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Saga Guides
     ⬡ History of Spherus Magna
     ⬡ History of Bara Magna
     ⬡ History of the Matoran Universe
     ⬡ Legends of Metru Nui
     ⬡ The Great Rescue
     ⬡ The Dark Time
     ⬡ Quest for the Masks
     ⬡ The Bohrok Swarms
     ⬡ The Bohrok-Kal Strike
     ⬡ The Mask of Light
     ⬡ Voya Nui
     ⬡ Mahri Nui
     ⬡ Karda Nui
     ⬡ Bara Magna
     ⬡ Journey's End
     ⬡ Spherus Magna
     ⬡ OkotoExternal Image
     ⬡ History of Spherus Magna
     ⬡ History of Bara Magna
     ⬡ History of the Matoran Universe
     ⬡ Coming of the Toa
     ⬡ Quest for the Mask of Life
     ⬡ Teridax's Reign
     ⬡ Spherus Magna

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The BIONICLE storyline depicts many Events that involve or impact many Characters or otherwise significantly affect the Timeline.

This page is a listing of major events, with emphasis on notable battles and wars. For a comprehensive listing of events, see Timeline; for narrative summaries of the major story arcs, see Saga Guides.

Solis Magna System

Spherus Magna

Below is a list of events which occurred on the planet of Spherus Magna, and the area on the planet known as Bara Magna. The course of its history ultimately culminated in the Shattering, which set in motion the events of the 100,001 years to come.

Energized Protodermis, the catalyst for the Core War

Bara Magna (Post-Shattering - Post-Restoration of Spherus Magna)

  • Great Tournament
  • Arena Matches
    • Certavus vs. Unknown Glatorian - Certavus wins and became the first champion of the Great Tournament.
    • Ackar vs. Unknown Glatorian - Ackar wins and was named champion of the year.
    • Gresh vs. Kiina - Gresh wins the match.[1]
    • Gresh vs. Unknown Glatorian - Gresh wins the match.[1]
    • Gresh vs. Unknown Glatorian - Gresh wins the match.[1]
    • Gresh vs. Unknown Glatorian - Gresh wins the match.[1]
    • Gresh vs. Gelu - Gelu wins the match.[1]
    • Vastus vs. Unknown Glatorian - Vastus wins and becomes champion of the year.[2]
    • Tarix vs. Unknown Glatorian - Tarix wins and is named champion of the year.[3]
    • Perditus vs. Unknown Vehicle Pilot - Perditus wins and becomes champion of the vehicle division for a year.[citation needed]
    • Perditus vs. Scodonius and Kirbraz - Scodonius and Kirbraz wins.[4]
    • Crotesius vs. Unknown Agori Vehicle Pilot - Crotesius wins and became champion of the vehicle division for a year.[5]
    • Malum vs. Tarix - Tarix wins the match.[6]
    • Malum vs. Skrall - The Skrall wins the match.[7]
    • Vastus vs. Kiina - Unknown.[8]
    • Malum vs. Vastus - Malum wins the match.[9]
    • Malum vs. Strakk - Malum attempts to kill Strakk, and as a result is exiled from his tribe.[9]
    • Ackar vs. Gelu - Gelu loses, and Vulcanus wins a large supply of Exsidian.[10]
    • Gelu vs. Unknown Glatorian - Gelu wins and claims part of the loser's armor as a trophy.[11]
    • Gresh vs. Skrall - The Skrall wins, and the Rock Tribe claims right to an oasis.[12]
  • Hero Agori's Quest

The Skrall War

The Skrall assault Bara Magna Society. The purpose is for global domination and land, providing resources and shelter for the Skrall's other enemies located north of the Black Spike Mountains. The war ends after the newly united inhabitance of Bara Magna successfully retaliated against the Skrall by striking Roxtus and defeating their leader.

Reuniting Spherus Magna

Matoran Universe

Events from just prior to the Shattering until the destruction of the Great Spirit Robot in the Battle of Bara Magna.

A Brickmaster summary of Matoran History


The days before the launching of the Great Spirit Robot.

