MAXIMAL: Onyx Primal
"The closest of allies is often the greatest of threats."
Profile: Onyx Primal considers himself a pilgrim in an unholy land. Before being rehabilitated as a Maximal after a falling-out with his commanders, he was an up-and-coming agent in the Tripredacus Council's assassination corps. He keeps these details of his Predacon history well hidden from his present Maximal compatriots, while maintaining an air of superiority that has won him few friends among their ranks. Stubborn, quick to claim credit and slow to take blame, Onyx Primal is a less than ideal Maximal soldier. Unfortunately, he feels his clandestine past has left him with few other options for survival. As distasteful as he finds his current Maximal existence, Onyx Primal realizes that it may be his only hope to escape termination at the hands of his former employers.
Abilities: Onyx Primal's training as a covert agent has made him an unerringly effective spy. He is capable of near soundless movement; that is, whenever he isn't loudly complaining about his Maximal companions! In robot mode, he wields two electron-scimitars that are capable of slicing through reinforced steel like a hot knife through butter. In bat mode, he assumes a "stealth cloak" capable of shielding him from a variety of Cybertronian scanning technologies.
Weaknesses: Onyx Primal's greatest weakness is his inability to function cohesively within the Maximal chain of command. His fugitive status with the Tripredacus Council causes him to suffer frequent bouts of paranoia, limiting his overall effectiveness.
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