Ohyan is a Ko-matoran who once served as a Captain in Yerinn’s standing military force, the Overguard. Unlike most other Ko-matoran who tend to avoid mingling with other Matoran types and generally have no taste for battle, Ohyan stands a head above his brothers as both a competent field official and perhaps an even more dangerous warrior.
Even still, Ohyan kept aloof from other Matoran in the ranks, sustaining merely a professional relationship with colleagues. Regardless of whether he is standing on the overlook of a fight or is amongst the thick of it, he is ever observant, displays inhuman levels of calm whilst under pressure, and at times can be infuriatingly rational.
Nevertheless, he has always commanded the highest values of loyalty from those under his stewardship, as he has proved his worth many times and can be trusted in utmost to make the best decision in the direst of situations.
It is truly a privilege to witness him in battle, twirling and twisting with a confidence and grace that very few beings, let alone a Matoran, possess. Wielding his massive cleaver as though it was an extension of himself, he strikes with intention and resolve, all actions leading seamlessly into the next.
He treads lightly across the ground, balanced perfectly upon the balls of his feet, ever moving, fluid as liquid. Yet years of experience, both from outside and within real combat, have hardened his body into a lethal killing machine, and his blows hit like the paws of a Muaka.
Whilst in his state of battle his mind becomes clear, devoid of the clouds of emotion and doubt. No possibility is implausible - he sees, he decides and he acts all in one motion. His mind becomes dead, and instead his breath flows completely into the blade – a living creature become. Many a foe have approached Ohyan with miscalculation, only to lose their heads to a being half their size in the space of a breath.
But he is a Ko-Matoran who even amongst other Ko-Matoran is an outcast. Ohyan himself is fully aware of this, and after surviving Yerinn’s cataclysm he has felt no other choice but to genuinely change his attitude as villagers flock to him for support and comfort – two things that any Ko-Matoran can have trouble giving.
Ohyan does not wage war with impunity. But if accord is broken and he is so called, the light snowfall he is can very quickly become an roaring blizzard – devastating, unforgiving and indifferent as that can mean.
Ohyan was a Matoran who I decided would be capable and independent as a warrior, one who doesn’t rely on Toa or Vahki to fight for him. A Matoran who is a head above his kin by suggesting above-average skill, strength and flexibility - the three quintessential pillars of fitness.
Mazeka as a character comes to mind, who despite being a Matoran subjected himself to enough training so that could go toe-to-toe s with a flippin Shadow Takanuva.
Respect, bruh. You go, my little man.
However, I had always seen the vast majority of the rest of the Matoran as the 'cannon fodder' of the universe, and admittedly my story probably treated them even worse than the Canon. With that said, I definitely think the planet needed more guys like Mazeka. =P
So Ohyan isn’t just a 'fool tank' who is big enough to just bludgeon everything – by becoming too tall and wide, unfortunately he could very quickly lose his Matoran identity. But neither is he an unassuming foetus who unconvincingly reveals some semblance of capability.
He's just a stud or two taller and wider than the rest, but even just that goes a long way, and I think I've done okay finding that middle ground in size, at least in comparison to a 2008 Av-Matoran.
Sorry if you found his story too clichéd to a Jedi or whatever – though they do make good inspirations for what I was going for. =D
I’m quite happy with the colour grouping (I don’t think it’s blocking?) of Light blue an ‘outer shell’, Black as a ‘non armoured’ portion and White as a primary base. Looks way tidier than some of my previous stuff. Definitely something I should strive to keep.
Also pretty stoked with how his Cleaver turned out.
Ok, I really didn’t add much, and it probably would have looked just as fine untouched.
His hand design easily accommodates thumbs, but the use of those white ‘turbine’ rings really inhibit them, and he can’t grip his cleaver with one still on. :(
His arms and legs are not that bad for posability.
Where daheyel is my manbag at?
His cleaver sticking to his back. Yay.
I’m very pleased with this ‘Star-plate’ + Ruru Combo. It kind of looks like the crest of a helmet, and I imagine it’ll look equally great on other MOCs of different shapes and colours.
And the eyes are on point, both from the front and the side.
The Mata ‘brainstalk’ first needs to be popped out of the ‘face’ – a difficult but very rewarding process. Once you have it, the stalk ‘neck’ goes through the hole in the Ruru forehead.
I used the star-plate and the ‘5’ angled connector to hold it in place, but you’d find that once it’s in, the stalk will just stick in the mask exactly. Like a glove. =)
Compared to my other mask + head designs, this one’s pretty simple. Though, the use of the stalk doesn’t allow many other connections to be made, and thus the head doesn’t have much depth behind it. The armour does well to hide it, but I’m going to keep working on a solution, I think.
Explosion of the torso. Very complex, but pretty sturdy.
Btw those ball joints aren’t for his arms, but his shoulder pads. His arms attach by ‘Hordika necks’ that go just below them.
Arm. Hooray for tires.
Assembly, including a breakdown of his hand.
Froggle has angered the winds, and the winds have smote his ruined being into the dust. RIP.
Quoting Blizzard Scourge of the swarm
This moc is pretty good, but the legs are too small for this moc. That eye design is ingenious!
Too short or too thin? The 'thinness' of his lower legs was done intentionally to give him a quick and light appearance. As for the lack of length, my excuse would be just be that he's a Matoran. They're essentially Toa Chibis! :D