Ultra Magnus

Melee
RV 100
Coordination
RV 100
Brawn
RV 50
Fortitude
RV 75
Intellect
RV 100
Awareness
RV 100
Willpower
RV 100
Lifestyle
RV 20
Repute
RV +10 *

Health:
Fortune:
325
300

* Amongst humans, at least. RV +75 among Autobots, RV -75 among Predacons / Decepticons / Vehicons.

Origin:

As are the other Autobots, Ultra Magnus is an electromechanical being that hails from Cybertron, a robot that strives to prevent Decepticon domination of the universe. This incredibly powerful alien may also be from another time period, making him doubly out of place on earth.

Known Powers:

Cybertronian Physique: like his fellow Autobots, Ultra Magnus is a robotic entity of Cybertronian origin. As such, this legendary warrior has, by his very nature, the use of a large variety of abilities that reflect this. His very body gives Ultra Magnus these super human powers:

* Body Armor: made (or formed) from primarily metallic materials, Ultra Magnus is considerably durable. His sturdy, inorganic composition affords him rank value 20 protection from attack, enough to shrug off most basic human assaults. Ultra Magnus's armor breaks down as follows:

RV 20 / RV 6 / RV 2 / RV 0 / RV 0

* Growth: Cybertronians come in all manner of sizes, few of which align with the human norm. Ultra Magnus, for instance, stands at approximately twenty one feet tall in his humanoid mode, which grants him this power at rank value 10 as a general matter of course.

As such, this arrogant 'bot possesses a +2 size factor. He thus suffers a -2 RS when targeting human-sized foes, but gains a +2 RS on any damage he inflicts against them, as well as 2 RS of damage reduction against any attacks they, in turn, launch against him.

* Microscopic / Telescopic Vision: all Transformers have the ability to alter their visual sensitivity where distance is concerned. Functioning at rank value 2, these powers let Ultra Magnus see objects up to a mile distant with ease, as well as allowing him to read items on microfiche.

* Radio Transceiver: as are most Transformers on earth, Ultra Magnus is equipped with an audio / video transmission system. This communications rig allows him instant contact with any other nearby Cybertronians, having rank value 20 range (100 miles).

* Resistance / Invulnerability to Disease and Poison: as an inorganic life form, Ultra Magnus possesses complete immunity to poisons and organic diseases. He also possesses rank value 100 resistance to more chemically creative forms of disease.

Flight: a rarity amongst the Autobots, Ultra Magnus has the power of flight, thanks to a set rocket boosters and stabilizer wings attached to his back. He can achieve rank value 100 flight, allowing him to move at about 545.45 miles per hour in the air!

Corporeal Gestalt: Ultra Magnus is an extremely powerful warrior in his own right - there is little that can stand in his way. However, when even his might is not enough, he can combine with Optimus Prime, to form Omega Prime! This is a rank value 100 power.

Headlights: to better emulate earthen vehicles (and since they come in handy in the dark), Ultra Magnus is equipped with a set of convenient headlights. These twin lamps can be used to generate rank value 20 illumination, which make driving at night no problem.

Jelling: in his vehicle mode, Ultra Magnus can manage enough buoyancy to actually drive on liquid surfaces, though only moves at rank value 2 speeds when doing so - 13.64 m.p.h. This power doesn't work in his humanoid form, though it's surprising it works at all, really.

Machine Guns: these twinned, rotary barreled assault weapons are mounted on the front of Ultra Magnus' cab in his car carrier mode. He can fire them to inflict rank value 20 Piercing damage in a short burst, or rank value 30 Piercing damage in a sustained chain of fire.

Shape Change: Ultra Magnus can transform between his humanoid and futuristic car carrier modes at will, and often does so quickly in battle for tactical purposes. This power is voice-activated, however ('Ultra Magnus, Transform!'). His car carrier mode has these characteristics:

Handling
RV 100
Velocity
RV 30
Durability
RV 75
Protection
RV 20

Stun Beams: in his vehicle mode, Ultra Magnus can strike an opponent (or opponents) with a blast of electricity that can render them senseless. This rank value 100 Stunning blast can affect those inside his car carrier cage or anybody that happens to be behind him.

Stun Cluster: Ultra Magnus has a small arsenal of mini-missiles built into his shoulders that he can fire at will. These missiles inflict the damage rating below individually, +1 RS if a few hit, and +2 RS if they all hit. They have these vehicular statistics:

Handling
RV 50
Velocity
RV 75
Durability
RV 10
Protection
RV 30 Force

Limitations / Enhancements:

(none)

Equipment:

Blue Bolts: Ultra Magnus' primary weapon, this twin cannon can be used to devastating effect. It consists of both a laser cannon and a rotary barrel machine gun, both of which inflict rank value 40 damage per shot (Armor Piercing Energy or just Piercing, whichever is desired).

He can fire one weapon or both, as he sees fit. Though hitting an opponent with both will enhance the overall damage by +1 RS, he seems to do this very rarely, which may indicate that doing so is a severe drain on his power. And, as arrogant as he is, he wouldn't want to look weak.

Of course, Ultra Magnus can also make a third attack with the blue bolts - namely, he can launch some heavy duty missiles from the thing. As opposed to the small swarm of concussion missiles he can fire from his own body, the two missiles loaded into the blue bolts work as follows:

Handling
RV 50
Velocity
RV 75
Durability
RV 20
Protection
RV 50 Slashing (fragmentary)

the Matrix: the Matrix is an incredibly powerful computer meta-program that can be used by its chosen wielder for various purposes. While it was originally given to Optimus Prime, the current leader of the Autobots, Ultra Magnus has shown that he can access it as well.

