First off, I'd like say this is written from RPG logs, pretty much. There's quite a few fancharacters, but also canon characters. The Decepticons won't be appearing, just to let you know ahead of time. This is the sequel to "the Art of Revenge", and is only sorta-canon to my fic-verse.
This chapter is just the fancharacter profiles, but they're here in case you get confused at any part of the story.
the list (In short:)
RedEyesDarknessDragonLady: Stardazer (Daze), Sandi
Rampage's Girl: Alpha, Omega, Kit
Lady Starscream: Hammertread, Jade
Other Characters (traded off between LadyStarscream and Rampage's Girl):
Prowl, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Jazz, Bluestreak, Bumblebee, Skyfire
Function: Hacker/ sniper.
Alt. Mode: RAF Tornado Fighter.
Personality: Very careful when she's doing things, gentle, shy, terrible at hand-to-hand combat.
Appearance: Silver body armour, black wings and hands, green optics, wings fold back down her sides and allow just enough clearance for her to move her elbows back.
Weapons: Sniper gun, small hand-gun.
Gadgets/ Equipment: Various computer-orientated things, portable laptop.
Special Abilities: None.
History: Stardazer was sparked an Autobot and just stayed with the army, she's quite young and naïve.
Love Interest: Bluestreak
Stories Featured In: None.
Alt. Mode: Armadillo lizard.
Personality: Normally hyper, easily scared.
Appearance: Sparkling, comes roughly up to Armada Prime's knee, dark browns and tans, tail remains in place in robot mode, claws fold back along hands/feet and lizard head becomes chest.
Weapons: Small blaster.
Gadgets/ Equipment: Spare plasma charges.
Special Abilities: None.
History: She's a neutral that lost her parents in a raid. Now she lives alone but somehow still manages to survive and be hyperactive most of the time. She's currently living on Earth.
Love Interest: None.
Stories Featured In: None.
Name: Alpha (Short for AlphaFighter)
Age: (In human) 17
Alt Form: A blue truck Bio: Alpha was once a 'Con medic, but after being trapped in ice and rescued by Jazz, the young femme turned to an Autobot. It took some time to trust her, but eventually most of the 'Bots came around. Her brother, Omega (Short for OmegaFighter) is still on Cybertron with the 'Cons. He thinks she's dead.
Name: Omega (OmegaFighter)
Faction: 'Con until he meets his sis
Function: Warrior Powers: He has an invisablity cloak like thingy...Alpha can duplicate herself
Alt Mode: Black Jet
Name: Kit. (Short for Kittar)
Function: none yet
Family: Alpha and Omega
Alt mode: A white tiger
History: Kit's family died when she was young...er and she's lived on the streets. Coming from a planet that is runned by 'Cons, that's saying a lot. On a visit to their planet, Alpha and Omega met Kit while running from some 'Cons. They took her back to the base and she was made a mini-Autobot by Omega. While she doesn't fight much...at all, she still considers herself an autobot and is stubborn. She has taken Alpha in as her mother and Alpha took her in.
The twins history: Before becoming 'Cons, Alpha and Omega were taken from their home as sparklings by Vector Prime, who saw potentional in the twins and trained them. He saw their powers and their names and knew that he had to save them from their fate. He trained them up until they were twelve then let them go. Vector Prime was saddened when he saw them join the Decepticons, but knew he couldn't interfer anymore with their lives.
Function: Navigator, Cartographer
Primary Weapons: Magnetic boomerangs and mounted crossbow right arm, laser targeting system
Transformation: GPS Navigational System (connects to Bluestreak's hood in alt mode)
Motto: "If you can't stick to it, don't do it." (Find me a good quote, my mind was so in the gutter here XD)
Profile: Compass is a light-hearted spark of the Autobots. His constant want to be out exploring always gives him something new to find and do, especially since landing on Earth. Beside his faults of having things stick to him every now and then, he doesn't mind the jokes that tend to show up, especially from Jazz or Sideswipe. He is usually mistaken as a long lost brother or twin of Bluestreak, mainly from the antics they cause together. Compass helps Bluestreak frequently whenever he notices the 'bot beginning to wonder off into bad memories, and the two don't mind the constant road driving, as long as the both of them have their minds on something else. When he's not around the Ark, he's usually creating maps to generate into his built-in navigation system for later use by the Autobots.
Strengths: Aside from being a more-than-effective navigational system for the Autobots on Earth, his ability to create weapons for battle is astonishing. He can manipulate the poles of the magnetics on his body in order to attract or repel items and weapons, or adjust them in order to create a weapon of his own, namely his well-known crossbow. While the firepower of his weapons aren't as efficient as one would like them to be, he still is able to supply the Autobots with information about the land enough to give them the upperhand.
