- Motto: ""United, I stand. Divided, we stand. That is the way of the combiner.""
- Weapon: Twin Concussion Blasters
Scene 6: Unknown Location: Unknown Time of Day
A tan-coloured Cybertronian powers-on in the middle of a dense jungle. He slowly begins to stand-up.
Tan: Ugh...I feel like I’ve been wanged to the head.
The Cybertronian begins to look around. He sees a lot of green plant life and hears insect chirps and animal calls, but other than that the jungle is deserted.
Tan: Hello? Is anybody there? My name’s Huffer and I need help! Is there another Cybertronian here? Anyone at all?
Huffer: Great. I lose my memory and there’s nobody to help me remember. That’s just my luck.
Huffer continues to look around as he walks straight into the side of a large building.
Huffer: What in blazes...?! Who built this building in the middle of all this greenery?
Huffer stretches his limbs.
Huffer: Ah...all this exercise is shaking the rust from my limbs. What I wouldn’t give to be new again...
The symbol above the building’s door is similar to the one on the factory found by Searchlight and Skyburst, except that the disc on this symbol is blue instead of green. The symbol seemingly reacts to Huffer’s wish as the doors open no sooner than he gets the words ‘new again’ out of his vocal processor.
Huffer: Oh well, guess I have nothing better to do with my time.
Huffer steps inside the building. As he enters the building the circuits power-on automatically, with glowing blue lines on the walls forming a high-tech pattern and a computer panel nearby. It is a carbon copy of the field factory.
Huffer: Huh...guess this place is home.
A large machine in a far corner of the room powers-on and displays Huffer’s image on the screen.
Huffer: What in blazes...?
A word appears on the screen, but it’s written in Penth and Huffer can’t make it out. After a short while, the word translates into Cybertronian.
Huffer: Enter...but why?
The image of Huffer slowly changes into a sleeker, newer form.
Huffer: Oh, I get it! Say no more.
Huffer runs over and steps inside, just as his hand falls off. The machine activates, and there is a blue glow of light from inside. After half a cycle, the machine stops. Huffer steps out, completely refurbished.
Huffer: I like it! Something goes right for me for once. New paint job...nice black chrome plating...even my vocal program is younger...I wonder if there’re any hidden features I don’t know about...
Suddenly, four blue cubes pop-out from Huffer’s body; one from each of his shoulders, and one from the back of each leg.
Huffer: Whoa! Those really stand-out, don’t they? Maybe I should keep ‘em hidden for now so I don’t embarrass myself...unless that’s what the younger generation’s into these days.
The door nearest Huffer opens. Lights on the ground lead into the corridor beyond.
Huffer: Guess I have to go this way.
Huffer enters through the doorway, and the doors close behind him.
Huffer: This place is really peculiar...
A door near Huffer opens, seemingly in reaction to his presence. Huffer turns and faces it, pauses, then heads inside.
Huffer: This looks like some kind of storage hold.
A blue gleam catches Huffer’s optical sensor. He turns to face it and sees a small, blue, crystalline statue. Inside the statue’s chest is a glowing orb of energy. A childlike voice fills the room.
Computer: Systems rebooting. Factory operational. Detecting life-signs...one life-sign detected. Race: Power Core-enhanced Saibatron. Purpose of intrusion: restoration of chassis.
Huffer: What kind of voice is that?
Computer: Attempting to reactivate Mini-Con.
The core inside the Mini-Con pulses suddenly, and its eyes glow. Its head begins to twitch, followed by its limbs. It looks straight at Huffer.
Huffer: What in the Matrix is that thing?
The Mini-Con begins to speak.
Mini-Con: That ‘thing’ happens to have a name, you know!
Huffer: Well, you’ll forgive me for not knowing it.
The Mini-Con points to a computer monitor above its head that says, ‘Hi! My name is Caliburst!’
Huffer: Wait...that’s written in a Human language...
Caliburst: No kidding, genius!
Huffer: So...this is Earth?
Caliburst: How should I know? The amount of dust on my chassis suggests I’ve been off-line for some time now!
Huffer: So, Caliburst, huh?
Caliburst: Yep. I take it you’re Huffer?
Huffer: How did you know?
Caliburst: It’s been in the mainframe since you walked in.
Caliburst: On a semi-related topic, you reactivated me. That makes me indebted to you.
Huffer: Oh great, I have a pet.
Caliburst: Hey! I’m a fully-sentient Cybertronian!
Huffer: Sorry! I meant no offense!
Caliburst: None taken, but you should watch that attitude when we’re combined.
Caliburst: Oh, boy...another ex-Proto who didn’t know he had the potential...
Huffer: Potential for what?
Caliburst: For combining! Sheesh, didn’t you ever feel incomplete?
Huffer: I’ve felt a lot of things, but I don’t know about incomplete.
Caliburst: Well, I’m sure that-
Computer: Warning! An intruder has been detected outside the factory! Race: unknown. Reason for intrusion: unknown. Suggest defending the factory.
Caliburst: What about the shields?
Computer: Negative. Shields still recharging. Current shield percentage: less than 1%.
Caliburst: Oh, great. Here we go. Ready to save the world?
Huffer: Oh, boy. Do I have to?
Caliburst: Of course you do! If this base is compromised, we’re in seri-
A huge blast hits the factory, and the ground shakes.
Caliburst: Too late! We’re in trouble!
Huffer: I am not having a good day...
To be continued...
They're battle-hardened and ready to defend their turf!
Members: Bombshock (Leader), Smolder (Tag-Team), Chopster (Mini-Con)
Gestalt Modes: Bruticus (Bombshock + drones), Onslaught (Smolder + drones)
Motto: Nobody can match our strength. If anybody does, we'll blast 'em!