The Matrix is capable of doing a great many things, but most of its abilities are shrouded in mystery - and it is doubtful that Ultra Magnus has the ability to use it as Optimus Prime can. However, he has done so on at least one occasion - which saved the lives of several Autobots.

You see, he can channel the Matrix's powers into another Autobot if necessary, the result being that he or she will be greatly enhanced in power (see the Autobot Brothers). He was not in control of this use of the Matrix though, and may not be able to duplicate it intentionally.

Reference Optimus Prime's description for more on this vastly powerful device / program.

Quirks:

Stubbornness 2: one of Ultra Magnus' less endearing traits is his extreme stubbornness - once he's made up his mind in some fashion or another, it's almost impossible to convince him to change his course. In order to capitulate to others, he must first pass a Willpower ACT at -4 RS.

Assuming he wants to, anyway.

Talents:

Advanced Guns: Ultra Magnus is highly skilled in the use of various energy-slinging weapons - this mostly because of his extensive practice with his blue bolts, but he can wield other devices of this type with similar ability. Ultra Magnus uses such weaponry at a +1 RS.

Aerial Combat: while he is quite the scrapper on the ground, Ultra Magnus seems to excel while fighting enemies in the air - or attacking those on the ground while airborne. Whenever he's engaged in combat while in the air, Ultra Magnus should make all combat ACTs at a +1 RS.

Guns: in addition to using high-impact energy weapons, Ultra Magnus is also well-versed in the use of standard, chemical-propellant slug-throwers. Whenever using such weaponry, whether or not it's integral to his person, Ultra Magnus does so at his Coordination +1 RS.

Leadership: despite his considerable character flaws, Ultra Magnus exudes confidence and a can-do attitude. As a natural leader, any team he leads into battle may add 100 points to its Fortune Pool if it has one, for the duration of his tenure as their general / tactician.

Contacts:

A very powerful Autobot, even one who seems to be more of a freelance operative, Ultra Magnus can rely upon his fellows for assistance should he need it - though things usually seem to go the other way. This includes his brother, Optimus Prime, who he has some... issues with.

Likeness:

In his car carrier mode, Ultra Magnus resembles an angular, futuristic blue and white car carrier with a blue and gray car 'cage' pulled along behind him. In his humanoid form, he appears to be a rather tall robot (with very long legs) made from various tractor trailer parts.

Personality:

Ultra Magnus is a brave and cunning warrior.

He's also smug and arrogant when you get down to it, feeling that he is the Autobot most worthy of leadership - and thus the Matrix. This has caused him to be quite bitter about his brother being the Autobot leader, and he's had issues with Prime for eons.

Real Name: Ultra Magnus
Occupation: Autobot warrior, would-be leader
Legal Status: citizen of Cybertron with no known criminal record
Marital Status: inapplicable
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: the Autobots

Height: 21' (approximately)
Hair: inapplicable
Eyes: golden
Weight: several tons
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Ultra Magnus is composed of a strong alien metal that is primarily white, blue and gray in color, with bits of red, gold and chrome trim in places.

Story:

Along with his brother, Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus was a legendary hero of the Cybertronian civil wars, having won battle after battle thanks to both his impressive power and battle prowess. When the wars were finally over, though, a rift had formed between Magnus and Prime.

While he felt that he was the one who should lead his fellows and become the so-called King of Cybertron, Ultra Magnus was passed over for leadership by Vector Sigma. This super-computer, the so-called Allspark, felt that Optimus Prime would make a better leader than Magnus.

And thus gave him the Matrix.

With this item, Prime became even more powerful and wise, but Ultra Magnus felt betrayed; he was the stronger warrior, after all. Enraged, Magnus left Cybertron, wandering for years upon years in the depths of space, fighting Predacons and Decepticons where he found them.

Eventually, Ultra Magnus' anger over this situation brought him back to Cybertron to seize the Matrix, but he found upon his arrival that Optimus Prime wasn't there, but on earth. As such, he headed that way, crossing both time and space, to settle the score one and for all!

Upon his arrival, Magnus wound up getting on the bad side of every Cybertronian on earth, though he finally had his fight with Prime. The climax of this battle found the two of them merging, for the very first time, into the mighty Omega Prime - the most powerful of all Autobots.

Not counting Fortress Maximus, of course.

This only served to make Ultra Magnus even more angry, however. He still wanted the Matrix, but became somewhat confused when, during a heavy duty battle between Prime's forces and Megatron, he manifested the Matrix's powers himself - supercharging the three Autobot Brothers.

Not quite sure what was happening, Ultra Magnus wandered the earth to seek answers to his many, nagging questions. Naturally, he would come across the Autobots again and again, especially once Megatron (and later Galvatron) discovered where Fortress Maximus was at.

This forced Ultra Magnus and his brother to keep facing each other, and as time went on they seemed to become less antagonistic towards each other. They still had issues, of course (well, Ultra Magnus did, at any rate), but they could at least work together against their enemies.

For the most part.

Once the Autobots ultimately defeated Galvatron and his many minions in their final gambit to seize Fortress Maximus and his unstoppable energies, Ultra Magnus took it upon himself to ship the captured Predacons and Decepticons back to Cybertron - within the confines of Fort Max!

Commanding the most powerful Autobot in existence seemed quite a compliment to Ultra Magnus' prowess, so perhaps he has finally buried the hatchet he bears for Optimus Prime. After all, he's apparently got some of the Matrix, and more than enough responsibility to keep him busy now.

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