Well, after not being able to access MOCpages on Sunday, today I have successfully taken pictures and now I am posting the final member of the Toa Kutula, Guardians of Peace. Sadly, these guys won't last for long; their parts will be used on a very large, dark and evil project (hint hint wink wink) for that new coolness factor. Expect it sometime.
Anyways, enjoy. This guy is my favorite from the batch and it was also the first one I built out of the five, which makes me rather satisfied.
Name: Unknown (renamed Decemix shortly after becoming a Toa) Gender: Male Age: Unknown Species: Matoran, then Toa Titles: Brother (by other Toa), Toa Decemix (by Matoran/Turaga/citizens), the Bane (by enemies), Commander (colloquially/in war) Element: Stone and Iron Alignment: Lawful Good Weapons: Repeat Energy Claymore Sword (RECSword), Nynrah Poison Dart Launcher, Iron Daggers (on legs)
Story: No one knows where Decemix first came from, but it is said that he was kidnapped at a young age and experimented with as a young Matoran, losing his original name in the process. He was put into Karzahni after many alterations to his body composition due to the experiments his master had done, but nevertheless he was still a strong worker and Karzahni awarded Decemix with weapons, as he did with most repaired Matoran. There he worked tirelessly, until he found a lone Toa stone next to a dead corpse resembling a Toa, and Decemix was unaware of the power the stone could behold on him.
After tinkering with it, the stone turned Decemix into a Toa, and now that he discovered his newfound powers of Stone, he left Karzahni in search of a greater future. What he didnt expect was to land on the island of the Brotherhood of Makuta, and Decemix was captured and yet again experimented on as a Toa. His unique body composition and different build intrigued the Makuta, for he was different from previous Toa they had caught, and so the Makuta threw him in some energized protodermis to see what would happen. Nothing did, and the Makuta had assumed Decemix to have died in the liquid.
But Decemix was not dead, and shortly after pronouncing him dead the Makuta threw in an enslaved Toa of Iron to fetch his body. The Toa of Iron was pulled in and fused with the waiting Decemix, and yet Decemix's mind was the one in control. Decemix emerged with the control over both elements, an enhanced build, and amazing strength. He quickly eliminated all of the Makuta in the room and escaped, but not without the Makuta chasing him.
What happened next was most peculiar: Toa Decemix lost his upgrades. While he still kept the control of Iron as well as stone, the build and the strength diminished and Decemix discovered that it was the Energized Protodermis that did this. To keep himself alive and strong, Decemix hooked up many different tubes running around his body, pumping the energized protodermis throughout his body and allowing him to keep his strength and size.
Decemix was already an active commander in the Destiny War before Helryx discovered him, and it was a no-brainer that Helryx had him drafted into the Toa Kutula. Decemix serves as the commander of the squad during battle, but not the leader.
Front. He's gorgeous.
Side. Decemix is made from parts of Gukko, Pewku the Ussal Crab, Pahrak Va, and the matoran Hewkii, all very old and rare sets. Those tubes on him also look pretty snazzy. I designed him mainly after the character Bane from the animated Batman series; that version had tubes running all around his body, just like Decemix does. As a result, his codename is the Bane.
Back, showing many tube connections that keep ole Decemix stable. He can, in fact, stand on his own.
His leg. I used an unorthodox foot design utilizing the matoran foot and the Ussal crab claw, but im not showing it to you. You have to discover it yourself :)
Another shot of the leg, showing the wheel up there and the dagger.
The torso is a really complicated angled set of parts, but once you discover how it's done it's not too hard to replicate. The torso is my absolute favorite part of him, with the armor and curved upper chest area being the highlights of the build.
His right arm, with the dart launcher, some sort of armor-shield thingy, and his hand.
The other arm, which utilizes the dreaded RECSword blade. Very simple.
Here he is, standing epically. Out of all of them, Decemix is the best looking when posed in action shots, hence why I made him a commander.
Pointing the dart launcher at you. While the poison may not kill you immediately, it gives Decemix enough time to pwn your @$$.
Sword raised. To be honest, the left arm is a bit of a let-down because of its limited poseability with the sword.
My fav pose. What he does is he shoots you with the darts to immobilize you first. Then, he uses his arm and grabs you, usually by the neck or waist. Then, with his arm still on you, he raises his sword to finish the fight in one blow.
Height comparison with Tedekila. As you can see, Decemix is a bit bigger than your average Toa but not big enough to be considered a Titan, regardless of the fact that he is made with pieces of two 2003 titans.
The torso is poseable in a sense that the side parts can be opened, revealing the basis of the torso construction.
"Heh heh heh, while he poses I can go and attack him!"
"Alright, how about another shot of my--wait a sec, wtf is Chirox doing here?"
Decemix shoots three darts, sending Chirox reeling.
In a millisecond Decemix is on top of Chirox with his mask of speed, and using his signature fighting stance, Decemix raises his sword...
...and impales the old chap right in the Tridax cavity.
He then throws the stabbed Chirox on the wall and starts repeatedly punching him, but we don't have to go into that graphic detail...
So long! I had fun building Decemix and the rest of the crew. Give some of your feedback in a comment, if you so please.
An old group shot of the gang, led by Helryx. If you decide to comment on this, please note who was your favorite so I can use that to my Toa-building advantage.
*Roll the extra film*
Tedekila:...so...what do we do with him?
Decemix: We should use his armor to equip ourselves. Maybe experiment on those--
Wurępa: Yeah, um, I think you're going through this too analytically.
Tedekila: Yeah, I agree.
Decemix:...so...what do we do with him?
Wurępa:...bake him into a cake.