Transformers Beast Wars Grimlock
Function: Attack specialist
Motto: Me Grimlock, King of beasts!
Alt mode: Utahraptor (Utahraptor ostrommaysorum)
Weapon: Barbed tail lance, spinning Slasher sword
Abilities: Grimlock retains much of his brute strength that he possessed prior to downsizing. He has secondary, reinforced armor plating. He prefers hands-on combat to using his weapons, and he prefers beast mode to robot mode. Grimlock uses his tri-tanium teeth and tungsten tipped claws to rip through his adversaries. He is fast and deadly, possessing acute visual and olfactory senses.
Weaknesses: Grimlock is very (some say overly) confident and eager to battle tooth and claw, when he could use weaponry or guile to achieve said victory in battle. But that’s just how he is.
Character bio from package tech specs
In another era when wars were waged between Autobots and Decepticons, Grimlock was a stalwart defender of the heroic Autobot cause. Today, disguised as a vicious velociraptor, Grimlock continues to battle against interstellar tyranny as he fights the evil Predacons. After converting to robot mode, his spinning slasher sword -hidden within his tail slices through the Predacon legions. And when the attack is over, you can usually find him flossing his fangs with the internal wiring of his battle beaten enemies.
Bibliography of significant appearances:
Cover of Beast Wars The Ascending, #1
*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: Arrives to battle Magmatron.
*Beast Wars: The Gathering #4: Battle with Magmatron.
*Beast Wars: The Ascending #1: Stops the attempted infiltration of Manterror, Retrax and Snapper.
*Beast Wars: The Ascending #3: Goes back to future Cybertron with Lio Convoy.