...[Onewa] triggered his mask power, reaching into the mind of Matau. As a crafter, he knew just when a hammer was needed and when a more delicate tool would get the job done. He carefully applied the mask-energies to drive out the Vahki's influence.

–Narration, Voyage of Fear

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Mask of Mind Control
Power(s)Let user control the minds of other(s)
KanokaFreeze; Weaken; Remove Poison
Notable Wearer(s)Matoran/Toa/Turaga Onewa

The Kanohi Komau was the Mask of Mind Control. It gave its user the power to see into another's mind and control it. However, it did not allow power over beings with no mind, such as Vahki and some types of Rahi. The Noble version could not control creatures as mentally powerful as the user for as long as the Great Komau. Both versions could create mental pain in the target.

Komau were carved out of a mixture of Freeze, Weaken and Remove Poison Kanoka on Metru Nui.

Example Usage

Toa Onewa activating his Great Komau.

Great: In BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui, Toa Onewa first used his Komau to force Whenua to sit down. He later used it to make Krekka distract Nidhiki from killing Turaga Lhikan.
Noble: Toa Mata Lewa used a Noble Komau to control a Nui-Kopen to transport himself and others out of a Nui-Rama hive in the Mata Nui Online Game.

Known Wearers



A Hordika-mutated Great Komau

  • Matoran Onewa - Formerly; transformed into its Great version when he became a Toa Metru.
  • Velika


  • Turaga Vakama - Formerly secondary mask; destroyed with Ta-Koro.
  • Turaga Nokama - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Matau - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Onewa - Primary mask
  • Turaga Whenua - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Nuju - Secondary mask
  • The Toa Mata - Formerly secondary masks; lost when they became Toa Nuva, now with the Turaga.


Set Information

The Noble Komau was released in 2001 as part of the Turaga Onewa set. It was also released in the colours of the other Turaga, orange, lime green, light blue, dark grey, and light grey so it could be used with the other sets. Two yellow Infected Komau were included in the Manas set.

In 2004, it was released in the Toa Metru Onewa set along with a dark blue and silver, noble version in the Vhisola set. In 2005, Onewa's Komau was released in a Hordika mutated version with the Toa Hordika Onewa set.

Legendary Kanohi
VahiIgnikaMask of Creation
Great/Noble Kanohi
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Toa Metru HunaRauMahikiKomauRuruMatatu
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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
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