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Bionicle- Nova Orbis- Return- Chapter 13

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That's it for now. Enjoy this chapter, cause it's gonna be the last one for a while. Yeah, I just need a little break before I wrap up this arc.

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steamdieselStudent Artist
I wonder how long it'll take for the Matoran to realize that Vesta's dead?
finishingthefight's avatar
god damn, I hope the Miro get what's coming to them, I look forward to the next part (whenever it is)
scrapmetaru's avatar
I love that the masks are coming off, going on, switching around, and generally get a lot of use in this series. Thanks for being better than late-G1.
I'm hating myself for looking ahead at the images before reading
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Now that was a hell of a brawl XD and ahkmou, of course being awesome as always, continued to show his awesomeness, especially when he was using calor's mask back there.

Let's hope the others will get their second wind and get some payback
burnoutprime7's avatar
burnoutprime7Hobbyist General Artist
Well I look forward to see them come back but for now, I think we'll let them have their rest
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LehouHobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, this chapter was... explosive, to say the least.

It was admirable how much of a fight the Novus put up, and they were doing pretty good for a while there. However, it makes sense that the dummy mask would take their toll. I'm surprised it took as long as it did for the dummies to knock them out. That has to be a testament to their willpower.

Ahkmou was fantastic using Calor's mask. It's interesting seeing him use the mask power of one of his comrades, and he used it incredibly well. I kind of want to see how the other Novus would have used the exact same mask.

The Kaita were awesome. Terrifying, obviously, but I gotta admit seeing them in their full glory was incredibly cool.

As for the ending it's nice to see that Sein is still defying the Miro and the Edict despite having been put under the dummy mask's spell once more. I feel like the concern for his people is ultimately overriding the drive to obey the laws of the Republic of Caelum. I don't know where he's going to go from here, but I can only suspect that he's going to become a wrench in Piras' plans.

So where do we go from here?

...The wait for the next chapter is gonna drive me nuts.
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Yeah. We'll learn more about the dummy masks next year, and how each kind works a little differently and is tailored to certain Toa and Matoran.

Using Calor's mask, the others would have various effects, some more dangerous than others. A Toa of Water using that mask in the ocean could become a god-like being, or lose their consciousness entirely. Similarly, a Toa of Air might simply disappear. As long as the mask is undamaged, there is a chance for them to return to normal, but should anything happen, their consciousness will be trapped in their element, becoming an unwilling force of nature.

The Kaita were very fun to draw, and to write about. Long-time viewers of mine may've noticed some traits that have carried over from some older Kaita designs of mine that, to be frank, are ancient now.

If you wanna know where we go from here, read this. Taking a break from Nova Orbis. Here's why.Okay, so.... yesterday, I uploaded chapter thirteen of the current story, "Return of The Toa Miro."
Here's the thing, though. That's not actually the end of this year's story. Not quite. Originally, it was going to include another eight or so chapters that take place primarily in Ba-Koro, showing what becomes of the Toa Novus and where they go from here.
I'm still gonna do that, but not now. I just can't.
Lately, this story has been eating up ALL of my time, time that I NEED to put towards other things, such as getting my own original comic off the ground, and I've barely been working on that, in my efforts to get Return of The Toa Miro wrapped up in its entirety by the end of the year with a neat little bow so it feels like an actual Bionicle year. When I haven't been working on that, I've been catching up on commissions that I owe people, or editing the occasional youtube video so my channel doesn't go through a drought.
I had it all planned out... I was supposed to start working on
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LehouHobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool beans. I think I can handle waiting a few months... maybe... hopefully.

I think I recall seeing the Kaita design before while just searching through art of them here. It's really a shame they weren't used in the original canon post-2003 (okay, 2004 had the Matoran Kaita... for all of five seconds), so it makes me happy that at least someone is using them.
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The number of this chapter is very fitting.
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Oh yeah, I didn't even think of that. Lol, it just sorta worked out that way.
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SO many things fan-boy over I can't even explain....Ahkmou kinda went Nova there right?
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
If he went Nova, he would probably cause an earthquake to break the island in half.
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That's actually pretty sweet. I know Gali destroyed all of Karzahni with a wave, so yeah. When a Toa loses it, crap goes down. I always enjoy duels where abilities are used in cool ways.
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Feels like the end of early 2006. Makes you wonder if this story's gonna get its own Matoran Resistance at this point. :P
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Well, that didn't go particularly well for our heroes, as amazing as Ahkmou's attempt was. THe Kaita look amazing, though, props on the designs.

One thing: The dialogue between the two pics of the Kaita is repeated immediately afterwards.
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
Thanks for that.

Fixing the dialog now...
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Can't help but wonder if the 'Morph Blaster' is a homage to the Morph Gun from the Jak & Daxter series.

And ever since the Miro Kaita have been introduced I've been waiting for the Novus Kaita. Maybe if the Miro learned it overseas the Novus might do the same - or even learn to make a Toa Nui (if that's even a thing in G1 Bionicle lore. I forget)
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Nah, the concept of a Toa Nui was explicitly stated by Greg to be completely non-canon, which kinda sucks. It would be awesome if Toa Nui were real, seeing a giant hulking fusion of six Toa lumbering toward you can be quite terrifying.
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Little bit.

Anyway, I don't wanna give too much away. For now, I'll just say we'll see.
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