- Name: Blast Off
- Faction: Decepticon
- Species: Transformer
- Function: Space Warrior
- Division: Assault Infantry
- Sub-Group: Combaticon
- Type: FC
|“||I destroy Autobots by choice, not command.||”|
Blast Off doesn't need a write-up in some pathetic, grubby little human database. It might matter to some robots what others think of them, or if they think of them at all, but Blast Off couldn't care less. No, he's literally and figuratively above your average Cybertronian riff-raff. The other Combaticons could completely forget he's up here, orbiting so far above the Earth, distant and alone... with only the cold, empty void for company... and he couldn't care less. No, certainly not.
Lesser robots could hardly understand the joy... yes, that's it, the joy, he finds in efficiently and remorselessly annihilating targets from such a great distance. Blast Off was quite simply "built better" than the rest, you see, and so needs nothing from those tiny beings moving about so... so very... far away below. Blast Off... Blast Off is quite happy with his superior position, yes, quite happy and... and quite alone.
Blast Off condescends to combine with his fellow Combaticons to form Bruticus.
Blast Off was originally forged in Altihex.
Blast Off was one of several Decepticon political prisoners who were "liberated" by Starscream. Somehow he turned from the chassis of a World War II bomber to a Space Shuttle once he was activated. He would probably place this on him being a sophisticated Transformer.
Unfortunately, Blast Off's new body lacked an energy absorber, an "oversight" Starscream used to control him and his fellow Combaticons. In return for the vital components (taken from captured Transformers), Blast Off helped Starscream lead his latest coup against Megatron. The coup almost succeeded, until the Stunticons interfered, leading to Blast Off's (and the rest of the brigade's) exile on a distant asteroid.
His exile would prove to be short-lived. With Blast Off providing the locomotion, the Combaticons returned to Cybertron, where they defeated Shockwave and his drone army. It took a temporary Autobot-Decepticon alliance to defeat the Combaticons, and the Autobots believed them destroyed after Cybertron's sort-of liberation. In reality, Megatron had Bruticus (and thus, Blast Off, we guess) reprogrammed to be more loyal.
Blast Off once left Swindle on the moon out of sheer annoyance.
Blast Off is from Altihex.
He is a sophisticated mech, therefore he is quite the enerwine connoisseur. Anything cultured and classy! He may be a fierce Combaticon warrior, but he has *taste* and it's important to him that this is recognized!
This Blast Off, being a shuttle, is also quite large, towering over most of his teammates.
- 8/11 - "Quintesson Escalation" - The Joes rendezvous with Snarl to launch a rescue attempt for a group of civilian survivors. When they reach the city, two Quintesson Warships leave the Bellum and head out over the Pacific Ocean. A squadron of Decepticons follows the Warships.
- 8/24 - "Attack on Offut AFB" - The Quintessons, having learned the location of the Pit, launch an
- October 12 - "Go Get Some Kaff" - Highly skilled intelligence analyst Floodlight is... sent to get Kaff
- 9/2 - "The Trial" - Several of Earth's defenders have been captured by the Quintessons for
one of their classic show trials. Just a showy way of executing their prisoners, the Quintessons have been putting on these displays for thousands of years. This time, though, they may have picked the wrong prisoners to execute.
taken his revenge. The destruction has fed back through the Space Bridge network, destroying all the Spirals, save for the Bellum. Cut off from their allies, the Quintessons mount a fierce defense against Earth's last assault against them.
- February 14 - "Operation Petal Drop" - It's Valentine's Day! So what's a lovelorn mech to do? Why, impress the girl of his dreams.......with flowers.
- Apr. 29 - "An Oil Cake A Jug of Enerwine and Thee" - The crude and the hoity-toity find themselves at the same bar for a relaxing drink. Hilarity ensues.
- June 27 - "Friday Night Fight at the Power Plant": A group of Decepticons goes back to the Bruce Power Plant and find Autobots in defense of the humans repairing the plant.
- July 07 - "Attack of the Giant Galvatron!" - The Combaticons battle a Giant Galvatron!
