Powerglide for Champions (250+140)

"To stop me, you have to catch me first." - Powerglide

Real name: Powerglide
Other known aliases: None
Occupation: Warrior, former actor.
Current group affiliation: Autobots
Rank: 5
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Decepticons, particularly the Seekers and Straxis.
First appearance: Transformers: The War Within #2 (Dreamwave comics), Transformers #17 (Marvel comics), A Prime Problem (television series).
Description: Powerglide is a 16 foot tall red robot who turns into an A-10 Thunderbolt II jet. Before being reformatted he turned into a Cybertonian jet.


36	STR	 6
18	DEX	24
22	CON	24
14	BODY	 0
14	INT	 4
16	EGO	12
14	PRE	 4
10	COM	 0
10	PD	 7
11	ED	 7
 4	SPD	12
 9	REC	 4
48	END	 2
35	STUN	 2
Characteristics Cost: 108

Powers and Skills

10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
23a)	11/11 Armor	
20b)	4 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
 7c)	Shape Shift,"Jet",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form if he	
	 takes over half BODY.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)            0
10	4" Flight,x16 Non-Combat,Only in jet form.(-1/4),x3	
	 Increased End Cost(-1)                                      3
45	13" Flight,x8 Non-Combat,7-8 Charges(+1/4),continuing,	
	 duration: 1 minute                                          0
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
 5	1D6 Luck	
36	MP (45),"Movement",Only in appropriate form.(-1/4)	
 3u	18" Flight,1/2 END(+1/4)                                     2
 1u	15" Gliding	
 2u	18" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
40	MP (60),"Weapons",OIF(-1/2)	
 3u	2 1/2D6 RKA,"Concussion Bombs",vs physical defense,OAF	
	 (-1/2),13-16 Charges(0),Explosion(+1/2)                     0
 3u	4D6 RKA (Fire),"Heat Beam",No Knockback(-1/4)                6
 3u	3D6 RKA,"Laser Pistol",No Knockback(-1/4),OAF(-1/2),17-32	
	 Charges(+1/4)                                               0
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
 9	36 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 5	Combat Piloting 14-	
18	6 Levels: with heat beam, laser and dodge.,tight group	
 3	Mechanics 11-	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 9	+6 Telescopic Sense,Sight Group	
 2	WF,Small Arms	
Powers Cost: 282


Base Points: 250
15	Accidental Chg,"Changes 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 form.",infrequently,
15	Psych Lim,"Showoff",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",uncommon,total
20	Psych Lim,"Overconfidence",common,total
 5	Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10	Rivalry," with other Autobot jets.",professional,PC rival
10	Watched,"By Autobot leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 140

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 390

Explanation of the conversion: I added a mechanics skill because in the episode Dinobot Island Part 1 he tried to repair Bumblebee's jet pack.

History (Dreamwave comics): When civil war broke out on the planet Cybertron between the Autobots and Decepticons, Powerglide joined the Autobot cause.

Powerglide When Autobot leader Sentinel Prime was killed by Decepticon leader Megatron, a new Autobot leader, Optimus Prime, was chosen. Optimus ordered the evacuation of Cybertron by the Autobots, and Powerglide was among those who reluctantly prepared for the evacuation (Transformers: War Within #2).

When Decepticon Military Operations Commander Shockwave lead a force of Decepticons against the Autobot capitol of Iacon, Powerglide was among the Autobots who defended the capitol (Transformers: War Within #3).

After the Great Shutdown, Powerglide was reformatted in the form of an Earth jet.

Powerglide When Optimus Prime returned to Cybertron accused of crimes, Powerglide was among the Autobots who joined Optimus in overthrowing the rule of Shockwave.

Bumblebee was placed in command of the Autobot supply shuttle Orion, with Powerglide, Seaspray, Warpath, Cosmos, Cliffjumper, Bumper and the Powerdashers assigned to him. Their mission was to aid the Autobots on Earth. Upon arriving in the Earth system from transwarp space, they witnessed the arrival of Sunstorm (Transformers: Generation One III #1).

The crew of the Orion.

History (Marvel comics): Beachcomber, Blaster, Cosmos, Perceptor, Powerglide, Seaspray and Warpath were part of an Autobot team on Cybertron in the Earth year 1986. They battled the Decepticons lead by Straxus over the Space Bridge and the Autobots were stranded on Earth (Transformers #18).

They were then captured by Circuit Breaker and her Rapid Anti-Robot Attack Team, taken to her lab and then disceted (Transformers #21-22).

Circuitbreaker then captured Autobots Air Raid, Fireflight, Silverbolt, Skids, Skydive and Slingshot. Using the parts from the captured Autobot all she created a giant Autobot with herself in control, striking a deal with them that if they would co-operate she would let them go. Circuitbreaker then used them to attack the Decepticon Battlechargers Runabout and Runabout who were attacking the Statue of Liberty. After defeating the Decepticons Circuitbreaker the Autobots were released (Transformers #23).

Circuit Breaker and the Autobots.

Powerglide is a show-off. While most of his fellow Autobots are literally grounded by their abilities, he can take to the air, and he is exceedingly proud of that fact. He uses his ability to release brief bursts of great power to more than make up for his relatively slow flying speed. Consequently, his maneuverability is incredible. Whether putting on a show for his comrades or evading enemy fire, he delights in displaying his dazzling aerial virtuosity, and, like any showman, Powerglide only demands one thing from his audience after one of his performances - their appreciation, and he'll accept it from friend and foe alike.

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Powerglide is played by actor Michael Chain. The toy for Powerglide is similar to the Decepticon named Bad Boy.

Powerglide Powers: Powerglide is a highly skilled flyer. In vehicular mode, Powerglide can reach a cruising speed of 500 mph. He can, for short periods, increase his power output dramatically and increase his speed to 3200 mph. His maneuverability is excellent; he can complete an aerial loop perpendicular to the ground with a radius of only .3 miles. He carries small concussion bombs and can shoot a short range high-temperature thermal beam from the tip of his nose module. He can also use the beam in robot mode and carries a small laser pistol weapon.

Powerglide Weaknesses: As a result of the great confidence he has in his flying ability, Powerglide often gets into more trouble than he can handle with enemy jets. He has relatively little strength in robot mode.

Links to other Powerglide pages:
  • http://www.cobraislandtoys.com/tf/1985/powerglide.html
  • http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?char_id=89

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

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