BIONICLE Ignition 7: Mask of Life, Mask of Doom

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"They call themselves Barraki -- it's a Matoran word meaning 'Warlord.' They dwell in the depths of a strange sea, a place only the very brave or the very foolish would ever dare to go."
— Narrator

BIONICLE Ignition 7: Mask of Life, Mask of Doom
Outside/alternate title Sea of Darkness
Comic 2[1]
Author Greg Farshtey
Illustrator Stuart Sayger

"Mask of Life, Mask of Doom" is the seventh comic book in the BIONICLE Ignition series and the second issue in its "Sea of Darkness" story arc. The comic book was included alongside the March/April 2007 issue of LEGO Magazine and was also released on, where it was referred to as Comic 2.[1]


The Barraki are discussing about the Kanohi Ignika and how to find it. Kalmah explains what the Kanohi Ignika can do for them, should they get their hands on it, and Ehlek suggests that they split up to find the Mask of Life. Mantax states that the finder of the mask should call the others or else.

Meanwhile, a Po-Matoran named Dekar has already found the Ignika and intends to destroy it because he believes it is too powerful for anyone to possess.

Elsewhere, Takadox visits Nocturn and asks if he has seen the Mask of Life. Nocturn says he has not seen the Ignika but Takadox questions him again. Nocturn again says he has not seen the Ignika and threatens Takadox, and Takadox uses his hypnotic power on Nocturn, giving him instructions should the Mask of Life fall into his hands.

Meanwhile, the other Barraki question a captured Matoran from the underwater city of Mahri Nui and explore areas of the sea that even they have not ventured to before. Ehlek uses the search for the Mask of Life to his own ends and gathers his army of Venom Eels to attack Mahri Nui. While this happens, Takadox waits for Mantax at the ocean floor. Kalmah grabs Takadox using one of his tentacles and questions Takadox why he is "skulking" behind the rocks when he is supposed to be searching for the Ignika. He answers by saying, "Every night Mantax vanishes beneath the sea floor and stays there for hours. I waited here so I could follow him." Kalmah and Takadox follow Mantax into the Pit. They swim through the entrance to the remains of the Pit and spot Mantax. Kalmah and Takadox hear something[2] close up the entrance, worrying the Barraki.

The new residents of the Pit are the Zyglak and they are coming for the three re-imprisoned Barraki.



  • Comic author Greg Farshtey has mentioned once he wanted to name this comic "Mask of Life, Mask of Death," but due to decisions made, he was not allowed to, so the last part was renamed "Mask of Doom".[citation needed]
  • An excerpt of the comic was included in The Battle of Voya Nui.


  1. 1.0 1.1 BIONICLE Comics - Comic 2, 7 December 2008
  2. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 1741. BZPower Forums. (archived on

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