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For years now I've made unhappy noises about Kotu's wasted potential. She's a Rahi tamer with a Rau, just for starters; if she could use her mask's power, that would make her so much better. But then there's also the fact that she's said to have a quick wit and a talent for pranking, and wouldn't she just be so much fun as a Toa? And she's Macku's best friend, supposedly. Those two, together, being awesome...
 
But mostly Kotu. Because Kotu is awesome and got so little screen time compared to how awesome she could be.

 

So I decided to draw her as a Toa. Lookit! (It's a thumbnail.)
 

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I based her design on the Toa Nuva (specifically, as they're depicted in BIONICLE: The Game) for the same reason Takanuva looked like them when he transformed. I liked the torso from B:TG particularly. Also, masks are hard. Her poor, asymmetrical eye holes...


I write stories, on occasion. Finishing them... yeah, uh. That's another thing entirely.

 

Avatar made with the Rayg Kit 2.5, and featuring Lilak, Toa of Lightning.

She is totally, totally not a shameless self-insert. Y'know, except for the part where she is. :D

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Nice.

I entirely agree about Kotu's wasted potential. The most underrated character IMO.

But I've always imagined her with a mouthpiece rather than a lightbox if she was Toa-fied.

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Nice.

I entirely agree about Kotu's wasted potential. The most underrated character IMO.

But I've always imagined her with a mouthpiece rather than a lightbox if she was Toa-fied.

 

Yeah, probably. Mouthpieces are more expressive, but I was basing her mask off of Nokama's Great Rau, so lightbox it was.


I write stories, on occasion. Finishing them... yeah, uh. That's another thing entirely.

 

Avatar made with the Rayg Kit 2.5, and featuring Lilak, Toa of Lightning.

She is totally, totally not a shameless self-insert. Y'know, except for the part where she is. :D

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Cool! I think it looks good and Kotu does sound cool for a toa. In the future you can experiment with adding smaller details but as-is I like the way your interpretation looks. I also like how you based her off the video-game look; makes her look similar but different to the regular look people think of when they think toa. Great job!

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The Rau immediately gives me Nokama vibes, but yeah, the rest of the body is very Nuva (sans silver pauldron-things). 

 

That ball of water she's holding seems a bit shaky there.

 

ehehehe that water's even worse than the one I drew for the first version. I may have spent less than a minute on it, and that maaaaay have been a giant mistake.

 

As for the mask, yyyeah. Very Nokama. As for silver armor, well, Takanuva aped the Nuva-style armor and he was shiny gold, so I'm kinda going off of that sort of thing. :D Thanks for posting!


I write stories, on occasion. Finishing them... yeah, uh. That's another thing entirely.

 

Avatar made with the Rayg Kit 2.5, and featuring Lilak, Toa of Lightning.

She is totally, totally not a shameless self-insert. Y'know, except for the part where she is. :D

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It does actually look a bit like she's holding the world in her hands though.

... Suuuuure, let's go with that! Goddess Kotu, y/y?

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I write stories, on occasion. Finishing them... yeah, uh. That's another thing entirely.

 

Avatar made with the Rayg Kit 2.5, and featuring Lilak, Toa of Lightning.

She is totally, totally not a shameless self-insert. Y'know, except for the part where she is. :D

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