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Abdul Fakkadi is a human from the Generation One continuity family.
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Abdul Fakkadi (also spelled Faghadi) is the self-professed Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings of the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya. One gets the feeling that if you were to inform him that, by definition, a republic cannot have a king (much less a "King of Kings"), his likely response would be to stare blankly for a long moment, and then order your immediate beheading.

None too bright and none too stable, Fakkadi is concerned primarily with the accumulation of wealth and keeping "fanatics" and "imperialists" away from his homeland's shores. He is not averse to making deals with Decepticons to help further these goals.


Fiction

Cartoon continuity

Voice Actor: Phillip Clarke (US), Toshirō Ishii (Japan)

When Outback and Blaster came looking for the Seekers, Fakkadi ordered the Autobots to leave his country, and acted offended that Decepticons would use his country as a hiding place. It turned out that the Seekers were hiding there. Whether or not Fakkadi knew this is unaddressed. Five Faces of Darkness, Part 1

Later, Fakkadi made a deal with Octane to allow him and hide Trypticon in Carbombya while he recovered after his battle with Metroplex. Trypticon served as a defense for Carbombya's coasts, while Fakkadi allowed Trypticon and Octane access to Carbombya's oil fields, making extremely powerful Energon. However, Trypticon's extreme fuel consumption angered Fakkadi. Worse, all the city did was shoot at passing tourist cruises (though in Trypticon's defense, he did think they were invading ships). Fakkadi threatened to call in the Autobots, but Octane managed to negotiate a deal, where Trypticon stole Fort Knox, and it's gold, to appease Fakkadi. However, Fakkadi began forcing Trypticon to steal more monuments, to give Carbombya a thriving tourist trade. Unfortunately, Galvatron tracked down Octane, but he was able to appease the Decepticon leader by giving him Carbombyan Energon. Fakkadi refused to deal with the Decepticons, but his Autobot trump card did not have the same effect on Galvatron as it did Octane. Running out of options, Fakkadi tried to send a message to the Autobots, authorizing them to invade Carbombya, but Galvatron imprisoned him. However, the Autobots managed to force the Decepticons away from Carbombya. Rodimus Prime asked Fakkadi to return the monuments and never ally with the Decepticons again. Fakkadi promised the Autobot leader that he would never ally with Decepticons again, swearing by his relatives' various livestock. Thief in the Night

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Notes

  • The portrayal of Abdul Fakkadi as the stereotypical "evil Arab" prompted voice actor Casey Kasem, who himself is of Lebanese descent, to quit the Transformers series.[1]
  • Fakkadi is loosely based on real-world politician Muammar al-Gaddafi, the former leader of Libya and, for a time in the '80s, an antagonist of the United States — in fact, his name is a transliteration of the common '80s spelling of al-Gaddafi, "Kaddafi." His grandiose collection of titles, meanwhile, appears to be based on Idi Amin.


Footnotes

  1. Casey Kasem on Arab Defamation in the Media

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