FUNCTION: SURGICAL ENGINEER
FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 10
for perfection even if others must suffer."
With the care and precision of a fine jeweler, Hook
performs his job with a skill unparallelled among all the
Transformers. It doesn't matter whether he's reconnecting
a damaged microchip or setting a two ton girder into
place - in each case perfection is his final goal.
Perhaps because he is a perfectionist he has a snobbish,
supercilious attitude toward his fellow Constructicons,
since he considers them generally crude and dim-witted.
Although Hook may not win any popularity contests,
there's no denying his superior abilities and the
important role they have in the Decepticons' evil
In vehicular mode, Hook can use his crane to lift objects
weighing up to 20 tons. In positioning these objects, his
error tolerance is less than .00001%. In robot mode he
shows equal precision repairing his comrades as the
Decepticon surgeon. He carries a rocket launcher in
vehicular mode and a laser pistol in robot mode. He
serves as the shoulders and head module that, when
combined with his fellow Constructicons, forms the giant
robot known as Devastator.
The extreme care Hook takes in performing his job often
slows down his work to the point of antagonizing his
fellow Decepticons and endangering whatever operation
they are involved in. Overuse of his crane can result in
metal stress fractures.