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#1 Offline {Con Quy}

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Posted Apr 11 2013 - 09:22 PM

So Roodaka's thing on the back of her head is often referred to as "hair", probably because in WoS it was wavy like hair, but it doesn't make sense for a bio mechanical being to have hair like us. I think I recall reading somewhere that it's a sort of headdress (maybe worn by the females because of their status is Vortixx society?) Anyway hope someone can clear this up.


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Posted Apr 11 2013 - 10:30 PM

Not certain, but I'd think it was a headdress, either as a female Vortixx or as the viceroy of the Visorak.


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Posted Apr 12 2013 - 01:06 AM

In WoS it looked like some sort of cloth thing, so I can imagine it being a headress or crown. After all, Roodaka was a high-ranking Vortixx.


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Posted Apr 12 2013 - 01:38 AM

I thought it looked organic (partly) in WOS, actually. Also, not sure why being biomechanical would make having hair not have sense. :P But I always assumed it was a biomechanical appendage mainly for decoration, not a headdress, though I suppose that's possible too.


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Posted Apr 12 2013 - 02:10 AM

As far as I could find, Biosector01 didn't have any information on the head piece/tail on both Roodaka or the Vortixx's page. 

 

I over heard that the interesting tail like appendage was a head piece though I can't remember where I heard it! Personally, I prefer the tail-thingy to be part of the Vortixx anatomy but that could just be me.  :shrugs: 


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Posted Apr 12 2013 - 05:35 PM

Not certain, but I'd think it was a headdress, either as a female Vortixx or as the viceroy of the Visorak.

 

In WoS it looked like some sort of cloth thing, so I can imagine it being a headress or crown. After all, Roodaka was a high-ranking Vortixx.

 

I thought it looked organic (partly) in WOS, actually. Also, not sure why being biomechanical would make having hair not have sense. :P But I always assumed it was a biomechanical appendage mainly for decoration, not a headdress, though I suppose that's possible too.

 

As far as I could find, Biosector01 didn't have any information on the head piece/tail on both Roodaka or the Vortixx's page. 

 

I over heard that the interesting tail like appendage was a head piece though I can't remember where I heard it! Personally, I prefer the tail-thingy to be part of the Vortixx anatomy but that could just be me.  :shrugs: 

Do you guys think it's something all Vortixx wear/have, or something just females wear/have?


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Posted Apr 12 2013 - 06:01 PM

I personally always thought of it as actual hair wrapped up in a ponytail, as some people wear it in real life. I don't see why it couldn't be real hair. I'm not saying that it is, but I wouldn't say it couldn't be either.


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Posted Apr 12 2013 - 09:42 PM

Do you guys think it's something all Vortixx wear/have, or something just females wear/have?

 

:shrugs: No clue.

 

I did a Greg hunt on this - turned up nothing. Well, the question was asked (sort of), but Greg didn't understand the question, and the poster didn't follow up, because he already knew the answer. That's great, but he didn't tell me the answer. :P


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Posted Apr 12 2013 - 10:08 PM

I always thought of it as a mechanic equivelent to hair.


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Posted Apr 12 2013 - 11:15 PM

I assumed it was part of their anatomy because it reminded me of the head-tails of a twi'lek. Personally, I don't think the people of SM could even have hair, just 'cause I feel that it doesn't fit with the whole robotics and biomechanics theme, but that's for each fan to decide for him/herself. I'm going to stick with the head-tail idea, ha ha.


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Posted Apr 13 2013 - 07:02 AM

As far as I could find, Biosector01 didn't have any information on the head piece/tail on both Roodaka or the Vortixx's page. 

 

I over heard that the interesting tail like appendage was a head piece though I can't remember where I heard it! Personally, I prefer the tail-thingy to be part of the Vortixx anatomy but that could just be me.  :shrugs: 

I remember now where I read that: The Vortixx page on   Maybe where you read it to? Anyway is   an accurate source?


Edited by bonesiii, Apr 13 2013 - 02:52 PM.
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Posted Apr 19 2013 - 07:21 AM

I don't know what it is, but it is probably a headdress or crown to represent her as queen of the Visorak.


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Posted Apr 24 2013 - 12:12 PM

I believe in story it would have been a headress or helmet.


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Posted Apr 24 2013 - 01:17 PM

To me it always seemed to be a clump of cables sticking out of her head.


