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Blast Off
Name Blast Off
Faction Decepticon
Function Space Warrior
Class Unknown
Alt Mode Space Shuttle
Species Feature Character


Profile

Aloof and aristocratic. Likes to appear civilized and sophisticated, but has a warrior's spark beating within. Not a "people person". Prone to denying his true feelings and hiding behind a front of arrogant disdain- or pompous ego. Proud to be a space shuttle, but it also exacerbates his feelings of loneliness- a fact he tries to hide. Can be cold and remorseless when on the job. Fast, skilled, and deadly accurate, but weak and disadvantaged in close-quarter combat against physically powerful opponents. Shuttle mode not well armored.                                                                  

History

A Combatron colonist, he was a former Primal Vanguard member. He and his fellow Combaticons were stripped to their sparks, t-cogs and brain modules and imprisoned on Garrus-1 for several millenia after they sided with their colony world during a Civil War between Combatron and Cybertron. Recently revived by the Cybertronian Senate to be a sniper and assassin for the Elite Guard, but soon began to question and act against them. Then became an Outlaw, wanted for several crimes including murder (he'd insist it was justified) and space travel (currently illegal under the Clampdown). Blast Off has never liked being told what to do. Currently found among the Decepticons as he fights in the Pits with his fellow Combaticons and tries to adjust to the grime and grit he finds there- a far cry from the High Society class and culture (and wine) he so loves.

Skills

Space Navigation and Knowledge, Sharpshooting, Ground Control to Major Denial, Galaxy-sized Ego, Wine Connoisseur, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Do We Fight for the Right to a Night at the Opera Now?

Statistics

Strength 54 Intelligence 81
Speed 102 Endurance
Rank Courage
Firepower 93 Skill 108
Hit Points Energon
Abilities

