FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 30
the going gets tough, the tough get driving."
Many mistake Rollbar's impulsive bravado for foolishness.
But the truth is he's just a rough-and-tumble kind of guy
who thrives on taking chances and putting his life on the
line. He enjoys competition in any form - from watching a
football game on television to being an active
participant in an all-out war. He has a penchant for
spouting somewhat cornball, macho cliches, particularly
in the heat of battle, such as, "Let's show 'em what
we're manufactured of, Autobots," or, "When the
going gets tough, the tough get driving." More often
than not, Rollbar's pronouncements elicit laughter, not
greater bravery, from his comrades. But he doesn't seem
to be bothered by their reactions one bit. He either
doesn't hear them or chooses to ignore them. He just
plunges on, allowing no deadly danger or looming obstacle
to deter him from completing his appointed task.
In jeep mode, Rollbar has tremendous agility. When
necessary, he'll launch himself into a series of flips
and rolls with hardly any loss of speed. He can traverse
most terrains, no matter how treacherous. Built-in
chemical sensors, radiation detectors, and an array of
aural and visual recording devices make him an ideal
In jeep mode, Rollbar has a less than average sense of
balance. His design makes him prone to flipping over,
particularly on sharp, fast turns. His agility usually,
but not always, spares him any serious injuries.