FIRST APPEARANCE: More Than Meets the Eye (part 1)
"Cries and screams are music to my ears."
PROFILE: It is said that Soundwave can hear a fly sneeze, it is also said that beneath his stoic exterior surface beats the generator coil of a blackmailer. Those who know these two facts about him are very careful about what they say within earshot of him. Soundwave is the ultimate opportunist and will use anything he can to advance his status in the eyes of the Decepticon Leader Megatron. He doesn't worry about what others think of him because he knows he is nearly indispensable. Although they all despise him (with the exception of his cassettes), the other Decepticons pretend to like him rather than get on his bad side. As Rumble explains. "Soundwave always has the last laugh.'
ABILITIES: Soundwave's sensors can detect radio transmissions of the lowest energy levels. He can even "read minds" by monitoring the electrical impulses inside someone's brain circuitry, if he's standing nearby. He serves as the Decepticons' communications relay station --- he can keep them all in radio contact with each other within a radius of 100 miles. His photographic memory is due to the immense information storage capacity of the magnetic disks in his chest. He carries a high-amplification directional radio wave sensor and a concussion blaster-gun. He also has great physical strength.
WEAKNESSES: Soundwave sometimes gets overconfident about his value to the others. At times his hateful personality has resulted in retaliation from them, or worse yet, his abandonment during battle with the Autobots. So far Soundwave has not only survived these incidents, but has seen to it that his betrayers pay for their actions.