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Blast Off
Name Blast Off
Faction Decepticon
Function Space Warrior
Alt Mode Space Shuttle
Type FC


Profile

"I destroy Autobots by choice, not by command."

Feels literally and figuratively above the other Transformers as he soars through outer space. Aristocratic, aloof -- disguises his long-distance loneliness. Cruelly efficient at raining down destruction on Earth. Flies at 26,000 mph, stays in orbit for 8 months. Shoots powerful X-ray blaster to hit target 12,000 miles away. In robot mode, uses ionic blaster. Combines with fellow Combaticons to form Bruticus.

Barredgoose

History

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Nya nya missed me.

BOBR

Man, Onslaught just doesn't understand us ya'know?

BlastOff002

A star is born.

ParkBO

These are not the jets you are looking for.

A sizable chunk of Blast Off's formative history with the other Combaticon special team members.

Notes

  • Even though Blast Off can shoot Autobots from orbit, they almost always manage to shoot him back somehow.
  • Fusillade, Onslaught, and Blast Off serve as the Decepticons' artillery, able to bombard a target from a supersonic flyover, on another continent, or in space, respectively. Mysteriously they very rarely are required to actually do this. Decepticons seem to prefer to destroy things by punching.
  • Blast Off and Cosmos (used to) fight all the time although Blast Off would really like to get to know Cosmos socially.
  • You can tell when Blast Off is orbital-bombarding an area that you're in because a pillar of blue light comes down out of the sky and pebbles start to float up slowly into the air. At this point, circumstances permitting, you should move out of the way.
  • Blast Off gets very pissy when he's being forced to do Astrotrain's function.
  • Was sacrificed to the gods. He got better.
  • Has an intense rivalry with Blurr, and is one of the few Decepticons who can shoot Blurr with any kind of frequency. (It's still not easy, though.)
  • Respects Sky Lynx as a fellow space shuttle, despite being on different sides.
  • Has put a bounty on Wraith's head.
  • Blast off is also developing a rivalry with Dogfight!
  • <Decepticon> Blitzwing says, "Blast Off's got 99 problems and $&**$!& are ALL of them, ahahaha."

Space Opera

Logs

2107 (alternate future concurrent with 2028)

  • Living The Dream - Sixknight kills Daniel, again and again and again. And then... I, WARMONGER!
  • Final Crisis - The forces of Praxis fight the forces of Grimlock in an epic battle to determine the fate of the planet, past and future

2029

  • Log: Epic Paris G-Battle - Three Decepticon and two Autobot combiners, plus assorted Autobots, go at it in Paris as what should be a simple raid balloons into an out-of-control clash of the titans!

Bo-awesomesauce-sm

TF: Legends

2030

2031

  • First Lensman - You want to leave, they want to blow the 'toy' Guardian up. And people wonder why Blast Off gets pissy

about doing a certain other shuttle's job...

  • Charred Strike - Guard duty is less dull when your enemies come right to you!
  • A Sweep Surprise - Lesson Learned: NEVER use 'Wild' attacks when Galvatron is in the audience!
  • Swamp Zombies - Apparently cyber-zombies don't like being cannibalized by greed. And Blast Off nukes a bridge in spite.
  • Taking Whats Ours - Blast Off helps Swindle 'reclaim' stuff from a bad deal in exchange for some of the haul.
  • We Lucky Few - Blast Off got to make 'trailer envy' jokes at Rodimus' expense, and then orbital cannon him. Best night on patrol ever.
    BlastOffwine

