Gd -10 *
* Amongst humans, at least. In +40 among Predacons / Decepticons / Vehicons, In -40 among Autobots / Maximals.
As is his aerial counterpart, Wind Sheer, Skyfire is an electromechanical being from Cybertron, a robot that wishes to conquer the universe itself - if alongside his fellows. This evil alien may also be from another time period, making him doubly out of place on the planet earth.
Cybertronian Physique: Skyfire is a Transformer, robotic entity of Cybertronian design and origin. As such, this incredibly efficient warrior has, by his very nature, the use of a large variety of abilities that reflect this. Skyfire's very body gives him these super human powers:
* Body Armor: built (or formed) from primarily metallic materials, Skyfire is considerably durable. His sturdy, inorganic composition affords him Excellent (20) protection from attack, enough to shrug off most human assaults. Skyfire's armor breaks down as follows:
Ex 20 / Ty 6 / Fe 2 / Sh 0 / Sh 0
* Growth: Cybertronians come in all manner of sizes, few of which align with the human norm. Skyfire, for instance, normally stands at around eighteen feet tall in his humanoid mode, which grants him this power at Typical (6) rank as a general matter of course.
As such, this grim aerial combatant 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 Skyfire 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, Skyfire 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, Skyfire possesses complete immunity to poisons and organic diseases. He also possesses Unearthly (100) resistance to more chemically creative forms of disease.
30mm DEFA 791 Cannon: fitted with a weapon similar to his vehicle mode's terran counterpart, Skyfire has a highly effective, front-mounted lead-slinger. This weapon can be used to inflict Excellent (20) Shooting damage in a short burst, +1 CS in a continuous stream of lead.
Flight: modeled on an advanced, French fighter jet, Skyfire's vehicle mode can fly at truly impressive speeds. As can his earthly counterpart, the Dassault Rafale, Skyfire flies at speeds just shy of Mach 2 - Mach 1.8 to be precise - which translates into Shift Y (200) flight.
Missiles: in addition to his main cannon, Skyfire is equipped with a veritable arsenal of missiles to bombard an opponent with while airborne; half are air to air or air to ground, while the other half help him to deal with airborne opponents only. These missiles function as follows:
Rm 30 Edged Attack (fragmentary)
Shape Change: Skyfire can transform between his humanoid and Dassault Rafale modes at will, and often does so quickly to maximize the use of his abilities. This power is voice-activated, however ('Skyfire, Transform!'). His Dassault Rafale mode has these characteristics:
Limitations / Enhancements:
Energy Cannon: a warrior by trade, Skyfire carries a powerful blaster on him in his humanoid mode, which he stores in a sub-space pocket when not in use. This advanced firearm inflicts Remarkable (30) Energy damage per use, which can defeat the armor of most Cybertronians.
Advanced Guns: though built mainly for dogfighting, Wind Sheer is more than adept at throwing down in his humanoid configuration, too. Whenever he's utilizing his energy cannon, or any other high tech implements of doom, Skyfire does so at his Agility rank +1 CS.
Aerial Combat: it may go without saying, but as a highly advanced aircraft, Wind Sheer makes it a point to be very, very good at dominating the skies. Whenever he's engaged in combat while airborne, Skyfire may add a +1 CS to any applicable FEAT rolls required in battle.
Marksman: in addition to his ability to take command of the skies, Skyfire also has plenty of experience using that high ground to his advantage. Whenever using any line-of-sight weaponry (such as his rather large missile banks), Skyfire may roll applicable attack FEATs at a +1 CS.
As one of the Decepticons, Skyfire can readily rely upon his fellows for assistance should he need it; after all, he's much less annoying - and gets more results - than his counterpart, Wind Sheer. Whether he asks the Predacons or the Decepticons for aid, Skyfire will usually get it.
In his vehicle mode, Skyfire perfectly resembles a bluish-gray Dassault Rafale fighter jet, one with purple and black trim in places, and an orange cockpit dome. When he transforms into his humanoid mode, Skyfire would appear to be an oversized robot built from the parts of said aircraft.
Unlike the unruly, loose cannon that is Wind Sheer, Skyfire is cool, collective, and all business. He readily does Megatron's bidding (unlike the other Decepticons, it would seem), and enjoys bending all of his efforts towards reducing the Autobots aligned against him into crumpled steel.
Real Name: Skyfire
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
Height: 18' (approximately)
Weight: 30,900 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Skyfire is composed of a strong alien metal that is primarily bluish-gray in hue, with purple and black trim, regardless of his form.
The exact origin of the highly efficient Decepticon fighter jet known as Skyfire is something of a mystery. After all, the first Decepticons created on earth came about after Megatron tainted six stasis-bound Autobots with the overwhelming power of his own, diabolical Spark.
Megatron may well have abducted more Autobots than was at first revealed, giving himself the means to further supplement his forces should more Autobots arrive to derail his plan to steal earth's energy resources - not to mention his mission to acquire Fortress Maximus.
Regardless of his origins, Skyfire has proven quite useful to Megatron. Since precious few Autobots have the ability to fly, this Decepticon can outmaneuver them in combat with ease, and has more than enough firepower to supplement Megatron's other minions on missions.
Unlike Wind Sheer, his more rambunctious compatriot, Skyfire is all business on the job, not bothering with wasteful, ego-boosting behavior. He's a cool, cold-blooded combatant that puts chills in the proverbial spines of the Autobots, for he has no problem terminating their life functions.
Of course, even this was not enough to prevent Skyfire from sharing the fate of his fellows. You see, after Galvatron (a dramatically supercharged Megatron) was defeated by the Autobots, he and his minions were detained and returned to Cybertron by their sworn enemies.
Whether Skyfire and his fellow Decepticons (and Predacons, and Vehicons) will ever escape their captivity in the Autobots' asteroid prison facility remains to be seen.
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