A blast from the past revitalized for my 10 year MOCaversary.
About this creation
Name: Krahkihti, the Searing Flame
Species: Indiscernible, Foreign, Unknown
Power: All 42 Makuta Powers, Influence, Absorption
Affiliation: Master of the Legion of Ghosts.
Personality: Sadistic, Calculating, and Methodical. A natural leader and maniacal dominator.
MOC Life (IRL): 16 years (Yikes!)
On November 21st, 2009, exactly ten years ago to the day, I posted my first MOC on a little website called MOCpages (maybe you’ve heard of it). That creation was Krahkihti (see above). To commemorate my 10th MOCaversary, I knew there was no other choice to post than my undisputed favorite and longest living MOC. Oddly enough, Krahkihti was actually the product of a joke my Dad made back in 2003 asking “What I could build with all my Bionicle pieces”. Obviously I did not take the dare literally but I did make a concerted effort into building something far bigger than even the current Titan sets of 2003. Also, as I have never told anyone about this before, I almost entered Krahkihti into the “Dark Hunter Building Challenge” of 2005. As an adult now, I have a handful of regrets in my life but one that tugs on my heartstrings still is not going through with entering him into the contest. Imagine my teenage anguish when I found out that a handful of the entries made it into Bionicle Canon. Utterly Shattered.
Just over half a decade later, and after a number of upgrades, I would finally stumble upon MOCpages and upload my first MOC. The version above would be my first entry. While little more than utilizing new and better-looking pieces, the 2009 version was also a means to give this beastie a tad more character but something still was missing; a backstory (or at least a good one).
Shortly after joining MOCpages, I graduated from High School and as many AFOL know, College is one of many killers of quality building time. But that didn’t stop me! Every weekend, I would come home and build as much as I could, in a way, as a final swan-song if you will. The 2012 version above was essentially a total rework of the odd torso the first two versions had. Krahkihti also was given true unique weapons as well and finally a framework for a compelling and villainous tale.
Fast forward even longer to present day and now I am a true-blue AFOL with absolutely no end in sight for my building career. While life has taken a massive of my building time away from me, it has not quenched my imagination. With all that nonsense said, I present to you all, my fellow MOC’ers, the 2019 version of Krahkihti, my 10th MOCaversary Edition.
With my fabled and tirelessly hinted at Fan-Fiction Bionicle Serial finally getting its bearings and structure, Krahkihti can take his place as its diabolical and legendary villain. “Upon Aqua-Magna, deep in the underbelly of the Great Forges of Ta-Metru, a wicked soul was given the blueprints for a devilish machine, a hybrid of things familiar and things so incomprehensible, they boiled the brain at the thought. A tyrant was born among the raging infernos, clawing his way through the Matoran Universe until banished into the cold of space. For eons, he travelled, planet to planet, conquering all before him, razing anything that opposed, and amassing armies of thralls to do his bidding. It came so satisfyingly natural to him, as if he was designed for such a task. His conquests would be cut short by a handful of heroes on a back-water no-name planet. While Spherus Magna has been flourishing for millennia at this point, this poor Yerma-Magna still struggled to tame even their own Rahi let alone a Cosmic Tyrant such as the mighty Krahkihti and yet they managed to defeat him, locking him away deep in the planet. As this straggler of a planet came into its own, the populace would forget that evil was merely just under the surface, a sleeping giant of fire waiting to commit genocide anew.”
-Vordahk, the Recluse.
I think this officially is my wordiest entry but I guess it is kind of a big deal. To all who visit this page or even my other MOC’s from the past decade (and hopefully many more in the future) I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your praise, criticism, and company on my 10th MOCaversary.