    Blast Off, wine connoisseur

2034

Logs

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  • Smelting Pool Smackdowns - Autobot Infiltrators attempt to blow up the Decepticons' Kaon Smelting Pools.
  • Auld Lang Syne - Bots and Cons bring in the New Year... rather unusually friendly-like, in some cases. Blame the booze.
  • Race through the Ruins - Both Blast Off and Sky Lynx pick up a strange signal coming from an ancient ruin deep in space....
  • The Arrangement - An attack by the people of K'Gardia creates an opportunity for Lord Zarak!
  • Southwestern Skirmish - What starts out as a routine, boring patrol turns into a free-for-all over the desert.
  • Rabble Rousers - The Decepticons invade Tarn, attempting to steal a ship and stir up rebellion. The Autobots try to stop them!
  • Bird on the Balcony - Buzzsaw makes arrangements to catch Blast Off at the opera for a few questions.
  • Young & Impressionable - Blast Off is attempting to incite rebellion in the Autobot-controlled city-state of Tarn. What will the Autobots do to hamper his efforts?
  • King of Seekers: Skydive versus Ramjet - Skydive fights Ramjet in a battle of speed versus brute strength. Who will win? And who will Blast Off be more disappointed in?
  • King of Seekers- Contrail vs Blast Off - 2nd round- it's Contrail vs. Blast Off to see who moves into the Finals!
  • Maritime Interdiction - Autobots set sail to intercept a Decepticon carrier toting supplies to Stanix - but the 'cons will go down with their ship!
  • Pyramid Scheme - Onslaught wants to steal the pyramids. Or does he?
  • Where Lies the Loyalty - Onslaught and Blast Off have a discussion about where their true loyalties lie.
  • Escape from the Scrapheap - Normally intense enemies, Wraith and Blast Off must work together to escape the seedy underworld of the Vos Slums.
  • Protecting the Innocent - Blast Off is still interested in learning more about Tarn, and Arcee is afraid he's recruiting "innocent" mechs.
  • MY Domain - The crossing of flight paths lead to a frightening glimpse of Blast Off's not-so-civilized nature and Air Raid's lesson in "class". Buzzsaw assists/makes things worse.
  • B & O's Railroad - "Let's go steal us a train..."
  • Sonic Sabotage - The Decepticons have a sinister plan to keep Crystal City's populace under control. The Autobots have a plan to foil that plan. Whose plan will prevail?
  • Softball Softsell - The Autobots are playing softball for charity... right on top of the New Madrid fault zone. This won't go well. Excuse for a cheesy 80s fight scene.
  • Reflecting at the Window - Ramjet reflects on his past- and future- with Blast Off's help.
  • Conflicted Culture - Blast Off finds himself discussing opera and culture with Arcee, but Wraith doesn't want to take any chances with the Combaticon and potential human targets.
  • Darkreach Wilderness - The Autobots and Decepticons battle it out in the treacherous wilderness of Cybertron's underground.
  • While Galvatron's Away - This is why we never get anything done.
  • Shut Up and Drive - I'm a fine-tuned supersonic speed machine...~
  • Crimson Dawn: Aerodynamic Entry! - Sky Bots in flight, afternoon fight...
  • Satellite of Love - What is he building in there anyway?
  • Race for...Second place? - Blast Off gets his one-on-one race with Blurr, while disguised as "Streamline"... but will it be what he expects?
  • Demolitions and a Score to Settle - Two construction experts (Hook and Scoop) have at it while Blast Off tries to settle a score with Wraith.
  • Oil Raid - Decepticons attempt an oil field raid- and the Bots try to stop them.
  • Space Pirates - Blast Off, Rumble and Misfire set out to steal a space ship...
  • Come Crashing Back Down to Earth - Blast Off's heat shields fail upon reentering Earth's atmosphere, and then his day gets REALLY bad!
  • Surfacing Again - Dustoff deals with the aftermath of Blast Off's orbital crash landing and latest encounter with Blurr.
  • Taking aim - Blast Off must make one last trip to the Washington beach to retrieve his weapon- which Arcee has just found.
  • King of Seekers-Finale - The King of Seekers Finale: Skydive vs. Blast Off
  • Spotlight: Blast Off - Blast Off is sent to assassinate the most interesting sapient in the galaxy, but what a charmer he is!
