FUNCTION: ASSAULT BASE
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 27
victory requires total destruction."
Trypticon doesn't stop blasting away until he's wading
hip-deep in smoking rubble. He's the most efficient,
lethal fighting machine yet devised by the Decepticons.
He is completely without mercy or remorse. The only
emotion that he is programmed to display is hatred. He
hates everyone and everything. This feeling is always
present; it only varies in intensity. He restrains his
loathing for his fellow Decepticons enough to be
minimally cooperative, but his hatred for Autobots knows
no bounds. Humans do not inspire such strong feelings in
him; he considers them barely worthy of his attention.
But he also thinks they get in the way too much. Without
blinking an optical module, he would level an entire city
just to get a clear shot at an Autobot. He is supremely
confident in his abilities, but unsure of the
Decepticons' goals. Although he believes he will one day
rule the Decepticons, he has so little use for anyone
else that this prospect barely has any appeal to him.
Trypticon makes no attempt to hide his feelings... except
to himself. He can't admit to himself that his hatred for
others is a mask for his own self-loathing. He'd rather
be doing anything other than what he does. He secretly
finds warfare boring and pointless. But he accepts the
fact that fate has forced him into his role of the
ultimate warrior... and nobody does it better!
In dinosaur mode, Trypticon has incredible strength and
is virtually impervious to attack. A rocket backpack
allows him to jump a distance of 20 miles. He can shoot
heat-seeking plasma bombs from his mouth and he carries a
particle beam cannon within his sinus cavity. His optical
sensors shoot high frequency hypno-beams. When locked on
to the eyes of another Transformer, these beams carry
powerful electromagnetic currents that can override their
target's own mental processes, allowing Trypticon to
control that Transformer. If the intended victim is
strong-willed enough or manages to turn away from
Trypticon's gaze quickly enough, he can avoid this fate.
In city mode, Trypticon opens up to reveal landing and
repair bays and a communication center that includes
antennae for local and interspace transmissions. An
anti-gravity repulsor disk at each end prevents anyone
from approaching closer than 1,000 feet unless Trypticon
so chooses. Rotating scanners on top of his assembly can
blast a hole through a city block of buildings. In mobile
battle station mode, Trypticon is perhaps at his most
dangerous. He has a range of 8,000 miles and can attain a
speed of 800 mph. In addition, he has a flashing laser
cannon, rotating blasters, destructo beams, and dual
Trypticon has no known weaknesses.