Trailbreaker for Champions (300+135)

"An Autobot's as good as the fuel in his tank." - Trailbreaker

Real name: Trailbreaker
Other known aliases: None
Occupation: Defensive Strategist
Current group affiliation: Autobots
Rank: 7
Past group affiliations:
Major enemies: Decepticons
First appearance: G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers #5 (Devil's Due comics), Transformers: Generation One #2 (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: Trailbreaker is a 20 foot tall black and silver robot who turns into a Toyota pickup truck. Before being reformatted by the Ark Trailbreaker turned into a Cybertonian car. In the Devil's Due comics he turned into a Cobra Stinger jeep.


49	STR	14
14	DEX	12
25	CON	30
15	BODY	 0
12	INT	 2
18	EGO	16
20	PRE	10
10	COM	 0
15	PD	10
15	ED	10
 4	SPD	16
11	REC	 2
52	END	 1
42	STUN	 2
Characteristics Cost: 125

Powers and Skills

 3	1" Change Environment,Desc: Headlights,OIF(-1/2)             0
10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
35a)	15/15 Armor	
66b)	20/20 Force Wall,IAF(-1/2),Concentrate(-1/4),1/2 END(+1/4)   6
27c)	5 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
15d)	-0 Images,"Radio Scrambler",Radio,x1K Increased Area,OIF	
	 (-1/2),No Range(-1/2),0 END(+1/2)                           0
22e)	4D6 RKA,"Laser",OAF(-1),13-16 Charges(0),No Knockback(-1/4)  0
29f)	3 1/2D6 RKA,"Missiles",OAF(-1),Explosion(+1/2),7-8 Charges	
	 (-1/2)                                                      0
15g)	15" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
 7h)	Shape Shift,"Truck",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form if	
	 takes over half Body.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)            0
 7	HR Radio,OIF(-1/2)	
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	
	 (+1/4)                                                      0
 1u	+12" Swimming,"Hydrofoils",has turn mode,only on surface,1/2	
	 END(+1/4)                                                   1
12	49 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 3	Combat Driving 12-	
18	6 Levels: with laser, punch and mode by.,tight group	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 5	Tactics 12-	
 2	WF,Small Arms	
Powers Cost: 310


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,"Uses a lot of fuel.",infrequently,slightly
 5	Physical Lim,"No hands in vehicle mode.",infrequently,
10	Psych Lim,"Depression.",uncommon,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Protective of others.",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",common,strong
 5	Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10	Rivalry,"with other Autobot strategists.",professional,PC
10	Watched,"By Autobot leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 135

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 435

Explanation of the conversion: Trailbreaker's jet pack only works in robot mode, while his wheels and hydrofoils only work in vehicle mode. While this write-up is meant to represent his Generation One form, it also works for his Cybertonian and Cobra Stinger forms.

History (Dreamwave comics): When civil war broke out between the Autobots and Decepticon factions, Trailbreaker joined the Autobot cause.

Trailbreaker was present under the command of Grimlock at the battle of Altihex where the Autobot Overhaul was killed and Decepticon Seekers Thundercracker and Skywarp destroyed a a transport full of neutral Cybertonians. Unable to save the city, the Autobot helped evacuate civilians (Transformers: The War Within #1).

When Decepticon Military Operations Commander Shockwave lead a force of Decepticons against the Autobot capitol of Iacon, Trailbreaker was among the Autobots who defended the capitol (Transformers: War Within #5-6).

When Decepticon leader Megatron and Autobot leader Optimus Prime disappeared in an accident with a space bridge, the Autobot and Decepticon forces splintered into smaller factions. Trailbreaker stayed with the Autobots under the leadership of Prowl.

Trailbreaker When Prowl and his team of Autobots confronted Trypticon, Hound, Tracks, Trailbreaker and other Autobots showed up as reinforcements (Transformers: The War Within - The Dark Ages #4).

Trailbreaker was among the Autobots who followed Optimus Prime on his mission on board the Ark. They were attacked by Megatron's ship, the Nemesis. After being boarded the Ark crash landed on Earth, where all on board were preserved in emergency stasis.

Trailbreaker In 1984 a volcanic eruption awakened the Ark's computer, Teletran-1, and it repaired all on board. It reformatted Trailbreaker 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 statis lock.

After Spike Witwicky used a piece of the Matrix to revive Optimus Prime, Optimus traveled to the remote shoreline where he was recovered and used the Matrix to revive Jazz, Mirage, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Superion, Trailbreaker and Wheeljack (Transformers: Generation One #2).

Trailbreaker returned to Cybertron with Optimus Prime and most of the Autobots to face charges after Ultra Magnus them the war had ended.

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).

Trailbreaker 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: Universe #2).

''Looks like some pigeonoids can't find their nest.'' That's how Trailbreaker describes a full-scale attack by a battalion of flying Decepticons. He'll make light of anything, no matter how dire the situation, and has been known to cross the optic circuits of Huffer while he's in his rest mode. Even Huffer laughed at that one. He's the Autobot cheerleader, but there's a darker side to Trailbreaker. He is the most fuel-consuming Autobot and thus believes he is a liability to the group. He often has volunteered to be left behind in battle situations rather than use up precious resources. His lack of self-esteem is apparent to Autobot leader Optimus Prime, who continually reassures him of his value.

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Trailbreaker is played by actor Frank Welker. The toy of Trailbreaker is ] similar to that of Hoist. The original Diaclone toy Trailbreaker was based on was blue.

Cobra Autobots

Trailbreaker Powers: Trailbreaker is very tough and nearly fearless. His force-field projector can create an energy barrier with up to a 30-foot radius that withstands penetration by all forms of projectiles, all wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation except those of extremely high intensity, and temperatures as high as 800,000 degrees Centigrade. A sustained assault on the force-field, if strong enough, can eventually weaken and destroy it. Mounted behind his head, Trailbreaker wears a radio-jamming broadcaster. He can transmit signals on 64 frequencies simultaneously and often uses it to jam enemy attempts at jamming Autobot communications. He carries a low power laser weapon and can fire low yield missiles from his wrists. In vehicle form he can travel on water thanks to hydrofoils given to him by Wheeljack. In robot form Trailbreaker sometimes utilizes a standard Autobot jet pack.

Weaknesses: His high fuel consumption and slowness of movement make Trailbreaker particularly vulnerable in certain situations. He'll often mope about his handicaps and forget about his responsibilities as a consequencs, but his bravery and defensive prowess are unquestioned, and he can usually recover his wits in time to save himself and his comrades. He also lacks in offensive firepower.

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    Last Updated - May, 2005

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