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"At his feet, the Kanohi mask and armor began to move, slowly coming together. What had been a pile of junk a moment before now had taken on a form. Other pieces of armor were rising up through the layers of mud, struggling to rejoin the rest. It somehow managed to be amazing and sickening at the same time. Slowly, the body that once belonged to Toa Tuyet rose from the floor of the Pit and stood unsteadily waiting for commands."
— Narrator, Into the Darkness

Title Mask of Reanimation
Powers Controlling deceased beings' bodies
Bearers Matoro (formerly)
Pronunciation TRI-nah[1]

The Kanohi Tryna is the Mask of Reanimation. It allows its user to give artificial life to and control dead bodies for as long as they maintain concentration.[1][2][3] The amount of concentration required to keep the corpses animated increases with the number of corpses controlled.[citation needed] It can only reanimate biomechanical inhabitants of the Matoran Universe; it cannot reanimate the organic inhabitants of Spherus Magna.[note 1] Because the mask cannot revive a spirit,[11][12] Makuta and Kanohi Iden users can possess a reanimated body.[13][14]

Example Usage

Makuta Teridax blackmailed Matoro into using his Kanohi Tryna to reanimate the corpse of an alternate Toa Tuyet in Into the Darkness.




Picture Description
A normal Great Kanohi Tryna
Matoro's Great Kanohi Tryna, altered by the Kanohi Ignika.


  • The Kanohi Tryna is rare.[15]
  • A Toa would not normally wear this Kanohi, as they consider its power to be immoral.[16] However, the Kanohi Ignika gave Matoro this mask as a test of his character.[17] Matoro appropriately found the Tryna's power disturbing and only used it when he had no other options.
  • Like the rest of the immoral Kanohi, Tryna were created under the direction of Brotherhood of Makuta.[18]
  • If a being is reanimated by a Tryna user shortly after death, the being, if it can be revived by the Red Star, will be unable to be transported to the Red Star until the user has deactivated the mask power.[19]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tryna." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 144.
  2. "Toa Mahri Matoro." Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 49.
  3. "Toa Chamber."
  4. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 9611. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  5. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 11798241. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on
  6. "Chapter 2." Prisoners of the Pit. BIONICLE Legends 7, pp. 20-21.
  7. "Official Greg Discussion", post 10074. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  8. "Official Greg Discussion", post 7148. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  9. "Matoro." BIONICLE: Mahri I. BIONICLE Games and Activities 5, p. 9.
  10. "Matoro." BIONICLE: Mahri II. BIONICLE Games and Activities 6, p. 4.
  11. "Chapter 3." Into the Darkness.
  12. "Official Greg Discussion", post 7254. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  13. "Official Greg Discussion", post 8657. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  14. "Official Greg Discussion", post 11002. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  15. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 9656. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  16. "Official Greg Quotes", post 3. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  17. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 2675. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  18. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 3971. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  19. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 12397774. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on


  1. Greg Farshtey has stated that the mask can only reanimate the bodies of biomechanical beings.[4][5] Though Matoro revives a shark that Farshtey suggests was organic,[6][7] Farshtey also stated that nothing organic other than the Sea Squid would play any story role in 2007.[8] The AMEET Mahri books suggest that most, if not all, of the creatures Matoro reanimated were Rahi.[9][10]

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