Inferno II

Inferno II for Champions (100+150)

''Every job for the Royalty is a gift.'' - Inferno II

Real name: Inferno II
Other known aliases: Ant-Bot, Blender Butt, Crumb Breath, Subcommander Bug, Subcommander Kiss-Butt.
Occupation: Infantry Commander
Current group affiliation: Predacons
Rank: 7
Past group affiliations: Maximals
Major enemies: Maximals
First appearance: Convention Comics 1997 (comics series), Spider's Game (television series).
Origin: Spider's Game (television series).
Description: Inferno II is a 8 foot tall red and grey robot who turns into a fire ant.


29	STR	14
10	DEX	 0
19	CON	18
11	BODY	 0
 8	INT	-2
16	EGO	12
15	PRE	 5
 8	COM	-1
 9	PD	 4
 8	ED	 4
 4	SPD	20
10	REC	 2
40	END	 1
34	STUN	 1
Characteristics Cost: 78

Powers and Skills

10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
11a)	7/7 Armor	
12b)	8" Flight,"Ion Thrusters",x16 Non-Combat,Restrainable(-1/2),	
	 Only in robot mode.(-1/4)                                   2
15c)	15" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
 8d)	Shape Shift,"Ant",Incantation(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)     0
 7	1 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	 
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
 1	Life Support - Requires half normal food.	
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
34	MP (60),"Weapons",Only in appropriate form.(-1/4),OIF(-1/2)	
 2u	2D6 HKA,"Bite",vs physical defense,0 END(+1/2)               0
 2u	2D6 HKA,"Claw",OAF(-1/2),0 END(+1/2)                         0
 3u	2 1/2D6 RKA,"Missiles",13-16 Charges(0),Explosion(+1/2)      0
 2u	3 1/2D6 RKA (Fire),"Flame Guns",13-16 Charges(0),No	
	 Knockback(-1/4),OAF(-1/2)                                   0
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
 4	1 BODY Regen,recovery rate: per hour,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape	 
 3	+0" Running,"Extra Legs",x4 Non-Combat,Linked(-1/2),"to	
	 Shape Shift."                                               0
 7	29 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 3	11- Fast Draw	
18	6 Levels: with claw/bite, gun and dodge.,tight group	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 3	Survival 11-	
 2	WF,Small Arms	
Powers Cost: 172


Base Points: 100
15	Accidental Chg,"To beast form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
 5	Distinctive,"Talking bug-bot.",easily concealable,minor
15	Hunted,"By anti-Predacon forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
10	Psych Lim,"Thinks about everything in terms of ant
15	Psych Lim,"Pyromaniac",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Sadistic",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Violent",common,strong
10	Rep,"Evil alien robot.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10	Rivalry,"with other Predacon warriors.",professional,PC
 5	Unluck,1D6
10	Vuln,"to high energon attacks in robot form.",uncommon,x2
10	Watched,"By Predacon leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion:

Stasis pods History: Inferno II was one of the protoforms from the Maximal ship called the Axalon commanded by Optimus Primal, which chased the Predacon criminal Megatron II commanding the Dark Side through transwarp space after the theft of the Golden Disc. The Maximals and Predacons crashed on prehistoric Earth, where high energon levels threatened to destroy the crew unless they adopted organic alternate modes (Beast Wars Part 1).

