FUNCTION: SHOCK TROOPER
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 23
pretty car makes an even prettier wreck."
Runabout likes to watch things blow up; the bigger the
explosion, the more he enjoys it. If he's not busy
hunting Autobots, he'll pass his free time by using
parked cars for target practice or igniting fuel pumps at
a gas station. A good-sized fireball never fails to bring
a mischievous smile to his face. Seemingly driven by an
unending supply of evil energy, he avoids even the
briefest lulls in activity as if he's terrified that
boredom might fatally infect him. As a Battlecharger,
Runabout gets more than enough opportunity to stay busy,
but he worries about what he'll do with himself after he
finishes blowing up all the Autobots, cars, and gas
stations on Earth. He calculates at the rate he's going
he'll have to find a new sport within two years.
In car mode, Runabout has a maximum speed of 185 mph and
a range of 550 miles. He can transform to robot mode in
.4 seconds. He uses a particle beam rifle that shoots a
high-energy beam of neutrons with devastating results.
Runabout's attention turns to beautiful cars like a young
man's turns to beautiful women. In Runabout's case
though, the more beautiful the car, the more he craves to
destroy it. This often distracts him from his true
mission and leaves him vulnerable to attack.