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Bionicle MOC: Matteo Detail by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Matteo Detail by 3rdeye88
Along with Matteo's recent updates, it was time to update the detail layout. Now the Detail Deviation is surprisingly not as arge a file with a bunch of photos. For individual looks at the photos, please visit his MOCpages gallery. (egads did I just link to MOCpages from DA?):wow:

Main Deviation This Is a good starting point to go most places concerning Matteo
Version comparison DeviationThis is where you can compare the current version of Matteo to the version that came before it. This is also where you can get info on what all's different about Matteo now.
Matteo's Gallery Here's where all things Matteo go to be all Matteo-y and stuff. =P
:iconacyrotin:'s Witching Hour Gallery That contain comic pages, story chapters and some of her own drawn renderings of the good doctor.:love:
Bionicle MOCkery folder that stars Matteo as a loveable cantankerous foulmouthed old man causing lots of problems for the other MOCs and me Creator. :XD: There's sure to be a laugh or two(I hope):fingerscrossed:.

MOCs featured in this Deviation
Sir Richard Alastair
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The backstory for Matteo is rather extensive and not quite fleshed out. Here's the short version.
Matteo is part of an ancient race that had the ability to become immortal through a ritual that would make people immune to aging, resilient to disease(but not completely immune), and give increased but no super human strength speed and stamina. is people were wiped out by invaders and he fled before being able to receive immortality. He spent years searching for it and was able to obtain it, but about 30 years later than was normal to where he had reached the age of 50 before immortalizing. It was after this time Matteo traveled and studied to be an apothecary and an expert martial artist. He also trained to be an assassin. Being immortal meant he had many men's lifetimes to study and hone his skills.
The most notable powers Matteo his are that of his smoke abilities. Using his own blood as a foundation, Matteo materializes blades from crimson smoke. This allows him to materialize and dematerialize his "Blood letters" instantly, though if done too frequently, he experiences the symptoms of blood loss. His other smoke ability is called "scent intoxication" where he is able to put anyone who inhales it into a drunken stupor. Matteo is a main character in the comic and short story series Witching Hour In this series Matteo is portrayed more as a good guy, though it is explained that he had a complicated past where this wasn't always the case. In this series Matteo has a runin with a nasty beast plaguing the city he was residing and employed in simply known as Plague who after an intense battle infected Matteo with the plague. The reaction with Matteo's body turned the plague into another form of smoke ability. This new ability appeared as varying degrees of black or grey smoke that had varying degrees of effects on people. In its most intense form it infected people with the plague and they would most likely die of the disease as it was resistant to medications. In its slighter form it would cause irreversible psychosis of the mind. This was a trait Matteo in his lighter years rarely used, but was a favorite of his in what was known as The Age of Malice where once again Matteo fell from the path of good and helping others to pursue more selfish endeavors through cruel yet effective tactics. It wasn't until the help of an old friend that he found his way back from these dark pitiful times and repented for his evil ways by once again being an apothecary to the poor and weak, and an assassin of those who would do harm to good folk.

And yes that's the short version. XD

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Ok, so this being my first real critique, don't expect anything spectacular. Just a fair warning.

As far as vision goes, I think that four is a fair number for this one. In my humble opinion, the look of an elderly assassin was achieved quite well here. The hunch is well done in my opinion; not overdone nor disproportionate. The weapons and bag also add to the assassin look in my opinion, though if it were me, I'd perhaps have gone with more smaller weapons that can be used for close quarter combat or throwing. Just my preference. Still though, I think that this one captures quite well the look of elderly yet dangerous. (Could use a shotgun cane though, just sayin' :P)

Ahh originality. This one, I think I shall go with a three and a half on. I've heard it said, and I've said it many times in my life, that there is truly nothing original in this world. This being said, it is very difficult to come up with something with any originality. While I personally love this MOC, I do not think that it is entirely original. I am of the personal belief that one should make things for themselves, no matter if others appreciate them or not, and I believe that this MOC falls under this category. The addition though of the satchel, the pockets (LOVE them pockets. Love 'em.), the watch and other accessories though definitely brought up the originality score for me.

Technique. Probably my most "biased" rating in this critique, earning a solid four in my opinion. I really quite love the techniques used in this MOC, I do. The hunch of the shoulders and the build of the torso are just beautiful. The legs are also really nicely rounded in my opinion, and I love that. I personally though have a few qualms with this build, one of which being the arms, as I personally would have dropped the elbow one stud lower and shortened the forearms one stud. That is once again personal preference though, so I suppose it doesn't really count :P I also feel that the area around the wrist is kind of thin compared to the rest of the arms, though I understand why this was done, so I can really let that one go. The posability though is really nice for a MOC like this, and that always wins some points with me. Overall, I really like this one, (I will be stealing that design for the thighs, fair warning :P) and it is certainly better than I could do.

Impact... This one I think a three and a half would be appropriate. I personally feel that this one makes a nice impact, but does not make a spectacular one. Again, maybe I'm just biased, or stupidly blind, but while I love this MOC, I don't think that it creates a stunning impact. It does not have a truly "unused" color scheme; even I've used mata red, metru red, and black before. It is also not an unseen look. Still though, the posability wins points with me on this one because I honestly would not have bet that such would be possible. (And yes, I do see those clear bricks in there. Those did not go unnoticed :P) Overall, this one gets a medial impact rating from me. You don't like it, sue me :P

And I do believe that sums it up. Give yourself a pat on the back if you read that whole thing and didn't doze off or wonder what the heck I was talking about halfway through.
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Dagger-Drop Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Fantastic MOC. His look is very origional and he had a sort of personality about him. The hunch adds an air of experience and wisdom. Great job.
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this comment. I'm glad the Experience comes across. That was the intention even before Matteo evolved into the character that he is, to look old, and wise, possibly even feeble, but for it to be deceiving, and him actually being quite dangerous. I'm glad you think he looks original to. That's hard to achieve these days. Really, thank you for this wonderful comment. Emoticon: Bow 
Mikkillerib Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
let me guess. a old, samurai like warrior in disguise?
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What? :confused:
Mikkillerib Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats just what i thought with the hat, lantern staff, weapons and color pattern.
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see. Hmmm, not really a samurai. He's a plague docto/assassin. More like an Assassin's Creed kinda guy disguising as a doctor by day.
Mikkillerib Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well, i was right about that warrior detail.
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More or less. Yeah. :nod:
JacobLazer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Writer
a skrall shield as a fedora. sheer genius, dude!
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not quite a fedora, but yeah close I guess. Thank you. :D
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