FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 29
has fuel has power!"
Octane is a greedy, mean-spirited bully. Just to prove
his own value, he's more than willing to let a Decepticon
slip painfully into inoperative status rather than offer
him a drop of life-saving fuel. Only after his thirsty
victim begs for fuel and praises Octane does Octane
relent. He entertains himself by forcing vehicles to
swerve off highways and commercial aircraft to abort
landing approaches at airports. Crashes caused by him
make him howl with laughter. He rebuffs requests by other
Decepticons for him to end these wasteful, pointless
actions. "I don't tell them how to have their
fun," says Octane, "and they have no business
telling me how to have mine!"
In jet mode, Octane has a range of 7000 miles and can
reach a speed of 750 mph. In tanker mode, his range is
65,000 miles and he can go up to 90 mph. He can carry
10,000 gallons of fuel and has internal equipment that
modifies oil-based fuels into fuel the Transformers are
able to use, or solid fuel. He has internal hoses that he
uses to drill for and siphon off liquid fuel sources. He
is likely to attack a gas station or another tanker truck
in his quest to acquire fuel. In robot mode, he carries a
liquid-flame thrower, powered by his fuel reserves, and a
deflecto-shield, which turns back whatever beam or
artillery that hits it upon whoever shot it.
In tanker truck mode, Octane is generally heavily armored
to protect himself and his fuel tank. However, he is
extremely vulnerable to a hit from below the tank. He is
not an effective combatant in the air since he has
virtually no offensive capabilities in jet mode.