Once again, i know TF Tech Specs just had the one rating for Endurance, but i propose three:
DUR: Durability: the character's ability to take a hit without taking damage
END: Endurance: the character's ability to remain online and active after taking damage
STM: Stamina: the undamaged character's ability to remain online and active without recharging
i am amused that links on the TransFormerLand forum appear in
Time Traveller wrote:
Text color: Dark teal
except for certain links to site admins/mods which show up as
Text Color: Dark Crimson
i can't decide which of the following "colors" strikes the best balance between (A) resembling my character's paint job, (B) being easy to read, and (C) not being the same dialogue color chosen for Shattered Plastic Sunstorm
, and The Last Autobot
. Please advise based on candidate colors illustrated in the Quote (below).DRAG STRIP
(above links to canon character; my tweaks/intentions described below)Faction:
Quote 1: <<The first one to cross the finish line LIVES.>>
Quote 2: <<The first one to cross the finish line LIVES.>>
Quote 3: <<The first one to cross the finish line LIVES.>>
Quote 4: <<The first one to cross the finish line LIVES.>>
The first one to cross the finish line LIVES.
<<The first one to cross the finish line LIVES.>>
Quote 7: <<
The first one to cross the finish line LIVES.
For now, i'm trying this for what Drag Strip has to say:^thinking^
<<speaking or shouting>>
STR _ _ _ _ _ _ 6
INT _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 7
SPD _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 7.8
DUR _ _ _ 3
END _ _ _ _ 4
STM _ _ _ 3.4
RNK _ _ _ _ _ 5
COR _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 8
FRP _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 7
SKL _ _ _ _ _ _ 6Bio (including Strengths & Weaknesses)
Drag Strip thinks he's better than you. Drag Strip thinks he's better than almost everyone*--faster, stronger, braver, smarter, with superior skills and greater durability/endurance. The truth is, he IS
fast, with slightly above average strength and intelligence, and an arrogant recklessness that mimics courage... he just doesn't have nearly the speed, strength, courage, skill, or intelligence that he thinks he does, and he fails to realize that his durability, endurance, and stamina are actually somewhat lacking. (Among other things, he is prone to overheating, and he is only lightly armored to keep heavy armor from slowing him down.) He overestimates his abilities in almost every regard except for his above average firepower, which he wields haphazardly; his aim is not as good as he thinks, although he has always felt that firing frequently is just as effective as taking time to aim. (Overuse of his weapons does not help his overheating problem.) Despite his oversized ego, he has no aspirations of leadership... just as long as everyone around him knows his capabilities, his achievements, and his superiority. And to make sure everyone knows, he will brag on and on about such things whether they're true or not--and he will challenge just about anyone* who says not. His boasting annoys the rest of the Decepticons immensely; they only tolerate him because there is some
truth to what he says, so he can be useful when his competitive streak compels him to demonstrate that truth against the Autobots or other Decepticon targets. None of his fellow Decepticons will mourn him when his overconfidence gets him killed.Physical Description (including Weapons)((Is a picture worth a thousand words? or do i need a few thousand more words here?))
Drag Strip is a dark yellow robot with a cube-shaped purple helmet, silver engine block "abs", red detailing (the racing stripes from his vehicle mode), and all six of his vehicle mode's black tires visible (one on each ankle, and a pair mounted on each of the tower-like structures projecting from the top of his shoulders). He changes into a dark yellow Formula One racecar variant with six tires
(with the two rear wheels being the usual size and two smaller pairs of wheels at the front). In either mode, he can deploy retractable flamethrowers (resembling exhaust pipes) from his forearms (just forward of his rear tires in vehicle mode). In robot mode, he has a compartment in each leg, and he stores a standard laser rifle in each of these compartments. He can combine the two rifles into a double-barreled handheld laser weapon, which he can also deploy in vehicle mode from between his rear spoiler and engine block.
((He resembles his Dreamwave artwork
and G1 toy
with modified weapons--NOT his Marvel look
, cartoon look
, IDW look
, or CHUGGEURTS toy
((i have replaced Drag Strip's canonical plasma-energy
blaster and gravito-gun
with less powerful weapons because i think his canonical weapons would make him too
powerful for the way i want to play. Purists may presume that the Gravity-Altering Gun (GAG) malfunctioned and compressed itself and the plasma-energy blaster into nothingness, almost like a black hole. My reimagined Drag Strip's rifles, in their combined form, resemble his G1 toy
's "plasma-energy blaster", but MUCH smaller compared to his body.))Additional Ability ((and NPCs, if no one objects))
Drag Strip is a Scramble
, capable of becoming the arm or leg of a Scramble-type gestalt. Normally, he combines with his fellow Stunticons
to form Menasor
; however, he has been unintentionally separated from the other Stunticons (who are currently on another planet), so lately Drag Strip has been combining with Great Cannon
, and Target Hawk
to form Battle Grip
. (These four members of the Battle Gaia team
for Shuttle Gunner
's absence. Meanwhile, the Seacons
have "loaned" Nautilator
to the Stunticons to form Menasator
.) ((i'm also contemplating giving Drag Strip a "stealth mode"
, and/or eventually/temporarily upgrading him to a new Power Core Combiner body
*exceptions and exceptional claims:-Drag Strip knows he isn't as strong or tough as Optimus Prime, Megatron, Galvatron, or Ultra Magnus, and is smart enough not to claim to be smarter, braver, or more skilled. However, Drag Strip does believe he is faster than any of them.
-Drag Strip does believe he is faster, stronger, braver, etc. compared to Hot Rodimus, or whatever that Auto-boy is calling himself these days.
-Drag Strip claims that he's fast enough to drive circles around any Dinobot, and that he could beat one with his skills and smarts... but he wouldn't dream of trying it--he doesn't have the courage, and maybe he knows (or at least suspects) he's just blowing smoke. He won't admit that he isn't as strong as a Dinobot, but he won't deny it either--he knows it's true.
-Despite plenty of evidence, Drag Strip simply has not yet noticed that jets, aircraft, and spacecraft--even Human-made, non-transforming ones--are faster than he is. When any arrive at his destination before he does, he just assumes they started closer or had a head start.
-Drag Strip knows that some Transformers who turn into aircraft and spacecraft are stronger than he is (such as Omega Supreme and Sky Lynx), but Drag Strip also believes he is stronger than some other Transformers who turn into aircraft and spacecraft (such as Astrotrain, Blast Off, and Cosmos).
-Drag Strip is smarter than most gestalts (isn't everybody?), but he also believes any gestalt which includes him would be smarter and more skilled than a gestalt without him.
-Drag Strip knows that, because of their size, gestalts and "base 'bots" are stronger than he is, and can travel further faster in a single step than he could travel in the same time. However, he still considers himself "better" than they are, because their size gives them an "unfair advantage" which he considers "cheating". (Of course, cheating is one of Drag Strip's favorite strategies, so he's willing to join a gestalt, or have a gestalt or a "base 'bot" fighting for him.)