BIONICLE Ignition 1: If a Universe Ends ...

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"Legend says the Mask of Life was forged by the Great Beings, and given to the Great Spirit Mata Nui for safekeeping... It was hidden here, somewhere beneath the volcano, safe from thieves, would-be conquerers and spirits of destruction. But not from Piraka."
— Piraka Thok

BIONICLE Ignition 1: If a Universe Ends ...
Author Greg Farshtey
Illustrator Stuart Sayger
Release Date March 2006

"If a Universe Ends ..." is the first issue of the BIONICLE Ignition comic book series. It was distributed alongside the March/April 2006 issue of LEGO Magazine.


The following scene takes place soon before the Toa Inika wash ashore on Voya Nui and after Brutaka knocks out the Toa Nuva and the Resistance Matoran. Dalu manages to escape captivity as the Piraka dispose of the Matoran:

Dalu runs up a hill before being confronted by Hakann and Zaktan. She recalls the horrors that have befallen Voya Nui since the arrival of the Piraka, mentally recounting Reidak's emergence from a Toa Canister and the Piraka's enslavement of the island's Matoran—events which drove her and five companions to form the Matoran Resistance. As Hakann and Zaktan return to their stronghold, Dalu in tow, Hakann blames Zaktan for her escape, and a fight ensues. Zaktan, managing to crush Hakann under a mountain of rubble while recovering from the Skakdi of Fire's mental assault, communes with the virus storage crystal as Dalu slips away yet again.

The following scene takes place prior to Vengeance of Axonn and before Dark Destiny ends:

The scene switches to Thok and Reidak, near Mount Valmai. On that same page (in a flashback of Reidak's), it shows a little of what the Mask of Life looks like. When Reidak starts complaining, Thok pushes him off of the mountain and begins walking away, but Reidak quickly climbs back up and hits Thok with his Buzzsaw, threatening to throw him over the cliff.

The following scene takes place after the beginning of Power Play. Balta wakes up and notices Dalu's absence. Garan is rescued from the Chamber of Truth, and Dalu returns, uniting the group once more. Balta decides to pay a visit to "his old friend" whom he first met in Dark Destiny:

There is a transition to Avak and Vezok traveling in the forest in search of the Mask of Life, with Avak attempting to make a deal with Vezok, who already has a deal with Reidak and rebuts Avak's attempt. Vezok sees someone in the trees and fires at the figure. Unseen, Axonn, slices a tree in one stroke and nearly crushes the two Piraka, throwing two wooden darts at them seconds later. They follow Axonn's trail through the foliage, finding themselves in a cave. In the cavern, they discover the entire written history of Voya Nui and the Matoran there. Vezok laughs at Avak's comment that the Matoran kept them here for safekeeping, and destroys all of the history. Suddenly, there's a cave-in, caused by the titan who lured them into the cave.

Axonn begins telling the entire story of Mata Nui and his protection of the Matoran to Balta, saying that Mata Nui's symbol is the Hau, and that Mata Nui will die if the Piraka get the Mask of Life.



  • This comic is twice the size of a normal issue.
  • This comic takes place in two different time periods.
  • In one panel, Reidak appears to blast Thok with a form of laser vision. Greg Farshtey confirmed this was artistic license and that it represented the after-effects of the physical attack.[1]


  1. "Official Greg Discussion", post 5222. BZPower Forums. (archived on

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