- Weapon: Rust-Ray Rifle
Alt. Mode: BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Weapons: High Intensity Pulse Laser, Multi-Caliber Cannon
Height: 28 ft.
Quote: "Order demands domination."
Strength - 7
Intelligence - 7
Dexterity - 5
Speed - 5
Endurance - 8
Charisma - 6
Courage - 7
Firepower - 7
Accuracy - 5
Melee - 7
Tech Skill - 6
A miner on Cybertron, Krunix chafed under the rising tension between the different castes of his home planet. When a Neutral group was taking volunteers for Outbound Scouting Missions to establish contact with other planets, Krunix jumped at the chance to both escape the escalating tension of Cybertron and to explore the galaxy.
And what did he find? Planet after planet teeming with sentient life that seemed bereft of anything but the lowest common moral denominator. War, greed, selfishness, thoughtlessness, and anger permeated almost every species Krunix encountered. More often than not, he and his team would find themselves attacked for their advanced technology or out of savage paranoia. Several vorns of travels left Krunix with a dour outlook on galactic civilization, and he wearily returned to Cybertron only to find it after the flashpoint of its own Civil War. Krunix signed up for the Decepticon Army almost without hesitation. To him, the universe had become something that needed to be brought to order and peace kicking and screaming, and he would do his best to bring it all the quicker.
Krunix's experience in defending himself from attack across the galaxy had given him an edge in combat and tactics that proved an asset to the Decepticon cause; however, those same skills were born from vorns and vorns worth of being let down by the sentient inhabitants of the galaxy, the experience of which left Krunix with a cynical earnestness. If he believes his Commander's plans are bad, he will speak up with respect, but also resolve. If a fellow Decepticon is destable to him, then he is far too jaded to humor them.
Such behavior has landed him in the Repair Bay more than once, but Krunix would rather take the hits than put on any airs. Many of his Commander's have found his straightforward attitude more constructive than annoying, and none can argue with the results: Krunix is an efficient, devastating warrior and above-average strategist. He will see the inhabitants of the galaxy brought to peace through force, unless his attitude gets him buried beforehand.
Much of what makes Krunix an asset to the Decepticons stems from his scouting experience. A skilled land combatant, Krunix specializes in the ground tactics and static defense tactics that many of his peers find so unpleasant. His energy grid was re-tooled before he left Cybertron originally, as to better use Energon that was culled from intergalactic sources. His weaponry includes a High Intensity Pulse Laser, and his ballistic armaments are modified to accept many different ammunition types, allowing him to make better use of available supplies. Krunix's armor is specifically designed to maximize the protection of vital systems in either mode, and allow for the most overall protection from different weapon systems, making it just that much more difficult to disable him permanently.
Krunix, unlike many of his Decepticon brethren, has never adapted to flying well. His movements in the air are utilitarian at their very best, and an inherent flaw in his higher Gyrometric functions causes him to be much more sluggish in the air than normal. Because of their modifications, Krunix's Ballistic Weapons are prone to frequent jamming. Krunix's targeting systems are inadequate for attacking most air-based combatants, leaving him missing more often than not against flying enemies. His honest disposition has left him with few friends amongst the more zealous Decepticons, and this has impacted him negatively more than once.