FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 22
all just food for rust."
Sullen and fatalistic, Dead End sees little reason to
continue the Autobot-Decepticon War since all
Transformers eventually become inoperative anyway, even
though it might take tens of thousands of years. Yet he
spends more time keeping himself unmarred and shiny than
any of his fellow Stunticons, an irony not lost upon Motormaster, who speculates that Dead End
wants to at least make sure he leaves a pretty wreck when
he dies. This vanity leads to a lot of teasing and
derision directed toward Dead End, which just makes him
feel worse. The only thing that can lift his spirits is
blasting Autobots in battle, despite what he says about
the pointlessness of it all. It seems he's too busy
trying to save his own life to get depressed about the
possibility of losing it.
In car mode, Dead End can reach speeds of up to 220 mph.
He emanates a radar signal that allows him to detect the
movements of any vehicle or robot within a 200-mile
radius, and he can use it to mentally map the surrounding
terrain as well. He's adept at using this ability to lead
enemy Autobots into traps - such as dead ends! In robot
mode, he carries a compressor-air gun, which can let out
a blast of air that packs a 40,000 psi punch, enough to
splinter a grove of oak trees. He combines with his
fellow Stunticons to form the giant robot, Menasor.
Dead End is a fearless fighter in battle, but getting him
motivated to begin fighting is always a problem.
Sometimes he can be so listless and depressed that it
takes a direct hit with a cluster bomb to spur him to
fight. When that happens, he's usually no longer in any
condition for battle.