Weaknesses: While Compass may have the ability to point the Autobots in the right direction, sometimes direction in itself is difficult for him. Being able to control the poles of the magnetics in his body doesn't always mean they'll obey based on the condition they're in, and he frequently finds himself stuck on someone else. In times of battle, he usually has the attention drawn to him when Laserbeak is magnetically attracted to his arm, or Ravage receives whiplash from the rear. In GPS mode, he is completely vulnerable to any attack, and depends on Bluestreak to keep him intact until they reach the battle. Sometimes his mind alone will become distracted by his constant state of the other Autobots, making it difficult for him to ressurrect a sufficient weapon to use against the Decepticons.
Trivia: Compass has a habit of shedding after using his magnetics for too long, leaving magnetic "shards" about the Ark and wherever he goes. At one point, Jazz becomes victim to the magnetic shards, and finds himself and Compass heading to Ratchet in order to assist in pulling them apart.
And yes...I know that there are tons of people who are into the whole Twins/Blue or Sideswipe having Bluestreak as a 'partner in crime', hence why Compass is usually at the end of the Tug Of War rope with Sideswipe. But yeah...this was a random thing that popped into my head when I imagined an arm for some reason repositioning itself into a cross-bow. Forgive me. ;
UPDATES: Just a few questions some cellmates asked me about him, so I can clear it up here.
hm... the "magnetic boomerang" is a bit weird... Not sure exactly how that works. Don't really know how effective that would be in a battle, but it's workable. A diamond edge, or something? I dunno... c.c"
It's a redundant joke between a cellmate and I. Boomerangs come back to you, and it's magnetic like him, so technically, if they're the same poles, it repels from him, or if they are opposite, it comes back to him anyway.
... how does he transform into a GPS system? o.o; That's more like a computer program, isn't it? Unless he's some sort of satellite/reciever?
He has a navigation built in system in his chest, the rest of him just morphs into the outer layers. His chest area contains the computer programming itself of the system, where he stores his hologram maps and such. When he tranforms, the magnetic parts of his body, become the upper and lower base of the GPS, which connect to whatever he wants---so long as the poles are right. His programming and other electronics are also not reliant on the magnetics, so if he walks by Teletron, he won't affect it other than the screen sizzling a bit.
(and why specifically Bluestreak?)
Specifically Bluestreak because originally, a cellmate and I were thinking that he came from Praxis, Bluestreak's home city, but then I was like "Because of his personality, people would think he's a Bluestreak rip-off" and I didnt want that. Also because Compass to me, seems like he'd get along with Bluestreak, especially when it comes to talking about randomness.
It sounds like he's a walking magnet. Rather risky, that.
This is why Compass has control of the poles on his body. But sometimes, they can be a problem to certain Autobots if they're not situated a certain way (which he changes constantly when talking to different Autobots. For example, there's a point where Ravage tries to attack him but gets whiplash since Ravage is on the same pole as Compass' feet at the time) And just like real magnets, after too much use, the magnetism within the poles dies out. If he changes the poles too much within a small time frame, they will die out quickly, and he tends to 'shed' and has to wait for them to recharge, leaving him a few hours of not having to worry about anything sticking.
Also, what do you mean about his mind beomcing distracted by the state of the Autobots?
He cares alot for the safety of the other Autobots, which is why he gets distracted in battle. If Bluestreak goes down, or Jazz, and he knows, he'll start worrying. And when he does that, he can't imagine the structure of whatever weapon he's trying to create on his arm in order to battle. To begin with, he isn't really meant for battle.
And... erm... how does one shed magnetics?
It's technically lead that stick to the magnets. When he's walking on asphalt or such, or he goes through a town, things stick as I say, and they're usually magnetically charged. So he sheds after the magnetism dies out. But by then, if he's picked up anything larger, it's usually crushed into little bits by the time it falls off.
What's with him having doorwings? Is that...possible?
His GPS alt mode has two door switches in the back which open to the main motherboard. They aren't honestly 'doorwings', but resemble them enough.
Name: Hammertread "I'm the reason they call us 'Ground Pounders"
Faction: neutral (ex-Decepticon) (lost his memory)
Function: Heavy Artillery/ ground assault Alt. Mode: tank (not sure. I think its an N:75 Weasel (not sure of numbers)
gender: male age: about 4 million years size: Huge. He stands shoulder height to Optimus Prime, but he's very bulky.
