Real name: Brawn Other known aliases: Gong (name of release in Japan). Occupation: Demolitions Current group affiliation: Autobots Rank: 5 Past group affiliations: None Major enemies: Decepticons First appearance: G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers #4 (Devil's Due comics), Transformers: Generation One Volume #5
(Dreamwave comics), Transformers #1 (Marvel comics), More Than Meets The Eye Part 1 (television series). Origin: Transformers #1 (Marvel comics), More Than Meets The Eye Part 1 (television series). Description: Brawn is a 16 foot tall green and tan robot who turns into a truck. Before being reformatted he
turned into a Cybertonian truck. In the Devil's Due comic book series he turned into a Cobra Flight Pod.
48 STR 18
8 DEX -6
24 CON 28
14 BODY 0
6 INT -4
20 EGO 20
14 PRE 4
10 COM 0
15 PD 9
14 ED 9
4 SPD 22
12 REC 2
48 END 0
41 STUN 1
Characteristics Cost: 103
Powers and Skills
3 1" Change Environment,Desc: Headlights,OIF(-1/2) 0
10 EC (10),"Transformer powers"
35a) 15/15 Armor
20b) 4 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END
4c) 1D6 RKA,"Welding Tool",No Range(-1/2),No Knockback(-1/4),
OAF(-1),Only in robot form.(-1/4),Penetrating(+1/2) 2
11d) 2 1/2D6 RKA,"Laser Gun",OAF(-1),7-8 Charges(-1/2),No
10e) 13" Running,1/2 END(+1/4) 1
7f) Shape Shift,"Truck",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form if
takes over half Body.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
19 Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in
heat/cold,immune to aging
9 MP (15),"Movement",Only when in appropriate form.(-1/4),OIF
1u 5" Flight,"Jet Pack",x4 Non-Combat 1
1u +3" Running,"Wheels",x4 Non-Combat,has turn mode,1/2 END
1u +12" Swimming,"Hydrofoils",has turn mode,only on surface,1/2
1u 3" Tunneling,"Drill" 1
3 Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)
7 +10 STR,doesn't add to figured 1
12 48 STR,1/2 END(+1/4) 0
3 Combat Driving 11-
3 Demolitions 11-
8 4 Levels: with punch.
3 Navigation 11-
Powers Cost: 172
Base Points: 125
15 Accidental Chg,"to robot form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
20 DNPC,"Humans in need of saving.",incompetent,appear 11-
10 Distinctive,"Giant Robot",easily concealable,major
15 Hunted,"By anti-Autobot forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
15 Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Likes to show off.",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",common,strong
5 Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10 Rivalry,"with other Autobot warriors.",professional,PC rival
10 Vuln,"to electronmagnetic attacks.",uncommon,x2 stun
10 Watched,"By Autobot leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
Disadvantages Total: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 275
Explanation of the conversion: Brawn can only fly in robot mode, whereas his wheels, Tunneling and hydrofoils only
work in vehicle mode. I gave Brawn a special Strength Power to reflect that his Tech Specs indicate he is nearly as
strong as Optimus Prime. It allows him to lift four times as much weight as his size and Specs would indicate.
History (Dreamwave comics): When civil war broke out on the planet Cybertron between the Autobots and Decepticon
factions, Brawn joined the Autobot cause.
When Autobot leader Sentinel Prime was killed by Decepticon leader Megatron, a new Autobot
leader, Optimus Prime, was chosen. Optimus ordered the evacuation of Cybertron by the
Autobots, and Brawn was among those who reluctantly prepared for the evacuation (Transformers: War Within #2).
When Megatron and Optimus
Prime disappeared in an accident with a space bridge, the Autobot and Decepticon forces splintered into smaller
factions. Brawn stayed with the Autobots under the leadership of Prowl.
Learning that the Decepticons were testing a new mobile command base at the Praetorus Wharf, Prowl lead Cliffjumper,
Brawn, Jazz, Skids and Sideswipe to investigate. What they discovered was Trypticon
(Transformers: The War Within - The Dark Ages #3).
Six million years ago, Ultra Magnus united the Autobot factions and lead them to victory over Decepticons and Ultracons.
