About The MOC
Remaku is perhaps my oldest MOC of all my MOCs, he is approximately 8-10 years old. After a few years of existing in his Original form
, he got an update
which is where he obtained his wings. This version of him and would remain this way for the next 5 years. It wasn't until earlier this year that I decided to scrap him knowing that I would completely revamp him. Remaku V3 is another case of the increasing practice of making a Bricklink order
specifically for a MOC. This is something I know many other MOCers do, but it generally hasn't been the way I make orders.
Initially I started this project thinking I had everything I needed. I made the majority of Remaku then halted production of the MOC when I realized I didn't have enough of or the right elements to complete the wings in a satisfactory manner. Remaku stayed in hiatus for a little over a month before I was able to make a bricklink order to acquire the parts needed. He marks the first MOC of mine to ever be placed on hiatus mid build. I've simply never had to do that before. Well I personally think taking the time to wait and do this right paid off. Overall I'm rather satisfied with the build. The wing support isn't quite
as structurally sound as I'd like it to be, but that is in part due to my decision to not include Hero Factory parts in this build. However, there are pieces that are newer than bionicle era(2001-2010), namely the Black Pearl Sails
. The reason for this is I wanted Remaku to have a distinctly "Bionicle" feel to him. Hero Factory has a different look and feel to it, and seeing as this is probably my oldes MOC concept, I wanted to honor it by keeping it truly in the spirit of bionicle. DirectoryInsurgence of Darkness Gallery MOCpages GalleryBio
- The Insurgence
Remaku-the last Makuta is the ruthless leader to a semi independent group called "The insurgence of darkness." This group comprises both Dark Hunters and Makuta, specifically Reamku and a Makuta made experimental half Makuta half robotic entity known as Vhisorah. and lastly a single undead Skakdi ice apparition. Not wishing to bend to the whims of Brotherhood Of Makuta or the Dark Hunters Guild, they banded together as a small alliance swearing that the group would not grow beyond the 6 of them as a large organization was what they had rebelled against. Remaku was responsible for Vhisora's and Mototaur's recruitment, while O-jin and Ryakk volunteered to join, who then recruited his brother Ootei. The group mainly takes high level jobs from the two factions of evildooers but only if the task is of substantial gain or is challenging to them. In their day to day activities the go through bouts of roaming and pillaging Matoran villages towns and cities, though they generally steered clear of Metru Nui as it was the one place where every enemy faction of theirs had dealings or establishment. If the insurgence had reason to be their they usually sent Ootei as he was the one best suited for infiltrating the city and blending in. The group seldom had internal conflict since they all agreed their alliance was mutually beneficial, and felt what was closest thing to respect that any of them could have for another entity.
- The Last Makuta
Remaku earned this title from being the last known member of the Makuta species to be created. He was created in a last ditch effort to help fight in the "Destiny War" Its not entirely certain, but it is believed that Miserix was responsible for creating and training Remaku. As the Botherhood lost many battles Remaku soon became disillusioned with the brotherhood member's weakness and squabbling and soon disenfranchised himself from the faction. When Miserix and other Makuta tried to stop or even kill Remaku as a deserter, they were too weak to defeat him and there were many casualties. However Remaku spared Miserix as repayment for giving him life. He vowed that if he were to try again his life would not be spared. It was then that an unspoken agreement was made that the Brotherhood would not interfere with Remaku's affairs and would consider him an ally to the faction. Remaku eventually became somewhat of an intelligence broker to the brotherhood, through his ties with the other insurgence members.
- Teridax's Reign
Remaku bears a striking resemblance to Makuta Teridax for this is who he was modeled after. Remaku was often confused for being some kind of spawn to Teridax, eventually the rumor spread and as Teridax seized control of the Matoran Universe Remaku allowed the rumor to spread and even would confirm it. Once this rumor made it to Teridax he became insulted and enraged that some new born Makuta was posing as his offspring. Teridax ordered a manhunt for Remaku which didn't last long as most of the Makuta were already turning against Teridax, or knew that Remaku would kill them just as easily as Teridax would. It also wasn't long before Teridax was preoccupied with his preparation to leave for Bara Magna and quickly lost interest in Remaku. As Teridax was killing off the members of the brotherhood he took to keeping a low profile and hiding out in a tunneled stonghold that was mostly created by Ryakk. Remaku stayed there throughout the entire conflict with Teridax and Mata Nui and the whole reformation of Spherus Magna. This potentially makes Remaku as well as Miserix the last surviving members of the Makuta species. Remaku eventually fell into legend with only the other insurgence members knowing where he truly was, leaving many to speculate that he killed in the whole ordeal, though some believe he just lay dormant and is waiting for the right opportunity to resurface...