A decisive leader who is never afraid to take action, he commands the instant respect and loyalty of every soldier he takes under his wings. With a razor sharp mind, and reputation for rescuing troops under his commadn from disasterous sitautions, Thunderclash is considered an ideal mentor to initiate new recruits into the Autobot ranks. Determined that all of his work be marked with excellence, he encourages those who serve under him to become the finest soldiers they can be. Ever mindful of a looming Civil War between Autobots and Decepticons, Thunderclash monitors the outer rim territories onboard his ship, the Eight Track, and frequently trains his crew for a possible Decpeticon assault. When engaged in combat, his weapon of choice is a high-powered hand-held mortar capable of lanching plasma shells a distance of up to 10 kilmeters. un robot mode, his shoulder cannons will introduce any adversary in his way to his uniqute 12-missile-power defense system.