HUMAN COMPONENT: AIMLESS
FIRST APPEARANCE: HEADMASTERS # 1 (Misfire),
HEADMASTERS # 4 (Aimless)
shooting; eventually you're bound to hit something."
When Misfire shoots, his fellow Decepticons run for
cover. Although he insists that his aim is improving, he
has yet to convince any of his comrades. And it's not for
lack of trying that Misfire is so inept. His perseverance
is legendary. He still holds the record for the number of
times enrolled at the Decepticon Military College - 4,627
- and not graduating. The only reason he ever got out of
the college was because the Autobots eventually attacked
and destroyed it. But what he lacks in skill, he makes up
for in enthusiasm. He is an unrelenting opponent, always
overheating with excitement in anticipation of combat. He
throws himself into action with all guns blazing, and
doesn't stop shooting until he runs out of ammunition
(which usually occurs before he hits anything
worthwhile). Megatron values Misfire more for his ability to
spread terror than anything else. "Because Misfire
so rarely hits who he aims for," notes the
Decepticon Commander, "it is all those whom he
doesn't aim for who must worry."
paired with Aimless, a former construction engineer from
the planet Nebulos. Aimless is a sleazy, careless con-man
who habitually over-looked building defects in exchange
for illegal payoffs when he still had a job on Nebulos.
Realizing the dimming prospects of his career after a
series of high-rise collapses, he seized upon the
opportunity to ally himself with the Decepticons. He saw
his partnership with Misfire as a new beginning full of
promise and hope. But after being bio-engineered to have
the ability to transform into Misfire's weapon, Aimless
quickly showed his true colors. Unlike Misfire, Aimless
doesn't even try to aim when he shoots. Like everything
else in his life, he just doesn't care enough to bother.
Aimless converts to an ion particle blaster. He can pump
up to 4,000 rounds of discrete clusters of high energy
charged particles through his two barrels. Misfire
converts to a proton-powered jet fighter. He's equipped
with over-the-horizon pulse-doppler radar that allows him
to spot flying craft within a 700-mile radius. His
maximum speed is 1,200 mph, and his range is 1,200 miles.
He can use weapon-mode Aimless in both robot and jet
The shooting abilities of Misfire and Aimless are very
poor. They can seldom hit a target before it hits them.
Misfire's aggressiveness and above-average
maneuverability partially compensate for this deficiency.