Make sure you don't miss the view on the suit at about halfway. It would be a shame if you were to miss that. =(
About this creation
Titles: The Decimator
Moral Alignment: Chaotic Neutral, Formerly True Good
Element/Affinity: None, Formerly Iron
Kanohi: Great Miru of Levitation
Equipment: Flight-Suit, Combat knife, revolver, custom Sub-machine gun, throwing knives
Current MOC Status: Assembled
Orion's date or circumstances of birth are unknown. Orion is a former Operative for the shady Order of Mata Nui, who was extradicted for unknown reasons some hundreds of years ago.
What is unanimously agreed by the few remaining residents of Yerinn Island: If Orion had any shred of morality, reason or conscience at any point, it is now long gone.
Four months ago he appeared to the Toa Mahto as a shady, yet incredibly competent individual who joined them as their ally in their struggle to liberate the island from the six Makuta who identified themselves as The Gatekeepers.
In an epic climax of events, Orion was tasked with stealing a Gamma-stone - an indescribable trinket containing unmeasurable amounts of primal energy. He succeeded in possessing it, but mishandled it in the few moments it was under his care.
The stone released a massive blast of heat, light and dust that concluded what used to be of the lush Yerinn island. Anyone who weren't immediately disintegrated was exposed to waves of disruptive energy that spread nearly five kilometres from the blast zone that inexplicably caused sickness which killed an even greater amount of Yerinn's residents.
The fates of the Toa Mahto, the Gatekeepers or other individuals participating in the former conflict is unconfirmed, but the estimate is not far off.
What is left of Yerinn is a wasteland; an island utterly ripped apart by the catastrophe. Few things can grow as the soil is blackenend and poisoned; few things can live as they succumb to the shortage of food and clean water. Some say that it is this reason that the elementals - wise and benevolent entities that used to watch over Yerinn - cannot continue to exist as their domain has been shattered.
Orion was both lucky and unlucky enough to survive the ordeal. The revelation that came, that he alone was responsible for the blast, ate away at his very being. Something else equally disturbing took place: a part of him relished in the absolute destruction he had caused. One part of sorrow and another of glee, he turned isolated and manic.
Orion does not have any wish to leave the island - it was the 'home' he made for himself. In fact, he is completly without purpose - even mantaining his sustenence is of low priority to him. He doesn't wander the island like the survivors do, and will refuse to interact with anyone who chances across him.
Recently, however, his frustration drives him to spill blood. Survivors are now concious that they could be sniped, stabbed or splodered at any moment by 'The Decimator', and keep a sharp eye to the skies.
Each kill he will immediately regret, but it is only a matter of time before he will give in to his unjustifiable bloodthirst again.
If the fate of Yerinn is to be resolved, it is unlikely it will be through this has-been hero.
Orion's weapons are pretty much still the same as last time. In fact, most of him is exactly the same. The largest upgrade is this:
The missile packs and the wings can be switched between 'Dormant', 'Scout' and 'Assault' mode.
Not entirely happy with the arm-mounted lasers, but they look alright.
The suit comes off reasonably easily as five main pieces.
Creator's Note: So.... another chapter has begun. Actually, the last one was more of a prelude, but whatever.
I believe this is the 6th version of Orion as of yet. Other than the arms I was pretty happy with him, so the next step was to make him an alternate suit or something; and he's kind of like a one-man Apache now. I don't really think the story I wrote him correlates with a shiny nuke-suit though. Hehe.
Both my bionicle and system skills have developed reasonably since I temporarily left. I did tell myself to stop building bionicle since the place and demand for them is quickly shrinking, but I've still got the pieces and a few more won't hurt me. What's interesting is that the growth of parts I have access to is pretty much stagnant, and so any increases in quality isn't necessarily owed to a larger parts pool.
Never fear, predominantly my focus will be on system.
If you took the time to skim over the little 'bios' I gave him, I'd love to hear what you think. I'm sure a post-apocalyptic setting may be too edgy or even of course cliched to the canon for some of you, but yeah, leave a comment and tell me if I'm wrong.
Of course, I must relent that the silver, dark grey, light grey and yellow must be pretty overwhelming on top of the Dark Green and Beige. Not sure how I'll circumvent that one, but it's definitely something I'll keep in mind if I were to revamp Orion even further. Anyway, I really appreciate all of your feedback. =)
Thanks guys! I agree that the colours are not exactly mainstream - that was what I was going for when a character has a unique element. The trans-green bohrok eyes were meant to pass as dark green, and I tried to keep trans-orange minimal as highlights only. As for the mask, I would really prefer a silver Miru over a gold one, but the Miru just has so much more character than a dark green Matatu to pass up.
Per Chro, the colors seem a bit off for me. The use of two different trans accent colors and random bits of yellow don't look too good, and if the mask is going to be customized, at least customize it so that it fits the color scheme well. The build itself is pretty good though.