FUNCTION: MUNITIONS EXPERT
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 24
deals, not war."
Don't let Swindle's easy-going, good-natured personality
fool you; within him beats the fuel pump of the most
greed-driven street hustler. Without blinking an optical
sensor, he'd trade Decepticon leader Megatron's right arm for a toaster if he
needed the toaster badly enough (and if he could get the
arm off of Megatron!). He is an opportunist without peer.
He thrives on wheeling and dealing and seemingly is
capable of procuring anything to fulfill the design and
equipment needs of his armaments work. Although the
weapons he builds are much appreciated, his fellow
Combaticons know that Swindle's efforts on behalf of the
Decepticons are a mere sideline to his actual purpose: He
is solely concerned with himself, and most of his
entrepreneurial activities are for his own personal
material advancement. If he thought it were in his
interest to trade with the enemy, the Autobots, he
probably would. He is truly a one-robot "black
Perhaps Swindle's greatest talent is his gift of gab. He
could probably sell oil to an Arab sheik, if given the
chance. In both jeep and robot modes, he uses two
weapons: a scatter blaster that shoots bursts of
explosive buckshot-type pellets over a wide area, and a
gyro-gun that disturbs the balance centers of
Transformers, severely hampering their driving, flying,
and/or walking. With his fellow Combaticons, Swindle
combines to form the giant robot Bruticus.
In jeep mode, Swindle can't handle sharp turns at high
speeds very well and is prone to overturning. Although
his exterior is fairly well armored, a direct hit on his
unprotected and open dashboard can easily disable him.