The Kanohi Pehkui is one of my favorite masks power-wise, and the shape it takes for Norik is one of my favorite mask designs.
In my headcanon a Kanohi Pehkui looks exactly as it does on Norik. In this headcanon, a great Kiril looks completely different from a noble Kiril, so noble Kirils and great Pehkuis just happen to look very similar. I know that directly contradicts canon, but it allows my favorite mask design and power to be one in the same, and I thought it was worth sharing.
But canonically, the Hagah’s Kanohi are of course just honoring past Toa. Iruini’s Kualsi is a Kualsi because he’s honoring another Toa who wore a Kualsi.
I never liked the idea of the masks not being their canonical designs either. I think my headcanon for the Pehkui would’ve been a better explanation for Norik wearing a Kiril.
or they could’ve just said he was wearing a Kiril. Just one of the sillier things in canon IMO, and I kinda wish it wasn’t a thing.