...[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, BIONICLE Adventures 5: Voyage of Fear
Mask of Mind Control
Power(s)Lets user control the minds of another
KanokaFreeze; Weaken; Remove Poison
Notable Wearer(s)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.[1] 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.[2]

Komau were carved out of a mixture of Freeze, Weaken and Remove Poison Kanoka on Metru Nui.[3]

Example Usage[]


Toa Onewa activating his Great Komau.

Great: The first time he triggered his mask, Toa Onewa used his Kanohi Komau to force Whenua to sit down. He later used it to make Krekka distract Nidhiki from killing Turaga Lhikan.[4]
Noble: Toa Mata Lewa once used a Noble Komau to control a Nui-Kopen to transport himself and others out of a Nui-Rama hive.[5]

Known Wearers[]



A Hordika-mutated Great Komau


  • Turaga Vakama - Former secondary mask; destroyed
  • Turaga Nokama - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Matau - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Onewa - Primary mask
  • Turaga Whenua - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Nuju - Secondary mask
  • The Toa Mata - Former secondary mask


Set Information[]

  • The Noble Komau was first released in 2001 as part of the Turaga Onewa set. It was also released in the colors of the other Turaga: orange, lime green, light blue, dark grey, and light grey. These other colors could be found in randomly packaged Mask Packs. Two yellow Komau were also included in the Manas set. In 2004 the Noble Komau was re-released in a dark blue-and-silver form with the Vhisola small set.
  • In 2004, the Great Komau was first released in the Toa Metru Onewa canister set. In 2005, Onewa's Komau was released in a Hordika-mutated version with the Toa Hordika Onewa canister set.


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