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Quickstrike is the name given to three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... This article is about the various fictional universes in which the Transformers have been depicted. ...

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Beast Wars (1998)

Transformers character
Quickstrike
Affiliation Predacon
Sub-Group Basic Beasts, Fuzors
Function Desert Combat Expert
Alternate Modes Scorpion/Corba Hybrid
Series Beast Wars
Voiced by Colin Murdock (English)
Nobuo Tobita (Japanese)

The name was first used in the Beast Wars Transformers series, for a Predacon introduced in the second season of the cartoon. Quickstrike 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). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Various Transformers toys. ... Image File history File links Qstrike. ... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Predacon_symbol. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Colin Mudock born 2 July 1975 in Ballymena Colin Murdock is a footballer who plays for Rotherham in English League 1. ... Nobuo Tobita ) is a veteran seiyū who was born November 6, 1960 in Ibaraki. ... Various Transformers toys. ... Predacons are a faction in the fictional Transformers universe created by Hasbro and are lead by the Tripredacus Council. ... Maximals are a faction in the Transformers toyline by Hasbro and the accompanying animated television series Beast Wars. ... Beast Wars The Axalon (foreground) and Darkside (background) before crashing on prehistoric Earth. ... Optimus Primal (Convoy or Convobat in Japan, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Black Jack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximals. ... Megatron, as he appeared pre-Beast Wars in Dreamwave comics, stealing the Golden Disc. ... Megatron, as he appeared pre-Beast Wars in Dreamwave comics, stealing the Golden Disk. ... Energon is the primary source of power for the Transformers. ...

Quickstrike, Tarantulas, Megatron, Inferno and Waspinator in season 2.
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Quickstrike, Tarantulas, Megatron, Inferno and Waspinator in season 2.

The Axalon's cargo of Maximal protoforms in stasis pods had been launched into orbit before the crash, but eventually Quickstrike's pod fell to Earth, along with the pod of Silverbolt. Damaged in planetfall, Quickstrike and Silverbolt's pods mixed up the genetic scans of local life forms when formatting them, causing them to emerged in bizarre hybrid forms. Quickstrike's beast mode is a combination of scorpion and cobra. The two battled first each other, then Inferno until discovered by Megatron. The Predacon leader showed them how to transform to robot mode and convinced them they were Predacons. This identity was easily assumed by Quickstrike, who had inherited the violent traits from his genetic donors. In an attack on the Maximal base Silverbolt quickly learned he had more in common with the Maximals and switched sides, but Quickstrike eagerly remained with the Predacons (Coming of the Fuzors Part 1 & 2). Image File history File links Predacons-s2. ... Image File history File links Predacons-s2. ... The future Maximal Airazor as a Protoform. ... Silverbolt is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... There are several characters named Inferno in the Transformers Universes. ...


Quickstrike is typecast as a "western" warrior. He uses stereotypical cowboy slang terms (like "Howdy" and "Hombre"), and a brief guitar riff (similar to those in old John Wayne movies) can be heard whenever he goes into battle. He often came off as a cartoonish "Old West" gunslinger caricature ("What say we slag us some Maximal keester, pardner?!"). In the Japanese version, his cobra arm/tail/'pet' tends to chant "cobra, cobra". Quickstrike had something of a crush on Blackarachnia (which she exploited by appealing to his ego), calling her "sugar-bot" even after she became a Maximal. Despite his love of violence, Quickstrike is not very intelligent. For instance, his response to the Vok "metalhunter" (Other Visits 2) rising from the ground was "aww, 'aint that a sight!" and his initial response to Inferno's suggestion of using the early human's caves as a new base was disgust - until he realized Inferno meant to kill them first (The Nemesis 1 & 2). The classic vision of the American cowboy, as portrayed by Frederic Remington A cowboy (Spanish vaquero) tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches in North and South America. ... Blackarachnia (Widow in Japan) is a fictional Transformer character from Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers: Universe. ... In Transformers history, the Vok were mysterious and powerful aliens who had evolved beyond the corporeal world. ...


"You and me...we's gonna tangle...right here, right now!!" - Quickstrike


On another notable occasion, during a Predacon attack on the Ark, Megatron let him take the lead, subsequently getting him pulverized by the Maximal defenses, reasoning that "when expecting booby traps, always send the boob in first". Another odd characteristic of Quickstrike is that, even in robot mode, he sometimes talks through the cobra head on his arm rather than his actual mouth. The Ark after it crashed to Earth The Ark is an Autobot spacecraft in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...


Quickstrike's most important appearance came when he was convinced by Tarantulas to get rid of Megatron for good. Using a cyber-dart created by Tarantulas, the Predacons were able to override control of the body of Optimus Primal. They controlled it using the a suit of armor piloted by Quickstrike. Using Optimus to infiltrate the ark, Megatron was able to steal the spark of the original Megatron. Although Tarantulas and Quickstrike attempted to use the opportunity to kill Megatron, the attempt backfired spectacularly and only resulted the lava aiding Megatron's transformation, allowing him to rise from the pit in a massive new dragon form (Master Blaster). Tarantulas, in his pre-Transmetal form. ...


