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{{quote|I could just kill you, [[Matoro]], take [[Ignika|the mask]], and do [[The Plan|the job]] myself, but it's so much more amusing this way.|Makuta Teridax to [[Toa Mahri]] [[Matoro]], ''[[Into the Darkness]]''}}
 
{{quote|I could just kill you, [[Matoro]], take [[Ignika|the mask]], and do [[The Plan|the job]] myself, but it's so much more amusing this way.|Makuta Teridax to [[Toa Mahri]] [[Matoro]], ''[[Into the Darkness]]''}}
 
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<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.049999237060547px;">The Kanohi </span>'''Ignika'''<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.049999237060547px;"> is the Legendary </span>'''Mask of Life'''<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.049999237060547px;">. The mask was created by the </span>[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Great_Beings Great Beings]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.049999237060547px;">, to ensure that the </span>[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Great_Spirit_Robot Great Spirit]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.049999237060547px;"> would function if its life was endangered, and to drain the life force of the inhabitants if the </span>[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Matoran_Universe Matoran Universe]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.049999237060547px;"> was destabilized beyond the point of salvation. When </span>[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Mata_Nui_(Being) Mata Nui]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.049999237060547px;"> was killed by </span>[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Teridax Teridax]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.049999237060547px;">, the mask was used by the </span>[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Toa_Mahri Toa Mahri]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.049999237060547px;"> to revive him, but was cast out into the cosmos with Mata Nui's spirit inside it after Teridax claimed control of the universe. It landed on </span>[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Bara_Magna Bara Magna]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.049999237060547px;">, where it created a body for Mata Nui's mind and spirit. Using this body, Mata Nui participated in the </span>[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Skrall_War Skrall War]<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.049999237060547px;">.</span>
 
