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Faction: Primax Decepticons
Home Universe: Primax 1212.0 Kappa
Appearance: Tall and sleek, Starscream has an aristocratic bearing. His limbs are long and thin, but quite sturdy. His hands end in long, flexible claws. His main body is fits with this general theme, sleek and thin but still quite sturdy. His face is long and narrow, and his eyes glow a dark red. The lower part of his face is covered by a black faceplate, which he never removes. Only a fool exposes his full face to the enemy after all. He wears a set of fairly lightweight armor that matches the coloration of this faceplate, though with a bright purple secondary color. Though one would be hard pressed to see it beneath the armor, his body is colored a dark grey with a bright white secondary color. His armor tends towards the sharp an angular side of design and his chestplate sports the purple symbol of the Decepticons proudly.
Alternate Mode: Starscream transforms into a Cybertronian interceptor. In this form he is quick and nimble and very heavily armed. This form bears a heavy resemblance to a flying triangle, though with elegant edges and three blazing purple engines. In this form he sports four rapid fire laser cannons and two missile launchers, though he his limited to four missiles per launcher. It isn't very tough and concentrated fire could take it down, the trouble, however, is getting a lock on him. He's fast. Very fast. His coloration in this form is combination of his armor coloration and his body coloration, with the armor being more prominent.
Weapons: He wields an energy blade in close combat, which is capable of biting through most armor and shields, given time. The blade's hilt almost appears to be a sharp-edged dagger in it's own right, when a certain button is pressed, this hilt will produce a brilliant purple blade made of Dark Energon. This sword is capable of infecting an enemy with this deadly substance, weakening Starscream's enemy gradually. Mounted on his right arm is a missile launcher, which fires tracking missiles at his enemies at Starscream's discretion. He also wields a Dark Energon Pistol when engaging in ranged combat, this black, boxy pistol fires blasts that not only harm the foe, but weaken them gradually until they get proper treatment. Left untreated, it will kill them.
Personality: Starscream is completely loyal to the Decepticon cause. He knows that justice and the law are two very different things and joined Megatron's uprising eagerly. He had suffered from reduced budgets and an incompetent legal system long enough to know that his Seekers were far better off under the Decepticon banner then under the bloated and weak banner the council attempted to raise. He is a competent, careful commander, unwilling to risk his men without good cause. He is also quite cultured and urbane, often making light conversation with captured enemy leaders and prisoners, attempting to bring them around to his way of thinking. Starscream doesn't back down easily, once he has committed to a goal, he will see it through. He is not afraid to retreat however, killing what's left of his crew in a death or glory run doesn't appeal to him. His care for his crew and the dedication he shows to his ideals have made him a model Decepticon leader.
Skills/Special Abilities: Starscream is a skilled commander and cool under fire. He doesn't panic, he seems to be completely incapable of it. Every move he makes is calculated and planned in advance, with some overarching goal behind it. He has exceptional control over his emotions and, it is often said, he will not get angry unless he wishes to become angry. He is a skilled scientist and was partly responsible for the creation of Dark Energon, a success he still takes pride in. His scientific knowledge allows him to adopt to unfamiliar technology relatively quickly and to preform field repairs that might be impossible for another 'bot to do. His real talent however, is dog-fighting. Starscream is an ace fighter, one of the best the Decepticon cause has to offer. It would take someone of great skill and iron nerves to match him in the sky. His kill count is almost uncontested. He is also, of course, a skilled swordsmen.
Weakness: He is not as tough as other warriors, he relies on speed and cunning to win his battles, not brute force. He will tire out more quickly then tougher 'bots and he can't take as much punishment as they can. He has to end a battle fairly quickly or the enemy might be able to wear him down. This is a danger he knows of however, and he is not above retreating if the alternative is death. His death would hardly serve the cause after all.
