Alternate Modes: Harrier II Jump-Jet - http://files.air-attack.com/MIL/av8/av8b_20070531.jpg
Weapons: Weapons: Photon Burst Rifle - http://www.transformerstalk.com/uploads ... 4_orig.jpg
Gear Shredder - http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefee ... redder.jpg
Rocket pods x2 (each with 19 unguided rockets)
Gatling Gun (Five-barrel 25mm)
Special Abilities: - Robot mode flight ability
Height: 36ft/ 12m
Quote: “Victory... at any cost.”
Tech Skill: 8
Profile: Sidewinder is an Ex-Decepticon Engineer. He was a strong believer of the Decepticon cause while he was under their command, much like Soundwave. He became very well known among his comrades for setting ploys and traps for Autobots, many of them involving setting up “false” bombs to distract them from a more carefully hidden and much more dangerous than the ploys he had set. As Megatron’s hunger for power grew more and more insatiable, Sidewinder grew tired of the madness and deserted the Decepticons. While the Autobots were reluctant to let a “former” Decepticon into their ranks, Sidewinder offered his expertise with Decepticon bombs and traps, and that seemed to be enough to form an uneasy alliance between him and the Autobots. He isn’t very social with his peers. He doesn’t speak unless spoken to, or unless he spots a smarter way to solve a problem.
Abilities: Sidewinder transforms into a Harrier II VTOL aircraft, giving him the freedom and mobility of the skies without the inconvenience of needing a strip of asphalt to land on. His aircraft form is essentially a strike package in its own; it carries a pair of rocket pods, four heat-seeking missiles, and a five barrel Gatling gun mounted to the side of the cockpit. His primary weapon is a modified burst fire rifle, accurately firing three shots in accordance. However, he can alter its firing mode into full auto, pouring more shots out a far more deadly rate at the cost of the weapons accuracy should he choose to change it. His secondary weapon being a tri-shot disk firing weapon, it is a charged firing weapon, the longer it is charged, the more shots are fired though less accurate than when it is semi-fired.
Weaknesses:Sidewinder’s primary weakness is close quarters fighting. While he can hold his own for a time, it won’t last forever and he cannot last long in a melee fight. His other great weakness is his lack of trust in others. His experience within the Decepticon ranks had left with more than one occasion where a teammate or whole squads had made an attempt on his life. Such experiences have left him distrusting of others, preferring to work on things on his own rather than have any backup.
Sample Post No… the weapon’s systems wouldn’t be able to support that kind of firepower. What if its purpose was changed entirely?
The possibilities made Sidewinder’s mind race. Before him lay the worn out exterior of a cybertronian combat drone, one that he had found among the old ruins of Iacon. Amazingly, the drone was not only intact, but its core systems remained fully functional as well. The possibilities excited Sidewinder in measures he did not usually reach. He stared intently at the spherically shaped drone once more, checking the energon distribution throughout its systems.
As Sidewinder waited for his processors to complete their checkup of the drone’s core, he thought back to his days in Iacon, the memories protruding into his mind like a dark energon crystal. He was a Decepticon at the time; he was under the command of some hot-headed tank that proclaimed that his work was a waste of time, that if it were up to him, he would kill all the Autobots himself. He loathed that Con with his entire spark. Sidewinder had made sure that a stray explosive had found its way into collar before the siege of Iacon was over. As the conflict continued within the city, he paid close attention to the Autobot’s predicament, and by the end of the siege, he understood them.
The Autobots weren’t corrupting their world as Megatron had preached to their cause ever so much. No, they were defending it! They fought so valiantly in the face of destruction, knowing full well that they were likely to die to keep their ideals, morals, and freedom so that their colleagues would never see their homeworld fall under the tyranny of Megatron. He finally understood what being an Autobot was during that time. It was something he wanted to be a part of, no matter what the Decepticons had to offer him.
Sidewinder caught himself shaking his head, forcing himself back into the present so that he may finish his task. The bright beams of the headlamp above him shining upon his pale blue and grey hexagons that aligned themselves in a pattern over his exterior shell, they gave him a more distinct look in his opinion. Finally, an idea collided with him like it was Trypticon himself. He gave the data analysis on the display above the table a quick glance as he returned to the drone. Sidewinder began taking apart the hull of the drone whilst he finalized its new purpose in his head.
Defense… a shield… How should it direct itself?..
Hmm, first off--sample post was really solid. Nice reading. The fact that he's a turncoat combined with his low charisma stat and the history you provided is going to make this character pretty hard to get in the mix, just know that going in.
Looks like you applied the Autobot stat penalty for robot flight mode, good job there. All in all, looks like a pretty sound fanmade character. We'll call him approved. Rank 3 (being a traitor and all, combined with his other charming personality attributes, doesn't make him exactly primed to climb the political ladder--at this point).
You can start him on the Ark-22 thread.