TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm

TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 3:56am CDT

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The Ask Vector Prime Facebook page, set up for the fictional paratext to BotCon 2015 is still running popular and fairly strong, and the Transformers Collectors' Club has just used it to 'reveal' - as it were - the names of the remaining two Rainmakers in the fiction.

The blue and yellow Seeker-bodied characters will now be known, to those of you following this exciting development, as Nova Storm and Ion Storm, and join their sibling Acid Storm. Read more below, and here, and check out the artwork by fellow Seibertronian bdixonarts!

Dear Vector Prime,

What are the names of the yellow and blue seekers who, along with Acid Storm, make up the trio known as the Rainmakers?
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Dear Precipitation Pal,

The Rainmakers are foes most perilous, doing Shockwave's cold bidding on Cybertron and, in some timestreams, on Earth.

The yellow Seeker is known as Nova Storm. This humorless knave nearly winged me with his Trilithium Crystal Cannons. His armor is hardened against heat and radiation, enabling him to function in the heart of a volcano or even, for a short period of time, the outer chromosphere of a star. He is one of the few bots able to withstand the presence of Sunstorm, Shockwave's prototype for Seeker body-modification, for extended periods.

The blue Seeker goes by Ion Storm. I am fortunate enough to have never encountered this cocky Decepticon, for he is an electrokinetic of the first order. This ability could, in theory, generate an electromagnetic pulse and disable all electronics in an area, though I suspect doing so would leave him nearly helpless.


I'd like to thanks Brandy Dixon for providing the artwork, and Betsy Blackie and Bill Forster (along with Brandy) for help with names and bios. Dixon is the colorist, with line art by Rui Onishi and Berious.


Transformers News: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm

Transformers News: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm

Transformers News: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm

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Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709682)
Posted by ausbot on July 14th, 2015 @ 4:40am CDT
So are we getting toys or what?
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709685)
Posted by RhA on July 14th, 2015 @ 4:57am CDT
ausbot wrote:So are we getting toys or what?

:lol: Here's the only question that matters.
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709686)
Posted by Va'al on July 14th, 2015 @ 5:33am CDT
You mean you're not *ecstatic* at this long awaited development, radically shifting the status quo of two staple characters in the core fictional universe of our beloved franchise. I am in shock at the two of you.
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709688)
Posted by ausbot on July 14th, 2015 @ 5:38am CDT
They kinda look like the Armada screamer mold.
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709702)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 14th, 2015 @ 7:50am CDT
So is this canon? Also 3 pack FOC seeker mold make it happen!
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709715)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 14th, 2015 @ 9:19am CDT
ausbot wrote:So are we getting toys or what?


Probably not, I can't match their designs with any existing mold.

What, non-toy Club-original designs do exist you know?
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709731)
Posted by jogunwarrior on July 14th, 2015 @ 10:31am CDT
I sort of get a Prime Dreadwing feel from the pictures as far as a possible mold goes.
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709733)
Posted by Agamemnon on July 14th, 2015 @ 10:40am CDT
jogunwarrior wrote:I sort of get a Prime Dreadwing feel from the pictures as far as a possible mold goes.

That's exactly what I was thinking.... Image
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709734)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 14th, 2015 @ 10:40am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:So is this canon? Also 3 pack FOC seeker mold make it happen!


Anything the Club makes is canon, unless stated otherwise. With that, we have:

Classic
Starscream
Thundercracker
Skywarp

Coneheads
Thrust
Dirge
Ramjet

Welcoming Committee
Sunstorm
Hotlink
Bitstream
Nacelle

Rainmakers
Acid Storm
Ion Storm
Nova Storm

Female
Slipstream

Am I missing anyone?
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709738)
Posted by Va'al on July 14th, 2015 @ 11:06am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Am I missing anyone?


Someone who actually cares..? :saint:
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709744)
Posted by Coptur on July 14th, 2015 @ 11:28am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:So is this canon? Also 3 pack FOC seeker mold make it happen!


