FUNCTION: SPECIAL OPERATIONS, SABOTEUR
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 1
with style or don't bother doing it."
Jazz would be cruising down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
or be double-parked outside a cellar club in Greenwich
Village soaking up the local sounds if he weren't in the
middle of a war. He's a confirmed Earthen culture junkie
- he can talk fluently about ballet or break-dancing
(although he prefers the latter), and he's always on the
lookout for more stuff to turn on to. His knowledge of
Earthen ways and his easy adaptability to Earthen
environments make him the indispensable right-hand man of
his commander, Optimus Prime. He's often given the most
dangerous assignments, and, with characteristic coolness,
usually pulls them off using something out of his
seemingly bottomless bag of tricks. He'd rather dazzle
you with style than accomplish a mission the easy way.
In robot mode, Jazz can use his solar-powered photon
rifle with deadly accuracy up to a distance of .9 miles
from target, and he can shoot it from virtually any
physical position he may be in with equal effectiveness.
He can also use a combination of his overhead
flame-thrower (maximum range of 250 feet), full-spectrum
front grill beacon and 180 dB stereo speakers to create a
spectacular, disorienting light and sound show. He has
been known to glide for more than 3000 feet using his
rear-mounted ailerons. His biggest asset is the
versatility and cleverness he possesses in using the
resources at his disposal.
Although Jazz's firepower and strength are weak relatives
to that of some of the other Autobots, he more than
compensates with his daring and skill. He's prone to be
distracted from his primary assignment by Earthen
behavior patterns that he finds interesting. This
sometimes leads to disastrous consequences.