The Alternators is my favorite toyline, and I really liked where the Binaltech storyline was going before it ended so abruptly. I've been making my own continuation of that storyline, making edits to some things that I saw little use for in the original. I never bought Binaltechs, or reprolabels, and I dont make kitbashes or anything like that. I only buy the American Alternators, and as such, I like to try and keep my story within the constraints of its characters and the order they came out in, with a few exceptions. This is the story I have so far: - Swindle makes Cosmic Rust which critically damages most of the Earth-stationed Autobots. Smokescreen, Sideswipe, Hound, Bluestreak, Tracks, and Overdrive are all sent to receive Binaltech bodies (Overdrive takes longer to finish, though) - Due to a conspiracy, Dead End and Swindle are made to infiltrate the BT project, taking the bodies meant for Sunstreaker and Trailbreaker. The Autobots only barely manage to drive them out. - Jazz and Grimlock are sent as reinforcements. Jazz primarily to find the conspirators, and Grimlock primarily for offensive back-up. - Ravage is created in secrecy, and begins his genocidal plan to help the Decepticons win. After initiating his plan, he begins setting about building a BT body for Shockwave so he can lead what's left of the Decepticons. - Overdrive's BT body is finished. With his experience as an Omnibot, he is able to determine if the time stream has tampered with. Thus, he understands what has happened to the Decepticons, but does not know who is behind it. He sends out a request for a team of scientists to help him investigate. Wheeljack, Swerve, Prowl, and Skids. The time taken for each of their BT bodies to finish varies. (Decepticharge is created sometime before Prowl and after Wheeljack are built) - The decision is made to rebuild Sunstreaker and Trailbreaker's bodies for reinforcements. Trailbreaker, true to his G1 tech spec, feels he would be a burden, and proposes Rollbar be built instead. - Unicron is spotted on a path to Cybertron, making the reason for Ravage's plan become clear. Optimus Prime begins a mission to head him off. Wheeljack and Overdrive begin developing a new BT body for Optimus in case his mission turns out badly. Overdrive, annoyed that he still hasnt determined just who it was that tampered with history, sends for his Omnibot partner Camshaft, who in turn suggests recruiting Ricochet and Mirage. BT bodies for them begin preparation. - Wheeljack and Overdrive begin experimenting with creating artificial personalities. This is observed in secret by Ravage, who reports to Shockave. All of the schematics they make on both the personality creation and on Optimus' BT body are recorded and recreated to make an evil Prime, Nemesis. Wheeljack responds by taking the Prime BT and giving it an artificial personality which is a duplicate of Prime's own, code-naming it Ginrai after a human scientist he befriended. And that takes care of the 24 Alternators who have so far been released. Now, I want to figure out how to implement Decepticharge into this story at the point in which he was released (around the same time as Swerve). Most people are content to use Decepticharge as Drag Strip, but that doesnt satisfy me. I figure since fan fic writers make new characters all the time, you guys could help me think of what to do with him as a new guy. So far I dont have much to work with. In G1, characters' personalities were often based on their own names (for instance, Skids, Swerve, Wildrider, and Brakedown were all terrible drivers). The prefix Decepti means he's probably very loyal to the Decepticon cause. The suffix Charge means he probably moves very fast and is impulsive. These traits, combined with the fact that his color is possibly a reference to G2 Wildrider, make it easy to give him the stats and weapons of Wildrider. And that's a good place to start, as far as his use as a soldier goes. But where do I go from there? I mean, what should his specific personality be? Is he a completely new character built from scratch by Ravage and Shockwave, or is he a Decepticon soldier who has been a benchwarmer until now? Why was he brought into the Alternator universe at the time that he was? These are things that I cant decide on my own, and I'm hoping others have maybe thought of this before and can give me some thoughts. I dont really expect to get many replies on this, but I'll appreciate anyone who takes the time to help out.