Toa Soleku . Stubborn, shining and crackling with elemental lightning, Soleku is one of the best fighters Korrothis has. . Name: Soleku
Species/Race: Matoran (Vo)
Occupation: Artist, Archon
Title(s): Toa Poliaz, Toa Korroth
Prevailing Element: Lightning (Light/Air)
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Affiliation: Archons of Light, Av-Suva, Korrothis
Tool(s): Avohkah Staff, Spearguns, Quarrel, Great Akaku
MOC Status: Assembled
Soleku began life in the hostile lands of the Tren Krom peninsula and moved to the island of Poliaz soon after it was formed. Blessed with the hands of an artist and the voice of an angel, Soleku soon found herself in the upper echelons of Poliazhi society, with her art in high demand. Over the centuries, she formed and broke up a great number of different musical groups and changed styles repeatedly. The most successful group of all was a band called Cyclestone, which consisted of Soleku and a ga-matoran named Eki.
Soleku's life changed for good when she was captured by Poliazhi mobsters for ransom money and rescued by Gratigan. The two fell deeply in love with each other, and stuck together through thick an thin. This included Gorast's attack on Poliaz, where Eki was transformed into a shadow matoran, and a dragon attack in which the island's only toa was killed. Along with Gratigan, Xalos and Gringat, Soleku eventually managed to beat back the dragon by commandeering a jet bike and opening fire on it.
After Lizena's death, Vanembar, Poliaz's Grand Vizier, launched a project in which matoran from the island city would be transformed into toa. Most matoran undergoing the process died, but Soleku, Xalos, Gratigan, Gringat and Orabmar survived and became the Toa Vanembar. The team stayed together, guarding the island for many years, until the dragon returned. They were able to defeat it, but not without losing Gratigan to the rahi's talons. Blaming Xalos for his death, Soleku abandoned the group and made her own way in the world.
On her travels, Soleku attracted the attention of a rogue makuta called Obsidiakh. After hounding her for days, he struck, only to find Soleku had cottoned on and had been waiting for his ambush. A massive bolt of lightning sundered the makuta, and his antidermis essence dissipated*. The locals rejoiced, naming her a hero. Another toa in the village** revealed himself as an archon of Korrothis, having been sent there to deal with Obsidiakh. Soleku was invited to the Temple of Light on Korrothis and became one of its toa servants, an Archon.
On Korrothis, Soleku was reunited with Eki. Her first mission, with Eki guiding her, was to find Xalos and Gringat. The two toa had gone into hiding, while at the same time Le-Nui and Ko-Nui had been assassinated. Massive storms wracked the Matoran Universe, killing scores of ice and air matoran, until Gringat and Xalos became the new Le-Nui and Ko-Nui. She trained new toa of lightning who came to Korrothis when not on missions for the Weavic Lords.
When Teridax took over the universe, Soleku violently opposed the idea of Korrothis leaving its boundaries, along with several other archons. A great battle ensued, in which she was swept off the rim of the island and into a horde of rahkshi waiting below. In the end it was one of her teammates, Toro, who dealt her the final blow.
*Actually, it didn't. Obsidiakh was only weakened. His essence was gathered up by Teridax, stolen by the Order of Mata Nui, stolen again by a member of the Dark Hunters and sold to a strange matoran living in a secret lab under the Isle of Thorns, where he subsequently reformed and escaped.
**A curious toa of plantlife who spoke in in a thick Southern Islands accent and wore a strange looking mask. Soleku never really got to know him, despite being a fellow Light Archon. He spoke in riddles, if at all, and spent most of his time somewhere in the Southern Continent anyway.
-The Fourth Whorl-
Soleku's staff is the same kind of weapon as wielded by Toa Brolas, but her primary weapons are the dual spear launchers on her bracers, best suited for taking down enemies hiding behind cover when coupled with her mask's power. Extra spears are stored in the quiver on her back.
Soleku's previous version was made back in 2010, had several cut pieces, and didn't look nearly as good as the other toa. I thought she was in need of a revamp.
This time, her colour scheme is a wierd combination of silver, trans-blue, sand blue and metallic blue (courtesy of this) which suits her much better.
I also did away with the obvious breasts, seeing as matoran shouldn't really have them anyway.
The feet can't tilt sideways, so posing her is a little tricky, but worth it to get the sand-blue in there, I think.
I hope you like her! ^^