Name: Anthony Jackson
Nickname: The Canadian Devastator
Poser: Mike O'Hearn
Hometown: Toronto, ON (Canada)
Signature Move: Brainbuster (over a dozen variations!)
Finisher: 'The Devastator' (aka 'Vertebreaker')
Promotion: Global Wrestling Alliance
Position: General Manager
Titles and Accolades: RWA Television Champion, RWA 2000 Tag-Team Champion (with Steele Bowden), OWA International Warrior Champion, GWA Global Champion, GWA United States Champion (x3), GWA Extreme Champion, GWA Tag-Team Champion (Devastators with Jason Perry), GWA 2005 Feud of the Year (Devastators vs Blood Brothers), GWA 2006 Match of the Year (Psycho Circus 2)
'Devastator' Tony Jackson began his wrestling career in 1998 for the Renegade Wrestling Alliance. He began wrestling under his own name - Anthony Jackson - and was little more than a punching bag for other wrestlers in the promotion. A few months into his stint with the RWA, Jackson was brutally injured at the hands of the company's monster heel who chokeslammed him through a wall. Anthony Jackson disappeared for over a month to heal up from this injury.
During his hiatus, Jackson married his girlfriend/valet Alicia.
Shortly after his return, Anthony Jackson was buried alive by the vampiric stable known as the Order of Blood. Once more, the Canadian wrestler was out of action - this time for a few months.
In the interim, Alicia Jackson laced up the boots and began competing. Then came the return of Anthony Jackson. Only Anthony was no more. Jackson had grown more muscular, possessing a chiselled physique presumably caused by his new-found vampirism, but realistically a result of time dedicated at the gym. Jackson took on the moniker 'Devastator' to fit in with the Order of Blood's 'Demolisher' Ray Rhodes and 'Destroyer' Kate Simon. He also dropped the rather wimpy Anthony and became Tony.
'Devastator' Jackson was much more successful now that he'd found undead allies and musculature that never existed before. He went on to capture several championships in the RWA and RWA 2000 before that organization closed.
The Omni Wrestling Alliance was the next stop for Tony Jackson. The Order of Blood had died a violent death and now the Canadian Storm rallied around Jackson and *The Starseed*. This patriotic group terrorized the OWA for a long time before that promotion - like the RWA/RWA 2000 before it, also closed it's doors.
Jackson took time away from active competition, opting to train the future competitors in professional wrestling at the gym in Toronto where he was partially trained (he commenced his training as many Canadians in Stu Hart's Dungeon).
The call of the ring was too much to resist and in March of 2005, Tony journeyed to the GWA. The Global Wrestling Alliance has been good to the Canadian Devastator as he managed to capture all available titles and has won numerous other awards in his time with the promotion. In October of 2006, however, Jackson's semi-retirement from the squared-circle became permanent as he lost a match to Marshall 'Pain' White at the GWA's Last Rites II pay-per-view event.
This has left the General Manager of the Global Wrestling Alliance off the weekly Anarchy show as per the stipulations of his match against Pain. However, he does keep himself in fighting shape with occasional matches on the house shows and could theoretically still compete at a pay-per-view.
|Present for battles/events|
At some point in its service life, the Devastator was structurally altered from its original design to hold an increased amount of armament and munitions.
In 7 BBY, the Devastator was serving with Darth Vader's personal fleet. When a secret biological weapons research laboratory on Falleen required containment, Vader ordered the Devastator to bombard the surface with turbolaser fire, despite Captain Bolvan's preference for a ground assault.
Following Tion's death, Vader raised his flag on the Devastator and began his pursuit of the Rebel who had stolen the plans to the first Death Star. Vader caught the Tantive IV at Toprawa and chased it to Tatooine, where it was successfully captured by the Devastator.
During those events, Blue Squadron of the Anchorhead Base moved to intercept it. Rookie One and Ru Murleen were called from Kolaador and joined with Thurlow Harris against the Devastator. They intercepted the TIE Fighters moving against them while Rookie One destroyed the Star Destroyer's emplacement cannons, destroyed its shield generators and managed to damage its bridge.
It was the Devastator's forces, including the famed 501st Legion, that defeated the Rebel forces on Tatooine and gave chase to the fleeing Millennium Falcon. Captain Mulchive Wermis served Vader as the vessel's captain throughout this time period and in the following months, during the blockade of the Gordian Reach, the Battle of Ultaar, and other missions.
The next year, the vessel served in the Blockade of Kashyyyk.
When the Executor completed construction, Vader transferred his flag, but the Devastator remained a part of his roving, Rebel-hunting Death Squadron. Prior to the completion of the Executor, the vessel was commanded by Captain Nevik. Agent Sollaine, head of the Imperial Security Bureau and Vader's rival, commandeered the ship to track down undercover Rebel spies. Nevik and Sollaine came to a clash of opinion, Sollaine believing the agents to be on Corulag while Nevik believed they were on Alfestril. Sollaine executed Nevik to have his way, but Vader intercepted the vessel at Corulag and killed Sollaine for executing Nevik. Around 2 ABY an ISB captain Jeffren Brek arrived to Devastator to present a report to his superior, General Nevar. Devastator had participated at the Battle of Hoth under command of an unnamed captain as part of the Death Squadron. It was finally destroyed during the events of the Battle of Endor, apparently under concentrated starfighter attack.
