First cartoon appearance: None, in North America cartoon series
First comic appearance: Transformers (Marvel) #40
"Sow the seeds of fear,
and victory is yours."
Profile, Abilities and Weaknesses description is from The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, comic series published by Dreamwave Comics in 2003.
Iguanus is mesmerized by his outer shell. When he's locked within the shell, he stares at himself in reflective surfaces, and when he's in robot mode he can often be found gazing dreamily at it. He's not vain; he's just fascinated by reptiles and his shell's resemblance to them. Iguanus thinks the loathsome and repulsive nature of his reptilian shell is ideal for spreading terror among his enemies. He has even developed a strange personal bond with reptiles of all types, trying to emulate their demeanor and attack tactics. If there were a way for him to bond more fully with his reptilian nature, he would eagerly jump at the chance.
WEAPONS & ABILITIES
Subject is a Pretender whose powerful outer shell can easily crush whole cars in its claws. the shell's optics contain hypnobeams that can override some targets' willpower and temporarily program them with new directives of Subject's choosing. He is armed with an air blaster that shoots
pressurized air with as much force as a hurricane; this weapon is useable in all modes. In vehicle mode, motorcycle wheels have retractable spinning blades that can slice through armor. Subject uses them as a hand-to-hand weapon when inside his shell. His internal mechanisms can generate an equilibrium distoring effect that strikes targets with intense vertigo. Subject is extremely strong, resistant to damage, and skilled as a warrior.
Subject exhibits no known physical weaknesses, but he is overly protective of his shell and can become enraged if it is damaged.
Bibliography of significant appearances:
(Marvel) #40 - Decepticon Pretenders created by Scorponok
(Marvel) #54: Call this, "Spotlight: Iguanus" he is the
featured Decepticon, referred to as "King Con".
Whether you see them as distinct individuals or try to connect them as different forms, portrayed
differently throughout one large story mythology, there have been several toys with the name in the Transformers Universe.
- 1988 - Decepticon Pretender Iguanus
1996 - Beast Wars
1999 - Beast Wars, Transmetal 2
(note, the Transmetal 2 toy was released in 2003 as part of the Transformers: Universe line. However his name was
Reptillion, not Iguanus.)