|“||We have known the legends of the Bohrok for centuries, and we prayed they were only that: Legends. It is said the Bohrok sleep an eternal sleep, waiting to hatch. Once awakened, the swarms are unstoppable...a force so powerful, they can reduce mountains to rubble...and turn life-giving rivers dry as the desert sands!||”|
|Alternate title||The Bohrok Awake!|
|Number in series||4|
|Previous comic||Comic 3: Triumph of the Toa|
|Next Comic||Comic 5: To Trap a Tahnok|
The Bohrok Awake was the fourth issue of the original BIONICLE comic series and the first part of The Bohrok Saga sub-series. It was mailed with the January/February 2002 edition of LEGO Mania Magazine.
It all begins with the appearance of small, scurrying creatures called Bohrok Va, scouts and heralds for a more powerful species. As the Toa ascend to the surface, they can hear the sounds of chaos coming from up above. Mata Nui is threatened anew by swarms of strange creatures, whose dark secrets whose dark secrets will change life on the island forever.
Even a Toa can know fear... when the Bohrok awake.
The six Toa stand at the Kini-Nui, having defeated Makuta. Despite their victory, the island shakes with the sounds of destruction all around them. A Ta-Matoran bursts through the undergrowth, shaken with fear and muttering only one word over and over again: "Bohrok." Tahu immediately decides to return to Ta-Koro to confront this new threat. The other Toa travel with him as well for support. As they race back, Pohatu has one question: "What's a Bohrok?" The Toa quickly discover the attackers' identity when they arrive at the village. Tahu commands Turaga Vakama to stay safe as the heroes spring into battle. Lewa lunges toward one group, only to be frozen in mid-air. Tahu melts the ice attack and drives the intruders back. Onua and Pohatu hesitate, confused. The invaders ignore the Toa or Matoran; they only cause destruction for unclear reasons. Even as the Toa wonder aloud at this unusual behavior, another group uses stone powers to cause an avalanche. Onua pushes Pohatu aside, and the two escape danger. Tahu instructs Gali and Lewa to combine their elemental powers to create a thunderstorm.
The might of the storm causes the swarm to retreat for the moment, but they leave a victim behind. Upon closer examination, Pohatu notices something in the creature's head. It is at this point that Vakama speaks up: he knows exactly what's going on. The mysterious attackers are known as Bohrok, powerful creatures which exist only to annihilate the island. In addition, each Bohrok possesses a krana inside it. Each type of Bohrok is tied to an element: Pahrak, Bohrok of Stone; Kohrak, Bohrok of Ice; Gahlok, Bohrok of Water; Tahnok, Bohrok of Fire; Nuhvok, Bohrok of Earth; and Lehvak, Bohrok of Acid. Now that the Bohrok are awake, only one hope remains. The Toa must collect one of each breed of krana from each elemental swarm. As the Toa depart, Vakama gives them a final warning: the krana is capable of controlling minds, and even Toa are not immune to their powers. As Lewa returns to his village, he finds Turaga Matau and the Le-Matoran waiting for him, possessed by the krana.
- Gahlok - First appearance
- Kohrak - First appearance
- Lehvak - First appearance
- Nuhvok - First appearance
- Pahrak - First appearance
- Tahnok - First appearance
- Badge of Office
- Bohrok Shields - First appearance
- Krana - First appearance
- Toa Tools
- Bohrok Swarms
- Bohrok - First appearance
- Bohrok Va - First mentioned
|“||They're gone...for now. They left us a prisoner, too. But what's that in its head?||”|
–Pohatu, upon noticing a Krana
|“||Each Bohrok carries within it a krana, their greatest strength. Also their greatest weakness. Even the mightiest of Bohrok can be humbles, if parted from their krana.||”|
- Comic middle: Section discussing new enemies the Bohrok and Bohrok Va.
- Comic end: Advertisement for the updated www.BIONICLE.com website; Tale of the Toa section summarizing what happened in between Comic 3 and Comic 4.
- Rear cover: Advertisement for the BIONICLE: Quest for the Masks trading card game's Bohrok Swarm expansion pack.
- BIONICLE Chronicles 2: Beware the Bohrok
- Bohrok Online Animations
- Bohrok Promotional Comic
- BIONICLE: Volume 1
- BIONICLE 1: Rise of the Toa Nuva