Function: Deputy Commander
Apache is a cool, composed authority figure, but he's also shown a slightly
eccentric side since he began transforming into a mandrill, snarling when
upset. Recently, he and the suddenly cautious Lio Convoy have locked horns
over the execution of operations. His entire body is a mass of weapons, and
his "Mode 3" fortress mode's fusillades are powerful indeed. He also enjoys
heavy metal music.
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Function: Shock Trooper
Charges in headlong - hates to show his back to the enemy. Because of this,
there are times when he plays into the enemy's hands. However, he also
happens to have a gentle, nature loving side. He particularly likes red
flowers, and even paints his own body red. Has a Buffalo Missile weapon with
his tail as the trigger. He has his friends handle the trigger timing (by
having them pull his tail) so he can concentrate on taking aim, thus raising
his accuracy rating. He has a habit of stamping his feet.
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Tasmania Kid C-14
The idol and prankster figure of the Cybertrons, Kid nonetheless desires
more than anyone else to be recognized as a full-fledged warrior. The
actions that result from his ambitions often end up making a situation
worse. He loves adventure and will often stay out overnight without
permission, getting his fill of nature - and then getting his fill of Lio
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Function: Marine Operations
Fastest in the water of the Cybertrons, Scuba grasps his enemies in his
tentacles, drains their energy with his suckers, and then delivers the final
blow with his sharp fangs. A shy type, given the choice, he prefers to be
alone, and he is quick to see the down side of things. Somehow, he is gifted
with great penmanship, and is asked to write love letters, battle challenges
and so on. "I said I wouldn't do it, so forget it!" he usually responds.
5, 8, 9, 4, 5, 4, 4, 7
Lio Convoy C-16
Function: Supreme Commander
Honest, with a strong sense of right and wrong, though there are times when
his seriousness appears humorous. Lio convoy has a harsh, career-military
side to him, but also has a humane gentleness. There are times when he
behaves as if he knows something about the secrets of the planet where the
battle is taking place.
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Big Mos C-17
Function: Insectron Commander
Leader of the insect force known as the Insectrons. However, as each of them
pretty much does as he pleases, they lack cooperative spirit. Before coming
to planet Gaia, they were soldiers running about the universe, and were even
familiar with the Autorollers. Bigmos can transform into a "Mode 3" ant-lion
form. He has a weakness for tomato juice. The Needle Missiles he fires from
his mouth can even pierce through steel.
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Function: Judo Expert
The Insectrons' Judo Master, Powerhug is covered with an incredibly durable
shell. Straightforward of character, for some reason he speaks with a Kyushu
dialect. Long ago, he apparently had a nasty experience with the Autorollers,
and is hoping to settle the score. His special skill is the Hug Hell Wheel,
in which he rolls into a ball and delivers a body blow. In beast mode, his
fangs and tail become alloy cutters. His crushing Power Hug pinions his
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Function: Forest Reconnaissance
The Insectrons' requisite spy, Tonbot is a flashy type who enjoys dressing
up. His specialty is strewing his conversation with English. His tail
contains powerful Botshot homing missiles, and he can blast a solvent liquid
or mist from his mouth, literally enveloping pursuing enemies in smoke. His
flight speed is the fastest of the Insectrons, and he can make his way as
high as the stratosphere under his own power. He also enjoys sunset skies.
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The Insectrons often take independent action, but even among them, Mantis is
an especially cool samurai. He is strongly territorial, and won't tolerate
anyone disturbing his sleep. The sickle blades on his arms are incredibly
sharp, and his Full-Moon Slice confuses his enemies' sight, then delivers
the final blow. He can freely guide his saucer shurikens via telepathy.
Autolauncher's disks provide a good challenge.
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Drill Nuts C-21
Function: Underground Engineer
The self-styled "Greatest Inventor of the Insectrons", Drillnuts is forever
building "highly useless" items. He is also an expert in bombs and
gunpowder. Rather sarcastic in personality, he is also uncommonly tenacious.
Using his arm drill, he can travel freely about underground, carrying out
sneak attacks from beneath his enemies' feet. His favourite food is
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Function: Strategy Member
Talkative and quick-witted, Scissorboy seems to have hit it off with
Tasmania Kid and is good friends with him. Before finding his way to planet
Gaia, he was also familiar with the Autorollers, but not friendly with them.
The pincers on his tail (Mighty Scissors) can be equipped in either his
chest or his hand when he's in robot mode. He's also a bit fussy about
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Function: Sonic Operative
Eldest of the three Jointron brothers, DJ has a habit of wetting himself
whenever he's had too much oil to drink. Hidden in his wings are two
Seven-Year Swords. If he uses them in a normal, straightforward way, he can
chop even large trees in two at a single stroke, but he seems to prefer
playing music with them by snapping them together. DJ also creates special
sound waves that can be heard 10,000 km away.
