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Fallout

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From The Vault

Blades
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founder(s):
leader(s): Razor
headquarters: Boneyard
locations: Boneyard
notable
members:
MacRae
Dugan
Christine
Michael

Razor, leader of the Blades (concept art)

The Blades are a group of survivalists led by a woman named Razor, living in a pre-war nightclub in the Boneyard north of Adytum.

While a peaceful group, they are persecuted by the Regulators, who both coerce them into doing their bidding and frame them for crimes against the people of Adytum. This makes it appear that the Adytowners are seriously threatened by the Blades; a convenient pretext for the Regulators' own repressive policies.

While relatively unarmed, a man named MacRae teaches the Blades his knowledge of combat skills as self-defense, and guards their front-door entrance from intruders. He is mainly the only 'representative' the Regulators parley with; however, there is little peace-talk. If the Vault Dweller agrees to help the Blades fight the Regulators, they will be instructed to go to the Gun Runners' fort and ask their leader for weapons and ammunition. After the Vault Dweller does what is asked, the Blades storm Adytum fully geared (the Vault Dweller may be in the fight as well if the player wishes).

Related Quests

Notes

Should the Blades become hostile, the player should be able to dispatch the entire contingent due to their poor armament and fighting skills (provided the player is properly levelled, armed and armored).

Appearances in games

The Blades appear only in the original Fallout, though a sign similar to the one from their club appears in Fallout 2 in the town of Klamath.

Los Angeles Boneyard
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This article uses material from the "Blades" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
(Redirected to Blade (Weapon) article)

From Final Fantasy Wiki

Blades are a specific type of sword.

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Appearances

Final Fantasy X

Blades are Auron's weapons.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

For the stats, see List of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Weapons#Blades

Blades are used by Fighters, Mog Knights, and Gladiators. The list of Blades are below:

  • Sweep Blade - Blade for cutting down enemies as they close in.
  • Shadow Blade - Blade painted black for use at night.
  • Sun Blade - Blade said to hold the power of the sun itself.
  • Atmos Blade - Lightning blade that makes the air around it tremble
  • Flametongue - Blade said to lick the air like a fiery tongue.
  • Air Blade - Blade said to be made in the shape of a gale.
  • Icebrand - Blade made of ice that will never melt.
  • Kwigon Blade - Blade that aids the flow of power through the body.
  • Ogun Blade - Deep crimson blade made to ensure victory in battle.
  • Pearl Blade - Blade as smooth as the skin of a pearl.
  • Paraiba Blade - Valuable blade set with many beautiful gemstones.
  • Venus Blade - Faintly warm blade made of stone.
  • Materia Blade - Blade inlaid with materite.
  • Mythril Blade - Mythril blade forged and tempered with utmost care.
  • Ebon Blade - Blade made of dark power. Fearsome to behold.
  • Adaman Blade - Blade made of adamantite with a deep green luster.
  • Ayvuir Red - The hero Gaol's beloved right-hand blade.
  • Ayvuir Blue - The hero Gaol's beloved left-hand blade.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Blades can be equipped by the Moogle Knight, Fighter, Gladiator, and Heritor jobs. Most have kept their names and abilities taught.


This article uses material from the "Blade (Weapon)" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Blades is an Autobot and a Protectobot from the Generation One continuity family.

Blades will never be the Autobot poster child. He's a dirty, underhanded street brawler at heart and proud of it. The fact that his alternate mode and function as air support can keep him at a distance from combat infuriates him. Blades would rather use his rotors to gut a Decepticon from antenna to tailpipe than to fly. When he fights, he wants to feel his enemies' fuel spraying across his steel skin. Blades does his job and does it darn well, but if there's a way to get his hands dirty in the process, you can bet your processor he'll find it.

Blades combines with his fellow Protectobots to form Defensor.

Japanese name: Graze (グレイズ, gu-re-i-zu)
French name (Canada): Hélicopto
Italian name: Rasor

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Fiction

Marvel Comics continuity

Generation One

Note: Events from the UK-only comic stories are in italics.

Blades and the other Protectobots were created on Earth by Wheeljack and the Autobots after they stole a recording of Devastator's combiner transformation sequence and modified it (and after Optimus Prime and Buster Witwicky shared a Matrix-induced vision of the future with the Special Teams in it).

"Blades! Who's the best Autobot leader?" "Well, Optimus Prime was kinda oka—"

Shortly after the Protectobots were given life by the Matrix, Optimus and Wheeljack learned of a cerebro-shell implanted in Prime which had allowed Megatron to tap into the Matrix and eavesdrop on their conversations. Reversing the signal, the Autobots learned of a Decepticon plot to steal the energy-converting hydrothermocline. Taking the Protectobots with him for the mission, Optimus moved to intervene on Megatron and his Combaticons' plans.

