Well, well, well... If it hasn't been a LOOOONG time :P Let's return to mocpages with one of my favorite mocs I've built
About this creation
Alignment: Toa, CoT
Element: Cosmic Energy
Titles: Toa, Starhead, Yin Yang
Mask: Kanohi Pakari
Weapons: Dual moon katanas
Atarashi began life as a normal Matoran living in a Onu-Matoran village on Mata Nui. He was a solitary philosopher who studied the universe and its balance. He embarked on numerous treks to discover as much as he could and dreamed of once being able to travel into space. One fateful expedition led him to a meteorite that had impacted close to his village with a close friend and researcher. Upon inspecting the space rock, Atarashi discovered that it was unique compared to the others he had studied in that it emitted a faint bluish-silver aura. While picking up the stone to examine it, he was overcome in a curtain of light and blanked out.
Upon coming to, he realized that he had grown to Toa size and had powers from cosmic energy. His friend, however, was being attacked by two Dark Hunters that had been sent to bring the meteorite back to Odina. He quickly got up and unsheathed his new moon katanas. A quick, yet fierce battle ensued, with Atarashi barely being able to escape with his friend. However, this was not the last they saw of the Hunters. They tracked them to their village and began killing the villagers. Once again, Atarashi was thrown into battle with the Hunters, but this time there were more people to defend. Realizing that continuing the fight in the village would cause more destruction and death, Atarashi surrendered himself in exchange for his village's safety. On the night march to the Hunters' transport,when his powers are the greatest, he took the time to familiarize himself with his new Toa powers and break away from the Hunters' grasp. He returned to his village and became the Toa protector of the village, honing his skills over the years and furthering his research.
After Makuta took over the Matoran Universe and imprisoned its inhabitants, Atarashi began efforts with other Toa to weaken the robot. Being in space, especially, made Atarashi a powerful ally in this fight. While, not damaging the robot much, he helped free many Toa and Matoran who later helped out. He did not fight in the Battle of Bara Magna, but helped repair the damages and built new settlements. He took residence in New Onu-Koro and became one of its protectors.
Years after this conflict, he was chosen to be in the Council of Toa due to his extensive knowledge on the Bionicle Universe. He has since been assigned to a variety of Toa teams and is currently assigned to a special "super team" that combines high-ranking members of the Council.
After becoming a Toa, some powers include blasts of cosmic energy, small control over celestrial bodies and being able to control small amounts of lunar and solar energy.
Matoran and Toa Atarashi
Love the head detailing :)
He is one of my tallest mocs to date.
Fourth Wall: I have had this guy built for many months now, since shortly after Bricks by the Bay 2013, but I have not had time to post him due to mainly school (curse you AP and Honors classes :P). I built him out of parts bought at the convention, even though I originally planned to make an orange and white Toa of Sodium (which I did build and will post later). His color scheme and design was originally designed on the idea of the Chinese Dao idea of yin and yang or balance, but it changed to cosmic energy by his finish. I love how he came out and I believe that he is one of my best mocs (visually and build-wise), sometimes even better than Tarshduk. His name comes from the Japanese word for new.
THANK YOU FOR VIEWING! I hope to post new mocs soon (I have many) and make a full return from my long hiatus :) Check back soon and thanks to those that have stayed with me for this long :)