Logs

April 2015 Logs
  • Into The Lion's Den: The meeting that had to happen: Megatron has a talk with Whirl, as Blast Off watches. Things will never be quite the same.
  • Invitation to the Lion's Den: Blast Off meets Whirl at what's left of Nyon with an invitation- from Megatron.
  • Rebel-vs-Revolutionary: Blast Off has 20,000 years-worth of unanswered questions for Pursuit. Sixshot adds his experiences.
  • Swearing Fealty: Chimera meets Megatron after capture and challenges him for dominance.
  • 42715-Barricade vs Whirl: Megatron rewards loyalty. Barricade deals out justice.
  • Nyon Falls: Hot Rod invites a small group of Autobots to discover the truth about Zeta Prime. Nyon pays the iron price for the discovery.
  • Murder at the Opera: A charity event for Harmonex's opera house goes terribly, terribly wrong.
  • Do I Wanna Know: 20,000 years have passed since Whirl and Blast Off last really saw or spoke to each other.
  • Attempted Repentance: Feint feels her time is running out, and turns to Blast Off to make amends.
  • Off The Record: Acuity rips into Blast Off, but not with her claws.
August 2014 Logs
  • Agent Arcee: Arcee tries to be a secret agent, but lacks training. It doesn't work out so well for her.
  • Origin Of The Species: Tarantulas pays a visit to Senator Proteus and plays veterinarian with his pet. Arcee and Blast Off are creeped out.
  • Ignorance is Bliss: Horrible things were done to Blurr. Arcee remembers them. Blurr doesn't.
  • Return to Space: Blurr needs Element Zero, so he turns to a sentient space shuttle who is just itching to return to space... legally or not.
  • Compromised: Blast Off moves in on a target, but Shiftlock is more astute than he bargained for.
Autocracy
  • Team Run and Hide: Blurr convinces Arcee to join Team Run and Hide. He also convinces her to help him rob(punch) Blast Off.
  • Megatron Rises: The Decepticons and Team Pax make their big push on Iacon. Three mechs enter, one mech leaves.
  • Into The Lion's Den: The meeting that had to happen: Megatron has a talk with Whirl, as Blast Off watches. Things will never be quite the same.
  • Invitation to the Lion's Den: Blast Off meets Whirl at what's left of Nyon with an invitation- from Megatron.
  • 42715-Barricade vs Whirl: Megatron rewards loyalty. Barricade deals out justice.
  • Nyon Falls: Hot Rod invites a small group of Autobots to discover the truth about Zeta Prime. Nyon pays the iron price for the discovery.
  • Murder at the Opera: A charity event for Harmonex's opera house goes terribly, terribly wrong.
December 2014 Logs
  • Swords Out and Guns Blazing: Swift Blade shows she actually DOES know a bit about fighting when she and Blast Off are ambushed by bounty hunters.
  • Pride and Prejudice: Two mechs with space alts reinforce each others' pride while sharing their prejudices.
  • Civilized Behavior: Blast Off and Swift Blade encounter each other again, leading the femme to ask the shuttle some questions after her meeting with Blurr. Who then makes an appearance, along with Exodus, and a revelation that challenges the Combaticon's claims of "civilized behavior".
  • Decepticon Primer: Zephyr learns more about the Decepticons, while they learn a little more about the Insecticons.
  • Assured of Justice: Blast Off finds it difficult to remain civilized, especially when forced to face an enemy. Swift Blade will soon have an important decision to make.
  • Just Have a Few Questions: Whirl and Blast Off have one thing in common: a desire to know what happened to Shiftlock, and they think Arcee might have the answers. Swift Blade walks in at an... awkward moment.
  • Never Turn Your Back On the Enemy: Blast Off is horrified to learn that Shiftlock has been arrested, and demands answers from Blurr.
  • Feeling Like a Whirlagig: Whirl is having a bad day, which means Blast Off has a very weird one.
  • Fall from the Stars: Swift Blade returns to Cybertron- and some surprises.
  • Nyon Alley Adventures: Part One: Blast Off and Shiftlock have a long conversation about life.
  • Deliveries, Stalkers: Blast Off's suitor-stalker stalks, but trouble is avoided thanks to HighDef.
  • Welcome to the Cons: Starscream helped save Blast Off's life, and now he has a favor to ask.
  • Prologue to Edge of my Life: Pharma arrives at Blast Off's prison cell to inform him that his greatest nightmare is coming all too soon.
  • Edge of My Life: Blast Off is nearly subjected to his worst nightmare - spark extraction. Starscream saves the day just in time.
  • Meeting the Queen: Scorn hears the situation from Bombshell and has a curious encounter with Blast Off.
  • Attempting Kindness: Feint comes to question the prisoner Blast Off once more. She tries a different approach this time.
  • Walls Come Crashing Down: Blast Off puts up walls- and Feint works to bring them tumbling down.
  • A Book and its Cover: Blurr interrogates Blast Off. Can you judge a book by its cover? Or in the Combaticon's case, can you get PAST that cover and see what's inside?
  • Pride Comes Before a Fall: Arcee springs the lavish trap set for Blast Off. Is the Combaticon going quietly- or going down in a blaze of glory?
