Function: Medical Engineer
Alt. mode: Cybertronian Helicopter/AW101 Merlin (Earth)
Weapons: Sliver Pistol, Incendiary Rockets
Special Abilities: N/A
Height: 23 ft / 7.01 m
Quote: “In the repair bay, victory is indistinguishable from defeat.”
Tech Skill: 9
Profile: While most joined the Decepticons to satisfy their personal ambitions or craving for combat, Patchwork was more or less dragged along for the ride. In a rare display of mass disloyalty, the local leaders of her home territory on Cybertron orchestrated a mass defection, putting the entire population squarely under Megatron’s thumb. Though many fled in order to escape the Decepticon yoke, Patchwork simply didn’t feel it was worth the trouble—one corrupt government was the same as another, in her view. Transitioning from a civilian medical engineer to a military one was not very difficult for her, but her bedside manner has suffered considerably. Many Decepticons consider any kind of repair duty drone’s work, and Patchwork feels her efforts go forever unappreciated by the glorified thugs that surround her. Even so, she does her job well, if not without a touch of dour ill-humor.
Abilities: Patchwork is highly intelligent and extraordinarily skilled in the field of medical maintenance and repair. Her frame posseses a relatively fragile appearance, but her external armor plating and interior support structure are composed of a lightweight and extremely durable alloy, which together lend her surprising toughness. Additionally, most of her key systems feature multiple redundancies, enabling her to continue functioning in spite of damage that would incapacitate many Transformers. Her helicopter alternate mode is capable of a maximum speed of 200 mph and has a range of 1200 miles. In both modes, she is armed with a Sliver Pistol which fires razor-sharp shards of superhard crystal. As a helicopter, she carries four incendiary rockets which disperse chemicals that burn at temperatures in excess of 1000ºC in the presence of oxygen.
Weaknesses: While a capable field medic when called upon to act in that capacity, Patchwork possesses minimal combat abilities. Her loyalty to the Decepticon cause is shaky at best; she stays put mostly because she can’t see any viable alternative. Her incendiary rockets are effective only within the limits of her visual range.