Rattrap for Champions (100+150)

''We're all gonna die...'' - Rattrap

Real name: Rattrap
Other known aliases: Rattle (name of Japanese release), Vermin.
Occupation: Spy
Current group affiliation: Maximals
Rank: 5
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Predacons
First appearance: Beast Wars Part 1 (television series).
Origin: Beast Wars Part 1.
Description: Rattrap is a 6 foot tall grey and gold robot who turns into a large rat. Presumably before he was reformatted he turned into something else.


22	STR	12
14	DEX	12
20	CON	20
10	BODY	 0
13	INT	 3
16	EGO	12
10	PRE	 0
10	COM	 0
 9	PD	 5
 9	ED 	 5
 4	SPD	16
 9	REC	 2
40	END	 0
31	STUN	 0
Characteristics Cost: 87

Powers and Skills

10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
11a)	7/7 Armor	
13b)	14" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    1
 8c)	Shape Shift,"Rat",Incantation(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)     0
 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	
30	MP (67),"Weapons",Only in robot form.(-1/4),OAF(-1)	
 2u	3D6 RKA,"Laser Pistol",17-32 Charges(+1/4),No Knockback	
	 (-1/4)                                                      0
 3u	3D6 RKA,"Explosives",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	
 3	+0" Running,x4 Non-Combat,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape Shift."     0
 5	22 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 3	Acrobatics 12-	
 3	Climbing 12-	
 3	Computer Programming 12-	
12	4 Levels: with laser, punch and dodge.,tight group	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 5	Security Systems 13-	
 3	Shadowing 11-	
 5	Stealth 13-	
 3	Streetwise 11-	
 3	Survival 11-	
 3	Systems Operation 12-	
 1	TF,Large Spaceships	
 4	WF,Small Arms,Heavy Weapons	
Powers Cost: 163


Base Points: 100
15	Accidental Chg,"To beast form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
 5	Distinctive,"Talking rat-bot.",easily concealable,minor
15	Hunted,"By anti-Maximal forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
10	Psych Lim,"Nosey",common,moderate
10	Psych Lim,"Loves to talk, won't shut up.",common,moderate
15	Psych Lim,"Greedy",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Overly cautious.",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 warriors.",professional,PC rival
10	Vuln,"to high energon attacks in robot form.",uncommon,x2
10	Watched,"By Maximal leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: In the episode Victory, when the Axalon was lifing off, Rattrap was assigned to navigation, so I reasoned he was the navigator for the voyage.

Rattrap History: Rattrap was the navigator of the crew of the Maximal exploration ship called the Axalon commanded by Optimus Primal. He worked along side Cheetor and Rhinox. The Axalon chased the Predacon criminal Megatron II and his band of Predacons on the ship 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. Rattrap was given the form of a rat (Beast Wars Part 1).

When it appeared that Optimus Primal was killed by an alien probe Dinobot attempted to sieze command of the Maximals, but Rattrap was appointed second in command by Primal when he contacted the Maximals from inside the probe (Chain of Command).

