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Toa Lyrax - Self-Moc
About this creation
-Lyrax, Toa of Heavy Metals-

Name: Lyrax
Species: Toa
Race: Onu-Toa
Occupation: Warrior of Onu-Koro, Apprentice of Toa Necrium
Title(s): Lyrax, Thrash, The Holy Demon, The Apprentice
Alignment: Chaotic good
Element: Heavy Metal
Kanohi: Kanohi Hammethia, Mask of Heavy Metals
Weapon(s): Armor Spikes, Scythe of Disintegration, Shortsword, Elemental Powers
Theme(s): Descending Angel - The Misfits
Bio: Toa Lyrax has had a dark and shrouded past, one that he is not comfortable talking about. As an Av-Matoran, Lyrax was an inventor. He created instruments of torture and destruction for the Toa, which were used to interrogate Makuta prisoners in the First Great War of Mata-Nui. During a raid on his village, Lyrax was taken hostage by an anonymous Dark Hunter. This agent of Makuta kept Lyrax as a slave and taught Lyrax all of his skills of evil, and used Lyrax’s instruments of torture on his own people and prisoners of war. Scarred, traumatized, and possessed by the evil around him, he lost every ounce of his former self, leaving him a sadistic and cruel. After months of devoted (and insane) allegiance to the Makuta and the Dark Hunter who captured him, he was welcomed into the Brotherhood of Makuta. For a time, he was involved with the Dark Hunters as a high-ranking assassin. For years, he murdered the Toa and matoran who defended Mara-Nui behind the front lines. Eventually, he was given the assignment to assassinate Toa Necrium, a powerful Onu-Toa. Lyrax was unsuccessful, and Necrium captured him and brought him back to the Toa stronghold. Necriun’s fellow Toa worked long and hard at returning Lyrax to his former state of an inventor and follower of Mata Nui. After years of hard, relentless assistance and psychological cleansing, Lyrax became one of Mata Nui’s followers again. But even after his rehabilitation, Lyrax still had taints of shadow within him.
He was taken in by Necrium as an assistant in the Onu-Koro catacombs. There he worked alongside his savior Toa, tending to the dead and dying in their village. He spent many months learning the ways of his master, in everything from caretaking and preserving to combat and the path to becoming a Toa.
Years after his return to Mata-Nui, the Makuta raided the island country, destroying many of the major cities. In the Onu-Koro raid, Lyrax fought alongside Toa Necrium, who was confronted by the same Dark Hunter who captured Lyrax in the First Great War. Necrium single-handedly fought the Dark Hunter, and lost his life in protecting Lyrax. After the raid, Necrium told Lyrax that he needed a successor, someone to take his place as protector and someone to care for the catacombs. Necrium released all of his energy into Lyrax, transforming him into a Toa. He then carried Necrium’s frail cadaver to an empty compartment in the catacombs, and constructed a small shrine in honor of his teacher and friend.
Lyrax, now a Toa of Metals, protects the villages of Onu-Koro and watches over the dead in the tombs, much like his deceased maser. He is determined to kill the Dark Hunter who had destroyed his psyche and murdered Necrium, and will do anything to kill the agent personally. Lyrax is an intelligent character who tends to dwell on morbid and violent thoughts. He is slightly unstable mentally, but his insanity is an asset on the battlefield. He is a loner, and a fast and ruthless combatant. His ability to manipulate metals allows him to shape the battle into a way that suits him best.








I'm pretty happy with the way the lower legs turned out.



The upper leg design was taken almost directly from my Rashel moc.



Very happy with the upper body.

HEARTLIGHTS FTW!!!



Close-up of Lyrax's head.



Just an alternate upper body shot.



The clip on his back was added so that he could be equipped with a wide range of weapons. His shortsword is generally attached to his back by the clip.



Ahh, custom noggins. How I love thee.



Further proof of the custom noggin.



...and he can cross his arms. LIKE A BOSS.



His shortsword. Very simple. Like, simpler than the simplest of simple.



Lyrax's main weapon is Necrium's former weapon, a Desintegration Scythe. The scythe is capable of cutting and destroying the very souls of Lyrax's enemies.



Scythey goodness.







Oh, Witch Doctor, I knew him well.