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">The Kanohi Ignika was crafted by the Great Beings over 100,000 years ago, forged in the fortress of the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Valley_of_the_Maze Valley of the Maze] on [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Spherus_Magna Spherus Magna], and cooled in caverns of ice. It was created so that if Mata Nui's life-force was damaged, he could be healed. Its other purpose was to drain life from every organism in the Matoran Universe as a fail-safe, in case it did not conform to how the Great Beings envisioned it. The Great Beings also designed and programmed several contingencies within the Ignika; one of these plans was the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Golden_Armor Golden Armor], destined for use by [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Toa_Mata Toa Mata] [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Tahu Tahu], which was to be used in the event that solid [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Antidermis Antidermis] ran amok.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">The Kanohi Ignika was first placed in a golden armored shell to protect it, until a Great Being became curious about the mask. He opened the shell and grabbed the mask. The Kanohi Ignika sensed that the Great Being was not destined to use it, but it shared its power with him anyway, believing it to be a wonderful gift. As a result, everything around the Great Being came to life. Each object then cried out to him, pleading for their needs to be filled. Eventually, he went insane and the other Great Beings had to lock him up to prevent him from bringing other objects to life.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">A short time later, the Kanohi Ignika was moved to the center of the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Southern_Continent Southern Continent] near the village of [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Voya_Nui Voya Nui], inside the Matoran Universe. The two Great Beings who brought it there used their weapons to dig a hole in the ground, creating chambers and steps along the way. Eventually, they stopped far below the surface and formed the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Chamber_of_Life Chamber of Life], where they then built a pedestal. One of them removed the Kanohi Ignika from its shell using special tools. He placed it on the pedestal, and the pair left. They later put many traps in place and installed [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Umbra Umbra] as protection. The mask also created guards of its own, such as the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Protodite#Protodax Protodax].</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Many tried to take the mask over the years, but none ever reached the chamber. Around 79,100 years ago, when Mata Nui was weakened because of the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Great_Disruption Great Disruption], a team of [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Toa Toa] led by [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Jovan Jovan] managed to reach the Chamber of Life. The mask sensed that they were destined to use it, and allowed the team to take it to [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Karda_Nui Karda Nui], where one member used it to heal Mata Nui. The member was consumed by the mask's power in the process, and the rest of the Toa returned the Kanohi Ignika to its chamber, afraid of the mask's power.</p>
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===<span class="editsection" style="float:right;margin-left:5px;font-size:13px;">[[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php?title=Ignika&action=edit&section=2 edit]]</span>Great Cataclysm===
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<p style="line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">The mask remained in the chamber for many millennia, surviving the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Great_Cataclysm Great Cataclysm] that shook the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Matoran_Universe Matoran Universe], which shot Voya Nui to the surface of [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Aqua_Magna Aqua Magna] and turned it into an island. The Kanohi Ignika began to sense that something was fundamentally wrong with the universe's fabric of life. It also sensed that beings on the surface wanted it. One group, the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Piraka Piraka], wanted it for treacherous reasons, and [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Toa_Inika another group] wanted to save the dying Great Spirit.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Wanting another guardian, the mask used its powers to draw [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Vezon Vezon], a half-[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Skakdi Skakdi] that coveted it, to the Chamber of Life. Upon reaching and touching the Mask of Life, Vezon's feet were fused to an enlarged [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Fenrakk Fenrakk]. The Kanohi Ignika also fused itself to the back of his head and granted its new guardian special powers.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Over time, however, the mask grew to dislike Vezon, and had already found a new potential guardian: a Matoran named [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Matoro Matoro]. It also turned silver, beginning its countdown to drain life from the universe, as it realized it was in danger from the Piraka and Vezon. At that time, Matoro was in a [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Tunnel_of_Darkness tunnel]leading to [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Karzahni_(Location) Karzahni] that absorbed all light and sound. The mask used its powers to become as a living being in the tunnel with him. Matoro, believing it was one of his friends, grabbed the being's hand and led him out of the tunnel, only to realize that his friends had already passed through. Matoro had passed the mask's test, and the mask wished to replace Vezon with Matoro as a guardian.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">A few days later, the Piraka arrived to take the mask for themselves. Vezon was successful in defeating them, but the Toa Inika arrived immediately afterwards, and were slightly more successful in holding him off. At one point in the fight, [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Jaller Jaller] used his powers to melt the floor beneath Vezon. Vezon, knowing it would merely make Fenrakk more powerful, urged the monstrous spider into the lava.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Fenrakk emerged as the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Kardas_Dragon Kardas Dragon], with Vezon still fused to him. Jaller had [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Kongu Kongu] use his [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Suletu Suletu] to project the mask's thoughts into Vezon. As Vezon was distracted by the knowledge that the mask did not want him, Jaller fired a special [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Zamor Zamor] at Vezon and Kardas, freezing them in time and space. With the Piraka defeated, the balance of good and evil in the universe tipped back to the light side just far enough for the Kanohi Ignika to revert to its gold color.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Kongu told Matoro to take the mask, as he learned from it while reading its thoughts that it wanted Matoro to be its guardian. Matoro easily removed the Kanohi Ignika from Vezon, but the mask sensed that it was not yet time for it to be used. It then made the now-unfrozen Kardas Dragon to free it from Matoro's grip, and the mask flew up the staircase to the surface. The Toa chased after the Mask of Life, but it moved only close enough for them to see it. The mask eventually reached the surface and plunged into the sea, where it sensed the universe was most damaged, hoping the Toa would follow. [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Hahli Hahli] tried to retrieve the mask, but she could not stand up against the enormous water pressure.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">The Kanohi Ignika continued to sink into the ocean, but upon making contact with [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/The_Pit the Pit]'s mutagenic waters, the mask slowly started to erode away, its energy being released in the form of air. It finally found salvation from the toxic water in [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Kyrehx Kyrehx], a [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Ga-Matoran Ga-Matoran]sentry on [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Mahri_Nui Mahri Nui]'s edge. She at first believed it was a piece of debris, until the mask called to her. She rushed to the mask and returned to her post. As she did so, she recognized it for a Kanohi, and decided to show it to the council. However, the mask had cursed her, causing plant life to attack her. When she tried to get to a school to show it to her instructor, the plants around her reached out and trapped her. Soon after, a [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Po-Matoran Po-Matoran] named [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Dekar Dekar] came and rescued her from the flora. Kyrehx no longer wanted the mask, and left it behind with Dekar. He decided to take the mask to the school later, as he had to hunt. The mask also cursed him, so that anything he would strike would heal itself.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">During Dekar's hunt, he encountered a [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Venom_Eel Venom Eel]. Finding it strange to see an extra-aggressive Venom Eel in open water, Dekar attacked it. However, the eel healed itself instantly after every strike given to it. Giving up, he returned to the city, only to learn there were thousands of Venom Eels headed for the city. At the city wall, he manned an [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Air_Launcher Air Launcher] for protection. However, the damage done by weapon was undone instantly as well. Dekar realized it was because of the mask and decided the only thing to do was to destroy it. He swam as far away from Mahri Nui as he could, so no other Matoran would take the mask and be cursed.</p>
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[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Ignika%27s_Tale.png ][http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Ignika%27s_Tale.png ]The Kanohi Ignika recounting its tale to Dekar<p style="line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">On the way, however, he saw [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Mantax Mantax] and [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Kalmah Kalmah], two of the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Barraki Barraki] warlords who sought the mask, and they started to chase him. He barely managed to reach a cave, and was about to shatter the mask with a rock when the mask reacted. An energy beam shot out from it and enlarged a Venom Eel until it was 300 feet long, to use as a guardian.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">The [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Venom_Eel#300_Foot_Mutant_Venom_Eel gigantic Venom Eel] struck Dekar and Kalmah, knocking them both out. Mantax, who had barely gotten out of the way, then fled the scene. Dekar regained consciousness and began to wonder whether the mask could use its powers without being worn. He touched the mask, and it filled his mind with its history, from its creation to when it had sunk to Mahri Nui.</p>
