FIRST APPEARANCE: -
are detours on the road of life."
Outback thinks going by the book is going the long way.
Confident in his own abilities as a warrior, he feels
little need to follow someone else's plan. And he'll give
anyone an argument who tries to tell him otherwise. In
fact, when in vehicular mode, he feels little need to
even follow paved roads! He'll cut across parking lots,
sidewalks, backyards, virtually anything to get where
he's going. Gruff, cantankerous, a Transformer of few
words, Outback has few friends and even fewer who truly
understand the reason for his anti-social behavior. Deep
down, he believes he's destined to be another casualty in
the Autobot-Decepticon war, so he doesn't do anything
that he considers wasteful of his time while he's still
functional. War is a serious business, and Outback
believes it requires a serious - and total - commitment.
In vehicle mode, Outback can go up to 110 mph with a
range of 800 miles. He can travel over the roughest
terrain and his 4-wheel drive allows him to climb grades
of up to 50 degrees. He carries a turret-mounted mortar
cannon that shoots armor-piercing shells up to a distance
of 3 miles. He is impervious to most artillery fire.
Outback's philosophy of self-sufficiency often results in
his being alone and outnumbered in battle situations.
He's prone to tire blowouts due to his penchant for
traveling rough terrain.