One of Maui's tattoos is the Chain Chomp from Mario games. Maui's need to satisfy mankind did not stop there, however. https://deadliestfiction.fandom.com/wiki/Maui_(Moana)?oldid=336315. Maui has dimples, which are based on Dwayne Johnson's dimples. Suddenly, the duo are attacked by a band of pirates known as the Kakamora, who sought the heart like many villains.As Maui fights off the Kakamora, Heihei swallows the heart and is kidnapped by the pirates shortly thereafter. However, thanks to his cruel upbringing Maui sought love from mankind instead, giving them fire, pulling island from the sea, pushing up the sky and slowing down the sun. ". ", "It only appears after a human sacrifice. However, upon stealing the heart am again lava monster, Te Kā. Moana hops off the boat and rescues Heihei herself against Maui's advice. Only the greatest demigod in all the pacific islands! Moana, meanwhile, manages to escape the cave, though Maui manages to sail off before she can board the boat. Disgusted and apparently wanting nothing to do with their son, Maui was thrown into the sea as an infant and left for dead. Maui had a grandmother named Hina who served as the guardian of. Only the greatest demigod in all the pacific islands!" The ocean. For five years of the film's development, the filmmakers consulted in their Oceanic Story Trust, who pushed Disney to enhance Maui's physique to resemble a hero in the vein of Superman. He was saved by the gods, who raised and granted Maui supernatural abilities, immortality, and a giant, magical fish hook that allows him to shape-shift. Maui attempted to fight the demon, but was hit out of the sky and lost both his hook and the heart in the process and ended up stranded on an island with no means of escape. Feeling encouraged, Maui agrees to have Moana and Mini Maui mentor him in regaining his shapeshifting talents. She can't seem to answer, which is a source of amusement for Maui, who openly expresses his belief that the ocean made a mistake (referring to Moana's young age and inability to sail). Obvious choice. Upon watching Maui maneuver the boat with ease, Moana asks him to teach her how to wayfind. Mini Maui is unique in that he has a genuine relationship with the actual Maui, serving as the latter's confidante, despite his inability to speak. Moana agrees, and they set their course to Lalotai, home of Tamatoa. Once Te Fiti forms back into her resting position, Moana and Maui prepare to part ways. He angrily confronts Moana, blaming her for endangering their lives despite his orders to turn away. Over the next few hours, he successfully does so while simultaneously teaching Moana how to become a master wayfinder. After she makes it back to the boat safely, Heihei spits out the heart. Maui's physical appearance was much different in earlier versions of the movie. "Right. Maui Moana is nevertheless confident in accomplishing their mission now that they have the fishhook, but Maui feels otherwise. Hercules (Disney). Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Moana Wikia is a FANDOM Movies Community. He uses some of his remaining power to transform into a hawk and leave Moana's boat. Widely regarded as a clever trickster, Maui is rarely matched when it comes to adversaries, being greatly feared by villains and monsters lurking throughout the sea. As they prepare to enter the Realm of Monsters, Maui tries to scare Moana into staying with Heihei on the boat, but much to his surprise, she tags alongside him and finds Tamatoa's lair. Te Fiti warmly forgives Maui and rewards him for his heroic acts by giving him a new fishhook. As he coldly declares this, the ocean pokes a leftover blow dart from the Kakamora into Maui's rear, rendering him physically inert. Makes sense: you're what...eight? He discovered that Moana's words of wisdom were correct when he fought relentlessly against Te Kā (without his fish hook) to save Moana and the world from destruction. Kidding! They finally reach Te Fiti, but before they can make it to her shores, they must confront Te Kā. In a few scenes, Maui raises his eyebrow in a cocky manner. Do you know who Maui is? As a result of his poor upbringing, Maui has spent a majority of his life living with crippling insecurity. Instead, this demigod of wind and sea wound up exiled alone on a desolate island without his magical fishhook. He was saved by the gods, who raised and granted Maui supernatural abilities, immortality, and a giant, magical fish hook that allows him to shape-shift. But she is determined to complete her goal to save her island, though she can't-do