Post Beast Machines character concept done for a friend fot an RPG I run. Name: Stronghug Allegiance: Maximal Function: Mediator, Formerly Heavy Assault Aquatic Warrior Primary Weapon: Flippers, tail, back mounted photon cannon and laser rifle Alternate Mode: Whale Strength: 09 Endurance: 08 Courage: 07 Speed: 03 Firepower: 06 Skill: 08 Motto: Do to unto others as they do unto you. Bio: A powerful aquatic warrior in the later parts of the Great War, Stronghug was one of the few who could claim a position in both the Monsterbots and the Pretenders working under the Autobot Flag. One of the more vicious members of the Autobot group, Stronghug's Orcaman Pretender shell helped her to terrorize their opponents. In fact, one of her favorite tactics was to drag her opponents deep underwater, using the aquatic pressure to damage her enemies before piercing their frame. Not much is known about how she had become this way, though there were many rumors at the time... most involving Decepticon interrogation tactics, a shattered former body, and a long time grudge with Vortex. Despite her brutal tactics, Stronghug remained a loyal Autobot soldier to the end of the war. Once the Great Upgrade came around, Stronghug found herself constantly frustrated with the new peace on cybertron due to her emotional problems... it was in part due to this that when she went through the process, she chose a much older form to prevent herself from hurting others. In addition, she retired from the military as she felt staying in combat was only keeping her problems as bad as they had been in the past. The time spent retired during the beast era helped her with her emotional problems to some extent, coming into terms with what had happened to her in the past as well as being forced to take the time to enjoy the planet's newfound peace. It was the result of Salsa's attempt to curve the intern problem at Deva Corp that Stronghug was returned to a much younger and much stronger state then she had grown used to. Stronghug was surprised to find that her new techno-organic status much more resembled her pretender shell to some extent rather then her former beast mode as a member of the Monsterbots. As a result of the sudden change and rush of hormones, Stronghug also found herself a bit more flirtious then she would have ever expected herself to be for a time. Unlike Slagcruncher however, she was a lot more suseptible to taking enhancers while under the influence of Sindel's temporal field. This resulted in a number of humorous, though embarrassing pictures being put up on the web of herself from overdose... as well as bringing back her former rage to some extent. One such rage involved an pole cat intern attempting to enhancer her as a prank, which ultimately led to stronghug forcibly permanently enhancing him into a kid back in anger. As a result of this incident, Stronghug has adopted the young former-intern and renamed him Halfpint as a suggestion by one of the doctor. Despite her bouts of anger, Stronghug has retained a caring and motherly personality as a result of this situation. She joined up with the Neo-Autobots in part to keep an eye on her friend Slagcruncher, as well as to ensure no one else endures her former fate. Abilities: In beast mode Stronghug is one of the most durable aquatic warriors stationed in the Neo Autobots. She uses her flippers, tail and her photon cannon to blast and bat away at the enemy at bay. In bot mode she is good with hand to hand combat skills and she is damn good shot with her rifle and photon cannon. As a result of her muscular status, Stronghug is often a powerful and vicious fighter even when it comes to hand to hand confrontation. In addition, her armor is very durable which allows her to cover her allies with herself if need be. Weakness: Stronghug is usually at extremes when it comes to her emotions, either being extremely calm or extremely angry when it comes to various situations. Often times when her rage is set off, she does not distinguish between enemies and friends and has to be taken down at the end of combat. Due to her beast mode, Stronghug is not one of the fastest nor one of the more limber Neo-Autobots in the water. This especially causes problems when dealing with multiple small combatants in the water, due to a lack of multiple weaponry on Stronghug.