History Characters / TransformersPrimeDecepticons

21st Jul '17 7:13:38 PM Prometheus117
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: His combat capabilities and status as TheDreaded were foreshadowed as far back as near the first episodes as Starscream is almost never seen berating him like [[TheSmartGuy Knockout]] or [[TheBrute Breakdown]] and at times he even seems outright ''terrified'' of Soundwave (such as when he realized Laserbeak was approaching after removing Megatron's Dark Energon shard from his chest and went from gloating about killing Megatron to ordering a rescue and medical team be dispatched to recover him).



* TheWorfEffect: Spends much of the first season with her name being spoken with [[TheDreaded dread by Arcee]], and her numerous clashes with Arcee, the other Autobots, and even Breakdown shown that she's an extremely dangerous 'Con. Soundwave [[CurbStompBattle flattening her ass]] in the season finale thus shows [[LetsGetDangerous how powerful the until-then quiet and unassuming comm. officer really is]] and why Starscream always seemed so terrified of him whenever the risk of his treachery against Megatron being revealed came up.



* CrazyPrepared: Has microchipped his Predacons for survellance and built an off-site laboratory for the express purpose of cloning Preadacons that couldn't fit in the Cybertronian-sized ''Nemesis''.

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* CrazyPrepared: Has microchipped his Predacons for survellance surveillance and built an off-site laboratory for the express purpose of cloning Preadacons Predacons that couldn't fit in the Cybertronian-sized ''Nemesis''.
20th Jul '17 2:22:25 PM Prometheus117
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* GatlingGood: His weapon of choice is a ''Film/{{Predator}}''-style minigun. It is actually one of the few weapons that is hand-held and stowed on his back, rather than [[ArmCannon transforming from one of his hands and/or arms]].

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* GatlingGood: His weapon of choice is a ''Film/{{Predator}}''-style minigun. It is actually one of the few weapons that is hand-held and stowed on his back, rather than [[ArmCannon transforming from one of his hands and/or arms]]. His brother Dreadwing prefers [[{{BFG}} giant laser cannons]].



* {{BFG}}: Carries an enormous laser cannon with a [[ChainsawGripBFG chainsaw-style grip]]. [[spoiler:He discards it in favor of his sword to kill Starscream, and Megatron uses it himself to kill Dreadwing]].

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* {{BFG}}: Carries an enormous laser cannon with a [[ChainsawGripBFG chainsaw-style grip]].grip]], very similar to his twin Skyquake's [[GatlingGood machine gun]]. [[spoiler:He discards it in favor of his sword to kill Starscream, and Megatron uses it himself to kill Dreadwing]].
20th Jul '17 12:01:47 PM YoshimitsuMaster
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* CoolCar: Knock Out has stated that it's tough to get replacement parts for his alt mode. He ''strongly'' resembles an Aston Martin One-77, a hypercar described as art in automobile form and one of the most exclusive cars in the world, with only 77 unique examples in existence and an asking price of GB£1,150,000.

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* CoolCar: Knock Out has stated that it's tough to get replacement parts for his alt mode. He ''strongly'' resembles an Aston Martin One-77, a hypercar described Vanquish, best known as art James Bond's car in automobile form and one of the most exclusive cars in the world, with only 77 unique examples in existence and an asking price of GB£1,150,000.''Die Another Day''.
18th Jul '17 7:02:03 AM YoshimitsuMaster
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* AlmightyJanitor: Downplayed as the role of communications officer ''is'' an important role, but it doesn't quite encapsulate Soundwave's skills. Given his [[CurbStompBattle battle record]], [[TheDreaded reputation]] and [[UndyingLoyalty closeness to Megatron]], he could easily fulfill the role of second-in-command and do a much better job than Starscream, Airachnid, or even Dreadwing

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* AlmightyJanitor: Downplayed as the role of communications officer ''is'' an important role, but it doesn't quite encapsulate Soundwave's skills. Given his [[CurbStompBattle battle record]], [[TheDreaded reputation]] and [[UndyingLoyalty closeness to Megatron]], he could easily fulfill the role of second-in-command and do a much better job than Starscream, Airachnid, or even DreadwingDreadwing.



* BadassBoast: [[spoiler:The first four words he spoke in "Minus One" before shutting down. And he later backs them up.]]

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* BadassBoast: [[spoiler:The first [[spoiler: The ''only four words he spoke spoke'' in "Minus One" (and the entire series) before shutting down. And he later backs them up.]]



* CurbStompBattle: He's the undisputed ''master'' of this trope. To put it into persepctive, the ''only'' fight with him that ''didn't'' end in an out-and-out CurbStompBattle was his fight with Wheeljack, but even then, he still won.

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* CurbStompBattle: He's the undisputed ''master'' of this trope. To put it into persepctive, the ''only'' fight with him that ''didn't'' end in an out-and-out CurbStompBattle was his fight with Wheeljack, but even then, and he still won.won that one.



* KlingonsLoveShakespeare:[[spoiler: if the Hub's take on 'behind the scene' is any indication, ''Soundwave'' of all people, along with Megatron, is a brony]].



* [[NotEvenHuman Not Even Cybertronian]]: In ''Minus One'', after the interrogation goes nowhere, Ratchet suggests cutting Soundwave open to access his hard drives, claiming that Sounwave is "No ordinary Cybertronian, inside or out". Exactly ''what'' is meant by that is unclear, though he does display multiple abilities the other tranformers don't, such as an inbuilt groundbridge.

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* [[NotEvenHuman Not Even Cybertronian]]: In ''Minus One'', after the interrogation goes nowhere, Ratchet suggests cutting Soundwave open to access his hard drives, claiming that Sounwave is "No ordinary Cybertronian, inside or out". Exactly ''what'' is meant by that is unclear, though he does display multiple abilities the other tranformers don't, such as an inbuilt groundbridge.ground bridge.
17th Jul '17 2:18:58 PM Prometheus117
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* {{Pride}}: His fatal flaw.

