"Don't look up -- that way you'll never see me coming."
- Name: Blackbolt
- Faction: SG-Autobot
- Species: Transformer
- Function: Aerialbot Leader
- Division: Aerospace
- Sub-Group: Aerialbot
- Type: TP-Only
Blackbolt loves to fly. From the moment he came online, he took to the sky, and would never come down if he could help it. Optimus Prime put him in charge of the Aerialbots, hoping to give him some sense of responsibility, but Blackbolt couldn't care less about his teammates, as long as they stay out of his way in the air. He has a strong need to prove himself "King of the Air" and will attack anyone who gets too close to him, friend or foe.
In Concorde jet mode, Blackbolt can reach Mach 1.9 and has a range of 4500 miles. He carries on his underside an electrostatic battery, which allows him to strip electrons from air molecules as he's flying and store them. He can then direct this stored charge through his nose cone as a powerful bolt of electricity. He's capable of storing and releasing up to 150,000 volts at a time. He's especially effective in lightning storms, due to their abundance of charged particles. He carries an electrostatic discharger rifle in robot mode that has the same capability. He combines with the other Aerialbots to form the giant robot known as Superion.
As long as Blackbolt is busy leading or fighting, he's fine, but when he's forced to land, or hasn't killed anyone lately, he gets dangerously bored and unstable. He's slightly claustrophobic, a weakness he tries to keep from his teammates and especially Optimus Prime.
MUX Shattered Glass History:
In 1985, to combat rampant Autobot aggression on Cybertron, the Decepticons attempt to engineer a new squadron of aerial fighters. Jetfire was the prototype. Within a few months of being brought online, however, Jetfire learns enough about the Autobots to know where his true allegiance lies. He defects to the Autobots a mere five months after creation. The Old One, deciding the Autobots need more air power as well, sacrifice five Autobot "volunteers" and use their bodies and reformatted cores to create the Aerialbots, using technology brought to the Autobots by Jetfire. Blackbolt was built on Cybertron from the remains of a low-flying transport officer.
When our tale began, Blackbolt was in charge of Aerospace, and tasked with keeping the skies clear of Decepticons while Jetfire and Huffer prepared the Ark for launch. Busy defending the Ark launch, Blackbolt was left behind when Prime launched, and continues as head of Autobot Aerospace forces on Cybertron, hunting Junkions and Decepticons alike.