FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 14
is in everything except war."
Back on Cybertron, Grapple's building designs were
considered works of art. He realizes that now, in an
alien environment on Earth, his ideas are limited by the
necessities of war. Nevertheless, he still takes enormous
pride in what he does and strives for beauty and quality
in all his creations. His problem is that he cares too
much; he often succumbs to severe depression should one
of his constructions be destroyed in the course of
In vehicular mode, Grapple can lift up to 35 tons and
position massive objects with uncanny precision and
grace. In robot mode, he uses a high temperature
arc-welder rifle that shoots a stream of concentrated
infrared energy as it slices through and/or fuses its
targets. He can launch explosive rockets a distance of
4.5 miles from the hand socket in each of his wrists.
Grapple's extreme artistic sensitivity often results in
moodiness and depression, diminishing his value to the
other Autobots. He doesn't adapt well to his vehicle mode
which often results in mechanical breakdowns.