A vicious and deadly rahi created from a very strange melting pot of inspiration, including Pokemon's Mewtwo
, BIONICLE's Muaka
, A. E. Van Vogt's Coeurl
(and by extension the Displacer Beast
) and the Kettenkrad
. Like the Coeurl, Jarrokh can consume the "Id" of its victims, though in its case this takes the form of elemental energy from toa and the like, along with a hefty dose of arsenic
Jarrokh would have been an entry for Toa Phosphorus' Elemental Bionicles Contest 2013
had the build not become so large, complicated and time consuming. His element is Arsenic, hence the colouration, including the pink eyes! My thinking was along the lines of classic Arsenic poisoning cases, where it's always done by someone the victim trusts, and would never suspect... while everyone shouts "The Butler did it!" the sweet and innocent housecat is the real culprit. Of course, Jarrokh here is more like a panther than a housecat, highly intelligent, and a powerful Dark Hunter.
I wanted something similar to the other existing feline rahi like the Muaka and the Shallows Cat, which only led to finding these other disparate sources of inspiration. The build features a transformable lower section to switch between feline (by BIONICLE standards) and humanoid modes, petrol engine-like greebles like on the Kettenkrad and long, sinuous tentacles and tail like on the Displacer Beast and Mewtwo.
was the reasoning behind the tubes wrapping around the tentacles and tail as well as a fair bit of the shaping around the torso and head.
The full backstory and more photos can be found on the original post on MOCpages!
Alas, Jarrokh's shape didn't lend well to making a good looking deviation this time around. Ah well. :/