Here is what you've all been waiting for... Ancient! The big blue buff bad Dark Hunter you all know and love :D Oh and credit goes to VampireBohrok the lurker, Anyway, ENJOY!
About this creation
Occupation: Dark Hunter, Shadowed One's Lieutenant, Order Of Mata Nui spy
Power: Ancient had a large amount of strength, and his armor was immune to most physical attacks. Like all Order of Mata Nui members, Ancient had his mind shielded from mental attacks. The Rhotuka that he launched robbed a target of all physical coordination.
The Shadowed One's Description: "Each competed for Ancient's services, and he repaid his employers by ruthlessly crushing their enemies. He had no conscience and no reluctance about switching sides at a moment's notice if he got a better offer."
Title(s): Dark Hunter, Brute, Spy, Money lover
Weapon(s): Massive gun arm, claws, shear power
Story: A native to the Shadowed One's homeland, Ancient rebelled against the harsh rules of his homeland and created a new life for himself. Ancient started a business, hiring himself out to others and doing the work they were not willing to. He changed the land into a place of corruption ruled by warlords. Ancient's loyalty could only be bought; he was more than happy to switch sides if a better offer was made.
At the end of a civil war, Ancient and the Shadowed One met and the idea for the Dark Hunters was born. Journeying together, the two discovered the island of Odina, where they seeded the base of their new organization. Soon after this, he was paid by the Order of Mata Nui to join them, and assigned as a spy in the Dark Hunters.
When a Toa of Psionics, Varian, was kidnapped and brought to Odina, Ancient retrieved her from her cell, and brought her to the Shadowed One's chamber. The Shadowed One cruelly forced her to choose between her teammate, Norik, and a new Toa ally of theirs, who was secretly Triglax in disguise. Varian chose Norik, and Ancient removed him from the fortress, taking him back to the Northern Continent.
Millennia later, Ancient found Hakann and Vezok after they stole the Makoki Stone from the Toa Fortress besieged by Frostelus. He took the tablet from them, and recruited both Skakdi into the Dark Hunters.
Ancient was temporarily working with Voporak in search of the Vahi. Upon learning it was in Metru Nui, he returned to Odina, for Dweller was already stationed there. He also concluded that a raid of the island city to retrieve the mask would likely fail.
After Ancient returned to Odina, he stood on the beach while the island's fortress was being rebuilt, watching the sea for Lariska's return. In doing so, he received a hidden message in the form of a specific formation by flying Rahi. He was ordered to try and convince the Shadowed One to help the Order, and if he failed, to kill the Dark Hunter leader. Ancient managed to persuade the Shadowed One, and they traveled to Xia with a large fleet of Dark Hunters to destroy the island in order to ensure the Vortixx would no longer provide weapons for the Brotherhood of Makuta. He was also tasked with observing the Dark Hunters and delivering regular reports to the Order of their actions on Xia.
Ancient was then sent to find the Shadowed One to discuss the defense of Xia. After some searching, he found the body of a dead Vortixx, along with the Shadowed One, who had discovered the vials which contained the viruses Makuta Kojol had brought to Xia prior to his death. After informing Ancient with the knowledge of what he was going to do with these viruses, the Shadowed One killed Ancient with his disintegration beams in order to maintain the secret.
(Well that was long :P, More at Biosector were I copy and pasted this :P)
NOW TO THE MOC!
Here he is, Ancient, Sorry about the wait guys, I know I said I'd post him earlier, but hey, he's here now :D Again credit goes to 'VampireBohrok the lurker' His is better than mine, but I'm still proud of what I've done :D
A back shot of Ancient, the original didn't have spikes on it's back but it does make him look so much cooler!
Here are Ancients feet and legs :D I'm proud of how I did the claws on his feet :D
His legs on a side
His lower torso, I'm happy with how this looks, I tried to buff up the lower area (Like on the original) If you look at it you can see some resemblance, remember there is a link to the oringial at the start :D
An even closer look at his torso now, I'm happy with how this looks :D
Even more of his torso, Gotta love using those trans studs on MOC's :D
An even better look at that, and more of his chest detail :D
A closer look at his torso, and some of his head, I tried to give my Ancient that...well Ancient look :P And I did that by giving him lots of detail and almost making him look like a transformer :P Cause I figured an Ancient bionicle would look lot like a transformer :P
His head design :D
I also made it possible for it to open :D
His back and shoulder details :D Again with the custom torso :)
Ancients gun arm :D The original doesn't have this (That is what I got off VampireBohrok, that and his spiked back) but I thought he needed it :D
His shoulder detail :D
Yet another look at his arm!
Ancient: I shall destroy you all!
His other arm, I tried to give this a buff, muscular look, which Ancient needs :D
Another look at it, this time you can see even more detail
Ancients claws and lower arm
Ancient: I've killed thousands with these claws! Your next!
How I did the claws :D
A better look at his spiked back :D I'm happy with how mine turned out :D
His simple, yet effective tail, I'm probably gonna be upgrading this in the future, so don't grill me just yet :P
The Shadowed One and Ancient together again :D
EPIC DUO SHOT! They look great together don't they :D
Another look at Ancient before we go!
