Sunstreaker for Champions (250+130)

"They can't beat the best." - Sunstreaker

Real name: Sunstreaker
Other known aliases: Linca (name of release in Italy).
Occupation: Warrior
Current group affiliation: Autobots
Rank: 5
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Decepticons
First appearance: Transformers: The War Within - The Dark Ages #4 (Dreamwave comics), G.I. Joe vs. The Transformers #3 (Devil's Due comics), Transformers #1 (Marvel comics), More Than Meets The Eye Part 1 (television series).
Origin: Transformers #1 (Marvel comics), More Than Meets The Eye Part 1 (television series).
Description: Sunstreaker is a 20 foot tall yellow and black robot who turns into a Lamborghini Countach LP500S. Before being reformatted by the Ark he turned into a Cybertonian car. In the Devil's Due comic series he turned into a Cobra Stinger jeep.


45	STR	10
12	DEX	 6
23	CON	26
15	BODY	 0
12	INT	 2
18	EGO	16
15	PRE	 5
12	COM	 1
12	PD	 8
13	ED	 8
 4	SPD	18
10	REC	 2
46	END	 0
37	STUN	 0
Characteristics Cost: 102

Powers and Skills

 3	1" Change Environment,Desc: Headlights,OIF(-1/2)             0
10	EC (10),"Transformer powers"	
29a)	13/13 Armor	
27b)	5 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END	
	 Persistent(+1)                                              0
23c)	18" Running,1/2 END(+1/4)                                    2
 7d)	Shape Shift,"Car",Concentrate(-1/4),Cannot change if he	
	 takes over half Body.(-1/4),0 END Persistent(+1)            0
 3	Enhanced Senses - Night Vision,OIF(-1/2)	
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	+3" Running,"Wheels",x4 Non-Combat,has turn mode,1/2 END	
	 (+1/4)                                                      0
 1u	+12" Swimming,"Hydrofoils",has turn mode,only on surface,1/2	
	 END(+1/4)                                                   1
78	MP (157),"Weapons",OAF(-1)	
 6u	6D6 RKA (Electricity),"Electron Pulse Gun",33-64 Charges	
	 (+1/2)                                                      0
 8u	6D6 RKA,"Ground to air missiles.",x5 Increased Max Range	
	 (+1/4),13-16 Charges(0),Explosion(+1/2)                     0
 3	Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)	
11	45 STR,1/2 END(+1/4)                                         0
10	+10 Telescopic Sense,Sight Group,OIF(-1/2)	
 3	Breakfall 11-	
 3	Combat Driving 11-	
 3	11- Fast Draw	
18	6 Levels: with gun, dodge and punch.,tight group	
 2	WF,Small Arms	
Powers Cost: 278


Base Points: 250
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 form.",infrequently,
10	Psych Lim,"Must do everything with style.",common,moderate
15	Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing humans.",common,strong
15	Psych Lim,"Big ego.",common,strong
 5	Rep,"Heroic alien robot.",occur 8-
10	Rivalry,"with other Autobot warriors.",professional,PC rival
10	Watched,"By Autobot leader.",more powerful,non-combat
	 influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 130

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 380

Explanation of the conversion: Although this write-up is meant to represent Sunstreaker in his Generation One form, it also works for his Cybertonian form.

Sideswipe & 
Sunstreaker History (Dreamwave comics): Sunstreaker is the twin brother of Sideswipe. Before the civil was between the Autobots and the Decepticons, Sunstreaker was an artist. After the war broke out he joined the Autobots, but some who knew his violent dispositon joked that he didn't join the Decepticons simply because their purple logo clashed with his paint job.

When Decepticon leader Megatron and Autobot leader Optimus Prime disappeared in an accident with a space bridge, the Autobot and Decepticon forces splintered into smaller factions. Sunstreaker stayed with the Autobots under the leadership of Prowl.

When the Fallen attacked the Autobot base in order to capture Blitzwing, Sunstreaker was among the Autobots who tried to stop him.

Sunstreaker was among the Autobots who followed Optimus Prime on his mission on board the Ark and crash landed on Earth.

Mirage In 1984, when the Ark's computer re-activated, it reformatted Sunstreaker in the form of an Earth car.

Eventually the combined forces of the Autobots on Earth, and their human allies were able to capture the Decepticons. A ship called the Ark II was built to take the Cybertonians back to Cybertron, along with some human companions, but the ship exploded shortly after takeoff. The human allies were killed, but the Cybertonians were lost in the ocean, again in statis lock.

After Spike Witwicky used a piece of the Matrix to revive Optimus Prime, Optimus traveled to the remote shoreline where he was recovered and used the Matrix to revive Jazz, Mirage, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Superion, Trailbreaker and Wheeljack (Transformers: Generation One #2).

