He is here at last! The only surviving Makuta, and the TRUE leader of the Brotherhood (his words, not mine)–Miserix!
Assigned Region: Destral (before deposition), None
Kanohi: Mautru*, the Great Mask of Mutation
Status: Alive, Evacuated onto Spherus Magna
*Credit for this name goes to BZPower’s Tolkien, whose excellent rendition of the Matoran language deserves widespread recognition.
Miserix once said that, “Swords so easily drawn beg to be used…and are rarely so easy to put away again.” Though he spoke of the Barraki when he said this, he had little idea that it would soon come to fruition in the form of his lieutenant, Teridax. As the appointed leader of the Brotherhood, Miserix was tasked with overseeing the Makuta by Mata Nui himself, and while he was never noble in personality, he ruled effectively enough for 20,000 years, until Teridax rose up against him, calling a Convocation on Destral and usurping his power. Miserix was supposed to be killed by Krika and Spiriah, but the latter backed out of the job at the last second, and the former—possessed by an inclination that will forever be unknown—decided to simply imprison Miserix on the volcanic island of Artidax, albeit guarded by many dangerous Rahi. The Brotherhood’s public explanation for Miserix’s disappearance was that he had died during the creation of a particularly violent Rahi.
Cunning but cautious, Miserix is a brilliant tactician, though his concern for delicacy in political matters made him appear weak to some. Nonetheless, he is a skilled warrior whose skills are augmented all the more by his obsession with revenge. He has a penchant for shapeshifting into savage, reptilian Rahi. Miserix was last seen in the Mad Great Being’s Fortress, unaware that the disguised Great Being named Velika was about to destroy the building. It is unknown what his current plans are, now that Teridax—the object of his hatred—is dead.
Miserix wields a Flaming Shadow Spear (my own name for the weapon), which he continued to use in his dragon form, in an enlarged configuration. He wears the Kanohi Mautru, the Mask of Mutation, which can mutate any living being to suit his needs, but cannot alter his own appearance.
Side (both are the same)
He has the POWAHHH!
“I want YOU…to join the Brotherhood!”
Boy, this was a fun MOC, but it took a while to get it looking just right. I designed an initial torso, which you can find in the project’s main topic, but after looking at it, I changed it heavily, making it more complex and befittingly bulky. There’s obvious Skull Grinder inspiration in the shoulders, and I used Grievous’s feet because they worked with the leg design I eventually settled on. The pistons attaching his hips to his sides add stability, and look pretty cool, and I incorporated tubes to signify his eventual evolution into Antidermis.
I wanted to mimic the canon dragon form in some way, aside from the weapon, which I rebuilt as well as I could from the image on BS01. So, I decided to make his hands out of Bohrok legs, like the dragon form. They’re a little large, but I think they flow well enough. I decided to keep the Mata/Metru Red and Silver color scheme, with a dabbling of black, like the dragon, though I reversed the colors sop that Metru Red was the primary, simply because I felt the primary color should be the color of the mask.
On the Kanohi itself, I know that the one I chose is “technically” a Jutlin, but IMO, it has enough visual difference to count it as a separate mask, and there are very few unique red masks that look sufficiently “Makuta” in my collection.
And now, I shall let you guys take it away with discussion, but not before we let Miserix say goodbye. Say goodbye to the fans, Miserix!
Constructive criticism is appreciated.