"There is only one rule now; revenge!"

Affiliation: Heroic Decepticons

Function: Warrior

First cartoon appearance: none

First Comic Appearance: Botcon 2008 Exclusive, Convention Comic

Character description from "tech spec:
Once part of Primes's elite Seeker unit, Sideswipe was feared as the most ruthless of the trio.  Drench, the team's leader, believed that there should be a balance between a stern hand and compassion.  Though there was a difference in philosophy between the two, there was also a mutual respect.  However, for Optimus, these were not traits he found appealing in his sub-commander and when the opportunity arose, he had Drench killed.  Sidewsipe though ruthless, was loyal and did not agree with the fate that had been dealth to his fallen leader.  Sensing a conflict in Sideswipe's "loyalties," Prime let Sideswipe walk into a staged ambush in which he and a fellow Autobot were left to die.  Though the companion, whow was there by mistake, was killed, Sideswipe survived and ended up being accepted into the ranks of the Decepticons.  While Sideswipe fights for different reasons than his new comrades, he fights nonetheless.  As a tribute to his former commander, Sideswipe has taken the colors Drench once bore as a constant reminder that vengeance is coming.

Bibliography of significant appearances: All characters of the Botcon 2008, "Shattered Universe" are personas existing in an alternate reality.  Their story was featured in the 2008 convention comic, several of the Transformers Collector Club comics and a few prose-only stories including "Dungeons & Dinobots." 

Other appearances:

- 1984 - G1 original Sideswipe
- 2001 - R.I.D. Spychanger Sideswipe
- 2003 - Armada Sideswipe
- 2008 - Botcon Exclusive Shattered Glass Sideswipe
- 2009 - Revenge of the Fallen: Robot Heroes Sideswipe, Battler Chargers Sideswipe, Gravity Bots Sideswipe, Robot Replicas Sideswipe, deluxe Sideswipe, Human Alliance Sideswipe with Sgt. Epps

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