Black Shadow is a Crossformer and a vile gangster. He does most things people would expect from a nasty scoundral; he robs, extorts and kills for hire. His partner in crime is Blue Bacchus, a gunman with a similar personality and morals.
Animated continuity (Japan)
Black Shadow is a remold of Thunderwing (G1) and was available exclusively in Japan in 1989.
- Black Shadow's function reads, in Japanese, "U-chuu Gyan-gu" which translates to "Space Gangster". The common misconception that he is a member of the "Space Mafia" is due to a mistranslation some many years in which "gangster" was interpreted as "Mafia". Big difference.