About The MOC
Matteo is what I consider to be my official Self-MOC. He is by far my most developed character of any of my MOCs, currently assembled or otherwise. He's also my personal favorite and most worked on my, which was why he became my Self-MOC Matteo represents an old Plague Doctor
. This was also what he was called before I gave him a name.
The idea I've tried to instill within this MOC was practicality, antiquity, and style. All of his accessories were meant to be as realistic as possible, while retaining a theme that Matteo is an old fashioned kind of person with his own sense of style. While I can't date any specific period he is supposed to represent in MOC form I do know that all his artifacts predate modern technology and probably predates 19th century technology as well. I would place the artifacts on his person from around 14th-18th century. A little about his character
Matteo is an immortal, a survivor of a race of Ancient people who found a method to cease aging and gain physical attributes that were wiped out through genocide. Matteo is immortal in the sense that he does not age, and has a certain resilience to diseases and injury, though he still could be killed by most conventional methods(shot or pierced through the head, burned, etc). These attributes have allowed Matteo to survive where most others would have died. This also made him excellent as an Apothecary during a plague as he was always immune to it, or at worst experienced some sickness, but not enough to kill him. Matteo's biography is quite extensive, and as a result I don't quite have it all mapped or figured out. Everything I do know I have learned through the help of collaboratiors, naimly Acyrotin
where he appears as a main character in her series, Witching Hour
, and collaborating with wolfbossx
. He helped early on in figuring out who Matteo is and a lot of Matteo's origin story came from collaborating with Jake. I can assure you though it is quite a tale to be told.
Directory Detail Deviation
This is where one can view many angles of Matteo, as well as observe all the details of the MOC. Version comparison Deviation
This is where you can compare the current version of Matteo to the version that came before it. Detailed descriptions about the changes, as well as links to Matteo's earliest incarnations are included in the Artist's description. Matteo-nette
-A Marionette incarnation of the good doctor. Matteo's Gallery
Here's where most things concerning Matteo that I post will be. Bionicle MOCkery folder
This is a folder containing an off and on/every now and again comic series I do that portrays Matteo as a curmudgeon-y foul mouthed old man. This portrayal in a stark playful exaggeration of his character for comedic effect, and should not be considered what Matteo in other portrayals would be like. Commissioned Art
by LaLaFoxtrot Matteo By Chorranthu
This is a fan mad sculpture of Matteo made from a metal armature and polymer clay. Other fan art of Matteo as well as any of my other MOCs that have received can be found hereMatteo Plushie by Oddvibe
Much like the sculpture of Matteo,
poured a lot of love into this handmade plushie for me.
She literally bled for this learning to do needlefelting to make his mask. I'm eternally grateful to her for this wonderful gift she made me as a belated Birthday/Christmas present. Please give her some love by faving the Original Deviation