Just because I blew a bunch of money on the third party Overlord & Sixshot, now staring at me from my desk, demanding I both transform them endlessly & not touch them because they're too pretty... What all do we know about Phase Sixers? & what do we not know? - They are .1 percenters, but also appear to be similar to load-bearers, in that they can tolerate the untrunium bonding process. - They tend toward having dual transformations (Overlord--& Black Shadow? Is the TR transformation IDW canon?) or multiple modes (Sixshot) - They include Black Shadow, Overlord, Sixshot & possibly Heretech & Killmaster, but Killmaster didn't appear very Phase Sixer-y in LL - The DJD can kill them, between Tesaurus & Helex's smelting pool and shredder, and Tarn's voice. Which means that outliers can affect them despite the untrunium graft. - Sixshot, at least, had a verbal "off switch" built in. I can't recall if Overlord was afraid of a similar trigger? Devastation, IIRC, never really confirmed whether Starscream had unique knowledge of the shutdown switch or whether all upper-tier Decepticons did. - Autobots, presumably through lack of understanding the ununtrunium process, can't replicate a phase sixer. Their .1 percenters are almost there, and include "Fortress Maximus on a good day." We have seen that Fort Max can hurt Overlord if Overlord is distracted. Questions that remain, at least for me: - So does every Phase Sixer have a "mad dog shutdown switch" as in Devastation? If so, Megatron must have lost access to it before he joined the Lost Light, or Overlord would have gone down quickly in DotL - Can every .1 percenter tolerate the untrunium? Maybe this is why Heretech & Killmaster didn't become canon Phase Sixers - Can Sixshot take Overlord? Cuz my Overlord toy is taller. - Do the Autobots know the DJD can kill a Phase Sixer? Do they know much about the workings of Phase Sixers & the DJD at all? (If they did, presumably they'd recruit more outliers to kill Phase Sixers.) Also I just realized Sixshot's name is a double-pun in IDW. Wowwwww.