As a preface, I'm sorry for the terrible lighting. It looked good on camera. Perhaps I'll get around to taking some pictures in natural light sometime soon.
Anyways, I figured it's about time I uploaded this. This is the latest version of my "symbol moc", Atequ. So here's the thing; this guy is perhaps the first reoccurring moc I made, and thus is kind of like a symbol of my history in bionicle mocing. He's sort of like a self moc, but his character doesn't really represent me as a whole, so I don't want to call him that.
Speaking of the character, I'm going to warn you that I haven't really worked out the specifics of his backstory, and I still need to make a gen 2 story. What I do know is that he is an experimental being somewhat akin to Karzahni or Artahka. His programmed purpose is to eliminate destructive beings, but upon becoming self aware, he realized that staging massive battles against destructive creatures is somewhat counter productive. The fights he started always ended in more chaos than his foes would have caused on their own. Because of this, he fled the Matoran universe to avoid causing any more destruction. Unfortunately, his urge to be rid of destructive forces built up sort of like a bloodlust. He ended up returning to satisfy that urge just in time for Teridax to take off with the MU. After that, I don't really have specifics as to what happens, but somehow he does end up on Spherus Magna.
As for personality, Atequ is less developed than Matoran in some ways and more in others. He thinks rather analytically, and wisdom comes easily to him. On the other hand, he doesn't really have compassion or empathy for anyone, so he is rather "cold". He functions on urges and knowledge alone; not emotion, so concepts like kinship and love irritate him. It's almost like he wants to understand it, but only for the sake of knowledge.
Anyways, enough blabbering. Here's the moc.
So, what do you think?