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Bionicle MOC: Relik by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Relik by 3rdeye88
Update 10-24-12 Updating with the bio.

about the MOC
Relic was originally meant to be a toa, but as I built him, it became apparent almost from the beginning of the build that that wasn't going to be the case. So instead of "Toa Relik-Toa of time" I just have Relik. His color scheme was actually planned for what would be the rider of my Rhotuka Tiger and meant to be indicative of a Swamp" toa or a toa of air that instead of living in a jungle region hailed from a swamp. But as I was working on him I realized I needed to expand the color scheme more so I brought in the sand and dark green to the teal, flat gold and light gray.
I feel I need to give a shout out to :iconalex-darkrai: I feel his unusual body style and the use of flat gold on his MOCs(he's got a few) inspired this build, and also reminded me I had yet to use flat gold in a color scheme.
I really like this color scheme, it by itself give me a kind of "rustic steampunk time traveler" look. Shape wise he looks like he could fly.
Structurally this MOC is one of my more finicky builds. I didn't double up on any of his joints so he's a bit troublesome to stand and pose, but he does hold relatively well even though he's a single joint style MOC. I think if I go back and work on this MOC more it'll be to stabilize his joints with standard balljoints since they come in light grey(I don't differentiate between old or new light grey). Other than the stability issues I'm pretty satisfied with this MOC. I really like the shaping, and the color scheme was fun to work with and look at.

Bio
Relik was once a Toa of air, in the distant future of the settlement of Bara Magna. While using the mask of time he was knocked unconscious by an enemy. In his unconscious state, the legendary entity known as Artakha came to him to tell him his destiny and duty required much more greatness from him, and thus transformed the Toa of Air into a powerful Titan with the mastery over time. The Kanohi Vahi fused to Relik, now granting him the additional power to time travel with the mask, though the mask was very old, rusted damaged, and leaking power. Because of this Relik was very limited. He then hat to embarked on a long journey to travel back through time as fast as possible with the fragile damaged mask to a period in time when <a href="[link]>Dume was a toa. Using his mask of regeneration Toa Duma restored the mask of time to its original state. This now allowed Relic to move through time freely and instantly.
Since relik is the only being able to move through time he focuses more on keeping the mask of time from being destroyed, therefore protecting time itself. Because he can move through time at will, he's very akin to seeing and interacting with himself. Relik has no telepathic abilities so he often has to "conference" with himself to know where to be and what to do at any given time.
Relik has also occasinally slipped into parallel timelines by failing to act being prevented by an enemy or by being killed. Sometimes he is able to correct his mistake by returning back to before the incident and notifying himself what went wrong. Sometimes though the Relik that slipped into an alternate timeline isn't recovered.
Relik also possesses a limited form of growth and decaying abilities by speeding up the growth or decaying of an object or entity. Relik is unable to teleport others with him through time as the ability to be exempt from the effects of time only pertain to him. He tried this once when tried to teleport Toa Duma to the future where his disabled self was, the result was Duma was dead and decayed upon arrival.
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:iconfenrek:
Well now, another big ass complicated moc from Dave, what we all like to see. So lets get into it shall we :)

The overal impression could go either way due to respect for the size and complexity but also a bit put off by the unusual colours used here. I can majorly appreciate that all the gold is the same shade here and not mishmashed with other variants so that's always good. Usually a mixture like this with the teal would be ghastly as it's quite an imposing colour but I must say, it actually suits the gold here. Not my favourite mix of colours I've seen on mocs by miles but it is just pulled off here so congrats for that.

I quite like the build albeit for a few minor issues but overal I can see alot of work gone into this moc with agreat pieces used in innovative ways. I especially like the legs,I can't entirely agree on the teal wheels jutting out but the build is still nice, and those Lihkan (sorry if I mispelled that) masks add a nice touch to the thighs. I'm not too keen however on the upper area as it just seems to be a bit thinning out too much as the body looks quite lean and then the legs bulk out loads.

The ehad is ok, not really many complaints there as it's quite a new concept and seems to fit the character here. The only other 'nag' with the moc is that the shoulders are stuck out on sticks that combined with the flat shoulder panels, kinda bring it to focus a bit too much.

Other than a few bits here and there that could do with tweaking it's an overal great moc with a fab new concept I havn't seen before and it's build almost breatehs life into this guy to give it it's own character.

Congratulations on another great creation ^^
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:icontimscorpion:
Timscorpion Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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:icontimscorpion:
Timscorpion Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconthatdudemaan:
Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! You have the the mask of time!? Fuck! I search for years!
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: I actually at one point had three, but one got a little bent up being in the container with the other masks I have. [link] you can buy the mask in both gold and Orange on Bricklink. I had the gold version. But the orange one is more common.
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Nitasu987 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
You know, he looks like an ancient Mayan king, with the Rhotuka tiger as his mount.
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, I guess he kinda does. Mayan wasn't exactly what I was going for, I was Aiming more for like steampunkish time travelor meets Gudmanm I've never put him on the Rhotuka. Don't even know if they'd hold up. The Rhotuka tiger needs some work on its back legs. Now might be a good time to get to that.
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Nitasu987 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
XD yeah. I'm doing this Bionicle Winter Olympics thing. (If only I'd get some snow now.) I made some skis that I hope will get the Toa Metru down a small snowhill and off a ramp. Doubt it'll work.
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skull123246 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
....how the fuck did I miss this in my messages?! :XD: Another neat creation. I love how every piece fits together like a layer of bio-mechanical flesh. :D Nice use of the Lhikan Hau masks, by the way. :thumbsup:
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:shrug: Thank you. I was a little more conscious of layering this time around. I do think I need to make the arms and torso look more like the legs though. The legs I like, just need to get everything else consistent with the legs.
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