I’ve had some ideas concerning how the Toa would fight, that I’ve been wanting to share for a while now, but I have some trouble putting them eloquently into words. So, to help me describe my ideas, I sketched some quick stick-figures.
I know I’m not the first person to do this here, but it’s something I’m really interested in, so I thought that I might as well put this out there anyway.
First, the “Toa of Wisdom.”
Lewa: Usually I want to include at least an attack, a dodge, and a ready stance, but for the G3 Lewa in my head-canon, I can’t imagine her taking physical attacks very seriously. I imagine her fighting style would consist mainly of dodges which are simultaneously expert and carefree.
Gali: Everything I've heard seems pretty settled in favor of Gali having hooks, not unlike her G1 counterpart. Inspired by the MNOG Tarakava fight, I think Gali should fight like a boxer, relying on dodges and quick jabs rather than "fencing" her opponent. This would only make sense considering her weapons have relatively short range and are not great for parrying.
(I'm not too fond of how this one turned out, I'm relying a bit more on the verbal description here)
Kopaka: I think Kopaka's style would be very much inspired by rapier fencing; reserved, anylitical, and thrust centric (without forbidding cuts). I imagine he'd need to dodge the least out of all the Toa.
(I didn't realize until after I'd drawn it that I accidentally made Kopaka left-handed)
I also have some quite extensive ideas on how Kopaka could move. I imagine that he could slide around on ice, or stop himself on a dime by freezing his feet to the ground. This would allow him to "skate" around the battlefield, not perhaps not much faster than the other Toa, but accelerating and decelerating near-instantly.
I also really like the concept Kahi once mentioned of Kopaka being able to use icicles to extend his range.