Real name: Sunstreaker Other known aliases: Linca (name of release in Italy). Occupation: Warrior Current group affiliation: Autobots Rank: 5 Past group affiliations: None Major enemies: Decepticons First appearance: Transformers: The War Within - The Dark Ages #4 (Dreamwave comics), G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers
#3 (Devil's Due comics), Transformers #1 (Marvel comics), More Than Meets The Eye Part 1 (television series). Origin: Transformers #1 (Marvel comics), More Than Meets The Eye Part 1 (television series). Description: Sunstreaker is a 20 foot tall yellow and black robot who turns into a Lamborghini Countach LP500S.
Before being reformatted by the Ark he turned into a Cybertonian car. In the Devil's Due comic series he turned into a
Cobra Stinger jeep.
45 STR 10
12 DEX 6
23 CON 26
15 BODY 0
12 INT 2
18 EGO 16
15 PRE 5
12 COM 1
12 PD 8
13 ED 8
4 SPD 18
10 REC 2
46 END 0
37 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 102
Powers and Skills
3 1" Change Environment,Desc: Headlights,OIF(-1/2) 0
10 EC (10),"Transformer powers"
29a) 13/13 Armor
27b) 5 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END
23c) 18" Running,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
7d) Shape Shift,"Car",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change if he
takes over half Body.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
3 Enhanced Senses - Night Vision,OIF(-1/2)
19 Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in
heat/cold,immune to aging
9 MP (15),"Movement",Only when in appropriate form.(-1/4),OIF
1u 5" Flight,"Jet Pack",x4 Non-Combat 1
1u +3" Running,"Wheels",x4 Non-Combat,has turn mode,1/2 END
1u +12" Swimming,"Hydrofoils",has turn mode,only on surface,1/2
78 MP (157),"Weapons",OAF(-1)
6u 6D6 RKA (Electricity),"Electron Pulse Gun",33-64 Charges
8u 6D6 RKA,"Ground to air missiles.",x5 Increased Max Range
(+1/4),13-16 Charges(0),Explosion(+1/2) 0
3 Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)
11 45 STR,1/2 END(+1/4) 0
10 +10 Telescopic Sense,Sight Group,OIF(-1/2)
3 Breakfall 11-
3 Combat Driving 11-
3 11- Fast Draw
18 6 Levels: with gun, dodge and punch.,tight group
2 WF,Small Arms
Powers Cost: 278
Base Points: 250
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 form.",infrequently,
10 Psych Lim,"Must do everything with style.",common,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Big ego.",common,strong
5 Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10 Rivalry,"with other Autobot warriors.",professional,PC rival
10 Watched,"By Autobot leader.",more powerful,non-combat
Disadvantages Total: 130
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 380
Explanation of the conversion: Although this write-up is meant to represent Sunstreaker in his Generation One form,
it also works for his Cybertonian form.
History (Dreamwave comics): Sunstreaker is the twin brother of Sideswipe. Before the
civil was between the Autobots and the Decepticons, Sunstreaker was an artist. After the war broke out he joined the
Autobots, but some who knew his violent dispositon joked that he didn't join the Decepticons simply because their purple
logo clashed with his paint job.
When Decepticon leader Megatron and Autobot leader Optimus
Prime disappeared in an accident with a space bridge, the Autobot and Decepticon forces splintered into smaller
factions. Sunstreaker stayed with the Autobots under the leadership of Prowl.
When the Fallen attacked the Autobot base in order to capture Blitzwing, Sunstreaker was
among the Autobots who tried to stop him.
Sunstreaker was among the Autobots who followed Optimus Prime on his mission on board the Ark and crash landed on Earth.
In 1984, when the Ark's computer re-activated, it reformatted Sunstreaker in the form of an Earth car.
Eventually the combined forces of the Autobots on Earth, and their human allies were able to capture the Decepticons. A
ship called the Ark II was built to take the Cybertonians back to Cybertron, along with some human companions, but the
ship exploded shortly after takeoff. The human allies were killed, but the Cybertonians were lost in the ocean, again in
After Spike Witwicky used a piece of the Matrix to revive Optimus Prime, Optimus traveled to the remote shoreline where
he was recovered and used the Matrix to revive Jazz, Mirage, Sideswipe,
Sunstreaker, Superion, Trailbreaker and Wheeljack
(Transformers: Generation One #2).
When Ultra Magnus came to Earth claiming that the Earth-based Autobots were Cybertonian criminals Optimus Prime surrendered
and with the majority of Autobots returned to Cybertron. Jazz was left in charge of the Ark, with Brawn, Ratchet,
Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Wheeljack and Windcharger assigned to him.
