One of my old Inika builds. Umbrus is a Toa of Shadow who is trying to ignore his dark side and do what is right.
About this creation
Umbrus is a Toa of Shadows, turned by a shadow leech. I had a full story for him when I built him two years ago, but a lot of it I forgot, and some of it is being put into the Toa Kora project I have. Let's see . . .
He was in a Toa Team. The Turaga of the island he lived on had, as Toa, moved all the Matoran in stasis like the Toa Metru. However, they fought a Makuta that released some shadow leeches on many of the Matoran. The Turaga almost didn't awaken the infected because they were worried of the evil inside of them. They did, and Umbrus helped the matoran stay good.
As a result, he was chosen by the Turaga to become a Toa. As he helped fight evil with the other Toa, the others were at first afraid of him. however, they soon realized that he was fighting his infection, and accepted him.
He worked hard on becoming good, and, when they were fighting the Makuta that turned him, He turned into a Toa of Gravity. As the fight grew more fierce, and his friends fell around him, he continued to fight with newfound spirit. The Makuta tried to turn him, and make him kill his friends. Umbrus and the Makuta knew that the Makuta was winning, and Umbrus could barely stand. The offer would tempt anyone.
Umbrus said that He would rather die fighting for his home and friends than turn them over to evil.
Then he had a second transformation. His armor, which was black and purple, turned to white and gold. He was now a Toa of Light.
The Toa felt a rush of adrenaline as he forced the Makuta back into another section of its lair. Knowing that this could kill him, he released all his energy in one giant Nova Blast . . .
I was on the verge of experimenting with building from scratch when I built him. I took a two-and-a-half year hiatus before taking that leap. However, for a plain Inika build, I like the way he turned out.
This is the full MOC.
This is the tool I gave him. One Makuta power is to create a shadow hand, like in the Movie Legends of Metru Nui. This gave Umbrus a way to do that. I chose that because I thought it would be cool.
This is his back. I originally had two Pohatu claws, one red and one black, on the back of his shoulder. I put things like that on the back of the Toa in his team.
I used a Karda Matoran body over a Phantoka Makuta Torso. This gave him a good, sturdy build, and looked pretty nice.