Toa Onipa (IT HAS GEARS THAT DON'T FLOP DOWN)
Onipa Master of Plasma is my self-moc. Being a self-moc, I wanted to give him characteristics like me. So the first characteristic is his weapons, a green and black sword and a gun. You see, when I was in 5th grade, everyone in my class would fight with nerf guns on Thursdays when we had free time. I always used 2 weapons, a green and black sword, and a handgun. Here's a comparison between the real life sword and the MOC's sword.
The other characteristic of me that Onipa has is that he is an inventor, which is what I intend to be eventually. Some big differences between Onipa and other toa aren't only that he is a Toa of Plasma. Another big difference is that some toa collect masks, others collect disks, but Onipa collects more toa stones. He has almost one of every kind of toa stone. He does this because being an inventor/scientist, he knows a lot more about how elemental powers work than anyone else, so he can build devices that tap into their power. These devices are, the Power Gauntlet, (the thing that looks like a red hand), and the element gun, (the gun that also works as a regular gun). He can simply load a toa stone into the power gauntlet or element gun and he can wield that element. The way this works is the device (power gauntlet or element gun) is containing some of Onipa's blood cells. When the toa stone is loaded into it the machine, it injects Toa Power into those cells. Then a series of electric signals commands the cells to control their element in the way Onipa commands it to. Then when Onipa is done using it, the device sucks all the power in the cells back into the to a stone. But this is not the only use of his knowledge of elemental powers. He also has a device in his mask that allows him to transform from toa to matoran (or the other way around) at will. Speaking of his mask, it is forged out of a Toa Disk of Gravity, making gravity his mask power. But what are all these elemental powers for? Shouldn't one element be enough? Actually, no. When Aqua Magna, Bara Magna, and Bota Magna were united again, the world became a big place with lots of places to defend and lots of enemies to fight. So the toa went on missions to foreign lands, leaving Metru Nui defenseless. After Onipa collected some toa stones, he gave one to his friend, Lekar, used one to power a robot, and used the rest for himself. Still, that's only half the number of elemental protectors (I'm not using the word toa because one of them is a robot.) that a city like Metru Nui should have, so he invented ways to use more than one element. Also, he has a jetpack. I'm rambling on too much now so here's more pictures.
Here's what he would look like as a to a of shadows.