Toa Lizena . Lizena was the first guardian of the island of Poliaz. A decorated hero and a powerful warrior. . Name: Lizena
Species/Race: Matoran (Vo)
Occupation: Guardian of Poliaz City
Title(s): Toa Poliaz
Prevailing Element: Lightning (Light/Air)
Alignment: Lawful Good
Affiliation: Poliaz, Vanembar
Tool(s): Heavy Armour, Kanohi Sanok, GringatTronics Power Gauntlet, Buckler
MOC Status: Assembled
Lizena once lived on the Tren Krom peninsula, before her coastal home collapsed into the sea following a battle between an ancient sea behemoth and the then lord of Earth, Serpes. Raising the land into cliffs and mountains of white stone, a new island was formed around the creature's bones. Lizena, among many other refugees from the coast, made their home there.
Lizena became a toa unexpectedly, while exploring a deep cave system on the Southern continent. She had stumbled across a box of inert toa stones among a hoard of other treasures which, to the horror of her adventuring party, turned out to be guarded by an ancient kanohi dragon! The stress of the attack turned them all into toa, but clumsy and unused to their size and powers, all but Lizena were killed by the beast. Lizena herself escaped by falling into a sinkhole.
Returning home to Poliaz, she was greeted with praise and fear. Taking on the mantle of Poliaz's guardian, she was later joined by a toa of Lithim named Tolovan. Tolovan and Lizena grew to love one another strongly, but their job was difficult. Poliaz was becoming a burgeoning city, and more and more of their time had to be spent clamping down on issues within the island. Old nemeses came to haunt them as well, as both Gorast and the dragon occasionally launched attacks on the island. One night, Tolovan was taken, brainwashed and turned against Lizena. Heartbroken, Lizena was left as the island's sole guardian once again.
Three years after the loss of Tolovan, Lizena fell in battle against the kanohi dragon as it attacked the city. The dragon was repelled by a group of matoran, but not in time to save her. Shortly afterwards, those same matoran became the Toa Vanembar.
Lizena was very strong for a toa of lightning, able to move easily in her heavy armour, with a punch that could stagger a muaka. Her gauntlet weapon was made by Gringat, and could fire electrically charged crystals which exploded after reaching a critical mass. The weapon had a laser sight which guided the crystals towards their target, and it could also launch a large amount of them as an explosive mortar. Thanks to her mask of accuracy, the weapon was devastating.
-The Fourth Whorl-
Lizena has been a part of my storyline for a long, long time. She was originally a toa of magnetism, but that was changed to fit the canon storyline.
Her armour, mask and shield are designed/chosen to match the cultured, renaissance-esque feel of the City of Poliaz, namely its marble buildings and bridges which I tried to emulate a bit in her armour's design. Think Venice.
The weapon is based off Nuparu's claw from the BIONICLE HEROES game, as well as the gauntlet thingies from SANCTUM.
She is also the first of three toa of lightning waiting to be posted, each with a different colour scheme, from my storyline.
Design is highly inspired by the boxy, detailed art style and toa of That1UniqueSkakdi on DeviantArt.
EDIT 20/09/2013: That1UniqueSkakdi drew Lizena in return! :D