It is through these masks that Makuta controls the Rahi.
Gali, BIONICLE Chronicles 1: Tale of the Toa
Infected Kanohi
Infected Hau
Power(s)Lets a Makuta control wearer; original mask power
Notable Wearer(s)Rahi (Formerly),
Lewa (Formerly)

Infected Kanohi were any Kanohi (Great, Noble or powerless) which had been infected by a Kraata or a Makuta's power. They appeared corroded and pitted, often showing rust or green stains, and whoever wore one fell under the control of the Makuta who infected it. Although a Makuta could infect Kanohi directly, they usually let Kraata do it instead. If the infected mask was removed, the wearer would be temporarily stunned and the Makuta would lose control over them.


Makuta Teridax infected many Rahi during the 1000-year period before the coming of the Toa Mata, and used these animals to keep the Matoran on Mata Nui from returning to Metru Nui. On Mata Nui, the Matoran sometimes called the infection 'the Madness'.

After the Toa Mata arrived, they succeeded in freeing most of the Rahi from Teridax's power. Later, when Makuta personally faced the Toa Mata in the form of a Matoran, he altered the Kraahkan's appearance so that it appeared as an infected Hau.

Shortly after Teridax released the Rahkshi onto Mata Nui, a Shadow Kraata infected at least two Matoran. These Matoran were later freed from their masks.

Example Usage[]

Corrupted Lewa VS Onua

Lewa under the influence of an Infected Kanohi

In the Mata Nui Online Game, Toa Lewa's Great Miru was knocked off and replaced with an infected one, forcing him to serve Teridax. The Kanohi was later removed by Onua.

Known Wearers[]


QftM 283 Infected Manas

A pair of Manas wearing Infected Kanohi


  • Some Mata Nui Matoran - In Great and Noble form; uninfected
  • Various species of Rahi - In Great and Noble form; uninfected

Set Information[]

  • The Infected Kanohi piece came in only two sets: the Muaka & Kane-Ra set, and the collectible Kanohi Mask packs.


  • An infected Hau was often used to represent Teridax.
  • Shadow Kraata could infect Kanohi over distances, unlike other types of Kraata.
  • In the Dark Mirror alternate timeline, Teridax wore a Great Hau which appeared infected.
Legendary Kanohi
VahiIgnikaMask of Creation
Great/Noble Kanohi
Toa Mata HauKaukauMiruKakamaPakariAkaku (AkiRua)
Toa Metru HunaRauMahikiKomauRuruMatatu
Toa Inika CalixEldaSuletuSanokKadinIden
Toa Mahri ArthronFaxonZatthGaraiVolitakTryna
Toa Hagah PehkuiMask of ClairvoyanceKualsiMask of EmulationMask of GrowthMask of Rahi Control
Karda Nui Makuta JutlinAvsaFelnasMohtrekShelekCrast
Other Kanohi Infected KanohiGolden KanohiCopper Mask of VictoryMask of Elemental Energy
AvohkiiKraahkanMask of Light and ShadowKirilOlisiRodeOlmak
Mask of IntangibilityMask of PossibilitiesMask of Psychometry
Mask of MutationMask of CharismaMask of HealingMask of Scavenging
Mask of AdaptationMask of AgingMask of Biomechanics
Mask of ConjuringMask of FusionMask of Incomprehension
Mask of ReboundingMask of Sensory AptitudeMask of Undeath
Kanohi Nuva
Toa Nuva Hau NuvaKaukau NuvaMiru NuvaKakama NuvaPakari NuvaAkaku Nuva (Aki NuvaRua Nuva)
KanohiKranaKanohi NuvaKrana-KalKraataKanokaRhotukaZamor SpheresSquidsGolden Armor