this a a makuat version of josh richards Toa Miku for the competition
About this creation
Makuta Miku was created along with the rest of the makuta. Ever since he was created the rest of the makuta thought he was a little out of his mind. They first noticed his odd behavior when he created a lizard like rahi and took it to a cliff and threw it over the cliff just to see if it could fly. After the matoran civil war Miku was given the islands above Odina to watch over. When Teridax called for the convocation Miku did not attend it. After Teridax did take over he sent vamprah to seek out Miku. Vamprah did find miku in a cave/labatory where he was experimenting on the few local matoran. Miku explained to Vamprah that He had a sudden idea to create a type of crystal that would absorb any elemental attack thrown at the user of the crystal. Miku even showed Vamprah a small prototype version, He had told vamprah to fire a shadow beam right at the crystal. To Vamprah surprise the crystal absorbed all of the shadow energy he had fired at it. Another Effect he noticed was the crystal changed from a see through color to a redish-black color. Miku Explained to vamprah that he has been experimenting on the local matoran to try to produce several that could be used as a type of blood hound to find the very rare material Miku needs to create more of the crystals. After Discussing this creation with Vamprah, Vamprah decided to let miku live only because of the potential of the crystal he made.
Even though Vamprah felt he should be kept alive Teridax felt otherwise and ordered Icarax and Gorast to find miku and kill him since he had the odacity to not attend the convocation. When Icarax and Gorast found the location where vamprah said he could be found, there was noting there except for shattered lab equipment. it was not until further investigation that they saw mutated matoran looking creatures surrounding the armor that once belonged to Makuta Miku. Not wanting the consequences of teridax knowing they were too late to kill him, they planned to lie to teridax and say they had found him and killed him. When they returned to Destral they were surprised to see Teridax waiting for them. He asked the two if they were successful with kiling Miku. they Immediately replied yes. as soon as those word left their mouths teridax hit the two in their masks which sent them flying 15 feet. Just then Vamprah appeared out of the shadows and came to stand by Teridax with Makuta Miku's mask in his left hand. Teridax explained that Vamprah had been ordered to kill Miku before Icarax and Gorast made it there. He explained it was a test of their loyalty. Makuta Miku's mask now sits on a spike coming from the wall in the convocation chamber. Unknown to anyone else Vamprah stole the Samples of the Crystal Miku was creating hoping to create his own version.
Makuta Miku Carries a large and heavy black Shadow blade. He also wears the mask of Aging.
Miku has no extra powers other than those that already belong to the makuta species. Although the other makuta at times thought he may have had enhanced senses but this was never confirmed
OK now to the actual model
First off since i don't have many hero factory pieces i decided to try and keep the gold color and so i added gold armor pieces. The toa version also had Grey as a second color so i wanted to change it to black.
Luckily i had a gold Irnakk spine which i knew from the beginning i wanted to in corporate it into the moc and here it acts like spines and a tail.
i also decided to build my own custom body so i finally did that and i will say i think it is pretty good for my first try. I also tried to add suspension to his legs to give a little more support.
And finally i have the mask. Seeing as the Toa version uses a rocka Breakout helmet piece as a mask but the top part of the rocka helmet is suppose to actually be the mask. Due to that i took a golden ignika and did it where i have one of those green eye pieces, from there i placed the ignika on top with the top of the mask being the mask part. i actually thought it was really interested on how good it looks and having the mouth area on the metru head showing gave it even more of a mask feel