FUNCTION: SKY FIGHTER
FIRST APPEARANCE: -
is the chain that binds us all."
Nothing is good enough for Cloudraker. He's jealous of
his clone brother Fastlane's popularity with beings of all types. He
wishes he could scoot along on the ground like his
brother does in dragster mode so that he could have more
opportunities to interact with others, while at the same
time he is terrified of being grounded. He flies as high
as he can to escape this fear, yet he is eternally
frustrated by his inability to reach escape velocity and
achieve orbit. The fact that he is one of the fastest of
all the Autobots does little to console him. Even soaring
through the skies is a problem for him - an imperfection
in his navigational systems afflicts him with
claustrophobia. The skies are too small for him!
Cloudraker is a mass of crossed circuits. And he'll need
years of psychological debugging before he ever fully
In jet mode, Cloudraker has a maximum speed of Mach 2.8.
His range is 3200 miles. In robot mode he is armed with
two gravity-rod rifles. By altering the strength of the
gravitational field around any object their beams hit,
the rifles can cause an object to either crash or float
away. The larger the object, the less effective are the
All of Cloudraker's various abilities are hampered
according to how emotionally distraught he is at any
given moment. On the few occasions when he can put all
his problems behind him, he is a very effective warrior.
His major physical problem is a tendency to suffer
"mode-lock" - the inability to transform from
one mode to another.