  • Footing the Bill: Blast Off takes Torque up on that offer for foot repair.
  • Getting Schooled: Blast Off should really truly probably just stop trying to impress femmes. Also, Combaticons make for lousy emotional support, even when they're actually trying. Meanwhile, Arcee sets her trap for the wanted fugitive (shuttle).
  • Delivery Complications: Hot Rod ordered delivery. Blast Off, Blurr, and Exodus complicate it.
  • Introducing: Brawl: Blast Off and Torque meet Brawl. Combaticon crushes abound.
  • Bar Bamboozlement: Big egos in a little bar. :D
  • Marry or Murder: Blast Off's had some strange days, but this is one of the stranger ones.
February 2015 Logs
  • The Fragile: Blast Off gets repaired and Swivel tries convince Ruiner he's actually good, deep down. PROTIP: It doesn't matter.
  • Appropriate Responses: Blast Off and Swivel bump into each other. Swivel has a lot of questions for him.
  • One Last Time: Whirl confronts Blast Off about his breakup with Starchamber.
  • An Officer And A Gentlemech: In which Starchamber is one and Blast Off is neither.
  • GET A ROOM: Whirl snuck Blast Off in. HOT ROD IS SO DISAPPOINTED IN THEM.
  • Rescue from the Rubble: Starchamber rescues Blast Off from the rubble Quantum brought down on him, aided by several other Decepticons and 4 little cleaning bots. They make an unexpected discovery that could be a boon to the Cons.
  • Sense and Insanities: Swivel mentions Shiftlock again- this time to Blast Off. Quantum and Sky-Byte decide to add themselves to the mix. This all bodes well for no one.
  • A Molten Mess: Swift Blade and Blast Off bring Whirl to the medics for repairs. Whirl's not so sure he likes that.
  • Stargazing: Blast Off finds Whirl stargazing... and despite that whole "we'll only interface /one time/" thing, it is forgotten pretty quickly. Also, since when did Blast Off start getting all this action?
  • Culture Fair: Blast Off tries to introduce Starchamber to culture. Starchamber finally gets *very up close and personal* and introduces Blast Off to an intimate form of healing, trying to finally dispel his inner demons.
  • Molten Hot Deception: Quantum's thirst for revenge continues to spiral out of control, this time sucking Whirl and Swift Blade into its maw.
January 2015 Logs
  • It Takes All Kinds: An interesting mix of individuals congregate in a Nyon bar.
  • The Answer: Not long ago, Whirl asked Blast Off to consider sharing an interface and an exchange of memories. There are so many reasons why they shouldn't do this. This is so, so wrong. This is also Whirl and Blast Off.
  • Full Circle: Blast Off asks Swift Blade about a few things that had confused him. He's not disappointed with the answers.
  • Rough Ride, Rougher Landing: Blast Off hijacks a shipment and Blurr tries to un-hijack it while Swift Blade gets involved much to both mechs' confusion.
  • Head vs Heart vs Duty: Whirl comes to visit Blast Off in the medbay, who is recovering from the very same sort of wound the Combaticon inflicted upon him not so long ago. When the subject turns to matters of the head vs. the heart and the heart vs. duty, an agreement is reached.
  • Six Times the Trouble: Exodus, Panacea, and Blast Off encounter Quickswitch in Vos. Later, Blast Off encounters him again. Who will walk away and who will fall? (Or both? Or neither?)
  • Messed Up Royally: Scorn has an offer for Blast Off, but can he get past his personal demons to deal with the situation?
  • Nothing Suspicious Here: Whirl's not suspicious, Blast Off's not suspicious, Hot Rod's not suspicious.
  • One of 'Those' Evenings: Starts off with Blast Off and Swift Blade in a bar and just gets crazier from that point on.
  • Making a Name: The Decepticons are ready to make a name for themselves, for the time of words is over and the time of actions has come. The Autobots are waiting for them, most for good-intentioned reasons- and one there for possibly less than ideal reasons.
  • Blast Off- the Hero?: Nautica agrees to look at the cloaking device Blast Off received from Quantum for booby-traps. But when she finds one and it's set off, is Blast Off capable of doing the right thing- or is Nyon in for one explosively rude awakening?
  • Between Wisdom and Foolishness: Swift Blade meets Megatron and later spars with Blast Off.
  • Shut Up and Let Me Hug You-You Jerk: This is it- the showdown between Blast Off and Whirl after the Combaticon shoots the cyclops and blinds him. Whirl comes in close, seeking answers and revenge and... the unexpected happens. Swift Blade and Swivel get to watch the show!
  • Making a Splash at the Assessment Clinic: Starchamber heads to the Assessment Clinic. Nothing could go wrong, obviously.
  • Talking Shop and Dubious Choices: Hot Rod meets Ruiner, who talks shop and Megatron with him. Then Blast Off and Hot Rod have a discussion about Shiftlock, the power- and frailty- of choice, and the shuttle leaves Hot Rod with a warning about the ever-expanding Big Brother nature of the government.
  • Ragged Edge: Two individuals living on the ragged edge, each in their own way, clash once more- this time over some potentially valuable spy network information.
