Big Fun : Built like a classic giant Polynesian and is larger than life.
Elderly Immortal : It's implied that she's been kept alive at least a little past her lifespan by possessing the Heart of Te Fiti.
Hoist by His Own Petard : Once he's flipped by a geyser, the treasures on his shell weigh him down so he can't pick himself back.
The problem is, as detailed by production team comments on his character, that he's too dumb to die when he should as well.Moana doesn't actively seek her parents' approval throughout the movie since her parents constantly praise her and her actions.Animorphism : He can turn into an eagle, shark, beetle, iguana, fish, whale, chicken, and many other animals.Vitriolic Best Buds : Maui's constant companion (for obvious reasons he's also the most literal 'conscience' in Disney films since Jiminy Cricket.When she spots Moana secretly packing, she understands that Moana has to make the trip and helps her.Inferiority Superiority Complex : Maui acts like he's the greatest thing under the Sun, but in Tamatoa's Villain Song, the monster crab accuses Maui of not becoming a hero out of duty or care for humanity, but because their praise "made him feel wanted".Physical God : Maui is scared to hell of it, and even at his full power, he can do little more than inconvenience.Voiced by : Auli'i Cravalho (English and lelo Hawaii Louise Bush (as a toddler Sabrina Laughlin (reo Tahiti Uramateata Tauru-Paia (reo Tahiti, as a toddler Vaipuarii Raapoto (reo Tahiti, as a young girl Jaedyn Randell (te reo Mori).She faces Te K and is nearly killed, but Maui returns after having a change of heart.
Now it's time for me to take apart / Your aching heart!
When Moana bursts into a council meeting exclaiming that their people used to be clubhouse golf direct discount voyagers, Tui does not take it well and promptly heads off to burn all the boats hidden in storage, because he knows they're too big a temptation for her.
As the movie unfolds and we learn of his sympathetic back-story along with Moana helping him regain his self-confidence, his features become softer and more rounded as he acts less self-absorbed.
However, he was born to human parents who threw him into the sea causing the gods to save him and grant him demi-godhood.Open/close all folders, title Character.When Moana tries to get the full story, however, Maui lashes out.The Chief's daughter is athletic, acrobatic and would prefer to sail the ocean and explore.Especially when Moana makes her ill-timed "That's good pork" comment leading to his "hurt puppy dog" face.Women Are Wiser : She's less strict and overbearing than her husband.