No one talks about Vorahk.
In talking about the G3 Rahkshi, the only people talked about are Turahk and Lerahk. Every Rahkshi has received a backstory, but I can’t even remember Vorahk’s. So, I would like to beef up the story a bit.
So, Lerahk is the only Rahkshi with personal connections to a Toa? That makes sense and is all fine and dandy, thus avoiding the Spider-Man Dilemma. But I had an idea which would require Vorahk, or Bomonga, as he would be called, to have a personal connection with Korgot/Onua. What if Vorahk was formerly Onua’s son?
So, to have this idea, it needs to bend the established story a bit. So, Korgot is a family man, but he’s also a scholar. Sometimes, more often than not, Korgot’s scholar-ing gets in the way of family togetherness. This has some effects on Korgot’s three children; Onepu, the youngest, who more or less doesn’t notice anything (gender-swapped); Kaj, the middle child, who has developed a sense of shyness around his father; and Bomonga, the oldest. This off-and-on neglect has affected him the most. He hungers for his father’s love, yearns for it, would do anything to make him his father’s only focus. But nothing works.
Along comes the fledgling Brotherhood of Makuta. Norik, the leader, knows how to pick his converts. Seeing the desire in young Bomonga’s eyes, he promises the Onu-Matoran that if he joins the Brotherhood, his father’s focus will be all but guaranteed. The only caveat will be some side jobs for the kid to work on. Bomonga thinks, than agrees to join the Brotherhood in secret.
But, like all stories like this one, what started as odd jobs like cargo-carrying and some vague muscle became strong-arming hapless citizens and going down a path into anarchy. This hunger has festered deep within, and Bomonga has become what seems to be two different people; a caring, cool older brother and son on the outside, but inside he has become someone willing to do anything to reach his goal. Finally, at the end, becoming terrifying bull-like creature, little more than mindless muscle, with a real, insatiable hunger for material food. But, with Korgot now a Toa who the Rahkshi fight everyday, Norik was, it seems, right; in battle, Onua’s only focus is Vorahk, his fallen son.
So, what do you think? Please point out any canon flaws. And I will see you next time.