"If it ain't fun to do, it ain't worth doing." - Grotusque
Real name: Grotusque Other known aliases: Tigerbot (name of release in Italy). Occupation: Military Strategist Current group affiliation: Autobots/Monsterbots Rank: 8 Past group affiliations: Ultracons Major enemies: Decepticons First appearance: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #3 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers: Headmasters #1 (Marvel comics). Origin: Description: Grotusque is a 24 foot tall pink and white robot who turns into a mechanical griffen.
54 STR 14
20 DEX 30
21 CON 22
16 BODY 0
18 INT 8
20 EGO 20
22 PRE 12
8 COM -1
11 PD 6
10 ED 6
4 SPD 10
10 REC 2
42 END 0
40 STUN 1
Characteristics Cost: 130
Powers and Skills
10 EC (10),"Transformer powers"
26a) 12/12 Armor
33b) 6 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END
7c) Shape Shift,"Griffen",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form
if he takes over half BODY.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
19 Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in
heat/cold,immune to aging
28 MP (28),"Movement"
3u 8" Flight,x8 Non-Combat 2
1u 15" Gliding
3u 16" Running,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
8u 11" Superleap,x250 Non-Combat,Only in griffen form.(-1/4) 5
55 MP (82),"Weapons",OIF(-1/2)
4u 6 1/2D6 Drain,"Vaporator gun - drains END.",17-32 Charges
5u 3 1/2D6 HKA,"Teeth/Claws",vs physical defense,Only works in
monster form.(-1/4),0 END(+1/2) 0
4u 2 1/2D6 RKA (Fire),"Sparks",No Range(-1/2),Only works in
monster form.(-1/4),Area Effect(+1),cone 8
3 Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)
13 54 STR,1/2 END(+1/4) 0
3 Climbing 13-
18 6 Levels: with rifle, teeth and punch.,tight group
3 Navigation 11-
3 Survival 11-
5 Tactics 14-
Powers Cost: 255
Base Points: 250
15 Accidental Chg,"to robot form when stunned.",common,occur
20 DNPC,"Humans in need of saving.",incompetent,appear 11-
20 Distinctive,"Giant Robot",not concealable,major
15 Hunted,"By anti-Autobot forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
10 Psych Lim,"Reluctant to take animal form.",common,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"Joker",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",uncommon,total
5 Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10 Rivalry,"with other tough Autobots.",professional,PC rival
10 Watched,"By Autobot leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
Disadvantages Total: 135
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 385
Explanation of the conversion: Grotusque can attack with his teeth, claws and sparks only when in monster mode.
History (Marvel comics): Grotusque and the Monsterbots were among the Autobots who joined Fortress Maximus in
leaving Cybertron for the planet Nebulos (Transformers: Headmasters #1).
Followed to Nebulos by the Decepticons under Scorponok, Fortress Maximus' band left Nebulos for the planet Earth
(Transformers: Headmasters #4).
Grotusque was present when Grimlock fought Blaster for leadership
of the Autobots on Earth's moon. The Autobots were then attacked by the Decepticons lead by Ratbat (Transformers #41).
Everything's a joke to Grotusque, and - as he says - why shouldn't it be, when the only thing that frightens him is
looking at himself in the mirror! Though he doesn't doubt Primus saw him as part of some great and noble scheme, he does
wonder what his creator was thinking of when he designed his creature mode. A bit too much high grade energon the night
before, is Grotusque's opinion! This goofy, irreverent outlook on life is as appealing as it is annoying to his fellow
Autobots. Sometimes, just sometimes, they wish Grotusque would take something seriously. Even in pitched battle, in dire,
possibly terminal situations, he's joking away, but it's not bluster to hide his fear - Grotusque is not only a top notch
warrior, his courage is legendary. No, it's that Grotusque sees life in general as a joke, and therefore sees no reason to
view death any differently. "Why shouldn't combat be fun?" he's been heard to utter. "If it wasn't, I'd be loath
to do it!" Though he appears on the surface to be offhand about his duties, Grotusque is a brilliant campaign planner,
with a sharp and analytical mind perfectly suited to the complexities of warfare.
Powers: Though not immensely strong, and - when in robot mode - fairly plodding, Grotusque's razor sharp mind makes
him a foe to be reckoned with. He wields a specially modified vaporator, designed to gassify an opponent's fuel, leaving
him to grind to a full stop. His creature mode tusks are made from a hyper-dense alloy that, Autobot scientists believe,
is all but indestructible. In creature mode, Grotusque can fly (using his back wings) at speeds of around 45 mph, but the
process is both awkward and fuel consumptive, and he prefers to use his powerful hind legs to bound along, making leaps of
around three miles at a time.
Weaknesses: Grotusque's dislike of his creature mode tends to make him reluctant to use it more often than he has
to. As a result, he tends to go into battle in his more vulnerable robot mode, leaving himself more exposed to possible
injury. Also, Grotusque's wings are quite fragile and are easily damaged.
Links to other Grotusque pages:
Character created by Hasbro.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - April, 2005