|Function||Chief Intelligence Officer|
Profile[edit source]Prowl served as second-in-command to both Sentinel and Zeta Prime, and now occupies the same position under Optimus. Once the highest-ranking police officer on the planet, he is now leading the Autobots' Intelligence Division, as well as serving as the new Primes chief military advisor. Having hailed from a strongly Functionist community, Prowl learned early on the value of respecting the rules in order to prevent chaos from destroying all. His intellect is rivaled only by the best, and his arsenal and combat prowess are well-suited to someone of his rank.
Background[edit source]Prowl learned to respect the rules during early years spent in the strictly Functionist town of Petrex. He joined the Iaconian Mechaforensic Division as a detective, where he worked with his partner Tumbler until shortly after the death of Nominus Prime. It was during this time that he met Orion Pax, a fellow police officer who sent he and Tumbler to investigate a Relinquishment Clinic. Following the investigation, Pax told Prowl and Tumbler that he believed the Senate was using the clinics to brainwash Decepticons, but Prowl dismissed the idea as a far-fetched conspiracy theory and refused to have any part in Pax's plans to put an end to the government's heinous orchestrations to silence anyone who opposed them. Tumbler, however, agreed to help Pax, and the two of them parted ways, with Prowl joining Security Forces under the new Prime, Sentinel. Prowl continued in the service of the Primes, until he learned that Zeta Prime had been using a torturous device he called the vamparc ribbon to drain Nyonian citizens and power his war machines. Prowl joined forces with Pax and Megatron to overthrow the Senate and kill Zeta Prime, but was captured when the Decepticon leader betrayed Pax. However, he managed to escape from prison and find Pax, who had obtained the Matrix of Leadership and taken the mantle of Prime. Orion Pax, now Optimus Prime, rallied the scattered Autobot forces to his side and led them in battle against the Decepticons, who were defeated and driven out of Iacon. After the battle, Prowl showed Optimus a stockpile of illegal weaponry that the Senate had been keeping hidden in the Undergrid, revealing that the vamparc ribbon had only been the tip of the iceberg. He suggested that Optimus use them to end the Decepticons quickly, but Prime refused, ordering them destroyed instead. Prowl appeared to comply, but knowing him...did he really?
Skills & Abilities[edit source]
Tactical Expertise: Prowl is a tactical genius. His expertise in military tactics is rivaled only by the best. Logical minds such as his are often excellent at crafting strategy, and Prowl is no exception. In nearly any battle situation, he can predict the enemy's moves, and quickly come up with a carefully considered and completely logically sound strategy to get the primary objective accomplished at minimal cost. This is likely the reason why he rose so quickly through the ranks of Sentinel Prime's forces, and why he still remains in the upper echelons of Autobot command--he's just that good.
Missile Launchers: Prowl sports twin shoulder-mounted missile launchers capable of firing long-range explosive projectiles guided by his own targeting algorithms. This ability becomes useful when a distant target needs to be taken out, but is limited by ammunition capacity.
Manipulation: As he is a tactical genius on the battlefield, Prowl is also a tactical genius in manipulation. As he can devise the perfect strategies to maximize the chances of a military victory whilst minimizing the casualties, he is also excellent at devising strategies to manipulate others by predicting their reactions and behavior and then presenting the appropriate cues to cause them to act exactly as he wanted them to. He frequently makes use of this in order to accomplish his own ends, which he is convinced are fully aligned with the Autobot cause. His often laconic manner and lack of emotional expression make it difficult to know exactly what he is truly up to at any given moment.
Anti-Social: Prowl is certainly not the friendly sort, preferring to avoid idle chatter or any social interaction he regards as pointless or non-productive. This makes it rather difficult to get to know him, and thus difficult to like or respect him--which is not very good for morale, given his position of leadership in the Autobot military.
Logical to a Fault: Prowl is incredibly logical and structured, to a point that he has a difficult time comprehending the illogical and spontaneous. To him, -everything- must have a natural explanation that is consistent with the physical laws of the universe. Everything must have a reason. In fact, he's so good at predicting things that the possibility of something completely outside of his calculations happening doesn't even occur to him. As such, when something inexplicable happens, it may leave him confused and disoriented.
Cold and Calculating: Prowl is a difficult person to like, as already mentioned. But, this is not without good reason. He has a hard time actually treating people like people, instead viewing them as pawns or tools in the grand scheme of things. Thus, he has no qualms about putting others he's determined are expendable at risk for the sake of something he thinks is more important than the life of the individual in question. He is also rather stubborn, and is not likely to listen to another's point of view if it contradicts his own. Even if told "no" by the Prime himself, he is likely to carry on anyway without Optimus' knowledge (IC knowledge, but of course I will make sure everyone is fully OOCly informed of what I have planned). This sometimes leads his peers, underlings, and superiors to question his integrity, which often leads to heated disagreements and dissention among the ranks.
