FUNCTION: MILITARY COMMANDER
FIRST APPEARANCE: "FIVE FACES OF DARKNESS" PART 4
"Victory is my destiny!"
Profile: Deceptus is a born leader.
As powerful as he is courageous, he has earned a reputation across
Cybertron as one of the most frightful and deadly war machines in history.
Deceptus was responsible for founding the Decepticon Empire, amassing
a group of like-minded military hardware units and assembling them into an
organized fighting force potentially capable of conquering Cybertron and
wiping out the Autobot resistance. Though Deceptus has only waged a
small handful of military campaigns, and lacks the experience of a more seasoned
war veteran, his palpable enthusiasm and natural charisma on the battlefield
have earned him a following of die-hard loyalists who will follow his every
command. He is destined to go down in history as one of the greatest
Decepticon leaders of all time.
Abilities: Deceptus was built for
combat, with a raw strength that is unparalleled among his forces. In
robot mode, he carries a pair of fusion rifles that create a nuclear reaction
in their targets, dematerlializing them into atomic particles. He is
also armed with an electro-whip that sends a concentrated burst of electrical
energy into whatever target it strikes. He tends to favor the fusion
rifles for long-range combat, reserving his electro-whip for close-quarters
melee encounters. In motorcycle mode, Deceptus is one of the fastest
vehicles on the open road. His specially-designed tires are studded
with sharp spikes that enable him to grip the ground securely, granting him
superior maneuverability. He is equipped with a front-mounted range
finder that enables him to target and more easily destroy his Autobot
Deceptus is a cunning military
commander, but he also suffers from an inflated ego. Though he is immensely
powerful, he frequently overestimates his own capabilities as a war machine,
resulting in situations too dangerous for him to effectively handle.