Backstory (which probably wont match up wih this world well, but I will try to be vague enough to have it be able to work): an ko and ta matoran (typically Kopeke and Kapura, but I don't know if they will have importance to the story, so vagueness) were exploring a cave when the ta matoran stumbled into a pool of energized protodermis. He began to mutate and in the process was driven insane. But the ko matoran pulled him out to try and save him, however the ta matoran's thrasing sent them both into the pool, and out came a matoran with silver armor and two minds.
So energized protodermis (ecxeption being my armor) tends to "jump" towards me when it is in about a 5-foot radius of me (and not in a container), and has a reaction sort of like electrons repelling each other, but with the force of an explosion. My armor is sort of bonded to me, however I can remove it for short periods of time (approximately half an hour)
Edit: forgot to add this, but @Omega_Tahu I do believe I am not confusing energized protodermis with proto steel