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"Ultimately, I serve only one master... pure logic."

Name Shockwave
Faction Decepticon
Function Scientist
Species Cybertronian
Type DFC
Rank 3-General
Alt Mode Laser Cannon
Char_id 31
Status Unknown

Profile[edit source]

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.

Background[edit source]

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.

Weaknesses[edit source]

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


Twisted Science

Victims of Progress


Gallery[edit source]



Logs[edit | edit source]

Title Date Scene Summary
Ibex Recon June 26th, 2020 Some Decepticons chase Blurr after spotting him on the fringes of Decepticon-controlled Ibex territories.
Incident Reports May 26th, 2020 Wheeljack gets a talking to.
Disassembly May 12th, 2020 Phantom returns to Shockwave's Lab. Mortem is discussed.
Phanton's Haven Debriefing May 8th, 2020 Shockwave debriefs Phantom after retreiving him from Existential Havens. NOTE: THis scene takes place before 1559/Foreign Trade
Foreign Trade May 3rd, 2020 Phantom and Swindle strike a deal, Swindle sells out his bros while Shockwave looks on. Deadlock buys a heat sink, but nearly gets attacked by Swindle's stuff in the process.
The Hunt Concludes April 26th, 2020 Prowl and Shockwave finally catch up with Phantom, but he's hardly himself.
The Hunt Continues... Again April 20th, 2020 Prowl and Shockwave continue to hunt for Phantom, but another mystery (or is it the same mystery) presents itself.
The Hunt Continues April 18th, 2020 Prowl and Shockwave continue the hunt for Phantom. Taking them to a strange space station, its strange inhabitants, and the mysterious
The Hunt Begins April 15th, 2020 Prowl and Shockwave head off into the Warrens to try to locate Phantom.
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.