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Blurr used to be the greatest and most famous racer on all of Cybertron. Living the high life, he had little care for anything or anyone that did not directly affect him or his racing career. But as tension between the government and the oppressed lower castes escalated, he began to realize that life was not as perfect as he thought it was. Still young and idealistic, he sought to take a more active role in righting the wrongs of the world by joining the Autobots as an Intelligence operative. In both vehicle and biped forms, his speed on the ground is unparalleled, and his light frame allows him extraordinarily agile movements in any direction.
Once upon a time, the chair of R & D at the Ibexian Athletic Association, Axle, and his research team, dreamed of creating the perfect racer. Someone who could not only run and drive faster than anyone on the planet, but whose mind could also keep up with his incredibly rapid physical movements. But in order to do that, he would need access to a spark. The team researched the ways they might gain said access, looking first into spark splicing but when that appeared to be a fruitless search (since it didn't actually exist), they turned to attempting to convince the Senate to grant them access to a hotspot. Despite the scarcity of hotspots, the Senate actually agreed to allow this, so long as they had the final say in the fate of whatever resulted from the experiment. This was because they actually planned to experiment on new sparks in an attempt to create their own artificial "outliers", and the IAA's project aligned with their goals. Thus, Axle was granted one-time access to the hotspot and allowed to harvest a spark for his own purposes, and Blurr was born. At first, he was thought to be a failure--unable to remain focused on a single item for more than a few minutes, or to even speak properly. However, after numerous training and therapy sessions, he was finally able to at least function normally.
The IAA saw great success with Blurr on the tracks and in the public sphere once he had become presentable. He went on to claim victory in the world’s most renowned ground racing tournament, the Ibex Cup, a total of sixteen times before the races were shut down in the wake of Decepticon terrorist attacks. Blaming the Decepticons for ruining his career and for the death of several of his friends and colleagues, and in search of a purpose deeper than simple entertainment, Blurr vowed to put an end to their destructive campaigns and joined the Autobots' Intelligence Division.
Skills & Abilities[edit source]
Superspeed: Blurr is able to move at supersonic speeds on the ground in either car form or biped form. He is also able to accelerate to such a velocity nearly instantly from a complete standstill. In addition, given that his vehicle form is a hovercraft, he can move at such speeds across almost any terrain; in fact, he is so fast that he can easily run/drive across vertical or even fluid surfaces such as water. It would follow from this that he is very agile, and even the most talented marksman would be hard-pressed to land a hit on him. In addition, Blurr is not only able to move at incredible speeds; he also thinks, speaks, and acts at this same extreme pace.
Electro-laser: Blurr is equipped with a special weapon that reverses the polarity of the victim's microcircuits, rendering them temporarily paralyzed.
Racing: Blurr was once the greatest Cybertronian racer of all time. He spent his entire pre-war life on the tracks, therefore, his racing prowess might even be considered legendary.
Charisma: With racing came fame. And with fame came the necessity to maintain his reputation. Being a celebrity often means being a crowd-pleaser. A very well-loved sports celebrity must not only be talented but also charming.
Combat: Blurr certainly knows how to put up a good fight when necessary. He is skilled in hand-to-hand as well as with guns, though he is not built to carry heavy weapons such as missile launchers. His primary advantage is in being able to dodge almost anything, and hit fast but not very hard.
Spy/Scout: Blurr is part of the Autobots' Intelligence Division, and functions as a spy and courier. These roles best suit his abilities and skillset, and he certainly knows how to apply them to his job. Working as an Intelligence operative requires one to be agile and quick-witted, both of which come naturally to Blurr, who can also often make rapid exits for himself that others couldn't should his cover be blown. This also comes with the various skills of the trade that might typically be expected, such as hacking, sabotage, theft, deceit, surveillance, recon, observation, etc., as well as more knowledge of classified information (like a secret base or research facility).
Lightweight - In order to be so fast, Blurr needs to be extremely light, at least in comparison to other Cybertronians his size. Therefore, he mostly relies upon his superior agility to survive in a fight, since he can't take as many hits as most can given his lesser degree of armor.
Fast Everything - Blurr is a speed addict. He hates waiting for anything and is therefore extremely impatient. Thus one might find him charging into things without giving it much prior consideration. His impatience can also be very grating on his the nerves of those around him, and they may find it frustrating attempting to keep up with him. Since he thinks at least as fast as he moves, he has a habit of talking that fast as well. If you talk fast, you tend to say a lot just to fill the time, especially if you're Cybertronian and don't have to stop to breathe. As you might imagine, that can get pretty irritating when attempting to have a conversation with him.
