Characters: Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers
This is the character sheet for Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers
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Welcome to the team. Just be prepared: sometimes in the Wreckers, your first day is your last.
- And I Must Scream: Trapped in a coma at the end of the series, though he is implied to have gotten better.
- Angst Coma: Goes into one after his mutilation at the hands of Overlord. Despite being completely repaired and rebuilt, he suffers from "zero point" a seemingly incurable affliction that prevents his spark from powering his body. Rung suggests that Roadbuster read Ironfist's stories of the Wrecker's past exploits to him, and it ultimately seems to work when Springer's painful memories of Pova resurface.
- Arch-Enemy: Not a fan of Prowl's.
- Authority Equals Asskicking
- BFG: Ironfist supplies him with a huge rotary Gatling-style weapon to use against Overlord. It doesn't even slow Overlord down. At least until Ironfist detonates the thousands of deterrence chips it embedded in him...
- The Captain
- Eye Scream: One of his optics is knocked out of his head when Overlord tears his face off.
- It's the Best Whatever, Ever!: His response when Kup tells him the story of Violator? The best story ever.
- The Kirk
- Lantern Jaw of Justice
- Meaningful Name: He can jump really high. Since he's got a flying alt-mode, this doesn't show up very often.
- Put on a Bus: As a result of his injuries, he has not reappeared again in newer comics.
- Shoulders of Doom: Wears a massive pair of shoulder pauldrons in the present day. These proved famous enough to eventually carry over to his toy◊.
'Autobot'? I'm a Wrecker, Snare. First and always.
- Been There, Shaped History: is one of the guilty parties in Megatron's Start of Darkness.
- Broken Pedestal: To Springer and Ironfist.
- Character Development: By the series' end, he has come to terms with his actions on Pova, and even refuses to kill Overlord in honor of Springer (and because killing him would be the kinder option at this point).
- Cruel Mercy: Refuses to kill the broken Overlord in honor of Springer.
- Fallen Hero
- He Who Fights Monsters
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope
- Knight of Cerebus: Semi-heroic version.
- The Lancer
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Started a bar brawl that got Megatron arrested, and nearly murdered, which in turn was his Start of Darkness.
- The Pardon: For his help in retaking Garrus-9, he's issued a formal pardon for the massacre of Squadron X.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Hold it, Impactor's letting an enemy live? Wait, never mind, I get it now.
- Redemption Equals Life: Eventually accepts that what he did on Pova was wrong, and makes it out of the comic alive.
- Sixth Ranger
- Sociopathic Hero
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
- We Used to Be Friends: Used to be drinking buddies with Megatron. It saved his life at one point, if Ironfist's writing is to be believed.
- Vigilante Execution: He executed Squadron X with a nice shot to the head as they were tied town and defenseless.
You can't beat "Wreck and Rule". Pure poetry.
- Addiction Displacement: Used to be obsessively fanbotish about the Primal Vanguard, is now obsessively fanbotish about the Wreckers.
- Adorkable: Has his moments.
- Ascended Fanboy: Author of the popular Wreckers: Declassified datalogs under the alias "Fisitron".
- Awesome Backpack: Wears his Lightformer Cannon in this manner.
- Badass Adorable
- Badass Bookworm: Has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Wreckers, to the extent that he knows more about some of their members than they do.
- Been There, Shaped History: Designed Optimus Prime's signature rifle while serving as Wheeljack's apprentice. Optimus never knew his name.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Possibly one of the only Wreckers ever to be, all in all, a pretty Nice Guy. That being said, there's a reason use of most of his inventions constitutes a war crime, and he is more than capable of throwing together obscenely lethal weaponry to even out his relative lack of combat power. Overlord finds this out the hard way.
- He didn't take being set up to die in a "lab accident" kindly either, and throws together an awesome Thanatos Gambit to ensure Skyfall goes down hard.
- BFG: His Lightformer Cannon.
