Powers of a Kanohi of Psionics

Toa of Psionics have a slew of abilities, including telepathy, telekinesis, mind control, illusions, and mental blasts. Unusually, all of these abilities are also present in other Kanohi:

Mahiki/Olisi - Illusions
Komau - Mind control/mental blasts
Suletu - Telepathy
Matatu - Telekinesis

Kanohi masks of any element can be made, and these provide Toa or Turaga-level control over elements (depending on if they are Great or Noble). So my question is: would a Kanohi of Psionics have these abilities? If so, would a Kanohi of Psionics offer the wielder a greater or equal level of control over these abilities as the other Kanohi do, and if not, what abilities would a Kanohi of Psionics have?

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Great question, and I kinda wanna add to this if it’s ok.
Like can a Kanohi be made that uses only sub-powers of an element, like heat and vacuum, rather then full-on fire and air powers?

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@Kenji87

We know for a fact that Kanohi of Freezing can exist because there are Kanoka of Freezing and Greg has explicitly confirmed it could exist. Most Kraata powers could also have Kanohi as well, which might include Vacuum (a sub-power of air).

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Good point.

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Elemental Kanohi are capable of everything a Toa is excluding absorbing their element and a Nova Blast, so yes, a Mask of Psionics is capable of everything you listed, and more (see the BS01 Psionics page). However, instead of the mask providing a greater level of power than the more specialized masks, it is probably weaker (perhaps way of it being balanced for having access to multiple psionic abilities). For example, Greg said that Toa of Psionics have “limited mind control (cannot make someone do something that is against their pre-existing moral code).” Contrary to what has been on BS01 for years, the Komau is not confirmed anywhere to not be able to go against moral code, and it is even implied that it can (see discussion here).

Also, the Mahiki’s illusions are different since they are physical rather than mental. Psionic’s illusions are more similar to the Kraata power of Illusion.

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You would think that would be the case, but technically the Garai (the mask of Gravity) only allows the user to increase or decrease the gravity on a target, which is actually far less powerful than the elemental power of gravity. Similarly, it’s unconfirmed if the wearer of the Avohkii would be able to access the light-based Av-Matoran powers (which Toa of Light are able to learn), and it’s unlikely a Kraahkan allows the user to perform a shadow hand. So while it’s possible a Kanohi of Psionics would allow for all of those powers, I’m not sure it’s likely.

However, my hunch would be that the Kanohi of Psionics would in fact offer a mostly full range of Psionics abilities, but weaker than any mask with a specialized power, and that this would also apply to any Kanohi with a specialized power (Kanohi of Freezing would be better at freezing things than a Mask of Ice, Kanohi of Vaccum would be better at creating vacuums than a Mask of Air, etc.). But idk.

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The Garai is only confirmed to increase and decrease, not confirmed to only increase and decrease. A Toa of Gravity is capable of increasing and decreasing gravity, flying (which is just decreasing the gravity around the user), and switching the direction of gravity. It is not confirmed whether the Garai can or can’t change the direction of gravity, but I would bet that it is likely it can. Except for not working on the user, the two are very similar.

A vacuum would be created by absorbing air, which the Mask of Air cannot do, while the Mask of Vacuum will only be able to absorb air to create vacuums, so there is no overlap.

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So Garai is only controls part of the element? Like kanohi komau or mask of telekinesis

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Yes, the Garai can only increase or decrease the gravitational pull of objects. Actual Toa of Gravity have a more diverse set of powers - they can reverse the direction of gravity (which could allow them to walk on walls or ceilings, or to fly). It’s unknown if the Garai can create black holes, which normal gravity users can do.

Basically, to my understanding, the Garai doesn’t allow the precision a normal Gravity Toa can have. Also, like other elemental Kanohi, you can’t use the Garai on yourself.

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Yup the most powerful ability any toa could have and its never used. (Ok that might just be because we never saw one in the story.) But if a Garai could do that, why wouldn’t Hewkii use that ability. Ok maybe he would have to be more skilled or something

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Kind of sad to find out that elemental masks provide Toa level of elemental power (with a few minor exceptions in possible techniques). I think that is too OP. Would be better if it were like 25% of Toa strength of the elemental power.

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Because it would be something a Nova Blast would do, not a normal gravity power, and it’s already established the Nova Blast is a Toa exclusive ability, so the Garai cannot do it. The only reason Nuhvok-Kal was also able to create a black hole was because it lost control of its powers. It’s not a power it can normally do.

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Oh but then what happened to the swarm of Tahnok he sent into space? Did he just reverse their gravity or something?

But would the nova-blackhole be the size of a Novablast? (About the size of Metru Nui)

@BIOBAY - Yes, their gravity was simply reversed and they are (or were) in orbit.

@Senit - Apparently it would be, at minimum, large enough to kill the Toa that created it.

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Yeah that obvious, as the toa stands at the center. But it should atleast be big enough to kill enemies.

Wait but wouldn’t that mean that a Nova blast of gravity is basically suicide? That would be kind of weird compared to the other elements. Or would their passive resistance against gravitational pressure protect them?

Yes

be able to, not “does”.

See my earlier quote.

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