Overconfident - Blurr is extremely arrogant. His pre-war social status likely had a lot to do with this. He was certainly the best of the best when it came to racing, however this often leads him to think that he can outrun anything which is not always true, and sometimes gets him into trouble. His ego is often insufferably obvious to others.
Logs[edit | edit source]
- November 2015 Logs
- Who's In Charge??: Sandstorm takes a small team on another daring recon mission.
- Recounting & Repairing: Wheeljack repairs Blurr while the speedster brags about beating the slag out of Blast Off to he and Arcee.
- Less Rosy, More Blue: Blast Off's shopping spree quickly turns into a nightmare when a familiar face shows.
- January 2016 Logs
- Freedom is the Right of All Sentient Beings: The Autobots are determined to re-acquire the stolen sparks. The Decepticons are determined to keep them.
- Never Do What Your Enemy Expects: Buzzsaw and Starscream scout out the stadium at Ibex in preparation to make their move on race day.
- Vos Recon: Optimus Prime and Blurr scout a cold construction facility that is reported to be in the control of Decepticons.
- Cargo Skirmish: Blast Off hates being the delivery guy. REALLY hates it.
- Unspoken Worry: Arcee is troubled. Blurr tries to comfort her.
- February 2016 Logs
- Intricate Work: Whenever someone can't do something at the hospital, they go to Ratchet. Because he has super hands.
- December 2015 Logs
- Tanker vs. Speedster: Just another routine delivery gone wrong.
- Whose Moral Ground: When they're not battling with guns and fists, they battle with words. Though the words tend to turn into guns and fists fairly quickly...
- Guilty Conscience: The pain of the past...
- Maccaddam's Talent Extravaganza: A talent show at the famous bar in Rodion turns into a chaotic mess when Blast Off takes the stage.
|The Grinder||September 4th, 2018||Entertainment turns into a gruesome scene when the unexpected happens.|
|The Energon Trail||August 11th, 2018||Moving the payload, let's party up!|
|The Double Edge||August 9th, 2018||Swivel visits a restless Blurr.|
|A Discussion in the Med Bay||August 4th, 2018||Hot Rod asks Healthpoint about Blurr's recent shenanigans, while Nightlash and Hyperdrive seek medical advice and repairs.|
|Hospital Histrionics||August 3rd, 2018||Blurr gives Healthpoint a hard time. Hound and Swivel try to reassure her.|
|He's Playin' You, Son!||August 2nd, 2018||An attempt to rescue a surviving YX unit from the ruins of Harmonex goes terribly sideways.|
|Coming Clean||July 29th, 2018||Swivel and Healthpoint tell Blurr the truth about the salvage operation in the ruins of Harmonex.|
|Remnants in Harmonex||July 27th, 2018||The Autobots are scavenging in the ruins of Harmonex when Swivel's past comes back to haunt her.|
|The Fate of Junkion Pt 1||July 17th, 2018||Autobots and Decepticons fight over resources again, but discover that Junkion's fate may be at risk.|
|Something Good||July 5th, 2018||Blurr and Swivel discuss hope, friendship, and the end of the world.|
|The Race for Ununtrium||June 26th, 2018||Autobots and Decepticons journey to Junkion again in an attempt to extract ununtrium, but run into a native this time.|
|WHIP IT GOOD||June 23rd, 2018||Blast Off seeks to take revenge for all those times Blurr stunned him. Swivel- has about had it with these two.|
|Not All Junk||June 21st, 2018||Autobots and Decepticons investigate the presence of a rare material on Junkion.|
|An Evening On the Rust Seas||June 10th, 2018||Blurr, Swivel, Hot Rod and Nightlash run into each other unexpectedly.|
|Encouragement of the Worst Kind||June 6th, 2018||Swivel bears witness to some very distressing things.|
|Plateau Evac||May 26th, 2018||The Autobots are trying to save a town near the Sonic Canyons. Blast Off helps them...but if anyone asks, he was shooting at Springer.|
|Regenesis||May 24th, 2018||Blurr and Shockwave encounter a sea monster on LV-212.|
|Ceasefire Pastime||April 7th, 2018||Folly embarrasses Blurr. Swivel gets a kick out of it.|
|Appreciation Day at the DMF||April 6th, 2018||Autobots and neutrals socialize at Deltaran.|
|Collaborators and Their Oppressors||March 26th, 2018||Politics aren't the best choice of topic during a ceasefire.|
|Anticipated Awakening||December 16th, 2017||Swivel finally wakes up from her psychosonorum induced coma, to Blurr and Hyperdrive's relief.|
