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Irian, the lone
My entry for Windfall's Toa Hagah Contest.
About this creation
Name: Irian

Element: Air

Kanohi: Drel, Mask of Conjuring. Lets its user to briefly program a power and a weakness into the mask. Wrong programming can result in a psychic backlash.

Weapons: A spear named "Windshear" and a shield

Assigned Makuta: Sorehn

Bio: Not a lot is known about Irian's Matoran life: he was very reclusive and didn't like to have other Matoran around him. He usually "hunted" Rahi just for the pleasure of observing their behaviour.



He was a Toa of air and he worked with four other Toa in a team. He never really liked to cooperate with them though, as it would have required to socialize with them. The only thing he cared about were the Rahi: he often left his teammates when they weren't on mission just to observe them.



After the success in capturing a Dark Hunter known as "Vanquish", Irian's Toa team was selected by the Brotherhood of Makuta to become Toa Hagah: the team was then assigned to a Makuta called Sorehn.



Sorehn wasn't a fan of having Toa around him: they were a "distraction", as he would have said. His guardians didn't like him too as he was incredibly cantankerous.



However, Irian liked Sorehn. Well, he liked to watch his Rahi: Sorehn loved to create Rahi and Irian loved to observe his creations. They developed some sort of a relationship during their time toghether: Irian would have even said Sorehn was his friend.



Everything went wrong when the voices about the Brotherhood betrayal started. Irian's Toa team decided that something should have been done: they had to break the Toa Code and kill their "protégé". Irian was with Sorehn during this: his teammates didn't even bother to ask for his opinion.



When the other Toa Hagah arrived in front of them, they asked Irian to step aside: Sorehn was a traitor and, as Toa, they had to stop him. The Toa of Air was paralyzed, he didn't understood what was happening. As he regained his ability to move, one of his teammates dashed and hit Sorehn. The Makuta fell to the ground: he wasn't used to being hurt.



In that moment something snapped in Irian's mind: his friend was hurt, and the only thing he felt was rage. The Toa of Air activated its Kanohi and decided that it would have allowed him to drain the life force from other beings, he then proceeded to use his newly aquired power to kill all of his teammates.



As he saw the body of the last of his ex-comerades, Irian started to feel something in his stomach. "Is it remorse? Is it guilt?" he asked himself. As he watched below him he saw a hand pierced trough his body, it was Sorehn's.



As Sorehn pulled out his hand, Irian turned around and watched his executioner's eyes: he felt like the Makuta had everything planned. "Was it all a lie?" Irian asked crying, as Sorehn proceeded to rip the spark from the Toa's body.

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So, yeah. I hope you like him as I do. I focused a lot on the body of this guy as I wanted to try some new techniques, keeping the limbs design more simple: call it laziness if you like. The lower arms are supposed to homage the original Toa Hagah sets (again, call it laziness if you prefer). The spear (is that a spear?) and the shield are also supposed to homage the Hagah sets.

FYI: he is 22.6 cm tall or 8.9 inches for you imperials, so he should be within the height limit.






