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This article is about the Autobot fueler - for the admin who plays her, see User:Zerombr.
Imager is an Autobot OC.
Imager
Wars are won and lost by what you have and have not, and I intend to ensure the Autobots have all they require.

IMAGER is one of the largest and toughest Femmes in service today. She has contempt for her assignment to frontline infantry due to her build. She holds the Helios Array recharging cell, which is able to create energon from sunlight and displays adaptable energy usage, though inefficient in that use. She is able to masquerade troops using hologram technology, and favors confusion over diversions. She is one of Cybertron's greatest musicians, though she hasn't performed in eons. She has a tendency to short circuit or shut down when attacks manage to get through her near-impenetrable quad-layered eledinium armor.

History

Canonical/Pre-MUX/Theme History:

Imager was a member of one of the cells of Female Autobots on Cybertron during the war, and after the Ark and Nemesis left for Earth. Cybertron was in shutdown mode with Shockwave in charge. She watched Cybertron decay, she caught whatever scant messages were sent by Alpha Trion and she found herself in a position where she was forced to adapt, to soldier on grimly or simply perish. She's seen friends die, and that's made her distant from allies. She's seen a different sort of war than most of the Bots, endless hunger, endless despair, watching others die simply because you could not fashion the parts to repair them properly.

She's not a humdrum woe-is-me type like perhaps Dirge, but there isn't exactly enthusiasm in the orders she takes. There's also been more than one instance where she'd get overcharged on enerhol just to keep her processor offline. For the most part, consider her a Bot who has had a rough go of it, and finds it hard to really 'belong' anywhere. Granted the other Female Autobots are the main company she keeps when possible, with the others, it's almost as if they're allies, but not really part of the same faction. It's a sense of identity and belonging that she searches for, one that was lost eons ago.

MUX History:

In 2015 she was took part in the campaign against Helex, and was part of the crew on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Spirit of Freedom.

In March of 2016 Imager helped turn back an attack by the Seacons on the Central Spaceport in Ibex.

In 2017 she helped defend Iacon against an assault by Trypticon.

OOC Notes

Imager joined the MUX in April of 2013.

Logs/Posts

2015

April 7 - Just checking in

Uhhhhmmm. Imager here. I hadn't really written anything saying that I'm back in active service, but yeah, that's a thing and it happened SOOOOO the ole retrofit is done, and I have some wicked tricks to work with I guess. Hope the analysts liked being all touchy mechy cuz that's the last chance they get of THAT happening again. Well not unless they buy me dinner.
Imager Out.

April 14 - "Decepticon Castle Redux"

The Decepticons attack Castle Decepticon, trying to get it back from the Autobots.

Apr 16 - Re:Castle Decepticon

Imager

To: Autobot Military/Logistics Division

Security Level: Medium
Subject : Logistics Report


6 TONNES OF MUNITIONS, REPAIR MATERIELS, CONSTRUCTION GEAR AND FUEL HAVE BEEN LOST, CAPTURED BY THE DECEPTICONS ON THEIR ASSAULT OF CASTLE DECEPTICON. THE TWO FURTHER CONVOYS, ALREADY IN PROGRESS, HAVE HAD THEIR DESTINATIONS SHIFTED. THE CLOSEST ONE, CONVOY 333-21 TO HELEX ITSELF TO SUPPORT THE AUTOBOT-ALIGNED FORCES IN THE AREA, IN ACCORDANCE TO PROTOCOL 12.3, THE OTHER, DESIGNATED 333-22, WAS ISSUED WITH A 'RETURN TO COMMAND' ORDER, AND HAS SAFELY RETURNED.
CYBERTRONIAN AUTOBOT WAR MUNITIONS STILL MAINTAIN A CRITICALLY LOW VOLUME, AT APPROXIMATELY 12.6 PERCENT OF OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. RECOMMENDING TRANSFER FROM EARTH-BOUND AUTOBOT MUNITIONS STOCKPILE, VIA SKY LYNX OR OTHER GUARDED TRANSPORT, OF 600 TONNES OF MATERIEL.
IMAGER OUT.

