FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 24
always a problem, never a solution."
A full fuel tank, clear skies, and open road - that's all
Groove wants out of life. He's relaxed and easygoing, the
kind of robot that is typically happy no matter where he
is or who he's with. He doesn't like staying in any one
place too long, so his attachments are short-lived. But
he considers every new experience enriching, so he'd just
as soon move on to the next one anyway. Although he's
basically a loner, Groove never forgets he's an essential
member of the Protectobots team in their struggle against
the Decepticons. But he detests violence of any sort, and
often finds it difficult to reconcile his pacifist
beliefs with his sense of responsibility to his comrades.
Certain that war is not the answer, he endlessly roams
Earth's highways, hoping to find out what is the answer.
In motorcycle mode, Groove can reach speeds of 140 miles
per hour, with a range of 800 miles. He's extremely
maneuverable. He carries twin vaporators, which shoot
fine mists of various oxidizing, freezing, and corrosive
liquids. The mists are emitted in a concentrated beam, so
that Groove can target the vaporators on particularly
vulnerable areas, such as joints and circuit connections,
to disable his prey. In robot mode, Groove uses a photon
pistol that shoots light bursts with the equivalent
brightness of 5,000-watt light bulbs, enough to
temporarily blind all but those whose optical sensors are
the most heavily shielded. He combines with his fellow
Protectobots to form the giant robot known as Defensor.
When under attack, Groove is often reluctant to fight
back as he seeks a non-violent response. This sometimes
puts him in considerable danger.