FUNCTION: DESERT WARRIOR
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 4
war is there happiness."
An Autobot of few words and fewer opinions, Snarl
grudgingly follows the orders of Dinobot leader Grimlock and leaves the thinking to others.
He's generally unhappy and a loner, and his
uncommunicative nature only adds to his feelings of
isolation. Only the thrill of battle can elevate his
spirits. In fact, few of his comrades experience the
joyous heights that Snarl attains while locked in mortal
combat. But for him war is an all too brief respite from
the twin devils that haunt his miserable existence: the
ungainly dinosaur form the Ark has bestowed upon him and
the knowledge he may never see his beloved Cybertron
His unique design makes Snarl particularly useful in
sunny, arid environments. The large golden plates
protruding from his spinal assembly are solar collectors.
Although he can operate without sunlight, solar energy
can increase his strength tenfold and his endurance to a
virtually limitless degree. A swipe of his tail can
shatter a 20-foot concrete cube. His heavily armored hide
makes him resistant to most missile fire.
Snarl's dependency on sunlight makes him extremely
vulnerable to attack at night. Although he can use the
same fuel the other Autobots use, he operates at only a
fraction of his strength when he does. He is also very
slow and his uncooperative behavior patterns sometimes
hinder his effectiveness in dangerous situations.