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Function: Sumo Wrestler
Middle member of the three Tripledacus brothers, Motorarm is a sumo wrestler
who belongs to the Trias Room of Universal Sumo Association. He is currently
undergoing warrior training with his brothers in order to cure his
ever-excitable nature. With his fearsome strength, he can even lift up
Megastorm barehanded. The source of his power is energon chanko-nabe, a
filling stew that is a standard of sumo wrestler's diets. In his shell he
holds a steel blade called the Utchari Claw while objects struck by the
light and heat of Magma Horn on his head are melted into soup.
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Function: Polar Operative
Youngest of the three Jointron brothers Latino-style-lovin' Tripledacus
brothers, Gimlet is a real dancin' fool, cheerful no matter what the state
of battle. His Cruncher claws have a vice-like power to crush and grind,
enough even to turn coal into diamond instantly. He also has powerful
Lobslicer cutters inside those claws, but doesn't use them often as weapons,
ratting them like maracas instead. Hoy Amigo!
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Lio Junior C-26
Lio Junior was created by the influence of the good Angolmois energy upon
the matrix in Lio Convoy's chest. He possesses an innocent, free and wild
personality. His tail becomes a Lion Vute whip, while twin horns extend from
his mane to fire Angolmois Ball light spheres. His mane can also become Lion
Wings, with which he can fly for short distances.
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Sky Warp C-27
Function: Sonic Speed Instructor
Skywarp is an aerial combat instructor dispatched from Seibertron as
reinforcements for Lio Convoy's troops. While strict, she has more
consideration than anyone else for young Cybertron warriors. Parts of her
wings become Wing Caliber Swords and she has super-oscillation generators in
her wing tips. Combining these with her sonic booms, they clear the ground
around her. And if that's not enough, she can fold over her wings and fire
her Sky Missiles.
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Seibertron's best medical doctor, Santon was dispatched along with Skywarp
as reinforcements for Lio Convoy's troops. Santon is a philanthropist who
highly values the sanctity of life. In Beast Mode, he has Ki-Shot cannons
behind his ears, though these have no capacity to kill or wound. He can
stomp his feet and shake the ground for his Santon Quake, a terrific ability
that leaves his enemies unable to stand. He can also project his Santon
Shield barrier from his tusks.
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Function: Field Defence
A guard stationed at the Niagara base, Diver's jumping power is the greatest
of the Cybertrons. Prudent and timid, yet also rather careless, he usually
avoids dangerous work by saying, "It was my grandfather's dying wish...." On
the other hand, moved by friendship, he has often met danger side on. In
frog mode, Diver appears unarmed, but can catch enemies by surprise with a
tongue-punch. His specialty is singing, and he sings rap songs to himself.
When he's surprised in robot mode, Diver's neck pops out to full length.
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Function: Combination Giant
The combined form of DJ, Motorarm and Gimlet. Taller than even Galvatron and
practically a match for Lio Convoy in abilities, he only lacks in mobility.
His right hand is the Triple Blaster, an all-purpose gun formed from the
union of the three Jointrons' weapons. It can slice a tank into thirds, or
fire its Seven-Year Sword missiles to sink a battleship 4 km away. His left
hand is comprised of Motorarm's Magma Horns, which melt whatever they touch.
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Function: Gestalt Warrior
The combined form of Lio Junior, Sky Warp and Santon. A fusion of Lio
Junior's courage, Sky Warp's intelligence and Santon's kindness, he is a
symbol of hope for the Cybertrons. From his Magnablade, a combo-sword made
from a union of the three component robots' weapons, Magnaboss fires laser
shockwaves that mow down approaching enemies. He can also shoot off
tremendous Angolmois Balls from his horns and fire Sky Missiles from his
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Ikard & Tako Tank X-5
Function: Space Reconnaissance
Born Ikard Oktoba Barx, he and Scuba are cousins and friends since
childhood. Ikard is like a big brother to Scuba, and taught him the
Surumerang attack that is Scuba's specialty. Normally, he is a cool sort
roaming about through space, playing a big role in cooperation with the
Cybertron forces. On the other hand, he also has a gentle side, and is
always worried for his cousin Scuba, fighting away on planet Gaia. Ikard is
quite erudite, and is also known as a historian.
