FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 1
only point I like in Autobots: melting point."
Laserbeak takes a sadistic pleasure in hunting his prey.
He prefers to play with them and slowly cripple them
before moving in for the kill. On Cybertron, his
appearance on the battlefront would usually mean the
battle was over and the Decepticons had won. Then it
would be his turn to pick off the straggling survivors.
However, given a situation where the odds are against
him, he is clearly not very brave. He'll run for safety.
And he makes no attempt to hide this fear. If Decepticon
Leader Megatron didn't have a special appreciation for
Laserbeak's lethal style, he might have gotten rid of
Laserbeak a long time ago.
In robot mode, Laserbeak can fly at speeds of up to 250
mph with a range of 1500 miles. He has two independently
targetable laser cannons that can fly on their own.
Laserbeak emits a laser beam that is able to pierce a
2-inch thick plate steel at a distance of 30 miles.
Laserbeak uses these beams like a surgeon uses his
scalpels - with extreme precision. He employs this talent
to persuade captives to reveal secret information -
before he disposes of them.
The Autobots are well aware of Laserbeak's lack of
bravery and take advantage of that flaw to thwart his
machinations whenever they can. Also, Laserbeak has a
serious dependency on ruby crystals, which empower his
lasers. When his supply runs out, he's been known to
become so terrified of his vulnerability that his systems
completely shut down and he becomes immobile.