- Signal Flare
Signal Flare is the name of several
fictional charactersin the various Transformers universes.
name =Signal Flare
caption =Signal Flare in Dreadwave Productions comics.
motto ="My imagination is the key to winning."
alternatemodes =Cybertronian Truck
voiceby =Signal Flare is a young
Omnicon. Signal Flare is one of the greatest Energon welders of his kind. His Omnicon brothers depend greatly on his skills and experience. He is the twin brother of Offshoot.
Signal Flare isn't very fast in vehicle mode but his firepower and knack for Energon handling make up for this. [ [http://www.tfu.info/2004/Autobot/SignalFlare/signalflare.htm Signal Flare (2004) - Autobot - www.tfu.info ] ]
While Omnicons were formerly
Autobots and Decepticons, these two sides set aside their differences and left Cybertronwith Team Rodimus. The Omnicons eventually began working together to mine energon, the energy-rich mineral needed to power Transformers and their technology. Invaluable to the Transformers because of their unique ability to handle, shape and process raw energon, which is damaging to normal Transformers, the Omnicons created the Cybertron cities as only they can. There are three distinct body types shared among the Omnicon ranks, but unlike the Terrorcons, each Omnicon possesses an individual mind of his own.
In the Transformers: Energon comics the Omnicons had a very different origin. Just as the "Energon" comic
Terrorcons were singular individuals, the Omnicons are four young Autobots who were trained by the Mini-ConOver-Run. They are described as the next stage of Transformer evolution. Unlike the animated series, there were only ever the four Omnicons. Their first major appearance was in "Energon #25" where they had been sent to Earth by Optimus Prime. Unfortunately their inexperience antagonized relations with the Earth governments, forcing Prime to send them to Hot Shot for training. He had little success, as the only command they obeyed was his frustrated "get lost!" They did in the Canadian wilderness, and were promptly ambushed and taken prisoner by Snow Cat, hoping to take advantage of their energon manipulation for Scorponok. Only by learning to work together as a team did they escape and eventually defeat Snow Cat. [ [http://www.unicron.us/tf2004/toypix/signalflare.htm Transformers Energon: Omnicon, Signal Flare ] ]
They subsequently appeared locating an underwater energon source with Kicker, but were attacked by Mirage,
Sharkticonand Slugslinger, with the Omnicons being taken out. Kicker managed to recharge them enough to drive off their foes.
Dreamwave's closure prevented any other tales being told of the Omnicons, but it is known that issue 33 would have had them battling an even more dangerous foe - Starscream, reborn as an energon phantom.
*Energon Signal Flare (2004):A Basic sized toy. He was redecoed into Energon Offshoot. [http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Energon/Basic2]
*Transformers: Universe Signal Flare (2006):The Energon toy was repackaged as a Transformers: Universe toy.
2007 Transformers film
name =Signal Flare
caption =Movie Signal Flare toy
subgroup =Scout Class
alternatemodes =Construction Vehicle
Transformers movie toys
voiceby =He is depicted as a hard worker who prefers construction to combat. He is equipped with a radar disk and antenna which combine into a buzzsaw weapon. [ [http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=10394 Bios of Target Movie Exclusive: Arcee, Hardtop, and Signal Flare ] ]
According to his extended biography from the Target store exclusive
Robo-Visionweb site Signal Flare has taken up a low profile job at the Wash & Roll car wash near the Witwicky home, where he helps repair and recharge his fellow Autobots.
Signal Flare appeared in issue 5 of the Transformers Titan Magazine. As a recruit, Signal Flare underwent training missions with
Ironhide- said training being "attack that heavily armed Decepticon base!". Signal Flare expressed concern that they'd be wiped out by a massive number of Decepticons, and to his annoyance was ordered to do a flanking run to draw fire.
In "Reign of Starscream" issue #4
Elita One, Grindcore, Signal Flare, and Warpath were captured by the Decepticons and forced to build a new Allspark at Simfur. In issue #5 Starscream sacrificed the sparks of Crankcase, Elita One, Grindcore, Signal Flare, and Warpath to bring his new Allspark Cube online.
*Movie Scout Signal Flare (2007):Signal Flare is one of the many Scout-class toy redecos released in the 2007 movie toy line. He is a Target store exclusive in the U.S.
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