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Marvel Comics Continuity
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IDW Comics Continuity
Slag is the most violent of the Dinobots. While the other four love fighting Decepticons, Slag loves to massacre them. And he's not afraid of attacking his fellow Autobots. He'll even mouth-off Grimlock if the mood suits him. Slag always seems angry and no-one knows why he is. His viciousness to foes and allies alike makes him the least popular among fellow Autobots and they are unlikely to help him in battle. His motto is "I have no need for friends, much less enemies."
Powers and Abilities
In robot mode, he is armed with an Energo-sword and a laser rifle. In his triceratops mode his horned head can shatter a building with one blow and he can breath fire up to 3,000 degrees Celsius. If he had time, he would wallow in a pool made of his enemies melted remains. Although not quite as strong or powerful as Grimlock or Sludge, his massive size, brute strength and raw power puts great fear in many Decepticons, and even some of his Autobot "teammates". In dinosaur mode, Slag can spew from his mouth a bolt of 3,000 degrees Centigrade flame up to 80 feet. His heavily-armored hide is nearly impervious to any kind of physical damage.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - Slag appears in all versions of this game. He is a member of the Autobots and serves under Grimlock in the Lightning Strike team. While Grimlock is tasked with guarding a passage to the Ark he and the rest of his team, Slag included, left their post because Grimlock thought the Decepticons, especially Shockwave, was up to something and they went to the Sea of Rust to check it out. Optimus Prime dispatched Cliffjumper, Jazz, and Sideswipe to find the missing team so he could question why they left their post. They followed the trail to an ancient set of Cybertronian ruins that belonged to the astronomers who cataloged numerous worlds, including Earth. Grimlock, Slag and the rest of the team were captured by Shockwave. They were used in his experiments to mimic the lifeforms of the planet he was researching. Slag was chosen for the Triceratops form which gave him great strength and ramming ability as Shockwave noted this form makes a deadly adversary. Once Grimlock broke out he began to rescue his team with the first being Swoop, then Slag, and last Snarl. Along the way the defeated the three leading Insecticons Hardshell, Kickback, and Sharpshot. Slag was the main way the Dinobots were able to get around Shockwave's lab as he punched through most of the base. It is unknown of the Dinobots made it to the Ark in order to depart Cybertron. Slag will eventually be released as DLC for the multiplayer aspect of the game alongside the rest of the Dinobots and the Insecticons. He is now released, and is available in the Multiplayer mode for the Infiltrator class, and his parts are called "Roadside", and his armor set has his normal name, Slug.