At the industrial site, a human named Ethan Zachary broke a stand-off between the two forces by suggesting they battle for the hydrothermocline in a virtual game program he had created, so that nothing of value to either side would be damaged in the melee. With their consent, Zachary uploaded Optimus, Megatron, and the two Special Teams into his computer game environment called Multi-World. Blades was teamed with Groove, and they maneuvered through an area called the Cloud-Steppes, where cities floated on clouds and absurdly long walkways were supported underneath them. The Combaticon flyers cut loose one of the walkways, sending the ground-bound Groove and a group of Cloud-Steppers flailing and falling. Against his better judgement, Blades caught the falling humanoids instead of saving his teammate. This proved to be a good idea, as the Cloud-Steppers unleashed their patented cloud-in-a-knapsack trick to blind the Combaticons until Groove shot them down. Afterdeath!

When Grimlock took control of the Autobots, Blades began to muse on deserting like Goldbug and Blaster. While on a mission in London, his bad mood was made worse by being attacked by Action Force, and he came close to killing the humans before realizing this was against the Autobot code. He then ended up assisting Action Force, Grimlock and Centurion against a rampaging Megatron. Ancient Relics!

Marvel UK future timelines

In 2008, the Decepticons made a severe attack on Autobot controlled territory on Cybertron. Blades was part of a series of special units unleashed on the attackers in the war zone. The Legacy of Unicron! Later, he was briefly seen on a series of monitors being observed by the Quintesson General Ghyrik, part of a crew of Autobots Rodimus Prime had brought to Earth to reclaim the occupied Autobot City. Space Pirates!

Generation 2

This is pretty much what he's all about: shooting the crap out of guys who claim they're unarmed.

Some years later, Blades was working with a team of Autobot "firestormers" under Grimlock's command, when they first discovered the Liege Maximo's Cybertronian empire.

During one of their raids, Hound hesitated to shoot a Decepticon who said he was weaponless. Blades blasted the Decepticon, who was in fact reaching for a weapon, and berated Hound for being "soft". War Without End! Then he tore an Imperial Decepticon's cable out with his teeth on an unnamed planet in the K'tord Nebula. Yikes. Primal Fear

He was later seen among a crew recruited by Grimlock to destroy the Cybertronian flagship Twilight. Devices and Desires!

That mission ended in failure, but Blades survived the subsequent escape and joined another Grimlock-led team sent to Earth to back up Optimus Prime, who had gone in solo against Megatron. Rumble damaged his rotors, forcing him to land, which mostly just served to piss him off even more. The Gathering Darkness


Cartoon continuity

Voice actor: Frank Welker (US), ? (Japan)
A more kid friendly bad boy.

When the Insecticons attacked an inhabited city on Earth, Optimus Prime called upon the Protectobots to evacuate the civilians caught in the crossfire. Later, as Earth's orbit was diverted to the Sun by the Combaticons, while Inferno and Red Alert fought the flames, Blades saved civilians trapped by the fires. Soon afterwards he was spraying his limited supply of coolant onto the flames, but was concerned that he was running out and couldn't cool down the whole planet. The Revenge of Bruticus

Blades, as part of Defensor, totally blew up Bruticus. Afterwards, he was with the Protectobots when they arrived ostensibly to save some window-washers from a burning skyscraper. Blades actually blew the workers from their dangling platform. Fortunately, Streetwise managed to catch them below. Later still, Blades and the other Protectobots were ordered to help defend Autobot Headquarters from a Decepticon attack. They merged into Defensor and activated his useless force field, which almost immediately deactivated, allowing the Decepticons to blast Defensor back into his component parts. B.O.T.

Blades is to First Aid as Twins are to Ratchet.

In the year 2006, the Autobots were asked to help the Dutch authorities deal with French rebels. After dispersing the human aggressors, Blades was shot down by Galvatron. First Aid took him back to Metroplex for repairs. While Blades recuperated, the Combaticon Swindle broke into the city and managed to steal Metroplex's transformation cog, and First Aid left the Autobots when he failed to stop the theft. Unfortunately, just as First Aid left, the Autobots were called upon to deal with a rampaging Trypticon. Hot Spot ordered the remaining Protectobots to combine into Defensor even without First Aid, and they successfully saved a train full of civilians. After First Aid returned to the Autobots, Blades ferried him into Metroplex while the giant Autobot was battling Trypticon, enabling the medic to realign the replacement cog properly, which in turn allowed Metroplex to triumph. The Ultimate Weapon

It might have been just desserts if the whole planet hadn't gotten the same treatment two seconds later.

Blades was one of the first three (along with Wheelie and Slingshot) to be drained by the energy leech, Tornedron. The whole of Cybertron was likewise sucked dry moments later, though all were restored when Grimlock saved the day. Call of the Primitives

Later in 2006, the Protectobots arrived at the aftermath of the battle between the Technobots and Terrorcons at Mark Morgan's laboratory. They transported the injured Jessica Morgan to County General Hospital and watched over her as the doctors restored her ability to walk with an exo-skeletal structure, enraging the robo-phobic senior Morgan. This had negative consequences. What a jerkface. The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 1


Dreamwave comics continuity

Blades, you're shooting at the artist!

