FUNCTION: PLATOON COMMANDER
FIRST APPEARANCE: RIGHT HERE
"The deadliest weapon you can have is a
Profile: Rapido is one of the most
brilliant Autobots who ever lived. Serving as platoon leader, Rapido took
command of the Autobot army following the departure of Optimus Prime some
four million years ago. He is an unparalleled mastermind when it comes
to warfare strategy, executing them with a skilled methodology that few can
match. Sophisticated ideas come easily to him; his plans are typically so
mind-bogglingly complex that only he fully understands them. He believes
in logic and reasoning, refusing to allow the irrational to cloud his thinking.
His archive of knowledge and uncanny knack for anticipating
every possible detail has won him the reverence of many of his comrades,
making him one of the most respected Autobot commanders in
Abilities: In his vehicle form,
more smooth and sleek than most Earth vehicles, Rapido's indepentandly-powered,
rear-mounted engine propels him at speeds of 390 mph. In robot mode, his
rear-mounted engine component converts to a powerful double barreled
laser blaster. Rapido is a powerful fighter, but his real strength lies in
his ability to outcalculate his opponents.
Weaknesses: Rapido's penchant for
depending on intellect and logic sometimes prevents him from seeing the side
of the equation not governed solely by rhyme or reason. Other Autobots
are sometimes put off by his dry, emotionless demeanor.