FUNCTION: ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE
FIRST APPEARANCE: -
hitting is the key to an effective offense."
Simple descriptive phrases are insufficient for a
confirmed Earthen sports fanatic like Eject. Sports
cliches clutter his everyday conversation. To him, a
surprise attack on the Decepticons is "a fast
break." A victory is a "touchdown."
Destroying an enemy is "hitting a grand slam."
Few of the other Autobots understand anything Eject says,
but they all appreciate the enthusiasm with which he says
it. Eject's attention was first drawn to Earthen sports
by the competitive spirit that characterizes them. Where
he comes from, Cybertron, such a commitment of passion
and energy is only known in the field of war. He
therefore found it both surprising and fascinating to
observe it in an entertainment. Now Eject is a devout
follower, finding sports to be an immensely enjoyable
diversion (some would say "obsession"). But
more importantly, he views sports with the fervent hope
that one day it will forever replace war as the way for
opponents to settle their differences.
Eject has the talent to be a play-by-play announcer in
most major sports, but lacks the opportunity. In cassette
mode, he is able to monitor and record local radio and
television broadcasts, although he is more likely to tape
Monday Night Football than a news bulletin on a
Decepticon raid. He can also decode scrambled signals and
tap into telephone conversations. In robot mode, he uses
an overload gun, which temporarily disables its target by
releasing a powerful burst of electricity into its
target's neural circuitry.
Many important broadcasts are overlooked by Eject because
of his preoccupation with monitoring sports. This
sometimes results in disaster not only for him but also
for the Autobots who rely on him. At times his internal
tape snaps if he's recording something that gets him
particularly worked up and tense, such as Nolan Ryan
going for another no-hitter.