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Valens the Strong
A remake of Valens, Toa of Iron and leader of the Toa Ghetta. Enjoy!
About this creation
Name: Valens
Species: Matoran (Fe-Matoran)
Occupation: Leader of the Toa Ghetta, body builder, wrestler
Element: Iron
Kanohi: Hau, Mask of Shielding
Weapons: Shield, fists

If the pictures don't load, watch this video:


If the pictures do load, play this music:


Okay, now for some backstory! Valens was the oldest of the Toa Ghetta, born shortly after the Era of Peace. He grew up in a small warrior's village consisting of Fe-Matoran and Ta-Matoran, where he learned his fighting skills and found his outstanding ability to lead. He recieved a Toa stone after singlehandedly fighting off a large Rahi that attacked some gatherers outside Valens' village. After Valens became a Toa, he left his village in search of a town that needed protecting. Valens searched for years, but never found a threat that truly challenged his ability until he came across a trading village where a too-curious Agori accidentally activated five ancient Vahki that soon took over the village and forced the merchants to resume the gruelling tasks that the convict Matoran in Po-Metru were assigned to perform. Valens fought the mechanical menaces and managed to defeat them by removing the roof of a shop and pummeling the Vahki to bits with it. The Matoran that owned the shop reinforced the roof/shield and gave it to Valens as a gift of thanks for protecting his goods. Valens then worked as a security guard at the trading village until moving to Ghetta Nui to become an official Toa protector.

Valens, along with the rest of the Toa Ghetta, saved the great city of Ghetta Nui from many threats in their time, but Valens ordered his team never to harm anyone in excess, as he thought that a good, humiliating beating was enough to put even fierce Rahi back on the path of good. His faith that there was good in everyone was indeed admirable, but ended in his demise. When the Gang Wars began, Valens barged into the headquarters of an emerging gang consisting of Matoran of Lighting, The White Shock. Valens then walked through the small-arms fire of gang members, crushed two security robots into a projectile, used it to break down a steel door, and emerged from the base with their leader in a headlock. The leader was humiliated like a younger brother until he promised to stop raiding shops and power plants, and Valens let him go. With the Gang Wars successfully postponed, Valens relaxed. He didn't realize that the White Shock's leader would load up Valens' home with enough explosives to level a city block. When Valens went inside, the bomb detonated and Valens, despite his tough element and Mask of Shielding, was blown to smithereens. The first hero to die in the darkest war since Teridax.

Okay, now onto the build! The most prominent aspect of this MOC is the leg design. The heavy silver armor looks like pants to me, similar to Leader Chuck from Pokemon Gold's outfit.

The lower legs are well-armored but simple. To make up for it, the upper legs are completely custom. I'm very happy with how they turned out.

And look what is keeping the Hero Factory armor on his knee! A minifig head! I thought of that all by myself, what do you think?

Back view. I think it's almost as good as the front, which is a rare occurance.

Epic pose!

"Behold my power!"

Although Valens prefers fighing with no weapons, he occasionally uses the shield he received from the trading village, especially when he has to protect others and not just himself.

"Listen up, boy. You need to learn a few things about discipline and respect. You see, money and power don't really matter, it's the integrity of yourself that makes you a man. Don't let anyone say you're less of a man for doing the right thing. Now, pick yourself up off the floor and I'll get you some ice."

Valens and Umillu, two fallen heroes.

Bonus shot: My camera was having some focusing issues and it made this effect. I thought it was cool and really weird. Maybe Valens was activating his Hau?

Thanks for viewing, and let me know what you think!



