Taio was a "Mag-Matoran" (a matoran of magma. a cross of a Ta, and Onu- Matoran). years ago it was his job to help thousands of other Mag-matoran build the foundation of the island of Mata Nui over the face of the great spirit. but he died in a tragic accident . the village elder helped bring him back to life. but not in the way they thought they would. he was brought back as i spirit of magma. a armor was created for him and he possessed it and made it his new body.
his weapon is a "magma-spear" it allows him to scoop, and throw magma, the blade is also very sharp, and good for combat.