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Aura - Toa of Gold (Jan 2010)
If you could turn all you touched to gold, you'd be a billionaire too! :D
About this creation
...You might also get kidnapped by nasty people... Just like Aura...

Name: Aura.
Race: Toa
Homeland: Poliaz. Matoran Universe
Group: Dark Hunters

Aura remembers a little about her life as a matoran, which is more than can be said about most of the Elemental Toa. She grew up on Poliaz, and has fleeting memories of a matoran she once loved. His name was Gratigan ((Who was in Gringat's toa team, the Toa Vanembar.)).

She cannot remember how she became a toa, but her powers over the 79th element have proved to be extremely profitable. She can do alchemy. She posesses the Midas Touch, and automatically turns humdrum metal objects into Gold. This pretty much set her up for life. While useless in battle, Gold powers are very good for battling economic crises.

...Not a single man with a glint of greed in his soul didn't want her for his own...

And neither did The Shadowed One.

As she became more well known, word of Aura's power reached the ears of The Shadowed One, leader of the Dark Hunters. ((Real Canon character)) Fuelled by greed, he ordered her capture. "Charger" did not take long to kidnap her.

Once at their base in Odina, she was imprizoned, and forced to transmute metals into gold to fuel his many expensive weapons projects, purchase certain illegal items, etcetera. She gave him power.

But they made a mistake. One night, when the guards had carelessly left their post (after all, a weakling Toa like her had no chance of escaping - and I'm thirsty) she transmuted her protodermis shackles and chains into gold. The soft metal tore easily as she pulled herself out. She did the same with the cage door to her cell, and when the guard atacked - to his armour as well. His circuitry was completely crippled, and he died, paralysed.

Aura escaped after that. The Dark Hunters are after her still. To avoid getting tracked, she coats her hands and feet in lead plating. ((Because everyone knows you can't turn lead into gold. Silly medieval alchemists. :) )) She later aqquired a kanohi Kualsi to allow her to teleport.

-Kanohi Kualsi

-Weak power over electricity.
-Resistant to energy attacks due to being unreactive.
-Automatically turns any metal she touches into Gold ((Apart from lead)), but the process isn't instantaneous.
-Do feminine wiles count as a power? Probably not.
-Can teleport to any location within her line of sight, using the mask.

-Prone to accidentally transmuting things.
-Weak to physical attack - especially bludgeoning.
-Not a very proficient fighter.

Fourth Wall Commentary

  • Aurum is the latin name for gold, just like Argentum is Latin for silver. it means "Shining Dawn" - since Aura is female, I had to feminise the word.

  • I added dark blue to her colour set to look like the Lapis Lazuli on Tutenkhamen's mask, etc. Sadly I only have a handful of lapis colured peices, and you saw them all on Epsilon.

  • She uses a Metru torso. I haven't gotten one of those into a MOC in ages - and Brolas didn't pull it off that well.

  • Credit to Shadowgear6335's Goldrush (and the V2 of him) for bating me to making a toa of Gold. Curse You. That's viewable Here. Thankfully, my toa's powers are more based off GCSE level sciencey stuff whee Shadowgear has gone for more generic, comic-bookish ones.

    ((Detail of how the King Matthias crowns attach to her shoulders. Surprisingly it fits without even using Blu-Tak... but I use it anyway :P ))

    Stay tuned for more Elemental Toa! I have the whole Bloomin' Periodic Table to get through! :D

    Oh, and the theme is The Escapist by Nightwish. Fitting, yes? It should be, since her story is based off the song, not the other way around.


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  November 13, 2010
By the way... When you make the revamp, be sure to add the bio-core. Just use a grey System rocket-bottom part and a trans-neon green stud on the end. It'll easily attach to any part with a plus-slot, cuz it has one on the inside.
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  October 28, 2010
Interesting, I know you wanted to make it look female, but what you did grossed me out a little
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  July 29, 2010 hey check this out and have fun in france
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  July 29, 2010
is that a knights kingdom sword?
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  July 29, 2010
thanks for joining my contest
  July 18, 2010
Today is the day I mention her in my serial but I made one addition she is now friends with a small sprite named sparx. Oh and can you e-mail me instructions for her so I can build her for the serial?
Gringat the Repugnant
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Peter Crasher
  May 23, 2010
Her colours and mask are like my Toa MOC named Aphrien
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  January 31, 2010
This is exceptional! How in the world I missed it? One of your best in your page, and probably one of the best toas around.
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  January 24, 2010
nice on subject of theme songs can you help me find one for Kira. and could you tell me how to embed without the video
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  January 23, 2010
{lol, Im a baron now!} Love the idea! I call Einsteium! Now how can i make a Lego afro....
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  January 23, 2010
Interesting...I like the curves...for the build...yeah...right... but as much as it's cool, and nice colors...i don't know, it's not really up to snuff with your usual mocs still, 4/5!
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  January 22, 2010
Nice touch with the gold shoulder parts. Nice big front as well. hehe.
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  January 22, 2010
Nice job with the curves :D i must get around to posting my elemental toa sometime.....
  January 22, 2010
I meant, every time I try to use Metru bodies but make them so the arms aren't all cognical like the original Metru I just can't get my head around using it. I try putting ball joints pieces into them, and the arms just flop about....
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  January 22, 2010
When I saw the thumbnail I thought it would be based on Tutenkhamen's mask! Nice build, and I like the story very much, but how did you use a metru body? Also, that's a lot of gold pieces. I wish I bought Brutaka now. :D
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  January 22, 2010
I like the build, the story, and of course lead cannot be transmuted into gold, I'm surprised medieval alchemists didn't know that!
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