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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances (STAS): Knight Time
Appearances (JL/U): The Terror Beyond Part One and The Once and Future Thing Part Two
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The Moai are less than 1000 statues carved by the inhabitants of Easter Island between 1250 and 1500. The minimalist design is that of human figures believed to be ancestors and former chiefs who are deified. The most common feature is over-sized heads in comparison to the body. They also have broad noses, rectangular ears, and deep slits for eyes. From the quarry they were built, the moai were somehow transported all around the island and placed to stare inland across their respective clan's territories. In 1650, production ceased and some undetermined catastrophe happened. While some believe it to be a natural disaster, civil war, resource depletion, or European explorers, nothing is certain. By the 18th century, Moai were toppled over or stolen. At least a dozen Moai were removed from Easter Island while about 50 were restored and re-erected.
In 1994, the Moai and Rapa Nui National Park were listed as a World Heritage site as an important source of culture and history. Those who desecrate the Moai face a high fine and are usually banned from returning to the island. One of the removed Moai is owned by the Explorer's Club in Gotham City. Some years later, Dr. Fate teleported Aquaman and Wonder Woman to Easter Island in order to give him the ability to focus and seal a dimensional breach. Aquaman didn't hesitate to use a Moai as a weapon against Wonder Woman in battle. 50 years later, in a hypertimeline, Chronos stole a Moai and left it in a section of Neo Gotham with other stolen artifacts. Once Batman reset Chronos' belt, this event ceased to happen and the Moai was returned to Easter Island.