FUNCTION: CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 1
structure is the key to success."
Bumblebee says Huffer looks at the world
"through sludge-colored windshields." Huffer is
dour. He says very little and when he does speak, it's
usually to grumble. Huffer's pessimism extends even to
his job specialty. He'll grumble that it can't be done
and then build the most complex mechanized fortress
imaginable. Sometimes it seems he can whip up a
suspension bridge out of bobby pins and glue. Huffer
isn't too sociable, but in any sort of difficulty he is
absolutely reliable. Optimus Prime knows that Huffer secretly misses
Cybertron and longs to return there.
A complex system of sensors in his arms allows Huffer to
test various materials, some of which he uses in
construction, for various properties such as tensile
strength, heat resistance, elasticity, etc. Although
lacking weapons, he is extremely strong and can lift
40,000 pounds. His mathematical and geometrical abilities
exceed those of all the other Autobots and help him in
his construction designs.
Huffer is prone to severe bouts of depression as a result
of his homesickness. At these times he is often
inconsolable and of little value to the other Autobots.