When Ultra Magnus came to Earth claiming that the Earth-based Autobots were Cybertonian criminals Optimus Prime surrendered and with the majority of Autobots returned to Cybertron. Jazz was left in charge of the Ark, with Brawn, Ratchet, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Wheeljack and Windcharger assigned to him.

Returning to Earth with the Combaticons, Starscream reformatted them into Earth-style vehicles and attacked the Autobots remaining on Earth. Forming Bruticus, the Combaticons defeated Jazz, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Wheeljack and Windcharger. Only Ratchet and Brawn escaped capture, but as they made their way back to the Ark, they discovered it's defenses on automatic, and had to fight their way inside. Bruticus followed them and Ratchet had to destroy the Ark in failed attempt to destroy Bruticus. Starscream eventually captured Ratchet and Brawn, right as an Autobot shuttle and Sunstorm arrived on Earth (Transformers: Generation One III #1).

Jazz, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were repaired by the Earth Defense Command.

Jazz commanded Sunstreaker, Sideswipe and Bumper in investigating the Insecticons for the Earth Defense Command.

Jazz, Warpath, Bumper, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker rejoined Windcharger and Wheeljack, who were also repaired by the Earth Defense Command. They all rejoined Ratchet on board the Autobot ship Orion (Transformers: Generation One III #9).

Brawn, Grapple, Hoist, Jazz, Omega Supreme, Prowl, Red Alert, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were among the Autobots who continued work on Autobot City (Transformers: Generation One III #13).

After the defeat of Megatron II the planet Cybertron was left reformatted into a techno-organic world.

On the reformatted techno-organic Cybertron Cheetor, Rattrap, Silverbolt III and Blackarachnia were interviewed by the Autobot reporter Rook. They then welcomed the Autobots Roulette, Shadowstriker, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker and Trailbreaker back to Cybertron. Buzzsaw III, Quickstrike II and Rockbuster were also present. The returning Autobots along with Blackarachnia and Silverbolt III were then abducted via teleportation beams and taken to Unicron. Tap-Out, Megatron IV, Brawn, Grimlock and Snarl III were also abducted from various timelines. Silverbolt III, Blackarachnia, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were forcibly reformatted by Unicron. Taken captive by Razorclaw IV, Reptilion, Obsidian III, Tankor II and Striker, the Autobots were forced to fight one another. They witnessed Smokescreen III kill Smokescreen, whose spark was absorbed by Unicron. Sensing the need for a champion Primus and Alpha Trion brought Optimus Primal back to life (Transformers: Universe #1).

History (Marvel comics): Sunstreaker was among the united Autobot and Decepticon forces who opposed Unicron's assault on the planet Cybertron in 1991 (Transformers #75).

Sunstreaker Sunstreaker is the complete egotist. He feels he is simply the most beautiful thing on Earth. He is constantly discussing his sleek lines, his aerodynamic styling and he is loudly and continually grateful to the Ark for giving him such a magnificent body. Sunstreaker is faintly contemptuous of the other sportscar Autobots, particularly his fraternal twin Sideswipe, whose design, he says, is spoiled by the rear mounted engine in his automobile mode. When he is in his robot mode, Sunstreaker is the most dangerous, most ruthless of the group; a calm, competent war machine. His biggest fault is his tendency to stop so that people can admire him when he ought to be tending to business.

Trivia: On the Transformers television show, the voice of Sunstreaker is played by actor Corey Burton. Sunstreaker was later released as a Transformers: Universe toy. The original Diaclone toy that Sunstreaker was based on was red in color.

Sunstreaker Powers: Sunstreaker is very tough and brave. In Autobot mode, Sunstreaker has wrist-mounted, laser-guided, ground-to-air missile launcher. Each missile is the equivalent of 450 lbs. of TNT and can down a Decepticon jet fighter at a maximum distance of 37.5 miles. He also carries an electron-pulse gun capable of emitting at 300 bursts per second a beam of highly energized electrons (the high rate of emission makes it effectively a continuous stream of electrons). A sustained burst of 1.5 seconds will burn a 3 inch hole in a .5 inch-thick plate of titanium-alloy steel. His upper torso construction incorporates a tough polymer-steel skin, making him particularly resistant to artillery fire. He has special light amplification lenses which allow him to see in near darkness.


Sunstreaker In robot form Sunstreaker sometimes utilizes a standard Autobot jet pack. Sunstreaker was outfitted with a pair of hydrofoils for travel on Earth's bodies of water by Wheeljack.

Weaknesses: A potent arsenal and tough hide like Sunstreaker's would be sufficient to preclude any serious weaknesses, it it weren't for his ego and sociopathic tendencies. His inability to be a team player and overriding lust for battle often diminish his overall value to the Autobots, and the ease with which he can be baited by anyone, including adversaries, often puts his well-being in serious jeopardy.

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    Last Updated - August, 2005

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