A Devastator appears in the game Star Wars: X-wing Alliance, but it is an Imperial II-class Star Destroyer. Whether it is a blooper, or a different ship altogether, the limited context doesn't allow to decide.
In Star Wars: Empire at War the Devastator is called Allecto, as are many other Destroyers.
In the non-canon story Tantive IV, originally published in Star Wars Manga: Black issue of Tokyopop's Star Wars Manga, the Devastator mistakenly captures Tantive V over Tatooine, a decoy ship masquerading as Tantive IV and manned entirely by Gungans. Vader soon realizes the mistake and captures the real Tantive IV less than an hour later.
Devastator is an immensely powerful warrior, and in that sense the combination of the Constructicons into a merged being is a huge success. Mentally, on the other hand, he's very much less than the sum of his parts. Devastator's primitive psyche is limited to only the thoughts and actions on which all his components can agree, which results in raging bouts of destructive fury. Given the sheer power Devastator brings to these rages, Megatron has no complaints.
Nominally he is composed of the six robots...
However, in at least one reality, he goes from being a six-robot combiner to a five-bot one, Hook and Mixmaster being replaced by Hightower.
|“||Nothing defeats the Devastator, nothing!||”|
—Devastator, "Heavy Metal War"
The Constructicons did not initially have the power to merge into Devastator. That ability was given to them by Megatron after he warped their minds into servitude with the Robo-Smasher. They used Devastator to hold Omega Supreme while the Robo-Smasher attempted to warp the guardian robot's mind. They failed and only served to create burning desire for vengeance in Omega.
Millions of years later, in 1984, Megatron had the Constructicons built on Earth to steal high-tech electronic components for his Power chip rectifier furnace, as well as tunneling under the Ark to destroy Teletraan I. Teletraan I, sensing the imminent danger, activated the Dinobots. The Dinobots responded and started pounding on the Constructicons, opening up a lava channel in the process. The battle not going in their favor, the Constructicons pulled out one last trick and combined into the super warrior, Devastator. And then all hell broke loose.
The returning Autobots saw the battle between one giant psycho and five ticked off dinosaurs, but were unable to help (due to losing a tournament which prevented them from interfering with the Decepticons). Inside the Ark, Teletraan-I was able to show that Megatron had cheated and the Autobots rushed outside to help the Dinobots. Distracted by one of Hound's holograms , an Autobot even larger than himself, Devastator was shot by Optimus Prime and fell apart into the lava. .
Devastator was continuously called upon during the war on Earth. Some of his adventures include scaling the Empire State Building like King Kong Grapple and Hoist build their solar tower . When Megatron attempted to tap the Earth's core to give the Decepticons a limitless supply of geothermal energy, Devastator defended the project from Autobot attack. To get around the giant combiner, Chip Chase and Wheeljack created dominator discs which forced the Constructicons, and thus Devastator, into serving the Autobots. Unfortunately, Megatron had anticipated this plan and built a device to override the dominator discs. When he turned Devastator against the Autobots, Wheeljack turned up the power on the dominator discs, which only served to fry Devastator's logic circuits and sent him berserk, damaging the controls for Megatron's drill just as it was about to pierce the Earth's core. Working together, both factions restored Devastor to Megatron's control and sent him into the ground to take out the drill before it could destroy the Earth. Devastator was surprised by Megatron's cowardly absence after he returned surface, but merely believed Megatron left to plan their next attack.and helping
After Starscream attempted to overthrow Megatron (again) and was exiled for his troubles, he returned with a powerful team of Decepticon called the Combaticons. During the subsequent battle between the two Decepticon factions, Devastator was soundly defeated by the Combaticons' combined form, Bruticus. .
Devastator faced the Dinobots on several occasions, most notably in 2005 during the battle of Autobot City where he defeated Grimlock and Sludge until Slag pushed him through a wall. Before Swoop could get in, some rubble collapsed on him when Devastator attempted to dodge. After the defeat of Megatron and their retreat from Earth, the Decepticons argued amongst themselves who would lead them after Megatron's "death", Scrapper stated that since the Constructicons could transform into the powerful Devastator, they should rule. They proceeded to try to form Devastator, but were shaken apart mid-transformation by Rumble and Frenzy.
In 2006, the defeated Decepticons had been exiled to the burnt-out world of Charr. When Astrotrain returned from an energon run, the Constucticons fought over the few scraps of energon he brought back, but banded together to form Devastator. Menasor hacked Devastator apart with his sword and drove the Constructicons off.
Later, the Constructicons formed Devastor when fighting the Autobots on Eurhythma, but he was flattened when Broadside landed on him in vehicle form, and was blasted apart into his component robots by Perceptor. Late in the year 2006, Devastator and Predaking chased Broadside in the sea of Japan, upsetting the local fishermen.
