- Bilge is a Unicron-alligned Mini-Con from the Armada portion of the Unicron Trilogy continuity family.
The Aqua Raider Mini-Con Team are all dirty pirates...and Bilge is the dirtiest one of them all. The Team leader, Bilge has the swagger, the ruthlessness, even the vocal patterns of the bandits of Earth's seas. He delights in the cruelty of his mission, gleefully serving the will of his master Unicron.
Micron Legend: Linkage Mini-Comics
Bilge and the other Aqua Raider Mini-Cons were sent to the Hawaiian islands seeking out the Super Stunt Mini-Con Team and the Sonic Assault Mini-Con Team, with orders to leave at least one of them alive for use in their plans to destroy the Linkage. However, the raid did not go remotely as planned; the Mini-Cons had evacuated their shuttle and set up their equipment on dry land, so the Aqua Raiders' assault on an empty shuttle bought them a few seconds, enough time for them to unlock the Master Key and access their full power well. With this new power at the hands of Redline and Combusta, Bilge and his cohorts were quickly defeated and captured.
The Aqua Raiders did escape after the plan to use Ravenus and the Doomstone failed, breaking through their energy-wall prison using trans-phase mode, the same seemingly nanitic reconfiguration ability possessed by the likes of Sideways and Nemesis Prime.
Though Bilge was not seen again afterwards, his teammate Freeboot was shown fighting alongside the Dead End drones as the Autobots and Decepticons battled the colossal Unicron. Therefore, it is assumed that Bilge was also present at this battle...and very likely was destroyed.
- Bilge (Mini-Con, 2004)
- Accessories: Missile
- Bilge is a redeco of the Sea Mini-Con Team member Stormcloud, transforming into a speedboat with top-mounted pressure-launch missile. He was only available with Volume 9 of the Micron Legend (the Japanese name for Armada) DVD series in Japan.
- The same mold is used by Mile.
- According to "Linkage" author Hirofumi Ichikawa, Bilge and the rest of the Aqua Raider Team were originally part of the Exodus crew, but were caught and turned into minions of Unicron as Tailslide was.