(Physical model: G2 Blast Off, left & right wings switched)
"In a war, right is wrong and wrong is right"
Blueburner is the ultimate veteran, he was one of the first Autobots to take up arms against the Decepticons. He's seen a lot of war, and understands it's nature well. Very cynical about other's intentions, will trust only those who have proven themselves trustworthy, will help only those who he believes deserve to be helped. When Optimus Prime was given the creation matrix, Blueburner was one of the most vocal opponents. Dislikes Optimus Prime, believes he is a self-righteous propagandist. Eventually, a heated argument with Prime led to Blueburner's desertion. While he doesn't agree with many of the Decepticon actions, he prefers the way in which the army is organised. Feels that while the Decepticon leader must constantly be the best in the army to avoid being overthrown, the Autobots are willing to blindly follow a reputation. It's for this reason that he usually (but not always) sides with the Decepticons. Will assist Autobots, but only those who he respects. Once a Close friend of Grimlock, they still get on well. Wont shoot a Dinobot, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Blades or an Aerialbot, will never take an order from Optimus Prime. When siding with the Decepticons, takes on the role of a tactician, since he's often able to predict Autobot moves. While many Decepticons resent his shaky allegiances, most respect him as a warrior, and are willing to work with him. Doesn't get on with Thunderwing at all. Occasionally disappears for months, cruising the cosmos alone. Can reach interstellar speeds of up to 52,000kph, carries enough fuel to fly for 13 months (without transforming). While he's often willing to follow orders, he is ultimately his own master. Rear-mounted twin X-ray lasers have a range of 15,000km, carries high-powered laser blaster as robot which can penetrate 35 feet of steel.
Str: 7 Int: 8 Spd: 10 End: 8 Rnk: N/A Cor: 8 Frp: 8 Skl: 8
(Physical model: G2 Brawl)
"Skill is the most powerful weapon"
Ambush is young and enthusiastic. She looks up to Blueburner & Shadow, envies their experience. Usually seen with Shadow (and Blueburner, depending what side he's fighting with). Secretly berates herself because she hasn't got the same battle-hardness. Despite this, she's an effective saboteur. Carries all sorts of gadgets, can short circuit machines using her own circuitry. Admired by most Decepticons, underestimates her own skill levels. Most Decepticons feel she has the potential to become a legendary leader someday. She's humble and prefers being a follower than a leader, she brushes off compliments as encouragement. Twin shrapnel-bomb cannons on her back, in combination with sonic boom cannon (turret), make her a daunting opponent in a firefight. Carries heat-seeking mini missile pistol in robot mode. Her main weaknesses are her lack of strength & speed.
Str: 5 Int: 7 Spd: 5 End: 10 Rnk: 5 Cor: 10 Frp: 9 Skl: 10
(Physical model: G2 Vortex)
Function: Stealth Tactics
"Everything can be concealed - except me"
Shadow can hide virtually anything. Once hid the Predacons in a parking lot, which is no easy task considering the temperaments of the Predacons. Very crafty, co-ordinates many Decepticons sneak attacks effectively. Ironically, her alternate mode is a bright blue & purple helicopter, so she often has trouble hiding herself. Her main shortcoming is her lack of patience. Gets annoyed with those not as quick-witted as herself, sometimes lashing out if they don't understand her (sometimes very complex) plans. Twin black-guns temporarily blind opponent from visible light to gamma rays. Spends a lot of her time bickering with Blueburner. Despite this, secretly admires him, for his independence and skill. Unlike Blueburner, Shadow wont side with the Autobots. Shadow joined the Decepticon army for kicks, not for any beliefs, but she despises ways of the Autobots, as a warrior. Hides her feelings most of the time. Never lets it show when she despises a comrade (although she occasionally lashes out). Often hides her admiration, although is always encouraging Ambush, who is something of a protege.
Str: 4 Int: 9 Spd: 6 End: 7 Rnk: 7 Cor: 8 Frp: 6 Skl: 10
(Physical model: G2 Swindle)
Function: Psychological Warfare/Medic
"I choose the time, I choose the place"
A silent, dark soldier. Lives up to her name - Will wait for the right moment, toying with an adversary, waiting for them to drop their guard before she strikes. Patient, dedicated (to the berzerkers, not the Decepticons). Cobra knows how to scare an enemy into submission. Despite
her talent, she's not that effective, because she rarely communicates with others. She usually just tags along, without contributing much. Doesn't follow orders well, feels she's her own boss. Usually she has to be intimidated before she'll follow orders, but since she's usually defended by her fellow berzerkers, she rarely submits to Decepticon command. Acts as the medic of her group, although she's not the best medic (trained as an engineer before the war). Cobra joined Blueburner and Shadow not long after Blueburner defected, built Ambush and Fireball, as well as installing the Gestalting capability. Carries impulse blaster, which sends out vibrations at a frequency which resonates in most robot cerebral spaces, and a delayed-explosion shrapnel bomb gun.
Str: 4 Int: 5 Spd: 5 End: 9 Rnk: 5 Cor: 7 Frp: 8 Skl: 8
(Physical model: G2 Onslaught)
"They can't stop me, they can only delay me!"
With the enthusiasm of a young child, Fireball screams into battle, usually providing enough cover and distraction for his comrades to follow safely (unless he happens to shoot them). Not terribly clever, but strong, tough and brave. Looks at the world with amazing naivety, most Decepticons have trouble fathoming his simplicity. While he may be stupid, he's clever enough to realise he's not too bright, and doesn't try to convince himself otherwise. And he's powerful enough that he doesn't cop a lot of flak from fellow Decepticons. Fireball doesn't kid himself, and as a result he's respected by most of his comrades, he keeps out of discussions above his mental capacity. His main shortcoming is that he sometimes gets overzealous, and becomes more of a liability than an asset. Usually associates with Ambush & Blueburner. Carries powerful twin fireball cannons on his back, lightning rifle as robot which welds enemy joints together.
Str: 8 Int: 3 Spd: 6 End: 8 Rnk: 5 Cor: 9 Frp: 8 Skl: 6
(Physical model: G2 Bruticus)
Function: Super Warrior
"Understanding oneself is the key to victory"
Berzerchus is a melting pot of five separate minds - the naivety of Fireball vs the experience of Blueburner. The sullenness of Cobra vs the cheer of Fireball. The arrogance of Shadow vs the humility of Ambush. Composed of three female and two male Decepticons, Berzerchus doesn't have
a clearly defined gender. It's personality varies. Sometimes it shows traits of one of it's constituents, sometimes the traits of others dominate. Wildly unpredictable, Berzerchus fights for itself, not for the Decepticons, who can't control it. The five robots who form Berzerchus,
similarly, aren't part of the rank-and-file Decepticon army - they form their own band of warriors, although only the two males, Blueburner and Fireball, will actually side _with_ the Autobots. The group (and the Gestalt) are nominally Decepticon, but in reality form their own army. When separated, Blueburner and Shadow jointly 'lead' the berzerkers (as they're unofficially known). Armed with Fireball's lightning rifle and Ambush's sonic boom cannon.
Str:10 Int: 6 Spd: 3 End: 8 Rnk: N/A Cor: 9 Frp: 9 Skl: 5