FUNCTION: GROUND ASSAULT
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 25
best advice is not to listen to advice."
Headstrong doesn't listen to anybody, particularly his
friends. He's so certain of himself that he doesn't
acknowledge others' opinions. He's smug and arrogant, and
believes that everyone would be better off if everyone
minded his own business. Nothing can dissuade him once
he's decided upon a course of action, no matter how
foolish that course appears to be. And once he begins
something his commitment is total and unwavering. Knowing
that he is not as strong, intelligent or fearless as some
of the other Predacons, Headstrong puts up his stubborn
front as a shield to hide his deep-rooted insecurity.
Still, he makes a formidable foe. The best way to attack
him is not with weapons, but with psychology. Question
his resolve and his abilities and he's more likely to
collapse from the weight of his own nagging doubts than
from a direct hit by a laser cannon.
In rhinoceros mode, Headstrong can achieve speeds of 60
miles per hour for short periods. At full speed, his horn
can puncture a three-foot thick steel slab. It can also
release a highly corrosive acid on contact, greatly
enhancing its destructive capability. In robot mode, he
uses a plasma sphere shooter, which emits a stream of
glowing balls of energy that explode on contact. He also
carries a diffraction sword, which bends nearby light so
that an opponent can't properly see where Headstrong
actually is as the two battle. Headstrong combines with
his fellow Predacons to form Predaking.
In addition to his knack for talking himself into
foolish, dangerous predicaments, Headstrong often suffers
from impaired mobility due to bearing problems within his
joints. He also has very poor eyesight.