  • Crimson Dawn: Loyalty Mission - The Mesh Runners need their courier back if they're going to assist the rescue of Widget!
  • Fires You Didn't Know You Had - If you're a Decepticon, and you come within firing range of Metroplex...
  • The Price of Peace - Autobots and Decepticons alike stumble upon a mysterious utopian city on a dark planet.
  • Vigilance-2 - Hook and Razorclaw return to the Autobot outpost at Nova Cronum.
  • High Cost of (Fine Wine) Living - A shuttle carrying a shipment of rare wines goes down- and some people just don't fully appreciate the "finer things in life". And some may appreciate them a little too much.
  • Crimson Dawn: Jailbreak of Day - The Bots attempt to rescue Widget from execution, and fall into a Decepticon Trap!
  • Crimson Dawn: Epilogue - So what happened at the VERY end?!
  • Emperor of Confusion - The Decepticons uncover a device that apparently causes all of their computer systems to recognize them as the leader, and disaster ensues (of course)!
  • To The Stars, One Last Time - Blast Off loses someone he holds dear. Wait, he holds someone dear?
  • The aftermath- Scorned - Blast Off learns why you should never scorn Scorn.
  • Battle at the Oil Pipeline - Bots and Cons battle over an oil pipeline in near-arctic conditions!
  • Crumble In The Jungle - Combaticons investigate Autobot gruellia tactics in the jungle.
  • Spoils of War:Underestimation - 
  • WWF:Nova Cronum - Weekly Wednesday Fight
  • Rust Seas Showdown - Blast Off and Dogfight have a showdown in the middle of a storm above the Rust Seas, and later Dogfight chats with Torque
  • The Return of Airlift - Blast Off and Sky Lynx both pick up a signal in space- marking the return of Airlift after a very long absence.
  • Determination - Blast Off provides a lesson in combat to Airlift- and both seek to provide a lesson in pride. Rumble and Buzzsaw observe and ask questions.
  • Spoils of War:Be the Wall - The Autobots are pressed back in Nova Cronum, which do they decide, to take the enemy, or rescue the civilians?
  • Rise of Silas - Scorponok's ready to take over the Decepticons again, but it seems that someone is trying to beat him to it!
  • Rust Seas Rampage - Airlift decides to go on a bit of a killing spree, and ends up regretting it
  • Rise of Silas - Decepticon Aftermath - After retreating from the captured Trypticon, the beleaguered Decepticons return to Darkmount and lick their wounds.
  • Prelude to a Rampage - Airlift is more fully reunited with longtime friend and comrade Arachnae, and things don't really go quite as he'd planned. This is the prelude to the events of Rust Seas Rampage.
  • Rust Seas Rampage - Epilogue - After the battle in the Rust Sea, Airlift and Blast Off are in need of significant repair. Thankfully, Carjack is there to see to it, with the tape's making an appearance for good measure! Follows the events of Prelude to a Rampage and Rust Seas Rampage.
  • Tower Defense - Vigilence - When Swindle and Blast Off attempt to deploy new and improved attack drones against a stubborn Autobot position, Arcee, Zipline, Dogfight and the rest of the Nova Cronum defenders show up to stop them..but wait..who's that skulking in the shadows?
  • A Place at the Table - Silas has hijacked Scorponok AND Trypticon, and if the Transformers don't submit to him, Cybertron dies!
  • Rust Seas Redux - Blast Off and Dogfight have their third Rust Seas battle. Blast Off seems to get the upper hand, but will Dogfight manage to get "up close and personal"?
  • Taking a Bite Out of Crime - The Autobots seek to destroy the device they obtained from Silas, but the Decepticons have different ideas. It's one space shuttle vs. another, with help from Arcee!
  • Just Some Fine Tuning - Airlift both harasses the Combaticon duo over recent drone matters, and helps a bit too.
  • Spoils of War:The Scheme - Soundwave tells his plan about how to destroy the Autobots THIS week.
  • Between Two Minds - The Decepticons decide to snap Scorponok out of a comatose state induced by Silas--it's the only thing that'll make his loyalists shut up!
  • Statue of Loyalty - Onslaught dedicates the taking of Nova Cronum to the one mech worthy of such an honor: Himself.
  • A Fight at the Opera - A semi-peaceful night at the opera is interrupted by a nefarious saboteur!
