Titles: The winged madman, the roboticist of choas, KNIVES!!!
Race/species: Male winged Kra-Le-Toa, more commonly called a shadow Toa of air
Weapons: Knives, claws, fangs, wings
Powers/abilities: Spirax has your usual Toa of air elemental abilities, mild control of the wind, which he uses to help fly, and a natural ability to read the wind. It's his other abilities that are more unexpected, from his unusual healing rate and durability to his even more unusual constantly forming ‘growths’ across his body, all caused from the experiments run on him.
To put it simply, durability wise Spirax is a literal tank despite his thin build, he can shrug off and barely feel nearly any type of attack, from being stabbed complexity through the chest to losing a limb he will barely react, seeming to not feel it. While that would usually mean one's nerves are shot or extremely damaged his are entirely fine, his sense of touch actually a bit higher than most. His healing rate is also incredibly high, fast enough that even if he lost a limb long enough ago for the wound to have scarred over as long as he can get access to a fresh one and reopen the wound, the arm will reconnect and have the necessary ligaments, muscles and other connections regrow as long as it can be kept stable for a couple days, usually a week at most. If that wasn't strange enough, contained within his internal structure, buried beneath his skin and flesh are multiple connection ports and nodes that can be used to attach robotic replacements, ranging from limb connections to nearly all of his internal organs and bones having the ability to be replaced or regrown similarly to his limbs.
He is also incredibly sneaky, naturally stealthy whenever his erraticness and instantly doesn't get in the way, that combined with his mask power and intelligence makes him an incredible and somewhat well renowned thief, known as the Wall Climber, even if there's no full proof that it's him.
Of course the strangest and most unexpected one caused from the experiments are the 'growths' he has constantly forming and growing across his body, small metal spikes that form at random across his body and continue to grow out. While its unusual yes it can just be written off as a simple, pointless mutation, while in fact it's actually his most useful ability and provider of his favourite weapons.
and typically only weapons, having a high tendency to forget to use his gun or Huna powers in battle.
The growths are in fact crude, removable, protodermis knife shaped spikes, growing from his skeleton, his own protodermis constantly regenerating from virtually nothing, just the bare minimum food or liquid protodermis is all that's needed to regenerate around a quarter of his own internal protodermis mass, even if it is much more impure and weakened than it should be, alchemy runes carved internally into him to continuously transmute any matching materials into protodermis or another element that can be mixed with it.
This combined with two artificially installed protodermis reservoirs makes it so he can nearly infinitely generate the knives, literally everywhere across his body, growing at a relatively fast pace until reaching a proper knife size for his height, then slowing down greatly. if he leaves them for long enough he can essentially become a moving knife pile, of course they rarely ever get anywhere near that level, Spirax constantly using them as throwing knives, to which while his aim has been dampened due to his mental state is still incredibly good, most of his throws and gunshots hitting their mark or close to it, trading them, giving them away and being disarmed, he rarely has more than ten on him at a time, and tends to use those quickly, luckily being able to regenerate about 1 every hour due to the amount of forming knives and their previous amount of growth.
If one was to pull of one of his ‘knives’ themselves they'd be able to physically feel the tearing sensation that comes as it's removed from his flesh and skeleton.
His biggest weaknesses though would be his own distractibility, the lack of strength his light build gives him, and the ease with which he can be knocked out, even if for only a short amount of time, even a hit of moderate strength to the head has shown to be able to knock him out, which also influenced his fighting style of flying and upscale and using his knives as long ranged weapons when fighting. He will also fight close range, preferring to use his main style to distract and confuse him enemy before quickly swooping in, being incredibly agile both mid air and on the ground, if less so on the latter, latching onto an enemy, clawing, tearing, stabbing and biting at any exposed wires, motors, flesh or other effective areas he can get at in an attempt to weaken them and get access to their more protected internal parts, usually being thrown off or theming himself off to fly away before too much damage can usually be done to either his opponent or himself.
Also while he may be an amazing technician and roboticist, being able to build a complete android or prosthetic from the pieces of broken others or other usable and combinable scraps, what he makes rarely works as it should, containing multiple glitches, a high possibility to explode, and sometimes gaining some kind of corrupted sentience or just plain going rampant, such as with one android he fixed that proceeded to go on a homicidal rampage after he left it, before being stopped by a Toa duo, any prosthetics or augments he makes or repairs also have a coaches to go rampant, while less homicidal they will have a tendency to attack and physically attempt to fight their wearer if they can, such as if you had a prosthetic arm it might continue to try and punch you, slap you or grapple with you other arm, some finding that amusing and actually requesting one to act like that, to which Spirax somehow manages to get to their exact specifications.
