''Every job for the Royalty is a gift.'' - Inferno II
Real name: Inferno II Other known aliases: Ant-Bot, Blender Butt, Crumb Breath, Subcommander Bug, Subcommander Kiss-Butt. Occupation: Infantry Commander Current group affiliation: Predacons Rank: 7 Past group affiliations: Maximals Major enemies: Maximals First appearance: Convention Comics 1997 (comics series), Spider's Game (television series). Origin: Spider's Game (television series). Description: Inferno II is a 8 foot tall red and grey robot who turns into a fire ant.
29 STR 14
10 DEX 0
19 CON 18
11 BODY 0
8 INT -2
16 EGO 12
15 PRE 5
8 COM -1
9 PD 4
8 ED 4
4 SPD 20
10 REC 2
40 END 1
34 STUN 1
Characteristics Cost: 78
Powers and Skills
10 EC (10),"Transformer powers"
11a) 7/7 Armor
12b) 8" Flight,"Ion Thrusters",x16 Non-Combat,Restrainable(-1/2),
Only in robot mode.(-1/4) 2
15c) 15" Running,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
8d) Shape Shift,"Ant",Incantation(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
7 1 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END
1 Life Support - Requires half normal food.
19 Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in
heat/cold,immune to aging
34 MP (60),"Weapons",Only in appropriate form.(-1/4),OIF(-1/2)
2u 2D6 HKA,"Bite",vs physical defense,0 END(+1/2) 0
2u 2D6 HKA,"Claw",OAF(-1/2),0 END(+1/2) 0
3u 2 1/2D6 RKA,"Missiles",13-16 Charges(0),Explosion(+1/2) 0
2u 3 1/2D6 RKA (Fire),"Flame Guns",13-16 Charges(0),No
3 Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)
4 1 BODY Regen,recovery rate: per hour,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape
3 +0" Running,"Extra Legs",x4 Non-Combat,Linked(-1/2),"to
Shape Shift." 0
7 29 STR,1/2 END(+1/4) 0
3 11- Fast Draw
18 6 Levels: with claw/bite, gun and dodge.,tight group
3 Navigation 11-
3 Survival 11-
2 WF,Small Arms
Powers Cost: 172
Base Points: 100
15 Accidental Chg,"To beast form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
5 Distinctive,"Talking bug-bot.",easily concealable,minor
15 Hunted,"By anti-Predacon forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
10 Psych Lim,"Thinks about everything in terms of ant
15 Psych Lim,"Pyromaniac",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Sadistic",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Violent",common,strong
10 Rep,"Evil alien robot.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10 Rivalry,"with other Predacon warriors.",professional,PC
10 Vuln,"to high energon attacks in robot form.",uncommon,x2
10 Watched,"By Predacon leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
Disadvantages Total: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion:
History: Inferno II was one of the protoforms from the Maximal ship called the Axalon commanded by
Optimus Primal, which chased the Predacon
criminal Megatron II commanding the Dark Side through transwarp space after the theft of the Golden Disc. 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).
The Axalon's cargo of Maximal protoforms in stasis pods had been launched into orbit before the crash, but eventually
Inferno II's pod fell to Earth. Blackarachnia uncovered Tarantulas' lair. Tarantulas' wanted to get a hold of an intact
stasis pod so he could make a ship capable of leaving Earth, and his computer system discovered a falling pod. He
sabotaged both the Maximal and Predacon computer systems so neither side would know of the pod, but Tigatron also spotted
the falling pod. Tarantulas and Blackarachnia were the first to the pod and Inferno II was infected with a Predacon shell
program. Although Tarantulas attempted to format the protoform as another spider, he was too late and it had already
scanned a fire ant. As Tigatron closed in on the pod's landing site he was attacked by Waspinator, but saved by Airazor.
