King Poseidon

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King Poseidon
Transformers character
Kingposeidon-g1box.jpg
Generation 1 King Poseidon box
First appearance

Transformers: Super-God Masterforce episode #14, "Eliminate the Godmaster Ginrai", July 19th, 1988
Created by

Takara
Voiced by

Masato Hirano
Release number

D-318
Information
Aliases Piranacon (English dubs)
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Decepticon
Alternate mode

6 Decepticons
Function

Deep Sea Union Soldier
Series

Transformers: Generation 1
Sub-group

Gestalts, Seacons, Targetmasters
Tech specs

ST10 IN03 SP04 EN10

RN09 CO08 FB09 SK08

King Poseidon is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He is the combined form of Turtler and the Seacons. He should not be confused with Piranacon, a similar character who had an identical toy, or God Neptune, whose toy is a partial recolor of King Poseidon.

Transformers: Generation 1

King Poseidon is the combined form of several of the Seacons. He is formed when Turtler combines with any four Seacons, and often uses a fifth Seacon in gun mode as his Targetmaster.

Animated series

Transformers: Super-God Masterforce

Ginrai vs. King Poseidon in Transformers: Super-God Masterforce

The Seacons appeared in the 1988's Japanese-exclusive series, Transformers: Super-God Masterforce. The five types of Seacons drones were legions, lacking the power of speech or any true intelligent thought. Never transforming into robot mode (possibly not even possessing the ability), they operated under the command of various other Decepticons, acting as ground troops and cannon fodder during their numerous attacks on the Pretenders. In contrast, the Seacon leader, Turtler was indeed intelligent and capable of speech, but he too never transformed to robot mode. By combining with one of each of the Seacon drones, Turtler became King Poseidon, who was first dispatched to battle Ginrai. He almost killed Ginrai during their first battle, but Ginrai became Super Ginrai and defeated him easily. King Poseidon later participated in many pivotal battles. Of particular note was the assault upon the Autobots' base, during which they abandoned the Decepticon double agent Clouder to die in the conflagration, encouraging him to switch sides when the Autobots saved him.

Transformers: Zone

Although intended to be a complete direct-to-video series, 1990's Japanese-exclusive Transformers: Zone series was cancelled after only one episode, but that was still enough time for Piranacon/King Poseidon to put in a return appearance. Under the service of the mysterious insectoid being known as Violenjiger, he was one of the nine great Decepticon Generals the villain had recruited, alongside Devastator, Menasor, Bruticus, Predaking, Abominus, Trypticon, Overlord and Black Zarak. Sadly for the Seacons, they were unceremoniously killed alongside Trypticon by the new Cybertron (Autobot) commander Dai Atlas with a single shot.[1]

Toys

  • Generation 1 King Poseidon (1988)
Sold a gift set. Included 6 Seacons.

References

  1. Jim Sorenson & Bill Forster (July 22, 2008). Transformers: The Ark II. IDW Publishing. pp. 196–198. ISBN 978-1-60010-180-9. 

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