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17th Oct '17 6:43:06 AM Bluecatcinema
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-->'''spoiler:Scorponok:''' Huuuu... Puh-Prime? Did... Did... kuuuu... I do... good?

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-->'''spoiler:Scorponok:''' -->'''Scorponok:''' Huuuu... Puh-Prime? Did... Did... kuuuu... I do... good?



* AntiVillain: Comic Zarak, who made the Decepticons leave Cybertron rather than allow harm to come to his daughter Lyra. While merging with Scorponok didn't do him any favours, as time went by he became increasingly doubtful and unsure of himself, not to mention proving willing to listen to Optimus after the guy saved his life (as Optimus does), and eventually went out fighting Unicron.

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* AntiVillain: Comic Zarak, who made the Decepticons leave Cybertron Nebulos rather than allow harm to come to his daughter Lyra. While merging with Scorponok didn't do him any favours, as time went by he became increasingly doubtful and unsure of himself, not to mention proving willing to listen to Optimus after the guy saved his life (as Optimus does), and eventually went out fighting Unicron.



* HiddenDepths: If he believes an opponent is worthy enough, he will face them in hand-to-hand combat to the death. Obviously, he's never lost such a contest, but he always speaks highly of those he's defeated in such a way.



* ThePigPen

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* ThePigPenThePigPen: When he's not in battle, he prefers to lounge around in his extremely messy living quarters.



* WeaksauceWeakness: Sinnertwin's afraid so small, furry animals despite being a scary two-headed orthrus.

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* WeaksauceWeakness: Sinnertwin's afraid so of small, furry animals despite being a scary two-headed orthrus.



* ForTheEvulz

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* ForTheEvulzDirtyCoward: He prefers to remain in his Pretender shell for the bulk of a battle, only coming out when there are nothing but wounded Autobots who are too weak to fight back.
* ForTheEvulz: He's been known to blast the kneecaps out of a fleeing Autobot, just so he can enjoy the sight of them flailing around in agony.



* TooDumbToLive: Storm Cloud. Usually attempting to stage a coup in a villain's army requires a degree of subtlety, restraint, or skill. Storm Cloud has none of these and will loudly announce plans to overthrow Whisper in public. In front of Whisper.

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* TooDumbToLive: Storm Cloud. Usually Usually, attempting to stage a coup in a villain's army requires a degree of subtlety, restraint, or skill. Storm Cloud has none of these and will loudly announce plans to overthrow Whisper in public. In front of Whisper.




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* NoSympathy: Utterly contemptuous of those who show even the slightest weakness.
* VillainousValor: Roadblock knows no fear whatsoever. He'll charge into battle alone, if he must.



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* TheQuietOne: Vanquish is both a master of stealth, and the non-talkative type, to the point where Fireshot ''actually forgets he's combined with him''.
* TalkingToYourself: Fireshot has a habit of muttering to himself about his worries and self-important thoughts.




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\n!!the * HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Spaceshot is under the delusion that Blackout is as brave and dedicated as he is.

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* LeeroyJenkins: Tracer is always eager to be the first of the team of the battlefield, which often results in him finding himself alone and outnumbered.


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* CripplingOverspecialization: He often relies on his gunslinging abilities to solve a problem, even when some other method would be more effective.
12th Oct '17 6:26:12 PM Stealth
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* GrievousHarmWithABody: Rampage ripped off one of his arms during one of the Decepticons' many {{Enemy Civil War}}s. Apeface ''picked up his own arm and beat Rampage senseless with it.''
12th Oct '17 5:13:38 PM Stealth
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* TheBully: He's an asshole who picks on other people, even other Decepticons. Also a pun.
* KillItWithFire: Flamethrower tail-gun for robot mode, burning smoky breath for beast mode.



* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster
* YourHeadAsplode: In the IDW comics

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* LosingYourHead: He's a Headmaster
Headmaster. He later got his head blown off his shoulders, which was decidedly more fatal.
* NoAccountingForTaste: Why was Needlenose dating this guy again?
* ShoutOut: While called a bull, his beast mode design owes a fair bit to the 'terror dogs' of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' (which predated his release by two years).
* UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodliness: Not just gross but ''deliberately'' repulsive. He's proud about the fact that he can't remember his last bath. He's also extremely bad-tempered and abusive.
* YourHeadAsplode: In the IDW comics
comics thanks to an Autobot inhibitor/deterrence chip [[spoiler:that was actually Soundwave's doing]].




