Disclaimer: This moc is of a sexualized female. If anyone is offended, please do not post any negative comments about it being sexualized. Also, do not flag this topic. I have permission from legomaster1378 to post it. On another note, I am beginning to have a limited amount of parts so I did my best to improve the color and texture schemes. Ok, onto the MOC itself.
From anyone who hasn't viewed my previous topic (or has seen it but got extremely offended by her sexualized features), this is Nehe Princess of Jungle. In the story I created, she was meant to be the next heir to the throne of her people. Unfortunately, her people were slaughtered off by a malevolent force. Now, she is among the last of her kind. According to her culture, the women are to be considered very beautiful but also fierce warriors. Unfortunately, Nehe and her people were not fierce enough to stand against the malevolence.
Now for the build:
So I made a couple changes to the MOC from last time. The first thing I did (besides the better background) was change the color scheme to something much more concise than last time. My last version of Nehe had a color scheme that was all over the place, consisting of green, red, gold, grey, and orange among other colors. After reading the reviews from the previous topic, I decided to change the color scheme to just shades of green, grey and black, also getting rid of the red pins. Due to me having a limited amount of parts while overhauling, there are still blue pins, but blue is a much less contrasting color to the main color scheme than red is. I also got rid of the CCBS in favor of Rahkshi arms, which turned out to work better for the overall building style (really a shame that they don't come in green).
Like her previous incarnation, I decided to keep her sexual features due to the relevance to the story with the women being very beautiful and everything. For people who haven't seen the old post, this was actually quite a challenge to do as the Nuva armor would restrict the range of motion she had as she moved her leg back. Then I had the idea to actually put the hand on a ball joint and then place the Nuva armor on top of the hand. Now, the buttocks can fully articulate along with the rest of the rest of the legs.
As for her weapons, gone is the golden harpoon on the end of her scythe and instead there is another Gresh blade. Also, her claw is gone for a toothed knife which is mounted to her side. With Nehe being from a rainforest tribe that is relatively "primitive", this would make sense.
For reference, here is the previous topic about her:
Now I would like to make a statement. Sexualizing female characters should not be a bad thing as long as it is what you are trying to convey. If you have the intent to make a female character, you should first decide on whether to make the MOC sexualized or unsexualized. Also, the MOC can be sexualized as long as the rest of the proportions are correct and not just tacked on. I know that there are a lot of people that do not agree with this at all, believing that female MOCs should not have these characteristics. However, I believe that you should convey these characteristics as long as it has relevance to the MOC's overall story, character, culture, and circumstances. Different cultures have different customs on how to portray sexuality and I think different fictional cultures in the Bionicle Fan Fiction should not be any different. Also, women have a lot of body types and not just one. The woman could have an hourglass shape and a round buttocks or a pear shape or a round shape, a slender build, etc. So there shouldn't be any right or wrong way to build a female MOC. I think a few months down the road when I get more parts, I am going to build a female that is much more "conservative" in her overall build, which means she will have cultural beliefs that go against pronounced sexuality. As for the argument that this is toy line for 8 year olds, this is Lego. Lego can be enjoyed by all ages.
Any recommendations, comments, or praise is welcome as long as it's not an attack on me or the points I made. Thanks and enjoy!!