Transformers Beast Wars Powerpinch
Alt mode: Common earwig (Forficula auricularia)
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Abilities: Due to several refinements Powerpinch has made to his musculature and joints, he is able to run much faster than most of his comrades. Even without boosters or antigravity units his beast mode’s land speed has been clocked at 175mph. In beast mode his tail is strong enough to grab enemies in his pincers and cut into their internal circuitry before throwing them across the battlefield. In robot mode he is extremely agile. He carries a pincer weapon that can slice enemies in half or fire a neural disruption ray that slows down the movements of his victim to a virtual standstill.
Weaknesses: Powerpinch does not possess any long-range weapons. Also, his short attention span causes him to rush into battle ahead of his Predacon comrades and unaware of the strategies developed by his commanders.
Character Bio from package
Despite his long body length and giant pincher claws he drags behind him, Powerpinch is surprisingly fast: six speedy legs power him forward over almost any obstacle. His greatest assets are the powerful pincher claws that are strong enough to sever most enemies in half. And as all Maximals know, those pincher claws are as dangerous in insect form as they are when he converts to robot mode, which is why they never underestimate the ferocity of this truly evil insect.
Bibliography of significant appearances:
*Beast Wars: The Gathering #1: (no appearance, assumed) Stasis pod on prehistoric Earth awakened and chronal phase realigned by Razorbeast.
*Beast Wars: The Gathering #3: Ripped apart by Mutant Soundwave.