Matoran Ideas [Characters][Art]

Here are my ideas for how some of the major Matoran from G1, mainly the Toa Inika Matoran and the Chronicler’s Company, could be incorporated into G3.
*(Points marked with a * have been confirmed canon. Points marked ? may be canon.)

Jaller

  • *Narmoto’s brother
    Concept art by @Noupix:

    Matoro

  • Izotor’s younger brother

  • Next in line for the throne
    Concept art by @Noupix (As king instead of prince):

Hahli

  • *?Princess of Naho
  • Often travels island, searching for artifacts.
    Concept art by @Noupix:

Hewkii

  • Famous Kohlii champion
  • On team with Nilkuu
    Concept art by Noupix:

Kongu

  • Captain of Le-Koro’s Guko defense forces.(pretty much same as G1)

Concept art by Noupix:

Nuparu

  • Should be genderswapped, in my opinion
  • Sort of an outcast from Onu-Koro culture, since she loves tinkering and invetion.
  • Concept art by @Noupix:

Before rejection:

After rejection:

Concept art by @ZceeNook:

Hafu

  • *“Merchant King”
  • *Trades in more delicate goods.
  • Hewkii’s cousin
    Art by Noupix:

Tamaru

  • Flight path navigator (basically like an air traffic controller)
  • Wanted to be part fo Guko, forces, but is scared of heights, so he got a ground-based job for them.
  • Sometimes plays Kohli for Le-Koro

Taipu

  • Farm hand who works for Onua’s family.
  • Rather gullible, but has a good heart.
    Art by Noupix:

Takua

  • Island Chronicler, records the history of the island
  • Everyone knows him.
  • Travels around island.
  • Technically from Ta-Koro, but doesn’t really identify with a single region.
    Concept art by @Noupix:

Kopeke

  • Ko-Koro scholar.
  • Carves ice as a hobby.

Kapura

  • Should also be genderswapped.
  • Training to be a member of the Ta-Koro army.
  • Rejected at first because she was “too slow”.
  • But Jaller saw her potential and let her join.
    Concept art by Noupix:

Maku

  • *?Arbiter
  • Good friends with Hewkii
  • Plays Kohlii for Naho
    Concept art by Noupix:

EDIT: Matoran Ideas by @Bokarda:

Garan

  • Captain of the Tiroan Temple Guard
    Concept art by @Noupix:

Balta

  • Skilled Mangian inventor.
    Concept art by @Noupix

    Dalu

  • Chief Arbiter (Or arbiter lieutenant?)
    Concept art by @Noupix:

Velika

  • *“Merchant King”
  • *Speaks in riddles.
    Concept art by Noupix:

Piruk

  • Kanaen scout

Kazi

  • Ihu scholar

Defilak

  • Kanaen inventor and scholar

Dekar

  • Motari Rahi hunter and tamer

Art by Noupix:

(Kiril designed by @UltimateMustacheX)

Sarda

  • Mangaian soldier

Idris

  • Nahoin treasure hunter
    Art by Noupix:

Gar

  • Tiroan Temple Guard
  • Garan’s son
    Concept art by Noupix:

Reysa

  • Tiroan Rahi tamer
  • Korgot’s wife. (Credit to @DarkMaestro’s Bereavement)

Kyrehx

  • Nahoin treasure hunter

Vhisola

Art by Noupix:

Runa
(Created by @Noupix)

  • Third temple guard,
  • Friend of Garan.
  • Nuparu’s mother.

Art by Noupix:

Dune
(Created by @Noupix)

  • Commander of Motaran Elite Guard.
  • Optimistic and kind but knows that only the three of them can’t save everybody.

Art by Noupix:

Pekka
(Created by @Noupix)

  • Member of Motaran Elite Guard.
  • Short temper,
  • Wants to stop all crime in Motara.
  • Dekar killed her family

Art by Noupix:

Kodan
(Created by @Noupix)

  • Member of Motaran Elite Guard.
  • Confused most of the time because he would always caught between the arguments of Pekka and Dune.

Art by Noupix:

Kalama
(Created by @Noupix)

  • Scar is from the Vako “invasion” on Ihu when she defended three young Ihuans.
    Art by Noupix:

Vohon
(Created by @Noupix)
Art by Noupix:

Colona
(Created by @Noupix)
Art by Noupix:

Kotu
Ideas by Noupix:

  • Inventor and a friendly rival to Nuparu.
  • At first he would be the one to care the most about selling his inventions for a very high price.
  • Would later be “redeemed” by Nuparu, who would care the most about creating inventions that could change the world and everiday life.
  • After Nuparu is banished, Kotu eventually “redeems” her.
    Art by Noupix:

Levi
(Created by @Noupix)

  • Name could be because of Kanean’s worship of Lewa.
    Art by Noupix:

Spinna
(Created by @Noupix)

Art by Noupix:

Toudo
(Created by @Noupix)

  • Survived Vako invasion.

