Trying to decide whether to do to Chopster what I did to a bunch of my Energon weapons recently - spray him down with black primer.
Rated X wrote:Im not feeling a Decepticon as a "good guy" vechicle. It might be a neat way to hide from the Autobots or spy. But how does a fire truck help futher the Decepticon cause ??? Seriously, who is he going to save ???
I just keep thinking of one of Methusalen's Heavy Metal War characters from back in the day:
Function: Rescue Worker
Alt-mode: Fire Truck
Primary Weapon: Liquid Frozian Fire Suppressant
Motto: “Woo-Woo-Woo! Honk! Honk!”
Decepticons often have a hard time finding medics and rescue workers, as their general philosophy tends to discourage such altruism. Because of this, Hellfyre Inc. was only too happy to embrace and nurture Burnout’s mental breakdown.
Burnout was a promising young graduate student at the Decepticon Military Academy on Char, studying in Pyrotechnic Demolition. By his seventh year at the academy, he was only three credit hours away his masters, but a flat tire on the way to the academy from his dorm, caused him to miss his last final. Well known for being harsh, the administration failed Burnout, revoking all his credit hours, blacklisting him from the school, and refusing to buy back his text-books.
Burnout cracked. No one knows why exactly, but after two years as a babbling mess, he came to believe he was a terrestrial fire truck. He began running to and fro, screaming at the top of his lungs, while rescuing bots, cons, and, well, everything. He even pulled Ravage out of a tree (much to Ravage’s protestations). He ceased to acknowledge the name Burnout, and only responded to being called Firetruck.
Methusalen took advantage of Firetruck’s peculiar mental state, and reprogrammed Firetruck’s onboard “Friend or Foe” Computer to recognize Autobots as fires. He then filled the confused con’s water tanks with liquid Frozian, and unleashed him.
Firetruck now careens about the battlefield, spraying Autobots and fires alike with his ultra-low temperature fire suppressant, smashing through building with his arm mounted fire axe, and performing field repairs on damaged Decepticons with his built in surgical X-Ray laser and newly installed medical protocols package.
Abilities: Suppressed knowledge of pyrotechnics and arson makes the subject a gifted firefighter. Upgrades provided by Methusalen make him an effective combat medic. His Liquid Frozian fire suppressant is able to retard the flow of energy through enemy circuits, slowing them down, and fractures most forms of light armor easily. The fire suppressant can be lethal to Autobots who are poorly sealed or who already have open wounds. Fire-axe makes for an effective melee weapon, though he has no formal training in its use.
Weaknesses: Subject is almost impossible to reason with, minimizing his tactical effectiveness, and occasionally making him a liability.