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[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Ignika_SOS.png ][http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Ignika_SOS.png ]The Kanohi Ignika sending out its plea<p style="line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Eventually, the Barraki arrived with Brutaka. Dekar threatened to destroy the Kanohi Ignika, but Brutaka claimed that Dekar could trust him. Dekar refused to surrender the mask. [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Ehlek Ehlek] then shot a jolt of electricity at Dekar, forcing him to drop the mask. [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Pridak Pridak] grabbed it and proclaimed that even Mata Nui would fall before him. The Kanohi Ignika sent out a massive wave of light, which illuminated the whole Pit and all of Mahri Nui. The wave of light transformed the Toa Inika into the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Toa_Mahri Toa Mahri] as a call for help. Shortly thereafter, the Mask of Life transformed the dying Dekar into a near-duplicate of [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Hydraxon Hydraxon] for additional protection, [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Dekar-Hydraxon Dekar-Hydraxon].</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Later, the Barraki decided to give the Mask of Life to [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Nocturn Nocturn]. He briefly possessed it, but dropped the mask while fighting the new Hydraxon. After defeating Nocturn, Hydraxon decided to destroy the mask because of how dangerous he considered it, and opened fire on it with his [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Cordak_Blaster Cordak Blaster]. Acting quickly, Hahli brushed aside the missile by controlling a current of water. During her struggle with Hydraxon, Mantax stole the mask and was cursed. He then demanded that the other Barraki meet with him. During the meeting, Mantax lost the mask when a landslide covered the group. Jaller and Matoro tried to get the mask, but were stopped by Hydraxon and then a [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Maxilos Maxilos] robot possessed by Teridax. Jaller managed to slap at the mask and send it towards Matoro, who grabbed it and managed to escape.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Before the Cord was shattered by the Toa Mahri, [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Gadunka Gadunka], the 300-foot-long-Venom Eel, and an [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Ancient_Sea_Behemoth ancient sea monster] attacked the team. During the fight, Gadunka was able to grab the Kanohi Ignika. Responding out of fear, the mask cursed Gadunka, making it shrink. Hydraxon then tried to take the mask, but was talked out of it by Matoro. After the Cord was shattered, Matoro began to follow the island to where the mask needed to be used. Unfortunately, it was too late; Mata Nui had died, and the mask stopped glowing.</p>
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[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Comic_Ignika_Life_Burst.png ][http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Comic_Ignika_Life_Burst.png ]The Mask of Life resurrects Mata Nui[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Mata_Nui_Die.png ][http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Mata_Nui_Die.png ]The Mask of Life darkens to show Mata Nui's death<p style="line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">However, Matoro continued to follow Voya Nui to the Southern Continent, hoping against hope that there was a way to bring the Great Spirit back. He managed to dive under the island just before it sealed the hole to [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Karda_Nui Karda Nui]. Matoro then put on the mask at the suggestion of a mysterious voice. Once Matoro did so, he learned what was to happen and he had to die. He accepted this without fear and used the mask to [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Teleportation teleport] the Toa Mahri back to Metru Nui, as a last act of friendship. The Mask of Life then converted Matoro to energy and combined him with its powers. It used the energy to resurrect Mata Nui, giving life once more to the universe.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Toa Ignika located the Toa Nuva Phantoka as they traveled toward the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Shadow_Leech_Hive Shadow Leech Hive]. There, he saved the three Toa and three Av-Matoran by speeding up the life processes of a Rahi, which was about to assault them. Stunned by Toa Ignika's potential, the Toa Nuva welcomed him into their group, although they were not aware of his true identity, nor did they recognize the mask.</p>
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[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Toa_Ignika_Creation.PNG ][http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Toa_Ignika_Creation.PNG ]The Kanohi Ignika creating a body for itself<p style="line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Later, in the Shadow Leech Hive, Toa Ignika was portrayed as a giant monster in a mental illusion cast by Makuta [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Mutran Mutran]. Seeing him as an enemy, the Toa and Matoran unknowingly lashed out at their ally. Feeling confused and angry, Toa Ignika decided his companions were not worthy of life and sped up their aging. Realizing that the monster was an illusion, the Toa ineffectively pleaded with Toa Ignika to stop killing them. [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Pohatu Pohatu] then used his power to cause the ground beneath Toa Ignika to erupt. Distracted, the effects were ceased as the Toa of Life was pinned to the wall by Pohatu, who released him after a stunned realization that Toa Ignika was wearing the Mask of Life.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Toa Ignika was then captured along with the other Toa when [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Antroz Antroz], [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Chirox Chirox] and [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Vamprah Vamprah] ambushed them. He was later freed by Pohatu, and helped to destroy the Shadow Leech vats by smashing through them using the shared power of the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Kakama_Nuva Kakama Nuva]. Toa Ignika then used his powers to kill the living stone that supported the hive, sending it crashing down into the swamp.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">During a fierce battle in the sky, Toa Ignika was attacked by [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Icarax Icarax] and was almost thrown off his Skyboard. Angered, he devolved the Makuta back into a bio-mechanical being using his energies. Defeating Icarax, Toa Ignika guarded him while the Toa Nuva left for the swamp, barring him from pursuing the Toa. Icarax later revealed to the mask of his ability to drain the universe of all life, in an attempt to enrage and confuse the Ignika. He abandoned Icarax to reveal this dire information to his new-found allies.</p>
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[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Comic_Toa_Ignika_Awakening_Mata_Nui.png ][http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Comic_Toa_Ignika_Awakening_Mata_Nui.png ]Toa Ignika sacrificing itself to awaken Mata Nui<p style="line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Toa Ignika eventually developed his speech and explained to the Toa Nuva that he was not just wearing the Mask of Life - he was the Mask of Life. He further confirmed to them of his countdown to the death of the universe, which could only be stopped by awakening Mata Nui. Toa Ignika followed the Toa Nuva into the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Codrex Codrex], and watched as they began the steps to revive the Great Spirit, given to them by the previously collected [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Keystone Keystones]. The process was too slow however as the countdown became critical, and the Toa Nuva realized that the Ignika could provide the energy needed immediately. Toa Ignika knew that doing so would end his existence as a living being, and debated on whether or not to sacrifice his new body to awaken the Great Spirit. After some deliberation and encouragement by Tahu and [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Gali Gali], he chose to awaken Mata Nui, its body disintegrating with energy while accomplishing the task.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">The Kanohi Ignika remained in the Codrex, amidst the now-restarting [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Energy_Storms Energy Storms]. However, Teridax had taken over the body of Mata Nui, and was in need of a place to retain Mata Nui's recently expelled spirit. Knowing of the Kanohi Ignika's potential to obliterate the universe, Teridax placed the mind and spirit of Mata Nui in the Kanohi Ignika, and expelled it from his body. Mata Nui's mind soon dominated the Ignika, and the mask continued to drift throughout the universe, waiting for a chance to return.</p>
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===<span class="editsection" style="float:right;margin-left:5px;font-size:13px;">[[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php?title=Ignika&action=edit&section=5 edit]]</span>Bara Magna===
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[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Comic-Ignika-On-Bara-Magna.png ][http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/File:Comic-Ignika-On-Bara-Magna.png ]The Kanohi Ignika resting on Bara Magna<p style="line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Mata Nui and the mask later crash-landed on [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Bara_Magna Bara Magna]. Instinctively acting out of self-preservation, the Kanohi Ignika created a body for the former Great Spirit, which Mata Nui slowly grew accustomed to. When a native [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Creatures creature] of the planet touched the mask, the Kanohi Ignika reacted, transforming the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Scarabax_Beetle Scarabax Beetle] [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Click Click] into a shield.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">When Mata Nui was fighting [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Strakk Strakk] in [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Vulcanus Vulcanus], the stinger tail he had taken from a [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Vorox Vorox] was pushed back against the Kanohi Ignika. Touching it, the stinger tail was transformed into a [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Sword_(Mata_Nui) sword]. Mata Nui eventually learned how to use the mask's powers by himself. After the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Attack_on_Tajun Attack on Tajun], Mata Nui used the Kanohi Ignika to imbue [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Elemental_Powers Elemental Powers] within the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Glatorian Glatorian] [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Ackar Ackar], [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Kiina Kiina], [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Gresh Gresh], [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Tarix Tarix], and [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Vastus Vastus], as well as upgrade their weapons. Mata Nui later used the mask to alter the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Agori Agori] [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Metus Metus] into a snake, as punishment for his traitorous actions.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">After Mata Nui retrieved a [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Power_Source power source] from the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Valley_of_the_Maze Valley of the Maze], he traveled into the control room of the [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Prototype_Robot prototype robot] and removed the Kanohi Ignika from his body, causing the body made by the Ignika to dissolve. Mata Nui then released his spirit from the mask into the robot.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">The Kanohi Ignika, having received a message from [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Tren_Krom Tren Krom], appeared before Tahu as he exited the Matoran Universe. The Kanohi Ignika proceeded to devolve Tahu back into a Toa Mata and spoke to him about the Golden Armor. After making the armor for Tahu, the Toa eventually used it to destroy the opposing [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Rahkshi Rahkshi], and Mata Nui was able to kill Teridax as a result.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">By combining the powers of the prototype robot and the Kanohi Ignika, Mata Nui bathed the newly reformed Spherus Magna in energy and revitalized the desert, creating a new, fertile land. The robot collapsed, though the time Mata Nui had spent in the Ignika created a bond between the two, and he went back into the Kanohi Ignika. Mata Nui spoke to the population of Spherus Magna and the Matoran Universe through the Kanohi Ignika, expressing a desire to stay within the mask, and not to interfere with their affairs. He retreated into the Kanohi Ignika, the mask's personality becoming dominated once more.</p>
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===<span class="editsection" style="float:right;margin-left:5px;font-size:13px;">[[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php?title=Ignika&action=edit&section=6 edit]]</span>''[http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/The_Kingdom The Kingdom]''===
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<p style="line-height:19.049999237060547px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;">In [http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/The_Kingdom_Alternate_Universe The Kingdom Alternate Universe], after Matoro failed to use the Mask of Life in time, he put it on anyway and used it to transport himself and the other Toa Mahri back to M</p>

