- Maverick is a Unicron-allied Mini-Con from the Armada portion of the Unicron Trilogy continuity family.
Maverick is a member of the Aerial Extermination Mini-Con Team, and a personal attendant to Nemesis Prime. Staunchly loyal to Unicron's goals, this assassin strikes silently and unseen, like a ninja in the night. Unfortunately, while he absolutely despises his teammates, he can't do anything to them, so he suffers in solitary silence. 
Presumably, he also hates Mega Man X, and could own you if he were to fly his own alt mode.
- Japanese name: Shade
Armada cartoon continuity
Maverick is never seen as an individual, only as part of the combined Vorpal Saber sword.
- Air Assault Micron (Mini-Con pack, 2003)
- Japanese ID number: MM-17
- Maverick/Shade is a redeco of the Air Defense Mini-Con Team member Sonar, transforming into a VentureStar concept shuttle. He also forms the hilt to the Dark Saber sword, which can be held by any other Transformer that has 5mm fist-holes. This toy is largely identical to the Hasbro "Air Assault" version of Sonar, but uses transparent plastic with a hint of purple instead of the Hasbro version's opaque off-white. He came with his partners Jackknife and Skull Buster.
- Rampage & Hawk w/ Air Assault Micron (Multi-pack, 2003)
- Japanese ID number: MS-08
- The Air Assault Mini-Cons were also made available in a multi-pack with the Takara release of Wheeljack and Wind Sheer.
- ↑ Official Transformers Collectors' Club site members' section, Micro-Sized Online! Mini-Con Profiles, 5/25/07