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Posted Apr 24 2013 - 11:10 PM

To me it always seemed to be a clump of cables sticking out of her head.

Quite literally? Yes, that's what it was. But you could argue that a Matoran's arm, for example, is just a jointed metal beam. But the discussion is more about what it represents in relation to real-life anatomy. :P


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Posted Apr 25 2013 - 01:14 AM

As i kid i thought it looked like dreadlocks ,to me she kinda had this queen of Africa look, so i think its hair :afro:


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Posted Apr 27 2013 - 11:40 AM

I wouldn't doubt if it was an organic head thing with no purpose. Attached to her, of course.


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Posted Apr 27 2013 - 10:37 PM

But it was just armour plates and a femine chest design and for humans hair is pretty pointless


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Posted Apr 27 2013 - 10:48 PM

I honestly think they're just there for decoration and to make her seem more feminine.
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Posted Apr 28 2013 - 04:31 AM

I'd say I'm with the crowd that considers it to be a decorative part of her anatomy.

 

That, or it's secretly a macguffin she intended to use if all her plans went horribly right. Don't ask.


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Posted Apr 28 2013 - 08:09 AM

That, or it's secretly a macguffin she intended to use if all her plans went horribly right. Don't ask.

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Posted May 11 2013 - 07:16 AM

http://biosector01.c...on_Mountain.PNG

The male Vortixx here also has this 'thing' so we can be sure it's not female-exclusive.


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Posted May 11 2013 - 08:44 AM

Then again, that "male" Vortixx may not be totally accurate, since the artists just had Roodaka as a reference point to draw off of.


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Posted May 11 2013 - 08:52 AM

I always thought it was just hair and now I think it's a headdress.


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Posted May 11 2013 - 09:26 AM

http://biosector01.c...on_Mountain.PNG

The male Vortixx here also has this 'thing' so we can be sure it's not female-exclusive.

Plus, all Vortixx have black armor. That one has green.


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Posted May 11 2013 - 02:30 PM

Plus, all Vortixx have black armor.

Where did you get that information?


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Posted May 11 2013 - 08:24 PM

Plus, all Vortixx have black armor.

Where did you get that information?

BIONICLE: World I think.


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Posted May 12 2013 - 06:53 AM

Yeah. that green Roodaka clone is definitely not accurate. I think this picture from Bionicle World is, though:

 

http://biosector01.c..._Battle_Ram.png

 

In this picture, the male vortixx don't have "hair."


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Posted May 21 2013 - 03:24 PM

What the firetruck? These on Roodaka's head are not some "cables" (ehh, gonna puke). These are just natural hair, yes they are thick but haven't you seen Predator? Normal hair!


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Posted May 21 2013 - 03:56 PM

What the firetruck? These on Roodaka's head are not some "cables" (ehh, gonna puke). These are just natural hair, yes they are thick but haven't you seen Predator? Normal hair!

That is a rather strange response.Most BIONICLE species are 85% mechanical. I'd be more surprised if the Vortixx hair was actual hair than if it was hair-like semi-organic cable tentacle stuff.

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Posted May 21 2013 - 05:42 PM

Yeah, what does Predator have to do with it? That's a completely different story universe (no, haven't seen it; but it's irrelevant). I don't see why the makeup of a biomechanical being's head decoration would digust a human. I mean, it's not like face-clamping brains in Bohrok or anything gross, if it's just cables or the like (which we don't know either way). Bionicle's had things far more likely to induce such a response.

 

Hopefully you were kidding. :P


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Posted May 24 2013 - 12:59 PM

I think it could be just organic like the Inkia masks and the Skakdi's spines.


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Posted May 24 2013 - 01:06 PM

Since the male Xians in the image linked a few posts back didn't have them, I'd say it's either a female-only gender addition thing or a status symbol.


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Posted May 25 2013 - 12:33 AM

I assumed it was a biomechanical headdress, or a naturally occurring trait in the species (like Sidorak's curls presumably were). 


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Posted May 25 2013 - 12:00 PM

I assumed it was a biomechanical headdress, or a naturally occurring trait in the species (like Sidorak's curls presumably were). 

Sidorak is a Steltian, not a Vortixx, but I suppose the point still stands anyway...


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Posted May 25 2013 - 09:25 PM

Yeah, it was a bit of an analogy. :)The status symbol explanation makes sense. 


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