- Boom, Headshot: Inventor of the Cerebro-Sensitive Bullet, which results in one of these whenever it's used.
- The Cameo: In the flashback "Shadowplay" arc of Transformers: More than Meets the Eye.
- Catch Phrase: Said "glorious" all the time, because Delta Magnus said it. As Fisitron, there are of course his "Fisitronisms"...
- Chekhov's Gun: The wound on his head.
- The Cutie
- Fanboy: Of the Wreckers. Before that, he was a huge fan of the Primal Vanguard and Delta Magnus.
- Friendless Background: From all indications, he didn't have many friends on the force, probably because he never stopped talking about the Primal Vanguard.
- Gadgeteer Genius: The best weapons designer around, barring maybe Brainstorm.
- The Hero Dies
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Killed by one of his Cerebro-Sensitive Bullets.
- The Knights Who Say Squee
- Living on Borrowed Time
- MacGyvering: Makes a detour to Garrus-9's armory and throws together a deterrence chip-launching chaingun. It proves critical in defeating Overlord.
- Man Child
- Naļve Newcomer: Knows the Wreckers have an amazingly high fatality rate, but he's still surprised when people start dying.
- Nice Guy
- Secretly Dying: That mark on his head that looks like a bullet wound? That's exactly what it is, courtesy of one of his own Cerebro-Sensitive-Bullets, and it's been killing him for the past 18 months.
- Significant Anagram: Ironfist -> Fisitron.
- The Smart Guy
- Thanatos Gambit: His death may be inevitable, but he sets up events so that Skyfall, the one responsible, is utterly screwed when he does die.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He idolized The Wreckers and romanticized all their missions as space adventures. But then Reality Ensues during the mission in Garrus-9 and realizes that War Is Hell.
And yes, I am that good.
"Maybe I should change my name to Top Secret"
"Hold this, stay there, an' get ready to take notes."
Thank you for flying Wrecker Airlines. Please deposit your round-trip ticket to hell and back with the stewardess.
- Adaptational Villainy: By the time Transformers: Punishment rolls around, he's become an extrajudicial killer in the vein of Impactor in this miniseries.
- Ascended Extra: While little more than a background character here, the Punishment miniseries gives him a central role as the antagonist.
- Big Bad: Of Transformers: Punishment.
- Fallen Hero
- Foreshadowing: The only member of the Pova unit who doesn't try to get Springer to acquit them of war crimes. John Barber ran with this in the Punishment miniseries.
- History Repeats: Impactor's massacre of Squadron X is a major plot point of this series. Fast-forward to Punishment, and guess what Sandstorm is doing?
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Pretty much his whole MO in Punishment.
- Vigilante Execution: Performs a whole slew of these on war criminals in the Punishment miniseries.
- Ascended Extra: Not here, but in Spotlight: Orion Pax, where we hear them speak for the first time in this continuity.
- Black Comedy: Thanks to him (them?), there's always been a spot of confusion as to whether or not the Wreckers' survival rate is 38% or 42%.
- Coordinated Clothes: Both olive-green and yellow, and with sensory deprivation helmets covering their faces.
- Handicapped Badass: Blew out their transformation cogs eons ago, never bothered getting them fixed.
- Heel-Face Turn
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Rack has an anvil for a hand, Ruin has a Hammer. Ruin also has a disfigured face.
- Irony: They were horrified by the thought of combining with the other.
- Killed Off for Real
- Minion with an F in Evil: Used to be Decepticons, before the war really got started.
- Mysterious Past: We don't know how they ended up fused together, or... anything about them, really.
- We do know there was a third brother, but that he died, and that Rack joined the Wreckers first.
- Soap Opera Disease: Implied to be what forced them to become conjoined, and what ultimately killed them.
- Posthumous Character
Look at you. All brittle bones and ligaments and red, red ventricles, so sticky-soft and bendable... I wonder what noise you'll make when I pop your seams?
- An Arm and a Leg: Impactor relieves him of an arm after his Heroic Second Wind.