Bio: Starscream once commanded the Council's Seekers, an elite air wing that served as a special forces unit, clearing out deadly creatures and terrorist cells at the behest of the Cybertronian Council. Starscream was frequently hamstrung by unreliable funding however, the Council simply didn't see his unit as a priority, not when they could be dumping money into their next vanity project. Starscream resented this, he was losing good 'bots and the Council didn't seem to give much of a care. When Megatron and Orion Pax created spearheaded a movement to force a reform in the Council, Starscream and his Seekers stood at their time. His glee could barely be contained when the Council buckled under the massive amount of political pressure that had been brought to bear on them. He resumed his duties after Orion Pax-now Optimus Prime-took was named the head of Cybertrons military forces. For the first time, he had competent overseers, good funding and a commander that cared if he lost good men. He stayed in contact with Megatron, now the head of Cybertrons law enforcement, and became very good friends with him. The two shared a respect for science and the arts and Starscream's respect for the former pit fighter only grew.
Then Optimus Prime was assassinated. No one knew who was responsible, but one Councilor, Ratbat, had been under investigation by Prime. When Megatron contacted Starscream and his Seekers and asked them to aid him in taking vengence upon the corrupt Ratbat, Starscream jumped at the call. Megatrons followers, now known as Decepticons, stormed Ratbats estate and slagged him. However, some elite guards were caught in the crossfire and slain. The Council demanded Megatron and his followers stand down and face the courts for their actions. Megatron, disgusted by the Councils seeming lack of action in investigating Prime's death, refused. Starscream and his Seekers stood with him. The Civil War that waged across Cybertronian space was brutal, millions of bots met their end as the fires of war consumed entire sectors of space. There were very few neutrals left by the second century of warfare. During the war, Starscream commanded a large raiding taskforce, which conducted covert attacks on important Council positions and supply lines.
Starscream's luck ran out however, a huge Loyalist fleet finally pinned him and his forces down in the gravity well of a gas giant. However, just as his flagship was about to be utterly overwhelmed, they were shifted out of normal space....and into the eternal conflict. Starscream, and what is left of his crew, currently make their home in the shattered ruin of his flagship, attempting to get their bearings. They have no true goal as yet, but they remain loyal to Megatron.
The Primax Universe: In this universe, the Cybertronians ruled a vast empire that stretched across the stars, with the Council serving as the seat of it's power. They ruled from Cybertron, the pride of the Empire. However, the Council became corrupt and bloated as time wore on. The Empire began to decay. The rights of many Cybertronians began to vanish. Megatron, a former pitfighter, and Orion Pax, an archivist, spearheaded a movement to change this...and change it they did. The council was forced to accept reforms and many members lost their seats entirely. However, the assassination of Optimus Prime (Orion Pax) caused the Emprie to fall into Civil War. The two sides of this conflict, the Decepticons, and the Council Loyalists, both fight for what they believe to be justice. The Decepticons believe that no written law trumps the punishment of the guilty whilst the Loyalists believe that the Decepticons, having broken the law many times, are no better then those they claim to despise, no better than criminals.
Faction: Primax Decepticons
Home Universe: Primax 1212.0 Kappa
Appearance: Of medium size and somewhat bulky, Shockwave is more machine like then his comrades, Shockwave has modified his own body to an incredible extent. His head is little more then a casing for a single red glowing eye. He has no visible mouth, but uses a small speaker built into his head to communicate. His chest is shaped like a boxy triangle, getting smaller as it goes down. His limbs are fairly typical for those of a medium sized bot, though one of his hands has been replaced with a Dark Energon Blaster. His primary color is a dark purple, with a brighter purple serving as his secondary color. He sports the symbol of the Decepticons on his right shoulder. Being a scientist, he doesn't normally wear armor and thanks to his modifications, he's tough enough without it. His one remaining hand is, as is typical of Decepticons, a long and flexible claw.
Alternate Mode: Transforms into a Cybertronian fast attack tank. This form and is sleek and agile....and more then capable of taking heavy punishment. Two sets of tracks on each side of this form provide it with a means of locomotion, but the rocket engines at the back give it the extra boost needed to put the 'fast' in fast attack. This form shares Shockwave's basic color scheme with no notable differences. This tank mounts a heavy Dark Energon Turret that allows it to blast through enemy troops-and most fortifications-with ease. In addition to this, this form sports two missile launchers mounted on either side of the turret. These missile launchers are capable of tracking and intercepting most enemy aircraft and vehicles using them against common troops is overkill in the extreme. This form is not without it's flaws however, it could be swarmed quite easily, as it lacks rapid fire capability.
