Soundwave (サウンドウェーブ, Saundowēbu) is technology gone wrong and possibly the Decepticons most physically intimidating warrior, but his true talent and the real threat comes from his "mad skillz" at creating confusion. He also believes that machines are superior: more logical, more intelligent, and longer lasting. It does not compute that humans control their robotic helpers, and Soundwave aims to lead the robot proletariat to rise against their organic bourgeoisie. His audio-altering abilities let him change his voice to sound like virtually anyone, or focus devastating sonic attacks. He also seems to be able to create illusions, though of limited duration, to further confuse his targets. With an army of subservient mechanoids that he can control through powerful signals, that uprising just might be possible.
Even his speech seems to be geared towards throwing people off-balance; though his tone is often monotones (at least, when he's not impersonating someone else), his speech is that of all kinds of DJ, even rave-club versions, announcing loudly to "all the bots in the hizzouse" that he's here to "lay some science down on you all". Despite the appearance these mannerisms give off, he's actually one of the very serious-minded and focused Decepticons. The Decepticon cause is logical in Soundwave's optics, and he joined them in the hopes of overthrowing the human/capitalist oppressors.
He has a pet bird that transforms into a guitar and a pet bat that changes into a keytar. He also on occasion has been known to command an army of diminutive drones of himself. The abilities of his companions only increases Soundwave's ability to confound and crush.
Appearance & BiographyEdit
Soundwave has only been known around that if there's one thing he loves, it's noise! Sound is like clay that he sculpts to his purpose. The more noise there is around him, the more elaborate he can get in how he uses it. He can imitate voices, make humans fall asleep, and even take control of simple robots with sound. He hopes the Autobots and Teen Titans are ready, because he's about to rock them harder than they've ever been rocked before.
After a couple of years working alone, Soundwave realized it was time for a change. His new partners, Laserbeak and Ratbat, lets him lay down multiple tracks of sound at a time, creating frequencies that can do more than just control other robots. Now, Soundwave is into straight-up mind control. Using complex synth beats he can make people - even the Autobots and Teen Titans - do whatever he wants.
He looks somewhat of his ancestor, if not of having minor differences such as, being somewhat bigger, having red-glasses like lens, and speakers on his shoulders.
- Sonic attacks can fry circuitry.
- Sonic shielding can deflect attacks.
- Laserbeak can acoustically hack any computer.
- Invented a note that can actually rock a robot's face off.
- Recently got really into old Earth westerns.
- Ratbat synth mode fires lightning bolts.
He has a synthesized monotone voice, albeit human-like than his ancestor, which is counterbalanced by his tendency to speak like a modern disc jockey—using terms like "He got served" and "Peace out, bots" and calling the battlefield, "The Floor."
- Sound Wave drones
- Sari Sumdac
- Teen Titans
Weapons & AbilitesEdit
His arsenal of weapons and gadgets is unusually large, and includes powerful speakers, wiretaps, voice modulators, sonic signals that control lesser robots, and the uncanny ability to assimilate other devices into his body. Like other Autobots and Decepticons, he is also able to form his hands as blasters, bladed weapons.
Soundwave has the ability to control any machine in Jump City remotely, and can control many machines at a time. He can also emits powerful sound blasts that are capable of disrupting Raven's dark energy and knocking a bull elephant about a hundred feet backward.
In his next appearance in the second season, Soundwave demonstrates a great knowledge of mechanics and science. He also now possesses his minions Laserbeak and Ratbat. Laserbeak gives Soundwave the ability to use sonic attacks against his enemies. Ratbat enhances Soundwave's ability to control other machines to the point where he can use the smaller Soundwave toys that Porter C. Powell was selling to reduce the whole of Detroit to a zombie like state. Soundwave is also able to fly in his robot mode.