FUNCTION: FRONT-LINE DEFENSE
FIRST APPEARANCE: RIGHT HERE
"Get out of my way...NOW!"
Profile: Roadblock is always angry.
It doesn't matter if anyone has done anything to set him off, or whether
they're friend or foe; he exists in a perpetually combative state, routinely
lashing out at anyone and anything around him. Perhaps the only act from
which he derives any pleasure is pushing around his fellow Decepticons, giving
him a chance to vent some of his fury. Only the troops who are weaker than
he is are afforded this treatment, however. Given his antisocial behavior,
the Decepticons frequently send him on reconnaissance missions just to get
rid of him. With no one else around to act out his frustrations on, Roadblock
performs the job amazingly well.
Abilities: Roadblock transforms
into a front loader vehicle capable of traveling at 40 mph. He is ideal
for most heavy-duty assignments, using his front-mounted, super-reinforced
titanium shovel to lift up to 35 tons. He can clear an entire battle perimeter
of fallen Autobot wreckage in only a few minutes. In robot mode, the spinning
sawblade on his left arm can slice open enemy armor like a machete through
birthday cake. His right arm is a missile launcher that fires crystal-tipped
"penetrator" missiles, capable of boring through double-thick, armor-plated
shielding to ensure the destruction of his Autobot targets.
Weaknesses: Roadblock's maximum
velocity is greatly reduced when he's carrying a heavy payload. Despite his
considerable strength and powerful weaponry, he's not a very effective fighter
because he lacks the skill to use these resources effectively.