Now for those new characters I talked about.
Alt mode: Two armed crane
Weapons: None to speak of
Abilities: He's significantly stronger than most minicons. Though it means nothing for combat. Moreso heavy lifting.
Bio: Clawshot is one of those bots that just cannot be pleased. No matter where he is or what he's doing, he'll find something to complain about, and complain about it extensively. Though that's not to say he doesn't find things to appreciate. The company of his team for example. And that's about it. He used to be a part of a construction trio before the war. But both of his compatriots were killed once the action started. Not that he cared much. Never liked them anyway.
Alt mode: Jet
Weapons: He has a hand held low power blaster. Just about meaningless against anything bigger than another minicon.
Abilities: As a part of the Powerlinx Project, he's able to attach to larger bots who were also in the program, and give them a sizable increase in raw power. Unfortunately due to the larger bots getting downsized, even the ones who have the necessary augmentations are incompatible.
Bio: Ramjet used to be the partner of the legendary decepticon giant Tidalwave. While the monolithic brute looked like a mindless weapon to most, he and his partner had a special bond with one another. Something which Ramjet misses very much. Additionally, he's a bit of a coward. Since his function was to make others stronger, his own ability is lacking. So he avoids physical conflict wherever possible.
Alt mode: Space fighter
Weapons: Two swords, both self made. Also can convert her hand into a decently powerful ion blaster. While it was intended to break apart rocks, she finds it works just about as well on bots.
Abilities: Initially a part of a space exploration trio, Nebula is able to survive harsh conditions most others wouldn't be able to. She's much more durable than other minicons, and even most regular bots. Can freely hover off of the ground, though not too far. And finally she's bilingual. Able to speak both minicon and common. Though it's not something she exactly uses often.
Bio: Nebula is a stern and serious individual. Never one to take a situation lightly. She's notably compassionate with her two teammates. Acting as a sort of older sister to them. Everyone else however she could not care less about.
The team as a whole:
These three minicons came along as most do. Brought along by coincidence when bigger bots' ships get taken in. And again like most minicons, they go generally unnoticed by everyone else.
Nebula and her team have always been aware of the build team and their actions, but rarely cared about them. Choosing to focus on their own survival. To these three missfits, all they have is each other, and that's all they care about.
However, a lot of that changed when Maximus and Axis arrived. While talk about freedom cropped up every time someone new showed up, this seemed different. This new predacon was powerful. His abilities could be useful. Since then Nebula has considered taking some risks that might push forward to their dreams of escape. Though she has yet to act on any of it.