Tourik (Fractures Alternate Universe)
Tourik stands as one of the best and most interesting Toa characters this wiki has to offer (as well as being one of my personal favourites). And you know what? The Elda moustache is entirely justifiable because he's a male character. How great is that?
A borderline anti-social, Tourik was originally a Bo-Matoran residing in a swampland on the Southern Continent. Under unclear circumstances, Tourik was transformed into a Toa of Plant Life and worked with his local team until around 79,100 years ago. By this point, the Matoran Civil War in Metru Nui had imperilled the health of the Great Spirit Mata Nui. This prompted a Toa of Magnetism named Jovan to join Tourik's team and lead them to the Chamber of Life to retrieve the Kanohi Ignika. Thanks to his Elda, Tourik proved invaluable in their search. After a member of their team sacrificed himself to restore the health of Mata Nui, Tourik parted ways with his team, and as such, did not become a Turaga like his comrades.
For approximately 76,000 years, Tourik would wander the Matoran Universe, searching for purpose. During his travels, he saved Gribrak and attempted to track down Makuta Kojol, which resulted in him discovering Artakha. By the time the Brotherhood of Mkauta launched their full-scale invasion of the universe, Tourik had pledged himself to the defence of Artakha, allowing him to survive the brunt of the war.
Following the end of the war, Tourik travelled to Stelt and was reunited with Gribrak. Exhilarated by the fact they had both survived the conflict, they began to visit some of Stelt's seedier establishments. However, by request of Toa Tollubo, the pair grudgingly agreed to travel to Metru Nui to help protect the city from a rogue faction called the Cult of Darkness. Upon arriving on Metru Nui, Tourik was hailed as one of the island's Toa Metru, much to his annoyance. In the midst of his service, Tourik was commissioned to write a guidebook for the dimensionally-displaced Tollubo, so as to ease his assimilation into the Fractures Universe.
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