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* {{Pride}}: His fatal flaw. Starscream ''is'' competent at leadership, can deliver a pretty impressive veneer of charisma to keep the rank and file in line, and he's a good enough CombatPragmatist that he can get by in combat, but he tends to overestimate just ''how good'' he is at all of these when facing off with the Autobots or other Decepticons.
16th Jul '17 3:04:27 PM Prometheus117
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* AdaptationalBadass: Not him, but his altmode. Soundwave's flight mode is patterned after an [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Atomics_MQ-9_Reaper MQ-9 Reaper drone]], which is designed for endurance, not speed. The top cruising speed of a Reaper is about 200 miles per hour. Soundwave, however, can easily keep up with ''Starscream'', a jet fighter capable of supersonic flight. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that Soundwave is only imitating the form of a Reaper, but doesn't need the fuel-efficiency compromises of the real thing.
* AffablyEvil[=/=]PunchClockVillain: Somewhat. Soundwave ''is'' a villain and is as equally dangerous as the rest of the Decepticons. However, he's not driven by delusions of grandeur nor is he sadistic. The ''only'' reason he does any of the things he does is out of his loyalty to Megatron and the Decepticons.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Gets trapped in the Shadowzone in "Deadlock", similar to Skyquake.]]

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* AdaptationalBadass: Not him, but This is likely the most threatening incarnation of Soundwave to date, even down to his altmode. Soundwave's flight mode is patterned after an [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Atomics_MQ-9_Reaper MQ-9 Reaper drone]], which is designed for endurance, not speed. The top cruising speed of a Reaper is about 200 miles per hour. Soundwave, however, can easily keep up with ''Starscream'', a jet fighter capable of supersonic flight. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that Soundwave is only imitating the form of a Reaper, but doesn't need the fuel-efficiency compromises of the real thing.
* AffablyEvil[=/=]PunchClockVillain: Somewhat. Soundwave ''is'' a villain and is as equally dangerous as the rest of the Decepticons. However, he's not driven by delusions of grandeur nor is he sadistic. The ''only'' reason he does any of the things he does is out of his loyalty to Megatron and the Decepticons.
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* AlmightyJanitor: Downplayed as the role of communications officer ''is'' an important role, but it doesn't quite encapsulate Soundwave's skills. Given his [[CurbStompBattle battle record]], [[TheDreaded reputation]] and [[UndyingLoyalty closeness to Megatron]], he could easily fulfill the role of second-in-command and do a much better job than Starscream, Airachnid, or even Dreadwing
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Gets trapped in the Shadowzone in "Deadlock", similar to Skyquake.the zombified Skyquake. ''Robots in Disguise'' shows that he seems to be doing pretty well for himself there, though...]]



* AdaptationalBadass: Quite possibly the most dangerous and frightening incarnation of Soundwave so far.
** BadassBaritone: [[spoiler:When he finally speaks in "Minus One".]]
** BadassBoast: [[spoiler:The first four words he spoke in "Minus One" before shutting down. And he later backs them up.]]
** BadassBookworm: The Decepticons's communication chief who once served as a former gladiator of Kaon that almost bested ''Megatron''.
** BadassInDistress: In "Minus One", the Autobots manage to capture him, but he manages to break ''himself'' out with a little help from Laserbeak. [[spoiler:He also ends up trapped in the Shadowzone, but as of the end of Predacons Rising he hasn't been freed yet]].

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* AdaptationalBadass: Quite possibly the most dangerous and frightening incarnation of Soundwave so far.
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BadassBaritone: [[spoiler:When he finally speaks in "Minus One".]]
** * BadassBoast: [[spoiler:The first four words he spoke in "Minus One" before shutting down. And he later backs them up.]]
** * BadassBookworm: The Decepticons's communication chief who once served as a former gladiator of Kaon that almost bested ''Megatron''.
** * BadassInDistress: In "Minus One", the Autobots manage to capture him, but he manages to break ''himself'' out with a little help from Laserbeak. [[spoiler:He also ends up trapped in the Shadowzone, but as of the end of Predacons Rising he hasn't been freed yet]].
16th Jul '17 7:35:18 AM Malady
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* KaleidoscopeEyes:
** PurpleEyes: When he's using Dark Energon.
** RedEyesTakeWarning: Originally, he had blue eyes, but when he turned against Optimus they turned red and have remained such unless he uses Dark Energon.


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* MoodRingEyes:
** PurpleEyes: When he's using Dark Energon.
** RedEyesTakeWarning: Originally, he had blue eyes, but when he turned against Optimus they turned red and have remained such unless he uses Dark Energon.
11th Jul '17 4:49:20 PM Prometheus117
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* TheCreon: He's been with Megatron since the Decepticons' original beginnings in the gladiatorial pits of Kaon and while officially only his communications officer he's consistently been given trust and responsibilities that make him Megatron's second-in-command in all but name. Not once has he ever shown any desire to be anything more, even despite there being implications he's just as strong as Megatron.
10th Jul '17 7:03:14 AM Prometheus117
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* {{BFG}}: Carries an enormous laser cannon with a [[ChainsawGripBFG chainsaw-style grip]].

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* {{BFG}}: Carries an enormous laser cannon with a [[ChainsawGripBFG chainsaw-style grip]]. [[spoiler:He discards it in favor of his sword to kill Starscream, and Megatron uses it himself to kill Dreadwing]].
28th Jun '17 11:08:31 AM superboy313
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* FantasticRacism: As with any other iteration of the Decepticons, they view humans, and organic life in general to be beneath them.
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