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"The wall of sound surrounded him, pummeling him with its intensity, so loud that it seemed it would crack the earth and sky themselves."
— Narrator, Makuta's Revenge


Kohrak-Kal being shaken apart by its own powers
Elemental Power
Matoran prefix De-
Associated colors Unknown[note 1]

Sonics, sometimes called Sound,[3] is an Elemental Power.[4]

Species Wielders

Matoran Universe

In the Matoran Universe, Sonics is represented by the Matoran prefix De-.[5]


  • De-Matoran represent Sonics and contain a minuscule amount of Elemental Sonics Energy, to the extent that they are very sensitive to sound and have a very acute sense of hearing. All De-Matoran, and Toa and Turaga of Sonics are male.
  • Toa of Sonics possess the Elemental Power of Sonics, allowing them to create, control and absorb sound. Their only real limitations are that when they run out of Elemental Sonic Energy, they must wait for it to recharge; they are also vulnerable to their own abilities, whereas many Toa of other elements have natural resistance to the elements that they command.
  • Turaga of Sonics have small traces of Elemental Sonics powers.




  • All Boggarak can emit sonic hums that transmute matter around them.
  • All klakk can emit powerful and dangerous sonic shrieks.
  • Lohrak mutated by Hordika Venom gain the ability to emit sonic shrieks.
  • The Sonic Entity was a creature made of animate sonic energy.
  • All Kikanalo can unleash a powerful sonic roar that can blow enemies away.


  • Skakdi of Sonics can only access their power if they work with another Skakdi, or if they carry a weapon that allows them to focus their Sonics power individually.


  • Creating sound waves and/or concentrated beams of sound
    • Forming a sonic barrier
      • Concentrating a sonic barrier on an opponent to shatter their concentration[6]
      • Using a sonic barrier as a defensive shield[7]
    • Generating a sonic boom
    • Using sonic waves to disrupt or destroy a structure's integrity[8]
    • Creating solid shapes out of sound[9]
  • Controlling sound waves
    • Imitating sounds[10]
  • Absorbing sound
    • Controlling/Absorbing sound to generate a field of silence
  • Using sonar[11][12]
  • Sensing the natural frequency of an object[13]
  • Creating creatures made of sound[14][15][16]
  • Releasing amplified screams or roars (exclusive to klakk, Kikanalo, Lohrak Hordika, and wielders of Power Scream)
  • Unleashing a Sonics Nova Blast (Toa-exclusive)


  • As long as each of them wields a different Element, providing that Light and Shadow are not included at the same time, any six Toa can create a Protodermis cage.[17] Beings other than Toa and the Krahka cannot combine powers of any sort to create a Protodermis cage.


Kohrak-Kal destroying an Exo-Toa with Sonics

All of the following beings have/had the Element of Sonics and/or its sub-powers:

  • The Kanohi Arthron and any user of one - Echolocation
  • All Boggarak - Sonic hum that transmutes matter to stone or gas
  • All De-Matoran - Inaccessible; manifests as enhanced hearing capabilities
  • All Kikanalo - Sonic roar
  • All klakk - Power scream
  • Krahka - Power scream; while using a Power Scream Rahkshi's form
  • Kohrak-Kal (Formerly; now destroyed)
  • A Lohrak mutated by Hordika Venom - Power scream
  • All Makuta - Sonics, silence, and power scream
    • All Kraata and Rahkshi of Power Scream
    • All Kraata and Rahkshi of Sonics
    • All Kraata and Rahkshi of Silence
    • Takutanuva - Sonics, silence, and power scream (formerly; now unmerged)
  • Silence - Aura of silence
  • All Skakdi of Sonics - Only in conjunction with other Skakdi, or through certain weapons
  • The Sonic Entity - Sonic booms (formerly; now destroyed)
  • All Toa of Sonics
    • Krakua
    • A Toa of Sonics from the Toa Cordak (deceased)
    • A Toa of Sonics killed by the Piraka (deceased)
    • A Toa of Sonics on the Northern Continent who was killed as part of a Dark Hunter plot (deceased)[18]
  • All Turaga of Sonics - Diminished after their transformation from Toa

All of the following objects have/had the Element of Sonics and/or its sub-powers:

The following locations are/were affiliated with Sonics:


  • The prefix "De-" was derived from the word "decibel,"[19] a real-world unit commonly used to describe sound pressure.
  • Because their sensitive hearing is vulnerable to their own power, Toa of Sonics are uncommon.[20]


  1. "Official Greg Discussion", post 8083. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  2. "Einblicke, Ausblicke Online – ein Update". Der Chronist. (archived on
  3. "Bohrok-Kal." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 16.
  4. "BIONICLE Toa Building Challenge Winner!" LEGO BrickMaster Magazine May/June 2005, p. 14.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Chapter 3." Brothers In Arms.
  6. Makuta's Revenge. BIONICLE Chronicles 3.
  7. Bohrok-Kal Mini Promo CDs.
  8. "Kohrak-Kal." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 60.
  9. "Kohrak-Kal." The Official Guide to BIONICLE.
  10. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 2766. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  11. "Official Greg Discussion", post 11469. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  12. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 2773. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  13. "Official Greg Discussion", post 1316. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  14. Web of the Visorak. BIONICLE Adventures 7.
  15. "Official Greg Discussion", post 2311. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  16. "Official Greg Discussion", post 8198. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  17. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 471. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  18. "No One Gets Left Behind."
  19. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 6464. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  20. "Chapter 4." Brothers In Arms.


  1. Though the color scheme of De-Matoran has commonly been assumed to be primarily gray with black accents, based on the model of Krakua and the character of "Grey", this may not necessarily be the case.[1] In 2011, the BIONICLE Story Squad held a poll deciding gray as the primary color and black as the secondary,[2] but the original forum has been lost.

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