FIRST APPEARANCE: THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE # 1
actions speak louder than words."
Hot Rod is the all-American-boy Autobot. Not too sweet,
not too sharp, not too snotty... not a goodie-goodie, but
basically a typical adolescent who has dreams of doing
great stuff and being as heroic and important as Optimus
Prime and other
famous and revered top Autobots. He tends to follow rules
until they bug him - and he sometimes learns, to his
regret, that disobeying wasn't exactly smart. And he
often acts without thinking in an effort to do the right
thing - and this gets him and sometimes his friends in
trouble. But he's not afraid when trouble does arrive and
is a brave and honorable fighter and friend. He is
especially close to Kup, the grizzled old mentor of an Autobot,
although he sometimes resents hearing "wisdom."
And he likes Daniel, the Earth kid, a lot. (In a way, Hot
Rod is big brother to Daniel - a role model - and Hot Rod
knows it and takes the responsibility seriously.) In
robot or automotive mode, Hot Rod is sometimes
hot-headed, but always a well-meaning, admirable
"lad" and popular with all who know him.
He carries two photon lasers that temporarily
electromagnetize an enemy robot's microcircuits. Speed:
120 mph. Range: 4 miles.
Hot Rod's impulsive actions often get him into trouble.