Overload w/ Rollout:
Bio: Commissioned by Optimus Prime during the second year of the Earthen Confiict, the Overload weapons system was developed by a team of Autobot scientists led by Science Officer Red Alert. The system was built in an effort to create a "one-mech" defensive system capable of taking down a starship. Being the only Autobot with the superstructUre strong enough to withstand the bonding process, Optimus Prime courageously accepted to be outfitted for it. In trailer mode, the system is connected to and controlled by Optimus Prime and can be instantaneously activated by the voice activation code "Powerlinx Overload," The system can only be activated by the voice prints of Optimus Prime, Red Alert, or its Headmaster component, Rollout Upon activation, the Overload system combines with Prime's exterior in the form of tWo massive shoulder-mounted plasma cannons. In robot mode, the system becomes an extremely powerful mechanoid controlled by the Mini-Con Rollout.
Weapons and Abilities: When Powerlinking, the Overload system is capable of magnifying Optimus Prime's physical strength by approximately 80 percent and is able to multiply the potential firepower of his internal weapons systems tenfold. As a trailer, the system's primary plasma cannons generate enough concussive force to penetrate up to tWo feet of trithyllium-steel.
Weaknesses: Since Overload is primarily an A.I.-based weapons system, the unit contains no "true" personality and is essentially useless unless controlled by either Optimus Prime or its Headmaster component, Rollout. Its excessive fuel consumption is also a major concern.
First Cartoon Appearance: Armada, episode __
First Comics Appearance: Dreamwave TF: Armada #18, combined with Overload, he made no appearances in his solo Mini-con robot mode.
'You're only as powerful as your mind allows you to be."
Bio: The true "personality" of the Overload mechanism is revealed when the Mini-Con Rollout merges with his Autobot partner. Utilizing the Headmaster process. an ancient technology of unknown origin. Rollout is able to form a binary bond with the weapons system to create the Autobot Overload. This enhanced form grants him complete control of one of the most powerful Autobot bodies ever created. which the civic-minded Mini-Con uses to help any and all life forms around him, whether' they be Autobot, Mini-Con. or human. Though physically frail in his true form as a Mini-Con. Rollout's Overload mode permits him to tap into his innermost potential. allowing him to become the hero that he truly believes he is capable of being. Even though he is reluctant to admit it, Rollout secretly wishes to be permanently bonded to this form.
Weapons and Abilities: Due to a viral infection during his creation, Rollout is plagued by an internal defect that leaves him with significantly impaired endurance and physical strength despite his larger than average size for a Mini-Con. However. to compensate for his physical disabilities. Rollout has all but mastered the use of his internal extinguisher rifles and is able to snuff out even the smallest eiectrical fire from up to five miles away.
Weaknesses: Due to the modified binary process of the Headmaster I technology which binds them. Rollout is susceptibie to any injuries taken by Overload. even when the tWo are not connected. Use of the Overload form also takes its toll on Rollout's already weakened internal systems. requiring substantial recovery periods afterwards.
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Other toy appearances (Overload):
• Universe Overload (2009)
Other toy appearances (Rollout):
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