- "I don't care how big it is, shoot it you slagheaps!"
- —Bellator 'motivating' his team when facing Stormbreaker
Bellator is the leader of Shadow Squadron.
Cold, callous, and commanding, Bellator is a powerful and ruthless Decepticon commander. Armed with a powerful Riot Cannon, A-4 Pulsar Cannon, and Diffraction Generators, he is a force that Megatron loves dropping on the front lines, and one that Autobots fear to no end.
The Dawn of War
Before the war, Bellator was a gladiator, one of the few with an actual name. His most famous fight lasted hours, when he fought against fellow gladiator R-18, better known as Roadstalker. The two were evenly matched until Megatron and his Decepticons stormed the arena, looking for recruits. Bellator immediately took a knee, while Roadstalker left to join the Autobots.
The War Rages
Bellator fought against the Autobots many times during the war, and was present at many battles. Some included The Battle of Tarn, The Siege of Iacon, and The Assault on Kaon. His most famous battle, however, was The Massacre of Voss, where he slaughtered an entire building full of civilians to bait the Autobots into a trap.
When Megatron realized that Team Thunderstrike was demolishing his forces, he decided he needed specialized response.
Bellator is ruthless and cold. He doesn't care who dies or why, putting him in direct conflict with Team Thunderstrike, specifically Roadstalker.
Bellator is armed, dangerous, and perfectly capable of tearing armies apart. His weapons include:
Tyrannus: Shadow Squadron Second in Command
Turbinis: Shadow Squadron Teammate
Umbra: Shadow Squadron Teammate
Bellator shares parts with multiple other Cybertronians active during the late part of the War.
Chest and vehicle with Zeta Prime
Head and wheels with Hound
Legs with Ultra Magnus
Arms with Swindle
Shoulders with Ironhide