FIRST APPEARANCE: "FIVE FACES OF DARKNESS" PART 1
"No cage is strong enough to hold
Profile: Stampede is an extreme
claustrophobic. Any time he finds himself in an enclosed space, he
immediately begins to panicstuttering, sweating lubricant uncontrollably,
even smashing through walls in an attempt to escape. If he had his
way, he would spend his time running freely through the vast, metallic plains
of his native Cybertron. Stampede fulfils his role as a scout well,
since he operates at top form when he's outdoors exploring the terrain, and
looking for fuel sources or useful raw materials or enemy Autobots.
Sometimes, however, when the Decepticons let him run loose, they wonder
if it's going to be the last time they'll ever see him.
Abilities: As a rhinoceros,
Stampede can run as fast as 75 mph, and his hooves can be replaced with rockets,
wheels, skis, and more as needed, allowing him to adapt to nearly any terrain.
He uses a pair of back-mounted dual sonic detonator cannons, capable
of projecting sound energy as loud as 210 decibels. In robot mode,
Stampede carries a particle accellerator rifle, capable of exciting the
individual molecules in an opponent's armor, making them weaker and subject
to fracture. He typically uses this weapon in conjunction with his
laser-guided energo-sword, weakening the molecular bonds with his rifle first
and then cutting into an Autobot's armor with his sword.
Weaknesses: Stampede's paralyzing
fears are by far his greatest shortcoming. All it takes to defeat him
is to lure him into an enclosed space, and and his own psychosis takes care
of the rest.
STR: 6 INT: 5 SPD: 7
RNK: 4 CRG: 1 FPW: 8 SKL: 3