Botcon 2009
Wings of Honor:
Banzai-Tron

"Victory is the most 
profitable business."

Affiliation: Decepticon
Function: Mercenary

Alternate mode: 
Cybertronian speed boat

First cartoon appearance: none

First comic appearance: Botcon 2009 Exclusive comic

Character description from "tech spec": 
To call Banzai-Tron pragmatic would be an understatement.  His spark contains a deep-seated desire to acquire wealth.  To that end, he has recently taken on the study of an ancient Cybertronian martial art form known as Crystalocution, which focus on attacking an enemy's metal fracture points.  So practical is this Decepticon warrior that he has decided to forgo the more mystical aspects of learning the art, and instead has focused only on its deadly methodology.  When criticized about this, he curtly responds, "There is no profit in spirituality."  In gunboat mode, Banzai-Tron can travel at speeds up to 260 KTS.  His primary weapons are four missile launchers.  the two launchers on the front can double as energy blasters.  He also carries four short-range rockets with adjustable power settings that can be set from stun to disintegrate.  Sometimes he becomes too focused on profit and fails to see the larger scope of events around him. 

Other Appearances:

- 1990 - Considering the character's popularity, it's crazy that the G1 original was actually an Action Master Banzai-Tron, oddly enough, is the G1 original.
- 2009 - Botcon 2009 Exclusive Banzai-Tron, the first transformable version!

Bibliography of significant appearances: In this toy form, his only fictional appearance is in the Botcon 2009 comic, Wings of Honor.  Whether he makes any appearances in the collector club comic remains to be seen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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