Vakama gave it to me. Along with a warning--that its power might be too great for even a Toa to wield. And he was almost right.
Tahu Nuva, BIONICLE Chronicles 3: Makuta's Revenge
Legendary Kanohi
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Power(s)Various fundamental forces
KanokaVahi: Disk of Time
Ignika: None
Mask of Creation: None
Notable Wearer(s)Vahi: Vakama, Tahu (briefly)
Ignika: Matoro (briefly)
Mask of Creation: Artakha

Legendary Kanohi were a type of extremely powerful Kanohi which controlled fundamental forces of the Matoran Universe. These objects were far more powerful than other Great Kanohi. Unlike normal masks, which became useless if cracked, Legendary Kanohi radiated small amounts of their cosmic powers when cracked.

Legendary Kanohi were usually too powerful for Toa to control for very long. Even other powerful beings, such as a Makuta, encountered difficulty in attempting to control them. For example, when Vakama tried to use the Mask of Time on Makuta Teridax, he did not know how to properly use it, and had to be saved by Turaga Lhikan. However, as Artakha consistently wore and used the Mask of Creation for over 100,000 years, he was able to master the immense amount of willpower and mental ability to effectively use it.

Known Legendary Kanohi

The only known Legendary Kanohi were:


  • Despite having a different power level, Legendary Kanohi still bore the title 'Great', and were typically referred to as such (ie. the Great Mask of Time).
  • Unlike other masks, touching the Kanohi Ignika would result in disaster unless one was destined to hold it, such as Matoro.

See Also

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