Comments

 I like it 
  June 18, 2016
What a sad story... Oh, the MoC is cool, too XD.
 I made it 
  May 17, 2016
Quoting Windfall the Wanderer Pretty nice! I like the backstory, and the build is good as well, except maybe for the waist, which seems skinny compared to his shoulders.
Thank you Windfall. I know what you mean about the waist: it's just my style... a bit anime-sque. I honestly took inspiration from the Gundam mobile suits to make the torso.
 I made it 
  May 17, 2016
Quoting Quartz roolz why do i always enter the contests I am doomed to lose. great job. not too sure he looks that hagah ish, but this is still an excellent job.
Oh com'on. I belive these contests are a way to put pressure on us builders, so that we can refine our skills. It's not about winning, but improving (loser's excuse xD). Btw thank you, I'm glad you like it!
 I made it 
  May 17, 2016
Quoting Sean /EMMSixteenA4 Dude, that spear is awesome! I've got a complaint or two though; I felt like the backstory was grim and dark for the sake of being grim and dark and generally kind of edgy. It's well written, but a hard topic to broach; lonerism is, without the afflicted character seeming like a cliche. The shoulderpads are really cool, too. I feel like the mask was a bad choice, though, because the Avohkii is the most overused mask and doesn't really add any personality to a MOC. Also the mask is kind of strange, the Mask of Conjuring was versatile but generally pretty weak, and it also took considerable time to program. So him killing all of the Toa seemingly very quickly is a bit unrealistic unless Irian was a great being in disguise :P Overall though he's a pretty good MOC with sick weapons.
First of all: thank you for your comment, it's one of those that help people to think about mistakes and to improve. As for the backstory: you definitely got that feel because I kinda rushed in writing it, and me being just a novice in writing doesn't help :P. As for the Avohkii, unfortunately it was the only silver mask I had, excluding the Rode because it didn't made a lot of sense for a bearer of the mask of truth to be deceived. However I know what do you mean (At least Irian doesnt't sport a black/silver colorscheme xD). As for the Conjuring power: yeah, it took some time to be programmed, that's a mistake I made... It could be that programming the mask quickly resulted in a wrong programming tho, so Irian could have been affected by a psychic backlash...
 I like it 
  May 16, 2016
Pretty nice! I like the backstory, and the build is good as well, except maybe for the waist, which seems skinny compared to his shoulders.
 I like it 
  May 16, 2016
why do i always enter the contests I am doomed to lose. great job. not too sure he looks that hagah ish, but this is still an excellent job.
  May 16, 2016
Dude, that spear is awesome! I've got a complaint or two though; I felt like the backstory was grim and dark for the sake of being grim and dark and generally kind of edgy. It's well written, but a hard topic to broach; lonerism is, without the afflicted character seeming like a cliche. The shoulderpads are really cool, too. I feel like the mask was a bad choice, though, because the Avohkii is the most overused mask and doesn't really add any personality to a MOC. Also the mask is kind of strange, the Mask of Conjuring was versatile but generally pretty weak, and it also took considerable time to program. So him killing all of the Toa seemingly very quickly is a bit unrealistic unless Irian was a great being in disguise :P Overall though he's a pretty good MOC with sick weapons.
 I made it 
  May 16, 2016
Quoting Leximatic LJ2 Q4R Great MOC. Cool colours. I wish, he'd had better hands and more beef on the forearms. But i like torso and shoulders and legs very much, overall awesome built.
Thank you. About the forearms, I tried bulkier ones, but imho they looked worse. As for the hands, I will definitely try to articulate them! Again, thanks for your comment.
 I made it 
  May 16, 2016
Quoting Christian Park Man, a lot of these Toa Hagah Contest backstories are dark, if not all. Anyways, I just absolutely love this MOC! The weapons and armor are just so detailed and unique, while the Hagah features are what makes this look a lot more like a Toa Hagah as compared to other MOCs of the Toa Hagah Contest. Overall, this is one of the best I've seen so far!
What!? People read backstories!? xD Yeah, Toa hagah have some the darkest backstories in G1... If I have to be honest I felt sad once I read the completed story about Irian. Btw, thank you very much for your comment :D
 I made it 
  May 16, 2016
Quoting [ C.P.D. ]
I suppose you are talking about the hordika armor: I just really wanted to try using those pieces as shoulder armor for a long time. As I said to Wertman, the "collar" look I tried to give to Irian's armor makes his neck look non-existant (and me posing Mocs with the head looking down doesn't help xD). About the limbs: I didn't use laziness as an excuse, I said that "if it helps you sleeping" you could have said that. As for the lower arms I wanted to homage Norik and Iruini, while for the legs I didn't feel the need of customizing them as they allowed the look I was going for. About the mask, yeah, it is kinda op, and it is even canon! Just click on the link I put to learn more about it. I wish you good luck, too!
 I like it 
  May 16, 2016
Great MOC. Cool colours. I wish, he'd had better hands and more beef on the forearms. But i like torso and shoulders and legs very much, overall awesome built.
 I made it 
  May 16, 2016
Quoting RaptorTalon ~ I am gonna need to step up my game if I plan on entering. Great work!
Oh, I'm sure you will do great. I wish you good luck ;)
 I made it 
  May 16, 2016
Quoting MuppZ . Torso is great, arms are great, legs are great but the back of the lower legs might need some coverage, sholders are uniqe. The only thing that bothers me is that he seems to have a hard time looking down.
Thank you very much. I tried to armor the back of the lower legs, but I didn't like any of the looks I came up with. I have a lot to improve on in building with premade limbs. Thank you again!
 I made it 
  May 16, 2016
Quoting Wertman 8 An epic looking Toa! I love the torso: kinda strange but it works! The legs look sweet and I like the homage you payed with the arms! Weapons also look great. Only thing is the stubbiness of the neck makes him look really awkward. Other than that, it's great! Good luck in the contest!
Thank you. Yeah, I know what do you mean about the neck: the shoulder and the torso armor placement makes it look like it doesn't exist. Honestly, I wanted to make his armor look like some sort of a "collar" where he could hide to emphasize his recluse personality; and I think I did a good job even if it meant to sacrifice some motion. I wish good luck to you too ;)
 I like it 
  May 15, 2016
Man, a lot of these Toa Hagah Contest backstories are dark, if not all. Anyways, I just absolutely love this MOC! The weapons and armor are just so detailed and unique, while the Hagah features are what makes this look a lot more like a Toa Hagah as compared to other MOCs of the Toa Hagah Contest. Overall, this is one of the best I've seen so far!
  May 15, 2016
BTW that Kanohi OP tho xD
 I like it 
  May 15, 2016
The upper body is inspired, but the shoulders are a little too broad. Also, it appears so though Irian had no neck. The limbs aren't anything special (laziness isn't really a valid excuse. Sorry). I like that spear though. Good luck in the contest!
 I like it 
  May 15, 2016
I am gonna need to step up my game if I plan on entering. Great work!
 I like it 
  May 15, 2016
Torso is great, arms are great, legs are great but the back of the lower legs might need some coverage, sholders are uniqe. The only thing that bothers me is that he seems to have a hard time looking down.
 I like it 
  May 15, 2016
An epic looking Toa! I love the torso: kinda strange but it works! The legs look sweet and I like the homage you payed with the arms! Weapons also look great. Only thing is the stubbiness of the neck makes him look really awkward. Other than that, it's great! Good luck in the contest!
 
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