FUNCTION: MATERIALS PROCESSING
FIRST APPEARANCE: "FIVE FACES OF DARKNESS" PART 4
"Either you're fighting beside me, or you're flattened
Profile: Steamer has a nasty attitude problem.
He relishes solitude to the point that he can't stand other robots
being anywhere near him. If an unsuspecting Decepticon gets too close,
he usually explodes in a fit of unabashed rage. The only thing that
seems to satisfy him is doing his jobhe relishes the chance to crush
something beneath his powerful rollers, be it raw materials or a fallen Autobot.
It is for this reason alone that he tolerates his fellow Constructicons;
working with them gives him a chance to fulfil his purpose in life. As
long as the war continues, Steamer will have a means to vent his
frustrationsbut the other Constructicons worry that one day he'll turn
on them as well, once there are no Autobots left to
Abilities: Steamer transforms into a steam
roller capable of traveling at 70 mph. His roller is titanium-reinforced
and can crush a line of 20 bumper-to-bumper automobiles in under 10 seconds.
His roller also secretes various acids and other chemicals that help
break down his raw materials for refinement into stronger alloys. In
robot mode, he carries a laser pistol and a welding gun. When combining
with his fellow Constructicons, he forms Devastator's solar energy beam rifle,
enabling him to sear a hole through a ten-foot thick slab of steeel in .08
Weaknesses: Steamer's penchant for working
alone is his biggest drawback. He is the one Constructicon most often
damaged in battle because he is frequently separated from his teammates.