HUMAN COMPONENT: PINPOINTER
FUNCTION: WEAPONS SUPERVISOR
FIRST APPEARANCE: HEADMASTERS # 1 (Crosshairs),
HEADMASTERS # 4 (Pinpointer)
shoot until you see the wires in their eyes."
Crosshairs had a long career on Cybertron as the
Autobots' chief armory manager. He procured, maintained
and supplied to his brethren the latest and most lethal
weapons. But he grew more and more disgusted with himself
as more and more Decepticons were consigned to the
scrapyard, the awful result of his labors. He reasoned
there were better ways to use his time than stockpiling
implements of death. He quit the weapons business and
joined the Autobot band led by Fortress
Fortress Maximus renounced war, Crosshairs was one of the
first to agree with him and one of the most vocal of his
supporters. However, events on the planet Nebulos soon
forced these Autobots to take up arms against the
Decepticons again, and Crosshairs grudgingly went along.
Given his prior experience, he was appointed weapons
supervisor by Fortress Maximus. He's meticulous, cautious
- some would say overcautious. Although he's less than
happy with his job, he's very caring about it, and
mindful of his limited resources. He doesn't like to
waste ammo; he won't take a shot unless he's sure he
can't miss, and encourages others to do the same.
was a biomass recycling engineer on Nebulos. As such, he
shares his binary-bonded partner Crosshairs' concerns for
efficiency and avoiding waste. He's very businesslike and
can be brief in his words to the point of appearing rude.
But he is very reliable and an ideal Targetmaster.
Pinpointer transforms into a dual rocket-propelled
grenade launcher who can lock on a target in less than
.0003 seconds, but usually trusts Crosshairs to tell him
when to shoot. He can be fired by hand or mounted on and
operated by Crosshairs in vehicle mode. In vehicle mode
Crosshairs has a maximum speed of 160 mph and a range of
750 miles. He's built for traversing very rough terrain
and has superior durability.
In weapons mode, Pinpointer often suffers from nausea and
dizziness as a result of the exhaust fumes he inhales
from his own grenade firings. This can severely reduce
his accuracy. Crosshairs sometimes becomes emotionally
overcome by the rampant destruction he witnesses in
battle, hampering his combat effectiveness.