Powers & Tools:
“It is my time to help the people.”
Species: Toa of Water
Goals: Prove himself worthy to Ga-Koro.
Appearance: Handsome and heroic looking, Virin is tall and muscular. He stands at the height of 7’6 with a powerful form. His muscles are like that of a swimmer, being lean and tightly compact, not explosive and bulky. His armor is a combination of three colors, gold, blue, and green. His chest plates, shoulder-pads, and leg armor are all golden. His arms and legs are blue while his feet and hands are green, along with the rest of his torso. To complete this appearance, he wears a blue Faxon that is shaped like a Kaukau.
Powers & Tools:
-Kanohi: Faxon (Mask of Kindred)
-His Toa tool is a trident – not just an ordinary fishing trident either; an ancient-looking golden trident with an ancient, unknown language inscribed on the sides.
Personality: Noble and kind are the words that have been used to describe Virin. He’s not much of a pacifist, but he’s mostly a peaceful guy who likes to be alone. One could say that he’s ‘shy’, not really liking the company of others and having difficulty understanding other people. Still, he’s a good man who will always stand up for the little guy even if he wouldn’t have a conversation with him. Normally calm and in control of himself, there is another side to Virin. If enraged enough, he’ll turn violent and become filled with rage and hate. It’s hard to push him over the edge, but once that side emerges it’s incredibly hard to get him to calm down. This is why Virin always to keep himself together so that he doesn’t unleash his full wrath on anyone…
History: Virin was born and raised in Ga-Koro. His father was a fisherman and his mother was a village teacher. It was because of that reason that Virin experienced a lot when he was young. His mother made sure he had an education. She taught him all about the world and Virin was wise because of it. It was his father who made him the Toa he would later become, though. He taught Virin how to fish from an early age so that he could carry on the family business once he was dead. He also learned the values of hard-work and faith in the common man. He also was the one who gave him his trident. The trident was a reward to him, a reward for his hard work.
Years later, Virin would be fishing at the docks when he discovered a glittering rock in the ocean. He believed to be a diamond or some other precious mineral, Virin planned to sell it. However, once he touched the stone, Virin became transformed by its mysterious power. He became a Toa.
When his parents discovered this, they were incredibly proud of their son. Now that the Toa Mata had disappeared, any Toa that could be found were revered. They were thankful to the Great Spirit for choosing their son. However, the joy was not to last... Tragedy would soon strike.
While learning to master his powers and become a true hero, Virin’s father had been forced to pick up Virin’s work as a fisherman. However, fishermen were starting to become afraid of fishing on the coast. In the dark times that had struck the island, pirates had started to take advantage of the chaos and attack more regularly. Virin’s father refused to leave the shores, though. Despite his bravery, there was an attack on Ga-Koro that night by a crew of pirates. The result was Virin’s father and mother being slain by these pirates.
Once this was discovered by Virin, he lashed out with his powers and murdered the pirate crew who had attacked the bay. He had protected Ga-Koro, but he had also broken the Toa Code. He realized this and just as he was about to stab the captain, he so the fear in that man’s eyes. He saw that he was no longer a hero, but now a monster. For that, Virin spared his life and allowed him to flee. Solemnly, he buried his parents on the beach.
The people of Ga-Koro had seen what he’d done; they did not want him as a champion. Virin was exiled from the village and retired to one of the abandoned lighthouses that surrounded the island. It was there that Virin trained to master his powers and his anger. One day, he’d return to Ga-Koro and save them from darkness…
-The main weakness that his enemies tend to notice is that when not near a body of water, Virin is a lot less dangerous. He can still fight, but having water around him to attack with is one of his greater advantages.
-His emotions can also be exploited if someone knows how to make him tick.
“Wars are not won by the biggest guns; they’re won by the people with the most heart.”
Goals: Serve Ga-Koro and to one day, assist in defeating the Makuta.
