"Our passion gives us the strength to succeed."
SHOCKWAVE is a Decepticon whose primary skills are at relations between organisms, and he usually works as an ambassador between the Decepticons and their allies, along with his aide Fistfight. A wizened leader, he is usually calm and patient, except when he lets his emotions get the better of him. While Shockwave is no scientist, he is an intelligent scholar and skilled in both psychology and repair. Like most Decepticons, he's more than willing to put his life on the line to save humans or the innocent. Although his fighting techniques are entirely defensive, he's more than capable of putting a hole through any Autobot if need be.
Shockwave is ruled by his emotions, and he isn't shy about it. He believes that passion and sentiment are what make Cybertronians more than mere machines. He burns with fury at the Autobots’ atrocities, and shudders in fear of what his enemies might unleash on the unsuspecting people of Earth. As a laser gun, Shockwave can emit lethal beams of energy from anywhere on the electromagnetic spectrum: gamma rays, X-rays, visible light, infrared rays, radio waves, etc. He can fly in his laser gun or robot mode. He is remarkably fuel efficient, primarily because he has an internal nuclear reactor that can create large amounts of energy from small amounts of fissionable matter.
Because Shockwave so often runs with whatever emotion he is feeling, believing his instincts give him his edge, he can be easily manipulated by those who know how to push his buttons. This can have devastating consequences when he is in command of large numbers of Decepticons or negotiating a delicate treaty with a foreign power.
Shockwave was a fellow scholar like Megatron, and was one of the first to join his crusade against the Autobots. His passion and feeling are an inspiration to the newer troops.
In 2006, construction on Dinosaurer secretly began on Cybertron by the Constructicons with help from Octane and under the direction of Shockwave. Dinosaurer was an experiment granting sentience to wild creatures of Cybertron. Dinosaurer's gestalt-sized altmode was just an extravagance on Scrapper's part.
Jan 11 - SG: Operation Successful
- My fellow Decepticons, I am overjoyed to report that our mission was a success! The Autobots' launchpad, from which they were to launch an intergalactic reign of destruction, has been destroyed! But let us not grow complacent. There is no doubts that, as soon as they have completed shifting blame among themselves, they will once again commence work on their destructive campaign. We cannot allow this to go unchallenged! We must hasten work on the Nemesis, even as we interfere with their own efforts! Take heart, Decepticons! Victory is yet at hand!
May 24 - "Ark Launch"
- August 19 - "A Premature Coronation" - While he would never would publicly admit he was happy hearing of the demise of ruthless Autobot leader Emperor Prime, Jetfire has barely contained his enthusiasm for being selected the next Autobot leader. While this has led to many grumblings throughout the Autobot rankings, Old One believed propping Jetfire up as leader would have best served his purposes. Now, as a small gathering of disarmed Decepticon leaders are forced to watch the coronation of the traitor Jetfire, the extravagant gala begins. However, a late arrival proves fatal to Jetfire. The moral of the story - if you are going to take something that belongs to Emperor Prime, you best be sure the leader is really dead.