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"Don't just take the goods, take the credit, too."

Profile: Although many of his enemies (and comrades) call him the nastiest of names, they can't take away the fact that Packrat's a top-notch thief. With a cunning nature that rivals Megatron and a speed which astounds even the swiftest of Maximals, Packrat is efficient at getting the job done. He strikes from the shadows with lethal intensity, accomplishes the mission objectives, and quickly melts back into the depths of the jungle. Packrat makes up for his lack of strength through courage and ingenuity as a fighter. Although naturally quiet, he is outfitted with a sonic dampening field which makes him virtually undetectable by the Predacons. Packrat prefers to work alone so that he can complete the mission by his own rules. He is the ultimate glory hound. Although small in size, Packrat has an ego the size of one of Cybertron's moons. His ego is fed through the continual bluffing of all who surround him, whether friend or foe. His penchant for stealing is surpassed only by his desire to let everyone know he did it. These acts of bluffing cause unease and distrust among his teammates aboard the Axalon. His quarters are full of stolen artifacts, broken pieces of equipment, and other treasures from various looting escapades. Whether Packrat is sent out on a solo mission or as backup, no one is quite sure if they can count on him. Despite his bravado, Packrat has a low self-esteem and is constantly trying to prove himself and gain the respect of the other Maximals. With the recent addition of the Energon armor, devised by Fractyl of the Predacons, Packrat saw the opportunity to gain this much sought after respect. However, at Rhinox's insistence, he voluntarily gave up the armor, thereby saving himself and consequently, his teammates.

Abilities: In beast mode, Packrat can travel up to 35 kph while cruising, and up to 45 kph in short bursts. His sonic dampening field creates an aura that has a mean sound level of 5 decibels. If he is not seen, Packrat can approach within 2 feet of his target without being detected. Packrat possesses superb night vision which helps him in nocturnal or underground jobs. His Energon armor, in robot mode, can repel fields up to 10 gigajoules per square centimeter, and subsequently can last infinitely longer in robot mode than all other Maximals or Predacons. His weapon of choice is a sonic disrupter which shatters the exostructure of his target.

Weaknesses: Packrat has a low self-esteem due to the constant mistrust everyone has towards him. Due to this breakdown of teamwork, Packrat usually cannot rely on anyone to cover him during a battle. The Energon armor works well with small to moderate doses of the energy source, but behaves violently when placed within range of raw Energon. The resulting Energon-anti-Energon reaction ends in a detonation with the force of a thousand tons of explosives, destroying both the armor and the host.

Profile published in: BOTCON '97 CONVENTION PROGRAM

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