|“||Are you just trying to get me to talk about myself? Because if you are... I will gladly do so! In song form!||„|
Tamatoa is an enormous monster from the realm of Lalotai who serves as an antagonist in the 2016 animated Disney film Moana. He resembles a colossal coconut crab who, loathing his reputation as a bottom feeder, has coated his shell in countless shiny treasures and trinkets. He longs to add the Heart of Te Fiti to his collection to further elevate his status to that of a god, and it is partially because of this that he has been the long-standing enemy of Maui.
Tamatoa's obsession with physical perfection and callousness to those he deems beneath himself make him the living antithesis of the film's overarching messages of being true to yourself and not letting your own insecurities or the will of others define who you really are.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 8-C via sheer size. Likely at least 7-B, possibly far higher
Age: At least one thousand years old
Classification: Giant coconut crab, Monster, Hoarder, Archenemy of Maui
Attack Potency: At least Building level via sheer size (Stated to be 50 feet tall and is notably wider). Likely at least City level, possibly far higher (While notably weaker than the demigod at his strongest, he was still considered Maui's most prominent foe and battled against him on multiple occasions. However, one of these fights cost Tamatoa a leg. When Maui didn't have his fishhook, Tamatoa actually proved to be vastly more powerful.)
Speed: At least Superhuman movement via sheer size, at least Subsonic reactions (Comparable to Maui)
Lifting Strength: Anywhere from Class G to Stellar (Physically comparable to Maui, Ragdolled him when the demigod was out of practice with his fishhook)
Striking Strength: At least Building Class via sheer size. Likely at least City Class, possibly far higher
Durability: At least City level, possibly far higher (Survived multiple battles against Maui)
Range: Dozens of meters via sheer size
Intelligence: Presumably quite high, as he has been around for more than a thousand years, though his own obsessive and psychotic nature make it far easier than it should be for him to be distracted or tricked
Standard Equipment: None notable
Weaknesses: If he is knocked onto his back, it is very difficult for him to get back up. Very easily distracted, as he loves to talk about himself.