3, 9, 7, 6, 5, 5, 10, 3
Function: Celestial Observer
Moon is a rabbit transformer who watches over Gaia with his partner,
Artemis. He usually acts as the more calm observer to Artemis's more
flightily side. While supposedly neutral, often sides with the Cybertrons
due to his concerns of the destructive Destron nature.
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Motto: "Sometimes crazy only works."
Clad in the hide of a black, wild bear, Grizzly-1 gained fame early on in
the Beast Wars, becoming a hero regarded as a living legend. Having gone
missing during a mission in the Arctic region, he has now awakened from a
long stasis lock and returned to the lines of battle! Due to compositional
flaws in his organic structure, he secretes a toxin that induces extreme
agitation and confusion, increasing his ferocity to an astounding level, but
by switching between his mutant head, which receives the toxin and hormones,
and his rational robot head, he retains perfect control over the wild "Barbearian"
within him. In order to display his destructive power most effectively, he
commits himself to solo actions of guerrilla warfare, demolitions and
front-line combat. He fires powerful energon bolts from his chest, while
the power claw equipped on his left shoulder can cruelly tear off an enemy's
head module. He forms a team with his robotic bat partner Nightshriek, who
transforms into a sonic pistol that can scramble an enemy's cerebro-circuitry,
but Nightshriek's the first to disappear when Grizzly-1 goes into his
berserker state. He has the makings of an excellent commander, but is
blessed with few opportunities to display his true ability there.
9, 8, 4, 7, 7, 9, 8, 9, Average: 7.625
Function: Duke of Destruction
Transforms into a tank, in which form his attacks have the highest class of
destructive force of any in the story. However, the trouble is he takes too
long before he fires. His brother Galvatron is more idealistic and
fastidious... while Megastorm has that much more of a realistic atmosphere
than his elder sibling about him. Having learned of the "Lord of Angolmois,"
the fearsome secret of the planet that is the stage for their battles, his
brother has become cautious, which has led Megastorm to be disloyal and
mistrustful at times.
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Function: Aerial Commander
Small of body but great of pride, Starscream is the hulking BB's superior
officer. A robot of unparalleled ambition, more even than Galvatron, he
dreams of becoming leader himself. His special abilities are the formation
scream and his two scream-winder missiles. He enjoys Wagner, and has even
psyched himself up the composer's pieces when starting an attack.
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Though large of form and intimidating, such matters are betrayed by
Starscream's orders, he only responds with the single word 'roger', and
carries out his duties faithfully. There may be some trauma between the two.
A rarity among the Destrons, he is a reliable soldier who has restrained
his eccentric side. He can launch in rapid fire the scream-winder missiles,
which he shares with Starscream from his BB launcher.
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Function: Aerial Officer
A sonic soldier who glides freely through the skies. In character, he is
very much the sharp straight man of a comedy duo, spouting forth veritable
storms of malicious insults. He can store his weapon (Dirge Gun) in his
legs, or change it to a long-barrelled form and increase its power.
Surprisingly, Dirge is a gourmet, the type who fusses over the quality and
cooking methods for energy.
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Function: Aerial Officer
Despite having the personality of a comedy duo's goofy gag man, Thrust is
actually the shrewdest of the Destrons. He and his buddy Dirge form a
well-known combo. Like Dirge, he can store his weapon in his legs or
increase its power by converting it to long-barrelled form. Thrust hates sea
breezes, as they rust him, and so hates Scuba as well.
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Function: New Emperor of Destruction
An evil emperor who plots to rule the universe, Galvatron is ambitious, yet
shows unexpected affection for his underlings. He is often put to sleep by
the Cybertrons activities or Megastorm's schemes, but when he wakes, he is
the mightiest being of all. Of his three forms, his dragon mode's power far
surpasses that of Lio Convoy. He has a habit of talking in his sleep.
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Function: Guard Captain
A warrior who once made his name resound throughout all of space as a
mercenary, he had fought against and been beaten by the Destrons, but was
saved by Galvatron before he was to be executed. Since then, he has placed
all his loyalty towards serving directly under Galvatron as captain of his
bodyguards. The twin homing missiles on his right arm tenaciously chase down
his quarry, while the pincers on his left arm can be used as a stun gun.
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Function: Land Guard
A tough sergeant with a body strengthened by bulky armour, he is forever
browbeating the younger Destron members. The shovel on his chest is
particularly sturdy, able to deflect all manner of attacks. His motto is, "A
soldier doesn't have to think about why he fights. He just needs to win."
The buzz-saw on his left arm can fell forest after forest of insect nests,
while the missiles on his right arm are homing types, like Autostinger's
left arm can be used as a stun gun.
