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|Specifics: Vehicle mode, toy.|
Strika is one of the greatest generals in Cybertron's history, and the consort of Obsidian. She had her spark removed by Megatron, only to later have it replaced within a Vehicon body. She joined the ranks of the Vehicon generals, taking the place of Tankor as commander of heavy artillery.
While she was pretending to have all the brains of a calculator watch, her activation code (and, indeed, her entire vocabulary) was "terminate". She dropped the word when the ruse was over.
Like Obsidian, Strika wasn't given an alternate personality, as the previous Vehicon generals had. However, her primary directive was to protect Cybertron, but since Megatron was Cybertron now, her loyalty was misplaced.
Strika was not only a tactical genius, but she was also a technological expert as well. She was able to reverse the effects of a gadget created by Rattrap which cloaked the Maximals from their scanners. Although she was transformed into a merciless killer, Strika also has a love for beauty, as Rattrap proved when he plugged her into a hologram vision of Cybertron.
When Megatron was seemingly destroyed, she and Obsidian were lost because their purpose was now unclear. Therefore, they joined the Maximals, only to betray them shortly after when Megatron returned. However, it brought up the question about where their true loyalties lay: with Cybertron, or with Megatron. In the final battle with the Maximals Obsidian and Strika were tricked into standing on an antigravity unit by Cheetor, who launched the pair into orbit, where they were last seen drifting helplessly.
Universe Featuring the Wreckers
- Strika (Deluxe, 2000)
- Accessories: 2 missiles
- A Deluxe-price point toy in the Beast Machines line, Strika transforms into a six-wheeled assault tank. Two pressure-launch missiles are mounted on top, and pressing the figure's spark crystal causes them to move back and forth as if they were firing.
Beast Wars Returns
- Strika (Deluxe, 2005)
- Accessories: 2 missiles
- In 2005 the toy was redecoed and released as part of the Japanese Toys 'R' Us exclusive Beast Wars Returns series, the Japanese name for Beast Machines. Having been produced several years after the cartoon was, this version had a deco somewhat more show-accurate than the original, but still not quite there, physical differences between the mold and show model regardless. The figure retained the mold changes used for the Universe release.
- Story editor Bob Skir wanted to depict Obsidian and Strika's to return Cybertron after the reformatting wave hit in the last episode, making them the only two purely mechanical beings remaining. However, this never made it into the series.
- The name Strika is possibly derived from "Stryker", a type of eight-wheeled all-wheel-drive armored combat vehicle.