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"The Toa of Air put the delay to good use, using his Mask of Illusion to take on the appearance of the Lohrak."
— Narrator, Web of the Visorak

Kanohi Mahiki.png
Title Mask of Illusion
Powers Create optical illusions Shapeshifting[1]
Component disks Reconstitute at Random
Bearers Matau
Pronunciation Mah-HEE-kee

The Kanohi Mahiki is the Mask of Illusion. The Great version allows its user to create optical illusions and to shapeshift into another form.[1] The user can change the way others see them and imitate voices, but cannot copy any powers the original has. The Noble version does not let the user shapeshift. Instead, it only allows them to create optical illusions. The Kanohi Rode will see through its usage, while a Kanohi Elda will allow its user to sense a being hidden by an illusion.[citation needed]

On Metru Nui, Kanohi Mahiki are made from Reconstitute At Random and Weaken Kanoka.[2]

Example Usages

A Great Kanohi Mahiki in use



  • Matau - Formerly; became Great when he transformed into a Toa Metru
  • Piruk


  • Turaga Vakama - Former secondary mask; destroyed during the sinking of Ta-Koro
  • Turaga Nokama - Secondary mask
  • Turaga Matau - Primary mask
  • Turaga Onewa - Secondary 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 Mahiki in action


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


  • The Mahiki's illusions differ from those created by the Makuta: Mahiki illusions deceive a target's vision, whereas the Makuta's deceive the mind.[citation needed]

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