- March 26 - "Transport Heist" - The Combaticons attack a transport and then flee with the goods.
- August 10 - "Autobots to the Rescue!" - Autobots, as well as neutrals from all over Praxus, have been captured and put to work in Internment Camp Pi. Springer has allowed himself to get captured to work from the inside, and before his inhibiter claw was affixed he was able to leak out information about the camp.
- May 17 - "Invasion of Valvolux" - The Decepticons launch an assault on Valvolux.
- June 9 - "Sniper Duel" - Blast Off vs Backblast in Valvolux!
- February 25 - "Blockade Running" - Decepticons are attempting to blockade Earth. At least one space merchant is going to run it.
- December 20 - "Lessons Learned?" - Deathsaurus and Megatron have a discussion about freedom.
- 1/3 - "Asking For An Incident" - A fight between breaks out between Imager and Soundwave, and spills out of control when Starlock tries to stop it, and get them to talk civilly.
- 1/9 - "Fairy tales" - Blast Off meets a mysterious Neutral who offers him tea and conversation.
- 3/10 - "Radio Panic - Darkmount" - An explosion to happen on the Decepticon communications link,
but Blast Off has other priorities!
- May 13 - "Altihex Assault: Labs" - Valour leads an assault on Altihex so the Decepticons can seize the research in its labs. Deathsaurus chooses that moment to grandstand.
- May 22 - "Space Chase" - Cosmos and Blast Off meet up close for the first time. The Combaticon takes an interest in this small minibot spacer.
- 7/29 - "Freedom's Favour" - Starlock talks to Blast off and Vortex regarding the fact they are no longer
under Megatron's control, and Blast Off gets a response regarding an offered favour,
that he wasn't expecting.
- August 28 - "Treachery among Friends" - Omen puts pieces together and realizes the depth of the treachery surrounding Starlock and the Combaticons situation.
- September 28 - "Thirsty on Main" - Swindle journeys to Valvolux to talk to Takedown about his 'issue'.
- Oct 14 - "Kai The Mystery Spark" - Kai Spark who are you! Or What.. Swindle lets himself into Arachnae's lab to check on the spark-in-a-box that had been left there. Arachnae works more to discover who or what the spark now called 'Kai' is.
Nov 09 - Encounter with Hot Rod at Winding Roadway
>*A brief audio message can be heard as Blast Off speaks*< "Roadkill and I conducted a patrol in the Manganese Mountains today. We encountered Hot Rod running roughshod over the terrain as if he owned the place. We quickly disillusioned him of that idea and sent him packing, sans several key parts of his anatomy. Blast Off out." *audio ends*
- 11/15 - "Of Drunk Shuttles" - Blast Off has a misadventure with Nightmare Fuel, leading him to Arachnae's lab. And a meeting with her floor, and a hose.
- November 20 - "Brotherly Conversation" - Swindle tracks down Brawl after the other Combaticon had his 'conversation' with Kup.
Feb 28 - Patrol
Blockade and I were on patrol duty, protecting sector *coordinates given* from Autobot interference. Encountered Autobots Hot Rod and ...some flying car thing-a-ma-bob...thingy. *ahem* We sent them on their way. Blockade, when he *actually pays attention*, did some decent shooting at the end, to my surprise. That's all. Nothing else to say. At all.
>*mutters something about... 'Now excuse me while I get to the shooting range, that was *unacceptable, I will NOT miss again....*'<
- March 12 - "Assault on Ibex" - Ibex Grande Push
- March 12 - "Ibex Incursion" - Valour leads the Decepticons in a strike to take over Ibex itself well before the deadline he, himself, had set. The Autobots scramble, the defenses they had worked on now being put to the test.
- June 15 - "Exulant Subitus - B Side" - Megatron wants the Titan Calyhex no matter the cost. The Autobots rally to stop him. B-Roll: Decepticon Warship <Corumkan> and Surface of Calyhex <Titan> for Peace In Our Time - Exulant Subitus.