Returning to Earth with the Combaticons, Starscream reformatted them into Earth-style vehicles and attacked the
Autobots remaining on Earth. Forming Bruticus, the Combaticons defeated Jazz, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Wheeljack and
Windcharger. Only Ratchet and Brawn escaped capture, but as they made their way back to the Ark, they discovered it's
defenses on automatic, and had to fight their way inside. Bruticus followed them and Ratchet had to destroy the Ark in
failed attempt to destroy Bruticus. Starscream eventually captured Ratchet and Brawn, right as an Autobot shuttle and
Sunstorm arrived on Earth (Transformers: Generation One III #1).
Jazz, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were repaired by the Earth Defense Command.
Jazz commanded Sunstreaker, Sideswipe and Bumper in investigating the Insecticons for the
Earth Defense Command.
Jazz, Warpath, Bumper, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker rejoined Windcharger and Wheeljack, who were also repaired by the Earth
Defense Command. They all rejoined Ratchet on board the Autobot ship Orion (Transformers: Generation One III #9).
Brawn, Grapple, Hoist, Jazz, Omega Supreme, Prowl, Red Alert, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were among the Autobots who
continued work on Autobot City (Transformers: Generation One III #13).
After the defeat of Megatron II the planet Cybertron was left reformatted into a techno-organic world.
On the reformatted techno-organic Cybertron Cheetor, Rattrap, Silverbolt III and Blackarachnia were interviewed by the
Autobot reporter Rook. They then welcomed the Autobots
Roulette, Shadowstriker, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker and Trailbreaker back to Cybertron. Buzzsaw III, Quickstrike II and Rockbuster were also present. The returning Autobots along with Blackarachnia and Silverbolt
III were then abducted via teleportation beams and taken to Unicron. Tap-Out, Megatron IV, Brawn, Grimlock and Snarl III were also abducted from various timelines.
Silverbolt III, Blackarachnia, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were forcibly reformatted by Unicron. Taken captive by Razorclaw
IV, Reptilion, Obsidian III, Tankor II and Striker, the Autobots were forced to fight one another. They witnessed
Smokescreen III kill Smokescreen, whose spark was absorbed by Unicron. Sensing the need for a champion Primus and Alpha
Trion brought Optimus Primal back to life (Transformers: Universe #1).
History (Marvel comics): Sunstreaker was among the united Autobot and Decepticon forces who opposed Unicron's assault on
the planet Cybertron in 1991 (Transformers #75).
Sunstreaker is the complete egotist. He feels he is simply the most beautiful thing on Earth. He is constantly discussing
his sleek lines, his aerodynamic styling and he is loudly and continually grateful to the Ark for giving him such a
magnificent body. Sunstreaker is faintly contemptuous of the other sportscar Autobots, particularly his fraternal twin
Sideswipe, whose design, he says, is spoiled by the rear mounted engine in his automobile mode. When he is in his robot
mode, Sunstreaker is the most dangerous, most ruthless of the group; a calm, competent war machine. His biggest fault is
his tendency to stop so that people can admire him when he ought to be tending to business.
Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of
Sunstreaker is played by actor Corey Burton. Sunstreaker was later released
as a Transformers: Universe toy. The original Diaclone toy that
Sunstreaker was based on was red in color.
Powers: Sunstreaker is very tough and brave. In Autobot mode, Sunstreaker has wrist-mounted,
laser-guided, ground-to-air missile launcher. Each missile is the equivalent of 450 lbs. of TNT and can down a Decepticon
jet fighter at a maximum distance of 37.5 miles. He also carries an electron-pulse gun capable of emitting at 300 bursts
per second a beam of highly energized electrons (the high rate of emission makes it effectively a continuous stream of
electrons). A sustained burst of 1.5 seconds will burn a 3 inch hole in a .5 inch-thick plate of titanium-alloy steel. His
upper torso construction incorporates a tough polymer-steel skin, making him particularly resistant to artillery fire.
He has special light amplification lenses which allow him to see in near darkness.
In robot form Sunstreaker sometimes utilizes a standard Autobot jet pack. Sunstreaker was outfitted with a pair of
hydrofoils for travel on Earth's bodies of water by Wheeljack.
Weaknesses: A potent arsenal and tough hide like Sunstreaker's would be sufficient to preclude any serious weaknesses, it it weren't
for his ego and sociopathic tendencies. His inability to be a team player and overriding lust for battle often diminish
his overall value to the Autobots, and the ease with which he can be baited by anyone, including adversaries, often puts
his well-being in serious jeopardy.
Links to other Sunstreaker pages:
Character created by Hasbro.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - August, 2005