|Alt Mode||Laser Cannon|
Approaches war in a logical, objective manner. His cold, calculating nature makes it hard for him to understand or deal with intuitive, emotional thinking. While he works diligently for the Decepticon cause, he has his own agenda that few understand. In robot mode his left hand is replaced with a cannon that can emit lethal beams of energy from anywhere on the electromagnetic spectrum: gamma rays, x-rays, light, infra-red rays, radio waves, etc. Altmode consists of a giant laser cannon that is capable of independent flight and firing devastating blasts of destructive power. Is as much at home on the battlefield as he is in a laboratory, and it is debatable on which one he is more terrifying.
Originally, Shockwave was the apprentice of Jhiaxus. He experimented during this time, anticipating a future energy crisis and fueled by tales of the Dark Cybertron prophecy related to him by his master; he distilled an ore from raw energon in an attempt to create a self-replicating energy source. He planted this ore in the ruins of Crystal City, but the experiment was seemingly ruined by Jhiaxus unleashing his gestalt creation, Monstructor, to do battle with Omega Supreme. Jhiaxus' monster failed and he eventually left Cybertron, leaving Shockwave to finish his work. He studied dutifully, learning a great deal about ancient Cybertron and all of its various myths and legends. He later joined the Senate and was betrayed and transformed by Proteus and Sentinel Prime via Shadowplay into his current form due to his passionate and outspoken nature.
He manipulated the Senate briefly by lying about his previous energy crisis concerns and was invited to join up with Megatron by Starscream as Megatron wanted a combiner. Shockwave agreed in order to gain access to more resources and robust facilities. He started his work with claw hands, courtesy of Proteus, but was given a new hand and an arm cannon, that he chose, by Megatron to expedite his work. Shockwave served dutifully from this point onward, acting out of character only once - to wound Dai Atlas so that he would not be present for Megatron's massacre of the Senate - and survived the reign of Scorponok by following orders and returning to his isolated work. Getting results and keeping a low profile were key to avoiding conflict in the Decepticon ranks, Shockwave learned quickly, and he applies this strategy even with the return of Megatron.
Skills & Abilities[edit source]
Electromagnetic Spectrum Manipulation: Shockwave has complete command of the entire electromagnetic spectrum by way of his arm cannon. Though he most commonly makes use of purple laser beams, he is also able to channel microwaves, EMP pulses, radio waves and x-rays in combat.
Unreadable Mind: Soundwave can read minds, but Shockwave's cannot be read. This is due to the Shadowplay inflicted upon him by Proteus and Sentinel Prime. This fact tends to make Soundwave very suspicious and uneasy.
Science: Shockwave is absurdly good at what he does in the labratory. Unhindered by anything as silly as morals or ethics, he experiments as freely as he pleases and gets results, often to the detriment of his victims during live experiments. As brutal in science as he is on the battlefield, one of the last places that any Cybertronian wants to be is in Shockwave's laboratory as a test subject. This skill in the scientific arena eventually leads to Shockwave seeding other worlds with ore for his Regenesis project, but the first has already been placed. The first, and arguably the most important. His reputation as Jhiaxus' former student precedes him, and was almost certainly the reason for his invitation to the Decepticons.
Combat Ability: A powerful foe, Shockwave did not have to really resort to violence in his previous life, but his time in the Decepticons has been considerably more eventful. When he was given new hands by Megatron, he opted for a laser cannon to replace one of them as Megatron's rebellion was about to officially begin. This cannon draws directly from Shockwave's vast internal energy reserves and allow him to decimate opponents with all manner of lasers and electromagnetic energy. Physically, Shockwave is also surprisingly powerful, a holdover from his pre-Shadowplay days. Even before he was given a different head and has his hands taken from him, Shockwave was a large, powerfully built Cybertronian.
Emotional Thinking: Once, Shockwave was a being full of passion. He is now a cold, calculating machine. His logical world is very ordered and exposure to extreme chaos and utterly irrational thinking can have a devastating effect on his mental state, depending on the situation.
Suspicious Goals: While Megatron knows that Shockwave has his own agenda, he's still doing everything that he is asked for the Decepticons and further advances their cause. Shockwave does not believe in this cause, but he does believe in failure being a waste of time and resources. He therefore avoids it. Unfortunately, his agenda is still the primary focus of all of his efforts and others are likely to become suspicious with just how much time he spends isolated away from others. The fact that Soundwave cannot read his mind immediately makes him a target of the spymaster's ire, too.
Reliance on Numbers: While Shockwave is not exactly arrogant, as being arrogant generally requires some sort of an ego, he does believe in whatever logical outcome that he calculates for a particular situation. Like confronting over-emotional or irrational thinking and actions, an utterly unexpected outcome can put him on the defensive, if only briefly.
Soundtrack of Logic[edit source]
"Welcome to Cybertron."
"All life is equal. I merely assign it a quantifiable value—zero."
