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Squawkbox (Beastbox and Swawktalk)


Transformers Generation 1 Squawkbox (Squawktalk & Beastbox)

Function: Battlefield Dissonance
Motto: One being's noise is another's music.

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Profile, Abilities and Weaknesses description is from The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, published by Dreamwave Comics.

BIO: Combining the talkative Squawktalk with the demanding curiosity of Beastbox led, very unintentionally, to the creation of an impassioned Decepticon musician. Squawkbox loves sound; he loves to hear it, create it, and manipulate it. Most Decepticons are unnerved by his cacophonous musical creations, but his commanders saw their potential usefulness. They assigned Squawkbox the task of distracting and disorienting Autobots on the battlefield through the use of his compositions. This has made Squawkbox incredibly happy; not only doe he have a captive audience for his work, he can also record sounds of battlefield woe for his future endeavors.

WEAPONS/ABILITIES: Subject possesses above-average strength and intelligence, and has an unusually high level of creativity. He is the combined form of Squawktalk and Beastbox, utilizing many of their abilities. He can record and replay anything he hears and channel it through the powerful sonic boomer cannons he wields. These cannons serve as the speakers for his musical recordings; combined with Beastbox's air cannons, Subject can create a disorienting and physically damaging sound show.

WEAKNESSES Subject's work creating a battlefield distraction is effective, but if he's not careful he's just as likely to hamper Decepticons as Autobots. He has little offensive capability.


Function: Interrogator
(purple gorilla component)

"Speak now if you intend to ever speak at all."

BIO: Beastbox is violent, impatient, and not particulaly bright. These traits greatly impede his performance as an interrogator despite his innate curiosity. The verbal questioning session between Beastbox and a subject is usually tragically short. He immediately gets frustrated with reticent captives and turns to his fists to get answers when words fail. This usually means that the helpless Autobot is pounded into scrap before he can reveal anything at all.

WEAPONS/ABILITIES: Subject has the capacity to record and automatically retrieve any portion of up to 6,000 hours of testimony. Carries two compression cannons that fire ultraconcentrated air pressure, crushing their targets. Combines with Squawktalk to fam Squawkbox [See Combiner Technology].

WEAKNESSES: Subject exhibits no known physical weaknesses, but is not very intelligent enough to keep himself out of trouble.


Function: Translator
(Teal eagle component.)

"If you have nothing interesting to say, say it anyway."

BIO: Squawktalk revels in hearing the sound of his own voice, whether he has something relevant to say or not. His mastery of thousands of languages, codes, and dialects is made all the more ironic by the fact that he has nothing remotely important to say in any of them. Decepticons wait impatiently for Squawktalk to actually have some translating to do because at least then he'll be forced to say something of substance. Although he doesn't explain it well, Squawktalk isn't just rambling to be annoying. He is genuinely enamored with the sound of foreign speech and its artistic qualities, and he finds it pleasant and relaxing to listen to. Unfortunately, his allies don't get the same benefit out of it-they just wish Squawktalk would dose his beak.

WEAPONS/ABILITIES: Subject has below-average strength and average intelligence. He knows approximately 6,500 various languages from throughout the galaxy and has the ability to compute probable dialects and variations by comparing existing information. He wields two deafening sonic boomer cannons in his airborne robot mode.

WEAKNESSES: [From the Personal datatracks of Dirge, Decepticon Warrior, Not only does his constant ranting have the potential to alert Autobots, it puts everyone around him on edge. If he doesn't shut up, I'm going to kill him myself.

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