FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 1
what's below and what's above will follow."
Rumble is your basic street punk. He compensates for his
small size by always acting tough. And he is
tough. Cross him and he'll punch your optic sensors out.
He has a quick temper and a mean disposition. The other
Decepticons try to keep their distance. Yet, this
unpleasant, swaggering little hoodlum is one of Megatron's favorites. Rumble follows orders
blindly and hungrily; he always waits impatiently for
Megatron's next assignment. A good time for Rumble is
shaking a building into a heap of rubble. "I love
the sight of crumbling bricks," he says.
Rumble can roll the drum-like constructions in his body
to transmit through his feet intense low-frequency
groundwaves that have the effect of stimulating
earthquakes. His quakes have registered as high as 5.4 on
the Richter Scale.
Rumble's small size severely limits his strength; he can
be easily beaten by most of the Autobots in any sort of
physical struggle or artillery barrage. Given his power
of causing the ground to shatter, however, the trick is
to get close enough to Rumble to fight him.