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Transformers character
First appearance Transformers Generation 1
Aliases Clouder
Affiliation Autobot/Decepticon
Partner Knok
Alternate modes Missile Truck/Mechanical Falcon

Doubledealer is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He should not be confused with Doubleclouder, a variant of him who appeared in Transformers: Super-God Masterforce.

Transformers: Generation 1

Although nominally a Decepticon, and branded as such, Doubledealer believes in neither the philosophy of the Decepticons nor the Autobots, and has no allegiance to anyone except himself – and the highest bidder. As a Powermaster with three forms, he is bonded to both the humanoid Knok and the bat-like Skar, who transform into engines to allow him to transform from his vehicle mode - a missile trailer - into two other modes.

When Knok becomes his engine, he transforms into an Autobot robot, but with Skar in place, he becomes a Decepticon falcon. Armed with an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of flattening a mountain and a solid-light blaster, Doubledealer uses both his modes to switch back and forth between factions, working for both and neither. Doubledealer is a backstabber extraordinaire – utterly ruthless and treacherous, he is valued by everyone, but trusted by no-one.

Animated series

Although the US animated series was canceled before Doubledealer was released, he did appear in animated form in Transformers commercials. A variation of him did appear in the Japanese only series Transformers: Super-God Masterforce, under the name Clouder.

In this series, Clouder is a human, just like the other Godmasters (Powermasters) and Headmaster Juniors in the Japanese continuity. Clouder originates from the United States, and how he is connected to the world of the Transformers is uncertain. Clouder is the only character who uses two different Masterbraces (bracelets that armour-up the user so they can pilot their Transector), whilst the others use matching pairs. Clouder has one Autobot Masterbrace, and one Decepticon Masterbrace. When he transforms, whichever Brace is placed on top gives him his armour. His Autobot armour is humanoid (representing Knok) and allows him to become a humanoid robot, whilst his Decepticon armour is bat-like (representing Skar) and allows him to become a robotic bird.