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Psionics

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GregF

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As promised, if slightly delayed, here is in the info on Psionics as an MU element:

 

Colors: Blue and gold

Gender: Female

Prefix: Ce - (pronounced "say")

Matoran Ability: Unable to be mind-controlled or read telepathically -- by studying them, Helryx learned how to shield the minds of the OOMN members from telepathy.

Powers: A Toa of Psionics has the following powers:

* Telepathy

* Telekinesis

* Ability to do a damage-dealing mind blast (mental damage only, not physical)

* Limited mind control (cannot make someone do something that is against their pre-existing moral code)

* Creation of illusions -- so lifelike they can be experienced by all five senses, but cannot fool techological systems

* Ability to mentally mask her presence from bio-mechanical or organic life, but not from technological systems

 

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I wasn't expecting colors or Matoran info, very nice.

 

Although I'm not used to having a Toa who's basically a Kanohi hodge-podge. Correct me if I'm wrong, but a Toa with a Suva and a Matatu, Suletu, Volitak, Mahiki and Komau would be able to do pretty much everything a Toa of Psionics could, only better, right? (Better because of no "organic only" limitations and the Komau beats hypnosis.) Don't get me wrong, I know that in actual practice most Toa don't devote themselves to gathering a Kanohi collection, so it's unlikely you'd find a Toa like that, but still.

Better than a Toa of Gravity. They're hodgepodges of exactly one mask. The Mask of Gravity.

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So they're basically Jedi. The telekinisis thing is good, since it means they're not completely useless in situations not involving living opponents.

 

I wonder if the "mind blast" would be powerful enough to kill someone. I mean, Jaller died from fear energy...

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I wasn't expecting colors or Matoran info, very nice.

 

Although I'm not used to having a Toa who's basically a Kanohi hodge-podge. Correct me if I'm wrong, but a Toa with a Suva and a Matatu, Suletu, Volitak, Mahiki and Komau would be able to do pretty much everything a Toa of Psionics could, only better, right? (Better because of no "organic only" limitations and the Komau beats hypnosis.) Don't get me wrong, I know that in actual practice most Toa don't devote themselves to gathering a Kanohi collection, so it's unlikely you'd find a Toa like that, but still.

Isn't that what renders them useful, though? If you have a Toa that can do all of those things, you wouldn't need the masks.

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I wasn't expecting colors or Matoran info, very nice.

 

Although I'm not used to having a Toa who's basically a Kanohi hodge-podge. Correct me if I'm wrong, but a Toa with a Suva and a Matatu, Suletu, Volitak, Mahiki and Komau would be able to do pretty much everything a Toa of Psionics could, only better, right? (Better because of no "organic only" limitations and the Komau beats hypnosis.) Don't get me wrong, I know that in actual practice most Toa don't devote themselves to gathering a Kanohi collection, so it's unlikely you'd find a Toa like that, but still.

Isn't that what renders them useful, though? If you have a Toa that can do all of those things, you wouldn't need the masks.

And if you have a Suva and the masks, you wouldn't need the element. :3

 

I would prefer the Suva in theory, but not being a Toa...

 

Telekinesis seems to be the oddball in the powers. I mean, most of those could probably be explained by some sort of brain wave thing messing with the foe's brain. Not sure telekinesis fits in with that.

-Laka

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Blue and gold? Eh, not sure want to think of that, other than nostalgic memories of an old 90s cartoon.

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Brutaka is not a Toa, so I don't think that's relevant. Skopio is red, that doesn't mean we can't have red Toa.

 

Yes, you could duplicate many of the things this Toa can do wit a variety of masks, but you have to be able to constantly switch masks in the midst of battle to do that. What if, as a non-Psionics Toa, you simply don't have time to do that?

 

As for the Toa of Gravity -- actually, the potential exists for elemental masks of any of the elements. You could put on a Mask of Fire and do much of what Tahu does, does that mean we don't need Toa of Fire in story? No, because a Toa of the element is going to be better able to control it than another Toa just wearing a mask.

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Here are my opinions:

Prefix: Good

Gender: Already knew about it, but happy about it because only 2 female elements aren't enough (I'm not counting light)

Matoran Ability: Sound reasonable, makes storyline sense too. Thought of emathy myself, but this works out better becasue it has storyline relevance

Toa Powers: Sound reasonablely strong, yet not over powered. Plus, the powers are cool!

