The Supplementary Archive includes all of the appended Transformers Universe entries, consisting of those which were printed in the later issues of the US Transformers comic during 1987-1990. Some additional "bonus" characters are included below. These characters are from the Transformers: Generations book published in Japan.

Transformers Universe Decepticon

SNAPDRAGON

Allegiance: DECEPTICON

Sub-Group: HEADMASTER

Master Component: KRUNK

Function: INTERCEPTOR

First Comic Appearance: HEADMASTERS #1 (SNAPDRAGON, unattributed; KRUNK), HEADMASTERS #2 (SNAPDRAGON)

"If it doesn't get you dirty, it's not worth doing."

Profile: Wading up to his neck in grease is Snapdragon's idea of a good time. And if a grease pit isn't handy, he'd be just as happy cracking open an enemy and bathing in his fuel. Not surprisingly, Snapdragon drips a petrochemical trail wherever he goes. His penchant for lolling around on his back in sludge pools gives many the impression that Snapdragon is lazy and difficult to motivate. He is. But he also hides a hair-trigger temper. Cross him and he'll rip your chest plate off with a lightning-fast slash of his claws. When Snapdragon says he doesn't want to be disturbed, he means it. Krunk, the Nebulan to whom Snapdragon is binary-bonded, lives in perpetual fear of the Decepticon even though, in theory, Krunk controls the mind they share. He's seen the result of Snapdragon's temper enough times to worry about his own safety. And although Krunk knows that without a head Snapdragon is non-functional, he still fears him. He wonders if the inert Decepticon will suddenly slash out at him. He's too scared of the Decepticon to even tell him how much he loathes grease pits. Other than Snapdragon, there is very little that Krunk fears. Until his recruitment by Lord Zarak as a Headmaster, Krunk was a merciless kidnaper, earning his living by extorting huge citizens (that's what it says, folks -ed). When Lord Zarak caught Krunk trying to kidnap his own daughter, Llyra, he gave the criminal a choice- swear eternal loyalty to him or die. Krunk chose the former, and, in fact, now serves as a bodyguard of sorts for Lord Zarak and his family. Krunk is vulgar, vile and vicious; his sole redeeming quality is his sense of loyalty to Lord Zarak - the greatest traitor in Nebulan history.

Abilities: In jet mode, Snapdragon uses dual turbo-booster rocket engines to reach speeds of 4800 mph. Four independently targetable laser cannons mounted on his tailwings make him a challenge to anyone flying within 12 miles. In reptile mode, Snapdragon has heat-treated carbon-steel claws and teeth that can cut through virtually any substance. In robot mode, he uses a gyro-gun, which interferes with the balancing circuitry of any robot its beam hits.

Weaknesses: A defect in the Crystalline structure of Snapdragon's steel skin is the reason for his habit of taking grease baths. Without near-constant lubrication, his skin becomes brittle and is prone to cracking.

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