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How Many Eyes Does "Ancient" Have?

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#1 Offline Emissary

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Posted Nov 05 2012 - 08:34 PM

I just have a quick question about the Dark Hunter "Ancient": How many eyes does he have? It's almost impossible to tell on his model. Does he have just one eye? Does he have two eyes, but insists on keeping his head at an awkward angle? Does he have three eyes?Thank you.-Void
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Posted Nov 05 2012 - 09:03 PM

You just gave me a whole new perspective on the Ancient model.Great. Another thing to keep me up at night.My gut tells me it's just two eyes, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Posted Nov 05 2012 - 09:05 PM

I think it's two; that red thing on the top of his head might just be a decorative gemstone.
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Posted Nov 05 2012 - 09:43 PM

I do believe it's two, and his head is just depicted at an odd angle. Not completely certain, though. If he had an abnormal number of eyes I think one of his pages somewhere would have mentioned it; Kalmah obviously has three eyes but his pages say so anyways. :lol:
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Posted Nov 05 2012 - 09:50 PM

The head is at an odd angle. He just has two eyes.
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Posted Nov 05 2012 - 10:27 PM

Remember, he and the Shadowed One are from the same species, (Greg says so, but I still say they look absolutely NOTHING alike.) and the Shadowed one only has two eyes. So unless he was mutated or something, it should only be two eyes.Posted Image
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Posted Nov 05 2012 - 10:29 PM

It is clearly a parietal eye. Yep.~B~
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Posted Nov 05 2012 - 10:52 PM

I always assumed it was two eyes. (I assume that with all Bionicle characters unless told otherwise.)
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Posted Nov 06 2012 - 07:10 AM

It is clearly a parietal eye. Yep.~B~

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Posted Nov 06 2012 - 11:01 AM

I never noticed that I always assumed he was looking down. But looking at again, he could have 3 eyes.
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Posted Nov 06 2012 - 12:03 PM

I always figured he was looking down. If he is, then it's no different to any Rahkshi or Rahaga. If it isn't, well that's a new perspective. Anyone know the original creator? You never know with competition winners.
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Posted Nov 06 2012 - 01:12 PM

I believe it's only two, and he's just looking down.Also, look at the pic of him on BS01. Why is there a floating brushing next to his left hand?
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Posted Nov 06 2012 - 02:20 PM

The blacks in that image aren't very inky; it just LOOKS like it's floating.
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Posted Nov 06 2012 - 02:54 PM

Remember, he and the Shadowed One are from the same species, (Greg says so, but I still say they look absolutely NOTHING alike.) and the Shadowed one only has two eyes. So unless he was mutated or something, it should only be two eyes.Posted Image

Well also keep in mind that TSO is extremely aged. IMHO, I think it's just 2 and the thing on top is just an extra connector. However, look at this pic of TSOhttp://biosector01.c...hadowed_One.pngThat white piece at the top of his head looks slightly like it. Possibly an aged eye that is now blind? That would explain the white color.

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Posted Nov 06 2012 - 03:50 PM

It is only two eyes. The reason you see the red-orange on the top of his head is simply because of the way the Rahkshi head is built.
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Posted Nov 06 2012 - 03:53 PM

Ohhhhh, yeah. Whether or not that's an eye on TSO, those are probably the same bodypart.
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Posted Nov 06 2012 - 05:38 PM

He's got a Rahkshi head. It's got two eyes. The hole in the top of his head is no more likely to be an eye than it is on the Rahkshi or Rahaga, which it isn't.

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Posted Nov 06 2012 - 07:52 PM

Remember, he and the Shadowed One are from the same species, (Greg says so, but I still say they look absolutely NOTHING alike.) and the Shadowed one only has two eyes. So unless he was mutated or something, it should only be two eyes.Posted Image

Well, you've got to remember that Ancient is a fan-model, while TSO is a combiner, so he was limited by parts selection. They shouldn't look alike at all.

