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<center>BIONICLEsector01 has recorded the chronology of the BIONICLE storyline in a comprehensive and accessible way presented in a '''Timeline'''.</center>
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BIONICLEsector01 has recorded the chronology of the BIONICLE storyline in a comprehensive and accessible way presented in a '''Timeline'''.
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{|class="prettytable" style="width:auto%; font-size:0.906em; background-color:white;"
 
{|class="prettytable" style="width:auto%; font-size:0.906em; background-color:white;"
 
!Pre-Shattering Spherus Magna
 
!Pre-Shattering Spherus Magna
! colspan="13" style="text-align:center;"|Aqua Magna and the Matoran Universe
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! colspan="5" style="text-align:center;"|Aqua Magna and the Matoran Universe
 
!Post-Reformation Spherus Magna
 
!Post-Reformation Spherus Magna
 
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| rowspan="3" style="text-align:center;background-color:#663399;"| [[Timeline/History of Spherus Magna|<font color="white">History of Spherus Magna</font>]]
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| rowspan="3" style="text-align:center;background-color:#663399;"| [[Timeline/History of Spherus Magna|<font color="white">'''History of<br>Spherus Magna'''</font>]]
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#FFA07A;"|[[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe|<font color="black">History of the Matoran Universe</font>]]
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| style="text-align:center;background-color:#FFA07A;"|[[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe|<font color="black">'''History of the Matoran Universe'''</font>]]
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#BE213C;"|[[Timeline/Legends of Metru Nui|<font color="white">Legends of Metru Nui</font>]]
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| style="text-align:center;background-color:#06A265;"|[[Timeline/Coming of the Toa|<font color="white">'''Coming of the Toa'''</font>]]
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#4993C0;"|[[Timeline/The Great Rescue|<font color="white">The Great Rescue</font>]]
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| style="text-align:center;background-color:#FF6500;"|[[Timeline/Quest for the Mask of Life|<font color="white">'''Quest for<br>the Mask of Life'''</font>]]
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#FFFF00;"|[[Timeline/The Dark Time|<font color="black">The Dark Time</font>]]
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center;background-color:#8B0000;"|[[Timeline/Teridax's Reign|<font color="white">'''Teridax's<br>Reign'''</font>]]
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#06A265;"|[[Timeline/Quest for the Masks|<font color="white">Quest for the Masks</font>]]
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| rowspan="3" style="text-align:center;background-color:#FFB900;"|[[Timeline/Spherus Magna|<font color="black">'''Spherus Magna'''</font>]]
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#B18F73;"|[[Timeline/The Bohrok Swarms|<font color="white">The Bohrok Swarms</font>]]
 
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#2F4F4F;"|[[Timeline/The Bohrok-Kal Strike|<font color="white">The Bohrok-Kal Strike</font>]]
 
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#2F4F4F;"|[[Timeline/The Mask of Light|<font color="white">The Mask of Light</font>]]
 
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#FF6500;"|[[Timeline/Voya Nui|<font color="white">Voya Nui</font>]]
 
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#800080;"|[[Timeline/Mahri Nui|<font color="white">Mahri Nui</font>]]
 
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#99CC00;"|[[Timeline/Karda Nui|<font color="white">Karda Nui</font>]]
 
| colspan="2" style="text-align:center;background-color:#8B0000;"|[[Timeline/Teridax's Reign|<font color="white">Teridax's Reign</font>]]
 
| rowspan="3" style="text-align:center;background-color:#FFB900;"|[[Timeline/Spherus Magna|<font color="black">Spherus Magna</font>]]
 
 
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|-
! colspan="13" style-"text-align:center;"|Bara Magna
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! colspan="5" style-"text-align:center;"|Bara Magna
 
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| colspan="11" style="text-align:center;background-color:#F0E68C;"|[[Timeline/History of Bara Magna|<font color="black">History of Bara Magna</font>]]
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| style="text-align:center;background-color:#F0E68C;"|[[Timeline/History of Bara Magna|<font color="black">'''History of Bara Magna'''</font>]]
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#C78F3A;"|[[Timeline/Bara Magna|<font color="white">Bara Magna</font>]]
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| colspan="3" style="text-align:center;background-color:#C78F3A;"|[[Timeline/Bara Magna|<font color="white">'''Bara Magna'''</font>]]
| style="text-align:center;background-color:#FFB900;"|[[Timeline/Journey's End|<font color="black">Journey's End</font>]]
 
 
|}
 
|}
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== How the Timeline is Organized ==
 
