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What is the proper reading order for the various novels, comics, and movies that make up Bionicle?

(I am asking about the old continuity, not the 2015 reboot.)

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Generally the order of the old Bionicle canon stories follows the chronological order of release as most of the stories cover aspects that require past knowledge from previous years so here is a summary:

Mata Nui

Bionicle Comics 1 - 15 (2001-2002) + Bionicle Chronicles (2001-2003) + Bionicle: Mask of Light (Film) (2003)

The story themes from this era are:

  • 2001: The Coming of the Toa
  • 2002: The Bohrok Swarms
  • 2003: The Bohrok-Kai Strike then Mask of Light

Metru Nui

Bionicle Comics 16 - 27 (2004) + Bionicle Adventures (2004-2005) + Bionicle: Legends of Metru Nui (Film) + Bionicle: Web of Shadows (Film)

The story themes from this era are:

  • 2004: Legends of Metru Nui
  • 2005: The Great Rescue

Quest for the Mask of Life

The Quest for the Mask of Life can be split into three sections Voya Nui, Mahri Nui and Karda Nui.

Voya Nui

Bionicle: Ignition (2006) + Bionicle Legends: 1 - 5 (2006)

Mahri Nui

Bionicle: Sea of Darkness (2007) + Bionicle Legends: 6 - 8 (2006-2007)

Serials: Dreams of Destruction (2007), Into the Darkness (2007), Toa Nuva Blog (2007)

Karda Nui

Bionicle: Battle for Power (2008) + Bionicle Legends: 9 - 11 (2008)

Serials: The Mutran Chronicles (2008), Dark Mirror (2008), Federation of Fear (2008), Destiny War (2008), Dwellers in Darkness (2008), Brothers in Arms (2008), Takanuva's Blog (2008)

Bara Magna

Bionicle: Glatorian (2009) + Journey's End (2010) + Bionicle: The Legend Reborn (2009)

Serials: Empire of the Skrall (2009), Reign of Shadows (2009), Riddle of the Great Beings (2009), Mata Nui Saga (2010), Sahmad's Tale (2010)

The story themes for this era are:

  • Bara Magna + The Legend Reborn
  • Journey's End

Post Journey's End

Serials: The Yesterday Quest (2010), The Powers that Be (2010)

For more information I would recomnend visiting these pages on the Bionicle wiki:

Edit: Added Serials

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