Apr 22 - Re: Requisition

AUTOBOT SPINNY
Imager grimaces on screen, "Well that's all sort of appreciated. however as we sorta lost the Castle itself most of that will be kept on back supply for when we get a new outpost to start up. Still dern useful and necessary however iffin we got more pressing concerns. Why you go ahead and tend to them first."
AUTOBOT SPINNY

Jun 12 - Convoy problems

AUTOBOT SPINNY!

Imager appears on screen. "So uh.....after that big ole underground whoozits fighting that went on. After the Bots did the up and up by securing the tunnel. We had us a team go out to check on Razorclaw, maybe give him the kibosh if we could. Funny story....none of em came back. So that's a thing, and I think we should...well, smelt man, people just disappeared. That's a problem. Command, you wanna look for em, or what?"

Jun 13 - Re: Bossman Orders

AUTOBOT SPINNY

Imager's back on screen, "Uhhh yes sir, kinda figured that'd be the orders. And bein that I'm the closest Bot we got in Operations, lessen till Hot Spot returns, I'mma asking for either Nosecone or oneadem Wrecker yahoos like Twin Twist to go along, since there's a possibility ofa cave-in. Military's got command of the mission even if I am the one organizing it." She leans in a bit, trolling, "You're welcome." Her optics open a bit, as she apparently remembers who the message is to, "Uh, sir. Yep, on it."
AUTOBOT SPINNY!

Jun 13 - "Spirit of Freedom, act 1‎‎"

Three concurrent events surround the doomed ship, the Spirit of Freedom. What is the Decepticon plan here? It starts with the attempted assassination of Ultra Magnus!

6/13/15 - "The Spirit of Freedom, Act 3"

Predaking's on the hull, and no amount of window washer fluid or wiper blades can stop him!

Jun 29 - Re: Convoy problems

AUTOBOT SPINNY!

An abashed looking Imager is on screen, apprehensively holding the back of her neck. "Yeah. So Nosecone lead a team down to investigate what happened to our second team down there in that tunnel. Figured the technobots were a good choice for this. at least the one that can guarantee a way out of a cave-in. The mech. Primus bless him. said that they didn't see anything out of the ordinary but that the area Razorclaw fell into was very large and open so there was a lot of ground to cover which means it'd need a bigger investigation. No signs of weaponsfire or...well...bodies either. So that's good they could just be lost and they've got rations. We'll keep looking. Also"
Imager hits a datapad button, and reads verbatim, "'This place makes my heebie-jeebies get the willies.' So that's a thing. I'll arrange something more large scale if we can afford it."

AUTOBOT SPINNY!


Jul 18 - Re:Spike

Imager appears on screen, her head in her hand. "This couldn't happen when someone else in Operations was on duty?" She slumps back in her seat all melodramatic, "Uhhhhhh! Fine. Fine. At least they're tiny. Okay Bots you're going to start having to get some extra roommates...so as fits standard Autobot procedure for the last six eons we will search through all personality profiles and mix two random Bots with little to no history together citing a preference for conflict between the two or...and I quote "wacky antics""

July 27 - "Unlikely Talent"

Delving into the rough femme's past leads to sparkache

August 10 - "Autobots to the Rescue!"

Autobots, as well as neutrals from all over Praxus, have been captured and put to work in Internment Camp Pi. Springer has allowed himself to get captured to work from the inside, and before his inhibiter claw was affixed he was able to leak out information about the camp.

August 17 - Mission Parameters

Imager appears on screen. The large Femme looks rather somber as she sits before the camera. "I uh...got the files I needed." She looks away, distressed. "The first one we can kinda confirm. The only one really that we know where she was lost was Cometchaser."

