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Beta Maxx, Alpha Trion's tiny, enigmatic companion, has dedicated himself to discovering the reason Cybertronian life came into existence. He is presumed to have been created during the Golden Age, though the identity of his creator is unknown. Beta Maxx was constructed with a vast data-storage capacity, and his spacecraft alt-mode can be used as a Key to Vector Sigma. He is the keeper of a secret codex that can translate ancient Cybertronian texts, and he can interface with many archaic computer systems.
He can even use his alt-mode's side-cannon to beam massive amounts of raw data directly into an enemy's processors, to disabling effect. Unfortunately, his abilities can sometimes get the better of him, as taking in large amounts of data can leave him speaking in unintelligible ancient Cybertronian. Were he in battle at the time, he would find himself unable to communicate with his teammates. In such situations, however, his alt-mode's remarkable aerial maneuverability serves him well, and its front-mounted grenade pulse cannon can leave enemies quickly dismembered.
He is considered a myth or legend among most Autobots, but to Shockwave, he is instrumental in discovering the origin of Primus and Unicron. He has not appeared in any fiction aside from his own toy bio.
- Hasbro Transformers Timelines Voyager Alpha Trion with Beta-Maxx (2007)
- A recolor of Cybertron Vector Prime's partner Safeguard, Beta Maxx transforms into a Cybertronic "HI-TECH Star Schooner" with a gun barrel nosecone. He was only made available in a bagged BotCon 2007 exclusive souvenir set with Alpha Trion and Weirdwolf, limited to 1400 pieces.
- Beta Maxx's profile in PDF form.