Revision as of 22:43, February 4, 2014

This is the archive for all the Featured Articles we've ever had, just in case you'd like to look at the summarized versions of the best articles on The BIONICLE Wiki.

2006 Featured Articles

Roodaka

Roodaka

Roodaka is the viceroy of the Visorak. Her act of transforming the Toa Hagah into the Rahaga, the idea that Sidorak took all the credit for, made him king and her viceroy. When they and the Visorak horde arrived on Metru Nui, she managed to persuade Vakama to her side. He then captured 5 of the Rahaga. During the Battle of Metru Nui, she was incapitated by the Toa Hordika. She was teleported to safety by Makuta. After that, she became a double agent in the Brotherhood of Makuta/Dark Hunter War. There is no doubt that she has been wanting revenge on the 12 adversaries she faced years ago...

Lhikan

Lhikan

Lhikan was a Toa of Fire and a hero to Metru Nui. He fought with Nidhiki in the Toa/Dark Hunter War, only to be betrayed by him. Hundreds of years later, he went to the Temple of Mata Nui, and sacrificed his power into Toa stones. He gave them to six chosen Matoran, who would become the Toa Metru. He was then captured by Nidhiki and Krekka. He was imprisoned with Onewa, Nuju, and Whenua. When the other 3 Toa came to rescue them, Lhikan revealed himself, and discovered that someone was posing as Dume. Stealing a Vahki Transport, they made their way to the Coliseum. Lhikan and the Toa traversed the Silver Sea along with 6 Matoran Pods. Almost at the great barrier, Makuta revealed himself. He was about to kill Vakama, but Lhikan took the deadly blow, killing him. To quote an illusion of him on Voya Nui, "As long as you still remember me, I am not truly dead."

2007 Featured Articles

Metru Nui

Metrunui

Metru Nui, the City of Legends, was the metropolis subterranean home island of the Matoran. Most did not know this, but the city was miles beneath Mata Nui. It was sustained under many conditions, overseen by wise Turaga, threatened by crime and darkness, and protected by generations of Toa, most notably the Toa Metru, who foiled many a plot by the Makuta assigned to Metru Nui. Eventually however, at the time of the Great Cataclysm, it broke apart, destroying the city and reducing it to rubble, and creating splinter islands like Voya Nui. The Matoran were imprisoned, but later rescued and brought above ground to Mata Nui. It would be visited yet again years later, after Makuta was defeated at Mangaia.

Metru Nui was divided into several distinctive districts: The Great Coliseum, Ta-Metru, Ga-Metru, Le-Metru, Ko-Metru, Po-Metru, and Onu-Metru. Each was unique, and housed great wonders such as the Furnaces, the Ga-Metru Colleges and Schools, the Chute-driven transportation system, and the Archives, a vast, exotic library and zoological categorization.

Bohrok

Tahnokattack

The Bohrok were a race of hive-minded mechanical insectoid creatures, controlled by strange telepathic parasites called Krana. At the head of their hive were the Bahrag, two powerful queens partially influenced by the Krana. The Bohrok were created at an unknown time by an unknown race. Only their purpose was known: to restore an entire island to its "before-time" state. Supposedly, they were activated only when the local population had left. On the island of Mata Nui, a mixture of curiosity and darkness awoke them early. Confused, the Bohrok prepared a war plan and came above the surface. A massive battle was fought all over the island, the Toa startlingly discovering the ability of the Krana to abduct beings into the hive. Eventually, the Toa took the fight to the Bohrok in their nest, employing ancient weapons. The Bahrag were imprisoned, but not before the Toa's transformation, and a failed but spectacular rescue attempt by the Bohrok Kal, a six-member team of elite unorthodox Bohrok.

The Bohrok were divided into six swarms: Tahnok, Gahlok, Lehvak, Pahrak, Nuhvok, and Kohrak. Each had a unique method and style for war, thought process, and "cleansing". The Bohrok also had a caste of drones, the Bohrok Va. These would serve as couriers and tacticians, and do the menial tasks of the swarm.

Whether created by the Great Beings, or evolved into robots, the Bohrok have definitely left their imprint on history.

Keetongu

Keetongu

Keetongu were a race of powerful intelligent biped Rahi from the same island as the Tahtorak. Only one of this species has been seen, and might be the last of his kind after their home island was conquered by the Visorak. This "Last of the Keetongu" was sought by the Toa Hordika for his ability to purge them of the Visorak venom. He obliged, and was forced into a famous conflict in which he killed Sidorak, king of the Visorak.

As mentioned above, Keetongu could heal anyone afflicted by poison or venom, as long as the poison had not fully taken effect. Keetongu also had a third eye--placed in front of the others--that could see a being's alignment in regards to good and evil. A Keetongu's spinning shield array could absorb attacks that they could then send back at his opponent using Rhotuka, and climbing claws and other tools made the Keetongu a powerful and innovative race.

Kopaka

Kopaka

Kopaka was the Toa Mata of Ice on the island of Mata Nui. He followed the Toa in their adventures, but usually led a life of exile and quiet solitude. He fiercely defended Ko-Koro, one time saving the Chronicler, Takua. He would later be influential in the battle for the Mask of Light when he guided the Chronicler yet again, this time with a different companion. He valiantly protected them from the Rahkshi, encasing the enemies in ice.

Kopaka's personality reflected his element; cold and calculating. This usually put him at odds with Tahu, and the two had a rivalry. Kopaka wielded an ice sword and shield, as well the Akaku, mask of X-Ray Vision. He served as a hero of Mata Nui for years onward, providing an example for Matoro, one of the Toa Inika.

