I finally got a start on my new fic, after spending spare minutes here and there typing in short descriptions of my characters, who collectively are an amalgam of all generations plus a few cool characters from other TV shows and movies. I've altered the relationship between Bulks (i.e., non-Mini-Cons) and Mini-Cons slightly in that it is more of a traditional "master" relationship, as in Headmasters, Targetmasters, and Powermasters. Mini-Cons do figure in the story, but I haven't fleshed out their characterizations yet. Optimus Prime: G1 Prime in Cybertron Prime’s body. Ultra Magnus: G1 Magnus in RiD Magnus’s body. Vector Prime: Powers and abilities similar to Beast Wars Tigerhawk in Galaxy Force Vector Prime’s body, along with a healthy dose of The Matrix’s muscular mystic Morpheus, binary bonded to Mini-Con Targetmaster Safeguard. Warhead: Beast Wars Rhinox in Cybertron Defense Red Alert’s body. Deadlock: Beast Wars Depth Charge in Cybertron Jetfire’s body. Ironhide: G1 Ironhide in Armada Overload’s body, binary bonded to Mini-Con Headmaster Rollout. Ratchet: G1 Ratchet in Armada Red Alert’s body, binary bonded to Mini-Con Powermaster Longarm and Mini-Con Targetmasters Firebolt (Armada Firebot), Recoil (Armada Prowl) and Makeshift. Treadbolt: Quiet and reserved yet friendly and personable, a lot like John Locke from Lost, i.e., this joker just seems to know how to do everything. Springer: G1 Springer’s personality in Energon Bulkhead’s body. Skyline: Energon Jetfire’s body, the Autobots’ answer to Shockwave and Mr. Spock. Emotionless, logical, and highly efficient. Rodimus: G1 Rodimus Prime (just grumpier) in Energon Rodimus’s body, is not a Prime. Overdrive: Cybertron Hot Shot, general badass…Think Anakin Skywalker, all grown up and having never turned to the Dark Side, with a mix of Legolas from The Lord of the Rings. Effortlessly adept at combat and personality as smooth as ice. Wheeljack: G1 Wheeljack in Energon Downshift’s body. Roadblock: Typical foul-mouthed “construction guy,” part of the close-knit posse of construction vehicles, including Scoop, Dredge, Treadbolt, and Grapple Landmine: G1 Brawn in Cybertron Landmine’s body. Silverbolt: Beast Machines (not Beast Wars; there was a difference) Silverbolt in Armada Blurr’s body, binary bonded to Mini-Con Powermaster Incinerator. Dredge: Beast Wars Dinobot in Armada Hoist’s body and with a dash of Lost’s Sawyer, binary bonded to Mini-Con Powermaster Refute. Grapple: G1 Kup in Armada Smokescreen’s body, binary bonded to Mini-Con Powermaster Liftor. Hot Shot: Beast Wars (Season 3) Cheetor in Armada Hot Shot’s body, binary bonded to Mini-Con Powermaster Jolt. Nightbeat: Armada Sideswipe; personality is based on what little I remember about the comics version of G1 Nightbeat. i.e., believes he’s a private investigator. Binary bonded to the Mini-Con Powermaster Wheelie (Armada Nightbeat). Hot Rod: G1 Hot Rod (brother of Rodimus) in Armada Powerlinx Hot Shot’s body, binary bonded to Mini-Con Powermaster Haywire (Powerlinx Jolt). Clocker: Beast Wars Rattrap in Cybertron Clocker’s body. Megatron: G1 Megatron (with a healthy dose of Beast Wars Megatron) in Cybertron Galvatron’s body. Shockwave: G1 Shockwave in Energon Shockblast’s body, is coldly logical and only loyal to Megatron for as long as seems logical. Scourge: Similar to G1 Cyclonus (i.e. loyal and powerful) in RiD Scourge’s body. Tidal Wave: The consummate surly sailor, is an excellent naval fighter and seaman. His whole life is the ocean, and detests leaving it for any reason, although he is also a great space warrior. He is consumed by the sea life, and brutally protective of his territory. Starscream: G1 Starscream in Galaxy Force Starscream’s body. Thrust: G1 Thrust in Armada Starscream’s body, binary bonded to Mini-Con Powermaster Swindle. Skywarp: G1 Skywarp in Armada Skywarp’s body, binary bonded to Mini-Con Powermaster Thunderclash and Mini-Con Targetmasters Terradive, Thunderwing, and Gunbarrel. Thundercracker: G1 Thundercracker in Armada Thundercracker’s body, binary bonded to Mini-Con Powermaster Zapmaster. Crumplezone: Ferociously, blindly loyal to Megatron; a lot like Beast Wars Inferno, only sane. Dreadnought: Energon Mirage, and female (sorry, I