Sludge for Champions (325+145)

"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	
	 Persistent(+1)                                                0
  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	
	 attacks.(-1/2),11- Activation(-1)	
 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	
	 (+1/4)                                                        0
  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.,	
	related group	
  3	Navigation 11-	
  3	Survival 11-	
  2	WF,Swords,Rifles	
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
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
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).

Sludge 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.

Starscream attacks the Dinobots in Transformers #50

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.

Sludge 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 form.

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.

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

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