Silverbolt for Champions (300+145)

"Don't look down, look straight ahead." - Silverbolt

Real name: Silverbolt
Other known aliases: Commander (name of Chinese made reissue), Radiant (name of release in Italy).
Occupation: Aerialbot Commander
Current group affiliation: Autobots/Aerialbots
Rank: 8
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Decepticons, particularly the Stunticons and Seekers.
First appearance: Transformers: Generation One #4 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers #21 (Marvel comics), The Key To Vector Sigma Part 2 (television series).
Origin: Transformers #21 (Marvel comics), The Key To Vector Sigma Part 2 (television series).
Description: Silverbolt is a 24 foot tall red and white robot who turns into a jet.


52	STR	12
10	DEX	 0
23	CON	26
16	BODY	 0
16	INT	 6
16	EGO	12
22	PRE	12
10	COM	 0
12	PD	 8
13	ED	 8
 4	SPD	20
10	REC	 2
48	END	 1
40	STUN	 1
Characteristics Cost: 108

Powers and Skills

12	EC (12),"Transformer powers"	
30a)	14/14 Armor	
32b)	6 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
19c)	Shape Shift,"Jet or Launch Pad",limited group of shapes,	
	 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	
 6	45/1 End Reserve (Electricity)	
12	0" Flight,"Wings",x64 Non-Combat,OIF(-1/2),Linked(-1/2),"to	
	 Shape Shift."                                               0
50	MP (50),"Movement"	
 5u	20" Flight,1/2 END(+1/4)                                     2
 1u	15" Gliding	
 4u	20" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
87	MP (131),"Weapons",OIF(-1/2)	
 6u	7D6 RKA,"Stress Fracture Cannon",vs physical defense,OAF	
	 (-1/2),17-32 Charges(+1/4)                                  0
 9u	7D6 RKA (Electricity),"Electrostatic Battery",1/2 END(+1/4)  6
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
13	52 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 3	Combat Piloting 11-	
18	6 Levels: with rifle, battery and punch.,tight group	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 3	Tactics 12-	
 2	WF,Small Arms	
Powers Cost: 337


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 mode.",infrequently,
20	Psych Lim,"Fear of heights.",very common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Sense of responsability for those under his
	 command.",very common,moderate
15	Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",uncommon,total
 5	Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10	Rivalry," with other high-ranking Autobots.",professional,PC
 5	Unluck,1D6
10	Watched,"By Autobot leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 145

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 445

Explanation of the conversion: Silverbolt can only use his cannon in robot mode and uses his battery only in jet mode. The battery draws Endurance from the END Reserve. Although this write-up is meant to represent Silverbolt in his Generation One form, it also works for his Generation Two form.

History (Marvel comics): Beachcomber, Blaster, Cosmos, Perceptor, Powerglide, Seaspray and Warpath were part of an Autobot team on Cybertron in the Earth year 1986. They battled the Decepticons lead by Straxus over the Space Bridge and the Autobots were stranded on Earth (Transformers #18).

Under the order of Optimus Prime, Wheeljack used data taken from observing Devastator to create the Aerialbots. Blaster and his fellow Autobots rom Cybertron were then captured by Circuit Breaker and her Rapid Anti-Robot Attack Team, taken to her lab and then disceted (Transformers #21-22).

The Aerialbots

Circuitbreaker then captured Autobots Air Raid, Fireflight, Silverbolt, Skids, Skydive and Slingshot. Using the parts from the captured Autobot she created a giant Autobot with herself in control, striking a deal with them that if they would co-operate she would let them go. Circuitbreaker then used them to attack the Decepticon Battlechargers Runabout and Runamuck who were attacking the Statue of Liberty. After defeating the Decepticons Circuitbreaker the Autobots were released (Transformers #23).

Circuit Breaker and the Autobots.

Silverbolt was among the united Autobot and Decepticon forces who opposed Unicron's assault on the planet Cybertron in 1991 (Transformers #75).

Silverbolt is scared of heights. It is this one trait, above all else, that determines the rest of his behavior. He projects the image of a brave, grimly determined warrior, befitting his role as Aerialbot Commander. In truth, he is just that, but it is a constant struggle for him to maintain this persona, to never falter or show any sign of emotional weakness to those he leads. Helped by the sleek, aerodynamic jet form that makes him appear to be a natural-born flyer, Silverbolt knows that everything about him belies even a hint of the existence of his phobia, and, in fact, no one is aware he has this problem, except Optimus Prime. It is for that reason the Autobot Commander selected Silverbolt to lead the Aerialbots - Optimus figured if Silverbolt felt responsible for the welfare of others, he'd have less time to worry about himself. Given that Silverbolt is an excellent leader, Optimus was right.

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Silverbolt is played by actor Charles Adler. Silverbolt was reissued as a Generation Two Transformer in a blue color. There was also a Chinese made version of Silverbolt which was slightly smaller than the original and ones that were very small. Silverbolt should not be confused with Silverbolt II, a Maximal who turns into an eagle, or Silverbolt III, a Maximal who turns into a wolf/eagle hybrid and was reformatted to become a techno-organic condor.

Silverbolt Powers: In jet mode, Silverbolt can reach Mach 1.9 and has a range of 4500 miles. He carries on his underside an electrostatic battery, which allows him to strip electrons from air molecules as he's flying and store them. He can then direct this stored charge through his nose cone as a powerful bolt of electricity. He's capable of storing and releasing up to 150,000 volts at a time. He's especially effective in lightning storms, due to their abundance of charged particles. He carries a stress fracture cannon in robot mode.

Silverbolt Silverbolt can also form a jet launcher base. He forms the body and head when he combines with the other Aerialbots, Air Raid, Fireflight, Slingshot and Skydive, to form the giant robot known as Superion.

Weaknesses: As long as Silverbolt is busy leading or fighting, he's fine, but when he's simply flying, particularly by himself, his fear of heights begins to manifest itself. The effect can be devastating: he might start flying wildly, go into a tailspin or even crash.

Links to other Silverbolt pages:

  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - August, 2005

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