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Shockwave
Name Shockwave
Faction Decepticon
Function Military Operations
Alt Mode Flying Space Gun
Type FC


Profile

"Clarity of thought before rashness of action."

Approaches war in a logical, objective manner. His cold, calculating nature makes it hard for him to understand or deal with intuitive, emotional thinking. Keeps watch for the chance to displace Galvatron, since he believes logic (more so than personal ambition) dictates he would be a more effective leader. As laser gun, can emit lethal beams of energy from anywhere on the electromagnetic spectrum: gamma rays, x-rays, light, infra-red rays, radio waves, etc. Flies in laser gun or robot mode. High fuel use, but can be powered by nuclear sources.

History

Shockwave001

Optic super model.

Shockwave first appeared roughly twelve million years ago (with two hands) as the team leader of Straxus' scientific research project to reverse-engineer the secrets of subspace from the Quintessons and thereby make transformation practical. Upon the team's success, Shockwave's own transformation process was devised in the very first generation of subspace-enabled transformation, resulting in an altmode consisting of little more than his legs and arms clamping together and the appearance of a barrel over his arms. He doesn't change size, shape, or even exchange any armor plates in the process. To this day Shockwave has no extraneous subspace pocket, which is why he carries no weapons or tools which are not part of his own body.

Shockwave continued to perform high-energy-physics research for Straxus, following up the discovery of subspace with the invention of the backup internal nuclear reactor, Transformer-grade ECM, the triplechanging and sixchanging variations of transformation, and the compact handheld "laser" still in use by most rear-guard Autobots and Decepticons. Over time he added many inventions to his own body, gradually developing from a mere scientist into a formidable warrior in his own right.

When Megatron inherited the leadership of the Decepticons, Shockwave was there on the ground floor to secure a high position in the new organization. His diligence was rewarded by being left in control of the planet when Megatron left Cybertron on the Earth mission. The planet was desperately low on fuel, and Shockwave fought very, very slowly, managing to hold off the Autobots for four million years mainly through logistics and defense.

Upon receiving a transmission from the reawakened Megatron in 1984, Shockwave invented the spacebridge more or less on the spot, having already worked it out on paper during eons of years of waiting for the phone to ring and programming computerized drones. He immediately resumed his previous position as Megatron's co-third-in-command (the same rank as Soundwave) and remained on Cybertron to prosecute the war against the Autobots there with the energon sent through the bridge from Earth.

In 1986 Shockwave expanded upon spacebridge technology to permit the teleportation of an entire planet across galactic distances. In 2006 Shockwave added another notch to his C.V. by inventing the warp gate, a free-floating, deep-space version of the spacebridge capable of flinging spacecraft and other objects across pan-galactic distances without a need for an internal faster-than-light drive.
Eldershox

Shockwave is so old school he drives a yellow bus with Gothic arch windows.

Notes

  • As well as inventing transformation, subspace, lasers and spacebridges, Shockwave invented the internet.
  • Shockwave is significantly understaffed.
  • Shockwave and Starscream never got along. He's glad Starscream's dead.
  • Shockwave doesn't actually need that blinky light on his face for anything. It's really just for looks, it helps people know who his voice is coming out of when he talks.
  • Shockwave doesn't blink. He stares.
  • Shockwave and Cyclonus share the distinction of being quasi-themely. Not just because they are giant robots, but because they are both powered by nuclear fission reactors. Good news! Nuclear fission is themely again!
  • Shockwave oversaw the recent re-mapping of Cybertron after engineering its move to the Centauri system via an Autobot-Decepticon joint project. Here's the new map:
    Cybermap

    Updated Cybertron map

  • Shockwave was emitting EMPs before Blackout made it cool.
  • Shockwave is so old school his yearbook picture is a Regency woodcut.
  • Shockwave is so old school he does all his homework in librettos.
  • Shockwave likes to microwave things to see what happens.
  • One of Shockwave's weaknesses is that if you have a geiger counter he is easy to find when hiding.
  • Shockwave's 'eye' actually unscrews to become a shot glass.
  • Shockwave is so old school he carved the Rosetta Stone to cheat on his Greek final.
  • Shockwave is so old school he has a lunchbox with a scene from his favorite Moliere play on it.
  • Shockwave has a daughter. This is MUSH CANON. Ha. Ha. Ha. :(
  • Shockwave is Eastern.
  • Shockwave's archives - A collection files from Shockwave's personal log.  These files are highly encrypted, and breaking into these files needs to be worked out with Shockwave's player.