Personality: Loud, obnoxious (kinda), rude, likes to have fun and loves to fight. likes to beat up anyone who gets in his way, whether they be friend or foe. Always loking for a fight. Would rather rip an enemy to scrap metal by hand then shoot them.
Appearance: olive drab, camoflauge color. When he transforms, his main turret becomes a very large shotgun, treads become part of lower part of legs, arms from the sides of the tank. unsure as to what else goes where.
Weapons: carries two mini-missile batteries that can be used ground-to-air or ground-to-ground. Also has a missile turret with heast-seeking, energy-signal-seeking programmable, or radar-guided missiles. The radar-guided only have a ten-mile range, however.
Gadgets/ Equipment: is night-vision capable, but is easily blinded by bright light.
Special Abilities: none
History: Was a Decepticon who was part of the army that attacked Iacon just prior to the Ark's takeoff. Was shot off a ledge (where an explosion had created a hole in that level of the city) by the Autobot tactician, Prowl. Although Prowl was trying to save his girlfriend at the time, she was also knocked off the ledge by an explosion (Deceptijets dropped cluster bombs). They both survived, but lost their memories completely. The Autobot femme was rebuilt, and her name was changed to DriveBy. Hammertread kept his name. And his psychopathic ways. The two became boyfriend/girlfriend for a while, but DriveBy broke up with him because of his obsessiveness and abusive relationship,and he eventually left their group. He kept staking her, so she left the group. Gets flashes of his past, but not enough to realize who he really is. Is obsessed with finding and getting back his ex-grilfriend, and getting revenge on Prowl for trying to kill him.
Love Interest: DriveBy
Stories Featured In: none
Appeared in: 28 Prowls: Angsty Prowl (not mentioned by name, but the tank at the end who gets shot off the ledge. That's him.)
Function: sub-group leader/strategist (Marauders) (the marauders are a group of Kintari, led by DriveBy. Kind of like the Insecticons and Constructicons are a group of Decepticons)
Alt. Mode: white Toyota Camry Personality: calm under fire, much like Prowl. A thinker who can strategise in a difficult situation. Not as emotional as other femmes. Believes in achieving a mission first, rescues later. Appearance: white, pink, beige
Weapons: laser pulse rifle
Gadgets/ Equipment: none
Special Abilities: none
History: Rebuilt version of Verona, and Autobot femme who was knocked off a ledge on Cybertron just before the Ark's launch, while trying to rescue her boyfriend. Lost her memory in the fall/process of being rebuilt, and joined a group of refugees/neutrals. Fell inl ove with Hammertread, but relationship went sour. Left the group and later joined the Kintari to get away from her obsessive/psychopathic ex-boyfriend, Hammertread. Believes in her own survival first and foremost. Doesn't remember anything of her past as an Autobot, although she sometimes has dreams about it. Doesn't usually remember them, though.
Love Interest: none (too busy trying to forget the last one)
Stories Featured In: 28 Prowls: Angsty Prowl Appeared in: 28 Prowls: Angsty Prowl
Function: aerial reconnisance/combat support
Alt. Mode: f-15E eagle (jet)
Personality: young, sarcastic, sometimes quite spontaneous. Uses sarcasm to conceal the fact she's uncertain of the outcome of the war between the Autobots and Decepticons. And, somewhat, of her own place in the Autobots and her own future.
Appearance: similar to Starscream (colored body, grey wings), muave (rose) upper body and helmet, blue torso, shoulder plates, and forearms. Red and white wingstripes (white inner stripe, red outer stripe) Has a helmet style similar to Hot Rod, rather than the classic seeker style. Green optics.
Weapons: two energy pistols, an extra set that are usually stored in subspace, but holstiered barrels-crossed at the back of her waist. Also has small, usually-sheathed spikes on her forearms (wrist spikes) and the underside of her arms (elbow spikes) which are prettymuch never used.
Gadgets/ Equipment: just the stuff a jet normally has.
Special Abilities: none
History: was a human that was was transported to the TF-verse via a cylindrical-blinky plot device... uh.
the story is longer than that, but that's pretty much it. with a bunch of her friends (five, I think), who were trying to survive and not get blasted to bits before they could find a way home (the Kintari). Eventually they did, but Jade stayed behind because her husband (High Road) was there.
Love Interest: High Road (hubby's fancharacter)
Stories Featured In: fanchar100 (writing challenge)
Appeared in: Ey, Macarena; April Fools are Fools, Allways; Transformers: Rebellion, 28 Prowls (ficlet challenge)