FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 21
I'm flying, no enemy is safe - nor friend."
If Aerialbots needed pilot's licenses, Fireflight would
certainly never have gotten his. He's a definite hazard
in the skies. He becomes mesmerized by the spectacular
views he sees from above, and, consequently, often pays
little attention to where he's going, leading to
near-crashes with buildings, mountains, even other
aircraft. Only constant prodding by his fellow Aerialbots
keeps Fireflight's mind on his assigned tasks. But they
can't get angry at him - they realize his carelessness is
a result of what humans would call "a childlike
sense of wonder," and they can hardly fault him for
that. Still, flying alongside him is definitely unnerving
to the other Aerialbots; "Sometimes I wonder whose
side he's on," says Skydive.
Fireflight can fly at speeds up to Mach 2.0 with a range
of 1000 miles. In jet mode, he can shoot missiles that
explode and release a mist of highly flammable liquid he
calls "fire-fog." In robot mode, he uses a
photon displacer gun, which severely distorts visual
images by altering the course of photons in light waves.
Anyone within the vicinity of a blast from this gun would
not be able to see things as they actually are until
after the gun's effects wear off, which can take up to
five minutes. He combines with his fellow Aerialbots to
form the giant robot known as Superion.
As well as being a danger to others, Fireflight is even
more of a danger to himself. He just flies badly. And any
human passengers inside his cockpit would all too quickly
discover this fact - his sudden jerks, jolts, hairpin
turns and rapid velocity changes can easily result in a
severe neck sprain, at the very least. His poor flying
technique also makes him very fuel inefficient.