Skuxxoids are an intelligent reptilian species that often sell their services to the highest bidder as mercenaries for credits. They have scaly skin and are nearly as large as the average Transformer.
They tend to use large asteroid ships as their primary mode of transport.
|“||Eh, they'd sell out to anyone for the right price.||”|
|“||If anyone would know, Swindle.||”|
- Voice Actor: Hal Rayle (1st appearance)
One Skuxxoid was hired by the Quintessons to provide a distraction at the Galactic Olympics where a team of Sharkticons managed to capture some Autobots and a Human. This Skuxxoid demanded to be paid his bonus for services rendered but the Quintessons declined. He might want to consider suing them, but given what is known of Quintesson legal practices, that may incur losses more serious than mere finance.
Another Skuxxoid, possibly the very same one, was sold a Death Crystal which served as ammunition to a weapon that destroyed an EDC ship. However, Blast Off saw him doing this and threatened to kill him unless he gave him the weapon. Poor greedy little guy.
A Skuxxoid was later hired by Galvatron to kill Octane. Octane managed to survive all of the Skuxxoid's attempts at homicide, and choked the alien into telling him who wanted him dead. It should be noted that this Skuxxoid did mercenary work claiming that his wife and children needed the money. What a swell dad... in a Skuxxoid kinda way.
Later still, another Skuxxoid worked with Slizardo in placing anti-electrons in a new generator the Autobots had built to power Cybertron. After they left, Grimlock managed to destroy the generator, but the Skuxxoid and Slizardo, unaware of this, went to demand payment from Galvatron. Though Galvatron nearly killed the two, Slizardo revealed that more anti-electrons could be found in Unicron's head, and so Galvatron spared him and the Skuxxoid. This Skuxxoid also claimed he did what he did for his family, suggesting they're the same guy.