My name is Vakama. This is my nightmare. The unconscious beings scattered around me are the other Toa Metru. The armored colossus in front of me is the reason they are on the ground. I'm hoping that I wake up from this vision soon... or I may never wake up again.

–Vakama's inner monologue

Comic 21: Dreams of Darkness
Issue Information
Alternate titleNightmare
WriterGreg Farshtey
IllustratorRandy Elliott
ColorerPete Pantazis
LettererKen Lopez
SeriesBIONICLE: Metru Nui
ReleasedNovember 2004
Number in series21
Previous comicComic 20: Struggle in the Sky
Next ComicComic 22: Monsters in the Dark

Dreams of Darkness was the twenty-first issue in the original BIONICLE comic series and the sixth issue in the BIONICLE: Metru Nui sub-series, as well as part six in the City of Legends storyline. It was packaged with the November/December 2004 edition of the LEGO Club Magazine.


The Toa Metru face their greatest crisis. Branded criminals by Turaga Dume, they are pursued by the Dark Hunters and the Vahki. Three of their number have been imprisoned, along with Toa Lhikan. And every second brings Metru Nui and the Matoran closer to final disaster.

The excitement and joy over becoming Toa Metru has been replaced by grim resolve in the face of such overwhelming danger. The shadows are closing in on the city, and the heroes of Metru Nui are starting to wish this was all just a bad dream.

But for Vakama, the nightmare has only begun...


It starts out with Vakama. He is having another vision. We see a creature in front of him. Near him are his fellow toa. Vakama's Disk Launcher won't work. A hand spits out of the mouth of the creature and grasps Vakama. Everything starts to fade. Then we see Vakama in a web. Nidhiki is coming after him. He tells the toa that his time has run out. Then Vakama is out of the web. Vakama sees Toa Lhikan. Lhikan tells the toa to beware and listen to the warnings of his visions. We then see Vakama with Turaga Dume he tells him to look at what is in front of him. He looks at a web and out comes the Toa Metru. They are very angry at him. Nuju tells Vakama to look into the mirror. Vakama looks and he wakes up to see Nokama and Matau watching him. Then the ground starts to shake and the Tahtorak comes out of the ground, looking for an answer.

The Tahtorak starts destroying everything in sight. Matau flies around, trying to distract the beast. Squads of Nuurakh approach and attempt to apprehend the gigantic monster. They fail. Vakama fires a weakness Disk at the ground below the Tahtorak and the Rahi falls into the ground, still screaming for "the answer." Then Vakama tells of his vision to the fellow Toa. We see what he saw in the mirror, himself as a twisted monster.










–The Tahtorak

The Tahtorak wanted an answer to a question we can't know. Its efforts brought only destruction...and destruction was all it found. It's a funny thing about looking for answers, Nokama...Sometimes you are far better off not finding them.


Extra Features

  • Comic middle: Advertisement for the six upcoming Rahaga sets
  • Comic end: Advertisement for the movie BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui; teaser for the Toa Hordika sets; advertisement for special edition Vahki sets with the golden Vahi mask and the Disk of Time.
  • Rear cover: Advertisement for BIONICLE-related merchandise: shoes, backpacks, and t-shirts.


See Also

External Links

2001 The Coming of the ToaDeep Into DarknessTriumph of the Toa
2002 The Bohrok Saga: The Bohrok AwakeTo Trap a TahnokInto the NestWhat Lurks BelowThe End of the Toa?Divided We Fall
2003 Powerless!A Matter of Time...Absolute PowerRise of the Rahkshi!At Last -- Takanuva!Secrets and Shadows
2004 City of Legends: Toa Metru!Disks of DangerSeeds of DoomEnemies of Metru NuiStruggle in the SkyDreams of Darkness
2005 Monsters in the DarkVengeance of the VisorakShadow PlayBirth of the RahagaHanging by a ThreadFracturesWeb Comic
BIONICLE: Ignition
2006 IgnitionIf a Universe EndsVengeance of AxonnShowdownA Cold Light DawnsIn Final Battle
2007 Sea of Darkness: Web ComicMask of Life, Mask of DoomSea of DarknessBattle in the Deep!The Death of Mata NuiDeath of a Hero
2008 Battle for Power: Realm of FearComic 12.5Swamp of ShadowsEndgameMata Nui Rising
BIONICLE: Glatorian
2009 Sands of Bara MagnaThe Fall of AteroA Hero RebornBefore the StormValley of Fear
2010 Journey's End: All That GlittersRebirth
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