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Airazor is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. A Transformer is a fictional robot that is able to transform, rearranging itself into a common and innocuous form, such as a car, aircraft, or animal. ...

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Beast Wars

Transformers character

The Maximal Airazor
Airazor
Affiliation Maximal
Sub-Group Basic Beasts
Female Maximals
Deluxe Vehicles
Rank 6
Function Aerial Recon (Beast Wars)
Squadron Leader (Timelines)
Motto "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Jet
Peregrine Falcon
Transmetal Falcon
Series Beast Wars
Transformers: Timelines
English voice actor Pauline Newstone
Japanese voice actor Tetsuya Iwanaga (Japanese, wherein Airazor was a male character).

The original Airazor figure has the honor of being the first mass-produced, U.S. released female Transformer figure. All female figures made before her were either convention exclusives like Nightracer, were repaints of male figures, or only released in foreign markets like Minerva. Beast Wars TV series logo Beast Wars: Transformers (Beasties on YTV) was a Transformers toyline released by Hasbro between 1995 and 1999. ... Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links Csairazor. ... Maximals are a faction in the Transformers toyline by Hasbro and the accompanying animated television series Beast Wars. ... Image File history File links MaximalLogo. ... Beast Wars TV series logo Beast Wars: Transformers (Beasties on YTV) was a Transformers toyline released by Hasbro between 1995 and 1999. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Tetsuya Iwanaga (岩永 哲哉 Iwanaga Tetsuya, born June 24, 1970) is a seiyū. Currently, as of 2005, Iwanaga is not affiliated with any production. ... A human character from Transformers Masterforce, Minerva was one of three human children to use the Transtectors to become Cybertron Headmasters, serving as the teams medic. ...


Transformers: Timelines

Airazor is described as the smart and sassy pilot of the Chromia 10. She heads up one of the numerous Maximal squadrons assigned to prevent any rogue Predacon factions from operating outside the terms of the Pax Cybertronia.


The Predacons who stole the Golden Disk artifact were pursued by Unit 2, who was granted clearance from Maximal Defense Command to commandeer transport. The Maximal who would become Airazor was boarding her ship, the Chromia 10, when Unit 2 approached and demanded use of it. "Airazor" at first refused, but suggested she was open to . . . persuasion. The call of adventure captured her interest, and instead of handing over the Chromia 10 to Unit 2, she allowed him to hitch a ride, piloting it herself. Megatron, as he appeared pre-Beast Wars in Dreamwave comics, stealing the Golden Disk. ... Tigatron Tigatron is a Transformer character from Beast Wars. ...


The Chromia 10 intercepted the Predacons' ship, the Darkside , which was engaged in battle with the Axalon and guarded by a mysterious third ship. During the ensuing firefight, the Chromia 10 was badly damaged. Optimus Primal had their sparks remotely uploaded to blank protoforms in the Axalon's cargohold, which saved their lives, but severely damaged their core mainframes. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ...


Season 1

In Beast Wars, Airazor was one of the protoforms from the Maximal ship called the Axalon commanded by Optimus Primal, which chased the Predacon criminal Megatron through transwarp space after the theft of the Golden Disk. The Maximals and Predacons crashed on prehistoric Earth, where high Energon levels threatened to destroy the crew unless they adopted organic alternate modes (Beast Wars' Part 1). Beast Wars TV series logo Beast Wars: Transformers (Beasties on YTV) was a Transformers toyline released by Hasbro between 1995 and 1999. ... Beast Wars The Axalon (foreground) and Darkside (background) before crashing on prehistoric Earth. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ... This article is about the use of the Predacons as the evil faction of Beast Wars and Transformers: Robots in Disguise. ... Megatron is a fictional character, and the main antagonist, from the Beast Wars and Beast Machines animated series and toylines, part of the Transformers multiverse. ... Megatron, as he appeared pre-Beast Wars in Dreamwave comics, stealing the Golden Disk. ...

