My 1st MOC, made with few bricks from 3 or 4 differents sets, a big idea, and the big love for LEGO and Transformers too!
So please, don't be too nasty to me!
About this creation
P-Mantis (Or Praying Mantis)is a Decepticon soldier. And also no...
In car mode, she shows herself in a 3-wheels all-terrain car; so she can be fast as a shark, coming out from nowhere!
"Why a pilot, if she's a robot?!?". Nice question. I've told you that she isn't exactly a bot. Part of her power is the same as other Transformers. But, in robot mode, she drain power from the human inside her. So, is clear that she isn't exactly a robot.
In robot mode her arms blades charging with the "human power", becoming a lethal, but limited in time, power.
She also have another Achilles heel: 'cause she moving only on one wheel, she must stay ever in movement, like skating. But she's fast, so she can be deployed, for example, for a fast counter offensive or for a "Fire&Forget" operation.
Compared to other Decepticons, or an other Transformers, she haven't a big QI; infact she speaks worse than Grimlock... And think worse than him!
P.S.: I've adapted the lxf file to give her an elegant, aggressive, black and white livery.
Don't forget to connect the end of the suspension system, on the back side of the wheels, in car mode, and disconnect it in robot mode.
Also, you've to rotate the head as shows in the pics