FUNCTION: PROTECTOBOT LEADER
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 24
hotter things get, the better I like it."
Hot Spot likes to be where the action is. Whether he's
trying to put out a fire or win a war, as long as he's
surrounded by a swirl of movement he's happy. He fights
with a fluid instinctiveness that seemingly overrides any
carefully measured analysis within his logic circuitry.
His leadership is charismatic and inspiring; the other
Protectobots can't help but perform beyond their
abilities when in his company. However, sometimes they
have difficulty keeping up with his non-stop pace. His
philosophy is to be maximally operational every moment of
his life. Or, as he likes to phrase it, "There are
always junkyards for those who rust!"
In his fire truck mode, Hot Spot can travel at 90 mph and
has a range of 600 miles. His hose line can shoot streams
of high-pressure water (and other non-corrosive fluids,
such as oil and alcohol) an effective distance of 1200
feet. In robot mode, he possesses incredible strength: he
can press 60,000 pounds. He uses a fireball cannon, which
can shoot bursts of 2000 degrees Fahrenheit blue flame a
distance of 1.5 miles. A special vanadium-steel alloy
shields him from temperatures of up to 5000 degrees
Fahrenheit. He combines with his fellow Protectobots to
form the giant robot known as Defensor.
Hot Spot's ladder sometimes jams, locking into position
when extended. His fireball cannon often backfires,
releasing large amounts of the flammable liquid that
powers it. Hot Spot himself is invulnerable to the
liquid's effects, but the liquid can cause considerable
fire-damage to anything around him.