Orion Pax and Shockwave
Victims of Progress
Logs[edit | edit source]
|Drills and Other Refinements, Part 1||March 26th, 2020||Quickswitch, Sideswipe, and Hot Rod plan to infiltrate one of Shockwave's projects, from below.|
|Skirmish at Toraxxis||March 22nd, 2020||Autobots attempt recon at the Decepticon base at Toraxxis, but Sideswipe and Hot Rod attend.|
|Study of a Speedster||March 10th, 2020||Shockwave studies the Properties of Blurr, while Blurr prods him about his affiliation with Megatron.|
|Race Day Part 3: Search For a Speedster||March 5th, 2020||The Decepticons manage to catch Blurr, albeit the process is a lot messier than it likely had to be.|
|Energy Signatures - Part 1||March 3rd, 2020||Shockwave has discovered something on a remote part of Cybertron, and begins working on recruiting some Combaticons to help him retrieve it.|
|Race Day Part 2: A Spy In Our Midst||February 24th, 2020||Blurr sneaks into the Decepticon-occupied base in South Ibex by hiding among civilians.|
|Battles of Little Consequence||February 16th, 2020||Shockwave repairs Goth in the aftermath of the failed defense in the Undergrid.|
|Repairs from Tyger Pax||February 1st, 2020||After returning front brutally getting their Afts kicked, Starscream is reminded how much the medical bay /loves/ him.|
|Battleground: Luna 2 Docks 5 - 5||November 24th, 2019||Decepticons seize control of the Luna 2 docks.|
|Repairs After Luna 2||November 24th, 2019||Howlback and Shockwave are brought in for repairs, Soundwave joins!|
|Accusations||October 21st, 2019||The tension between Phantom and Goth peaks. Overlord is tired of it, and wants answers about the red foam.|
|Battleground: Polyhex 4-2||July 13th, 2019||Decepticons capture Polyhex.|
|Battleground: Praxus 3 - 5||June 16th, 2019||Decepticons capture Praxus.|
|Battleground: Ruins of Harmonex 3 - 4||June 6th, 2019||The autobots continue to hold the ruined city of Harmonex.|
|Battleground: Kalis 3 - 2||May 5th, 2019||The Decepticons win Kalis by a hair.|
|Gallo's Demise||April 7th, 2019||Gallo escapes the Decepticon HQ, but only to be arrested by Juris, who brings Rosy to offer a cure to the 'Cons in return for custody of Gallo.|
|The Cost of Victory||March 30th, 2019||The Decepticons barely won at the mining outpost on Clemency...and it nearly cost them their lives.|
|Clemency: Second Cybertron||January 30th, 2019||Shockwave's plans to terraform Clemency don't pan out as expected.|
|War Games: Polyhex 3-1||December 4th, 2018||Polyhex is captured by the Autobots.|
|Clemency: Planetfall||November 6th, 2018||Autobots defend an orbital storage facility in Clemency orbit against Decepticons.|
|Top Secret Transaction||October 18th, 2018||The Decepticons make a deal with a mercenary group called The Concordance.|
|Can't You People Stay Fixed||October 9th, 2018||Shockwave and Knockout repair the troops. Deadlock decides to give them more work.|
|Weird Science||September 25th, 2018||Shockwave repairs and revives Phantom.|
|Searching For Science||September 21st, 2018||Shockwave locates and retrieves Phantom.|
|Above All Else||September 15th, 2018||Prowl makes a deal with Shockwave. Healthpoint doesn't like it.|
|Interrogative Repairs||September 5th, 2018||Shadowstar receives repairs from Shockwave. Blast Off squirms.|
|Portal Tech Recovery 2||September 1st, 2018||Another portal facility has finally shut down, this time in the undergrid.|
|Keeping An Eye On Things||August 31st, 2018||Swivel and Nightlash do some underground recon. Literally.|
|The Rite of Deceptibrand||August 15th, 2018||Hookshot is formally inducted into the Decepticons.|
|The Energon Trail||August 11th, 2018||Moving the payload, let's party up!|
|The Fate of Junkion Pt 2||July 26th, 2018||The fate of Junkion hangs in balance as the final confrontation over the ununtrium core comes to a conclusion.|
|The Fate of Junkion Pt 1||July 17th, 2018||Autobots and Decepticons fight over resources again, but discover that Junkion's fate may be at risk.|
|The Race for Ununtrium||June 26th, 2018||Autobots and Decepticons journey to Junkion again in an attempt to extract ununtrium, but run into a native this time.|
|Not All Junk||June 21st, 2018||Autobots and Decepticons investigate the presence of a rare material on Junkion.|
|The Forced Flood||June 1st, 2018||Autobots and Decepticons disagree on how to save the world.|
|Canceling the Apocalypse||May 31st, 2018||Shockwave submits his proposal to save Cybertron.|
|Regenesis||May 24th, 2018||Blurr and Shockwave encounter a sea monster on LV-212.|
|The Inferno||May 20th, 2018||Shockwave runs into Prime and Prowl at the Crucible.|
|Freedom is the Right of All Sentient Beings||January 24th, 2016||The Autobots are determined to re-acquire the stolen sparks. The Decepticons are determined to keep them.|
|Plots Are Hard To Work On||January 16th, 2016||Having been ordered to work together on plans to get more energon and hurt the Autobots, Starscream and Shockwave seem to have an inability to do more than insult each other in roundabout ways.|