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Shockblast packs an incredible amount of strength and firepower inside his chassis, and he knows it. He's brash, arrogant, sarcastic, and fearless, even willing to challenge the might of Megatron directly. He's also a sociopath, casually killing solely for the fun of it. He revels in destruction, and he's not particularly bothered which side is doing the exploding.
- Japanese name: Laserwave
- Hungarian name: Pöröly ("Hammer"), Sokkoló ("Shocker", Ultimate Battles DVD only)
- Russian name: Vzrivala (Взрывала, "Blaster")
Energon pack-in mini-comics
When Slugslinger and Sharkticon attempted to break into an Autobot island facility, Shockblast scrambled the security system with an electromagnetic pulse from orbit. However, when the plan went wrong, Omega Supreme nailed Shockblast with cannon-fire, despite the Decepticon being in low orbit.
Later, Shockblast was part of the Decepticon party that had cornered Optimus Prime and a wounded Hot Shot. However, Shockblast was blown away by the combined power of Optimus and the newly-arrived Wing Saber.
Shockblast was held prisoner deep inside Cybertron, under near-constant supervision due to his status as a dangerous Decepticon war criminal. During a Decepticon uprising, Shockblast escaped and slaughtered most of the Autobot guards (while also inadvertently creating the Autobot hero who would be known as Wing Saber).
Shockblast joined the Decepticons and regarded Megatron with a high level of contempt. He made several attempts to overthrow Megatron and assume command of the team, all of which failed.
On the other side of the rift in space, he crash landed alone on Iron Planet. Surrounded by Autobots, he was defeated by Wing Saber and chained up. For a time, Megatron refused to rescue him, but finally freed him, while capturing his guard Inferno at the same time.
Shockblast eventually tricked Megatron and attempted to assume control of Unicron in his stead. The full power of Unicron proved too much for him to handle, however; it drove him insane, sending him on a mindless rampage under Unicron's control. He crashed on Blizzard Planet, where Optimus Prime battled him while trying to reach past Unicron to reach the real Shockblast. Prime's words worked, and Shockblast managed to free himself. He turned his firepower on Unicron, but the Chaos Bringer brought one hand down on the surface of Blizzard Planet, and Shockblast was crushed before Prime's horrified eyes.
Dreamwave comics continuity
- Shockblast (Mega, 2004)
- Japanese ID number: SD-14
- Accessories: Missile
- Shockblast transforms into a Cybertronic laser-tank, plus has a third satellite-cannon mode. His cannon-arm contains a spring-loaded missile launcher and an electronic sound gimmick (which refuses to shut up most of the time). His design is an homage to the Generation One Decepticon Shockwave.
- Many specimens of this toy have the same problem: in satellite mode, a peg on one of his legs will not fit into the corresponding slot to hold the mode together. Also, his torso connects to his legs via a very small hinge, which is quite susceptible to breaking.
- The Japanese version of Shockblast, named Laserwave, differs from the Hasbro release, with slightly more detailed paint deco and using a cooler grey plastic colour.
- This mold was also used to make Energon Six Shot.
- Shockblast's right shoulder-armor was used for the shoulders of the Autobot nurse generic model in the Energon cartoon.
- Shockblast is just like what Generation One Starscream was — crazy and treacherous. He has desire to overthrow Megatron, but he is not cowardly and idiotic like Starscream.
- Shockblast's body was also used as the basis for Cryotek's pre-beast body in "Theft of the Golden Disk".
- Shockblast probably would've been called Shockwave if weren't for Hasbro having issues with the rights for his name. This is supported by at least two facts: He's called Laserwave in the Japanese version (Laserwave is Shockwave's Japanese name), and in the same year, a second Shockwave homage figure was released into the Alternators series, also officially called Shockblast, but bearing a license plate reading "SHKWAV".
- In Russian dub he sounds like a typical serial killer. This is kinda awesome.
- Shockblast's death in Energon is exactly the same as Shockwave's death in an early draft of the 1986 film The Transformers: The Movie.