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OK, so I have a bit of an obsession with finding and snipping pictures of every single thing and every single angle in every single form in every single quality. This started when I discovered Matoran Onknu's (SP?)amazing kit and an idea formed. I won't tell you the idea because it's that fantastic. So now you are reaping some of the benefits of my work for the idea. ^click for massive mask and head sheet^ ^click for gallery^ ^click for gallery^ ^click for gallery^ Banners: If you want some of the older stuff like bodies and tools click here for a link to Roablin's blog that has a ton of old stuff done by him and other people. / This is now a Bonesiii approved kit project. Don't forget to post something!
You can thank my morning shower for this notion. For your consideration, I present the Mask of Undeath (found at the bottom of the page). For your convenience, I quote: Got it? A mask that reanimates the dead body and turns it into a slow-moving zombie. So freaking helpful. Problem #1--The built-up life force would obviously run out at some point, so if the user's last objective was to travel from Metru Nui to the southern islands, the life-force would deplete long before they ever got there. Plus, since their reactions are slowed due to a lack of true life, so sailing through a storm is just gonna end in them sinking to the bottom of the ocean. The only way I see this mask being of use is if the last objective in the user's mind involved the island they were on when they died, or could be accomplished in a few hours. And... Problem #2--How did they die? Were they decapitated? Was their head crushed? Were their limbs cut off like Anakin Skywalker's? If the mask is on the head, then decapitation makes it useless. If the brain is destroyed, then the mask is gonna have a hard time controlling what limbs might still be attached. The only way this mask really works is if the user died of old age, had the life drained from them, or they were stabbed through the chest. Too specific for any reasonable use. And... Problem #3--A mask that takes a dead body and reanimates it, allowing it to continue its task... Hey, wait a minute! Isn't that exactly what the RS was intended to do? If the RS just takes up the dead bodies so the Kestora can fix them and make them work again, so they can be sent back to the MU to continue living anyway. Before the sendback teleporter broke, why would anyone have needed this mask, for any reason? In those days, the RS would have sent them back as good as new. After it broke, the problem is that it still takes the bodies up, meaning they're gonna have a hard time finishing their last task when they can't even get back to the MU. So, by this point alone, the Mask of Undeath is entirely useless. Unless, it only exists in an AU where the RS doesn't exist or the Kestora were never intended to do those repairs, or if there's a really long delay in teleporting the dead body up to the RS. So, whaddaya think? Most pointless mask ever, since it's use is either extremely limited, or something else covers it entirely. Thoughts? Theories? Thin mints?
Basically what it sounds like. What are some really useful or useless pieces for building? The Nuva hand pieces are pretty versatile as far as usefulness goes. I think the translucent part of the Vahki heads don't have many uses on the other hand. What are your thoughts?
After re-reading some of the Bionicle comics, I realized that during the fight against the Bahrag, the Exo-Toa were completely useless. Basically, the Toa discovered them and made it look like THIS IS THE ANSWER TO OUR FIGHT, but then they try fighting the Bahrag for a few pages, give up, get out of the Exo-Toa, and just fight how they usually do. So why did the Exo-Toa come up at all? I know they play roles in later Bionicle stories, but in that part of the story, they seemed rather useless.