A Full page update on Flandrex and her backstory. With a special stop motion MOC showcase at the end!
About this creation
Flandrex’s Theme - U.N. Owen Was Her?
Name: Flandrex, Xyrleh Status: Alive, Insane Affiliation: Herself, Chaotic Evil Element: Destruction Kanohi: Crast, Mask of Repulsion Species: Mutant Matoran/Toa Powers: She can manipulate the gravitational ‘cores’ of any object. A rare, devastating ability that allows her to smash or expand an object’s center of gravity, causing it to implode, or simply dissolve. Previously an unknown elemental power, The Order of Mata Nui now refers to it as ‘Destruction.’ Weapons: Knife wings, claws, Sword of Destruction
Couple pictures before we get to the updated backstory.
Several years after the creation of the universe and the first Toa team, the being known as Karzahni tried to take over the position of the Great Spirit, Mata Nui by building a machine which could infinitely draw artifacts of power from alternate dimensions. When it was activated, Karzahni would have an unlimited amount of super powerful objects that he could use to overthrow all the leaders of the Matoran universe. However, when it came time to use it, Karzahni’s machine malfunctioned, Causing a large rift to break open and send the artifacts into space, rather than sending the artifacts to Karzahni. Shortly after the rift opened, the machine started pulling out any object (of any size) that contained a large amount of power. One of these objects was the planet Luna Magna, an alternate universe version of Spherus Magna.
Mata Nui and The Hand of Artakha responded to the threat. Sending the first Toa team to help collect and hide the artifacts, while Mata Nui worked to close the rift. They succeeded, but not after battling an alternate-universe Vezon and Fenrahk, a fight during which Toa Helryx was struck by a blast from the ‘Spear of Separation.’
Most would agree that everyone has a dark side. This is no different for beings which are completely focused and loyal to their cause. For what was separated from Helryx’s body was a small, armored snake that was once the small amount of evil that even Helryx had in her. Since the amount of evil in Helryx was so miniscule, the creature didn’t have much life left in it. The confused, dying creature followed Helryx, because she was the only thing it knew besides it’s name: Xyrleh. (Zer-leh) Xyrleh was there to see the Toa’s mission completed, the rift closed, Karzahni defeated, and the artifacts hidden. When Helryx finally noticed the sickly-looking creature slithering behind her, she took pity on it, and nursed it back to heath, unknowingly reviving this pure evil being.
With Xyrleh’s strength revitalized, she began the hunt. She attacked one of Helryx’s Toa team, causing Helryx to force the evil creature away into the wild to fend for itself. But that was a mistake. It soon found a village and started sucking the life force out of wandering Matoran. When Xyrleh absorbed a Matoran’s life force, it allowed her body to grow in strength and size, until she resembled a thin, boney version of Helryx. Every time she raided or destroyed a village, more word spread of the terrible creature that came from nowhere. She came to be known as “Flandrex.” (Which means ‘Scarlet Devil’ in Matoran.) Xyrleh loved the new name.
The Hand of Artakha couldn’t ignore this threat. Soon, the Hand started planning a search of nearby Matoran Villages, in order to find and capture the creature. However, Xyrleh had plans of her own. She had recovered one of the artifacts of power hidden by The Hand of Artakha, the Legendary Sword of Destruction, Lævateinn. (Lava-ten) Said to be able to bring down entire city blocks in a single swing.
Even though the artifact was quite powerful, When Helryx and her team arrived the battle was quick to see a winner. Flandrex was not yet a great fighter, and she couldn’t control her element very well.
Years past as Flandrex was imprisoned by the Hand of Artakha. During this time, Helryx realized Flandrex’s origins, and made numerous attempts to have her use her powers for good, but to no avail. Flandrex grew insane while imprisoned, as she was mistreated by the guards and members of the Hand.
Eventually, when the Hand of Artakha disbanded and was replaced by the Order of Mata Nui, the prisoners had to be transported to the new headquarters. During the transport, Flandrex broke free and slaughtered the Toa that were moving her. From the weapons of the fallen Toa, and parts from the mobile prison cell, she crafted large, bent wings, and fused them to her back. She also obtained a Kanohi Crast, Mask of Repulsion, and retrieved her sword.
When word of Flandrex’s escape reached the Order, they scrambled every member they had, and all headed out to recapture her. The resulting battle was devastating to the Order. All of the time Flandrex spent imprisoned, she was practicing her elemental powers. It took the combined efforts of Helryx, Tobduk, and several other Order members to stop her, and almost half of the Order members were lost. Flandrex was imprisoned again, this time in a cell made for her in a similar way to how the Piraka Avak makes them. She remains there to this day, growing more angry and insane every day.
The End, for now...
More shots of the MOC.
And finally a video of Flandrex in action!
Told ya I’d stay active! Alright, this really isn’t a new MOC, but since her backstory had changed so much, I figured I’d update with a brand new page. This was supposed to come out around Halloween, (The same time that I uploaded that video) but my internet screwed up practically every time I tried to add it. Hopefully there will be more MOCs and stories soon, also I am really close to being ready to start up Knoxus’ Story! So start looking forward to that! Thanks for looking!
Sweet build for her! I forgot to show the link that I used her wings and the other designs from your mocs to make one of the two mocs that I had made two years ago in the link.
Not really, she can't use it to move or levitate objects, only implode or explode them. The simplest way to explain it is that she can control singularities, or black holes. (And whatever the opposite of a black hole is.) That's why I simply called it the element of Destruction. :)
An excellent MOC and some excellent animations! My favourite part of it all was the rotating part where she was built fron the ground up - It's a great window into how the MOC works. I have a few crituiques though. 1: The wings are not posable. Clicky joints in a couple of strategic places would fix that, and they'd still have the same shape. 2: Her shoulders seem very square. Some movement there would be brilliant. 3: Her red fangs at the bottom look too much like lips. Silver ones would match the mask much better.
It'0s good to see you back! I love this MOC, is a great version of Flandre Scarlet in the BIONICLE World. Not only the story, the new designs and the color scheme are pretty awesome. Upper torso and, obviously, the wings, may be my favourite parts from her. Good job, my dear. Oh, and the video was awesome! I wish I could do something like that. However I suggest you to move the legs a bit. No one usually does it and I don't know why.
So, you are still alive eh? I like this on a lot, but there are some things I don't really like. The wings are a hint colorful for my taste, and the shoulders are a little wide. Other than that however, I like this a lot. Well done. :)