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* TheMourningAfter: Needlenose never got over Horri-Bull's death and blamed the Autobots for it [[spoiler:because he never learned that it had actually been detonated by Soundwave]].
* NoAccountingForTaste: Why the chic, would-be trendsetter was dating the abrasive, phenomenally gross bully is anyone's guess.
* RoboFamily: His brother is the Autobot Tracks. Amusingly it's the Autobot who's the elitist snob. Unlike other siblings in the franchise there's no clear indication of what makes the two of them related.
* SiblingRivalry: With his brother Tracks, as one is an Autobot and the other joined the Decepticons.
7th Sep '17 8:41:53 AM Scorntex
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* ForTheEvulz: Both cartoon and comic Decepticons got started basically because they were bored and wanted a fight.



* TheDreaded: Monstructor actually projects a field of terror, to help the pants-darkening sight of his just appearing.
* EldritchAbomination: The Dreamwave profiles paint Monstructor as some horrific thing that just ''happens'' to come in the form of a violent robot, channelling evil there isn't a name for.
* HairTriggerTemper: Bristleback is filled with hate for everything and everyone.
* HiddenDepths: Underneath his mad exterior, Slog laments the loss of life the war causes on both sides. His superiors aren't happy with that.



* NoIndoorVoice: Scowl, with his already loud voice amplified by his shell.




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* WalkingWasteland: Monstructor drains the life out of everything nearby, and his solar rifle draws in every bit of sunlight nearby. He longs for the day when he just roam the galaxy killing everyone and everything he can find.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Bristleback has to stay in his shell most of the time, otherwise he'll start rusting up like mad.




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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Blackjack has particular skill at analysing a situation, and knowing when's a good time to strike or not. He also likes using this skill to ''actually'' know when to fold.
* MeaningfulName: Blackjack likes to gamble.



* TheChosenMany: Thunderwing is one of the vanishingly rare Decepticons capable of reacting to the Matrix. Of course, by the time he got his mitts on it, the Matrix had... ''changed''.



* SealedEvilInACan: By virtue of having run out of energy and being locked within his own Pretender shell. That is, until Bludgeon and his insane Pretender cult roused the beast from its slumber..=

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* SealedEvilInACan: By virtue of having run out of energy and being locked within his own Pretender shell. That is, until Bludgeon and his insane Pretender cult roused the beast from its slumber..=slumber...



* DirtyCoward: Blackout will flee the minute he thinks the battle's going poorly.

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* DirtyCoward: Blackout will flee the minute he thinks the battle's going poorly. Only his fear of Spaceshot keeps him from getting out of dodge.



* NoExportForYou: They were only available in Europe.
* PaletteSwap: Stalker and Soundwave zig-zag with this trope. Despite being intentionally designed to look like Soundwave, he was a brand-new mold with a different altmode. Since tape decks became outdated, Soundwave has been released at least twice as a repaint of Stalker, so Soundwave is the PaletteSwap, but since Soundwave is an older, more recognisable character, Stalker tends to be regarded as the PaletteSwap.



* NoExportForYou: They were only available in Europe.
* PaletteSwap: Stalker and Soundwave zig-zag with this trope. Despite being intentionally designed to look like Soundwave, he was a brand-new mold with a different altmode. Since tape decks became outdated, Soundwave has been released at least twice as a repaint of Stalker, so Soundwave is the PaletteSwap, but since Soundwave is an older, more recognisable character, Stalker tends to be regarded as the PaletteSwap.



* BadBoss: He was prone to bullying and threatening his underlings, particularly Shrapnel. At one point, one of his troops was killed by a malfunctioning spacebridge. Rather than caring much, Straxus just send another guy in to see what had happened. They died too.



* [[spoiler: SuicideAttack]]: He's a K-class Decepticon. Guess what the K stands for.

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* [[spoiler: SuicideAttack]]: SuicideAttack: He's a K-class Decepticon. Guess what the K stands for.
31st Aug '17 1:52:50 PM Mdjj1996
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* MixAndMatchCritters: His beast form is depicted as a wolf with bat wings and a reptilian tail.


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* FishPeople: His Pretender shell. It even appears as if it was wearing a iron mask.
24th Aug '17 4:43:50 PM Mdjj1996
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* MakesMeWannaShout: Scowl's power.

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* MakesMeWannaShout: MakeMeWannaShout: Scowl's power.



* TheStarscream: Icepick, in "Rythms of Darkness", thought maybe getting rid of Galvatron was a good plan. He didn't get anywhere before a large building fell on him

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* TheStarscream: Icepick, in "Rythms of Darkness", thought maybe getting rid of Galvatron was a good plan. He didn't get anywhere before a large building fell on himcollapsed upon him.
18th Aug '17 9:47:21 AM Mdjj1996
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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: His ''Titans Return'' figure depicts him as a... well... crocodile. Justified as his toy is a retool of Skullcruncher (under the name Skullsmasher).
17th Aug '17 2:42:09 PM Scorntex
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Marvel Comics Scorponok's approval rating didn't so much sink as drown when he let Starscream back into the fold. Had Optimus not decided to surrender as a show of faith, Shockwave's attempted coup probably would've gone unopposed.



