Ramulus for Champions (150+135)

''Stand aside or I'll stand on your insides.'' - Ramulus

Real name: Ramulus
Other known aliases: None
Occupation: Scout and Survivalist
Current group affiliation: Maximals
Rank: 5
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Predacons
First appearance: Convention Comics 2001/Wreckers #1 (3H Comics), Beast Wars: The Gathering #1 (IDW Comics).
Origin: Beast Wars: The Gathering #1 (IDW Comics).
Description: Ramulus is an 8 foot tall grey and purple robot who turns into a transmetal ram.


29	STR	14
16	DEX	18
23	CON	26
11	BODY	 0
16	INT	 6
16	EGO	12
11	PRE	 1
10	COM	 0
13	PD	 8
13	ED	 8
 4	SPD	14
11	REC	 2
50	END	 2
37	STUN	 2
Characteristics Cost: 113

Powers and Skills

10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
17a)	9/9 Armor	
10b)	13" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    1
 8c)	Shape Shift,"Ram",Incantation(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)     0
 7	1 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
39	MP (69),"Weapons",OIF(-1/2),Only in appropriate form.(-1/4)	
 3u	11D6 EB,"Slagmaker Cannon",OAF(-1/2),17-32 Charges(+1/4)     0
 2u	2D6 HKA,"Claws",vs physical defense,0 END(+1/2)              0
 2u	2D6 HKA,"Horns",vs physical defense,0 END(+1/2)              0
 3u	3 1/2D6 RKA,"Ion Pulse",Concentrate(-1/4),1/2 END(+1/4)      3
 1	Life Support, only needs half food intake.	
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
 3 	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
 4	1 BODY Regen,recovery rate: per hour,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape	
 3	+0" Running,"Four legs.",x4 Non-Combat,Linked(-1/2),"to	
	 Shape Shift."                                               0
 7	29 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 3	Climbing 12-	
18	6 Levels: with Weapons Multipower.,tight group	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 3	Stealth 12-	
 5	Survival 12-	
 2	WF,Small Arms	
Powers Cost: 172


Base Points: 150
15	Accidental Chg,"To beast form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
 5	Distinctive,"Talking ram-bot.",easily concealable,minor
15	Hunted,"By anti-Maximal forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
10	Psych Lim,"Doesn't trust anyone.",common,moderate
15	Psych Lim,"Craves adventure.",very common,moderate
15	Psych Lim,"Impulsive",common,strong
10	Psych Lim,"Hates to stay in one place too long.",common,
15	Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",common,strong
 5	Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10	Rivalry,"with other Maximal warriors.",professional,PC rival
10	Vuln,"to high energon attacks in robot form.",uncommon,x2
10	Watched,"By Maximal leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 135

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 285

Explanation of the conversion: Ramulas's Weapons Multipower slots only work in the appropriate form. His ram attack only works in beast mode, while his slagmaker cannon, ion pulse and claws only work in robot mode.

Stasis pods History: Ramulus was one of the protoforms from the Maximal ship called the Axalon commanded by Optimus Primal, which chased the Predacon criminal Megatron II in the ship Darkside through transwarp space after the theft of the Golden Disk. Traveling back in time to prehistoric Earth, the Axalon was damaged and ejected the stasis pods into orbit. Both ships crashed on Earth, where high energon levels threatened to destroy the crew unless they adopted organic alternate modes (Beast Wars Part 1).

When a transwarp explosion and quantum wave knocked the stasis pods out of orbit, Ramulus' pod fell to Earth in the high mountains (Aftermath).

The stasis pod was activated by the renegade Predacon commander Magmatron in a bid to create a Predacon army by traveling back in time. The pod scanned the DNA of a ram, and due to the quantum wave Ramulus emerged as a transmetal ram. Thanks to the under cover Maximal agent Razorbeast the Predacon shell program failed to convert Ramulus into a Predacon (Beast Wars: The Gathering #1).

B'Boom, Bonecrusher II, Optimus Minor, Ramulus, Snarl II and Wolfang, joined up with Razorbeast and the attempted to salvage the transwarp amplifier from Ravage's transwarp cruiser in order to contact Cybertron. After combating the Predacons Magmatron, Spittor and Drillbit they did recover the amplifier, but B'Boom, Ramulus and the amplifier were damaged in the fight (Beast Wars: The Gathering #2)

After the Beast Wars ended and Optimus Primal's crew left Earth in the Autobot Shuttle Omega Delta, Airazor, Primal Prime and Tigatron set out to discover if any more Maximals from stasis pods survived. They discovered and recruited Ramulas, who was angry that Optimus Primal's had left Earth. Ambushed by the Predacons Tarantulas, Ravage, Razorclaw II, Spittor and Iguanus, Primal Prime had the Matrix ripped out of his system (Wreckers #2).

Airazor, Tigatron, Ramulus, Sonar, Spittor, Packrat and Fractyl allied Primal Prime in leaving Earth. Traveling to the future they arrived on Cybertron when it was controlled by Megatron II and his vehicon hords. On Cybertron they met Ape-Linq and Rodimus and reformed the Wreckers. Seeking wisdom from the Oracle, the Wreckers were sent on a mission off planet. They were joined by the Deployers Mol, Rav and Dillo as well as Arcee and Devcon while making it off planet in an Autobot Shuttle (Wreckers #1).

Primal Prime

Trivia: The toy of Ramulus is similar to that of Longhorn II. There is a Chinese made knockoff of Ramulus.

Cheetor Powers: Ramulus is highly energy efficient and is smart, tough, brave and highly skilled. Ramulus wields a double slagmaker cannon in robot mode and his fractured Spark crystal generates disruptive ion pulses. He converts into a transmetal ram with a devastating ram attack. His is a skilled climber. He recovers from damage quicker in beast mode and is better protected from high energon levels as well.

When Ramulus arrived on Cybertron he was immunized by Ape-Linq against the transformation locking virus created by Megatron II.

Weaknesses: Due to a chronic stress fracture in Ramulus' laser core his Spark frequently generates disruptive ion pulses that can temporarely incapacitate him. He can sometimes be impulsive. In beast mode he lacks ranged weapons. High energon fields can adversely effect Ramulus if he stays in robot form for too long. His animal form is protected from high energon levels.

Links to other Ramulus pages:
  • http://www.bwtf.com/bw/toys/reviews/ramulus/
  • http://www.cobraislandtoys.com/tf/1999/ramulus.html
  • http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?char_id=1197
  • http://www.tfu.info/1999/Maximal/Ramulus/ramulus.htm
  • http://www.unicron.us/tf1999/toypics/ramulus.htm

  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - March, 2006

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