Un 100
In 40
Gd 10
In 40
Mn 75
Am 50
Mn 75
Ex 20
Gd +10 *


* Amongst humans, at least. Mn +75 to fellow Autobots, Mn -75 regarding Decepticons.


One of the infamous Transformers of Cybertron, Jazz is a silicon-based, metamorphic life form. The entirety of his special abilities, at least in comparison to the human norm, are a result of this fantastic, extraterrestrial origin.

Known Powers:

Cybertronian Physique: entities hailing from the planet Cybertron are almost invariably silicon-based mechanoids. No exception to this rule, Jazz possesses a wide array of super-human abilities thanks to this background, including the following:

* Body Armor: either formed or forged from mainly metallic materials, Jazz's body is quite sturdy. His rugged, inorganic makeup provides Jazz Good (10) protection against incoming attacks, protection which is divvied up as follows:

Gd 10 / Pr 4 / Sh 0 / Sh 0 / Sh 0

* Growth: unlike most species of life, Transformers scoff at the notion of a standard size, and often appear in a very large variety of such. Take Jazz for example, who stands at around eighteen feet tall in his humanoid mode, thus having this power at Typical (6) rank.

As a result, this Autobot special agent possesses a +1 size factor. Jazz suffers a -1 CS penalty when targeting human-sized foes, but gains a +1 CS on whatever damage he inflicts against them, as well as 1 CS of damage reduction against assaults they, in turn, attempt against him.

* Microscopic / Telescopic Vision: perhaps as a result of their variable sizes, Transformers can adjust their visual sensitivity with relative ease. Wielding these powers at Feeble (2) rank, Jazz can spy objects up a mile distant, and can also read items on microfiche.

* Radio Transceiver: as are most Transformers, Jazz is equipped with an audio / video transmission system. This communications rig allows him instant contact with any other Cybertronian within a wide radius of his person, having Excellent (20) range (100 miles).

* Resistance / Invulnerability to Disease and Poison: what with him being inherently inorganic, Jazz is completely immune to poisons and diseases of organic origin. However, certain other forms of disease can affect Jazz, and his protection from them is 'only' Unearthly (100).

Headlights: useful devices indeed, Jazz has adopted headlights as have most other earth-bound, automotive Transformers. These front-mounted electronics emit illumination of Excellent (20) intensity, which readily facilitates driving after the sun goes down.

Rocket Launcher: in his humanoid mode, Jazz is equipped with a powerful missile launcher on his right shoulder. The projectiles this weapon launches have a maximum range of 20 miles, and are possessed of the following vehicular characteristics:

Un 100
Mn 75
Ex 20
Remarkable (30) Edged Attack (fragmentary)

Shape Change: as a Transformer, Jazz naturally has the ability to transform! He has two modes, one being a humanoid configuration, and the other being a perfect match for a Porsche 935 Turbo - one covered in racing sponsor stickers. Jazz's vehicle mode has these capabilities:

Mn 75
Sh X
In 40
Gd 10

Sound Generation: Jazz is rigged up with a truly impressive sound system, one that allows him to generate a ruckus in excess of 180 decibels of volume. He can use this sound to inflict direct damage, or to simply Stun others, with Remarkable (30) ability.

Limitations / Enhancements:



Flamethrower: a bit more deadly than his photon rifle, Jazz carries a flamethrower with him into battle, as well. He can use this weapon to fire a burst of flame capable of inflicting Excellent (20) SD Energy damage with each destructive strike.

Photon Rifle: this device can be used to generate Excellent (20) intensity light, which Jazz can use in one of two fashions. It can either cause direct damage, of the Force variety, or it can Stun others by dazzling them with a light show. Works well with his sound generation.


Likability: it's hard to dislike Jazz. Oh sure, the Decepticons do, but that's only because they've felt the sting of Jazz's actions meant to protect his fellow Autobots. NPCs not already hostile to him receive a one-step increase in their disposition when interacting with Jazz.


Advanced Guns: while he doesn't really hold any truck with conventional, chemical slugthrowers, Jazz excels in the use of advanced, energy-based weaponry. Whether it's his own energy caster or some other firearm of this type, Jazz may wield it at his Agility +1 CS.

Leadership: while he lacks the raw tactical processing capability of Prowl's, Jazz nonetheless has the ability to rouse his fellow Autobots into battle - it's a charisma thing. Any Karma pool he belongs to benefits from a 100 point boost, as long as he's in charge of it.


Jazz isn't Optimus Prime's right-hand mech for nothing. He's calm, cool, and collected regardless of the situation, which tends to make him well liked by most of his fellow Autobots. Those Transformers would happily help Jazz if asked, and not just because he outranks them.


When posing as a Porsche 935 Turbo, Jazz is primarily white in hue, with red and blue racing stripes, as well as various corporate 'sponsor' logos scattered across his frame. His humanoid mode looks like a black and white robot built from various Porsche parts.


Jazz has a lot of responsibilities for an Autobot, and he's almost always busy taking care of his fellows in some fashion, but he always insists on doing everything with style. The fact that Jazz does so much for them tends to endear him to his fellow Autobots.

In what little spare time he does have, though, Jazz reveals himself to be the consummate party animal. Furthermore, he's made an intense study of earth cultures, what with his being resident on that world for some time, and is particularly fond of the humans' music.

Perhaps the one thing about Jazz that irks his fellows is how loud he tends to listen to that 'noise'.

Real Name: Jazz
Occupation: Autobots spec-ops
Legal Status: citizen of Cybertron with no known criminal record, either there or on earth
Marital Status: inapplicable
Alias(es), if any: Meister
Group Affiliation: the Autobots

Height: approximately 18'
Hair: inapplicable
Eyes: blue, as a singular visor
Weight: 2260 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Jazz is primarily made from a strong, alien metal of white hue, with red and blue trim, in either configuration. Of course, his vehicle form isn't as conspicuous as is humanoid configuration (which is kind of the point).

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