A species of deep fish which can be found in the deep areas of Spherus Magna's seas, which had glowing chin barbs.
About this creation
Name: Ngangana Type: Fish Rahi Element: "Bone" Habitats: Deep temperate seas of Aqua Magna (Eg; The Pit) and later Spherus Magna Natural Tools: Glowing barbs, fins and tail, unblinking eyes, vampiric bite. MOC Status: Disassembled
(Doves - Firesuite)
((Imagine the voice of David Attenborough))
"The Ngangana are a species of deep-sea fish that are about twice the size of a matoran and are naturally bioluminescent, posessing a reddish glow across their entire bodies which is usually only displayed when mating. These creatures will gather in large commnities briefly during winter and fertilise their eggs in the water, before breaking away from each other again.
"The Ngangana doesn't blink, and can lie in wait for its prey for days on end, wiggling its two glowing chin barbs to attract an unsuspecting fish, or, their preferred prey, a Vampiric Squid. It is from these creatures' venom that the Ngangana gets its vampiric abilites - Bone abilities are not naturally present in the creature itself, which has led to much confusion. Its bite quickly drains energy from its prey, meaning less time is needed to be spent on chewing and digesting, for the Ngangana needs only enough protein to activy repair itself. As such, they only have one tooth, and a relatively small mouth.
"The matoran of Mahri Nui have found that the Ngangana are actually tameable. Ikat here is offering a large male a squid he has caught earlier.
"The Ngangana is generally 10 or so feet long.
"They cannot see straight ahead, relying on touch of their chin barbs, or detecting movement from the sides. The Nganana is far from the top of the food chain - especially in The Pit.
"Their tail is not powerful, as they do not need to persue their prey. When being chased, the Ngangana will often attack instead of fleeing, using its bite to drain energy from its assailant.
"Although this species, thankfully, does not regard ours as a threat."
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"And if properly treated, will consent to be ridden by a matoran...
"...although the going is slow."
--- Fourth Wall Commentary ---
Before you ask, the body piece is this one right here. I've had it lying around for ages doing no good, and suddenly had the idea of doing this with it.
It's a return to the Mahri theme - my favourite out of all of them. Added to which, I am fascinated by the ocean in real life as well - hence this curious imitation of an Anglerfish.
And before you point it out, yes, the tail is broken. I got the piece from a charity shop. It wasn't in extremely good condition when I got it, and I cut the chewed part of the tail off. This, thankfully, allowed me to use some soft tubing to attatch the tail when I finally made this thing.
Quoting The Lego Obsessionist
Wonderful! I'm usualy not a fan of altering elements, but if the body was already chewed-up then this is an ingenius way to use it. The mouth seems too... open to me, though. the fin are beautiful.
The Fins share the design I used for Makuta Juine's wings. The 2-stud-pinhole connection, though, was inspired by Cameron G. I take credit for the fin/wing design, but not the joint itself.