What if the Toa Mata encompassed all elements?
I’ve always liked this question, so here are the hypothetical Toa Mata for all secondary elements, barring Light and Shadow. I even made them cute little Nuva symbols. I’ve also included a certain Toa’s mask…
FERI - HARD-HEADED TOA OF IRON
The leader of his Toa team, Feri is a highly proactive Toa of Iron and modifies himself regularly in order to stay one step ahead of his enemies. In addition, Feri tinkers in his off time, creating upgrades for his teammates. A bureaucrat by nature, Feri expects an unreachable amount of dedication from his cohorts, and never takes no for an answer, even when he really should.
Feri wears a custom mask of mine, a revamped Mask of Biomechanics with a scope, made with less ridges and a less Piraka-esque demeanor. This is also my favorite of the bunch.
SUPOKA - TRIGGER HAPPY TOA OF PLASMA
Supoka’s original Toa tool was a crossbow that shot protodermis slag, which Supoka found pitifully small. So, he commissioned the team tinkerer, Feri, to upgrade him to wield 2 gattling plasma cannons as well as a slag container. Why? Because Supoka is, at heart, a reckless pyromaniac. One that means well, of course, but a pyromaniac nonetheless. It’s a miracle (or dumb luck) that Supoka hasn’t injured an innocent. Even so, it’s hard to get mad at Supoka’s friendly nature, unless you’re Bohu, whose flowers get charred every week.
Supoka is my favorite character wise. If you built him IRL his shoulders would pop off instantly. His mask is an unaquatic Faxon made by KhingK.
VOLIKU - ENERGETIC TOA OF LIGHTNING
Voliku is constantly building up energy via her shoulder-mounted generators, and though it’s not lethal, Voliku tends to want to release this energy— sometimes by smashing heads, but usually by not shutting up. She’s equally charismatic as she is volatile and performs dazzling electric shows in her off time, in addition to yapping her mouth all day.
Voliku was originally supposed to be a wizard, but someone already beat me to the punch. Now she’s based slightly on the Transformer Kaon, who transforms into an electric chair. Her mask is the Mask of Adaptation made by KhingK.
FALU - CLINGY TOA OF MAGNETISM
Attracted to pretty much any new hobby or talent, Falo is a jack of all trades, from a part time physicist to amateur flute player. He’s always one to try, and always one to go a bit overboard. Because at heart, Falo doesn’t feel like he attracts anyone, and believes that he’s not interesting enough to be a hero. Though none of his ideas ever work, his integrity and willpower surely will pay off one day.
Magnetism as an element is tricky since it’s such a bland colorscheme and there isn’t really any design motif that screams magnetism other than making him a giant magnet. His mask is the Mask of Intangibility, made by KhingK, modified to have 2 scopes.
CERAHU - ROOKIE TOA OF PSIONICS
The brains of the team, Cerahu can assess a situation quickly, with a good instinct and a habit of correcting others. However, her control over her element is weaker than an average Toa of Psionics, requiring her to wield two flails to focus her powers (proficient Toa of Psionics require no tools whatsoever). Her shaky battle skills has left her at odds with her team leader, Feri, who prioritizes matter over mind.
Psionics is also a hard element to do since their power/motif is not easy to express visually. Her mask is my design: the Mask of Rebounding.
BOHU - LAID BACK TOA OF PLANTLIFE
Somehow relaxed at all times, no matter the situation, this Toa of Plantlife enjoys meditating and would rather explore his island than fight its evils. This behavior may be seen as lazy by his teammates, though Bohu sees it as his way of appreciating the grandeur that the Great Spirit has created.
Bohu’s body is constructed differently from other Toa Mata — his gearbox is reoriented upwardsso that when you spin his gears a tree spins and fans out, serving as a sort of hovering rotor. His mask is the Mask of Conjuring made by KhingK.
DEKA - SILENT TOA OF SONICS
Damage sutained upon the crash landing of his canister has made Deka deaf. Deka has a pet Yiba wyvern named Piki, whom he has a telepathic connection with. Aside from recon missions, Piki also acts as one of Deka’s only friends that he regularly communicates with, which brings him great comfort. Though he’s a bit of a loner, his teammates respect Deka’s gentle nature.
Sonics is monochromatic and rather boring, so I spruced it up by adding a touch of red via his pet. His mask is the Mask of Voidstepping by Galva.
BARIA - HARD-HITTING TOA OF GRAVITY
Baria has big aspirations, most of which fly over the heads of his contemporaries. Baria wishes to explore the universe at large, when he finally masters his Gravity powers. Make no mistake, though; this Toa of Gravity doesn’t always have his head in the clouds, and will gladly smash something when asked politely. Interestingly, Baria has shifted nearly all of his gravitational force into his collossal mace launcher, leaving him as a near weightless Toa with a massive punch.
The mace part is inspired by Megaman’s Knight Man. His mace launcher was initially designed to actually fire a spiked ball, but it looked terribly clunky, so it only shoots the ball in the land of renders. I wanted to give him a sort of futuristic/space vibe, ergo the neon lighting. His mask is the Mask of Healing by Galva_. The spike ball is taken from the pufferfish in the Ninjago City set.
This was a fun project to work on, since I love the Toa Mata. Enjoy!