Tabimir + + . For the Periodic Bionicle Contest 2012, round 4, in the category dark Toa & servant of Iodine. I present to you Tabimir and the Iodine Arsenal. . The Periodic Bionicle Contest 2012.
Info about iodine here.
Tabimir was once an elementless Matoran, or Ka-Matoran. He was chosen to be part of a special OoMN experimental program to create Toa or other beings with control over periodic elements. The experiment was successful, giving Tabimir control over iodine. Since the elemental prototyping had to be done before Tabimir could become a Toa, he was a I-Matoran for a short time, before becoming an I-Toa. Seeing that their work was complete, the OoMN erased all the memories he had of the past few months and the experiment.
The new Toa of Iodine was given a Kanohi Rode and a large sword, fitting of his new status. Over his years as a Matoran and Toa, Tabimir was involved with robotics and similar technology; after becoming a Toa he experimented with designs that used iodine as fuel. Hence exists the Iodine Arsenal.
Soon after becoming a Toa, Tabimir was sent to an OoMN field base to prepare for a mission. But before he could be deployed, the field base was attacked by some local Makuta. Tabimir and the other Order members held them off the best they could, but one by one they fell, until only one remained. He stood as the sole survivor, sword shattered, armor damaged, spirit broken. Nobody is quite sure what happened after that as the only witness, Tabimir himself, refuses to tell. All that we know for certain is that due in part to recently having his memory wiped, Tabimir was very susceptible to suggestion, and eventually ended up as an assistant to one of the Makuta (one wearing a very powerful Komau).
When the Makuta died decades later, Tabimir took his place, as he had long since earned the rank. At one point an unknown Toa destroyed the majority of the Iodine Arsenal; Tabimir dropped off the map, but not before he brutally killed the Toa. The dark Toa of Iodine's whereabouts are currently unknown.
And now the real function of the Iodine Arsenal...
_ Initiate Arsenal Collective - Connection Command
_ Tabimir + + - Unlocked
And that's that!
As you can see, the main purpose of the Iodine Arsenal is to be transformed and split into armor and weapons for Tabimir to wear. The full arsenal includes two microturrets, one miniwalker, a Slender-class assassin robot, and a stationary missile drone.
When attached to Tabimir they become (respectively) chest armor and pneumatics, wrist guns and shin guards, powerpack and shoulder guns, and finally, chestplate and secondary shoulder guns.
What's with the " + + " in the title, you ask? I have no idea. The first additions were made with the title "Tabimir +" and then I built more additions, so I added another + to the name. Simple, really.
Partially inspired by Tabaris CarpeNocte's style. It wasn't until after I build Tabimir's head that I realized the similarities to that of his creation Jabberwock. So there's that.
Yes, there's a secret link. Think like Nassus. ;)
As previously stated, this is for the Periodic Bionicle Contest 2012. Glad I made it to round 4, and I hope I can get on to round 5.
Talk to you all later. ;)