2008 Featured Articles

Lhikan

Lhikan
Lhikan! Lhikan was a Toa of Fire that lead the Toa Mangai who defended Metru Nui from evil. Also on his team was Nidhiki and Tuyet. Lhikan sacrificed his power to become a Turaga and to make the Toa Metru. He died saving Vakama from Teridax, and was honored on the island of Mata Nui by the legend of Lhii. His Hau was retrieved by the Toa Nuva when they returned from Karzahni.


Mata Nui

Matanuistone

Mata Nui! Mata Nui is the Great Spirit and watches over the Matoran Universe. He has come close to death twice, once during the Matoran Civil War and another time as a when Matoro had to revive him. Mata Nui is the center of Matoran culture.

2009 Featured Articles

Matoro

Matoro Mahri Ani

Matoro! Originally a Ko-Matoran on Metru Nui, Matoro became a Toa Inika and later a Toa Mahri of Ice. He was one of the few beings who could touch the Mask of Life without being cursed. Matoro sacrificed himself to save his friends and save the life of Mata Nui.


Bara Magna

Bara Magna 1

Bara Magna! Bara Magna was another planet in the BIONICLE Solar System, existing long before Mata Nui. It suffered a worldwide disaster, splitting it into three parts. Its inhabitants, including the Agori and Glatorian, used an arena combat system to compete for the limited resources on the planet.


Gresh

Gresh2

Gresh! Gresh was an experienced Glatorian of the Jungle Tribe. Gresh was heroic and noble, fighting for the greater good rather than for his pay. Gresh was at the arena when the Skrall attacked Atero. He was ready to stand his ground and defend Atero, even if it meant dying.


Ignika

Comic Ignika Forging

The Kanohi Ignika! The Ignika was the legendary Mask of Life, forged to restore Mata Nui's life energies. The destiny of the Toa Inika was to save Mata Nui's life using the Ignika. The mask was banished from the Matoran Universe by Teridax, and ended up on Bara Magna.


Vezon

Animation Vezon

Vezon! Vezon was born when the Spear of Fusion divided a Dark Hunter called Vezok into two beings. He became an unofficial Piraka and Dark Hunter, and guardian of the Kanohi Ignika, fused to a Rahi named Fenrakk. He was later mutated by energized protodermis into a living dimensional doorway, constantly creating and falling into dimensional gates.


Bahrag

ProtodermicCBahrag

The Bahrag! The Bahrag were the twin Bohrok Queens, Cahdok and Gahdok. They each had all the powers of the main six Bohrok breeds, plus the ability to cast illusions that seemed real and solid until one stopped believing them. The Toa Mata fought and defeated the Bahrag, but later freed them.


Vezon

Animation Vezon

Vezon was born when the Spear of Fusion divided a Dark Hunter called Vezok into two beings. He became an unofficial Piraka and Dark Hunter, and guardian of the Kanohi Ignika, fused to a Rahi named Fenrakk. He later became a member of an Order of Mata Nui strike team led by Brutaka, and was also used by the Order of Mata Nui on a mission to Destral during the Destiny War. He was later mutated by energized protodermis into a living dimensional doorway, constantly creating and falling into dimensional gates.

2010 Featured Articles

Takanuva

Star Takanuva

Takanuva was an Av-Matoran Chronicler who later became the only Toa of Light in the Bionicle Story. He later suffered from a Shadow Leech attack, then becoming the Toa of Light again.

Tahu

Star Tahu

Tahu was the Toa of Fire on the island of Mata Nui who later became the Toa Nuva of Fire in the Bionicle Story. He later was given Adaptive Armor by Artakha, then becoming the Toa Mata of Fire again.

Lesovikk

Lesovikk

Lesovikk was once a Le-Matoran, and lived on an island in a village with his best friends Sarda and Idris. Lesovikk eventually became a Toa, and was the leader of the first Toa Team. Lesovikk and his team were stationed originally on Voya Nui, where they encountered a tribe of Zyglak. In the following battle, Lesovikk hesitated for a split second, giving the Zyglak the upper hand. They killed all of the Toa except Lesovikk, who managed to escape. He returned home to warn his village of the danger, only to find that the local Turaga had gone insane and had shipped all of the Matoran in the village to Karzahni, including Lesovikk's best friends Sarda and Idris.

Karzahni

Karzahni being

Karzahni, and his brother, Artakha were two of the first creations of the Great Beings, and each was given a domain to rule over. Karzahni and Artakha once fought over the Mask of Creation, which Artakha won.

Originally, Matoran were sent to Artahka to work in the light after excelling at their job, but if they worked badly, they were sent to the realm of Karzahni where they never returned from. Eventually Matoran stopped being sent to him. Over time, his and Artakha's realms passed into legend, with the myths saying that bad or lazy Matoran were sent to him not for repair, but for punishment. Karzahni later became a term the Matoran used to scare each other.

Atero

250px-The Crossing Arena Magna

Atero was a free city on Bara Magna that all types of Agori except Rock, Sand, and Iron could live in.

During the chaos that proceeded and followed the planet wide disaster, the area was declared off-limits to any raids or invasions. The declaration of Atero as a "free city" was largely a thing of the past, as such the Bone Hunters were no longer afraid of attacking this Agori-built city. During the Great Tournament, an army of Skrall attacked and took the city and destroyed the arena. Gresh, Ackar, and Raanu all worked to defeat the Skrall and to get the Agori to safety. Many Agori and Glatorian were killed in the attack. After Spherus Magna was reformed, a team led by Tahu went to look for a good site to place New Atero.

Golden Armor

Animation Golden Armor

The Golden Armor was a special set of armor created by the Great Beings for eventual use by Tahu.

Thousands of years later, Tahu went on a quest along with Takanuva and Gresh to find the armor which had been scattered by the evil Makuta Teridax. After finding the armor and battling hordes of Rahkshi, Skrall and Skakdi on the way, Tahu donned it and used it to incinerate the entire army of Rahkshi.

2011 Featured Articles

Tanma

Comic-Tanma

Tanma was an Av-Matoran, and...

No, let's not have another boring biographical summary. If you want to read a good article (it's the Article of the Month, after all) go to Tanma's page. If not, read on.

So this Matoran is green. But for some reason, he's got a jetpack. Now, I'll bet those jetpacks take a lot of fuel, right? Right. I mean, if you've played Battle for Power, you'll notice that those contraptions have jets of flame coming out the back that are about as big as the Av-Matoran themselves. Just imagine the environmental footprint they must have. It's simply terrible.