Borderline OCD: Prowl's many schemes and orchestrations shed light on his almost compulsive need to take control of every situation he encounters. It's not too often that he finds himself in a situation that is completely out of control, but when he does, it can cause him to become angry and over-anxious. On the one hand, this helps make him as good as he is at his job. But on the other, it also keeps him from being able to relax most of the time, which in turn leads to workaholism and the physical stresses that go along with it.
Logs[edit | edit source]
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- November 2015 Logs
- Frozen Souls: Buzzsaw gets the scoop on some very juicy intel.
- Prowling Around: Quickswitch visits Prowl to discuss his removal from stasis.
- If You're Looking For An Assignment...: ...well, Prowl will give you one.
- No Such Thing As Impossible: Prowl tells Wheeljack how he wants Quickswitch manipulated.
- Prime Time: Optimus Prime appears before all of Cybertron, assuring the world that he will not follow in the footsteps of his predecessors.
- A Quick Awakening: Quickswitch is brought out of stasis by Prowl and Wheeljack.
- January 2016 Logs
- Safelight's Dillemma: Safelight is having a bad day. Nightlash and Swindle make an interesting discovery...
- To Capture a Sixchanger: Quickswitch goes searching for Sixshot, but finds trouble instead.
- Reverse Forcefield: Prowl has found a project the Senate had confiscated from Wheeljack before it fell.
- Autobot Briefing: Prowl reinforces some rules. Wheeljack reports on the situation at Toraxxis. A factory in Vos needs investigating.
- Dancing With Doubt: Sulking over getting reprimanded by Prowl over her mishandling of an Autobot agent's rescue in Petrex, she's visited by Phantom, and the eccentric Decepticon has something surprising to share with her.
- Pride Before the Fall: Prowl berates Arcee for trusting Decepticons. Sky Lynx also gets berated for supporting her.
- A Pat On the Back: Prowl offers Nightlash some long overdue compensation for her former difficulties.
- December 2015 Logs
- Sneaking Suspicions: Arcee follows Prowl to the outskirts of Iacon, and discovers something unpleasant...
- Don't Mess With Wreckers-To-Be: The Decepticons scout out the refinery, but Starscream blows their cover and all hell breaks loose.
- A Matter of Trust: Arcee is beginning to question Prowl's motives. Prowl reassures her of the integrity of his ways.
- The "Nudge" Gun: Prowl gives Arcee a shady assignment.
|Untouchable||September 16th, 2018||Hot Rod reluctantly reliquishes information on Phantom's whereabouts to Prowl.|
|Above All Else||September 15th, 2018||Prowl makes a deal with Shockwave. Healthpoint doesn't like it.|
|A 'Second Chance'||September 5th, 2018||The Autobots attempt to send Trypticon away from Cybertron.|
|Prowl in the Principal's Office||September 3rd, 2018||Optimus Prime confronts Prowl over Hot Rod's report.|
|A Prime's Counsel||August 22nd, 2018||Prowl pacifies Optimus' suspicions of his recent activities.|
|To Banish a Monstrosity||August 17th, 2018||Command has a plan to test new technology and 'help' Trypticon, but not everyone likes it.|
|The Fate of Junkion Pt 2||July 26th, 2018||The fate of Junkion hangs in balance as the final confrontation over the ununtrium core comes to a conclusion.|
|An Unexpected Visit||July 16th, 2018||Prowl gets a visit from someone rather unexpected.|
|Fishing For Blast Off||July 14th, 2018||Blast Off makes an attempt on Prowl's life and almost succeeds, but Imager comes to the rescue.|
|Love Me For Me||June 17th, 2018||What does Nightlash -really- want? Prowl wants to know.|
|Encouragement of the Worst Kind||June 6th, 2018||Swivel bears witness to some very distressing things.|
|The Forced Flood||June 1st, 2018||Autobots and Decepticons disagree on how to save the world.|
|The Inferno||May 20th, 2018||Shockwave runs into Prime and Prowl at the Crucible.|
|The Beginning of the End||April 21st, 2018||The world is on fire, and Phantom had everything to do with it.|
|A Foray Into Psybertron||April 4th, 2018||A group of Autobots and Decepticons lead some expeditions into Psybertron.|
|From the Shadows||March 6th, 2018||A traitor has escaped to Polyhex, and Ravage is on the hunt.|
