FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 24
ounce of maintenance is worth a pound of cure."
First Aid hates seeing a machine in pain - even if the
machine itself is unaware that it's hurting. He's been
known to fix broken street lamps and administer water to
overheated cars on his travels. This often delays him in
performing his normal duties, but his fellow Protectobots
rarely take him to task over it. He's simply too
compassionate! He's also overly cautious - he'll restrict
an Autobot to the repair bay for a mere faulty
directional signal. Although his comrades sometimes take
issue with First Aid's judgment in such cases, they know
the quiet, hard-working doctor is only looking out for
their best interests, and that is a comforting thought.
In vehicle form, First Aid can travel at 140 mph with a
range of 500 miles. He carries a dual-barreled
decrystallizer cannon, which disrupts the crystalline
structure of most metals, reducing their tensile strength
and making them vulnerable to fracture. In robot mode, he
carries a photon pistol that shoots light-bursts with the
equivalent brightness of 5,000-watt light bulbs, enough
to temporarily blind all but those whose optical sensors
are the most heavily shielded. Each of his fists can emit
a high-temperature, narrow laser beam, which he uses for
welding during surgical procedures. He combines with his
fellow Protectobots to form the giant robot known as Defensor.
Other than the aforementioned tendency to be distracted,
First Aid occasionally suffers from electrical system
breakdowns, particularly when he uses his decrystallizer
cannon. This sometimes leaves him unable to perform
simple functions, such as turning on his lights, or
worse, leaves him completely immobilized.