Devastator was selected by Violen Jiger as one of his Nine Great Demon Generals. Given the rank of "Technology General" and gifted with a new bitchin' drill-weapon (not unlike the ones his toy had) and armor, Violen Jiger sent Devastator to Earth to steal the Zodiac energy before the Autobots could get it. After destroying the World Trade Center (Not cool, man, not cool!), Devastator drilled deep within the planet, reaching the Zodiac's chamber, and went toe-to-toe with Dai Atlas. He managed to get the Zodiac first and pass it off to King Poseidon. Devastator had the upper hand in battle until Dai Atlas opened a vein of hot lava upon the Decepticon. Devastator was washed away in the molten magma, apparently killed by it. (Although he did survive a lava dip years earlier in Heavy Metal War, so who knows?)
The Constructicons were the first (and, as it turned out, the last) new Decepticons created by Shockwave on Earth, using the residual power of the Creation Matrix that was within his captive Optimus Prime. Their first mission was to construct a massive communications dish, allowing Soundwave to broadcast a message to long-lost Cybertron. When the dish came under attack by a squad of Autobots, the Constructions merged to form Devastator, much to the surprise of the attacking Autobots.
Devastator was powerful and tough, but slow and confused as well. Soundwave was connected to the scrambler dish and unable to defend himself; when Huffer threatened to destroy the dish, it took Devastator quite some time to figure out which Autobot Soundwave wanted him to attack ("Destroy Autobot.... which Autobot.... not these Autobots...")
When Bomber Bill cut Soundwave's connections to the dish, causing feedback which destroyed it, he ordered the Constructions to disassemble and retreat, noting that their performance as a single unit had been "notably deficient."
Devastator subsequently went through much testing and enhancement to improve his operation and co-ordination. Both Soundwave and Ironhide noticed a much more fluid warrior. The Constructions were sent to kidnap Buster Witwicky and formed Devastator to deal with Autobot interference, but were called off when Soundwave discovered something in Buster's mind.
Devastator reappeared when Optimus Prime led an Autobot offensive on the heavily fortified Decepticon coal mining base. The defenses held the Autobots to a standstill, and Shockwave ordered the Constructicons to merge to tip the balance in their favor. But the attack was a nothing but a ruse to draw out Devastator. Bumblebee was monitoring the Constructicons' transformation pattern, and as soon as he successfully recorded it, Optimus Prime ordered a retreat. The information eventually allowed the Autobots to create their own team of combiners, the Aerialbots.
For some reason, the Constructicons were rendered incapable of combining at one point. Unwilling to lose Devastator's raw power, they attempted to construct a new and separate version of him in the Bahamas. Ironhide and Bumblebee wrecked the project before it could be completed.
Devastator was the first combiner, the end result of the Constructicons' research into mass intellect. However, he suffered a huge drawback in that he would only do what his components agreed on, which was usually smash stuff. None the less, Megatron was pleased with Devastator's power, and authorized the Stunticons and Combaticons to undergo a similar process. When Megatron and Optimus Prime disappeared, the Decepticons and Autobots fractured, and signed the Crisis Intervention Accords, ruling the Special Teams non-alinged. However, Ratbat managed to convince the Constructicons to side with the Ultracons. The Constructicons formed Devastator when Ratbat tried to take the Tagan Heights. He battled Defensor, but was eventually defeated when the Protectobots forced the Constructicons to separate.
Eventually, teams of Autobots and Decepticons left Cybertron in search of new fuel sources, only to crash land on a planet called Earth. Awakening in the Earth year of 1984, they resumed their war, but the Decepticons were defeated by the Autobots and their human allies. A great ship named Ark II was built to send the Transformers home, but it was sabotaged by General Robert Hallo and rogue engineer turned arms dealer Adam Rook. The ship exploded during the launch, scattering the Transformers across the Artic ocean. Rook recovered many Autobots and Decepticons, and reprogrammed them to serve him as weapons of war.
After Megatron freed the other Decepticons from Rook's control, he sent Devastator down the west coast of North America. Along the way, Devastator destroyed a US Navy submarine, before arriving at his destination, San Francisco. Devastator helped destroy the city until he was initially stopped by Superion , and finally put into stasis lock when Optimus Prime shot him point-blank in the head, sending him to the bottom of the San Fransisco Bay.
|<div style="width:100%;padding:.5em; background-color:#Template loop detected: Template:Spoiler/guts recurs; border:solid 1px #Template loop detected: Template:Spoiler/guts recurs;text-align:center;margin:auto;">
Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details for All Hail Megatron issue 2 follow.
Gestalt technology was invented by the scientist Jhiaxus many millions of years ago. The technology was intended to be the ultimate fusion in mind and matter between the participants, creating a massive and powerful new form. However, it also created a severe, murderous mental instablity in the gestalt members, as seen in Jhiaxus' test subject, Monstructor.
However, one year after the Expansion, the Decepticons were able to acquire the secret somehow, and somehow solved the side effects of combination, possibly via the use of magic. On Earth, as the Decepticons began cutting off the humans' escape routes out of New York City, Megatron ordered the Constructicons to unite. Forming Devastator, the behemoth waded into the waters around the city and began destroying the underwater tunnels.