Like all other Predacons, Slapper is an electromechanical being from Cybertron, an evil robot that has, with his compatriots, waged a war against the heroic Autobots in a bid to conquer the universe. This alien may also be from another time period, making him doubly out of place on earth.
Cybertronian Physique: like his fellow Predacons, Slapper is a robotic entity of Cybertronian origin. As such, this amphibious combatant has, by his very nature, the use of a large variety of abilities that reflect this. His very body gives Slapper these super-human powers:
* Body Armor (s): made (or formed) from primarily metallic materials, Slapper is considerably durable. His sturdy, inorganic composition affords Slapper intensity 8 (+2) protection from attack, enough to make him strongly resistant to most basic human assaults.
* Growth (a): Cybertronians come in all manner of sizes, few of which align with the human norm. Slapper, for instance, normally stands at approximately nine feet tall in his humanoid mode, which grants him this power at intensity 1 as a general matter of course.
As such, this marshland warrior has a +1 size factor. This grants him a +1 bonus to the damage he inflicts on normal sized foes, while theirs suffers a -1 against him. Conversely, he suffers a -1 penalty to strike standard sized enemies in the first place, while they gain a +1 to hit him.
* Microscopic + Telescopic Vision (w): all Transformers can alter their visual sensitivity where distance is concerned. Functioning at intensity 2, these powers let Slapper see objects up to a mile distant with ease, and allow him to read items on microfiche.
* Radio Transceiver (i): as are most Transformers, Slapper is equipped with an audio / video transmission system. This communications rig allows him instant contact with any other Cybertronian within a wide radius of his person, having intensity 7 range (100 miles).
* Resistance / Invulnerability to Disease and Poison (s): as an inorganic life form, Slapper possesses complete immunity to poisons and organic diseases. He also possesses intensity 30 (+7) resistance to more chemically creative forms of disease.
Barbs / Claws (s): both of Slapper's forms are adorned with a plethora of spikes across his body, as well as claws on all of his fingers and toes. He can use these weapons to inflict damage as though they were +2 weapons with every deadly strike.
Fangs (s): in his beast mode, Slapper is armed with a very large pair of fangs with which to rend his foes into little itty bitty pieces. Slapper can use these dreadful sharp implements as though they were +2 weapons, causing considerable damage to whoever he's currently biting.
Grabber Claw (a): a sort of 'third arm' mounted on top of Slapper's left shoulder pad, this diamond-tipped, three-fingered claw is about as extendable as his tongue. Slapper's grabber claw inflicts damage per a +3 weapon, and can cut through materials of up to m.s. 18.
Right Laser (a): part of the Predacons' field squad, Slapper is armed with a right-shoulder mounted laser (under his 'toothy' shoulder pad) that he usually uses in tandem with his compatriots. This laser can be used as a +5 energy weapon per blast, or +7 when used with the others.
Shape Change (a): as can be guessed by looking at him, Slapper has the power to transform into a large, almost demonic-looking horny toad. This form makes his amphibious activities more effective, but Slapper can use most of his abilities in either of his forms.
Super Jumping (a): Slapper has very strong, frog-like legs in both of his forms. As such, he has the ability to leap vast distances in a single bound, doing so at intensity 15; this allows him to leap anywhere within far missile distance of his person - without harming himself in the least.
Tongue-lash Attack (s): Slapper's principal attack form is the use of his elongating tongue, which can stretch up to 42' 3" in a pinch. He can use this tongue to strike an opponent to inflict damage as though it were a +4 weapon to anybody within firing range of his person.
Ultravision (w): Slapper has the ability to see into the ultraviolet portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, which comes in handy when setting up nocturnal ambushes and the like when others simply can't see clearly. He has this power at intensity 8, and can use it in both of his forms.
Hindrances / Augmentations:
Computers (i): Slapper has demonstrated the ability to commandeer and reprogram computer systems of varying complexities. As such, he should have full use of this skill, allowing him to make any computer operation / programming actions at a reduced difficulty level.
Skill / Whips (s): Slapper has also proven his effectiveness with various whips, like his tongue-lash attack and his grabber claw. He can use these weapons, and other similar implements of destruction, to attempt grabbing, grappling, and damaging attacks at a reduced difficulty.
Underwater Combat (a): his horny toad form especially designed to operate beneath the waves, Slapper has considerable experience in scraps underwater (or in any other liquid medium). As such, he suffers no penalty for any actions attempted underwater, combat related or otherwise.
As a Predacon, Slapper can theoretically rely on any of Megatron's minions for assistance should he need it. However, he tends to work with Dark Scream and Gas Skunk more than any of the others, and usually sides with Sky-Byte in disputes between the Predacons and the Decepticons.
World Domination: like the majority of the Predacons (and all of Megatron's other minions), Slapper is in the fight for the glory that conquest brings. He wants nothing more than to take over the universe, or at least a small portion of it, to force his will upon it and its occupants.
In his horny toad mode, Slapper looks like a very large, robotic toad made from red and black metals, with eerie green eyes. However, when he transforms, the perpetually crouching Slapper appears to be a humanoid robot built from various components of a large, demonic steel toad.
Slapper is the swindler of the Predacons, more sneaky and surly than his evil fellows. Despite his impressive abilities, this marsh warrior is just as inept as the other Predacons, and usually bungles whatever job Megatron or Sky-Byte gives him. He's usually spoiling for a fight nonetheless.
Oddly, Slapper has an unnatural fondness for earth beers, even though he cannot actually be affected by their alcohol content - he just likes the taste of them. When not busy on a mission for his superiors, Slapper can usually be found drinking somewhere or other.
Real Name: Slapper
Occupation: marshland warrior
Legal Status: citizen of Cybertron wanted by Earth authorities for various nefarious acts committed worldwide
Marital Status: inapplicable
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: the Predacons
Height: 9' (approximately)
Eyes: blue (green in beast mode)
Weight: 1 ton (approximately)
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Slapper is made of a strong, alien metal that is primarily red and black in hue, adorned with spikes and claws regardless of his current form.
Slapper is one of several Predacons in the service of Megatron, a powerful Cybertronian warrior that journeyed to modern-day earth with various evil schemes in mind. Exactly how Slapper came to be in Megatron's service, as well as what time period he's actually from, is still a mystery.
Regardless, he came to earth with Megatron and the other Predacons, only to find that the planet was lousy with Autobots; somehow, the heroic Cybertronians knew well in advance that Megatron and company were on their way, and had quite a lot of time to prepare for their arrival.
Though he is primarily a marshland warrior, one who excels in terrain that allows him to make maximum use of his amphibious form, Slapper usually finds himself in all kinds of environments on his many assignments, in which he's always accompanied by Dark Scream and Gas Skunk.
This trio's missions mostly involve fetching something or other for either Megatron or Sky-Byte, Megatron's lieutenant. However, something seems to always goes wrong with their plans, and they usually fail outright - but Slapper and company have had their fair share of successes.
With the arrival of the Decepticons on earth, Megatron relied on his Predacons less and less. This caused increasing tension between the two groups of evil Cybertronians, which came to a head when the Decepticon leader, Scourge, tried to bump off Galvatron (an enhanced Megatron).
After this, Slapper and his fellow Predacons returned to their leader's good graces, though they were ultimately defeated in their bid to take control of the mightiest Autobot of all, Fortress Maximus. Captured after their defeat, the Predacons were locked up in a penal asteroid colony.
Whether or not Slapper will ever escape this imprisonment has yet to be revealed.
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