Appearance: Not very handsome or charming, he’s very short and stocky, his muscles making him appear to be rather bulky. His armor is mostly colored blue with some accents of black. It is also themed for the water, with fins being on the sides of his arm guards and shin protectors. He wears a blue powerless Pakari over his face. Strapped to his back is his katana.
Powers & Tools:
-Incredible amount of physical ability for a Matoran. He has a great amount of speed and agility, owing most of it to his size and training.
-Skilled in hand-to-hand combat and has been taught to use all manners of weapons like bows and spears.
-His greatest asset is his intelligence. He’s somewhat of a genius when it comes to battle tactics and is also incredibly quick on his feet. He is capable of improvising strategies on the spot when forced to do so, although he prefers to properly plan out his confrontations.
-A light katana that he keeps strapped to his back at all times.
Personality: A soldier, Firion has a love for combat. He’s spent most of his life being trained to fight and he honestly can’t imagine a different kind of life. Even as a soldier though, Firion has lines that he will not cross. He’s somewhat idealistic and hopeful, mostly because of how young he is. He still believes that people can do and that the good guys can win. It was this reasoning that he decided to join the Ga-Koro Navy and protect the village, which he believes is a great honor. Honor is another thing that he holds very high. A man without honor doesn’t deserve to be called a man that is his personal motto for life and everything else.
History: When he was but a child, his parents were murdered by a pirate raid on the village. Perhaps if this hadn’t happened, he would have lived an entirely different life. However, this was not the case. The manner in which parents were killed led him to believe that the village needed to be protected. He started training to become the perfect soldier, a man who could defeat the evils that threatened the village. By the time the Ga-Koro navy was reorganizing, he was ready. Firion joined the organization and was instantly one of its greater recruits although he faced adversity due to the fact that he didn’t always listen to the words of his superiors. For that, he’s been kept at grunt level for the time being, something that Firion is perfectly fine with, as long as he gets to due his duty.
-He lacks physical power like strength and durability. The little guy is quick, but he can’t exactly too many powerful hits.
Theme Song: Live to Rise – Soundgarden
“Tahu, Kopaka? Names of the past! It’s time for a new era and I’m one of its stars!”
Allegiance: Ta-Koro Guard
Goals: Become the greatest hero that the island has ever seen.
Appearance: A muscular Toa of average height with a stupid, cocky grin always plastered on his face that is Amellus. He’s rather handsome and is aware of this, so he constantly flaunts it by wearing tight clothing and flashing his pearly whites at everyone who will bear it. He wears a beautiful set of armor that is orange and red. He’s more then just another pretty face though, having an athletic and lean body to go along with it. His mask is shaped like a red Tryna and he has sharp blue eyes.
Powers & Tools:
-Kanohi: Mask of Rebounding
-Wields a Morningstar which he uses to channel his elemental powers through.
-He also has a customized lava board that doubles as a shield to protect him from his enemy’s attacks. It’s ridiculously durable since it can survive lava so most attacks can’t really harm it.
Personality: Not the best example of a hero, Amellus is an arrogant Toa who desires fame and glory before anything else. He tries his best to be the hero that he wants to be but most of the time he’s just off-putting. He himself is a womanizer, using grand stories of his supposed exploits to rope them in. Although he won’t ever admit it, Amellus would love to meet someone who isn’t so easily fooled, but for the time being, he’s content with his little flings. Rude and headstrong, he’s disrespectful of pretty much everyone even the accomplished veterans of the island the heroes of the past. The reasoning behind this is that Amellus believes that one day he will surpass them. He is very eager and ready to become the great hero he so desperately wants to be. He still means well though and he does try his best to protect the Matoran, but he sometimes forgets what being a hero is truly about.
