The history of the BIONICLE story is vast and sprawling, spanning many thousands of years. In order to categorize the various events that occur during the story, as well as organize the information based around the annualized story years, BIONICLEsector01 has a dedicated Chronology page explaining the methods of classification. The BIONICLE theme has two distinct continuities, known as "Generation 1" and "Generation 2", and it is noted which generation the guides are referring to.
Many of the most important historical chapters can be found on the Events page, with separate pages for in-depth events requiring more detail to explain.
The history to the second generation can be found on Okoto#History, as Generation 2 was confined to a single location.
The Saga Guides are in-depth story guides created by BIONICLEsector01 to cover everything that has happened in the BIONICLE storyline, from 2001 to present (including flashbacks and historical contexts). The Saga Guides are divided into two distinct categories; one featuring the first generation of BIONICLE (2001–2011) and the other featuring its second generation (2015–2016).
History of Spherus Magna
History of the Matoran Universe
Island of Mata Nui
Quest for the Mask of Life
BIONICLEsector01 has recorded the chronology of the BIONICLE storyline in a comprehensive and accessible way presented in a Timeline.
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 timelines of Bara Magna and the Matoran Universe, 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.
|Pre-Shattering Spherus Magna||Aqua Magna and the Matoran Universe||Post-Reformation Spherus Magna|
|History of the Matoran Universe||Coming of the Toa||Quest for
the Mask of Life
|History of Bara Magna||Bara Magna|
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:
- Timeline/History of the Matoran Universe - Events in the Matoran Universe preceding the Coming of the Toa
- Pre-Launch - Over 100,000 years prior
- Era of the League - Between 100,000 and 80,000 years prior
- The Great Disruption - Between 80,000 and 79,000 years prior
- Authority of the Brotherhood - Between 79,000 and 30,000 years prior
- The Career of Dume - Between 30,000 and 4,000 years prior
- Struggle for Metru Nui - Between 4,000 and 2,900 years prior
- Twilight in the Matoran Universe - Between 2,900 and 1,000 years prior
- The Great Cataclysm - 1,000 years prior
- The Great Rescue - 1,000 years prior
- The Dark Times - Less than 1,000 years prior
- Timeline/Coming of the Toa - Events in the four months in the Matoran Universe following the Coming of the Toa
- 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
- Timeline/Teridax's Reign - Events after 12 months following the Coming of the Toa
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:
- Timeline/History of Spherus Magna - Events on Spherus Magna preceding the Shattering over 100,001 years prior to Present Day
- Timeline/Bara Magna - Events on Bara Magna between 100,001 years and approximately 1 month prior to Present Day
- History of Bara Magna - Between 100,001 years and approximately 16 months ago
- Arrival of the Skrall - Between approximately 16 and 4 months ago (the first Baterra attack on the Skrall roughly corresponds with the summoning of the Toa)
- The Fall of Atero - Between approximately 4 and 3 months ago (the fall of Atero roughly corresponds with the beginning of Teridax's Reign)
- Arrival of Mata Nui - Between approximately 3 and 2 months ago
- The Battle of Bara Magna - Between approximately 2 and 1 months ago
- Timeline/Spherus Magna - Events on Bara Magna less than 1 month prior to Present Day
BIONICLEsector01 does not directly include most of the printed text that encompasses the BIONICLE storyline, and instead summarizes and collects the information on story-based pages. However, certain forms of media are reproduced on the wiki, primarily online-based web serials that are no longer available, as well as fan written stories that have since been made part of the official canon.
A comprehensive archive of published BIONICLE works is available at the fansite Wall Of History.
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