A hologram of a wide-armed Femme, with a sleek starship design appears, wearing black and red. (Picture Metalhawk if he could turn into a Naboo Starfighter)
"CC was my boss. And...yeah she was a friend." Imager's reluctant speech continues with a great deal of apprehension. A few moments pass. "While I was offlined. Stuck in that chasm an unable to get sunlight. Unable to modeshift. She was off workin the trenches. Elita-Style. 'Parrently a bunch of NAILs...erm. Neutrals got themselves caught by some nasty customers. She set out to find em and rescue em alone."
The camera cuts away from her before her emotions show. The camera changes to Iacon, as viewed from above.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LB7LZZGpkw
And music plays....
As the transit from Iacon, over the wartorn fields of Cybertron, the ruined cities, the wastelands, to Helex' ruins.
The camera dives down into a hole in the ground, into the vast network of tunnels beneath Cybertron. Strange figures are seen darting past as the camera delves in deeper, and deeper. Three hauntingly gaunt Femmes stare into the camera, wailing. To those that know of the strange city, they would be known as the Weird Sisters.
The camera takes a left turn down another side tunnel, where green gas spews out randomly from the pipes, down a side tunnel. The music stops, as a squelching grinding noise is heard. The hulking mech known as Tetrahedronhead, the innards of his form visible, as he has no body plating save his strangely shaped head, pulls an enormous blade behind him.
The camera backs up, pursuing a different path.
The camera switches to a stationary spot. That of a darkened room, and two vaguely visible features. Some sort of husky mech sitting, and a tall lean Femme with green optics beside him.
The camera moves forward into the ruined city. Strange greenish energy visible, as multitudes of chanting, ritualistic cybertronians lead a series of captured Autobots and Decepticons to somewhere off screen.

"We gotta go to Silent Grill...."

The camera flashes back to that darkened room again. When the lights flicker on, there is nobody there...
The camera shows a tall femme waving a staff around, silhouetted by the strange greenish energy backlighting her.
Suddenly the camera falters, the music cuts, as tentacles assault it. A shrill mechanical shriek echoes as static fills the screen, flashing the face of a faceless mech... and he looks rather much like this:
Faceless Mech

The Slender Mech

The cutscene ends.

8/21 - "One More Spark to the Call"

Into the depths, looking for answers...

9/4/15 - "Duet on a Vanishing Planet"

The Last Note threatens the world of Eurythma, destroying the planet from within.

Oct 08 - Re:Silent Grill

Imager appears on screen, "Lugging a dead Titan out from the underground has got a bunch of problems attached to it. Let alone whatever the smelt that city has had. I think it is doable... I *guess* but honestly I think we'd better renegotiate with Helex. I don't want anymore of whatever THAT is coming out of whatever THAT HOLE is. Not too sure what sort of military or diplomacy would be needed to get it done... BUT we could set up a few dozen subspace generators around it maybe and joint link em into an expanded/shared subspace field. It'd be noisy and loud. Ain't no way we could do it all stealth like without arousin a big ole deal of suspicion but I think we can move it at least."

The Femme shrugs her broad shoulders, "I uh...really don't want to go back down there. There are all sorts of things down there no mech in his right processor wants to deal with." She gets a bit of a thousand yalm stare going as she considers the thoughts.

2016

  • March 22 - "Seacon Attack on Ibex" - The Seacons attack the Central Spaceport in Ibex.
  • April 15 - "Deathknell:Infosec" - With the Autobots in the dark about Silent Grill, Elita One orders the capture of one of the Weird Sisters - Singing muses of the dark that patrol the outer grounds of the ruined city. However capturing one may be just as hard as interrogating one.
  • July 05 - "Deathknell: Two counts of Trespassing" - Autobots and Decepticons vie for information aboard a derelict space station.

2017

Jul 27- Toraxxis Energon Results

Autobot logo

To: Typhoon and Autobot Operations Commander
Security Level: High
Subject : Requested Report on Toraxxis Energon

Imager appears on screen in one of the labs on Iacon. "Alright, its been a bit since I had to hop into the ole workshop for analysis, but as it turns out, I'm a living paragon of Energon analysis and speculation. You're welcome."

She raises a hand, "Initial analysis was done on site, and...that was probably a poor choice of actions on my part, as the energon was laced with processor-stimulating compounds that enticed the what-I-now-dub 'Rage-centric' parts of the processor." Footage plays of Imager smashing things, punching hard into walls, and breaking through them, she screams "I SAID I WANTED TO PET THE EARTH DOG? WHERE IS HE?" People flee in terror.

Footage cuts back to her, "So I kept the Toraxxis Energon sequested from my own supply." The big Femme pauses as she adds an audio note, "Reminder: Never get rage on your own supply." "Anyhoo." She claps her hands together, "the chemical compound added to the energon seems to be of a natural origin, like the planet put it there or something. I suspect some sort of initial taint."

