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For Freedom We Rise by ToaTiome For Freedom We Rise by ToaTiome
I finally post it. This was at Brickfair last weekend, and I'm glad lots of people got to see it in person, because I think it looks a whole lot better that way than on screen...

Anyway, enjoy! All the Nuva are wearing their adaptive armor as I'd imagine it would look in the story – literally, armor worn over their bodies to complement the Nuva armor. I had fun designing them, but coloring took almost two weeks... and I feel like I could make the background better. Something to contrast more with their armor color. But Karda Nui -is- grey like that, so...

Also, listen to Gravity Hurts while looking at this. The two were meant to go together. :3
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:iconthetallestenigma:
ThetallestEnigma Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
at first I thought this was a picture of real mocs. This looks amazing!!!
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:iconbtltheepic:
BTLtheEpic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
AMAZING! Man, if you were the designer of 2008, I would buy each one of them in a heartbeat (besides Takanuva since he didn't change much and I already have him in his Karda Nui form). Also, thank you for making Pohatu brown! That orange was so weird. And the gauntlets blend into the color scheme well. Also I have to compliment you for making Kopaka look really badass! His Phantoka version was too thin, hell, even Lewa was bulkier than him (in a way). Finally nice job melding Tahu's jetpack into his Nuva armor. Also the background is fine, but it could've used a little more touches of green and maybe some darker patches of green near the bottom to represent them flying out of the swamp, but that's just my opinion.
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:iconbonklefan99:
Bonklefan99 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Hahli: Give me my wings back!
All joking aside, is Takanuva wearing any adaptive armor? All I see is his 2003 form, flying.
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:iconharrybillybobgeorge:
HarryBillyBobGeorge Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Filmographer
Well, Takanuva never got adaptive armor to begin with. He just got bigger and got shadow powers.
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:iconsup-fan:
SUP-FAN Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love that song and your picture. Nice job.
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:iconaaronmcloud:
Aaronmcloud Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
beautiful...just...oh my gosh you've no idea how much takanuva completes the team its as if....its like the white ranger to the power rangers yet he doesn't overshadow them as much....
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:iconwrinkledreality:
WrinkledReality Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
This is what 2008 should have looked like! I'm fine with the sets, but this… this is just perfect!
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0m3g45n1p3r4lph4 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FINALLY someone that agrees on adaptive armour changing too much!
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:iconfinishingthefight:
finishingthefight Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
for freedom... WE RETURN! bionicle 2015!
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:iconjokerz-1824:
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
:iconyesmemeplz:
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:iconmatarahi:
MataRahi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student
I just love your style, this is awesome!
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:iconwildknight215:
WildKnight215 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Takanuva: Aw yeah, we're awesome!
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TKNRKRGaim Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2014
My childhood dreams feel complete now. T-T  It's reasons like this I really enjoy DA I love deviantART! . ...  Excellent work. ;) (Wink):happybounce: Clap:squee:    It's so great, I even made it my wallpaper... if that's cool with you.
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:icontoachronix:
ToaChronix Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
If you were the sole designer of the 2008 sets, it would have been the best thing.
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:iconnormaleeinsane:
NormaLeeInsane Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look awesome. :aww:
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:icontfchris:
TFChris Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I prefer this. One thing I didn't like about 2008 is how the Toa looked nothing like their original selves. 
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:iconiron117prime:
Iron117Prime Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Agreed
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:iconbiokid21:
Biokid21 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Man i love that song
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:iconiron117prime:
Iron117Prime Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Freaking Sweet!
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:iconaidanbionicle1:
AidanBionicle1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer this from the phantoka we got.
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:iconzender3162:
zender3162 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
very cool
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:iconmksub-zero:
mksub-zero Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I wish I had wings like Kopaka.
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:iconnilzonthelll:
Nilzonthelll Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks awesom ... but yo cant build tgem like this whit LEGOparts
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:icontfchris:
TFChris Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, you can. In fact, I think I might try it.
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:icondeathmark1999:
Deathmark1999 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I lost my ability to breathe for a few minutes. O_O 
*gasps*
okay im okay now 8D 
This is amazingly beautiful man. ;-; Spectacular job! *applauses* 
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:iconthereadingaddict:
THEREADINGADDICT Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Onua's head looks a little weird... but otherwise good job.
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ToaMissingno Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For as long as I can remember, this was my wallpaper. Glad to know where it came from.
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:iconbiosonic100:
Biosonic100 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Except when Takanuva joined, he had recived a new weapon.
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:icontallzorahvasnormandy:
TALlZORAHVASNORMANDY Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lena looks amazing!
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:iconfenrek:
Fenrek Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Absolutely beautiful work :)
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:icontoaorksinmanika:
ToaOrksinManika Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Pohatu looks awesome!
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:iconjustcause217:
justcause217 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I honestly would have bought these in a second if this was the actual look of the sets, I didn't like the total revamp, upgraded Nuva armour (as seen) is EXACTLY what they should have done.
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Cool.
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:iconzillafire101:
zillafire101 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
This is defiantly how the sets should've looked.
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:iconinnodence:
Innodence Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
still love this drawing!
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:iconwjones215:
wjones215 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Very epic.
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:iconshocker1209081:
shocker1209081 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Waaay better than the actual sets. I would have bought these in a second.
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xXMegaRex007Xx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the song
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:iconrandroid7:
Randroid7 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If only their re-design was that simple.
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:icondavidbore:
davidbore Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope I never forget these guys
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:iconevaron:
Evaron Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like how each of them have a different mode of flight.

And I love Takanuva glowing in the middle.
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:iconbowser1177:
bowser1177 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice, and I like how you kept them to their original forms.
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:iconvictorpvu:
victorpvu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
[siff] so perfect
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:iconcoconutfanatic:
CoconutFanatic Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for making Pohatu brown. I feel proud of my BIONICLE fandom every time I see a piece of BIONICLE art like this(an amazing one). Great job with every one of them!
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0m3g45n1p3r4lph4 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg love it!
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:iconbellemaske:
BelleMaske Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cool! I personally had no problems with the looks of the revamped Toa Nuva, but this is a great adaptation! The light is beautiful in the picture, and the title makes me smile! Great job!
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Anglophile1138 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
So, THIS is what the Adaptive Armour looks like in default mode. Thank God. And Pohatu's not orange anymore! YAY!
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LockmanCapulet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For freedom we rise, learn to fly, reach the sky, legend will carry you thousands of miles... Love that song and this picture! Excellent designs!
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Stunning. :D
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squeegeewing Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Now this is how the Toa Nuva in Karda Nui should have looked. I may have to apply these designs to my own figures. If I show anyone I will give you credit.
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