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Armordillo

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Transformers Beast Wars Armordillo

Maximal
Function: Desert Combat
Motto: Be patient and victory will come to you.
Alt mode: Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
Weapon: Laser pistol, mace

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Japanese Beast Wars name: アルマー Armor
First Cartoon Appearance: None
First comic appearance: Beast Wars: The Gathering #1

Tech Spec Profile: To reduce the thermal energy intake, infrared vision allows Armordillo to battle at night, when the desert battlefield has cooled. His back bears the burden of a built-in suit of armor that is virtually impenetrable. Enemy artillery bounces off like pebbles, while his own hidden laser weapon causes devastating damage to Predacon attackers.

Profile: Armordillo is a creature of the night. Other Maximals may feel that he does not benefit the team, but when the sun goes down Armordillo is on patrol. He will burrow into the ground for cover, and use his armor for defense. He is slow and patient, able to sneak up on enemy encampments or battle platforms. Armordillo is especially deadly in the desert, where he utilizes his armor's internal cooling systems to outlast Predacon attackers. He prefers to fight in beast mode, where there is less of his body exposed, and he can use his claws to slash the enemy. Even though he prefers not to fight, Armordillo is certainly no coward. There's no assignment too dirty or dangerous that Armordillo would not accept. He wants the bigger Maximals to accept his contributions in spite of his size.

Abilities: Possesses built-in suit of armor that is virtually impenetrable. Infrared vision allows him to battle at night, when the desert battlefield has cooled, thus reducing his thermal energy intake.

Weaknesses: There are places that his armor does not protect, especially in robot mode. Armordillo assumes that his armor will always protect him.

Strength: 5
Intelligence: 5
Speed: 4
Endurance: 7
Rank: 6
Courage: 8
Firepower: 4
Skill: 7

Bibliography of significant appearances:
*Beast Wars: The Gathering #1: (assumed) Stasis pod on prehistoric Earth awakened and chronal phase realigned by Razorbeast.
*Beast Wars: The Gathering #2: (brief) Tries to help Torca out of a swamp hole.

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