Mask of Emulation

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"The others knew Pouks was just buying time. His mask was analyzing and copying Miserix's power, but that took a while to do."
— Narrator, Dwellers In Darkness

Mask of Emulation
Title Mask of Emulation
Powers Analyzing and copying a sapient being's power
Bearers Pouks

The Mask of Emulation is a Kanohi that allows its user to replicate any one power of another sapient being for a short time. To replicate a power, the user must see it in use and then wait for the mask to analyze and duplicate it.[1][2] The length of the copying process varies by power.[3] The user accesses the copied power as if it were a mask power. The user cannot copy Rahi powers,[citation needed] other Kanohi powers, or weapon powers.[4] A user of the Mask of Emulation cannot use the mask to copy their own power.[5] If the user deactivates the copied power, they will have to recopy it.[6] The copying time will become progressively shorter with each time the same power is copied until it reaches a point in which the speed of copying cannot become faster.[7]

Example Usage

In Dwellers In Darkness, Pouks attempted to copy Miserix's power of teleportation, only to have the Makuta recognize his efforts and interrupt the process.[1]


Pouks' Mask of Emulation




  • A poll was held on BZPower to name Pouks' mask, based on a selection of possible titles.[15][16] Emulation was the winning title and was then canonized by BIONICLE book author Greg Farshtey.[14] Afterwards, the Mask of Absorption, which was originally part of the fan-based project "Expanded Multiverse" and canonized,[17] and the Mask of Emulation became the same mask.[18]
  • In BIONICLE Ignition 6, the Ta-Matoran wearing the mask is shown to be wearing a Noble Kiril from the front,[19] but this is to be considered an error.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chapter 7." Dwellers In Darkness.
  2. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 8186. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  3. "Farshtey Feed, 2008-12-19". BZPower Blogs. (archived on
  4. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 7204. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  5. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 13744741. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on
  6. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 13718862. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on
  7. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 13718862. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", post 13013. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  9. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 6933. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  10. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 7034. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  11. "Appendix: Origin of the Rahaga." Web of Shadows. BIONICLE Adventures 9, p. 133.
  12. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 10671021. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on
  13. BIONICLE Ignition 6, p. 3.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", post 8266. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  15. "Official Pouks' Mask Name Poll". BZPower Forums. (broken link)
  16. "Official Pouks' Mask Name Poll 2". BZPower Forums. (broken link)
  17. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 7934. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  18. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 8186. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  19. BIONICLE Ignition 6, p. 2.


  1. Although the winning model uses a Kakama variant designed by Galva_Nize, the mask has not been confirmed to be based on a Kakama in the story nor if a variant of the mask like this exists.