The Axalon's cargo of Maximal protoforms in stasis pods had been launched into orbit before the crash, but eventually Inferno II's pod fell to Earth. Blackarachnia uncovered Tarantulas' lair. Tarantulas' wanted to get a hold of an intact stasis pod so he could make a ship capable of leaving Earth, and his computer system discovered a falling pod. He sabotaged both the Maximal and Predacon computer systems so neither side would know of the pod, but Tigatron also spotted the falling pod. Tarantulas and Blackarachnia were the first to the pod and Inferno II was infected with a Predacon shell program. Although Tarantulas attempted to format the protoform as another spider, he was too late and it had already scanned a fire ant. As Tigatron closed in on the pod's landing site he was attacked by Waspinator, but saved by Airazor. Tigatron sent Airazor off to get the pod as quickly as possible. Inferno II emerged as a Predacon fire ant with a violent personality dominated by his ant nature. Inferno II attacked Tarantulas and Blackarachnia as invaders and set to protecting his colony, the stasis pod. Inferno II then attacked Airazor. Blackarachnia played along and convinced Inferno II she was sent by the royalty of the colony. Tarantulas went after the stasis pod while they were occupied. Noticing the pod was gone, Inferno II hunted down Tarantulas. Airazor went for help as Tigatron tracked the Predacons. Megatron II's equipment came back online and he sent Scopronok II to bring Tarantulas and his finds back to base. Tigatron caught up with Tarantulas and destroyed the pod so it wouldn't fall into Predacon hands, but then he was attacked by all the Predacons. Inferno II vowed to destroy Tigatron and all his kind for the destruction of his colony, but he was seriously injured when Optimus Primal and Airazor arrived to save Tigatron. Scoponok II then returned Inferno II to the Predacon base for repairs (Spider's Game).

Inferno II Inferno II and Blackarachnia watched as the Predacon scientist Fractyl attempted to invent energon armor capable of protecting them from energon build up. Although seemingly successful, the armor was stolen by the Maximal thief Packrat. Blackarachinia and Fractyl realized the energon armor was flawed and could destroy the planet if it came in contact with large amounts of energon. Inferno II pursued Packrat, but since Packrat didn't need to assume beast mode with the armor on, he got the upper hand in the fight with Inferno II. Hearing the battle, Airazor, Cheetor and Rhinox joined Packrat. Fractyl convinced Rhinox that the armor was a threat to them all. Rhinox was able to talk Packrat into giving up the armor, which Fractyl aided them in doing. When Blackarachnia arrived with Megatron II, Packrat suggested that Fractyl pretend to be attacking the Maximals, who fled. Megatron II was impressed with Fractyl's new found battle prowess (Convention Comics 1997).

When the Earth was hit by a quantum wave it transfigured several Cybertonians into transmetal forms, but Inferno II was unaltered (Aftermath).

''Ant-bot could not find own thorax with both hands and a road map.'' - Waspinator's take on Inferno II.

Megatron II then started research on Nucleon fuel with the assistance of Inferno II and Waspinator, with which he hoped to create a virus which could stop Cybertonians from transforming and slowly kill them (Dark Glass).

Inferno II After the destruction of the Predacon ship Dark Side Inferno II, Quickstrike and Waspinator were sent to establish a new base for the Predacons. They discovered caves settled by pre-humans, but Waspinator decided he was sick of being a Predacon and rebeled. After shooting Waspinator, Inferno II and Quickstrike fought the pre-humans. Inferno II and Quickstrike were killed by Megatron II using the guns of the Decepticon flag ship Nemesis when Megatron II used the ship in an attempt to destroy the pre-human settlement (Nemesis Part 2).

Trivia: On the Beast Wars television show, the voice of Inferno II is played by actor Jim Byrnes, who is best known for playing Joe Dawson on the Highlander television series. Inferno II should not be confused with the original Inferno, an Autobot who turned into a fire truck. There is also a Transformer: Armada Minicon named Inferno and a Transformers: Energon character named Inferno. The toy of Inferno II is similar to that of Antagony. Although there is no transmetal version of Inferno II, there is a transmetal Predacon ant named Scavenger II who is supposed to be Inferno II in the Japanese series.

Inferno II Powers: Inferno II is a Predacon, a small, highly fuel efficient Cybertonian. He is as fast as he is brave. He carries a flame pistol, can fire missiles and has a claw weapon. He can fly at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour in robot form with his ion thrusters. He can assume the form of a giant fire ant with powerful jaws. He recovers from damage quicker in beast mode and is better protected from high energon levels as well.

Weaknesses: Inferno II lacks endurance compared to other Predacons. He cannot fly in beast mode. High energon fields can adversely effect Inferno II if he stays in robot form for too long. His animal form is protected from high energon levels. Inferno II lacks ranged weapons in beast mode.

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    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - December, 2005

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