The Insecticon Virulent Clones were the result of Deathsaurus' resurrection
of the latent Insecticon cloning capability. Extracted from the
Cybertronian genetic codes of Buzzclaw and Dirge, the Insecticon
clones were created to act as a self-replicating source of warriors
for the Decepticon army. Each has a very rudimentary intelligence
with no personality of its own. This makes them ideal for swarming
enemies, with little regard for their own safety. The Clones listen
to the Insecticon masters, Buzzclaw and Dirge, and will follow their
orders to the letter at all times.
Abilities: The claws and mandibles
of each clone secrete acid, which helps them tear into enemy armor.
The Clones are capable of comsuming almost any material to convert
into energy to sustain their systems. In robot mode, each Clone
carries that can absorb energy from an enemy's attack and redirect
it back at them. They can use their wrist mounted claws as slashing
weapons, and each has a basic level of hand-to-hand combat knowledge
based on memory implants from Buzzclaw.
Weakness: The exo-structure of the
Clones are not as strong as those of Buzzclaw and Dirge. Thus the
Clones are easily destroyed. It is their massive number, which serves
as their greatest advantage.