FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 30
is, by itself, not enough for believing."
Searchlight is a creature of the night. He cruises the
dark backroads and alleyways of Earth with the curiosity
of a cat. Nothing is too insignificant to escape his
notice. Nor too irrelevant. Often, he gets sidetracked
from his true mission by some totally unrelated matter.
At times like these, his surveillance work can leave much
to be desired. But his tendency to be distracted is
understandable. He is a quiet, serious sort,
uncomfortable in the company of others. He is a loner who
works best when he works alone. It is inevitable that,
since he is by himself as much as he is, his mind wanders
sometimes. Goldbug often radios in just to make sure
Searchlight remembers what his mission is.
The bank of headlights on Searchlight's front grill has a
variety of capabilities, in addition to illumination,
which they all can provide. They work as follows: Top row
from left to right: stereoscopic, digital video camera;
infrared detector; spectroscopic chemical analyzer;
radiation detector; x-ray emitter; the other half of the
stereoscopic, digital video camera. The two lights on the
bottom row can produce light of any color; can produce a
stroboscopic effect; and can become blindingly bright,
the equivalent of two 10,000-watt light bulbs.
Searchlight is extremely skittish. The slightest sound or
movement can set him off, particularly after a long,
quiet, solitary vigil. If he can't immediately identify
the source of the disturbance, he gradually becomes more
and more nervous, even fearful.