Vignos is the Toa of Creation. My entry for GRC3. --updated--
About this creation
Vignos is the mighty, two headed Toa of Creation. He embodies, how creation emerges from two elements: power and knowledge.
Two beings, one with superior power, one a master of wisdom, fused and formed the Toa of Creation. So he has two heads, continuously discussing what to create and how, making sure not to neglect any important aspect. This only for an short introduction.
-----"Life, creation, time...these three will once decide the fate of Mata Nui"-----
(The Great Beings)
It is known among the Turaga, that the unknown Great Being, that had gone insane, wasn't the only one that touched the mask of life. It is said, that a very caring, sensitive Great Being was displeased with the fact, that the Ignika not only could rescue Mata Nui, but also should absorb all life, if everything would fail, and was thinking of some other way to overcome this.
This Great Being, whose name was Citami'Xel, also knew, that great powers lie within secrets and secrecy, and kept these thoughts for himself. One day Citami'Xel sneaked up to the Ignika, and took the risk to touch it. The mask, totally aware of what was happening, felt something special about this Great Being, a touch of a hidden destiny, a plan and a struggle to escape possibly doom.
So the Ignika held back with "a gift" but made contact with Citami'Xel, and he became the Ignika's agent, hiding among the Matorans, observing, waiting for his time to come; he was a secret visitor at Arthaka, preparing him for possibly hard times to come. But he also knew that still something was missing to fulfill the plan. Until he noticed one day, that a Matoran was chosen to make the mask of time.
Immediately after Vakama became a Toa and finally forged the mask, Citami'Xel revealed himself to Vakama and helped him to avoid fighting with Teridax. They hid, and in the short time that was left, the Great Being showed Vakama, that the mask also had the power of foresight, and the future of Mata Nui was uncovered to them.
With this knowledge they joined up with Arthaka, went to the chamber of life, and so the three fateful forces came together. Citami'Xel's plan was to fuse the three forces: The Ignika would grant its power and increase the capabilities of the other two masks, The Mask of Creation would form a gate through the dimensions, the Vahi would guide them, now being able of time traveling, and they would be able to escape Teridax and start anew. But the Ignika had its own motives and so, just when the dimensional gate opened, the Ignika nudged a bit on Vakama, so he made a small step backwards in time. Through this, Mata Nui was doubled in the flow of time and there was no escape, but an altered destiny, where Citami'Xel, Arthaka and Vakama defeated Teridax.
So finally a peaceful era began. Citami'Xel never wore the Ignika, he just held it, so it was still kind of untouched, so there was yet no Toa of Life, he was still to come.
To ensure peace in Mata Nui, Citami'Xel told Arthaka to create
the Staff of Contradiction.
This artifact made all masks loose their powers, and weakened the Makuta. But before this, the power of the three legendary masks was sealed in sacred stones, that were hidden on different places. The Ignika-Stone was untouchable for the unworthy, like the mask.
Elementary powers were still available through Toa-stones, and they were shown by the color of the heartlight, masks were now nothing more than a shielding.
Toa still became Turaga after a certain time, and after a while, the Turaga went on a journey, always two of them, each one a master. It was their duty. They were told, that one day, when great danger would come upon Mata Nui, the three fateful forces have to join again, and therefore the three mighty Toa had to be found. Only Turaga can find the legendary stones, and only two beings simultaneously can release the power kept in each of them.
So here you see the mighty Toa of Creation. Still there is peace, so he walks over land as a guardian, using his power carefully.
The first Toa i ever did. I found the design for his hands here somewhere on MOCpages. Credits to whoever came up with it first.
I chose noble Komau and Mahiki just for their similar look, not for their attributes. I did this first of all, so the masks set the color scheme.
He looks bulky. But two heads just need a pair of broad shoulders.
Leg detail. The legs were the first stage in the build, followed by arms and torso. I had the idea for this kind of knee-joint quite for a long time, but never build it until now.
The yellow brain stands for power, the blue brain stands for knowledge.
Consequently his heartlight had to be green.
View from the back.
This is an early shot, i took just on the evening i finished Vignos. It shows how he emits some energy from his palm towards Ran Dom, which somehow got into trouble with the Toa. It is not likely that the hero will be hurt, but rather changed.