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GT Ford Mustang
Sub-Group: Dynobot LSF
Function: LSF Commander
"Do not pretend to know anything about me Grimlock or my troops."
Profile: The most fearsome and powerful of the Dinobots, Grimlock would gladly usurp Optimus Prime's role as Autobot Commander if he thought he could get away with it. For now, he's happy to tear into the enemy Decepticons whenever he can and wait for a more opportune moment to try for the leadership. He can be cold and merciless, and shows contempt for those he views as weak, such as humans and even some fellow Autobots. But he is a valiant warrior and his actions command respect from all who are witness to them, both friend and foe. At the beginning of the most recent conflict Grimlock was the sole survivor of the Dinobots, thanks to the efforts of Wheeljack. Grimlock swore he would have revenge for his fallen allies. When Wheeljack, Prowl and Overdrive took Ravage captive, Ravage baited Grimlock into an altercation. During Grimlock?s attack on him, Ravage divulged his knowledge of a secret place that could revive his comrades? at a price. Ravage?s freedom in exchange for this knowledge, Grimlock agreed and stole the remnants of the Dinobots as well as the BT bodies, meant for the Throttlebots that had recently been decimated by Ravage, and together made their way to hidden pool Nucleon. The integration of the Nucleon and the BT body forms changed the Dinobots, they where smarter, faster and seemed more developed. Having seen his troops returned, Grimlock turned away from Ravage and said. ?Me ever see you again, Kill you I will??
Abilities: Grimlock's strength is second only to Optimus Prime's, and even that is arguable. In Autobot mode he wields an energon-sword, which can slice a 2-foot thick concrete wall with one sweep of its crackling blade. He also uses a double-barreled self-propelled rocket launcher.
Weaknesses: Other than arrogance, Grimlock has no significant weaknesses.
Scion xB SWAT Armored transport
Sub-Group: Dynobot LSF
Function: Urban Jungle Warrior, Demolitions
"Can't let you go on your own, you just gonna get killed..."
Profile: Sludge likes to make his presence known, usually in the most destructive way possible. More often than not kicking in the door, window or wall between him and his target. His new form was outfitted for a more tactical assault than Sludge was intended. Still the heaviest armored of his Dinobot brethren he has taken well to his new role of point of impact for the LSF. But his awesome physical appearance belies his unusually gentle and shy nature. Like his fellow Dinobot, Slag, he is not happy with the leadership of Optimus Prime, especially in the handling of the events that lead to the dinobots destruction. He feels, however, the Autobot cause is more important than any personal misgivings and so he rarely exhibits his feelings. Such is not the case when Sludge is sent into battle- he then becomes a terrifying, unstoppable force.
Abilities: In robot mode, Sludge can exert pressure up to 40,000 pounds per square inch with a single step, enough force to shatter a bridge or even crack a mountain. Only a handful of his comrades can match his immense strength and endurance. His armored body can withstand all but the most powerful blasts. He's adept at operating in urban and most off road environments. His vehicle mode has been out fitted with a broadcast transmitter in his light bar that adjusts traffic lights to allow easier transit to locations as well as reduce the possibility of him getting lost. The added armor to his SWAT Scion form is also useful when enemies are in the way, or you need a way in.
Weaknesses: Sludge is often victim to the calamities he causes. Often his fellow Autobots must dig him out of the rubble he's brought down upon himself. Perhaps if he were a little cleverer he'd figure out ways to avoid these predicaments. He's slow due to his huge bulk. A newfound need to protect his fellow dinobots has often resulted in Sludge using his own body as a shield for assaults that could have just as easily been dodged on their own.
Sub-Group: Dynobot LSF
"Finally, someone worth killing."
Profile: Maybe Slag enjoys his job too much; after all, a more sensitive Autobot might regret the waste involved in reducing an enemy to a smoldering pool of liquid metal. Not Slag. If his metal hide could take the heat, Slag would swim in the puddle to celebrate. Even more so than before, Slag resents Optimus Prime, and he's not too keen on the other Autobots either. He blames their lack of action for the demise of him and the other Dinobots. He's generally considered a disruptive force and has been known to get into brawls and turn his fiery assault against his comrades. Nasty and mean-spirited are perhaps the nicest things one can say about him.
Abilities: In vehicle mode, Slag can spew a bolt of 3,000 degrees Centigrade flame up to 80 feet. He possesses enormous strength and can shatter a brick building with a single blow from his armored head. In Autobot mode he carries a high-energy laser pistol. While he does have certain distaste for his new form, Slag has enjoyed the increased mobility that came with it.