  • Slow Night - Blast Off interrupts Onslaught's important work by being himself.
  • They Saved Blitzwing's Brain! - Who knew blowing up part of Seattle would bring such Autobot involvement?!
  • Up Close And Very Personal - All Arcee has to do for Intel is put a ring on Blast Off's head. What could go wrong?
  • Rust Seas Theft - Blast Off and Dogfight are at it again! Can the tiny Triggerbot pull through, or will the Combaticon sniper put down this menace once and for all?
  • Let's Torture Bob - Every Decepticon wants to torture Bob, agent of MECH, but who will get the right?
  • Rust, Rocks, and Lightning - It's one fast car against another as a shuttle and a... Necrobot?... join in the fight.
  • Nova Cronum Chaos - Its all out warfare in Nova Cronum! But with two Autobot jets on the field, is there going to be a bit of rivalry?
  • Operation: Kamek - Soundwave's second plan starts here.
  • Combaticon Hunt - Jazz and Solstice head in for a "Combaticon Hunt", seeking to capture Blast Off and run a scan in order to learn how the Combaticons are controlling the drone army. Things may not go according to plan, however.
  • Return to Uberion - Two space shuttles, one Bot, one Con- meet again at Uberion. And make a potentially important discovery.
  • Unfettered: Mayhem in Mexico - I accidentally a campaign! Bots and Cons both investigate reports of Insecticon havoc!
  • Who's Afraid of the DJD? - Who's afraid of the DJD, you ask? Well, it turns out, if you aren't already scared, you should be.
  • A Little Orbital Annihilation - Blast off finally gets to use his orbital bombardments- from orbit! Americon... er, helps, and Air Raid tries to halt the destruction.
  • Spoils Of War: ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL - So apparently the Autobots had enough of Soundwave's BS, because they came in like a wrecking ball.
  • Dr. Freukenstein's Monster? - Hearing news of breakthrough research on an Energon system that he believes he can weaponize, Airlift and Blast Off assault the Vigilence Tower to steal the research.
  • Weeeeird Science! - After working to understand the research, Airlift installs powerful new weapons in his allies to assist in the struggles against the Autobots.
  • Death to Blast Off - Blast Off has been drawing the ire of a lot of 'bots lately, for a lot of reasons. Air Raid's rallying has them in the heart of Decepticon territory to try and kill him off, and it's a very, very bad idea.
  • Target Malpractice - Onslaught leads a violent attack on one of the Autobots' most sacred locations. But is there more to it than just a foolhardy rampage?
  • ARCH Enemies - Blast Off stops by Liberation Arch to find Swindler and Blitzwing is innocently (...not) defacing public property, when Blaster and Dogfight attempt to stop them!
  • One Night at the Bar - Autobots and Decepticons drink, Rumble showcases his sommelier skills, and there is talk of culture and many other things.
  • Bad Night at the Bar - Blast Off has another really bad day as an ex and his current "girlfriend" show up at the Steel Balloon. Shiftlock and Scorn do not get along- with him or each other. Plus, his datapad goes mysteriously missing...
  • Helex's Bad Day - Zarak is betrayed by a former ally, and Sunbow does a poor job of selling Helex!
  • Breaking Lines - Autobots are hunting down a Decepticon supply line that's using the energies of the Cobalt Plains and clever camouflage to go undetected. All hell breaks loose when Soundwave starts confusing everyone!
  • Combaticons VS DJD - The Combaticons try to settle an ancient score with the DJD!
  • Epic Bar Brawl at the Steel Balloon - A quiet, personal discussion between Arcee and Springer doesn't quite go as planned, and serves as the catalyst to an epic bar brawl which will surely go down in history as one of the Steel Balloon's most epic throwdowns!
  • Thunderwing's Stalkers - Unbeknownst to him, Thunderwing has picked up a bunch of crazy stalkers!
  • Never Alone - When Vortex is your teammate, you're never REALLY alone... even when you WANT to be.
  • Nova Cronum Infiltration - Autobots try to infiltrate Nova Cronum and leave spying devices while Decepticons deal with security, wine shops, and a whole lot of Con channel chatter.
