FUNCTION: DEFENSE SPECIALIST
FIRST APPEARANCE: RIGHT HERE
"Catch me if you can!"
Profile: Double Clutch is one of
the most versatile Autobots on the team. Whether he's kicking up dust
clouds on a dirt track in the desert or tearing up the tar at the Indianapolis
500, he performs with the same incredible high-speed precision. With a wide
range of skills, he can be called upon for nearly any assignmentbut
is particularly adept when carrying out missions that require high-speed
racing under combat conditions. However, his effectiveness is diminished
by a strong rebellious streak. He simply doesn't like to follow orders.
Double Clutch places far more faith in himself than he does in his
superiors, prompting him to ignore most commands in favor of
pursuing his own ideas.
Abilities: In race car mode, Double
Clutch can reach a maximum speed of 470 mph and can sustain this velocity
for up to 30 minutes under his own power. However, his rear spoiler can convert
to an energy-absorption panel, draining power from nearby sources and sustaining
him almost indefinitely, even after his primary fuel source has been depleted.
His spoiler also acts as a laser-guided deflector shield that can disperse
or redirect enemy attacks. His aerodynamic nose module radiates disruptive
electron bursts that disengage Decepticon tracking sensors. In robot mode,
he carries a dual-grip photon accelerator gun that causes devices to waste
energy, potentially capable of reducing Decepticons to powered-down heaps
Weaknesses: Double Clutch would
be a remarkably effective warrior, were it not for his strong independent
streak. As it stands, he's more likely to botch a mission
because he's determined to do things his way.