Metallikato, owing to its heavy influence on spirituality, is believed to be the most obscurely practiced and potentially inaccessible of Cybertronian martial arts. Its teachings cull from a wide variety of other martial arts, such as Circuit-Su and Crystalocution, cumulatively emphasizing a variety of attack strategies, though bladed combat is its hallmark. Metallikato has a strict code of ethics to attune its "children" to the "One True Path" of the Ultimate Warrior, a figure of religious legend.
Known users of Metallikato
- Generation One Decepticon Pretender Bludgeon, the first in-fiction practitioner of Metallikato and still the most well-known.
- Unicron Trilogy Optimus Prime has been known to employ a kick derived from the art, although the full extent of the Autobot leader's knowledge of Metallikato is unknown. He was taught this technique by Landmine.
- Transformers Animated's Jazz and Prowl are versed in the Metallikato ninja arts; the latter character has mastered the "5 Servos of Doom" technique.
- Animated Jazz trained the twins Jetfire and Jetstorm in the art of Metallikato, Circuit-Su and other martial arts.
- The "Master of Metallikato" set from Revenge of the Fallen reveals that Autobot Whirl and Decepticon Bludgeon use Metallikato.
- The word "Metallikato" is Finnish. It translates to "loss of metal" in English.
- Some reports state that this art is forbidden. Of course, they're only referring to the Generation One part.