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"You know Takua? Where is he? What happened to him? We were best friends, then one morning, he was just gone, along with some of the others. We searched, but couldn't find any of them."
Solek, Shadows in the Sky
Great Time Slip

Historical Event
Previous Event Great Disruption
Occurrence(s) 59,000 Years B.G.C.
Witnesses Inhabitants of the
Matoran Universe
Significance No Recollection of It
Actions Relocation of Av-Matoran
Next Event Fall of Āpep

The Great Time Slip is a period of six months that occurred within the Matoran Universe roughly 59,000 years before the Great Cataclysm.


It is believed that Mata Nui caused the Great Time Slip, as no other being besides him has the ability or means. No one in the entire universe, except members of the Order of Mata Nui, can recall and of which absolutely no records exist. This is because the memory of this time was wiped from everyone's minds. The primary reason for the Great Time Slip was to cover the Av-Matoran being taken from their homeland and relocated across the Matoran Universe by the Order of Mata Nui.

The Av-Matoran were disguised as Matoran of other elements, in order to conceal their true nature. The entire process took half a year to complete. Once the Order had finished their task, the Great Spirit Mata Nui erased the memories of everyone in the universe, except for the members of the Order. The Av-Matoran were adopted into their new societies, believed to be Matoran of other elements.

Known Matoran taken include Takua, who was disguised as a Ta-Matoran and moved to Metru Nui, as well as the Builder of the Toa Canisters.

This is also the same time period during which the Holy Order of the Sisterhood of Het-hert's distress signal concerning the Beţshu invasion was answered by the Toa Sāh.