Othniel is a Toa of Stone, formerly a member of an order of Matoran monks who rejected elemental training in favor of physical development due to their unlikely odds of ever becoming a Toa. Ironically, Jethro Utu ran into Othniel in the field when Othniel saved Jethro’s daughter from a pirate Anti-Toa. Jethro brought him a Toa Stone a few weeks later, and Othniel eventually married Jethro’s daughter.
Othniel perished in a battle with an Anti-Toa’s undead army, the same battle which killed the rest of the original Toa Utu besides Gideon and Jethro. Their deaths prompted Jethro to pass on the team and the mantle to Nikolas, who began reciting a new team to hunt Anti-Toa and surviving Makuta. Othniel’s resurrection has yet to be fully explained, but Nikolas believes the event is a sign of the Great Being’s imminent return. Othniel worries that he has
Othniel is a quiet, reserved individual with a near perfect memory and a discerning outlook. He often serves as a peacekeeper for the team, but has adopted his father-in-law Jethro’s more brutal methods since his “sabbatical” from life. Othniel is equipped with two prosthetic arms, which enhance his martial artistry and compensate for his underdeveloped control over elemental energy. He is still the most physically capable member of the team, rivaled only by Gavin. Othniel still wears a modified Rau, a Rauskiin, or Mask of Kinesics. Rather than interpreting written or spoken language, the Ruaskiin allows the wearer to read and interpret the nonverbal communication of beings within the wearer’s field of vision. Othniel takes advantage of this with his incredible martial arts prowess, but also in determining true motives and attitudes in his targets and teammates.
With the rest of the Utu.
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