Posted Oct 01 2012 - 09:24 AM
Species: Toa of Iron
Appearance: Metru-Toa build; Gold mask, torso, hands, and feet; metallic gray arms and legs. He has a red mark on his right arm and on his neck, which he claims are scars from a battle in his past. It looks more like an amateur paint job, though.
Weapons: Slug launcher – and by “slug”, he means chunks of metal. He tried using actual living slugs once or twice and it didn’t work out. He also keeps a warhammer around in case combat gets too close-range. The warhammer also has a red mark on it – but much to his disappointment, nobody has asked him why. He tends to invent new weapons from time to time, but they all have the general theme of hitting the target really hard with a hunk of metal.
Mask: The Mask of Figuring Stuff Out and Being Clever – it’s actually called the Mask of Intuition but that’s hard to pronounce and nobody ever knows what it means. It basically gives him the ability to figure stuff out and be clever… hence the name. Specifically, it allows him to deduce weaknesses in his enemies, and it lets him invent contraptions very quickly.
Power: As a Toa of Iron, he can manipulate and create protodermic metal. He primarily uses this power to create materials for his invention, but he’ll use it in combat if he feels like it to – usually to hit his target really hard with a hunk of metal.
Personality: Eccentric. Paktii sees himself as a scientist and inventor, not a hero. He’s fascinated by horror terrors (he calls them “horters” for short), but his ultimate goal is to find, name, and control the original evil that drove countless people underground.
Paktii, along with his sanity, lost his ability to regulate his mask’s power, which means that not only does he understand things that no one else can; he thinks he understands things which actually make no sense whatsoever. Paktii will frequently make references which no one in this universe gets; including himself.
Biography: Paktii is a recent arrival to Violet Orange. He comes from an island inhabited entirely by Fe-Matora. Paktii worked as an inventor there, and while he never made anything worth exporting to other islands, his skills were respected in his land. When the original evil came and their island began to sink, their Turaga gave his brother a Toa Stone – no Toa had ever lived on their island, but the Turaga always kept a Toa Stone for a time of great need. That time had come. Everyone knew that Paktii’s brother could wield the power of Toa with responsibility and had the best chance of any Fe-Matoran to save them all. He never had the chance – he lost his footing and broke his neck in a freak earthquake during the ceremony where he would become a Toa. The Toa Stone flew out of his hands and Paktii caught it, immediately becoming a Toa. At that moment, every Fe-Matoran, including Paktii, knew that all hope was lost. They, like so many others, could do nothing but wait for their island to sink into the ground, and made their way through the Cavern of the Unseen and into Violet Orange.
That was only three years ago. Only a dozen of Paktii’s people made it to Underhorror alive. They spent two years recovering from the trauma, and Paktii has only now begun to make a new life for himself. His fear of the creatures and forces in the caverns above is gone, replaced by an overwhelming drive to understand them. His fellow Fe-Matoran told him he was crazy.
“Good. That’s how I know I’m home.” he said.
Name: Gwdkwowhi (Gwd or just G for short. Full name is pronounced Gwid-QUO-hee)
Species: Shapeshifter – formerly Toa (most likely).
Gender: Probably male
Appearance: Various appearances – usually takes the form of a Toa-sized humanoid, but will often add “optimizations” like another arm or eyes in the back of his head as he feels like it. He can change the color of his armor, but when he doesn’t intentionally do so, his armor is orange. His other favorite forms are imitations of a Gukko and Takea; which allow him to take to the air and rivers, respectively.
Weapons: When Gwd has to fight, he usually changes into a form with claws or acid spit or some other natural weapon, but he also likes to use a whip when it’s not worth his trouble to transform.
Mask: The Mask of Shapeshifting, which allows him to change his form at will. He can’t change his total mass, either to become larger or smaller, and he can’t gain any elemental or other non-biological or physical powers by changing. It takes a lot of concentration to change his form; more so if he’s trying to change into something that doesn’t otherwise exist, or that he hasn’t seen before.
The most dangerous limitation of the mask, though, is that he always has to incorporate a safe place to wear a mask into his form. If he isn’t wearing his mask, he can’t change his form, so if he changes into something that doesn’t wear a mask, he can never change back. He usually gets around the problem by mounting the mask on his back when it doesn’t make sense on his face.
Power: Gwd thinks he might have been a Toa of Plasma, due to his general body size and orange armor, but as of yet he’s been unable to access any elemental powers.
Personality: Gwd is somber and serious. As a rare sane inhabitant of Violet Orange, he has little patience for craziness and can become irritable if he spends too much time around crazy beings. He often curses “Uthermi” (his name for his past self) for his troubles. Gwd’s mood is only lightened when he’s around someone he likes and respects; in his two hundred years of life in the Outposts, he’s met only three. All three were killed by a crazed Matoran with a Cordak launcher fifty years ago.
Biography: Two hundred years ago, Gwdkwowhi awoke as an orange sphere at an Outpost. After a few minutes, he figured out how to grow himself eyes, and he saw a crazy Matoran staring at him. Realizing that having arms and legs beats being a sphere, he quickly mimicked the Matoran's form (albeit a bit larger). The Matoran ran away in a panic, but other Purged in the area explained the situation – that he had his memories erased.
None of them had seen (or at least declined to describe) him before he asked the Toa of Psionics to Purge him, so he has no idea who he used to be. He, along with the other Purged, reasoned that his former self (he called his former self Uthermi, or “Other Me”) had felt so strongly about his memories that he had denied his new self the privilege of knowing his species, lest it trigger some horrible memories of his past. In typical Violet Orange fashion, he was named Guy Who Doesn’t Know Who Or What He Is, or Gwdkwowhi for “short”; although even that eventually had to be shortened to Gwd.
Now, Gwd has heard rumors of Trouble, and thinks it’s the perfect opportunity to make a new life for himself. In his imagination, he savors the day when a crazy being will ask him “What are you?”, and instead of “I don’t know”, he can say with a savage smile:
These next tests require cooperation. Consequently, they have never been solved by a human.
That's where you come in.