|“||Remember, the Matoran were right: there is a link between the Toa Nuva symbols and ourselves. Our powers! If the essence of our powers is housed in those symbols, maybe we can use that against the Bohrok-Kal!||”|
–Toa Nuva Gali
|Alternate title||All Our Powers Against Us|
|Number in series||12|
|Previous comic||Comic 11: A Matter of Time...|
|Next Comic||Comic 13: Rise of the Rahkshi!|
Absolute Power was the twelfth issue in the original BIONICLE comic series, and was mailed together with the May/June 2003 edition of the LEGO Magazine. It shows the defeat of the Bohrok-Kal at the hands of the Toa Nuva.
The Bohrok-Kal are seconds away from completing their mission--to free the Bahrag and unleash the Bohrok swarms once more. The Exo-Toa could not stop them...the Toa Nuva are powerless...and Mata Nui's time is rapidly running out.
The only hope for the heroes lies in an untried Mask of Power so awesome that it could mean the end of all things...and a desperate battle of wills for the greatest stakes of all. Toa Nuva and Bohrok-Kal...one will win...and one shall fall!
The Bohrok-Kal are about to free the Bahrag. In desperation, Tahu has summoned the Mask of Time. Gali is hesitant, knowing the danger of losing control over Time. Out of options, Tahu insists on using the mask's power, and succeeds in slowing down time around the Bohrok-Kal. However, before the Toa Nuva can retrieve their Nuva Symbols, the Krana-Kal Xa-Kal change color, becoming silver and generating a force field around the Bohrok-Kal. Onua tests the shield and confirms its impenetrable power. Lewa despairs, but Gali won't give up. She points out that their elemental powers act as a tie between them and their Symbols. If the Toa can reach out to their symbols, they can overwhelm the Bohrok-Kal.
The gambit succeeds. The Bohrok-Kal initially exult in their increased power levels. Their powers quickly run out of control, though, overwhelming each of them. Nuhvok-Kal collapses into a black hole from the pressure of his uncontrolled gravity. Pahrak-Kal's plasma melts his way through the cavern floor. Gahlok-Kal is confident his magnetism cannot be defeated, but is quickly proven wrong when broken Exo-Toa pieces crush him. Lehvak-Kal's vacuum blows him through the cavern ceiling, into the sky. Tahnok-Kal is frozen in place, trapped by his electrical powers, while Kohrak-Kal is disintegrated by his own devastating sonics. Victorious and with elemental powers restored, the Toa Nuva go their separate ways. Unknown to all, Makuta still lurks in his lair, and unleashes his "sons," the Rahkshi!
- Greg Farshtey - Writer
- Randy Elliott - Artist
- Ken Lopez - Letterer
- Peter Pantazis - Colorist & Separator
- Jaye Gardner - Editor
- Toby Dutkiewicz - Layout & Design
- Gali Nuva
- Guurahk - First appearance
- Kopaka Nuva
- Lewa Nuva
- Lerahk - First appearance
- Makuta - First appearance
- Mata Nui - Mentioned only
- Onua Nuva
- Panrahk - First appearance
- Pohatu Nuva
- Tahu Nuva
- Vakama - Mentioned only
- Bohrok-Kal Shields
- Kanohi Nuva
- Nuva Cube
- Nuva Symbols
- Rahkshi Staffs of Power
- Toa Seal
- Toa Tools
- Bohrok Swarms
- Rahkshi - First appearance
- Rahi - Mentioned only
- Turaga - Mentioned only
|“||These are the Bohrok-Kal--a squad of powerful beings who are about to use the symbols of the Toa Nuva to free...the Bahrag -- twin queens of the Bohrok swarms imprisoned by the Toa Nuva. Once loose they will unleash the swarms on Mata Nui once more. Only one force can stop this from happening. The Toa Nuva--but stripped of their elemental energies by the Bohrok-Kal, their only hope is a power that may be beyond their control.||”|
|“||So. Again, the prophecies of the Matoran oppose my will. I set the Rahi against them...I unleashed the Bohrok swarms...but still they refused to break. Now their unity will be poisoned...their unity broken...their destiny shattered. Go, my sons, my Rahkshi! Use the shadows. And keep my brother asleep.||”|
- Comic middle: The Kal Are Coming to Your PC section discusses the six Bohrok-Kal Mini Promo CDs and their content.
- Comic end: Bohrok-Kal Kaita Ja spotlight; New at BIONICLE.com advertisement describes future updates for the official website; Search for the 7th Toa and BIONICLE Tour announcements.
- Rear cover: BIONICLE Mask of Light: The Movie advertisement.
- BIONICLE Chronicles 3: Makuta's Revenge
- BIONICLE Chronicles 4: Tales of the Masks
- Bohrok-Kal Online Animations
- Bohrok-Kal Promotional Comic
- BIONICLE: Volume 1
- BIONICLE 2: Challenge of the Rahkshi