Grotusque for Champions (250+135)

"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).
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	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
 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	
	 (+1/4),OAF(-1/2)                                            0
 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-	
 1	WF,Rifles	
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
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
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.

Grotusque 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.

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  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - April, 2005

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