FUNCTION: DEFENSIVE STRATEGIST
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 1
Autobot's as good as the fuel in his tank."
"Looks like some pigeonoids can't find their
nest." That's how Trailbreaker describes a
full-scale attack by a battalion of flying Decepticons.
He'll make light of anything, no matter how dire the
situation, and has been known to cross the optic circuits
while he's in his rest mode. Even Huffer laughed at that
one. He's the Autobot cheerleader. But there's a darker
side to Trailbreaker. He is the most fuel-consuming
Autobot and thus believes he is a liability to the group.
He often has volunteered to be left behind in battle
situations rather than use up precious resources. His
lack of self-esteem is apparent to Autobot Leader Optimus
continually reassures him of his value.
Trailbreaker's force-field projector can create an
invisible barrier with up to a 30-foot radius that
withstands penetration by all forms of projectiles, all
wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation except those of
extremely high intensity, and temperatures as high as
800,000 degrees Centigrade. A sustained assault on the
force-field, if strong enough, can eventually weaken and
destroy it. Mounted behind his head, Trailbreaker wears a
radio-jamming broadcaster. He can transmit signals on 64
frequencies simultaneously and often uses it to jam enemy
attempts at jamming Autobot communications.
His high fuel consumption and slowness of movement make
Trailbreaker particularly vulnerable in certain
situations. He'll often mope about his handicaps and
forget about his responsibilities as a consequence. But
his bravery and defensive prowess are unquestioned, and
he can usually recover his wits in time to save himself
and his comrades.