Advertisement don't understand what it can will destroy you...all of us."
"Oh, yes, there will be destruction...but it will not be the Barraki who fall. It will be the Toa...the Brotherhood of Makuta...and Mata Nui himself!
Dekar and Pridak
Comic 8: Sea of Darkness
Issue Information
Alternate title
WriterGreg Farshtey
IllustratorStuart Sayger
ColorerAlex Bleyaert
LettererPhil Balsman
SeriesBIONICLE: Ignition,
Sea of Darkness
ReleasedMay 2007
Number in series8
Previous comicComic 7: Mask of Life, Mask of Doom
Next ComicComic 9: Battle in the Deep!

Sea of Darkness was the eighth issue in the relaunched BIONICLE: Ignition series and part three in the Sea of Darkness sub-series. It was originally mailed with the May/June 2007 edition of the LEGO Club Magazine, and was later collected in BIONICLE 6: The Underwater City. This story saw the Barraki continue to seek the Mask of Life.


Nocturn swims after the Barraki Kalmah and Takadox, wanting to speak with them. Angry that the two apparently ignored him, the escaped prisoner follows them to the collapsed cave and begins to clear the rubble. Succeeding, he is astonished to see the warlords frantically swimming towards him. Behind them are a group of angry Zyglak, intent on attack. Takadox tricks Nocturn into fighting the monsters, and the Barraki escape. Even as they seek to find the Mask of Life, a Matoran has beaten them to it, and elsewhere Dekar prepares himself to destroy it. Before he can smash it, the mask gives off a blast of light. Kalmah sneaks up on Dekar and attempts to seize the Kanohi for himself. Sensing the danger it's in, the Mask of Life uses its power to enlarge a nearby Venom Eel, turning it into an impromptu guardian for itself. Unfortunately for the Kanohi, the energy surge is seen by the other Barraki, who zero in on its location.

In the cavern, Dekar threatens the warlords. The Barraki attack with squids, but the Ignika reduces them to nothing. The Matoran warns the villains about the mask's power, but Carapar dismisses his claim. Ehlek blasts Dekar with an electric shock, causing the him to drop the mask into Pridak's waiting hands. The villager gasps a final warning: the mask will destroy them all. The leader of the Barraki pays him no heed, instead gloating over the conquests and power he and his allies will seize. However, the Ignika is not without its defences. As a final resort, it unleashes a powerful energy blast, illuminating the depths of the ocean and creating for itself a new set of protectors: the Toa Mahri!

Next issue: Toa Mahri!


  • Greg Farshtey - Writer
  • Stuart Sayger - Artist
  • Alex Bleyaert - Colorist
  • Phil Balsman - Letterer
  • Jennifer Redding - Asst. art director
  • Toby Dutkiewicz - Art director/design
  • Jessica Numsuwankijkul - Asst. editor
  • Michael Wright - Editor








Zyglak--a shunned species that lives to destroy."
"In other words, our kind of people." But, really, the things they said about Nocturn were terrible..I've never heard such language.
— Kalmah and Takadox
Defilak would say I am crazy, but I know this mask will bring us no good. But one good blow will--
— Dekar prepares to destroy the Mask of Life
Matoran, surrender the mask, and this will be quick, if not painless."
"Go to blazes, Barraki."
"You first.
— Ehlek and and a defiant Dekar
The unleashed energy of the Mask of Life surges throughout the cave, slamming into the Barraki who dared to touch it...It explodes through the Pit, bringing light where there has only been darkness. And changing the course of destiny for six heroes forevermore!
— Narration

Extra Features[]

  • Comic middle: The Barraki File section discusses the six Barraki sets and answers fan questions about the Barraki, their allies, and their ammunition.
  • Rear cover: Advertisement for the upcoming summer 2007 Toa Mahri sets.



  • This comic takes place concurrently with and partially adapts the end of BIONICLE Legends 6: City of the Lost.


  • This comic was originally untitled when first released. It wasn't until its collection in the graphic novel BIONICLE 6: The Underwater City that it was named Sea of Darkness.

See Also[]

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2003 Powerless!A Matter of Time...Absolute PowerRise of the Rahkshi!At Last -- Takanuva!Secrets and ShadowsBIONICLE: Unmasked
2004 City of Legends: Toa Metru!Disks of DangerSeeds of DoomEnemies of Metru NuiStruggle in the SkyDreams of DarknessBIONICLE: Unmasked 2
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