|Recovery Takes Time||December 4th, 2017||Swivel visits an ailing Blurr in the repair bay.|
|How Monsters React to Explosions||December 2nd, 2017||Blurr and Hyperdrive encounter Nightlash, then fight a monster in the Undergrid.|
|Don't shoot at me and my teammate that other guy is fine tho||November 26th, 2017||Autobots and Decepticons fight over an abandoned outpost in the ruins of Harmonex.|
|Decepticons Are Cheaters||November 21st, 2017||Phantom cheats at a drinking contest with Warpath.|
|Time and Hard Work||November 19th, 2017||Swivel tries to work on making things right with Blurr.|
|Autobot Grad Party||November 14th, 2017||Celebration for the next batch of graduating cadets. Blurr is sullen, Healthpoint is awkward, and Swivel's good at pinning the tail on the turborat.|
|Fall of Tesarus||November 11th, 2017||During the battle for Tesarus, Autobots deploy MTO's out of an aerial assembly compound. Decepticons are having none of that.|
|Bleeding Sparks||October 31st, 2017||Autobots and Decepticons are helping refugees in Harmonex. Surprisingly, only verbal fights occur.|
|Cyberama - Iacon Forever!||October 24th, 2017||Autobots socialise at a fundraiser. Blurr doesn't respect the environment.|
|Professional Promotion||October 19th, 2017||Starscream accepts his position as president of the VFA.|
|Hunt for Psychosonorum||October 17th, 2017||Blurr goes searching for Psychsonorum and finds a portal. Naturally, against Swivel's caution, he enters.|
|Rookie and Proud||October 13th, 2017||Shadowstar develops a newfound loathing for Blurr, while Blast Off still hates him as much as ever.|
|Truth Wrought Conflict||October 10th, 2017||Rung tries to repair Swivel's relationship with Blurr, but quickly finds out that raw honesty is not always the best policy.|
|Fright Night||October 7th, 2017||A pack of hungry monsters popped out of the ground by a roadside pub. Autobots and Decepticons worked together to repel them - but in their wake are many questions.|
|Red Guardian Morale Hour||October 3rd, 2017||Autobots gather for half-off drinks. Assurances and arguments abound.|
|Dumpster Diving||September 28th, 2017||Swivel hunts for lamps, Lynx is awesome, and Blurr finally sits still.|
|Aftermath Therapy||September 16th, 2017||After the failure at Helex, the Autobots really need to get some feelings off of their chests.|
|Open Mic at Maccadam's||August 27th, 2017||Bad comedy, bad punches, and bad vibes.|
|Substitute Instructors||August 3rd, 2017||Hot Rod and Blurr are not good teachers. At all.|
|Beer Pong||July 31st, 2017||Half-off drinks for Autobots draws a crowd. Engex pong is a short reprieve from heated topics.|
|Sand! It Gets Into Everything.||July 23rd, 2017||Hot Rod, Swivel, Stasis, and Blurr compete against each other in a very sandy simulation.|
|Wild Runs Raid||July 18th, 2017||AKA An Alleyway of Cowards! Autobots finally make a move on Wild Runs HQ.|
|Patience||July 10th, 2017||Swivel and Blurr discuss differing views on various topics.|
|Helex Wild Runs||June 5th, 2017||An illegal race in Helex becomes a catastrophe when a rift opens up, spewing hallucinogenic gas.|
|Obviousfibbium||June 3rd, 2017||Swivel is looking for 'obviousfibbium' in the Sonic Canyons.|
|Real Friends||March 31st, 2017||Hot Rod isn't happy about Swivel's decision to join the Autobots.|
|It Can't Go On Forever||March 24th, 2017||Swivel has given up everything for a chance to save Blurr from himself. But were her efforts in vain?|
|Swivel's Gambit||February 28th, 2017||Swivel contacts Cypher against her better judgement.|
|Emotional Fallout||February 21st, 2017||Blurr is broken again, and Swivel isn't a psychologist.|
|Tripping on the Expy||February 19th, 2017||Sometimes Swivel actually knows what she is talking about, but Blurr and Nightlash have to learn the hard way.|
|Trouble Magnet||February 6th, 2017||Blurr is frustrated with Swivel's knack for getting into trouble. Again.|
|Spy Wars:Recruitment Drive||February 5th, 2017||The Decepticons pull a heist on a spark storage facility in Tagan Heights.|
|Target Practice||January 15th, 2017||Sparring sessions at the Decagon can get quite intense...|
|No One Has To Die||January 14th, 2017||The Autobots are caught in the same fire three times. But it all works out in the end.|