Weapons: Has a Dark Energon Blaster in place of his right hand. This blaster can fire several shots at once, allowing him to bring down foes that would otherwise outclass him. It is rapid fire but if used excessively it will overheat for several minutes and Shockwave will be unable to use it until it has cooled down. This Dark Energon Blaster, if it does not kill foes outright, will weaken them. The corrosive effect of Dark Energon will eventually kill anyone who is struck by it...unless they are treated. A difficult feat to accomplish on the battlefield. In melee combat, Shockwave relies on a Dark Energon Staff to see him through. This staff, tipped with blades crafted from pure Dark Energon on both points, it ideal for offense and defense. It's large enough to allow Shockwave to parry and agile enough to allow him to attack. It is capable of cutting through most armor and, like all Dark Energon weapons, it will have a corrosive effect on the health of those struck by it.
Personality: Logical and to the point, Shockwave serves as the Decepticon's science officer. Any emotions he feels are muted and distant and the only one he could truly be said to feel is loyalty. He serves the Decepticon cause for one simple reason, his modifications to his own body had been outlawed under the Council's rule and Shockwave was hunted constantly because of this. The Decepticons, when their uprising began, accepted him with open arms. Working with them is the only logical thing to do, his processor and what emotional capacity he has left agree on this. He has little patience for those without intelligence however, and has a tendency to hurl barbs their way, evidently his modifications did not entirely eliminate his ability to feel annoyance and impatience with inferior intellects.
Skills/Special Abilities: Shockwave does not panic or feel fear. His ability to feel those emotions is muted and indistinct at best. He may feel uneasy at times, but outright panic is alien to him. He has a great amount of scientific knowledge, greater then Starscream's by a large margin. He is able to hack into many computer systems, though he will need a period of adjustment for unfamiliar technology, he is able to preform great miracles of medicine with sub par equipment and, with modern equipment, can even bring a bot back from the brink of death itself. His abilities in these fields are without rival. He can replace what amounts to a beings entire body and still keep it's intellect intact. His modifications also give him great strength and power for a bot of his size. He is able to detect enemies by their body-heat and processor activity thanks to his modifications to his visual systems. His, of course, proficient in both ranged and melee combat.
Weakness: His inability to truly feel most emotions means he has an extremely difficult time connecting with his fellows and his ability to conduct diplomacy is downright abysmal. Furthermore, despite his great strength, he posses one very important weakness, in his main form, he is not very fast. This allows a quick and clever enemy to land any numbers of blows on him before he had react. Furthermore, it would be relatively easy to swarm him with a number of weak, but quick soldiers. In one on one battles he is formidable, on his own against an entire squad...less so.
Bio: Shockwave has long been one of the most prominent scientists on Cybertron, his genius was known and spoke of throughout the Empire.....but when he began to modify himself, change his form in radical and extreme ways, popular opinion turned against him. His experiments were discredited and outlawed. The Council sought to hunt him down, to imprison him for his supposed crimes against nature. Shockwave went into hiding and remained there, even the reforms put into place by Megatron and Optimus Prime were not open-minded enough to allow him to emerge from the shadows where he made his home.
However, Prime was killed and the Empire fell into a massive Civil War, he was approached by Starscream, one of Megatron's top commanders with a simple offer. He would be allowed to continue is experiments with all the funding he could wish for....but he would have to pledge loyalty to the Decepticon cause. He did this gladly. Starscream and he were largely responsible for the creation of Dark Energon and it's subsequent refinement into weapons. The Loyalists have many reasons to curse his name, as his weapons of war are quite deadly.
Shockwave, along with what is left of Starscream's crew, was drawn into the eternal conflict quite recently.