|Priority Target||February 3rd, 2018||The Autobots attempt to rescue a civilian supporter during a prisoner transfer, but only manage to get him killed.|
|Disappearing Act||December 29th, 2017||Hot Rod is misbehaving even MORE than usual. Then he disappears in a puff of smoke.|
|You are sooooo dead.||December 10th, 2017||Hyperdrive gives prowl a brief synopsis of what happened beyond the portal.|
|Especially On Her Own||December 9th, 2017||Swivel overhears a suspicious conversation while scouting in the Undergrid.|
|Ragequit||November 16th, 2017||Phantom attempts to steal intel from the wreckage of the Assembler VI, but ends up striking a deal with Prowl instead. Brawl ragequits.|
|Made To Order||October 31st, 2017||Healthpoint is born into a cruel world of war.|
|Damage Control||October 24th, 2017||Swivel takes her concerns about Blurr to Prowl.|
|Cadets in Repair||October 19th, 2017||Ailing Swivel gets a pleasant visit from Hyperdrive and an uncomfortable one from Prowl.|
|Meddling Autobrats||October 14th, 2017||Shadowstar and Nightlash face off once more, and Nightlash once again evades capture when Slingshot comes to her rescue.|
|Academic Influence||October 9th, 2017||The Decepticons take action in Vos. Prowl and Nightlash attempt to intervene without revealing any Autobot presence, but fail.|
|Infighting, Pranks, & Foolery||October 4th, 2017||Hyperdrive gets bullied at the Academy. Prowl and Hammerstrike intervene, but still don't approve of his behavior.|
|The Fall of Helex||September 9th, 2017||The Autobots make their final stand in Helex--and lose.|
|Decoy Freighter||September 7th, 2017||Megatron, Swindle, and Skywarp almost fall into a trap full of burning phosphex.|
|Helex Debate||August 21st, 2017||Three of the four candidates form a Triumverate and concede from the convocation while attempting to seize power in Helex. Hot Rod (and many others) object.|
|Tarn Blockade: The Inside Story||August 15th, 2017||Thanks to an unexpected ally, the Decepticons manage to bring down Autobot defenses at their last stronghold in northern Tarn.|
|Tarn Blockade: Part 1||August 10th, 2017||The Decepticons must destroy the Autobots' last stronghold on the outskirts of Tarn.|
|Worldwide Repercussions||May 23rd, 2017||Imager and Swivel receive a new assignment to investigate a lead in Helex.|
|The Truth Will Set You Free||April 1st, 2017||Hookshot and his new Decepticon friends attempt to use a comms tower in Vos to publicize the intel stolen from the Decagon.|
|The Scarlet Sigil||March 22nd, 2017||Swivel finally joins a side.|
|Grand Theft Autobot||March 11th, 2017||Hookshot and the Combaticons run a heist on one of the most secure fortresses on the planet.|
|A Great Burden||March 6th, 2017||Swivel tries to make her own terms for a difficult decision.|
|A Life For a Life||March 5th, 2017||Swivel has the opportunity to save Blurr from mnemosurgery at the price of becoming an Autobot.|
|Dead End Conversations||February 26th, 2017||Nightlash gives Prowl information about a mysterious hallucinogen in exchange for money and weaponry. Swindle talks his way out of a difficult situation.|
|Tailing Challenge||February 25th, 2017||Springer and Fade practice their stealth skills in the simulator.|
|Unjust Imprisonment||February 11th, 2017||Blast Off frees Hookshot from prison.|
|Secrets & Lies||January 18th, 2017||Dai Atlas wants to thank Grotusque for saving his life. Prowl wants to make sure Atlas hears and believes the right things. Streetwise is promoted and is ecstatic about it.|
|Investigating the Charity||January 14th, 2017||The Autobots retrieve Imager from Petrex.|
|The Destruction of Graceful Charity||January 11th, 2017||An Autobot vessel goes down in Petrex. The Combaticons aim to take advantage of it. The Autobots aim to stop them from doing so.|
|Medical Investigations||December 30th, 2016||Hot Rod seeks Aegis' help in examining Coil.|
|The Cog - Finale||November 15th, 2016||The Decepticons go up against the Cog for the final time.|
|The End of That Crisis (hopefully)||November 14th, 2016||First Aid finally breaks down and talks to Prowl.|
|Power Struggle: Tarn||November 12th, 2016||Tarn falls to Decepticon occupation.|
|Another Dilemma||November 8th, 2016||First Aid is going to have a very long night...|
