The Stunticons with Transformers: Prime aesthetics. This version includes the image of Oil Slick in the background. I chose pre-existing body types for the team because I wanted to mimic what a customizer or Hasbro would do if they were to use molds of preexisting characters to retool them into the Stunticons. The idea here is that before he joined the Decepticons, Breakdown was part of a group of rebellious anarchists, called the Stunticons. The team, except for Motormaster, was eventually caught by Cybertronian law enforcement. In time, the Stunticons were released from their prisons by Megatron as he and Optimus began the civil war that would render their planet uninhaitable. The team was disbanded and each member went their separate ways until they were reunited by an odd, misanthropic scientist, named Oil Slick. Oil Slick used his resources and knowledge to collaborate with Knockout to form a Decpticon super soldier who would rival Optimus Prime in strength, courage, and skill. The final creation named itself Motormaster and asserted its leadership over the Stunticons, a group separate of the Decepticons. After Motormaster was created, Oil Slick disappeared back into the shadows, which allowed Knockout to take full credit for the monster’s creation. Megatron despises the Stunticons, though he admires the group’s tenacity. ______________________________ • Although Motormaster is similar to Optimus Prime in many ways, he lacks the wisdom of the Matrix of Leadership that Optimus possesses. He is violent, merciless, and arrogant, traits that Knockout finds unsavory. All of the other Stunticons obey Motormaster out of fear for their lives except for Breakdown, who challenges his rule. • Reluctant to reunite with his teammates, Breakdown was secretly ordered by Megatron to rejoin the Stunticons and act as a double agent. Breakdown loathes the artificially-created Motormaster and believes that he should lead the team. Knockout is unaware of Breakdown’s true intentions and wonders where the Stunticon’s true loyalties lie. • Wildrider is psychotic, reckless, and extremely trigger-happy. The maniac loves to drive through the streets at breakneck speeds with no regard for whatever, or whoever, is in his way. Wildrider is highly competitive with Drag Strip. • The gloomy Dead End adopted his nihilistic views when he discovered that he was nothing more than a highly specialized drone. He feels that nothing in the universe, not even his own life, has meaning and although he’s a mopey and sullen kill-joy, the other Stunticons tolerate him because of his complacency and skills in combat. • Drag Strip is a proud and highly competitive individual that has a small rivalry going with Wildrider. She trusts no one and believes that she is the only competent member amongst the Stunticons. Drag Strip is a vicious warrior and would rather die than let herself be defeated at the hands of an Autobot.