Sky-Byte is one of (if not the) most renown characters of the 2001-2002 Robots in Disguise cartoon, in which he served as Megatron's second-in-command of the Predacons. He was one of the series's comic relief characters (kind of like Waspinator from Beast Wars), except that, whereas Waspinator's incompetence stemmed form getting blown up all the time, Sky-Byte's bumbling nature was due to the fact that his plans almost never worked and/or he'd goof up any other plans performed by the Predacons/Decepticons. But, in spite of his flaws as a field commander, fans really took to the character for his being so hilarious and sympathetic a villain. He was so devotedly loyal to Megatron, a la Beast Wars Inferno and Animated Lugnut, but his loyalties weren't so often rewarded, so one could not help but feel sorry for the guy. But at times when he wasn't failing missions, he was often in a chipper mood with a theatrical sense of (over)confidence. And though he was a Predacon and did a lot of rotten things, at the core, he wasn't all that bad a guy. He was a big softy who liked Haiku poetry and, though he'd never admit it, had taken a shine to the Autobots' human friend Koji. He'd sometimes even have to wind up helping the Autobots out of a jam if it benefitted himself too, such as the time he and the Autobots saved a skyscraper together from falling down on top of themselves (as well as saving the humans atop the building from falling to their deaths). All in all, he was a lovable character with a hilarious and charming personality.
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Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'