 

Now my only complaint is the color.

All of the female Matoran all have blue (once again, not counting Av-Matoran).

I understand that the toy target age wouldn't buy a pink Toa, but the sets are dead.

I just think that blue is getting old.

 

J-K out.

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Blue and gold's kinda mediocre, I mean blue is already used for water, so it'd be slightly hard to distinguish a Ce-Toa from a Ga-Toa that's wearing gold armor....

Really, have you seen a blue and gold Toa in the story yet? And in this case, if they ever make a Gaaki set, she'll probably have silver colored armor like Norik, rather than gold like with Iruini. Bronze would be cool.

 

And it kinda' makes sense. In LoMN, the color the Mask of Telekinesis glowed in was blue, and the color the Mask of Mind Control glowed in was gold.

 

Makes sense.

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Colors are a little usual for bionicle. I was hoping for pink or something. Oh well, at least we have a new element now. :happydance:

PINK? Argh :P

 

Weird, with the confirmation of Psionics long ago, I moced a Toa of Psionics and I made her Blue and Gold o_O

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I hate to criticize, but I agree that blue and gold isn’t the best choice. Blue’s just been overdone, especially for female elements – Water is blue, you said Lightning was blue and white, and now Psionics is blue and gold? I’d like to see a “common” female element that doesn’t use blue. I do appreciate your consideration for the MOCists in your decision, but I feel something else would’ve been just as effective and more distinctive. Personally, I would’ve suggested white and black.

 

And it kinda' makes sense. In LoMN, the color the Mask of Telekinesis glowed in was blue, and the color the Mask of Mind Control glowed in was gold.

I think that was more in relation to the users’ eye colors than the power of the mask – Onewa had orange/gold eyes, Nuju had blue, and so on.

 

Adieu,

- MechaFizz

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And it kinda' makes sense. In LoMN, the color the Mask of Telekinesis glowed in was blue, and the color the Mask of Mind Control glowed in was gold.

I think that was more in relation to the users’ eye colors than the power of the mask – Onewa had orange/gold eyes, Nuju had blue, and so on.

 

Adieu,

- MechaFizz

Shh. Don't contradict me. :P Anyhow, that was the only time we saw how a Kanohi works, so it would make sense to base it off of that.

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Can someone told me if some kanohi's can sense a Toa of Psionics?

 

I assume the Rode could. Possibly the Arthron or the Elda.

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Could you make it light blue and gold?

 

Who else would be happy with that?

I think that's kind of implied. Toa of Water are referred to as "blue," but we know they can be light blue, dark blue, medium blue, and even green or white.

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Could you make it light blue and gold?

 

Who else would be happy with that?

I wouldn't. Two bright colors together without something balancing it out is ehhhh. If it was the old bronzey gold, maybe, but still eh.

-Laka

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For some reason I pictured black and a secondary color, as the Skrall are black and the Sisters of the Skrall possess psionic power (albeit non-elemental... according to BS01 anyway...)

Anyways, I like this.

 

~Cr575

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If you'll pardon a Noobish outbreak...

 

AWESOMESAUCE!! :happydance: :pirate: :) :( :wacko: :D :lol:

 

Sheesh.... it felt good to let that immaturity out. Now, here are my honest thoughts:

 

Color- Nice, but I'd have preferred some sort of purple/pink.

 

Gender- Always nice to have more females.

 

Prefix- Sounds great, but I think there are too many pronouns that end in "e" pronounced like "ay".

 

Matoran abilities and storyline reference- Niiiiiiiiice.

 

Powers- What could I expect? Psionics is an awesome element- awesome powers.

 

Overall- I'm excited for them, hope they show up in story some time soon. :)

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Sounds great, but I was hoping for a different colour than blue and gold. I can understand that purple is too rare to be a good color, but it's starting to seem like blue is The Female Colour. I'd prefer gold with a different colour, or maybe silver with another colour.

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Cool powers. If it weren't for the fact that they're all girls, I'd love to be a Toa of Psionics

Color scheme is a little strange, but okay, I guess.

"Ce-Matoran" sounds, cool, but with De-Matoran and Fe-Matoran, it's only a matter of time before we get Ae-Matoran and Be-Matoran! :P

Can't wait to see Ce-Matoran or Ce-Toa in storyline!

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