"Yo. You really don't know what you're dealing with, do ya?" -Arkus to King S'Thruem
About this creation
Name: Arkus Gender: Male Species: Matoran Race: Bo-Matoran/half-Le-Matoran Occupation: Toa Title(s): Master, Arena Champion Kanohi: Kualsi, Mask of Teleportation/Hau, Mask of Shielding Alignment: Valiant Good Weapon: Long Katana Age: 17 MOC Status: WIP
Most would say Arkus, as a Matoran, was an oddly colored, out of place, "Le-Matoran." He was never shy, always talking, but never seemed to fit in. He was ambitious. Always looking for something to do, but was often rejected by many because of his difference in apperance. Green and Blue was never really eye-catching. He was athletic and strong in build, an ideal Matoran worker on Metru Nui. Except for the fact that he didn't want to work at all. After moving from his home in Mata Nui he had become lazy and distant from most. Including Kahryo, and Zephyroth, his best friends.
While exploring the Archives, Arkus and Zephyroth ventured away from safety and basically towards danger. When a confused Rahi came upon them, they were certain that death had come their way. However the Rahi was encased in ice, and in an instant, so were they. They remained frozen for 4 years. When thawed Arkus was alone and confused. Although frozen, he aged to 17. Arkus was leaving his frozen prison and was greeted by Toa Lewa and Toa Iruni. They asked him to become a Toa for the island of Rouka. He was asked as his body refused stasis and incubation. He had to welcome the process. He was the last to transform.
Hesitantly he accepted the offer. Iruni handed him a golden katana and golden armor and a Toa Stone. After training with the two it became known that he was not a Toa of Air, but a Toa of the Green. After he had completed his training, he was sent to Rouka. An Island/City settlement. His task was to protect the village of Matoran of the Green. Upon arriving he met his half brother, Nevrahl a Toa of Air. He was stationed to Rouka. Here he was able to reunite with Zephyr, and eventually Kahryo. The other three members of the Itura came later. After a brief misunderstanding.
Arkus usually spent his time competing in the Arena Rouka as a senior level swordsman, on par with Kahryo and Kahlibhur . He currently holds two championships. His only lost was to Kahlibhur in his first match. Arkus is currently resides in the Green Village with his brother as they protected it together, until Nevrhal left to command the Order of Mata Nui's Air Force. He, like the other five Itura, are encased in an ice cage in the Roukan cage. He is not conscious, but it awake in a mindlink shared through the minds of the Team.
Arkus' personality can be described as laid back. He is very realistic and says almost everything that pops into his head. He has a bit of a temper, but learns to control it in certain situations. He's protective and keeps under control when people insult him. He doesn't care what people think. He analyzes everything and can deduce answers from information. He often cracks jokes at his opponents and uses their frustrations to maintain an edge. His abilities are similar to that of a Toa of Air, when it comes to his acrobatics and agility. Despite being half Le-Matoran, on an elemental level he has little power over air. However, his power over the jungle is very strong. He can control vines and roots at his will and can maneuver leaves through the air. He also moves a giant vine underground that he can use to ride from place to place or for use in battle.
He relies heavily on his sword and melee attacks, as well as his acrobatics. He also uses a sort of armor tactic in which he creates a body cast of vines and roots. He also is very extensive in the use of poisonous plants, to paralyze his enemies, but also in the use of medicines and cures. His power's are limited to the amount of plantlife in his direct area, causing him to avoid missions in icy, volcanic, and sometimes desert climates. He carries plants with him however and usually hold his ground with his sword.
Arkus is my favorite MOC, and also my Self-MOC. His build was simplistic because I wanted to keep him more dark green than black and it is a nod to the lack of technology available in the Jungle. Arkus was developed in 2012 when I wanted to make a MOC who was still learning about himself. I had been building on Careo for 4 years now and there wasn't much more to do. Arkus was inspired by my love for Toa of Air, which was his original element, but I changed his element because I wanted a change. Overall, I wanted a young character who would make mistakes, but still be able to some sort of hero. He's based on a samurai or ninja type character. Enjoy the page.