Type of Role

Kill the Village



Alternate Names

Mafia, Traitors, Dark Hunters, Brotherhood of Makuta, Cult

 "Anti-Town" is an umbrella term used to describe the antagonist faction in each Mafia game. Most games make use of one Anti-Town faction, although some games will use more


The most commonly used term for the Anti-Town faction is the "Mafia", and it was used as the main term all the way through the First Age. During the Second Age it was slowly replaced over time by other terms, and by the time of the Third Age it was no longer used. Players allied to the Anti-Town faction may still be referred to as Mafia for the sake of simplicity.


Another commonly used term for the Anti-Town faction, which started to see widespread use during the Second Age and the Third Age, before becoming replaced by more Bionicle-oriented terms.

Dark HuntersEdit

The first of the Bionicle-oriented terms for the Anti-Town faction in a game. Usually functions similarly to an ordinary Mafia, although Mafia III-4: The Four Tribes notably used a far different variant.

Brotherhood of MakutaEdit

Another Bionicle-inspired term for the Anti-Town faction in a game. This too usually functions similarly to an ordinary Mafia, and was used in conjunction with the Dark Hunters as a second Anti-Town faction in Bionicle Mafia V: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor


A common term for the Anti-Town faction that functions differently from the others - instead of killing players, the Cult converts them, expanding in size as the Village shrinks. On BZPower the Cult is often known as the Cult of Hapori Dume, and has appeared as a faction in all four games in the Mafia III series.


A very uncommon name for the Mafia that has only appeared in Mafia VI: The Good Pyro. This was due to said game having two Mafia groups and taking place in Mahri Nui. To reference the location of the game being in Mahri Nui, one of the two Mafia Groups was the Barraki.


  • For a time during the First Age the accepted plural of the term "Mafia" wasn't the standard "Mafian", but instead "Mafiso". By the time of the Second Age it was reverted back to "Mafian".