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Car-Arcee MKII by Th4rlDEAL Car-Arcee MKII by Th4rlDEAL
see artist's commentary and original line art here: [link]

A. RC-687-040 aka: "ARCEE".

Having no name, and no documented serial number, little is known about the subject save that she was found in a sealed laboratory with no discernable purpose. It would appear that the events surrounding her discovery seem to be tied to the deaths of five Hazardous Disposal Techs and two Elite Guard officers and may relate to the reason a young Guard officer named Ironhide resigned his position around the same time.
Nothing is known for sure as the documentation of the incident is still sealed and unavailable for review.

What little is known about her has been observed since her incarceration:

Among a species known for adaptability and resilience she is extremely capable of both. Her system is also monstrously efficient about energy consumption and she seems to have an unnatural propensity for consuming incompatible fuel sources and resisting and repairing physical Trauma.
She has also been seen to perform feats of strength well outside her size class.

If she has a weakness it is most likely her personality; while she is capable of being a model prisoner and an observant, clever individual she is sometimes given to childish behavior and violent outbursts. The reasons behind these episodes seem to range broadly from negative interactions with other prisoners to a vague desire to be spiteful.

Ultimately the evidence points to a Level 9 threat classification, with Permanent Incarceration strongly reccomended.

B. For close to mid range fire fights, ARCEE is armed with a pair of belt fed SMGs for accelerated fire rate. The ammo is dispensed from a pair of small drums on her back, apparently negating the need to reload during combat.
Rumor has it that the SMGs can also be reconfigured to fire scatter rounds, though this has neither been observed nor substantiated.

C. Referred to colloquially as "The Hand-Cannon" this particular handgun fires rounds of a caliber normally reserved for weapons on much larger bots. Her ability to wield it effectively is a testament to her prowess, particularly considering that she also loads it with custom high-power ammunition.
Recommendation: If subject is seen wielding this weapon, exercise greater caution and be careful where you choose to take cover.

D. ARCEE's primary melee weapon, "The Can Opener" actually consists of two seperate and individually deployable blades. While the larger blade is better suited for head to head combat, the smaller one in the heel of her hand is ideal for assassinations... or at least it would be if she knew the meaning of the word "Stealth".

E. While brute force seems to be ARCEE's favored style, she seems to enjoy mixing strength with high mobility techniques. As such she generally opts to keep a pair of wheels from her respective vehicle mode available for use on her legs to increase her movement speed during combat. It should be reiterated to exercise extreme caution if confrontation with the subject ever arises.


Transformers and all related characters are of Hasbro.

Art and design by me DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!!
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:iconcold-chaos:
Cold-Chaos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Bad Ass!
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:iconth4rldeal:
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks again!
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Awesome! Let some Decepti-bums fall! :w00t:
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atsik101 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
WOW!!! I bet that her favorite kind of kill is OVERKILL!!!
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Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
There's no other kill like it!
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Crush48 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
This is how Arcee should have looked like in the movies.
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Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
You know... maybe I could have forgiven some of ROTF's weaker points if Arcee had been a car... and you know, actually had a non-cannon-fodder part in the movie... : P
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TheLoneDucky Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011   General Artist
:iconimhappiestplz:
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Cen-Silver Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
:iconomfgplz:
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Vadrigos Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
SEXAH....I might have a job opening for her in my story.
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Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Depending on what you want to do with her, I just might let you do that. ;)

That said, though, as a heads up, I'm hoping this design is about to be outdated; I'm currently working on the MKIII. :mwahaha:
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Vadrigos Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
In my story she was going to hook up with Bumble bee and the two would be sam and Mikaela's Gaurdians as well as lovers...LIKE THEY WIERE SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE SECOND MOVIE!!! GODDAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY!!!!
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Flo101 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Totally awesome work! Love it. Definitely worth the year, if you ask me. The only thing that I might have to criticise is the pose, looks a bit odd to me. But that's like complaining about finding a diamond with a bit of dirt on it.
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Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :la:
And to be honest, the pose bugs me as well. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that a couple bits of the body got cobbled/modded in from older sketches and drawings that I didn't think were good enough as a whole, but I liked some little bit or other.

