Function: Emergency Rescue
Alt. mode: Cybertronian Fire Engine
Weapons: Accelerator Rifle, Twin Short-Range Laser Pistols
Height: 31 ft / 9.46 m
Quote: ”If at first you don't succeed, keep trying.”
Tech Skill: 6
Profile: Hosehead always has the desire, but often lacks the ability. Ready, willing and unable could be his motto. Although he has proven himself to be courageous and skillful in the most desperate of situations, his eagerness to be helpful at all times, even times when his help isn't needed, has often gotten him into trouble. He has rescued mechs after they already have been rescued. He once doused a building with fire retardant chemicals after the fire that had engulfed it had already been extinguished. He is famous for doing the right thing at the wrong time. Some suspect that this chronic problem is a result of crossed cerebral circuits. But those who know him best realise that his bumbling behavior stems from insecurities within him born of his once being a low-level microchip counter in a transistor factory on Cybertron. He joined the Autobots because he believed that he could do more with his life. He's been trying—many would say over-trying—to prove his value to them ever since. Fortunately, Hosehead has been slowly learning how to make better decisions in tense situations, allowing him to perform more effectively in such circumstances.
Abilities: Hosehead transforms into a hi-tech fire engine. In this mode, he is equipped with a hydraulic ladder, high pressure water hose, fire retardant foam, infra-red sensors for finding hidden sources of heat (such as fires within walls and living beings), and emergency medical and repair equipment. He has a maximum speed of 240 miles per hour and a range of 600 miles. He is armed with two short-range laser pistols and an accelerator rifle, which causes its targets' internal mechanisms to speed up uncontrollably, resulting in mechanical breakdowns and emptying fuel reserves. In robot mode, he has great strength and endurance.
Weaknesses: Given the frequency of the unnecessary tasks he engages in, Hosehead often runs low on fuel.