Hello! Here's another story MOC for ya! I am extremely happy with how he came out! Hope you like him too!
About this creation
Toa Konpaku's Theme: The Other Side
Name: Konpaku Mask: Kanohi Kakama, Mask of Speed Species: Half Toa/Matoran, Half Spirit Element: None Affiliation: One of The Order of Mata-Nui's Assassins Titles: Toa, Assassin, Half-Ghost Status: Nonliving Weapons: Ghostblade, (Katana) Short Sword (Wakizashi) Means of Attack: Melee Powers: Can convert his spirit energy into a deadly projectile weapon, he also is capable of extreme speed and stealth.
Here he is. Amazing, right? I tried to give him a 'Samurai/Ninja' feel. Also, I puposefully separated the colors on his armor to make him look more realistic, like he is wearing different pieces of armor.
Konpaku was created just like any other Matoran. However, unlike most Matoran, he died very early on in his life due to an accident. The keeper of Batra Nui, The Bionicle Underworld, had pity on the poor Matoran and gave him half of his life back. But instead of being turned into a Hybrid Matoran/Ghost, he was separated into 2 Bodies. One of the halves was completely Matoran, while the other half was completely Spirit. They both were controlled by the same mind, and thus, are the same being.
The Matoran of Konpaku's village were shocked to find out that their companion had returned from the dead. And they accepted him back. (The Ghost half of him was not yet visible to them) With time, the village forgot of Konpaku's resurrection, and continued everyday life. Then the villagers started getting strange feelings when they were around Konpaku. Like 'cool breezes' and seeing things. Some of Konpaku's closest friends went insane after spending too much time with him. Then the rumors started to spread. Very soon after that, the rumors reached the Order of Mata-Nui. They immediately sent out an agent to watch him.
The Order was performing an operation to seek out unique Matoran that they could recruit and train to help battle the Brotherhood of Makuta. As Konpaku's village started to abandon him, the Order of Mata-Nui member that was watching him stepped in and brought him back to his Headquarters. Konpaku was given a Toa Stone and trained closely by Tobduk to become an Assassin. After transforming into a Toa, Konpaku's spirit half became visible, and he saw it for the first time. He then realized why his village rejected him and vowed he would eventually find out who did this to him. In the meantime, he rose to become the Order's Top Assassin by completing missions in record time. Knoxus was recruited soon after, and quickly beat Konpaku's record, becoming the Top Assassin himself. Now Konpaku is determined to become Top Assassin again, however, he has not forgotten his main objective...
Onto the MOC!!!!!
With his Spirit Half.
(I would say 'Best Freinds,' But since the Ghost half is also him, that may seem a bit creepy...)
His Ghost side alone.
Dual Swords baby!! :D
'Come at me Bro.'
Back veiw again, but without weapons.
Cool pose. :P
Zoomed pic of the front of the custom torso.
Zoomed pic of the back of the custom torso.
Take a look inside! I'm in love with this torso design.
(Yeah, I cut the head off a piraka spine. I got over it. You should too. :P)
Stored Weapons. Still Awesome.
Duo shot. Even more Awesome.
All the OoMN Members I have Built!
Yeah, Raxus and Gammoth are in. :P
MORE MOC UPDATES:
Changed his mask as not to spam Kakama's.
Cool MOC! I like the little spirit half, it cute in a creepy sort of way :P The use of the piraka spine is great, and the custom mask is awesome! BTW, a "CYOA" is "Choose Your Own Adventure". Kinda' like a role playing game, except the users decide what happens by means of voting :D
I don't just build self-mocs. I like to build things that I think use great Ideas and this guy by far has combined all these great ideas into one being which is AWESOME and if I used all the same Ideas to build something different now its ok
An engaging backstory unique among those I've seen so far which, considering the breadth of imagination of everyone here, is no mean feat. The MOC is amazing, and while I'd never edit my pieces (for practical reasons), there's no denying the effect it has here. The piraka spines as a garment definitely works, and I may have to copy that for something sometime. The custom torso looks nice, and I actually had to check the MOC again to notice the un-custom limbs. There's no point making everything custom, but those metru limbs do have room for a few more greebles/armour parts.
This creation is outstanding.
The theme is amazing, the ghost companion is great, the trans-sword looks so appropiate for him! And the custon kanohi is superb.
I would have liked him best all white, but then I saw the ghost, wich is white... now I don't know XD
Either way, congrats :)
Wow, the entire group looks great! Love Konpaku, and while I think the paint job on his mask looks great, I think it could use a little darkening. Love his designs too! :D And while I'm here, I just want to say that I think you have one of the coolest and most unique Helrix's out there!