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2002-2014
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Rook

Bagged

Autobot

Function: Journalist

 



Modes

 

Parts

Key Chain

 

Tech Spec

"History always favors the victor at the expense of the truth."

A one-time war correspondent during the Great War, Rook was famous for keeping his cool under fire on the battlefield. Never one to give up the opportunity to give the populace the truth behind the headlines, Rook made it his personal mission to report the actual state of affairs, no matter the cost. He never distinguished between Autobot or Decepticon – each had their own stories to tell, regardless of their philosophy. Welcomed by Optimus Prime and tolerated by Megatron, Rook gained the respect of both faction leaders by refusing to back down from asking the tough questions, even if it meant jeopardizing his life or career. Rook became infamous during a particularly brutal siege, where Megatron and his troops were cornered within a abandoned outpost on the far side of Cybertron’s Mithril Sea. He entered the fortress and convinced Megatron to work out a temporary withdrawal from the region. The irony of the situation was he had already convinced Optimus Prime of the very same thing! After a tense stalemate, both sides withdrew from the warzone and refocused their resources elsewhere during the war. When peace finally came to Cybertron, Rook realized his negotiation skills could be put to use with his penchant for reporting. Capitalizing on his celebrity status from his wartime exploits, Rook is able to get the real story behind the latest news no matter where, and when, it happens.

Strength
Intelligence
Speed
Endurance
Rank
Courage
Fireblast
Skill
2.5
7.5
5.5
6
5.5
8.5
2
9.5

 

Variations

There are no known variations of Rook.

 

Notes

Availability: This figure was available exclusively from Botcon Europe 2002 in 2002.
Additional Versions of Rook: There are no additional versions of Rook.
Recolors: This mold was recolored from the Windcharger keychain (2002) and was later colored into Black Windcharger (2003, Japan).
Remolds: This figure was remolded from Windcharger (1984) and Camaro (1985). That mold was also used to create Tailgate (1986) and the Windcharger keychain (2002).

Name Reuses: The name Rook was reassigned from Armada Rook (2002).