Anything the Club makes is canon, unless stated otherwise. With that, we have:

Classic
Starscream
Thundercracker
Skywarp

Coneheads
Thrust
Dirge
Ramjet

Welcoming Committee
Sunstorm
Hotlink
Bitstream
Nacelle

Rainmakers
Acid Storm
Ion Storm
Nova Storm

Female
Slipstream

Am I missing anyone?


Redwing - sub group unknown

Sandstorm - unmade G2 jet no canon as of yet to my knowledge (could be wrong)
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709745)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2015 @ 11:29am CDT
Ion Storm's pic is missing:

Image

Also, the comments provide the credits for the artwork:
Jim Sorenson wrote:I'd like to thanks Brandy Dixon for providing the artwork, and Betsy Blackie and Bill Forster (along with Brandy) for help with names and bios. Dixon is the colorist, with line art by Rui Onishi and Berious.
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709746)
Posted by Va'al on July 14th, 2015 @ 11:34am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Ion Storm's pic is missing:

Image

Also, the comments provide the credits for the artwork:
Jim Sorenson wrote:I'd like to thanks Brandy Dixon for providing the artwork, and Betsy Blackie and Bill Forster (along with Brandy) for help with names and bios. Dixon is the colorist, with line art by Rui Onishi and Berious.


Excellent, thank you - I did credit Dixon, but had little time to check the rest. Updating now. :)
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709755)
Posted by padfoo on July 14th, 2015 @ 11:49am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:So is this canon? Also 3 pack FOC seeker mold make it happen!


Anything the Club makes is canon, unless stated otherwise. With that, we have:

Classic
Starscream
Thundercracker
Skywarp

Coneheads
Thrust
Dirge
Ramjet

Welcoming Committee
Sunstorm
Hotlink
Bitstream
Nacelle

Rainmakers
Acid Storm
Ion Storm
Nova Storm

Female
Slipstream

Am I missing anyone?


Thanks for the list
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709757)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2015 @ 11:51am CDT
Va'al wrote:Excellent, thank you - I did credit Dixon, but had little time to check the rest. Updating now. :)
Also, these designs in the artwork are original designs not based on preexisting ones, made especially for this occasion, and (for those wondering) should not be taken as implying the coming of new toys based on them. :D
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709773)
Posted by Cascadia on July 14th, 2015 @ 12:34pm CDT
Hello everyone. I have read your questions. In terms of the design, it is a mix of designs (some G1, some movie, and TF: Prime), so it is a new one.
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709821)
Posted by Deadput on July 14th, 2015 @ 5:00pm CDT
Wait the art is official?




I thought it was really well done fan art.


That's cool the guys have new names now and Ion storm is better and much more thought out then the fan names (Ice Storm, Hydro Storm and the such)



Kind of sucks he has lightning powers considering that's Thundercracker's gig.
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709823)
Posted by Insurgent on July 14th, 2015 @ 5:04pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Kind of sucks he has lightning powers considering that's Thundercracker's gig.


No it's not. That's Shrapnel's gig. Thundercracker makes weaponised sonic booms.
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709826)
Posted by Cascadia on July 14th, 2015 @ 5:22pm CDT
Ion Storm's lightning ability is more internal whereas as Shrapnel's is harnessed from them sky. TC never had lightning abilities like Insurgent mentioned.
Re: TCC Fiction Names Last Two Rainmakers: Nova and Ion Storm (1709827)
Posted by Deadput on July 14th, 2015 @ 5:24pm CDT
Insurgent wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Kind of sucks he has lightning powers considering that's Thundercracker's gig.


No it's not. That's Shrapnel's gig. Thundercracker makes weaponised sonic booms.



I know he makes sonic booms and I know Shrapnel can use lightning but I'm just saying among the Seekers.



I swear that Thundercracker had some sort of electricity powers though maybe on a box bio but I heard it somewhere before.

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