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TFP - Autobots of SCIENCE - Part 2 by soy-monk TFP - Autobots of SCIENCE - Part 2 by soy-monk
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Additional staff members stationed at Prime's version of the Kimia Science and Technology Facility from IDW's comics. I chose these characters and made some of them into techies/scientists since I was trying to stay away from Head/Power-Master characters and the Technobots.

You'll also notice that Flame and Xaaron aren't tanks anymore because, well... good luck finding futuristic tanks in real life with those colors...
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:bulletblue: Trailbreaker - Autobots find it very difficult to dislike Trailbreaker. He's a good-natured defense strategist that's always ready with a joke to lighten the mood during dark times. Trailbreaker's demeanor is actually a cover for his low self-esteem. He views himself as a liability on the battlefield. Despite his shortcomings, everyone respects his bravery, brilliant military tactics, and the usefulness of his impregnable force field.

:pointr: Has agreed to join Xaaron on visits to the Kimia Facility when he's off duty to serve as a member of the Ethics Committee
:pointr: Personal force field generator consumes massive amounts of energy
:pointr: Does not approve of most of Ironfist's research, especially his cerebro-centric bullets
:pointr: Alternate Mode: 2012 Ford F-150 XL


:bulletblue: (Emirate) Xaaron - Originally a member of the Iacon Council of Autobot Elders before the Great War, Xaaron dealt with the affairs of competing city-states. Xaaron is by no means a warrior, but he speaks and acts with such confidence that can only be gained through years of experience and wisdom. Xaaron acts as the Kimia Facility's chief financier, providing its staff members with almost everything that they need to further their research.

:pointr: Head of the Ethics Committee that determines if new weapons are deemed suitable for use in "civilized" warfare
:pointr: Doesn't really understand how to be subtle
:pointr: Is so old that transforming takes a great deal of effort on his part
:pointr: Alternate Mode: Custom Rolls Royce Stretch Limousine


:bulletblue: Botanica - Prior to the Great War, Botanica was a wealthy and well known socialite that held a position within the Autobot High Council. She has an air of mysticism about her that is linked to her strong connection with all growing things, making her a skilled and knowledgeable botanist that can control plant life. Due to her pacifism, Botanica avoids combat as much as possible while exploring alien worlds, studying new species of vegetation.

:pointr: A member of the Ethics Committee when not traveling or performing research
:pointr: Bioelectrical current manipulation allows her to channel electricity as a means of defense
:pointr: Is appalled at the how humans mistreat their planet
:pointr: Alternate Mode: 2010 Toyota FT-CH Concept


:bulletblue: Seaspray - Displaying a love of his job that is unmatched by few Autobots, Seaspray is one with the ocean. Originally a member of the Wreckers, Seaspray has retired from the battlefield to study Earth's vast oceans to help the Autobots better understand the planet's sea life and its vast secrets. Since he is not very comfortable on land, Seaspray likes to go out and perform underwater field studies whenever he gets the chance.

:pointr: Can be hard to understand if his visor accidentally fills with water
:pointr: Sometimes misses the thrill of naval battle
:pointr: Sonar radar allows him to locate new species of life and ancient relics
:pointr: OFFLINE: Assassinated by the Decepticon known as Dreadwing.
:pointr: Alternate Mode: Volkswagen Aqua Concept Hovercraft


:bulletblue: Flame - One word describes Flame: RECKLESS! The engineer's brilliance is overshadowed by his lack of planning and failure to take precautions when conducting research. He's so conceited that his sole concern is whether others think he's right, and if they don't, he becomes more obsessed with accomplishing his goals, no matter who or what must be sacrificed. He believes that he should be the head of the facility and has a flair for theatrics.

:pointr: Believes that Xaaron and Perceptor are hindering his "magnificent" research
:pointr: Ironfist was secretly commissioned to develop his high-powered flamethrowers
:pointr: Used to embezzle money from those that would employ him prior to the Great War
:pointr: Alternate Mode: 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1


:bulletblue: Grapple - Grapple was one of Cybertron's mot renowned architects though he fancies himself an artist. His buildings were considered great works of art, but now his designs and ideas are limited by the war effort. Still, Grapple takes great pride in his work and is prone to severe bouts of depression should his "masterpieces" be destroyed in combat. Grapple can usually be found hanging out with his close friend Hoist who does his best to cheer Grapple up when his artistic temperament has him down.

:pointr: It broke his Spark to see his works destroyed as the war broke out on Cybertron
:pointr: Can lift and move immense objects with precision and grace
:pointr: Arc welder can be wielded in combat to blind foes and sever parts
:pointr: Alternate Mode: Liebherr LTM 1250-6.1


:bulletblue: Blaster - Having acquired a taste for Earth music, Blaster enjoys listening to music that's as loud and upbeat at his personality. Being the facility's residential communications and data expert, Blaster maintains detailed records of all staff members and the various work in which they are involved. At the forefront of any situation that he's involved in, Blaster is a powerful fighter that tends to make his presence known.