  • A Medic's Perspective: Blast Off goes to *cough*checkupon*cough* Whirl and Panacea gives him Whirl's message as well as a piece of her mind.
  • Spying on Spying Spies: While investigating Kaon, Blurr and Arcee notice a suspicious femme. Blast Off spies on them spying on said femme.
  • The Way They Stand: Blast Off starts to teach Swift Blade how to shoot firearms. Discussion of politics follows.
  • Need Like a Shot to the Head: Whirl demands information from Blast Off, who responds with something else instead- leading to a medical call for Panacea and an unpleasant moment for Swivel.
  • Weapon Therapy: The newly arrived Combaticon, Starchamber, continues trying to understand Blast Off and his numerous issues the morning after the shuttle got /very/ drunk.
  • Shooting Star: Starchamber, one of the last survivors from the colony planet Combatron, meets one of the remaining Combaticons. The news she brings isn't good. Later, the two Combatronians have a discussion with Octane.
  • Another Cycle in Nyon: A bunch of people converge on where Whirl was sitting in the gutter. Conversation happens.
  • A Swift Message: As directed by Quantumn, Swift Blade delivers a message to Blast Off.
  • It's Complicated: It starts with a bit of violence and turns weird from there.
  • Weaknesses: Deadlock, not remembering his previous history as Drift, seeks Blast Off out for training and discovers a new weakness of the Combaticon's.
  • Old Friends and New Friends: Blast Off makes sure Hot Rod is caught up on the gossip, then they meet a new and totally trustworthy friend!
July 2014 Logs
Kaon Uprising
March 2015 Logs
  • Rooftop Loyalties: Blast Off finally meets Scorn again after the rather embarrassing encounter they had earlier. She asks him to make a choice that is ultimately between a possible friendship and his alt pride.
  • Want to Reconcile the Violence in Your Heart: The aftermath of Whirl's terrible deed to Pursuit. Blast Off meets him in Altihex, but can he reconcile with the violence in Whirl's "heart"? Ultimately the choice may be decided by more than one past event.
  • Kaon Uprising: Decepticon Smackdown: The Bots arrest the Cons! Uprising over. Right?
  • The Show Must Go On: The big day arrives and Blast Off and Whirl face off in the Great Debate, putting on a show for all of Cybertron- long after the applause has faded.
  • Confession: Blast Off arrives at the new Combaticon Bunker with something to confess to Onslaught. Question is will he tell and who might already know.
  • Office Space (Plus Pre-Debate Debate on Radio): Megatron calls Blast Off into his office to inform him he's going to represent the Decepticons in a public debate- against Whirl. Followed by Global radio debates.
  • A Glass and Some Class: Vortex and Blast Off share a bottle of fine wine and discuss caste and the importance of setting an example.
  • Liaison to Nyon: Whirl goes off to complete his first assignment as the Autobot's new liaison to the Nyon rebels: convincing Hot Rod this is a good idea, followed by a reunion with Blast Off and a meeting with Moonlight.
  • Black and White and Shades of Gray: Blast Off and Arcee were once friends. Then they parted ways, Arcee was ordered to get the Combaticon arrested (unknown to him at the time) and did just that, and now, at the dawn of war, the truth might finally come out.
  • A Chance Collision in Kaon: Blast Off has a chance collision with a new resident and Swift Blade uses LOGIC to prevent the resulting fight.
  • No Secrets Here: Vortex invites Blast Off for a chat in a cafe. No ulterior motives. No secrets. No, of course not.
  • Blast Off: Exhibits A and B: Blast Off is brought back in pieces; Zephyr works to put him back together, despite distractions.
  • Clash in Perihex: The Combaticons come to Perihex looking to steal a nanolathe- the Autobots come to stop them.
  • Letting It All Hang Out: Starscream sets a trap for Blast Off and Whirl to expose them- in more ways than one.
  • Playing with Your Heart: On a scouting trip, Blast Off encounters the Primordial Chimera- and soon wishes he hadn't. The femme plays a very dark and deadly game, and there is no possible way for the shuttle to fight back against her torturous touch- or is there?
  • Treasures: Whirl and Blast Off have a subdued meeting at their starlit bench to grieve over Shiftlock. Whirl has a special gift for the shuttle.
  • Increasing Doubts: While practicing her shooting, Swift Blade shares more of her doubts with Blast Off.
  • Combaticons Unite: Onslaught brings all his Combaticons together for a MASTER PLAN of domination.
  • Return to the Fold: Onslaught goes to bring Blast Off out of his self-imposed exile and back into the Combaticons.
  • Voicing Doubts: Blast Off and Swift Blade seek space for target practice, but life, and the radio, get in the way.
May 2015 Logs
  • Blurred Lines: Blast Off and Whirl try to have a decent date but Deadlock and another Decepticon ruin it.
  • We're All Horrible Tonight: Whirl pole dances. Do we really need to say anything more than that?
  • Team Run and Hide: Blurr convinces Arcee to join Team Run and Hide. He also convinces her to help him rob(punch) Blast Off.