And while Tanma is roaring around the skies with this gas-guzzling contraption venting toxic fumes into the pristine Karda Nui atmosphere, he wears green armor.

How can he dare to do such an awful thing? It's hypocritical.

But at least it's a good article, and that's what matters. ;-)

Dume

Turaga Dume guarded by two Vahkis in the Coliseum

Take a close look at that picture to the left. See that red-armored guy with a slight hunch-back?

That's Dume, a Turaga of Fire and the Grand Exalted Chief Leader of his own little chunk of the universe.

Well, to be more precise, the former Grand Exalted Chief Leader of his own little chunk of the universe. No, he wasn't exiled or assassinated. He lost his position of power when the Grand Exalted Chief Leader of the universe, Teridax, deciding his political viewpoint could interfere with progress, imprisoned Dume and the other Turaga in an over-grown warehouse. And, to make things worse, Teridax replaced with Dume with Ahkmou, a Po-Matoran carver with a less-than-sterling record.

Poor Dume. Imagine getting thrown into captivity and being replaced by a Po-Matoran. Ouch.

Let's hope he can draw some comfort from setting up a new social system for the newly-reformed chunk of rock known as Spherus Magna.

Vortixx

WoS-Roodaka

This month's Featured Article is the Vortixx.

The Vortixx in the picture to the left is Roodaka. She is, for the most part, a good example of her species.

Need I say more?

2012 featured articles

Icarax

Comic-Makuta Icarax

This month's Featured Article is a certain arrogant Makuta named Icarax.

Personally, I rather like Icarax, mostly because his personality and traits can be described in a single quote, as follows:

I believe in certainties. The strength of my limbs, the power of my mask, the sharp edges of my blades — that is what I build my plans around. Trickery, deception, complex strategies, they are for the weak! If you want power, and another has it, you get it not by outwitting him — you get it by stepping over his corpse.

–Makuta Icarax to Vican, Shadows in the Sky

Great quote, no? And even better is the fact that The BIONICLE Wiki's article about Icarax is almost as good, which is no doubt why I am blathering about it at the moment. Therefore, it would seem a good idea to go and read the article at once, or it is quite possible that Icarax may resurrect and practice his sword-fighting skills upon your pitiful mortal self. (BTW, isn't that image to the right simply epic?)

Pohatu

Pohatu8531 image4

This month's Featured Article is a certain friendly Toa Nuva named Pohatu!

You just saw our technique - we laugh in the face of danger. But sometimes danger doesn't get the joke.

–Pohatu to Photok and Tanma, BIONICLE Legends 9: Shadows in the Sky

2013 featured articles

Kanohi Avohkii

Avohkii

This month's Featured Article is the Kanohi Avohkii!

This is the Great Kanohi Mask of Light. A mask to be worn only... by the Seventh Toa, a Toa of Light.

–Turaga Nokama, BIONICLE: Mask of Light

Teridax

473px-Makuta

This month's Featured Article is the leader of the Brotherhood of Makuta and the one behind The Plan, Teridax!

I could just kill you, Matoro, take the mask, and do the job myself, but it's so much more amusing this way.

–Makuta Teridax to Toa Mahri Matoro, Into the Darkness

2014 featured articles

The Kanohi Ignika is the Legendary Mask of Life. The mask was created by the Great Beings, to ensure that the Great Spirit would function if its life was endangered, and to drain the life force of the inhabitants if the Matoran Universe was destabilized beyond the point of salvation. When Mata Nui was killed by Teridax, the mask was used by the Toa Mahri to revive him, but was cast out into the cosmos with Mata Nui's spirit inside it after Teridax claimed control of the universe. It landed on Bara Magna, where it created a body for Mata Nui's mind and spirit. Using this body, Mata Nui participated in the Skrall War.

The Kanohi Ignika was crafted by the Great Beings over 100,000 years ago, forged in the fortress of the Valley of the Maze on Spherus Magna, and cooled in caverns of ice. It was created so that if Mata Nui's life-force was damaged, he could be healed. Its other purpose was to drain life from every organism in the Matoran Universe as a fail-safe, in case it did not conform to how the Great Beings envisioned it. The Great Beings also designed and programmed several contingencies within the Ignika; one of these plans was the Golden Armor, destined for use by Toa Mata Tahu, which was to be used in the event that solid Antidermis ran amok.

The Kanohi Ignika was first placed in a golden armored shell to protect it, until a Great Being became curious about the mask. He opened the shell and grabbed the mask. The Kanohi Ignika sensed that the Great Being was not destined to use it, but it shared its power with him anyway, believing it to be a wonderful gift. As a result, everything around the Great Being came to life. Each object then cried out to him, pleading for their needs to be filled. Eventually, he went insane and the other Great Beings had to lock him up to prevent him from bringing other objects to life.

A short time later, the Kanohi Ignika was moved to the center of the Southern Continent near the village of Voya Nui, inside the Matoran Universe. The two Great Beings who brought it there used their weapons to dig a hole in the ground, creating chambers and steps along the way. Eventually, they stopped far below the surface and formed the Chamber of Life, where they then built a pedestal. One of them removed the Kanohi Ignika from its shell using special tools. He placed it on the pedestal, and the pair left. They later put many traps in place and installed Umbra as protection. The mask also created guards of its own, such as the Protodax.

Many tried to take the mask over the years, but none ever reached the chamber. Around 79,100 years ago, when Mata Nui was weakened because of the Great Disruption, a team of Toa led by Jovan managed to reach the Chamber of Life. The mask sensed that they were destined to use it, and allowed the team to take it to Karda Nui, where one member used it to heal Mata Nui. The member was consumed by the mask's power in the process, and the rest of the Toa returned the Kanohi Ignika to its chamber, afraid of the mask's power.

[edit]Great Cataclysm

The mask remained in the chamber for many millennia, surviving the Great Cataclysm that shook the Matoran Universe, which shot Voya Nui to the surface of Aqua Magna and turned it into an island. The Kanohi Ignika began to sense that something was fundamentally wrong with the universe's fabric of life. It also sensed that beings on the surface wanted it. One group, the Piraka, wanted it for treacherous reasons, and another group wanted to save the dying Great Spirit.

