FIRST APPEARANCE: -
much information is never enough."
Rewind is the Autobot trivia expert. His memory banks
have an amazing capacity to process and store data that
is of virtually no use to anyone. Ask him what is the
ratio of carbon to ditryllium atoms in laser pistol
polish or what is the capitol of New Jersey and he'll
answer without hesitation. But ask him something
important, like what is the recommended way of disarming
a photon-cannon drone, and he'll probably be of no help
at all. Still, sometimes his knowledge of arcane facts
proves to be an immense help, and Rewind is much
appreciated by his fellow Autobots for it. They just wish
that he would turn his attention away from encyclopedia
collections and toward the war with the Decepticons more
often. (By the way, the answers to the above questions
are: 3,623 to 1; Telemark VI on the planet Ganzvort,
Trenton on the planet Earth; and tell him his fusion line
Rewind's internal light-matrix data storage system
enables him to record and store an almost infinite amount
of data. His recall from memory of any individual datum
is virtually instantaneous. He can also release some of
the light energy and turn himself into a blinding beacon.
In robot mode, he uses an adhesion rifle, which shoots a
quick-drying stream of glue that unbreakably bonds metal
to whatever it touches.
Rewind sometimes suffers from severe cerebro-circuitry
overloads, what Earthlings would call
"headaches," when he attempts to absorb too
much data too quickly. He is incapacitated and helpless
when this happens, and he can take hours, even days to
recover. He's even been known to blow out some circuitry,
which usually requires major repairs.