OFFSHOOT is the twin brother of OMNICON SIGNAL FLARE. Like his brother, he is a skilled energon welder and weapons craftsman. Unlike SIGNAL FLARE, OFFSHOOT is not very dedicated to his work. He feels that welding ENERGON is more of a burdensome task then a true artform. He would rather fight in battle then work the energon mines. OPTIMUS PRIME has noticed this Omnicon's impressive fighting skills when thwarting TERRORCON attacks and has asked him to accompany his team on several offensives against the DECEPTICONS. Though a skilled warrior, OFFSHOOT often lets his guard down during battle when trying to impress his AUTOBOT comrades.