''Follow my orders or get out of my face!'' - Depth Charge
Real name: Depth Charge Other known aliases: Fish Boy. Occupation: Aquatic Forces Commander Current group affiliation: Maximals/Transmetals, later Autobots. Rank: 10 Past group affiliations: None Major enemies: Predacons, particularly Rampage II, later Decepticons and Unicron. First appearance: Deep Metal (television series), Dark Glass (comics). Origin: Deep Metal Description: Depth Charge is an 10 foot tall winged robot who turns into a manta ray or a space ship. Presumably before he
was reformatted he turned into something else.
38 STR 18
18 DEX 24
24 CON 28
12 BODY 0
20 INT 10
20 EGO 20
22 PRE 12
10 COM 0
15 PD 9
14 ED 9
4 SPD 12
12 REC 2
50 END 1
39 STUN 1
Characteristics Cost: 146
Powers and Skills
16 EC (16),"Transformer powers"
17a) 11/11 Armor
19b) Shape Shift,"Manta Ray/Space Cruiser",limited group of
shapes,Incantation(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
13 2 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END
1 Life Support, only needs half food intake.
19 Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in
heat/cold,immune to aging
31 MP (31),"Movement"
3u 8" Flight,x16 Non-Combat 2
3u 16" Running,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
3u 16" Swimming,x8 Non-Combat,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
75 MP (112),"Weapons",OIF(-1/2)
2u 14/14 Force Field,7-8 Charges(+1/4),continuing,duration: 1
4u 3D6 HKA,"Energon Cutlass",vs physical defense,OAF(-1/2),0
END(+1/2),x1 Armor Piercing(+1/2) 0
7u 5D6 RKA,"Shrapnel Grenades",Explosion(+1/2),13-16 Charges(0) 0
3 Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)
4 1 BODY Regen,recovery rate: per hour,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape
9 38 STR,1/2 END(+1/4) 0
10 Tracking Scent
3 Combat Piloting 13-
3 Criminology 13-
3 Deduction 13-
18 6 Levels: with rifle, cutlass and punch.,tight group
3 Navigation 11-
3 Security Systems 13-
3 Survival 11-
3 Systems Operation 13-
3 Tracking 13-
1 TF,Small Spaceships
10 Followers: Cybershark Drone (50pt)
Powers Cost: 294
Base Points: 300
15 Accidental Chg,"To beast form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
5 Distinctive,"Talking manta-bot.",easily concealable,minor
15 Hunted,"By anti-Maximal forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
5 Physical Lim,"No hands in beast mode.",infrequently,slightly
15 Psych Lim,"Hates Rampage II.",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Rebelous",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",common,strong
5 Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10 Rivalry,"with other Maximal leaders.",professional,PC rival
10 Vuln,"to high energon attacks in robot form.",uncommon,x2
10 Watched,"By Maximal leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
Disadvantages Total: 140
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 440
Explanation of the conversion: This write-up of Depth Charge is based on his appearances in the Beast Wars
television series and on his Tech Spec.
History: Depth Charge was once the chief of security for the self-sufficient space colony Omicron. One day the
experimental Maximal called Protoform X broke free, killing everyone on the colony. After X escaped the colony, Depth
Charge vowed you would not rest until he was hunted down and destroyed. For three years, he followed X's path of
destruction through outer space. Finally, Depth Charge captured him, but unable to destroy X, he was brought in heavy
chains before the High Council, hoping that they would have the solution. Rather then destroying Protoform X, he was
locked in a stasis pod and given to the crew of the Axalon. The orders to the commander, Optimus Primal, were to dump the pod on a barren planet.
When the Predacon criminal Megatron II fled through transwarp space after the theft of the
Golden Disc, the Axalon was sent in persuit, being the only ship available which could follow it. The
Maximals and Predacons crashed on prehistoric Earth, where high energon levels threatened to destroy the crew unless they
adopted organic alternate modes (Beast Wars Part 1).
Before crashing to the planet the Axalon has launched the stasis pods it was transporting into orbit around the planet. Eventually
Protoform X's pod fell to Earth. He was reformatted into a transmetal crab. Megatron II was able to ambush Protoform
X and cut out half its spark. Naming it Rampage II, he was forced to join the Predacons.
Following the transwarp trail of the Axalon, Depth Charge eventually came to prehistoric Earth. His star hopper crashed in
the sea, and its emergency transform circuits reformatted him into a transmetal manta ray. One of his first acts was
to save the Maximal Cheetor from the water (Deep Metal).
''"I've gotta hand it to you, Primal. When you screw up you do it big-time.'' - Depth Charge
Eventually joining up with the Maximals on the planet, Depth Charge continued to hunt for Rampage II.
As Silverbolt III and Cheetor continued to clash over their attraction to Blackarachnia, Rattrap discovered a copy of
Dinobot's the personal datatracks. Deciding to attempt to use them to bring Dinobot back to life in the body of his
clone Dinobot II, Rattrap recruited Depth Charge to hunt down Dinobot II. Although successful in finding Dinobot II and
uploading the datatracks, Dinobot II resisted being taken over by the new personality. Dinobot II would have
killed Rattrap and Depth Charge if it wasn't for the timely help of Rhinox (Dark Glass).
When Megatron II uncovered the Nemesis, the Decepticon flag ship, in the ocean, Depth Charge attempted to stop the
ship being brought online, but Rampage II confronted Depth Charge. Battling in a raw energon field, Depth Charge
shoved a blade made of raw energon through Rampage II's spark. The resulting explosion killed them both (Nemesis Part 1).
''Raw Energon. Right through your twisted spark. Take it. Take it straight to the pit, you stinking piece of slag.'' - Depth Charge
Later when Cybertron was threatened by the Chaos Bringer Unicron, Optimus Primal and Primus returned Depth Charge and
Rhinox to life to fight on the side of the Autobots. Depth Charge, now an Autobot was less than thrilled to be brought
back online, although Rhinox thought of it as a chance to atone for his sins as Tankor.
Blackarachnia was sent on a mission to Cybertron where she attacked Rattrap, but was chased off by Depth Charge
(Transformers: Universe #3).
Trivia: On the Beast Wars television show, the voice of Depth Charge
is played by actor David Sobolov. The toy of Depth Charge was recolored
for the Transformers: Universe line. There was a chinese made knockoff of Depth Charge which was smaller and recolored.
Powers: Depth Charge is highly energy efficient, tough, strong and fast. He knows no fear and has incredible
intelligence. He is a skilled tracker and security expert. He is a natural flyer and triple changer who converts into a manta ray form as
well as into a small space ship. His nuclear cybershark drone conducts recon missions, doubles as a reinforcement in battle, and fires dual
proton torpedoes. Intermediate space-cruiser mode can achieve planetary orbit or withstand the deepest oceanic pressures.
As a robot he fires shrapnel grenades from his chest. Depth Charge can also generate a protective force field around
himself for few minutes at a time. He recovers from damage quicker in beast mode and is better
protected from high energon levels as well.
Depth Charge is also a Targetmaster. His duel proton torpedo rifle converts into a nuclear cybershark drone conducts recon
missions and doubles as a reinforcement in battle.
Weaknesses: Depth Charge prefers to work alone. His preoccupation with Rampage II overrides all other concerns,
including his own well being and that of his fellow Maximals. High energon fields can adversely effect Depth Charge if he
stays in robot form for too long. His animal form is protected from high energon levels.
Links to other Depth Charge pages:
Character created by Hasbro.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - email@example.com.
Last Updated - January, 2006