Appearance/description: Spirax is a tall, spindly and thin individual, while the normal height for a toa he always seems to be taller due to his build. His colour scheme consisting of black, near sky blue and light and jungle green colours, his armour providing just enough protection to be effective but light enough to allow for him to quickly move and maneuver, both in the ground and in the air. Any visible ‘flesh’ covered in small, spiked metallic protrusions, all of different sizes and seeming to constantly change, growing, vanishing and appearing in different areas.
His wings are large, nearly matching his body in height and extending in a width much bigger than his own. They were originally feathered but since his shadow infection have become leathery and bat like, giving him a more intimidating effect. His hands and toes were also affected, becoming claw and spike tipped, his teeth becoming fanged, his colour and mask changing, the black appearing and his mask changing shape to that of a green and black great Juttlin, still retaining its original power of a Huna.
Personality: The best words to be used to describe Spirax as are, maniacal, erratic, thieving, childish, excitable and damaged, because this are exactly what he is, with at ouch of maliciousness, malcontent and pranksters mischievousness thrown in.
While he wasn't always like that he was damaged enough and had been it long enough that to him it's how he's always been, and really there's no one left who could tell him otherwise, anyone from his past before his shadow infection being dead.
Bio/backstory: Originally, before he had become a toa and was later infected, he was your average Le-matoran, excitable, adventurous and with a touch of a prankster and trouble maker, while still very serious in his duties, and he continued to stay the same as a toa, if just becoming more serious in his duty to protect the matoran of his village than he was with his original duties. He had been chosen to become a Toa by his villages Turaga in a time of crisis, the Rahi had recently started getting more aggressive, some actively hunting down villagers and attacking their village, some new apparently mutated species also popping up and rumours of two shadowy Titans seen around the jungle, reports of them capturing rahi and possibly villagers themselves.
The Turaga considered Spirax the best choice, having been holding onto a toa stone for just such a reason, Spirax while a troublemaker was also one of their best, stealthiest, long range hunters, having incredible aim and knowing nearly the entire jungle and its fastest routes like the back of his hand, while his strength could be a problem, being weak and thin even as a matoran, his Turaga figured the boost he got from turning into a Toa would help to even it out along with his abilities.
After that it appeared their problem had been solved, Spirax dealing with the rai with relative ease and discovering the reason for most of the rahi’s agitation, many wearing strange, corroded kanohi, the shadow Titans having not been seen since he became a toa, the mutations appearing less. It appeared they had nothing left to worry about, at least before the new beings came. None of them knew what they were, the seclusion of their island preventing them from knowing much of outside events, they were bipedal, robotic, hunched beings, frills across their back, double ended, pronged staffs that could channel strange powers, an ability for flight and strange, conical heads from which organic, short, tentacle things would emerge if they shrieked. There were only a few, most seeming clunky and imperfect, like they were prototypes being tested, they quickly ripped through the village, Spirax managing to kill a few but being injured himself, escaping with any matoran that still lived, by the time he killed all of the beings the rest of the matoran were dead, Soirax the lone survivor and in his mind a failure to everything a toa stood for, that was the beginning of his descent into the Toa he is now known as and the first of many events that broke him, shattering another part of his mind each time. He became focused on one thing and one thing only, revenge for his villages death, already knowing that the shadowy Titans must have been behind the attacks and figuring they must have had some hidden base on the island, hunting for it.
While he did find it seemed to be some kind of lab, already appearing to be in a state of recent abandonment or being abandoned, only a few items of seeming importance left, to him that was enough to convince himself they would returning, searching for any items, weapons and areas he could use to ambush and kill them with. During his search he came across the catalyst for his infection, a couple tanks of strange, larg round, semi-translucent, fanged leeches, most of the leeches dead and malformed, a few tanks appearing to still have some kind of life in them, it was from one of this that he was infected, accidentally shattering a tank after activating an item that ended up laughing him into it from its explosion. The tank was contained one of the few still partially living batches of what he learned to be shadow leeches, creatures that could drain the ‘light’ from any being and turn them into shadow toa, being the most effective on Av-matoran, being able to fully convert them. They were experimental ones, still in the long process of being perfected, the two shadowy Titans, in fact low level Makuta's had been part of the group that had been attempting to make them( and later did in the canon timeline), both of them were supportive of Teridax’s plan, while not fully, not wishing to be caught up in the backlash if it failed, but enjoying the idea of what it would be like if he did succeed.
