"Control the air and you control the
battle. Control the mind, you control the war."
An Autobot general from
the Great War, Obsidian was known for his battlefield strategies.
Leading many successful campaigns against Decepticon incursions
on Cybertron, he was decorated with the highest military honors.
When the Predacon leader, Megatron, decimated the populace by forcibly
removing their Sparks, including Obsidian's, it was only a matter
of time before Obsidian could gain a measure of revenge. Reoutfitted
in a sleek helicopter form, Obsidian feigned loyalty to Megatron,
while plotting the Predacon leader's downfall. Recognizing his own
frailties, Obsidian paired up with the strongest of Megatron's generals,
Tankor. After months of careful planning, these dangerous partners
succeeded where many others had failed-Megatron was terminated and
Obsidian usurped power for himself. Using Tankor as his enforcer,
the former Autobot quelled uprisings with lethal force and held
his home planet in an iron grip of fear and tyranny. The dark god,
Unicron, saw a benefit to such single-mindedness and plucked Tankor
and Obsidian to serve him at the far reaches of the universe. In
copter mode, several heat-seeking missiles, capable of penetrating
800 meters underground, are Obsidian's primary weapon. Although
an expert in low-flying aerial combat, Obsidian would rather use
his wits and intellect to defeat his opponents.