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The name or term Dreadwind refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Dreadwind (disambiguation).
Dreadwind is a Decepticon Air Defense specialist.
Dreadwind

Dreadwind

"As ominous as a storm cloud and as chilling as a winter breeze." Not everyone could make Dead End look fun by comparison, but Dreadwind manages just that. After all, Dead End just depresses himself, but Dreadwind manages to export the feeling to everyone around him. Like a bad case of Scraplets, Dreadwind's gloom is contagious and there's no mood so positive that he can't kill it within moments of entering the room. Mournful and doom-laden at the best of times, Decepticons avoid him socially and Autobots avoid him on the battlefield, leaving Dreadwind wracked with loneliness and despair.

He tends to think that he has no friends, but the truth is that he couldn't have a more perfect match than his partner Darkwing, and the two are fairly inseparable.

Dreadwind transforms into a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon jet. In jet mode, Dreadwind can reach speeds up to Mach 2.6, and is able to climb to sub-orbital altitudes. When combined with Darkwing, as the vehicle Dreadwing, they become capable of space flight, reaching light speeds and beyond. His jet mode is armed with air-to-air missiles, thermal melters, rapid-fire machine guns and lasers. He's a flying armory with a vast capacity for devastation. In robot mode he's more cumbersome and less effective, presenting an easy target. But at close quarters, his bulky strength and multi-shot wrist guns give him an advantage.

All of Dreadwind's weaknesses stem from his continual brooding and permanent depression. He's so busy feeling sorry for himself, he tends to forget he's in the middle of a battle, leaving himself wide open to attack. Dreadwind has an exceptionally primitive nervous system, rendering him immune to most pain except, ironically, existential pain.[1]

Fear is a friend whose presence is felt long after he's left.

History

The Transformers cartoon

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*blam blam blam*Why does no one like me? *blam blam blam*

Dreadwind spent a lot of time alone in a facility, segregated from the general population of Cybertron.

MUX History

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F-16 Fighting Falcon

Dreadwind and Darkwing took part on the Decepticon siege of Iacon in Earth year 2017. Later that year they participated in an attack on Autobot City.

Logs

2016

2017

Notes

  • According to the letters page in Marvel UK issue #254, Dreadwind stands 42 feet tall. In the letter page of issue #195, he states that he is 4,060,342 years old in 1988. The letter pages for issue #248 and #299 would confirm his approximate age.

Foreign names

  • French: Terreur (Canada)

Players

Dreadwind is played by Dean.

References

  1. Dreadwind's nervous system is too primitive for the variable voltage harness, from Dread Tidings #231
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