The Axalon's cargo of Maximal protoforms in stasis pods had been launched into orbit before the crash, but eventually Tigatron's pod fell to Earth in the northern sector. Both the Maximals and Predacons observed the landing. Optimus Primal decided to fly alone in an attempt to get to it first, but Dinobot warned of an ambush. Primal insisted on going and was attacked by Waspinator and Terrorsaur who disabled Primal. Primal was placed in the cryo-regeneration chamber by Dinobot as Rhinox, Cheetor and Rattrap raced to get the pod. Realizing the Maximal base would be nearly unguarded, Megatron II sent his flyers to get the pod while the rest of the Predacons attacked the Maximal base. As the Predacon flyers were outpacing the Maximals to the pod, Megatron II arrived at the Axalon where he attempted to entice Dinobot into returning to the Predacons, but Dinobot refused. He used the automated defenses of the Axalon to ward off Megatron II, Scorponok II and Tarantulas. Using the moon to reflect a laser pulse communication, the Primal and Dinobot were able to send a signal to the pod to activate. The pod than scanned a nearby white tiger, and Tigatron emerged as a tiger himself greeted the animal. Megatron II raced to get to the pod himself as Primal emerged from the cryo-regeneration chamber and placed Dinobot in it. When the Predacon flyers arrived at the pod they didn't realize it was already empty and they worked to open it. The Maximal ground party and Megatron II arrived at the pod. Megatron II threatened to destroy two nearby tigers if they Maximals didn't back off. Opening the pod the Predacons found it empty and one of the tigers revealed himself as Tigatron. As the fight joined by Optimus Primal the Predacons were chased off. Tigatron was invited to return to the Maximal base, but he felt with his identity circuits damaged, he prefered to be with the tigers. He agreed to act as scout for them and the Maximals returned to base (Fallen Comrads).

Blackarachnia's pod fell to Earth. Optimus Primal and Dinobot attempted to retrieve the pod, but it was taken by Scorponok II, Terrorsaur and Waspinator. Captured by the Predacons, the protoform was infected with a Predacon shell program and given the alternate mode of a black widow spider by Tarantulas. Megatron II welcomed the new Predacon. Noticing that the Predacons were one step ahead of them, Optimus Primal convinced Rattrap to act like he betrayed the Maximals. Rattrap was sent to scout energon in a dangerous sector. The Predacons, having broken the Maximal transmission codes with a recovered Maximal communications chip, sent Terrorsaur to attack Rattrap. Rattrap let Terrorsaur defeat him so he could ask to switch to the Predacons. Terrorsaur returned to base and attempted to take over the Predacons by having Rattrap ambush Megatron II and disable his servoes. Although Scorponok II remained loyal to Megatron II, Blackarachnia and Tarantulas saw no loyalty to their old leader. Both Rattrap and Megatron II were placed in cells in the lowest levels of the Dark Side, but they each promptly escaped. Optimus Primal, Rhinox, Dinobot and Cheetor waited outside the Predacon base to attack. Rattrap discovered the chip being used overhear the Maximal transmissions, stole it, and after a run-in with Tarantulas, signaled Optimus Primal to being the attack. During the fight Megatron II allowed Terrorsaur to lead to prove what an incompetant leader he was. Rattrap joined the battle seemingly on the Predacon side but then shot Terrorsaur and left with the Maximals. Megatron II firmly took back the leadership of the Predacons. At the Maximal base Optimus explained how Rattrap's ruse allowed him to gain access to the Predacons ship and recover the Maximal chip (Double Jeopardy).

Megatron II had Scorponok II create a viral-mine in the form of one of his cyber-bees. The virus in it was intended to reduce the courage of it's victim, making him afraid of everything. The bee also kept the target from transforming and was set to kill it's victim and explode if removed. Scorponok II ambushed Optimus Primal and Dinobot while they were on a scientific mission and used it on Primal. Although Dinobot returned Primal to the base where Rhinox placed Primal in a cryo-regeneration chamber and diagnosed the damage. Rhinox discovered the virus was flawed and it made Primal hyper-aggressive instead of cowardly. Primal bashed his way out of the C.R. chamber, but was subdued and locked in a holding cell. Dinobot hoped to use Primal as a weapon, but Rattrap worried this would get him killed. Believing Primal had his rage under control, Cheetor freed him from the cell, but soon the rage took over and Primal blasted his way out of the base intent on destroying the Predacons. Cheetor attempted to negotiate for the cure with the Predacons, but failed. Upon arriving at the Dark Side, Primal penetrated the hull and defeated Tarantulas, then Waspinator. Rhinox, Rattrap, Cheetor and Dinobot attacked the Predacon base in an attempt to help distract the Predacons as Optimus attacked, while Terrorsaur and Blackarachnia mounted a defense. In Scorponok II's lab Primal found Megatron II holding the anti-virus, and offering to allow Primal to join the Predacons, but Primal refused. Ripping the bee off his chest, he threw it Megatron II, just as Cheetor made it in time to inject Primal with the anti-virus and save him from shutting down. The bee then exploded, damaging Megatron II, Scorponok II and the ship as the Maximals made their escape. Back to the Axalon, Primal healed from his wounds (Gorilla Warfare).

