Transformers Revenge of the Fallen: Demolishor

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is seeing its release date move closer and closer. To get you prepped for the film and help you identify which characters are in the movie not named Optimus Prime, Brandon and Tedd will be bringing you Autobot and Decepticon profiles each week up to the film's release. Expect one Autobot and one Decepticon each week. And the good thing about these profiles is that they will be Baysplosion free. Original Debut: Transformers: Armada (2002), Dreamwave productions Alternate Mode: A very big tank with very, VERY big guns. The tank model is Cybertronian in origin and looks alien. It carries a smattering of mounted turrets and missle launchers. Needless to say, Demolishor can lay down enough artillery fire to hold an entire force of Autobots all on his own. Actually, Demolishor’s missle launchers are a ‘Minicon’- a smaller transformer whose alternate mode attaches to Demolishor’s own and increases his power two-fold. ‘Blackout’ is the name of Demolishor’s traditional mini-partner (not to be confused with the movie version of Blackout). Comparison: Demolishor’s movie form will be more in keeping with the alternate mode he is depicted as having in the series Transformers: Energon (i.e. a Dump Truck). In the film’s case, Demolishor will transform into an Excavator construction-vehicle. While Demolishor wasn’t originally a Constructicon, it’s possible that he’ll be one of the Decepticons that merges into the fan-favorite Devastator- although it may simply be incidental that he happens to have a construction-vehicle alternate mode. Either way, trailers for the film have revealed that Demolishor will have a secondary mode- namely, that weird pseudo-gyroscope thing that everyone's running like hell away from. You know the thing- like one really big wheel smashing through stuff and excavator-scoops all over the place. Scary. General character description: Primarily, Demolishor has been portrayed as intensely loyal to commanding Decepticon officers. While powerful, Demolishor is rarely portrayed as particularly insightful, cunning, brave, or independent. “Loyal”, then, might be a bit of a stretch- ‘dependant’ might be more descriptive. Still, Demolishor isn’t portrayed as ‘mindless’ either. In fact, Dreamwave’s series depicts Demolishor as ambitiously seeking Megatron’s approval and constantly competing with Starscream for recognition in his peers’ eyes. Like his name suggests, however, Demolishor’s methods tend to lack finesse and subtlety. He’s a little bit like that brown-nose teacher’s pet that the other kids don’t particularly care for…if, you know, that brown-nose kid turned into a big-frickin’ tank. In Armada’s continuity, Demolishor is part of an elite team of Decepticons who head to Earth with the intention of retrieving Minicons- power-augmenting bots who sought to escape the Autobot-Decepticon conflict by fleeing Cybertron. Demolishor’s Minicon, Blackout, is described as ‘independent and aggressive’. In this way, Blackout balances Demolishor’s personality. Quote: “As you command.” Check out the other profiles from the Autobots and Decpticons featured in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. And be sure to check out the film in theaters and IMAX June 24. Arcee Bumblebee Devastator Ironhide Jetfire Megatron Optimus Prime Ravage Sideswipe Scorponok Soundwave Starscream