Trypticon for Champions (600+140)

"Total victory requires total destruction." - Trypticon

Real name: Trypticon
Other known aliases: Dinosaurer (Japanese release name), Tripticon (name of release in Italy).
Occupation: Assault Base
Current group affiliation: Decepticons
Rank: 9
Past group affiliations: The Primitives.
Major enemies: Autobots, particularly Metroplex and Grimlock.
First appearance: Transformers: The War Within #2 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers #27 (Marvel comics), Scramble City (television series).
Origin: Scramble City (television series).
Description: Trypticon is a 80 foot tall robot dinosaur who turns into a repair base or mobile battle station.


85	STR	20
16	DEX	18
25	CON	30
21	BODY	 0
14	INT	 4
20	EGO	20
29	PRE	19
 8	COM	-1
16	PD	10
15	ED	10
 4	SPD	14
12	REC	 2
50	END	 0
50	STUN	 1
Characteristics Cost: 147

Powers and Skills

 32	100 Duplication,"Brunt",second form,Only in dinosaur mode.	
 16	EC (16),"Transformer powers"	
 47a)	21/21 Armor	
 63b)	11 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0	
	 END Persistent(+1)                                           0
 16c)	Shape Shift,"Mobile Battle Station or Repair Base",limited	
	 group of shapes,Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form if he	
	 takes over half BODY.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)             0
  3	0 Extra Limbs,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape Shift."	
  7	HR Radio,OIF(-1/2)	
 19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
 44	MP (55),"Movement",Only in appropriate form.(-1/4)	
  3u	5" Flight,x125 Non-Combat                                     1
  4u	25" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                     3
  4u	+0" Superleap,"Jet Leaps",x4K Non-Combat                      1
137	MP (240),"Weapons",Only in appropriate form.(-1/4),OIF(-1/2)	
 14u	10 1/2D6 HKA,"1- Bite/Claw",vs physical defense,0 END(+1/2)   0
 11u	27D6 Mind Control,"1 - Hypno-Beams",telepathic contact,Only	
	 against mechanical life forms.(-1/4),Must obtain eye	
	 contact.(-1/4),0 END(+1/2)                                   0
 14u	10 1/2D6 RKA (Fire),"1 - Plasma Bombs",Explosion(+1/2),13-16	
	 Charges(0)	0
 14u	10 1/2D6 RKA (Radiation),"1 - Particle Beam Cannon",33-64	
	 Charges(+1/2)                                                0
 14u	10 1/2D6 RKA (Light),"2 - Laser Cannon",x5 Increased Max	
	 Range(+1/4),17-32 Charges(+1/4)                              0
 14u	7D6 RKA,"2 - Destructo Beam",Penetrating(+1/2),Explosion 	
	 (+1/2),x5 Increased Max Range(+1/4),13-16 Charges(0)         0
 14u	7D6 RKA (Radiation),"2 - Photon Launchers",x5 Increased Max	
	 Range(+1/4),Explosion(+1/2),33-64 Charges(+1/2)              0
 12u	10 1/2D6 RKA (Light),"3 - Laser Turrets",No Knockback(-1/4),	
	 x5 Increased Max Range(+1/4),17-32 Charges(+1/4)             0
 10u	127 STR TK (Gravity),"3 - Anti-Gravity Repulsars",affects	
	 all parts,Only to push away.(-1/2),1/2 END(+1/4)            12
 11	+0" Running,x32 Non-Combat,has turn mode,Linked(-1/2),"to	
	 Shape Shift"                                                 0
 21	85 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                          1
  3	Combat Driving 12-	
 18	6 Levels: With Weapons Multipower,tight group	
  5	Mechanics 12-	
  3	Navigation 11-	
 20	Followers: Full Tilt (100pt)	
Powers Cost: 593


Base Points: 600
15	Accidental Chg,"to robot form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
 5	Distinctive,"Always noisy.",easily concealable,minor
20	Distinctive,"Giant Robot",not concealable,major
15	Hunted,"By anti-Decepticon forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
 5	Physical Lim,"No hands in vehicle mode.",infrequently,
15	Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
20	Psych Lim,"Violent",very common,strong
10	Rep,"Evil alien robot.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10	Rivalry,"with other giant Decepticons.",professional,PC
15	Unluck,3D6
10	Watched,"By Decepticon leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 140

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 740

Explanation of the conversion: This conversion of Trypticon more represents him as he appears in the Transformers comics, where he is smaller and smarter than he is in the television series. Weapons marked with a 1 only work in dinosaur mode. Those with a 2 only work in battle station mode. Those with a 3 only work in repair base mode.

Trypticon History (Dreamwave comics): Learning that the Decepticons were testing a new mobile command base at the Praetorus Wharf, Prowl lead Cliffjumper, Gears, Jazz, Skids and Sideswipe to investigate. What they discovered was Trypticon (Transformers: The War Within - The Dark Ages #3).

Trypticon doesn't stop blasting away until he's wading hip-deep in smoking rubble. He's the most efficient, lethal fighting machine yet devised by the Decepticons. He is completely without mercy or remorse. The only emotion that he is programmed to display is hatred. He hates everyone and everything. This feeling is always present; it only varies in intensity. He restrains his loathing for his fellow Decepticons enough to be minimally cooperative, but his hatred for Autobots knows no bounds. Humans do not inspire such strong feelings in him; he considers them barely worthy of his attention, but he also thinks they get in the way too much. Without blinking an optical module; he would level an entire city just to get a clear shot at an Autobot. He is supremely confident in his abilities, but unsure of the Decepticons' goals. Although he believes he will one day rule the Decepticons, he has so little use for anyone else that this prospect barely has any appeal to him. Trypticon makes no attempt to hide his feelings... except to himself. He can't admit to himself that his hatred for others is a mask for his own self-loathing. He'd rather be doing anything other than what he does. He secretly finds warfare boring and pointless, but he accepts the fact that fate has forced him into this role of the ultimate warrior... and nobody does it better!

Trypticon is teamed up with Full-Tilt, who acts as a scout and messenger.

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Trypticon is played by actor Brad Garrett.

Trypticon Powers: In dinosaur mode, Trypticon has incredible strength and is virtually impervious to attack. A rocket backpack allows him to jump a distance of 20 miles. He can shoot heat-seeking plasma bombs from his mouth and he carries a particle beam cannon within his sinus cavity. His optical sensors shoot high frequency hypno-beams. When locked on to the eyes of another Transformer, these beams carry powerful electromagnetic currents that can override their target's own mental processes, allowing Trypticon to control that Transformer. If the intended victim is strong-willed enough or manages to turn away from Trypticon's gaze quickly enough, he can avoid this fate. When in dinosaur mode Trypticon commands a smaller remote controlled tank unit called Brunt.

Trypticon In repair base mode, Trypticon opens up to reveal landing and repair bays and a communication center that includes antennae for local and interspace transmissions. An anti-gravity repulsor disk at each end prevents anyone from approaching closer than 1,000 feet unless Trypticon so chooses. Rotating scanners on top of his assembly can blast a hole through a city block of buildings. In this mode he can combine with Motormaster and Onslaught to form an even larger repair base.

Trypticon In mobile battle station mode, Trypticon is perhaps at his most dangerous. He has a range of 8,000 miles and can attain a speed of 800 mph. In addition, he has a flashing laser cannon, rotating blasters, destructo beams, and dual photon launchers.

Weaknesses: Trypticon has no real known weaknesses. He is very large and would find it hard to be stealthy, and requires sufficient energy to operate at full capacity.

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

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