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Runik
Runik
Toa
Group Vindicators, Order of Altronia
Tribe Toa of Fire
Occupation Altronia Operative
Element Fire
Powers Elemental Fire
Kanohi Great Carizi
Tools Fire Broadsword, Razor Shield
Status Alive
Location Crystal Island
Pronunciation ROO-nick


Runik is a Toa of Fire and a member of the Toa Tronux from the Altronia Continuity.

Biography Edit

Early Life Edit

Runik was brought into existence as a Ta-Matoran on the Southern Continent. Later, he and four other Matoran became Toa together under unknown circumstances, forming the Toa Tronux.

The Toa Tronux eventually began working for the Order of Altronia, performing many missions on their behalf in the conflict against the Brotherhood of Makuta. The Toa Tronux at some point found themselves in the company of Voran, a Runask with powers similar to a Toa of Lightning.

One mission from the Order ran them afoul of Makuta Burtok, who captured the entire team, except Xovar, and he experimented on them. Burtok's experiments ended up reducing their overall stature and power, as well as corrupting their memories, which caused the team to think of Voran not only as a Toa, but as their leader.

Avenging Alliance Edit

The Toa Tronux eventually pursued Burtok to Crystal Island, where they encountered the Avenging Alliance. After helping the misfits fight off Suntrah, Thranatuka, the Vahki Ultima, and a mask-infected Levuku, their teams formed a strong alliance against Makuta Burtok's forces on the island.

When a diplomatic discussion the Avenging Alliance, Panuko, and Vaturi went wrong, the Alliance found themselves fighting each other. Upon entering the scene, the Toa Tronux stood by, unsure how to help the situation, until Bartha's temper was triggered by Zakalonn's insistence at their involvement. The Toa Tronux fought Zakalonn and Vohk, before parting ways with the rest of the Alliance as the result of a spat between Kanahka, Rohko, and Voran.

The Toa Tronux approached Panuko and Buraka with peace, and agreed to help track down Levuku. On this search, they found their way back to the Alliance camp, and at Kanahka's request, readily rejoined the Alliance alongside the two Crynok.

Operation Rayzok Edit

Burtok, posing as Rayzok after faking his own death, captured the Alliance as they attempted to raid his fortress with the Universal Alliance by their side. With the Alliance bound, Burtok revealed many things about their past, including the nature of his own tampering of the Toa Tronux. The team still managed to escape their bonds and discovered Scorpio-Spiders harvesting Lightning Crystals for use by Burtok in powering his Virus Cannons, but escaped to recover from their failed assault.

The Toa Tronux joined the Avenging Alliance as they retaliated from an attack by "Rayzok" with his newly constructed Time Dilation Accelerator. Meeting him at his own fortress, they discovered the Virus Cannons themselves, but were unable to destroy them until they enlisted the help of the newly arrived Bultrox. The cannons were destroyed with explosives delivered through the supply line, and Bultrox was added to the Avenging Alliance.

Buraka found a cave in which Burtok had hidden a stash of old laboratory equipment. After she survived Trallix, she showed it to the team, and Suntrah's and Lohrua's masks combined found and identified the fomula that had originally transformed the Toa Tronux. An antidote to the formula was created and applied, transforming the Toa Tronux back into their past selves. Vaturi approached the cave, but Yurdil informed the team that the recent turncoat was not there for battle, and the altered Vaturi rejoined the Alliance.

The Alliances regrouped and mounted a singular assault on Burtok's fortress. Joining forces with several Hokanuka, they managed to hold back Burtok's forces, including Scorpio-Spiders, Pneuma-Toa, and several giant Rahkshi. Burtok was finally defeated as a portal to the Junction Dimension, created by his Time Dilation Accelerator, closed in on him against his will, locking him in the other realm and ending the battle.

After the battle, Recvak offered the Alliances the opportunity to join the Order of Altronia, though he did not reveal its name at that point. The teams took his offer, and set out for Altronia to see what lay ahead for them.

Order of Altronia Edit

Despite an unsuccessful attack from Zallirix, the Avenging and Universal Alliances made their way across the Altronia desert toward Altronia Fortress under the guidance of Recvak, Lumcavar, and Cardvor. They were attacked by a giant, energy-returning Rahi, the battle with which cost Buraka her life.

Upon arrival at the Fortress, they were greeted by Faxhuun, who gave special recognition to the Lihee and the Toa Tronux. For the Toa Tronux, this was a surprise, as they did not remember working for the Order. In the same meeting, the apprehended Burtok, having by chance returned from the Junction Dimension, was injected by a power dampener created by Rajal to prevent him from being able to escape the Order.