  • Be careful what you wish for Part One - Blast Off finally finds Archeonix, the Quintesson mad scientist he hopes can finally provide an answer for something he's been searching for for a long time.
  • Be careful what you wish for Part Two - Blast Off carries out some assignments as per his agreement with Archeonix. They may have... consequences later.
  • Master Planner - Blast off and Vortex meet Onslaught in the Planning Room, and Blast Off is in the mood to challenge his Commander... but not prepared for what comes next.
  • Decepticon War Council - Galvatron returns and calls his command team to Castle Decepticon to explain their failures during his absence (i.e. beg for mercy).
  • Scare the (Day)Lights Out - Wraith and Blast Off have another encounter on Liberation Arch, and Wraith gets to work scaring the living daylights out of the Combaticon- using actual lights, as it just so happens.
  • Overlord Revealed! - The true master of the DJD reveals himself!
  • Covert Cons at Tarn - Decepticon forces are marching towards Retoris, a field skirmish occurs.
  • Kord Overthrown - Kord has lost all support from the Council of Peers, but Overlord's going to make sure that the entire planet pays the price for it!
  • Raid on Tyrest - Shockwave orders an attack on Tyrest but what are his objectives?
  • D.C. Diversion - On Galvatron's orders, Razorclaw leads a strike team to create turmoil on Earth, so that the Decepticons may keep their focus elsewhere in the galaxy.
  • Church - Cyclonus organizes church services for the Decepticons. HAIL GALVATRON
  • Kowentide Assist - The Autobots attempt to free a neutral transport from the tangles of the cable jungle before the Insecticons become a problem.
  • Marble Valley Assault - Enraged by the death of one of their city-state's leaders, a neighboring neutral settlement swears vengeance on the Decepticons, who show up a bit early to the party. Good thing the Autobots are so gracious.
  • Defense of Retoris, Part 1 - The Decepticons begin to lay siege to Retoris.
  • The Runners - Overlord forces the Autobots and Decepticons into a deadly race!
  • A Rough Date - Blast Off meets with a friend that's supposed to be dead. Can he stop Overlord from ending her mysterious return?
  • Blitzwing- Bounty Hunter - Blitzwing confronts Blast Off at the Steel Balloon, the place they used to be (sort of) drinking buddies. Now Blitzwing wants to collect the bounty on the Combaticon's head.
  • The Immortal Monument - The Decepticons return to Planet Larraman Jrames to harvest a sample of stable Ununtrium, the rare element infused into Overlord's armor, but the DJD isn't letting them take it so easily!
  • Rust Seas Throwdown Part II - Blast Off pursues the Junkion...
  • Blitzwing Bounty Hunter Part 2-Raid on the Council - Blitzwing and Blast Off act out the rest of their plan, seeking to make the Council of Planets regret targeting a Decepticon.
  • Autograph Session - Outside Crystal City, Blast Off stands watch for more Autobot invaders. But the Autobot he meets wants something besides a fight...
  • The Dark Side of Tarn - The Autobots bust up Swindle's black market and figure out how he even managed to sneak into Tarn's police-state in the first place!
  • Showdown With Overlord - The Decepticons confront the DJD and Overlord on Nebulos, but what has the mad usurper really been trying to do the entire time?
  • Just Another Day at the Steel Balloon - Another day, another argument, another almost-brawl. A challenge is made - and it probably won't end well...
  • Balloon Showdown - A mercenary and a bounty hunter walk into a bar.. wait, this isn't a joke. It's a life or death fight!
  • The Great Train Wreck...ing - With the walls of Retoris under siege, the Autobots attempt to disrupt a Decepticon convoy in order to slow their assault on the city.
  • To Kill a MockingBoff - While Airlift is working to hone his skills, Blast Off takes time to file a few pointers
  • Upon a Darkened River - Airlift enlists Bludgeon's aid in attempting to develop his skills, learning the basics of circuit-su but at the same time awakening a darkness within his core.
  • 2035 Olympics Opening Ceremony - The United Nations unveils Guardian City as the host of the 2035 Olympics!