History: As a young kid who lived on the streets of Ta-Koro, Amellus grew up idolizing the heroes of the island, the Toa Mata. He wanted to desperately be like them. He wanted to be a Toa; a hero. So when he came of age, the young Matoran of Plasma joined the Ta-Koro Guard and became one of its youngest members. He never really got to go on any heroic quests though. Instead, he was regulated to guarding the wall which he found was incredibly boring. Eventually something happened, though. The Toa Mata disappeared from the island and where nowhere to be found. Amellus saw this as his opportunity. He left this position at the guard to go an adventure and rescue the Toa Mata from the clutches of the Makuta. Due to his stupidity and ignorance, Amellus nearly died. He ended up in Po-Koro, nearly crushed underneath a rock and he surely would’ve been dead if not by sheer luck he discovered a Toa stone. Transformed into one of the might heroes that he idolized, Amellus returned home to what he expected would be a crowd of fans and the respect that he deserved. However, he was sent right back to the wall where he remains to this day dreaming of his time to shine.
-He’s a newcomer to the Toa game and is still trying to learn how to control the incredible powers given to him.
-Arrogance causes him to underestimate most of his enemies.
Theme Song: Number One – Hazel Fernandez
“I’m a failure!” “Death is the only happiness.”
Name: Anshiel/Anath the Reaper
Species: Valkyr (Tuck-approved species)
Goals: Eat apples.
Appearance: A wonderful sight to behold, Anshiel is a short baby blue Toa-looking creature. She would actually be identical to a Toa if it weren’t for her beautiful white wings that spread out from behind her back. They’re very long, thrice her height actually. She normally folds them though when not in flight or else it’d be difficult too move around. Somewhat petite and small, she creates the appearance of being weak and defenseless, hiding the darker side to her true nature. Huge, bright green eyes poke out from her Noble Ruru shaped mask and they’re constantly moving around, observing everything near her. The most threatening thing about her is the sharp nails on her fingers which are almost like claws.
Powers & Tools:
-Kanohi: Mask of Healing
-Her wings aren’t just for show; Anshiel is capable of achieving great heights by flying. While they are mostly used for flight purposes, Ashiel’s wings are incredibly tough. They can survive most elemental barrages without getting a single scar.
-Like the rest of her kind, she possesses great strength and agility. Despite her small frame, Anshiel is easily capable of ripping apart a full-sized Toa with her bare hands. It is something that surprises most of the people who go against her and they’re normally unprepared for the burst of speed and the staggering amount of strength behind it.
-Ridiculously sharp claws which can shred metal and armor if given the chance.
Personality: A bumbling and nervous Valkyr, Anshiel is not like most of her kind. She is somewhat hypercritical and under confident in her own abilities. She constantly doubts herself and will burst into tears at the slightest insult. Not exactly a stone-blooded killer, she is also very accident prone. She can hardly move around without breaking something near her and she’s very hazardous to the people around her. Despite all of this, Anshiel means well. She is eager to make friends, perhaps a little too eager though, for she trusts nearly everyone that she encounters, even when it is obvious that they’re dangerous.
A darker side exists, though. Beneath the surface, there bubbles another personality, her true inner self. Anath, it calls itself. Dark and merciless, Anath seeks to end all suffering and she sees herself as a messiah. She is a murderous one, though, and the personality isn’t exactly sane. She is an avatar of death and believes that the only way for people to be truly happy is by extinguishing their lives so they can taste sweet death. Crazed and uncontrollable, the personality has a way with words and is constantly trying to corrupt sweet Anshiel when she is control of their body.
History: She awoke on the shores of Ga-Wahi, covered in blood and screaming. A group of fishermen discovered her there and took her back to their cabin, trying to calm her and clean her up. They were able to learn only a few details and they were vague at best. She was from another land, but she didn’t remember which. Her name was apparently Anshiel as well. When she discovered that they were going to tell the Turaga about her, she suddenly changed. She murdered all of the fisherman and left the cabin, heading for the jungles of Le-Wahi, where she has not been heard from since.
-As Anshiel, she is not exactly that great of a fighter. She is more likely to run away from a fight then actually go heads up against someone.
-Her main weakness as Anath is that she’s susceptible to elemental attacks. The Valkyr lacks elemental power so she cannot use them herself and she is forced to rely on her physical abilities more so than anything.