Quickstrike was put on trial by the Predacons for treachery (Tarantulas having nearly been killed by Megatron and since fled). He was saved from being destroyed by Rampage and Dinobot II, acting on Megatron's orders, by an unanticipated attack by the alien Vok, the arrival of Tigerhawk and the destruction of the Predacon base Darkside.(Other Victories) Rampage is the name of 2 different fictional characters in the Transformers universes Rampage was a member of the Predacons, the other members being Razorclaw, Divebomb, Headstrong, and Tantrum. ... Dinobot is a Transformer from the fictional Beast Wars (Transformers) universe. ... In Transformers history, the Vok were mysterious and powerful aliens who had evolved beyond the corporeal world. ... Tigerhawk is a fictional character from the Transformers Beast Wars TV series and storyline. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


After the destruction of the Darkside, Inferno , Quickstrike and Waspinator were sent to establish a new base for the Predacons. They discovered caves settled by pre-humans, but Waspinator decided he was sick of being a Predacon and rebelled - and was promptly blown apart mid-rant by his former teammates. After shooting Waspinator, Inferno and Quickstrike fought the pre-humans. Unfortunately for them, both were unintentionally killed by the guns of the Decepticon flagship Nemesis, when Megatron used the ship in an attempt to destroy the pre-human settlement (Nemesis Parts 1 and 2). His remaining parts were used by the pre-humans along with Inferno's remaining parts. There are several characters named Inferno in the Transformers Universes. ... Waspinator is a fictional character from the Transformers series and toyline. ... The Nemesis is a Decepticon spaceship in the fictional Transformers Generation One universe. ...


Beast Machines (2000)

Transformers character
Quickstrike
Affiliation Maximal
Sub-Group Basic Beasts
Function Reconnaissance/Warrior
Motto "Robots with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest."
Alternate Modes Technorganic Wolf
Series Beast Machines

In the Beast Machines toyline, Quickstrike is the name of a Maximal who transforms into a technorganic wolf. This character did not appear in the cartoon series. While it seems most likely that this Quickstrike is not the character who originally bore the name in Beast Wars (considering his apparent death in the series finale) it should be noted that his bio states that the Maximals do not fully trust him and that he will only work with Blackarachnia, although there is no love lost between him and her. These elements of the character do somewhat resemble the Quickstrike of Beast Wars, so there remains the possiblity that they are the same Transformer. The logo of Beast Machines. ... Various Transformers toys. ... Image File history File links Quickstrike-bm. ... Maximals are a faction in the Transformers toyline by Hasbro and the accompanying animated television series Beast Wars. ... The logo of Beast Machines. ... In the fiction, especially in the Marvel Comics universe and Beast Machines, techno-organic material is a material with properties and abilities of both organic and technological (mechanical and information-processing) material. ...


3H Comics

Although there was no toy of Quickstrike in the Transformers: Universe toy line, the character of Beast Machines Quickstrike appeared in the Transformers: Universe comic book among the Maximals on Cybertron after the end of the events of Beast Machines.


External Links

  • http://www.tfarchive.com/toys/reviews/bm_quickstrike.php - Review of Beast Machines Quickstrike.



Transformers: Energon (2004)

Transformers character
Quickstrike
Affiliation Autobot
Sub-Group Mega Vehicles
Motto "A solid plan of attack is more powerful than the cannon or sword."
Alternate Modes Cybertronian Helicopter
Series Transformers: Energon

In the Transformers: Energon toyline, Quickstrike is the name of an Autobot who transforms into a red helicopter. The toy is a recolor of Bulkhead. According to Quickstrike's bio, he and Bulkhead are "cousins." This character did not appear in the cartoon series. Various Transformers toys. ... Image File history File links Quickstrike-energon. ... 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. ... 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. ...


QUICKSTRIKE is one of OPTIMUS PRIME'S greatest offensive strategists. His brilliant attack patterns have earned the AUTOBOTS many victories against the DECEPTICONS. In helicopter mode, his speed and maneuverability are matched only by his cousin BULKHEAD. Unlike BULKHEAD, QUICKSTRIKE will never enter a conflict without a well-devised plan of attack. He likes to get in and out during an offensive and avoids brawling whenever possible. MEGATRON regards QUICKSTRIKE as a dangerous threat and has offered a substantial reward to any DECEPTICON that can hunt down and destroy him. First, they'll have to catch him.

Energon Quickstrike among the Autobot strikeforce.
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Energon Quickstrike among the Autobot strikeforce.

Quickstrike's only appearance in Transformers fiction was in issue #27 of the Transformers: Energon comic by Dreamwave comics, where he appeared as one of the Autobot warriors who volunteered to head to Earth to battle the Terrorcon invasion. Image File history File linksMetadata Quickstrikeb-energon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Quickstrikeb-energon. ... The name Terrorcons refers to several different groups in the Transformers toyline. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Quickstrike - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1054 words)
Quickstrike is the name given to three fictional characters in the Transformers universes.
Quickstrike 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.
Quickstrike's only appearance in Transformers fiction was in issue #27 of the Transformers: Energon comic by Dreamwave comics, where he appeared as one of the Autobot warriors who volunteered to head to Earth to battle the Terrorcon invasion.
The Transformers Archive » Transformers Toys (459 words)
Quickstrike is the fusion between a scorpion and a cobra and has embodied the worst of each.
Turn him over and pull the orange scorpion legs away from the body, rotate the brown section that the tail and legs are connected to to the right and poke the robot head down from it's place at the center of the brown piece.
Quickstrike's head is translucent yellow with a metallic green eye mask and head crest.
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