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Oh boy, this topic is going to be a pain to make...
Anyways, anyone remember this character of mine? http://fav.me/d8g3oyk
No? Well then go read the bio then. You've got time. Anyways, again, I said Terrus can transform into a toa for a brief period of time... somewhere along the line. I finally decided to properly MOC what that looks like and here it is, Terrus, Toa of Shadow:
BUT CHAOTICTEMPLEKNIGHT! THERE ARE NO NATURAL KRA-MATORAN!
I know, I know. I suppose I have to delve into part of the main story I am working on for this character. So The deal behind Terrus is that he is the FIRST natural Kra-Matoran that was created by a Makuta from Aqua Magna (who will be a major character) to help invade my planet. But due to the previously mentioned Makuta not being able to properly replicate the matoran creation process, the toa transformation abilities he intended can only be maintained for a limited amount of time. And obviously some shenanigans happened during the trip to earth that would cause Terrus to lose his memory.
And for those who have to been to my DA page a lot or follow me on DA: This story is a part of the William Multiverse Project, no advertising intended.
Anyways, let's get on to the build of Toa Terrus:
When I was making this, I said to myself "I am NOT using any Piraka or Inika torsos for this MOC." This began the 2 hour building session for this MOC. I had a hard time comming up with a custom body, so I looked towards Sidorak and Roodaka for inspiration. The armor was a pain and it ended up being simpler than I originally envisioned. And lastly, I was going to have an armor setup on the upper arms that used Kanohi Rhodes' as shoulder armor, but I couldn't make it work.
And the shield is something Terrus can summon. It serves to protect him when using shadow powers and he uses it for shield bashing just in case his opponent gets too close. And yes, that is one of the reasons why the right arm is different from the left arm. The other reason is that I think asymmetry (when done right) looks cool. You can also think of that arm having special armor on it.
I am surprised this neck contraption worked. It keeps his neck in place. And yes, I know the two parts are different colors. I don't know where the matching parts are at the moment, but I will find them. By the way, what do you guys think looks better? The light gray or the dark gray piece?
How about some extra pictures?
And here is a comparison between Toa and Matoran Terrus:
Why does Matoran Terrus have funky colors? It's a result of Terrus' creation. Like I said, the Makuta couldn't properly replicate the process to create a matoran.
And just for the fun of it, I decided to do a group photo with me, Cerranda, and Terrus:
And before I forget about this:
I bet you're wondering why this is Terrus V2... Well, this is why: http://fav.me/d8mpuo2
So as per usual, tell me what you guys think.
People recomended I change up the right arm, so I did just that:
What? I didn't feel using my set up for something this simple. Anyways, I keeping this change, it looks cool.