I'm uploading a video review of these two so stay tuned. To tide you over, I have typed up the bio's if you are interested. They have lots of references in them and are actually entertaining.
From peaceful industrial Farm-'bot to Police Force, the road to Weapon Specialist was a long and arduous journey.
Fresh from his protoform, he was designated a life-time of agricultural work on the Energon farms of Broga-957, working with a small cluster of fellow farm-'bots, generations of whom were birthed from the same protoform batch.
His life was changed one day upon seeing his first flying 'bot, but wonder changed to terror as the flying 'bot razed the land, destroyed many Energon vaporators and left several Farm-'bots as charred husks of wire and twisted metal. From that day, Weapon Specialisy vowed to leave his homestead and protect his homeland.
Against his friends wishes, he gave up everything to enlist in the Police Force. Despite bullying at the hands of hot-headed recruits, who picked on him for his cyber-rural background, he strived to improve himself, pushing harder, faster than the other 'bots. He passed all of the tests with flying colours, grace and and civility, earning the notice of an Elite Cadre of guards, and en route earned his famous nick-name due to his "nothing can upset me" facade and gentle personality - nothing cout faze the 'bot with the bright future, and no insults could penetrate his armoured hide.
Finally the day came, and like all Police units he was due to be upgraded to the standard police 256-OZU-004 body-type. It was meant to be the biggest day of his life and the start of an illustrious career, however during the spark-transplant procedure something went wrong...
An attack on the centre during the critical moment of spark extraction almost claimed his life, but instead left his body incomplete and malformed. His head missing? His face in his chest? His arms, by his waist? No rotor manoeuvrability in his legs?
He was put on spark support, and trapped in that body for 26 long cycles. Finally, after years of waiting, an experimental procedure by a Medical Specialist who was afflicted by the very same uncommon condition freed them both and made them mold brothers.
After vast cycles trapped in his hideous body, during which time he was passed over for the best Guard unit, Weapon Specialist's once jolly demeanour has been replaced with that of a gruff pragmatist, one who has set out to make a name for himself and re-invent himself as a Weapon Specialist, siding with a new leader, a leader he has faith in, who has stood up and taken charge, voicing his opinion against the council to warn about the coming tide of evil...
But that was just the start...
The first of many.
All Medical Specialist ever wanted to do was help 'bots, and to that end he devoted his spark to science.
His proudest moment came as he became understudy to a famous scientist, and for mega-cycles the two studied the robotic form, creating a better understanding of mechanical life and pioneering the entire science beind CR chambers. Over time, his master grew more and more disturbed, wanting to experiment and dismember live species and try strange experiments, to see if he could even create life itself.
When Medical Specialist objected he made one mistake, he tried to talk to his mentor rather than alerting the authorities, leaving his cruel master only one logical solution: using Medical Specialist as a live experiment, he attempted to split his one spark amongst many duplicate bodies. The science was far ahead of it's time and beyond comprehension, and as testiment to the pairs work, it almost succeded, but the huge amounts of raw energy resulted in a massive backlash, destroying the hand and burning out the opic sensor of his now Cyclopean master and trapping Medical Specialist in a horribly twisted, malformed shell. No head. Stubs for arms. His surgeons hands destroyed. Unable to even transform into a vehicle form intact.
For years, Medical Specialist roamed the wastelands, a half-dead, half alive "empty" until one day, an engineering 'bot recognised his former saviour and endeavored to help. Together, the two used left over Cyber-Ballast (Kibble as it has become known) to patch his vehicle mode and, working witha third party, created a technique known as parts forming, in an attempt to recreate a head.
It was too little to late for Medical Specialist, bat at least he was now able to communicate without fellow 'bots having to look through his chest cavity. Re-vitalised, he returned to his life's work, determined to fix this blight which affected only a small minority in their otherwise magnificent culture.
His first major experiment worked, saving a volunteer Police Officer from a doomed exisence, the two have since become good friends and allies. Determined to find all others who are also afflicted, Medical Specialist has already started working on several different molds but not before successfully turning the experiment on himself.
But this was just the start...
The second of many.
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