Ruination is the combined form of the Commandos, the Decepticons' military squad. While the minds and bodies of all five Commandos come together to make him, Armorhide, Movor, Rollbar and Ro-Tor cede all control to their leader Mega-Octane to make Ruination a more coordinated, intelligent and deadly warrior, whose only interest is in fighting. Ruination is so fierce that even Megatron is wary around him.
On an unrelated note, Ruination is powered by coffee beans. LOTS AND LOTS OF COFFEE BEANS!
- Japanese name: Valdigus (バルディガス Barudigasu)
- Russian name: Decepticon (Damn...)
Robots in Disguise cartoon
- Voice actor: Bob Papenbrook (English), ? (Japanese)
The Decepticon Commandos were in the process of sabotaging Sherman Dam, when they were interrupted by the Autobots. Quickly subduing them, they were further interrupted by Team Bullet Train, who, being faced with the superior firepower of the Decepticons, combined to form Rail Racer. Anticipating this turn of events, Scourge ordered his unit to merge into Ruination.
The shock of their ability to combine, combined with Ruination's firepower and strength, had Rail Racer on the defense until the Autobot Brothers distracted Ruination with laser fire and less than snappy one-liners. Rail Racer used this opportunity to defeat Ruination, forcing the Decepticons into a tactical retreat.
Robots in Disguise
- Valdigus (Multi-pack, 2000)
- Japanese ID number: D-011
- Valdigus/Ruination is a redeco and slight retooling of the Combaticon molds from Generation One. The five components that form the giant robot --Mega-Octane, Rollbar, Armorhide, Movor and Ro-Tor-- were available both as individual releases, or in a five-robot multi-pack. However, the multi-pack version came only with the bio card for the combined form, available nowhere else, and had none of the individual cards.
- For the normal Hasbro Robots in Disguise line, Ruination could only be assembled by buying the individual robots, most of which have deco differences from the Takara versions.
- Ruination (Multi-pack, 2003)
- A Wal-Mart exclusive set of five robots, the Ruination molds were further redecoed into an "urban camouflage" scheme, primarily shades of gray and stony-blue.
- Ruination (Multi-pack, 2004)
- The Urban Camo version of the Ruination molds were further redecoed in desert camouflage colors, again sold only as a Wal-Mart exclusive gift-set. Interestingly enough, this set's combiner kibble is in generally the same colors as the original Takara version of the team.
- Airborne Assault
- Double Demolistion
- Dual Rapid Fire
- Fire Cannons
- Laser Cannon
- Multi-Rapid Fire
- Rage Laser
- Rapid Fire
- Twin Lasers
- Robots In Diguise has been the only time that the original Combaticon molds have appeared onscreen using animation models that look very close to their toy bodies. (Operation Combination is close, but the toys in question are always shown in combined mode, never as individuals. Plus, well, that was never animated.) In the original Generation One television series, the animation models of the individual Combaticons, as well as Bruticus, were quite different from the actual toys.
- According to Valdigus' Car Robots bio, he loves coffee milk.
- The awesomeness of Ruination's name is second only to Sinnertwin.
- His original Japanese name, Valdigus, likely derives from Bruticus. The two names have similar pronunciation in Japanese, except for "va" and "bu".
- Unlike Bruticus, Ruination is more intelligent and speaks in full sentences and doesn't refer to himself in the third person.