Transformers Decepticon Dirge

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Updated: February 13, 2011

DIRGE
ALLEGIANCE: DECEPTICON
FUNCTION: WARRIOR

“Fear is the element that unites all losers.”

Profile: The chilling rumble of Dirge’s engines as they approach from a distance is merely a prelude to the petrifying fear they induce in whomever is unlucky enough to hear as they pass overhead. And fear is some-thing with which Dirge is quite familiar. He knows its all-consuming power: he understands how it can defeat even the mightiest of armies. He handles it with the same exacting proficiency that a concert pianist handles his piano’s keys. Even his fellow Decepticons are put off a bit by his mournful, silent manner. Ramjet sums up everyone’s feeling: “He gives me the creeps.”

Abilities: In jet mode, the sound from Dirge’s engines has the uncanny effect of producing spine-tingling (circuit-tingling, in the cases of other robots) fear in nearly everyone who hears it. Apparently. the engines emit a combination of frequencies that has a disorienting, fear-provoking effect on the nervous systems of all those within earshot. He also carries two air-to-air missiles and two automatic machine guns.

Weaknesses: -In order to perform well as a warrior, Dirge needs to feel that he’s in control of a situation. When things get out of hand, Dirge is prone to suffer from the very weapon he himself wields so effectively — fear. Dirge’s usefulness evaporates under these conditions.

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