HUMAN COMPONENTS: SINGE AND HAIRSPLITTER
FUNCTION: AERIAL ASSAULT
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 62
your foes' abilities as you would your own."
Spinister is as mysterious to his fellow Decepticons as
he is to his enemies. He says little about himself and
reveals even less. But in action he is as deadly as a
computer virus. "I don't care if he never utters
another word, as long as he keeps scrapping
Autobots," says Decepticon Commander Megatron of this eerie aerial adventurer.
"We have enough big-talk, small-results types here
already." Spinister's favorite and most effective
battle tactic is to sneak up on unwary Autobots, scare
them, fly away... and then return to destroy them while
their guards are down. How this loner manages to surprise
as many opponents as he does is a secret to which not
even his commanding officers are privy. But the suspicion
among many Decepticons is that Spinister has developed a
"cloaking" system - a technology that allows
him to turn invisible and avoid detection - that he
refuses to share with his comrades... just in case he
should decide to one day use it against them.
binary-bonded to two Nebulans, Singe and Hairsplitter.
Singe was the playboy son of one of Nebulos's leading
families. He signed up with the Decepticons soon after he
publicly declared his sympathies were with Lord Zarak in
his struggle against Zarak's Nebulan rival, Galen, and
the Autobots. Singe was motivated by his feelings for
Zarak's daughter, Llyra, whose affections he had lost
years earlier to Galen. He saw the opportunity to destroy
Galen as his chance to win her back. But once he went
into exile with his fellow Decepticon-allied Nebulans he
had no opportunity to put his theory into effect, leaving
him a bitter, lonely hate-filled warrior.
is just happy to be in an organization in which he feels
wanted. On Nebulos he was an ecological efficiency expert
whose job primarily consisted of writing memos that
pinpointed waste in the Nebulos Department of the
Environment and assigned blame to those bureaucrats
responsible for the waste. He was not very popular among
his co-workers. He agreed to undergo the bio-engineering
process that would binary bond him to Spinister when Lord
Zarak told him that his talent for spotting slackers
would be welcomed by Scorponok, commander of the
contingent of Decepticons on Nebulos.
Spinister transforms into an assault helicopter equipped
with two batteries of automatic particle beam cannons and
two remote control-guided fusion bombs. His maximum speed
is 520 miles per hour and his range is 1300 miles. Singe
converts to a double-barrelled nuclear-powered
flamethrower. He can adjust the heat in his flame so that
he can do anything from lightly toasting a target at
temperatures in the 140 degrees Fahrenheit range to
melting an enemy Autobot into a pool of slag at
temperatures up to 3200 degrees. Hairsplitter converts to
twin lock-target laser rifles. He is renowned for his
accuracy and has been known to etch his name on a
microchip positioned two miles away with his laser beams.
Spinister can use both weapons in robot and helicopter
modes. He can also combine the two Nebulans to form one
super-weapon, which retains the offensive features of its
Spinister's rotor blades are prone to stress fractures
after 12,000 miles of continued use. The blades require a
vigilant maintenance schedule to avoid inflight failure.