"Clarity of thought before rashness of action."
As the Decepticons' military operations commander, Shockwave wields considerable power, both literally and figuratively. His actions are carried out with the cold, brutal clarity and perfection one would expect of a purely mechanical being his way is not that of blood lust, like so many other Decepticons, but rather that of a scientist attempting to solve a problem. And that problem is: how can he use his abilities to most effectively eliminate the greatest number of enemies? Unfortunately for the Autobots, it is rare that Shockwave does not find an answer. In his laser gun mode, Shockwave can emit lethal beams of energy from anywhere on the electomagnetic spectrum, and is capable of flight even in so unwieldy a form.