Rollbar

F
Mn 75
A
Rm 30
S
Rm 30
E
Am 50
R
Rm 30
I
In 40
P
Mn 75
Res
Ex 20
Pop
Gd -10 *


Health:
Karma:
185
145

* Amongst humans, at least. In +40 among Predacons / Decepticons / Vehicons, In -40 among Autobots / Maximals.

Origin:

Rollbar is, like other Decepticons, an electromechanical entity hailing from Cybertron - possibly the Cybertron of another era or even a variant time line. He is an evil robot that strives to conquer the universe alongside his fellows, and wages war to achieve this goal.

Known Powers:

Cybertronian Physique: Rollbar is a robotic entity of Cybertronian design and origin. As such, this underhanded backstabber has, by his very nature, the use of a large variety of abilities that reflect this. His very body gives Rollbar these super human powers:

* Body Armor: like most Cybertronians, Rollbar was formed with a reinforced steel frame, one that offers him Good (10) resistance to injury. This makes him immune to most basic human attack forms, and moderately resistant to his fellow robots. His defense breaks down as follows:

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

* Growth: Cybertronians come in all manner of sizes, few of which align with the human norm. Rollbar, for instance, normally stands at around twelve feet tall in his humanoid mode, which grants him this power at Poor (4) rank as a general matter of course.

As such, this shifty scout possesses a +1 size factor. He thus suffers a -1 CS when targeting human-sized foes, but gains a +1 CS on any damage he inflicts against them, as well as 1 CS of damage reduction against any attacks they, in turn, launch against him.

* Microscopic / Telescopic Vision: all Transformers have the ability to alter their visual sensitivity where distance is concerned. Functioning at Feeble (2) rank, these powers let Rollbar see objects up to a mile distant with ease, and allow him to read items on microfiche.

* Radio Transceiver: as are most Transformers on earth, Rollbar is equipped with an audio / video transmission system. This communications rig allows him instant contact with any other nearby Cybertronians, having Excellent (20) range (100 miles).

* Resistance / Invulnerability to Disease and Poison: an inorganic life form, Rollbar possesses complete immunity to poisons and organic diseases. He also possesses Unearthly (100) resistance to more chemically creative forms of disease.

Camouflage System: all the Combatrons have a specialized camouflage system that they can use to blend into various environments (such as Arctic tundra, or desert sands). This system works at Feeble (2) rank, giving them camouflage patterns appropriate to the background at hand.

Gestalt: using this special power, Rollbar can combine his physical form with that of his fellow Combatrons. Working at Monstrous (75) rank, this ability can be used to create the ultra-powerful Ruination, one of the Decepticons' most powerful operatives!

Shape Change: his most notorious ability, this power allows Rollbar to transform his humanoid form into that of a military Jeep of indeterminate make and model, though this ability is voice-activated ('Rollbar, Transform!'). Rollbar's Jeep form has the following vehicle specs:

C
Rm 30
S
Rm 30
B
Am 50
P
Ty 6

Limitations / Enhancements:

(none)

Equipment:

Cannon Laser: Rollbar's primary weapon, this large weapon is of course his favorite. Rollbar can use this weapon while he's in vehicle mode to inflict Excellent (20) Armor Piercing Energy damage per deadly blast, but he can't seem to hold it while he's in his humanoid form.

Laser Pistol: in addition to his primary, vehicle mounted laser weapon, Rollbar also carries a secondary laser emitter, a pistol that he can use in his humanoid configuration. This weapon can be used to inflict Good (10) Armor Piercing Energy damage per savage blast.

Restraint Shells: equipment that all the Combatrons carry, these shells can be fired from their primary weaponry to capture a foe, rather than kill him outright. Each shell casts an energy net around a foe that restrains him at Remarkable (30) rank, +1 CS for each additional shell used.

Quirks:

(none)

Talents:

Advanced Guns: while he's quite the hand to hand combatant, Rollbar nonetheless carries two heavy duty laser cannons with him at all times - one for each form. He can use these, and any other directed energy weapon at his disposal, at his Agility score +1 CS.

Martial Arts types A and B: while he lacks melee weapons, Rollbar can wield his own frame as a weapon. He may attempt unarmed melee attacks at his Fighting +1 CS, and may inflict Slam or Stun results on an opponent regardless of his comparative Strength or Endurance.

Military: as are the rest of the Combatrons, Rollbar is a born and bred warrior. In other words, he knows general military protocols and procedures like the back of his manipulator, and can lead fighting beings into battle when circumstances deem it necessary.

Contacts:

As one of the Combatrons, Rollbar can rely upon his fellows for assistance should he need it - after all, they cannot form Ruination without him. Furthermore, he can consider Megatron's other minions on earth contacts as well, to some extent (even if Predacons don't like him much).

Likeness:

In his alternate mode, Rollbar looks like a dark green Jeep with an orange under carriage - though the exact model his vehicle form represents is something of a mystery. In his robot form, Rollbar resembles a heavily armed humanoid machine built from spare Jeep parts.

Personality:

Rollbar enjoys the extremes of weather that the earth provides. When he's crushing Autobots under his heel, he prefers to do so when it's raining, or while amidst arctic tundra, and so on. He likes spending time in saunas, and honing his martial arts skills to a razor edge.

Real Name: unrevealed
Occupation: Decepticon warrior
Legal Status: citizen of Cybertron wanted on earth for various crimes against humanity
Marital Status: inapplicable
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: the Decepticons, the Combatrons, former Autobot

Height: 12' (approximately)
Hair: inapplicable
Eyes: green
Weight: several tons
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Rollbar is composed of a strong alien metal that is primarily green in hue, with orange components in places, regardless of his form.

Story:

Most of Rollbar's history is a mystery, for his true self has been irrevocably muddled by Megatron's meddling. You see, after the stasis pod he was riding in was corrupted by that villain, Rollbar was transformed into a highly combative, sarcastic Decepticon.

He seems to have been of a military mindset like his fellow Combatrons, but not quite so... gung-ho about blowing things up. Now that he's been forcibly turned away from the Autobot cause, Rollbar gleefully exults in the destruction of anything that Megatron wishes.

Working with his fellow Combatrons, Rollbar has caused untold damage to earth, much of which was unchecked by the Autobots, since their leader didn't stop trying to help him 'see the light' about his true persona for quite some time. Not that this mayhem was without purpose.

This because Megatron sought the location of Fortress Maximus, an immense Autobot secreted on earth long ago, and was willing to destroy everything standing in his way. And since there were so many darn Autobots on earth already, this meant Rollbar was rather busy.

Either by himself, or combined with his fellows into the mighty Ruination, Rollbar fought to the bitter end in order to accomplish Megatron's dangerous goals. In the end, however, Rollbar and his fellows were laid low by the Autobots, and captured in their ultimate defeat.

Once this was done, Rollbar was transferred with his fellow villains to an asteroid penal colony in the vicinity of Cybertron, where he presumably remains to this very day. Unless Megatron's influence is removed from his spark, he may stay there for a very long time, indeed.

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