“Destruction is the dawn of opportunity.”

Affiliation: Predacons
Function: Demolitions
Alternate mode: Frill-necked lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii)

First Cartoon Appearance: 
First comic appearance: 
Beast Wars: 
"The Gathering" #1
2006 (10 years after 
the toy's release!)

Japanese Beast Wars Name: イグアナス

Comic Art by: Don Figueroa, 
IDW Publishing
Photo and editing: Perceptor
Character Text: Byrerprime

more toy pix:
robot mode 1b
robot mode 1c

Profile: Iguanus is a very loyal Predacon soldier and is eager to obey his commander's orders. Iguanus is very adept at using the Maximals' own weapons and equipment against them. He prefers to destroy things, but realizes the tactical advantage gained in sabotage. He will alter Maximal weapons to self destruct when fired. He has an adequate knowledge of Maximal technology, but lacks sufficient training to be a technician. On Cybertron, he tried to gain experience with Maximal technology during the treaty, to use his knowledge for the benefit of the Predacons who were secretly planning to restart the war with the Maximals. However, his atrocious past kept him from gaining access to this information. Iguanus gladly followed Magmatron to prehistoric Earth. Unconcerned with personal prestige, he will follow any Predacon commander, believing that he is working towards freedom for all Predacons. Often provoked for being a yes-bot, Iguanus ignores these insults and claims that his fellow Predacons are just jealous of him.

Abilities: Possesses titanium plated armor and headplate that shield him from Maximal attacks.

Weaknesses: Iguanus is not a skilled warrior, and may be defeated when his armor becomes damaged. Also, he will follow orders regardless of circumstances or personal safety, even when his mission is already compromised.

more cartoon pix:
robot mode 1a
robot mode 1d
robot mode 1e
beast mode 2b

Strength: 5
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 7
Endurance: 5
Rank: 5
Courage: 7
Firepower: 6
Skill: 6

Bibliography of significant appearances:

*Beast Wars: The Gathering #1: Goes to prehistoric Earth with Magmatron.
*Beast Wars: The Gathering #3: Discovers a blank stasis pod which is used to recreate Tripredacus Agent.

Other appearances: He becomes Transmetal2 Iguanus. There was a G1 Pretender named Iguanus. Also, this mold was used to make Crazybolt, a Japanese Beast Wars Neo character.

iguanus.jpg (56926 bytes) IGUANUS

A lizard unlike any other, his internal intelligence processors are specifically programmed for combat sabotage.  If Optimus Primal installs an infrared detection dish near a Predacon outpost, Iguanus will destroy it.  If the Maximals create a weapon, Iguanus will alter it to self destruct when fired.  Body scales are actually titanium plated armor as is the deflective headplate that shields him from laser fire.

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