- Motto: "The Blackest Night Falls from the skies,
The darkness grows as all light dies,
We crave your hearts and your Demise
by my Black Hand-- --The Dead shall rise!"
- Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Fortress Maximus' Office
Punch looked up from the files and stood up to acknowledge his superior's entrance.
"Sorry Sir, in my line of work you know the lay of the land or you are dead, and I am no good to the cause if I am dead.
"I understand your sentiment though Sir, I'm not incredibly comfortable with what the other side of me is capable of either - I do not enjoy the pain I bring to friend or foe alike, but wisdom is knowing when sacrifices have to be made for the good of the Autobots, and as you rightly said, this is war. Whilst my presence here will bring temporary disruption to your facility, you will agree that the long term benefits outweigh the risks." He could feel the Counterpunch side of his personality screaming at him HOW DARE HE TALK TO US LIKE THAT!!? HAS HE NO IDEA OF THE RISKS WE TAKE FOR HIS CAUSE??! Punch fought for the briefest second to regain control of himself. That was happening far too often, he just hoped that it was that easy to break back through one the other side was in the lead...
After a second, Punch stood up. He was never comfortable having to a brief a superior officer, especially not one of Maximus' stature. He solemnly opened the lid of a laptop-terminal, punched in a handful of codes and one of the inmates files came up on the screen. He kept the screen pointing towards him and stared intently at the file.
"From the files I have analysed, this individual currently looks like the most useful to me and is the most likely to get me to Scorponok. My orders are simple, infiltrate the Decepticons command structure, specifically their strategic officers, and prevent their operations from succeeding. Garrus-9 is my insertion point, and until I am fully entrenched, I believe you are to be my handler, and as I said before, I calculate that this inmate gives me the greatest chance of success in both breaking out and getting to the Decepticon fleet - not an easy feat considering how scattered they are, but Intel reports state that Scorponok may be in the area."
He placed the lap top on the table still facing him, and away from Maximus, and looked up at the face of his commander.
"What I need from you Sir, is to know what safeguards you wish to put in place to ensure minimum casualties to the guards and inmates alike in my escape. Once I am inside, I will not be able to show mercy or clemency to the staff as I will have a cover to maintain that they can not know of, under any cicumstances. Not even Rung is to know, and I have no doubt that I will meet him on more than one occasion, Counterpunch is well known for his hair-trigger and I have seen a few of your guards can be a bit heavy handed at times."
"This is the inmate I have selected. All the others are either too tightly knit as a team or are not dedicated enough to the Decepticon cause to want to rejoin the main force immediately upon extraction. I need an individual as crazy as Counterpunch, and this is it..." At the mention of his name, his alter-ego began to surface, Ohh! I like him... We will have great fun together! HA HA HAA!!
Punch scrunched his eyes up to regain control, turned the laptop around and pushed it to Fortress Maximus' side of the desk to reveal the file on Kronus.
(OOC: Not sure if its known that Scorponok is in the area or not, will remove reference if I've got that wrong.)