HUMAN COMPONENT: BLOWPIPE
FIRST APPEARANCE: HEADMASTERS # 1 (Triggerhappy),
HEADMASTERS # 4 (Blowpipe)
gun, have fun!"
Long suspected of having one too many disconnected
circuits in his logic center, Triggerhappy is a crazed,
computerized creep who thinks everything is a big joke.
Even in the midst of a raging battle, he's usually too
busy laughing uncontrollably and drooling lubricant to
look where he's shooting. Worse for him, he doesn't pay
much attention to who's shooting in his direction either.
He is seemingly intoxicated by the sounds of his own
gunfire, staggering about blissfully as he blasts away.
The occasional battlefield success he has is a result of
the panic his wild shooting sprees sometimes generate
among opponents. Those who've known him for a long time
trace his erratic behavior back millions of years ago, to
an episode in a Decepticon warrior-trainee boot camp:
Triggerhappy was practicing the use of a proton machine
gun while riding a hoverboard. He slipped and fell on his
head, all the while firing wildly away. A half dozen of
his teachers were unintentionally disintegrated. Fearing
the worst, Triggerhappy was happily surprised when the
camp's commander lauded him for his lethal expertise and
graduated him on the spot. He has adopted that manic
offensive strategy ever since, although no one is sure if
he acts this way because of his initial success with it
or because the bump on his head shook a few wires loose.
is paired with Blowpipe, the conniving, envious
brother-in-law of the evil Nebulan group's leader, Lord
Zarak. On Nebulos, Blowpipe managed Lord Zarak's
political career and was chiefly responsible for
arranging his rise to fame and power. When Lord Zarak
fell from grace and allied himself with the Decepticons,
Blowpipe thought it prudent to follow, so he did.
Triggerhappy transforms to a turbo-thrust jet fighter,
with a maximum speed of 1980 mph and range of 4,000
miles. He's equipped with two twin side-mounted,
rapid-fire photon pulse guns, used mostly for attacks on
other flying craft. Blowpipe is bio-engineered to have
the ability to convert to a powerful compressed air
cannon, which Triggerhappy wields in robot mode.
Needless to say, given the wasteful manner in which he
uses his weapons, Triggerhappy often finds himself out of
ammunition during the most inopportune occasions - such
as in the middle of a full-scale Autobot counterattack.