Theme Song: What You Don’t Know – Jonatha Brooke
“Deep down in all of your precious little hearts, you all know that you desire revenge as much as I do.”
Species: Toa of Iron
Goal: Get revenge on Virin for taking his hand and destroying his crew.
Theme Song: Blackbeard – Hans Zimmer
Appearance: The first thing that most people notice about Mavero is that he is incredibly tall. He stands at an impressive eight feet tall and many have compared him to a tree due to its slender body. He’s not bony though, his body has a fine cut to it and muscles ripple through his body. Possessing a charming face, Mavero is considered by many to be strangely attractive for his dark and roguish features. He wears a black Kanohi Akaku and has glowering red eyes underneath his brow. The armor that he wears is colored black and gunmetal grey. Tight fitting, the armor gives him a wolfish vibe and he has an aura of danger around him. For added intimidation, he has spiked shoulder pads, the spikes are silver. Perhaps the most interesting thing about him is that where his left hand should be located, there is a silver hook. Gleaming brightly, he normally keeps it tucked away in his black pirate coat.
Powers & Tools:
-Kanohi: Zatth (Great Mask of Summoning)
-His main weapon is the shiny silver hook in the place where his right hand is supposed to be located. A prosthetic, it can be removed if he has too. Ridiculously sharp, it is piercing like a sword; his hook can match even the strongest of blades.
Personality: A true madman, there seems to be little logic to anything that Mavero does and he is often random. Controlled by only himself and his desires, Mavero is incredibly dangerous for that reason. Selfish, the lives of others matter nothing to him and he has no problem with taking a life, even if it is for a petty reason. Showing a complete lack of fear or even care of his own well-being, Mavero often appears to be suicidal. Truly unstoppable, he will not rest until he kills Virin, even at the price of his own life. Any hints of the formerly sane man have been completely eliminated.
While he is indeed insane, Mavero is also incredibly charismatic, which is how he manipulates people despite his apparent insanity. He lures in people with his wild, magnetic (pun) personality. Even if he is crazy, Mavero is smart. He knows how to pull people’s strings and control their emotions. A fan of mind games, Mavero takes a personal pleasure in breaking others and molding them into killers. He has a ridiculous and stunning understanding of other people despite being a monster. Because of this, it is easier for him to enthrall them with his flirty way of speaking.
A man who has become consumed with revenge, Mavero is no longer an ordinary Toa; he is a vessel for his own rage. He has become obsessed with his pay back. His determination is ridiculous and he is ruthless in his quest for vengeance. He doesn’t care about who he hurts to get it, including himself. Seemingly unstoppable, even if one manages to get him down, he’ll just get right back up and continue on which is his greatest strength.
History: Once Mavero was just an ordinary Matoran who sailed the high seas. He was merely a nuisance, not a danger to anyone. Banished from his home island by the local Turaga for his greed and selfishness, Mavero found his place on a pirate ship in Mata-Nui. He started off as merely infantry for the crew, the first to be sent into battle and to die. However, Mavero survived these battles and this wasn’t overlooked. He climbed the ranks of the ship quickly, eventually becoming the captain’s trusted first mate. It didn’t last long, however. One day, the crew became shipwrecked on an island and he and the captain were lost in caves off the shore. When it became clear that he might not survive on their rations, Mavero murdered his captain and kept everything to himself. When he was finally rescued by the crew, they found their captain dead and Mavero promoted to the position.
Now in command of the crew, Mavero ruthlessly led swift attacks on the shores of Ga-Koro, attacking fishermen and simply taking their belongings. The authorities couldn’t hope to capture them because of how quickly they attacked and then retreated; out to the caves where no one would dare follow them. However, Mavero and his crew’s little rampage soon ended because of one Toa. Mavero launched an attack a fishing settlement and he proceeded to murder most of the inhabitants. He would have never thought that any of the fishermen would be related to a Toa. A Toa by the name of Virin arrived on the scene and after seeing the butchered bodies of his parents, he did that same to Mavero’s crew. Every man in his crew was dead and bodies littered the shores, but Mavero fought on against Virin. The battle was heated, but he couldn’t defeat the man. His hand was cut off by this Toa and he stared into the man’s eyes with pure hate and fear. Perhaps that was why the Toa spared him, he’d never understand why. He simply understood the chance he had to escape and he slithered away into the sea, seemingly disappearing and never appearing again. The horror of the pirate Mavero was over.
