Weapon: Static Laser Gun
Alt. Mode: Ambulance
Height: 27ft / 8.1m
Quote: "You break it, I'll remake it."
Tech Skill: 10
Profile: [From the personal datatracks of Optimus Prime, Autobot Commander] Quite simply, Ratchet is the single greatest medical practitioner among the Transformers. But that label doesn’t begin to describe who he is as a mechanoid. In fact, Ratchet’s attitude and personality belie his exceptional skills. He’s a light-hearted mechanoid known for his ability to convert anything into a good time. Watching him rally the troops for a party and step to the head of the line for an Energon-stand might seem to contradict most medical stereotypes, but I understand that Ratchet wants to keep the Autobots healthy mentally as well as physically. His loose wit and coarse language help everyone to relax, and don’t infringe on his gentle and compassionate operating technique. Ratchet makes sure he’s the Autobots’ friend first and their doctor second, and his iron determination has kept him stoic in the face of war--and this same determination often extends to making sure that his comrades . Whether it’s because of our friendship or his own personality, Ratchet is much quicker to question my decisions than some others. I feel he does this out of genuine concern in most cases (despite his colorful language), and I’m glad to have someone around who’s willing to speak his mind to me.
Abilities: Ratchet is highly intelligent, and his skills as a surgeon and doctor are unmatched. Only a lack of materials or time constraints can hinder him from achieving anything he sets out to do. He is fully versed in all Transformer physiology as well as that of most known galactic species. He is also a competent builder, often working with Wheeljack and other like-minded Autobots to build a new object or weapon. He is equipped with assorted medical equipment, including laser scalpels, arc wielders, electrical sensors, diagnostics, and more. The laser scalpels can be used for offensive purposes, but they aren’t very powerful. In combat situations, Ratchet usually opts for a standard laser rifle to make up for his lack of inherent firepower.
Ratchet’s Holomatter Avatar is a jovial looking, heavy-set blond male.
Weaknesses: Ratchet isn’t very strong or resistant to enemy weapons. Occasionally, his desire to party can interfere with his work. His tendency to question orders, or even act on his own, can grind on the circuits of those like Ironhide. Like most Autobots, Ratchet didn’t plan on becoming a career soldier. Thankfully, he has adapted to his job as a warrior and combat medic.