FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 1
and screams are music to my ears."
It is said that Soundwave can hear a fly sneeze. It is
also said that beneath his smooth-talking, affable
surface beats the generator coil of a blackmailer. Those
who know these two facts about him are very careful about
what they say within earshot of him. Soundwave is the
ultimate opportunist and will use anything he can to
advance his status in the eyes of the Decepticon Leader Megatron. He doesn't worry about what
others think of him because he knows he is nearly
indispensable. Although they all despise him, the other
Decepticons pretend to like him rather than get on his
bad side. As Rumble
explains, "Soundwave always has the last
Soundwave's sensors can detect radio transmissions of the
lowest energy levels. He can even "read minds"
by monitoring the electrical impulses inside someone's
brain circuitry, if he's standing nearby. He serves as
the Decepticons' communications relay station - he can
keep them all in radio contact with each other within a
radius of 100 miles. His photographic memory is due to
the immense information storage capacity of the magnetic
disks in his chest. He carries a high-amplification
directional radiowave sensor and a concussion
blaster-gun. He also has great physical strength.
Soundwave sometimes gets overconfident about his value to
the others. At times his hateful personality has resulted
in retaliation from them, or worse yet, his abandonment
during battle with the Autobots. So far, Soundwave has
not only survived these incidents, but has seen to it
that his betrayers pay for their actions.