Due to the shadow leeches’s imperfect state they only managed to drain a small part of his light energy each, draining probably somewhere around 30-40% of his ‘light’, enough to affect his personality and form, but not fully connect or allow him to use the shadow element and decreasing his connection with his own, technically leaving him what could still be considered a Toa of shadow, if one that would still follow the Toa code and be less selfish and agressive than most, at least it would've if not for his pre-existing mental damage and trauma from watching his village and friends being slaughtered, the mental effect of his light being drained along with the changes, both physically and mentally were enough to break him even more, shattering more of his mentality and driving him partially insane, his brain permanently shutting parts of itself down and partially repressing many of his memories, while not fully making it much,couch harder for him to recall them, to protect itself from the pain.
It greatly changed his personality, mentality and disposition, he forgot of his want for revenge quickly, his attention span decreased, quickly adapting to the more simplistic tendencies of both his original and changed shadow personalities, he became much more aggressive, animalistic, permanently searching for things to do for his own amusement or of interest him, and acting on what popped into his head, be that smashing an object to trying to eat, still managing to retain his sentience and ability to understand and think, even if much of it was drowned out from his erratic thought process and lack of attention span.
When the Makuta arrived to collect the last of their items they were quite surprised to find the lab in shambles, much of the leftover items destroyed, and most of the contained rahi free from their tubes or tanks and dead, both some of the objects and rahi showing bite marks, as if something tried to eat them, some even being partially. It was an even bigger surprise when they found the only one smashed Shadow leech tank and soon after the Toa of air survivor from the village they had been testing their experiments on, now partially shadowified and the mutations fully run their course, leaving him in his current state, gnawing on what appeared to be a piece of metal before he saw them spitting it out and hissing at them aggressively before seeming to recognize them, subconsciously knowing he had some kind of affiliation, and excitedly talking to them, asking if they had any more fun for him.
Both of them quickly took advantage of the situation, realizing the potential they could gain from him, being a Toa from a relatively secluded island, barely any outsiders knowing of it and definetly not of him and if they could replicate and modify what caused him to become like he was, a seemingly willing servant, and as they discovered the more dangerous, chaotic and dangerous the test or command they gave him the more willing he'd become, he'd become a perfect addition to Teridax’s plans, giving him an easier way to deal with Toa, so long as they could work out most of the insanity, lack of attention span and possibility of betrayal if they managed to replicate what caused and allowed for this to happen, and if that failed they could at least learn how the toa's body worked even better and see how much adaption his body could take to try and make him into either a powerful weapon, spy or both.
They took him, putting him through hundreds if not thousands of gruellingly painful, dangerous and cruel experiments, Spirax enjoying them the more so of each they were, this also adapted his personality, causing him to actually gain a great liking of physical tests such as theirs, all of them to see how to replicate his effect, how much he could withstand and adapt to or both.
As time went on his personality and mentality started to stabilize, his attention span regaining increasing to a better more controllable time, being able to focus more and starting to remember what his original association with the Makuta was and parts of his past life, saying the same mentality wise and still too far gone, most likely permanently too changed, to ever return to his original self. He also had gained a fair amount of intelligence from what he'd learned from his tests, especially mechanically wise, robotics being the most.
After quite a long time of his testing he managed to escape after his Makuta testers planned to kill him, Teridax having appeared to perish at the Toa Metru's hands and attempting to wash their hands of anything that could be tied back to them supporting him, such as Spirax, from fear of the order of Mata-Nui disocvering and killing them. Unluckily for them Spirax managed to turn the tables on them, ending up with him killing them, not that he'd ever admit it, preferring to say someone who will not be named managed to accomplish the feat.
After that he escaped, taking to wandering and doing as he wanted, be that stealing, blowing up an uninhabited building at random or helping to protect a village, he'll do it if it pops into his mind, still following the Toa code enough that he doesn't usually kill his opponent, unless they're Makuta both his subconscious past and and conscious distrust his testers gave him after they tried to kill him influencing him decisions related to them, and will protect Matoran if on his own way and possibly robbing them or pranking them, be that maliciously or not all dependent on how he feels at the time. He will also work with nearly anyone of they can catch his attention and it won't involve the death or (serious) injury of Matoran, except for Makuta of course they could probably convince him to work with them if they tried hard enough and and a few items he might want to influence him.