Rob's Pile of Transformers: Tuner

Autobot: Tuner
Function: Remote Sensing Specialist
"The person with the most toys has the most fun!"

Profile: Observing Tuner at his job is akin to watching a kid in a candy store... or more precisely, a video arcade. If he were human, he would likely be known as a computer geek. He loves losing himself in the operations of ever more complex electronics gear; he is happiest when surrounded by banks of consoles and monitors. At any given time he has any number of small electronic novelties with him, which he fiddles with in his spare time. The selection of these devices ranges from such harmless bits of arcanity such as human-made hand-held video games, to static surge dischargers capable of knocking out a Decepticon at fifty yards. Most Autobots just chuckle quietly at his obsession with electronics, but those who know him well understand that his analytical mind is simply on a perpetual quest for knowledge and understanding, goals they can't help but respect.

Abilities: Tuner has a vast knowledge of scanning and sensing equipment. He displays a natural intuition with such machines that goes far beyond what training could instill. He can also effect repairs when necessary, as well as on-the-fly modifications and upgrades. He carries a standard-issue laser pistol, but his greatest weapon is his ability to whip up improvised armaments from whatever electronics gear is on hand. A complement of built-in micro- and macrowelders aid him in his work. He tranforms to a "hoverdisk", a wing-like form that skims a few feet above the ground and can travel equally well on land or water. Special clamps allow Pixel, his frequent partner on missions, to ride on the back of his vehicle form in her com platform mode. Together the two are an extremely effective reconnaisance, search, tracking, and observation team. Sabotage might also be listed among their skills were it not for Pixel's reluctance to undertake such missions.

Weaknesses: Tuner is easily distracted by any new or novel electronic gear he sees -- a definate liability if he is sneaking around an enemy installation. His vehicle form is fragile and vunerable to artillery, relative to his robot mode.

Strength: 6
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 6
Endurance: 5
Rank: 6
Firepower: 3
Courage: 7
Skill: 9

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