A map is produced that looks eerily reminiscent of the Death Star plans. Several Junkions watching this video nod sagely, and recite from the script in unison. The rest of the universe is unnerved by such nerdcred.

"Way I'm figurin it, it could be just the uh...whatsit 'vitra sentius'...'sentia'? Is it 'sentius' or 'sentia'? Look, my Ye Olde Cybertronae is as rusty as Dirge's wingjoints, but I am thinking that there's some corruption there, could've happened during that whole..."

The lights dim to a green as Imager intones in a really crummy accent. "De Fate of Siebertron Is EEn Mah Grasp" She mocks Dal Matia's earlier world-ending moment know as the Misericorde. The lights return to normal. "Uerhm, anyhoo, point is that the energon's tainted, and makes mechs prone to violence. And its not a dang test to see if you can handle it, it has nothing to do with engex tolerance. So you Wreckers can shut it off right now."

A spooky shadow flickers behind her, perhaps in response to mocking Silent Grill's inhabitants, as she waves. "Anyway, that's what I got from it so far. Might be able to filter it out, but we dunno how much of it is compromised."

"Imager Out."

A tiny cackle is heard to those who overanalyze standard memos audio components, so that'd be Red Alert, of course.

2018

Jun 07 - Report on Valvolux

Current State of Valvolux
Autobot logo


To: Command

Security Level: High

Subject : Unidentified Power Source



Imager appears on screen, "uhhh yeah so things are going from bad to worse. First off we need more Military types here in Valvolux. my Ops team isn't cut out for full field action. The Dominicons have jumped in to provide some relief. They also bring us news that there's something powering up beneath Valvolux. Speculation has that it might be due to this 'Founder' they keep speaking of in these parts. but nothing conclusive. Either way we're trying to assemble a team to investigate it. but we're having trouble finding submersibles and drilltanks that can fit the bill. We desperately need more assistance in the city or we're going to fall at any moment now."

The screen trembles. "They've started shelling again. I've got to go."


6/15 - "Dungeon Crawl Part 1"

Heroic Autobots head beneath Valvolux.

6/18 - "Dungeon Crawl Part 2"

Heroic Autobots beneath Valvolux.

6/19 - "Dungeon Crawl Part 3"

Heroic Autobots beneath Valvolux.

28 June - "Battle against the Pod Creatures"

Last time, the Autobots found a hatch out of the repair bay. It led down to a tunnel carved right through the rock. They ran from some ominous buzzing and ended up here, in a chamber with pods that probably contain living creatures.

30 June - "The Energon Stream"

The Autobots below Valvolux investigate a chamber giving off a strange glow.

3 July - "The Dying Mech"

The Autobots find a dying prisoner.

4 July - "Fight the Mutants"

Heroic Autobots face twisted mutants beneath Valvolux.

Jul 07 - Report on Valvolux (Subterranean)

Findings of the Subterranean Exploration Project aka Dungeon Crawl

Autobot logo

To: Intelligence/Military

Security Level: HIGH

Subject : 10 astrohours post operation


Imager looks a bit damaged as she's in motion, part of the team can be seen in the camera behind her on occasion. "In motion as I do this so things might be a bit sketchy. We explored the mysterious power increase beneath the city. Techno-organics and...well other things were down there. Alloygators. misshapen Cybertronians...other nightmares. We should either seal those tunnels for certain or put the torch to them. Some things had /EGGS/. Anyway."

Explosions are in the far off distance, giving her pause, someone in the background is heard saying to take cover. Everything is quiet for several moments as Imager looks around. The scene skips forward, the team is in motion again. "Found...would you believe? an actual cathedral built to Solus Prime down there. I did a tri-layered scan of the place. It was...well...painstakingly done. We're talking First Age. Found several relics from there too...but the big news is that the energy drain was a stasis capsule...and the occupant inside was reactivated. Name's Bulwark. Architect and Master City Planner. Blacksmith for Titans. He's not faction-aligned but he wants to see Valvolux prosper again. Claims the hammer he has was of /her/ forge. You High Brass /really/ need to talk to him. ASAP."

The ground shakes beneath her, and again the team pauses. "That'll have to do for now. Imager out." The building starts to shake just as the transmission cuts out.

Players

Imager was played by her creator.


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