Kuraikaji is an ex-Dark Hunter who later became a bounty hunter with his Dark Hunter partner, Ryusan.
About this creation
"I can't believe what I've done." ~Kuraikaji to Ryusan after leading an attack on his own kind
Alignment: None (only with Ryusan)
Occupation: Missions for pay
Elements: Dark Fire/Selenium
Titles: Dark Hunter (formerly), Flarenium (formerly), Traitor, The Flame, Bounty Hunter
Weapons: Selenium Sword, Gauntlet, Tail
Status: Alive; Carrying out missions for the right pay
Story: Kuraikaji was a warrior living with a few others of his kind in a small village on the island of Stelt. He was a fierce warrior and helped defend his village. His battle skills were admired by all who saw them. Eventually, others had spread the word of his skills to the surrounding islands. This led to an unfortunate event.
One day, his village was visited by a group of Dark Hunters, including the Shadowed One. They had come to recruit a warrior from their village. They wanted the best of the village, who was Kuraikaji. They had the warriors battle against each other to decide who was the best. Eventually, all that was left was Kuraikaji. The Shadowed One forced him into joining the Dark Hunters and brought him to one of their bases. There, he was teamed with Ryusan and three others. He was also given training on combat and channeling his powers. He was then the codename "Flarenium" and given missions to carry out.
He carried them out very effectively. They were carried out with maximum efficiency and always in success. On one mission, his leader had failed them and was executed by the Shadowed One for his failure. He then promoted Kuraikaji to the leader of the team. He did very well as leader and doubled their efficiency. He then grew used to his life as a Dark Hunter. Then came some missions that ruined his life.
He was given a mission to the island of Stelt to wipe out a village that was rebelling against their rule. The village turned out to be of Kuraikaji's kind. With this, he was distraught. He couldn't kill his own kind, and he couldn't betray the Dark Hunters. He told his team to take them out and he would pick off any stragglers. His team did as they were told, killing many within minutes. The remaining fled. Many ran into Kuraikaji and were shocked. They couldn't believe who was behind the vicious attack. Seeing their shocked faces and them being his people, he couldn't bring himself to kill any of them and let them all escape. One of his teammates saw this, and when they returned to base, the warrior reported to The Shadowed One of his actions. The Shadowed One was disappointed in Kuraikaji, but allowed him one last chance.
His next mission was to kill a Toa team hiding on Xia. When they arrived at one of the villages, they ran into the Toa, but also into Ryusan's kin. They were aiding the Toa. The Dark Hunters attacked, but were counterattacked by the Toa and their allies. Kuraikaji and Ryusan watched as Ryusan's people were slaughtered for guarding the Toa. The Toa ran off in the chaos. Kuraikaji ordered his team to pursue them. The Dark Hunters then followed the Toa, but Kuraikaji and Ryusan stayed in the village. They looked at the carnage and decided they couldn't be Dark Hunters anymore. They ran off towards where they landed on the beach. They took their airship and destroyed the other. They then set off towards Mata Nui.
When they arrived, they went to the nearest village, which was Onu-Koro. They were taken in, unwillingly. They then took up in the defense of Onu-Koro. Then came the journey back to Metru Nui. They aided the journey and then settled there. They stayed there until Teridax's takeover of the Bionicle Universe.
Following the Battle of Bara Magna, they escaped the Makuta Robot and stepped onto Bara Magna. They then assisted the Matoran in their migration onto their new planet. With this they met Rotangor, who was also helping. After suggestion from Rotangor, they decided to form a bounty hunter team. They began taking missions for the right pay, but never ones that would destroy the life of others. Along the way, they ran into Dark Hunters, who apparently had a mark on their heads. They continued to carry out missions despite the risks.
Their missions were usually from the Toa to track down Dark Hunters or Makuta, but some also came from the Makuta. They helped either side. They eventually grew to favor the Toa, as their requests were for the good of their people, unlike the Makuta's who were in lust of power. Eventually they quit helping the Makuta altogether.
With the Toa, they were recruited by the Council of Toa. They were paid well by the Council. Sometimes, they were paired with Toa teams, others they were by themselves.
Eventually, he wanted to take a break from bounty hunting to find his people, as did Ryusan. He set out across Spherus Magna in doing so. Eventually, he found them living in the mountains surrounding Vulcanus. They were shocked to see him but also very angry. Despite this, they allowed him to speak his mind. He apologized for his actions and promised to make it up to them. They agreed and told him they would help him need it be.
A few months later, Kuraikaji and Ryusan joined back together to help the Toa in the 2nd resurrection of Teridax.
Theme Song: "Monster" by Skillet
Feet and Legs (front)
Feet and Legs (back)
Upper Legs (front)
Upper Legs (back)
Chest; LOVE THIS DESIGN!!!!!
Tail; I like this too. This is the first humanoid moc with a tail since Tarshduk V1!!!
Aiming his Gauntlet at you
Kuraikaji: Eat Selenium!
Ready For Combat
Kuraikaji: Ready to lose!?!
Ready with his gauntlet set to melee.
Slashing Rotangor with his tail
Kuraikaji: I've got a few tricks up my sleeve.
Kuraikaji: Two Traitors...
Hanging from his tail
Burning his Selenium...
4th wall: This guy was lots of fun to build. I absolutely love the chest design and the tail. I think that he came out very well as well. As previously stated, he is the first moc since Tarshduk V1 to have a tail. Also, the greebles on this guy were very fun :D If you are confused about his gauntlet, it had two settings, a melee and a ranged setting. His name is made of "kurai" and "kaji" which is Japanese for "dark fire."
As a being of the element of Selenium, he can control selenium. He can fire it at enemies and ignite it to produce a blue flame.
Selenium is a periodic table element. Information about it can be found here
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