Mirage . The legendary apparition of Muerta-Nui. . Name: Mirage
Species: Matoran (Av-Matoran)
Titles: Ghost, Toa, Phantom, Reaper
Occupation: Haunting the abandoned city of Muerta-Nui
Kanohi: Anor, Mask of Phasing
Weapons: Twin daggers, Longsword
Song: Windmills of Your Mind
In the waning days of Spherus Magna, there exists a town called Muerta-Nui. It is a dead town, abandoned generations ago due to drought and famine. The last to leave was a group of Av-Matoran monks who maintained a wind farm. Among them was a young boy who had been left on their doorstep. They took him in just before the the drought-induced exodus, and they believed that he was a sign from the Great Beings that there was still a chance for life in the Muerta-Nui. Six years passed, and the child became wise beyond his years. The monks began to call the boy Mirage, because when he looked at something, it appeared that he was looking through it, at something beyond.
Soon, the child grew very sick. The Av-Matoran's healing and prayers did little for the child, and he died within a month of his illness. The monks left Muerta-Nui as they acknowledged that life was indeed finished in their town. Mirage was buried under his favorite windmill.
Occasionally, someone travels through the ghost town of Muerta-Nui, and they encounter a shimmering Toa who puts a knife to their throat. The travellers claim that the Toa gazes through them, directly into their soul. If their soul is clean, the Toa releases them, offers them a glimpse of the future, then disappears in a flash of light. If there is evil there, the Toa cuts their throat and buries the body among a field of windmills.
Behold the Mirage.
Between purchasing the Witch Doctor and having no intact MOCs that have white as a main color, it was time to make a white Toa. I think I'm one of the first to use the Witch Doctor's head as an inverted mask, but I think it turned out really well. I also think I'm one of the first to make a Bionicle Ghost story, but I don't read a ton of fan fiction, so I could be wrong.
The inverted Witch Doctor helmet fits a Mata head almost perfectly.
No heartlight. Is he alive or dead?
I decided to go for simple Rahkshi upper limbs and go for a more custom, ornamented look on the lower limbs.
The legs were a pain, but they turned out well.
Back without weapons. It's amazing how well the Hero Factory armor fit onto the Hordika torso.
Mata head + little round pin + Witch Doctor mask = Awesome.
Mirage wielding his twin daggers. Good for fighting with and throwing.
His more devastating weapon, the Longsword.
I got this one giant blade in a bag of Bionicles I got at a secondhand store, and I just had to make a giant freakin' sword out of it.
Umillu-like action pose!
The weapons, using Umillu's ninja sword handle design. If your MOC has fingers and you don't want one of those ugly, underneath the hand connections just to keep your weapon in place, try out this. It's effective.
Thanks for viewing, and let me know what you think!