so without Maui's help. Maui is the deuteragonist of Disney's 2016 animated feature film, Moana. Maui, feeling a tad disrespected, explains to Moana exactly who he is and his gifts to mankind over the years. When Moana tries to get the full story, however, Maui lashes out. It's been a long, lonely 1,000 years for loud, attention-seeking Maui! According to Moana's ancestors, Maui can be found by following a constellation resembling his fish hook. Maui was born to human parents centuries before the events of the film. Maui quickly blocks her blow with his fishhook, the impact sending him and Moana miles away from Te Fiti. Before they do, Moana asks Maui to return to her home island of Motunui as her people could use a master wayfinder. As the gem has the power to create life, Maui believed it would make the perfect gift to mortals all across the world. Maui, meanwhile, was banished to a desolate island by Te Kā and was doomed to remain there for all eternity as punishment for his crimes. As they sail closer to Te Fiti, Moana examines Maui's tattoos. While his prideful ego can lead him to perform antagonistic and selfish acts, Maui is a lot less careless as a first impression may perceive. With this in mind, Maui eventually agrees, though he stresses the fact that his fishhook will be needed in order to bypass Te Kā and make it to Te Fiti alive. Through Moana, however, he slowly began to realize that the hook is only an accessory during his adventures and that his many accomplishments over the years were a result of his own selflessness and bravery, rather than what the gods conjured to assist him in such exploits. He promises to stick by Moana and distracts Te Kā while she returns Te Fiti's heart to the spiral on the island. Tamatoa had alluded earlier that Maui had been abandoned and brought gifts to humanity as a way to feel wanted. When they recover, Maui finds his fishhook severely damaged and nearly destroyed. Maui's fish hook can be seen as silhouetted artwork on the rear end of Finnick's van in the film, At one point, Maui briefly turns into Sven from. He goes out of his way to perform godly deeds for mankind's benefit to compensate for the love and appreciation denied to him by his parents. Moana disagrees with Maui's views, telling him that the gods saw someone worthy of saving the day his parents abandoned him. Maui was first seen during Gramma Tala's story regarding his disastrous theft of Te Fiti's heart. While he seems to enjoy the praise he earns, he secretly wishes he could be appreciated beyond his demigod status; as the human he is on the inside, rather than the deity portrayed in legends. When Moana reveals that she actually has the heart of Te Fiti in her possessions, Maui cowers in fear. Maui commends Moana on her ability to escape death but still refuses to help her restore the heart. Voiced most times by Dwayne Johnson. Feeling rejected by hu… Maui is the deuteragonist of Disney's 2016 animated feature film, Moana. When designing Maui, the team researched athletes such as football players, wrestlers, and men with massive physiques. Despite his demigod status, Maui's cruel upbringing would forever scar him. This revives Te Fiti, much to Maui's shock. During one of her great sails, Maui briefly returns in the form of a hawk, proudly watching over Moana and her people. She opens up to the demigod in remorse by confessing that she doesn't know why the ocean chose her, and she feels confused as to what exactly it is that she's doing. As Moana sails them the rest of the way, Maui watches proudly, before openly expressing such pride, much to Moana's happiness. With no other choice, he instructs Moana on how to sail for the remainder of the night. On one fateful day, Maui stole the heart of Te Fiti, the mother island. He was saved by the gods, who raised Maui, granting supernatural abilities, immortality, and a magical fish hookthat allows him to shapeshift. Tamatoa sadistically attacks and nearly kills Maui, but Moana distracts the crab long enough for her and Maui to escape his lair with the fishhook in hand. Mini Maui is one of the many tattoos featured on the body of Maui, although he is normally found on the left of Maui's chest. Even so, Maui's daring adventures over the centuries shaped him into a mighty hero. Following these events, Moana has ushered in a new generation of voyagers on her home island. Stealing Te Fiti's heart did not bring Maui the fame he craved. He traps her in his cave in order to make off with her boat and pet chicken, Heihei (intended to be Maui's lunch). Maui explains the art of