|A Visit to the Infirmary||November 6th, 2016||Hot Rod sees a patient in the infirmary who looks like he might match the description Swivel gave him of the sniper...|
|Release||October 26th, 2016||Prowl and Repugnus have a little chat.|
|The Search||October 22nd, 2016||Vortex and his friends follow a lead to the Grav-Haaran glacier. Bad ideas lead to problems.|
|Decagon Briefing||October 15th, 2016||The Autobots discuss what to do about Tarn.|
|The Final||October 13th, 2016||Hot Rod, Arcee, and First Aid dive into the final test to determine if they are truly soldier material.|
|A Messy Business||October 10th, 2016||First Aid reports to a field hospital in the ruins of Harmonex, and meets Hot Rod and Aegis.|
|Important Help||October 1st, 2016||Vortex retrieves the information stolen from Praxus without damaging the Statue. Blot helps fix that.|
|Vectorum Memoriam||September 8th, 2016||Autobots, Decepticons, and Hookshot fight over a statue on a train.|
|Nine Six Twelve||August 13th, 2016||Vortex interrogates Salvo.|
|The Awakening Part 3||August 7th, 2016||The city of Harmonex becomes a casualty of the war.|
|Post-Op Commendation||July 17th, 2016||Quickswitch is rewarded for his service to the Autobot cause.|
|The Return of Megatron||June 29th, 2016||Scorponok unleashes Trypticon upon Cybertron, and Megatron returns from the "dead" to stop him!|
|Arcee's Proposal||June 26th, 2016||Arcee gives a presentation at the Academy. Hot Rod and Sky Lynx miss it. Hot Rod really hates Prowl.|
|Action List||June 22nd, 2016||Prowl gives Springer a list of tasks to accomplish for the good of the Autobots.|
|Omega Destruction||June 19th, 2016||The Decepticons destroy one of the restored Omega Destructors that Phantom discovered earlier. It wasn't easy, though.|
|Trojan Bomber||June 13th, 2016||Starscream tries to assassinate Optimus. It fails, but Optimus and Prowl are convinced he has something else planned.|
|Back in the Spotlight||June 9th, 2016||Optimus plans his comeback.|
|My Brother's Keeper 3||May 11th, 2016||Phantom rescues Quantum from a secret lab on Luna-2.|
|The Fall of Toraxxis||April 12th, 2016||Autobots and Decepticons battle over the Toraxxis Mega-Refinery.|
|The People of Cybertron vs. Starscream of Vos||April 2nd, 2016||Starscream's trial ends in chaos.|
|Well I Never||March 30th, 2016||Prowl attempts to manipulate Starscream into renouncing the Decepticons. It doesn't work. Prism never.|
|Media Storm||March 28th, 2016||Starscream is taken to Deltaran for repairs, with the promise of prison time afterward. Aegis takes on the case, while the media clamors for answers outside.|
|Fuel Talk||March 25th, 2016||Arcee, Springer and Prowl discuss the general state of things.|
|Gotta Dig Even Deeper||March 24th, 2016||Autobots and Decepticons run into each other while searching for the energon jackpot, but are forced to work together against another monstrous predator of the Undergrid.|
|Controlled Chaos||March 22nd, 2016||Prowl makes Nightlash an offer she can't resist.|
|A Disturbing Discovery||March 20th, 2016||Quickswitch overhears a disturbing conversation between Prowl and a mysterious stranger. He is...conflicted.|
|Volley's Folly||March 7th, 2016||Tankor meets an old friend on an errand for the Autobots. He and his teammates manage to convince him to hand over sensitive intel. Whether this was a wise transaction or not remains to be seen.|
|Quiet Removal||March 3rd, 2016||The Autobots discuss Quickswitch and the Sonic Canyons mine.|
|Quality Assurance||February 27th, 2016||The Autobots are making plans for the mine in the Sonic Canyons when an unexpected development occurs.|
|It's All Phantom's Fault||February 14th, 2016||All Starscream wanted was some peace and quiet so of course thats the last thing he's going to get. From Phantom breaking into his apartments to Quickswith getting busted out of jail; since Phantom broke one of Starscream's mirrors, this makes it all the phasers fault.|
|The Truth About Demolisher||February 11th, 2016||The Decepticons find out whether Demolisher is telling the truth or not.|
|A Phantom Walked Into a Bar||February 4th, 2016||Phantom walks into a bar and meets a girl.|
|Just a Rumor||January 29th, 2016||Arcee is probably the only person who ever visits Prowl just for the sake of...visiting.|