Tigatron sent Airazor off to get the pod as quickly as possible. Inferno II emerged as a Predacon fire ant with a
violent personality dominated by his ant nature. Inferno II attacked Tarantulas and Blackarachnia as invaders and set to
protecting his colony, the stasis pod. Inferno II then attacked Airazor. Blackarachnia played along and convinced Inferno
II she was sent by the royalty of the colony. Tarantulas went after the stasis pod while they were occupied. Noticing the
pod was gone, Inferno II hunted down Tarantulas. Airazor went for help as Tigatron tracked the Predacons.
Megatron II's equipment came back online and he sent Scopronok II to bring Tarantulas and his finds back to base. Tigatron
caught up with Tarantulas and destroyed the pod so it wouldn't fall into Predacon hands, but then he was attacked by all
the Predacons. Inferno II vowed to destroy Tigatron and all his kind for the destruction of his colony, but he was
seriously injured when Optimus Primal and Airazor arrived to save Tigatron. Scoponok II then returned Inferno II to the
Predacon base for repairs (Spider's Game).
Inferno II and Blackarachnia watched as the Predacon scientist Fractyl attempted to invent energon armor capable of
protecting them from energon build up. Although seemingly successful, the armor was stolen by the Maximal thief Packrat.
Blackarachinia and Fractyl realized the energon armor was flawed and could destroy the planet if it
came in contact with large amounts of energon. Inferno II pursued Packrat, but since Packrat didn't need to assume beast
mode with the armor on, he got the upper hand in the fight with Inferno II. Hearing the battle, Airazor, Cheetor and Rhinox joined Packrat.
Fractyl convinced Rhinox that the armor was a threat to them all. Rhinox was able to talk Packrat into giving up the
armor, which Fractyl aided them in doing. When Blackarachnia arrived with Megatron II, Packrat suggested that Fractyl
pretend to be attacking the Maximals, who fled. Megatron II was impressed with Fractyl's new found battle prowess
(Convention Comics 1997).
When the Earth was hit by a quantum wave it transfigured several Cybertonians into transmetal forms, but Inferno II was
''Ant-bot could not find own thorax with both hands and a road map.'' - Waspinator's take on Inferno II.
Megatron II then started research on Nucleon fuel with the assistance of Inferno II and Waspinator, with which he hoped to
create a virus which could stop Cybertonians from transforming and slowly kill them (Dark Glass).
After the destruction of the Predacon ship Dark Side Inferno II, Quickstrike and Waspinator were sent to establish a new
base for the Predacons. They discovered caves settled by pre-humans, but Waspinator decided he was sick of being a
Predacon and rebeled. After shooting Waspinator, Inferno II and Quickstrike fought the pre-humans.
Inferno II and Quickstrike were killed by Megatron II using the guns of the Decepticon flag ship Nemesis when Megatron II
used the ship in an attempt to destroy the pre-human settlement (Nemesis Part 2).
Trivia: On the Beast Wars television show, the voice of
Inferno II is played by actor Jim Byrnes, who is best known for playing
Joe Dawson on the Highlander television series. Inferno II should not be confused with the original Inferno, an Autobot
who turned into a fire truck. There is also a Transformer: Armada Minicon named Inferno and a Transformers: Energon
character named Inferno. The toy of Inferno II is similar to
that of Antagony. Although there is no transmetal version of Inferno II, there is a transmetal Predacon ant named Scavenger
II who is supposed to be Inferno II in the Japanese series.
Powers: Inferno II is a Predacon, a small, highly fuel efficient Cybertonian. He is as fast as he is brave.
He carries a flame pistol, can fire missiles and has a claw weapon. He can fly at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour in
robot form with his ion thrusters. He can
assume the form of a giant fire ant with powerful jaws. He recovers from damage quicker in beast mode and is better
protected from high energon levels as well.
Weaknesses: Inferno II lacks endurance compared to other Predacons. He cannot fly in beast mode. High energon fields can adversely effect
Inferno II if he stays in robot form for too long. His animal form is protected from high energon levels. Inferno II lacks
ranged weapons in beast mode.
Links to other Inferno II pages:
Character created by Hasbro.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - December, 2005