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A life he could never go back to by matanui2001 A life he could never go back to by matanui2001
Toa Nidhiki, looking out to sea, remembering his past, and wondering if he'll ever get the chance to be a true hero again. He was in for a sad surprise.
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TheAxelandx1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
he was a cool character actually , i would like to see the toa Mangai in the movie soo much
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They should have gotten their own film. And perhaps one day some CG fan project will feature them. 
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TheAxelandx1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yea but still at least we saw lhikan and it would've been so cool to see Naho because i rly like her story a lot
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed.
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TheAxelandx1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
there are a lot of characters that we've never seen since bionicle ever appeared
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. But at least we have what lore we have.
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TheAxelandx1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes even though i'm still curious about the Identity of the rest of the toa Mangai
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As am I. I guess it's up to smart fans to write the missing fiction, assuming they stay in line with what's already set in stone. If there's one thing I can't stand, it's a fanfic that goes against the logic of the thing it's based upon.
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theGreenToonLink Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aren't Nidhiki's eyes Green? I looked at a cool stop motion animation.[link]
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice video, but I wanted Nidhiki to have orange to look more evil, plus to be even more different from Lhikan.
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theGreenToonLink Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok,also do you have an account on flikr?
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope.
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dragotitan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Yeah, people insist on MOCing him with Inika or other design, but sometimes they forget he is of the same generation of Lhikan, hence similar appearance.

And all worth it, it's awesome, I love how you made the silver shoulder pars, the other MOC I had planned had nuva shoulder pads (like Norik), never thought of doing something like that.
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thank you for your kind words. It's indeed a shame that people forget about the look of a proper Mangai when they make him. I only hope this stays true to bith his spider form, and the look of his Mangai brother.

The pads are in fact not my idea, though I wish I could say they were. A guy from flickr provided me with the idea, and I kinda ripped it off.
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dragotitan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I does look like a combination of the two, minus the mask, which combines with his scythe gives him a light "Grim Reaper" theme.

Ripoff? I prefer the term "creative assimilation" :P
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Plus, the spiders arms are his legs, and the chest plate's the same.

Right. There you go. :D
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dragotitan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Best Nidhiki MOC I've ever seen, and believe me, I have looked for them...
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did too. And it bothered me that nobody else thought of making him look like a Toa Metru/Mangai like Lhikan. But now, at long last, after a year of planning and looking for and buying rare parts, Toa Mangai Nidhiki is done!
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Zektrannus25735 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Writer
Nidhiki is one of the tragedy's of the bionicle story line, and you captured that feeling very well.
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like Lhikan, I wish he didn't do what he did. He could've been a great hero. :( Alas, he chose the path of wrong. I do wonder though... could there be an alternate universe were he didn't go bad?
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ShadowBionics Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I definitely like your take on Toa Nidhiki. I especially like the modifications you did to the mask as well. I also like how you made his armor kind of break from the norm of the Toa Metru design, yet it still has that feel.

Great work, and probably one of the best Toa Nidhiki models I've seen in a while. And given you modified the mask, that's a plus.
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your kind words. In truth, I was looking to make the best Nidhiki out there. The armor was easy, and the idea came from some guy (I forget his name) on Flickr. The mask was hard. Not only due to the time it took to take the Mahri filter off, but to find it. I had to pay a whole dollar on Bricklink for it. But, words and compliments such as yours have made it all worth it. I thank you.
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ShadowBionics Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yours definitely caught me eye and is probably the best I've seen. A lot of the ones I've seen either have something I like and ruin it with something I didn't like, or I just flat out didn't like them.

I know how you feel... With my upgraded Takanuva, I had to do a lot of cataloging of parts, experimenting, and ordering them (I did buy another Stars Takanuva for the mask and staff pieces). And then I had to paint some of the parts gold like the mask. So I do know how you feel, and your work has paid off. I do like how you've made the mask. I never really liked that Mahri filter on the mask, so I'm glad you modified the mask to omit it. Your fine work definitely paid off. You are most definitely welcome. :)
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you once more. :) Yeah the filter ruined the mask for me. To me, with the exception of Ko-Matoran/Toa Kanohi, ALL masks should be symmetrical.
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ShadowBionics Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome once more. :) And yeah, it just made the mask look off. I understood for Nuparu, but with Mazeka I was kind of... sad. And yeah, the Ko-Matoran/Toa pull off the asymmetrical look much better. Plus I mean, Kopaka was the one who started it all.
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed the running theme of the Ko-Kanohi was a reminder of the past. Good times...
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ShadowBionics Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, indeed it was. I was kind of glad when Phantoka Kopaka did have an asymmetrical mask, but kind of confused when the scope was on the opposite side.

They were good times, indeed...
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. I didn't know what the heck was going on there. When did Kopaka become a lefty?


Sadly, those good times may never get the great ending it deserves.
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
neat!
i like the impromptu shoulder pads!
dont they make those in silver?
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

The ball joints, or the armor?
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
the shoulder pads
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They are in silver.
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
no i ment the original part the one yours seems to look like
the metru pice
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guesss I just don't know what piece you're talking about. Sorry. :shrug:
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
this [link]
i figured you were remaking this part with what you have there
because you didnt have any in silver
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true. They never made that one n silver, but I understand what you were trying to say now. Now, I can say thank you. :D
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matanui2001 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's kinda just held on to it by the ball joint connectin to the top of the arm. Is that what you're asking?
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