Yes that is Onua Nuva's head in that first pic.And yes,this is my secondary self-MOC.
About this creation
(I recommend listening to this as you read.It's sort of like his theme song.Except he doesn't have one.)
Titles:Angel of Death,The Merciless,He Who Fell From Grace With Mata Nui (Commonly thought to be Death.This is NOT true.Those that know he isn't Death,think he's Death's minion.Also not true.)
Element:Light and Shadow/Darkness or Av and Kra
Abilities:Can create things out of Light and Shadows.Can create portals to and from anywhere in the entire universe.He's still learning how to though and it puts a great strain on him.
Personality:Split due to conflicting elements.Anger management issues.Light or "good":Friendly,cheerful.Shadow or "bad":Angry,itching for a fight.
Avarath was a normal matoran,doing normal matoran things,until one day he stumbled upon a strange rock.He took it to the village Turaga who said he should keep it with him at all times.
He kept it with him in a bag until one day his village was attacked by some muaka under the control of Makuta.Avarath felt a sudden urge to take out the stone.When he did,he felt...taller somehow.And stronger.And somehow he knew he had become a Toa.What kind of Toa?He asked himself.
He then remembered his village was under attack.He made short work of the muaka then rushed down to the edge of the lake.His armour was white and gold so he guessed he was a Toa of Light.When he came back to the village,there was a celebration and Takua,another Toa of Light was there.
Takua had come to train Avarath to use his powers properly.He trained endlessly for weeks determined to be the very best like no-one ever was.(Heard that before? :P ) Some days he would train so hard he would pass out on the way home.Those days Takua would carry him home and the next morning would compliment him on his efforts but would remind him to ease off a little.
One day Takua was called away to help fight some Dark Hunters so Avarath had a day off.And it was the worst day off ever.Mukuta started to attacked his village!So,naturally,he hit them.Hard.Oh,and did I mention that the odds were 3 to 1 against him?So he lost,the village was destroyed and everyone killed.The Makuta took him back to their lair to experiment as they seem to always be doing.
No-one really knows what they did to him,but the most widely respected theory is that they had a shadow Kraata (possibly Kraata Za before he became the hulking menace we all know and love.Only he and the Makuta know and they're not telling.) infect him so The Makuta could control him but because his elemental power was light it didn't completely work.He gained power over Light and Shadows.
The conflicting elements drove him crazy for the first few weeks.He gradually learned to control the darkness but those first weeks had left a permanent scar in his mind,creating another personality to try and cope with the rage and hatred that came with the darkness.As he learned to control his powers he also learned to control shadows and he started making a plan to escape.
One night he broke out and headed away as fast as he could.He came upon some Toa and in his delusion,killed them both.When morning came and he realized what he had done it drove him even more insane.
Over the years he has controlled his insanity so that most of the time you can't even tell he's been through what he has.He's still very unstable and over time he has switched sides so often he's lost count.
The reason he has switched sides is because sometimes the darker side of him will come out for an extended period of time and will cause him to switch.Because of his personality changes,he travels alone.
He has been known to save villages from harm and then gun them down within the hour.As such,Toa only team up with him if they absolutely have to.
4th Wall Commentary:I really like this guy.I had fun thinking up reasons for his split personalities(which I thought of before I actually started to make him).
He also has my first completely custom head.
I think the inspiration for his story came when I got kinda teed off at my mom and I went to go build something and I had a great idea.Rage personified!Perfect!
I wanted to give him a custom head so based it off of Cossy's Zethlin.
I was going to make him a rifle-type-gun but then I remembered I had the Vulcan cannon tip.