4/5/12 Yet another picture update, this time its better looking...IMO And a detail collage is on its way. I also improved the bio.
1/19/12 I'm updating the picture, his arms got reworked, and he no longer has a the drill axe. I plan on giving him a new weapon eventually though. The background is a bit rough right now(needs to be ironed) I'll get that fixed shortly as well. So expect updates of the updates soon. About the MOC
Ryakk-my first colossus, and oldest build. Ryakk Was my first real accomplishment in large scale bionicle MOCing, and MOCing in general. He's really the one that kicked it all off. After him most of the Kino Aki were quick to follow. Then followed the need for good guys to be at odds with, and before I knew it, I had a MOC collection. Of my three colossi(super titans) Ryakk is my favorite. Bio summary
Ryakk was a Dark hunter for most of his life, being born into the faction and raised around them on the island of Odina
. Taught, "you either fight, and win, or you die," he had a Spartan-like upbringing. Ryakk is part of a sub species that grows abnormally large. He soon dwarfed his brother, Ootei
, as well as the other young dark hunters. Growing up as a very brazen individual, his size inflated his ego, making him think he could handle any mission or opponent, which lead him to getting out smarted and tricked a lot. Realizing it takes more than muscle to win a fight. He stopped taking missions from the Dark Hunters Guild, and schooled himself on being a tactician as well as learning sciences to create or manipulate weapons. After many years of this he then returned to the guild, and took on missions. With every success he rose up through the ranks and became a general, controlling several companies of other Dark Hunters and Skakdi.
Ryakk over time grew tired of his position and feeling like there was no rising above it. He attempted to assassinate The Shadowed One
. He was defeated when most of the other Dark Hunters Banded together to defend The Shadowed One. Ryakk and his brother Ootei were exiled from the Dark Hunters Guild. Looking to capitalize on this, the Makuta Remaku
allied himself with them, and they formed the Kino-Aki
. Ryakk and Remaku have more of a partnership, though Ryakk is considered second in command. However, Remaku knows not to cross Ryakk, for it could be a power struggle he might lose.
Ryakk prefers taking on missions still and engaging in combat while Remaku takes on the leadership roles and responsibilities. Ryakk typically takes missions where large battles are fought and many enemies need to be defeated. When a single target or toa team needs dealing with, the other members usually take them on, unless the target is a particularly powerful one.
Ryakk's fighting style relies more on close quarters combat than anything else. He carries a few energized protodermis grenades for tactical use, but he mostly relies on his martial arts in combat, then if needed, his weapons. Links
Ryakk(as well as the others) circa 2006.
A (comedic) size comparison.