Motormaster for Champions (300+150)

"These wheels are made for crushing." - Motormaster

Real name: Motormaster
Other known aliases: Barracuda (name of release in Italy), King of the Road, Skirmisher (name of Chinese made reissue).
Occupation: Stunticon Leader
Current group affiliation: Decepticons/Stunticons
Rank: 7
Past group affiliations: Predacons
Major enemies: Autobots, particularly the Aerialbots, Grimlock and Optimus Prime.
First appearance: G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers II #2 (Devil's Due comics), Transformers: The War Within #4 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers #22 (Marvel comics), The Key To Vector Sigma Part 1 (television series).
Origin: Transformers #22 (Marvel comics), The Key To Vector Sigma Part 1 (television series).
Description: Motormaster is a 24 foot tall black and grey robot who turns into a Kenworth Sleeper semi truck. Before being reformatted he turned into a Cybertonian transport. In the Devil's Due comics he turned into a 1930's semi-truck.


58	STR	18
 8	DEX	-6
25	CON	30
16	BODY	 0
12	INT	 2
18	EGO	16
20	PRE	10
10	COM	 0
16	PD	10
15	ED	10
 4	SPD	22
12	REC	 2
54	END	 2
45	STUN	 2
Characteristics Cost: 118

Powers and Skills

 3	2/2 Armor,Only to protect from damage in move throughs.	
 3	1" Change Environment,Desc: Headlights,OIF(-1/2)             0
 7	+0 STR Clinging,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape Shift"	
27	100 Duplication,"Roller",second form,Always On(-1/2)	
15	EC (15),"Transformer powers"	
33a)	16/16 Armor	
12b)	9" Flight,x8 Non-Combat,Only in robot form.(-1/4)            2
30c)	6 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
15d)	17" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
17e)	Shape Shift,"Truck or base.",limited group of shapes,	
	 Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form if takes over half	
	 Body.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)                            0
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
78	MP (157),"Weapons",OAF(-1)	
 6u	6D6 HKA,"Sword",vs physical defense,0 END(+1/2)              0
 8u	6D6 RKA,"Atom Smasher Cannon",17-32 Charges(+1/4),x1 Armor	
	 Piercing(+1/2)                                              0
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
 4	+0" Running,"Wheels",x8 Non-Combat,has turn mode,Linked	
	 (-1/2),"to Shape Shift",OIF(-1/2)                           0
14	58 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 4	16" Superleap                                                7
 5	Combat Driving 12-	
18	6 Levels: With gun, sword and move through.,tight group	
 5	Navigation 12-	
 3	Tactics 11-	
 3	WF,Swords,Small Arms	
Powers Cost: 332


Base Points: 300
15	Accidental Chg,"to robot form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
 5	Distinctive,"Always loud.",easily concealable,minor
10	Distinctive,"Giant Robot",easily concealable,major
15	Hunted,"By anti-Decepticon forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
 5	Physical Lim,"Uses double fuel.",infrequently,slightly
 5	Physical Lim,"No hands in vehicle mode.",infrequently,
15	Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Bully",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Violent",common,strong
10	Rep,"Evil alien robot.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10	Rivalry,"with other Decepticon leaders.",professional,PC
10	Susc,"If Roller takes Body.",common,effect is instant,1D6
10	Unluck,2D6
10	Watched,"By Decepticon leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 450

Explanation of the conversion: Although this conversion is based on his Kenworth Sleeper truck form, it also works for his Cybertonian form or the 1930's truck he turned into in the Devil's Due comics.

Motormaster History (Dreamwave comics): Motormaster was among the Cybertonians who joined Megatron in his Decepticon army and started a civil war with the Autobots.

In an attempt to duplicate the success with Devastator in creating a gestalt warrior, Motormaster and four other Decepticons were given the ability to merge into Menasor and became known as the Stunticons.

After Megatron and Autobot leader Optimus Prime were lost in an accident with a space bridge, the Decepticon forces splintered. Motormaster joined the Predacons under the command of Starscream, and became his second in command.

Motormaster was among the Predacons when they attacked the accord between the Autobots, Decepticons and Ultracons (Transformers: War Within - Age of Wrath #1).

After the Great Shutdown ended, the Stunticons found themselves locked away in stasis pods until Shockwave needed a diversion, and arranged their reformatting into Earth cars and escape. The Stunticons formed Menasor and defeated the Protectabots and Omnibots, but were eventually put down by Ultra Magnus.

Motormaster On the road, there is not a 16-ton hunk of rolling steel more cold and cruel than Motormaster. He shows mercy to none, least of all the unfortunate human drivers who happen to be sharing a highway with him. He'll brutally barrel through any traffic tie-up - he'd even roll over a baby carriage if it were in his way. He doesn't care - he knows nothing on wheels can survive a collision with him, except, perhaps, Optimus Prime - and Motormaster would give you an argument on that. In fact, he looks forward to that very confrontaion so he can destroy Optimus and claim, without reservation, he is ''King of the Road.'' His Stunticon followers tremble before his commands, which he gives with a thundering voice that has the hollow, doom-laden tone of an echo from a bottomless well. They hate him, but they fear him too much to disobey him.

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Motormaster is played by actor Roger C. Carmel. There are foreign made knockoffs of Motormaster which are the same size and ones which are much smaller than the original.

Motormaster Powers: Motormaster is incredibly strong, tough and nearly fearless. In truck mode, Motormaster is virtually unstoppable. He is equipped with a force field which aids him in surviving collisions. At his top speed of 140 mph, he can ram a 20 foot-thick block of concrete and crumble it without cracking a headlight. Special anti-gravity devices allow him to make incredible leaps and to drive straight up walls. In robot mode, he has enormous strength and carries an atom-smasher cannon, which shoots a high-energy beam of protons that can shred all but the densest materials. He can also fly in robot mode.

Motormaster has a small remote control until called roller, which allows him to be in two places at once.

Motormaster Motormaster can also assume the form of a base of operations for his fellow Stunticons, or combine with Trypticon in his repair base mode. He forms the head and body when he combines with his fellow Stunticons Breakdown, Dead End, Drag Strip and Wildrider to form the giant robot Menasor.

Weaknesses: Other than being highly fuel-consumptive, Motormaster has few weaknesses. Although none of his fellow Stunticons like him, they all fear him too much to disobey him. He has average in speed, but he's the slowest of the Stunticons. Damage to his Roller unit can cause him pain.

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  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - September, 2005

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