Pointblank for Champions (200+120)

"Be brief of speech and long on action." - Pointblank

Real name: Pointblank
Other known aliases: Blanker (Japanese release name).
Occupation: Targetmaster Leader.
Current group affiliation: Autobots/Targetmasters
Rank 8
Past group affiliations: None.
Major enemies: Decepticons, particularly the Targetmasters.
First appearance: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #4 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers: Headmasters #1 (Marvel comics), Rebirth Part 1 (television series).
Origin: Transformers: Headmasters #4 (Marvel comics), Rebirth Part 1 (television series).
Description: Pointblank is a 20 foot tall red and blue robot who turns into a Cybertonian car.


49	STR	14
16	DEX	18
22	CON	24
15	BODY	 0
14	INT	 4
20	EGO	20
21	PRE	11
10	COM	 0
12	PD	 7
11	ED	 7
 4	SPD	14
10	REC	 2
46	END	 1
39	STUN	 1
Characteristics Cost: 123

Powers and Skills

 3	1" Change Environment,Desc: Headlights,OIF(-1/2)             0
10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
26a)	12/12 Armor	
27b)	5 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
15c)	15" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
 7d)	Shape Shift,"Car",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form if	
	 takes over half Body.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)            0
 5	5 Flash Defense,Hearing Group	
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
 5	1D6 Luck	
 9	MP (15),"Movement",Only when in appropriate form.(-1/4),OIF	
 1u	5" Flight,"Jet Pack",x4 Non-Combat                           1
 1u	+2" Running,"Wheels",x8 Non-Combat,has turn mode             0
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
12	49 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 3	Combat Driving 12-	
 5	13- Fast Draw	
18	6 Levels: With Peacemaker, punch and dodge.,tight group	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 3	Tactics 12-	
 2	WF,Small Arms	
20	Followers: Peacemaker (100pt)	
Powers Cost: 197


Base Points: 200
15	Accidental Chg,"to robot form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
20	DNPC,"Humans in need of saving.",incompetent,appear 11-
10	Distinctive,"Giant Robot",easily concealable,major
15	Hunted,"By anti-Autobot forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
 5	Physical Lim,"No hands in vehicle mode.",infrequently,
15	Psych Lim,"Somber",very common,moderate
15	Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",common,strong
 5	Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10	Rivalry,"with other Autobot warriors.",professional,PC rival
10	Watched,"By Autobot leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 120

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 320

Explanation of the conversion: I decided to make Peacemaker a follower of Pointblank. He has an attack which is useable by one other, which is how Pointblank uses him as a gun.

History (Marvel comics): Pointblank was among the Autobots who joined Fortress Maximus in leaving Cybertron for the planet Nebulos. Pointblank was among the Autobots who gave up their weapons to the Nebulans in hopes of showing their peaceful intentions (Transformers: Headmasters #1).

In order to bolster the Autobots and their Nebulan allies against Scorponok and his Decepticons, the Nebulans used the Autobot weapons to create cyborgs who could transform into the weapons of the Autobots. Branded outlaws by Nebulan authorities, these cyborgs were given code names to hide their identities. Followed to Nebulos by the Decepticons under Scorponok, Fortress Maximus' band left Nebulos for the planet Earth (Transformers: Headmasters #4).


Pointblank was present when Grimlock fought Blaster for leadership of the Autobots on Earth's moon. The Autobots were then attacked by the Decepticons lead by Ratbat (Transformers #41).

Pointblank Pointblank knows the horrors of war all too well. He's fought in one for millions of years. Whatever romance or glory it once held for him has long since vanished... as has the cheerful adventurer he once was. Today, Pointblank is a somber, no-nonsense soldier whose every utterance creaks with weariness. He joined Fortress Maximus's recent expedition to the planet Nebulos hoping to find peace. Instead, the war followed him and his fellow Autobots to their sanctuary. Pointblank came to the bitter realization that he could not hope to escape the war, he could only help to end it. Now he fights on, more determined than ever to defeat the Decepticons... and more convinced that an end to the war is nowhere in sight, but he's fairly quiet about his pessimistic outlook. "Words are what got us into this mess in the first place," he grumbles. "They do more harm than weapons." Pointblank's disposition improved a bit when he was paired with Peacemaker, a Nebulan law enforcement officer whose optimistic attitude is almost contagious, but so far Pointblank has displayed immunity to the Nebulan's best efforts to cheer him. Pointblank appreciates the attempt, but disapproves of the source. Although he understands the reasons behind the Autobot-Nebulan alliance, he does not accept them. The thought of spreading the war to another planet and people is anathema to the dour Autobot.

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Pointblank is played by actor Niel Ross.

Pointblank Powers: Pointblank is nearly fearless. He can transform into a rocket-powered ground vehicle, with a maximum speed of 320 mph and a range of 800 miles. In both robot and vehicle modes, Pointblank can wield weapon mode Peacemaker.

Weaknesses: Pointblank is prone to tire blow outs at high speeds in vehicle mode. Without Peacemaker he lacks ranged attacks. In weapon mode, Peacemaker sometimes comes loose from his moorings on vehicle mode Pointblank.

Links to other Pointblank pages:
  • http://home.no.net/transfor/autobots/pointblank-tfu.php
  • http://www.cobraislandtoys.com/tf/1987/pointblank.html
  • http://www.geocities.com/sslui_marauder/pointbla.html
  • http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?char_id=173
  • http://www.tfu.info/1987/Autobot/Pointblank/pointblank.htmm
  • http://www.thetransformers.net/review.asp?MenuID=223

  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - May, 2005

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    Made on Amiga