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Function: Aerial Guard
An aerial guard, Autojetter preserves air supremacy at Galvatron's side when
the latter flies in dragon mode. His personality is somewhat problematic, as
he has a habit of enjoying war for his own pleasure. In machine mode, he's
crashed after getting dragonflies get sucked into his intakes, and since
then has had a serious hatred of insects. The triple rockets on his arms are
outstandingly powerful, and can be used on both land and sea.
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Function: Shock Troop Guard
An expert with a spear-gun. Quite the glory hog for a bodyguard, he will
neglect Galvatron's safety to be the first into the enemy camp, which has
gotten him chewed out by his captain, Autostinger. The disc launcher in his
chest also has a timer function, launching discs deep into enemy bases and
then exploding them. He is a rival with his fellow "discmaster" Mantis.
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God Neptune D-21
Function: Pirate Team
The combined form of Halfshell, Scylle, Coelagon, Terrormander and
Seaphantom, achieved when they call out "five-bot fusion!". Brandishing his
gigantic Neptune sword God Neptune smashes all who defy him. The four
members besides Halfshell form the limbs but its a lot tougher on those who
become the legs, which sometimes leads to arguments, so the combination
doesn't go very well. In combined form, he is a match even for Galvatron,
and is an especially invincible force in the ocean.
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Rest of God Neptune team tech specs published in Comic Bom Bom issue 122
Half Shell: 10, 10, 1, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10
Sea Phantom: 6, 4, 8, 5, 7, 7, 5, 3
Terramander: 6, 4, 8, 6, 6, 5, 6, 4
Scylla: 4, 9, 4, 4, 8, 3, 4, 8
Coelagon: 4, 10, 3, 2, 8, 4, 6, 7
Function: Grand Duke of Destruction
This is Megastorm's new form, powered up under the influence of evil
Angolmois energy. He transforms in three stages, from destroying dinosaur to
monolithic base to attack fortress. His audacious offensives, making use of
his tremendous power, force the Cybertrons into tight spots again and again.
He is on the verge of no longer considering Galvatron his older brother, and
the danger of a split in the camp now always looms large. The Gigahorn on
his head is harder than diamond, and can pierce through all manner of
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Function: Chief of Staff
This is Starscream's evolved form, created when he was dropped into the
Angolmois energy by Gigastorm. His hatred reacted with the evil Angolmois
energy. Now he is even more savage and cruel than before, attacking his
opponents colourfully with such weapons as his shark-winders and
Terror-storm. In fact, he is biding his time for a chance to force Gigastorm
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Function: Bodyguard Captain
This is BB's evolved form, created when he was dropped into the Angolmois
energy by Gigastorm and his hatred reacted with the evil Angolmois energy.
His ferocity increased, he has come to enjoy acts of destruction. His
multi-purpose Backstop weapon is equipped on his back, and his tail can
become a weapon as well. Truly, he could be called a walking machine of
destruction. His loyalty to Hellscream, however, has not changed.
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Function: Aerial Captain
Powered up in all respects, Dirgegun specializes in attacks that drive
computers crazy. He wields a Needle Launcher, which injects powerful
computer viruses into his enemies. His Needle Shot, with its incredible rate
of rapid fire, launches spears that paralyze his enemies. And his "Blast
Leader" is a sonic attack that yields tremendous results. Dirgegun has sworn
loyalty to Gigastorm who rebuilt him.
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Function: Shock Troop Commander
Powered up in all respects, Thrustor wields attack weapons special only to
him. His Dinomissile is a deadly projectile that clamps onto an enemy and
then explodes. His Trashhorn can freeze a dissected enemy's body. And his
Raptor Shield is a deflective barrier that can rotate at high speed. He and
Dirgegun have pledged full loyalty to Gigastorm, who rebuilt them.
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Function: Killer Elite
Motto: "Assassination - that is what most dramatically changes the fate of
Cunning and cynical, Double Punch is an expert in assassination and
execution who has acquired numerous killing techniques. Whether robot,
beast or human, all beings considered by others as important become his
prey. Using a stealth mode that turns his body invisible, he silently
approaches his targets and swiftly liquidates them, but by nature he prefers
making a blood sacrifice of his enemy openly and in broad daylight. From
his tail he injects a deadly net poison that destroys his enemy's nervous
system, while from one arm he launches twin energy signature-seeking
missiles. The spy drone Beeline that he launches from his other arm he uses
by remote control to attack targets 100 km ahead, to search for enemies, or
even to transport data-cubes, though he often also employs it to record the
scenes of his own assassinations. Usually he aligns with both sides in an
argument in order to advance his own position in the Predacon ranks.
8, 7, 7, 6, 6, 9, 8, 9, Average: 7.5