"Fear is the element that unites all losers." - Dirge
Real name: Dirge Other known aliases: None Occupation: Warrior Current group affiliation: Decepticons/Seekers Rank: 5 Past group affiliations: Predacons Major enemies: Autobots, particularly the Aerialbots and Powerglide. First appearance: Transformers: Armada #14 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers #17 (Marvel comics), Dinobot Island
Part 1 (television series). Origin: Unrevealed Description: Dirge is a 24 foot tall light blue, black and tan robot who turns into a modified F-15 jet. Before
being reformatted he turned into a Cybertonian jet.
54 STR 14
18 DEX 24
21 CON 22
16 BODY 0
16 INT 6
8 EGO -4
21 PRE 6
10 COM 0
11 PD 6
10 ED 6
4 SPD 12
10 REC 2
42 END 0
39 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 94
Powers and Skills
10 EC (10),"Transformer powers"
26a) 12/12 Armor
33b) 6 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END
7c) Shape Shift,"Jet",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form if he
takes over half BODY.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
14 0" Flight,"Wings",x64 Non-Combat,Only in vehicle form.
19 Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in
heat/cold,immune to aging
50 MP (50),"Movement"
5u 20" Flight,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
1u 15" Gliding
4u 20" Running,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
65 MP (131),"Weapons",OAF(-1)
6u 7D6 RKA (Light),"Lasers",No Knockback(-1/4),17-32 Charges
6u 5 1/2D6 RKA,"Air-To-Air Missiles",vs physical defense,13-16
6u 4D6+1 RKA,"Automatic Machine Guns",vs physical defense,x5
Autofire(+1/2),33-64 Charges(+1/2) 0
3 +5 PRE,Only to frighten people.(-1/2),Victim must be able to
3 Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)
13 54 STR,1/2 END(+1/4) 0
3 Combat Piloting 13-
18 6 Levels: With machine gun, lasers and punch.,tight group
3 Navigation 11-
Powers Cost: 296
Base Points: 250
15 Accidental Chg,"to robot form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
10 Distinctive,"Giant Robot",easily concealable,major
15 Hunted,"By anti-Decepticon forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
5 Physical Lim,"No hands in vehicle mode.",infrequently,
10 Physical Lim,"Becomes disoriented if he uses his full
15 Psych Lim,"Cruel",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Creepy",common,strong
10 Rep,"Evil alien robot.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10 Rivalry,"with other Decepticons jets.",professional,PC rival
20 Vuln,"to fear attacks.",common,x2 effect
10 Watched,"By Decepticon leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
Disadvantages Total: 140
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 390
Explanation of the conversion: I decided to add a standard laser attack to his other attacks. Although this write-up
is meant to represent Dirge in his Generation One form, it also works for him in his Cybertonian form.
History (Dreamwave comics): Dirge was recruited as a Decepticon under the leadership of Megatron in his war against the Autobots on the planet Cybertron. Dirge became a member of the
elite Seekers under Aerospace Commander Starscream. He often worked with fellow Seekers Ramjet and Thrust.
Shockwave lead the Decepticon attack on the Autobot capitol of Iacon 8.2 million years ago.
Among his troops were Astrotrain, Blitzwing, Bludgeon, Brawl, Chopshop, Dirge, Frenzy, Octane, Onslaught, Ramjet, Tantrum, Venom and Vortex.
After Megatron and Autobot leader Optimus Prime were lost in an accident with a space
bridge, the Decepticon forces splintered. Dirge joined the Predacons under the command of Starscream.
After the Great Shutdown ended, Ramjet was reformatted in the form of an Earth-style jet.
After the War between the Autobots and Decepticons ended on Cybertron, Ultra Magnus lead a mission to Earth to
arrest the Autobots on Earth for continuing their violent ways. Dirge was among the troops under Ultra Magnus.
Defeated by the Autobots on Cybertron, Shockwave was forced to set up a new secret headquarters in the wastelands of
Cybertron, with Astrotrain, Blitzwing, Dirge, Ramjet and Thrust following him. Shockwave completed work on his new
warrior, Sixshot. Megatron returned to Cybertron with three clone warriors and the Predacons and was able to defeat
Shockwave. Shockwave was kept alive, but restrained. All Shockwave's warriors except Blitzwing, who was destroyed, joined
up with Megatron in his plan to invade the Earth (Transformers: Generation One III #9).
The chilling rumble of Dirge's engines as they approach from a distance is merely a prelude to the petrifying fear they
induce in whomever is unlucky enough to hear as they pass overhead, and fear is something with which Dirge is quite
familiar. He knows its all-consuming power; he understands how it can defeat even the mightiest of armies. He handles it
with the same exacting proficiency that a concert pianist handles his piano's keys. Even his fellow Decepticons are put
off a bit by his mournful, silent manner. Ramjet sums up everyone's feelings: "He gives me the creeps."
Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Dirge is
played by actor B.J. Davis. Dirge shouldn't be confused with Dirge II, a
Predacon who turns into a jet, a Dirge III, an Insecticon.
Powers: Dirge is an intelligent, fast and highly skilled warrior. He is capable of turning into a jet
which can attain speeds of over Mach 2.7. In jet mode, the sound from Dirge's engines has the uncanny effect of producing spine-tingling
(circuit-tingling, in the cases of other robots) fear in nearly everyone who hears it. Apparently, the engines emit a
combination of frequencies that has a disorienting, fear-provoking effect on the nervous systems of all those within
earshot. He also carries two air-to-air missiles and two automatic machine guns.
Weaknesses: In order to perform well as a warrior, Dirge needs to feel that he's in control of a situation. When
things get out of hand, Dirge is prone to suffer from the very weapon he himself wields so effectively - fear. Dirge's
usefulness evaporates under these conditions.
Links to other Dirge pages:
Character created by Hasbro.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - September, 2005