I've actually been trying to draw her again as a more unified whole with nods for the type of car design I wanted to go with for her, but for some reason I haven't been able to do it 9_9 ! Hopefully my artist block will lift sooner rather than later. ^^;

Thanks again for the complements, though! :meow:
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deviatedone Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Totally AWESOME!
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Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Grindor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
excellentness
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:iconth4rldeal:
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student General Artist
why thank you! :3
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Grindor Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
:)
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Xhydralisk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm digging the ammo belt.
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Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'll admit I was particularly proud of that detail. :D I just kinda wish I could remember where the idea came from...
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LadyKnightSkye Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The Can Opener? XD I love it.
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:iconth4rldeal:
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Hooray!

Any final criticisms you'd like to level at anything now that It's "finished"?
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LadyKnightSkye Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
None that I can think of. >.> Looks kickass to me.
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Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student General Artist
You hear that sound?? That's the sound of @$$ getting KICKED!
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LadyKnightSkye Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
>.>
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:iconth4rldeal:
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Sorry, had a "moment" there... :blush:
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LadyKnightSkye Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs luv. ^^
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ArtificialConscience Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Very cool. I'd take the blue color over the pink any day. Awesome work, I love what you did with her design.
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Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you! I will say that while it's still too early for me to be sure whether I like TF: Prime, I appreciate that it has opened the door for Arcee to have a color scheme other than Pink.
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RXTheLegend Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Where's the head?
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:iconth4rldeal:
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Erm... directly beneath the mohawk? ^^;

She's kind of looking off to the right side of the page, sorry the face is hard to discern!
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RXTheLegend Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
oh there...thanks!
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Chimera-gui Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
She retains some of the Amazon aspects of your first redesign while being clearly more agile looking.

She also doesn't look like a female Juggernaut now. (no offense)
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:iconth4rldeal:
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student General Artist
None taken. Looking back, I didn't really design the last one very efficiently with respect to the armor paneling.

Of course this one didn't have a vehicle mode yet, mind, but I think the character design probably benefited from me not trying to make it look like a particular car.
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SharkNinjaBlueStar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
OH MY GOD HECK. YES.
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:iconth4rldeal:
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Hehe, but do you LIKE it? ;p
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SharkNinjaBlueStar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
........HOW COULD I POSSIBLY NOT, I MEAN JUST LOOK AT IT! ITS LIKE ONE BIG JUMBLE OF ROBOT, CAR, WOMAN, BADASS, AND COTTON CANDY
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:iconth4rldeal:
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks! :w00t:
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SharkNinjaBlueStar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
:iconbrofistplz: any time, man....any time...
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NeoNNerd08 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Coolest Arcee EVER! I love both her design looks fantastic and now she looks like an actual transformer (instead of a armored supermodel) and her new paint job is gorgeous. The back story you have on her is well written and it makes the character even more interesting :clap:
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Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks! Trying to balance sturdy armor with a feminine aesthetic was an important challenge.

And I'm glad you like the summarized backstory; I just hope people won't think I'm trying to present her like one of those over powered fan-fiction characters! ^^;
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NeoNNerd08 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Well you over came it beautifully :thumbsup:

And I think you balanced her out well enough to safely keep her out of mary-sue territory
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NeoNNerd08 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Oi and forgive all those grammatical errors...I was kinda talking to somebody when I wrote this and got a bit distracted XD
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:iconth4rldeal:
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, yeah don't worry about it. :D
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Sisko157 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
She sorta reminds of me the new Transformers Prime Arcee. (Have you seen that new series yet?) Any case she looks awesome, she's got curve too! :D
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Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah, the reveal of Prime Arcee was actually what spurred me to getting this thing finally designed proper, and also the reason I decided it would be okay to paint her blue.

I think the new series premiers on... the 29th? It'll be interesting to see how it turns out.
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Sisko157 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
TF Prime actually premieres on the 26th, though I don't currently have cable...I'll be watchin' it on youtube.
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Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Seriously... who can even afford cable these days? As far as I can tell Time Warner's answer to the economy problems is to charge me more money for my internet :|
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Sisko157 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
You'd actually be surprised to know how people do still buy monthly cable, though me personally...I don't watch TV very much...I'd much rather watch a film. In a case like this, I'd simply download that stuff.

From what I've seen TF prime actually looks like it's gonna blow Animated out of the water, not only design but story wise. It's much darker, possibly even more than Beast Wars. As a person who enjoys this franchise, bring it on! It's about time! :D
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