Japanese Beast Wars name:
First Cartoon Appearance:
First comic appearance: none
The following text is an excerpt from the official Beast Wars Story Bible, written by Bob Forward and Larry DiTillio. It's from a draft of Dec. 1995, before the first show aired...
Name: TERRORSAUR, Aerial Combat and Reconnaissance
Robotic Form: Red
and Black Humanoid
Launchers (Wing Mounted), Plasma Rifle
Cunning, Aerial Combat, UltraScan (long
Interests/Hobbies: Terrorsaurs' hobby is planning ways to unseat Megatron.
Attitude: Terrorsaur firmly believes he was shortchanged when Megatron took command of the Predacons. His power is far greater, he is more clever, he truly should rule. None of this is true of course, but he believes it. He also believes Megatron will slaughter him if he says it, so he doesn't. He is a classic case, a bully who is in reality a coward.
Terrorsaur broods a
lot and complains a lot and when he's not doing that he wheels and deals with the other Predacons, hoping to convince
them to support his bid for leadership. You
might think of him as a leathery Peter Lorre, toadying up to Megatron when he must, backstabbing him when he can.
He is most
confident in himself when airborne, mainly because from the air he doesn't have to face anyone directly.
He is much happier strafing foes than trading blows.
Do not sell
Terrorsaur short however. He is a
powerful aerial combatant and cunning enough to turn the slightest mistake into an advantage.
He is quite large for a flyer and can work up a tremendous speed if given enough room.
At supersonic speeds, his low-altitude flight can rip up jungles with the backblast.
He does not hate
DinoBot as much as Megatron does (Indeed
Megatron rules now,
but one day Terrorsaur will change that. He is obsessed with this notion.
Scorponok is a
maniac and a fool and were Megatron not protecting him Terrorsaur would take care of him permanently.
Waspinator is also a fool but as he is the only other Flyer in the group, Terrorsaur feigns friendship for him.
Tarantulas worries him and scares him.
Bibliography of significant appearances: Terrorsaur played a significant role in many episodes of Beast Wars, season 1. He was heavily featured in the following episodes:
episode 6: Power Surge
episode 8: Double
Other Appearances: A Transmetal toy of Terrorsaur was released in 1998. Although fictionally, this is little more than a glimpse of, 'what would have been.' Terrorsaur seemingly died in the season 2, episode 1 episode after falling into the lava pit when his hover craft collided with Scorponok's, while the two were being altered by the Transwarp Surge...
A recolor of the original Transmetal toy was released as part of the TF: Armada line in 2003. Personally, I consider this version to be his pre-beast wars form, Before he followed Megatron back in time to fight in the Beast Wars.
FIRST APPEARANCE: Beast Wars, Episode 1
FUNCTION: AERIAL COMBAT
Striking from the sky like a demonic dragon, this organically enhanced robot warrior is seldom seen ...until it's too late! Megatron personally supervised his genetically engineered creation ensuring his devastating aerial combat efficiency. Truly a terror, he is known to ingest entire flocks of birds by flying open mouthed through flight pattern.
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