Pictures Gallery


Logs

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2008
2016
2017
  • Bring On The Blue - Collectors edition! The first appearance of Blueshift, at the Monacus Olympics!
2018
2019
2020
  • Oh, Canada! - The Autobots respond to a Decepticon strike in Canada!
2021
2022
2024
2025
  • Killarn Strike: Magic Time - The Decepticons spring their assault on Killarn with a vicious, structured attack. Bonus repair RP track included! Happened aprox. March of 2025.
  • Raising Fences - (March 2025) A joint Autobot, Junkion, and EDC force start to raise fences, in the shape of artillery emplacements, VERY close to Polyhex.
2026
2028
2029
  • Thunder In The Skies - The legendary Thunderwing arrives with a delivery for the Decepticons - two state of the art Pretender shells. But advances in technology can be hard to swallow for some.
  • Arise Guiltor - 
  • The 3rd Battle For Moscow - 
  • The Americon Way - 
  • Apox Box Part Six: Final Apocalypse!! - Finally, the conclusion of The Maltese Apocalypse TP! The TP that took us to planets all over the Starmap! The TP that went on for so long that Nightbeat's player switched chars (to Jazz) before it was done! The TP that let Autobots play Decepticons, Junkions play Indiana Jones, and Decepticons play chess!
  • Go go Ramjet - Ramjet gets a quick promotion.
  • Man Behind the Curtain - WHO brought Thunderwing back from the depths of space? WHY was the Autobot Penumbra found drifting and half dead? WHERE have the Deluxe Insecticons gone? WHO has been committing acts of sabotage and murder in the Decepticon camp? WHO has been plotting on the sidelines, setting up the pieces? WHO is the old enemy about to return? These answers and more are revealed when the Autobots stage a heavy assault on the damaged NCC.
  • Monitor learns how to repair - Shockwave teaches Monitor the basic of Repair.
  • The Polyhex Plunge - The Decepticons discover what they have in the basement, er, the tunnels under New Polyhex.
  • Independence Day - In a show of togetherness, the Decepticons hold a celebration of Cybertronian Independence from the Quintessions. What could go wrong?
  • Air Race 2029 - A brutal aerial deathrace in an underground ice cavern infested with monsters! It doesn't get more hardcore than this! Gold: Blueshift! Silver: Sunder! Bronze: Ramjet!
  • Javelin Toss 2029 - Shawn Berger hosts the 2029 Olympic Javelin Toss!
  • Decepticon Free For All 2029 - Decepticon FFA!!
  • Autobot Ambush! pt 2: The RED book of Primus - With the discovery of multiple Books of Primus, Springer sees the chance to stage another cunning (sorta) ambush. It's the thought that counts.
  • Escape From Arkham - Compton Xabat stages a daring breakout from Arkham Asylum, planning to take some friends with him!
  • Nightbeat, Traitor - The Autobots and Decepticons are engaged in a joint effort to save Cybertron from the coming ion storms, but what's Nightbeat up to?
  • Down And Out On XXX - A group of Autobots disguise themselves as Decepticons to crack a smuggling ring on Planet XXX. Hilarity ensues.
  • Kup's Decepticon Impersonation Training - 
  • Aeronautics - 
  • Better Left Unknown - 
  • Atlantis, Arise? - 
  • Onslaught Conquers the Moon - The Decepticons are up to no good on Earth's moon. Unfortunately, a strong yet calculating Autobot response is on hand.
  • Operation Ironclad: The Betrayal - 
  • Part Hunting - 
  • Legends of the Hidden Temple - 
  • Zombocalypse - 
  • Book Quest: Prologue - Catechism keeps Mesa company in the dungeon and comes to be entrusted with a special mission by Megatron.
  • The Road to Awe - 
  • Rise of the Reavers - When Cliffjumper is kidnapped in the middle of a massive battle at a nuclear power plant, a small group of Autobots and Decepticons discover a fate more horrific than even nuclear winter!
2030
2031
2032
2033
2034
2035
  • Breaking Lines - Autobots are hunting down a Decepticon supply line that's using the energies of the Cobalt Plains and clever camouflage to go undetected. All hell breaks loose when Soundwave starts confusing everyone!
  • In Space, No One Can Hear You Gentrify Part 3: We Have The Technology - Decepticon Science Ace Konjecture holds a meeting of the minds that could change the course of the war forever.
  • Overlord Revealed! - The true master of the DJD reveals himself!
  • Raid on Tyrest - Shockwave orders an attack on Tyrest but what are his objectives?
  • Kowentide Assist - The Autobots attempt to free a neutral transport from the tangles of the cable jungle before the Insecticons become a problem.
  • Defense of Retoris, Part 1 - The Decepticons begin to lay siege to Retoris.
  • The Dark Side of Tarn - The Autobots bust up Swindle's black market and figure out how he even managed to sneak into Tarn's police-state in the first place!
  • Filling Big Shoes - Arcee's been cross-promoted to Military CO from Intel, following Elita One's fall to Shockwave at the battle of Retoris. Still full of anger, worry, and doubt of her ability to undertake the new position, Arcee seeks the trusted advice of an old friend (who, incidentally, also received a promotion when he least expected it).
  • The Great Train Wreck...ing - With the walls of Retoris under siege, the Autobots attempt to disrupt a Decepticon convoy in order to slow their assault on the city.
  • 2035 Olympics - Heavy Full - Grimlock vs Shockwave - In the abandoned city of Karagandy, Shockwave and Grimlock have a showdown for the opening bout of the Heavy Full-Combat division of the 2035 Olympics. A mad squid presides over the event.
  • All Glory To The Rodpod! - Is it a blessing or a curse that the Decepticons choose to destroy a gaudy homage to Rodimus Prime?
2037


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