History[edit | edit source]
Mako Island was created in ancient times when a lunar rock came from the moon and impacted on Earth, approximately 50 km off the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. With its creation, the first Moon Pool was established at its heart, with the purpose of granting the merkind race with magical powers.
A pod of Southern merpeople took over Mako, and as a result, they received special powers over water and the weather. They established their residence on the island's large, shark-infested reefs and still rules over Mako.
Pre-Series[edit | edit source]
One thousand years ago, a merman pod tried to took over Mako Island from the Mako Pod, and initiated a war in order to achieve their purpose. It was by this time that the Trident was created, and the mermen originally planned to use it to destroy and kill any mermaid who appeared in their way. Armies of mermaids from the five oceans battled with them, however, they almost perished until a merman (that was Zac's ancestor) knew what they were doing were wrong, and he betrayed his fellow mermen friends and joined the mermaids. They eventually won the war and the Trident was sealed away in the Trident Cave to prevent a similar situation to happen again. Because of this war, mermen became mermaid's most mortal enemies and they were banished to land by them, going through adoption into a foster human family when they were born.
Through the Series [edit | edit source]
Mako: Island of Secrets[edit | edit source]
Season 1[edit | edit source]
Years later, Zac discovers a tunnel entrance on a full moon, which leads him into the Moon Pool when he touches the symbol at the end of the cave. He and the mermaids Lyla, Sirena, and Nixie later discover a weapon stored inside: a trident left behind after a war between mermaids and mermen. After a brief rivalry, Zac and the mermaids come together to stop a boy named Cam from becoming a merman and bringing the Trident into the moon pool, which would destroy the Moon Pool.
Season 2[edit | edit source]
Evie McLaren, Zac's girlfriend, becomes a mermaid when she swims into the Moon Pool to save her boyfriend from the new mermaids, Mimmi and Ondina. They later discover a merman chamber hidden in a different location on the island. It was an ancient chamber designed by mermen during the ancient war to strip the Moon Pool off its magic, along with the magic and life of every mermaid across the world. Merman Erik, refusing to believe it wasn't meant for more, stole the trident stone to activate the chamber and almost drained the lives of all mermaids. Zac manages to shut down the chamber permanently.
Season 3[edit | edit source]
Evie, Mimmi, and Ondina are on their way to the full moon ceremony when they encounter the Water Dragon. Fortunately a Chinese mermaid, Weilan, joins and helps them. Evie loses her tail to the Water Dragon when she tries to help Zac. Eventually they find out that The Water Dragon is actually Nerissa, Mimmi and Zac Blakely's mother.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- An island similar to Mako Island is seen in The Bureau of Magical Things. It is described to be part of Lemuria.