Megatron returned to Cybertron in command of the clone forces of the Aerospace Extermination Squadron and took over
Cybertron. Brawn was among the Autobots enslaved and forced to labor tunneling into Cybertron's core
(Transformers: War Within - The Age of Wrath #2).
Brawn was among the Autobots who followed Optimus Prime on his mission on
board the Ark and crash landed on Earth.
In 1984, when the Ark's computer re-activated, it reformatted Brawn as in the
form of an Earth truck.
Eventually the combined forces of the Autobots on Earth, and their human allies were able to capture the Decepticons. A
ship called the Ark II was built to take the Cybertonians back to Cybertron, along with some human companions, but the
ship exploded shortly after takeoff. The human allies were killed, but the Cybertonians were lost in the ocean, again in
Brawn, Grapple, Hoist, Jazz, Omega Supreme, Prowl, Red Alert, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were among the Autobots who
continued work on Autobot City (Transformers: Generation One III #13).
After the defeat of Megatron II the planet Cybertron was left reformatted into a techno-organic world.
On the reformatted techno-organic Cybertron Cheetor, Rattrap, Silverbolt III and Blackarachnia were interviewed by the
Autobot reporter Rook. They then welcomed the Autobots
Roulette, Shadowstriker, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker and Trailbreaker back to Cybertron. Buzzsaw III, Quickstrike II and Rockbuster were also present. The returning Autobots along with Blackarachnia and Silverbolt
III were then abducted via teleportation beams and taken to Unicron. Tap-Out, Megatron IV, Brawn, Grimlock and Snarl III were also abducted from various timelines.
Silverbolt III, Blackarachnia, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were forcibly reformatted by Unicron. Taken captive by Razorclaw
IV, Reptilion, Obsidian III, Tankor II and Striker, the Autobots were forced to fight one another. They witnessed
Smokescreen III kill Smokescreen, whose spark was absorbed by Unicron. Sensing the need for a champion Primus and Alpha
Trion brought Optimus Primal back to life (Transformers: Universe #1).
Brawn was among the Cybertonians kidnapped by Unicron. He escaped with a large number of his
fellow prisoners thanks to Optimus Primal and returned to Cybertron (Transformers:
History (Marvel comics): Brawn was a member of the Autobot team lead by Hot Spot
which confronted Megatron in Millville, and was killed by Megatron (G.I. Joe #142).
Brawn looks on Earth as essentially a hostile environment-and he loves it. He is the most macho of the Autobots. He
delights in challenges and when he faces one he becomes fully alive. He is strong, rugged and very agile-which is why he
is frequently teamed with Bumblebee when the Autobots are in a mountainous environment- but it is his enjoyment of the
challenge that makes him valuable to his leader, Optimus Prime. He won't be discouraged and that helps the morale of the
rest. He is hardy and enjoys a good joke, if it is not too subtle. His main fault is that he tends to be contemptuous of
those not as tough as he.
Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Brawn
is played by actor Corey Burton. The toy of Brawn is very similar to that of
Outback. The toy of Brawn was also released as a keychain in the U.S. He was released in a commerative black keychain in Japan.
Powers: Brawn has tremendous strength and endurance and is pratically without fear. He was the second strongest
Autobot among those who crashed on Earth in the Ark after Optimus Prime. Brawn carries a small laser pistol,
which he can operate in either form. He can turn his right hand into a high temperature welding tool.
Brawn can convert into a truck with exceptional off road capability. It also has tunneling capabilities and an extending
arm under the chassie, allowing him to manipilate objects in vehicle mode.
Brawn sometimes utilizes a standard Autobot jet pack. He was outfitted with a special set of hydrofoils by Wheeljack for
travel on water.
Weaknesses: Brawn isn't very fast, has slightly lower than average intelligence and only has minimal firepower.
As the Autobot with perhaps the least sophisticated circuitry-most of his components focus on his strength-Brawn is very
vulnerable to attack by electromagnetic and other types of waves. His eagerness to show off his strength often results in
his using it improperly and without thinking. He's been known to destroy an entire building before realizing it's the
Links to other Brawn pages:
Character created by Hasbro.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - May, 2005