Another of my older MOCs. This is Gaxello, Master of Spirit.
As usual, I started with the weapon when I was building this MOC. I wanted a weapon that could serve as both a ranged and melee weapon, so I created the Spirit Bow-sword. The Bow-sword can easily switch between bow and sword forms by splitting the blade and inserting the arrow Gaxello carries on his back.
After the weapon, I chose a color scheme which I unsuccessfully attempted to use on an older build. I thought the blade color worked particularly well with the Spirit element since it gave off an almost ghostly vibe. Gaxello's aesthetics are supposed to represent a merging of mechanical and organic. Gaxello's legs, shoulders, and arms are supposed to be prosthetics, which is why there are so many exposed gears and mechanical bits.
And here is the backstory:
Gaxello is said to be a being of unbreakable and unyielding spirit. He served as Ekimu and Makuta's guardian prior to Makuta's treachery. Gaxello has power over Soul, giving him mysterious supernatural powers. Gaxello can activate his Spirit Form which allows him to travel at great speeds, communicate through telepathy, and control beings of weak spirit. In Spirit form, Gaxello cannot interact with the physical world directly. He wields the Spirit Bow-sword, a weapon that exists in both the physical world and the spirit world. Additionally, this weapon is tied directly to Gaxello's spirit, meaning that only he can wield it. The sword allows Gaxello to attack physical opponents when in Spirit Form. However, since the sword exists in both physical and astral planes of existence and is linked to Gaxello's spirit, Gaxello can be forced out of his Spirit form if the blade is damaged or shattered. Gaxello can repair his sword using his energy, but doing so weakens him over time. Gaxello is far from defenseless without his sword. He is incredibly strong in physical form, rivalling even Onua in might. When he needs to strike from range, the sword can convert into a bow which launches powerful blasts.
So that is Gaxello. I hope you all enjoyed this MOC. As always, comments and advice are appreciated. For more info about Gaxello's backstory and build and more pictures, check out the full album here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk7o7tbh