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Ruination is the combined form of the Commandos, the Decepticons' Combaticon squadron. While the minds and bodies of all five Commandos come together to form this combat-ready gestalt, Armorhide, Movor, Rollbar and Ro-Tor cede all control to their leader Mega-Octane to make Ruination a more coordinated, intelligent and deadly warrior, whose only interest is in fighting against enemies. Ruination is so fierce that even Megatron is wary around him.
On an unrelated note, Ruination and his components are powered by coffee beans. LOTS AND LOTS OF COFFEE BEANS!
- Japanese name: Valdigus (バルディガス Barudigasu)
- Russian name: Decepticon (Проклятие Proklyatiye)
Robots in Disguise
- Actor: Bob Papenbrook (English), ? (Japanese)
The Decepticon Commandos were in the process of sabotaging Sherman Dam, when they were interrupted by the Autobots. Quickly subduing them, they were further interrupted by Team Bullet Train, who, being faced with the superior firepower of the Decepticons, combined to form Rail Racer. Anticipating this turn of events, Scourge ordered his unit to begin an unnamed counterattack, which Mega-Octane revealed as the Commandos' ability to assemble Ruination.
The shock of their ability to combine, combined with Ruination's firepower and strength, had Rail Racer on the defense until the Autobot Brothers distracted Ruination with laser fire and less than snappy one-liners. Rail Racer used this opportunity to defeat Ruination, forcing the Decepticons into a tactical retreat.
In this mode, which is formed when Movor and Ro-Tor form the arms and Rollbar and Armorhide form the legs, Ruination is better equiped for ground combat against ground enemies.
In this mode, which is formed when Rollbar and Armorhide switch places with Movor and Ro-Tor respectively, Ruination is now capable of flight and as such, he can engage in air-based situations and can airlift other Transformers
Robots in Disguise
- Valdigus (Multi-pack, 2000)
- Japanese ID number: D-011
- Valdigus/Ruination is a redeco and slight retooling of the Combaticon molds from Generation One. The five components that form the gestalt --Mega-Octane, Rollbar, Armorhide, Movor and Ro-Tor-- were available both as individual releases, or in a five-robot multi-pack. However, the multi-pack version came only with the bio card for the combined form, available nowhere else, and had none of the individual cards.
- For the normal Hasbro Robots in Disguise line, Ruination could only be assembled by buying the individual robots, most of which have deco differences from the Takara versions.
- Ruination (Multi-pack, 2003)
- A Wal-Mart exclusive set of five robots, the Ruination molds were further redecoed into an "urban camouflage" scheme, primarily shades of gray and stony-blue.
- Ruination (Multi-pack, 2004)
- The Urban Camo version of the Ruination molds were further redecoed in desert camouflage colors, again sold only as a Wal-Mart exclusive gift-set. Interestingly enough, this set's combiner kibble is in generally the same colors as the original Takara version of the team.
- Airborne Assault
- Double Demolistion
- Dual Rapid Fire
- Fire Cannons
- Laser Cannon
- Multi-Rapid Fire
- Rage Laser
- Rapid Fire
- Twin Lasers
- Robots In Diguise has been the only time that the original Combaticon molds have appeared onscreen using animation models that look very close to their toy bodies. (Operation Combination is close, but the toys in question are always shown in combined mode, never as individuals. Plus, well, that was never animated.) In the original Generation One television series, the animation models of the individual Combaticons, as well as Bruticus, were quite different from the actual toys.
- According to Valdigus' Car Robots bio, he and his components love coffee milk.
- The awesomeness of Ruination's name is second only to Sinnertwin.
- His original Japanese name, Valdigus, likely derives from Bruticus. The two names have similar pronunciation in Japanese, except for "va" and "bu".
- Simply mix up the first two letters of his name, however, and his awesomness goes down the drain.