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Bionicle MOC: Vhisora by 3rdeye88 Bionicle MOC: Vhisora by 3rdeye88
About the MOC
Vhisora is one of my oldest MOCs, and has stayed unchanged for a considerable amount of time. In fact, I believe this MOC has gone the longest without change of all my MOCs. The last time I altered this MOC was in 2007 to give it additional armoring and the Mahri tube that connects its sword to its body. Since them, I haven't changed a thing on it. Now I'm not sure if I should honor that heritage of keeping this design, or update it. I initially had three of this kind of MOC, two combining two of the 6 original elements. Fire/stone, Water/air, Earth/Ice. I dissolved this set, changed the Water/Air into strictly water, and incorporated it into the set that became my anti toa series that I eventually dubbed The Insurgence of Darkness.

Bio
Vhisora is a genderless autonomous cyborg prototype created by Makuta Mutran. It is not a fully thinking or feeling entity though. It was initially designed for submersible combat and surveillance, but could also double as an infantry unit on land. The prototype was never put into full production for the army of the Brotherhood of Makuta because while it is obedient, it didn't interpret Mutran's commands properly. It had a tendency to not take prisoners of any kind. This turned out to be a major problem when he needed to interrogate prisoners or used it to fight other Makuta. Having not been able to write the faulty protocol out of the programing, Mutran put Vhisora into dormancy. It stayed there for many years until Remaku paid Mutran a visit and took it off his hands. Remaku now uses Vhisora when tactless muscle and brute unyielding force is needed. If Vhisora is engaged in combat it won't stop until its target is killed or it is damaged too severely to function. This was another reason Mutran deemed the experiment a failure, it wouldn't take to any self preservation protocol.
"Its like it has a will to kill, and only that. No will to live, no will to survive, just a cold savage desire to destroy."~Mutran explaining Vhisora to Remaku
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Alright, I don't see a lot of mocs with no heads, so this is kinda unique in that sense. I do like the shoulder pads, they really stick out and look robotic. I'm not too sure about the fins on the back, they look a little bit out of place, but that's really just me. The legs look kinda tiny compared the very bulky body. I really dig the club, it looks pretty dangerous. I do like tha little details like the yellow bohrok eyes, especially the ones on the side, really adds detail. Now to go over the standard stuff.
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~Vision~
The vision is pretty good, it has some neat details and colors aren't extremely out of place, so they blend well. The bulkiness adds the to lifeless robot feel, especially the headless aspect. Overall, the vision is the highest one here.
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~Originality~
I think the originality is a bit weak here, the mocs colors are a bit fresh, but the character concept isn't really unique or interesting. A lot of lifeless robots float around in the moccing community.
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~Technique~
The technique isn't fancy, but at the same time it isn't bad. The technique and the parts placement works for this moc, so it is a bit higher here. Maybe adding some gears would put a bit of a robot feel there as well.
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~Impact~
Last but not least, the impact. The colors flash pretty good and make this moc stand out. All the little details like the propellers and back fins help keep it's water property in line.

