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Species: Ancient Toa
Kanohi Mask: Reforged Volitak, Mask of Stealth
Affiliation: Order of Mata Nui
Occupation: Toa of Lightning, Top Spy for the Order of Mata Nui
Titles: Toa, Top Spy
Personality: Blunt, ridiculously cocky
Fighting Style: Well rounded in both melee and elemental ranged combat
Abilities: Unparalleled Lightning control
Equipment: Staff, Master Spark (legendary artifact capable of amplifying energy pushed through it)
Mars was originally a magnificent Dark Hunter. He always completed every mission he was sent on successfully. He wasn't always a Dark Hunter though. He was forcefully drafted into the organization when he first became a Toa long, long ago. So long ago, in fact, that even he doesn’t care to remember it. After ages of serving The Shadowed One without letup, Mars grew weary of going nowhere with his existence. But with The Shadowed One constantly sending him on missions, he had no time to complain.
Mars began to think about betraying The Shadowed One and escaping Odina, but that was something that had never been achieved by a rogue Dark Hunter before. Odina was well guarded, both inside and out. One slight act of treason, and the guards would end you where you stood. So Mars waited. Eventually, he received a special mission from The Shadowed One. He was tasked with retrieving a legendary artifact, The Master Spark. A talisman that could increase the power of the energy put through it tenfold. This was his chance.
As usual, he completed his mission. But when he brought the artifact back to Odina, he made it very clear he no longer wanted to be a Dark Hunter, by razing half the island with lightning. He then left Odina as the only Dark Hunter to ever escape The Shadowed One's grasp. After such a humiliating defeat, The Shadowed One decided to purge all records of Mars, to maintain the organization's reputation.
Mars went into hiding, making use of an abandoned shack on a small island north of Odina. He trained with the Master Spark on that island for years, until he became a master at using it. Years passed, and eventually a scout ship from the Order of Mata Nui came across Mars' island. They saw massive bolts of lightning shooting out it's center, and infiltrated the island. They feared an Avohkah outbreak. Instead, they discovered Mars.
The Order scouts questioned Mars about the lightning, and Mars proudly showed them his power. The scouts didn't even hesitate to invite him into the Order. At first, Mars was against joining. But he had gotten bored of training, and when the scouts explained The Order of Mata Nui's cause, he changed his mind. The opportunity to use his powers for something positive ended up being a relieving change of heart for him.
After joining the Order, Mars finally felt he had a purpose. The Order treated him more as an individual than the Dark Hunters did, which allowed him to maintain his dignity. He once again completed most of his missions successfully, but occasionally not to code. Because of this blatant disregard for rules, he and Helryx began to have a kind of “implied rivalry.” Mars also started a fighting club at the Order's headquarters, so that off-duty Order members could train and test their might against each other in no-holds barred combat. He also occasionally teaches new members such as Knoxus, Konpaku, and even Rei, to use their elemental and Mask powers.
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