(Finally got the Witch Doctor set for Christmas. Woot!)



Height comparison with Lyrax's love interest, Toa Gaiam.



Height comparison with the matoran Rilik.



Farewell!



-Afterword-

I've finally finished my Self-Moc (or should I say, his first version)! After months of toiling in Procrastionationland and suffering Builder's Block, I finally came to a design that I was happy with. I knew what I wanted him to be about - heavy metals. This is not to say that Lyrax was inspired by heavy metal elements (like in the periodic table), but more of the musical genre, which is by far my favorite kind of music. So while I wanted Lyrax to be themed with a heavy metal approach on his design (chains, spikes, lots of black and dark red), I wanted to give him a practical application to the world of Bionicle. I've seen a number of builders apply one specific kind of element to their Toas or Makutas, but why not a group? Hence, Lyrax is the Toa of Heavy Metals, controlling all of the heaviest of metals known to matoran, Turaga, and Toa alike.

If anybody wants to make their own version of Lyrax, just give me a heads-up.

Special thanks to all of the great Bionicle builders out there who have inspired me to follow in their footsteps of Self-Mochood.

Happy holidays, and a happy new year!



Comments

  September 28, 2012
Clever, my dear, is Radiak's one. Well, both are Jutlins, but anyways...
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  September 27, 2012
Like the upper torso and the arm design (nice flexibility there) The choice of the Antroz mask has really set your MOC off well, ridges and armor selection compliment that sculpt well. Cheers, Liam =)
  August 19, 2012
 I like it 
  August 4, 2012
Awesome! i really like his scythe, can i make a chibi version of him?
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  July 27, 2012
Masterfully done! I doubt anyone could make a better version! =D
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  July 20, 2012
This is great! I love the custom head! I also love the body design! He has the same mask as my selfMOC! :)
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  July 14, 2012
Scythes are ULTIMATE!!! My self-moc also has a Scythe for his main weapon, the Phantom Scythe. Everything about this guy is screaming, "AAAAAHH! I have a custom body, head, and limbs that are freakin' awesome!!!" Just saying.
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  May 3, 2012
That first pic is BEAST! great build
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  April 7, 2012
wicked
 I made it 
  February 18, 2012
Quoting Fisher Hensley can i use head desing please
Sure, just be sure to give credit.
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  February 18, 2012
can i use head desing please
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  February 1, 2012
Beast! he's sick man, and ya he looks pretty heavy metal. his scythe is awesome
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  January 31, 2012
AWESOME! I love the custom-ness and Mask!
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  January 8, 2012
I like it! Wanna enter Him in my self-moc contest? http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/19363
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  January 2, 2012
Really love your main shot on your page. Great coloring, looks like it was photedited or something. Nice job...
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  January 1, 2012
Sweat, love the head design!
Liam Covey
Saïdo Dieono
  December 31, 2011
He look bad i no like him at all
Liam Covey
Saïdo Dieono
  December 31, 2011
He look bad i no like him at all
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  December 31, 2011
Nice! The body and arms are great! I also like the scythe. Good job!
  December 29, 2011
ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! IT'S PERFECT! THE BODY DESIGN IS AMAZING AND THE LEGS ARE EPIC! AND THE ARMS AND CUSTOM HEAD CANNOT BE DONE JUSTICE WITH WORDS!!! 5/5!!!
Liam Covey
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The One Who Needs Pieces
  December 27, 2011
I think the torso is a bit weird and the lower legs needs something.
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  December 27, 2011
That scythe is BOSS!
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  December 27, 2011
This is awesome!!! Weapon is great and body is also!!!
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  December 27, 2011
Great self-MOC, I have to say, the main picture is very nice. Anyway, Lyrax is looking good. The only thing I would improve on is the lower legs. Aside from that, he looks amazing.
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  December 27, 2011
Awesome self-moc! Another mask to get from Bricklink it is.
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  December 26, 2011
I had to comment because that is one of the coolest main pictures ever. The Bionicle itself is also well done.
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  December 26, 2011
Nice head! The legs are great too!
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  December 26, 2011
Cool I like the overall look and that custom head. Brilliant!
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  December 26, 2011
awesome selfmoc
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  December 26, 2011
love the moc dude
 
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