:pointr: Monitors all communication channels within the facility to ensure that vital information is not leaked or stolen
:pointr: Well known as The Voice, a patriotic broadcaster that can rally Autobots with low morale
:pointr: Can breach hack into most security systems
:pointr: Alternate Mode: 2012 Nissan Juke
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:icontransformersnewchapt:
transformersnewchapt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have already recognized blaster before reading description.
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MoonlightTF Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why did sea spray had to die so early in tf:prime :(
like/love the way u designed each bot :)
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D

I guess they didn't think he was important enough to have any purpose in the show other than as cannon fodder. It's a shame that they didn't even get to see what he looked like.
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MoonlightTF Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ur wellcome ;)

yeah... i wanted to see what he looked like really badly or at least how the designed him :X
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh well. Most likely it was done to reduce costs since it would've taken so much time and money to make and animate a brand new model for a character that would only appear on the screen for a few seconds.
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MoonlightTF Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah... or they could let the fans create a super design? but oh well....
I hope to see new characters in the show.
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm looking forward to Thundertron. Hopefully he's awesome enough to justify my purchase of the figure.
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MoonlightTF Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if they do animate thundertron. it would be ... I don't know how to explain... but he sounds like he might me a valuable character if he does appear in the show
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Possibly.

He's some kind of pirate, so I wonder if they'll literally give him the stereotypical pirate talk and "ARRRR" quotes. I wonder who they would cast to voice him.
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Skylight22 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Xaaron a limo? I like that idea!
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You'll have to thank the TFW moderator, Dinobot, for the idea :D
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Skylight22 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a similar idea, only it was Shockwave as a Hummer H2 stretch limo.
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Topkicker26 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love how you did Blaster! :D
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:iconsoy-monk:
soy-monk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Topkicker26 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :D Of course!
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The-Hollster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
wow these are pretty cool
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Runway01 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Writer
*gasp* BLASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :iconsuperglompplz:
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... :D
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Runway01 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Writer
I love Blaster :love: He's fave!
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:iconsoy-monk:
soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, he's got some Daft Punk references in this design too.
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Runway01 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Writer
*dreamly nods at Blaster*
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LucasVN Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Overall, I really like how solid your designs are and how you adapted each to the styling of TFP, and how you took care to match ideal alt modes for each. Of all the designs on this one, I think I like Grapple the most. Possibly because he looks so sad...
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's sad because he views his designs as works of art that get destroyed.
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LucasVN Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Awwwww...
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:iconsoy-monk:
soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I just based his expression off what I read from his wiki entry.
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Tha-C Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm likin' these. Flame is all "Who are you and who let you in here?!" Grapple looks sad, why is he sad? I like what you did with Botanica and Trailbreaker, and Blaster is awesome as always. No opinion on Xaaron, never did read the Marvel comics. Gotta say, I'm not feeling Seaspray. He looks more like a Prime version of Break from Beast Wars Neo, to be honest. Looks nothing like Seaspray.
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grapple's sad because his works of ark always get smashed.

I didn't realize Seaspray looked like Break until you mentioned it. His crown bitties were actually an homage to Depthcharge. I didn't like how the blue parts on his helmet look though, since the coloring looked a bit funny, so I went over those parts again with a better shade of blue to make the colors blend together more and I'll be updating the image later on.
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Tha-C Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I see. Also, why the smug expression on Seaspray?
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:iconsoy-monk:
soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought it was more happy than smug. I'd say Blaster's the smug one in this group.
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Tha-C Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's the lowered eyebrows. In fact, now that I look closer, it's less "smug" and more "hey, baby". Is Alana off-panel?
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, no... not into robo-human babies lol

Now that you mention it, it does look like he's trying to be suave with a lady.
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Phasellus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea who these characters are, but I love your colouring. 8D
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.

Trailbreaker, Seaspray, Grapple, and Blaster are from G1. Botanica was from Beast Machines. Xaaron and Flame were characters from the Marvel UK comics.
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Phasellus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really should get to watching G1 sometime. :I
Well, anyway again, great art!
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! If you want to learn more about Flame and Xaaron, I suggest you check out the TF Wiki. IDW did reintroduce them into the modern storylines for G1, but they haven't really done anything.
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Sketchfan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
will there be a part 2 for the con scientists?cons're never short on those themselves
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's a few more I can think of, but not enough to do another set of portraits, I think.

Next 'Con set will be their assistants and underlings.
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Sketchfan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
ah nuts:shakefist:

still,that's cool..will scalpel be one of them?
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I plan on it.
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Sketchfan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
coolios
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd like to add in Cryotek, but he's usually portrayed more as a gangster than a scientist or lackey.

I might stick with what Wyatt did for Animated and associate Sclapel with Oil Slick in his bio and have him working with Flatline now since I had Oil Slick go rogue.
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Sketchfan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
hmm too true there

certainly makes sense,oooh tarantulas is a definite I bet
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trying to stay away from Beastformers. Botanica was used since I wanted to include a botanist/biologist/nature lover.
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Lewamus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
nice job on blaster. :) =D
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:iconsoy-monk:
soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this version a lot more. I also was able to refine the Guy/Daft Punk theme a bit.
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Lewamus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
that's cool man, i like Daft Punk.=D
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, Trailbreaker is a bit more of a subtle reference to Thomas from the duo.
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Lewamus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
duo?
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guy and Thomas.
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