  • Megatron Rises: The Decepticons and Team Pax make their big push on Iacon. Three mechs enter, one mech leaves.
NC Institute
  • Socializing is Dangerous: Nautica meets Hot Rod after the Institute incident, and wonders how to thank someone who helped rescue her- and how to react to the world now that she's seen too much of its dark side. Blast Off actually tries socializing and quickly wonders why he ever gave in to such a crazy idea when an old enemy reappears.
  • Enemy of My Enemy: Blast Off and Hot Rod are not friends.
  • A World of Troubles: The whole world's got problems. Four bots -- and their respective problems -- encounter each other in Stanix.
November 2014 Logs
  • MindGames: Starscream wants to see what Bombshell can do- and what better test subject than an egotistical shuttle?
  • Now You See Him, Now You Don't: Skywarp and Blast Off face off in the Arena for the first time.
  • Aftermath to an Execution (Date): Blast Off and Shiftlock find each other again after their date-gone-wrong. Rumble comes in to provide some comfort and well-wishes.
  • Share a Glass with Me: Arcee continues to gather data on Blast Off and his whereabouts under the guise of a local photojournalist, "Shutterfly".
  • Execution Date: Blast Off and Shiftlock's date turns into a stay of execution as Drift and Quantum come calling. Check please!
  • Stirring the Hornet's Nest: In the fighting pits of the Forge, Clench attempts to keep control- but he may just be stirring the hornet's nest.
  • Socializing is Dangerous: Nautica meets Hot Rod after the Institute incident, and wonders how to thank someone who helped rescue her- and how to react to the world now that she's seen too much of its dark side. Blast Off actually tries socializing and quickly wonders why he ever gave in to such a crazy idea when an old enemy reappears.
  • What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate: Blast Off makes the world's most drawn out and painful attempt at asking someone on a date ever. Shiftlock and Rumble are confused.
  • At the Crossroads of Future and Past: At a crossroads in his life, Blast Off decides to enter the pit fights- finally meeting Megatron... and a few surprises.
  • Three (Mechs) Are a Crowd: Shiftlock has to deal with 3 present/past/would be suitors. It's enough to give a femme a headache.
  • Wine and Functionism: Blast Off and Rumble discuss Megatron, the caste system, pitfights, and functionism. Rumble makes a point by appealing to one of Blast Off's key interests- wine.
  • Lost and Found and Lost Again: Blast Off is lost. Rumble is feeling quite *found*, thankyouvery much. And Shiftlock is simply trying to deal with what life has thrown at her recently.
October 2014 Logs
  • Shiny: Blast Off wanders the grimy wastes of Kaon, drawing attention he may not want to have.
  • Enemy of My Enemy: Blast Off and Hot Rod are not friends.
  • A Little Chaos in Kaon: Much injuries. So confront. Wow.
  • MechHunt and Memories: Shiftlock helps Blast Off as he is the target of a massive mech hunt, while reclaiming some of her own memories in the process.
  • Lost & Found: Blurr is lost! Blast Off's been found!
  • A World of Troubles: The whole world's got problems. Four bots -- and their respective problems -- encounter each other in Stanix.
  • Is this a date?: Blast Off and Arcee enjoy a night at the opera. Much awkwardness ensues... but so does a welcome respite from their troubles outside.
  • I Do My Happy Go Lucky So Well: Blast Off decides to pay his old hab suite a visit...and finds someone unexpected there.
  • Catching Up: Arcee and Blast Off catch up after the apparent death of a friend, interrupted for a time by a shark in distress.
  • Death of a Doctor: Rung's clinic is destroyed, taking its workers with it. Is the psychiatrist gone for good?
  • Bomb Scare: Drift plants a bomb on Arcee in a scheme to blow up several targets at once. Can her friends and allies save her in time?
  • Crash Landing: Blast Off crashes near Kaon after escaping both assassins and Autobot police... and meets one of the people he would have been trying to kill not long ago.
  • Welcome To The Club: Blast Off is taken in by the Decepticons, and finds them surprisingly good company.
September 2014 Logs
  • A Walk In the Park...: A walk in the Helix Gardens turns into an assassination attempt.
  • Past the Point of No Return: Always a rebel at spark, Blast Off returns to space to get some Ezero for bargaining purposes later... and finds recent events catching up with him, threatening to change his life forever.
  • Barricade's Decision: A heated conversation at Maccadam's helps Barricade make his choice.
  • Who Am I?: After being attacked by Blurr, Shiftlock wakes up in the gutter, and the mech that was sent to kill her has a change of heart.
  • Laboratory Ambush: Blast Off attempts to teach Arcee self-defense but keeps getting interrupted, ultimately ending in a full out fight between the bounty hunter Lockdown and one of his targets.
  • Racers and Spacers: Folks of all stripes meet and mingle and Macaddam's.
  • Betrayed: Shiftlock's memories contain some disturbing truths...
  • Rooftop Ambush:


Gallery

Theme Songs

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