Or was it?
He would’ve drowned that night if it weren’t for the fact that while sinking to the bottom of the ocean, he chanced upon a stone. Touching this stone, he was transformed into a Toa and managed to crawl to an island. He didn’t understand why he had been chosen or particularly care. He could now get his revenge on the Toa who had defeated him. Using a hook from his ship, he crafted himself a new hand. He then started to plot a century-long scheme of vengeance, waiting for the day that he’d get the opportunity to return to Ga-Koro.
-His hook can be manipulated by a Toa of Iron with a proficient amount of skill.
Cabal of Cruelty
“Someone needs to teach the people of this island a little something about respect.”
Name: Laird Destro Malkai
Allegiance: The Cabal
Goals: Take control of Po-Koro and eventually the entire island.
Appearance: A Toa of the Stone tribe, Destro has a very dignified appearance. He is rather tall and has broad shoulders to match his frame. He towers over most people, staring down at them. He has very defined and fine features for a male, but he’s not considered handsome. He is also old and thus his mask is starting to show signs of weathering on his mask. His piercing blue eyes are still focused and acute though. He also wears a brown mask, crafted in the shape of an Elda. His armor is of brown and golden shades and is a very elegant style. Finally, he wears a golden cape that drags behind him when he walks.
Powers & Tools:
-Kanohi: Mahiki(Mask of Illusion)
-He possesses a massive amount of wealth and resources in which he has devoted entirely to the suffering of others. His name also commands a certain amount of respect in Po-Koro and the Matoran of the village are well acquainted with him.
-His greatest asset is actually not his intellect. No, it is his mind. Sharp and intelligent, Destro is a true criminal mastermind. He spends most of his time in his castle plotting so he has plenty of schemes to unleash on the people.
-Wields a magnificent looking broadsword, with a golden hilt and a shiny silver blade. He has lopped off many heads with it before and he wields it with relative ease.
Personality: Quite possibly the most arrogant man one will ever meet, Destro looks down on everyone. In his cold eyes, they are all beneath him. His cold and passionless nature towards other beings means that he has a casual disregard for a life. To him, taking a life is almost as difficult as breathing. He doesn’t murder without reason though. He’s a careful planner and when he does something, it is merely a step in the plan. Intelligent and calculating, Destro is a schemer who profits on the misery of others. Sometimes, his ego gets in the way of his ambition, especially since he believes that he’s a bigger threat then even he actually is. A textbook narcissist, it can be said that the only thing that Destro worships is actually himself.
History: The proud owner of Casterly Rock (a decent-sized manor on the outskirts of Po-Koro), Destro had his beginnings in a foreign land. He was poor and starving on his home island, but he had ambition. He dreamed of one day being rich and standing above the nobles who laughed at him and spited him. So he left his home to achieve his dream and eventually, he discovered Mata-Nui. On this island, he had the opportunity to start over and he would not let it slip through his fingers. A merchant baker, Destro managed funds for several bankers and investors for many years. Over this years, he was also collecting a small amount of fortune which slowly built up into a massive amount of coin that his name was attached too. Destro soon became incredibly wealthy and successful within the village. He still desired more, though, for outside of Po-Koro, no one knew of his name. Even winning the land that would become Casterly Rock wasn’t enough to sate his hunger. No, he needed more. When he discovered a Toa stone in his estate, he was surprisingly transformed into a Toa. Destro saw this as the brilliant chance it was. He now power and he intended to use it. He has devoted his life to evil and power, which is why he has founded the Cabal, inside of Po-Koro for his own schemes.
Theme Song: Taxman – The Beatles