Tidal Wave is a massive aircraft carrier that is easily the single largest Decepticon in the fleet. This dim-witted hulking titan contains more firepower and brute force than any three Decepticons combined. He is a caricature of all things big, bad and dumb - he's a slow talking, slow minded individual that wields entirely too much military might for his own good. Incapable of any finesse, he often uses way too much explosive punch than is required; it is this overkill mentality that leads to a great deal of headaches and collateral damage. Megatron uses Tidal Wave, despite his handicaps, effectively; together they combine to make an unparalleled fighting force.
Bio taken from the 2003 Fleer Transformers Armada Trading Card set.