Slugslinger for Champions (250+145)

"The only way to survive a duel with me is to not show up." - Slugslinger

Real name: Slugslinger
Other known aliases: None
Occupation: Air Defense
Current group affiliation: Decepticons/Seekers/Targetmasters
Rank: 6
Past group affiliations: Predacons
Major enemies: Autobots, particularly Targetmasters.
First appearance: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #6 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers: Headmasters #1 (Marvel comics), Rebirth Part 1 (television series).
Description: Slugslinger is a 24 foot tall light blue and grey robot who turns into a Cybertonian bi-jet.


52	STR	12
18	DEX	24
22	CON	24
16	BODY	 0
16	INT	 6
 6	EGO	-8
18	PRE	 8
10	COM	 0
11	PD	 7
11	ED	 7
 4	SPD	12
 9	REC	 2
46	END	 1
39	STUN	 1
Characteristics Cost: 96

Powers and Skills

10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
29a)	13/13 Armor	
33b)	6 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                               0
58c)	6D6 RKA (Fire),"Plasma Cannons",OIF(-1/2),Only in vehicle	
	 mode.(-1/4),17-32 Charges(+1/4)                              0
 7d)	Shape Shift,"Jet",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form if he	
	 takes over half BODY.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)             0
14	0" Flight,"Wings",x64 Non-Combat,Only in vehicle form.	
	 (-1/4),OIF(-1/2)                                             0
 4	6" Flight,"Solid Fuel Afterburners",4 Charges(-1/4),	
	 continuing,duration: 1 minute,OAF(-1),Linked(-1/2),"to Shape	
	 Shift."                                                      0
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
50	MP (50),"Movement"	
 5u	20" Flight,1/2 END(+1/4)                                      2
 1u	15" Gliding	
 4u	20" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                     2
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
13	52 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                          0
 3	Combat Piloting 13-	
 3	13- Fast Draw	
18	6 Levels: With Caliburst, cannons and punch.,tight group	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 2	WF,Small Arms	
20	Followers: Caliburst (100pt)	
Powers Cost: 299


Base Points: 250
15	Accidental Chg,"to robot form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
10	Distinctive,"Giant Robot",easily concealable,major
15	Hunted,"By anti-Decepticon forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
 5	Physical Lim,"No hands in vehicle mode.",infrequently,
10	Physical Lim,"Becomes disoriented if he uses his full
15	Psych Lim,"Violent",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Constant bragart.",very common,moderate
15	Psych Lim,"Becomes paniced if he runs out of ammo.",common,
10	Rep,"Evil alien robot.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10	Rivalry,"with other Decepticons jets.",professional,PC rival
 5	Unluck,1D6
10	Watched,"By Decepticon leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
10	Vuln,"from fire.",common,x1 1/2 stun
Disadvantages Total: 145

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 395

Explanation of the conversion: I decided to make Caliburst a Follower of Slugslinger. He has an attack which is useable by one other, which is how Slugslinger uses him as a gun. I added lasers to his weaponry.

Slugslinger History (Dreamwave comics): Slugslinger was recruited as a Decepticon under the leadership of Megatron in his war against the Autobots on the planet Cybertron.

After Megatron and Autobot leader Optimus Prime were lost in an accident with a space bridge, the Decepticon forces splintered. Slugslinger joined the Predacons under the command of Starscream.

Eventually Slugslinger became a Targetmaster and was partnered with Caliburst.

Slugslinger is a sneering braggart who considers himself the best gunslinger in the Decepticon army, and he's got a burst ] of gunfire for anyone who disagrees. He'll start a fight with friend or foe to prove how tough he is; if he happens to lose the brawl, he's liable to open fire on his opponent right then and there, although he prefers to wait until he can shoot them in the back by surprise. His teammates find him extremely annoying because of his bad attitude and tendency to point his gun at them for fun. In private, they note how his claims of superiority don't stack up to the accomplishments of real gunslingers like Treadshot.

Slugslinger History (Marvel comics): Slugslinger was among the Decepticons commanded by Scorponok who followed Fortress Maximus and his Autobots to the planet Nebulos (Transformers: Headmasters #2).

When the Decepticons learned that the Autobots had created Targetmasters be converting Nebulans into the weapons of several Autobot warriors, the Decepticons did the same, and Slugslinger was partnered with Caliburst (Transformers: Headmasters #4).

When Scorponok's group followed Fortress Maximus to Earth Slugslinger and other Decepticons under Scorponok's command were tricked into fighting the Decepticons under Ratbat's command by Starscream, so he could steal Scorponok's space ship and intercept the Underbase (Transformers #49).

Despite all his claims to the contrary, this brawling, swaggering braggart would rather shoot someone in the back than face him in a duel. His courage runs out when his ammunition does. Those who know the true Slugslinger understand that beneath his battle-worn armor-plated exterior lies a cowardly tangle of twitching circuits. To deflect these opinions, he goes out of his way to show off his bravado - as long as he isn't in any danger. He also recalls, with tedious regularity, exploits from his past that illustrate his unsurpassed courage and awesome accomplishments, but these remembrances derive more from his imagination than fact. If the Decepticons didn't find Slugslinger's pomposity so amusing, they probably would have scrapped him a long time ago.

Slugslinger is a coward, particularly without his weapon or if he runs out of ammunition. After flying to his maximum altitude, Slugslinger often re-enters the lower atmosphere too quickly, and begins burning up as a result.

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Slugslinger is played by actor Peter Cullen.

Slugslinger Powers: Subject possesses above average strength and intelligence. He is an adequate sharpshooter and gunslinger. Slugslinger is actually a skilled fighter, just not as good as he claims to be. He transforms into a bi-jet, which has a double cockpit. Either one is capable of controlling the craft. In this mode, he is fitted with two turbo-jets and two solid-fuel afterburners. When the afterburners kick in, he can achieve a maximum speed of 2,400 mph which allows him to achieve sub-orbital altitudes. His range is 3,800 miles. In jet mode, he is armed with a plasma cannon on each cockpit.

Caliburst transforms into an automatic machine gun, which shoots 1,200 rounds of armor-piercing shells per minute. In either of his modes, Slugslinger can wield weapon-mode Caliburst.

Links to other Slugslinger pages:

  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - May, 2005

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

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