Wanting another guardian, the mask used its powers to draw Vezon, a half-Skakdi that coveted it, to the Chamber of Life. Upon reaching and touching the Mask of Life, Vezon's feet were fused to an enlarged Fenrakk. The Kanohi Ignika also fused itself to the back of his head and granted its new guardian special powers.

Over time, however, the mask grew to dislike Vezon, and had already found a new potential guardian: a Matoran named Matoro. It also turned silver, beginning its countdown to drain life from the universe, as it realized it was in danger from the Piraka and Vezon. At that time, Matoro was in a tunnelleading to Karzahni that absorbed all light and sound. The mask used its powers to become as a living being in the tunnel with him. Matoro, believing it was one of his friends, grabbed the being's hand and led him out of the tunnel, only to realize that his friends had already passed through. Matoro had passed the mask's test, and the mask wished to replace Vezon with Matoro as a guardian.

A few days later, the Piraka arrived to take the mask for themselves. Vezon was successful in defeating them, but the Toa Inika arrived immediately afterwards, and were slightly more successful in holding him off. At one point in the fight, Jaller used his powers to melt the floor beneath Vezon. Vezon, knowing it would merely make Fenrakk more powerful, urged the monstrous spider into the lava.

Fenrakk emerged as the Kardas Dragon, with Vezon still fused to him. Jaller had Kongu use his Suletu to project the mask's thoughts into Vezon. As Vezon was distracted by the knowledge that the mask did not want him, Jaller fired a special Zamor at Vezon and Kardas, freezing them in time and space. With the Piraka defeated, the balance of good and evil in the universe tipped back to the light side just far enough for the Kanohi Ignika to revert to its gold color.

Kongu told Matoro to take the mask, as he learned from it while reading its thoughts that it wanted Matoro to be its guardian. Matoro easily removed the Kanohi Ignika from Vezon, but the mask sensed that it was not yet time for it to be used. It then made the now-unfrozen Kardas Dragon to free it from Matoro's grip, and the mask flew up the staircase to the surface. The Toa chased after the Mask of Life, but it moved only close enough for them to see it. The mask eventually reached the surface and plunged into the sea, where it sensed the universe was most damaged, hoping the Toa would follow. Hahli tried to retrieve the mask, but she could not stand up against the enormous water pressure.

The Kanohi Ignika continued to sink into the ocean, but upon making contact with the Pit's mutagenic waters, the mask slowly started to erode away, its energy being released in the form of air. It finally found salvation from the toxic water in Kyrehx, a Ga-Matoransentry on Mahri Nui's edge. She at first believed it was a piece of debris, until the mask called to her. She rushed to the mask and returned to her post. As she did so, she recognized it for a Kanohi, and decided to show it to the council. However, the mask had cursed her, causing plant life to attack her. When she tried to get to a school to show it to her instructor, the plants around her reached out and trapped her. Soon after, a Po-Matoran named Dekar came and rescued her from the flora. Kyrehx no longer wanted the mask, and left it behind with Dekar. He decided to take the mask to the school later, as he had to hunt. The mask also cursed him, so that anything he would strike would heal itself.

During Dekar's hunt, he encountered a Venom Eel. Finding it strange to see an extra-aggressive Venom Eel in open water, Dekar attacked it. However, the eel healed itself instantly after every strike given to it. Giving up, he returned to the city, only to learn there were thousands of Venom Eels headed for the city. At the city wall, he manned an Air Launcher for protection. However, the damage done by weapon was undone instantly as well. Dekar realized it was because of the mask and decided the only thing to do was to destroy it. He swam as far away from Mahri Nui as he could, so no other Matoran would take the mask and be cursed.

[1][2]The Kanohi Ignika recounting its tale to Dekar

On the way, however, he saw Mantax and Kalmah, two of the Barraki warlords who sought the mask, and they started to chase him. He barely managed to reach a cave, and was about to shatter the mask with a rock when the mask reacted. An energy beam shot out from it and enlarged a Venom Eel until it was 300 feet long, to use as a guardian.

The gigantic Venom Eel struck Dekar and Kalmah, knocking them both out. Mantax, who had barely gotten out of the way, then fled the scene. Dekar regained consciousness and began to wonder whether the mask could use its powers without being worn. He touched the mask, and it filled his mind with its history, from its creation to when it had sunk to Mahri Nui.

[3][4]The Kanohi Ignika sending out its plea

Eventually, the Barraki arrived with Brutaka. Dekar threatened to destroy the Kanohi Ignika, but Brutaka claimed that Dekar could trust him. Dekar refused to surrender the mask. Ehlek then shot a jolt of electricity at Dekar, forcing him to drop the mask. Pridak grabbed it and proclaimed that even Mata Nui would fall before him. The Kanohi Ignika sent out a massive wave of light, which illuminated the whole Pit and all of Mahri Nui. The wave of light transformed the Toa Inika into the Toa Mahri as a call for help. Shortly thereafter, the Mask of Life transformed the dying Dekar into a near-duplicate of Hydraxon for additional protection, Dekar-Hydraxon.

Later, the Barraki decided to give the Mask of Life to Nocturn. He briefly possessed it, but dropped the mask while fighting the new Hydraxon. After defeating Nocturn, Hydraxon decided to destroy the mask because of how dangerous he considered it, and opened fire on it with his Cordak Blaster. Acting quickly, Hahli brushed aside the missile by controlling a current of water. During her struggle with Hydraxon, Mantax stole the mask and was cursed. He then demanded that the other Barraki meet with him. During the meeting, Mantax lost the mask when a landslide covered the group. Jaller and Matoro tried to get the mask, but were stopped by Hydraxon and then a Maxilos robot possessed by Teridax. Jaller managed to slap at the mask and send it towards Matoro, who grabbed it and managed to escape.

Before the Cord was shattered by the Toa Mahri, Gadunka, the 300-foot-long-Venom Eel, and an ancient sea monster attacked the team. During the fight, Gadunka was able to grab the Kanohi Ignika. Responding out of fear, the mask cursed Gadunka, making it shrink. Hydraxon then tried to take the mask, but was talked out of it by Matoro. After the Cord was shattered, Matoro began to follow the island to where the mask needed to be used. Unfortunately, it was too late; Mata Nui had died, and the mask stopped glowing.

