FUNCTION: UNDERWATER DEMOLITIONS
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 47
your enemies... until they're terminated."
Don't be deceived by Tentakil's gentle touch and soothing
words - he is undeniably the cruelest, deadliest Seacon.
His style is as distinctive as it is lethal: he showers a
potential victim with kindness, offering him help, even
complimenting his appearance. And then, once he has
gained the confidence of his victim, Tentakil moves in
for the kill. In a flash, kindness turns to cruelty. The
soft caress of his limbs turns into a deadly, unyielding
stranglehold. He seems to take a perverse pleasure in
these amiable charades, enjoying them even more than
their inevitable, lethal conclusions. As his fellow
Seacon, Nautilator, likes to say about him, "Tentakil can
charm the fuel right out of your chassis." And given
half a chance, he will.
In octopus mode, Tentakil can crush a submarine as if it
were a soda can. Powerful electromagnets embedded within
his tentacles enhance his strength to awesome
proportions, giving Tentakil the vise-like grip that he
is infamous for. Electrically charged feelers on his
tentacles' surfaces can short-circuit and stun anything
of an electrical nature on contact. While retreating, he
can discharge a cloud of viscous black grease to hinder
any pursuers. In weapons mode, he turns into twin 50,000
volt lightning rifles, which can operate on land and sea.
He is insulated from any electrical attacks himself, so
the rifles can't electrocute him underwater. In robot and
octopus modes, he wields dual laser-guided slime
blasters, which shoot globs of highly adhesive gelatinous
goo. He combines with his fellow Seacons to form the
A mysterious short circuit in his wiring often inhibits
Tentakil's ability to transform from one mode to another.
This causes him severe problems when he's stuck in robot
mode underwater, or octopus mode on land. In these
situations, the modes are poorly suited for the
environments. In fact, on land, his octopus mode is more
likely to keel over than take a step.