History of the Matoran Universe

The Fight for Metru Nui

As his power grew, the Shadowed One came to crave Metru Nui, attempting repeatedly different strategies to secure a foothold there. After many failed attempts, he sent an army of Dark Hunters to the city, trapping Toa Mangai and Turaga Dume in the Coliseum. Toa Naho slipped through the Dark Hunter ranks and swim to another island to plea for assistance. As a result, hundreds of Toa descend on Metru Nui. An all-out fight across the city broke out, the Toa gaining the upper hand, and eventually driving away the Dark Hunters.

Fights for the Avohkii

In little over a thousand years, the Avohkii changed hands twice, coming to and from the Brotherhood of Makuta.

Great Cataclysm

The Great Cataclysm begins in Metru Nui

The Great Cataclysm occurs after Teridax cast Mata Nui into slumber. As a result, Metru Nui was wrecked by an earthquake, Voya Nui rocketed upward from the Southern Continent, tearing a hole in the dome and causing water to flood into the Southern Continent and into Karda Nui, as well as many other things throughout the universe.

Great Rescue

The Great Rescue occurs when the Toa Metru returned to Metru Nui in order to rescue the slumbering Matoran. During the event, the Toa Metru were mutated into the Toa Hordika, the Visorak invaded the island city, and the legendary Rahi Keetongu was found.

The Dark Times

Struggle for Mata Nui

As Makuta sends his forces against Metru Nui's former Matoran, the Turaga and Matoran, as well as eventually the Toa Mata, face them and defeat them.

Great War

The Great War was a conflict between Teridax and the Matoran of Mata Nui. Teridax, having taken control of most of the Rahi living on the Island, began to drive fear in the Matoran, kept them separated from other villages, and stopping them from ever returning to Metru Nui. The Matoran gained an edge in the war though, when the Toa Mata eventually arrived.

A squad of Tahnok

The Bohrok Invasion

The Bohrok Invasion was an event that began after Teridax's initial defeat with the Toa Mata. Having been weakened, he activated a signal to awaken the Bohrok sleeping under Mata Nui. Programmed to clean Mata Nui of all extremities that may have built up before his awakening, they began to level the island, causing much damage to the Matoran Villages. Their queens, the ones who controlled them, were eventually trapped by the Toa, ending the event, and the heroes under certain condition, transformed into Toa Nuva.

After the Bohrok swarms and the Bahrag twins were defeated, the Bohrok-Kal were activated. The six creatures were a failsafe for the Bohrok in case anything should stop their mission. After robbing the Toa Nuva of their Nuva Symbols, cutting off their Elemental Power, they began to search for the missing Bahrag and free them using the symbols. They were eventually stopped by the weakened Toa, however, and the symbols were returned.

The Search for the Seventh Toa

Following the rediscovery of the Kanohi Avohkii, the Turaga tasked Takua and Jaller with the search for the seventh Toa of Light, a mission supported by the Toa Nuva and opposed by Teridax's Rahkshi.

Struggle on Voya Nui

The Piraka, the Toa, and the Matoran fight on Voya Nui in a race to find the Mask of Life.

Struggle at Mahri Nui

The Barraki, the Toa, and the Matoran fight at Mahri Nui in a race to find the Mask of Life.

Struggle in Karda Nui

The Makuta, the Toa, and the Matoran fight in Karda Nui in a race to find the Mask of Life.

Teridax arranges the stars into the shape of the Kanohi Kraahkan

Alternate Universes


Spherus Magna Alternate Universe

  • A battle between the residents of Tesara and Makuta Miserix, Vortixx, Skakdi and Bone Hunters occurs after Vezon travels to the alternate universe. As the Toa and Glatorian run to defend the village, the Cursed Great Being seems to freeze time and space around the battle.[64]

Toa Empire Alternate Universe

  • The Toa Empire invades the island of Odina and occupies it, killing many of the Dark Hunters. Naho leads the attack, but secretly helps the Shadowed One to escape. She is later discovered, mutated, and put on display in the Archives.[65]
  • In the Toa Empire Alternate Universe, Brutaka tries to stop Toa Bomonga, Gaaki, and Pouks from exploring Voya Nui. While the Order warrior is distracted by Gaaki and Pouks, Bomonga strikes Brutaka in the back and kills him.[65]
  • Rebellion Against the Toa Empire

