Onslaught for Champions (375+120)

"The mind is the greatest weapon." - Onslaught

Real name: Onslaught
Other known aliases: Great Cannon (name of reissue in Japan), Oslat (name of release in Itlay), Steel General, Tugging Gun and Armour Generais (names of Chinese made reissues), Doltrailer.
Occupation: Combaticon Commander
Current group affiliation: Decepticons/Combaticons
Rank: 7
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Autobots, particularly the Protectabots.
First appearance: Transformers: The War Within #4 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers #24 (Marvel comics), Starscream's Brigade (television series).
Origin: Starscream's Brigade (television series).
Description: Onslaught is a 24 foot tall olive green and grey robot who turns into a missile trailer truck. Before being reformatted he turned into a Cybertonian attack vehicle.


56	STR	16
18	DEX	24
22	CON	24
16	BODY	 0
16	INT	 6
16	EGO	12
20	PRE	10
10	COM	 0
12	PD	 7
11	ED	 7
 4	SPD	12
10	REC	 2
48	END	 2
42	STUN	 2
Characteristics Cost: 124

Powers and Skills

  3	1" Change Environment,Desc: Headlights,OIF(-1/2)              0 
 12	EC (12),"Transformer powers"	
 24a)	12/12 Armor	
 11b)	8" Flight,x8 Non-Combat,Only in robot form.(-1/4)             2
 32c)	6 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END 	
	 Persistent(+1)                                               0
 13d)	15" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                     2
 19e)	Shape Shift,"Missile Truck or Assault Base",limited group of	
	 shapes,Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change for if takes over	
	 half Body.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)                        0
  5	5 Flash Defense,Hearing Group	
 22	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 radiation,safe in heat/cold,immune to aging	
100	MP (200),"Weapons",OAF(-1)	
 10u	6 1/2D6 RKA,"Sonic Stun Gun",vs physical defense,17-32	
	 Charges(+1/4),x5 Increased Max Range(+1/4),+1 Increased Stun	
	 Mult(+1/2)                                                   0
 10u	6 1/2D6 RKA,"Photon Missiles",13-16 Charges(0),Explosion	
	 (+1/2),x25 Increased Max Range(+1/2)                         0
  3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
  6	+3" Running,"Wheels",x4 Non-Combat,has turn mode,Linked	
	 (-1/2),"to Shape Shift.",OIF(-1/2),1/2 END(+1/4)             0
 14	56 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                          0
  9	+6 Telescopic Sense,Sight Group	
  3	Combat Driving 13-	
 48	6 Levels,all combat	
  3	Oratory 13-	
  9	6 Rng Levels: with gun.	
  3	Security Systems 12-	
  3	Systems Operation 12-	
  5	Tactics 13-	
  4	WF,Small Arms,Heavy Weapons	
Powers Cost: 371


Base Points: 375
15	Accidental Chg,"to robot form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
10	Enraged,"When his plans fail.",uncommon,occur 14-,recover
15	Hunted,"By anti-Decepticon forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
10	Distinctive,"Giant Robot",easily concealable,major
 5	Physical Lim,"No hands in vehicle mode.",infrequently,
15	Psych Lim,"Violent",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Over plans things, and sticks to the plan.",
10	Rep,"Evil alien robot.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10	Rivalry,"with other Decepticon leaders.",professional,PC
 5	Unluck,1D6
10	Watched,"By Decepticon leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 120

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 495

Explanation of the conversion: Since Bruticus is impervious to radiation, I decided all his component robots should be too. Although this write-up is intended to represent his Generation One form, it also works for his Cybertonian and Generation Two form.

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

Shockwave lead the Decepticon attack on the Autobot capitol of Iacon 8.2 million years ago. Among his troops were Astrotrain, Blitzwing, Bludgeon, Brawl, Chopshop, Dirge, Frenzy, Octane, Onslaught, Ramjet, Tantrum, Venom and Vortex.

Onslaught was teamed up with fellow Decepticons Brawl, Swindle, Vortex and Blast Off in at attempt to duplicate the success in creating the combiner robot named Devastator. Their team was called the Combaticons and the united form for the five was created called Bruticus.

After the Great Shutdown the Combaticons were locked away in a detention center, being seen as too dangerous to allow to run loose. They were freed by Starscream, who planned to use them to conquor Earth.

Onslaught Returning to Earth with the Combaticons, Starscream reformatted them into Earth-style vehicles and attacked the Autobots remaining on Earth. Forming Bruticus, the Combaticons defeated Jazz, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Wheeljack and Windcharger. Only Ratchet and Brawn escaped capture, but as they made their way back to the Ark, they discovered it's defenses on automatic, and had to fight their way inside. Bruticus followed them and Ratchet had to destroy the Ark in failed attempt to destroy Bruticus. Starscream eventually captured Ratchet and Brawn, right as an Autobot shuttle and Sunstorm arrived on Earth (Transformers: Generation One III #1).

Starscream took the Combaticons to an island where they were to train with their prisoner, the Autobot Sky Lynx. They were attacked by Predaking under the command of Megatron. Predaking defeated Bruticus and Starscream retreated to the Nemesis, where he found Megatron waiting for him (Transformers: Generation One III #10).

History (Marvel comics): The Combaticons were created on Earth in 1987 by Megatron when he used one of Bombshell's cerebro-shells to tap into Optimus Prime's Matrix. When Prime used the Matrix to create the Protectabots, Megatron created the Combaticons.


Perfection is what Onslaught seeks. He believes the key to a mission's success lies in its planning, not in its execution. Thus, a perfect plan virtually guarantees a victory. Onslaught prefers the intellectual battlegrounds of the mind, where he can carefully devise and polish his sinister schemes, to the physical battlegrounds of the war, where events don't always unfold as expected. The four Combaticons under his command consider him aloof, even dreamy, but a brilliant tactician. Typically, Onslaught takes a backseat role in the assaults he plots, choosing to observe and re-evaluate his strategy rather than actually engage in combat, but, when stirred to action, he is a relentless, furious fighter, a terrifying contrast to the reserved thinker he is otherwise. This side of Onslaught's personality comes as a surprise to most of the other Decepticons, but those who understand him know his violent behavior is born out of frustration that his plan didn't work, forcing his involvement, rather than any suppressed lust for battle hidden in his character.

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Onslaught is played by actor Steve Bulen. Besides the original form Onslaught took, he was also released as a Generation Two toy. The toy of Onslaught was released in versions with a metal chest or with a plastic chest. The toy of Onslaught is similar to that of Mega-Octane. Some knockoffs of Onslaught made by other companies were larger or smaller than the original. He has also been remolded into a red firetruck and into a green dumptruck for some knockoffs.

Onslaught Powers: Onslaught in very strong, brave and highly skilled. He has the ability to turn into a missile truck or an assault base. In missile trailer mode, Onslaught can reach speeds of 100 mph. His range is 2,400 miles. He can launch photon missiles, with a range of 6,500 miles. Each missile contains three independently targetable shells, each of which has an explosive force equivalent to 3,000 tons of TNT.

Onslaught In robot mode, he uses a sonic stun gun, which is capable of crumbling a hillside with one blast. He forms the torso and head when he combines with his fellow Combaticons Brawl, Swindle, Vortex and Blast Off to form the giant robot, Bruticus. In base mode he can combine with Trypticon and Motormaster to form a larger base.

Weaknesses: Onslaught often puts too much faith in his plans and winds up going along with them longer than he should. Consequently, he doesn't get personally involved as quickly as changing situations might warrant. Electromagnetic interference can impair the accurate targeting and delivery of his missiles. He also isn't very fast in any form.

Links to other Onslaught pages:
  • http://www.cobraislandtoys.com/tf/1986/onslaught.html
  • http://www.ntfa.net/universe/english/Onslaught.htm
  • http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?char_id=142
  • http://www.tfracetrack.com/collection/combaticons.htm

  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - September, 2005

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