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Posted Nov 06 2012 - 10:14 PM

Remember, he and the Shadowed One are from the same species, (Greg says so, but I still say they look absolutely NOTHING alike.) and the Shadowed one only has two eyes. So unless he was mutated or something, it should only be two eyes.Posted Image

Well, you've got to remember that Ancient is a fan-model, while TSO is a combiner, so he was limited by parts selection. They shouldn't look alike at all.

I know that, but Greg made that decision later on, even though they looked nothing alike. It wasn't mentioned that they were from the same species in any media, except for in the OGD a while back, I believe.

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Posted Nov 07 2012 - 02:41 PM

Remember, he and the Shadowed One are from the same species, (Greg says so, but I still say they look absolutely NOTHING alike.) and the Shadowed one only has two eyes. So unless he was mutated or something, it should only be two eyes.Posted Image

Well, you've got to remember that Ancient is a fan-model, while TSO is a combiner, so he was limited by parts selection. They shouldn't look alike at all.

I know that, but Greg made that decision later on, even though they looked nothing alike. It wasn't mentioned that they were from the same species in any media, except for in the OGD a while back, I believe.

No, it says so in the Dark Hunters Book.

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Posted Nov 07 2012 - 02:49 PM

Anyway just a hole in his head like rahkshii and rahaga he is just looking down
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Posted Nov 07 2012 - 05:10 PM

No, it says so in the Dark Hunters Book.

Not exactly- just says they're from the same island.Well, since this has clearly been resolved... lock, anyone? :lol:

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Posted Nov 07 2012 - 08:36 PM

Remember, he and the Shadowed One are from the same species, (Greg says so, but I still say they look absolutely NOTHING alike.) and the Shadowed one only has two eyes. So unless he was mutated or something, it should only be two eyes.Posted Image

Well, you've got to remember that Ancient is a fan-model, while TSO is a combiner, so he was limited by parts selection. They shouldn't look alike at all.

I know that, but Greg made that decision later on, even though they looked nothing alike. It wasn't mentioned that they were from the same species in any media, except for in the OGD a while back, I believe.

I always interpreted them as being from the same species even before Greg confirmed that. They have similar body structures (although TSO uses his tail as a third leg), similarly reptilian-looking faces, and similar claws.

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Posted Nov 07 2012 - 09:04 PM

Well, since this has clearly been resolved... lock, anyone? :lol:

So, general consensus is that Ancient has two eyes.With a possible parietal eye. :P I'll second locking the topic.Anyway, thank you so much guys. :biggrin:

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Posted Nov 07 2012 - 10:31 PM

Remember, he and the Shadowed One are from the same species, (Greg says so, but I still say they look absolutely NOTHING alike.) and the Shadowed one only has two eyes. So unless he was mutated or something, it should only be two eyes.Posted Image

Well, you've got to remember that Ancient is a fan-model, while TSO is a combiner, so he was limited by parts selection. They shouldn't look alike at all.

I know that, but Greg made that decision later on, even though they looked nothing alike. It wasn't mentioned that they were from the same species in any media, except for in the OGD a while back, I believe.

I always interpreted them as being from the same species even before Greg confirmed that. They have similar body structures (although TSO uses his tail as a third leg), similarly reptilian-looking faces, and similar claws.

It was in the guide? I don't remember that. I recall it saying they were from the same island,*Checks* Yeah, it just says that Ancient is a "native of [TSO's] home island." More than one species can originate from the same place, but Greg later revealed that they were from the same species. I'm just saying they hardly look anything alike.Posted Image

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Posted Nov 18 2012 - 12:51 PM

He's got a Rahkshi head. It's got two eyes. The hole in the top of his head is no more likely to be an eye than it is on the Rahkshi or Rahaga, which it isn't.

Yeah...I just assumed that he had two eyes, because of the Rahkshi head. Maybe, however, one eye got clawed out by something big and carnivorous and now he insists on showing his head at a weird angle all the time. Or at least for the camera....

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Posted Nov 20 2012 - 10:23 PM

Ancient's head looks completely like a Rahkshi's head, so I think Ancient has two eyes, but his head is in an odd angle, which makes his head look like that it is looking down at something.
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Posted Nov 20 2012 - 10:33 PM

Yes, I think we've established the answer to this question. So should this be locked now? :lol:
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