Are Rodimus and/or Arcee still alive?
((According to http://transformerland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3917&start=40, Shattered Plastic gold plastic is "TOTALLY IMPERVIOUS to damage" ...which is ironic, not only given the nature of nonfiction gold plastic, but also given that the name of this alternate reality is Shattered Plastic.))"Oh, gold plastic is no joke,"
Sunstorm assures his patient patiently. "A lot of Transformers don't believe that g.p. even exists, but it does--it's just extremely rare. It's also highly resistant to damage--virtually indestructible, by some accounts--which is why some medical supplies are made from it. It's too rare and expensive to permanently armor an entire Transformer with it*, but we can use temporary gold plastic braces and patches to reinforce the damaged portions of an injured Transformer, to protect those injuries from further damage while the repairs are in progress and while the Transformer is recovering. Some Transformers are allergic, though--the plastic does not conduct electricity very well, and in some cases even insulates, severely reducing electrical conductivity in damaged areas, so if a Transformer is inadequately powered by non-electrical energy sources, g.p. can do more harm than good. If you've never been tested for a gold plastic allergy before, I think we had better not use any on you--you aren't in any condition to deal with the negative effects of a bad reaction to the g.p. if it turns out you are allergic, and even testing you for g.p. allergy could shut you down."
*((At least, Sunstorm believes that there aren't any Transformers completely armored with--or completely made of--gold plastic...))
New ideas regarding Shattered Plastic nucleon: i should have realized sooner that nucleon also makes Transformers slower and weaker than they were before.
At some point, should i stop posting Shattered Plastic character ideas here, and move to the Products of the Fandom board? i'm still hoping to entice more players to be more active in Kolkular, though...
Anyhow, more character ideas:
bending the fourth wall
Shattered Plastic (or Bent Plastic) PETER CULLEN
Peter Cullen is a Vampire (a member of Edward Cullen's "Twilight" family) and a deaf-mute best known for his dramatic performances in the role of...
...OPTIMUS MIME ((Shattered Plastic Optimus Prime))
A redeco of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus with the colors--especially the facepaint--of an Earthling Human mime. The strong, silent type, except perhaps for the strong part. Able to speak, but never does, preferring to communicate by pantomiming charades, even when doing so results (as it has in the past) in others using violence to try to make him stop and just talk. Has a non-transforming trailer which is completely invisible at all times. Sometimes gets trapped inside of said trailer. Sometimes pretends to be trapped inside of it, which tricks opponents into thinking he's not as much of a threat as he actually is. But sometimes he actually is trapped inside of it. When Optimus Mime is in vehicle mode, the trailer often serves as a demolition derby equivalent of a melee weapon or battering ram; when he is in vehicle or robot mode, the trailer often serves as a shield or roadblock. He also has a few handheld weapons (some energy weapons, others melee weapons), all of which are invisible, so it looks like he's just miming when he draws and uses any of them. The fact that his weapons are invisible means he often misplaces them, but also enables him to confuse or bluff enemies either into thinking that he's unarmed when he's armed, or into thinking he has larger or more powerful weapons than he actually does. Optimus Mime serves as the chauffeur and reluctant bodyguard/enforcer for...
...Shattered Plastic ROLLER
A redeco of Armada Mini-Con Corona Sparkplug in G1 Ratbat's colors. One of the highest-ranking Decepticons. ((G1 Ratbat was G1 Soundwave's minion; G1 Roller was G1 Optimus Prime's minion. G1 Ratbat was one of the lowest price-point Transformer toys; G1 Roller was so cheap he was more like a free accessory than a separate toy. G1 Ratbat was a high-ranking Decepticon (a faction leader, by some accounts); Shattered Plastic Roller is a high-ranking Decepticon. Also, neither Roller nor Ratbat really have a counterpart of the opposite faction with whom to swap decos, the way Rumble and Frenzy swapped decos with Rewind and Eject in the Shattered Glass universe.))
Fluent in over six million forms of communication. ((C-3PO Easter Egg! This in contrast with G1 cartoon Roller, who, like some depictions of the Armada Mini-Cons, was unable to speak except in R2-D2-esque beeps--what "Star Wars" fiction refers to as "droidspeak".))
Able to drain energy from other beings--Transformers, Humans, or other--with a simple touch. ((This in contrast to Powermaster Optimus Prime receiving a power boost from Hi-Q and Armada Optimus Prime receiving power boosts Mini-Cons like Sparkplug. Also homages the fuel pump accessory included with the G1 Optimus Prime toy, which could be attached to the Roller toy. As a happy coincidence, Shattered Plastic Roller's power is very similar to that of G1 Ratbat, whose color scheme he shares.))
Shattered Plastic PETER PARKER
"With great power come great opportunities."