|Secret Admirer||January 14th, 2017||Fade, Blurr and Imager have a conversation about their pasts.|
|That T Word||January 11th, 2017||The truth about Blurr's anger toward Swivel is finally laid bare.|
|Folk Wot Wear the Red||January 8th, 2017||Swivel has earned a favor from Blast Off, but almost gets kidnapped by Blurr.|
|Vague Accusations||January 2nd, 2017||Blurr, Blast Off and Swivel in the same place is never a good thing.|
|Medical Investigations||December 30th, 2016||Hot Rod seeks Aegis' help in examining Coil.|
|Airman Obvious to the Rescue||December 28th, 2016||Blurr and Fade steal detpack designs from a company in Altihex. Valour tries to stop them.|
|Faith In My Goodwill||December 3rd, 2016||Blurr is angry at Swivel and tells Arcee all about it.|
|Rumble in Rodion||November 26th, 2016||Brawl throws some temper tantrums.|
|The Discussion About Swivel That Went Horribly Wrong||November 5th, 2016||A discussion about Swivel goes horribly wrong.|
|Thrust goes home||October 30th, 2016||The Decepticons stage a daring raid on a jail in Tarn.|
|Graduate Visits||October 25th, 2016||Aid certainly didn't expect TWO vistors in one day, he was counting on none.|
|Femme in the Middle||October 24th, 2016||Swivel is argued over. It's very stressful.|
|Uncarcerated||October 23rd, 2016||Blurr extracts Swivel from a Tarn jail through mostly legal channels.|
|Fun With Glue||October 16th, 2016||Ignoring Vortex results in him going on a glue-gun rampage.|
|Love & Respect||October 12th, 2016||Blurr tries to convince Swivel to renounce the truth.|
|Lesson Learned||October 7th, 2016||Swivel shoots herself in the foot. Literally.|
|A Patient Teacher||September 28th, 2016||Blurr offers to teach Swivel how to handle a gun.|
|Nice Warm Acid Bath||August 18th, 2016||Decepticons rob an armory in Tarn.|
|Favorite Deltaran Patients||August 17th, 2016||Interesting conversations at Deltaran Hospital.|
|Extraction Time||July 17th, 2016||The Autobots rescue Blurr from Decepticon custody. Starscream lets it happen, but tries not to lose face.|
|The Art of Interrogation||July 13th, 2016||The Decepticons grill Blurr for information.|
|Kolkular Prison Blues||July 6th, 2016||Megatron puts Scorponok in his place.|
|How Wrong You Are||June 26th, 2016||Blast Off has been waiting for this day for a long time...|
|The Wind||June 24th, 2016||Skywarp and Starscream catch Blurr sneaking around at the deserted Thymesis Munitions factory on Luna-2.|
|It's Hard to Have Friends||May 25th, 2016||Blurr asks Arcee (vents) for some relationship advice.|
|Final Destination||May 15th, 2016||Autobots and Decepticons battle over the highly sought after fuel source that has finally been located in the Undergrid.|
|They Never Look Up||April 24th, 2016||Starscream has an intruder in his hab suite.|
|Persuasion||April 23rd, 2016||Swivel and Blurr have another fruitless argument. Wheeljack is caught in the middle.|
|Victims of Toraxxis||April 20th, 2016||Blurr and Springer wrap up the search for survivors of the destruction of Toraxxis.|
|What Swivels Do Best||March 31st, 2016||Blurr and Phantom fight over Swivel.|
|Recall Revelation||March 27th, 2016||Swivel needs to find her place in the world once more. Blurr discovers a shocking revelation about an old friend's former identity. Springer feels awkward.|
|Watch Where I'm Going||March 25th, 2016||Aegis and Swivel have landed!|
|My Precious||March 21st, 2016||Blast Off comes to a new friend's rescue.|
|The Odds Were Never In Your Favor||March 5th, 2016||Overlord leads an attack against the newly established Autobot mine. Starscream has a really bad day.|
|And In This Corner...||February 25th, 2016||Overlord brings back the old times with gladiatorial matches much like the ones that made Megatron great.|
|Mine Reconnaissance||February 21st, 2016||The Autobots head to reconnaissance the mine area, and encounter more than a few surprises! Also, Decepticons.|
|Lab Fight Lessons||February 19th, 2016||Labs are not good places to fight. Especially not Wheeljack's labs.|
|How I Met You||February 4th, 2016||Arcee tries to calm an amnesiac Blurr down.|
|Team Player||October 24th, 2015||Two old friends meet up for the first time in a while.|
So Fancy[edit source]
"Film star, yeah I'm deluxe!
Classic, expensive, you don't get to touch, ow!
Still stunting, how you love that
Got the whole world asking how I does that..."