FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 24
have to know where you are before you know what to
Nothing escapes Streetwise's notice. He dutifully records
the most seemingly insignificant details knowing full
well he may have use of such information later. So
readily does he adapt to any environment that his fellow
Protectobots suspect he possesses a mysterious eighth
sense in addition to the seven standard senses with which
he was built (sight, hearing, touch, smell, short-range
radiowave transmission, magnetic sensitivity, and
electric sensitivity). The truth is, Streetwise simply
has an amazing capacity for understanding. He easily
grasps local dialects; slang expressions instantly become
part of his vocabulary. Once he sees a map of a new city,
he drives through its streets as if he were born there.
And he's as doggedly determined as he is clever. Nothing
can deter Streetwise from seeking his prey - except an
empty fuel tank.
In car mode, Streetwise can reach speeds of 180 mph. His
range is 400 miles. His trunk-mounted double-barrelled
air-compressor cannon compresses air and then shoots it a
distance of 50 miles with enough power to knock a jet out
of the sky. In robot mode, he carries a photon pistol
that shoots light bursts with the equivalent brightness
of 5,000-watt light bulbs, enough to temporarily blind
all but those whose optical sensors are the most heavily
shielded. He combines with his fellow Protectobots to
form the giant robot known as Defensor.
In car mode, Streetwise sometimes overheats as a result
of the unceasing manner in which he hunts his enemies.