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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][note 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, but only if the user has greater willpower than the target.[2][3] The less willpower a target has, the easier it is to control them.[4] It can only work on one target at a time.[5] The Noble version cannot control beings who are as mentally strong for as long a time as the Great version can.[6][7] The Noble is strong enough to control Krana,[8] but not Toa.[9] Both versions can be used to deliver mental blasts with effects debilitating, but not known to be lethal, to their targets.[10][11] Because the mask only works on beings with minds, it is useless against robots like Vahki and most types of Rahi.[1][12][13] It also does not work on Spherus Magna natives.[14][15]

On Metru Nui, Kanohi Komau are made from Freeze, Weaken, and Remove Poison Kanoka.[16]

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

Set Information

The noble Komau was first released in 2001 as part of 8542 Onewa in tan and 8539 Manas in yellow. It was one of the masks possible to be received in 8525 BIONICLE Masks, in orange, lime green, tan, light blue, light gray, and dark gray. It was made available in copper, representing a Copper Mask of Victory, through promotional means. In 2004, it was released as part of 8608 Vhisola in dark blue dual-injected with silver. The mask bears the code 6-AG on the inside.

The Great Kanohi Komau was released in light brown in 2004, as part of set 8604 Toa Onewa, and in 8721 Velika in 2006.

A Hordika-version of the mask was released in light brown as part of 8739 Toa Hordika Onewa in 2005.



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Komau." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 61.
  2. "Official Greg Discussion", page 10, post 399. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  3. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 317, post 12674. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  4. "Official Greg Discussion", page 57, post 2257. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  5. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 160, post 6370. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  6. "Official Greg Discussion", page 205, post 8171. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  7. "Official Greg Discussion", page 234, post 9331. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  8. "Official Greg Discussion", page 32, post 1243. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  9. "Official Greg Discussion", page 19, post 722. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  10. "Chapter 5." Maze of Shadows. BIONICLE Adventures 6, pp. 66-67.
  11. "Official Greg Discussion", page 164, post 6535. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  12. "Chapter 2." Voyage of Fear. BIONICLE Adventures 5, p. 19.
  13. "Official Greg Discussion", page 294, post 11744. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  14. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", page 666, post 12279717. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on The Great Archives)
  15. "What MU powers don't work on SM?", post 5. The TTV Message Boards.
  16. "Kanoka Disk - Mask of Power Chart." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 53.
  17. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 136, post 5401. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  18. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 148, post 5886. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  19. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 207, post 8262. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)


  1. The pronunciation provided in Encyclopedia Updated is koh-MOW, but koh-MAOW is written here instead since it's less ambiguous.

See also