Repaint of Transmetal 2 Optimus Minor
Function: Jungle Warrior
"Your only as good a warrior as they hear you are."
Ruckus is perhaps the most aptly named warrior on the Maximal team.
Whenever he's around, be it in the deepest recesses of the jungle, or the
depths of the Maximal base he makes enough noise to make you believe he's
a dozen Maximals instead of just one. In the jungle this is done for that
reason exactly, to fool Predacon units into believing an entire squadron
of Maximals are assaulting them instead of him alone. At the base, it simply
amounts to the fact that Ruckus no longer recognizes the difference between
his battle cries and his normal voice. None of his fellow Maximals can
be in the same room with him long enough to explain it either as his voice
shorts out their audio receptors after a few minutes. This may be the reason
he's assigned to so many long term missions in the wilds of the jungle.
In ape mode his agility is unmatched, especially as he swings among the
canopy of the jungle depths. For his second mode, his legs split apart
to form a pair of hover skis which he can use for a limited form of flight.
In robot mode, his tail becomes a hand held hookshot. A blade attached
to a long chain that can be used as either a whip, shot out at high
speed to embed itself in a tree for swinging, or into a Predacon to keep
him from running away when Ruckus shoots his chest mounted gating gun at
them. He's also a specialist at cyberteka, the Cybertonian martial art
skill involving multiple arms, which he achieves by splitting his forearms
STR: 6 INT: 5 SPD: 7 END: 4
RANK: 5 COURAGE: 8 FIREPOWER: 6 SKILL: