FUNCTION: MECHANICAL ENGINEER
FIRST APPEARANCE: CHILDREN OF CYBERTRON #1
"Without science, there can be no warfare."
Profile: Anthrax is a crafty and mysterious
robot with an insatiable appetite for knowledge. Immensely curious, she tends
to ask questions constantly, but reveals very little to others. A true scientist,
she is fascinated by anything new that she encounters, and immediately resolves
to learn how it works, even if that means disassembing it. Highly inventive,
she usually manages to improve on the design of any device she examines,
once she understands the premise behind its operation. She is somewhat more
reluctant to experiment on living beings, however, unless it directly furthers
the cause of science.
Abilities: Anthrax is a resourceful engineer,
specializing in designing and constructing new Decepticons. In Cybertronic
jet mode she is highly maneuverable, and can attain speeds of almost 4000
mph, with a maximum range of 3000 miles. She is armed with wing-mounted laser
cannons and two air-to-ground, heat-seeking missiles in this form. In robot
mode, sophisticated scanners in her optic sensors enable her to determine
the molecular composition and chemical properties of most metals. She carries
an electro-sword with a self-contained energy supply capable of generating
400,000 volts of electricity. Her agility in this mode gives her the edge
Weaknesses: Anthrax's tendency to be distracted
can make her a vulnerable target. She lacks strength in robot mode, depending
primarily on her ability to evade enemy attacks during battle.