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Wildfly
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Continuity: The Transformers
Affiliation: Decepticons
Subgroup: Pretender Monsters

Wildfly is one of those robots who would be considered a monster and hunted down whether there was a war on or not. He destroys random office buildings for fun and tears the wings of passenger jets to pass the time. Like Swoop, he actively sows fear in those below him to gain a psychological edge in combat, but unlike the airborne Dinobot, Wildfly is every bit as horrible on the inside as the image he strives to project.

The saddest part is probably that Wildfly likes to think he's an exceptionally clever jokester, that his ever-impulsive destructive outbursts are hilarious jokes that make him "the life of the party." He doesn't realize that his sense of "humor" is so base and predictable that even among the Decepticons, he's usually the only one laughing at his tiresome antics.

He can combine with his fellow Pretender Monsters to form Monstructor.


French name (Canada): Acrobus
Italian name: Vampiro


Fiction

Marvel Comics continuity

Generation One

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A-guhhh, gosh, boss, I'm sorry!

In an alternate future where the Decepticons had conquered much of Earth, Wildfly and his fellow Pretender Monsters were led by Galvatron to the remains of New York City in an attempt to root out the last remaining vestiges of Autobot and human resistance. As Galvatron ranted on in the third person about his "historic victory," Wildfly noted that their leader was a few Froot Loops short of a complete balanced breakfast. Galvatron overheard him, however, and threatened to destroy all of them if they dared to challenge his power. Icepick gave Wildfly an angry rebuke for his indiscretion.

Not long later, Wildfly and the others rejoined the Decepticons to defend the Decepticon Powerbase against an Autobot attack. Rhythms of Darkness!


Devil's Due G.I. Joe vs. Transformers comics continuity

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Peek-a-boo!!

Wildfly was among a group of Decepticons who made a deal with Cobra-La, receiving power-enhancing organic shells in exchange for defending Cobra-La's underground kingdom. They attacked a trio of Autobots aboard the submerged Arc II. When Birdbrain proposed taking on an attacking GI Joe force as Monstructor, Wildfly thought that sounded just fine. Black Horizon, Part 2


IDW comics continuity

Long millennia ago, Monstructor was the first gestalt, constructed out of the individual Pretender Monsters. Created by Jhiaxus under the direction of Nova Prime, they were intended to be the ultimate fusion of mind and body, a vast amount of intellect combined with unparalleled strength. Unfortunately, they were driven into insanity by the merging process and became monsters. After Nova Prime departed Cybertron in the Ark, Omega Supreme locked them in a dimensionally displaced prison to live out the rest of their horrid existence. Eventually, they escaped and tracked down and attacked Omega Supreme, but were defeated by Optimus Prime and split apart into their individual bodies. Despite Omega Supreme's protestations about the dangers of gestalt technology falling into Decepticon hands, Prime had them taken into custody in an attempt to repair their shattered minds. Spotlight: Optimus Prime

The attempt was failing, despite Jetfire's best attempts, when the Decepticons launched an assault on the Garrus-9 penal facility to capture the combiners. Despite the release of the dangerous Arcee, the Combaticons successfully captured the Monsters, including Wildfly - Arcee is now tracking them. Spotlight: Arcee

The breakout of the "Monstructor Six" eventually made its way to the Autobot Orbital Command Hub, and from there to Optimus Prime. Although Earth was currently facing the threat of Megatron and Sixshot, Prime decided that they couldn't risk allow the Decepticons to gain gestalt technology, and ordered Prowl's team to abandon Earth and head to Garrus-9. Devastation

Note: Thus far in IDW's universe, Wildfly, et al. are not actually Pretenders.

Toys

Generation One

  • Wildfly (Pretender Monster, 1989)
Team ID number: PM3
Wildfly-toy

To transform, he puts on a bird mask.

Wildfly's Pretender shell is a demented, bulging-eyed, hunch-backed, fanged, winged ghoul. His inner robot transforms to a winged bird-creature and can function as either of Monstructor's arms. His transformation scheme, though simple, is unique among the Monster Pretenders, the rest of whom share one of two basic schemes. He comes with his shell, shell plate, a gun, and a fist for Monstructor.


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