FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 1
first, strike fast, strike hard."
"Let me at 'em" is Cliffjumper's usual response
when the Autobots embark on a mission. His eagerness and
daring have no equal among the Autobots. Optimus
Prime knows this
gung-ho trait is an expression of Cliffjumper's burning
desire for vengeance on the Decepticons. Although he
takes his work very seriously, Cliffjumper is full of
good-natured bravado while he's doing it. He doesn't
actively dislike Earth, but he considers its rough,
uneven terrain a hindrance to his effectiveness, and too
often is carelessly destructive. Often he is on the
receiving end of a lecture from Optimus on caution and
the protection of Earthen property.
Cliffjumper is one of the fastest of the Autobots, in his
automobile mode, and he makes a particularly effective
target for drawing fire away from other Autobots, a job
he relishes and seldom gets hurt doing. He can fire
projectiles filled with what he calls "glass
gas." On impact, this gas disrupts the microscopic
crystalline structure of most metals, temporarily making
the metal as brittle as common glass.
Cliffjumper is prone to literal blow-outs in his
automobile mode. He accelerates so quickly and recklessly
that he is sometimes disabled before he goes 50 yards.
His overeagerness can often lead him into dangerous
situations that he's not prepared to handle. And
sometimes, if the wind is blowing toward him, he can fall
victim to his own glass gas.