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"Then he triggered his mask power, reaching into the mind of Matau. As a crafter, he knew just when a hammer was needed and when a more delicate tool would get the job done. He carefully applied the mask-energies to drive out the Vahki's influence."
— Narrator, Voyage of Fear

Kanohi Komau.png
Title Mask of Mind Control
Powers Controlling the minds of others
Component disks Freeze
Remove Poison
Bearers Onewa
Pronunciation koh-MAOW[1]

The Kanohi Komau is the Mask of Mind Control. It allows its user to see into the mind of another and to control them. However, the mask cannot be used to direct someone to act against their morals. The Noble version cannot control beings who are as mentally strong as the user for as long a time as the Great version can. Both versions can be used to deliver mental blasts with effects debilitating, but not known to be lethal, to their targets. Because the mask only works on beings with minds, it is useless against robots and some types of Rahi.

On Metru Nui, Kanohi Komau are made from Freeze, Weaken, and Remove Poison Kanoka.[2]

Example Usages

A Great Kanohi Komau in action



  • Onewa - Formerly; became Great when he transformed into a Toa Metru
  • Velika


  • Turaga Vakama - Former secondary mask; destroyed during the sinking of Ta-Koro
  • Turaga Nokama - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Matau - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Onewa - Primary mask
  • Turaga Whenua - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Nuju - Secondary mask
  • The Toa Mata - Former secondary masks; lost when they became Toa Nuva, now with the Turaga
A Noble Kanohi Komau in action


A Great Kanohi Komau in BIONICLE Heroes
Picture Description
Matoran Onewa Kanohi.PNG A Matoran Kanohi Komau in Great form, as seen in Legends of Metru Nui
Set Great Komou.PNG A Great Kanohi Komau
Set Komau Hordika.png A Great Kanohi Komau mutated by Hordika Venom
KomauNoble.png A Noble Kanohi Komau


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