* AntiVillain: Comic Zarak, who made the Decepticons leave Cybertron rather than allow harm to come to his daughter Lyra. While merging with Scorponok didn't do him any favours, as time went by he became increasingly doubtful and unsure of himself, not to mention proving willing to listen to Optimus after the guy saved his life (as Optimus does), and eventually went out fighting Unicron.



* DependingOnTheWriter: Scorponok's portrayal wildly varies between continuities: in the Sunbow cartoon (specifically, "The Rebirth") he appears to be a lifeless HumongousMecha controlled by Zarak, in the Marvel comics Scorponok is a large (but not huge) sentient Decepticon who allies with Lord Zarak, and in ''The Headmasters'', Scorponok is a small Cybertronian who controls a lifeless Transtector to become [=MegaZarak=] (and later [=BlackZarak=]).
** In addition, some continuities have him in merely a high ranking position, while others make him the leader for a time. Some continuities give him redeemable traits, while in others he's a CardCarryingVillain.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Scorponok's Scorponok and Zarak's portrayal wildly varies between continuities: in continuities:
** In
the Sunbow cartoon (specifically, "The Rebirth") he appears to be a lifeless HumongousMecha controlled by Zarak, a green-skinned Nebulonian tyrant.
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in the Marvel comics Scorponok is a large (but not huge) sentient Decepticon who allies with Lord Zarak, a scheming Nebulan politician. Bob Budiansky depicted Scorponok as largely being your typical comic book villain, but Zarak as having some ethics. Furman depicted Zarak as being almost entirely in control, and when he wrote Scorponok in Regeneration One, Scorponok was essentially a James Bond villain.
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''The Headmasters'', Scorponok is a small Cybertronian who controls a lifeless Transtector to become [=MegaZarak=] (and later [=BlackZarak=]).
** In addition, some continuities have him
[=BlackZarak=]), and is a total bastard who cares for no-one but himself, willing to destroy planet after planet in merely a high ranking position, while others make him the leader for a time. Some continuities give him redeemable traits, while in others he's a CardCarryingVillain.name of ultimate power.



* EnemyMine: He proved willing to team-up with Optimus. Eventually, at any rate, when Optimus told him Unicron was coming.



* EvilVersusEvil: Comics Scorponok vied for control of the Decepticons against Rabat. He eventually won via shooting the guy in the back. Later on, he has to deal with Shockwave and Starscream wresting control from ''him''.



* MythologyGag: His Titan Master partner, Revolver, looks like Jack, whose death Sixshot caused in ''Headmasters''.



* ImAHumanitarian: Skullcruncher has eaten both Nebulans and Transformers.

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* ImAHumanitarian: Skullcruncher has eaten both Nebulans and Transformers. He's not really fond of either (Nebulans aren't very nutritional, and as for Autobots... see his quote).



* TheSpiny: Supposedly, in the IDW comics, Ultra Magnus steps on him with no bad consequences.

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* TheSpiny: Supposedly, Supposedly. in the IDW comics, Ultra Magnus steps on him with no bad consequences.
5th Aug '17 3:09:23 PM DrPsyche
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* AdaptationalHeroism: While his toy bio solicits him as a crazy sadist, his main appearances in fiction (Marvel UK and IDW) cast him as a NobleDemon at worst and an AntiHero at best. Beyond that he's often just background filler and presumably no worse than the average Decepticon.
2nd Aug '17 12:44:35 PM SpinAttaxx
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A Decepticon who has six forms and is a one man army.

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A Decepticon who has six forms and forms, Sixshot is a one man army.army and among the most deadly Transformers to ever exist. Vile, nasty, and gleefully murderous, Sixshot delights in sending foes to "the great junkyard in the sky".



