Still in a Combiner Force Needs More Combiners mood.
While the SteelReign Combiner is at the forefront of my mind for a hypothetical revision of CF, I had also pondered the idea of other Decepticon Combiners like Chop Shop as Villains of the Week. Some ideas were Tarantulas (retooled from Chop Shop) and a random Combiner made of robot moles, Mole Dive, all for the sake of a Wack A Mole gag with Grimlock.
A while ago I had thought of a Titan Master Zizza, complete with a beehive Titan, but then I wondered if she’d have an army of Insecticons to go with it all.
Rather than recycle the Prime Insecticons, I thought of Prime Vehicons with a hornet motif, coming up with the Cyber Bee drones. Swarming in masse, stingers at the ready, they can congeal into a giant Swarm Mode known as Hornetron. In this form, Hornetron has better resistance to temperature drops and stronger armor to bounce back from a Dinobot Stomp. Its special move is the Hive Frenzy, where it unloads its entire payload of stingers on a platoon of Autobots. It can regenerate the stingers after using this move, but it takes a while, leaving it open to attack.