- Motto: "Transform and smoke 'em!"
- Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Razorclaw’s Personal Quarters
Razorclaw leaned back in his chair as he listened to Onslaught speak through the secured comm line. Like the Combaticon Commander, ‘Claw knew little regarding Thunderwing with a few notable exceptions that now lie buried within the historical data tracks, many of which may not tell the whole story of who the scientist really is. That coupled with his extended absence only served to make him a greater mystery to most Decepticons and Autobots alike. Still, Thunderwing was only one of many potential candidates, but he was not one that could easily be controlled by others behind the scenes. No, another choice would have to be decided upon if the elite teams had any hope of influencing the future of the Empire.
The Predacon Commander smiled underneath his faceplate when Onslaught stated that he would support and give his loyalty to Razorclaw if the mechanical lion sought the throne for himself. ‘Claw had to admit that the thought of taking Megatron’s place had indeed crossed his processor, but like his counterpart then stated, whomever took the leadership position would almost immediately be targeted for assassination by those who did not agree with the choice. For that reason alone, it would be imperative for that individual to have all the right support if they were to survive for more than a deca-cycle. It also made the puppet alternative much more appealing. After all, if their chosen successor was terminated then the team commanders would simply pick another and still remain in a position of considerable influence without putting their own sparks at risk. It was an unorthodox idea, but a valid one to contemplate.
”Starscream most certainly has a part to play in all this, Commander Onslaught. That you can be certain of. I am also honored that you think so highly of my abilities that you would place your trust with me if I were to seek the throne, myself. However, I have never been one that found politics appealing as I would much rather be on the battlefield with my Predacons than directing the action from afar while stuck in a war room. Of course, we have also never been faced with the loss of Megatron before and thus all options should be considered.”
Razorclaw leaned forward in his chair once again and folded his arms on the desk in front of him, letting out a quiet sigh. The Predacon leader had to concede the idea of seeking the throne if it became absolutely necessary to ensure the survival of the Empire. Civil war could not be allowed to break out, no matter the cost or change to his own position within the political infrastructure. If he must suffer through politics in order to save Megatron’s vision then so be it. Hopefully, it would not come down to that.
“If we are unable to find a suitable successor that we could have a substantial influence over, then perhaps I will have no choice but to step up and assume control to ensure that the specialty units had the majority voice in the Empire. I’d rather not have to take such a drastic step, but I will if I must. Of course, for that to happen I would also need the full support of Motormaster and Scrapper, otherwise Decepticons such as Starscream, Thunderwing and Shockwave would never accept my ascension and my reign would likely end before it even began. However, regardless of who ultimately assumes the throne, I agree that we must first seek council with the other commanders in order to see where they stand. Are they more agreeable to a puppet leader that we completely control ourselves, or would they rather have a unit commander such as myself being in charge?”
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