FIRST APPEARANCE: G.I. JOE # 142
the eyes don't see, the nose knows."
When Steeljaw is on the hunt, his prey is as good as
caught. His unyielding determination and tenacious
pursuit combine to make him a truly formidable Autobot.
He handles each mission with a cool professionalism born
of the great confidence he has in his abilities. When
he's not busy stalking Decepticons, he's likely to turn
his attention to any scent that comes his way - the spoor
of a mouse, the stench of a garbage truck, even the
perfume of a young woman. This often results in a
frightening surprise for his unsuspecting quarry.
Steeljaw usually doesn't mean any harm on these occasions
- he just likes his work so much that it's also his
In lion mode, Steeljaw uses an array of chemical receptor
microchips in his nose module to locate and follow
scents. The array is sensitive enough to pick up chemical
traces in the air as faint as one part per trillion. He
has a range of 800 miles and requires little rest or
maintenance. His jaw has tremendous strength; anyone
caught in its grip would find it next to impossible to
break. It can exert a force of 60,000 psi and can snap a
foot-diameter steel cable. In cassette mode, Steeljaw can
electromagnetize himself so he can adhere to ferrous
objects. He uses this ability to hitch rides over long
distances in a form that won't attract much attention.
Steeljaw must avoid wet environments since his body is
particularly vulnerable to rusting.