- Motto: "Peace, Love, and Rock n' Roll"
- Weapon: Dirge Gun
Alt. mode: Dark blue second-generation Scion xB
Weapons: Liquid nitrogen rifle (600 ft. range), twin electron blasters
Special Abilities: Significantly large memory storage capacity, virtually instantaneous visual information recording
Height: 20ft, ~6m
Quote: "Deep down, we are more like than unlike humans."
TECH SKILL: 7
Profile: Skids is a habitual daydreamer who's often preoccupied with his theories... which would be fine if he wasn't usually in that state while cruising along at 60 mph. He generally can be found pondering things like arcane data about organic lifeforms, rather than more important things like the Decepticons' latest attack or just watching where he's going. Usually he rouses himself from his dazes just in time to screech to a halt and prevent himself from slamming into whatever object or being ended up in his path... usually.
Given his former career on Cybertron as an anthropologist and researcher, he considers every counter-Infiltration mission he's placed on to be a valuable scientific opportunity to learn more about the many lifeforms in the universe. Unfortunately, the fact that there's a war going on means his studies often end with him dusting ashes off recently-made ruins and wondering what might have been...
Abilities: Skids has an enormous memory storage capacity that he is constantly filling with the help of his virtually instantaneous visual recorder, capable of such feats as scanning an entire college library in two hours. In robot mode he carries a liquid nitrogen rifle which shoots a stream of the super-cooled element up to 600 feet. He also uses an electron blaster which emits a burst of 20,000 volts and can short-circuit virtually any mechanical foe.
In car mode, his brakes - by far the best among the Autobots - can decelerate him from 50 mph to zero within 25 feet. Although such sudden stops aren't good for the well-being of any car, even Skids.
Holomatter Avatar: 30-something Caucasian male dressed in old "beatnik" fashion: dark blue beret on very short brown hair, goatee, round sunglasses, dark blue turtleneck, black slim-fit jeans and dress boots.
Weaknesses: Skids is slower in car mode than the average Autobot. His daydreaming often puts him in very dangerous situations, and he can be trapped into letting his guard down when distracted by something that piques his scientific curiosity.