wayfinding to Moana. Apparently wanting nothing to do with their son, Maui's parents threw him into the sea as an infant, and left him for dead. PREPARE TO BE DELIGHTED AS YOU MEET THE CHARACTERS FROM MOANA, 34 Magical "Moana" Facts You Probably Don’t Know, Disney Infinity's Demise Also Killed A Moana Game, https://moana.fandom.com/wiki/Maui?oldid=10071, Prideful, gusty, gregarious, vibrant, selfish at times, adventurous, insecure, daring, heroic, comedic, snarky, Large, excessively muscular, dark complexion, tattoos imprinted throughout his skin, small nose, curly black hair, small dark brown eyes, necklace, banana leaf skirt, Talking about his legends, praise, fruits, validation, chicken, taunting his foes, tricks, showboating, His origins, the loss of his fishhook, Mini Maui's nagging, failure, Moana (formerly). Maui turns into a hawk and tries to fly past her, only to be struck from the sky several times. Disney did not open auditions for Maui, as Dwayne Johnson was directly chosen and approached for the role. Meanwhile, Maui continues to fight despite his fishhook having been destroyed. He felt inadequate to humans and used his powers to benefit mankind in any way they pleased as a means to earn the love and validation he was denied by his parents; he pulled islands from the sea to provide them with homes, extended their days by pulling back the sun, and stole fire from the bottom of the earth to provide them with warmth on cold nights, among many feats. Though Mini Maui accuses him on acting selfishly, Maui brushes this off. As a result, Maui became one of the most acclaimed figures of Oceania history. Maui scoffs at this as wayfinding requires as much mental capability as it does physical, which he believes Moana lacks. They bond, and soon enough, they feel equally prepared to face Te Kā. Overjoyed, Maui celebrates while Moana and Te Fiti embrace. Defeated By He is soon weakened too severely and orders Moana to turn the boat around. He does so through the musical number "You're Welcome", which served more as a ploy to distract Moana. He then reveals to have a new tattoo plastered onto his body that depicts a victorious Moana, touching the girl and leading to a warm, bittersweet hug between her and Maui. Maui denies the offer but declares that her people already have a master wayfinder in Moana. Unfortunately, once the heart was removed from its resting spot, darkness slowly began consuming the world. Moana He believed he was nothing without his deity-created fish hook, and openly lamented how useless he viewed himself whenever the hook was decommissioned. Before meeting Moana, Maui credited the gods for his greatness, completely contradicting his initial arrogance. Maui sends Moana inside to distract Tamatoa while the demigod grabs his hook, but upon revealing himself, he finds that he cannot shapeshift properly. After the two give their final goodbyes, Maui transforms into a hawk and flies off. And although they granted him the fishhook, Maui became a hero because of his own selflessness and bravery, not because of the gods. Even so, legend proclaims that Maui is destined to team up with a young hero—the "chosen one"—to return the heart to its rightful place. The ocean helps Moana catch up to Maui on the boat, and although the latter tries numerous times to dispose of Moana, the ocean returns her to the boat each time. Deadliest Fiction Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Maui is boisterous, gregarious, and mischievous. After years of being stranded on the island a girl called Moana Waialiki, who carried the heart of Te Fiti approached the demigod and asked him to help her put the heart back where it belongs in order to stop the corruption of islands. Maui was born to human parents, centuries before the events of the film. Not wanting to back away from her mission, Moana continues to sail towards Te Fiti and directly by Te Kā, who tries to smite the duo. His primary role is to assist Maui in visually telling the legends they've embarked on, though he can sometimes get carried away with his showcasing. A thousand years after Maui's disappearance, Tala's granddaughter, Moana, was chosen by the sea to find the demigod and have him join her in returning the heart to its rightful place. After Tala's death, Moana takes the heart and journeys off into the sea. So serious. Moana asks Maui to save him and the heart, but Maui doesn't believe it to be worth the risk and tries to escape. Maui accepts his fate to protect Moana, but before he can be burned alive, Moana distracts Te Kā by shining the heart of Te Fiti's