HUMAN COMPONENT: ARCANA
FUNCTION: BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEER
FIRST APPEARANCE: HEADMASTERS # 1 (Brainstorm),
HEADMASTERS # 2 (Arcana)
strongest tyrant cannot crush freedom of thought."
Brainstorm is so full of ideas that often he's disclosing
the next one before he's finished explaining the first.
His mind seems to work at a fevered pace. Even when he's
not consciously applying himself to thinking creatively,
a part of his subconscious circuitry proceeds on its own
- he often interrupts conversations, battles, even
himself with typically irrelevant, but brilliant,
pronouncements. On Cybertron, he felt unappreciated,
since warriors were valued far more than robot geniuses.
He's found Nebulos to be more fertile ground in which to
plant his ideas. His most significant contribution so far
has been devising a way to install the humanoid Nebulans
into headless Autobots to create the Headmasters.
genius is a bit more mysterious. Trained as a medical
doctor, the Nebulan quickly rose to the top of his field,
but he found his job unchallenging, so he turned his
attentions to studying the ancient lore of Nebulos. He
became learned in many sciences that had long been
repudiated, which earned him the disfavor of many of his
medical colleagues. Arcana combined some of that ancient
knowledge with his modern medical skills to bio-engineer
Nebulans, including himself, so they could transform and
become the heads of the Autobot Headmasters. Working with
Brainstorm, Arcana made Fortress
of the Headmasters a reality. He is the oldest Nebulan
among the Autobot Headmasters, and the wisest. He is also
the most remote - no one truly can fathom the workings of
Arcana's mind, not even Brainstorm, who shares it.
In jet mode, Brainstorm has two solid-fuel after-burning
turbofan jet engines that propel him to a maximum speed
of 5200 mph. He carries two high-energy photon pulse
cannons on either side of his nose module, which he can
also use in robot mode. His range is 8000 miles.
Brainstorm's mind sometimes works so fast that he
overheats and shorts out sections of his
cerebro-circuitry, which often leaves him disabled. In
jet mode, his engines are also prone to overheating. If
driven too hard, they burst into flame. If Brainstorm is
lucky, he can manage to glide back to the ground without