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REPUGNUS

ALLEGIANCE: AUTOBOT
SUB-GROUP: MONSTERBOT
FUNCTION: COUNTER INTELLIGENCE
FIRST APPEARANCE: HEADMASTERS # 1

"No job is too disgusting to disgust me."

Profile: Repugnus has a personality as repellent as his looks. He's foul mouthed and even fouler tempered, a vicious anti-social misfit. He's actively insubordinate, flouting authority and disobeying orders. Time after time he's been kicked out of the Autobot ranks, only to be asked back when a particularly nasty mission crops up. When it's just too dirty and low-down for any other Autobots to consider, Repugnus is the creature for the job! The more disgusting it is, the more Repugnus loves it. Some say he's just too nasty to wear the badge, more Decepticon than Autobot. But as any military commander knows, sometimes in a war you need someone who doesn't quite play by the rules to get the job done, so warriors like Repugnus become a necessary evil. Although what he does isn't nice, Repugnus is very good at it! He has skill and intelligence that put other more estimable characters firmly in the shade. Not only does Repugnus go under cover, ferreting out information from the enemy camp, he also spreads damaging disinformation and gossip, undermining morale, turning enemy on enemy! An embittered loner, Repugnus just loves his work!

Abilities: In creature mode, Repugnus has infrared and X-ray vision, invaluable aids to his spying activities. His highly advanced optical centers can emit as well as receive, generating a variety of color and stroboscopic effects that can dazzle or disorient an enemy. In both robot and creature mode he's very tough and resistant to injury, but he's also very slow. His super-toughened claws contain chemical, electromagnetic and audio sensors, and can rip through almost any substance. Repugnus holds no faith in guns or other weapons, feeling he can accomplish all he needs with fists and claws, up close - where it counts!

Weaknesses: The fact that no one likes or trusts Repugnus tends to alienate him from team plays, sometimes leaving him exposed and vulnerable. He's so disliked in fact that it's rumored he must watch his back even when amongst his fellow Autobots.

Profile published in: TRANSFORMERS # 78

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