"Stomp your enemy, crush him under your feet." - Sludge
Real name: Sludge Other known aliases: None Occupation: Jungle Warrior/Demolitions 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 and Predacons. 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: Sludge is a 24 foot tall silver, black, red and gold robot who turns into a mechanical dinosaur.
Before being reformatted he turned into an amphibious Cybertonian tank.
58 STR 18
10 DEX 0
25 CON 30
16 BODY 0
6 INT -4
18 EGO 16
14 PRE 4
8 COM -1
16 PD 10
15 ED 10
4 SPD 20
12 REC 2
52 END 1
45 STUN 2
Characteristics Cost: 108
Powers and Skills
10 EC (10),"Transformer powers"
38a) 16/16 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
18 3 OCV Missile Deflection,deflect all attacks,reflect at any
target,Only in dinosaur form.(-1/4),Not against physical
25 MP (25),"Movement"
1u 5" Flight,"Jet Pack",x4 Non-Combat,OIF(-1/2) 1
2u 14" Running,1/2 END(+1/4) 1
1u +12" Swimming,has turn mode,1/2 END(+1/4) 1
103 MP (180),"Weapons",Only works in appropriate form.(-1/4),
7u 13D6 EB,"Stomp",vs physical defense,No Range(-1/2),Gestures
(-1/4),Only works on the ground.(-1/4),Area Effect(+1),line,
Double Knockback(+3/4) 18
10u 24D6 EB,"Eye Blasters",33-64 Charges(+1/2) 0
7u 18D6 EB,"Flame Breath",No Range(-1/2),Incantation(-1/4),Area
Effect(+1),line,13-16 Charges(0) 0
8u 6D6 HKA,"Sword",vs physical defense,OAF(-1/2),0 END(+1/2),x1
Armor Piercing(+1/2) 0
7u 6D6 RKA (Electricity),"Electron Cannon",No Knockback(-1/4),
OAF(-1/2),33-64 Charges(+1/2),x1 Armor Piercing(+1/2) 0
8u 6D6 RKA,"Rocket Pod",vs physical defense,17-32 Charges
(+1/4),OAF(-1/2),Explosion(+1/2),x5 Increased Max Range
3 Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)
14 58 STR,1/2 END(+1/4) 0
3 Demolitions 11-
30 6 Levels: with Weapons Multipower, punch and move by.,
3 Navigation 11-
3 Survival 11-
Powers Cost: 362
Base Points: 325
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
10 Physical Lim,"Loud",frequently,slightly
15 Psych Lim,"Likes to be noticed.",very common,moderate
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: 145
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 470
Explanation of the conversion: Sludge can only use his stomp, eye blasters and flame breath in dinosaur form, whereas he can only use his sword, rifle and rocket pod in robot mode.
History (Devil's Due comics): In 2004 Sludge 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,
Sludge 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, Sludge 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. Sludge 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. Sludge 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 Sludge 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 form they were renamed the Dinobots.
History (Marvel comics): Sludge was among the Autobots who joined Optimus Prime in his mission on board the Ark
to save the planet Cybertron from a meteor shower 4 million years ago. They were attacked by Megatron and his Decepticon
forces. After crashing on the planet Earth, they were followed to Earth by the Decepticon named Shockwave. Grimlock and his soldiers were reformatted by the Ark's computer Teletran-1 using the
last of it's energy to resemble Earth native animals. They attacked Shockwave and were burried with him together in a tar
pit in the Savage Land until the 1980's when the Autobot Ratchet recovered and repaired them.
Sludge was among the united Autobot and Decepticon forces who opposed Unicron's assault on
the planet Cybertron in 1991 (Transformers #75).
Sludge likes to make his presence known. A few steps of his incredibly lumbering legs and everyone within a three-mile
radius can hear - and feel - that he's around, but his awesome physical appearance belies his unusually gentle and shy
nature. Like his fellow Dinobot, Slag, he is not happy with the leadership of Optimus Prime. He
feels, however, the Autobot cause is more important than any personal misgivings and so he rarely exhibits his feelings.
Such is not the case when Sludge is fired to battle - he then becomes a terrifying, unstoppable force.
Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Sludge
is played by actor Frank Welker.
A knockoff version of Sludge exists made by another company which has wings and a larger head.
Powers: Sludge is tremendiously strong, tough and brave. He carries In dinosaur mode, Sludge can exert pressure
up to 40,000 pounds per square inch with a single step, enough force to shatter a bridge or even crack a mountain. His
armored hide can withstand all but the most powerful blasts. He carries a powerful electron cannon and rocket pod in
robot mode. In dinosaur mode he's adept at operating in watery and swampy environments and in jungles. Sludge can breath
fire or emit powerful energy blasts from his eyes in dinosaur mode. He can also reflect energy blasts off his hide in that
Sludge sometimes utilizes a standard Autobot jet pack.
Weaknesses: Sludge is often victim to the calamities he causes. Often his fellow Autobots must dig him out of the
rubble he's brought down upon himself. Perhaps if he were more clever he'd figure out ways to avoid these predicaments.
He's very slow due to his huge bulk.
Links to other Sludge pages:
Character created by Hasbro.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - July, 2005