Comments

 I like it 
  July 29, 2014
How do you usee those hands?... I made a hand and it isn't like your stuff.Also,if you have time and MP would let me upload pics,make a Toa version of my Self-MOC?
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  August 21, 2011
very cool color scheme!!! very mobile! nicely done cody!
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  August 18, 2011
In my opinion, the back torso is better than the front due to having more detail. I like the pants effect!
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  August 18, 2011
Time for some kicking action!! Amazing job, Cody! :D
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  August 18, 2011
Nice moc, Cody, cool as ever!
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  August 18, 2011
Haha. The silver looks like pants. Great job!
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  August 17, 2011
Oooh! Fantastic, I love what you've done with the armor! 6/5!
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  August 17, 2011
Cool!
Cody G
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Toa Oblivious ,Master of Earth
  August 16, 2011
Simple efective good. i wish i could build something like this.
 I like it 
  August 16, 2011
Awesome man! I love that color scheme! Great stuff Cody! =D
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  August 16, 2011
Your Self moc has been built! See it here! http://mocpages.com/group.php/17982
 I made it 
  August 16, 2011
Quoting Alex Mac I used to colors being spread out throughout the Bionicle, but this is refreshingly new, seeing all the silver below his waist gives it a different feel...almost like he's wearing pants. Love it!
That's what I was going for! It's a very fun technique. Gringat does these transitions a lot in his MOCs.
 I made it 
  August 16, 2011
Quoting Deus Otiosus His torso could be better... Wait a second, is that Obelix?
Only you would reference a French comic, and only you would be able to get me to look it up, Deus.
 I like it 
  August 16, 2011
I used to colors being spread out throughout the Bionicle, but this is refreshingly new, seeing all the silver below his waist gives it a different feel...almost like he's wearing pants. Love it!
 I like it 
  August 16, 2011
Simple but very nice only the lower part XD
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  August 16, 2011
Oh noes! He's wearing a steel diaper! Haha, really, the opening picture gave me that impression, but then the full figure is very nice.
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  August 16, 2011
His torso could be better... Wait a second, is that Obelix?
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  August 16, 2011
Neat idea with the You Tube link given the circumstances. BrillianT! And the Pages seem to be working again? YAY!!!
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  August 16, 2011
Gorgeous!
 I like it 
  August 16, 2011
Epic. You see? Inika torso's can still be epic! I don't know why people diss them. I've discovered the minifig head thing too, but never used it on a MOC.
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  August 16, 2011
Odd how well that Inika torso works on him! Amazing work bro! I freaking love his legs! Amazing use of the minifigure head :D Also great work with greebling his back! Personally I would have greebled the torso a bit, just to give him more of a bare chest look, like abs or something, anyway, great work mate ;)
Cody G
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NoWhereMan .
  August 15, 2011
So you took my advice after all. The song works perfect for this guy. I'd hate to have died the way he did.
 I made it 
  August 15, 2011
Quoting NoWhereMan . So you took my advice after all. The song works perfect for this guy. I'd hate to have died the way he did.
Yeah, thanks for the recommendation. :)
 I like it 
  August 15, 2011
Great build, this is an example of a MOC that looks amazing even with an Inika torso. I love the story and the character, he seems a bit like Kenaz. Great work on the legs, too!
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  August 15, 2011
I love this song! I love how you did the two Rakashi heads as the shoulder pads, i used that on a unposted MOC recently.
 I like it 
  August 15, 2011
Nice job! I do think that the lower arms are a bit "out of place" and the torso could use a little work, but overall, you did a really nice job!
 I like it 
  August 15, 2011
Really nice!! The thighs look a bit bulkier than they should, but the overall design is awesome. Great job!
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  August 15, 2011
Very epic! The silver pants are sweet. I think you should make him beefier in the chest and arms though, and, pardon the expression, a man chest. ;) Like on the Lego Obsessionest's weight lifter dude. The music is epic too BTW, hadn't heard it in a while and it was a nice refresh. :) Great job bro.
 I like it 
  August 15, 2011
Unfortunately I could only see a few of the pics, but what I was able to see it was great.
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  August 15, 2011
To much Epicness!!!!Awesome bio!!!
 I made it 
  August 15, 2011
Thanks for the input, guys! I was actually going to armor up the whole body, but I fell in love with the shirtless, fighting pants look that I discovered when trying to merge the leg armor with the body. I'll try to bulk him up a bit up top though.
 I like it 
  August 15, 2011
First of all, the YouTube video is a smart way to overcome the picture issue. I think I'll still wait out the glitches, but it's great to be able to see your stuff now. As for the build, I really like the legs and the min ifig head connection is brilliant. The silver "pants" look a bit goofy to me. A few silver highlights on the torso or arms would maintain the effect but balance the colors out a bit. But then, that's just my opinion. I enjoyed the backstory. Great job as always!
 I like it 
  August 15, 2011
I watched the video :D He looks amazing, but I think his thighs are a tad bit bulky in comparison to his torso, which seems a little plain. Perhaps you might give him a more muscular chest. Nevertheless, 5/5
 I like it 
  August 15, 2011
Cool MOC but seriously,an Inika torso?Also,I'm on Youtube!See my current MOC for the link.
 I made it 
  August 15, 2011
Quoting Someone even less popular Your guys don't live in the cannon universe do they? Toa of Iron are orange and grey, NOT red and silver and toa can't be born. (first!)
Ghetta Nui fits in the canon universe, but with creative inaccuracies such as the color schemes. Personally, I find red and silver to be just as accurate, considering that iron burns bright red, and that is more appealing than using rust color. And Valens was created as a Matoran, not as a Toa.
 I like it 
  August 15, 2011
Your guys don't live in the cannon universe do they? Toa of Iron are orange and grey, NOT red and silver and toa can't be born. (first!)
 
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