"I have no need for friends, even less for enemies." - Slag
Real name: Slag Other known aliases: None Occupation: Flamethrower Current group affiliation: Autobots/Dinobots Rank: 4 Past group affiliations: Lightning Strike Coalition, Dynobots, The Primitives, former ally of the Decepticons. Major enemies: Decepticons, particularly the Constructicons, Predacons and Shockwave. First appearance: G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers II #4 (Devil's Due comics), Transformers: Generation One Volume II
#2 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers #4 (Marvel comics), S.O.S. Dinobots (television series). Origin: Transformers #4 (Marvel comics), S.O.S. Dinobots (television series). Description: Slag is a 24 foot tall silver, black, red and gold robot who turns into a mechanical dinosaur. Before
being reformatted by the Ark Slag turned into a heavy Cybertonian tank.
58 STR 18
14 DEX 12
24 CON 28
16 BODY 0
8 INT -2
14 EGO 8
14 PRE 4
8 COM -1
15 PD 9
14 ED 9
4 SPD 16
12 REC 2
50 END 1
43 STUN 1
Characteristics Cost: 105
Powers and Skills
10 EC (10),"Transformer powers"
35a) 15/15 Armor
33b) 6 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END
7c) Shape Shift,"Dinosaur",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
25 MP (25),"Movement"
1u 5" Flight,"Jet Pack",x4 Non-Combat,OIF(-1/2) 1
2u 15" Running,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
90 MP (157),"Weapons",Only works in appropriate form.(-1/4),
7u 4D6 HKA,"Horns",vs physical defense,0 END(+1/2),x1 Armor
5u 4D6 HKA,"Sword",vs physical defense,OAF(-1/2),0 END(+1/2),x1
Armor Piercing(+1/2) 0
6u 6D6 RKA (Light),"High Energy Laser Rifle",No Knockback
(-1/4),OAF(-1/2),17-32 Charges(+1/4),x1 Armor Piercing(+1/2) 0
7u 7D6 RKA,"Rocket Pod",vs physical defense,13-16 Charges(0),
8u 7D6 RKA (Light),"Horn Lasers",No Knockback(-1/4),1/2 END
(+1/4),x5 Increased Max Range(+1/4) 8
6u 5D6 RKA (Fire),"Flame Breath",No Range(-1/2),Incantation
(-1/4),Area Effect(+1),line 15
3 Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)
3 +0" Running,x4 Non-Combat,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape Shift" 0
14 58 STR,1/2 END(+1/4) 0
30 6 Levels: with Weapons Multipower, punch, move through.,
3 Navigation 11-
3 Survival 11-
3 WF,Swords,Small Arms
Powers Cost: 320
Base Points: 275
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 Physical Lim,"No hands in animal form.",infrequently,greatly
15 Psych Lim,"Unfriendly.",very common,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"Rash",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: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 425
Explanation of the conversion: Slag can only use his horns and flame breath in dinosaur form, whereas he can only
use his sword, rifle and rocket pod in robot mode. Although this write-up is meant to represent his Generation One form, it
also works for his Generation Two form.
History (Devil's Due comics): In 2004 Slag was among the Autobots under the leadership Optimus Prime who attempted to take back the planet Cybertron from the Decepticon tyrant Shockwave. After an accident with the teleportational systems of the supercomputer Teletran-3,
Slag found himself sent back in time and on the planet Earth. He was reformatted in the form of an Earth dinosaur with
several other Autobots. A group of humans were able to bring the new Dinobots back to Cybertron and they helped overcome
Shockwave (G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers II #4).
History (Dreamwave comics): When civil war broke out on the planet Cybertron 8.7 million years ago between the Autobots
and Deceptions, Slag joined the Autobot cause.
When Autobot leader Optimus Prime and Decepticon leader Megatron disappeared in an accident with the space bridge 7.4 million years ago, the Autobot and
Decepticon forces broke up into factions. Slag joined up with the Lightning Strike Coalition under the command of Grimlock.
Grimlock lead L.S.C. members Ironhide, Kup, Slag, Sludge, Snarl, Swoop and Wheeljack in stealing a shipment of energon from
Starscream and the Predacons at the Moon Alpha Space Port (Transformers: The War Within - The Dark Ages #1).
Ultra Magnus reunited the Autobot factions, with Grimlock working as one of his advisors. Slag became a member of the
Dynobots, a special Autobot unit directly under Grimlock's command.
The Dynobots were assigned to security at the peace talks between the Autobots, Decepticons and Ultracons 6 million
years ago. It was their actions which saved the participants from being blown up in a sneak attack by Starscream and his Predacons (Transformers: Age of Wrath #1).
After Optimus Prime and the crew of the Autobot ship the Ark were lost in space 4 million years ago, the Dynobots formed a
search party to recover them. They tracked the Autobot ship to the planet Earth, where the Dynobots were reformatted into
mechanical dinosaurs, and Slag gained his current form. The Dynobots were ambushed by Decepticons Kickback, Shrapnel and
Bombshell, and left in stasis lock until they were discovered by Prime and his crew in the 1980's. Because of their new
alternate forms they were renamed the Dinobots.
History (Marvel comics): Slag was among the crew of the Autobot ship the Ark when it crashed on Earth four million
years ago. He was reformatted into the form resembling an Earth dinosaur by the ship's computer, Teletran-1
and sent to stop the Decepticon Shockwave.
Slag was among the united Autobot and Decepticon forces who opposed Unicron's assault on
the planet Cybertron in 1991 (Transformers #75).
''Dinobots no fool around!'' - Slag
Maybe Slag enjoys his job too much - after all, a more sensitive Autobot might regret the waste involved
in reducing an enemy to a smoldering pool of liquid metal, but not Slag. If his metal hide could take the heat, Slag would
swim in the puddle to celebrate. Perhaps even more than his Dinobot brethren, Slag resents the authority of Optimus Prime,
and he's not too keen on the other Autobots either. He's generally considered
a disruptive force and has been known to get into brawls and turn his fiery breath against his comrades. Nasty and
mean-spirited are perhaps the nicest things one can say about him.
Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Slag is
played by actor Niel Ross. Slag was reissued as a Generation Two Transformer, but they changed him to being green in color.
Powers: Slag is very tough, strong and possesses impressive firepower. In dinosaur mode, Slag can spew from his
mouth a bolt of 3,000 degrees Centigrade flame up to 80 feet. He possesses enormous strength and can shatter a brick
building with a single blow from his armored head. His horns can also shoot high powered lasers. In Autobot mode he
carries a high-energy laser rifle, a sword and a rocket pod. Slag sometimes utilizes a standard Autobot jet pack.
Weaknesses: Slag is his own worst enemy. His misanthropic personality often persuades some of the other Autobots
not to help him when he's in trouble. He's rash and not too bright, qualities which often put him in dangerous
predicaments. He is seriously lacking in speed.
Links to other Slag pages:
Character created by Hasbro.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - May, 2005