
My personal favorite of all the revamps i made :D
The Tentacle is coming >:D Sounds really corny, but oh well!
Shooting squid launcher
With Benu, Toa Racta of Fire
"It's what you're doing to them that matters. Takadox says stop. He doesn't want them slaughtered ... yet. Says they have something we want."
"Yes. Lives. Breath. Futures. All of which I am going to take from —"
"What did I say? Did I say, 'Ehlek go ahead?' I didn't hear myself say that."
Here he is. I know Ehlek is based off an eel, so he should be thin, but i think it suits Ehlek's personality for him to be short and squat.
Pointing Tri Talon
With Leka, Toa Racta of Air
"You have a choice, Makuta – cooperation, or conquest. I trust you will choose wisely."
~Pridak, To Miserix
Pridak is cool B)
Pridak: Little Matoran, RUN! (Just pretend there's a Matoran there :P)
Pointing Shark Tooth Thingy
With Korapa, Toa Racta of Ice.
"Sometimes, the most effective first blow in a battle comes wrapped as a gift."
My personal favorite Barraki as a character, and a pretty epic revamp too!
Pointing Squid launcher >:D
The last thing a victim would see :P
With Galika, Toa Racta of Water.
"I have no friends ... only enemies I haven't killed yet."
I quite like this one, must be mah 3rd favorite Revamp!
Aiming Squid launcher
With Onika, Toa Racta of Earth.
"Despite your bad nerves, you always did have guts. Don't make me spill them out into the sea, okay?"
~Carapar, to Ehlek
A bit of a rushed one. Still, it's a nice one :)
A good look at the Claw of Doom!
Carapar: BRING IT!
Another look at the Claw of Doom! :D
With Parah, Toa Racta of Stone
All of the Barraki together!
Quoting Lord Vortus (Overlord Squid)
I must say that these are THE BEST that I have seen! I'm not saying this because I have a passion for Marine Biology (Oh, who am I kidding?! Lol) . But I think Pridak is my favorite out of all them!
Glad you like them! yes, i loved the Barraki too! which is why i revamped them instead of the Piraka :D