Hello, all! Inspired by that self-MOC spotlight topic, I’ve decided it’s a good idea to post my self-MOC here finally. Meet KDNX, a Rahkshi of Sonics.
KDNX is their production code, from a system used by their Makuta to uniquely identify each of his Rahkshi. (He was mass-producing them for an offensive maneuver; the effort and continued strain eventually drove him mad.) KDNX quickly developed into a Shadow Kraata after being born, and took on their production code as their name.
Rather than a staff, KDNX utilizes a guitar, allowing them to concentrate and focus their sonics powers through amplifiers and PA systems that they’re plugged into.
KDNX doesn’t wear the standard colors of a Rahkshi of Sonics. The main reason is that I think the actual colors are ugly as sin, and I wouldn’t use those. (It would also be difficult to use them on a standard, purist MOC - I’ve never painted and I don’t really intend to start.) I suppose that, if I had to give a lore explanation, it’d be that they chose to change their armor colors after developing sapience. KDNX carries a small dagger as a sidearm. (At one point, earlier in the design history of the MOC, this dagger attached to the bottom of the spine as a tail. Today, the vestigial tail does not detach.)
KDNX’s spines are articulated, and they can bristle up or settle down depending on their mood or state of agitation.
Thank you for checking this topic out! This MOC has spent a long time in the design phase, and I’m still not gonna call it done. I recently, by sheer chance, came across a Kraata of Sonics in a random BIONICLE lot I got from Goodwill, so I’m gonna have to incorporate some kind of holder for that. I also just ordered one of ProneToDrift’s light-up Rahkshi eyes, so that’s incoming as well. You may have seen this MOC before if you’re active on BIONICLE Instagram (Biogram); I used to be more active but I stopped after a combination of disillusionment with the community there and general depression. These are the same pics I posted to Instagram; the MOC has not been changed since then (but will be soon!).