FUNCTION: MECHANICAL ENGINEER
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 1
do what your enemy expects you to do."
"That guy can build a neutron bomb out of a
wristwatch and a rusty can," says Bluestreak, and that's not far from the
truth. As well as the Ark fashioned the Autobots,
Wheeljack is always coming up with ways to improve them,
particularly their weaponry. His knack for creating wild
new gadgets has earned him a "mad scientist"
reputation and their deadly effectiveness has earned him
the respect of friends and enemies alike. He is also the
Autobot most adept at driving while in his automobile
mode and has pulled off tricks that Hollywood stunt
drivers haven't even dreamed of yet. He fully enjoys
showing off when the opportunity presents itself.
In addition to those mentioned above, Wheeljack, while in
Autobot mode, can use the solid-fuel rockets in his arms
to fly at speeds of 320 mph with a range of 800 miles.
His shoulder-mounted cannons shoot a variety of shells: a
magnetic-inducer shell, which douses its victims in a
magnetic dust that attracts ferrous objects from
distances up to 4000 feet away that adhere to and
eventually disable the victim; a shrapnel-needle shell,
which explodes into millions of hair-thin filaments that
can pierce even the strongest armor and disrupt internal
circuitry; and a gyro-inhibitor shell, which implants
itself upon impact and destroys the balance of its
victims. Wheeljack is continually adding new gimmicks to
Wheeljack is his own worst enemy. He frequently injures
himself while experimenting with new weapons.