light in the distance. The two battled, but Maui was defeated, losing both the heart of Te Fiti and his magical fish hook in the aftermath. He is responsible for most of the necessities and luxuries currently belonging to mankind, and with his magical fish hook at hand, is amongst the most powerful figures in South Pacific lore. "Do you know who Maui is? He says the gods are the ones who made him Maui. Through Maui's impeccable sailing skills, they successfully escape the pirates. ―Maui to Moana. One fateful day he tried to steal the heart of Te Fiti, the mother island. Before she can help herself, she offers to help Maui regain his confidence by lending an ear to what causes his feelings of crippling self-doubt. This was inspired by Dwayne Johnson's signature eyebrow raise, which is synonymous with his celebrity alias "The Rock". See image of Dwayne Johnson, the voice of Maui in Moana (Movie). His quest to satisfy mankind did not stop there. As the gem has the power to create life, Maui believed it would make the perfect gift to mortals all across the world. The two adversaries approach each other, but Moana tames the fiery beast and places the jade heart into her chest. Maui explains his tragic origins, and that the gods gave him the fishhook and "made him the hero he is". Maui was originally going to be smaller, shorter, and bald until the animators visited the Polynesian islands and were told that Maui should be big and strong, like Superman. The heart would remain lost for decades, while Maui's fishhook eventually fell into the possessions of his arch-rival, the giant crab Tamatoa. He was bald and shorter in stature. As Moana examines his tattoos, she gets the impression that Maui enjoys praise, claiming that returning the heart will restore his positive reputation with mortals across the world. Back in the human world, Maui thanks Moana for saving his life, though he laments the fact that she could have been killed while he was powerless to save her. Can't sail? Maui was born to human parents who disgusted and apparently wanting nothing to do with their son, Maui was thrown into the sea as an infant and left for dead. Maui apologizes to Te Fiti for his harmful acts, confessing that he was wrong and has no excuse. Maui was born to human parents who disgusted and apparently wanting nothing to do with their son, Maui was thrown into the sea as an infant and left for dead. Images of the Maui voice actors from the Moana franchise. She faces Te Kā and is nearly killed, but Maui returns after having a change of heart. Despite his demigod status, Maui's cruel upbringing would forever scar him. To see the original battle, weapons, and votes, click here. Moana believes otherwise and playfully taunts Maui's apparent superstition. The removal of the heart also gave birth to the wrathful lava demon Te Kā, who confronted Maui before he could escape. The next day, the two arrive at Lalotai, and Maui asks why the ocean chose Moana in the first place. Maui can be extremely arrogant and pompous as a result of this reputation, although it is justifiable in every way. Warrior This enrages Te Kā immensely, and the lava demon conjures a massive fireball meant to kill the demigod once and for all. Moana offers to fix the hook, but as it was made by the gods, it is impossible for them to do so. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Fortunately, the ocean creates a storm that transports her to Maui's island, and she washes up along its shores the following morning. Shortly after Moana awakens, Maui finds her boat unattended and celebrates his key to escape. This forces Moana to return to Te Fiti alone. She follows the fish hook constellation, but gets lost along the way. While reluctant at first Moana eventually convinced him to aid her in her quest. His manner of carrying himself matches his massive physique, being larger-than-life and a true god among men. He further explains that praise from humanity helps him feel a little less worthless, though not entirely. Maui refuses to return to Te Fiti as one more blow to his hook will destroy it forever. Origin He was saved by the gods, who raised and granted Maui supernatural abilities, immortality, and a giant, magical fish hook that allows him to shape-shift. Mini Maui is Maui'… When it appears that Te Fiti is gone, Moana notices the spiral circling Te Kā's chest and comes to a stunning realization. He soon meets Moana, who angrily confronts the demigod and orders him to return the heart. He says the heart is cursed, referring to the fact that he lost his hook following its theft.