The Kingdom Alternate Universe

  • The Makuta attempt to evacuate with the rest of the populace, but are driven back by the Toa and the Order of Mata Nui. The alternate Takanuva then erects several light barriers to ensure that no Makuta would enter the Kingdom.[66]
  • Hewkii and Pohatu are killed by Rahkshi whilst trying to seal off the tunnels to the Matoran Universe. Afterwards, Jaller, Tahu, and Kopaka drove them back.[66]
  • Battle at the Light Barrier


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  2. "Vastus." Mata Nui's Guide to Bara Magna, p. 51.
  3. "Arena Magna." Mata Nui's Guide to Bara Magna, pp. 18-19.
  4. "Thornatus V9." Mata Nui's Guide to Bara Magna, p. 83.
  5. "Cendox V1." Mata Nui's Guide to Bara Magna, p. 79.
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  10. "The Crossing". BIONICLE Glatorian I-VI. BIONICLE Games and Activities.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Raid on Vulcanus.
  12. "Sands of Bara Magna". BIONICLE Glatorian 1.
  13. World.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Dreams of Destruction.
  15. City of the Lost. BIONICLE Legends 6.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Dark Hunters.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "No One Gets Left Behind."
  18. 18.0 18.1 Legacy of Evil. BIONICLE Legends 4.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Birth of the Rahaga". BIONICLE 25.
  20. "Enemies of Metru Nui". BIONICLE 19.
  21. "Struggle in the Sky". BIONICLE 20.
  22. "Dreams of Darkness". BIONICLE 21.
  23. Legends of Metru Nui. BIONICLE Adventures 4.
  24. Maze of Shadows. BIONICLE Adventures 6.
  25. Web of the Visorak. BIONICLE Adventures 7.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Vengeance of the Visorak". BIONICLE 23.
  27. 2005 Web Comics.
  28. "Dume." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 28.
  29. Toa Hordika and The Mask of Light.
  30. "Avohkii." Encyclopedia, p. 8.
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  33. "Hanging by a Thread". BIONICLE 26.
  34. "Fractures". BIONICLE 27.
  35. The Mutran Chronicles.
  36. "The Dweller Report."
  37. 37.0 37.1 Brothers In Arms.
  38. Mata Nui Online Game.
  39. "Chapter 2." Power Play. BIONICLE Legends 3.
  40. "Triumph of the Toa". BIONICLE 3.
  41. "The Bohrok Awake". BIONICLE 4.
  42. "Episode 3." Mata Nui Online Animations.
  43. "Powerless!". BIONICLE 10.
  44. 44.0 44.1 Tales of the Masks. BIONICLE Chronicles 4.
  45. "A Matter of Time...". BIONICLE 11.
  46. Makuta's Revenge. BIONICLE Chronicles 3.
  47. Mask of Light.
  48. 48.0 48.1 "Rise of the Rahkshi!". BIONICLE 13.
  49. "At Last -- Takanuva!". BIONICLE 14.
  50. "Secrets and Shadows". BIONICLE 15.
  51. 51.0 51.1 Dark Destiny. BIONICLE Legends 2.
  52. 52.0 52.1 Power Play. BIONICLE Legends 3.
  53. Power Play. BIONICLE Legends 3, p. 60.
  54. "Mask of Life, Mask of Doom". BIONICLE Ignition 7.
  55. "Sea of Darkness". BIONICLE Ignition 8.
  56. Prisoners of the Pit. BIONICLE Legends 7.
  57. 57.0 57.1 Encyclopedia Updated.
  58. 58.0 58.1 Downfall. BIONICLE Legends 8.
  59. "Chapter 8." Toa Nuva Blog.
  60. "Hydraxon's Tale". "The Underwater City". BIONICLE 6.
  61. 61.0 61.1 Dwellers In Darkness.
  62. Federation of Fear.
  63. 63.0 63.1 Destiny War.
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Reign of Shadows.
  65. 65.0 65.1 Dark Mirror.
  66. 66.0 66.1 The Kingdom.