Jun 15 - Megatron is Lost (but not my fault)
>*Blast Off appears onscreen, clears his throat, twitches a tailfin, and then straightens himself up and speaks with his usual snootiness*<
- "Several troops of Decepticons, led by our great leader, Megatron, surged into space this fine eve to prevent Calyhex, a Titan, from escaping the planet. The Autobots, the miserable hooligans that they are, were of course there to throw a wrench into that work. We met them with ample aplomb, especially me, and were staving off our foes when, unfortunately, the warship and the Autobot's started heading towards the space warp gate."
- "Now I, the loyal and fearless Decepticon that I am, immediately rushed to our great and powerful leader's rescue, but I was, alas, just a fraction of a second too late. I arrived just in time to see Optimus Prime throw Megatron into the void. Where Megatron is now, I do not know, but I realized if I got lost into that same void and ended up who knows where then, well, I'd be *totally* unable and unavailable to help search for him, now wouldn't I? Why, I would indeed. That just wouldn't do. So you can see, it is totally NOT my fault. *ahem*
Blast Off's violet optics flicker once or twice and he rolls his shoulders back, maintaining an aloof and regal state. Or trying to. He clasps black hands together and draws in a vent. "And that's... that. Apparently... Starscream *there's just a *hint* of disdain somewhat masked in there* is now our leader until Megatron returns. Which... I'm sure he will. It'll be fine. FINE. Yes. Oh, and of course, you know, if there's a need for leadership, Onslaught and the Combaticons would be happy to help."
>*he nods to the camera, fingers fidgeting, then turns to turn it off*<
- October 30 - "Is This The Real Life" - Something odd happens to a handful of scattered cybertronians. But was it really a dream?
Nov 05 - Ultrix Destroyed-Movor's Footage
Blast Off can be seen standing in a cargo bay even bigger than he is, expression mostly aloof as usual, but slightly worn by fatigue, and perhaps something else. "As ordered, I went up into orbit after the strike on Ultrix with the Autobot, Starlock, to see if we could find what happened and who attacked Ultrix. Who attacked US. We did not find any direct or immediate answers, but did encounter Movor, who had been patrolling in the area, and who was disoriented and in need of assistance, which we provided. He also provided this firsthand report. Please ignore the questionable taste in music and focus on the burst of light, which... might have been some sort of small ship?" He pauses to hit play on the recording, which then fills the screen.
IN THE COOL OF THE EVENING, WHEN THE FIRES START BURNING BRIGHT
HEAR THE TWILIGHT CALLIN', AS THE FLAMES BURST INTO THE NIGHT, IT'S CREEPING IN YOUR BLOODSTREAM, LIKE A METAL DISEASE
"... upper... Looks like... to watch... advise aerial... report in... it... Or stay... ground."
There is a flash-fire, and it -looks- like it was from orbit based on the angle but it could've been in the upper atmosphere too. There is something, that almost looks like a ship - small, a glimpse of orange - but then there is a titanic blast, and the craft of whatever it was is gone. The music continues, "UNDERNEATH THE STREETLIGHTS, EVERYTHING IS LARGER THAN LIFE"...
The recording continues for a short while afterwards, some of the warnings from planetside coming through, then stops.
- November 6th - "Refractions of The Shattered" - Starlock and Blast Off talk among themselves about what happened at Ultrix,
- November 15 - "Local Fauna Invades The Rollout" - Some Cybertronian fauna invades The Rollout.
- February 08 - "Unwelcome Guests" - Someone crashes the Cybertron peace meeting.
- Feb 8 - "In Peace We Trust" - The Peace Accords meeting doesn't end peacefully.
- May 30th - "Under The Fairy Lights Glow" - A late night cross faction meeting in New Harmonex ends up happening under the glow of the street fairy lights...
- June 3 - "Bringing the Kaiju to Heel" - Primus Pilus calls Deathsaurus out for so many things the Destron Commander has done and 'negotiations', Decepticon-Style, happen.
- 7-27 - "Internal Conflict Resolution (Citadel Side)" - Megatron and Starscream bicker as the Decepticons attempt to take Vos.
Shattered Glass Blast Off is probably a very humble 'bot.
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