A few moments ago, it seemed as if the Toa Inika had won their greatest battle. They had defeated Vezon and Kardas and obtained the Mask of Life. Unfortunately, Kardas tends not to stay defeated for long.
— Narration
422px-Barraki Comic
Comic 6: Web Comic
Issue Information
Alternate title
WriterNone credited
IllustratorNone credited
ColorerNone credited
LettererNone credited
SeriesBIONICLE: Ignition,
Sea of Darkness
ReleasedJanuary 2007
Number in series6
Previous comicComic 5: In Final Battle
Next ComicComic 7: Mask of Life, Mask of Doom

Web Comic was the sixth issue of the relaunched BIONICLE: Ignition series and the first part of the Sea of Darkness sub-series. This comic was originally released as a web exclusive at in English, and was later released in the Chinese collection BIONICLE: Mahri Nui and the English graphic novel BIONICLE 6: The Underwater City.


Toa Matoro holds up the Kanohi Ignika proudly, but the mask is blown out of his grip by a blast from the Kardas Dragon as it awakens. The heroes pursue the Mask of Life as it flies out of the chamber and plunges into the sea. Hahli attempts to dive after it, but fails after she runs out of air. Meanwhile, the Piraka watch from the secrecy of bushes and decide to strike at a better time. Underwater, a Ta-Matoran swims up and saves Hahli from drowning, taking her back to the surface. After relaying a cryptic message about a city under the sea, the Matoran dies. At the same time, the mask continues to sink downwards. It is spotted by a Sea Squid, which swims to its master, the Barraki Kalmah and tells him about the mask's appearance. Kalmah swims off and notifies the other Barraki: Mantax, Pridak, Carapar, Ehlek, and Takadox. Pridak declares that the mask may be the cure to their underwater mutations. Meanwhile, Dekar holds the Kanohi, while elsewhere Pridak declares that the Mask of Life will belong to the Barraki!


  • Greg Farshtey - Writer (uncredited)
  • Stuart Sayger - Artist (uncredited)
  • Colorist - None credited
  • Letterer - None credited
  • Art director/design - None credited
  • Asst. Editor - None credited
  • Editor - None credited



Comic Kanohi Ignika Travels to Mahri Nui

The Ignika sinks down to Mahri Nui






Help beneath the us, or we're lost...I...ohhhhh...
— A Ta-Matoran gives the next plot hook
This is Mahri Nui. Once it was part of a larger island, until it broke off and sunk beneath the sea. Its inhabitants were lucky to survive. Now the Mask of Life has come to Mahri Nui--and their luck has just run out.
— Narration
Once, we six were rulers of the surface world, from Xia to the Southern Islands. Then we dared rebel against the Great Spirit Mata Nui and were condemned to an eternity down here. But if the mask Kalmah describes is indeed the legendary Mask of Life--it could make us all that we once were. We could be free of this Pit and conquer once more!



  • This comic covers the final events of BIONICLE Legends 5: Inferno and the beginning of BIONICLE Legends 6: City of the Lost.
  • Page 2 marks the final appearance of the Piraka in the BIONICLE comic series, although they would continue to play a minor role in parallel media such as the books and serials.
  • The mask of the Ta-Matoran who saved Toa Hahli, while intended to be a Kanohi Kiril, was later used as the visual appearance of the fan-canonized Mask of Emulation.
  • This comic sees the first appearance of the Barraki and the sunken city of Mahri Nui, introducing readers to the setting of the upcoming year.


  • "Web Comic" is this wiki's unofficial name for the comic, as the original was released without one.

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