"The masks were scattered across the island, waiting for a time when someone would come looking for them."
— Narrator, The Legend
|Masks of Power|
|Users||Protectors, Toa, Mask Makers, Skull Creatures|
|Function||Providing power(s) to their wearers|
|Location||Scattered across Okoto|
Masks of Power are objects that grant power to those denizens of Okoto who wear them.
A variety of beings can wear and use Masks of Power, Okoto's Islanders chief among them. Masks of Power were crafted by the brothers and Mask Makers Makuta and Ekimu; Ekimu himself bore the Mask of Creation while Makuta wore the Mask of Control. It was a sacred law that Masks of Power could not contain the power of multiple elements, for a multi-powered mask would be too dangerous.
Over time, Ekimu's masks grew more sought after than his brother's. Jealous, Makuta broke sacred law and combined elemental powers to forge the most powerful mask in existence: the Mask of Ultimate Power. Makuta donned the mask, but it took control of his body; tremors struck Okoto, and the island began to crumble. Ekimu struggled with his brother and managed to knock the mask from his face, and a shockwave blasted the Masks of Creation, Control, and Ultimate Power across the land.
Thousands of years after Ekimu's fall, Okoto was beset by Skull Spiders. In their search for the Mask of Creation, the Skull Spiders threatened the Islanders, and the Protectors invoked the Prophecy of Heroes to summon the six Toa to Okoto. The Toa arrived wearing elemental masks, and with the aid of the Protectors they retrieved more powerful Golden Masks of Power from their hidden shrines. Ekimu contacted the Toa through the Golden Masks and urged them to find his resting place in the City of the Mask Makers. However, upon entering the city, the Toa were attacked by the Skull Creatures, who also seek the Mask of Creation.
|Mask of Creation
Users: Ekimu (formerly)
|Mask of Control
Users: Makuta (formerly)
|Mask of Ultimate Power|
Users: Makuta (formerly)
The Protectors' masks have been passed down through the generations. They have a two-color blend that distinguishes them from regular islander masks.
|Protector Mask of Fire
|Protector Mask of Ice
|Protector Mask of Earth
|Protector Mask of Jungle[note 1]
|Protector Mask of Stone
|Protector Mask of Water|
|Mask of Fire
Users: Tahu (formerly)
|Mask of Ice
Users: Kopaka (formerly)
|Mask of Earth
Users: Onua (formerly)
|Mask of Jungle[note 1]
Users: Lewa (formerly)
|Mask of Stone
Users: Pohatu (formerly)
|Mask of Water|
Users: Gali (formerly)
The Golden Masks of Power grant great elemental powers to those who wear them. Ekimu can also send visions to the users of Golden Masks. After the Toa's arrival, the Protectors led the heroes through the wilds of Okoto to claim the Golden Masks from their hidden shrines. The Skull Creatures stole the Golden Masks from several of the Toa and began stealing their energy, but the masks were reclaimed.
|Golden Mask of Fire
|Golden Mask of Ice
|Golden Mask of Earth
Users: Onua, Skull Basher (formerly)
|Golden Mask of Jungle[note 1]
Users: Lewa, Skull Slicer (formerly)
|Golden Mask of Stone
|Golden Mask of Water|
The Skull Creatures also wear masks, but whether they possess any powers is unknown.
|Skull Grinder's Mask
|Skull Spider Mask
Users: Skull Slicer (formerly)
Users: Skull Warriors
|Bull Skull Mask|
Users: Skull Scorpios, Skull Basher
|Golden Mask of the Skull Spiders|
Users: Lord of Skull Spiders
|Ekimu's Golden Mask
|Mask of Time
|Mask of Strength
|Mask of Speed|
In 2015, each of the six Master sets include two Masks of Power: one in the Master's respective color and one in gold. Each Protector set also includes a mask; all six Protector masks utilize the same mold. Four dual-colored variants of the Masks of Ice, Jungle, Earth, and Stone were released in the medium-sized summer sets alongside new Skull and Bull Skull masks, while the large set included the Mask of Creation, a golden Protector mask variant, and a Skull mask.
A total of 1,500 transparent copies of the Mask of Fire were released, 800 of which were given away to attendees at New York Comic Con 2014. Copies of the mask were also given away on Twitter and donated to BZPower.
A transparent orange Mask of Fire was available in the promotional polybag 5002941 BIONICLE Hero Pack which also included a dark blue Skull Spider, a poster, a booklet, and a sticker sheet.
14-karat solid gold versions of the six Master masks, the Mask of Creation, and the Golden Mask of Skull Spiders were also produced, intended to be given away through various means. They were first revealed and on display together at NYCC 2014, with the exception of the Golden Mask of Skull Spiders, which was later revealed as the grand prize for the Battle for the Gold Mask competition.
Two hundred copies of a transparent blue Mask of Water were given away on the 2015 LEGO Inside Tour event. Each mask was numbered, and are the only known versions to be produced.
At the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, an exclusive trans-neon green Bull Skull Mask (identified as a "Skull Scorpio Mask") was given away through a drawing.
An exclusive gold Skull Mask is included in 5002942 LEGO BIONICLE Villain Pack.
- Both 70784's set description and official website refer to it as the "Jungle Mask" rather than following the "Mask of" convention used by other Masks of Power. The Protector of Jungle's mask follows this pattern as well. Island of Lost Masks refers to them as "Masks of," however.
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