Overall, this is a pretty decent moc, it isn't the best, but it isn't the worst. It's good for what it's meant to be.
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Fusion-Bioformer Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
This isn't the same as the character Vhisola?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, but the "Vhis" part of Vhisola's name did influence me naming this Vhisora. Like Vhisola and "Visceral" combined. 
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Fusion-Bioformer Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Interesting...no connection, it seems.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No connection to what? I just said the name did influence me naming this Vhisorah.
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Fusion-Bioformer Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
I meant I understood no in-story connection to the character, I mean.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see. Yeah no actual story connection. Just liked the sound of the name. :P ANd besides, I wrote a bio for it in the description.
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TheAxelandx1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
where is the head?
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It doesn't have one. It more or less has a "face" on its body.
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TheAxelandx1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
k so it is hunchbacked but the head is a part with the torso
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:icon3rdeye88:
3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really it simply doesn't have a head.
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TheAxelandx1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
headless warrior nice
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kinda yeah. The inspiration was the super battle droids from Star Wars.
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TheAxelandx1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i love those droids even though i also love the commando droids as well
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which ones are the commandos? I'm just familiar with the Droidcas(the rolly ones, the super battle droids and the regular ones.
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HedgeRowGuy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Overall, I usually enjoy seeing simplistic mocs that do new things. But I feel like this one is a little too simplistic. No waist posability? for real? and those legs need a major re-do armor wise. Also, this could count a nit-picking. But those feet are just terrible pieces and I don't see why you'd use them on a moc. The whole build feels sort of thrown together, it needs a lot of work.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I most situations, I'd agree with you. How ever, this MOC requires a little explanation. This is literally one of my oldest MOCs. I haven't messed with this MOC since 2007. So put yourself back in that time frame and then see if the things you critiqued still stand true. I'm going "historical preservation" on this MOC. I know I could greatly improve upon its designs with parts that are available now, but I'm gonna keep it the way it is. Go back to 2007 when most of the stuff on this MOC were either brand new or only a year or two old, I think this MOC would have been well received. I've only just recently gotten around to doing nicer pictures and a photo collage of Vhisora. I still have a lot of older MOCs that still need the pro photo shoot treatment.
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SILENTPHANTOMOMEGA Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
wheres da head? I like the sword very fishy
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It doesn't have a head, more or less, just a face built into the body, kinda like the Super Battle Droids from the Star Wars Prequels. That was part of the inspiration for this MOC. And thanks. :D
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SILENTPHANTOMOMEGA Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
ah I just didn't understand why a fish cyborg had no head but now I get it
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: "fish cyborg.: I liked that. Its more of a submersible cybernetic drone with a personality disorder. :XD:
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SILENTPHANTOMOMEGA Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
LOL
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
decent design :)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Ray. :)
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome^^
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God-of-Chaos-136 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
looks really nice. well done :)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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DEVILMAYIZE Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
DUde i can i use your aWESOME design of sword?
yes i will give a credit in my vids pics and stuff
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah sure. you're welcome to use the design but definitely credit me where ever you post it. And when you've got it posted I'd like to see. :D Its always cool to see how people take my ideas and put their own spin on them. After all, all my ideas are are someone else's idea with my own spin on it. :P
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DEVILMAYIZE Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
oh thanx! and i think it gotta be posted on YouTube and DA
so i will give credit with links to original :)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would be perfect. Thanks. :)
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DEVILMAYIZE Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
i did it :) here is the video (i havent uploaded the picture yet) [link]
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. :) Nice video to, and thanks for the credit. :D :icongreatjobplz:
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DEVILMAYIZE Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
thanx and your welcome!
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Zak-The-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
interesting, to say the least
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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R603 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember this guy on a google images search, but I think I saw it well before I had a DA account.

In case if I haven't gotten around to commenting on this MOC, I think it went together nicely.

Although I think it would look better with upgraded limbs, feet, and maybe even a more complex sword.

I was just speaking my mind as a MOCer, plus I'd like to see what you'd come up with if you decided to revamp this guy considering that you have grown as a creator.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I like it the way it is. sometimes simpler means works better. I think this is one of those cases. Yeah I could do more complex, or more custom, but why? Custom limbs for custom limb's sake is wrong IMO. If they don't serve the MOC well then its counter productive. I've always felt the simplicty of this MOC works, which is why I haven't changed anything on it in 5 years. I also like that its still a reminder of where I've come from, instead of where I'm at now. I've got a lot of MOCs that show that, so I'll be keeping a few that shows where I was. :D
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R603 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even though I'm not near that point yet, I can see where you're coming from.

I myself don't like taking apart my MOCs, except for when I possibly grow out of one for something better.

For example my Self MOC was my most favorite creation, but I envisioned something far greater to take the original's place.

I'm good with you're decision though. Plus who am I to say what you should do, lol.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for understanding. I see where you and LP are coming from to. There's definitely ways I could change this MOC and possibly improve on it, but I simply don't want to cause I'm happy with it, and nostalgic. Hell the very first version of this was made in 2004, before a lot of the parts that are on it now came out, as new parts came I kept adding them and improving, then it just kinda hit this point where I didn't need to keep doing that. I could have, and it'd probably be a very different MOC today. But the great thing about legos, If I've got most of these parts, I could go make a totally new version and still have the old one. :) There's not a lot of uncommon or hard to find parts on this thing. Just gotta have the parts.
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R603 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool man!

So far the three rarest parts I have are the chrome Hau mask, a Movie Edition Kanohi Kraahkan mask, and last but not least since it is epic an Ultimate Dume Edition Kanohi Kraahkan mask.

Btw, quick question, did you by chance see the journal that has my final decisions for what will happen after my Self MOC is complete? Its newer than my first plan ideas. [link]
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't have the chrome Hau. I have the movie edition krahkaan, the ultimate dume, and the cystal Avohki.

No I haven't. I'm honestly kinda tired of hearing about what you're going to do instead of just seeing it.
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R603 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.

Sorry man, I won't bring it up anymore.
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well its your journal, do what ever you want with it. But You talk about all this stuff so much, I'd rather just see it. I keep it simple when it comes to projects, I never know what the fuck I'm gonna do next. I just kinda make it up as I go along. :P
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blazehorn1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
alsome work
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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blazehorn1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
the different types/forms of Vhisora
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blazehorn1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
the different forms of vhisora
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EternalManefestation Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the arms and body are very similar to my design,the sword is different as mine was going to have a gun and my legs were longer and bulkier
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah I see. :nod:
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
nice!!!!!!!!!!!
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