Dutiful, humble, and eager to please, Siegebreaker could be considered ideal soldier material, especially when his combat skills are taken into account. He actually was a soldier at one point, but was assumed dead after being gunned down in battle shortly after the start of the Great War. He survived his grievous injuries, but was left lying in stasis beneath the rubble of a destroyed building. Many millenia later, he awoke to find himself buried beneath the very same ruins where he'd fallen, unable to remember any details of his life other than his name, his function, and his unwavering loyalty to the Autobots. His high-strung disposition and peculiar mannerisms are probably the result of years and years spent stumbling around half-dead and having to scavenge for sustenance, but the ordeals he endured have done little to dampen his sunny disposition and idealistic beliefs. It could be that he simply can't remember everything that's made him this way, but when are things ever that simple?
Siegebreaker was recently found shambling around an old battle site, half-scrapped and barely coherent, with no knowledge of how he got there or why he was there. It's possible that he's just a confused MTO who almost died in his first deployment.
Afterwards, he was sent back to the front lines. He quickly became a casualty of war and was left on the battlefield where he fell. Turns out, he wasn't entirely dead. He awoke thousands of years later, and spent a good long while scavenging before a researcher found him and led him back to society.
Skills & Abilities[edit source]
Weapon Master: Siegebreaker is built for battle. He has little "fangs" (upper canine teeth that are slightly more pronounced and pointy) and retractable talons. Some of the edges on his armor plating are sharp enough to pierce, if struck at the right angle with enough force. His subspace is loaded with various weapons and firearms. He specializes in melee combat, but he's also decent with a gun. His favorite piece in his collection is his glaive, which he prefers to carry in his hands instead of in subspace.
Vigilant: Siegebreaker keeps his sensory functions running at full power at all times. Sneaking up on him is a challenge.
Battle Focus: If the need arises, Siegebreaker can reroute power away from non-essential systems and use those resources to overclock combat-related functions. He can even shut down processes that he deems unimportant in a fight so that all of his focus and energy can be used for survival.
Weak-willed: He's emotionally fragile and easy to manipulate. He'll trip over himself to make other people happy and fears being alone or abandoned. The right words used correctly can leave him too shaken to function.
Hypersensitive: Too much sensory input can overwhelm and confuse him, and being on constant lookout for danger means that he sees danger everywhere. Sure, he's always prepared to drop everything and fight for his life, but it has the side effect of making him jumpy and easily startled. He tends to overreact to stimuli and sometimes perceives threats that don't actually exist.
Flawed Frame: His time buried under rubble has left him with lasting damage. His processor has a few glitches that make him scatterbrained and forgetful, and his memory banks were so corrupted that he can't remember anything from before he woke up. His systems are somewhat inefficient; they run hotter compared to other mechs and consume a lot of energy, made worse by his habit of forcing his sensory functions to run at maximum power around the clock. If he isn't careful with pacing himself, he can actually keel over from exhaustion in the middle of a fight. In what might be a potentially disastrous oversight, he lacks any form of additional heat resistance. Using his flamethrowers hurts him as much as it hurts his enemies.
Battle Fixation: Siegebreaker's battle focus can be harmful to him, depending on what he decides to shut off. For example, if he turns off his pain receptors, he'll have a harder time figuring out how damaged he is. He's usually disoriented and fatigued when he reverts his systems to normal.
Armory & Armaments[edit source]
Flamethrowers: The flamethrowers in his forearm plating and door-panel wings emit flames that can reach temperatures of 1,800 Kelvin (1,500C/2,800F) and higher, depending on how much power he uses to fuel them.
Molten Ammo: The plates over his hips are more than just armor - they're also storage compartments for Siegebreaker's favorite ammunition. These projectiles contain a small measure of scrap metal, kept at molten-hot temperatures by tiny heating elements in the ammo compartments. Upon impact, the ammunition is designed to shatter and spill its contents on the victim. Siegebreaker likes to target his enemies' joints with these in the hopes that the metal will impair motor functions as it cools and solidifies, though sometimes the intense heat alone is enough to accomplish that.
The Glaive: Siegebreaker's default weapon and his favorite piece of his collection. It's a versatile polearm, capable of being used for thrusting, chopping, and slashing. The back-curving hooks on the blade's reverse side are meant for catching in a foe's armor and ripping out components or plating when the weapon is withdrawn.
Salvaged Rifle: This thing looks like it was tossed in the junk heap several centuries ago. It's battered and rusty, but it still works. Mostly.
More to come...
Aviators - Let There Be Fire
Chiaki Ishikawa - Uninstall
Audioslave - Show Me How To Live
Linkin Park - Battle Symphony
The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
Owl City - Embers
Marvin Kopp - Black Light
Within Temptation - Let Us Burn
The Brothers Bright - Me and Mine
Hozier - Arsonist's Lullaby
Logs[edit | edit source]
|Fending Off Feral Insecticons||June 2nd, 2019||Cosmos the Attaccing Snacc|
|Quick Switches||June 1st, 2019||Quickswitch finds Starlock at the Mithril sea, and a small talk ensues.|
|A Flower||May 2nd, 2019||Siegebreaker decides to adopt a flower.|
|War of Words||April 22nd, 2019||Lots of posturing occurs while the Autobots attempt to help civilian refugee escape Decepticon-occupied territory.|
|Not lost, or Forgotten||April 17th, 2019||A normal patrol, offers something a bit more...|
|An Unseen Struggle||April 2nd, 2019||Starlock struggles in trying to confide in Siegebreaker, but in the end, realizes his presence is really more than enough.|
|Apologizing, and meaning it.||February 26th, 2019||Siegebreaker and Starlock cross paths again in the barracks, only this time things are not as awkward.|
|Barracks Talk||February 14th, 2019||Siegebreaker and Starlock get a moment to speak in the Barracks, it's awkward.|
|Infiltrating Deltaran||February 6th, 2019||Phantom, Vortex, and Blast Off sneak into Deltaran, hoping to glean useful intel.|
|Maccadam's New Location Grand Opening!||February 2nd, 2019||Starlock and Vortex investigate what Gallo may be up to, while Siegebreaker pwns a hopelessly humiliated Blast Off in a drinking game.|
|Worst beach day. Ever.||January 12th, 2019||Beachside beatdowns.|
|Disbelief||January 12th, 2019||Siegebreaker fought Megatron, and now has to tell the Medics.|
|War Games: Mitteous Plateau 5-1||January 9th, 2019||The war rages on between Decepticon-controlled Nova Cronum and Autobot-controlled Polyhex.|
|Plateau Aftermath||January 9th, 2019||First Aid repairs Siegebreaker after the stand at the Mitteous Plateau, only to be put into a uncomfortable situation.|
|Nothing creates conversation like target practice||December 20th, 2018||Starlock and Siegebreaker get a little bit philosophical.|
|Turbulent||December 11th, 2018||Starlock and Siegebreaker have a discussion after the encounter with Soundwave.|
|Looking In On Things||December 10th, 2018||Soundwave spies in Polyhex after the city's fall to Autobot forces.|
|War of Words||December 6th, 2018||When Bots and Cons aren't fighting with weapons, they're fighting with words.|
|Cybertron War Games: Luna 2 Docks 3-1||December 1st, 2018||Decepticons launch an attack on the Luna 2 Space Docks and Autobots fight to hold the line.|
|Luna-2 Aftermath||December 1st, 2018||Ratchet has to deal with the fall out of the Luna-2 assault.|
|Cleaning Up||November 27th, 2018||Several Autobots help clean up at the Helix Gardens while Soundwave meditates- and eavesdrops.|
|Cybertron War Games: Toraxxis Plains 2-3||November 22nd, 2018||Toraxxis Plains falls to Autobot control.|
|Repair Bay Woes||November 22nd, 2018||First Aid and Starlock have to deal with the aftermath of the last, successful, assault on Toraxxis Plains, only to have a their joy of victory cut short.|
|Gallo's Intentions Pt 2||November 20th, 2018||Some uncanny events involving Gallo and his cohorts unfold at Maccadams.|
|Medical Referral||November 16th, 2018||Siegebreaker gets a referral from Pharma.|
|Training Simulator Talk, Round 2||November 16th, 2018||Hyperdrive, Siegebreaker, Sky Lynx, and Starlock in the training simulator, with a surprise (literally) appearance from Quickswitch. There's more talking than training going on.|
|Unscheduled Flight||November 13th, 2018||In a bad mood from the night before, Blast Off finds Siegebreaker alone on the outskirts of Polyhex. Siegebreaker goes cowboy on the shuttle, the shuttle gets mad. Guest starring Starlock and Sky Lynx!|
|Medbay Mishaps||November 13th, 2018||Something wicked happens and sedatives don't work as intended following Siegebreaker's emergency extraction and the follow-on work by Ratchet and Starlock. Also, Hound, Hyperdrive, and Sky Lynx do things. Fantastic things. But in the background.|
|Rounds with the Doctor||November 10th, 2018||Ratchet shows he cares by making Siegebreaker do his heavy lifting.|
|Release the Siege!||November 9th, 2018||Siege is awake, and Him, Starlock, and Hyperdrive have a chat.|
|Fixing Siege||November 8th, 2018||Siegebreaker needs help.|
|Inquiries and Invitations||November 5th, 2018||Hyperdrive stops a conversation from getting even more awkward!|
|Run and Gun||November 3rd, 2018||Just the topics of conversation. Not what actually happens.|
|7 Days To Drone: Horde Night Is Here||November 1st, 2018||The drone hordes gather for an assault on Iacon. The valiant Autobots stand against them.|
|Training Simulator Talk||November 1st, 2018||Exactly what it sounds like.|
|Four At The Academy||October 31st, 2018||Hyperdrive is trying to leave, Adagio, Siegebreaker and Starlock are trying to join.|
|Water Cooler Gossip||October 30th, 2018||Various Autobots converge at an energon dispenser. Conversation happens.|
|A Roadside Chat||October 30th, 2018||Starlock finally catches up with Siegebreaker after he siezed that window of opportunity to escape.|
|Last Mech Standing||October 28th, 2018||Another training simulation.|