Blitzwing for Champions (300+120)

"Destroy first, think later." - Blitzwing

Real name: Blitzwing
Other known aliases: Triple Changer 002, Triplex Due, The Fourth.
Occupation: Air & Ground Commando
Current group affiliation: Decepticons/Triplechangers
Rank: 6
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Autobots
First appearance: G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers II #1 (Devil's Due Comics), Transformers: Generation One #5 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers #29 (Marvel comics), Dinobot Island Part 1 (television series).
Description: Blitzwing is a 24 foot tall purple and tan robot who turns into a MiG-25 Foxbat jet or a Mitsubishi Type 74 main battle tank. Before being reformatted, he turned into a Cybertonian jet or tank.


56	STR	16
14	DEX	12
23	CON	26
16	BODY	 0
10	INT	 0
14	EGO	 8
18	PRE	 8
10	COM	 0
13	PD	 8
13	ED	 8
 4	SPD	16
11	REC	 2
46	END	 0
42	STUN	 1
Characteristics Cost: 105

Powers and Skills

12	EC (12),"Transformer powers"	
30a)	14/14 Armor	
32b)	6 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
19c)	Shape Shift,"Jet or Tank",limited group of shapes,	
	 Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form if he takes over half	
	 BODY.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)                            0
12	0" Flight,"Wings",x64 Non-Combat,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape	
	 Shift.",OIF(-1/2)                                           0
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
40	MP (50),"Movement",Not in one form - Cannot fly as a tank or	
	 run as a jet.(-1/4)	
 4u	20" Flight,1/2 END(+1/4)                                     2
 1u	15" Gliding	
 3u	21" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
56	MP (125),"Weapons",Only in appropriate form.(-1/4),OAF(-1)	
 5u	7D6 Drain,"Gyro-Blaster Rifle - Drain Dex",fade rate: per 5	
	 minutes,17-32 Charges(+1/4)                                 0
 5u	4D6 HKA (Electricity),"Electron Scimitar",0 END(+1/2),+1	
	 Increased Stun Mult(+1/2)                                   0
 5u	4 1/2D6 RKA,"Missiles",vs physical defense,2 Charges(+1/4),	
	 64 Clips,recoverable,continuing,Explosion(+1/2)             0
 5u	4D6 RKA,"Tank Shells",vs physical defense,Explosion(+1/2),	 
	 17-32 Charges(+1/4),x5 Increased Max Range(+1/4)            0
 5u	6 1/2D6 RKA (Light),"Lasers",No Knockback(-1/4),17-32	
	 Charges(+1/4)                                               0
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
14	56 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 3	Combat Driving 12-	
 3	Combat Piloting 12-	
 3	12- Fast Draw	
30	6 Levels: With Weapons Multipower, punch and move through.,	
	related group	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 3	WF,Swords,Small Arms	
Powers Cost: 315


Base Points: 300
15	Accidental Chg,"to robot form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
10	Distinctive,"Giant Robot",easily concealable,major
15	Hunted,"By anti-Decepticon forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
 5	Physical Lim,"No hands in vehicle modes.",infrequently,
10	Psych Lim,"Relishes in his ability to change form.",common,
15	Psych Lim,"Cruel sense of humor.",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Excessively Violent",common,strong
10	Rep,"Evil alien robot.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10	Rivalry,"with Astrotrain.",professional,PC rival
 5	Unluck,1D6
10	Watched,"By Decepticon leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 120

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 420

Explanation of the conversion: Blitzwing's rifle and sword only work in robot form, his laser and missiles only work in jet form, and his tank shells can only be used in tank form.

History (Dreamwave comics) : Blitzwing was recruited as a Decepticon under the leadership of Megatron in his war against the Autobots on the planet Cybertron.

Blitzwing in Cybertonian modes. Shockwave lead the Decepticon attack on the Autobot capitol of Iacon 8.2 million years ago. Among his troops were Astrotrain, Blitzwing, Bludgeon, Brawl, Chopshop, Dirge, Frenzy, Octane, Onslaught, Ramjet, Tantrum, Venom and Vortex.

When Megatron and Autobot leader Optimus Prime disappeared in an accident with a space bridge, the Autobot and Decepticon forces splintered into smaller factions. Blitzwing stayed with the Decepticons under the leadership of Shockwave.

Blitzwing was captured by the Autobots, but freed from them when he was was among the Cybertonians kidnapped by the Fallen to be used in an arcane ritual.

Blitzwing Disection After the Great Shutdown on Cybertron ended, Blitzwing was reformatted in the form of an Earth jet and tank.

Defeated by the Autobots on Cybertron, Shockwave was forced to set up a new secret headquarters in the wastelands of Cybertron, with Astrotrain, Blitzwing, Dirge, Ramjet and Thrust following him. Shockwave completed work on his new warrior, Sixshot. Megatron returned to Cybertron with three clone warriors and the Predacons and was able to defeat Shockwave. Shockwave was kept alive, but restrained. All Shockwave's warriors except Blitzwing, who was destroyed, joined up with Megatron in his plan to invade the Earth (Transformers: Generation One III #9).

As a Triplechanger, Blitzwing's ability to rapidly transform from tank mode to jet fighter mode makes him one of the most lethally effective Decepticon warriors. Not only are foes confused by his talent, but rarely are they prepared to fight him in a second form after fighting him in the first one, and Blitzwing certainly relishes changing form. His favorite tactic is to dive at a target - living or otherwise - as a jet, change at the last moment to a tank, and then smash into the target just as he lands. This hardly ever fails to defeat a foe or amuse Blitzwing. He likes to think of himself as having a sense of humor, although the things that make him laugh are typically cruel and harmful to others. He's loud-mouthed, belligerent and brash - wonderful qualities for a commando, terrible for all those who have to be around him.

Starscream attacks Blitzwing in Transformers #50

Blitzwing sometimes gets his circuits scrambled, which results in him getting stuck in mid-transformation between forms.

''If I want to know what's on your mind, I'll splatter it on the wall and see for myself!'' - Blitzwing

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Blitzwing is played by actor Ed Gilbert.

Blitzwing Powers: Blitzwing is very strong, tough and can fly. As a jet fighter, Blitzwing can fly at Mach 2.7 with a range of 1500 miles. He carries heat-seeking concussion missiles.

Blitzwing As a tank, he can traverse most terrain, however rugged, and can achieve a speed of 28 mph. His track-mounted cannon fires an explosive shell 3.5 miles that can level a 5-story brick building. In robot mode he uses an electron scimitar which can short-circuit any electrical device with a touch of its blade, and a gyro-blaster rifle, which disrupts the sense of balance of anyone it hits for 30 minutes.

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  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - November, 2004

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