- Also has a hand blown off by Perceptor a little earlier than that.
- And in MTMTE, he loses an arm to the Lost Light's weapons.
- Asshole Victim: In More Than Meets The Eye, Duplicate!Overlord is decapitated by the D.J.D.
- Ax-Crazy: Doesn't even begin to describe him.
- Big Bad: Of this miniseries. He later becomes an Arc Villain in Transformers: More than Meets the Eye.
- Blood Knight
- Body Horror: Due to the detonation of thousands of deterrence chips Springer fired into him, he's reduced to a flaming endoskeleton.
- Bread and Circuses
- The Bus Came Back: Returns in Transformers: More than Meets the Eye.
- The Caligula: Naturally. In addition, Word of God states that his famous pout was inspired by Greco-Roman busts, meaning he may very well have taken visual cues from the actual Caligula.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: It's revealed during a flashback sequence in Transformers: More than Meets the Eye that he subjected Fortress Maximus to this.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He delivers these to several characters.
- Dangerous Deserter: Hell yes.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: All those Autobot inmates? Massacred on his orders the moment the Wreckers touched down.
- The Dreaded: Autobots and Decepticons alike are terrified of him.
- Eye Scream: Impactor gouges out one of his eyes with his hook. Overlord takes it better than he has any reason to.
- Faux Affably Evil: Best demonstrated with his execution of Rotorstorm. He's also this way towards other Decepticons, who he'll kill just for "wasting his time".
- Genius Bruiser
- Hero Killer
- It's All About Me: He kills two Decepticons for 'wasting his time'. In fact, this defines everything he does.
- It Amused Me: His other driving motivation.
- Kick the Dog: Too many to count.
- Knight of Cerebus
- Made of Indestructium: The Ununtruim bonded to his endoskeleton renders it virtually invulnerable. Not so much his exterior, though. Or his joints.
- Major Injury Underreaction: When Impactor puts a hook through his eye, he just pops a Slasher Smile before stomping him into the ground, and then there's his reaction to Perceptor shooting his hand off...
Overlord: (turns) Hm?
- Subverted when Ironfist blows his exterior plating off; though it's more because he knows he can't face down Megatron in such a compromised state than a reaction to the pain.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Was already this before Megatron had him infused with Ununtrium.
- Off with His Head!: The DJD track one version of him down and and decapitate him with an Ununtrium-bladed chainsaw. Pretend you're sorry.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: How he feels towards Megatron.
- This Is a Drill: Learned mnemosurgery, but his fingers turn into drills rather than the more common needles.
- One-Man Army
- Person of Mass Destruction: In his prime, Overlord was selected to become a Phase Sixer - a super soldier that would arrive on worlds the Decepticons had already trashed and finish the job. An incident in the paperback of LSOTW claims that it took the combined military of an entire stellar empire just to make him consider calling for support. He's not quite as strong in More Than Meets the Eye, having lost access to his weapons, but that hasn't helped his disposition any.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Shout-Out: According to Word of God, he sounds like the John Simms version of the Master.
- Slasher Smile
- Underestimating Badassery: Does it to Ironfist, and pays dearly for it.
- Unusual Weapon Mounting: He can kill you with his abs.
- Villainous Breakdown: His composure slips when Ironfist reduces him to a burning skeleton, saying that he won't be able to face Megatron in such a state. Verity then decides to let the other shoe fall, telling him that Megatron a) never cared enough to track Overlord down, and b) is kind of dead, forever robbing him of the opportunity to best him. It works.
- Later suffers one in MTMTE when Chromedome exploits his pathological fear of losing and uses Trepan's Trigger to force a fashback of all his past defeats.
- Worth Living For: Finding out that Megatron is alive is all that is needed to give him back his fighting spirit.
Let's just say I had an epiphany. I watched too many people make choices and realized I had one of my own to make.
Now, I really think it's time that one of you died.
The open graves, the torture chambers... All just hollow theatrics. This is an exercise in provocation.