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Personal Profile: Trypticon was the first large base-Transformer that the Decepticons had. He didnt have a robot mode, but he had a Tyrannosaurus mode instead, along with his city and battle station modes. He was a major help for the Decepticon cause, even though he had the intelligence of a small child. One of the only ways the Autobots could stop one of Trypticons rampages was to have the Autobot Giant, Metroplex, attack him.
Episodes appeared in: Five Faces of Darkness parts 4 and 5, Ultimate Weapon, Thief in the Night, Ghost in the Machine and Call of the Primitives.
When the Decepticons were without Galvatron, Cyclonus and the Sweeps after
the Unicron Battle, they made an alliance with the Quintessons. The Quintessons
ordered the Constructicons to build Trypticon. Trypticon was created and
was immediately told to attack Autobot City, because Metroplex was without
his transforming cog, and wasnt able to defend himself. Trypticon
first destroyed the Autobot base at the Ark Crash site. He then made his
way to Autobot City, where he was met by a group of Minibots. He made
short work of the Minibots and began his attack on Autobot City. Unfortunately
for him, Skylynx arrived with Blurr, Wheelie and Marissa Fairborne and
they had Metroplexs transforming cog with them. The transforming
cog was delivered and Trypticon and Metroplex faced off in a huge battle.
Metroplex was able to take advantage and eventually hurled Trypticon into
the Arctic Ocean. The Autobots believed that Trypticon lay dormant in
the Arctic Ocean, but Galvatron had him secretly taken to Dinobot Island
where he was able to practice his fighting skills. Before Galvatron could
make use of him, Octane found him and used him for his own purposes. Octane
cut a deal with Abdul Fakadi, the hysterical dictator of Carbobia. Fakadi
would supply Octane and Trypticon with energon, and in exchange, Trypticon
would steal valuable landmarks for Fakadi. Trypticon stole buildings like
the Taj Mahal, the Kremlin and Fort Knox. Galvatron eventually found out
about Octanes plans and took Trypticon back after several skirmishes
with the Autobots. Trypticon was used to fight on several other occasions,
but he was always stopped by Metroplex. At one point, his eye was stolen
by Scourge and Starscreams Ghost, but it was replaced later on.
During a fight on an unknown desolate planet, Trypticon received a calling
from an unknown creature that was calling all primitive Transformers.
Skylynx, the Dinobots, the Terrorcons and the Predacons were also among
the primitives that were called. The Primitives were given the job of
stopping an evil being known as Tornatron that had the power to suck the
energy right out of Transformers and even planets. Trypticon happened
to be the first primitive that was attacked by Tornatron, and his energy
was sucked from him, turning him into a lifeless statue. When Grimlock
and Primeacron were able to reverse Tornatrons actions, Trypticon
was given life again. Trypticons fate is unknown. It is unlikely
that he was among the Decepticons that were inside of Scorponok when the
Plasma Energy Chamber blasted them into space. If he was left behind,
he probably stayed on Charr, where he would have either died from lack
of energon, or would have been captured by the Autobots.
Destroy Autobot City!