think the figure looks feminine). Solitary and scornful of most others, she is fiercely dedicated to Tidal Wave, who all but ignores her. Sharkticon: Abilities and personality similar to Actionmaster Banzai-Tron. A loner, he steers clear of fellow naval Decepticons Dreadnaught and Tidal Wave, and also from most fellow flyers (as he can do both). He does, however, get along fairly well with Scourge, Slugslinger, and Backlash. Energon Sharkticon. Dropshot: Practical joker whose tricks and jibes more often than not cross the line into vicious cruelty. He enjoys and is amused by the pain and destruction he causes. Cybertron Thundercracker. Slugslinger: The fastest shot on Cybertron, is the quintessential gunslinger. Quiet and reserved, he explodes into cold, efficient brutality when called into action. His miniscule target-lock time and hideously rapid firing rate make him one of the most feared warriors in Megatron’s army. Energon Slugslinger. Razorwing: Not as wild as Dropshot or as noncommunicative as Slugslinger, Razorwing acts as liaison between his partners and the other Decepticons. Silver-tongued, smooth and glib, his speech is nearly as dangerous as his aim. A sniper by trade, he can deliver kill-shots from miles away. His victims often never know the source of their demise. Energon Energon Starscream’s body. Dirt Boss: If there was such a thing as a Cybertronian redneck, Dirt Boss is it. He exemplifies the Earth concept of “white trash” through his drunkenness, abusive and vulgar language, his love of mud and dirt, and his complete lack of a work ethic. Often lazy to the point of nearly complete inactivity, he can be goaded into battle with the promise of straight-up hand-to-hand brawling. A warning, however: “fair fight” is not in his vocabulary. Backlash: Armada Wheeljack. An unapologetic and unrepentant traitor, he looks upon his former Autobot teammates with utter disgust. Is a disciple of Sharkticon, who is training him in the martial art of crystalocution. He is getting quite proficient, and longs for the opportunity to face Overdrive in one-on-one combat and reduce him to particles. Cyclonus: Armada Cyclonus. Absolutely, irreversibly, irreparably, barking mad. There is simply no other way to describe him. He is sadistic and twisted, and has no value for life, Cybertronian or otherwise. Although he is known to mutilate himself when bored, he prefers to torture others. Megatron likes to keep him around because he makes the best kind of interrogator: one who truly enjoys inflicting pain and can stomach any manner of cruelty, no matter how grotesque. Were he human, he would be right at home in Rob Zombie’s House of a Thousand Corpses. Demolishor: More like Dirt Boss in terms of personality and preferred methods of inflicting pain, is nonetheless teamed up with Cyclonus for two reasons: He and Dirt Boss simply can’t stand each other (as Demolishor enjoys mindless manual labor and hard work), and Cyclonus’s nauseatingly vile pastimes are morbidly fascinating. If Megatron isn’t careful, he may have two psychopaths on his hands before long. Ramjet: G1 Ramjet in Armada Thrust’s body. Is a simple soldier dedicated to the Decepticon cause. Of average intelligence, is a solid and dependable (if uncreative) warrior. Dirge: G1 Dirge in Armada Powerlinx Thrust’s body. Enjoys instilling fear in his victims, and one of his favorite hobbies is capturing victims for Cyclonus. He simply enjoys hearing his prey plead, terrified, for release. He never sticks around long enough to watch, however. He enjoys psychological torment over the wetwork of physical torture and disfigurement. Sunstorm: Amalgam of Beast Wars Tarantulas and Dreamwave’s Sunstorm. Is sneaky and scheming, and is always on the lookout for a likely ally to help him overthrow Megatron. Not as overt as Starscream, he prefers to keep his motives secret rather than shouting about his superior abilities like Starscream does. Hardtop: Beast Wars Quickstrike in Cybertron Hardtop’s body. Fancies himself a quick draw like Slugslinger, but is a poor imitation and sorry substitute. Is also incredibly stupid and gullible. Spends much of his time hanging around with Dirt Boss, who only tolerates him because Hardtop is his bitch.