== How the Timeline is Organized ==
The Timeline is relative to the final, Reformed Spherus Magna chapter. Under each chapter are the events known to happened during that span of time, listed in chronological order. The Timeline employs the color-coded [[Template:RefSquare|RefSquare]] system to indicate the storyline year and source from which a piece of information is derived. Each RefSquare can be moused-over to view the year and source.
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Most of the BIONICLE storyline takes place over the year starting with the summoning and reawakening of the [[Toa Mata]] and concluding with the reawakening of the [[Great Spirit Robot]]. As such, most in-story references can be dated relative to this year, and the further one gets from the arrival of the Toa, the less definitive the timeline becomes. As such, most of the Timeline presented here lays events out according to the anchor point of the Toa's arrival. Events that transpire prior to the coming of the Toa Mata to the island of Mata Nui
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However, in the absence of a definitive point of alignment between the Bara Magna timeline to the Matoran Universe, and because events that transpire on the Bara Magna planetoid are reckoned in terms of the final, Reformed Spherus Magna chapter and therefore operate on a different reckoning system. However, it is most likely that the year starting with the first Baterra attack on the Skrall and ending in the Fall of Atero corresponds to the year starting with the summoning of the Toa.
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=== Pages Reckoned by the Coming of the Toa ===
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The following is a list of Timeline pages reckoned in terms of the coming of the Toa, as well as their sub-sections:
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* '''[[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe]]''' - Events in the Matoran Universe preceding the Coming of the Toa
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** [[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe#The Time Before Time|The Time Before Time]] - Over 100,000 years prior
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** [[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe#Era of the League|Era of the League]] - Between 100,000 and 80,000 years prior
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** [[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe#The Great Disruption|The Great Disruption]] - Between 80,000 and 79,000 years prior
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** [[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe#Authority of the Brotherhood|Authority of the Brotherhood]] - Between 79,000 and 30,000 years prior
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** [[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe#The Career of Dume|The Career of Dume]] - Between 30,000 and 4,000 years prior
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** [[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe#Struggle for Metru Nui|Struggle for Metru Nui]] - Between 4,000 and 2,900 years prior
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** [[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe#Twilight in the Matoran Universe|Twilight in the Matoran Universe]] - Between 2,900 and 1,000 years prior
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** [[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe#The Great Cataclysm|The Great Cataclysm]] - 1,000 years prior
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** [[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe#The Great Rescue|The Great Rescue]] - 1,000 years prior
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** [[Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe#The Dark Times|The Dark Times]] - Less than 1,000 years prior
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* '''[[Timeline/Coming of the Toa]]''' - Events in the four months in the Matoran Universe following the Coming of the Toa
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** [[Timeline/Coming of the Toa#The Coming of the Toa|Quest for the Masks]] - Less than 1 month after
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** [[Timeline/Coming of the Toa#One Month After the Coming of the Toa|The Bohrok Swarms]] - Between 1 and 2 months after
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** [[Timeline/Coming of the Toa#Two Months After the Coming of the Toa|The Bohrok-Kal Strike]] - Between 2 and 3 months after
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** [[Timeline/Coming of the Toa#Three Months After the Coming of the Toa|The Mask of Light]] - Between 3 and 4 months after
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* '''[[Timeline/Quest for the Mask of Life]]''' - Events in the eleven to twelve months in the Matoran Universe following to the Coming of the Toa
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** [[Timeline/Quest for the Mask of Life#Voya Nui|Voya Nui]] - Between 11 and 12 months after
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** [[Timeline/Quest for the Mask of Life#Mahri Nui|Mahri Nui]] - Between 11 and 12 months after
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** [[Timeline/Quest for the Mask of Life#Karda Nui|Karda Nui]] - Between 11 and 12 months after
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* '''[[Timeline/Teridax's Reign]]''' - Events after 12 months following the Coming of the Toa
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=== Pages Reckoned by Present Day ===
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The following is a list of Timeline pages reckoned in terms of present day, as well as their sub-sections:
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* '''[[Timeline/History of Spherus Magna]]''' - Events on Spherus Magna preceding the Shattering over 100,001 years prior to Present Day
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* '''[[Timeline/Bara Magna]]''' - Events on Bara Magna between 100,001 years and approximately 1 month prior to Present Day
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** [[Timeline/Bara Magna#History of Bara Magna| History of Bara Magna]] - Between 100,001 years and approximately 16 months ago
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** [[Timeline/Bara Magna#Arrival of the Skrall|Arrival of the Skrall]] - Between approximately 16 and 4 months ago (the first Baterra on the Skrall attack roughly corresponds with the summoning of the Toa)
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** [[Timeline/Bara Magna#The Fall of Atero|The Fall of Atero]] - Between approximately 4 and 3 months ago (the fall of Atero roughly corresponds with the beginning of Teridax's Reign)
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** [[Timeline/Bara Magna#Arrival of Mata Nui|Arrival of Mata Nui]] - Between approximately 3 and 2 months ago
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** [[Timeline/Bara Magna#The Battle of Bara Magna|The Battle of Bara Magna]] - Between approximately 2 and 1 months ago
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* '''[[Timeline/Spherus Magna]]''' - Events on Bara Magna less than 1 month prior to Present Day
  
 
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Timeline


BIONICLEsector01 has recorded the chronology of the BIONICLE storyline in a comprehensive and accessible way presented in a Timeline.

Pre-Shattering Spherus Magna Aqua Magna and the Matoran Universe Post-Reformation Spherus Magna
History of
Spherus Magna
History of the Matoran Universe Coming of the Toa Quest for
the Mask of Life
Teridax's
Reign
Spherus Magna
Bara Magna
History of Bara Magna Bara Magna

How the Timeline is Organized

Most of the BIONICLE storyline takes place over the year starting with the summoning and reawakening of the Toa Mata and concluding with the reawakening of the Great Spirit Robot. As such, most in-story references can be dated relative to this year, and the further one gets from the arrival of the Toa, the less definitive the timeline becomes. As such, most of the Timeline presented here lays events out according to the anchor point of the Toa's arrival. Events that transpire prior to the coming of the Toa Mata to the island of Mata Nui

However, in the absence of a definitive point of alignment between the Bara Magna timeline to the Matoran Universe, and because events that transpire on the Bara Magna planetoid are reckoned in terms of the final, Reformed Spherus Magna chapter and therefore operate on a different reckoning system. However, it is most likely that the year starting with the first Baterra attack on the Skrall and ending in the Fall of Atero corresponds to the year starting with the summoning of the Toa.

Pages Reckoned by the Coming of the Toa

The following is a list of Timeline pages reckoned in terms of the coming of the Toa, as well as their sub-sections:

Pages Reckoned by Present Day

The following is a list of Timeline pages reckoned in terms of present day, as well as their sub-sections: