Octus is a member of the ruling Triumverate who seized control of Helex during Megatron's four-million-year disappearance. He is arrogant, lazy, and believes in a rather complacent method of Decepticon rule on Cybertron. Still, he can be pretty funny when he's poking fun at other Decepticon leaders.
|“||My friends, we have a living legend among us! Please, show your appreciation for our cause's most celebrated loony!||”|
Marvel Comics continuity
An unspecified amount of time after Megatron's disappearance, a triumvirate of Decepticons, ingeniously calling themselves the Triumverate, came to power as the new rulers of Helex. Legonis, Octus and Seizer ruled together from their palace at the Power Base, sharing a three-seater throne. Octus had the center seat.
As rulers of Cybertron, the Triumverate were too lazy for active aggression against the Autobots. Instead they spent their time enjoying arena fights between Autobot prisoners and powerful Decepticon warriors (such as Quake), even contemplating pitting Decepticon against Decepticon should they run out of prisoners, rather than going out to get more.
Generation 1 cartoon continuity
Octus is one of the Decepticon Warlords.
When Crosscut, Road Rage, and Spike came before them, the Triumverate made a deal with them, agreeing to a ceasefire if the Autobots would deal with Helex's Silent Grill problem.
- September 8 - "Negotiations in Helex" - Crosscut, Road Rage, and Spike travel to Helex to negotiate with the Triumverate.
The Triumverate is very entertainingly portrayed by Zero.
- Octus (Octavius), Legonis (Lepidus) and Seizer (Caesar) are a parody of (or perhaps tribute to) the ruling Triumvirate of Rome after the death of Julius Caesar.
- Octus is pretty unique in form as a Transformer. He has a six-armed robot mode and transforms into... well, actually he never transforms in the fiction, but according to his co-creator Lee Sullivan his alt mode is based on a pre-existing design. Sullivan had this to say in an email to the Obscure Transformers website:
|“||Thought you might like to know that one of the Tri... whatevers I designed (Oct-something-or-other) was supposed to transform (snik-snork-shnap-shnoop) into one of Doctor Who's Daleks, which I've also been known to draw from time to time.||”|
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