In case anyone finds this topic again, here's a link to an updated version of Manguopo: http://board.ttvchannel.com/t/manguopo-wanitama-makuta-revamps/51706
Wow, I wrote this when I was in 8th grade... this takes me back.
-End of 2020 update
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Assigned region: An island with no name.
Kanohi: Tatararatapiritanga, great mask of convenience
They say that the Makuta's soul original purpose was to fill the Mata Nui robot with Rahi. However, nearly all of the Makuta ended up seeking a higher purpose. Manguopo was no exception. However, instead of staging a rebellion like Teridax, Manguopo had a more peaceable goal. He wished to improve upon the design of the matoran. He was inspired to do this when a nearly dead matoran washed ashore on the island he had been residing upon. Manuopo tried to repair him, but sadly failed. He didn't want the young matoran to have died in vain, however, and so he took him apart. He learned all there was to know about matoran, and then said to himself, "No, no, no. This won't do at all." He started to build a new, similar but improved upon being. He christened the species, Paike, which is also what he named the first successfully constructed member of said race. This was one of many, great accomplishments made by Manguopo. Pity that he started life as an unwanted, poorly built, small rushed creation just to hit a deadline. This was, however, the start of his life. You see, when Mata Nui was creating the Makuta, he started to get bored around number eighty seven. He stuck it out to ninety nine, but by then the was practically ready to slap someone in the face (That is, if someone in his visinity had a face large enough for his enormis hand to slap). But since it turns out that Mata Nui is slightly OCD, he needed a round number. What he built was the portrait of hi frustration, something that represented that something so small could bring a being of his power and epic proportions so much trouble. He threw some limbs hear, some wings there, and a random mask yonder. He sort of felt bad for this little makuta, though, and so he gave him a gift. It was empathy, a trait most other makuta lacked. He still didn't really like him, however, but he needed around number, so he kept him. Unfortunately, none of the other makuta liked him much either, so they "assigned him" to a nameless Island in the middle of nowhere. At this point you may think, "how did he build anything then, if he didn't even have a makuta lab?" Well, you know that random mask that his builder gave him? well, it just so happened to be the kanohi Tatararatapiritanga, or the great mask of convenience. He used it's powers to make any part he needed just happen to appear right next to him. He also used it, combined with his transforming ability, to construct his most efficient form that he kept till his death (This also involved the bonding of his mask to his face). But, just as unfortunate as his creation was, so was his destruction. He didn't even know that there was a conflict going on between the makuta and Mata Nui, (Complements of being dragged away by a giant failed rahi experiment, presumably to be eaten, and being presumed dead by the other makuta shortly before Teridax revealed his plan on Destral). After a while the rahi died because the makuta that built him forgot to give him lungs, and after that Manguopo completed an escape that involved a small fish and a can of entrails (Long story). By the time he got back to Destral all the other makuta assumed he knew the plan, so they never explicitly mentioned it, and before he could get answers, he had annoyed the wrong group of makuta. This was when they "assigned" to the island in the middle of nowhere with no name. But he found out when he finally managed to get to Metru Nui just as Teridax completed his takeover. Unfortunately, while Teridax was making his evil speach, and sent a small earth quake, he happened to be standing by an unusually week pillar, which fell and crushed him to death. His last words were as follows: "Well, that explains a lot." He did, however, leave a legacy. He created Ketongu's race, and also the Krakha. He had been inspired by his creator to bestow a gist to each species he built. Ketongu's chose the ability to cure poison. The Krakha chose shape shifting. The Paike chose the ability to use kanohi powers. He even granted his personal assistant, Tata, (his first version of the Paike) the ability of total satisfaction (You see, even though Tata could move an talk and such, he didn't have a large thought capacity, so Manguopo took him under his wing). Many words could describe him; Naive, brilliant, prolific, kind powerfull. But the one I would use would be under appreciated. It really is a pity his life went like it did.
Okay, so if anyone actually read all of that, please let me know if it contradicts any existing cannon so I can fix it.
Him stroking his chin.
Another picture of Tata (Who's name is actually the Maori word for "almost.")
He can also become a space ship, for some reason.
Tata standing with Paike.
His name comes from the Maori for "improved."
Manguopo in his initial state.
In this form he still where's his kanohi, who's name comes form the Maori for "inexplicable coincidence."
Both forms of Manguopo (Who's name comes from the Maori for "dark of night") Standing together.
Okay, so, my opinions on how these guys turned out- Manguopo is pretty much exactly how I wanted him- spindly, a tad creepy, but sort of nice in personality. I'll be honest, I made his "original version" in about twenty minutes because I forgot that he needed a mask. The other guys are pretty much table scraps, although I am satisfied with how both of them came out. It's not the best MOC I've ever made, but I hope it's good enough for the brother hood of Makuta community project @Gilahu.