When Rewta was added to the Avenging Alliance, she was introduced to the Toa Tronux, whom she took a liking to.

The Toa Tronux later found Xovar inside Altronia Fortress, and despite Xovar's misgivings about a past dispute with Runik (which Runik no longer remembered), welcomed him back to the team. Shortly afterward, when the Avenging Alliance was restructured and became the Vindicators, the Toa Tronux added Rewta to their ranks, consolidating the Toa in the team under one banner.

The Vindicators were on the brunt of an advance attack by Zortak and other forces of Cekadax, but even as they defeated the few advance scouts, Makuta Ikirro invaded the fortress himself and opened the gate, allowing Cekadax's full army to enter the fortress grounds. The Order was having difficulty repulsing the attack, but Choro's people, the Yelnir, arrived in a fleet of airships to finally turn the tides of battle.

After a brief respite, the Order pushed back against Cekadax with the help of the Yelnir fleet, Zalkaterex opening the gate to Cekadax's Fortress and allowing the Order's army and his Hokanuka brethren to enter unimpeded. The Vindicators and Universal Alliance encountered Cekadax and Ikirro, the latter of whom teleported them outside to deal with them himself. The teams combined barely defeated the Makuta, but only temporarily, and they retreated, grateful to still be alive. After Cekadax's death at the hand of Trallix, the rest of her force was either purged or retreated with Ikirro to Crystal Island to meet with that of Rularx.

Runik was part of the formation of the Toa Nui Altron, which fought Rularx personally until the Makuta applied his confusion power, followed by fragmentation, ripping the fusion apart mentally and physically. As soon as he regained individuality, Bartha took the opportunity to destroy Rularx's mechanism for generating Siebmoz, bringing the production of the creatures, and the momentum of Rularx's forces in the battle, to a halt.

The Vindicators and the Universal Alliance fought Rularx to a near-standstill outside his fortress, before being teleported inside and pitted against the Revolutionaries by Rularx. The Toa Tronux specifically engaged Tamrix, Gordok, and Strygel, who led them into Tamrix's Rahi pens, where the beasts were unleashed on them to even the odds. However, they were soon joined by other, victorious, members of their team, and their enemies were defeated quickly with the Vindicators' support. Rularx then captured the teams temporarily, informing them that he considered them is primary nemeses, before leaving to deploy his giant version of the Time Dilation Accelerator, planning to transport Crystal Island elsewhere. When the Time Dilation Accelerator was sabotaged by Zallirix, the island, the Vindicators, the Universal Alliance, and several others, were sent to the Junction Dimension as the Order of Altronia retreated.

Capabilities Edit

Powers Edit

  • Elemental Fire Control: Runik has near-complete control over the element of Fire, and is able to bend it to his will. Examples include:
    • Fire Creation: Runik can generate fire out of thin air which he can then control.
    • Fire Manipulation: Runik can control the movement and growth of fire, as well as project fire at a target.
    • Fire Absorption: Runik can absorb fire and heat to either temporarily boost his power, or to release the extra power in a concentrated blast.
  • Kanohi Usage: Runik, being a Toa, can use Kanohi Masks of Noble and Great power level.

Abilities Edit

  • Self-Control: Runik, unlike many Toa of Fire, is able to keep his temper and impatience well in check, which makes him more methodical and cautious in many areas of life, from combat to socialization.

Equipment Edit

  • Kanohi: Runik wears a Great Kanohi Carizi.
  • Fire Broadsword: Runik carries a sizable sword that appears as if it was made of solid, immobile tongues of fire. He can channel his power through this sword, as well as use it to attack.
  • Razor Shield: Runik carries a shield with razor-sharp blades around its circumference, which can be thrown to use those blades for offense, after which the shield will return to its carrier.

Personality Edit

Runik, while depowered, lost almost all of his confidence and almost became a coward, for he now felt that he could hardly hope to stand against anything with any real resistance. After his restoration, he regained his confidence, but did not lose his natural caution. Runik's "fiery" aspects manifest in his quickness to discard ideas or memories if he feels they are no longer necessary or relevant. This makes him forgiving, but also mercurial, prone to changing his mind and doubting his previous decisions. However, he is very compassionate, and will fight for those he values with great fervor, and his caution extends to his reluctance to put his teammates in harm's way.

Appearances Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Sidd built him in small version some time ago, and also used Dume's mask for Runik's.
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