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Name: Xyrleh, Flandrex
Species: Mutant Toa
Kanohi Mask: Crast, Mask of Repulsion
Titles: ‘The Scarlet Devil’
Personality: Completely insane, sarcastic, likes to ‘play with her food’
Fighting Style: Well rounded in both melee and elemental ranged combat
Abilities: Full destruction control, able suck the life energy out of living creatures
Equipment: Sword of Destruction
Flandrex was created during the Dimensional Relocation of Luna Magna, when Helryx was struck by a blast from the Spear of Separation, an alternate timeline’s version of the Spear of Fusion. (Carried by that timeline’s Vezon.) This caused Helryx’s miniscule amount of evil and bad intentions to be separated from her, and given physical form as a small, armored, snakelike creature.
Since the amount of evil in Helryx was so miniscule, the creature was weak, and slowly dying. The only thing it knew was its name: Xyrleh. (Zer-leh.) During the collection of the artifacts of power, Xyrleh was scooped up by a speeder flown by a member of Helryx’s Toa team, and deposited into a nearby airship. Eventually, Toa Ayhax found her in the pile of artifacts, and brought her to Helryx. Helryx took pity on the dying creature, and nursed it back to health. She was unknowingly reviving this pure evil being.
As Xyrleh’s strength was revitalized, she began turning to her evil instincts. She attacked and killed Toa Khafu, one of Helryx’s Toa team, forcing Helryx to abandon the evil creature in the wilderness. But Xyrleh was already strong enough to fend for herself. She soon found a village and started sucking the life force out of wandering Matoran and Rahi. Every time Xyrleh absorbed life force, her body grew in strength and size, until she eventually resembled a thin, boney version of Helryx. As she raided and destroyed more and more villages, word spread of the terrible creature that came from nowhere. She came to be known as “Flandrex.” (Meaning ‘Scarlet Devil’ in Matoran.) When Xyrleh eventually heard the name, she adopted it as her own.
Upon hearing about the threat of Flandrex, The Hand of Artakha couldn’t stand by. They sent Helryx’s Toa Team on a search of nearby Matoran villages, planning to find and capture Flandrex. However, Flandrex had plans of her own. She had discovered one of the artifacts of power hidden by The Hand of Artakha, the Legendary Sword of Destruction, Lævateinn. (Lava-ten) The same sword Shelok used to kill the alternate timeline versions of Vezon and Fenrakk, and capable of bringing down entire city blocks with a one swing.
Even though the artifact was powerful, when Helryx and her team found Flandrex, the battle was quick to see a winner. Flandrex was not a great fighter, and couldn’t control her element very well.
Years past as Flandrex remained imprisoned by the Hand of Artakha. During this time, Helryx discovered the nature of Flandrex’s origins by using her Mask of Psychometry. Helryx felt somewhat responsible for Flandrex, attempting to convince Flandrex to use her powers for good, but to no avail. Eventually Flandrex went insane while imprisoned, due to rough treatment from the members of the Hand of Artakha.
After the Hand of Artakha headquarters was destroyed, and the Hand itself replaced by the Order of Mata Nui, surviving prisoners needed to be transported to the new headquarters on Daxia. During the transport, Flandrex broke free and slaughtered the Toa that were moving her. From their weapons, and pieces of her prison cell, she crafted large metal wings and fused them to her back. She also obtained a Kanohi Crast from one of the fallen Toa, and retrieved the Sword of Destruction.
When word of Flandrex’s escape reached the Order, they quickly scrambled every member they had, and headed out to recapture her. The resulting battle was devastating to the Order. All of the time Flandrex spent imprisoned, she was practicing her elemental powers. It took the combined efforts of Helryx, Tobduk, and several other Order members to stop her, and almost all of the Order members were lost. Flandrex was imprisoned again, this time in a cell designed especially for her, similar to the powers of Piraka Avak. She remains there to this day, growing more and more angry and insane with each passing moment.
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