Blades stuck with his team after the official status downgrade of the special teams. Though officially neutral, the team deployed to counter the threat of Devastator in the Tagan Heights. Blades and the unit joined into Defensor, and attempted to grapple with Devastator hand-to-hand. When it became evident that the two titans were simply causing more damage, the Protectobots split up to deal with Devastator through more subtle means. It was Blades who got the most dangerous assignment of distracting Devastator while his team disabled the rampaging Ultracon with teamwork.

Some while later, the Chaos Trinity invaded the Protectobot base. Blades was quick to draw arms, but was defeated by Bludgeon. The War Within: The Dark Ages

In the present era, the Protectobots served the united Cybertronian government under Shockwave and Ultra Magnus. The Protectobots appeared in their combined form battling Menasor when he escaped the detention facility Passive Aggression, and later joined the revolution alongside the other Autobots against Shockwave and his Guardian robots. Revelation After the fall of Shockwave, Blades and the Protectobots uncovered the Battlechargers at one of his hidden laboratories. They had been critically damaged when the Starscream clone known as Sunstorm escaped. Black Sunshine


IDW comics continuity

Blades wants your lunch money. NOW.


Hundreds of thousands of years ago on Cybertron, before the war with the Decepticons, Blades was part of an Autobot security force in the city of Kaon. His squad was tasked with hunting down the renegade operators of gladiatorial contests in the degenerate slum areas of Cybertron, particularly the brutal fighter who would come to be known as Megatron. Megatron Origin issue 2

When Megatron and many other prisoners escaped, Blades was part of the field team attempting to bring them back under control. He was seen having difficulty contacting other units, as Sentinel Prime made the decision to bring out his Apex armor. Megatron Origin issue 4

Note: Shortly after coming to Earth, Optimus Prime was getting updates from the various unit commanders and officers out in the universe while aboard the Ark-19. One report about an infiltration unit going to ground again came from an unidentified talking head that may have been Blades.


Toys

Generation One

  • Blades (Protectobot, 1986)
    • Team ID number: P3
    • Japanese ID number: C-72
    • Accessories: "photon pistol", left & right "twin launchers"
Blades transforms to a rescue helicopter resembling a Bell UH-1V Iroquois. He also comes with a pair of side-mounted (non-firing) cannons. He is a "Scramble City"-style combiner limb, who can form the arm or leg of any such combiner—though he normally forms Defensor's right arm. His fists are unusual in that their post holes are on the side rather than the top, an oddity he shares with Groove and First Aid. A hook-shaped handle on his gun allows him to hold it normally... in his right hand only, though.
This mold was also used to make Fly-Up.
  • Defensor (Gift set, 1986)
    • Japanese ID number: C-76
All five Protectobots were made available in many markets as a complete gift-set as well as on individual cards/boxes.

Generation 2

  • Blades (Unreleased)
    • Team ID number: P5
    • Accessories: "Photon Pistol", left & right "twin launchers"
A Generation 2 redeco of Blades in blue and black S.W.A.T.-style deco, as well as the rest of the Protectobots and the Stunticons, never made it past the stage of production samples. These toys are among the most exceedingly rare Transformers ever made; only roughly a half-dozen samples of each piece are known to exist.
Your bargaining posture is highly dubious.

Proceed on your way to oblivion.
This item has been canceled, with no current plans for release.

Universe (2008)

He'll kick your ass until he's not blue in the face.
  • Autobot Blades (Voyager Class, 2008)
    • Accessories: 2 missiles, Cyber Planet Key
A redeco of Cybertron Evac, Blades transforms into a Eurocopter Dauphin rescue helicopter. His rotor blades spin using a geared push-button, which becomes a spinning-blade weapon mounted on his robot mode's left arm. He has an adjustable tow-hook on a string, which retracts with the push of a button: this gimmick ends up on his right robot-mode arm. Inserting a Cyber Planet Key into his back end (backpack in robot mode) swings around a pair of spring-loaded missile launchers.
This mold was also used to make Universe Springer.


  • Aerial Rivals (Multi-pack, 2008)
    • Accessories: Rotor blade
This redeco of the Legends of Cybertron version of Evac —a small, simpler sub-basic-class version of the Voyager toy without any gimmickry— actually sports a similar, yet notably different deco than the Voyager version of the toy/character. Blades was only available in a Target-exclusive five-pack with Legends-class versions of Air Raid, Skydive, Ramjet and Thrust.
This mold was also used to make the Classics Legend Whirl.
Or you could pick... WHAT'S IN THE BOX.

This item is currently scheduled for release, but is not yet available.

External links

  • Blades at TFU.info
  • Blades's Universe profile at NTFA.net
  • Gallery of unreleased MOSC Generation 2 Blades

This article uses material from the "Blades" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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