Transformers Autobot Blaster

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Updated: February 3, 2011

BLASTER
ALLEGIANCE: AUTOBOT
FUNCTION: COMMUNICATIONS
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS #17

“When the music is rockin’, I’m rollin’.”

Profile: Blaster likes to turn it up loud. That goes for the way he does everything: fighting, talking, playing—living! If Blaster is involved, he makes his presence known. He is in the forefront of any situation. But aside from the things he normally does in the course of being an Autobot, he has a special passion: Rock ‘n Roll. His ability to monitor radio transmissions has exposed him to many Earthen musical styles. all of which he finds interesting. But it is rock music—good. hard and loud—that really sparks his circuits. He’d much rather be lost in the sound of a searing guitar solo than fight Decepticons. However, when called upon he will do what he must for the Autobot cause, albeit reluctantly at times. As Blaster likes to point out, ‘I hate changing channels in mid-song.”

Abilities: Blaster can assume the form and shrink to the size of an AM FM stereo cassette deck. In addition to performing the normal functions of a deck, he can receive radio signals for all frequencies. He can detect signals with power outputs as weak as a millionth of a watt. His ability to transmit radio signals up to 4000 miles makes him the communications center for the Autobots. In robot form he carries an electro-scrambler gun, which emits powerful waves of electromagnetic energy that disrupt the operations of all but the most heavily shielded electrical devices. In theory, the gun should interfere with the minute electrical impulses of the human nervous system, but Blaster has never used the gun on a human.

Weaknesses: Blaster’s most obvious weakness is for rock ‘n’ roll. He will walk unwittingly into a trap for the promise of hearing some new tunes. Radio static has the effect of hampering .his operation and even, if strong enough, knocking him out completely.

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