HUMAN COMPONENTS: TRACER AND HOLEPUNCH
FUNCTION: FIELD INFANTRY
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 60
has its own rewards."
Scoop is an Autobot of few words. He lets his actions do
the talking. Respected by friend and foe alike for his
gung-ho, never-say-die attitude, he rightfully deserves
his reputation as the most capable, reliable Autobot
warrior in a ground skirmish. Rather than pummeling his
enemies into submission through the use of sheer force,
he relies on his cool-headed logic and vast knowledge of
military strategy to outwit and defeat them. And no
matter how dangerous the situation he's in, he's never
too busy to lend a helping shovel to a fellow Autobot.
He's the kind of soldier you would want nearby if you
were pinned down by Decepticon laser fire in a slag swamp
and were running low on ammunition. Scoop would get you
out of there and have the 'Cons firing at each other
before you could shift your gears.
teamed with the Nebulans Tracer and Holepunch. Tracer was
serving time in a prison on Nebulos for a crime he
committed as a youth and has regretted ever since. He
volunteered for service with the Autobot Targetmasters to
defend his world from the evil Scorponok and his band of
power-hungry Decepticons as a way of repaying his debt to
Nebulan society. He hopes that his good deeds with the
Autobots will one day lead to an official pardon.
office manager for a water purification company on
Nebulos, Holepunch enlisted with the Autobots as soon as
the Decepticon threat to Nebulos materialized.
"What's the sense of working to keep the water
supply clean," he reasoned, "if these
Decepticons wind up befouling the whole planet?!"
Scoop can transform into a power shovel ground vehicle.
Composed of a super-alloy devised by Quickmix, the shovel is impervious to all
weapons fire short of a small nuclear explosion and is
often used as a shield. It can lift up to 60 tons and
smash through virtually any barrier. In this mode, Scoop
has a maximum speed of 80 mph and range of 200 miles.
Tracer is bio-engineered to convert to a twin-barrelled
ion blaster with a laser-targeting sight. Holepunch is
bio-engineered to convert to a dual compression cannon.
His concentrated blasts of air are powerful enough to
shatter plate steel and knock a jet fighter out of the
sky from a distance of two miles. Tracer and Holepunch
combine to form a single weapon that retains the
capabilities of both components. Scoop can wield Tracer
and Holepunch in his robot and power shovel modes.
Scoop is prone to overheating when using his shovel to
lift too heavy a load for extended periods of time,
resulting in complete, albeit temporary, systems
shutdown. In combined weapons mode, the connections
between Tracer and Holepunch sometimes misalign, which
causes them to jam when fired.