In a battle with Takanuva, Makuta was blasted into a pool of protodermis by an orb of light. The light fused with Makuta in the pool. This being is the result. Even though light is now a part of him, Makuta's evil intentions haven't changed, in fact, he has become more powerful. Now that light is no longer a weakness, Makuta may finally be able to defeat Takanuva, and the Toa, and plunge the universe into eternal darkness.