  • 2035 Olympics-Medium Full- Repugnus vs. Blast Off - It's Repugnus Vs. Blast Off, in a grimy, slimey match to see who moves on in Medium Weight Full Combat! Meanwhile, Blot is just fine with this.
  • Planting Seeds of Doubt - Near the end of the titan Olympic bout between Defcon and Roadbuster, a couple of Decepticons see a golden opportunity to plant some seeds of doubt into one of the most stalwart freedom fighters the Autobots have.
  • 2035 Olympics - Heavy Full - Defcon vs Roadbuster - SO MUCH GUN! There is no other way to sum up a fight between one gunslinger space bounty hunter and the Wreckers' own titanic walking armory.
  • 2035 Olympics - Med Team - Blast Off and Arcee vs Imager and Wrath - 
  • 2035 Olympics - Medium Full - Imager vs Airlift - A lesson in humility
  • Consequences - Cyclonus reinforces the consequences of failure in Tarn...
  • Bugs In Space - The Insecticons plan to rescue Shrapnel, but the EDC has other plans. Also, a mysterious new player in town has plans for their other plans...
  • The Undoing - Buzzsaw and Blast Off seek out Tarnian rebels to encourage.
  • Red Regime - Ignition's broadband advertisements draw a crowd looking for new recruits. Prowl and Blaster make it clear that stifling those that oppose is not very Autobot-ly.
  • Final assault on Retoris - Soundwave launches his final attack on Retoris
  • Deep Cover Tarn - Round One - Shiftlock's disguise proves effective as an unsavory rebel takes the bait.
  • Blast Off delivery service - Punch intercepts Blast Off bringing ammo and propaganda into Tarn. Things get out of hand.
  • 2035 Olympics- MW Full- Kenya vs Blast Off - It's Blast Off vs. Kenya Momesa in the Middleweight Full Combat- Round 2!
  • 2035 Olympics - Decepticon FFA - Everyone wins when the Cons fight each other!
  • 2035 Olympics - Autobot FFA - The traditional Autobot only Free For All, featuring a bunch of Autobots and an exploding referee. And some Bots and a Con have a chat afterwards in which Blast Off is renamed Fancypants McBoosterrockets.
  • Thinning The Herd: Blast Off - Scourge's assessment of Blast Off.
  • How Backfire Got His 'Groove' Back - Begrudgingly answering a house call to check in on Firebase 1172-A, the Seeker simpleton engages a Technobot who he mistakes for a Protectobot.. hilarity ensues.
  • Gosh Tarn Surprise - Chromia waxes philosophical with a Combaticon, Trailbreaker practices self-pity, and the GOVERNOR of TARN makes his entrance!!
  • Skill Challenge: Investigating Kalis Uprising - Someone decided to infiltrate the Kalis sensor array, time to investigate!
  • Diagnosis: Backfire - Flatline explains to a couple of Decepticons just why Backfire claims he's dying and what they need to do about it. Guest appearance by Brigand, everyone's favorite Sweep!!
  • Dreams of Tarn - With Tarn highly contested between the Autobots and Decepticons, a new player in town shows up with a new scheme to throw caution to the wind and raze chaos inside Tarn. What nefarious schemes are in store for the Combaticon Blast Off, who is in charge of their operations there??
  • Speed Drinking - Hated of rivals, adversaries to this day, Blast Off and Blurr decide to have a drinking competition inside the makeshift Boiler Room Bar.. which one of these two titans shall win, the ener-wino or the racer??
  • Meeting the Sci-Chancellor - The restoration at Tyrest proceeds slowly, Constructobots and Hoist overseeing the project. Rodimus Prime finally gets a minute with Tyrest's leader, Adjudicus the Sci-Chancellor. Torque, Fireflight, Chromia, and Trailbreaker get into drinking shenanigans while Blast Off spies from afar.
  • Fear is the Rank Taker - Dirge decides it's time to stop harassing penguins, and get himself noticed by command...
  • Upgrade in Progress - A predator waits until his prey shows signs of weakness or vulnerability...
  • Riots in Tarn - In the shadow of the Chaos Bringer's head, Unicron worshipping cultists start riots in Tarn. Both Autobots and Decepticons do what they can to protect the citizens of Tarn.
  • All Glory To The Rodpod! - Is it a blessing or a curse that the Decepticons choose to destroy a gaudy homage to Rodimus Prime?
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Players

Previous - Swiftpawwolf (2010)

Current: StringTheories (2013-present)

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