In order to better protect the Axalon from Predacon attack, Rhinox created Sentinel, a security computer. Due to damage taken to the computer when Dinobot and Rattrap were fighting, Sentinel went haywire and attacked the Maximals, chasing them from their ship, but eventually Rattrap was able to take Sentinel down. After that Sentinel worked properly (A Better Mousetrap).

Rhinox conducted tidal research on the planet and discovered that one of the moons seemed to have too low a mass, as if it was hollow. Tigatron made his weekly radio report to Rattrap at the Maximal base when he was attacked by Terrorsaur and Waspinator. During the battle the three stumbled across a flying island with a weapons system tower which nearly destroyed the Predacons. Optimus Primal checked out the scene of the fight, but found nothing. Terrorsaur and Waspinator limped back to base where they reported on the island to Megatron II. Airazor then reported to the Maximals that she saw the Predacons flyers return to base severely wounded. As Megatron II sent Scorponok II and Blackarachnia to find the island, Airazor followed them. Tigatron discovered the island had traps and that the weapons system fired at any use of energy weapons. Scorponok II found the island using one of his cyber-bees, although Tigatron captured it. Blackarachnia used her line gun to get them up to the island. Discovering they were being watched, Scorponok II shot Airazor from the sky. Tigatron found Airazor and reprogrammed the cyber-bee to return to the Maximal base with a message. Cheetor found the cyber-bee. In the message he warned the Maximals of the island and it's potential power to destroy them if it fell into Predacon hands (The Trigger Part 1).

As Blackarachnia and Scorponok II discovered the secrets of the island, Airazor and Tigatron worked to get to the weapons system first. Optimus Primal took Rattrap and flew to the island, but they were intercepted by Terrorsaur and Waspinator. During the battle Rattrap was able to capture Terrorsaur and ride him to the island. Tigatron and Airazor triggered a booby trap on the island, but narrowly escaped. The Predacons got to the weapons system first. Blackarachnia used Terrorsaur to distract the weapons system and blast her way in. She planned to use the weapons system to destroy the Maximals and rule the Predacons. As Scorponok II attempted to subdue her he fell victim to another booby trap. Blackarachnia took control of the island from it's command center and set course for the Maximal base. Optimus Primal ordered Cheetor, Rhinox and Dinobot to evacuate the base. Before she was able to bring the island within range, Tigatron fought his way into the weapons system and fired on it's power-core, causing the island to crash. After being destroyed, the weapons system tower sent a signal a similar tower on the moon, which sent another message into deep space. This turn of events worried the Maximals, as they wondered who built the island and how they would react to its destruction (The Trigger Part 2).

Rattrap A quantum surge ended up giving Rattrap a new transmetal body (Aftermath).

When it appeared that Megatron II was going to triumph, Dinobot briefly changed sides. He proved himself in combat with the Predacons by defeating Quickstrike. He gave Megatron II the golden disk, but was unable to kill Rattrap when he was presented with the opportunity. He rededicated himself to helping the Maximals win (Maximal, No More).

When Rattrap was under attack by Dinobot II, he was saved by Bonecrusher II, Optimus Minor and Wolfang. Although Rattrap was happy to discover new Maximals, the three refused to go with him back to Maximal base (Transformers: Summer Special 2004).

As Silverbolt III and Cheetor continued to clash over their attraction to Blackarachnia, Rattrap discovered a copy of Dinobot's 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).

After Megatron II was captured, Rattrap returned with the other surviving Maximals to Cybertron on board the Autobot shuttle Omega Delta (Nemesis Part 2).

On the way back to Cybertron Megatron II escaped into transwarp space, and arrived on Cybertron years before the Maximals. Megatron II conquored Cybertron and when the Maximals arrived he captured Silverbolt III and Rhinox and removed their sparks. Optimus Primal, Cheetor, Rattrap and Blackarachnia escaped, but were infected with a transformation blocking virus which stripped them of their transmetal enhancements and left them glitching in beast mode, suffering from memory loss. Fleeing deep within Cybertron Optimus Primal was contacted by Vector Sigma and was reformatted into a techno-organic form. He then reformatted his companions (The Reformatting).

In an attempt to learn what had happened on Cybertron the Maximals raided the Cybertron Archives, but found it empty. Megatron II's diagnostic drone continued to remove the organic elements from Megatron II's body, however it continued to fail. Blackarachnia started to have visions of Silverbolt III when she was in robot mode. Frustrated with how the Maximals were eluding his drones, Megatron II used the sparks of Rhinox, Silverbolt III and Waspinator to create the Vehicon Generals Tankor, Jetstorm IV and Thrust III. Rattrap and Blackarachnia first encountered the three Vehicon Generals when looking for their ship, the Autobot shuttle Omega Delta, at a spaceport. Rattrap discovered that the Vehicons could only track the Maximals in robot mode. When Blackarachnia accessed the shuttle records in an attempt to learn what happened when the arrived on Cybertron, Megatron II attempted to read her memories and learn the location of the Maximal base, but Rattrap saved her from revealing the information. Cornered by the Vehicon Generals, Optimus Primal and Cheetor rescued their comrades as the shuttle was destroyed (Fires of The Past).

Rattrap Of all the Maximals, Rattrap had the most trouble learning to transform to his new robot mode, but eventually he mastered the technique.

After the defeat of Megatron II the planet Cybertron was left reformatted into a techno-organic world.

On the reformatted techno-organic Cybertron Cheetor, Rattrap, Silverbolt III and Blackarachnia were interviewed by the Autobot reporter Rook. They then welcomed the Autobots Roulette, Shadowstriker, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker and Trailbreaker back to Cybertron. Buzzsaw III, Quickstrike II and Rockbuster were also present. The returning Autobots along with Blackarachnia and Silverbolt III were then abducted via teleportation beams and taken to Unicron. Tap-Out, Megatron IV, Brawn, Grimlock and Snarl III were also abducted from various timelines. Silverbolt III, Blackarachnia, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were forcibly reformatted by Unicron. Taken captive by Razorclaw IV, Reptilion, Obsidian III, Tankor II and Striker, the Autobots were forced to fight one another. They witnessed Smokescreen III kill Smokescreen, whose spark was absorbed by Unicron. Sensing the need for a champion Primus and Alpha Trion brought Optimus Primal back to life (Transformers: Universe #1).

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 Rattrap is played by actor Scott McNeil. The toy of Rattrap is similar to the toy of Packrat.

Rattrap Powers: Rattrap is energy efficient. He is a skilled spy and computer hacker. He converts into a rat form. In robot mode he carries a laser pistol and small explosives. He recovers from damage quicker in beast mode and is better protected from high energon levels as well.

Weaknesses: Rattrap has a big mouth and is often crude, greedy and rebellous. In beast mode he lacks ranged weapons. High energon fields can adversely effect Rattrap if he stays in robot form for too long. His animal form is protected from high energon levels. He cannot fly.

Links to other Rattrap pages:
  • http://www.cobraislandtoys.com/tf/1995/rattrap.html
  • http://www.secondtruth.com/bwtf/char2.htm
  • http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?char_id=647
  • http://www.tfu.info/1996/Maximal/Rattrap/rattrap.htm

  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - December, 2005

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