Ancient: I'll be seeing you real soon MUAHAHAHAH!
I guess you could call that A Story Reborn Teaser :P
Well I hope you liked him :D
I'm Happy with him, but are you? If your not too happy with him, SOME criticism is appreciated :D
Don't forget to rate and comment!
The gun arm assembly is an inspired piece of work. Love the black, the textured detail the treads give it. Overall, that hulking terrapin look is awesome. Follow through with your plans to finish the tail. ;) Great work!
Quoting Ben Cossy
Amazing! Just amazing! As for what you said on Turbine, I am more than happy to help you advertise your contest! And I'd love to be one of the contestants! So yeah, when will it be up and running? That way I can give a link when I advertise it :D
Great then!Well,I think that by the begining of next week we will be starting it,but we still have some pending matters to settle in the contest and I can't be sure about that,but it's great to know that I'll have your help,thanks Ben!Also,terrific moc!Not only he's very big,but very well built!A real monster if my say so.I do have some regards about him though:his body is a bit too long for his legs and there are some parts of him that look rather messy,but nonetheless you did a great work on this man!
The MOC itself is great, but there is a problem. In the bio it stands that Ancient was old, and this tank is not looking so old, infact, I if I didn`t know his bio, I could mistake him from a tank. 3/5
Thanks everyone! And thanks again for the 102 likes :D I'm glad you like them all Grievous! And thanks a bunch Legofreak! I'm glad you think mine is better :D Thanks a million ;) Oh and thanks again for making him my 2nd most popular :D LOL so many thanks :P
Holy Bajolies, this guy looks cool. I wish I had gotten some more BIONICLE stuff to make cool MOCs, but then again, I am a Star Wars geek. I guess all the variations of Domo will have to do for now. The Gold and Dark Blue compliment eachother very nicely.
I like it
May 20, 2011
just one word:AWESOME
this one is really my favourite.all these details and his gun arm just cool.i like this bulky design and his back.just really awesome work
I remember I commented on this, but meh. OT: Dude, I love the color combination of it. Also love the design as it gives that dinosaur look, maybe a reptile shape, and it kind of reminds me of a turtle (maybe because of the head) Also love the spike effects on the side.
Lol that cannon arm looks almost like an ASHPD with 2 prongs instead of 3...
Anyway, it's a fairly good MOC. It's a bit too jumbled IMO with random Technic pieces sticking out everywhere, some more armor might have been nice. However, it is still a very solidly built MOC, and it definitely resembles the original (or at least what very little I remember of it).
Ohhh whops. I must have put on the wrong bionicle moc on the comment. It was supposed to be a makuta, not a toa, but thanks for commenting on it. What you werew supposed to check out was this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/265112 See, thats the bionicle moc I really wanted you to look at and I get it. The black mask does not fit wit my toa. if you want to check this out, please click the blue. Thank you!
You know when you said criticism? Well, I have some. The right shoulder, it shouldn't stick out so much (thinning in at the arm's connection). Otherwise I don't think I have much more to add. Maybe a little more clean, but that wouldn't be so ancienty.
I think I saw something very similar to this at some point, but I can't remember what or where. Or it's probably dčja vu. Either way, this is impressive! And I of course love these colors. Thinking more about it, I think what I remember was an extremely buffed Brutaka, but then again, I'm not sure :)
April 27, 2011
You know you can enter this in to the contest in The Jurassica Universe.
I'll do that JP :D And that sounds cool, both the mask and Cossy, Gregory :D Thanks bro ;) And the Rahkshi head came from the Rahaga sets, you get all the Rahkshi heads in Metru colours with them :D Thanks again for commenting ;)
wait a second... where did you get a dark blue rakshi head? Oh and ill be buying surge 1.0 this week-end so i can make cossy. and one last thing ive made a custom mask by butchering one of my vezon heads (i have 2) ive cut out the mask at the back and it looks awesome
WOW, He is up to 52 comments! What a way to start my day :P Thanks so much everybody! I'm glad you like him :D To answer some of the questions people have asked, I didn't want to give him a spinner, I thought the only weapon he needed was his gun arm, and all the Dark Hunters I have done so far have been offical, except Akarta. Most of the gold came from Brutaka and some from BL, the blue came from all over the place, Gadunka, Nokama, Hahli etc. And I'm going to try and get the next chapter of A Story Reborn done for tomorrow :D Sorry I didn't thank you all individually like I normally do, If I did I'd be here all day :P Thanks anyway ;)
Wow, this is ancient!!!!! lol. This guy has to be one of the best of this little series. I also like the spikes on his back. Great work!!!
I like it
April 26, 2011
EPIC MOC BEN! But one thing. His legs legs look rather short. They're either short or i can't see the picture right. Just pointing that out. But overall EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC!
