The fifth Toa Rela, Toa of Psionics, Nikeri! Enjoy the MOC!
About this creation
Occupation: Toa Rela, Protector of Rela Nui
Titles: Warrior of the Psyche, “Ka-Ce”
Primary Mask: Kanohi Hirik, Mask of Spellbinding- allows user to temporarily immobilize an enemy; the mask’s effect is strengthened by, though not reliant on, eye contact.
Toa Tool: Mentalum Shield
Alignment: Chaotic good
Affiliation: Toa Rela
Status: Unknown, presumed dead
Personality: Nikeri is still inexperienced as a Toa, but despite this, she is immensely skilled with her element. She is cautious, like most Ce-Matoran, and so is sometimes hesitant to attack. She is very attached to Niarr, although he doesn't appear to notice. Her Mentalum Shield forms a psychic barrier around her, similar to the effect of a Kanohi Hau.
Bio: Nikeri lived in Ce-Rela for all of her life as a Matoran, working in a factory that crafted disk launchers. Once when she was given a sheet of metal (from a mine in the newly-rediscovered Arka Nui) to hammer into shape, she noticed that it had shiny fragments in it. Upon touching the largest of these fragments she became a Toa! Being completely baffled by this turn of events, her slightly addled old Turaga sent her to the city of Ka-Rela to join the Toa Rela. The Turaga accidentally sent her to Ko-Rela, but that’s another story. Nikeri eventually made it to the correct city and became a member of the local Toa team. This team stayed on Rela Nui for a time, in order to defend the villages from the threat of the Makuta-kara and their demonic creations. Soon after the Makuta-kara's defeat, Nikeri and the rest of the Toa Rela began a journey across much of the known universe, in search of the Lost Being known only in legend as Un'duul. They defeated some of the worst Makuta ever known; destroyed insurgent Visorak hordes; and ended a plague that had fallen upon Spherus Magna. These and many more were the tasks of the Toa Rela; and all of these tasks they carried out, until finally they were, quite literally, all lost to history.
(All will be revealed in the story I'm working on!)
And here is Nikeri. Yay, a primarily gold Toa! (Or bronze. I'm not really sure what this color is.)
Pose. Ready for action!
Blocking with her Mentalum Shield.
Arm. Not really custom, but looks nice.
Leg. Fully custom! And once again, Skrall armor. ;)
Back of the leg. Here you can see the design of the upper leg- he Skrall armor is the main piece in the upper leg.
Torso. The shoulders flow into the body really well, IMO.
Back. Sword and shield can be holstered simultaneously.
Head. I remember Cossy saying something about female MOCs needing hair in the front too. Also, inspired by Impa from Skyward Sword.
Head design. I used the standard Metru head, not my custom one.
Pretty flexible and posable design.
Duo shot with Pirai, Toa Rela of Iron, my self-MOC.
Nice work, I like the color scheme! The gold color is called "flat gold" on Bricklink, as opposed to "pearl gold" that is seen in later sets. They are also commonly referred to as old gold and new gold, due to when the colors were in production.
Not my favorite of your MOCs but still good. I see what you were trying to do with the hair in the front but it didn't work out to well in my opinion. P.S. she is bronze, but up to 2005 or 2006 it was recognized as gold.