Art by Noupix:

Kylma
(Created by @Noupix)

  • Survived Vako invasion.

Art by Noupix:

Mazeka
(Created by @Noupix)

  • Survived Vako invasion.

Art by Noupix:

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Looks pretty good so far. I think Jaller was already Narmoto’s brother.

I’ve got some ideas with using the Matoran from Voya and Mahri Nui.

Voya Nui Resistance Team

(name irrelevant)
Garan
-Captain of the Tiroan Temple Guard
Balta
-skilled Motari inventor
Dalu
-Chief Arbiter
Velika
-…
Piruk
-Kanaen scout
Kazi
-Ihu scholar

Mahri Nui Matoran

Defilak
-Kanaen inventor and scholar
Dekar
-Motari Rahi hunter and tamer
Sarda
-Mangaian soldier
Idris
-Nahoin treasure hunter
Gar
-Tiroan Temple Guard
-Garan’s son
Reysa
-Tiroan Rahi tamer
Kyrehx
-Nahoin treasure hunter

Not sure how good this is, but it’s here

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This is pretty good, but I really don’t like the fact that we concentrate only on old Matorans. Let’s have some new ones! With the names from the regular ones from G1!

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When you say “new ones,” do you mean original characters or G2 characters?

When you say “with the names from the regular ones from G1,” are you talking about G1 names? Because we’ve listed quite a few of those already.

I want to say that we should take some of the normal villagers from MNOG 1 and 2 and transform them into characters!

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I like this, especially Jaller and Kapura.

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I think these are all pretty good. In regards to Dalu, though. I would actually make her the leader of the Arbiters, as this is a role that needs to be filled, and I think she would work well for it.

Fixed

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Cannot unsee the a matoran in Lara croft outift…

I belive off all regions the Earth region is not meant for inventive people. I think this is perfect.

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@Gresh113 @ZceeNook I’ve just come up with a reason Nuparu was banished here.

I can try and make a nuparu concept art. Would she still have orange in her color scheme or should I just use the g3 earth region colors?

@swezz probably just the G3 colors, maybe with some orange goggles

Yeah, I agree with @Bokarda. Orange goggles would be cool.

@Bokarda @Gresh113 sorry. My wifi was off for a day so I couldn’t see your replies so i changed her colors a bit from the g3 onu-matorans. I personally think that this could work because she could just paint her armor to orange because of her being an outcast but the green lights would always remind her of her region.
But I can always change it and I might add the goggles.

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@swezz no worries.

The drawing itself is very well done. I will say that the orange doesn’t fit too well with the Tiroan design, especially the shoulders. Could you try the version with the goggles for a comparison?

Ooh, this looks very nice!

That is a fair point, but the idea is that Nuparu is a character who doesn’t exactly fit in. It might be nice to see a version that fits the Tioran color scheme better, though.

That’s what I meant. It’s not too much the presence of the orange, but I guess it’s the shade of orange that I find doesn’t fit. It looks a bit too pale (if that’s the right word), which is my main criticism. If @swezz were to do the version with goggles as well as this design with slightly less pale (still not sure if that’s the right word) of an orange, it would be a better comparison.

Still, it’s a very good picture.

Thanks @Bokarda @Gresh113 . I’ll get to work as soon as I can.

@Bokarda @Gresh113 Finished


Backstory idea: She was always the most inovative and quick-thinking matoran of her tribe but that brought shame to her family. She had ideas of lights that would last longer than candles, machines that could replace tools and rahi but her favorite were weapons. She was exiled by the village court when one of her friends found out about the BOXOR project and the rumor soon became a well known fact- Nuparu was making a war machine.

This is just a quick backstory idea. I would like to know your thoughts on this before I add more stuff.

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@swezz Very good.

Once again, excellent design for Nuparu. Her new colors work much better, in my opinion, and I really love the addition of the goggles. Nice detail on the grease spots, too.

I’ve made a topic about the Vahki that could help you with her reasons for being exiled, as well as a topic on the Bohrok that could be used to develop her later story.

Top-notch.