The future Maximal Airazor as a protoform
The future Maximal Airazor as a protoform

The Axalon's cargo of Maximal protoforms in stasis pods had been launched into orbit before the crash, but eventually Airazor's pod fell to Earth. Falling inside Predacon controlled territory, the pod was spotted by Tarantulas and Megatron, as well as by Rhinox and Cheetor. Cheetor contacted Tigatron and told the tiger to contact base with the news. Blackarachnia and Scorponok were sent by Megatron to retrieve the pod. Rhinox was the first to arrive at the crash site and discovered the pod was damaged and the protoform was dying. Cheetor then arrived to help Rhinox save the protoform. On his way back to base, Tigatron discovered Scorponok and disabled him, but was in turn ambushed by Blackarachnia. Rhinox replaced the damaged locking chip in the protoform with one donated by Cheetor. Cheetor confronted Blackarachnia, keeping her from getting to Rhinox and the protoform. Cheetor then tried to lure Waspinator and Terrorsaur away from the pod, but Terrorsaur got the best of him. Rhinox had to run the sequencer program for the protoform through his own processor to keep it alive. This knocked Rhinox into stasis lock, but started the DNA scanners for the stasis pod. The protoform was formatted to the form of a falcon which was flying overhead just as Terrorsaur arrived. The newly born Airazor was able to defeat Terrorsaur. Rhinox took her back to the Axalon, introducing her to Optimus Primal and Rattrap (“The Spark”). Image File history File links Csairazor4. ... Image File history File links Csairazor4. ...


When her stasis pod crashed, the locking chip of Airazor's protoform was damaged. Rhinox transplanted Cheetor's locking chip into Airazor's protoform and giving her a chance of survival. Because of this Airazor shares also a special bond with Cheetor, who allowed some of his circuitry to be used in keeping Airazor's protoform alive. This bond is a unique sibling relationship among the Maximals on Earth. Airazor also feels a special relationship to Rhinox who is sort of an "uncle" to her, due mostly in part to his large role in her rescue. Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ...


Airazor sees Earth as her home and feels more comfortable in her falcon mode. Fellow Maximal Tigatron shares this love, and together they have formed a bond to the planet and each other. She had a romantic relationship with Tigatron before being abducted by the Vok and fused into Tigerhawk (Tigatron: “Wherever we go, my spark will find yours!” Airazor: "And mine will find yours!"). Tigatron Tigatron is a Transformer character from Beast Wars. ...


Airazor is very fast and efficient in battle. Her wrist mounted missile blasters once tore Predacon warrior Terrorsaur to pieces and she is never one to back down from a challenge. Terrorsaur is the name of several fictional characters from the world of Transformers universes. ...


(Note: In the Japanese dub of Beast Wars, Airazor was turned into a boy as a means to (hopefully) increase toy-sales. The gender-dub was already set in place by the time the dubbers received the episodes where Tigatron and Airazor became more intimate, so Airazor's relationship with Tigatron was played off somewhat differently to avoid complaints of homosexuality. Tigatron was presented as a samurai retainer with protective feelings towards his young ward; their closeness addressed in a "brotherly" sort of way. Despite that, there was still enough innuendo left-over for the gender-bending to become unsettling. The Japanese script's near-relentless "jokey" tone didn't help.)


Convention Comics

Airazor in the 1997 Botcon Convention Comics

Airazor was one of the stars of the 1997 Botcon Convention Comics, a story set near the end of season one of the Beast Wars television series. Image File history File links Csairazor3. ... Image File history File links Csairazor3. ...