As a high school student, Peter Parker was extremely popular because he was so rich, and none of his classmates knew where his money came from beyond the fact that he did business over the Internet, and none of them cared where his money came from. In fact, he made his fortune using photography and Photoshop to create illicit images which he either sold or used for blackmail. After being bitten by an interdimensional spider, he gained spider-like powers including the proportionate strength, speed, reflexes, and endurance of a spider, the ability to create and swing from spiderweb-like strands (or use them to catch people/objects), and the ability to cling to vertical surfaces or even the underside of horizontal surfaces. He gave up on photography and Photoshop to become a professional wrestler and Ultimate Fighting Champion, using the stage name "Spider-Man". Now, having discovered and enslaved a benevolent black symbiote that enhances the powers of Spider-Man, he has changed his stage name to "Venomous". His fame has garnered him immeasurable financial wealth, and between his fame, his riches, and his bad boy attitude, he gets a lot of women. He still can't get any woman he wants, though, so he uses his spider powers to take any women he wants who aren't interested in his other attributes. Willing and unwilling notches on his belt include (but are not limited to) Mary Jane Watson Jameson (married to John Jonah Jameson's son John Jameson, the astronaut, Mary Jane's fiance from "Spider-Man 2"), Carly Witwicky (Spike Witwicky's adulterous wife), Felicia "Catwoman" Hardy, Gwen Stacy, and Mikaela Banes.
Shattered Plastic DANIEL WITWICKY
The Autobots were designing a transformable exo-suit for their Nebulan allies, but a Human named Spike Witwicky stole the only prototype before it was finished. Then Spike's son Daniel killed Spike and took the suit for himself. Then Daniel seduced (don't ask) and murdered a Paradron Merc, decapitating her and using her head for spare parts to complete the exo-suit with a few modifications of his own design. His finished exo-suit has rocket boosters in the elbows that enable the suit to fly, can transform its arms into laser cannons, or the entire suit can transform into an all-terrain cyber-"go-kart", or the entire suit can transform into a facsimile of the Paradron Merc's head, and in this mode plug into the neck/shoulders of any Transformer with a sufficiently severe neck wound and control that Transformer's body. (This control works best when the Transformer has been completely beheaded; fully beheaded Transformer bodies can be used like Transtectors, whereas if the original head is still attached, Daniel--or whoever's wearing his exo-suit--has to fight for control of the body. The more completely a Transformer's head is still attached, the greater control that Transformer retains, although there are other factors, such as the particular Transformer's willpower and how much energy is still flowing to the circuits in that Transformer's head. Also, if the Transformer's original head is not entirely removed, the attachment of a second head may obstruct the body's ability to transform.) Daniel has "possessed" several Transformers using his exo-suit in the years since he completed it, decapitating and making Transtectors out of Hosehead ((maybe Cab claimed the Transtector after Daniel discarded it?)), Squeezeplay ((maybe Cancer claimed the Transtector after Daniel discarded it?)), and several Paradron Mercs (one with G1 Moonracer's color scheme, one with G1 Chromia's colors, one with G1 Firestar's), including his current Transtector (formerly a Paradron Merc colored like G1 Elita One).
Shattered Plastic SPIKE WITWICKY
After being murdered by his son Daniel, Spike Witwicky's ghost ((compare with the title character of G1 episode "Starscream's Ghost")) vowed to get himself a new body... and vowed to get revenge. The new body came in the form of an amalgam of Cybertronian spare parts ((based on Autobot X from the G1 episode "Autobot Spike", but with the addition of G1 Scavenger's "backpack" (the top of Scavenger's vehicle mode, including the shovel arm), G1 Astrotrain's right wing, and G1 Thrust's right wing--and, since this is Shattered Plastic, likely with the colors "all messed up", although i haven't decided just how)). Spike has not yet been able to take his revenge against his son, although Spike has killed Carly to get back at her after finding out she was cheating on him with Peter "Venomous" Parker. Spike and Venomous both want revenge on one another for the other "stealing" Carly, but Spike is concentrating on finding his son first, while Venomous has a schedule to keep in his professional fighting career.
Shattered Plastic BUMBLEBEE
"The least likely can be the most dangerous."
The largest, strongest, and most cowardly of all Decepticons. ((i'm not sure what this largest of Decepticons transforms into, though.))
Afraid of everything, because, like he always says, "The least likely can be the most dangerous." Afraid of using his own immense arsenal of weapons for fear that they might malfunction and blow up on him. Afraid of enemies much smaller and weaker than himself because of the possibility that they might be carrying powerful secret weapons that no one has seen before, so no one knows how to defend against them. Afraid of anyone he doesn't recognize, because they might be enemies. Afraid of anyone he does recognize, because they might be an enemy in disguise. Afraid of the possibility that there's someone he can't see sneaking up on him, because they could attack him when he isn't expecting it, or sneak on board him and sabotage his own systems. One personality trait he has in common with his G1 namesake is a talent for hiding (a much more impressive feat when you're as large as he is and not just the size of a mini-car), but unlike his G1 namesake, who uses that talent to bravely infiltrate enemy territory all by himself (as well as being brave enough to charge right into battle alongside everyone else), Shattered Plastic Bumblebee uses his ability to hide not only to avoid enemies but also for avoiding his fellow Decepticons (who would want him to go fight those enemies he fears so much).
Shattered Plastic WHEELIE
"In this universe,
only the fierce shall survive.
And I'm the fiercest."
Considers Quintessa his home planet, and even though the Quintessons were there first, he considers them trespassers on it, a crime he has declared punishable by death. Acting as judge, jury, and executioner, has personally hunted the Quintessons to near extinction, only occasionally calling upon the services of his army--the Quintessons' own Allicon artists and Sharkticon scientists, forced to act as his soldiers. (The Allicons and Sharkticons, while brilliant minds in their intended fields, have absolutely no talent for warfare except for their overwhelming numbers.) Wheelie often speaks via non-rhyming haiku.