This is my second attempt at my satyr, Melanthios. The first version of him can be found here. About the MOC
The first version was simply too big to work for the Innenrrad, which left me wondering what to do with either MOC. So I scrapped the old one and went for a "less is better" approach. I actually toyed around with this idea of "slapping armor on a skeleton" a while back, way before I built the first Melanthios, but didn't take the idea seriously. After the failed attempt of the first one I toyed around with the idea again, but this time I had enough gunmetal armor to make the idea work a little better. I think this is the closest I'm ever getting to what I would consider a "typical Hero Factory build."
The fire pieces in the second row of detail shots for Melanthios are his "jump jets," Which I'll explain in his bio. Since he can fit into the innenrrad relatively easily and comfortably, I'm happy with him. He also fits the notion I was considering that he's kinda the "runt of the litter" in terms of the other Toa in the Defenders. Bio
Melanthios is the only member of the Defenders of Virtue to request to be added to the team. Originally Atlas
was the toa of Stone, sought out by Archimedes
for his great might and capacity for energy, but Atlas was killed by Mototaur
in a battle. When Archimedes traveled back to Atlas' village where he was met by Melanthios, Atlas' younger brother. Upon hearing this news Melanthios insisted that he join the team. Archimedes initially rejected him, but after a raid where Mototaur and a horde of bandits, rahkshi, and skakdi invaded the region and he witnessed Melanthios's abilities to Pilot an Innenrrad, defeat combatants much larger than him, and traversing the great plateaus with his jump jets, he accepted.. Melantios in combat
Melanthios uses three main tactics in battle. He has his Scimitar blades, his discus shield, taken from his fallen brother's armor, as well as his jump jets, which he uses often for extra or more intense maneuver. Melanthios can throw his discus shield for medium ranged attacks(yes, like Captain America, but where do you think they got it? Though it doesn't have the wonderful ability to miraculously return to him like CA's), and jump substantially high with his jump jets, gaining an advantage, as well as using a combination of his jump jets and discus shield to ram through objects or opponents. The Innenrrad