In the Convention Comics plot, Inferno and Blackarachnia watched as the Predacon scientist Fractyl attempted to invent Energon Armor capable of protecting them from Energon build up. Although seemingly successful, the armor was stolen by the Maximal thief Packrat. Blackarachinia and Fractyl realized the energon armor was flawed and could destroy the planet if it came in contact with large amounts of energon. Inferno pursued Packrat, but since Packrat didn't need to assume beast mode with the armor on, he got the upper hand in the fight with Inferno. Hearing the battle, Airazor, Cheetor and Rhinox joined Packrat. Fractyl convinced Rhinox that the armor was a threat to them all. Rhinox was able to talk Packrat into giving up the armor, which Fractyl aided them in doing. When Blackarachnia arrived with Megatron, Packrat suggested that Fractyl pretend to be attacking the Maximals, who fled. Megatron was impressed with Fractyl's new found battle prowess. Inferno is the name of four fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Blackarachnia (Widow in Japan) is a fictional Transformer character from Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers: Universe. ... Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ... Megatron is a fictional character, and the main antagonist, from the Beast Wars and Beast Machines animated series and toylines, part of the Transformers multiverse. ...


Season 2

Airazor in Beast Wars

When the Earth was hit by a Quantum Surge it transfigured several Cybertronians into Transmetal forms, but Airazor was mysteriously unaltered (“Aftermath”). Image File history File links Untitled. ... Image File history File links Untitled. ...


(Note: Although Airazor didn't become a Transmetal in the television series, a Transmetal Airazor toy was released in the Beast Wars toy line. )


Airazor, along with Tigatron mysteriously disappeared when an alien device transported them both into the depths of space (Tigatron: “Wherever your spark goes I will follow!” Airazor: "And mine will as well!").


Season 3

It would be later discovered that they were captured by the alien race known as the Vok, who used the bodies and sparks of Tigatron and Airazor to form the powerful Vok emissary: Tigerhawk. She died when Tigerhawk was destroyed by the Nemesis (“Nemesis Part 2”). In Transformers history, the Vok were mysterious and powerful aliens who had evolved beyond the corporeal world. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The Nemesis is a Decepticon spaceship in the fictional Transformers Generation One universe. ...


3H Enterprises

Transmetal Airazor
Transmetal Airazor

Airazor returned from the dead in the pages of the Transformers: Universe Wreckers comic book series, as a transmetal. Airazor's function is Aerial Recon. A quantum surge has completely rearranged Airazor's structure to include a metal-armor coating and a pontoon plane substructure to provide the advantage of sea reconnaissance. Already quick as lightning, her jets furnish extra high-level acceleration and agility. Her optical matrix scanners can detect Predacon ground movement from 30,000 feet while her armor-ripping talons send fearful sparks through the Predacon army. Image File history File links Airazor-transmetal. ... Image File history File links Airazor-transmetal. ... Transmetal Optimus Primal Transmetal Megatron Transmetals are a subgroup of Beast Wars in the fictional Transformers Universe, featuring toys with mechanical animal modes and techno-organic robot modes. ...


Manga

Much like the TV series, except that Airazor was TransMetalized herself. She searched for Tigatron while helping the others like the confrontation with Rampage, but when she found him, she was devastated to see him under Tarantulas' control. Airazor sacrificed herself to break Tigatron out of it, with her spark entering his body and merging onto Tigatron's spark, which had him evolve to Tigerhawk as a result. In this way, Airazor would remain with Tigerhawk.


