FIRST APPEARANCE: THE TRANSFORMERS: THE
MOVIE # 1
you can be a survivor, you must be a winner."
Chivalrous, well-skilled in the art of war, Kranix is a
friar warrior and the last survivor of the planet
Lithone. Like all Lithones, Kranix possesses a high
percentage of emotional circuits in his computer brain.
But instead of incapacitating him with fear, as it does
his friend Arblus,
these extra emotional circuits have given him the most
complete personality of any robot in existence. In fact,
Autobots who have met both Kranix and Earthlings have
actually said he seems more human than some of the
Earthlings they know.
Kranix can transform into a star-spanning space cruiser
in .25 of a second. In space cruiser form he can reach
speeds of over 1,000 miles a second for short bursts. His
neutron-propelled engines give him an almost infinite
range as they can use even the smallest atomic particle
in space to power them, though because of the scarcity of
such particles Kranix's speed is literally slowed to a
crawl once his fuel reserves are exhausted.
The burden of being the last survivor of his home planet
Lithone has taken a huge toll on Kranix. A melancholy
cloud seems to hang over him. Some say he has lost all
purpose in life and can now achieve peace only in a
warrior's death in the forefront of battle.