* ChallengeSeeker: Sees battle as a way to test himself against powerful opponents.
* EquippableAlly: While in gun mode.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: ''The Headmasters'' gives Sixshot far more redeeming qualities than his Tech Specs do, giving him a sense of honor and decency who never kills innocents or children in cold blood. For comparison, his Tech Specs claim his one redeeming trait is him [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead speaking well of his victims]].
* AdaptationalSuperpowerChange:
** ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', for whatever reason, gave Sixshot ninja abilities in addition to his alternate modes (of which he received an extra one in "Wingwolf"... which was obviously made via fiddling with the toy a bit).
** His ''Titans Return'' toy, thanks to toy guns becoming taboo in the modern era, replaces the gun mode for a submarine mode. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial It's totally not his gun mode turned upside down, we swear]].
* ArchnemesisDad: He acts as this to his son, Quickswitch, who joined the Autobots to make good where Sixshot went bad.
* {{BFG}}: He can transform into a laser gun. Like Shockwave, he doesn't shrink when in this mode, and he can use jets to move around in gun mode.
* ChallengeSeeker: Sees battle as a way to test himself against powerful opponents.
opponents.
* CoolCar: One of his altmodes is an armed off-road car.
* CoolStarship: He can transform into a Cybertronian spaceship.
* EquippableAlly: While Just like Megatron, Shockwave, and the Targetmasters, he can be fired by other Transformers while in gun mode.mode.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: The IDW Decepticons all fear and despise Sixshot for the horrific nature of his function as a Phase Sixer. The only ones that come close to being his friends are the Terrorcons, who look up to Sixshot and want to be just as strong as he is.
* HeelFaceTurn: While he starts off as a nasty piece of work in ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', he eventually comes to abandon the Decepticons and form a friendship with Daniel.
* HeroKiller: In ''The Headmasters'', Sixshot kills Ultra Magnus in a duel on Earth.



* MeaningfulName: Sixshot, being a Six Changer, has six forms--his robot mode, [[TankGoodness a tank]], [[{{BFG}} a gun]], [[CoolShip a spaceship]], an off-road vehicle, and a winged wolf.
* NobleDemon: Sixshot, in ''Headmasters'' only serves the Decepticons out of a sense of sworn duty to Galvatron, and is actually a principled, decent and honorable warrior who does not kill children or innocents in cold blood. This hidden decency allows him to befriend Daniel later on, resulting in a HeelFaceTurn.
* [[OneManArmy One Bot Army]]: Sixshot is perfectly capable of holding his own against far more numerous opponents. Fitting, given that he is also a...
* PersonOfMassDestruction: In the IDW comics, Sixshot is one of Megatron's "Phase-Sixers", a trio of extremely powerful Decepticons who are expected--and perfectly capable--of ''razing entire planets to the ground whenever they see action.''
* SuperSoldier: In IDW.

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* MeaningfulName: LosingYourHead: His ''Titans Return'' toy partners him with an ancient Titan Master named Revolver, who forms Sixshot's head.
* LoudOfWar: Sixshot wields two hypersonic concussion blasters, which are used in every one of his modes, though the wolf mode prefers the use of its razor sharp teeth.
* MadeOfIron: At the end of ''Spotlight: Metroplex'', Sixshot is crushed underfoot by [[HumongousMecha the titular Titan]]. '''And he survives.'''
* MeaningfulName:
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Sixshot, being a Six Changer, has six forms--his forms -- his robot mode, [[TankGoodness a tank]], [[{{BFG}} tank, a gun]], [[CoolShip gun, a spaceship]], spaceship, an off-road vehicle, and a winged wolf.
** The IDW continuity gives his name additional meaning as a Phase Sixer -- as the sixth phase of Megatron's [[ThePlan infiltration protocol]], he's sent in to completely raze a given planet and eliminate any remaining scraps of resistance.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: His one redeeming trait is his admiration for the opponents he's killed, which are often those he deemed {{worthy opponent}}s.
* NobleDemon: Sixshot, in ''Headmasters'' ''The Headmasters'' only serves the Decepticons out of a sense of sworn duty to Galvatron, and is actually a principled, decent and honorable warrior who does not kill children or innocents in cold blood. This hidden decency allows him to befriend Daniel later on, resulting in a HeelFaceTurn.
* [[OneManArmy One Bot Army]]: OneManArmy: With the function of Solo Transformer Assault Group and six transformations, Sixshot is perfectly capable of holding his own against far more numerous opponents. Fitting, given that opponents.
* OutOfFocus: Unusually for a MerchandiseDriven franchise and an ambitious toy, Sixshot made only a single appearance in the Marvel comic and the Sunbow cartoon (but for the latter,
he is also a...
sure made it count).
* PersonOfMassDestruction: In the IDW comics, Sixshot is one of Megatron's "Phase-Sixers", "Phase Sixers", a trio of extremely powerful Decepticons who are expected--and expected -- and perfectly capable--of capable -- of ''razing entire planets to the ground whenever they see action.''
* SavageWolves: Sixshot has a mechanical winged wolf as one of his transformations, and he's as cruel, cunning and destructive as any Decepticon comes.
* SuperSoldier: In IDW.
One gets the impression that this is Sixshot's role in the Decepticon hierarchy. It's even more blatant in IDW, where he is explicitly created as a Phase-Sixer.
* TankGoodness: One of his many transformations is of a Cybertronian tank.
* WorthyOpponent: If he speaks well of his victims, he must consider them this to some degree.
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