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The first encarnation of the team.

About The Cassetticons [RDD]

Team History

Now known as The Cassetticons the team that started off as Second to None has been lead by its leader Thundertron since the launch of The Nemesis millions of years ago. This leader took what little power he had and added to his team only those that he knew could stand next to him in the heat of battle. However resources were limited and good repair work turned into “as long as it worked”. The small team however had managed to hold their own and get needed energy until their leader was caught and captured by what remained of the Autobots.

Megatron’s return to retake Cybertron came finally and Thundertron was released by Shockwave only to find out his two companions had been deactivated, literally by starvation. Angered by this Thundertron changed himself into the now repair tank, though he refuses to repair most, what happened to one of us best partners will not happen again.

After Soundwave’s work on Cybertron completed he was assigned to the side of Thundertron in an effort to boost his team’s progress with the help of his Cassetticons. Thundertron’s team however took on a few changes, the loss of the leaders to friends Warper and Silversky left two gaps in its aerial department add to that the M.I.A. of Nemesis Overloaded and the replacement of Windcon. Seeing this Soundwave had a chance to rework the team with his own intent in mind. Filling those gaps was a little easy; he allowed his own cassettes to take a more major role. Unknowingly to Thundertron, Soundwave is manipulating him under Megatron’s orders to keep the leaders brother off and away from Cybertron while the dictator does what he wishes.

Soundwave and his crew of Cassetticons make up one half of this team, add to that Thundertron and it makes a core of seven that will not be removed unless has its spark extinguished. Normally this would have made it a little hard for Soundwave to operate, but forces him to chose more wisely to those he adds to the team. He got around part of this to a point by already having Syphonic and Sythonic his younger siblings on the team when he joined. Their capability along with their own Cassetticons ups the numbers slightly. He also wished to keep a close optic on his the reintegrated Decepticon brother to insure that his handy work is operating at peak performance.

Their assignment is to clear the space around Cybertron’s current orbit from and Autobot presence. Thundertron is starting to wise up though and really as leader he has made Soundwave take more missions closer and closer to Cybertron. Now however they have taken base on one of the far planets in an unexplored system on the planet of Daraknus. Its Electro magnetic field hides it from most scanners allowing the team to stay hidden when not on mission. Due to Soundwave’s leadership of the Decepticon Shadow Alliance, he has made a small base on Daraknus. Thundertron is not pleased, and refuses to take part. He insists that there should be no use for the sub faction and instigates arguments with Megatron and Dynamax for it. Since touching down on the base the need for Hook and Astrotrain has diminished and per an agreement with Redimus and exitium Astrotrain has been reassigned to them. Hook managed to work his way back to the Constructicons and had attempted to maintain a low profile.

This made room for the two more Decepticons that Soundwave had planed on pulling in, first he brought in Sustain much to Thundertron’s anger, the team leader didn’t like the current need to rely on the much smaller cassettes little lone bring another to the team. A stern look from an insistent Shockwave kept the new cassette on the active list. Soundwave has taken on Sustain at his elder brother Shockwave’s request due to her nature of weaponry. Sustain hasn’t been able to sport her weapon with Soundwave as of yet, still he is interested to see what is going to happen once the fine tuning is done. However a more resent battle with Windracer and the Disposable Heroes the duo tested Sustain’s integrated sonic weapon through Soundwave. The resulting damage was devastating. Hero base was all but reduced to rubble along with the remaining Autobots inside.

Second Valclaron was brought in. This confused Thundertron as the newest member was a complete unknown to him. While the gladiator has no actual war experience, he has been champion of the gladiatorial games since Megatron left over 4 million years ago. Soundwave plans to use this easily against the Autobots once some long-range weapons have been installed.
As for what Star Raider’s involvement is, Soundwave is probably the only one that knows the real facts behind it. She is a lone jet, which takes battle extremely seriously, and is willing to step up with Soundwave. Her position is not a team requirement, as the cassette vultures can do her job. Still she is an asset to the team and her fondness for Soundwave is known quite well.

In more recent events The Cassetticons have taken on their rivals and dealt a damaging blow to that of Viper and his team of the Apocalypse’s Minions whom then with the influence of Gemini, and the other ex-Decepticons have returned to the Decepticons side and fight along side The Cassetticons. Still though the damage had been done, and Buzzsaw, along with Sustain and Rumble had been caught and taken to Autobot Island: Hero Stronghold.

Soundwave determined to get back his two cassettes along with Sustain boldly invaded the island and though the team took a hard hit he was able to recover the team and head back for repairs. It was a step in the right direction though. Soundwave was led by Rumble to the holding area where he collected Sustain the small Decepticon had already made her mind up on what she had wanted to do. She transformed into the waiting Soundwave and the all left the structure. Being chased by the Hero’s leader Windracer, Soundwave prepped Sustain through his internal com then transformed. The entire base fell to pieces, allowing what was left of The Cassetticons to pull their team together and retreat.

Unfortunately that hasn’t been the best of things for the team. With so many loose wins under their belts, Thundertron began to boastfully talk about his position and was even bold enough to approach Megatron and demand more respect. Naturally that did not go over well and in the middle of the base Thundertron attempted to make a show of power to the one Decepticon that taught him a lesson, in nothing but hand to hand combat Megatron tore down his insolent brother leaving him a hulking pile of parts and leaking fluids on the throne room floor. The feared Decepticon leader then allowed what was left of Thundertron reassembled with only one comment. ”Learn your place.” Soundwave took advantage of the resulting battle that left Thundertron spending the better part of a month in CR by going back to the DSA base and beginning to scheme up the next plan.

 

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