Rail Racer


Hand Size:
5 (30)


As are the members of Autobots that comprise his form, Rail Racer is an electromechanical entity hailing from Cybertron, a transforming robot sent to earth to protect it from evil. Of course, he only exists when his component, Team Bullet Train 'bots combine to form him.


Cybertronian Physique: like his fellow Autobots, Rail Racer is a robotic entity of Cybertronian design and origin. As such, this highly agile fighter has, by his very nature, the use of a large variety of abilities that reflect this. His very body gives Rail Racer these super-human powers:

* Body Armor (s): made (or formed) from primarily metallic materials, Rail Racer is considerably durable. His sturdy, inorganic composition affords Rail Racer intensity 8 (+2) protection from attack, enough to make him strongly resistant to most basic human assaults.

* Growth (a): Cybertronians come in all manner of sizes, few of which align with the human norm. Rail Racer, for instance, stands at approximately thirty-six feet tall in his humanoid mode, which grants him this power at intensity 8 as a general matter of course.

As such, this gestalt possesses a +8 size factor. This grants him a +8 bonus to the damage he inflicts on normal sized foes, while theirs suffers a -8 against him. Conversely, he suffers a -8 penalty to strike standard sized enemies in the first place, while they gain a +8 to hit him.

* Microscopic + Telescopic Vision (w): all Transformers can alter their visual sensitivity where distance is concerned. Functioning at intensity 2, these powers let Rail Racer see objects up to a mile distant with ease, and allow him to read items on microfiche.

* Radio Transceiver (i): as are most Transformers, Rail Racer 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 intensity 7 range (100 miles).

* Resistance / Invulnerability to Disease and Poison (s): as an inorganic life form, Rail Racer possesses complete immunity to poisons and organic diseases. He also possesses intensity 30 (+7) resistance to more chemically creative forms of disease.

Hover Accelerators (a): Rail Racer has a pair of hover pads on his feet, allowing him to glide about a foot or so above the ground - and at impressive speeds. He can 'skate' with intensity 9 speed, or at about 600 miles per hour, making him incredibly mobile for such a large Autobot.

Mirror Split (w): Rail Racer can generate illusory duplicates of himself. These holographic doubles are accurate to an intensity 20 degree, meaning that an opponent must pass an average difficulty Willpower (mirror split) action to find the real Rail Racer - or just blast at them all!

Hindrances / Augmentations:



Fusion Laser Rifle (a): a combination of Railspike's sonic umbrella and Midnight Express' diesel destructor gun, this is one devastating weapon. The fusion laser rifle fires an a +5 beam of coherent light, which (with his Agility) inflicts staggering damage with each deadly blast.

Seven Shield (i): Rail Racer also carries Rail Racer's Seven Shield. Offensively, it can fire a 'compression injector', an attack which inflicts intensity 8 force damage - but this attack can only be used once per aura duration.

On top of this, the shield (of m.s. 20), can generate a force field as well. This barrier can protect Rail Racer and anyone within near missile distance with intensity 12 (+3) ability. This powerful protection adds to his usual body armor considerably, making him nigh-invulnerable!


Boxing (s): in addition to his skill with long-range weaponry, Rail Racer is quite a competent hand-to-hand combatant. His boxing skill allows him to divide his pre-card play action score between two unarmed melee strikes, the last of which will occur as a contingent action.

Marksman (a): as do two of his component Autobots, Rail Racer has quite a knack in the use of long-range, line-of-sight weaponry - such as mortars and missiles. When wielding such devices, Rail Racer may do so at one difficulty level lower than would usually be required.

Martial Arts (a): supplementing his boxing talent, this skill represents the fleet-footed nature of Rail Racer in combat. It allows him to resolve melee attacks, dodge attacks or catch thrown objects at one difficulty level lower than is normally necessary.

Shields (s): this skill allows Rail Racer to utilize his Seven Shield (or any other defensive implement) in either an offensive or defensive fashion. Additionally, if he can deflect an attack aimed at him, he just might bounce it back at its source (an superhuman difficulty Agility action).


As one of their most powerful operatives, Rail Racer can naturally rely upon the Autobots for assistance should he need it - though normally it's him that's lending them a helping hand. Not that he can really help it, for a knack for teamwork is naturally wired into his personality.


Protector: while the members of Team Bullet Train have their own, independent motivations, they all share a love for humanity, having worked so close with them for so long. As such, Rail Racer's consciousness is bent on protecting humanity from harm, no matter the source.


Rail Racer's form is exactly what it appears to be; he looks like an immense robot built from three separate bullet train engines. Rail Racer is primarily white and blue in coloration, with gray, yellow and black here and there. His design is very sleek and polished, indeed.


Rail Racer's mind is a perfect mesh of its three component Autobots. Led by the wisdom of Railspike, Rail Racer has also wields the unyielding confidence of Rapid Run and the youthful enthusiasm of Midnight Express. These qualities combine to form a high speed, high energy Autobot!

Real Name: Rail Racer
Occupation: Autobot warrior
Legal Status: inapplicable (he's only in existence occasionally)
Marital Status: inapplicable
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: the Autobots

Height: 36' (approximately)
Hair: inapplicable
Eyes: pink (under a green visor)
Weight: many many tons
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Rail Racer is an immense robot built from three separate bullet train engines, one that is mainly white, blue, and gray in hue (the latter on his back and mid-torso), with yellow and black accents here and there, which makes him look quite striking.


Like other Cybertronian gestalts, Rail Racer leads something of an intermittent life, coming into existence only when the three members of Team Bullet Train (Midnight Express, Railspike and Rapid Run) combine their minds, bodies, and sparks to form him - which they admittedly do often.

As these three Autobots work very well together and believe in teamwork, they have no qualms about merging to pool their abilities and to form a greater whole. This is why whenever matters get particularly hairy for the Autobots, it's usually not long before Rail Racer bursts onto the scene!

He was first seen on earth while Megatron's Predacon minions tried to swipe a new, human-built bullet train. His appearance meant the quick end of the crisis at hand, and Rail Racer has been formed to fight the Autobots' evil cousins on countless occasions ever since.

It seems that Rail Racer has something of a rivalry with the Decepticon Combatron gestalt Ruination, however. The two eagerly fight whenever they are both called upon in combat, and while Rail Racer is much more maneuverable, Ruination appears to have superior firepower.

This has caused their fights to be something of a toss-up; sometimes Ruination is victorious, sometimes Rail Racer wins out in the end. Of course, now that the war on earth is over for him and his allies, Rail Racer may never actually encounter Ruination again.

What with his component Decepticons having been captured and carted off to an asteroid penal colony. Regardless, wherever Team Bullet Train goes now that the earth has been saved from Cybertronian villainy for a time, Rail Racer is sure to appear.

He's just too useful to keep bottled up for long!

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