Mizu is a veteren Toa of Water from the Island of Hyla Nui. NOTE: Her leg designs were made as an homage to Gringat the Repugnant.
About this creation
Mizu became a Toa the same way most matoran become Toa; she received a Toa Stone, brought it to the Suva and transformed into a Toa. She was chosen to guard the matoran of her village, a small harbor village on the south-west side of the Island of Hyla Nui, from any threat. She was quite good at it, too. Not a single matoran village fell when she was around. She recieved the nickname, "The Sentinel". She was loved by the matoran she protected as well as by her friends.
But the life she knew was about to end. One morning, at the crack of dawn, a matoran scout spotted Skakdi war party. This caused panic amongst the matoran, since none of them had ever seen a Skakdi, let alone met one in battle. Mizu ordered every matoran that was not a soldier to get in the boats and prepare to evacuate. As the sun rose, the war party began their attack. A barrage of arrows and shots from catapults fell on the village. Simultaneously, the Leader of the Skakdi war party signaled a charge. The walls of the village had been weakened by the catapult attack and openings had been formed. The Skakdi poured through the breaches like water rush into a ships hull.
At this point, Mizu and a few of the remaining guards began to fight off the Skakdi the breached the walls. But as more came through, she ordered her forces to fall back to the harbor as she held off as much as she could. Mizu then ran as fast as she could to the harbor, but when she got there, she saw the boats carrying the villagers had been sunk by Skakdi war vessels. She stood there, shocked. Then, when she turned around to to face the on coming attack from the land forces, she was met with a war hammer striking her in the mask, causing her to fall into the water, unconscious. When she awoke, she found her village in flames. She looked to the east and saw the Skakdi leader turn to look at her. He gave her a nasty grin, turned and left. She swore revenge on the Skakdi Leader. Knowing she could not show her face after this tragedy, she went into exile.
Years past, as Mizu was walking through the forest, she came across a green Toa. The Toa carried a sword and a green shield. She recognized the sword, saying it had belonged to one of her comrades. The Green Toa introduce himself as Pryvae. He told her about his quest to stop a Great Evil that threatened Hyla Nui. She offered to join him, seeking to avenge the matoran of her village and, hopefully, find the Skakdi Leader. Little did she know, she was meant to help Pryvae on his quest. What she thought was her choice was actually destiny.
Toa Mizu's equipment include: A Mask of Translaton, a katana, and an eight-pointed shuriken.