It's been a really long time since I last shared any of my Fanfic creations here on good ol' TFW2005... Perhaps too long. Anyway I'm going to post this here; the following is my entire cast of characters for Transformers Universe, you'll note some of them are based on toys that were planned and then canceled allthough in certain cases I've renamed them... Naturally. The actual stories may or may not be posted here; I have plans to add them to my Fanfic.net posts in the near future, sometime by the end of this week, and so I may also post each story here at the same time or not... Either way I hope people will read these and enjoy them, perhaps even adopt some of the personalities for their own Universe toys. Major Warning; this is LONG, so be prepared for at least an hour or two of reading. Transformers Universe Profiles The Universe conflict; a war concocted by Primus and Unicron to prolong the existence of their multiple reality counterparts is in truth nothing more then a farce in certain respects, Autobots and Decepticons collected from various Alternate Realties and banded together under the mistaken impression that the victor goes the spoils, in truth it is merely an Inter-Cosmic Chess match between the two Gods in one last Multiversal Campaign before the rules of their very existence are altered fundamentally. The Omniversal Guardian Roma has told the Gods in no uncertain terms that due to their massive chaotic and often destructive competitions there can now be only One Unicron and One Primus throughout the entire Omniverse, as such the Universe Conflict has Begun… Autobots Optimus Primal Allegiance: Autobot Function: Autobot Commander Alternate Mode: Gorilla Motto: “Well that’s just Prime.” Optimus Primal proved his valor fighting during the Beast Wars and later on; against all odds when faced with the consequences of one seemingly insignificant action taken at the end of said wars. After making the ultimate sacrifice and defeating Megatron once and for all, Primal was called upon once more; this time by Primus himself. It was his duty to assume the mantle of Autobot leadership and take charge of a small band of Autobots; chosen throughout time and space to become warriors of Primus. Their mission; to defeat the Decepticons who serve Unicron at all cost and thus end his threat from all realities once and for all. Primal realized the importance of this mission and accepted; returned to his original form, which possessed maximum armaments he now fights alongside Autobots from every possible reality to end the threat of Unicron forever and save the Universe from Chaos. Optimus is extremely agile and speedy, he possesses twin blades, shoulder mounted cannons, wrist cannons and a powerful battle mace for dealing with tough opponents. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Hundred and Thirty Nine. Silverbolt Allegiance: Autobot Function: Tracker Alternate Mode: Eagle/Wolf Fuzor Motto: “The shining glory of our sparks can often be overcome and tainted by one moment of rash decision.” Silverbolt fell from grace the day he met Black Arachnia; he was a young and restless Maximal who sought a means of coming to grips with what he believed was his ugly form. Arachnia saw him for what he was; a knight who would come to the defense of any and all friends he truly cared for. When confronted with his affections by his fellow Maximals and told to choose between the woman he loved, or his teammates he made the first step on the road to ruin. Joining the Predacons and renouncing his noble heritage Silverbolt became the boon to all Maximals existence; his battle cry swept across the skies and tore into the very sparks of his former comrades. But upon the day when Megatron finally killed his beloved; the same day Silverbolt lost all control and took the life of his closest friend Noctorro, he at last saw the error of his ways. Attempting to take down Megatron he along with the rest of the fuzors, who had grown tired of serving under either faction, fell in battle. Primus however needed an army and Silverbolt was chosen to become a member of the Autobots team; his past is known to Primal however his past means nothing any more what matters is the present and how well he does against the harbingers of chaos. Silverbolt can detect anything with his olfactory sensors and possesses twin missile launchers housed in his wings, which he can use as bladed weapons when hand to hand is called for. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Twenty-Nine. Snarl Allegiance: Autobot Function: Technician Alternate Mode: Lion (Technorganic) Motto: “We’re all computer codes and wires.” A warrior who fought alongside Optimus Primal during the Vehicon menace Snarl remembers little of his past and even less of his present; he’s always buried within the ancient defective computer Teletran-2, which Primus gave to the Autobots to allow them to monitor their current home. He is a man of science and seeks the knowledge in all things; his closest friend was female Maximal Night Viper and in fact he sacrificed his life to save her, Gekobot and Skydive during a Vehicon assault on his Cybertron. Primus chose him to round out the initial team of Autobots and Primal believes he didn’t make the wrong choice, Snarl has proved an invaluable asset to the team time and time again especially when having to deal with the notorious Black Arachnia; the Decepticons own technological expert. He has an impressive knack with all mechanical devices and their maintenance necessities, and extensive knowledge of Cybertronian martial arts plus the ability to blend into the shadows when called upon. His armaments consist mainly of his beast modes’ claws and jaws, but when necessary he can wield his precious scimitar. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Seven Hundred and Five. Ratchet Allegiance: Autobot Function: Mechanic Alternate Mode: Emergency Rescue Vehicle Motto: “An ounce of maintenance is worth a pound of cure.” Ratchet and his partner Inferno were part of the Machine Robot Rescue division back in their universe alongside units Red Alert, Prowl and Hoist; they saved countless Autobot and human lives during the Great Wars and were highly honored for their heroic deeds. After both serving a long and exhaustive though fruitful life they passed on into the Matrix; however their services were called upon once more, this time by Primus. Ratchet is an avid believer in peaceful means to ending conflict; he carries only the tools necessary for his trade, that of repairing injured Autobots. However if absolutely necessary his laser scalpel can double as a low-powered blaster capable of shorting out Decepticons’ motor relays. He is also adamant when it comes to the injured; he won’t let them be moved until he’s had a chance to examine them even if it’s the middle of a lengthy battle that could cost others their lives. A flaw that Optimus Primal intends to correct with time. Currently he possesses extensive knowledge on Cybertronian and human anatomy, the best methods for quick and efficient repair work as well as the unnerving ability to remain stoic and calm in face of combat. His arsenal includes a laser scalpel, which doubles as a blaster, an all purpose combination repair and examination instrument as well as a sharp wire cutter for emergency needs. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Thousand Forty-Eight. Inferno Allegiance: Autobot Function: Scout Alternate Mode: Lamborghini Fire-Chiefs Transport Motto: N/A Inferno was good at his job; with high-powered extremely sensitive sensor arrays and twin rockets that boosted his speed for faster reconnaissance missions he was never incapable of letting his teammates know what was needed of them. There was one catch; a significant problem for all those who did not know Inferno, he was so eager to prove helpful and excel at his job that he had Ratchet replace his vocal circuitry with more sensor arrays. Thus he is incapable of speech; his teammates never found this to be a problem however since they quickly learned to comprehend his sign-language and moods. Other Autobots who did not work with him as frequently sometimes misread him, which caused more than one late night wrestling match… When chosen by Primus he leapt at the chance to be helpful once again; he regained his former body and immediately became fast friends with his new commander Optimus Primal, who has managed to learn his subtle gestures and moods quite easily. His abilities are vast and too varied to go into specific details, suffice it to say he is extremely well suited for his job. He fights using twin rocket launchers, which double as speed boosters in vehicle mode and a shield permanently mounted to his left arm. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Thousand Forty-Eight. Sideswipe Allegiance: Autobot Function: Warrior Alternate Mode: Lamborghini Motto: “I don’t break the rules; I bend them… A lot.” After the final battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron at Autobot City in the Earth Year Two Thousand Five a lot of Autobots proved to have fallen at the hands of the Decepticons; yet both Sideswipe and his brother Sunstreaker survived. No longer capable of living with the constant loss of life Sunstreaker attempted to commit suicide; if not for the timely intervention of his brother and the grieving Elita-1 he would have succeeded. Seeing that their talents could serve his goals Primus called both Autobots from their home reality and made them a part of Primals’ team; unfortunately due to the mysterious Cyber-Virus that Megatron had unleashed within Cybertropolis in the distant future their older model bodies could not survive and were locked in vehicular form. Primal managed to get them into emergency stasis; but it wasn’t until Ratchet managed to build a new body immune to the virus based on Infernos’ design that Sideswipe functioned again. At the moment he has allied himself with the Autobots, but he is deeply troubled and concerned for his brothers’ safety since Ratchet has not yet managed to procure enough spare materials to build another body. He retains most all of his former abilities yet his form has been reduced in size and he no longer has access to his jet pack. His powerful piston arms however are still quite capable of generating earthquakes. His armaments are duplicates of Infernos’ however he has made them uniquely his own and he has proven quite capable of dealing with Decepticons. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Zero, Zero One Sunstreaker Allegiance: Autobot Function: Warrior Alternate Mode: Lamborghini Motto: “They can’t beat the best.” After the deaths of many old friends during the battle of Autobot City in two thousand five; Sunstreaker was lost in a fog not even his long time friends Bluestreak or Tracks could get through to him. Seeing nothing in his future he chose to commit suicide, but thanks to his brother Sideswipe and a grieving Elita-1 he at last came to grips with his life. Primus saw that in a world without much conflict and numerous new recruits the Autobot Brothers had nothing to make their lives meaningful; and so brought them into the fold. Upon initial arrival both Sideswipe and Sunstreaker fell to the same Cyber-virus that had decimated Cybertropolis in another reality. Trapped in vehicle mode and slowly dying; they were rushed into emergency stasis chambers until Ratchet could build them new bodies. Sharing his brothers’ and Infernos’ design Sunstreaker retains many of his combative skills; he now possesses an arm shield and twin flame throwers capable of doubling as missile launchers. He’s also still as vain as ever though misses his former, unique, body design; however at least now calling him and Sideswipe twins makes a lot more sense. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Zero, Zero One. Ultra Magnus (AKA Nemesis Prime) Allegiance: Autobot (Decepticon) Function: Field Commander Alternate Mode: Semi Cab Motto: “Unicron is our sworn enemy, he is a cancer and we’re the cure.” The Cybertronian known as Scourge began his life innocently enough; unlike others of his faction he did not hold sway with their policies on Mini-Cons and their enslavement of said race. He along with his fast friends, the triplets known as Roulette, Shadow Striker and Arcee established their own living area on the far side of Cybertron away from the ensuing conflicts arising between Autobot and Decepticon factions. They lived a rather unassuming life-style with nary a care or worry in the world until the fateful day Unicrons’ herald Sideways arrived; although putting up a valiant fight none of the units proved capable of dealing with the Mini-Con enhanced warrior and so Scourge was captured and taken before Unicron. The monster planet was furious with the ceaseless struggles the two factions put up when it came to avoiding Sideways’ machinations; they seemingly managed to dupe the herald and escape his complex webs by sheer stupid luck. Requiring a compatible spark Unicron took Scourges’ body and after purging the spark seemingly of all memories; he used the template of Optimus Prime, which Sideways provided and lo his new herald was born. As Nemesis Prime, a ruthless killing machine, he became a full-fledged Decepticon; bearer of the Dark Matrix the antithesis to Optimus Primes’ Matrix of Leadership. Autobots were continuously decimated in battle and several fell including Smokescreen, Cheetor and Blurr; it wasn’t until Roulette, Arcee and Shadow Striker joined the battle that some hint of Scourge managed to finally break through Unicrons’ mental control and renounced the Dark Matrix losing many of his abilities. After Unicrons’ demise Nemesis, his love Shadow Striker and Roulette along with their Mini-Con allies were pursued by paranoid Autobots and Decepticons led by a hate filled Hot Shot who secretly blamed Nemesis Prime for the death of his beloved Arcee. They were hunted down and would have failed to escape in time if not for the timely calling of Primus who drew the entire group into a new conflict between his chosen Autobot warriors and Unicrons’ Decepticons. As Ultra Magnus; NP retains his impressive combative skills and unlike true Autobots isn’t adverse to dirty fighting when the need arises. His vehicle modes’ smokestacks situated on his arms in robot mode can generate weak pulse blasts, which he uses in conjunction with his partner Run-Over when battling in small skirmishes. For prolonged confrontations with greater numbers he prefers to call upon the talents of his twin teams; the Air Assault and Road Assault members who convert into the combined forms of the Dark Saber and Dark Sky shield. Primal made him field commander because of his extensive knowledge on battlefield tactics and because many of the other Autobots have grown to admire this new comer, despite some knowing his true Decepticon origins. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Run-Over Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Aerial Warrior Alternate Mode: Jet; Pulse Cannon Motto: “Servitude breeds revolution.” The primary Mini-Con partner to Nemesis Prime was created using Over-Run as a template; de-facto leader of the Mini-Con race and bearer of the Mini-Con equivalent to the Matrix he made an obvious choice for duplication. Run-Over possesses limited telekinetic abilities a remnant from his contact with the Dark Matrix. He is one of the rare breed of triple changing Mini-Cons; capable of adopting weapon modes for their Cybertronian partners, Run-Overs’ pulse cannon form is capable of generating a multitude of concussive blasts depending on the current task at hand. His offensive and defensive abilities are superior to most Mini-Cons and he is also capable of serving as an air propulsion system for NP when powerlinked to his back offering limited flight. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Shade (AKA Shadow Striker) Allegiance: Autobot (Decepticon) Function: Ninja Alternate Mode: Dodge Viper Motto: “Nobody hurts my sibs ‘cept me.” Shadow, as her friends call her, was always impetuous and filled with the need to alleviate her pent up frustrations in manners more suited to the Decepticons. So when the trio needed someone to infiltrate the decidedly deadly faction in order to keep tabs on Nemesis Prime she became the logical choice. Unlike the others she never shared in the Powerlinking beliefs and considered all Mini-Cons her equals not her slaves, which is why Leader-1 ingratiated himself to her when Megatron became Galvatron and replaced him with Clench. On Earth she began to experience great affection for NP and soon developed a relationship with him; he in turn began to teach her the martial arts, despite his own poor aptitude with the ancient combat styles. When not using her impressive array of martial arts skills in combat she prefers to utilize her smaller pistol rather than her exhaust cannon simply because it involves more of a challenge to overcome her opponent. In her new Autobot theme colors she has grown slightly closer towards her sister Roulette and has noticed that Inferno holds deep affection for her, just so long as the silent Autobot doesn’t hurt Roulettes’ feelings or else he’d better watch out. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Roulette Allegiance: Autobot Function: Sniper Alternate Mode: Dodge Viper Motto: “Defeat was never an option.” A strong willed woman and stalwart companion she has long held strong ties with the Autobots and their beliefs. She and Blurr were the best when it came to marksman competitions, held before the dark days of the war. In the dark times she lost her innocence when faced with the death of many comrades; yet managed to retain her reverence for all walks of life and refused to adopt the Powerlinking ability. She held a deep affection for both her sisters; going so far as to protect Arcee, the youngest by deed, whenever possible. It literally tore her up knowing that she could do nothing to save Arcee from the cruel wrath of Galvatron; she would gladly ensure that his demise was a permanent one if not for her current predicament. She uses her exhaust cannon effectively in battle and her smaller pistol is capable of doubling as a blade for hand to hand combat; she has slowly begun to realize that she and Inferno share something special and she has requested that he teach her his sign language. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Axle Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Infantry Unit Alternate Mode: Race Car Motto: N/A Sub-Group: Road Assault Team Axle is the silent muscle of the team; based on the Race Teams’ Dirt Boss he is the strongest physical member of the team and rarely requires the use of his built in blasters during combat. It is unclear if he possesses vocal circuitry considering his choice to use hand gestures or barely audible grunts to acknowledge commands; however his intelligence levels are not in question. They are among the highest ranking among the Mini-Cons as demonstrated by his impressive engineering skills. Combines with fellow teammates to form the Dark Sky shield; an impregnable weapon of defense. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Nightbird Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Team Commander Alternate Mode: Race Car Motto: “Humans are fascinating creatures.” Sub-Group: Road Assault Team One of a rare breed of female Mini-Cons; Nightbird was based on Downshifts’ design streamlined slightly to give off a purely feminine appearance; she has a deep fascination with the human race especially their means of attaining pleasurable experiences. To that end she has developed an almost psychotic need to experience every pleasurable sensation imaginable; because of this and her deep attraction towards the human reproductive act, which her design was not built for, most of her peers are secretly disgusted by her. She and Tail-Light have gone so far as to modify their superstructures and perform the mating rituals she has observed in private; somehow managing to gain a perverted pleasure from it, Run-Over is the most vocal when it comes to protesting her actions. However with Axle serving as a silent bodyguard for his teammates he rarely remains vocal for long. She is the second strongest member of the team and possesses twin radium pulse blasters housed in her forearms, which can eat away at an opponent’s armor; she combines with Axle and Tail-Light to form the Dark Sky shield. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Tail-Light Allegiance: Mini-Con (Nightbird Especially.) Function: Spy Alternate Mode: Indy Racer Motto: “Pistons and Gears; what a combination.” Sub-Group: Road Assault Team Based on Mirages’ design who in turn shares traits with Swindle and Zapmaster, Tail-Light has needed to excel at his job to differentiate himself from his near clones; he has proven to be perfect for the act of espionage. Swift and equipped with sensor deflecting stealth armor perfected by Skid-Z he is admittedly the least powerful of the unit. His IQ levels surpass even Axles’; however his unhealthy obsession with Nightbird and their personal activities has made him slowly erect a shell about himself and he is rarely questioned when it comes time to effect engineering work. He possesses one arm cannon capable of infusing enemies with an off-shoot of the deadly cosmic rust, to which his armor has been rendered immune and his limited telekinetic powers give him an edge in a firefight, though not by much. Forms the Dark Sky shield with his teammates and is greatly jealous of how they must configure, he’d prefer to be in Axles place. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Dark Sky Mini-Con Weapon Combination Sub-Group: Road Assault Team The combined form of the Road Assault Team; the Dark Sky shield is one of the only Mini-Con weapons capable of protecting the bearer from the other ultimate weapon combinations. Built in secret by the Decepticons who wished to harness the deflective properties of the Sky Boom shield for their own use; the Road Assault Team was ultimately given to Nemesis Prime after Galvatron failed to come up with a better alternative use for it. When he renounced his dark master the Mini-Cons who formed the shield were purified of their darker personality traits by his newly purged spark energies; although they still possess’ rambunctious temperaments. The shield is capable of deflecting the Dark Saber, energy blasts from the Requiem Blaster or the Anti Requiem and all forms of lesser armaments. It is also invulnerable and can not be unmade even in the hottest forge on Cybertron. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Jetstorm Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Aerial Warrior Alternate Mode: Jet Motto: “We like being bad.” Sub-Group: Air Assault Team After numerous encounters with Megatron the Air Defense Team altered accordingly into their darker incarnations of the Air Assault Team. When Megatron was altered by Nemesis Prime into Galvatron so that he would follow Unicrons’ orders; the team was given to Nemesis. Once Prime renounced his Dark Matrix his purified spark caused the team to retain their more generous personality traits; despite retaining their Air Assault coloration and certain obnoxious tendencies. Friends with Nemesis now; Jetstorm and his team chose to remain with him and serve as equals; they left the Decepticons and made a deal with Optimus, which led to the destruction of Unicron. He is an adept fighter with average strength and unique projectile launchers housed in his arms, which can fire numerous warheads or be altered into a gaseous based weapon. His patented glass gas can cause certain armor types to become brittle and his ability to alter both barrels to fire different ammunition simultaneously allows him to get the upper hand on his opponents. Combines with fellow teammates to become the Dark Saber. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Runway Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Aerial Warrior Alternate Mode: Supersonic Jet Motto: “Lightning can strike twice.” Sub-Group: Air Assault Team Runway developed a different attitude once he attained his Air Assault persona; no longer afraid of flying during storms he would adopt a devil may care attitude and perform dangerous stunts during the worst of them. His combat skills are wild and almost crazed or so it would seem, but this is a careful ruse to mislead his enemies; in actuality he utilizes this technique effectively and has even brought down Decepticons twice his size. His marksmanship is the best among the team and when the need arises he can call upon a small yet powerful flash pistol, which blinds his opponents long enough for him to deal a crippling blow. He combines with fellow teammates to form the Dark Saber. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Sonar Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Team Commander Alternate Mode: Stratospheric Jet Motto: “The stars; oh to see the stars.” Sub-Group: Air Assault Team Sonars’ vehicle form allows him to achieve orbit only if assisted by extra boosters; thus he can be found constantly wishing to fly past the atmosphere and through interstellar space. Prior to renouncing his Decepticon affiliation he proved his cunning with numerous precision assaults that rarely met with failure, unless Galvatron interfered, to which he claims no responsibility. His optics house offensive pulse beams or can double as enhanced scanners. He also uses a positron pistol for prolonged combat; also combines with fellow teammates to form Dark Saber. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Dark Saber Mini-Con Weapon Combination Sub-Group: Air Assault Team When the Air Defense Team became the Air Assault Team permanently their personalities and colors changed to reflect this. Likewise the Star Saber sword adapted to suit their new personalities; now the awesome blade has grown even stronger, capable of cutting through three quarter inch thick Deuterium, one of the strongest elements. It has also exhibited the ability to melt the armor of weaker Cybertronians when in close proximity and is even capable of piercing a spark chamber as exhibited by the numerous Autobots, Nemesis Prime terminated. Fortunately the Dark Saber is now wielded by a somewhat peaceful Nemesis Prime, but if you hurt his friends in any way or even think about injuring his beloved Shadow Striker then you’d better run, hard and fast. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Fifty-Three. Depth Charge Allegiance: Autobot Function: Aquatic Commander; Warrior Alternate Mode: Manta Ray; Interstellar Cruiser (Transmetal) Motto: “Seek and ye shall find.” A competent and stalwart commander of aquatic operations he successfully led a contingent of Maximals on Colony Omicron and swiftly dealt with Protoform X. Because of his quick thinking and effective strategy he received a commendation and permanent assignment to Cybertron Defense Corps. Called upon by Primus he was chosen because of his strength and skills; as well as his ability to convert into a third interstellar cruiser mode, capable of achieving faster than light speeds. His combat skills are impressive; his tail is capable of serving as a katana and his chest houses the ancient energy disk launching technology, ensuring that he is never unarmed. Independent shark drone houses twin missile launchers and serves as primary weapon in robot mode. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nineteen. Grapple Allegiance: Autobot Function: Construction Engineer Alternate Mode: Crane Motto: “We dream it, we make it.” Grapple has perfected many feats over the years working with the Autobots; without his impressive skills they might not have managed to perfect Ocean City. His strength is quite impressive and his crane arm is capable of lifting seventeen times the collective weight of himself and two Autobots of equal size and mass. He also possesses a towing line for emergencies; when powerlinked to his Mini-Con partner he has access to his cannon. An effective weapon in combat, but Grapple prefers to get his hands dirty and so relies more on his fists then anything else. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Three Hundred. Hoist Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Contractor Alternate Mode: Forklift Motto: “You wanna make somethin’ out’ta it?” Hoist sees to the business end of things when the need arises; try to convince him to see to his personal hygiene and you’ll be knocked flat on your skid plate. He enjoys a healthy coat of filth and grime; because of this no one was willing to partner with him until Grapple came along. His legs house unique boosters that give him an extra lift for sustained bursts of athletic prowess, or during combat when he needs that extra boost. His forklift is situated on individual mobile arms; this allows him to use them as a defensive shield or offensive blades for close quarters combat, his chest also houses a standard pistol. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Three Hundred. Swerve Allegiance: Autobot Function: High-Speed Pursuit Alternate Mode: Cybertronian Sports Car Motto: “They can run, but they won’t escape me.” The equivalent to a patrol officer on Earth; Swerve serves as one line of defense against common criminal elements, and he’s damn good at his job. His low riding vehicle mode offers maximum performance and minimum wind resistance, he is also capable of adopting a flight mode with the aid of his Mini-Con partner. He possesses twin audio scrambler cannons, which double as missile launchers when necessary. His armor is weaker then most due to a unique cybernetic infection; without proper maintenance and lubrication he’d fall prey to the debilitating rust-like condition. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Three Hundred. Roadhandler Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Lieutenant Alternate Mode: Drag Racer Motto: “You’re in for it now punk.” Roadhandler is the bad cop persona, but unlike most officers of the law he’s not putting up any act. Ridiculed by his peers most of his life because of his small stature, he vowed to find a way to show them up. A speed demon and a road hog; Roadhandler believes in his cause to the extreme, Swerve is attempting to curb him of his bad temper. Roadhandler is physically weak and lacks any armaments; his arm configuration was poorly designed and unless he takes extremely good care of it his engine is liable to burst into flames at extreme speeds. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Three Hundred. Smokescreen Allegiance: Autobot Function: Archaeologist Alternate Mode: Cybertronian Car Motto: “The winds of change affect us all.” A pacifist who studies the past; many among Primus’ Autobots wonder why he has been chosen to serve, many of Unicron’s followers are curious as well, they believe Smokescreen must have some secret and are determined to discover what it is. Despite his beliefs he is actually fairly well off with average strength and capable armaments, which he refuses to use. If not for the seriousness of his current predicament and his partner, who overrides complete control of his motor functions at times, he’d never be seen on the battlefield. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Twenty-Five. Jolt Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Aerial Combatant Alternate Mode: Helicopter Motto: “Why waste away in your quarters when you can fight for peace?” Jolt is highly displeased with the partner she was dumped with; however she had very little choice in the matter. Being a skilled combat veteran and firmly believing in the Autobot cause has its’ downside, when you’re stuck with a pacifist who refuses to fight. Fortunately she and Smokescreen have reached an understanding; at certain times he allows her to powerlink and assume total control of his body. During these times she has access to his twin-barreled phase inducer and his rear mounted axle cannon. Her own armaments are limited to weak pulse blasters in her arms; she also has less than average strength and weaker armor due to a rare allergy to the atmospheric conditions of this Cybertron. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Twenty-Five. Sky Dive Allegiance: Autobot Function: Aerial Espionage Alternate Mode: Pteranodon (Technorganic) Motto: “I suppose it’s up to me to save the day again.” Sky Dive is highly ambitious with a large ego to match her big mouth; she believes in her own superiority due to how long she managed to survive on her own. The problem is her boasting often rings with the clarity of truth; she excels at her job and with her stealth abilities she is relatively unmatched among the Autobots. Her technorganic form actually acts as a living battery drawing in solar energy and storing it until the need arises; her long claws offer effective means of dealing with aerial opponents and her beast modes’ beak is not only quite sharp, but houses a sonic cannon. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Hundred Seventy. Triceradon Allegiance: Autobot Function: Infantry Commander Alternate Mode: Triceratops Motto: “Dinobots are superior.” Sub-Group: Dinobot Triceradon is full of himself believing that all Dinobots are the best Autobots ever created; mainly because of his fascination with their prehistoric origins. His strength is one of the highest among the Autobots and his unique third mode offers the opportunity to observe Decepticon activities in secret. Or at least it used to; seeing as a dead dinosaur on Cybertron isn’t common place. His tail becomes a missile launcher equipped with chryo missiles, which are capable of freezing enemy armor. His triceratops arm can serve as a secondary projectile weapon or, as he prefers more often then not, a means of goring his opponents. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nine Hundred and Five. Striker Allegiance: Autobot Function: Infantry Alternate Mode: Stegosaurus Motto: “To know one’s enemies, you must first know yourself.” Sub-Group: Dinobot A spiritual member of the Dinobots team, Striker has an affinity for catchy proverbs; he has established his skills during numerous missions and in fact enjoys a good fight as much as the next ‘Bot. His back mounted spinal fins are composed of carefully disguised solar collectors offering him the ability to generate massive solar bursts via his tail cannon. He is the third strongest member of the team and surprises the other Dinobots with his love of classical music. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nine Hundred and Five. Stockade Allegiance: Autobot Function: Heavy Ordnance Alternate Mode: Cybertronian Tank Motto: “It’s a tank thing.” During a raid on Megatrons’ Citadel, Cheetor and Rattrap came up with a brilliant means of extracting some of the Maximal sparks from the tyrannical fascists’ clutches unharmed; they placed them in Vehicon bodies. Offering an edge during the Maximal, Vehicon wars Stockade proved more than capable; now he augments the limited Autobot war machine based units. His modified tank drone form allows for more control on turns; he also has a revolutionary system of rapid deployment transformation enhancers installed, allowing for quick and easy transform in combat situations, he also tweaked his cannon for multiple projectile launches. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Hundred Seventeen. Fireflight Allegiance: Autobot Function: Aerial Bomber Alternate Mode: Cybertronian Stealth Fighter Motto: “Light the skies with fire.” Another rescued spark, Fireflight has a strange personality quirk; his appreciation for pyrotechnics is borderline schizophrenic. When not in the air he’ll lose himself in a sudden impulse to burn everything to the ground; however in the air he’s completely opposite, calm and well centered. This leaves many of the Autobots wondering about his sanity and fearful of his reversed moods; fortunately his new Mini-Con co-pilots are starting to get his personality under control, which proves Primus’ quick thinking in pairing the Autobots from non Mini-Con realities with the slowly growing hoards. Fireflight’s awkward asymmetrical design eliminates true hands in favor of offering ultimate combat capabilities; his dual-launching bomb bay serves as an arm mounted weapon for long range blitzing, while his nosecone and upper fuselage grants him the ability to capture enemies in a vice-like grip. Or generate small energy bursts for close quarters fighting, he also uses his leg mounted thrusters as high-intensity flame throwers, and has been known to cackle madly when unleashing the super hot flames. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Hundred Seventeen. Magna Stampede Allegiance: Autobot Function: Samurai Alternate Mode: Unicorn (Technorganic) Motto: “Ha, ha you are mine now.” Magna Stampede, or Stampede for short, began his life as a small systems analyst; he despised this walk of life, but could find no release until he discovered the ancient Earth pass time of Videogames. This resulted in one of the rare instances where their culture created an imbalanced Cybertronian; Stampede built armor enhancements and grafted them to his body. He changed his name and reformatted his body to accommodate the Unicorn beast mode he fancied; and the Oracle made him technorganic when Megatron unleashed his virus on Cybertron. His unicorn form is bulky enough to survive attack charges and his unique battle axe, which is capable of separating into an axe and a small javelin, is perfect for close quarters combat. He’s also been known to shout out battle cries from Videogames during a fight, which drives some of his comrades to the edge. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Hundred Seventeen. Flywheels Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Gunner Alternate Mode: Fire Truck; Multi-Barreled Launcher Motto: “Fight fire with fire.” Sub-Group: Duocon Brigade One of Fireflight’s new co-pilots, Flywheels is an essential part of a two unit team. Serving as the gunner proves she has a dual purpose; her first mission is to serve as the one who ensures Fireflights’ targeting is accurate, and her second purpose alludes to her third mode, which can fire six missiles in quick succession. She is also capable of Powerlinking to compatible Autobots to offer enhanced strength and more firepower. Due to Fireflights’ lack of proper seating arrangements she often falls off during high-speed maneuvers, fortunately her legs house limited jump jets enabling her to slow her descent, and prevent her from winding up scattered all over the tarmac. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Thousand and Four. Strobe Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Navigator Alternate Mode: Stealth Fighter; Shuriken Motto: “East, West, North or South; I’ve seen it all.” Sub-Group: Duocon Brigade Never lost; no matter what, her built in gyro-compass offers her knowledge on her current position and ETA to target at all times. Despite this trait however, a highly powerful magnetic interference can scramble her sophisticated sensor net, rendering her gift useless. Despite her weakness she is happy with her current assignment and enjoys sharing her creative works of poetry with new partner Fireflight; even if he doesn’t appreciate them. Her robotic form has built in mini-rocket launchers, and her third shuriken mode can tear through the armor plating of even a city sized Transformer with ease. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Thousand and Four. Sentry Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Scout Alternate Mode: Police Car; Energon Pistol Motto: “The key to a good operation; is planning and patience.” Sub-Group: Duocon Brigade One of the two Mini-Cons partnered with Stockade and Magna Stampede, Sentry is the organizer of the team; as the only male unit in the Duocon Brigade he had to train and fight hard to be accepted. Seeing as how on his Universes’ Cybertron it is the female that is predominant. Sentry is one tough Mini-Con; his armor was enhanced due to his function and because of this he prefers to work with Stockade. His arms house dual plasma blasters and his head casing is laced with the finest bank of sensing equipment he could get, which isn’t much compared to the Autobot’s Inferno. His unique third mode is an Energon Pistol that can be wielded by any Autobot who has the guts to use it; the basic premise of the weapon is that it latches on to the wielder’s Energon reserves and harnesses it as highly destructive energy bolts. Because of this his weapon mode is limited; he also can inadvertently overload his systems and those of the wielder, if not extremely careful during the harnessing of the volatile fuel source, thus becoming useless to everyone. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Thousand and Four. Low-Light Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Aerial Sniper Alternate Mode: Jet; Claw Motto: “I can spot’em a mile high.” Sub-Group: Duocon Brigade Low-Light has been partnered with Sentry because of her unique gift; she has tweaked her optic sensors so that she can serve as the teams’ first line of attack. While the others charge into battle she holds back picking off targets from a distance; some have called her a coward because of this, but they soon learn their place. Off the battlefield she tends to employ similar strategy; while her fellow teammates openly sought male companionship, she remains behind and plays aloof. This has led to many lonely nights and even more unpleasant rumors that she has had to quash; now that they serve Primus’ team, there is less incentive to locate companions. And slim pickings; considering Ultra Magnus’ Mini-Cons are affiliated with Decepticon ideals. Her primary weapons are the twin beam cannons in her palms; however she has been known to improvise on occasion, in claw configuration she becomes a deadly tool for hand to hand combat. She also has access to electrical generators in the tips of her claws; however these drain her energy levels faster and she must recharge quickly or spend days in the CR Chamber. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Thousand and Four. Tornado Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Aerial Assault Alternate Mode: Old-Style Cargo Plane; Multi-Barreled Cannon Motto: “I’m not proud of the things we’ve done.” Sub-Group: Duocon Brigade The leader of the DB, she has led a difficult mission; initially her team was founded to combat the dreaded Terrorcon armies, but after they were vanquished she found herself being given greater political based missions that furthered the goals of the Elders. After assassinating the daughter of a high-ranking Ambassador from Earth, she came to realize that corruption had infested the Autobots; she purposefully led her team into exile to atone for their crimes. When Primus approached her with this chance for redemption she leapt at it; now she is partnered with Whirl and fights valiantly to protect the Multiverse. She uses a hand held pistol in robot mode and has access to gatling cannons and bombs in vehicle mode; her multi-barreled cannon configuration is the most powerful weapon form of the team aside from Sentry’s, but unlike his form hers’ does not rely on a faulty design element. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Thousand and Four. Whisper Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Aerial Assault Alternate Mode: Helicopter; Gatling Gun Motto: “Five up, five down.” Sub-Group: Duocon Brigade The other member of Whirls’ team, Whisper is a cocky young upstart who hasn’t fully developed into the woman she could become, her skills may be top notch, but her attitude and lack of team spirit get in the way of advancing to true greatness. Which is why Tornado paired off with her, to oversee her growth personally; Tornado frowns upon Whispers’ attitude towards men, she’s played many along for the sheer thrill of it and has left a string of broken hearts behind her with no regrets. Her vehicle mode comes equipped with a small payload rocket launcher and a duotronic destabilizer rifle; her gatling gun form can fire twenty-seven rounds a second and she can access the weapon modes’ primary ability in robot mode if necessary. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Thousand and Four. Whirl Allegiance: Autobot Function: Aerial Lieutenant Alternate Mode: Helicopter Motto: “Select targets carefully.” A veteran of the Great Wars, Whirl and long time ally Roadbuster achieved legendary status when they apprehended the Insecticons led by Venom. However, Whirl soon discovered that even veterans could outlive their usefulness; Decepticon forces cornered the duo on Cho and Roadbuster sacrificed himself so that Whirl could report the troop movements. Lost and directionless after that failed mission Whirl eventually vanished; therefore he wasn’t around when the cosmic rust hit Cybertron. Eventually however he heard of the epidemic and returned to his home planet; too late to do anything he placed himself into emergency stasis hoping one day Cybertron could live again. Now he fights in a new war proud to be needed again; his body has been upgraded by Ratchet, it now maneuvers faster and sharper. He has access to a plethora of missile and rocket launching weapons in vehicle mode, but his primary weapons are the dual photon cannons, which he has mastered over the years. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. King Atlas Allegiance: Autobot Function: Aerial Commander Alternate Mode: Cybertronian Jet Motto: “Power and responsibility; I have to live with it.” King Atlas used to be a regular soldier by the name of Skyquake; a Decepticon defector, he had grown disgusted with the war for conquest and chose to seek out amnesty. Adopting a new name and identity, Atlas began to fight his own kind; until his former forces discovered the truth and exterminated him as a traitor. Resurrected by Primus to serve in his army, King Atlas has become the Autobots’ air commander; he doesn’t like his new role comparing his new promotion to that of Starscreams’, but he has learned to accept it. His vehicle mode is armed for war, as befits his Decepticon origins; with pulse cannons in the wings, rear mounted laser cannon and twin bomb bays capable of deploying five-ton explosives he is certainly capable of defending himself and his Autobot comrades. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Seven Hundred and Two. Air Ride Allegiance: Autobot Function: Aerial Warrior Alternate Mode: Stealth Jet Motto: “I have my duty.” Charged with protecting the Key to Vector Sigma, Air Ride has been sealed away alone for eons; understandably that could drive a ‘Bot insane with loneliness, but in fact the very instant he was sent to protect the key a Decepticon warrior leapt at him. The two have been locked in a heated struggle ever since; Unicron broke the seal to retrieve the Decepticon for his army and Primus claimed Air Ride. His stealth jet configuration offers minimum wind resistance and maximum speed; he also can employ propulsion enhancers for even greater speed, some might consider this overkill he does not; he’s been cooped up for so long that he enjoys the feel and freedom extreme speeds offer. His rear mounted missile launcher serves as primary weapon; however he can use the missiles for melee combat when necessary; either by diffusing their explosive payload and leaving them in the launcher or ejecting one and passing it to his left hand. Universe of Origin: Unknown; Has Been in Limbo for Centuries. Ironhide Allegiance: Autobot Function: Infantry Alternate Mode: Pickup Truck Motto: “A Spychangers’ work is never done.” Spychangers; the elite group of warriors gifted with camouflage techniques so advanced they prove the perfect recon and espionage units. However even Spychangers need their heavy hitters; that’s where Ironhide comes in, he’s built to dish out and take all forms of punishment no matter what. He now finds himself a part of the elite Spychangers chosen specifically by Primus to combat the threat of Ruination; here on this unknown Cybertron he uses his durability and long range Solitarium rifle to send those commandoes packing. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Zero, Zero Three. Overhaul Allegiance: Autobot Function: Spychanger Sub-Commander Alternate Mode: Car Carrier Motto: “Let’s give’em hell!” Transport and rapid deployment are the key to successful Spychanger units; as Sub-Commander its Overhauls’ job to see to it that his teams’ response time is swift and precise. Which is why he adopted a car carrier vehicle mode; although his small size limits his functionality and he can only transport one car, one’s all it takes when it’s a slowpoke like Ironhide. His arms house pulse blasters and his vehicle mode headlights’ have been tweaked to blinding levels; when he’s coming down the road the enemy will see spots, literally. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Zero, Zero Three. Fixit Allegiance: Autobot Function: Mechanic Alternate Mode: Fire Chiefs’ Car Motto: “I can’t believe it.” Fixit has no idea why he’s on the team; for starters Spychangers rarely get injured and have no real use for a mechanic. But due to his stature he could never truly fit in anywhere else, so he picked the Spychangers and has stuck with it. His vehicle mode wasn’t his first choice, but ambulances’ aren’t practical for a Spychanger; some could say the same for car carriers and fire trucks, but at least they can be modified for extreme speeds, it’s harder for the ambulance to receive any kind of modifications. His personal weapon of choice is the acid pellet pistol; a unique and difficult weapon to master due to the rarity of replacement parts should anything become damaged. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Zero, Zero Three. Wheeljack Allegiance: Autobot Function: Research and Development Alternate Mode: Race Car Motto: “Never do what your enemy expects you to do.” Wheeljack’s specialty is R&D; it’s his job as part of the Spychangers team to test and develop new weapons, new tactics and new speed enhancers. Because of this the other members of the team are especially wary of his laboratory; Wheeljack doesn’t mind, he’s found a kindred spirit in the Autobot Snarl and together they’ve been working on a means of modifying the Cybertropolis defense systems. Wheeljack carries a specially designed shell launching pistol; that fires specifically crafted shells of his own design, including the dreaded gyro-inhibitor shell, the acidic armor piercing shell and even the common cerebro shell, a device that allows him to mentally control Decepticons to learn the secrets they possess or sabotage Decepticon troop advancements. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Zero, Zero Three. Torque Allegiance: Autobot Function: Spychanger Commander Alternate Mode: Fire Truck Motto: “The elite are needed to turn the tide.” As leader of the Spychangers, Torque must guide his team with conviction and compassion; he has prided himself in the success of his unit and won’t stand for any mocking of their performance. He adopted the Earth fire truck as a way of showing his respect and admiration to Fire Convoy; his vehicle mode ladder houses the blaze blaster, while in robot mode he prefers to tackle opponents hand to hand. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Zero, Zero Three. Hot Spot Allegiance: Autobot Function: Protectobot Leader Alternate Mode: Sports Car Motto: “We protect the innocent.” Sub-Group: Protectobots In an attempt to counteract Ruination, the Decepticons’ combiner, Primal decided to build their own combiner; Air Ride still had half of the Key to Vector Sigma, which was enough to interface with the super computer. And so the Micromaster Protectobots were born; Hot Spot serves as the leader, his speed and maneuverability are unparalleled and his skills are quite effective. His headlights double as duotronic destabilizer lasers and he wields a rust-rash rifle; he combines with the others to form Defensor and serves as the right arm. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. First Aid Allegiance: Autobot Function: Medic Alternate Mode: Ambulance Motto: “Respect yourself and you can’t go wrong.” Sub-Group: Protectobots The Protectobots medic, First Aid keeps his team in tip top condition; if he didn’t the group would pretty much be useless. He doesn’t like to fight, but he will if he has to; his gyroscopic destabilizer can short out any Decepticons’ circuits, he forms Defensors’ right leg and his armor is one of the thickest on the team. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. Streetwise Allegiance: Autobot Function: Communications Officer, Warrior Alternate Mode: Formula One Race Car Motto: “Down with Decepticons.” Sub-Group: Protectobots Streetwise relishes violence; he enjoys combat like no others’ and has a tendency to jump into the fray no matter the dangers to himself or his teammates. He wields a stratostatic rifle in robot mode and twin mini-rocket launchers in his vehicle modes’ nose; he forms the left arm of Defensor and serves as communications officer for work in the field. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. Groove Allegiance: Autobot Function: Pilot Alternate Mode: Motorcycle Motto: “Hey man, lighten up.” Sub-Group: Protectobots No one is as mellow as Groove; he has strong pacifistic beliefs, but knows that in order to save the universe he’ll have to fight. Because of his beliefs he carries no weapons and his lone headlight houses only stun blasters; however he has no qualms using the Stratojet to battle the Decepticons, he forms the power pack of Defensor using his unique status to greatly enhance the giants’ energy levels and offering Defensor the ability to create a shield. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. Red Alert Allegiance: Autobot Function: Security Officer Alternate Mode: Fire Truck Motto: “What was that?” Sub-Group: Protectobot The head of security for the group, Red Alert keeps his sensors attuned for the least sign of trouble, then he alerts the team for action. Red Alert has access to a high-pressured circuit dousing hose and a scrambler pistol in robot mode; his armor is designed to survive intense heat from upwards to 5,000 degrees Celsius, he forms the left leg of Defensor. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. Prowl Allegiance: Autobot Function: Warrior Alternate Mode: Police Cruiser Motto: “Obey the rules and you won’t lose.” Sub-Group: Protectobot Prowl works to ensure that his team avoids unnecessary combat; the Micromasters aren’t really up to going toe to toe with full-sized Decepticons unless combined. He wields a short-barreled Energon rifle and has access to turbo-boosters in vehicle mode; he forms the chest of Defensor and grants the team the ability to combine their individual personalities. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. Defensor Allegiance: Autobot Function: Front-Line Assault Alternate Mode: Stratojet Motto: “Protect and Serve.” Sub-Group: Protectobot The combined form of the six Protectobots, Defensor is a unique Micromaster Combiner; Defensor matches the height of most regular scaled Autobots, but has the strength of combiners such as Ruination. His arsenal includes a sonic destabilizer mounted on his left shoulder, the ability to generate protective shields and an air-compressor rifle that can shoot three thousand PSI of air at a time. When not combined the parts not integrated into the individual Micromasters can combine to form a Stratojet, which can be piloted by any of the Protectobots; though more often then not is exclusively driven by Groove. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. Crystal Widow Allegiance: Autobot Function: Espionage Agent Alternate Mode: Black Widow (Technorganic) Motto: “Who am I?” After renouncing her Decepticon ties and joining the Autobots, Black Arachnia was often the target of Decepticon traps and glory seekers; during a battle with Sunstorm she was struck by one of the Decepticons’ strange energy blasts. The result was beyond expectation; her entire Technorganic form budded off an exact replica, save that this new twin was virtually transparent. Taken into headquarters the clone soon began to exhibit awareness; and eventually developed an entire personality, some small spark of life had been formed. She chose a fitting name and soon settled in, but a part of her is a confused and frightened being; she has trouble figuring out who she truly is and where she belongs. She has all of the same abilities as her creator; as well as the unique ability to render herself completely invisible, which serves her well on recon missions. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. Sentinel Maximus Allegiance: Autobot Function: Supreme Autobot Commander Alternate Mode: Transport Truck Motto: “Freedom is our Primus given gift.” The true robotic form of Primus’ chosen commander, Sentinel Maximus embodies the spirits of past leaders. Unicron may have set forth the rule that no Matrix Bearers could be chosen, he never said they couldn’t be born. Sentinel Maximus is loaded with a veritable arsenal; he possesses great strength and wisdom and he is respected by all the Autobots under his command. He comes equipped with twin missile launchers as his primary offense; and the trailer form is also capable of adopting a third mode, a battle station which can fly for extended periods of time unless the hover jets are destroyed or damaged, and allows him to wield the dual plasma blasters found on his vehicle mode. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. Hyperlinq Allegiance: Autobot Function: Supreme Autobot Commander Alternate Mode: Cab; Dual-Barreled Cannon Motto: “Well that’s just Prime.” When Razorclaw fell to his final reward, Optimus Primal was inadvertently taken along for the ride; deep within the recesses of Cybertron a badly injured and dieing Primal discovered the long lost Autobot Matrix of Leadership. He was saved by the ancient relic and reformatted into Sentinel Maximus; Hyperlinq is his smaller robot form, he serves as the primary receptacle of Optimus Primals’ spark. He transforms into the head of Sentinel Maximus; or can become a fourth dual-barreled cannon mode that can enhance Powerlinx capable Autobots. The reason for his transformation into a semi-Mini-Con has yet to be revealed, but he has vowed to finish what he started and defeat the dreaded Mega Zarak. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. Side Burn Allegiance: Autobot Function: Courier Alternate Mode: Dodge Viper Motto: “It’s a thankless job, but somebody’s gotta do it.” Side Burn was recruited by Primus because of her speed and skill at getting out of tight places; she serves the Autobot cause by taking messages between Sent Max, King Atlas and Depth Charge. Her battle skills are slightly lacking; her two plasma blasters are constantly in need of recalibration because she’s always driving too fast when on a mission. Her evasive and hand to hand combat skills are further along then her sharp shooting techniques, but she still has trouble if she’s outnumbered. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Hundred and Six. Grimlock Allegiance: Autobot Function: Dinobot Commander Alternate Mode: Tyrannosaurus Rex Motto: “Me Grimlock think we could use a new strategy.” Sub-Group: Dinobot The impressive leader of the Dinobots has been called into action yet again; Primus has fully formatted him into a new more powerful form. Grimlock is now a fully mechanical T-Rex; a form that harkens back to a time when organics were merely human, where Autobots and Decepticons had not yet incorporated the new organic adaptation process. A time shrouded in history and legends; Grimlock now possesses an energo sword, which he uses primarily in battle. He also wields a high-intensity proton cannon that can tear through most Decepticons’ armor effortlessly; Primus has also bestowed a new combination capability with him and partner Swoop. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nine Hundred and Four. Swoop Allegiance: Autobot Function: Aerial Warfare Specialist Alternate Mode: Pteranodon Motto: “Strike without warning.” Sub-Group: Dinobot Gifted with a new high-flying form, Swoop has become an expert aerial warrior; units like Air Ride and Fireflight often turn to him for advice if they are recently returning from a crippling loss. Swoop’s new diamond-hard beak can shred Decepticon flyers easily; and his claws and wing tips can often finish the job. His new jet pack offers him a great range and his, now purely mechanical wings, no longer suffer from high altitude pressures. His armaments in robot mode have also been enhanced; with shoulder mounted mini-rockets and a hand held scrambo gun, which causes the circuits in his targets to go haywire. He is now capable of combining with Grimlock to form a new warrior, more powerful then either Dinobot alone. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nine Hundred and Four. Dinoking Allegiance: Autobot Function: Ultimate Defense Alternate Mode: Grimlock, Swoop Motto: “I have no equal, tremble before me Decepticons.” Sub-Group: Dinobot Dinoking is the combined form of Grimlock and Swoop; he uses Grimlock’s energo sword and Swoops’ scrambo gun as primary weapons. Swoop serves as the legs and lower torso, offering him flight; while Grimlock serves as the upper body, his personality is formed from both Dinobots’ consciousnesses’. Dinoking’s skills and strength are greatly enhanced; he is also capable of unleashing a flurry of high-speed attacks thanks to the jump jets in his legs. His manner of speech is unhindered despite Grimlock’s own unique mode of speaking; his optics are greatly enhanced, making him an ideal scout or sniper. The other Dinobots are envious of him because of his existence; they wouldn’t mind being capable of combining as well, especially when dealing with hoards of Insecticons. Universe of Origin: Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred. Longhorn Allegiance: Autobot Function: Survivalist Alternate Mode: Ram (Transmetal Two) Motto: “Modesty if for the Weak.” The reality that spawned Longhorn is a violent and vicious one; the Predacons rule Cybertron with a tyrannical fist, the Tripredacus Council act in tandem as despotic rulers alongside lesser servants such as Gigatron and Tarantulas. A few Transformers work underground attempting to eliminate the Council; they are led by both Megatron and Lio Convoy. Longhorn is the longest surviving resistance fighter aside from the leaders; he has done everything in his power to stay alive, and in doing so he’s become a little callous. He has been chosen by Primus to join the ranks of Sentinel Maximus’ forces to help tip this war in their favor. Longhorn is a skilled survivalist; he’s perfected his ability to outlive anything the enemy dishes out, even biological elements. He wields the massive Arc-cannon; a weapon formed from his beast modes’ horns and mane. This weapon is quite powerful; capable of ripping through most units’ weaker armor, but it has yet to breach a spark chamber. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Four Thousand and Eight. Cheetor Allegiance: Autobot Function: Scout Alternate Mode: Cheetah (Technorganic) Motto: “Darkness falls; we shall prevail.” Cheetor has finally been chosen to rejoin Optimus Primal against an enemy far greater then Megatron; having lost himself to the Oracle, Cheetor was easy prey for the subliminal messages of the Quintessons. Fortunately; Cheetor managed to see through the subterfuge in time and rescued Cybertron, he has changed considerably from his experiences. He serves the Autobot cause as a competent scout and warrior; he wields twin blades in combat and can outrun most any Decepticon, he’s taken to spewing the occasional philosophical phrases; however he sometimes reverts to his old care free self. Sky Dive has a soft spot for the handsome young Maximal. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Hundred and Thirty-Nine. Repugnus Allegiance: Autobot Function: Aerial Warrior Alternate Mode: Insect Monster Motto: “Fear can be a powerful ally or equally powerful enemy.” Repugnus is the classic Autobot warrior, which is an enigma in it’s own right considering his past; imprisoned in Polyhex he was tortured for information and Decepticon amusement before sent to the laboratories for experimentation. It’s how he gained his monstrous alternate form, but he doesn’t let that bother him; he’s turned every disadvantage into an advantage. Repugnus is the go to ‘Bot when you want airborne Decepticons to take a hike; he can fly faster then most jets and his twin mandibles can shred any metallic alloys. In robot mode he possesses an arm mounted shield for defense and the mandibles can be used as a twin bladed scythe; the daggers on his wrists are perfect for close quarters combat, his beast forms optics are also capable of firing short range bursts of electrical energy, which can short out enemy circuits. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Fifteen Hundred and Thirty-Nine Downshift Allegiance: Autobot Function: Infantry Alternate Mode: Sports Car Motto: “War is Constant.” Downshift is a warrior hungry for battle; Primus chose him to help step things up, he comes from a reality where the gladiator competitions were never abolished and where the line between Autobot and Decepticon isn’t so drawn. Downshift is an Autobot equipped with the ability to harness Energon Stars; he is also a powerlinker unfortunately no other Autobots with this ability have joined Primus’ army as yet. His weapons consist of a short range laser blaster and a long range missile launcher; his rear spoiler allows him to combine the two into a double barreled weapon with maximum combat efficiency. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Fifty-Eight. Silverbolt Allegiance: Autobot Function: Aerialbot Commander Alternate Mode: Jet Motto: “Don’t look down, look straight Ahead.” Sub-Group: Aerialbot The Aerialbots are a group of Micromasters brought into the Universe conflict in order to help counteract the aquatic forces of Unicron; capable of flying out over the Cybertronian ocean and launching air to surface assaults means they can take on anything Rampage might have coming. Silverbolt is the leader of the Aerialbots; he is stalwart, inventive and extremely agile, his jet form is capable of reaching speeds in excess of Mach three. He carries an Electrostatic Discharger rifle, which is capable of generating one hundred and fifty thousand volts; perfect for deep frying Seacons. When combined with his fellow Aerialbots he forms the left leg of Superion. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Six Hundred Seventeen. Skydive Allegiance: Autobot Function: Air Warfare Strategist Alternate Mode: Supersonic Jet Motto: “Only by studying the past can we win the Present.” Sub-Group: Aerialbot Skydive currently shares a name with a fellow Autobot; most of the Aerialbots do, but their personalities help to differentiate them from their larger counterparts. In the case of Skydive; the Aerialbot is an avert student of history, he studies all of the differing tactics employed in past campaigns and across the Multiverse itself so he can create his own assault strategies. In dealing with oceanic assaults this function is crucial; most undersea constructs built by the Decepticons are deep below the surface, and so excellent strategies are not only required, but crucial. Silverbolt knows who to go to when the battle is nigh; Skydive is capable of exceeding Mach five and carries the powerful Nega-Gun, a weapon capable of breaking down the molecular bonds of all save the strongest metals. Forms the left arm of Superion. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Six Hundred Seventeen. Air Raid Allegiance: Autobot Function: Warrior Alternate Mode: Jet Motto: “If you look first you may not Leap.” Sub-Group: Aerialbot Air Raid is a young warrior; he and fellow Aerialbot Storm Jet often get into mischief around the base and blame it on their fellow diminutive Cybertronians, the Mini-Cons. Air Raid is always eager for combat; he’ll usually go into battle alongside the larger Autobots before Silverbolt has a chance to stop him, which usually ends badly for Air Raid. Fortunately the CR Tanks can accommodate Micromaster designs; and as such Ratchet doesn’t need to worry too much about them. Air Raid can match Silverbolt’s speed and carries a Torque Rifle capable of applying eighty thousand pounds of force per square inch, useful against the much larger opponents he comes in contact with. He becomes Superion’s chest manifold in combined form and enhances the Micro-Gestalts’ defensive armor all around. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Six Hundred Seventeen. Fireflight Allegiance: Autobot Function: Surveillance Alternate Mode: Jet Motto: “When I’m flying no enemy is safe… Nor friend.” Sub-Group: Aerialbot A hot shot aerial ace Fireflight takes pride in his work; a scout for the team it’s his job to report on enemy positions and relay them back to Skydive for analysis. The problem is he’d rather rush in and finish them off before reporting back; fortunately Runway has been curbing him of this tactic, the Aerialbot has become fast friends of late with the Mini-Con warrior. Fireflights’ speed is top notch; he can fly up to Mach five in a pinch, he carries a Photon Displacer gun, which distorts light waves rendering its’ target unable to see things as they actually are for up to point six breems at a time. Combines with fellow Aerialbots to form Superion and acts as the right leg. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Six Hundred Seventeen. Storm Jet Allegiance: Autobot Function: Sub-Orbital Assault Alternate Mode: Space Shuttle Motto: “Particles Erased.” Sub-Group: Aerialbot Storm Jet is a little off his rocker as Air Raid would have you believe; the two have a system that hasn’t failed them yet, though Hyperlinq is rarely willing to discipline the two pranksters considering their boost to troop morale. Unlike his fellow Aerialbots he has a form capable of interstellar flight, which in this conflict has little value; although he is an effective sub-orbital assault unit capable of picking off surface targets from as high up as the Ionosphere, or dog fighting with Movor. He is the fastest of the Aerialbots and carries a Ground Shaker Rifle into combat, which can cause Earthquakes at five point oh on the Richter scale, he forms Superion’s right arm in combined form. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Six Hundred Seventeen. Ro-Tor Allegiance: Autobot Function: Aerial Sniper Alternate Mode: Helicopter Motto: “I’m even better then I think.” Sub-Group: Aerialbot A loud mouthed braggart in love with himself Ro-Tor is the most obnoxious of the Aerialbots and therefore the most avoided by fellow Autobots. Ro-Tor doesn’t really mind the lack of friends; his teammates are really all he needs, although he’s not quite as fast as they are, but he makes up for that with greater maneuverability. Ro-Tor’s skills as a sniper are top of their game; he could pick off a cyber flea off Snarl’s back from nine thousand feet, that’s how good his sensors are. Since he isn’t as swift as the others when racing into battle he can often be found riding atop the radio controlled Stratospheric Jet, Superion’s excess parts; since Micromaster combiners aren’t equipped with integrated Gestalt body parts. He carries a Neutron Rifle, which is powerful enough to level a city block and forms the strength enhancing shield generator of Superion. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Six Hundred Seventeen. Superion Allegiance: Autobot Function: Air Warrior Alternate Mode: Stratospheric Jet Motto: “To live is to fight to die is to stop.” Sub-Group: Aerialbot When six Aerialbots combine and link up their personalities merge as one into the awesome giant Superion; though like all Micromaster combiners giant is a relative term. Superion is agile, fast, well defended and quite powerful compared to other Autobots his size; his skills prove more then capable to help defend Cybertropolis or his fellow Autobots. His massive rifle is an overgrown version of Silverbolts’ own Electrostatic Discharger Rifle; and three times more powerful, if the Seacons aren’t careful they could become sushi. Superion converts into the six Aerialbots and the excess parts form the remote controlled Stratospheric Jet; Silverbolt has full control, however if necessary one of the six can act as a pilot, the robot forms’ rifle forms the nosecone, a deadly weapon and a daunting sight when the Aerialbots fly in perfect formation alongside it. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Six Hundred Seventeen. Midnight Express Allegiance: Autobot Function: Construction Engineer Alternate Mode: Bullet Train Motto: “Let’s haul out!” Sub-Group: Railbot The rough and tumble Railbots are a diverse group of Autobots banded together under a common cause; each one supplies their own unique talents to whatever the situation warrants. Midnight Express is no exception; he employs his knowledge of construction to help his fellow Autobots in maintaining Cybertropolis, a task not entirely simplistic considering the warlike state of constant battle. Midnight Express can travel unhindered despite a lack of tracks; each Railbot is equipped with solid light generators underneath their wheels, which allows them to create a constant set of mobile tracks. The Railbots don’t carry weapons; their strength and tough armor afford them a more hands on approach, only the pilot of the Stratosonic Jet has access to true firepower, and all six have rudimentary piloting skills. Forms right leg of Rail Racer. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nine Hundred Thirty. Overload Allegiance: Autobot Function: Maintenance Worker Alternate Mode: Locomotive Motto: “Just old fashioned I guess.” Sub-Group: Railbot Overload is an old timer; she’s seen a lot of action over the years and has countless horror stories of the state of disrepair she’s seen some robots come back in. The rest of the Railbots respect her deeply though; she’s the glue that holds them together, sort of like the perfect Grandmother, to use a Human term. Overload has the knowledge of three systems stored in her cranial capacitors; she can strip a circuit board in less time then it takes to blink, she’s fast for her age. She’s taken to helping Ratchet in the repair bay; although there’s some plans she’s had for fixing up the entertainment section of Cybertropolis. She forms a back mounted strength enhancer battery when combined with the others as Rail Racer. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nine Hundred Thirty. Rapid Run Allegiance: Autobot Function: Courier Alternate Mode: Bullet Train Motto: “You can count on me, sir.” Sub-Group: Railbot Fast and agile, for a train; Rapid Run can be relied upon to transport encoded messages into the field. She races along at terrifying speeds and gets a little thrill dodging enemy fliers; a tricky task for a vehicle mode stuck on a linear path, due to her sensitive missions she was equipped with surface to air missile launchers in vehicle mode. She forms the left arm of Rail Racer and is always on time even when danger is near. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nine Hundred Thirty. Swindle Allegiance: Autobot Function: Arms Dealer Alternate Mode: Diesel Engine Motto: “Used to be the best businessman in the Vespa system.” Sub-Group: Railbot With a name like Swindle you’d think this Autobot would come across as shady; and you’d be one hundred per-cent wrong, Swindle is a generous, thoughtful and easy to get along with businessman. He’s been known to sell the best pieces of equipment for the best prices in the galaxies; the bounty hunter Death’s Head even did business with him. His talents aren’t much use in a war of this kind, but seeing as he was an arms dealer he knows all the ins’ and outs’ of proper weapon maintenance; and as such many of his fellow Autobots go to him for repair work on their unique weapons. Swindle becomes Rail Racer’s left leg in combined form. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nine Hundred Thirty. Tankor Allegiance: Autobot Function: Front-Line Defense Alternate Mode: Bullet Train Motto: “All Aboard.” Sub-Group: Railbot Tankor is a unit primed for front-line defense; she has strengthened armor and a capacity to lift nine times her own weight effortlessly, Tankor may have an unflattering name, but she doesn’t care. Her status as front-line defense means she’s the first on the battlefield and her ability to keep her friends out of harms way is what makes them know they can trust her. Tankor becomes the right arm of Rail Racer. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nine Hundred Thirty. Rail Spike Allegiance: Autobot Function: Railbot Leader Alternate Mode: Bullet Train Motto: “Time is of the essence.” Sub-Group: Railbot As leader of the Railbot team Rail Spike keeps his men safe; he watches out for the others off the battlefield, he’s well aware they’re competent warriors, but he’s used to larger Autobots walking all over Micromasters. Rail Spike relies on his own skills to see to what needs to be done; he doesn’t trust the large scale Autobots, their reality wasn’t one of the best after all. Rail Spike forms the chest of Rail Racer and channels the other five sparks to create the unique personality of the combiner. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nine Hundred Thirty. Rail Racer Allegiance: Autobot Function: Warrior Alternate Mode: Stratosonic Jet Motto: “The red eye express is coming your way.” Sub-Group: Railbot The combined form of the six Railbots, Rail Racer is a noble warrior with a skill rarely questioned in a pinch; the Railbots may be a tad out of their element, but that won’t stop them when Decepticons need bashing. Rail Racer is a talkative fellow; he enjoys getting to know his new teammates and employs all of his personality and charm, as such he’s a rather personable fellow despite the abject paranoia displayed by Rail Spike concerning anyone who isn’t a Micromaster. In robot mode he is physically strong for his size; unlike his fellow Micromaster combiners he doesn’t come with a shield generating ability, but makes up for it with sheer brute strength. He carries a Coal Buster Rifle, which fires coal-like dust that can clog Decepticon air filtration circuitry; it has the added ability of configuring itself into a laser pistol, when not combined the non-integrated parts form the Stratosonic Jet piloted by any of the six individual Railbots. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Nine Hundred Thirty. Strongarm Allegiance: Autobot Function: Infantry Alternate Mode: Jeep Motto: “I’m an Omni-Con not a Dousing Rod.” Sub-Group: Omni-Con Strongarm is one of three brand new types of warrior enlisted by Primus for the Universe conflict; he is an Omni-Con an Autobot capable of detecting and mining the unstable raw sources of Energon safely, much like their Terrorcon nemeses. Strongarm is capable of generating Energon Stars and uses them to create Energon weapons of untold strength; his primary weapon is a long range blaster rifle, which fires concentrated rounds of Energon. This weapon can be reconfigured into a long handled battleaxe for melee combat; as an Omni-Con Strongarm possesses enhanced armor, his personality is barely above the level of a drone at times, but that’s because he keeps to himself mostly. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Fifty-One. Signal Flare Allegiance: Autobot Function: Communications Officer Alternate Mode: Satellite Tank Motto: “You’re signals’ loud and clear.” Sub-Group: Omni-Con After working for years without a communications expert; or at least one powerful enough to combat Soundwaves’ signal jamming, the Autobots finally received Signal Flare. The diminutive Omni-Con not only locates and refines Energon, but he’s equipped with a full blown communications array; at last the Autobots have an answer to Soundwave. Signal Flare can jam or boost any signals; using his Energon Star he can create Energon based signal enhancers and a satellite dish capable of scanning any form of deep space signal and deciphering it in seconds. This array; situated on his cannon, can also fire energy blasts forged of concentrated sounds. Also; these Energon constructs can combine and reconfigure into a shield or a long handled buzz saw capable of piercing any armor, the Autobots practically worship this much needed addition to the team. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Fifty-One. Arcee Allegiance: Autobot Function: Ninja Master Alternate Mode: Motorcycle Motto: “Keep your optics to yourself.” Sub-Group: Omni-Con This smart and sassy femmebot is a rarity among the Omni-Cons; unlike her companions she is a unique individual without hoards of drones that share her personality or body design. As such many of the Autobots don’t consider her a true Omni-Con despite her ability to generate Energon Stars; or her other Omni-Con traits, Arcee has a hard time keeping up with her many suitors and prefers to avoid companionable relationships. Her martial arts skills are extremely impressive; hence why the term Master is used when referring to her, the Energon Crossbow she can create using her Omni-Con skills is extremely accurate and deadly in her hands and unlike her fellow Omni-Cons’; she refuses to allow other Autobots to use it. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Fifty-One. Storm Jet Allegiance: Autobot Function: Airborne Infantry Alternate Mode: Earth Style Jet (Modified) Motto: “Target neutralized.” Storm Jet was once the leader of a group of Aerialbots; their team used Omni-Con technology to generate Energon weaponry, which doubled as the Gestalts limbs. A clause in the Universe Conflicts’ agreement between Primus and Unicron has eliminated future combiners from joining the ranks, individual components are still allowed; their combiner aspects must be stripped from them however. Storm Jet is an impressive warrior; his wing tips house dual lasers and his nose cone includes twin flamethrowers hot enough to melt Deuterium. He carries no physical weaponry in robot mode preferring to use his vehicle form when fighting; however he is compatible with the Omni-Cons and can use their weapons if vitally necessary. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Fifty-One. Terradive Allegiance: Autobot Function: Airborne Infantry Alternate Mode: Earth Style Jet (Modified) Motto: “The endless abyss of a nighttime sky can be soothing.” Terradive prefers the company of his former Aerialbot comrades as opposed to the Autobots of Primus’ army; Windrazor and Storm Jet are familiar territory, he only interacts with the others when some Decepticon needs to be dealt with. Terradive shares the ability of the Omni-Cons to create Energon weaponry; he can’t mine or refine as they do though and relies on them to supply the crucial Energon Stars. With them he tends to favor the dual-barreled Energon cannon he can generate; his vehicle mode is also equipped with a standard twin barreled belly gun capable of shooting a variety of explosive shells. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Fifty-One. Windrazor Allegiance: Autobot Function: Airborne Infantry Alternate Mode: Earth Style Jet (Modified) Motto: “Live for the moment.” Windrazor is the fastest member of the three person unit formed by Terradive, Storm Jet and himself; as such he’s the first one on the scene and the most maneuverable, his vehicle mode lacks weaponry though. Only the Energon multi-directional machine guns serve as his arsenal; thus he must be cautious lest he run out of power to maintain their solidity during conflicts. Also the most open member of the team Windrazor enjoys interacting with all his fellow Autobots; as such he has become the liaison between his friends and their commander. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Fifty-One. Silverstreak Allegiance: Autobot Function: Field Agent Alternate Mode: Race Car Motto: “Anarchy Breeds.” To bolster the ranks more Spychangers were culled from the Omniverse; Silverstreak operates independently of Torques’ team, as a field agent he spies on Decepticon outposts and delivers important reports or orders to units in the field. Silverstreak isn’t one to socialize he believes that to end this war one must be devoted to duty and willing to put aside all others; as a Spychanger he is equipped with camouflage technologies, he wields a standard pistol in robot mode that generates a massive burst of electricity, which resembles a silver streak hence the name. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Forty-Three. Jazz Allegiance: Autobot Function: Counterintelligence Operative Alternate Mode: Race Car Motto: “Do it with style or don’t bother doing it at all.” For a Spychanger Jazz is rather outgoing and optimistic; his primary task is gathering information on all Decepticon operations and relaying them to the heavy hitters, his speed is unmatched by few and his internal processors can store and access massive amounts of data instantly without overloading. Jazz carries a Trionic Bi-Polar rifle; a unique weapon that totally disrupts the alignment of all Energon fuel cells in the target forcing immediate stasis lock, Jazz knows that his weapon could easily kill, but he avoids that outcome as much as realistically possible. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Forty-Three. Camshaft Allegiance: Autobot Function: Artillery Expert Alternate Mode: Race Car Motto: “The trouble with Decepticons; kill one, three more take its’ place.” Camshaft is a warrior to the core; he has no scruples and many Autobots don’t understand why he hasn’t switched sides, but that’s because they don’t know what made him this way. Before becoming a Spychanger Camshaft was a full sized Autobot who cherished all walks of life; he had a family, a rarity among the Cybertronian race, but that was all taken away from him the day Trypticon arrived. With everything he cared about gone including his former body; Camshaft put all of his spark into hurting the Decepticons, he became an artillery expert training himself in the use of all manner of weaponry. As such he has become a walking encyclopedia on guns, ballistics, long range, short range, surface to air and just about any other kind of missile, warhead, bullet or laser; strangely enough his lone weapon is a standard laser pistol. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Forty-Three. Mirage Allegiance: Autobot Function: Sniper Alternate Mode: Formula One Race Car Motto: “Optics deceive you.” Half the time nobody’s sure if Mirage is actually on base; the Spychanger prefers to remain invisible, though not literally otherwise his energy reserves would be gone after four hours. To that end Mirage has perfected the art of invisibility; he can blend into any environment and uses that skill to take out enemies from practically right in front of them, he prides himself on this skill and is quite amused at the thought that they don’t know what hit them. Mirage carries a solid light pistol; the weapon is actually a hard light construct, which fires blasts of solar energy capable of cracking or utterly destroying the enemy’s armor depending on intensity. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Forty-Three. Hoist Allegiance: Autobot Function: Infantry Alternate Mode: Sport Utility Vehicle Motto: “Trust is a luxury one can’t afford.” The Spychangers found the Transformer that became Hoist on a barren asteroid with no memory, no physical reason for his amnesia and not a single sign of damage; it appeared as if he’d just been abandoned there as though a master might abandon a pet he no longer cared for. He chose the name Hoist from the data tracks of Teletran-2 upon his arrival on Cybertron One Thousand Three Hundred; Ironhide, Jazz and Wheeljack took on the task of training him in the art of being a Spychanger, now he’s more then capable. His brute strength is such that he has no need for a weapon and his ferocious loyalty to the Spychangers means he’ll defend any one of them with his life if necessary. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Forty-Three. Leatherhide Allegiance: Autobot Function: Inapplicable Alternate Mode: Bat, Alligator Motto: “Envy, Hatred, Despair!” Leatherhide is trapped in a state of perpetual madness; he has lost the use of his robotic transform circuits thanks to a virus created by Megatron, he was chosen by Unicron when the two Gods chose to pick a soldier for the other’s army as a twist to their game. Sentinel Maximus still hopes to redeem the Autobot Mutant; trapped as he is in either beast mode, he is a berserker on the battlefield and the Decepticons dread whenever the Autobots bring Leatherhide to the battle. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Twenty-Two. Nightprowler Allegiance: Autobot Function: Polar Counterinsurgent Alternate Mode: Snow Leopard Motto: “Frigid environments are my home.” Chosen to face Snow Cat in his home territory; Nightprowler is a silent deadly adversary; having fought in the Beast Wars she has perfected her skills. Preferring to remain in the field she traverses Cybertron’s newly created tundra; she carries two distinct weapons, a quasar cannon similar to one originally used by Cheetor and a cryogenic blaster capable of freezing anything. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Eighty-Eight. Checkpoint Allegiance: Autobot Function: Guard Alternate Mode: Lamborghini Police Cruiser Motto: “Security clearance first, access second.” Primus brought Checkpoint into this war in order to protect the three Mini-Cons’ that make up the Energon Saber; no one has ever gotten past him, he even stopped Megatron from assassinating Starscream once. Checkpoint wields twin launchers and possesses an arm mounted shield forged of Tridium; enemy fire is drawn to it by its’ natural magnetism and absorbed without damaging the owner or the shield itself. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Two Thousand Nine Hundred. Scattor Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Aerial Sniper Alternate Mode: Super Sonic Jet (Modified) Motto: N/A Sub-Group: Sky Defense Team Scattor is a Mini-Con that possesses great power; all three members of the Sky Defense Team were rebuilt into solid Energon constructs making them the most powerful Mini-Cons to join Primus’ army to date. These Mini-Cons have limited speech capabilities and are difficult to understand more often then not; Scattor has even been known to respond to the names of his two teammates when given orders. His arsenal is basically twin wing mounted lasers, but due to their Energon nature these lasers can be highly fatal; Scattor, Skyboom and Wreckage combine to form the Energon Saber. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Three Hundred Seventeen. Skyboom Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Bomber Alternate Mode: Atmospheric Jet (Modified) Motto: N/A Sub-Group: Sky Defense Team Skyboom is a bomber; he carries Energon bombs in his cargo hold, which are fully renewable as long as he has access to Energon he can regenerate his supply of warheads. Some of the Mini-Cons believe the Sky Defense Team was actually the Air Defense Team of their reality; when they were destroyed and rebuilt the Autobots failed to understand the complex Mini-Con design and just slapped any old name on the trio, considering their lack of full level intelligence and speech capabilities. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Three Hundred and Seventeen. Wreckage Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Spotter Alternate Mode: Jet (Modified) Motto: N/A Sub-Group: Sky Defense Team As the spotter on the team Wreckage is often in the front of any formation relaying data to Skyboom; the two make up an impressive duo, Decepticon fortifications swiftly fall under their precise assaults. Wreckage lacks offensive capabilities; instead he relies on Scattor to keep enemies off his tail and a very strong Energon based shield to deflect ground based defenses, despite their seeming lack of intelligence the trio is a highly effective unit. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Three Hundred and Seventeen. Energon Saber Mini-Con Weapon Combination Sub-Group: Sky Defense Team When the three members of the Sky Defense team combine they become the Energon Saber; forged completely out of unrefined Energon this weapon is the strongest known to Autobot or Decepticon. The wielder will receive a massive boost of power and strength; when used against a Decepticon opponent don’t expect the Decepticon to last very long. Due to the nature of this weapon the Autobots keep it closely guarded; if it were to ever fall into Decepticon hands they would decimate the Autobots and win the Universe conflict. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Three Hundred and Seventeen. Grindor Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Surveillance Alternate Mode: All-Terrain Vehicle Motto: “Clear this channel.” Sub-Group: Street Action Team Grindor’s team used to be paired off with three teenagers who had gotten swept up in the Autobot, Decepticon war for control of the power boosting Mini-Cons; once that war ended so to unfortunately did their friendship. Reformatting his body Grindor gave up the skateboard form he once had for something sturdier; the Street Action Team isn’t designed for combat, instead they monitor base defenses or perform recon duties. The three of them can combine into Perceptor when called upon to fight. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Zero, Zero Seven. Sureshock Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Surveillance Alternate Mode: Single Passenger Hovercraft Motto: “Our past was dangerous, but our present is downright suicidal.” Sub-Group: Street Action Team Sureshock misses the life she used to lead especially the human girl she befriended Alexis; her teammates try to keep her spirits up, but it isn’t always easy. Being capable of flight Sureshock is the one most often sent on reconnaissance missions; when not busy she spends her free time taking art lessons from Inferno, she’d like to paint a picture of Alexis to remember her by. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Zero, Zero Seven. High Wire Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Surveillance Alternate Mode: Dirt Bike Motto: “Talk about excitement.” Sub-Group: Street Action Team The youngest member of the group High Wire is understandably pent up; eager for any kind of excitement he’ll test the limits of his endurance at every opportunity. High Wire is also the fastest on the team making him ideal for tailing enemy units back to their base; lacking any kind of firepower doesn’t limit him, he’s gotten creative in finding ways to fight the Decepticons, he’s also currently involved with three members of the Duocon Brigade. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Zero, Zero Seven. Perceptor Allegiance: Mini-Con Function: Defender Alternate Mode: Street Action Team Motto: “Time to Rock and Roll.” Perceptor is a unique Mini-Con combiner; instead of becoming a weapon the Street Action Team become a larger robot, though still dwarfed by Autobot and Decepticon alike he is a more then capable fighter. Perceptor can shoot lasers from his optics or generate colossal winds using Sureshocks’ VTOL engines, located on his legs; due to their nature as individuals Perceptor serves as base defender and is rarely seen on the battlefield. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Zero, Zero Seven. Treadshot Allegiance: Autobot Function: Aerial Recon Alternate Mode: Earth Style Jet (Modified) Motto: “Fly the unfriendly skies.” A former Aerialbot mercenary; Treadshot shares the basic body design of Windrazor, but often times acts more akin to his Decepticon enemies. A stunning aerial ace he can fly circles around even the braggart Sky Dive and is an expert at getting past Decepticon security guards in order to dig up the specs on targeted outposts. Capable of using refined Energon Stars to create Energon weapons much like the Omni-Cons; Treadshot generates twin machine guns, which fire Energon bullets that can tear through even tough armored hides. Universe of Origin: Cybertron Thirty-Nine.