Toys

  • Beast Wars Basic Airazor (1997)
Japanese ID number: C-10
Part of the first wave of year-two Beast Wars product, Airazor transforms into a peregrine falcon. Unlike first-year Basics, Airazor's transformation is entirely manual, rather than spring-loaded: pulling on feathers near its tail activates a spring-loaded wing-movement gimmick. Each wing also has a flip-out blade. Its tail hides a non-firing blaster.
For its Takara release, it was available both as an individual and in an "Aerial Showdown" Vs-pack with Insecticon (despite the fact that Insecticon can’t fly).
  • Video Airazor (1997)
The original Airazor toy was given a similar but darker recolor, and packaged with a VHS tape containing the episodes "Aftermath" and "Coming of the Fuzors, Part 1".
  • Transmetal Airazor (1998)
Japanese ID number: C-44
Transmetal Airazor transforms into a mechanical falcon, with a third "seaplane" mold with fold-down pontoons. In robot mode, the chromed beast-mode back plates can fold around it for a "shield" mode.
This mold was also used to make Armada Airazor.
  • Fox Kids Airazor (2000)
One of the final releases of the normal Beast Wars line, Airazor's TransMetal toy was given a slight recoloring and released as part of the so-called "Fox Kids" assortment of Deluxe TransMetal redecos. Again, its recoloring was not as drastic a change from the original as the others in the series.
This version of Airazor was made available in Japan as a toy-show exclusive along with the "Fox Kids" versions of TransMetal Cheetor and Rattrap.
  • Timelines Airazor (2007)
In November 2006 the Official Transformers Collectors Club announced a coming club exclusive Transformers: Timelines Airazor figure. This figure is a remold of Transformers: Energon Slugslinger and is how she appeared in the Transformers: Timelines 2006 comic book.

Takara Co. ... Insecticons is the name given to a sub-group of fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... ... This article discusses Fox Kids in United States. ... Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Rattrap (Rattle in Japan) is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars and Beast Machines series. ... Slugslinger is a name used twice in the Transformers toyline. ...

Transformers: Armada

Transformers character
Airazor
Affiliation Autobot
Sub-Group Deluxe Beasts
Partner Nightscream
Alternate Modes Transmetal Falcon
Series Transformers: Armada

In the later Transformers: Armada toyline, the transmetal Airazor toy was recolored and released as an Autobot. She was partnered with the Mini-Con Nightscream. In the Dreamwave Productions Armada comic book series, this Airazor (who had once been an undercover spy in the Decepticon ranks) became Death, one of the Four Horsemen of Unicron. Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Autobots are the protagonists in the Transformers Universe, a collection of various toys, graphic novels, paperback books, cartoons and movies first introduced in 1984. ... AutobotsMark This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Image File history File links Armadabeasts. ... ... The Autobots are the protagonists in the Transformers Universe, a collection of various toys, graphic novels, paperback books, cartoons and movies first introduced in 1984. ... Mini-Cons are a human-sized race and faction of power-enhancing transforming robots in the Transformers: Armada universe and its sequels, one of the assorted universes in Transformers fiction. ... Nightscream is a character from the Beast Machines TV series. ... Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ... Decepticon insignia from the 2007 Transformers movie The Decepticons (known as Destrons or on occasion Deathtrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the fictional universe of the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ... Four horsemen redirects here. ... Unicron is a fictional character from the Transformers universes and toyline. ...


Dreamwave Productions

Armada Airazor appeared as a minion of Unicron in the Transformers: Energon comic book series. Armada Airazor also was set to appear in the unreleased issue 31 of the Transformers: Energon comic series.


External links

  • Beast Wars Airazor at Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki
  • Champions Role Playing Game character of Airazor.

  Results from FactBites:
 
bwtf.com: Ben's World of Transformers (Beast Wars Transformers) (687 words)
In beast mode, Airazor is a mechanical peregrine falcon.
In this form, Airazor is primarily yellow with brown accents, metallic light blue and silver with a touch of ivory.
Airazor's primary weapons are wrist mounted claws which one can imagine her using as a slashing weapon or firing weapon.
Airazor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1289 words)
Airazor was one of the protoforms from the Maximal ship called the Axalon commanded by Optimus Primal, which chased the Predacon criminal Megatron through transwarp space after the theft of the Golden Disk.
Airazor also feels a special relationship to Rhinox who is sort of an "uncle" to her, due mostly in part to his large role in her rescue.
Airazor returned from the dead in the pages of the Transformers: Universe Wreckers comic book series, as a Transmetal, although the Transmetal toy was released in the Beast Wars toy line.
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