[5][6]The Mask of Life resurrects Mata Nui[7][8]The Mask of Life darkens to show Mata Nui's death

However, Matoro continued to follow Voya Nui to the Southern Continent, hoping against hope that there was a way to bring the Great Spirit back. He managed to dive under the island just before it sealed the hole to Karda Nui. Matoro then put on the mask at the suggestion of a mysterious voice. Once Matoro did so, he learned what was to happen and he had to die. He accepted this without fear and used the mask to teleport the Toa Mahri back to Metru Nui, as a last act of friendship. The Mask of Life then converted Matoro to energy and combined him with its powers. It used the energy to resurrect Mata Nui, giving life once more to the universe.

[edit]Karda Nui

After being used by Matoro, the Kanohi Ignika fell into the Swamp of Secrets. Inspired by the courage that the Toa of Ice had displayed, the Kanohi Ignika decided to experience life as a hero, forming a Toa's body and weapons for itself using organic molecules from the swamp. It also created a Skyboard based off the vehicles in Mahri Nui. Calling itself "Toa Ignika", the mask sensed the Toa Nuva fighting above in the Stalactite Villages and flew up to join them.

Toa Ignika located the Toa Nuva Phantoka as they traveled toward the Shadow Leech Hive. There, he saved the three Toa and three Av-Matoran by speeding up the life processes of a Rahi, which was about to assault them. Stunned by Toa Ignika's potential, the Toa Nuva welcomed him into their group, although they were not aware of his true identity, nor did they recognize the mask.

[9][10]The Kanohi Ignika creating a body for itself

Later, in the Shadow Leech Hive, Toa Ignika was portrayed as a giant monster in a mental illusion cast by Makuta Mutran. Seeing him as an enemy, the Toa and Matoran unknowingly lashed out at their ally. Feeling confused and angry, Toa Ignika decided his companions were not worthy of life and sped up their aging. Realizing that the monster was an illusion, the Toa ineffectively pleaded with Toa Ignika to stop killing them. Pohatu then used his power to cause the ground beneath Toa Ignika to erupt. Distracted, the effects were ceased as the Toa of Life was pinned to the wall by Pohatu, who released him after a stunned realization that Toa Ignika was wearing the Mask of Life.

Toa Ignika was then captured along with the other Toa when AntrozChirox and Vamprah ambushed them. He was later freed by Pohatu, and helped to destroy the Shadow Leech vats by smashing through them using the shared power of the Kakama Nuva. Toa Ignika then used his powers to kill the living stone that supported the hive, sending it crashing down into the swamp.

During a fierce battle in the sky, Toa Ignika was attacked by Icarax and was almost thrown off his Skyboard. Angered, he devolved the Makuta back into a bio-mechanical being using his energies. Defeating Icarax, Toa Ignika guarded him while the Toa Nuva left for the swamp, barring him from pursuing the Toa. Icarax later revealed to the mask of his ability to drain the universe of all life, in an attempt to enrage and confuse the Ignika. He abandoned Icarax to reveal this dire information to his new-found allies.

[11][12]Toa Ignika sacrificing itself to awaken Mata Nui

Toa Ignika eventually developed his speech and explained to the Toa Nuva that he was not just wearing the Mask of Life - he was the Mask of Life. He further confirmed to them of his countdown to the death of the universe, which could only be stopped by awakening Mata Nui. Toa Ignika followed the Toa Nuva into the Codrex, and watched as they began the steps to revive the Great Spirit, given to them by the previously collected Keystones. The process was too slow however as the countdown became critical, and the Toa Nuva realized that the Ignika could provide the energy needed immediately. Toa Ignika knew that doing so would end his existence as a living being, and debated on whether or not to sacrifice his new body to awaken the Great Spirit. After some deliberation and encouragement by Tahu and Gali, he chose to awaken Mata Nui, its body disintegrating with energy while accomplishing the task.

The Kanohi Ignika remained in the Codrex, amidst the now-restarting Energy Storms. However, Teridax had taken over the body of Mata Nui, and was in need of a place to retain Mata Nui's recently expelled spirit. Knowing of the Kanohi Ignika's potential to obliterate the universe, Teridax placed the mind and spirit of Mata Nui in the Kanohi Ignika, and expelled it from his body. Mata Nui's mind soon dominated the Ignika, and the mask continued to drift throughout the universe, waiting for a chance to return.

[edit]Bara Magna

[13][14]The Kanohi Ignika resting on Bara Magna

Mata Nui and the mask later crash-landed on Bara Magna. Instinctively acting out of self-preservation, the Kanohi Ignika created a body for the former Great Spirit, which Mata Nui slowly grew accustomed to. When a native creature of the planet touched the mask, the Kanohi Ignika reacted, transforming the Scarabax Beetle Click into a shield.

When Mata Nui was fighting Strakk in Vulcanus, the stinger tail he had taken from a Vorox was pushed back against the Kanohi Ignika. Touching it, the stinger tail was transformed into a sword. Mata Nui eventually learned how to use the mask's powers by himself. After the Attack on Tajun, Mata Nui used the Kanohi Ignika to imbue Elemental Powers within the Glatorian AckarKiinaGreshTarix, and Vastus, as well as upgrade their weapons. Mata Nui later used the mask to alter the Agori Metus into a snake, as punishment for his traitorous actions.

After Mata Nui retrieved a power source from the Valley of the Maze, he traveled into the control room of the prototype robot and removed the Kanohi Ignika from his body, causing the body made by the Ignika to dissolve. Mata Nui then released his spirit from the mask into the robot.

The Kanohi Ignika, having received a message from Tren Krom, appeared before Tahu as he exited the Matoran Universe. The Kanohi Ignika proceeded to devolve Tahu back into a Toa Mata and spoke to him about the Golden Armor. After making the armor for Tahu, the Toa eventually used it to destroy the opposing Rahkshi, and Mata Nui was able to kill Teridax as a result.

By combining the powers of the prototype robot and the Kanohi Ignika, Mata Nui bathed the newly reformed Spherus Magna in energy and revitalized the desert, creating a new, fertile land. The robot collapsed, though the time Mata Nui had spent in the Ignika created a bond between the two, and he went back into the Kanohi Ignika. Mata Nui spoke to the population of Spherus Magna and the Matoran Universe through the Kanohi Ignika, expressing a desire to stay within the mask, and not to interfere with their affairs. He retreated into the Kanohi Ignika, the mask's personality becoming dominated once more.

[edit]The Kingdom

In The Kingdom Alternate Universe, after Matoro failed to use the Mask of Life in time, he put it on anyway and used it to transport himself and the other Toa Mahri back to M

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