Strafe for Champions (250+140)

"Shoot everywhere - since that's where the enemies are." - Strafe

Real name: Strafe
Other known aliases: Rocketbot (name of release in Italy).
Occupation: Aerial gunner.
Current group affiliation: Autobots/Technobots
Rank: 5
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Decepticons, particularly the Terrorcons.
First appearance: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #7 (Dreamwave comics), Headmasters #1 (Marvel comics), Grimlock's New Brain (television series).
Origin: Grimlock's New Brain (television series).
Description: Strafe is a 20 foot tall red and white robot who turns into a small Cybertonian jet.


45	STR	10
18	DEX	24
22	CON	24
15	BODY	 0
12	INT	 2
16	EGO	12
15	PRE	 5
10	COM	 0
11	PD	 7
11	ED	 7
 4	SPD	12
 9	REC	 2
46	END	 1
37	STUN	 1
Characteristics Cost: 107

Powers and Skills

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
 7c)	Shape Shift,"Cybertonian Jet",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot	
	 change form if he takes over half BODY.(-1/4),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
13	0" Flight,x32 Non-Combat,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape Shift."      0
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
 5	1D6 Luck	
42	MP (42),"Movement"	
 4u	17" Flight,1/2 END(+1/4)                                     2
 1u	15" Gliding	
 3u	17" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
56	MP (127),"Weapons",No Knockback(-1/4),OAF(-1)	
 6u	5 1/2D6 RKA (Fire),"Heat Ray",17-32 Charges(+1/4),x5	
	 Increased Max Range(+1/4)                                   0
 5u	3 1/2D6 RKA (Light),"Twin Automatic Light Pulse Blasters",x5	
	 Autofire(+1/2),65-125 Charges(+3/4)                         0
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
13	+4" Running,x8 Non-Combat,has turn mode,Linked(-1/2),"to	
	 Shape Shift",1/2 END(+1/4)                                  0
11	45 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 4	+6 Telescopic Sense,"Scope",Sight Group,OAF(-1),Only in	
	 robot form.(-1/4)	
 3	Combat Piloting 13-	
18	6 Levels: with heat ray, pulse blasters and punch.,tight	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 4	WF,Small Arms,Heavy Weapons	
Powers Cost: 283


Base Points: 250
15	Accidental Chg,"to robot form when stunned.",common,occur
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,
20	Psych Lim,"Persistent, never gives up.",common,total
15	Psych Lim,"Hair Trigger",very common,moderate
15	Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",uncommon,total
 5	Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10	Rivalry," with Lightspeed.",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: Even though the tech specs on Strafe say he has a Skill of 4, I decided he should have a higher DEX, since he can dodge missiles and is such a good shot. Although this write-up is meant to represent his Generation One form, it also works for his Generation Two Cyberjet form.

Starscream attacks the Technobots in Transformers #50 History (Marvel comics): Strafe and the Technobots were among the Autobots who joined Fortress Maximus in leaving Cybertron for the planet Nebulos (Transformers: Headmasters #1).

Followed to Nebulos by the Decepticons under Scorponok, Fortress Maximus' band left Nebulos for the planet Earth (Transformers: Headmasters #4).

Strafe 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).

Strafe and the other Technobots were severely damaged by Starscream when he gained cosmic powers from the Underbase (Transformers #50).

Before you walk up and say hello to Strafe, you'd better run for cover, because this high-strung, hair-trigger Technobot is more likely to spray you with weapons fire than shake your hand.  He's not mean or murderous, he's just nervous.  Too much quiet makes his circuits tingle.  Sudden noises can cause him to pop a few plugs.  So rather than remain calm in these situations, Strafe has developed the annoying habit of shooting first and asking questions later, and that's too bad, because once he lowers his guns, Strafe becomes one of the kindest, gentlest Autobots of all.  Unfortunately, few ever get close enough to him to find this out for themselves.

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Strafe is played by actor Steve Bulen. On the Transformers television series the Technobots were created by the Dinobot Grimlock to fight the Terrorcons when Grimlock temporarily gained super-intelligence. Strafe was later rereleased as a Generation Two Cyberjet.

Strafe Powers: Oddly enough, despite all his wild shooting sprees, Strafe is an expert marksman.  When he wants to he can burn a hole through a screw head from two miles away with the searing beam of a heat-ray rifle that he carries in robot mode. In vehicle mode he can achieve a maximum ground speed of 250 mph.  He can also engage his rear retro-rocket boosters, which allow him to fly a maximum speed of 580 mph with a 3,000 mile range.  In all his modes he exhibits lightning-fast reflexes.  He can outmaneuver a heat-seeking missile and make a right turn at maximum flying speed in the space of a quarter mile. He forms the left arm when he combines with his fellow Technobots Afterburner, Lightspeed, Scattershot and Nosecone to form the super-robot Computron.

Weaknesses: Strafe has a tendency to stall in mid air during some of his more daring maneuvers. The wasteful manner in which he uses his weapons often leaves him lacking ammunition in battle situations when he truly needs it. Strafe's high-strung attitude often puts him at odds with his more laid-back team member Lightspeed.

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  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - April, 2005

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