Akomu, son of Ekimu

So I've had some reservations about posting this MOC here because of how simple it is. But on the other hand; I put some effort into the back story and he is a counterpart to one of my MOCs here on the boards. So here is Akomu, son of Ekimu:

And then captain irony strikes and this gets featured on the MOC spotlight, Lol!

Anyways, here is the backstory/description I posted on tumblr http://chaotictempleknight.tumblr.com/post/139028213219/this-is-akomu-son-of-ekimu-so-a-little-bit-ago:

"Akomu is the son of Ekimu, but he didn’t follow in his foot steps as a mask maker. Instead, he likes to meditate and considers whatever he makes to be a piece of art. He is also detached from Okoto. When his father went into a coma and Okoto was attacked by the skull spiders, he went into a meditative sleep. Let’s just say this earned him the ire of the residents of Okoto. Moving onto his hammer, this hammer is what he calls a “Resonance Hammer.” This hammer emits sound waves when the wings are out. This allows the hammer to act like a tuning fork and pack an extra punch when he needs to defend himself."

Now time to answer some questions!

1) What is with the lack of gold and by extension: lack of armor?

I was out of gold armor pieces...

Essentially I wanted to make Akomu look young despite being centuries old. Plus Akomu doesn't really engage in battle as you have just read.

2) Why doesn't he have a gear box like his father?

I originally did have one on him. but it made him look too much like Ekimu and I didn't like it. Plus it made him look old. You can actually see a remnant of the gear box build on Akomu's hammer.

3) Who is his counterpart?

Skull Torcher: http://board.ttvpodcast.com/t/skull-torcher/18511?u=chaotictempleknight

4) Why did you use the golden protector mask?

You must be new to Bionicle G2. At the moment, there isn't a lot of masks and a second mask of creation wouldn't make any sense no matter how much I could try to justify it.

5) No technic?

I could add technic, but I want this to mainly be a G2 MOC.

6) Where are the back pictures?

Akomu uses the standard protector build. Just take your Protector of Stone and turn him around.

7) Akomu?

I needed a name that would make him resemble Ekimu and that is the first thing that popped into my head.

8) How old is Akomu?

Physically: Teenager. Mentally: Centuries old... like Ekimu.

Alright, I think that is enough questions for now. I am not trying to dodge any criticisms, I just wanted to provide some insight on some of my choices for this MOC. Obviously don't let the Q and A stop you from making legitimate criticisms.

So as per usual, tell me what you guys think.

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The name reminds me of Akhmou.

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Dang, half an hour late... :laughing:

Nice MOC, he looks like a much younger counterpart of Ekimu :smile:

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Simple, but it works.

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pretty snazzy moc, I'll buy into him being Ekimu's son

He reminds me of something, also lego related...

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Simple, but it gets the job done in looking somewhat similar enough to Ekimu to be his son

Very human proportions. Pretty simple, but good!

Would look a lot better without grey bones but I still love it 💜

Looks too generic

My favorite part is the weapon.