FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 1
what I am I hide from the enemy."
Mirage is not thrilled about being with a bunch of
rough-and-tumble freedom fighters like the Autobots. If
he had a choice he'd be in Monte Carlo, or better yet,
back on his beloved Cybertron hunting turbofoxes with his
high-priced friends. Autobot leader Optimus
constantly cajole him into continuing his service with
the Autobots, but he feels it may be a losing battle.
Despite his coolness to the cause, Mirage is a
surprisingly effective and deadly fighter and an even
more effective intelligence gatherer, which is the role
he much prefers.
Mirage carries a rear-mounted electro-disruptor which is
able to interfere with the circuitry of an opponent by
casting discrete packets of electrical charges at him.
Hence, he never is situated where he seems to be when it
is in use, and can even use the disruptor to give himself
the illusion of a different physical appearance, which he
can sustain for up to six minutes. All of this
contributes to his effectiveness as an intelligence
agent. He can also hit a screw-head dead center from 200
yards with his armor-piercing hunting rifle. It shoots
He's unsure of the Autobots and their cause, and
consequently cannot always be fully trusted. Optimus
Prime is well
aware of his coolness to the group, but considers him too
valuable to let go.