"It's not whose the fastest; it's who reaches the finish line." - Nosecone
Real name: Nosecone Other known aliases: Artillerist (name of Chinese made reissue). Occupation: Assault vehicle, former magma miner. Current group affiliation: Autobots/Technobots Rank: 5 Past group affiliations: None Major enemies: Decepticons, particularly the Terrorcons. First appearance: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #7 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers: Headmasters #1 (Marvel comics), Grimlock's New Brain (television series). Origin: Grimlock's New Brain (television series). Description: Nosecone is a 20 foot tall brown, yellow and white robot who turns into a Cybertonian drill tank.
49 STR 14
14 DEX 12
24 CON 28
15 BODY 0
12 INT 2
16 EGO 12
15 PRE 5
10 COM 0
14 PD 9
14 ED 9
4 SPD 16
11 REC 2
50 END 1
41 STUN 2
Characteristics Cost: 112
Powers and Skills
21 14/14 Armor,"Drill", 9- Activation(-1 1/2),x1 Hardened(+1/4)
10 EC (10),"Transformer powers"
32a) 14/14 Armor
27b) 5 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END
13c) 14" Running,1/2 END(+1/4) 1
7d) Shape Shift,"Drill Tank",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change
form if he 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
5 1D6 Luck
17 MP (30),"Movement",Only works in appropriate form.(-1/4),
1u 5" Flight,"Jet Pack",x4 Non-Combat 1
2u 3" Tunneling,"Drill",5 DEF Increased Def 1
99 MP (149),"Weapons",OIF(-1/2)
9u 5 1/2D6 HKA,"Drill",vs physical defense,Only works in
vehicle form.(-1/4),Penetrating(+1/2),1/2 END(+1/4) 7
6u 5 1/2D6 RKA (Light),"X-Ray Laser Pistol",No Knockback(-1/4),
OAF(-1/2),33-64 Charges(+1/2) 0
7u 5 1/2D6 RKA,"Missile Launchers",vs physical defense,17-32
3 Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)
12 49 STR,1/2 END(+1/4) 0
3 Climbing 12-
18 6 Levels: with pistol, drill and move through.,tight group
3 Navigation 11-
2 PS: Miner 11-
2 WF,Small Arms
Powers Cost: 318
Base Points: 300
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
5 Physical Lim,"No hands in vehicle form.",infrequently,
10 Psych Lim,"Takes his time with everything.",common,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"Overly cautious.",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",uncommon,total
5 Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10 Rivalry,"with Afterburner",professional,PC rival
10 Watched,"By Autobot leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
Disadvantages Total: 130
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 430
Explanation of the conversion: I gave him extra armor with an activation to represent his nearly indestrutable
drill. If the activation roll makes it, the attack hit's the drill. Nosecone can tunnel only in vehicle form and fly only
in robot form.
History (Marvel comics): Nosecone and the Technobots were among the Autobots who joined Fortress Maximus in leaving
Cybertron for the planet Nebulos (Transformers: Headmasters #1).
Followed to Nebulos by the Decepticons under Scorponok, Fortress Maximus' band left Nebulos for the planet Earth
(Transformers: Headmasters #4).
Nosecone was present when Grimlock fought Blaster for leadership of
the Autobots on Earth's moon. The Autobots were then attacked by the Decepticons lead by Ratbat (Transformers #41).
Nosecone and the other Technobots were severely damaged by Starscream when he gained cosmic
powers from the Underbase (Transformers #50).
As a result of his very disciplined training in the dangerous but vital job of thermal-energy magma miner back on
Cybertron, Nosecone has developed into a very careful warrior. He's slow and methodical in everything he does, weathering
enemy artillery fire with the same calm that he exhibits when his fellow Autobots criticize him for his apparent laziness.
His attempts to explain his cautious tactics to them usually fall on deaf audio modules and elicit good-natured laughter,
but then, Nosecone doesn't realize that his friends are just having a little fun at his expense: Autobots appreciate
results, and when Nosecone finishes turning an enemy fortification into steel Swiss cheese, the results of his efforts are
unmistakable... and the respect granted to him by his fellow Autobots is obvious.
Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of
Nosecone is played by actor David Workman. There have been Chinese made
immitations of Nosecone in a different color, and even one that was much smaller.
On the Transformers television series the Technobots were created by the Dinobot Grimlock to fight the
Terrorcons when Grimlock temporarily gained super-intelligence.
Powers: In vehicle mode, Nosecone's most distinctive feature is also his most formidable asset: his
durabyllium-steel alloy drill can pierce almost any material, and it is virtually indestructible. He also packs two
rocket-propelled missiles that use a videocom tracking system to lock on to targets. He's slow of speed, but his treads
can carry him across any terrain and up the steepest slopes. In robot mode, he is armed with a high-powered X-ray laser
pistol. Nosecone sometimes utilizes a standard Autobot jet pack. He combines with his fellow Technobots Afterburner, Lightspeed, Scattershot and Strafe to
form the super-robot Computron.
Weaknesses: Nosecone's slowness often lands him in the middle of trouble - namely, a Decepticon artillery barrage,
and although his drill is impervious to most weapons fire, his treads aren't, so he often is left immobilized. He also has
a tendency to overheat while drilling through very dense substances. Nosecone's slow methods often put him at odds with
impatient fellow Technobot Afterburner.
Links to other Nosecone pages:
Character created by Hasbro.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - email@example.com.
Last Updated - April, 2005