Weaknesses: Slag is his own worst enemy. His misanthropic personality often persuades some of the other Autobots not to help him when he's in trouble. So much so to the point that if one is in such a predicament where there is no helping the outcome and it?s guaranteed to be bad, all that can be said is ?Aw? Slag.? He's rash and not too bright, quality, which often put him in dangerous predicaments. Slag?s often last minute decision-making paired with high speeds have resulted in numerous rollovers in vehicle mode.
Sub-Group: Dynobot LSF
Function: Shock Trooper
"If it's death from a Decepticon that frightens you, stay home."
Profile: An Autobot of few words and fewer opinions, Snarl grudgingly follows the orders of Dinobot leader Grimlock and leaves the thinking to others. He blames Grimlock for his continued existence; Snarl feels he was robbed of his warriors? death. He's generally unhappy and a loner, and his uncommunicative nature only adds to his feelings of isolation. Only the thrill of battle can elevate his spirits. In fact, few of his comrades experience the joyous heights that Snarl attains while locked in mortal combat. But for him war is now more than ever an all too brief respite from the twin devils that haunt his miserable existence: the peace and honor of death he feels he deserved and the knowledge he may never see his beloved Cybertron again.
Abilities: His unique design makes Snarl particularly useful in sunny, arid environments. The golden plates that adorn his assembly are solar collectors. Although he can operate without sunlight, solar energy can increase his strength tenfold and his endurance to a virtually limitless degree. A single swipe of his saber can shatter a 20-foot concrete cube or slice it seamlessly. His heavily armored hide used to make him resistant to most missile fire, having lost that to his new RX8 form, which he prefers to his lumber some dinosaur mode. The added speed, maneuverability and agility gained coupled with his already heightened sword skills have made him all but untouchable.
Weaknesses: Snarl's dependency on sunlight makes him extremely vulnerable to attack at night. Although he can use the same fuel that the other Autobots use, he operates at only a fraction of his strength when he does. He is also very solemn and almost suicidal behavior patterns sometimes lead him into dangerous situations.
Honda s3000 coupe
Sub-Group: Dynobot LSF
Function: Incursion Specialist
"Imagine what a lovely, quiet place the world would be if everyone had their throats slit."
Profile: At first Swoop was panic stricken with his new form, having seemingly lost the very element that defined him and his purpose among the Dinobots. With several inspired modifications, Swoop has regained much of his former graces. These modifications no longer prevent him from making a spectacular descent from the sky, watching with unhidden glee as his enemies scatter in terror before his looming presence. And that's just the way he likes it because he knows fear is a more effective weapon than any equipment he carries. Fear is also his greatest friend. His ability to cause it in others is his sole comfort. Even his comrades shy away from him. And that is Swoop's tragedy. Four million years ago, when the Ark adapted his Autobot body to resemble that of a pterodactyl, he gladly accepted the disguise as his contribution to the Autobot cause. Little did he know back then that the good-natured, kind mechanoid that he was- and still is- would be disguised as well. He is learning to adapt to being ground based, while not too ground based, always looking for ramps or other obstacles to give flight from.
Abilities: In Autobot mode, Swoops arms act as the positive and negative poles of a magnet. He can cast powerful magnetic fields at distances up to 1000 feet. He can levitate an 8-ton block of steel at that distance. He can attract objects that are affected by magnetism toward him or repel them, allowing him to manipulate these fields with the aid of his thrusters; Swoop can soar up to 250 mph as silently as the wind itself. On each arm he carries a modified air-to-air missile launcher. Each missile is the equivalent of 5000 lbs. of TNT. Although the missiles have a range of 8 miles and are very accurate, Swoop's specialty is swooping down to low altitudes and releasing them virtually point blank at their targets, and then speeding away in vehicle mode. Swoop is armed with a particle beam rife with infrared sight and a laser targeting apparatus, which allows him to paint a target from a mile away and strike with pinpoint accuracy. For when the fighting gets close quarters, he uses a thermal scythe which, by heating up to temperatures of 4000 degrees Centigrade, can slice through most materials by melting through them as it passes.
Weaknesses: Although he's extremely maneuverable and has great endurance due to low fuel consumption, Swoop is vulnerable to enemy firepower due to the freefall nature of his attacks as well as his hazardous driving style.