Rapido II

Rapido II for Champions (225+145)

"The deadliest weapon you can have is a sharp mind." - Rapido II

Real name: Rapido II
Other known aliases: 19, Sirus (name of release in Italy).
Occupation: Platoon Commander
Current group affiliation: Autobots/Axelerators
Rank: 10
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Decepticons
First appearance: None
Origin: Unrevealed
Description: Rapido II is a 16 foot tall red and blue robot who turns into a Cybertonian car.


48	STR	18
16	DEX	18
23	CON	26
14	BODY	 0
20	INT	10
18	EGO	16
24	PRE	14
10	COM	 0
14	PD	 8
13	ED	 8
 4	SPD	14
12	REC	 2
46	END	 0
40	STUN	 0
Characteristics Cost: 134

Powers and Skills

 3	1" Change Environment,Desc: Headlights,OIF(-1/2)             0
10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
26a)	12/12 Armor	
20b)	4 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
57c)	6 1/2D6 RKA,"Engine Blaster",OAF(-1),17-32 Charges(+1/4)     0
28d)	20" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
 7e)	Shape Shift,"Car",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change form if	
	 takes over half Body.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)            0
19	Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in	
	 heat/cold,immune to aging	
 9	MP (15),"Movement",Only when in appropriate form.(-1/4),OIF	
 1u	5" Flight,"Jet Pack",x4 Non-Combat                           1
 1u	+2" Running,"Wheels",x8 Non-Combat,has turn mode             0
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
12	48 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
 3	Combat Driving 12-	
 3	Bureaucratics 14-	
18	6 Levels: with blaster, dodge and punch.,tight group	
 3	Navigation 11-	
 3	Stealth 12-	
 3	Systems Operation 13-	
 5	Tactics 14-	
 2	WF,Small Arms	
Powers Cost: 236


Base Points: 225
15	Accidental Chg,"to robot form if stunned.",common,occur 11-
20	DNPC,"Humans in need of saving.",incompetent,appear 11-
10	Distinctive,"Giant Robot",easily concealable,major
15	Hunted,"By anti-Autobot forces.",as powerful,harsh,appear
 5	Physical Lim,"No hands in vehicle mode.",infrequently,
15	Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Protective of others.",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",common,strong
 5	Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10	Rivalry,"with other Autobot leaders.",professional,PC rival
10	Unluck,2D6
10	Watched,"By Autobot leaders.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 145

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 370

Explanation of the conversion: Some of the detail of this write-up is based on the expanded character as presented on Zobovor's web site.

History: Rapido II is one of the most brilliant Autobots who ever lived. Serving as platoon leader, Rapido II took command of the Autobot army following the departure of Optimus Prime some four million years ago. He is an unparalleled mastermind when it comes to warfare strategy, executing them with a skilled methodology that few can match. Sophisticated ideas come easily to him; his plans are typically so mind-bogglingly complex that only he fully understands them. He believes in logic and reasoning, refusing to allow the irrational to cloud his thinking. His archive of knowledge and uncanny knack for anticipating every possible detail has won him the reverence of many of his comrades, making him one of the most respected Autobot commanders in history. He directly leads the Autobot Axelerators team, Scram, Turbofire and Windbreaker, on missions.

Trivia: The version of Rapido II released in the United States had dark tinted windows, whereas the version released in Europe has pink tinted windows. Rapido II shouldn't be confused with Windcharger, who was called Rapdio in Canada.

Rapido II Powers: Rapido II has nearly unmatched speed and intelligence. He is nearly fearless, strong and has incredible firepower. He can turn into a Cybertonian race car capable of speeds of over 245 mph. His engine also works as a powerful blaster which can be used in either mode, and offers impressive firepower. Rapido II is a powerful fighter, but his real strength lies in his ability to out calculate his opponents. Rapido II sometimes utilizes a standard Autobot jet pack.

Weaknesses: Rapido II's penchant for depending on intellect and logic sometimes prevents him from seeing the side of the equation not governed solely by rhyme or reason.

Links to other Rapido II pages:
  • http://tfu.info/1993/Autobot/Rapido/rapido.htm
  • http://www.cobraislandtoys.com/tf/1993/rapido.html
  • http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?char_id=456
  • http://zobovor.tripod.com/rapido_tfu.html

  • Character created by Hasbro.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - September, 2005

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