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Transformers Generation 1 Cliffjumper

Function: Warrior
Motto: "Strike First, strike fast, strike hard."
Alt mode: Car

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Special note: To the best of my recollection, there were 2 red and 2 yellow Volkswagon Beetles sold as Cliffjumper and Bumblebee; something to drive us "completist" collectors nuts!  :)  The way that I think of it (& this is by no means correct!) is as that the VW on the top in car mode and left in bot mode was the "correct" mold, intended to be Cliffjumper & the car shown on the bottom/bot on the right were variant colored Bumblebees toys.  However, I know that the toy shown bottom car, bot-right was also sold as Cliffjumper.  For purposes of this 'character page. I'll show the red toys together as two versions of Cliffjumper and can think of these toys however you like!

Profile:  "Let me at 'em" is Cliffjumper's usual response when the Autobots embark on a mission .   His eagerness and daring have no equal among the Autobots.  Optimus Prime knows this gung-ho trait is an expression of Cliffjumper's burning desire for vengeance on the Decepticons.  Although he takes his work very seriously, Cliffjumper is full of good natured bravado while he's doing it.  He doesn't actively dislike Earth, but he considers  its rough, uneven terrain a hindrance to his effectiveness, and too often is carelessly destructive.  Often he is on the receiving end of a lecture from Optimus on caution and the protection of Earthen property.

Abilities: Cliffjumper is one of the fastest Autobots in automobile mode, and he makes a particularly effective target for drawing fire away from other Autobots, a job he relishes and seldom gets hurt doing.  He can fire projectiles filled with what he calls "glass gas."  On impact, this gas disrupts the microscopic crystalline structure of most metals, temporarily making the metal as brittle as common glass.

Weaknesses:  Cliffjumper is prone to tire blow-outs in auto mode.  He accelerates so quickly and recklessly that he is sometimes disabled before he goes 50 yards.  His overagerness can often lead him into dangerous situations that he's not prepared to handle.  And sometimes, if the wind is blowing toward him, he can fall victim to his own glass gas.

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