SIXSHOT

Allegiance: Decepticon
Sub-Group: Six-changer

Function: S.T.A.G.
Solo Transformer Assault Group

1st cartoon appearance:
The Rebirth, part 1
1st Comics Appearance:  
See below

ôLife is worth living only as long as there are enemies worth destroying."

 

Anoother picture of Sixshot in car mode without guns.

BIO: Sixshot is a bloodthirsty living weapon who is worth twice as many troops as he has transformations.  As a further evolution in Transformers technology, Sixshot is the first Decepticon or Autobot who has successfully adapted to to more than three modes without serious side-effects.  He manages each of his separate forms with the same determined intensity and lethal efficiency, taking great pride and pleasure in his destructive work.  He routinely takes on large groups of foes with ease, scoffing at weaker Transformers meager combat skills.  Although he will resort to underhanded tricks to win a fight, Sixshot does  have a less treacherous side; if he feels a foe is worthy enough, he will face him honorably in one-on-one combat to the death.  Sixshot has obviously never lost such a match.  It is said that his only true redeeming quality is how respectfully he speaks of foes that he has dispatched in this type of contest.  Perhaps this is because Sixshot knows the inevitable end a warrior faces and he hopes that when that far off day comes that he is outmatched, someone will remember him with honor.

Another picture of Sixshot in jet mode (toy).

WEAPONS/ABILITIES: Subject has exceptional physical capabilities; he is immensely strong with great intelligence, endurance and resistance to damage.  He is a six changer able to transform between modes three times as fast as the average Transformer.  In addition to his robot mode, he is capable of transforming into a Transformer-sized, jet propelled laser pistol a treaded siege tank with reinforced ramming capabilities; a wheeled armor personnel carrier (auto); a star with  fighter with a top speed of 80,000 miles; as well as a fanged wolf creature with razor-sharp claws and incredible leaping and flight abilities.  All of the modes except for the wolf utilize his powerful hypersonic concussion blaster that turns sound into solid force.  Subjhect prefers to shred enemies with his fangs and claws in wolf mode.  He is an amazingly capable warrior.

WEAKNESSES: Subject ha s no combat related physical weaknesses, but he requiresw more maintenance than the average Transformer because of his different modes and their varied parts.  Subject is somewhat arrogant of his prowes, albeit justifiably so.

Text from character's Bio, Abilities and Weaknesses, comes from The Dreamwave series TF: More Than Meets The Eye #6, a comic.  A great series that we highly recommend, get yourself a copy today!

another picture of Sixshot in gun mode, close-up of trigger-mechanism.

OTHER APPEARANCES:  Unfortunately this great toy made very few (only one!) appearances in the G1 cartoon series and none in the G1 comics by Marvel.  He has yet to appear in the Dreamwave series and has made zero other appearances in the rest of the Transformers Universe... What a shame!

Bibliography of significant appearances, courtesy of "Overhaul Paul"
Transformers G1 #3, volume 2 (War and Peace). Dreamwave Comics
Octane finds the Dinobots and their crashed ship on Cybertron. But vehicle he comes riding on in (and that the Dinobots use later in the issue) is Sixshot in his Car (or, armored transport as I've heard it called) mode!

Transformers G1 #9, volume 3 (ongoing).  Dreamwave Comics
  No actual appearances but he's (almost) referenced on page three by Astrotrain. The exact text in the balloon:  Didn't look like "nothing to me-- from where I was sitting, it sounded like the boss-bot was tearing you a new waste port! You think you're not his favorite anymore, now that he's finished with Si--" *get's cutoff by Blitzwing*  Now admittedly, this could have been anyone, but my theory is supported in the next issue:

Transformers G1 #10, voume 3 (ongoing)
  Near the end of the issue, Blitzwings' remains are seen on Cybertron as the shadow of someone approaches them. I'm positive this is Sixshot, with the two objects from his shoulders going straight up. The heads' shadow looks right oo. And judging from the size of the hand that picks up Blitwings' head in the next panel, the individual in question is quite big.

Transformers Spotlight: Sixshot IDW Comics