I like it
April 26, 2011
epic! i love that gun, although i would have liked him closer to the original :/ the spikes, however, are welcome. spikes rock. and the legs and torso are EPIC! the upper left arm seems a bit weird from the front, but i can't put my finger on it. the side view of his arm, however, looks amazing. and his claw rocks! great job! btw it was a long comment, but i'm sick of people saying "cool!" to every little moc they run across! i'm being more detailed about my comments.
I like it
April 26, 2011
I'm not giving up being the first to comment this time. He's much... bigger than I thought he would be. In fact I think he's a little too big. Maybe you should trim him down a bit.
I like it
April 26, 2011
I didn't mean the he was too tall. I thought maybe a tad less armor that's all.
holy... well this is reeally god, except for the fact that he has tiny legs. that, and the shoulder joint looks a leettle weak.(structurally. He looks like he could lift a mountain otherwise.) but the torso is obviouslly the focal point here. once again, this is great, but i regret that this is, in fact, a 4/5.
oufff! you re getting EVEN better at those! ok, just to clear things up! will you buy your share of the story? [2x blue mandalorians kits]
confirm!!! if you do, the story can finish home [yours] 1x kit half the team makes it! you can also start the mission on your home base! what will it be? answer those at the office please ben, upon confirmation, you will acces the GF sattelite! [group] we will THEN discuss further details, your corp could build mechs, i d love that! such talent should be exploited! you re great ben! thanks for your CONTINUAL support!!!
Awesome!!! This is immeasurably, infinitely better than the original. The only bad thing is the tail. Beside that, This is epic! I love the claws, where did you get so many of those pieces in gold? I like gold.
This is the best Ancient upgrade I have ever seen! Wait, this is the only one I've ever seen! :D I like the how you did the feet, hands and you gotta love the gun arm! The only thing I don't like is how the gun shoulder is so big, but the other is so small, If you add more armor to the armpit and the shoulder, it will be perfect! Can't wait to see the next story reborn! :D
You are AMAZING!
I love the gun arm, it looks like a rail-gun!
It looks sorta close to the set, but not perfect.
I really like the claw, the head is cool, and the spikes are awesome!
WOW.... So awesome! In fact, I was looking at Ancient in my BIONICLE Encyclopedia last night. Fun times XD Although the chest doesn't have much resemblence to the original, buuuut meh :P I guess it's mainly the shouldrrs, the oringinal had Metru feet :D Also where... Is his Spinner? :O
The head-design looks amazing! I see you added a moving jaw using the Metru feet. Lurker`s design is bigger, but you`re ancient still gets a 10/5. The Brutaka pieces on the back is a nice touch indeed. The tail looks amazing, I love what you did with the Visorak claws, although maybe you could have used the Visorak limbs on the tail so you can apply some Inika armour to give the tail the armored look.
Thanks Pho, I was wondering why you weren't commenting, last time you weren't I was going downhill, I was scaried it was happening again, but I'm at an all time high now so I was confused :P Anyway thanks again, I understand now :P and Yeah rates are great thanks ;) And that sounds awesome Keegan! I'm glad you liked Akartra! Can't wait to see what you'll do :D
Thanks so much guys :D I'm glad to see that there is very little criticism about him :D Thanks Ben, I'm glad you like him :D Thanks Kane, I thought that too, but they are actually long, they are just bent over :D Thanks for telling me though ;) Chopper old boy :D I love the spikes too :D And the arms are actually very stable :D The arm cannon is a bit heavy, but it can move up and down :D I see what you mean about the bulkyness of it, still, I like it like that :D You can steal the hand design, just give me credit please :D And thanks again, I'm so happy you like him :D thanks for the 5/5 :D Thanks Mr. Bite :D I'm glad you think mine is better :D Thanks a million ;) Thank you my good friend Galaxus! Don't you worry! Even though I haven't started any more they will all be epic :D Thanks a lot Oblivious, glad you like him ;)
OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEAST! Great to see another awesome creation from you Cossy! Love all the golden-ness and the dark blue-ness. Crazy techniques all around! Can't wait for the rest of your Dark Hunter wave!
this is the greatest moc ever much better than vampire bohrok and is your best moc and as i said the best moc in the universe there are so many good points about him moving mouth awesome arms cool legs a tail spine everything but you definitely need to get all your dark hunters in a group shot
gold and blue, huge moc, WHOAH! The spikes on the back ARE awesome, but make him look like a dinosaur. LOL I absolutely love the torso and body! I'm worried about how the arms are attatched to the shoulders, it looks like they will pop right off. Can the arms lift and not flop down? That is always a hard thing to fix on mega titans! The black Cannon like arm is awesome, but the shoulder piece (the drill wheel thing) is too bulky, shouldn't be there. The arms are amazing. I might one day steal the hand design. And omg you made the toes! The tail is bad, but who cares about a tail! Yopu deserve 5 on 5 my friend, and an award of some kind, because this is too cool! It's a heck of alot better than the original! If it were a set it be like around $200! This is epic!
Thanks a lot Callan, That means a lot coming from you :D And I thought he would remind you of a Transformer rather than Drilldozer Skrall Razor :P But I do see wait you mean :D And thanks Wertman, I'm glad you like him :D